Logging into Virtual Highway grid for the first time

Today I signed up for Virtual Highway which is an opensim grid offering a complete role-play world to live out wildest dreams. The grid has been running since 2009 when it opened to the public and has been growing since then. The servers run a quad-core quad with 32 gigs of memory with 1 gigabyte network switches. At the moment the grid has 239 total regions, 1484 total regions with 172 active residents that have logged in during the past 30 days. It’s a rather small grid when looking at the whole map but the grid offers many interesting things. The signup process is straightforward and which should take a few minutes to complete. Virtual Highway grid requires Imprudence, Firestorm or Singularity viewers to log into the grid.

FREE LAND is available on Virtual Highway currently for residential use only. The free islands offers 312 prims on 4, 096 sq. meters. This is a great for new residents to make a perfect home on the virtual highway grid.

This snapshot shows the Virtual Highway Website 

Virtual Highway

This snapshot shows the Virtual Highway grid map… 

Virtual Highway

This snapshot shows the Virtual Highway landing point… 

Virtual Highway

Virtual Highway groups to join…

  • Virtual Highway
  • Virtual Highway Chat & Fun
  • Builders Guild
  • Scripting Support
  • Events-2-Enjoy
  • Advertising/Werberng/Pub/Promo
  • VH Events

The Virtual Highway website is great to navigate with good content to get started I think. The landing point is very welcoming with many areas to visit and it’s a great place to start the virtual highway adventures. The latest news is that Virtual Highway team have lowered the price of 40, 000 prim full regions to $60 USD per month with the mainland price being $50 USD per month for 15, 000 prim regions with no setup fees. On the official website points out that Virtual Highway is NOT HyperGrid-Enabled at the bottom of the page.  There are many places to visit on Virtual Highway at the welcome center on the Landmark board and there is a showcase page on the website worth checking out.

Join Virtual Highway today if you are interested in exploring opensim grids!


BURN2 have selected 10 artists

Big news today that BURN2 team have selected 10 artists with their build names for this year’s annual BURN2 event starting in October 2013. BURN2 is a community supported event and each year the scale of the festival gets larger in Second Life. There are now 37 days until the event kicks off and everyone is welcome to attend.

See full press release below:

Announcing the Selected Artists From Submissions For Juried Plots, BURN2 2013
Press Contact: Mia Quinote
Wednesday, August 11, 2013

BURN2 is happy to announce the 2013 Juried Art and Theme Camp plot winners! We had 19
applicants this year who submitted proposals to amaze us, engage us, and energize the playa
with their amazing builds! You’ll see artists who have never been on the playa before, as well
as seasoned artists who generously create participatory art over the years; artists whom we
have grown to love. You can see these artists and more when the gates open at BURN2 for a
week of creative celebration and festivities starting October 19th! We’re planning a full week
and we’re getting very excited in the planning stages with everything coming together for a
great event!

Thank you EVERYONE who submitted applications for these plots. Your ideas ARE AMAZING,
and it did not make for an easy decision process. For those who submitted, we want to let
you know it’s not too late to grab your own plot and build your camp.

And to a Lamplighter’s drum roll, we announce the names of the 10 selected artists and the
titles of their builds:

Artist Build Name Awarded plot size
Giovanna Cerise “The magic of objects” 2048sm
Alesha Hax “Cult­Ure Queen” 2048sm
MORLITA Quan “Sokofa” 2048sm
Loki Eliot “The Sand Fairy” 2048sm
Caro Fayray “Anomaly” 1024sm
Ginger Lorakeet “Inside Art” 1024sm
Juliana Burns “Camp Marshmallow” 1024sm
catboy Qunhua “Catboy’s Camp of
Cuisine, Culture, and Comedy” 1024sm
Sarrah Docherty “Cargo Train” 1024sm
Marianne McCann “Inner Child Camp” 1024sm

>>>MORE Congratulations Art plot and Theme Camp winners!
BURN2 is an official Burning Man Regional, following the 10 Principles and spreading Burning
Culture through volunteerism and the celebration of Community, Art, and Fire on the virtual
playa. A place for SL residents and Burners alike to radically participate in one of the most
loved events in Second Life.

The theme this year is “CARGO CULT.” Learn more about the theme here:
Some important dates for the Juried Camp Artists

Building starts: 9/20/13
Building/placement ends: 10/12/13
BURN2 Cargo Cult opens: 10/19/13
BURN2 Cargo Cult ends: 10/27/13

All builders and artists agree to comply with the Ten Principles of Burning Man and BURN2
(http://www.burn2.org/ten­principles) and the BURN2 Builder Guidelines
(http://www.burn2.org/Builderguidelines). All builders and artists agree to comply with Linden
Lab’’s Terms of Service and Community Standards.

We encourage the press to provide this information to the public, and please join us in seeing
the immediacy creativity of moment that participatory art can create on the playa at BURN2!

Building starts for BURN2 2013 from 20th September though to 12th October 2013. Woooot!!!