Today is Halloween, but in the few days beforehand, Second Life's residents have been enjoying the thrills and chills of the season. Bixyl Shuftan checks out two frightfully fun events, plus a Halloween hunt.
"When four curious teens decide to enter the spooky house on the hill, is
it a frightening dream or a hilarious nightmare? Either way, the eyes
"Running Lady Studios, (RLS) the animation studio that
brought you the comedy/thriller "Cruise Control", and Virtual Girl
Productions' (VGP) Gameela Wright (AvaJean Westland in Second Life) are
teaming up again. Last year they brought you the hilarious 'Coffee
Schlock with AJ - Special Guest, Harold Camping.' This year, they have
a cooked up a special little treat for your Halloween goodie bags.
animated short, filmed on Linden Lab's Second Life game platform, was
penned by stage and screen actress Gameela Wright and directed by K.
DaVette See (Suzy Q. Yue in Second Life). 'Bloomin' ' pokes gentle fun
at Halloween tropes and pop culture icons while following the antics of
four teens, a mad scientist, and a trio of precocious little girls. The
hills may have eyes, but they are REALLY cute. Ms. Wright narrates, as
her Second Life avatar, AvaJean Westland, the alternately amusing and
spooky tale." Click here if the video isn't showing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1ZichTjPck
The Virtual Museum of Architecture, once known as the Frank Lloyd Wright Virtual Museum, will be closing it's sim tomorrow, Wednesday October 31st. But this will not mean the end of the VMA as an orginization. Grey Lupindo attended the location's last party on Saturday Oct 27th. Grey took a final tour of the place, and talked to some of the people of the VMA about its future in Second Life. Read Grey's article in Places.
This week marks two big events. The Burn2 festival has been extended another week, so more time to enjoy the art and music, and of course the Burning of the Man and Temple this weekend. And of course it's Halloween, with numerous haunted houses, Halloween hunts, and of course the costume parties. And of course there are the regularly scheduled live and DJ music events, book and poetry readings, talk shows, races, and church services.
From Club Zero Gravity, "Tonight
is a special occasion. It is our Halloween celebration, and for the
occasion we will be having the festivities away from the space station
and planetside in the Haunted Woods. Show up as something frightfully
fun, whether it be vampire, zombie, witch, or some other kind of monster
such as tax auditor or begging nub. Or take the opportunity to take on
an avatar you otherwise wouldn't wear, such as human if you're a furry.
"So get your dark capes, your fangs, your claws. It's our time to scare and scream in this frightfully fun night." The talented DJ Jasmine will be playing three hours of spook-tacular tunage, and for tonight is a "Thriller" of a prize: 1000L on the boardfor the best Halloween look. Come over and "scare up" some fun. 5 to 8 PM Purrfection Estates (210, 10, 1500)
The Creation for Parkinsons sim is having a special Halloween-themed hunt, and Halloween party this week. Only two more days left to find 50 Great Gifts hidden all around the beautiful Creations for Parkinson's sim. Can YOU find them all????? Search the Highest Towers and the Lowest Crevasses Don't be afraid to get wet for # 12 & 13
From 4 to 6 on Wednesday Oct 31st will be a Halloween Party from 4-6 at Nature's Glen
Solace Lake (233, 13, 23)
Grease Coakes recently met up with Second Life artist Mikati Slade, whose J-Pop influenced art with it's video game colors is quickly recognizable. Recently, her work has once again gotten attention at Burn2 as the designer of it's Guru Guru stage. Grease Coakes talked to her about the stage, and the influences of her style.
Superstorm named Sandy is being tracked as it makes landfall in
Virginia, bringing heavy rain and wind. it is expected to turn back
inland overnight towards regions of New York, New jersey, New England
and well into Northeastern Pennsylvania; directly in my path!
perfect storm as it is being called by weather watchers has already
prompted New York City to shut down subway and transit systems ahead of
the storm. Schools within it’s path have made their cancellations, low
level land and coastal regions are also being evacuated at this time. Electricity outages are estimated to be in the millions during this historical storm!
Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, reported, “An
extremely rare and dangerous storm will turn in from the Atlantic,
affecting 60 million people in its path and could lead to billions of
dollars in damage”.“ Hurricane
Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm for the
mid-Atlantic and southern New England with New Jersey and New York City
bracing for very dangerous conditions and catastrophic damage.The impact
from Sandy will reach hundreds of miles from the center of landfall,
including areas well inland and well ahead of the storm's landfall
Some good news for fans of the Burn2 festival, especially those whom might have been unable to come by last week. The event's been extended another week.
Have you had as much fun as I have? What an amazing BURN! We are having so much fun that we have decided not to close! We will keep the Playa open another week. We are going to NOT have formal crazy performance schedules, but camps can host events on their own plot, Center camp, or the stages. We will keep audio streams going and setup an open microphone system. Let’s do some fun things, be relaxed and have fun! You may even see Zombies on the Playa Wednesday the 31st!
We will push our BURNS out until next Saturday and Sunday, so this all fits in with that! I know you were all ready to see The Man and Temple Burn, but you can wait, cantcha? Times will remain the same- 4 AM, Noon and 8 PM Saturday, November 3rd for the Man and Sunday November 4th for the Temple. Thank you all again for making this the most fun most memorable BURN ever!
Yours truly dropped in at the Burn last week just in time to see a tour being done by EmCee Widget. "Welcome to Center Camp," he greeted me, "We are broadcasting to Burning Man Headquarters in San Francisico right now. Everyone is getting at tour at Headquarters." Besides EmCee, Burning Man has two other represenatives, M2Danger Ranger and Dusty Udal (formerly Dusty Linden). The tour went to The Man, the Temple, where a few people stopped to meditate, and at least two clubs having events.
Gemma Cleanslate has been too busy with Ranger duties to write much, though others have been keeping an eye on the event. Daniel Voyager has continued to write about the festival, in addition to posting a number of pictures on his Flickr.
This may be the last time we host the Halloween Trail in Secondlife - So do stay in touch for the launch of Aero Pines Park 2.0 to get your exclusive invitation to our new web-based game-engine platform coming in 2013!
Just as when the East Coast in the United States is looking forward to Halloween comes a scare from Mother Nature. Usually hurricanes don't come this way after Labor Day, so it was a surprise when Hurricane Sandy began heading this way. To make matters worse, it's expected to merge with a cold front system. This collision of a tropical storm and the cold front has been described as a "perfect storm." Coming so close to Halloween, it was dubbed "The Frankenstorm" by some.
High winds and flooding are expected, and exactly where the worst will be is not clear due to the unpredictable nature of hurricanes. Power could potentially be out for days in places. A few SL Newser writers, including the Editor, are in it's path. So there is the potential of updates being down for a few days.
Check out weather.com, or other sources of information on the latest.
Prizes:1st place-1000L 2nd place-500 L 3rd place-250L (this is for each category). Also a raffle in each category event.
Rules: Level Bombing Event- Player must remain above 100m at all times, no loops or dives down to 100m. Must use bombs only, no cannons/rockets/guns/etc. An admin will ride along to make sure the 100m rule is not broken (if not a 2 seater,admin can ride on the wing). 5 attempts given, to kill target or score as many points possible (yes you can kill the target multiple times if you kill it the first time, just give a chance for the damage to be reset).
Dive Bombing Event- Player is to divebomb (duh). Must use bombs only, no cannons/rockets/guns/etc. May only take 20 hp damage from their own bombs (if you fly too low), after that, you will be considered "too damaged and must return to base". 5 attempts given, same idea as with the Level Bombing for points.
Anything Goes Event- Use whatever you want (must still be WW2), do what you want, 3 passes instead of 5.
As a reminder, the event will be on Sunday October 28th, 5pm SLT. Sponsored by Skunkette Aviation,Shana Enterprises, BuzzworX, and the JG52.
Burn2 calls itself an event of "radical free expression." But on Sunday October 21st, this principle was put to the test when the festival grounds were the scene of a protest. The result was those taking part in the protests, and supposedly even those just watching, were banished from the Burn.
What was the protest about, and why did the Burn staff ban them? Read more in Extra.
On Friday October 26th, the Steelhead Ballroom will be having it's Costume Ball. Those attending are asked to wear their best (and worst) Halloween outfits and avatars. The event will be from 7 PM SL time to at least 9 PM, possibly longer. The music will be provided by DJ Fuzzball Ortega, which will be also broadcasted on Krypton Radio.
