Beachy Days and Starry Nights

I have returned with more goodies to find! I just finished the Enmeshed Into Summer and Caderu Hunts a couple days ago. I found some really nice things, spent a little more than I should have, and just had a lot of fun in general. Don’t worry, both hunts are free, I just found some things I just had to have while doing the hunts.

beachy starry

Enmeshed Into Summer Hunt

June 15th – ?

There are people that are happy summer is here…and then there’s me. Granted if I didn’t melt in the heat or be prone to get sunburns I’d probably enjoy it more haha. I did enjoy searching for the small Capri Sun packets that were hiding the hunt gifts. Enmeshed has had a few hunts before and the creators involved have always provided such well made things. I did some looking around on their website but I wasn’t able to find an end date for this one. It was also a lot shorter than the previous hunts so maybe with all the birthday events it got left out a bit. The starting point is their headquarters so maybe you’ll be able to find out when it’s over. TAXI

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Caderu Hunt

June 19th – July 31st

The Caderu Hunt is by far one of my favorite hunts to do. This is my second time doing it and I can’t wait for the next round. It’s all hud based and has you doing quests. The first set of quests have you picking jobs from a board and helping out the NPCs to earn tickets. These tickets can be cashed in for a couple items or a treasure map. Or you can get all of it if you want as the quests are repeatable. The treasure map is what you need to start the final quest that will get you the prizes from the stores involved. It is all machine translated from Japanese so the translations can be a bit off but it was easy for me to understand what to do. I don’t want to go into too much detail just because it’s more fun to go and check it out yourself. I tried my hardest to get all the landmarks and information from all the stores but I was unable to find anything for mooka. Not even a store on the marketplace and the owners profile had nothing for it as well. I ended up buying a few things from Who What while I was there. They have these amazing star lights that were animated and I just couldn’t pass them up considering they were all under 100L. Their store is on the top of the sim you teleport to, I wasn’t able to get a direct teleport. There’s plenty of time to catch this hunt so make sure you don’t miss out. TAXI

Outfit:

Scene:

  • Spirit Representation – Star Festival Frame – 6li
  • Who What – Star Rain – Purple – 1li – 80L
    • Meteor Stream – Purple – 1li – 80L
    • YozoranoKonpeitou – Mix – 4li – 50L
    • YozoranoKonpeitou – Grape – 4li – 50L

 

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One Chapter Ends, Another Begins

As of writing this I am 11 hours away from my surgery in the morning. I wouldn’t say I’m nervous but more anxious to just get it all said and done. It’s been a fight to get this far and I’m kinda shocked I still have all my hair haha. Knowing I would be in a bit of pain for the next couple weeks I prepared a few goodies to hopefully keep you busy and entertained until my return. Usually when I visit events and sales or go pick up freebies and group gifts I keep them all organized together so that I can make an outfit from each. This time the events and items were so great I was pulling my hair trying to make enough outfits to showcase them all. (so much for having all of my hair heh) I ended up just making 3 outfits thinking that they could make you curious enough to check out the events and hunts for the rest of the goodies.

Music = Love

SL14B

June 5th – 26th

Things seem to be changing in Secondlife as well as they are celebrating their 14th birthday. Congrats! There will be all sorts of events going on, the first one being a shopping event spanning across 3 sims. I spent about half a day trying to get in but once I did I saw so many great items from creators and each of them had provided a gift for the event so it was all worth the trouble. And Exxess gift was beyond amazing. The headphones come with a hud to change just about any part to a multitude of color choices. Huge thank you to them for such a nice gift. Now that its been a couple of days it may be easier to get in to look around…I hope. This runs until the 26th so you have plenty of time to attempt it. On June 18th – 25th there’s another event with the theme of Carnivalesque. I’ve been keeping an eye on this one for awhile and I can’t wait to get a chance to peek at all the creations and the sim.

