“When the steering wheel was first put into use in automobiles, it was called the “whip”. The whip is what you used to control the horses on a stagecoach, hence the analogy. Many years later, various hip hop artists noticed that the Mercedes-Benz logo resembled a steering wheel. They then proceeded to use the old term “whip” to describe any Mercedes-Benz vehicle. The term has now been generalized to classify any expensive automobile”Definition of Whip from the Urban Dictionary.
Y’all ready to jump out the whip? Second Life is such an amazing game to me because you can do almost anything you can do in real life. From early on I was interested in vehicles in Second Life. Especially boats and planes, now somehow in these past two years of being on SL i stopped doing any playing with vehicles, and only recently did i want to get back into that.
What can you do with your whip in Second Life?
Like real life, there are airports, marinas, and places where you can keep your vehicles. I personally use Aleksandr airport because its close to my alt’s vacation home in Hana Aloha which i must say is a rocking place to live and hang out. There is a Marina where i have a helicopter, seaplane, and boat all mine and waiting for me.
Vehicles as Social Engines
One of my funniest moments in SL came this week as my buddy Dennis took me out on his ferry. I was able to TP in like four family members, and it was very chill just being on the water, Dennis driving, and us conversing. Recently I have also been on a flight with Morgan Air which was a very social experience
How do I get started driving or flying or sailing my whip?
Well as with most things in life or Sl, it usually costs money or “linden” in SL terms. However, I have some great news for you. Last night when i joined this awesome game called Get The Freight Out (GTFO) and I was inquiring as to where I could find some cheap cars for sale to use with GTFO. And the people in that community gave me the hookup, there is a place where they have free boats, planes, and cars. I’m giving yall the hookup, just come here and collect the boxes and you will have some great starter vehicles.
Games with Vehicles
There are several fun games you can play in SL based on your vehicles. I am new but trying Get the Freight Out where you can earn fake currency by picking up and delivering cargo sounds like a ton of fun, I’ll probably be writing about those experiences in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled on that! I hope to see you guys on the roads and waters of SL! Make your SL life more adventurous, jump on the whip and roll out!