Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Region ShowCase "The Navigators"

The navigators sims consist out of 22 regions, and are administered by OSG residents Mitch Shelman  (Netherlands) and Ni Lemon (Portugal). They met in SL 3 years ago, and moved over to OSG approximately one year ago. For less than the tier they rented a single region for previously in Secondlife, they now have a virtual private server, keeping their 22 sims online 24/7. The regions are actually a massive Art project, each with its own unique atmosphere, and a huge variety of objects, biotanicals, surrealistics and other scenery's.

Random Helicoptershot:

Technical information on the regions: The navigator regions run on a hosted datacenter VPS environment in germany, on a win2k3 machine, with 6 GB RAM on a 100/100 Mbit connection. It's installed and kept up to date with the latest OSG versions. The regions harbour approximately 4000 scripts and around 30.000 prims total.  Each region has its own theme, and the 22 sims are separate regions. So mind they have borders (It's not a Megaregion).

Dooms End Inferno
22 regions is a whole slab of land but as you can see from the pictures, all transitions between sims are visually fluent. Large distance views are awesome. Despite each region having is own theme you will feel submerged in the wondrous world of the Navigator builds.  Enjoy the Art, the beautiful variety of nature, and various freebies in the shops. Not all builds on the regions have permissions set, most of the "goodies" can be found in the shops. If you see something you really want, and its not available, asking can help you a long way. Mitch & Ni love to share their creations. Along with the inspiration of other creative minds, and OSG's helpfull community, it's one of their main reasons to be in this grid. Sharing is very satisfying.

Descent into Maelstroem
When asked for their personal favorite regions, Descent into the maelstroem, (right picture),  Graciosa, (below) and Inferno (above) regions were mentioned. These regions bear the unique expression of its creators. " Immersive Region size artwork " is the official name, but it translates into : You should TP there, and go see it, as you will not find this view nor experience elsewhere.

The pictures are still, and they cannot give you the experience from wandering in this strange worlds. Red Dragon tip ? Walk instead of fly, and rezz your AV an extra pair of eyes. It needs them to capture all the beauty. The teleport system is awesome, but we advise a healthy walk.

Apart from all the beauty in their regions, Ni & Mitch run various shops elsewhere, for instance the Tugtastic Shops are by their hand. You can find them in the Navigators regions, as well as on Port azure west. Most contain Home Decoration, and biotanicals, flowers etc. As you can see, they love building and decorating, in prim, sculpt, mesh or whatever technology available to wield their creativity. They love to experiment with shapes forms colours textures and scripts. Also check out the greenhouse built by Ni. We believe its the biggest greenhouse in any grid, and it's a beauty.

The regions are not planned for opening in other grids. Navigators stick to OSG for their Main regions. They love OSG's free spirit, and have full confidence in its improvements for the future. Their ultimate goal is to keep crafting the creative, and making digital art, and OSG has proven to be the very best platform to do so. If you haven't visited these regions, you've missed out big time on what OSG can do. Feel free to visit them any time. The regions are all public, and up 24/7. Open the OSG map, and find Cambrian Explosion when you have a spare hour. (You wont be able to see all in less time:)
You can also find them on Red Dragon's "Wall of Fame" located at Red Dragon Shops.

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