SL14B Shopping Sims:

Outfit:

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  • SL14B – Fashiowl – Surf Van 62li
    • Be Mine Balloons 4li
  • WoH3 – Ariskea – Malibu Neon Sign 4li
  • SL14B – E.V.E – The Birds Grass – 1li
  • SL14B – Chez Moi – Tropical Float 1li
  • SL14B – Anxiety – They’re Insane 6li
  • WoH3 – Mulloy – Mingo 2li
  • SL14B – ChiMia – Happy Birthday Poster 1li
  • SL14B – Lemon Chilliz – Wheeled Table – 7li
  • Ishara Shop – Beach House 11li – Gift @ Fashion Dazzle until June 26th
  • SL14B – Candles & Cauldron – Selene’s Beads 4li
  • SL14B – FoxCity – Front Cover Pose

Women’s Only Hunt 3 (WoH3)

June 3rd – 24th

The WoH3 has returned for its 3rd installment. If you’re like me you’re kinda wondering why there needs to be a hunt like this when most are 90% women’s stuff anyway. But it’s a free fun hunt with a lot of great creators so I’m not going to say any more than that. I used a bit of what I found in all three pictures so just check the credits for a few sneak peeks.

Silk Road Hunt

June 1st – 30th

Silk Tiger

Silk Road is back again with another  free hunt. This time the theme is Byzantium and you can read all about it on their website, along with all the pictures and store hints. I will admit this is usually one I skip out on just because a lot of things aren’t really my style, but I did find some amazing gems this time around so I’m glad I checked it out. The outfit I’m wearing above comes with the dress, hair, elephant earrings, and necklace, shoes, and a holdable panther named Baghera (like in the jungle book). The panther’s eyes even blink! Even the camel in the background is re-sizable and can have custom signs. And the map from Eclectic Stars is very well made.

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WoH3 – Posesion Pose 1
Silk Road Hunt – Eclectic Stars – Maptastic 1li
Silk Road Hunt – Neon Deer – Silk Road Spice Shelf 1li
Silk Road Hunt – Caramba – Wall Mosaic 1li
Silk Road Hunt – Chameau – Camel with sign 5li (shrunk to 2li in pic)
Silk Road Hunt – Khargo – Barrel Planter 7li
Silk Road Hunt – Imagine Flowers and Garden – Horse Wallhangings 6li each
Silk Road Hunt – Roawenwood – Spice Merchant Baskets – 1li each

Deals With Demons

This amazing set was also mostly from the Silk Road Hunt and I just adore this screen from Park Place. The way the light reflects off it is just…ugh so great. The skin I got from Lure is one of the best detailed grey-toned skins I’ve seen. I will definitely be using it a lot. I did include a few old group gifts and there was one item I can’t remember where I got it from. The hand necklace I’m wearing is from E-Clipse but I’m unsure if it was from an event or a past group gift. I didn’t see it in their store anywhere and I got it back in May so it’s probably not available anymore. If anyone knows or recognizes it feel free to let me know so I can fix the credits. And speaking of which, all that’s left is the credits so I will finish that up and get back to preparing for tomorrow. Hopefully I won’t be gone too long and I can set up some more fun shots for you guys to see. Until then 🙂

Outfit:

Display:

  • Silk Road Hunt – Moooie Byz – Chapter 4 Rug 1li
  • Silk Road Hunt – Casa de Bebe – Chinese Plant Stand 2li
  • Silk Road Hunt – Park Place – Fern on Stand 3li
    • Empire Floor Screen 5li
    • The Empire Bench 5li
  • Silk Road Hunt – Cake Fox – Decor Plant Stand 2li
  • Silk Road Hunt – E-Mesh – Chinese Dresser 6li
  • Silk Road Hunt – Papilio – Stone Arches 14li (18li with benches)

 

Earning Lindens Part 2: Traffic Games

I’m back again with another hopefully helping hand. I’ve had the idea for this post for quite awhile, it just took me a bit to put it all together. For this series I’m going to be focusing what they call Traffic Games. Basically these style of games are used to get people to spend time on your land and shop to get more attention for said land/shop. Now you aren’t suppose to have people afk on your land just to give it more attention but these games are designed to keep you from going afk. There’s timers and prompts and other tools they use to keep you moving and interacting.

