Hello my dearest dears! Welcome to my first OpenSim Freebie alert. For those of you who are new friends, Welcome! I am virtualchristine, a Second Life resident who has just discovered OpenSim, the software platform that allows hundreds and hundreds of independently operating Grids to interconnect for us to explore. My tree house is sitting on my sim in Craft- the friendly World, about the 10th largest grid on OpenSim. Please read my last few posts and follow a few simple steps to log on and join the fastest growing metaverse experience on the planet.
You´ll notice I said, MY sim. I have given up my charming little Second Life 280 prim platform, and for 2 euros per month more, I now have a freakin´monster 4 parcel sim with giant robot creatures battling in the sky, a lagoon so deep I have misplaced entire whale pods, and, my beloved readers, if prim allowances were continents, I would have Pangea. I can terraform. I can set the name, rating; I have God Powers.( No really, they´re called that.)
The whole OpenSim concept can be tricky to grasp( Not so much if you read my posts!!!), and even when I got my head around the amount of space and prims I could get my grubby little mitts on, one thing was still stopping me. What the heck would I DO with all that land? My building and scripting skills are pretty basic, and I really don´t have the time to do a crash course. I´m a blogger, for God´s sake! I´m a MOM! I had never seen an OpenSim Grid with things for sale, nor do they seem to have anything on your main search engine, which only shows SL listings! I was utterly flummoxed.
One of the most important things I have learned is, that to an extent, OpenSim is one massive freebie giveaway. Some Grids have designated freebie areas, others simply let you take a copy of some to most of the stuff around you. Craft is a combination. If anything AT ALL catches your eye, see if you can take a copy. Freebie areas may have some SL style “buy for 0L$ !” stuff, but taking a copy seems to be the general rule!
First things first, let´s go to Hydra Main Station in Craft- the Friendly Grid.
Now, where do you unpack all this stuff and have a look? From any of the places we have just been , run a search on your world map for Sandbox Wind!
I will love you and leave you now, my dearest dears! Next time we will leave Craft and do a little tour of my favorite freebie spots on several OpenSim Grids.We´ll cover some essential Hypergating navigation tips as well. Second star to the right and straight on till morning! The great, wide, metaverse awaits!! Until then, the sweetest of dreams and the brightest of days to you all! Adieu