Being flexible #inworldz

There’s a reason I haven’t publicly announced any opening days for our sim other than here. We need to be flexible.

We’ve already spent three months, I think, with Dunvalos Reach and are just getting to the point where we can say part of it is ready. We were last shooting for opening this Monday, but realized a few days ago that there’s no way we’re going to make it.

Oh, we could open, but we wanted to do it with some quiet fun. Lots of presents!

The first two stores are filled with product and priced. Marion Margaret Press’s parcel has been designed for awhile, just missing notecard givers and some books for people to grab. And then the Myst Walk in the sky is close to being ready.

Maybe, just maybe I’ll have the finishing touches for the Myst Walk and the ground level notecard givers ready on Monday. But no way I’ll have the presents ready.

I’ve chosen 11 so far. I think Mystic has 20 ready. We are shooting for 100 presents throughout the sim.

We’re not ready. LOL

But I’m hoping Monday we may be able to choose an actual opening day!

Then I need to keep going. Two more stores to build product for, including the building for one. More to add to Tempest Myst Designs still. And I have to create the Aspire tribe’s story and finish Aspire. And do the final parcel recreation.

Then I have to think about actual event work days in the game. And hope for the best. Need a carefree, no BS, PG rated sim. MMP will be a hangout open to writers and readers, but tricky…no camping or loitering. Usually I did this on other people’s sims with their rules already established. Now I’m doing it on mine.

Sure to be a lot different than the rental sims I ran…

 

One of the big bed wall "nooks" I love making. This one with working cabinet doors below and two sleep positions via poseballs.

One of the big bed wall “nooks” I love making. This one with working cabinet doors below and two sleep positions via poseballs.

This is a big bed wall "nook" with storage underneathe. For those who still have issues with door scripts working. Selling piles of pillows and blankets separately.

This is a big bed wall “nook” with storage underneathe. For those who still have issues with door scripts working. Selling piles of pillows and blankets separately.

 

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#Inworldz Serenity Myst Stores Update

Mystic and I worked hard this weekend during our play time to get the store products going. Both our hubbies had to work the weekend, which gave us some extra time. We’re trying to get set up for a September first opening day.

Why didn’t I preset all the bases so I didn’t have to set each finished version individually?  Geesh – I’ve been doing this for six years. It’s not like I’m a newbie.

For Tempest Myst Designs I left myself some room to grow. What I have to start with is:
385 pillows, varying from throw pillows to seating pillows, with one animation. Either poseball or script. Patterned after which were my best sellers during the pillow store days.
60 folded or hanging blankets.
27 rugs, sure to grow as I tend to fill up floor space with these as I go along.
8 or 9 full bed sets, with one poseball, copy and modify so buyers can change things around and add poseballs or animations as they like
8 side tables, to start. New design I haven’t tried before.
A series of simple bookcases. This floor will grow into seating bookcases, plus other items with books and book shelves. Will take me time to make these after I get some of the other areas settled in.
There are a few tortured prim style tables and table lamps on first floor too. Those will be replaced with different designs once I get the time to make those.

Mystic hasn’t told me the name of her store yet, but it’s cool. It’s an observatory with a huge telescope sticking out of it. The design is Myst inspired. I’m sure players who studied Myst lore will see it as such. Wonder if she’ll sell the building too.

She has an assortment of some sexy tiffany lamps, rugs, beds, chimeras, furniture, fortune teller’s set, vases, etc.

I will add two stores to the Serenity Myst Stores family. I hope to have Dee’s Designs started by opening day. It will have a cancer information center and a store selling items with it too. Still have to think about what I’ll sell there. Debating on making them one of a kind specials.

Additionally, on opening day, we’ve been creating items and choosing special items to give out in a free sim hunt. Shooting for 100 freebies to be found by looking for the gold ribbons. I’ve come up with ten so far. 🙂

 

Pillows with a crosslegged sit script inside them. Round throw pillows on wall behind them.

Pillows with a crosslegged sit script inside them. Round throw pillows on wall behind them.