There IS a scam going around of people claiming to be from Microsoft Corporation. That your computer is heavily infected and they want to assist you in removing this infection that is hindering or corrupting your computer.
There I was, just in from work and I get a unknown phone call showing a unknown number.
(Red Flag One)
The person introduced themselves as a service tech from Microsoft Corporation. That my computer was reported as one on their list as being heavily infected.
(How would they know this? Red Flag two)
The gentleman, obviously from India with his accent proceeded to walk me through the steps of opening up my computer management window
Steps as Follows:
2) Hover over my computer option and right click
The computer management window opens
(Oh wow, neat. I had wondered where that was)
The gentleman proceeded to have me to look at the left side for the option of “Event Viewer” once found to click and open that. He then instructed me to look for an option of “Application”, once found to click it and open it.
(This guy knows his stuff, ok I’ll play along)
He then had me to scroll down the middle window and look for errors and warnings. This guy said “If you have more then 5 to 10 of these errors or warnings, that your computer has been compromised.”
(I at this point was thinking, “Oh sh*t he’s right I got a bug in my system”)
This technician further proceeded to have me to look back to the left side under “Window Logs” and look for “System”. That I had to click and open that as well. The middle window populates and the tech again warns me not to click anything here, that I could inadvertently cause damage but to again look for errors and alerts. Again anything over 5 to 10 of these and it is confirmed that my system was compromised. As I scrolled down and looked at all these errors and alerts, I got pissed at myself because I had somehow allowed my computer to be infected.
This computer tech now tells me to minimize the computer management window and open my web browser. He was going to assist me in removing this infection.
(I at this point was like, “Cool, I gets help to rid myself and my computer of these problems”)
I opened my web based browser, Google Chrome and the tech tells me to type, “www.teamviewer.com” in the address bar. I being a naïve fool did so and went to the Teamviewer website. As soon as I seen what this was I stopped. Teamviewer is one those pieces of software that you use to give complete access of your computer to somebody else.
(Jazzy sense tingling and a HUGE red flag waving in my face)
I immediately opened another tab and googled “people calling from Microsoft claiming to be helping with errors” Now what you think I found there?
“Hoax Microsoft Windows security calls..”
“Beware cold calls from people claiming to be from Microsoft”
I chose the 4rth option on the list “I received a phone call from Microsoft claiming I have a virus”
Oh wow somebody else had the exact type of call and was cautious. Scrolling down the list of answers I seen one statement that stood out that rang true.
“If you have not opened an incident (ticket for Support) with Microsoft, they do not contact you.”
Good ole Jazzy sense saves my bacon yet again. I then asked the “tech” why after years of faithful service and all the tickets I’ve filed, that they decided to call and attempt to help now. Why I had to download Teamviewer, and why would I want to give complete access of my computer to a complete stranger.
He sputtered, mumbled and tried to say again that he had my best interests in mind. Sure he did.. bastard just wanted access to my computer, these same people have been reported to get access, make unwanted changes and to also leave a virus on your computer that gathers your personal information, your banking information and your browsing history and then send it to wherever in the world so they can steal your life, your funds and your livelihood.
I was pissed at this point at both this “tech” for leading me on. At myself because I almost bought into his scam. Immediately I hung up and deleted the install file for the Teamviewer software that I had downloaded. Used the suggestions given at answers.microsoft.com and did a complete scan on my computer
“Run the Microsoft Malicious Removal Tool
Start - type in Search box -> MRT find at top of list - Right Click on it - RUN AS ADMIN.”
While that scan was running I read down further that I should report this scam to the proper authorities.
Needless to say now the Federal Trade Commission knows that these scammers have targeted my area.
For an extra kick in the pants, tomorrow I’ll be making a call to my states Attorney General’s office to report this scam. Per the instructions of the lady that I spoke with of the FTC.
Listen folks, these people are good! They make themselves sound like the real deals but know that Microsoft WILL never call your home or place of business. Microsoft will never ask for access to your personal computer or business computer.
Watch for the red flags, unknown numbers, instructions for you to download any type of software that gives them complete access to your computer. Once you see these, stop the call.. Stop the scam and report it right then. Report it to your local law enforcement, the Federal Trade Commission. Just let people know, all your friends and family; let them know to be on the watch for these scammers that would fleece them without thinking. That scan I did of my system..no malicious software was detected.
