#Inworldz My laid back building

I’m a simple builder. Hooked on using regular prims still with just a few sculpts and not into the mesh building still. Don’t get me wrong. I appreciate mesh. Even buy something with it here and there.

I haven’t tried anything mesh with avatars in Inworldz yet and may not. My characters are pretty static. They’re not fashionistas and their clothes and bodies are self-cleaning. Lovely benefit to being a virtual world pixel person!

Not planning on buying a full wardrobe for them. LOL

I do have some experience with mesh avatars in Second Life. Two of them, to be exact. And it didn’t go well. LOL I had to completely uninstall SL and reinstall it and start the avis over each time. Clothes I’ve had no issues with.

In Inworldz I’m not a social butterfly, nor do I see myself ever being one. I just maintain a sim and build as a release of dealing with life.

In life, I’m an introvert, nearly a hermit. Social hermit. Live in town, say hello and wave to people. Don’t hang out much. And that’s my happy spot. Knowing they’re “there” and that they know I’m “here” is just right for me.

I’m a pillow person. Right now, I’m up to 350 pillows in my store. Of course, those are sculpted. ¬†I don’t make sculpts but thankfully there’s many wonderful sculptors out there.

Not many scripts make their way into my products. Animations, sits, and some doors for the most part. I’m a simple script person too. Even the other scripts I use tend to be simpler ones.

Right now, I just use pose balls. The grid is advancing and I see a multi-sit system in my future. But for now, I’m doing the pose balls. Actually, I probably have a system in inventory already. I did a lot of gathering of materials when I first came on the grid.

But testing on three computers here, one being an ultra gamer, and with a friend’s two computers, I find even the best made sims laggy when there’s an overwhelming amount of textures and scripts. One fantastic creator only has 1/2 of the prims used and it still lags us down.

I contribute a lot of interference to sim surrounds. Personally, I don’t like them. Even the best made ones interfere with a lot of computers.

So, for now, simpler is better for me. And that’s okay because I have a ton of textures and a ton of ideas to work through.

What’s in the future for my Inworldz sim? Lots of product.

My next line of products is barrels. I love how people have recycled old, broken wine and beer barrels in RL, so I’m doing just that in IW.

Won’t take me long to fill up on houses. Pretty sure we’ll have to add a building to buy the extra houses through vendors. No, I’m not going to use rezers. Nor am I going to use “modern” vendors. My vendors are to be boxes and pictures and signs that you purchase. Those things lag out sims so bad in the malls once you get so many. Simple is just as good.

To be honest, my houses are lacking in proper door functions right now. For the moment, I’m not linking up the doors to the houses and they’re phantom. Soon I’ll have a sort of working door system going. Seems I have to go backwards and figure out which one works best on the grid now.

Mystic says we’re selling “classical houses”. No rezer needed, just buy a copy of the house. LOL yep, old-school.

But I am working on extras and when mine go up for sale, it will be a sign or box to buy. Can’t help myself and have to throw in more than just the house. ūüôā

Visited a few Inworldz places using rezers. They have a good idea of making them temp rez. Only not so good at warning the visitor that the places rezed would poof after so long! LOL I figured it out before I was halfway checking out the rezed area I visited.

But OMG the worlds and setting you can make with full landscaping and mixing regular prims, with sculpts, and mesh…oiy! Looks like real life sometimes.

 

Next house in my lineup of houses. Simple cottage with stained glass windows.

Next house in my lineup of houses. Simple cottage with stained glass windows.

Next series I'm working on. Products using barrels. I have 30 done so far, chairs and shelving units.

Next series I’m working on. Products using barrels. I have 30 done so far, chairs and shelving units.

 

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Building #Inworldz New Houses coming to Serenity Myst Stores

The grand desk on the WIP Dunvalos Reach Lagoon. Picture Frames inspired by ones in Myst's Kadish Vault.

The grand desk on the WIP Dunvalos Reach Lagoon. Picture Frames inspired by ones in Myst’s Kadish Vault.

Mystic and I have been busy with our building projects on Dunvalos Reach. The sim is far from being finished…gosh, maybe in another year it will be almost done. There’s so much to work with in Inworldz. But we are getting a lot more to see on the sim and have something to show for our efforts. Read on if you would like to see what we’re doing.

New addition to the Serenity Myst Stores line up. Coming soon, discounted items: old hunt gifts, new releases, discontinued items.

New addition to the Serenity Myst Stores line up. Coming soon, discounted items: old hunt gifts, new releases, discontinued items. The graphic on the sign is the sharing symbol from the Myst games by Cyan.

Mystic and I will offer products we pull from our line up and from the hunts on discount to visitors through the Serenity Myst Stores Discount Center. Someday I’ll get into gimp and work on better logos set up for the stores. For now, I use a free builder that still makes them look a little stretched and sometimes piece together signs with various parts. When I have time, I’ll do better.

