Sansar Pick of the Day: Cliffside Overlook

This Sansar Pick of the Day by Shack Dougall is actually nine experiences in one! The Cliffside Overlook is a hub with eight portals to other experiences, arranged in a circle in a shady forest glade:

As a whole, they form a beautiful, extensive outdoor environment which offers much to entice and delight the explorer. A series of rope bridges swiftly take you from place to place.

The Desert Oasis
The Cliffside Lookout
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Sansar Pick of the Day (Again): 2077 by C3rb3rus

I have already profiled C3rb3rus’ urban noir science fiction experience 2077 as my Sansar Pick of the Day, here and here. But I revisited it today at our regular Saturday Atlas Hopping, and I was so impressed by what C3rb3rus has added to the experience that I am making it my Pick of the Day again!

At the spawn point is a new Holomap, which gives an overview of all the locations within the sprawling sim. And C3rb3rus has even scripted it to include little red figures to indicate where all the avatars are located in 2077 in real time!

The Holomap outside the Palladium club in 2077

When you arrive at the spawn point for this experience, turn around and go downstairs into the subway station (C3rb3rus has added some fun, futuristic advertising there). Get on the subway train when it arrives and ride it until the next station, then get off and come back up to street level. You will have arrived at a large opulent club called Palladium, complete with a DJ booth, and an extensive aquarium built into the walls, complete with animated schools of fish, and even sharks swimming around!

DJ Booth of the Palladium Club in 2077

With all these wonderful, inventive new additions, 2077 is a joy to explore. Even if you’ve visited before, it’s definitely worth another visit!

And C3rb3rus has hired DJ Puddles to perform for us today (Saturday, February 2nd) at 2:30 pm Pacific time, so come join us! We’re starting the party off with a street rave on the main street, and then moving over to the Palladium club. Here’s a Sansar Altas link to 2077.

Sansar Pick of the Day: TurnupVR

I have been seriously remiss in not doing more of my Sansar Pick of the Day profile series, which is something I hope to address in 2019. This particular blogpost is long overdue. Nebulae is one of my favourite creators in Sansar, and a very talented programmer whose enthusiasm for the platform is infectious. I’ve been a big fan of her work ever since she created the fun-to-play Accuracy Training Module experience, which was a simple but wonderful demonstration of Sansar’s scripting abilites at that time.

TurnupVR is a fun and funky curvilinear space with lots of purple neon lighting; essentially it’s a shopping mall and a showcase for Nebulae’s work:

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Scattered throughout are two different kinds of kiosks. The first kind of kiosk is an in-world vendor, which allows you to page through a particular store’s wares, eight panels at a time. Here’s the kiosk that Nebulae very kindly set up for my own brand, RSVF (Ryan Schultz Virtual Fashion), which allows the user to browse through a selection of men’s and women’s clothing I had created using Marvelous Designer:

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Nebulae even included such thoughtful details as a small icon in the upper right corner of each item listing to indicate whether it is for male or female avatars. But the best part is, you can buy the item directly from the kiosk! No need to load up the Sansar Store website! This is a perfect example of Linden Lab stepping back and giving its insanely talented pool of content creators free reign to solve a problem: in this case, the lack of in-world shopping.

The second kind of kiosk gives event organizers the ability to set up a series of stops on a self-guided tour along a particular theme:

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For example, the front kiosk in this row gives the user a list of Christmas light experiences in the local chat window, when it is clicked on:

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Each of the blue links in local chat takes you to a different experience. Each tour also has a dedicated webpage on the TurnupVR website. Nebulae programmed it so that this page is automatically generated when someone sets up one of the themed kiosks in their own experience.

For example, they recently had a Black Friday Shopping tour, and I placed one of the tour kiosks in my Ryan’s Garden experience:

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When a visitor clicks on the kiosk, they can directly buy the item I had placed on sale!

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Here’s a Sansar Atlas link to TurnupVR. There’s also a Discord server for TurnupVR, which you can join.

Sansar Pick of the Day: Mr. Darcy’s After Dark

Mr. Darcy’s After Dark is a monochrome, Hallowe’en version of Solas NaGealai’s popular Jane Austen-era experience Picnic at Mr. Darcy’s:

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(By the way, if you’re interested in Jane Austen roleplay in virtual worlds, you should definitely check out Ever, Jane.)