Never, never, never, NEVER give a complete stranger access to your computer. Not through software or just sitting in front of it. You don’t know what they might do or leave you.
Last weekend, the residents of Luskwood, the longest lasting community in Second Life, celebrated their ninth anniversary. And what a celebration it was. With several live performers, and one local favorite DJ, it was a time that the denziens of the Big Tree would fondly remember.
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Come talk to the fine folks over at the SL Newser, your source of news about the people, places things, and events across Second Life. You can have one posted right in their Classified Ads section. With three great options, the Advertorial, the Classified and the Sponsorship. You can bring all kinds of attention to your place of business. All you have to do is simply contact the folks at SL Newser. Check us out at: http://slnewser.blogspot.com/
There is the option of contacting the Editor & Chief Bixyl Shuftan or any of the Reporters simply by sending them an IM or a notecard. Please note that IM’s are liable to be cut off due to being capped.
Try sending an email to the Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It's a week full of events in Second Life. The big event this week is of course the Burn2 festival, going on all week to Sunday night. But there are other happenings, from Halloween parties to a bomber contest. And of course our reguarly scheduled DJ music events, story and poetry readings, church sessions, races, and talk shows.
It's Sunday night in Second Life, and a few hours left in the weekend before it's off to bed and then getting up for the Monday grind. Perhaps spend it watching a movie with some fellow residents. One such theater is run by Shockwave Yareach in the Sunweaver Estates, open once a week for the Sunday Night Matinee. Grease Coakes had a few words with Shockwave about this, and other activities of his.
This weekend, the Burn2 art and music festival began, with six sims and eight days of artistic exhibits, DJ events, and live musicians. Bixyl Shuftan wanted to see what the Burners had to offer this year, and dropped in for a look.
Read the article in Events, or if you're in a hurry, head to Burning Man - Deep Hole, (84, 9, 24)
Ginnette Pinazzo of Zindra contacted Second Life Newser about an event the adult continent will he having soon, "The Zindra Fleshmob Project." The project is described as "part art installation, part publicity for Zindra, part photography exhibit, all wild fun!"
The location will not be revealed until just before the event. Those interested are asked to keep an eye on the Fleshmob Project Page (link may not be safe for work). For more information, contact Ginnette Pinazzo, and join the Zindra Expo group.
Today at 12 Noon, Second Life time, the Burn2 art and music festival finaly begins after months of preparation.
BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life.
It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man regional event, and the only
virtual world event out of more than 100 real world Regional groups,
and the only Regional to burn the Man!
The BURN2 Team spreads Burning Culture and Burning Man Ten Principles
year round in Second Life, culminating in an annual major festival of
community, art and fire in the fall - a virtual echo of Burning Man
will again be on the virtual playa! We'll be opening the
gates on the 20th of October to six regions full of art, music, and
It is finally here! The day before the opening of Burn2 in SL! http://burn2.org/about
for those unfamiliar with the burn. Thursday, the press crowded the
playa taking pictures and looking at everything, meeting the main people
involved in all the work that has been going on behind the scenes and on
the playa itself.
Emcee Widget, regional representative was available at
the communications area, as were Neeks Karu (left), Buttermilk Panacek, Jeanbaptiste of the Lamplighters, Barbs Kurka of performance, and more. I took some
pictures of amazing sights you will see when you arrive at the gate and enter
the playa. Ub Yifi has some permanent greeters in place LOL. The real greeters
will be there too with information on where to go and what to do.
finally show some of the marvelous creations awaiting you. The Guru Stage is
magnificent. The Temple is lovely. The man stands tall. Neeks Karu had a lot to
do with the building and overseeing or happenings on the playa every day during
the building. So much work went into the preparation. Everyone is to be
thanked when you see them on the playa!
Looking for a place that has a variety of breedable pets and pet supplies, or at least can tell you where to get the? The Pets Sanctuary at Atlantis World has a number of critters to offer from familiar bunnies to more niche, less common pets. And when you're done with shopping, the nearby SpiritValley Studios club offers DJ music events.
Following the tour of Virtual Hallucinations on Sunday, October 14th, Bryn Oh gave a discussion about her "Virginia Alone" Exhibition at Immersiva. Among the residents there were a class brought in by a college teacher, many whom had just joined the Grid. About forty people were in the sim at one point. Unfortunetly due to a number of technical glitches that day, a number crashed. For about an hour, Bryn described what inspired her to do the exhibition, and answered some questions about it, inviting all to explore the house afterwards.