I have a soft spot for landscaping with animals. Expect to see that a lot. This is the turtle cove at Dunvalos Reach Lagoon.

I have a soft spot for landscaping with animals. Expect to see that a lot. This is the turtle cove at Dunvalos Reach Lagoon.

Love dolphins so I was excited when 2Xtreme got their freeswimming dolphins to work in IW after a recent update.

Love dolphins so I was excited when 2Xtreme got their freeswimming dolphins to work in IW after a recent update.

They go well with the stingrays.

They go well with the stingrays.

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The dolphins are very playful.

The dolphins are very playful.

The section Mystic and I have been very excited to get into building for is the area called Dunvalos Reach Village. Houses, buildings, gazeboes and other structures will be set for sale here as we get to it. I have it sectioned off but we still need to get it landscaped. That’s not stopping us from building product though!

My first house went a little larger than I intended, but still fits in the spot!

My first house went a little larger than I intended, but still fits in the spot! I was going to go with a small all tudor cottage, but ended up with a flagstone/tudor mix with some more modern elements in it.

First floor is open space, using wonderful wood textures from various texture creators Inworldz. I include two different types of curtains for the cubby under the stairs.

First floor is open space, using wonderful wood textures from various texture creators Inworldz. I include two different types of curtains for the cubby under the stairs.

The top floor features an alcove on front and back, both of which have a porch underneath. For this floor I've made an extras pack with things like a bedset and book case, rug, etc. that sort of thing. Still finishing it.

The top floor features an alcove on front and back, both of which have a porch underneath. For this floor I’ve made an extras pack with things like a bedset and book case, rug, etc. that sort of thing. Still finishing it.

Mystic's first house is a cool haunted house. Perfect for tricking out for the season! I think Addams Family when I see this for some reason.

Mystic’s first house is a cool haunted house. Perfect for tricking out for the season! I think Addams Family when I see this for some reason. Like I expect to find a relative of theirs living in it.

Inside and out, Mystic has set up a bunch of extras one can also get when coming to see the house. Including a huge cool spider and an Eye of Ra couch!

Definitely creepy walls on this house!

Definitely creepy walls on this house!

Hmm...stairs go down. She didn't put in a torture chamber, did she?

Hmm…stairs go down. She didn’t put in a torture chamber, did she?

 

She stuck a dungeon down below, with a Freddie's Furnace!

She stuck a dungeon down below, with a Freddie’s Furnace!

Come visit us! Our sim can be found on the map as Dunvalos Reach. Our stores are in search and classifieds as Serenity Myst Stores.

Tempest Myst (normally quiet and working) Marion Margaret (public avatar)
and Mystic Serenia (other creator)

 

#Inworldz Dunvalos Reach Update Dee’s Designs and Dolphins

This full post is an update on the progress of Dee’s Designs and our Myst-inspired Lagoon area on Dunvalos Reach in Inworldz. Read further to see some pictures of products, special dolphins playing at the lagoon, and a mysterious skeleton. Love and happiness to all.

Hopefully the next update or two will include the Aspire Age story. I’ve made it part of Elpis and Thorne’s exploration adventures.

Inworld, visitors to the Aspire parcel on Dunvalos Reach will be able to see journal pages about the Age and the discoveries written by Elpis. These will go into a novella telling their story of discovering the Age.

Our recent progress has been with the Myst -Inspired Lagoon parcel, called Dunvalos Reach Lagoon, and with Dee’s Designs.

Dee’s Designs is the third store in Serenity Myst Stores lineup. Named after my mother, who was diagnosed with Breast Cancer this past August.

Dee’s Designs will be an information area for Breast Cancer Awareness and feature its own line up of products. Some similar to my big store, Tempest Myst Designs, some different. And eventually some one of a kind designed items.

I used some new textures to make a set of sitting pillows for the store as starter product while I build up other ideas. Then I created a new line of what I call “raised sit pillow benches”. These are set for 75 I’z.

The new line of raised sit pillow benches in Dee's Designs.

The new line of raised sit pillow benches in Dee’s Designs.

The Dunvalos Reach Lagoon parcel is coming along nicely. Still a lot of landscaping to go through and pieces to build for the hut yet.

The body section of bones Mystic is making for the lagoon. Inspired by Myst's whark skeletons in the game.

The body section of bones Mystic is making for the lagoon. Inspired by Myst’s whark skeletons in the game.

I splurged and bought dolphins for the relaxation dock on the lagoon parcel. This is one of those rare splurges because good sea animals that move in a non-irritating pattern that’s not routine are hard to find. 2Xtreme were able to release their free swimming dolphins in Inworldz.

2Xtreme are one of my favorite creators in Second Life and I was thrilled to see them in Inworldz. Not so thrilled to see their Izzy hungry prices though. That makes me sad. So far three of my favorite Second Life creators are doing this in Inworldz. I’ve splurged on something with all three¬†because they’re awesome, but sadly, I will not be spending a fraction of the Izzies I normally would.

