Second Life hits its 14th Anniversary this Summer!

Second Life hits its 14th Anniversary this summer. That’s definitely worthy of a celebration, and you do not have to wait until the actual Anniversary, June 23rd! to start enjoying the fun.

The Shopping Event takes place in a large indoor mall atmosphere, with a plethora of 60 of Second Life’s Hottest Designers.  There is something for everyone for sure.

The three regions: Golden, Gilded and Halcyon can be found at the link below – each vendor is to provide a FREE gift and some major discounts on their top-selling items!

Go, check it out now! Sales ends on June 26th!

Linden Lab has few things in the works for later this month as well – so stay tuned!

List of Participating Merchants

.{PSYCHO:Byts}. / .TeaBunny. / [ west end ] / [Tia] / {CA} CALIGULA™ / *KC|Couture* / % anxiety / • Zuri Jewelry • / ^.^Ayashi^.^ / || Fashiowl Poses || / ~Tableau Vivant~ / 1313 Mockingbird Lane / 220ML / addams / Alice Project / alme. by ChloeElectra / Aphorism / Bella Moda / BigBully / Blueberry / BOYS TO THE BONE / by Crash / Cae / Candle and Cauldron / Canimal / Catwa / Chez Moi / ChiMia / CONSTRUCT / Deadwool / Deccan Arida / eve / eXxEsS Hair / FUSSY x FOXCITY / G&D The Italian Style / Gos / Heartsdale Jewellery / Hello Dave / Hucci / Ison / jacinda jaxxon / Lapointe and Bastchild / Lemon Chilliz / Lure / Lybra™ / Mina / Murray / Patron / RealEvil Industries / Rebel Hope / Refuge / Silvan Moon Designs / STRAY DOG / Sweet Tea Couture / Thalia Heckroth / The Cube Republic / Titans / titzuki/FAKEICON / WILD Makeup Studio / zed designz /

Home & Garden Expo for Relay for Life!

The Event of Events for Builders, and Home Decor Enthusiasts of SL is here! The Home & Garden Expo has nine full regions for you to explore loaded with home and garden items under the theme “Passport to Hope” Most importantly and as you may know, the Home & Garden Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life.   Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can help make a difference with every purchase and tip, however small it may seem – every donation or purchase helps this wonderful cause that affects so many lives day to day! So don’t miss this chance to shop and do good, stop by before June 4th cause that is the very last day!

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Expo exhibitors are required to have two 100% donation items at the Expo. These items must be new and exclusive to the Expo for the duration of the event.

100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees and donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. 50% of the proceeds from the gachas will be paid to RFL and 100% of the 10L hunt items.

Also – Builder’s Brewery will be hosting building classes on texture alignment, prim building, and various other courses that can be found here.

Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the top of the theatre on Hope 5.

This ceremony goes back to 2012, when Alchemy Immortalis created the Blue Willow lanterns especially for the Home and Garden Expo. It became the custom to release them each day at 4pm, and people would gather to watch and reflect as the lanterns rose slowly into the air.

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

Complete Shopping Guide!

Teleport to Hope 1

Teleport to Hope 2

Teleport to Hope 3

Teleport to Hope 4

Teleport to Hope 5

Teleport to Hope 6

Teleport to Hope 7

Teleport to Hope 8

Teleport to Hope 9

 

MadPea Easter Egg Hunt – The biggest hunt on the grid!

The MadPea Easter Egg Hunt is a hunt like Second Life has never before experienced. Just a week into the hunt, residents have scored over 5 MILLION points by sniffing out eggs. Don’t worry – you still have until April 18th to participate by putting an egg on your land or hunting!

How does it work?

Hunters start at Madpea Easter Egg Headquarters and purchase an egg hunting HUD for 100L. The HUD scans the sim you are on and tells you if an egg is there, then guides you to its location. When you click on the egg you will receive either 10 points, 25 points, or 50 points. Eggs that last 1 day are worth 10 points. Eggs that last 2 days are worth 25 points. Eggs that last 3 days are worth 50 points.

That’s right! Once an egg is rezzed, its only out for a short period of time. Land owners are constantly putting out new eggs and eggs are disappearing, which makes this a two week event that you won’t get bored of! To find a new location that has an egg, you can either click on the pink egg on your HUD to be given a random location, or you can pick from the list on the official Easter Egg Hunt web page.

There are over 1600 hunters currently scouring the grid for eggs, so if you own or rent land – get in on the traffic! You can purchase eggs to place out at MadPea Headquarters. Once set up, the hunters will appear! You can continue to put out as many eggs as you want through the duration of the event on April 18th.

You may even see a few of Zoha’s rentals on the list. Can you find an egg at Llama Lyfe (location 1) (location 2) or TerraVillage?

Happy Hunting!

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Delilah Greyson
(amoralie triellis)

 

Second Life Subscription Boxes – A list of loot!

Shopping can be difficult on Second Life. While some stores gather on the same sim to create a ‘mall’ of sorts, its still far from a real world shopping experience where you can visit all of your favorite stores in one place. On SL, you have to know what you’re looking for. This can be exhausting, especially for people who don’t have the time.

