Warfare On The Blake Sea

Last night was date night for Antares and me. We had a plan, take the copter and head over to the Blake Sea and see if we can find a nightclub to go do some dancing. Cool plan, no?

We had troubles crossing sims on our way to the open sea, but we had pretty good luck once we got to the area where pirates roam and combat is in the air. Well, actually, combat was in the air, sea and under that sea last night. Other than the night Antares shot down those F-14 Tomcats, I’ve never been involved in anything like aerial combat in SL. Tonight was going to be something even more spectacular and I had my camera shooting all night.

That’s Antares and me heading out on the open seas.
Checkout the helo’s control panel,
and that map is for real!
(Click on the pic to open for large view.)
Here we are arriving in the middle of a sea of warfare
with submarines, fighter jets, helicopters, freighters
and even a pirate ship.
Ok, Antares being “that kinda guy” engaged
and in a minute we were in it up to our eyeballs.
That’s us (lower right) in the Apache
(we switched cuz we needed a lot more firepower).
Antares tried to teach me to fire the weapons
but I don’t think I hit anything all night
except a defenseless old cargo plane. hehe
See that danged airplane shooting at us,
see that missile that looks like it missed us?
Well, that thing came back around and got us bigtime!
I think that plane is an SU-something,
a Soviet Union warplane I think.
Everybody was shooting everybody,
but when that gigantor battleship appeared
it was the best target on the sea.
Here we are firing another of several missiles
into that big ship but that nothing,
missiles, submarines, figthers, nothing
could take it down.
For me, it was like this all night.
Antares is firing missiles and guns and flares
and I’m doing “Goose” to Antares’ “Mav” screaming:
Baby, he’s on your 6 he’s on your 6!!
(“6” is like behind you, but in mil-speak they say “your 6”
like 6 o’clock on watch)

Ok, it was a fun date night! hehe. I like to think of myself as an adventurer and this was certainly an adventure. I tried to be the weapons officer, but I just don’t seem to have the knack for this. I’ll keep trying though. I’m sure there will be other wars to fight out there. Antares says it’s been more active out there than in the past and I think that is totally cool.

Please Linden Gods, Please don’t let all the good stuff you did with region crossings die. There’s a growing buzz going around that things haven’t been going well since last Friday’s Second Life shutdown. I know you guys are working your butts off to make this go right, but this Blake Sea is unquestionably the most amazing attraction in Second Life. And I’m not just talking shoot’em up. Even Mr Crap has taken note!

About Yordie

I'm a blogger and photographer on WordPress. I'm active on Twitter. I'm a U.S. Air Force veteran. I'm a gamer in Fallout series, Skyrim, and other games, including an avatar in Second Life. I wrote the sci-fi novel, The Temporal Expeditions.
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4 Responses to Warfare On The Blake Sea

  1. ZZ BOTTOM says:

    Im testing my boats on that spot and having a blast just watching the planes and warboats passing by, lucly only to ignore US:)


  2. Noodle says:

    It sure is a box of chocolates. This one I have mixed feelings about. I mean, there's enough war in first life. Why bring it to the second one? On the other hand, I suppose it's better to get the aggressions out in a virtual world. Thirdly, it's only a game, so who really cares?


  3. Yordie Sands says:

    Yeah, we do some amazing things in SL. It's a real box of chocolates.


  4. That's a pretty creative date! :)http://www.harveywildlifephotography.ca


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