Next month’s sim: The Galaxy

galaxyThere’s no secret about where June’s Prim Perfect is going to be set – and we think it’s going to be a real treat for our readers!

I’ve already mentioned the location for our readers in an earlier post. Yes, the June edition is going to be set on one of SL’s most spectacular builds – the three sim-long cruise liner, the Galaxy, built by Bill Stirling as an extension to his Sagittaria sims.

It’s not yet quite complete, but is scheduled to be by the beginning of next month, when the June edition of Prim Perfect launches. And in the mean-time, we’ll keep you up-to-date on developments.

galaxy_on_mapThe first thing that strikes you as you enter through the gangway is simply how massive the whole build is.

The best way to get an idea of the size and scale of the build is to look at the map. Not the minimap – no, that will only show you which sim you are in. But call up the main map and look at it as you stand on the Galaxy, and that will give you a better perspective of the awesome size of the ship. You can see it here in the picture on the right; but clicking on the larger picture will show you just how the ship fits into the larger context of the Sagittaria area.

So how does one get around such a huge area? Well, helpfully, there are plans and charts in many public areas. An overall themed large plan of the ship is repeated several times, or else appears in terms of localised areas at different points. And you can travel around realistically by walking or taking elevators or (reverting to more virtual means) by using one of the discreet teleport points.

At the moment, you can fly – although this may be disabled to increase a measure of verisimilitude. Nevertheless, on my visit the other day, I took advantage of flight to record some picture of the pool deck area, the exterior of the stunning ballroom (imagine dancing there when the moonlight is all around!) and the length of the decks.

All in all, it is definitely one to keep an eye on!

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