Each designer has a small section showing you the item you’re looking for in the store. Each section also shows at least one item you can get from the designer. The object you’re hunting for can be found to the left of the brand’s name. The designers’ products used in the photos will be listed under the images in each section. As always, full photo credits can be found at the bottom of the post and each image can be clicked for full view.
Hunting in Second Life may conjure up the image of virtual big game shooting experiences. While that probably exists on grid, it’s not what we’re talking about today; we’re focusing on shopping events! Second Life hunts are a fun way to collect items for both your avatar and your home. Here are the very basics of hunting events in Second Life.
What Exactly Is A Second Life Hunt?
Imagine if a scavenger hunt, hide and seek, and some Second Life goodies were all shaken up together. The result? A Second Life hunt! You’re given a place to start looking and then you scour the area for the product. Usually the product is boxed in a themed shape such as a little coin, apple, or animal. Once you find the product you activate it (usually by touching or paying) to receive the gift and a hint about the next item to find. Most hunts only run for a set amount of time, so make sure to check the dates before you start!
Hunts can be free or they may have a charge. They may hide all the items in one sim or in locations all over the grid. Each and every hunt is different and appeals to different people. One person may enjoy a smaller hunt with items that aren’t too hard to find while another may prefer spending hours looking for many tricky items.
Since 2005 The Free Dove has been helping players make their Second Life avatars absolutely gorgeous. The store is filled with clothes, shoes, hair, accessories, and more so everyone can look stylish. The cost? Absolutely nothing. That’s right, nearly everything at The Free Dove is completely free of charge.
Shopping At The Free Dove
Located in beautiful Gallii, The Free Dove caters to new players and veterans alike. The store itself has easy to see guides on everything from basic etiquette to unpacking your purchases. While the place is extremely newbie friendly, veteran players don’t want to pass up the chance to visit. Even though there is no cost for the majority of items at the store, the products at The Free Dove are good quality. The owner, Palomma Casanova, handpicks all the designers to ensure everything meets her standards. The second floor hosts a few Gacha machines and low cost vendors, though the majority of the products are on the free first floor. Whether you’re just starting your inventory or you’re rounding out your collection, The Free Dove has something for you.
Based on the Japanese game of the same name, Second Life Gacha machines are a huge hit in world. Gachas offer the chance at multiple items for very cheap, usually less than what each item is worth. The inexpensive shot at high quality products has spawned various Gacha themed events, some of which keeping sims competitively full for days or more. Note: Almost everything my avatar has on in this post is from Gacha events!
How Second Life Gacha Works
The easiest way to sum up Gacha is by imagining those little quarter machines found in supermarkets and other real life stores. An image at the top shows the products contained within. You put in a small amount of money and out pops one of those items. You never know what you’ll get!
In game Gachas are very similar. Gachas will have an image on or near the machine showing you what’s inside. Most will tell you which items are rare, some will even show the percentage chance it has to drop. A script in the machine is used to give you a random item when you pay based on these percentages (whether they are displayed or not.) The odds of winning a specific item depends on what you’re going for and the rarity of the product. Remember, if you have a 1 in 3 (33%) chance to get a specific item, that doesn’t mean you’ll get it in 3 tries. It simply means that each try gives you 1 in 3 chance to get it.
While it may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think avatar creation, groups are one of my favorite resources in game. Whether it’s the gifts or the wealth of information contained within, groups are a valuable tool for making your avatar look just the way you want. So what do you get out of joining Second Life groups?
What Exactly Are Groups Anyway?
Second Life groups have many purposes. Some sims require you to be in the group to take full advantage of everything their sim has to offer. Some groups exist just so you can keep up on the latest news pertaining to the people within. Still others are just so you can have the group tag (display name shown when group is active) above your head. Since Regeneration is all about character creation and customization, we’re going to mainly focus on groups that benefit your avatar directly.
Update: Slink’s Dynamic Hands have been released! Check out the release post for a comparison between Slink’s bento hands and Vista’s bento hands.
Vista Animations has been letting us play with their beta bento hands for a few months now. Today they’ve released their final update for the beta version. This update addresses various customer concerns as well as a bundle of quality of life improvements. Keep reading for the official video and to see what’s new with your Vista bento hands. Not sure what I’m talking about? Check out my posts on Project Bento and bento hands.
Every now and again I’ll be sharing avatars I’ve made for inspiration. I’m not opposed to featuring your avatars either, so if that’s something you’re interested in please let me know! Today I’m sharing with you my little mountain visit in beautiful Netherwood.
Today’s inspiration came to me after visiting the Epiphany event. I got some really nice items from the Gacha machines there and knew I had to share them with you. Credits and more photos below!
The Marketplace has millions of items to choose from. Shopping there can seem overwhelming at first, but it doesn’t have to be. This guide will teach you everything you need to know about mastering shopping Second Life’s Marketplace.
Why The Marketplace?
There are various ways to shop in Second Life. In world has malls and stores (which I’ve discussed in another post), but on the web we have the Marketplace. I generally prefer Marketplace shopping as you can find very specific items and read reviews with ease. Whenever I want to shop for something specific, the Marketplace is my go to. When you have a vague idea of what you’re looking for it can still be beneficial by showing you multiple items from various sellers all at once. This can be awesome when looking for a certain color shirt or even an entirely new outfit!
Shopping Second Life’s Marketplace: The Basics
Shopping the Marketplace is similar to other types of online shopping. If you’ve used sites like Amazon you already have an idea of what to do. Shopping Second Life’s Marketplace is a little different though, so here is a guide on how to use it the most efficiently for your needs.
Similar to real life, Second Life shopping can be quick and easy or time consuming and in depth. You can go to a mall just to window shop, or you can find what you need via the web by browsing the Marketplace and heading right to the location in world. This guide will help you find what you need when shopping in world.
Second Life Shopping In World: The Basics
With the Marketplace as an option it may seem silly to shop in world. Why browse through the game when product searches are more specific on the web? For the exact same reason you’d go to the mall instead of shopping Amazon, of course! You can see how things look in the world instead of just product advertisements. You can watch the people around you to see what they’re interested in is a lot of fun too!
Second Life is a vast world filled with thousands of sims. Knowing how to navigate them is the key to finding what you need in game. After logging in, your first step will be to open the search. I prefer using the Websearch tab for shopping since it’s a lot neater and easier to navigate. Make sure you select Places from the dropdown menu if you’re specifically looking for store locations! Then simply search for what you need (I find the more broad the topic the better), check out descriptions for the results that interest you, and select a place to teleport.
We now have another beautiful makeup option thanks to Arte – Myst Eyeshadow. As shown below, the burst of color and hint of sparkle is sure to grab attention. With six color options to choose from it can surely fit any wardrobe.
Eye Shadow – Arte: Myst Eyeshadow
Head – Lelutka: Simone 2.1
Skin – Glam Affair: Europa, Asia, or America
Hair – Truth: Irena
Shape – Regeneration: Alyssa
Get Arte – Myst Eyeshadow (January 2017)
That’s right, this is a group gift so it’s free for a limited time only!
This gift is only for Classic and Lelutka heads. There is, however, a purchasable version for Catwa.
In order to get your hands on this palette you’ll first have to be a member of the FREE Arte Update Group. There are two quick ways to join: