Lately I have been traveling around Gorean sims. Not anymore they are being build according to what was written in the books. Yes, there are beautiful, gorgeous places, but their build is modern, shiny and so matching XXI century than then the rustic Gor.
I was talking with my Admiral about the ships we have here in the Vosk Morass. Each and every ship we have here is sailable, and most of them has their own specific tasks. There is the biggest one, tarns carrier, it gives us the ability to use those magnificent creatures in case of attack or when we need to escape. We keep it really as much close to possible realistic way, that we even send slaves to clean the dung. At Tarns Carrier we have our ceremonies of intake and other fun stuff which is the group secret.
Thoe it’s not the only one, as Pirates lives mostly on ships, we have our Pelican – the Kennel Ship too. It makes it harder for fresh slaves to escape it and it can carry up to 7 captives. As i mentioned each and every ship you can find here is realistically built, no fancy things there, just rustic as it should be.
Some of the crewmates said what they see very realistic is the Crane at our dock which loads and unloads ships. Thanks to our amazing scripter Wolfie it not only moves but rotates different directions.
I even asked her what was her inspiration and that’s how the unexpected interview happened.
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): hahaha, I got kicked into it by Lemz.
Lemz Memel (Lemme Memel): well before the crane was rotating stupidly 360 degree, so Wolfie noticed it and give it an upgrade lol
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): He asked me to script the crane to a halfway decent movement and so I did.
Wolfie you created also the Balistas which are up at our wall, what inspired you to make them?
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): well, I like making stuff that has some unexpected twist to it. A while back, I made a cannon that you can ride (or you ride the cannonball) and it shoots you wherever it is aimed.
So why Balista at Blackwrath ?
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): during one of the first raids here, I thought it would be a benefit to have a quick transport from the walls to the carrier – but of course, the cannon wasn’t suitable, so I thought I make some sort of catapult. I ended up with a ballista as I found a good mesh piece for it on marketplace …. and scripted the basics. later on, I rescripted it, so that raiders have a small chance to to eventually make it, to even it out a little.
How long did it took you to make it work ?
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): it wasn’t too long since I have some experience with scripting guns…. I would say, maybe about 1 hour for the basics and another 2 hours (with a lot of testing) for the fine tuning
Do you script for fun or in your work you care to make as realistic movements of objects as possible ?
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): it depends…. movements in SL are often a pain and unreliable and the more realistic they should be, the more pain it gets. I’d say, I try to make it as realistic as possible but also keep an eye on the lag potential. Since this is a busy sim, the less lag the better – therefore, I rather cut down on the realism a little and keep it more simple
What you will script next ?
Wolf Song (Wolfslied): well, at the moment I’m working on an employable ancient temple with a lot of traps, secret doors and treasures to gain – I hope to be able to include it into the Gor RP, it might be a nice addition
Thank you Wolfie for your time, it was a pleasure to talk to you.
So as you can see Blackwrath offers not only realistic sim build, ships and objects.
What we do have here are people, most amazing and realistic you can ask for.
Scribe of Blackwrath Pirates.