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Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:06 pm

The Burning Man Regional , BURN2 , will be held in the virtual world of SecondLife
on OCT 18th - 26th 2014. The BURN2 site is located here ... http://www.burn2.org/ .

For any of you who cannot make a RealLife Burning Man event, or if you just can't get enuff,
please check out the Virtual Playa , complete with Art Cars, Lamplighters, Camps & builds,
Music, dancing .... anything goes!

Some Flikr Links you can peruse to see if this may be a Groove you could get into :)

Burn2 #1 https://www.flickr.com/groups/burn2/
Burn2 #2 https://www.flickr.com/groups/1474739@N25/



The SecondLife site where you sign up and play for FREE .. choose any avatar you want :)

SecondLife: https://join.secondlife.com/?lang=en-US



Please come and check out the Burn! Meet new people, get in the groove, volunteer as a Ranger,
... the possibilities are endless......
:: HUGS ! ::

Love, Light and Laughter,
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:39 pm

::BUMP::

This is in 12 days people!
Get your free avatar, and go experience
the BurningMan regional in Secondlife!

See you at the BURN!
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Ataki » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:35 am

Yay! time to download a new client and knock the digital dust off of my lamplighter robes. :mrgreen:
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Post by Elderberry » Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:07 am

Looks kind of weird and creepy to me.
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:22 am

You know someone named Danger Ranger?
He help get this regional going , and has been to many burns in Second Life :P

Come at least try it..... Radically express yourself!

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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Elderberry » Tue Oct 07, 2014 10:30 am

I do know Danger Ranger. And thank you for taking the time to reply. I can remember a time when I thought Burning Man wasn't for me either, so there's always hope. I'm sure it's fun for those that are into it, but I guess what I don't like is the idea of fake personas and unrealistic avatars. I'm sure it's a great event for those who attend--especially those that can't attend the real deal and I hope it's a big success for you. (I may drop in, but no promises :oops: )
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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Oct 07, 2014 1:03 pm

Finally, finally, a Burn where there is at least some hope of me getting laid..........virtually, that is.


Well, as long as I pick a hot chick avatar, that is...........
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Post by Wrath » Tue Oct 07, 2014 2:05 pm

Elderberry wrote:the idea of fake personas and unrealistic avatars
Like wearing feathers & not being an indian? Or wearing a banana outfit & not being a fruit?

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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:08 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:Finally, finally, a Burn where there is at least some hope of me getting laid..........virtually, that is.


Well, as long as I pick a hot chick avatar, that is...........
I google-imaged "hot chick avatar" and this is my favorite, use her in good health:
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Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Oct 07, 2014 5:54 pm

Ataki wrote:Yay! time to download a new client and knock the digital dust off of my lamplighter robes.
With its apparent focus on dancing and drumming, the little I've seen of the group called Lamplighters in Burn2 seems much more akin to the Fire Conclave of Black Rock City than to the Lamplighters of BRC. Do the Burn2 Lamplighters mark the transition between day and night in the game?
When he lights his streetlamp, it is as if he brought one more star to life, or one flower.
When he puts out his lamp, he sends the flower, or the star, to sleep.
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:19 am

Do the Burn2 Lamplighters mark the transition between day and night in the game?
Yes! .. Lamplighters do processions and light the lamps , then drum & dance for a few hours afterwards.
I wish i has some pics of it, but i'm usually in there with them :P

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Post by Xiija » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:02 am

Pics from last years BURN2 SL regional...

Rangers...
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Center Camp Sunrise
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DangerRanger's Avatar rockin out
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The 2013 Temple
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The 2013 Temple Inside...
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Playa Sunrise
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Hot Chick Avi ? lol
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Come on and try it out, everything is free
Starts Oct 18-26

::HUGS::
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Super Suz » Thu Oct 09, 2014 6:49 pm

ImageSnapshot by Super Suz, on Flickr
Too many costumes!

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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Super Suz » Thu Oct 09, 2014 7:01 pm

Imagehttp://www.burn2.org/volunteer-signup by Super Suz, on Flickr

We have a lot of building going on and we may even have The Alien Siege Machine if we can pull it off. It's with permission of the artist, just in case you are wondering. Come on out, or in, any time of the day and play with us.
Too many costumes!

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Post by Xiija » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:36 am

OPENS SATURDAY!!!
There will be notices in world with landmarks to the event.
Lamplighters procession is at 11AM.
In world group is Burningman 2.0

post here if ya have any questions, and Hope to see you on the Playa!

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Post by kiboy » Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:27 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:Finally, finally, a Burn where there is at least some hope of me getting laid..........virtually, that is.


Well, as long as I pick a hot chick avatar, that is...........
QFT :)

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Post by Spadge63 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:10 pm

Look for Rustie Zeplin on the virtual playa. He looks just like me except he's got longer hair and he's tall and slender with a black and white striped tail.
“And he didn't get tired or sleepy, for the beauty burned in him like fire.”
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:50 am

Will do Rustie!

Opens today, open all week,
free gifts all over, lamplighters processions, art,
dj's music .... so FUN!

Hope you can make it to this burn!

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Post by ygmir » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:20 am

Lonesomebri wrote:Finally, finally, a Burn where there is at least some hope of me getting laid..........virtually, that is.


Well, as long as I pick a hot chick avatar, that is...........
is there virtual sex? and or sex palaces?
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Post by spacetime » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:21 pm

I got into Second Life a long time ago, to the point where I was building in-world and writing scripts. At one point I had a "Billie Jean Experience" which let you re-live a portion of the music video with your avatar.

