The latest episode of Designing Worlds – wherein we sample some of Yavanna Llanfair’s amazing podcar tours … and discover some of the hidden beauties of the mainland – is now on the web.
Yavanna’s podcars will be familiar to those of you who’ve visited the Second Life Birthday events, and we’ve talked to her before about the tours she has created – but this time we tried out some of her mainland tours for ourselves, with Yavanna as our expert guide!
Yavanna is a keen proponent of the mainland and she shared with us some of the extraordinary creations you can see on her tours, and we learnt more about the work that not only residents have done, but also that Linden Lab has done – and continues to do – in making the mainland an unexpectedly fascinating – and often beautiful – place to visit. And to help you discover more, you’ll find maps at each starting location that will help you discover further tours to try.
We actually try out three tours – and here are links for you to be able to take the tours for yourselves! The first took us to Sansara Seas and Rivers, one of nine tours available from Yavanna’s podcar hub on the Sansara continent; the second was a fascinating tour on the little-visited teen grid (where the podcar turns into a ski lift – and then grows a ski to take us back down the mountain!); and finally we took a trip round the islands of north western Maebaleia on the Southern Nautilus tour, one of two tours on the Maebaleia or Satori continent. And we also took a brief look at a fascinating railcar tour on the Heterocera continent – which would allow you to start exploring Second Life railways! But don’t just confine yourselves to the tours we took – there are many more fascinating areas to be discovered.