Gentle Heron recently gave a few tours of a virtual facility called "Virtual Hallucinations," an exhibition designed to teach residents about Schizophrenia. With it's voices, the exhibit was unique and informative. But some might find it a little too disturbing to experience.
One day I was invited to a fishing contest at Dreams of Hope. It was such
a sweet looking sim. I went back to check it out. Daviano Jack
Constantine and Shelby Marie Constantine have created a playland for SL
kids and their families. It is a safe place for SL kids and is bustling
with activities to suit all ages, but catering to the SL kids who know how to
There are fishing contests, of course, and hiking, horse
riding and biking trails through lush greenery. You can take a boat ride
if you want. I liked the playground with all the toys to play with. Camp
weekends are planned so families can get together. I attended a story
reading time that was great. Daviano read a cute story to the kids who
attended and had lots of comments to make about it.
One morning I was able to
get to a breakfast and met some of the kids. One had the most fun
ribbing the others and hoping to avoid getting sent to “time out”!! I did
notice that Daviano want off to make coffee while Shelby was left to be the ”bad one,” LOL! There was lots of burping and belching and giggles.
I asked one
of the kids, Brandon, what he liked about the group and told me,”I
came on SL back in February. I found the camp purely by accident. It caught my
eye right away. I loved the look of it. Holly did such a wonderful job. I
started coming regularly. We had camp on the weekend and went on field trips,
listen story, dressed up and had dance contest, colored Easter eggs and much
more. Its one of my favorite sims and hope it stays around for a long time.
Its changed so much but everyone there is very close. Like a family.“
food was good too, bacon and eggs. There are parties several days a week in
the amphitheater with live entertainers and also DJs with contests for “best
in.“ Everyone who attends has a lot of fun. Take a trip over to see the sim
and join the group. If you really like it you can rent a place there.
It's a week of events in Second Life. This Saturday, after a year of preparation, the Burn2 mega-event begins. For over a week, there will be six sims with over a hundred artists & builders with their exhibitions and dozens more live music performers and DJs. The Halloween-themed events continue, with numerous spooky happenings. And of course there are the regularly scheduled live music and DJ events, book and poetry readings, talk shows, church services, and races.
Linden Lab announced in the official Second Life forums a Halloween screenshot contest, with 5,000 Lindens for the winner.
Capture your costume in a snapshot and share that with us in the forums for a chance to win L$5000! Take an inworld image that you feel really captures the spirit of your
costume. Get creative — but keep it clean. You could win L$5,000 or
L$1000 for your efforts!
Read all the contest details and then submit your snapshot.
There will be one grand prize winner (L$5000) and three runners-up (L$1000 each).
Entries can be posted from now through
November 12, 2012 (at 11:59 p.m. PT). Take your snapshot, save the image
to your computer so you can upload your submission for the contest.
Check out the Official Contest Forum.
Votes will start at 12:10 AM PT on November 13, 2012
and last until noon PT on November 20, 2012. To vote for your
favorite, simply Kudo the image of your choice. Only one vote per
For the complete page, including the rules, Click Here.
Last week, we had the first half of our review of the latest expansion of World of Warcraft, "Mists of Pandaria," in which we described the new player race and continent. Today, we look at other features in the game, such as the new Pet Battle System. We also look at the response the expansion is getting and how well it's been doing for Blizzard in it's first few days.
The Enchantment Island Haunted, Spooky, Ghosts and Creepy is my third
haunted house to visit. Luckily there is a notecard that you will use to help you
enjoy all the fun in the house. The visit to the dining room is eye opening.
Have a seat! A very spooky skeleton band will entertain you in the music room.
There are interactive activites if you look for them. Have a seat in the living
room and you will see a delightful skeleton who dances just for you. Watch
that fire place in the living room . Climb the stairs to the upper floor and
knock on the doors . The master bedroom is full of fun to find. The attic is
especially poignant as you listen to the voices of the children and find their
toys scattered about. You wonder what happened to them all.