This past year I met one of the founders and talked about some of his new work he's doing. Second Life is really interesting because it represents 'contemporary art' to what will unquestionably become a commonplace normal experience: immersive VR. The work Carmack is doing with Oculus is crucial to the development of this new way of engaging with others through technology.

I'm just seeing this now, and it sounds pretty cool. It is not trivial to build stuff or promote it, so kudos for sticking with it.

I haven't logged in for a while, but I just pulled down the client and will check it out and report back on what I find. If you haven't tried Second Life yet, it is certainly worth trying first hand. Like anything else there are shirtcockers (in SL they are called "griefers" but you can handle / navigate around them like you do in the real BRC.

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Post by spacetime » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:06 pm

I just checked this out, and it is more organized and populated than this thread implies. Apparently this has been going on years?

This is very interesting to me, in part because of the discussion I observed in-world. Someone there had not yet been to Burning Man, and asked the group I was dancing with questions about it. The person described their interest in attending and got feedback. The virtual playa here is surprisingly reminiscent of BRC. I see this as a potential augmentation of what the year-round BM experience could be. This would probably be even more interesting with immersive VR.

Apparently, there are going to be multiple stages going with music tonight. I'm going to check this out more this week and possibly compile a report on it. If you're curious at all, I encourage people to download the Second Life "viewer" and check it out. Might be a bit overwhelming at first, but people are friendly there and it is worth a look!

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Post by Jackass » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:15 pm

Does the virtual playa provide, or do I have to drag all of my stuff out there too?

Will I be shamed if I show up with no water and a bunch of costumes?
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Post by Drawingablank » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:52 pm

I usually spend a few hours every year exploring Burn 2 (Drawingablank there too). Usually I am fire spinning.

One thing I've noticed that seems different is most of the chat windows have all sorts of gobbledygook such as symbols, musical notes, punctuation, etc.. often with just one or two words. Can someone with more experience with second life please explain what the reason for them is because it makes it really hard to follow chats.
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Post by Ratty » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:17 pm

Wow! Couldn't be more frustrating. I registered and went all over but could never get in. Can you believe my name was already taken? I may try again later. I'm going to bed.
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Post by spacetime » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:02 am

Jackass wrote:Does the virtual playa provide, or do I have to drag all of my stuff out there too?

Will I be shamed if I show up with no water and a bunch of costumes?
I actually asked someone if they wanted help stacking their moop. (I think it was gas containers for the hot air balloon ride) But they ignored me. :P
Ratty wrote:Wow! Couldn't be more frustrating. I registered and went all over but could never get in. Can you believe my name was already taken? I may try again later. I'm going to bed.
It is a bit hard to get started (steep learning curve) in SL in general. Trying to figure out how to warp in to the right spot is an extra hurdle. Give it some more time, I bet you figure it out.
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Post by Xiija » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:03 am

Q: I s there virtual sex? and or sex palaces?
A: in Secondlife, yes, on playa, no - it's geared to nudity but not sex or violence on the playa.

@spacetime - yes, been going on for many years, there are 3-4 burn events per year usually :)
There are 3 main stages and maybe 5-7 camp stages .... the most popular draw
40-50 people and play trance music, tho there is a big "live" scene with people
streaming their guitar/voice .

@jackass - All you need is to show up, people come in costume, or normal, you will see people in a
tux or formal dress and heels hanging out with nekkid folks :P Almost Anything goes!

@Drawingablank - I saw you there! the chat stuff is mostly young raver type folk radically expressing
themselves, Ascii-art gestures are very popular with the younger crowd :P

@Ratty - the Six Burn2 sims avatar limit have all been raised, so it should be easier to get in now.
Here is the calendar for the events all week ...., try to show up a lil early!
http://www.burn2.org/calendar
( type burningman into the search box in the Secondlife viewer ... you can join the group
from there, and can ask for a teleport to the event )

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Post by Ratty » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:20 am

This bites. I'm not stupid. I downloaded the life viewer. I can navigate through 50 pages and not get in. Is it me? Is everyone else finding it easily? I give up. Nothing is worth this much time.
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:56 am

Haha. This is making me want to see if I can login.
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Post by delle » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:15 pm

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Here's a nice selfie of me with a few friends I made one day last year.

Unfortunately, last time I visited it was after the burn, and somehow I fell off the edge of the world and into the sea. Chances are, I'm still there... trying to find a way back onto solid land. So if you happen to see a wet raccoon with a backpack, say "Heya Phreed!!!" and I'll do what I can to manipulate my words and actions appropriately in return.
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Re: Burn2 Virtual Burning Man Regional ! OCT 18-26 Worldwide

Post by Xiija » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:35 pm

If you get into Second Life, and can't find the event...
look at the top left of your screen, the viewer control tabs are there. ( Avatar, Comm, World, etc...)
the 3rd one is "World" , click it and choose "World Map" ( or hit ctrl m )
when the map opens, on the right of the map screen is a button labeled "Find".
in the 'find' search box, type- Burning Man -and hit Find!
this will show a list of all sims in the event, click any sim and choose the
"teleport" button on the bottom right of the map screen.

the burning man sims are:

Burning Man- Opal
Burning Man- Black Rock
Burning Man- Rabbit Hole
Burning Man- Deep Hole
Burning Man- Jade
Burning Man- Gypsum

Hope this helps :)

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