To solve this problem, Subscription Boxes that mimic the real life trend have made their way to the virtual grid. For a flat fee, every month or so (depending on the box) you will receive an entire package of goods to check off your shopping list all at once. Everything from frills and bows to home decorations are covered in the list below. And to make it better, many of the items are exclusive and made by top designers across the grid.

Deco(c)rate

Deco(c)rate consists of 15 home and garden items in a new theme each month. Everything from buildings, furniture, decorations and landscaping have been known to make their way into the box. These items are semi-exclusive, meaning after a month the item can be sold in the designers store – but you’ll still be among the first to have it! This box is released on the 8th of the month and costs $1500L before the 8th, or $3000L after its released.

BishBox

BishBox consists of 15 clothing and accessory items for the “wild and crazy grrrls of Second Life”, as their website explains. This box is released on the 20th of each month, and costs $1500L before the 20th, or $3000L to purchase after the box is released.

Luxe Box

Luxe Box is the box for chic, glamorous girls. You can find anything from clothing, shoes, hair, and even some decor. For $1500L preorder you will get 12 items from top designers across the grid. You can also purchase the box after the release for $3000L.

Cutie Loot

Cutie Loot is a new Kawaii themed subscription box. While only one box has been released so far, it received rave reviews from the adorably cute collection of clothing, hair, and accessories in the Kawaii fashion. This box is released on the 8th of each month and is $1500L to preorder, $3000 after release.

Powder Pack

Makeup is no exception to the subscription box trend. This box, or boxes, consist of 12 appliers for the Catwa or Lelutka mesh heads. Catwas packs are released on the 17th of the month, and Lelutka on the 1st. This box costs $1500L to preorder or $3000 after release.

Treasure Chest

The Treasure Chest is dedicated to the Role Players of Second Life. You’ll find a collection of 12 fantasy items from clothing to accessories, decor and more. The box is $1500L and releases on the 15th. You can purchase it for $3000 after release.

Builder’s Box *NEW

This box has yet to be released, but as their description states it is a  “box packed full of nothing but homes, skyboxes & other builds from 10 great creators”. It will be $2000L for preorder or $3000L after release. Pre-orders for the first box open on April 15th, 2017.

Feed a Smile – Millions of Lindens Raised to Support Kenyan Charity

Second Life has long been a place for fundraising for charities of all kinds. From dances and events to auctions and shops, where there is commerce, there is fundraising.

The charity big on the radar this month is Feed a Smile, much due to the efforts of Madpea’s International Food Fair which is attempting to raise a whopping 9,879,000Ls ( or 37,000 USD) in order to build a kitchen in Nakuru, Kenya.

Don’t be thrown off by the big price tag. The Feed a Smile organization asks only for a donation of 100L – which can feed a child!

This short video demonstrates exactly where donations to this charity go. Directly, and immediately to this community. Why is it important? Why here? The video describes some of the dangerous circumstances that children in Kenya are managing each day. The most impact we can make is through creating access to food – while buying food in Second Life!

The Madpea International Food Fair goes on until March 4th and features some amazing designers. 50% of proceeds go to Feed a Smile. Check it out while its still open!

Feed a Smile is not new to Second Life. The Feed a Smile sim has been open since 2012. Madpea has had other fundraisers of the sort, including a ‘Celebrity Auction’ in 2014 covered on a Draxfiles World Makers episode.

Second Life is truly a connecting force, bringing us together as a human race to make a difference for those who need it, no matter how much or little we can give or where we live.

So what are you waiting for? Stop by the Feed a Smile sim and learn how you can get involved to help see this kitchen come to life!

Delilah Greyson (amoralie.triellis)
ZoHa Islands Blogger

Sinister Slaughters by Madpea Games – January 2017 Spotlight

If you’re looking for something fun to do in Second Life, look no further than MadPea Production’s newest game, Sinister Slaughters.

MadPea creates immersive experiences, puzzle games, mysteries, and hunts grid wide.Their newest release which opened on January 28th, 2017, boasts a whopping six hours of game play, and encourages you to bring along your friends and family to play along.

What’s the game about?

Via MadPea’s website – Five families across the country, all brutally slaughtered at the same time. Anyone, anywhere could be next. You’re the only one who can solve the mystery, using your psychic visions. To catch the killer, you’ll have to descend into madness in your mind’s eye. Are you brave enough to relive the horrors and stop these terrible crimes?

Is it scary?

MadPea’s has rated this game moderate for shocking surprises and blood. (I’m not much of a horror fan, but MadPea’s games have never been too scary for me.)

How much is it to play?

A HUD to gain access and play the game will cost you only 1,000 L$ – which equals less than $1 USD/hour of game play! I’d call that a bargain!

How long is it open? 

The closing date is TBD, but it should be open for a few months. Get in while you can! And before another game is released…

MadPea releases several new games per year, and keeps track of your achievements on their leader board. The higher your level, the more prizes you’ll win! There are opportunities each month through games, ‘expeaditions’, and other hunts to earn points toward your achievement score.

Where do I play?

Go play Sinister Slaughters HERE, and make sure to join the MadPea group in world to get game hints and learn about upcoming experiences.

Have fun! And be careful…


Delilah Greyson (amoralie.triellis)
ZoHa Islands Blogger