A Starfall at Twilight

Starfall's Twilight's Edge, April 2014 by Inara PeyStarfall’s Twilight’s Edge, April 2014

I came across Starfall’s Twilight’s Edge after poking my nose into Caminante De Suenos, which I’m prone to do from time-to-time. The region caught my eye due to its use of water – regular readers of this blog know I’m always fascinated by such regions, so having a relatively quiet couple of hours on an Easter Monday afternoon ahead of an Open-source Developer Meeting, I jumped over to take a look.

A homestead region, Starfall’s Twilight’s Edge is maintained by the Starfall Creative Group, who describe themselves as, “a  group of avatars dedicated promoting the artistic growth of virtual world art and communing on a full-sim co-op dedicated to virtual world art in all its forms.” Their description of the region goes on:

We have voice performance nights with poetry/ live music/ readings/ particle shows weekly – individual particle artists and group events scheduled. All we ask in return is that you help others grow in their art.  We promote artistic endeavors and do not criticize individual efforts. Thank you &  Welcome!  

Starfall's Twilight's Edge, April 2014 by Inara PeyStarfall’s Twilight’s Edge, April 2014

This is very much a region of two parts and hidden secrets. One arrives in the watery environment designed by group members Nezzy (inez pennell) and imp (cinderr resident). Overhead is a burnished sky. Rocks and denuded trees form the major elements of the landscape, forming several distinct areas. Alongside some of these sit tall wooden enclosures or low wooden platforms with space to sit and relax. Here and there, hardy grass pokes its head above the water, and around the outer reaches of the region stand a number of trees looking somewhat healthier than those sharing space with the rocks. Off in the north-west corner sits a tall, flat-topped rocky outcrop, where sits a mud house and an open-air live performance area.

Starfall's Twilight's Edge, April 2014 by Inara PeyStarfall’s Twilight’s Edge, April 2014

If all this sounds desolate, don’t be fooled. The minimalist approach is highly effective and gives the region a pleasing look and feel, while the various little groups of rocks and trees offers one or more art pieces by the likes of Weno Xeno, Garvie Garzo and Andred Qinan, waiting to be discovered as one explores.

At the centre of the region sit two oversize Koi carp, marking the entrance to the second half of the region – the underwater gardens. Here can be found some of Elicio Ember’s remarkable creations, as well as other flora by Imp and others, together with ancient, flooded ruins and more, inviting exploration.

Starfall's Twilight's Edge, April 2014 by Inara PeyStarfall’s Twilight’s Edge, April 2014

Keep an eye out for the notice board at ground level as well; not only does it include a greeting for visitors to the region, it also provides the means to reach a couple of the hidden secrets up in the sky.

Those wishing to keep abreast of events run by the Starlight Creative Group or who wish to have rezzing rights in the region, are invited to join the group. The latter are asked to kindly make sure they collect their prims after use.

Starfall's Twilight's Edge, April 2014 by Inara PeyStarfall’s Twilight’s Edge, April 2014

With one of the best music streams I’ve come across in a long time (inasmuch as throughout my stay, much of the music I tend to have on in the background at home was played), Starfall Twilight’s Edge is a gem that has gone onto my list of regions to keep an eye on!

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Viewer release summaries 2014: week 16

Updates for the week ending: April 20th, 2014

This summary is published every Monday and is a list of SL viewer / client releases (official and TPV) made during the previous week. When reading it, please note:

  • It is based on my Current Viewer Releases Page, a list of all Second Life viewers and clients that are in popular use (and of which I am aware), and which are recognised as adhering to the TPV Policy
  • By its nature, this summary will always be in arrears
  • The Viewer Round-up Page is updated as soon as I’m aware of any releases / changes to viewers & clients, and should be referred to for more up-to-date information
  • The Viewer Round-up Page also includes comprehensive links to download pages, blog notes, release notes, etc., as well as links to any / all reviews of specific viewers / clients made within this blog.

Official LL Viewers

  • Current release viewer: no update
  • Release channel cohorts (See my notes on manually installing RC viewer versions if you wish to install any release candidate(s) yourself):
    • VoiceMO RC viewer updated to version 3.7.6.289164 released on April 18 – core updates: combines the Voice RC viewer and the Merchant Outbox RC viewer (download and release notes)
  • Project viewers:
    • SL Share 2 project viewer updated to version 3.7.6.288806 on April 15 – core updates: Flickr / Twitter / Facebook upload support with snapshot filtering options (download and release notes)

LL Viewer Resources

Third-party Viewers

V3-style

  • CtrlAltStudio released Mac version 1.2.0.40755 on April 14th – core updates: parity with the Windows 1.2.0 release (download and release notes)

V1-style

  • No updates

Mobile / Other Clients

  • Pocket Metaverse updated to version 1.9.1 on April 18th – core updates: removal of support for iOS 6.0 and earlier (download and release notes)

Additional TPV Resources

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