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365 days of SL, day 41

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Apr. 24th, 2012 | 02:37 pm

365 days of SL, day 41:


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There's quite a few autonomous scripted vehicles on the Linden road — you won't see them all the time, of course, but on Route 9 at least, it'd be surprising if you didn't come across at least one in one evening that you're on that road. Some of them are automated tour pods that you can sit in to be taken to various places and given background info and more (maybe I should actually try that some time; more deep culture to soak up), but others serve no apparent purpose, other perhaps than to add a bit of realism. After all, what's a road without cars?

As I already mentioned in passing on day 38, I personally don't like them, though. They're distracting; they bump into you and shove you aside; and they're just a general pest.

Occasionally, they malfunction, too. I don't know how they work exactly, but I presume they're guided by beacons embedded in the road; either way, Lordshore bridge seems to be a bit of trouble for them at times. Yesterday wasn't the first time that I saw one that got stuck UNDER the bridge and tried to climb back onto the road.

Some of the vehicles are more capable than others: about two months ago, I saw a pair of vehicles down there, one of which got stuck while the other made a bold dash up the hill AROUND the bridge and got back on track almost immediately. Perhaps these were created by different scripters with different abilities.


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The one we saw yesterday wasn't of the smarter variety, BTW; when we left, a few hours later, it was still there, chugging along tirelessly in a positively Sisyphean struggle. It was a bit sad, but also quite comical.

Location: Lordshore (74, 44, 42)

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