Large square pillows with a poseball sit on them. Large throw pillows on wall behind them.

Large square pillows with a poseball sit on them. Large throw pillows on wall behind them.

The newest bed sets. Nautical design and Dragons.

The newest bed sets. Nautical design and Dragons.

The Chimeras in Mystic's store.

The Chimeras in Mystic’s store.

Fortune teller's set in Mystic's store.

Fortune teller’s set in Mystic’s store.

Tiffany lamps in Mystic's store with more decor behind them.

Tiffany lamps in Mystic’s store with more decor behind them.

The cool telescope platform in Mystic's store. This building would make a cool  home too.

The cool telescope platform in Mystic’s store. This building would make a cool home too.

The Serenity Myst Stores

Mystic and I have started filling our new stores on Dunvalos Reach for the Serenity Myst Stores parcel.

We’ll have four for sure on the sim. Mine is going to be Tempest Myst Designs. Not sure what Mystic’s is. In the future there will be an art store.

And I just decided on the fourth store. In Second Life, I’m opening Dee’s Designs so I can join in the hunt for raising funds for Breast Cancer, of which my mom was recently diagnosed. I’ve decided to make a sister store in Inworldz for it.

This is something close to both Mystic and I. She lost her own mom to cancer just recently.

Everyone calls my mom Dee so Dee’s Designs sounds perfect.

I went Inworldz price shopping. I always price low enough that all can afford my product, but do try to stay within the normal range of prices you find out there. It doesn’t seem to be a good “normal” range for pricing out there, so going with my original idea and calling it good.

Then it will take me a few full days to get everything priced. LOL  Is 300 pillows for one store too many?

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First Reveal #myst inspired #inworldz build

I’ve been working on a fairly large build that borrows a lot of features and textures from the game mystonline.com and other myst/riven games from Cyan worlds.

This build has evolved into a lot more than I expected, and I’m just nearing completion on just one part of it. The building I’m calling the “Myst Home”. It’s nearly done, with room for me to add more pieces to it as I find the inspiration.

I thought this was going to be a Myst world replica and inspiration build, but it’s to become more than that. It’s an introduction to the world of Myst. There will be bows giving notecards and free copies of items to visitors within the build itself. The notecards will give interesting facts about the game out, with information on where to find more.  I’m including some helpful hints on playing the game, as part of my current task of becoming a game guide once again.

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A little decorative corner featuring a maple tree from Relto. Table top texture is from Exile. Trim piece on this side of the house is the D’ni Alphabet and D’ni Numbers.

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This section represents the teaching side of the room. Learn how to tell time in D’ni, your alphabet, and numbers. Stained Glass is from K’ver. On one side is Bahro Glyphs and on other is a pictograph from the game. Symbol on floor is from Ahnonay.

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Sleeping room is inspired by a Tomahna room. Sharing symbol on the floor. Atrus tapestry texture on the cabinet. The artwork is from the Last Stand where we all gathered to open the fissure and go through together on our luckily not very last day in cavern.

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Decorative corner. Tapestry is from one in the game…not sure we ever found out who it is. The globe stand in front is inspired from the stand in Sirrus’s room.

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This is a little study area I’ll add more table pieces to. Inspired by pics of Atrus’s various tables. The middle is a viewer texture from Teledahn. The stone graphic is a pictograph found in game.

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Decorative space inspired by a Tomahna shot. Only Myst graphic is the compass on the table top.

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Interior shot. The center emblem is from the Great Zero floor map. Something will go in the middle of it eventually.

 

There’s cubby shelves and space behind the curtains, giving me more to play with. As time goes along I’ll make Myst inspired pieces to put in there, and to add throughout the rest of the room.

I’m becoming quite addicted to having 45,000 prims to play with and being able to just create without having to prim count and worry about how close I’m getting.

Recreation of the Myst fireplace you can get on your Relto. Completely different textures that I found Inworldz.

Recreation of the Myst fireplace you can get on your Relto. Completely different textures that I found Inworldz.

Lots more coming soon…