I had the time of my life /
and I owe it all to you….
Linden Lab and Phoenix 1.6.1 team, you nailed it!
Here’s what I mean. Tonight I took The Sea Girl out for a cruise. At first, I took the sim crossings slow coming out of SL New England but I noticed they were almost seamless. So when I got out on the Blake Sea I gave The Girl her head and we zoomed across a couple sims at high speed. I didn’t want to press my luck though so I backed off and took most of the crossings at slow speed.
|That’s my warming up The Sea Girl
for our epic journey on the seas.
I made it all the way to The Harbor @ Yamm on Nautilus, at least 20 30 sim crossings since I started. And I thought, heck, let me see what this little boat will do. So on my way back home along the Bingo Straight I pushed the throttle down and this boat took off and we zoomed past sims crossings like they were speed bumps. I was amazed but again I slowed down, I was going for a record of successful sim crossings while taking the boat home the last few sims — over 40 60 crossings at that point.
|Here I am at The Harbor on Nautilus.|
|The 20 30 or so sims we crossed getting here
were causing me to think,
Is this really happening?
Did what just happened really happen?
|That’s me and The Girl zooming over sim crossings
like they were nothin but speed bumps!
When I got home I gave LeLe a call and asked if she’d like to try these seas out tonight (she’s running an older version of Phoenix 1.5) and we did a little speeding around and no problem for me or her. Then I gave Marley a call and she joined us and again no problem but I only did a couple crossings. Then I said, let’s see what this thing will do with three girls!
|That’s Marley in yellow, LeLe stretched out
and me in the cockpit of The Girl.
I didn’t have enough presence of mind
to ask anyone to shoot pics.
So, we took that little boat out and burned up a full tank of gas making high speed crossings of at least another dozen sim. We didn’t crash once, none of us. We did have a couple of gnarly crossings but out there on the open sea we just zoomed through them. It was a mind blowing experience! I don’t remember anything comparable my entire time in SL. And I think we could have easily carried one or two more peeps aboard, although the boat’s a little harder to handle with more peeps. Btw, all of us had Draw Distance at 512. In all last night I made over 50 80 sim crossings, at least 15 30 at max speed. And no crashes or flying or sinking or getting tossed out of the boat — that’s a whoa!
WELL DONE to all the developer dudes at the Lab and Phoenix. So, stop whatever you’re doing, you fixed it!