I meant what I said in a previous post and on payday I contacted Motor Loon and got myself a boat. This is a proper boat and not the little wooden dingy we all pick up along the way in SL. Check out this picture to check out the awesomeness.
OK so I have played a little bit with windlight but you can too so can’t you just picture yourself in this scene. All other photos will be taken in the simple Nams Prim and Skin setting which we should ALL use because it is very similar to the normal SL lighting but less harsh and you don’t have to use a facelight to look stunning.
My RL knowledge about boating is lacking I can use a paddle and that’s about it but I’ve checked out the menu and glanced at the easy to follow instructions and although a lot of it I allowed to go right over my head it’s easy to see that if you’re an in world sailor or just a poser like me this is a boat for both. You get a box full of texturing which means you can change a lot of the texturing on the boat from the hull to the flag and even I managed to change the flag to the Pure Logo.
Lets think “outside of the box” as they say. If you own a tiny plot with the minimum of Prims then you could make this your home because as compact as it is it has everything inc the kitchen sink because everything comes to a tiny 32prims which means anyone could own a boat of this quality. If you don’t want to sink any of your land when you rezz your boat it comes on a low primmed dry dock stand, a lovely touch.
A lot of thing on here are a simple touch control even the lighting, curtains, hatch or from the menu although the menu is mainly for the sailing bit. Whats shown here is the steps down to the living quarters and you can see the radio and even ………………………..
… Ta Dah the toilet!
Bedroom is through a little crawl space under the the rear of the boat or is that stern? From what I can tell it’s just a few poses I don’t even know it it has a cuddle menu in it but not everything needs it nor does everyone want it so that’s not an issue.
One of the poses is of you lying on your belly looking out of the little door into the living area which is so cute. The whole boat comes packed with poses and the blurb says “Smooth moving parts (doors/hatches etc) and support for up to 32 passengers all with individual animations (though I may not recommend that many for sim crossings). Boat also features working sails (luffing and shaping to wind), automatic spinnaker, working folding prop, working inboard motor (you can flip up the staircase to expose it), working cabin lights, deployable fenders, working anchor and lots lots more”. Don’t let any of the sailing jargon put you off if your a boating noob like me it’s still so easy.
Last photo I promise. It was so hard to chose which photos to use because they all turned out so well. This of course it the seating area and you can see that yet again although this is a compact boat it’s damned roomy enough. The table in the centre is drop leafed so one click and one side is lowered another click and down goes the other side so it’s even easy to walk around.
As I’ve said this is a real sailing boat and so I braved the open seas and YES it works. I will have to read the instructions a bit better but all I know is even I managed to steer it and it was FUN. You get a great AO of you steering the helm and the lovely relaxing sound of waves crashing on the front bit, prow?, even crests of small waves as you cut through the open water and I deliberately went through 3 sim crossings and not a single issue.
Thanks to a Pure reader who pointed out to me that you can pick up a demo model of the Oceanic from the MP I had gotten a taster of what it would be like but in all honestly I and even the Pure reader would say PAY the difference and get the Loonetta. She maybe a bit more expensive than the Oceanic but she definitely has the updated edge to her and is so worth the extra (Loonetta 3500 Oceanic 3000).
So the MP to get the Oceanic demo and the inworld LM so you can have a better look at the Loonetta for yourself. Almost forgot to say that MLCC is even bigger on the bikes and cars a real petrol head paradise.