This is the 4th incarnation of the dream pop rave on Pirate’s Atoll for an OSCC afterparty! All of that community love and energy that builds up during the conference has to go somewhere, so come and celebrate it by dancing your av off! Feel free to come on by even if you didn’t make the conference. The conference official start time is 6:30 PM, but I’ll start a bit earlier than that. When will it end? Only when the last av stops dancing!
The band of intrepid travelers, suffering through packet, avatar and inventory loss, arrived on the shores of Pirate’s Atoll for a dramatic reading from Moby Dick by Emil Jannings, a partial tour of the Atoll, and a dance party with DJ Strannik. A good time was had by all.
Thanks again to Thirza Ember and her magnificent Safari Group!
Attendees of the Open Simulator Community Conference left from the last session of the weekend part of the conference and hopped the hypergrid train to Tiki Beach on Pirate’s Atoll for the 3rd annual after-party, known as “Etheriel: Dream Pop Rave”. There amidst swirling visuals, particles and fireworks (including some cool dance effects that people brought themselves), were lots of dancing avatars, taking in the sonic textures and solid beats of dream pop, shoegaze and some classic alternative rock.
As the music played, inspired conversations continued, mulling over the amazing conference that had just happened. The best thing about this party every year, is the community spirit that one can sense, which is why the slogan for this party is “One Hypergrid, One Love!”
Pirates Atoll, both New Tortuga and the outlying islands had to be evacuated due to hurricane Michael scoring a direct hit (Well, of course I really mean the Digiworldz server in Palm Beach Florida, but being a tropical island, it makes sense to say the atoll in a mythopoeic sense).
The storm is still hitting, so it may be 2-3 days before residents can get back to the Atoll. All of digiworldz as well as the Great Canadian Grid were affected. This was also covered by Hypergrid Business.
UPDATE: The grid was back up at 11:20PM on Saturday night, and residents were allowed to return to the atoll. There were some downed palm trees and grounded boats, but the islands are largely unscathed. Thanks to the Digiworldz team for turning what could have been a real disaster into a short outage!
Last Friday, DJ Strannik ZIKR’s set went for 8 hours, breaking his previous record of 7 hours. The video above was taken near the end at around 2AM, with a few stragglers still on the dance floor, and featuring a couple of DJ Strannik’s original mixes.
Two big surfable waves now come in from the West. One breaks directly on Tiki Beach, moving over the region sized water to the West of it. The other wave starts in the West by Surfzone Island and travels 3 Regions to Reefbreak Island! ATA Teleporters allow you to get back to the starting point to ride all over again. I have one “freeride” surboard and one kayak that you can use. Try your skills on the waves, and then dry off and dance on Tiki Beach for the SPIRAL MIND DANCE on Friday nights at 7:00PM.
The waves, surfboard, kayak and seagulls you see on Pirate’s Atoll are all developed by Magic Kayaker, one of the best scripters out there.
You can demo all of his stuff on his Kitely sim, Panthalassa. Be sure to check out his super Kitely Market Store.