Creators, think of¬†the possibilities.¬†Prims aren’t an issue in Inworldz.¬†Overhead is a lot lower. (Most of us are sim owners and creators in our own rights. Many of us have been in SL for years. Don’t try to tell us differently.) Lower your prices and we’ll buy more. Otherwise, we’ll just do something else, and shop elsewhere.

Still, when it comes to 2Xtreme, if you need something for your landscaping, I find their multipack of birds very reasonably priced. You can’t get the garden birds separately that I can see, but if you buy the pack, they’re a great price. I’m going to add those to my sim next.

And if you don’t mind paying a bit, the rest of their products, animals especially, are fantastic. While they increased the Izzy amounts from their SL prices, they didn’t go overboard. Looks like you still pay the same as you do in SL for their products, if not a little less.

So it’s not THAT bad. I just belong to the club of people who feel if you sold something for 600 Lindens in SL, you sell¬†the same already made product¬†for 600 Izzies in Inworldz, and not more in Izzies. Because I know that being in Inworldz costs less.

But then, as a customer, I’m cheap. ūüôā

 

The dolphins are very playful.

The dolphins are very playful.

 

I'm very impressed. Bodies stay together during their activity.

I’m very impressed. Bodies stay together during their activity.

 

 

The dolphins act very realistic.

The dolphins act very realistic.

 

Only thing I can see is the angle in their body that's not natural looking. But very impressed!

Only thing I can see is the angle in their body that’s not natural looking. But very impressed!

October Dunvalos Reach #Inworldz Update

The Dunvalos Reach sim is finally coming together and I think I have things adjusted to handle our busy life schedules.  Serenity Myst Stores and Marion Margaret Press on the sim are in the system with search listings, classifieds, and on the explorers hud, thanks to the mentors helping in this.

There’s still a ton to add to it, but visitors do have something to look at and shop for now.

Dunvalos Reach has two creation parcels on the ground, both of which are still works in progress:
Aspire, which is an original creation for a make believe civilization.
The lagoon, which is inspired by Ages in the game of Myst and features sounds from Teledahn Age in it.  Part of this used to be our homes, but we moved those high above.

Aspire, deserted and overgrown, revealed to us some surprises, like this fire marble setting within an old hollow tree.

Aspire, deserted and overgrown, revealed to us some surprises, like this fire marble setting within an old hollow tree.

The lagoon features a cozy campfire where junk , which may remind some of the Riven remnants at the Cleft.

The lagoon features a cozy campfire surrounded by junk , which may remind some Myst players of the Riven remnants at the Cleft.

The parcel for Marion Margaret Press is complete. ¬†It’s strictly for writers and publishers to show off their publications¬†and writing/editing/art services. PG rating is maintained, but there are work arounds available for erotica writers. Small stands are available to rent.

The biggest change from before is that we’re not holding inworld meetings and events on the sim for writing and publishing. I don’t feel like managing an event sim with the chaos of my life right now, nor do I have the time to commit to it to make sure it is managed right. Even with Mystic assisting me, who does a wonderful job.

Once things settle down a little, perhaps after our Real Life move is completed, I’ll be able to show up at various events and explore options for Dunvalos Reach.

Marion Margaret Press's stand at Dunvalos Reach featuring inworldz replicas of our books you can purchase for free. Work great for book shelves at home!

Marion Margaret Press’s stand at Dunvalos Reach featuring inworldz replicas of our books you can purchase for free. Work great for book shelves at home!

Serenity Myst Stores have two stocked stores available right now. Tempest Myst Designs and Mystic Treasure Trove offer low-priced items for your home.

More stores will be coming, along with other builds for sale. Clock towers, gazebos, and houses are in the works. Dee’s Designs will feature small products, along with a small information center for Breast Cancer Awareness. There will be another store on the other end, or maybe two, depending on the types. Still debating that.

Only troubles I’m having right now is with doors, so I’m offering less working cabinets than I normally would. Sim upgrades have interfered with the doors a few times on products for both of us, with different scripts, and various homes we’ve tried out. May save that for when the grid is further along and do my book benches and shelf cabinets for now.

I am also sticking with poseballs for now too for our sitting animations.

We do have a hunt going on in the sim. Look for the sign and take a notecard for the three locations you’ll find the free stuff.

NOTE: On the Marion Margaret Press parcel the free gifts are the books you can buy for 0 I’z each. Purchase the books, not the ribbon.

Three locations to find ribbons and get free stuff from Mystic Serenia and Tempest Myst! There's 50 that I know of, and we'll add more later this year.

Three locations to find ribbons and get free stuff from Mystic Serenia and Tempest Myst! There’s 50 that I know of, and we’ll add more later this year.

Explore, Enjoy, and be nice to each other!

Marion Margaret of Marion Margaret Press

Tempest Myst of Dunvalos Reach

Mystic Serenia of Dunvalos Reach