This house was built
by Aragon Sommer with Bambitwice Nightly of the Museum of Illusions and
Magic, about which I wrote last year. Hidden places await you, just have to
find them. Luckily for us there are clues in the notecard. After you visit the
house, outside the gate there is a teleport to the store where you can actually
take home some of the parts of the house, or all of it!
Covadonga Writer, a longtime friend of SL Newser and a coworker of some of the crew in the days of SL Newspaper, celebrated the five year anniversary of her partnership with Ruffian Offcourse with a party. The bash went on for two hours on Friday October 12th from 7 to 9PM SL time.
It's been a couple weeks since the "Mists of Pandaria" expansion came out for World of Warcraft, the most popular multiplayer online game. Bixyl Shuftan had something of a late start due to technical difficulties, but eventually getting in and seeing what was new.
Last week I attended the opening of a most entertaining exhibit at Art
India Gallery in Shekhawati which is curated by Quan Lavender. As I entered there
was a protest going on performed by Saveme OH that lasted about 15 minutes. I
guess it was fitting.
Many of the famous artists of SL were in attendance
to view and vote for their favorite form of protest art. The participating
artists are: Betty Tureaud, CaraMia Quan, Corcosman Voom, Eupalinos Ugajin, Hugo
Krell, London Junkers, Noni Abeyante, Pol Jarvinen, Queen Bish, Riali
Sandalwood, Secret Rage, Silene Christen and Sisi Biederman. Prices will be given
in 3 categories: 3D art scripted, 3D art non scripted and 2D art. The winners
will be voted by public votings and a jury, consisting of art historian and art
blogger Rowan Derryth, artist and curator Ux Hax, and art blogger and
curator Quan Lavender.
I was impressed with all the art and found several
favorites. Nomination of winners will be at November 23. Quan told me, ”I am glad that so many great entries are here. I think the
exhibition is really interesting.” When you visit you are allowed to vote
for as many of the exhibits as you like and you can pick up a notecard about the
artist. You may want to visit more than once to really absorb the meaning of
the pieces. I plan to return.
Discover what it is like to live with Schizophrenia. This clinic was built so people who do not have schizophrenia can experience a bit what life is like for those who do have this form of mental illness. It was built by professors and honors students from the University of California, Davis.
You can go on your own, or we can go as a small group at one of these times: FRI Oct 12, noon SLT SAT Oct 13, 4pm SLT SUN Oct 14 10am SLT
Earlier Second Life Newser stated it planned to do an article on a virtual replica of the house Johnny Cash grew up in. Unfortunetly, time constrants and breaking news put those plans aside. Fortunetly Geo Meek did a few snapshots of the place and put them up.
Geo Meek's Virtual Outworlding article can be found Here. The house can be found in ASU Dyess Colony (56, 213, 23).
Charlotte Bombastic, whom earlier sent SL Newser her interview with the Digital Wrestling Round Table's producer, is back with another interview. Here, she interviews Derrick Zane, co-founder of Over the Edge Wrestling. Derrick had a few things to say about the virtual wrestling scene, from how he got involved to certain terms unfamiliar to those new to the sport, and a little of what he does when away from the mat.
Recently, I heard of a Christian sim named Via Dolorosa. Here, residents are invited to virtually relive Christ's carrying of the cross in his journey to Calvary.
We are all asked by Jesus to carry our cross; this sim is the Via Dolorosa where you re-enact the final steps of our Lord to His crucifixion and the Empty Tomb. At Station 2 you are given a cross to wear and it follows a track for you through the 14 stations of the cross. Again, this is a must see.... must experience... and reminder of our own cross that we bear. Peace & blessings - Pet Karu
Via Dolorosa gets its name from the street in ancient Jerusalem believed to be the path Jesus walked carrying the cross, also called the "Way of Grief." Like the real life Via Dolorosa, there are fourteen Stations of the Cross. In real life, the Stations are shrines to "help the faithful to make a spiritual pilgrimage of prayer, through meditating upon the chief scenes of Christ's sufferings and death." The crosses are picked up at the second Station, with a smaller one available for child avatars.
The journey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete the 14 Stations. Your avatar will be fully animated via a scripted tour as you travel to each Station. Each of the 14 Stations are marked by a gold disk on the ground, a plaque and an artistic representation on the wall. Upon arriving at each Station, simple touch the plaque on the wall to receive the Station description. A local chat message will whisper that you have arrived at each Station.