Dunvalos Reach Update #Inworldz

There’s a few things going on this week on Dunvalos Reach and it’s been a fun season. The number of visitors to the sim have been growing a little at a time. Which is good. It will help keep me motivated to sign in and get some work done. I work on the building on Sundays and it’s still slow right now. I suspect I’ll be building for many more months before I can call Dunvalos Reach done.

And probably want to do another one. LOL

First of all, I should let Real Life intervene here and let people know a few things.

My work avatar is Tempest Myst. If you see her and try to contact her, she may not respond. I work in multiple windows and am often listening to the music. Inworldz does give a little tone when someone tries to contact me and I do try to pay attention when I can. (Sometimes I’m in a meeting and cannot though.) But also, sometimes I’m concentrating so hard I don’t notice the tone.

Mystic Serenia works the sim with me. Sometimes she’s roaming around the sim, sometimes she’s working in other duties. She’s hit and miss like Tempest Myst, but not as bad.

Another creator you may see on the sim is Camber since she just added a store. I have no clue as to her availability. 🙂

My public avatar and representative for Marion Margaret Press on Dunvalos Reach is Marion Margaret. She’s okay to send friend requests and will have her in at least one day a week during writing sessions. I hope to do more days eventually, if interest in the writing and publishing grows on the grid. I’m a novel writer and publisher and very busy, but I will try to greet people as Marion, but also will make sure it doesn’t get too chatty and distracting or I’ll leave until I finish the work. Unless it’s a meeting or event, of course.

In real life, I have parents, mine and in-laws, in their later years. Mom’s with Breast Cancer treatments, Dad’s serious heart issues and not doing well, in-laws have life threatening conditions. Should I not be posting here or disappear for awhile, God forbid, something may have went wrong. But after I’m able to do something “normal” again after an incident, I will return.

I will try to keep Mystic informed somehow.

Camber has joined us on Dunvalos Reach. She’s taken up a spot for her seasonal stores. The Christmas shop is still in progress, but she’s already got a great selection of items available. Be sure to check it out when you visit.

Lady Dark Designs  Newest Addition to the stores available at Dunvalos Reach from Camber

Lady Dark Designs
Newest Addition to the stores available at Dunvalos Reach from Camber

We’ve had a few visitors who admitted playing and liking the Myst games. On the ground level, you’ll find a parcel called Dunvalos Reach Lagoon. It’s a mixture of personal likes and memories from the Myst Online Uru Live game, plus family.

The main sounds and feel of it is from the Teledahn Age. Mushrooms are a huge decor of choice to reflect the age. The hut is structured to feel much like the hut where you start playing the game, but different at the same time. The sounds are from Teledahn within the age, including Shroomie. A shroomie for offshore would be perfect, but I don’t build sculpt or mesh.

I named this the lagoon, so Myst players may confuse it with the lagoon in Riven and say I’m wrong. But for some reason, Lagoon seemed right to me. I reserve the right to rename it should something else better come to mind.

In addition, you’ll see some Cleft-inspired items, like the whark bones recreated by Mystic and the Riven junk recreated by me. Mystic also added a Riven knife to the lagoon area.

The lagoon is not ‘finished’ and is a work in progress, but visitors are welcome to visit and check it out.

The Dunvalos Reach Lagoon

The Dunvalos Reach Lagoon

Dunvalos Reach Main Landing Point

 

 

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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

 

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.

 

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…