Fifty Region Crossings

Today I took a regular MM SD35 powerboat for a ride across the Blake Sea, to the far eastern channel and back then turned toward SL New England. I wanted to get a sort of benchmark using Phoenix before I switch back to Firestorm.

Racing Across 50 Sea Regions - Second Life 2013

I crossed over 50 sims in total but at the 51st crossing I stopped before crossing. I noticed on my mini-map that the region ahead of me was grayed out. I had been avoiding those grayed out sims after I discovered that attempting to cross them will result in a state that leads to a crash.

Region Idling?

So, I waited for the sim which I knew to be ahead of me to “wake up” and show on the map and in front of me. I believed that is what had happened, it was shutdown because of “Region Idling” functionality. I don’t know if it was actually “idling” but there were no other avs in sight, so that’s one of the criteria for invoking idling functionality.

I waited about a minute then the mini-map filled in and the region appeared to have woken up. I believe I’ve seen this happen in the past, but I’ve never made a note of it. Anyway, I nudged the boat across the border and boom, my viewer grayed the crashed.

I don’t know how long it takes all the functionality of a region to awaken if it’s been idling, but it appears to be longer than a couple minutes. Maybe I was so close to the border also. But I’ve observed this on several times in the past.

Phoenix Still Solid

Regardless, I believe that if you avoid those gray or “idle” regions you can cross an indefinite number of regions using the Phoenix viewer. Now to see how Firestorm compares.

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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1 Response to Fifty Region Crossings

  1. riverpearl says:

    I wonder if I’m so terribly wrong for expecting this all to be somehow…….easier.


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