Twisted Hunt ends very soon (always hate when this one ends. *sniffs*) but there’s something new too. The Fantasy Gacha Carnival is picking up on October first, opening up so that the masses can try their luck at winning a prize, their hearts desire, or a trinket for someone else. Truth be told this is my first real gacha event. I’ve had a gacha once in awhile for something but really I haven’t had that much experience with it. Awhile back I asked for feedback from folks. What they thought worked or didn’t work because I was at a loss as to what to make for it.
I have a bit of a better idea now but I’m still kinda sorta strugglin. A lot of work goes into these and I swear that the creators for this particular event seem to go above and beyond. Some awesome stuff is being released for it and I have to admit there’s a bit of humility in there when I look around at some of the creative genius that is amongst us. That said… I’m going to highlight in this post one part of my gacha goodness.
This item was thought up and created based on an idea from a groupie. They said something along the lines of…. “A seat you can wear as an attachment with a sit pose (maybe different poses in different stools, I’ve wanted something of the sort at events where they’ve run out of seating)”. Hmmmmm…. says I. Thoughts start going in circles some trying to think, so how do I make that appealing or worth while. I don’t want something that looks like crap, nothing too big probably but if it’s too small then it’s just well…. boring.
I wanted to find just the right look for it, just the right seat form. If it doesn’t look right then what’s the point. I didn’t want too rugged, so ya’ll can use it wherever but didn’t want too fancy either? But then again, some DO want rugged, some DO want fancy. You see where I’m going with this? So unable to really come to terms with what I wanted the idea sat in the back of my mind. Plus I have to admit a chair with a single pose in it just seemed kinda cheapish, stuck forever sitting the same way… I’d like some versatility, I like my options… so I’d want versions where you can have more than 1 sit in them.
You shouldn’t be too surprised though that I came up with something. So yes… one of my gacha prizes are WEARABLE Seat Attachments for your avatar. Really how cool is this huh? I mean… most of the time when I’m out wandering or in those rare moments of role play just how often do we stand around staring at each other with our thumb up our…. I have often when doing so looked around proverbially speaking, wishing that somewhere there was a place to sit down. Relax a little, have some role play… DO something. Because we all know that you really can only lay out so many prims on a sim… plus I mean… not EVERYONE has the same tastes when it comes to what they will use or work with. Right? Now, I realize that most of the time… whipping a chair out of your inventory magically isn’t going to work for most rp’s. *laughs* But I’m sure that in some instances there are some pretty smart people out there who can invent a reason to do it.
There’s three levels of prizes. Common, Rare, and Epic.
The common prizes only have 1 sit in each chair…. though there is a male and female version within each pack so you do get two chairs per…. I broke all of them up that way, I thought it was nicer.
Yes did you see that…. I actually did something for the GUYS!!! You have any idea how often I hear that the men get forgotten and want stuff too? Well I tried my best to not leave them out. So there are male and female versions of the chairs within the packs. Woot!
Anyhow…. the rare and the epic versions of the chairs are scripted so you can switch between 5 different sits suited for each piece of furniture. Now see, I think that’s pretty cool. Reclining, lounging, sitting proper…. there should be an option in there for each. And as I said, male/female versions are in each pack so you’re getting a pretty decent deal. Commons are more rugged… a comfy pillowed seating crate, and a foresty type camp chair. The rares are a posh bench, blackened frame with a drape, rich fabric and rolled pillow. The epic is one of the pillowed crates with a lil table thing next to it, pitcher of wine and some refreshments, and then the benches tricked out with furred rug, and refreshments. The idea was that the epic peoples are a bit on the spoiled side. hahaha, I just liked the idea. Think they look pretty cool.
There are different texture or color options available. In the crates there’s a couple different woods, metals and leathers used. For the benches there’s four different colors that you can get… green, red, blue, or a nice plum that is subdued and looks just awesome in my most humble of opinions.
Sooo!! There you have it… my first item that you can get for 50L a pull is wearable seating for you to enjoy your time in SL a wee bit more. You just add/wear from your inventory to set your butt just about anywhere. Turn off the AO usually, the only drawback is well… if you walk, you might look a lil funny if the walk takes over and you have a piece of furniture swinging off your backside. Might wanna, I dunno. *coughs* stand up first.
The Fantasy Gacha Carnival opens TOMORROW!! October 1st!
I can’t wait! I’ll be doing another post highlighting the second item in just a bit.
Have a good one, and happy Monday.