Changes Dunvalos Reach and Kaedara #inworldz

mulling over the scene that's soon to disappear

mulling over the scene that’s soon to disappear

Changes are coming to Dunvalos Reach in Inworldz. Specifically, Dunvalos Reach is going bye-bye. We’re moving everything over to my Kaedara set of sims.

I find that I’m no longer able to maintain so much space in Inworldz, as my work schedule has grown. And with Sandie gone, the original thoughts I had with Dunvalos Reach are no longer attainable. Perhaps it is best to move on, so to speak.

I’m starting a new campaign I’m calling “Take Me To Kaedara” for my upcoming fantasy series. As part of this, the Kaedara sims will also feature a notecard style adventure to take visitors on a journey through my books.

The stores are set to open on Elvenglades sim on December 15th. In fact, the Elvenglades and the Lost Forest of Hudan sims are open to the public now. On the Hudan sim, the breedables sales level is above and on the ground is a lighter selection of landscaping and gazebos. A smaller version of the Silverwood memorial for Sandie is here too and I’ll have book stations in it to introduce people to her books.

Either on the 15th or sometime shortly thereafter I should be able to open the Enchanted Isles sim to the public also. Not sure of what sales will be on that one yet, as it’s a representation of the Isles from my books where the Myads live.

For the moment, Moor-Knight is closed and we plan on keeping it closed to the public, as we have our private building and living areas there. Going to see how this first month or two goes and then consider renting a 2X2 section to move us and be able to open Moor-Knight up. IF the time and expenses support such a thing.

During November, I was limited by an internet issue that the techs have been out numerous times to help us through, overloaded in other duties, and I had a little health episode to deal with. This is why my play blogging and social sites have been so quiet. Next week my husband is tying up the internet for some intense video conferencing on two of our computers, so I’ll be on limited internet time until after that’s done.

Wish I could post a definite schedule on the “Take Me To Kaedara” journey. This month, I’m working on preparing two books for Sandie and Lora. Then I hope we can begin work in earnest on my books in January. My artist had some surgeries to get through, and my editor had some issues.

Praying both are on the mend and ready to hustle after the holidays.

For the move to Kaedara, we’re keeping the stores we started. Mystic Serenia is building a new cool, large Egyptian store building for hers. My store buildings will be available for purchase. I’m not sure about hers.

I’ve decided to offer prepared room sets instead of the nearly 2000 throw pillows. I’ll still have throw pillows, just not as many and most will be offered in packs rather than individually.

There’s not a huge change in what we offer for breedables, except for our latest lineup of Relay For Life traited unicorns. We’re still breeding oyos only.

I’ll keep the horse breeding guide I set up and will expand on it. I may even make a notecard style of guide for inworldz viewing.

Not sure what to do about the recent change to oyo breedable groups. I’m sorry. I love the people, but do feel this was an unbelievably stupid move on their part.

They’ve had to secure against troublemakers and hackers lately. As part of the response they’ve overreacted and now switched both the help group and the chat group so that not everyone can join.

This is a terrible business move for those coming in to the breedables. It’s creating a pain in the butt situation for not only us who have no powers at all to try to help newbies, but also their CSRs have to listen to it.

I didn’t want a Kaedara Breedables group. But it seems that if they don’t realize how this is such a big mistake and correct it, that I may be forced into starting my own group.

Not that I can help them when there’s issues they need the CSRs in help group for. But maybe some of the elder breeders would join it too and contact a CSR for someone when needed.

Another pain in the butt process to go through, but I’ll do it if I must to make things easier for my own customers.

A business 101 rule: don’t make your customers work to get your product or to maintain your product. Surefire way to lose customers and turn away new ones.

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Some of my personal favorites #Inworldz

Every so often, I’ll try to work a post showing off other places on the Inworldz grid. This time I’m going to credit some of the other creators and merchants in Inworldz. A few. Sadly, I’m short on time to do too many. Please forgive me if I get any information wrong. I will correct the post as soon as I see something isn’t right. Let’s hope I did okay!

Sidhe na Daire on the Connemara sim

Sidhe na Daire on the Connemara sim

For odds and ends, I like to visit Sidhe na Daire every so often. If you like fantasy style creations for your avatar or sim, this is a great place to visit.

http://places.inworldz.com/Connemara/106/182/251

Pamplemousse on longacre sims.

Pamplemousse on longacre sims.

I love Pamplemousse for home furnishings, fountains, and so much more. The textures are so vivid and delightful. For the financially challenged there’s always something free to get from here too.