Before I dive right in with the first one I want to put in a disclaimer. None of these are a “Get rich quick” game. They take a bit of time but its better than nothing. If any of these options feel off to you, don’t do them, plain and simple. I am not the creator nor the manager of any of these. While there will be a couple more choices toward the end, I will only be highlighting the ones I’ve personally used successfully. All of these are free to try unless otherwise specified so be sure to pay attention to that. Now that we got that out of the way let’s begin.

Collecting Games

Gold Hunt

Gold Hunt Game

First up is Gold Hunt provided by goldtokens.net They have a few games available but the only ones I’ve ever tried were this and their fishing game Fish Hunt, which I will mention later. The object of Gold Hunt is to find the coins pictured above, click them, then wait out the timer for a prompt to pop up. Answer it correctly within a certain amount of time and the linden is yours. Each coin has a different amount of time before you can claim it, the higher the value the longer it takes of course. Make note that all but the gold coin are partial lindens so you need to collect 2 silver, 4 copper, 10 tin? to equal 1 linden and so on. You can get the hud either on the marketplace HERE or at the headquarters HERE. Both locations offer it for free. The headquarters is also where the atm is located for cashing out your points. You need to have a total of 1 linden minimum to cash out so any partial points will be left behind till you pick up more coins. Note you don’t actually need the hud for the coins, you can use the website above for locations.

Treasure Quest

Treasure Quest Game

Treasure Quest is a lot like Gold Hunt but then again the collecting games are usually the same basic game with different things to collect. In this one you can find the coins pictured above along with gems and mystery items. The prompt for this one asks you to type the answer so make sure to read it and answer it correctly or you’ll have to click the coin and wait again. I’m not really sure when this one showed up, I’ve only been using it for a couple months. The only way to get the free hud is to visit the headquarters HERE. The payout station also being located there. As with the gold hunt, you don’t need the hud for the coins as the website shows the location.

Gold Rush

Gold Rush Game

Last of the collecting games will be Gold Rush. I’ve used this one for quite awhile and I liked the fact that the 1 linden bars are an automatic payout. This one is a bit different because I could not find a website so to find the bar locations you need the hud available for free HERE. You can also cash out straight from the hud which makes it much easier and compact than having to visit a HQ every time to get your linden.

Lindo

Lindo Game

For this one I wanted to give it it’s own section to talk about it in full. It’s fairly new from what I know but it is one of my favorite ones to use. You can read up and find locations HERE and get the free hud HERE. Lindo is a flower growing game. The hud comes with one seed to grow but you will need to buy more seeds after that. I know doesn’t sound all that great but let me continue. This one only requires you to visit a location with the lindo terminal and water the flower by clicking on the watering can. No running around, no watching for timers, just click and sit.

You can see on the hud (expanded view by clicking the menu or stat buttons) you have your earned linden, experience level, seed count, thirst level, and progress bar. The Thirst level is the main thing you need to keep an eye on, once it reaches 100% the flower will stop growing and you will stop earning linden. Simply click on the watering can to reset the thirst to 0% and start earning again. Once a flower is fully grown you will get a prompt when you click on the watering can. Answer the prompt and a new seed will start growing (if you have another one already). If you don’t have any more seeds all you have to do is click the seed vendor, pick the seed you want, and right click the vendor and pay. The first price is for singles the others are for multiples I believe but don’t quote me on that. (I only buy one at a time). A normal seed costs 2L, a silver costs 4L, and a gold seed costs 6L. Each level provides a bit faster growth and gain with gold being the best. A normal seed in itself has given me around 10-12L before its fully grown so the seed is well paid for after it is bought. This is also an instant payout from the hud so no extra traveling is needed to get your linden. There are also events with this that add multipliers. So instead of the 1x you can have 2x-10x the progress. These events are run by the land/shop owners so if you attend any make sure to be nice. They don’t have to do these events afterall.

