Contributed by Paypabak Writer
I mentioned the Selene airship a few weeks ago and I’d like to tell you more. There’s nothing quite like a skybox that you can fly! My alt sister Pay and her partner Dreams had a 1024m lot with a nice house and some furniture, but the design of the house didn’t leave them a lot of privacy so they looked around for a skybox . . . that’s what a lot of people to do to get away from nosy visitors. Inspired by our friend Alix, Dreams found out about Ananke Technologies. A visit to their store will reveal they also feature security systems, dance machines, teleporters, sentinel orbs, and Close Encounters bedroom sets as well as steampunk-style homes and skyboxes from 1299L$ to 3499L$. But what really caught their eyes were the steampunk/fantasy-styled airships.
The great advantage of such a mobile home is the ability to fly it to a level above the sim where no one else has a skybox. You can fly it around with visitors and then park it in your parcel. The airships in question generally come with furniture and built-in poses, so the prim count is pretty much complete. If you add furniture, you have to keep in mind that it will not move with the airship unless you link it into the rest of the ship (this is possible, but you need to keep an “archive” copy of your original!). Most of the ships listed below not only have great seating capacities and beds with sleep, cuddle and sex poses (including F/F poses), but they come with excellent security systems (including scanners) and multimedia capabilities (audio, video, and slideshows).
Some of the ships follow a design that can be adapted for underwater purposes, too! The Nessie Explorer (249L$, 43 prims) is strictly for two people to travel around whether in space or underwater. The Phoebe is a five-seater flyer only, sold separately or deployable from the Selene Cloud Hugger (2699L$, 164 prims, fits 1024m lot). That’s the one sister Pay and Dreams have docked above their home in the Timeless Rainforest. The Nereide Flying Submarine (2499L$, 104 prims, fits 512m lot) is smaller and more fits the underwater scenario. The Dreamliner (1299L$, 97 prims) is definitely a flyer with sails and an open area above the living space, while the Nightshade Recon (1799L$, 117 prims, fits 1024) looks a bit like the Millennium Falcon–it also deploys smaller spaceships for a bit of roleplaying fun.
I chose a Lylanna Steampunk Airship (899L$, 91 prims). It’s a great size, looking like a dirigible, with a bed at the stern, a sitting area with the multimedia screen, a bearskin rug with poses, and the cockpit. Great value and low prim count yet with luxuries! I bought an airship docking tower (200OL$, 46 prims, 22m tall) from another steampunk-themed company that has an elevator carry me from the ground to the ship. If I want privacy I just fly the ship straight up as high as I want . . . the docs say it can only go 768 feet, but I’ve gone higher. Updates for security, multimedia, and all scripts are guaranteed. I was able to modify the decoration on the fuselage with my own branding with very little trouble following instructions provided.