Tyraina’s quiet beauty in Second Life

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019 – click any image for full size

Tyraina is the name given to a recently opened Homestead region design by Vince (VinceStriker) on behalf of the region holder Dessi Tyraina (Dessi Tyran). Featuring an open and rugged landscape, it is another region that does exactly what the description says of it, presenting:

A quiet photogenic scenic sim where you can hang out with friends, cuddle, dance and take pictures.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

From the landing point located towards the north-east of the region, it is clear that this is a place of gentle beauty cut by channels of water that proceed outward from the high plateau  than extends from the centre of the region towards its western extreme, the slice of an open-ended canyon separating it from the narrow table of another plateau that drops sharply into the sea.

The water channels help to give the landscape something of a maze-like feel, slicing the land into a series of islets connected by bridges. One of these little isles, just to the north and east of the landing point and reached via a little open-sided arch of a wooden bridge, is the site of a private residence (as noted in the introductory note card) – so do please take care to respect privacy when travelling in that direction (a security orb will offer a warning should you get too close. The more public areas of the region, including the western plateaus, can be reached via track and stone stair or twisting rocky path, while further bridges, both open-sided and box walled, span the waterways where required.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

Which route you opt to take when exploring is entirely up to you; each and every path around and through the region will reveal places to sit, opportunities for photography and the option to simply while away a little time either on your own or with a friend or loved one. These seating spots take a number of forms: little summer houses, sings, benches, beds, open decks, and one the water, rowing boats – and even, when you find it (it’s not too hard to see!) a cuddle bubble floating serenely in the air. And keep an eye open for the wooden dance tokens that are scattered around as well!

For the more energetic, the plateaus offer climbs to reach them, either by the stairs or the switch-back path mentioned above. Climbing them offers various rewards, from finding further places suitable for photography or for sitting or dancing, to the region’s little element of mystery: a series of underground caverns that offer their own rewards to those willing to slip down into them and explore (there is also a ground-level access point to them as well, should you follow the right path).

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

If you have a wearable horse for riding, Tyraina is an excellent place to explore, offering as it does trails to follow and open spaces for the odd canter if not a short gallop or two.

A wonderfully restful region, filled with the sounds of nature throughout, Tyraina makes for a ideal visit at the end of a busy day. Yes, one or two items do appear more than once around the region, giving odd feelings of déjà-vu as you explore, but these don’t detract for the overall impact of the design; it’s a place where unwinding comes easy. Those taking photographs are invited to share with the region’s Flickr group – for a fee of L$150, photographers can join the land group and obtain rezzing rights for props (do please clean-up afterwards!), and those who enjoy their visit might like to make a donation towards the region’s upkeep at the landing point.

Tyraina; Inara Pey, June 2019, on FlickrTyraina, June 2019

SLurl Details

  • Tyraina (Rockaway Isle, rated Moderate)
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2019 SL User Groups 25/1: Simulator User Group

Killary; Inara Pey, May 2019, on FlickrKillary, May 2019 – blog post

Update, June 19th: following the release of this update:

  • The Rainbow RC viewer, version 6.2.3.527758, and dated June 5th, was updated to the de facto release viewer.
  • The Bakes on Mesh viewer was temporarily withdrawn due to a major bug being reported. The viewer remains listed on the viewer index page and Alternate Viewers page, but cannot be downloaded. Anyone attempting to run a previously downloaded version will be forced to update to the current release viewer.

The notes below have been revised to reflect these updates.

Server Deployments

Please refer to the server deployment thread for the latest news and updates on the week’s deployments.

  • There was no deployment to the SLS (Main) channel on Tuesday, June 18th, leaving region on that channel on simulator release 19#19.05.17.527341. The channel was, however, restarted as a part of the Lab’s policy of restarting channels every two weeks, regardless of deployments.
  • On Wednesday, June 19th, the main RC channels will be updates as follows:
    • BlueSteel should be updated with server maintenance package 19#19.06.14.528215, comprising internal changes.
    • Magnum and LeTigre should be updated with server maintenance package 19#19.06.11.528038, which contains a number of Environment Enhancement Project (EEP) fixes (see below), the long awaited (by some!) Animesh-specific constants for llGetObjectDetails() (see BUG-225815) and the same internal fixes deployed to BlueSteel.

RC EEP Fixes

As noted above, the Magnum and LeTigre RC deployment planned for Wednesday, June 19th is intended to correct a number of EEP-related issues. These are:

  • BUG-226815 [EEP] Since the grid was rolled to 19.04.15.526263 yesterday, region windlight is broken for all legacy viewers.
  • BUG-226252 [EEP] Please create an internal error code for llReplaceAgentEnvironment() & llSetAgentEnvironment() that distinguishes whether an agent does not have the experience allowed and if the experience is not allowed at their location.
  • BUG-226917 EEP Environment, New Sky should default to midday and not 6pm.

SL Viewer

The current LL viewers are as follows:

  • Current Release version 6.2.3.527758, formerly the Rainbow RC viewer, dated June 5th, promoted June 18th – NEW.
  • Release channel cohorts:
  • Project viewers:
    • Legacy Profiles viewer, version 6.2.3.527749, released on June 5. Covers the re-integration of Viewer Profiles.
  • Linux Spur viewer, version 5.0.9.329906, dated November 17, 2017 and promoted to release status 29 November 2017 – offered pending a Linux version of the Alex Ivy viewer code.
  • Obsolete platform viewer, version 3.7.28.300847, May 8, 2015 – provided for users on Windows XP and OS X versions below 10.7.

General

There was no real discussion at the SUG this week, as matters wee given over to a live music session as an early solstice party.