Vaults

vault game

I won’t really have much to say about vaults because I personally don’t like them. I wanted to mention them because they do payout but they can be a bit of a pain. You can get the hud for free HERE and try it for yourself. The hud only offers random locations and some may end up repeating but this is one that will make you do a lot of traveling to get anything done. The website to find all the locations is HERE and they also have a bird hunt. (tried it but it wasn’t my kinda of game) About the vaults: They are run on timers, some only have 5min while others can go much higher. They are like lucky chairs and boards in the aspect of you having to wait till your letter is showing above the vault to click it. They are instant payouts, 1x gives you 1L, 5x gives you 5L, etc. They have prompts and cooldown timers. If you miss the prompt you miss your opportunity completely and have to wait for your letter to show back up. All in all these are more fit for someone who doesn’t want to sit still.

Fishing Games

Fishing games can be pretty fun but repetitive at the same time. The main objective of the two I will mention are simple to teleport to an active buoy and either click on the buoy or the pole to get started (depends on the pole). After the pole’s startup is finished you click the pole and it casts out, showing a number above the poles tip. When that number counts all the way down it reels in and you get partial linden and exp. Both of these offer free poles BUT they also have other poles that give shorter cooldowns and more payout per cast. There are also worms that can be purchased to help speed the process and you can even grow your own as part of Farm Frenzy. Keep in mind those options are NOT free and only look into them if you decide the fishing is right for you. As with the lindo game the land owners will offer multiplier events to help you earn more as well.

Fish Hunt

Fish Hunt Game

Fish Hunt is run by the same people that run Gold Hunt and the payout atm is the same for both. You can get your free starter rod HERE or do a bit of searching yourself as they add all the basic colors for free rods. Remember to look before purchasing as not all the rods are free. You can also get a fish location hud HERE if you don’t feel like looking at the website for the locations. This is probably one of the first linden games I’ve played and while it feels slow it’s not that bad once you get used to how it works. Also the basic stuff is free so it’s only costing a bit of your time to earn something. Can’t really complain about that.

Magic Fishing

Magic Fishing Game

Magic Fishing and Fish Hunt could very well be brother games considering how similar they are. The only difference I have seen so far is that Fish Hunt offers more color options for a starting pole and has a TON of other pole selections. The free rod for this one is available HERE and the website for more information is HERE.

Bonuses

These are not going to be for everyone. Getting a hud for free off the market is one thing but using another site or having to pay to start playing is going to feel weird. I’m simply mentioning these because the one I’ve used for years with great success and the other I’ve seen a lot of people using.

PED

PED Site

Entropia Partners is scary for first time users. There’s quite a number of sites out there that offer you money in exchange for things. This one however is created for Eve Online players as well as secondlife members. It is your basic “do tasks, watch vids, get paid” site. You can try your hand at the micro tasks, some are just watching videos, others are surveys, etc. There’s also the option I tend to use the most which is stream their radio station. With it you can earn .25L every 12 – 18mins. Seems like a long time to earn but considering you can have it going in the background while you are doing other things, even sleeping, I find it a great option. If you’re not shy of the forums like I am you can post proof of payment when you get your first few linden and gain bonuses as well. Now another scary thing to mention. This one does need to know your in game name to pay you because it is sent to you while in game when you cash out. If this bothers some of you, like I said in my disclaimer, don’t do it. I’ve used this since 2013 and it’s worked for me so I wanted to pass it along that’s all. For those wanting to give it a try here is the WEBSITE.

7 Seas Fishing

7Seas Game

The last one I wanted to talk about is not free as you can see by the picture above but it can pay itself off in time. I don’t have much information on it as I haven’t tried it but I will eventually. Their website is HERE if you want to read for yourself and find locations. This one is different from the other fishing games listed above in more ways than one. For the first major difference you actually catch fish that you can sit on your shoulder as pets or put into aquariums and watch swim around. They are also sell-able although I haven’t seen too many people doing it. The second major difference is that the lands with this can offer custom prizes. The stores that have caught my attention is Sn@tch and Curious Kitties with their own custom outfits you can reel in or trade fish in for. Each reel does different things as well: Demo only offering 5 casts to test it out, Casual needing no bait ever but only catching certain fish, or the Pro which can do it all but requires bait.

