Travelling around virtual capitals is quite varied, normally I would use a landmark and teleport, or open my map and double click on the location I want to go to, or if it’s close just walk or take to the skies and fly. In New London they have a unique way of travelling around to different parts of the sim! New London is a ‘today’s’ environment mixed with a little Sci-fi to make it very interesting indeed, so you would expect something a little quirky when you explore the city.
I spotted the tube station near our The Metaverse London News Team shop in the old part of town. The tube station had cast-iron gates that slid to one side when I touched them for me to enter. I clicked on the floor to ride the tube and a menu appeared with the different locations, on clicking the menu, the whole unit I was in spun off with me inside it, transferring me to another tube station at my destination. The stations are an attractive design too, and go well with the areas they are in.
You can easily access other areas too, I went into the Time-Lords Pub which is a very cosy meeting place. I noticed a door in front of me, which said ‘Time-Lords Club’ and clicking on the door it opened and there was a brick wall in front of me. I clicked on the brick wall, and next thing my avatar walked straight through it and there I was in the club! Inside the club there was the door to get back to the pub and also a door to the shopping mall, so I decided to try that one. Once again I walked though the door and there I was in the amazing New London shopping mall! In the mall there were some more doors with more options. I picked a door to take me to the Tower of London. This all seemed so much faster than teleporting and you couldn’t get lost!! I even found places in the sim I had not discovered before.
As transport goes, there is no need to wear out your shoes by walking, or your arms by flying in New London, just take the next exit and you will find you are where you want to be!!