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Second Life Quick Tip: How to Log In to the Beta Test Grid

Second Life has two grids — the Main Grid (Agni) and the Beta Test Grid (Aditi). Sometimes Aditi is also called the “Preview Grid.” Both grids use the same log in name and password.

If you are going to be building, especially in mesh, and you know you’ll need to upload objects several times to test them and get your build right… please do your Linden balance a favor and do all your initial testing on the Beta Grid!

What’s so great about Aditi? Well, as per the wiki…

In order to participate in Beta testing, you just need to login to the Aditi grid using your viewer of choice. Your account should automatically be set up and you should receive L$50,000 to start.

Nothing that happens on the test grid (Aditi) has any effect on your avatar, inventory, L$, or marketplace listings on the main grid (Agni). Objects, inventory and L$ on the Beta grid may be damaged by bugs, be removed, or disappear at any point during Beta testing.

This means you’re granted L$50,000 to do with as you please (limited to the Beta Grid) and none of your uploads will effect your actual L$ balance.

Now, looking over that wiki page, I also see this, so be aware:

WARNING: June 2016, 2017 – If you are a new user and have never logged into ADITI, you will need to contact Support to gain access. This is supposed to be a temporary bug in Aditi login.

Below, I’ll cover how to log in to the Aditi on the native SL Viewer and my viewer of choice, Firestorm.

How to Log In to the Beta Grid on the SL Viewer

If you’ve never logged into the Beta Grid before, you have a little bit of setup to do on the SL Viewer:

  1. Click Me in the top left corner, then click Preferences
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Select Show Grid Selection at login

  4. You may need to log in to the main grid, log out, and restart the viewer for the Beta option to show. It was kinda wonky for me.

Once you’ve done that, then you will see this drop-down menu option. Just log in with your normal SL account and you’re there.

 

How to Log In to the Beta Grid Using Firestorm

This is a bit easier.

Click the Grid drop-down menu and select Second Life Beta. Log in with your normal SL account.

Finding a Place to Build

Aditi has a bunch of public sandboxes that you can use to upload, test and build to your heart’s content. Just know that there is an automatic return built into them for every so often (usually 3 to 5 hours).

To find a place to build, just Search your Places for Sandbox.

Any of the sandboxes will work just fine. I tend to gravitate to the one in Mauve because when I was a complete SL nooblet, I used to build there on the main grid. So many hours spent in that sandbox… 🙂

Anyhow, happy building! I hope this helped save you some L$ on uploading and testing your stuff!

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FFXIV: Patch 4.3 – Under the Moonlight (Drops Late May)

There’s a few things here that caught my interest from the newest Live Letter. Since the translations are posted on Twitter instead of the forums now, I’ll just be pulling from the official Twitter account for info. Sorry that WordPress pulls the parent tweet into the post above the tweet I actually want to post. Bleh.

Story is good, but the Namazu beast tribes are better! We had a feeling they’d be the tribe for crafters to use. I have plenty of crafters that need to catch up — Leatherworker, I’m looking at you!

Happy this is coming out so soon. Will have to add the Namazu to my dailies. 🙂

I’ve not been a huge fan of the new 24 man raids for quite a while. But, I did enjoy some of the encounters in Sigmascape, so I’m going to hope they might be going that direction with battle design. I’ll wait and see.

YEEAAAAAAAAH!!! 

We all had a suspicion that this structure was going to be for the next Deep Dungeon. So happy this is going to be a thing. Especially if it’s supplementing level 60-70 leveling. Leveling isn’t bad right now already, but I’ll always take more options.

*sigh* I haven’t really been all that involved in Eureka (but I kinda wanted to be). Maybe I should get back out there and see what a low level noob can do. I dunno.

I would actually probably use this. We heard about this app a while back, so it’s good to see it’s coming!

Other things from Reddit:

  • New Squadron dungeons added (Yay!)
  • Return to Ivalice raid – The Ridorana Lighthouse (with associated crafter/gatherer side story?) (Hmm?)
  • New Custom Deliveries client (Woo!)
  • Job Adjustments – DRK, SAM, AST
  • Cross-world linkshells (Oh?)
  • Items converted into glamours can be reclaimed. (YEAH!!!)
  • Squadrons can use glamour dresser. (YEAH!!!)
  • Glamour plates saved to gear sets. (YEAH!!!)
  • Loot system changes to Alliance Raids – All Greed (Huh… wait… that’s not good!?)
  • Normal raid roulette (Nice for people catching up, but I’d never run it. 😛 )