Mori Pwani Beach

A good friend of mine told me just a few weeks ago of a beautiful new resort in Second Life, called Mori Pwani, and I have noticed how much the place has changed him in the few visits he had to it.  Seems he has lost the melancholy caused by the loss of Bish almost completely now, and trust me that’s a fantastic thing!  Memories are good, but not when they go all black on you 😉

Anyway, I thought since he has become such a changed avatar, that I MUST direct all the other lost Bish souls to this new place from my blog, so when I finally do get to log back into my life and visit it, you will ALL be there 😉  So, get to the resort homepage and just see how real this new paradise is.  I hear from this same friend of mine that an old bikini wearing surfer dude buddy of mine apparently made the bulk of these sims along with a crazy team of surfers, and that it feels much much better than Bish ever did.  Knowing that it could only have been VW Sands, I completely agree with that statement and wish Mori Pwani, VW, Lissa and everyone there the very very best!

Keep those boards waxed, I’ll be back before you know it!

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New Mono fix rolling out this week!

Hiya Bisharians.  Hey, the Lindens are rolling out a new fix for a serious Mono glitch that caused scripts to crash completely (unrecoverable) suddenly and randomly.  A problem with C# too complex to explain here, but at least the more experienced coders / scripters in Second Life will be testing the fix to make sure it’s all sorted out for us.

This post is simply to warn everyone that the patch will be rolled out through the next few days so if anything strange happens just let VW Sands know and he should be able to sort out surfboards and waves that act weird in any way 🙂

SLSA 2008 Season Best Competition Day: Majini

Woootttttt!!! I’ll say this in VW Sands absence this weekend while he is sunning his RL avatar in his beach house for a few days – the man puts on the very best for surfers in SL and this kudo for Majini is his doing and that of the surfing management team he built!  Well done, VW, against tough competition you pulled off a fantastic honour for Majini Island and Bishara Resorts!

Waves,waves, waves (smiles,smiles,smiles)

Aloha Bishara – At last! The new sims went on-line and in less than 48 hours have been transformed into pure magic (by magic?) Majini is now surrounded by  even more waves! Pepo to the east, Wimbi to the west and the crown jewell Epic in the middle – the Bishara estate is sl surfing at it´s very best.

Our dear friend Poid was on hand to help with Pepo and she has created a night-surfing expierence not to be missed, simply awesome! Thankyou Poidy 🙂

Wimbi too is a must surf, shoot the rocks on Pipes and fluffs and if you get in the mood for something BIG, paddle over to Maji and pick up the beautifull new Epic.

Stay tuned for some fun new suprises!

Mahalo, /V

PS. Did I mention how excited I am?

Woooot! (?)

Aloha Bishara – A quick update on the surf scene:

In preparation for this weekends Windsurfing comp, Heather Goodliffe has been hard at work tweaking the Epic in an effort to give the competitors a solid big wave to play on. A quick inspection of the new wave in Edit revealed “Epic3”, making it the first in SL and it seems to be running better than the old wave although somewhat slow for board surfing. More importantly however, the “pusher” and the prim seem to move much more in time with one another all but eliminating that annoying ride we use to get 4 meters out in front of the wave! After the comp this weekend, we will see if there is an option to speed things up some for board surfing.

Still no word on a server side fix for the physics issues, making frontside turns remains nearly impossible. Hopefully LL has something in the works as this has nothing to do with either the boards nor the waves but instead how the 2 interact.

And lastly, the new H4 boards are being sent by the vendors on the sims. Good news? They float! Bad news? The camera scripts leave one totally blind in the Epic! Only option is mouse-view and we all love mouse-view right? Heather is aware of the camera “problem” and I would think that the “old” cam scripts will be shipping with the new boards sooner rather than later.

All for now – see ya in the line-up 🙂

/V

Surf

Aloha Bishara!

Just a quick update to get me warmed up and see if I can learn to post here 🙂

As you all know, Dumi and I have been working very hard as of late in an effort to give Bishara and the surrounding sims a much needed face-lift and the results speak for themselves! Queen is putting the finishing touches on the new art gallery, the new Surf Center is packed with great new boards, the new Bishara Dive Shop is stocked with some really great dive gear and the sim(s) is/are looking really great.

As I try to confine my madness to the surf program (although it has leaked out some) I would like to give you all a quick update on the post-Havoc situation. The day after the H4 server code was implemented, I shut down the Epic as it was (and still is) nearly unridable. Pipe waves seem to behave somewhat better and though far from trouble free, a triple set with fluffs is running on Majini. The isues with the big wave have been recognized and are being looked at by Sidewinder in close communication with Heather Goodliffe. It´s a wait and see if some fix is implemented with the 1.21 server code later next week.

In the meantime, all of the surfboard vendors have been updated to issue a “Havoc compatible” surfboards upon purchase so rest easy knowing that at least the boards have been updated to float properly, although the new camera scripts may take some getting used to.

Dumi was gracious enough to order 10 new Majini boards and the vendors are rezzed on the main beach! Some killer new desings, 5 “modern” boards and 5 Woodies all 100% Pure Juice! Textured by Schrotti, the new Majini boards are awesome.

Majini hosted the first post-havoc contest last saturday, the VSA Surf-Jam 3 and considering the somewhat quirky conditions caused in the H4 environment it was once again a blast!

We have a major Windsurfing comp coming up in less than 2 weeks which will be run on the Epic, for better or worse, lets hope that LL gets a fix implemented. Safe to say that when and if LL get the issues with the Epic sorted we will be back in full swing.

So, all in all – yes we have seen some problems with H4 but the collective, chilled-out attitude of our surfing community has allowed us to still have way to much fun. I really believe that once these initial issues are sorted, surfing in sl and in the Bishara estate in particular, will be better than ever. Hang in there, we are all working really hard to bring you the best surfing in sl 🙂

Sub you say?

A reference to sunken surfboards 🙂 but more importanly new underwater features! The diving areas are being worked on constantly in an effort to bring you not only awesome surfing but a diving environment to be remembered. Stay tuned for some awesome new features that will allow you to have as much fun under the surface as above it.

Mahalo,

/V

This week in Second Life

Wow, what a mess. My favorite place to be other than with family, and its been inaccessible to me about 11 times now due to that wonderful error that states ‘access to Second Life is not authorized from this computer’ or something like that. Its been quite a thrill communicating with friends in-world through a HIPPO IM tool, even though I pay over US$1000 in tier fees for the four sims I own in-world and should be in-world doing that. Regardless, its no one’s fault, things happen, just seems that this past week has been one hell of a week for snags in Second Life. I can only hope that the platform gets stable again quickly as it makes for a very bad investment right now. I love the environment and do not wish to shoot it down in any way as it is very much the future as far as I am concerned, but I am low on enthusiasm right now.

Hope to see you all in-world soon.

Dumi