Beautiful fountains at Pamplemousse

Beautiful fountains at Pamplemousse

Pamplemousse will be a place to get a full post from me at some point. I only had time to get to one sim this time.

http://places.inworldz.com/Longacre/148/212/27

 

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Mystery Creations Winter Dome is a joy to check out and shop early for your Christmas season needs. The dome is a group gift right now too!

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I love how Whisper designs wonderful sets for your landscaping needs in all types of themes.

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Visiting Mystery Creations is always a job. I have a lot of decor for indoors and outdoors from her. Cat’s shack came from there, as you see in the back. Plus some trees are familiar for those who visited the first memorial set up.

 

Mystery Creations http://places.inworldz.com/Emerald%20Dream/153/85/4016

 

Falconrose offers very unique items of various cultures/themes.

Falconrose offers very unique items of various cultures/themes.

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Furnishings are very well done! Love the lighting products I find here.

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Think this is the gothic room. I know it as the Poe room. Poe and ravens…a creator after my own heart. You must visit this room, and sit in the chair not pictured here but one you can’t miss. It’s fun!

 

Falconrose is a place I love to visit a few times each month. The furniture offerings are so diverse, yet all seem to fit in with my Myst inspired decor needs so well. I just have to remember a lot of her items are no copy and keep that in mind when buying. Prices are reasonable on most, so having to buy more than one copy if needed isn’t that bad.

http://places.inworldz.com/Little%20Dream/144/81/344

 

Look for an upcoming post within a few months with a lot of pictures of Venice by Rosa Dagostino.  It’s something I really want to get to, but needs to be when I can let all the wonderful textures properly load.  I love Venice!

Venice by Rosa Dagostino. Watching her rental offerings and thinking of a nice writing office here.

Venice by Rosa Dagostino. Watching her rental offerings and thinking of a nice writing office here.

Moved our home to Moor-Knight in #inworldz

Because we keep some breedables to entertain us at home also, Mystic and I moved our homes to a sky level over the upcoming Moor-Knight sim. It’s straight across from the main breeding herds of horses so I can fly back and forth between the sims as I need to. This is part of our effort to maintain Dunvalos Reach as lag free as possible.

Today I’m just sharing pictures of my side of the platform. Mystic still has to build her new home, maybe I show it later.

On the outside of my house is a little alcove, perfect seating area for morning coffee.

On the outside of my house is a little alcove, perfect seating area for morning coffee.

The front yard has a very relaxing waterfall to sit by.

The front yard has a very relaxing waterfall to sit by.

Beside the house is my coated Dane pack.

Beside the house is my coated Dane pack.

Full view of front of house. It's a live in barn I offer for sale. My favorite. I've made three versions of it so far.

Full view of front of house. It’s a live in barn I offer for sale. My favorite. I’ve made three versions of it so far.

Way out back is the pretty blue kitty house.

Way out back is the pretty blue kitty house.

Out back is Sun Dancer's herd.

Out back is Sun Dancer’s herd.

The ground level is the horse barn where one finds Sun Dance, my founding morgan stud.

The ground level is the horse barn where one finds Sun Dance, my founding morgan stud.

Other side of upstairs relaxation area.

Other side of upstairs relaxation area.

Relaxation area up above, decored by Myst wall decor.

Relaxation area up above, decored by Myst wall decor.

A little reading area down below. Yes I keep tea, espresso, and brownies on hand.

A little reading area down below. Yes I keep tea, espresso, and brownies on hand.

What serves as my kitchen.

What serves as my kitchen.

The writing area. As Myst inspired as I could get it, of course.

The writing area. As Myst inspired as I could get it, of course.

Inside relaxation corner. Textures are from Twisted Thorn Textures.

Inside relaxation corner. Textures are from Twisted Thorn Textures.

Other than the house itself, 3/4 of what I use is not made by myself. The grid has such wonderful creators on it, I just have to go shop for myself every so often.

 

Relay for Life #inworldz with @oyo_breedable

The RFL auction was fun today. I actually was able to see and  hear and I didn’t crash. Thought I’d have to drop in, sit still, and shut up for the whole time, but I actually got to bid and won a mixed box panel. The box was donated by Kels and just perfect, except for the fuzzies. Got some stuff I really wanted.

Added kiosks to Dee's Designs area and on breedables sky level.

Added kiosks to Dee’s Designs area and on breedables sky level.

This is what's in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

This is what’s in the RFL vendor. A Breast Cancer Awareness corral set for your horses.

