Jupiter Rowland @JupiterRowland

Germany (Real Reality™), Dorena's World (virtual reality) Offline

Far-travelled on the Hypergrid and convinced of Roth2 v2.

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About Myself

Dorenas World dweller, Hypergrid traveller, synth geek.
Spreading the word of Ruth2 and Roth2.

Rezzday of my first avatar is April 30th. I've recreated the avatar on another grid, the new one became my main, but I still count the same rezzday.

I'm in Germany which means I'm 9 hours ahead of grid time. 3 PM SLT is midnight here.

Speaks English.
Spricht deutsch.

If you should ever encounter a Juno Rowland, that's my little in-world sister.

Viewer Version

Firestorm 6.4.15 for solo escapades.
Firestorm 6.3.9 in case I need a Firestorm with Windlight.
Usually Singularity 1.8.9 for parties because Firestorm can't rez and rig larger numbers of avatars quickly enough or at all.

Nothing older because I've been using BoM ever since Roth2v2 came out.

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The other day, at Zuzions...

Yours truly pretending it's ten years ago, and I'm a brand-new avatar that needs to be decked out.

Yes, I have a Roth cosplay outfit. Down to being barefoot.

Since I'm wearing a BoM-enabled Roth2 v2 body, I could also have put on the standard Ruth/Roth clothes, but I'm not too fond of trousers stuck up my buttcrack.
Does anyone know what happened to the con.tin.u.um grid?

It has been down for a week now. Okay, you may say, grids shut down, this just happens. But they usually announce their shutdown. Grids that shut down without an announcement are usually shoddy grids run by amateur hacks on old Windows laptops. con.tin.u.um was a fantastic grid run by people who knew what they were doing, not to mention with help by none less than Fred Beckhusen. Besides, they had just published a new issue of the Virtual-HG magazine, they had just upgraded Bastion (https://opensimworld.com/hop/82479), and they still had plans for the future.

Not only that, but I haven't seen a single sign of life from anyone behind it, much less an explanation as to why con.tin.u.um is down and whether it'll return. Marianna (https://opensimworld.com/user/Marianna) used to be here daily, but her last post was eight days ago.

Their website (https://www.virtual-hg.com/) is still up, but the last post is from August 28th.

And they say you can't hear pictures.

And in latest news, Ruth2 v4 is out including a build for older OpenSim versions.

Get it at RuthAndRoth!
hop://hg.osgrid.org:80/RuthAndRoth/142/104/22

Also, expect it to hit Arkham soon.

Isn't that what we want to be?

So if there are any men's fashion tailors left out there, I have a request. Or a challenge. Or call it whatever you want.

And that's clothes rigged and fitted for Roth2 v2.
In case you haven't noticed yet because this has barely been advertised: Roth2v2 has been available for almost two months now.

The only place to get it is currently RuthAndRoth which doesn't have an OpenSimWorld beacon:
hg.osgrid.org:80/RuthAndRoth/142/104/22

Those of you who run freebie shopping sims and already have Roth 2.0 RC#1 (now renamed Roth2v1) may want to place Roth2v2 next to it so that people can find it.

Those of you who love low-poly male bodies can get it from RuthAndRoth until it appears elsewhere. Just beware: Since the content creators seem to be largely unaware of Roth2v2, there are absolutely no clothes rigged for it. So you'll have to experiment for now although some Adonis-rigged clothes work pretty well, just don't count on it.

And those of you who make male fashion may look into rigging it for Roth2v2.

Last but not least: Looks like Ruth2v4 is finally under way, too.

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My Reviews

El Lago

Surprisingly, this sim is alive and well. The Offline status doesn't come from Kitely shutting it down when it isn't in use (which they do) but from an uninitialised OSW beacon. That said, the whole sim outside the landing area is not only nude-only (i.e. no clothes allowed whatsoever), but only accessible to group members. As inconvenient as this is, I can understand it. El Lago must have been on...

La Tortuga

This is not "everything you need". That's an understatement. This is "everything you never knew you wanted to have and then some". It's worth the wait in transfer while the sim starts up. Protip: If you want to hypergrid to this place in the nude right away (it's allowed, yes), but you don't want to hang around at Kitely's General-rated transfer station naked, go to the clothing-optional beach at ...

Thats Free

Caution: Not everything is free here. The ANIART shop offers animated pictures for money (and one of the reasons why this place has an Adult rating). The massive Freebies Warehouse has a variety of things including the full set of FleepGrid textures plus the organiser and a lot of Fest'Avi and Cherry Manga avatars. There's not just any old self-made photo studio but professional NatWyck gear (whic...

Valencia

There are some very unusual items available here, I have to give Valencia this much, such as dirigibles in various states of steampunk. But otherwise, this place has fallen into a state of disrepair. As Kitely has been upgraded, but Valencia hasn't, the teleporter mentioned in the description has stopped working at some point in the past. Parts of the sim are difficult to navigate by foot. And it ...

Miramar

A rather spectacular and multi-faceted sim, especially given its age. Amongst other things, there's a freebie store with many things you probably won't find anywhere else anymore, a modelling agency with a photo studio and dressing rooms and not one, but two catwalks. About half of the coastline is a nude (swimwear optional, more clothes prohibited) beach which lacks any furniture, though, so some...

Uzuri

The two best reasons to visit this place are the exclusive Synclair Designs dresses rigged for Ruth 2.0 (although you'll still need alpha layers if you want to wear them with Ruth2 v4) and probably the biggest selection of Selea Core boxes out there (including a custom one that ought to contain them all). It's a bit rough around the edges here and there, and the walking animations seem not to work...

Nihilon

As usual in this grid, there's more to this place than meets the eye, more than the Rockhouse, epicentre of German-speaking music nerdery. Protip for jazz lovers: Come here on Fridays shortly before 11AM SLT, and you'll be treated to some version of Take Five.

Dorenas World

A piece of history. This is where the second-oldest German grid started a good 11 years ago, and this is what happens when you let a sim mature for long enough. Not to mention that you can walk all over half the grid from here.

ArcadiaShop

At last, this place of legend has found its way to OSW. Seriously, go there. This isn't your typical "stuff I found on the Hypergrid" freebie mall. This is all original and very well-modelled, not to mention the wicked scripting in the items. Oh, and if you're a lady with a system body or Ruth2 v4, take the monorail to White Lies and check that place out as well.

Lazarus Taxon 1

The good: The pictures are misleading. This is indeed Nebadon Izumi & Oni Kenkon's classic Universal Campus with nothing ripped out. Even the avatar department is still complete. And it comes with some extras (one star for these). The bad: Not so much that it was split up from one 2x2 varregion to four separate sims, but you can't walk across the sim borders which makes the northern part of the ma...

Profile Comments

Johnny Rebel 10 months ago
Thank you for the kind words. Hats off to you. :)
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