Jupiter Rowland @JupiterRowland
Germany (Real Reality™), Dorena's World (virtual reality) Offline
Far-travelled on the Hypergrid and convinced of Roth2 v2.
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...