Time for a happy post. Posting updates is getting tough, as work time is heavy and keeping the sims up is taking all the time I can spare. So I apologize, for many of these updates will need to be a mix of everything instead of one theme during such times. And shown with mostly pictures.
My first idea with the four sim set up was to have all the breedables sales at sky level for sake of lag control. I do a ton of breeding so this meant spreading the sales area across four sims.
Turned out to be a lot of work, and seemed like a lot of work to ask my shoppers to do. So, I gave in and made Hudan sim all breedables. Horses, dogs, cats, dodos, and pigs are in sky level. Wild Onez are on ground level.
Wildz sales have dropped dramatically since the version 2.0 horses came out. Traffic to their areas have also. But they work nice on the sim.
In the books, the main scene on Hudan is the Lost Forest of Hudan. So I’ve done my best to make the sim a light forest theme to match. This is done by setting up trees and tree sets for sale along the sim border. Be a great setting to have a trail through the woods, sales areas in open meadow sections, but thought with the scripted animals on the sim, that may be too much for lag control. This works.
The horses have been good to me. I’ve gotten a lot of fun out of breeding them. There’s so many fun trait combinations to get this time that I’ve bred over 200 so far and just begun to settle into where my specialties will lay.
The Elvenglades sim that houses the Elvenglades stores has been adjusted to take in the garden, yard decor, and landscaping items. Work is still going on with that sim so some items are not for sale yet. Soon though.
Dee’s Designs is my priority at the moment. This store was named after my mom who has battled breast cancer for a few years, and was declared cancer free this year.
Dee’s Designs will feature items that will only be sold via RFL or Breast Cancer kiosks, if those become available too. Plus 50% of sales of the other items inside the store will go towards the kiosks.
I’ve stayed with the pinks and purples of Breast Cancer and RFL support of times past for the theme. Along with a strong butterfly theme. Seems appropriate for flying to freedom from cancer to me.
I spent a lot of hours searching for product and textures I haven’t used before. Some of the textures I’m using are interesting public domain textures from the internet. Others from Alternate Metaverse Creations, Bad Katz, Twisted Thorn Textures, Dover, and more.
Next to Dee’s Design is the Garden of Hope for lost children.
I kept one full sized home decor building at the Elvenglades and will make new product to go with some of the old to fill it with. The book emporium stays, of course. I’ve already added a new line of shelves to the first floor there.
Right now I’m working on the new landscaping and yard decor products for Elvenglades. A few things came over from Hudan, but most will be boxed up and sold in a greenhouse or gazebo for them.
Someday after this current heavy workload is done, I’ll get onto the marketplace and offer the stuff I don’t offer on the sim too.
Elvenglades is bordered on some sides by large tropical style plants. The Elvenglades in the books has large trees with similar style leaves.
On the Elvenglades sim is the starting point to a 13 book story journey across the four sims. It’s easy to do. Get the first book and it gives you a copy of the book to keep at home, plus the direct LM to the next book in the series. Each book does the same. Then the 13th book of the series gives you a prize to go with them, rather than another LM.
The other two sims the book journey takes you through are Enchanted Isles and Moor-Knight.
Enchanted Isles are where my myads live. This sim depicts both myad and elven reproduced scenes of the book. The main building is also the Inworldz headquarters of Marion Margaret Press with Sandie Bergen’s memorial forest behind it. This area is still in development so more coming soon.
Moor-Knight is home to the Knightens in the books. Mostly an exploration sim. I’m building more information guides for the dock area, and the small castle section is the Memorial Hall. This a general memorial area for friends and family. Still being developed out also.
Enjoy exploring…look for Kaedara region on the map or any of the four sims: