Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Three-Hour Tour - 6th Stop, Pod Tours

PrimPerfect did a delightful interview with Yavanna Llianfair last year. They only explored a small part of what was available. There are at least 14 pod stations and a total of over 35 tours. Some of the tours are short (the one around downtown Zindra) or up to four hours long.

This is just an orientation trip, because if you start riding pods you may never come back to the tour.
Start at Sansar. This was the first pod terminal Yavanna built.
Here is where it all started

Outside map of pod tours.
Pod Tour map
Inside the cabin is a lot more information.
Maps of most of the pod tours are inside the cabin.
Here is a picture of the pod tour location in Calleta. You can see that the platform is not fully rezzed, but it is still safe to stand on.  This one is not too far from my Tourist Information Office.
Pod tour station in Calleta

Here is a list of pod stations that I know about. You will also find pod tours installed by private land owners, and at special Second Life events. Pick up a notecard to use later.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Durango/158/190/118 - Heterocera H1and others

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Calleta/122/150/41 - Routes H1 to H6

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hooktip/139/56/135 - Heterocera and SLRR

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Euthrix/199/4/32 - Wandaland Harbor

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Monowai/8/141/72 - Jeogeot

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Corfeld/248/62/70 - Corsica C3

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Dungarvan/123/36/22 - Corsica Route C4

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Basilisk/6/159/22 - also some shorter boat tours to nearby islands

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Camazotz/47/124/91 - Route 8B Satori

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Trabushkja/164/175/31 - Tin Teddy at Satori

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Elten/11/150/29m - Gaeta I

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Demorgan/186/194/47 - Demented in Gaeta V

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cascade/124/142/112 - The Old Teen Grid

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife//43/14/36 - Downtown Bronlen in Zindra

don't have to wait for a pod to arrive- just click/touch the pod cone* to rez a new pod, then click/touch the pod to get the tour to start. You can also click/touch "Ride" on any pod you see passing.

There are caveats to pod tours. You should pay attention to which tours you have already taken. You may also want to keep the Second Life map running on one side so you can see where you are on the map. You can also make landmarks of areas that you want to explore later.

You may find yourself dumped unceremoniously. Sometimes this is because of a tricky sim crossing, or you could be entering an area that is already full of avatars. In this case, your best bet is to fly up and look for the pod, and click to ride it again.

Stranded and blue in Tussock. (Avatar & outfit was a freebie from Curious Kitties which was a freebie
to those who entered the quest at the last Fantasy Faire. I like it because it is low lag. )
This was the next to the last stop on the tour. The next stop will show you where to find a lot more information.

*Not all cones will rez a new pod. 

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