Again I’ve only mentioned ones that I’ve used minus 7seas. There are plenty of options available like Linden Realms, Bloodlines, Bird Hunt, Crystal Hunt, etc. My best advice is just do some research and if you don’t like it move on to something else. I hope you found some useful information in this and I will be back again with something new once I have it all set up and ready to go.

Earning Lindens: Paleoquest

While working on the Redeux post I had realized I didn’t have any pictures of the sales and felt bad only showcasing the free gifts. Unfortunately I’m not someone with a steady enough income to show a lot of the products like I’d want. So I thought I’d share a mini-series with everyone on how I earn linden in secondlife. For this part I will be sharing what I know about Paleoquest.

The Hunt For Little Foot

little foot

The adorable ridable dinosaur

Paleoquest is a Linden created sim that is themed around dinosaurs but also has some space and Egyptian tones. You can enter the sim under the correct doorway in Portal Park and it will lead you from there. When you enter Paleoquest, a hud will attach to help keep track of your quests and allow you to play.  It will tell you to walk up the stairs to the visitor center and will ask you to watch 2 videos that will explain everything you need to know. Since they have those videos, I’m only going to be showing the basics and let you discover the rest.

hud specs

Hud layout

There are 5 quests to complete. Once completed you can return to the visitor center to cash it in for a weekly payout of 100L or you can try your luck with the prizes. You also have collectibles in the first 4 quests that can be cashed in for linden as well. You can either click them when you are close or walk over them to pick them up.

collectables

Collectibles from every quest area. Eggs for The Pyramids, Bones for Nessie’s Tooth, Feathers for Pirate’s Treasure, and Moon Rocks for Space.

Once you have 20 blue (common) you can turn them in for 1L. You can turn in a total of 200 blue a day, so that’s 10L extra you can earn in a day. The pink collectibles (rare) are the same, collect 20 and turn in for linden, but you earn 2L and can turn in 100 a day. That’s another 5L to earn daily. Beware if you die before reaching the visitor center you will lose all the collectibles you picked up. So it is very wise to go back to turn them in once you reach 20 and you will not lose your quest progress.

paleogifts

Yes that is a pile of poo, yes it talks, and yes makes fart sounds…only in secondlife…

The prizes are very well made and you can try for them as many times as you want in a day. Keep in mind they are random. (similar to a gacha) Here are some of the ones I’ve earned so far while trying to win the ridable dino pictured above the hud.

Now that you see what you can get, go up the stairs to the teleport pad (or wait for the trolley) and head off to the first quest.

Things to Note

  • The only way into Paleoquest is through Portal Park. You can not save teleports at the different quest areas. 
  • You may return to an area anytime you want to explore or pick up collectibles so you may want to do the main quest-line first then come back for the extras.
  • You will die a lot the first time through. When it happens you will be sent to the resurrection circle where you can just try again. There is no limit to deaths so keep trying!
  • Clicking a quest item will attach it to your avatar and will stay with you even when you die (excluding the space quest)
  • The traps all stay the same, figure out the patterns and locations and you can find the fastest path to finish a quest
  • You don’t have to finish it all in one sitting. The hud saves your quest progress so you can come back to it at any time. Attached items will not be save though.
  • The collectibles respawn every hour or so. At the same time the quest npcs restart as well. If you find yourself unable to complete a quest because it won’t respond, check the time and give it a few minutes before clicking it again.