I'm sorry. We're not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic's halloween display...wonder when she'll notice? hehe

I’m sorry. We’re not lovers of fuzzies, our sim is fuzzy free zone, but I had to be onery. Added one of the fuzzy boxes I won to Mystic’s halloween display…wonder when she’ll notice? hehe

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Friday’s RFL @oyo_breedable bundle auction in #inworldz

I took pictures of the special created bundles oyo breedable made for the RFL auction. I didn’t see any notes on if these coats will show up through breeding too or not.  All three are unicorns and the coloring is great on them.

The auction is at 3pm Inworldz time Friday, September 25th and all proceeds go to Relay for Life. Many wonderful bundles have been donated by various breeders to go along with the special edition unicorns.

This is one thing I love about oyo. Their generosity in making the special editions is great. And they’ve been extra busy lately on top of everything else. Special thanks to them for making the time to do this!

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Awesome purple coat on this unicorn. On raffle stand so may be one anyone can have a chance at getting.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay, when I saw orange, I thought no way, too Pal Pony for me, but this one is just magical.

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Okay a green one too. Magical Forest Unicorn anyone?

Come give to RFL if you can. Or just hang out and show support if you’re broke, like me. I hope to be there, even though I’m stuck in a very bad family expense month right now and have no extra funds to draw from.

http://places.inworldz.com/oYo%20Auction%26Events/205/114/23

SPECIAL UPDATE!!  There was some details I missed out on about these special unicorns. There’s going to be 20 total. See more about what they’ll pass on and so forth at the oyo breedable website here!

http://oyobreedables.org/index.php/8-news/95-special-offer-the-colored-unicorns

 

Breast Cancer Corral and Peek at WIP #Inworldz #ambuilding @oyo_breedable

When I’m deep into the building mode, I get like I do when I’m writing. Into the zone and I don’t notice anything around me.

My poor dog. She cannot get my attention. I’ve come out of the zone to find myself surrounded by every dog toy in the house, as she tried to get my attention. Or, a few times, with a shredded kleenex beside me because she knows that is a big no-no and uses it to get my attention. By the time I come out of it, she’s given up and is curled up asleep in her bed.

This is why I write when others are gone or asleep in the house…same with heavy building.

My 2X2’s won’t be open to the public until probably spring when I’m done with them. And I really zone out on them, for not only am I building, but I’m developing a lot about my book series that I haven’t thought of doing yet. A lot of back story, a lot of culture, a lot of hows and whys come to light with the building.

The first one I’ve been developing is Enchanted Isles, home of my Myads. Been a real challenge. I haven’t created a lot of their culture or their backstory, just the bits and pieces I’ve needed to write their parts so far.

The biggest hurdle for me to get over was to get used to the idea that this is a representation of their areas, not the actual areas. I’d need all four sims for this one territory to make it more “actual”. Then, once I got used to that, I had to create with a great emphasis on combining stone with trees. That’s new territory for me.

It’s been fun. I’ve learned a lot about them so far just by building their territory. I’m getting a lot of cool stuff to put into my upcoming series guide. And I’m beginning to think there may be a book for a Myad character or two in my companion series to go with the full novels.

(Nothing out yet. Probably going to be a major bulk release next year of much of it. A lot is written, and the first book actually published awhile back and will be republished with a makeover. Sadly, both my cover artist and editor have been seriously ill this year and I missed having a fall release. Plus my own family mess and Sandie’s death slowed things down a bit. They’re both better and getting into work a little again.)

Work In Progress...main building for the Myad territory.

Work In Progress…main building for the Myad territory.

I haven’t started the products for Dee’s Designs yet. There are some textures I’m going to look over from a creator that allows multi-grid use of hers. Some ideas have been coming my way for ribbon themed home decor objects. Think I’m going to start playing with those.

For the outside, I wanted to spruce up the yard where I sat the Pink Ribbon eye horses. So I designed a Breast Cancer corral set to match the building. Really makes the place look nice.

I hope the pictures are clear enough. The corral does get fog drifting through it from Mystic’s Halloween haunted house and graveyard display next door. She’s still working on it.

Pink Corral set up. Was lucky to find a pink wood set that didn't look too gaudy.

Pink Corral set up. Was lucky to find a pink wood set that didn’t look too gaudy.

The back of the open stalls connected to the corral. I used butterflies as accent. Seems a recurring theme for Dee's Designs.

The back of the open stalls connected to the corral. I used butterflies as accent. Seems a recurring theme for Dee’s Designs.

My relaxation area at home.

My relaxation area at home.

