Recently Draxtor Despres invited me to go Atlas-Hopping with him in Linden Lab’s new virtual world named, Sansar. I first blogged about Sansar when it went into public beta on July 31st, so if you haven’t checked out Sansar as of yet, click over and read my detailed blog post about it: Introduction to Linden Lab’s Sansar.
Atlas-Hopping basically means that we open up the Atlas in Sansar (a map of all the current experiences that you can explore) and then pick a few to teleport to and explore. We had so much fun last week that we decided to make this into a weekly show called Atlas-Hopping in Sansar with Berry and Drax. We will try and do Atlas-Hopping on Saturday mornings at 11am.
Every Saturday we will try and meet at 114 Harvest in Sansar at 11am PST (sometimes different days & timings, see below for schedule) and then go to a few different experiences from there. We may have special guests with us from time to time; last week it was Ryan Schultz and Richardus Raymaker. You guys are also free to join us on our adventures if you like! Tomorrow Ryan says he will join us again as our special guest. I’m looking forward to it as I enjoyed their company while I explored Sansar a bit more.
If you are not able to join us in Sansar, we will also both be live streaming it to our youtube channels. Draxtor uses VR gear to explore Sansar so if you watch his stream you will see how it looks to people using VR (kind of like 3D). I use my desktop to explore Sansar so you can see how it looks if you explore using desktop. This way you can also experience it in both ways. Here are the links to our streams:
- Strawberry Singh’s YouTube Live Stream (exploring with desktop)
- Draxtor Despres’ YouTube Live Stream (exploring with virtual reality gear)
I am also making a playlist called Atlas-Hopping in Sansar with Berry and Drax on my youtube channel, where I will save all of my videos so you can watch them at a later time if you miss them.
If you want to make sure you don’t miss any of these episodes of Atlas-Hopping, you can follow both me and Drax on twitter, we will always announce it there before and when we start streaming and exploring. You can also follow Ryan Schultz’ new Sansar blog where he covers all of the latest updates and information about Sansar. He is blogging about these Atlas-Hopping episodes so if you follow that blog, you’ll get episode reminders there as well.
Watch all the episodes so far in my Atlas-Hopping playlist:
I do want to mention that if you watch or join us, please know that Draxtor and I are quite friendly with each other and tend to rant, vent and banter back and forth often. We also fake fight over subscribers and viewers just for fun. Please don’t take anything we say personally, we are just shit-talking each other for fun. However, I am planning to throw a party once I beat Draxtor in youtube subscribers so don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE TO MY CHANNEL and UNSUBSCRIBE from his! 😛 (JOKING) (not really)
I also want to add that I personally feel Sansar has a long way to go before it becomes attractive and easily accessible for regular Second Life residents like myself that are not creators and builders. That being said, I do enjoy logging in and exploring it already because I find it to be extremely beautiful and I love the small little community that is there already. I am truly enjoying my time there and looking forward to all the new updates in the coming year. Hopefully it may push me to learn to build and make things myself, who knows! So please come and join or watch and explore Sansar with us if you like; all are welcome! I also hope these episodes give you the opportunity to get weekly updates about Sansar as well.
While we are on the topic of Sansar and YouTube, are you guys subscribed to the Sansar channel on YouTube? They’ve been releasing videos about the creators already in Sansar that are working on their own experiences. So far we have met Loz Hyde, Ria, Maxwell Graf, Blueberry, Anrick and today’s video is about David Hall.
Schedule for future Atlas-Hopping Meetups at 114 Harvest in Sansar:
UPDATE MAY 2018:
In May of 2018 Draxtor and I started a new series called Noob-Hopping. Every Thursday at 8am PDT we meet at 114 Harvest and answer any questions newcomers in Sansar may have. We also perhaps share a few tips and tricks and also travel some different experiences. I stream this on Twitch. You can watch the event updates on my Twitch channel and join us: https://www.twitch.tv/events/-xhM21k0QouPYfBAq4zXfA
Starting June 2018, I will no longer stream Atlas Hopping episodes to my YouTube channel. I will start streaming them to my Twitch channel only. So all my Sansar videos will be on Twitch from now on. You can watch my event updates for Atlas Hopping each week and join us: https://www.twitch.tv/events/okw0PCpBSByuNhG6vTsUvg