Quest 1: The Pyramids

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The idea for this quest is simple enough: Find King Poobah’s mask and return it to him. Achieving that however, is a bit harder. You need to avoid pterodactyls, arrow traps, falling walls, and scarab beetles.    After you steal the mask from the nest you want to go inside the pyramid and navigate to King Poobah’s tomb. Simply click it and it will teleport you to the beginning of the quest site. A green light should appear under the mask on your hud. Go back up the stairs and use the teleport pad or trolley to go to the next area. (You will repeat that step for all the quests)

Quest 2: Nessie’s Tooth

nessie

All this trouble over a tooth…wait, is that made of gold!? In the second quest you are asked to find the Loch Ness monster’s tooth. Lucky for us we don’t have to remove it from her mouth. You need to find your way around the island and jump across the right path to reach the tooth at the end. That being said, avoid the hungry dinos waiting in the brush and don’t drink the water. Pick your path wisely or you may end up with a visit from Nessie herself. Once you have found the tooth, simply click it and wait to be teleported to the beginning of the quest safely. The tooth on your hud should now have a green light.

Quest 3: Pirate’s Treasure

pirate

Most of the quest have a banner telling you what to find to continue

Quest 3 takes you to a pirate’s cove with a beached ship to explore. But before you can even enter this ship you must find a key. This key spawns in three different areas and only shows up at one spot at a time.  Once someone has claimed it, it will disappear from that spot and appear in one of the other two areas. I found it handy to remember where it spawns so I can find it easier the next time I do the quest. Hazards include: hungry carnivores, killer spider nests, man-eating plants, and deadly water. And that is just outside the ship. Once you have the key, make your way to the ship and work your way to the top where the chest is waiting. Just be sure to avoid the cannonballs, rats, and falling. Once you put the key into the chest you can take the zipline back to the start and continue to the next quest. The chest on your hud will now have a green light.

Quest 4: Spaaaaaaaaaaaace

space_001

The solar panel needed to charge the satellite

Already to quest four, it’s been fairly easy right? Well this is where it starts getting harder. The objective of space is to find the solar panel by the volcano and take it through the tunnel and around to the satellite. This would not be so bad if you didn’t have to look out for flying rocks, falling trees, toxic gunk, and an electric field. Don’t feel to bad if you die quite a number of times while figuring it out. It took me a long time to even figure out where the panel was located. This one is difficult because the whole area is unsafe. I’ve seen people standing on the resurrection circle getting crushed by the flying rocks only to respawn and get crushed again. It’s frustrating as well this is the only quest where you lose the item when you die, so you have to go retrieve it everytime. But once you make it to the satellite you only need to find the sweet spot to charge the solar panel and you will be teleported back to the beginning of the quest. I suggest moving to the platform as soon as you can because those rocks get some distance.

Quest 5: DNA

DNA2

I think the logical choice is to let sleeping T-Rexs lie…

Here we are. Final quest and by far my least favorite. Once you arrive you head down to the docks and grab a boat. Go under the bridge and you will receive a q-tip because yes you are trying to get a DNA sample of big baddy there. This quest gives you a couple options. You can either collect poop to try to get the right sample or you can get it from sleeping beauty. Collecting poop is safer but it can take forever to get the right sample. Even when it says you have a sample to test it could be from the wrong dinosaur and you have to keep looking. Then again you are risking limbs trying to get a sample from the T-Rex and the sample may tell you that it’s contaminated and you need to *cough* get it from the other end. It may take you awhile to get this quest completed. This is also the area where most players spend the most time so the weekends tend to be crowded and poop samples in short demand. If you can manage doing it during the week it’d be a smart idea. Hazards of this area (not including the obvious one with teeth): mushrooms, jump-scare dinos, deadly water, whirlpools, and overturned boats (if you try to have a passenger). Once you have a sample to test, go to the field testing station and try it out. I would read the sign too, or not your choice.

DNA1

On the left: the testing station, on the right: Q-Tip and poop…

Once you have the correct sample the arrow will turn green and you will be teleported back to the beginning of the area. When you head up to the platform the trolley and teleport pad will take you back to the visitor center. Victory is yours! You may have left a couple limbs behind but you can cash out for linden or prizes. Time to take a breather or go at it again. If you ever feel stuck or have any other questions you can check their wiki or comment here and I will try to help the best I can. Till next time 😉