Links to the stories submitted for the Opening Day Stories Project can be found on the Dankoville Stories site, right here...
Calling all writers. Dankoville Story Group presents a new, short-term writing project, something unexpected…from out of left field…
Read all about it on my blog, Journey To the Center Of The Metaverse...
I am pleased to announce that Dankoville has joined Naras Nook. It seems a good fit to bring our little story writing and role play community (there's three of us!) to the home of the Greyville Writers Colony.
Moving is always a pain and there's always a lot to do - and to top it off, we downsized from a 1024 var to a 768 - so it'll be awhile until I get things sorted. The Notecards and Landmarks have to be updated, parcels have to be re-cut and blah, blah, blah. Ya know? But heck, that shouldn't stop you from coming over and looking around or hanging in a pub or the coffee shop. I might be doing the same or I might be working on something but no matter, say hello if you like.
Or just wander through the cornfields.
If you need to jump to a standard region first:
That puts you in Greyville, the welcome region for Naras Nook. Type Dankoville into your world map and hop over.
Dankoville was taken offline this morning. I'm working on a new layout for the sim and hope to be back online within a few days. Updates will be posted here and on Google+
FYI: A strong winter storm is approaching the RL home of Dankoville's power source. If a local power outage hits, the Dankoville sims could be down for a few hours to several days.
Check your batteries and round-up your flashlights and candles. Tune your radio to KROW, the Voice of the Prairie for updates and the best in classic country songs. Good luck, neighbor.
We are in the early stage of developing roleplay and writing about Dankoville. The Dankoville Story Group has a members-only website to coordinate our activities and post background info. There is now an inworld group as well.
Coming soon: information for RPers and writers will soon be added inworld in the Dankoville Information Center at the main arrival point in Dankoville as well as on an island in the Dankoville Transfer Station region. Stay tuned.
If you're interested in RP or writing in Dankoville, contact Danko Whitfield inworld in WestWorld or via Google+.
WestWorld grid has updated its login and HG addresses. Here are the new HG addresses for Dankoville regions...
If you're coming from a standard region, it is strongly suggested you use the Dankoville Transfer Station...
http://westworldgrid.com:8102/ dankoville transfer station
If you're feeling lucky, do not pass Go, do not collect $200, go directly to Dankoville, a varregion...
I can't state this conclusively yet as more testing is necessary but my preliminary findings are:
If you HG from a standard region to my sims on WestWorld, it is much better to go to the Dankoville Transfer Station region first than to the Dankoville region directly.
When you get there, Click the sign for the LM to Dankoville and use that LM.
It's a quicker trip - and much more likely to go through on the first try.
Dankoville Transfer Station is a standard region...
http://tanglegrid.net:8102/ dankoville transfer station
If you do wish to go directly to Dankoville, a varregion, my experience is that the HG TP times out on the first try almost every time. But if you wait about ten seconds and try again, it works on the second try almost every time....
I will follow up on this when I get a chance to test further.
Thanks to Shaun Emerald for advising me to include the transfer station and where to place it on the grid.
Cross-posted from my blog, "Journey To The Center Of the Metaverse"
I've just this week relocated Dankoville to a brand new virtual world called WestWorld. Here are the HG addresses...
Dankoville is a varregion...
If you need a standard region to make the jump, here's the nearby Dankoville Transfer Station...
http://tanglegrid.net:8102/ dankoville transfer station
Yes, the addresses are correct. WestWorld is co-owned with Tangle grid but they are two separate grids.
Today I want to share with you an introduction to Dankoville that I wrote a few months back for the Dankoville Story Group which has a members-only website with background on the story of Dankoville...
The purpose of Dankoville grid
I made this grid as a setting for one of the storylines on my IC blog, The Further Adventures Of Danko Whitfield, Semi-Retired Time Traveller. I opened it to Hypergrid so the curious could visit. I didn't expect other RPers or writers to join me here. What a nice surprise! And fun!!
As the grid is open to tourists and virtual world explorers who want to look around or even hang out without any interest in RP whatsoever, we are not a strict roleplay sim. Not at all. We are always OOC here unless we mutually decide otherwise. That can be a formally set time to RP or it can be a spur of the moment thing.
General overview of the Dankoville grid and its use in story
Genre: Small town life, Farm life
Our stories take place in Strange County, somewhere in the Corn Belt of the United States. We focus on the lives of the people who live, work, do business, play or visit in Dankoville, the third largest town in the county. The time is the present day.
We NEVER identify what state Dankoville is in, it's just somewhere in the Corn Belt.
To answer the Bob Dylan Question - "How does it feeeeeel?" Think of Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Illinois. Not the big cities in those states but the rural, smaller places. Very small. Even more specifically about the feel of it...when I need a name of a person or place or I need to know the regional term for something or other "cultural" questions, I research South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota.
For awhile I didn't even identify whether it was in the US or Canada but then a plotline led me to have to claim Dankoville for the United States. Yes, someday I may have to declare a state as well but I hope not. And until that day, always refer to Rule #1.
The existence of time travel is accepted as fact by most people in Dankoville but generally not a topic of conversation in polite company.
I'll write a separate post about this and link it here when I do. I want you to be aware of this element as it is part of my main character's story BUT I don't want to emphasize it because it's not what Dankoville is about.
As a resident of the area or even a regular visitor, you would know of the Whitfield family. But you certainly wouldn't be talking to them about time travel (unless you are a time traveller) and vice versa. You'd talk about...farming, the weather, the high school basketball team, life in these parts in these times.
Time travel is actually quite important to the town's history but that's still not what our RP is about. It's about life in a small town in a rural area in the present day. A family of time travellers just happens to live here. But their day job? Farming.
Unexpectedly, Dankoville is back online today, connected to the new WestWorld grid. Testing is underway and we are open to visitors. Check the Grid Status page for updates.
Danko Whitfield, writer - explorer of virtual worlds, has his own little world now.