Yava Script Pods
NOTE: THIS ARTICLE IS IN PROGRESS. ESTIMATED FINISH DATE: MAY 1ST 2014
The Yava script pods are automated, convertable, scheduled vehicles that can be seen on Corsica, Gaeta 1, Gaeta 5, Heterocera, Jeogeot, Nautilus, Sansara, Satori and occasional in Zindra. Compared with other automated vehicles, they are much more safe and still they allow passenger to control a few functions (like speed).
Design and features
These vehicles have low prim count and low size. They are phantom (not interfering with other vehicles or avatars), but still they can affect a few things, like railway switches. They are convertable vehicles, that look like a train on railway, spherical pods on roads or ground, boats on water or even submarines if needed.
The scripts use a notecard to store data. Measures show that the Yava script pods are not high-lag vehicles, they don't affect nearby residents with unwanted noise and they don't create high lag in the sim or parcel they enter (yet, it is proven that any avatar, object or script has an influence on land and server performance, it is important to keep this influence below certain limits). Influence is comparable with a classic Heterocera VRC opensource train. While moving on railways, they are not affected by switch changes.
The fact that they give touristic informations on the way is very important and helps people learn much about Second Life geography and history.
Very suggestive are the drawings found on these vehicles. They show important features on the way they go to visit.
These vehicles are released after a schedule (usually at every 30 minutes), but this is not a rule. Some of the pods (like the GSLR Cecropia - Calleta) are released at other schedules. From any pod base, if an avatar wishes, a vehicle can be rezzed anytime. Position of some pods can be noticed with some interactive maps (found usually in Heterocera along the railway).
Scheduled might be affected by sim logout processes or by avatars crashing at a sim cross. Majority of pods have long lives. After they finish their tours, they return home and go again on another tour.
Pod vehicles are rezzed at some specified bases.
- Heterocera, Calleta City, Calleta sim, on the GSLR, close to the juction with main railway, not far from Calleta infohub. -
- Zindra, Kama City, Bronlen sim, not far from Kama Center. -
- Sansara, Snowlands Subcontinent, Durango sim, visible from road. -
Currently, the pods can be found on many continents. There are also transcontinental pods. So, the same pod might appear twice on the lists.
H1 - Transcontinental is a special pod that connects Heterocera with Sansara. It is launched every 30 minutes, departures are at each hour past 20 and 15.
H3 - Heterocera Coast is released every 30 minutes from Calleta, at each hour past 06 or 36. It offers a complete coast tour. A complete trip takes about 2 hours at average speed. From pod station, it moves to the road in Calelta, then to road 1, along the inner plain.
H5 - Cecropia Express rides along the GSLR main rail in Heterocera, from Calleta (junctoin with main railway, Calleta representance of Arcadia Asylum) to Cecropia docks (gateway to Sansara). It passes through only 2 sims and it waits a few minutes at each line end. There is a single pod moving along the way, at every 10 minutes. It waits about 2 minute at each line end. Another station is at the pod station.
Z1 - Kama Centercircles around two sims, Kama Center and Bronlen. Departure is at every 10 minutes. The pod has a few stops.
Z2 - South Zindra is an unscheduled pod, released on command. Unfortunately, land does not allow vehicle entry, so that vehicles need passengers to move.