We moved our home level from Dunvalos Reach to one of the 2X2’s. Right across from the level where I keep forty horses. I especially enjoy being able to smoothly fly back and forth between the two sims up there. Still amazes me after suffering with SL’s crossings for so many years.

Went out today and met this old man in a long waiting line at the department store. Total stranger who just had to tell us everything about his recent ingrown toenail surgery. For a whole stinking 15 minutes worth. Man! When I got out of there all I could think was, “And this is why I prefer to hang out with people in virtual worlds.” LOL

 

DR Product Update: More for Landscaping #Inworldz #ambuilding

Going a little cross eyed with this headache so thought we’re due an update here. Virtual life is good. Business growth is good. Both day job and Marion Margaret Press are accomplishing things. I see 2016 being a strong year for me. Real life sucks a little. But in things one cannot avoid.

I know I may whine a bit, but perhaps reading this will get future readers to check back here often, should I have to lay low with sadness at some point. In addition to what went on before, my father was not able to have the second of three surgeries he needed last week. In fact, he can’t have any more without the almost 100% risk of not making it through the surgery. In other words, he’s got to do his best to enjoy his last days, months, or however long God decides to give him. Medically, nothing else can be done.

I’m the youngest. “Daddy’s Girl” Funny. I’ve got grown children and three grand children (yes, I married young), but something like this makes me emotionally feel like a teenager still living at home. Guess everyone feels this when it’s time for their parents.

Anyway…I’m very close to finishing Dunvalos Reach! After what…two years of planning and building? lol A few more buildings, a few more outdoor items, and then the last two stores will fill up quickly once I get the main templates for those products created.

This then leaves the memorial sections to finish, and Dee’s Design. I’m moving the current products in it to another store and re-thinking this one. Needs to be a little more special and not just the same, and perhaps involve a little bit of teaching or sharing on cancer. Trying to decide. One of a kind items? Limited edition exclusive sets? Or what? Not sure yet.

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee's Designs in support of Breast Cancer

Pink Ribbon Eye Pair in front of Dee’s Designs in support of Breast Cancer

My Pink Ribbon Eye mare kept giving daughters and no sons I could put back with her, so I gave up and bought another Pink Ribbon Eye male from Chloe.  Since the mare is named Dee after my mother, the male is Bob after my father.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud.

Summer Horse mares with a Black & Gold Morgan stud. Plants for display will be available for sale in a box together.

New project in oyo breedables that I hope to have a sales line from one day is getting the sun eye onto the morgan coat. This herd gives me another option, actually, because the male also has the crown eye. Could get crown eye onto the summer coat too.

For breedables, we have a few more rare horses at our TR Ranch stand, but they do go quickly. I hope that my herds keep kicking out the coats. I’m about to heaven the extra lives I have out for sale at the TR Ranch stands, so I hope they sell soon. Much is the same at Dunvalos Ranch, except I heavened a lot of the extra crown brands and redesigned the sales area to separate the coats for easier shopping.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

White wolf coat on Great Dane body.

Now, you hear me say time and time again I really don’t like the oyo wolves. Not at all. If I get a starter pack and it births wolf, I heaven it. If I get a wolf from a breeder it’s heavened. Except this one. I could sell this white wolf very easily to pay for a few packs of bones, but had to birth it out of curiosity. It actually looks neat! Eye says black, but looks like silver. And it’s out of my rare creme dane pair so she’s going to go back to Dad. May be worth something as a breeder and will make a cool pet when she’s done.

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween's on the way!

Preview of Halloween display Mystic is currently building in the store area. Halloween’s on the way!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

Book displays are being updated in the Marion Margaret Press book walk. New books coming out in November!

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

New Rock Pond with girl and waterfall. Sculpt.

The newest line for landscaping is the rock ponds. I’m offering four basic rock ponds and then a bunch of different themed ones, with plants, animals, mushrooms, or fairies added in. Some are all sculpt while others are sculpt and mesh combinations.

New double rock pond series.

New double rock pond series.

I also offer 7 different rock ponds with a ivy covered rock behind them for larger landscaping needs. These are mesh and sculpt combined.

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Lady Dark Shade Designs coming soon!

Good news! My friend has finally settled into a new home and with internet again after losing everything to a tornado three months ago. She’s setting up her online businesses again and will be back in Inworldz very soon! Lady Dark Shade Designs will be back to Dunvalos Reach soon.

Both the ground level and the upper breedables level are well stocked, with more to come soon!

Dunvalos Reach Stores and Landscaping Level

Dunvalos Reach Breedables, Memorials, More landscaping level