Monthly Archives: October 2012

Venturing into Land Owning

Something I would never have been able to afford in Second Life, but can do in InWorldz is own land. Image

I decided to splurge and buy a mainland sim in InWorldz after being here only about a week. 60.00 No set up fee, and some of my favourite sellers are in InWorldz ( Redgrave, Vista, .:Emo , Pulse…) how could I pass it up?

I didn’t purchase because I wanted to become a land baron and make money. I purchased because I wanted to create my own actual virtual space. I did decide to rent out a few parcels, but to also keep a lot of common ground open for tenants and InWorldz travellers to enjoy.

Birchglen is located on the Diamond Valley sim on the Mainland. It is newly created and definitely a work in progress!  However, here are a few pictures so far. 

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A few of the things that I really like about InWorldz are the great currency exchange… 2500 I’z costs 5.00 US and is payable by credit card or paypal, crossing sims is quite an easy feat, I’ve experienced very little lag, the prims are AMAZING! Coming from second life, the fact that parcels are found all over the place for .50/Prim is mindblowing. YES I can get primage for free on OsGrid with my own computer as a virtual server, but it’s great to hand the tech stuff over to someone else to take care of. I also like all the creativity I see. It seems as though many people have come from SL, and indeed have a presence in both (and possibly more) worlds, but coming from SL to a place where uploading is free and it is such a blank slate, it’s pretty exciting. As a result, I have found some very nicely made places. 

I also had the chance to catch Russell Eponym performing in the beautiful Greek region of Parakia. It ended up being a really great crowd and the music was great.

Owning on Mainland has its limitations, however SL mainland has become a garish nightmare in so many spots, I can understand wanting to keep some control on the Mainland. 

So, if you are looking to try something different, come to InWorldz.. different yet familiar 🙂 Visit the cafe or park in Birchglen – Diamond Valley, and if you’d like to rent a lovely parcel in a new community, check out the parcels that I have available or message me. My InWorldz avi is Birch Wind. Search me there and you will find an email addy to contact me with, if I am not online. 

Birchglen is a great place to call home 🙂

No it’s not a trailer park…

No it's not a trailer park...

Just a trailer to highlight a lovely parcel I have for rent in Birchglen. 🙂

Happy Oktober!

Oktoberfest just finished up in Neufreistadt. I had a little stall there, selling some of my items – some pictures I take in RL and play around with until they have JUST that right touch. 🙂

There were quite a few live performers, and it was pretty much just one big party. Lots of fun *grins*

I have a shop open in Colonia Nova, just up the steps from the 7 Seas Fishing along the river. It’s also a cafe, so PLEASE, come on by and visit Razzy’s Gallery and Cafe!

I’ve also ventured into InWorldz and I must say I’m really enjoying myself.

Here I am, as Birch Wind in Parakia – a Greek sim in InWorldz.

 

In my gallery in Amelia

 

 

Watching the sun rise in Parakia

 

Dancing in Parakia

 

yep… still dancing. It’s a GORGEOUS sunrise, who wouldn’t dance? Pink clouds racing across the gentle golden sky. *sigh* simply radiant.

 

I also played in OsGrid a bit over the past little while. It had been awhile since I started up the ol’ laptop that I have running as a virtual server. I’m not quite as super awesome looking in OsGrid. I’ve had a harder time finding a nice skin – however in all fairness, mostly while in OsGrid I just build and play and don’t care much about how I look in my own lil 4-sim playground

Hanging out in my rather empty house in Moonrise Haven. 🙂 was busy playing with land today. Not too much concern over the house.

 

So, yes, I’ve been having a lot of fun. Very interesting, the feel of the different places. SL. IW and OSGrid.

I’ve also been playing in Cloud Party. Although the name sounds like it might be some version of Habbo Hotel, it’s not. It’s actually a geek’s paradise. I’m not quite geek enough to figure out how to build things, but I’m geek enough to have a really awesome time there.

I tried There also. Not sure why… just heard it was back online and thought I’d try it. It has a certain charm, but not only is there an initial 10.00/month just to get in the door so to speak, but everything seems very costly. 10.00/month to play is more than I pay for  a residential parcel, and my business in SL, and my place in InWorldz combined. Some of the people I have met seem very cool, and I’ve had some fun, but I can’t justify spending ten dollars a month to hang out in another virtual world – and not even have that cover monthly ‘rent’.

Well, it’s late and I’m off to bed, just wanted to share.

Bye for now!