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, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and the only Regional to burn the Man!
This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and Ten Principles of Burning Man 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 itself.
Da Vinci's Workshop was SO MUCH FUN, the whole week of the Burn and it's not over yet!
When? SATURDAY, 29th October 2016 Times? 12pm SLT (12 Noon) and 6pm SLT (18.00 - yes, we will do it twice) Where? (location of Check-in platform TBA 2 hours before each Burn)
WHAT IS SKIN BURN? Glad You Asked! Skin Burn is a BURN2 decompression event, an encore Burning of the Man in a low lag environment.
WHY do we do this? During the weeklong annual Burn event, the sims can get pretty laggy, so some Burners don't get to see the Man Burn quite so well. Thus we have an encore Burn with lower lag for everybody.
HOW do we do it? We STRIP - down to our skins! We detach, we let go of our hair, our shoes, jewelry, even HUDs! We get creative with our skins - let out the artist in us and paint ourselves BEAUTIFUL!
For a more glorious Burn for you and everyone around you, let go of those attachments to see the Burn in all its particle-y, fiery glory.
CHECK-IN You will go through a check-in process for the Burn. There are two things we check for: script weight, and avatar complexity.
We will have free skins available for those who want them, and checkers to help you detach and get ready to go to the playa.
Maximum Script Weight
This counts the number of scripts you are wearing. The goal is 1 or 0 scripts. Less is always better, it dramatically cuts down on lag for everyone. There are exceptions for certain avatars (petites, tinies, certain mesh avatars), but the more scripts you can remove, the better for EVERYONE!
While we can't set a specific complexity level as a hard limit, we do recommend and WE WILL HELP with the following:
Get your avatar complexity down as low as possible. This means removing non-essential items from your avatar (non-body parts, attachments, mesh/sculpted items, hair, jewelry, shoes, toys, etc.). It does NOT mean you have to take off the avatar you wear every day and go to a classic avatar. If you are normally a Tiny, you will be able to remain a Tiny.
Detach all attached scripted items and HUDs even AOs, so your script weight is 0 or 1. Again, there are exceptions for certain avatars (petites, tinies, certain mesh avatars). The more scripts you can remove, the better for EVERYONE!
That said, there are some workarounds for those who do not want to be nude...
System layer clothing does NOT affect avatar complexity or script weight - so you don't have to be naked! And, you will still be a nice, skinny 1000 complexity with your classic avatar!
Appliers for mesh bodies work similarly to system clothing, so your mesh avatar won't have to be naked either.
The lower lag we get, the better the Burn will be for all!
THEN WHAT? Then you get invited into the special BURN2 SKIN BURN group and teleport to the playa. Everybody goes through check-in.
Check-in opens 2 hours before, and closes 10 minutes before, the Burn starts - the Check-in team want to see the Burn, too!
DON'T FORGET - SKIN BURN SATURDAY 29 OCTOBER 2016 12:00PM SLT (12 Noon) and 6:00PM SLT (18.00)
Check-in Landmark TBA on Saturday, opens at 10am SLT for the 12pm Burn, then again at 4pm SLT for the 6pm Burn.
Here's a last thought for you. How many of the Ten Principles do we put into practice here? (Psssst - all of them!):
RADICAL INCLUSION - including more of our fellow Burners in the event with lower lag!
RADICAL SELF-RELIANCE - finding and using the creativity within ourselves to benefit ourselves and others
RADICAL SELF-EXPRESSION - go wild with your skin and system clothing/appliers!
COMMUNAL EFFORT - we are all in this together and we can have FUN doing it together!
CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY - being considerate of our fellow Burners.
PARTICIPATION - be a part of the Skin Burn!
IMMEDIACY - enjoy the now, the moment, the experience.
DECOMMODIFICATION - we share things for those who want them; no money changes hands.
GIFTING - FREE SKINS!!
LEAVE NO TRACE - After the Burn party is done, we clean up after ourselves!
This is a weekend filled with a sense of anticipation, excitement, a sense of culmination with a bit of sadness mixed in. This weeklong festival is drawing to its inevitable close.
The Man has been turned nearly every hour, thanks to the efforts of the Burner community, who came when called and pushed together to make the Man above Turn. He turns for the last time today. The Lamplighters will bring the fire to the Man with a procession from their now burnt-down Village, followed by a Fire Dance. Then the Man will Burn.
The Temple will also Burn, but tomorrow. These dwindling hours of the festival until tomorrow morning are your last chance to visit the Temple, to reflect, ponder and reconnect to your innermost self and your fellow beings in this incredible world we have. The tradition of leaving messages in the censer continues, in the form of a sheet of paper under a lamp next to a da Vinci-esque printing press. Simply touch the paper and follow the instructions to leave your message. Just before the Temple Burns, the messages will be read out for the community - always a deeply moving shared experience. Then the Temple BURNS, taking the messages with it. After the final Burn in the evening, in keeping with the RL Temple custom, the messages are not saved; they are gone with the virtual Temple. Prior to this, the Lamplighters will bring the fire to the Temple in procession and perform a Fire Dance.
The weekend's Burn schedule is as follows, all times are given in SLT/US Pacific time.
Man Burn: Saturday, 22nd October 2016
11:00am - Lamplighter Procession and Fire Dance
12:00pm - Man Burn
5:00pm - Lamplighter Procession and Fire Dance
6:00pm - Man Burn
Music will be performed/provided by Cuga Rajal and featured DJ set TBA