Every now and then there are some small changes done to some of our campuses, and the most recent one is that we are getting some new furniture and decorations set up at Kuula!
The new furniture & decorations have been set up by our lovely Mousie (mouseplay resident) and so far people are really enjoying the updated new look and think they are a great improvement to the overall look and feel of Kuula.
We hope that everyone enjoys the new changes, and be sure to thank Mousie for all her hard work putting everything together and setting it up. It really does make things feel a lot more personal and cozy than the old set up, and to be honest I really want to curl up on one of those sofa’s with a little blanket and have a cat nap (unless Jeff beats me to it, at least!).
Remember to keep checking by to see any new changes that might be happening at our campuses, you never know what things we might secretly add while you aren’t looking!
You don’t need to get a job in world, or buy Linden using your Paypal or credit card to look good in Second Life. Here are a few tips & tricks to finding decent freebies in Second Life & on the Marketplace.
Blogs: If you do a quick google search you can find tons of blogs that talk about Second Life. A lot of them are fashion blogs, or freebie blogs, where they post pictures and tell you where they found them.
Hunts: A hunt is when a group of stores get together, decide on a theme (ex: Halloween, Spring, etc) and make gifts to give out to people who ‘hunt’ (basically you just wander around the store looking for a certain item which contains the gift) for them in each store that’s participating. Many hunts are free, and you can find out about current hunts here.
Fairs: There is usually some sort of fair going on somewhere in Second Life and some of them give out gifts to those who attend. There are fairs all about Hair, fairs about Skins, and there are fairs that support real life charities & causes. An example of one going on right now is the Fantasy Faire, which is supporting Relay for Life.
Group Gifts: Many store groups give out gifts to those who are in their group. Some of the groups do have a fee to join, but there are many groups that are free.
Also if you are still under 30 days, FabFree has a great list of stores that give things away to new users so I suggest checking it out.
The Marketplace can be a great place to find freebies, but it can be a bit confusing when you’re new. Using keywords like free, freebie, gift are what will help the most here. If you have a few linden, you also search ‘dollarbies’ which are items that usually cost 1L.
Don’t be too specific if you’re using keywords. Typing ‘cute tan heels with pink flowers’ is very, very unlikely to yield any results. Try to focus one just one or two keywords.
You can filter out some demo’s by typing ‘NOT demo’ after your keywords. Ex: tan heels NOT demo
Once you’ve searched, you can see some search filters on the left side. Searching by price is very handy, you can even set your own (0L to 1L is ideal since you can’t just search for 0L items).
Under the Search bar there is a Sort option that allows you to sort the search results, selecting ‘Price: Low to High’ will show the lower priced items first.
A lot of awesome builders & scripters visit Kuula, and some of the stuff they come up with is just amazing…such as Mcarp Mavendorf’s Icosahedron Roller! Just don’t ask me what it does because I honestly am not really sure besides spinning around in a very confusing manner…
We ended up getting 15 people to sit on this crazy thing, but the lag was a bit crazy so it didn’t last very long.
The final part of our huge NCI Birthday bash, the Blitz Building Contest!
NCI holds a Blitz Building contest every Saturday evening from 7-8:30pm SL, and this week it’s being held at NCI South due to the Birthday build still being up at NCI Beach where it’s normally held. This week the theme is “On the Farm!”, hosted by TheOtherKitty, and even 20 minutes in a lot of people have some pretty awesome looking builds going on!
First place winner Leah Shim had this to say after winning in this weeks Blitz Build:
I never expect to win with the silliest things that come to my brain. I’m twisted. 😛
Congrats to everyone who built tonight, a lot of fun and silly builds as usual, and we hope to see you all again next week at the same time for our next contest!
This is the second part of our big NCI Birthday bash! NCI is now NINE years old, and to celebrate we’ve had some awesome events going on all day! You can check out our post on the first part of the party celebrations here.
Also be sure to join us at NCI South for the last part out of NCI’s birthday bash, the blitz building contest starting at 7pm SLT!
Schedule of Events (US Time 4pm-8:30pm SLT)
Dance hosted by Beverly Montgomery & Krystal Devonshire
Live DJs: PJ Devonshire & Christine Grigorovich
Costume Contest hosted by Leah Shim
Contest Theme: “Medieval”
New Citizens Inc is 9 years old and we’re celebrating by having not just one, but TWO parties (one for those on Euro time, and another later in the day for the rest) today at NCI Beach! The first party started at 11am SLT and went until 2pm SLT, and the second party will start at 4pm and run until 7pm.
Blitz Building Events are quickly becoming what I look forward to most during the week, it’s always fascinating to see what sort of things people come up with and can make in such a short amount of time! Tonight was a pretty fun theme, History!
Congrats to all of the builders, and big thanks as always to everyone who came out to join us, we look forward to seeing you next Saturday at 7PM slt @ Fisherman’s Cove!
You might have noticed a new addition to the NCI Schedule Boards, Game Afternoon & Game Night! The Game events started up just last month, and are scheduled for 12PM slt and 6PM slt every Monday at NCI South.
NCI has launched a new event this week called Games Night or Games time. This will be a social event where members are invited to gather at NCI South and try out some of the games available there. We have Frootcake, Can’t Stop, Skeeball, Zilch, U-Know and others. ~ Wellington Beam
Even if you aren’t interested in playing the games, you are more than welcome to hang out and chat, so don’t be shy to head over and say hello! The games are always left set up, so even if you miss a scheduled game event, you can drop by and start up your own with your friends!