Monday, September 21, 2009

Steam: The Hunt (Pt. 2)

Ohhhh, what a terrific hunt! There's still time, so be sure to get out there and steam through. The gifts are pretty universally high quality, the hints are well done, the group is fun, helpful and polite. There were only a few locations where I got frustrated and had to leave (and come back), the organization was quite good with defunct participants clearly designated. The hunt still has more than a week to go - get your steam on.

I've been slack on the pictures, but I did fall in love with this hunt item to the point that I had to put an entire outfit together around it and track down the perfect location to set it off... definitely a most excellent steampunk hat from The Hatter is Mad. Enjoy!
(Skin by Dutch Touch, Hair by Bizarre, Eyes by Poetic Colors)
Photo taken at Dave Rumsey Maps

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Steam: The Hunt (September 1-30)

I've decided to start back blogging slowly and with a bit of a theme to keep me on track. I emerged from a work bubble to discover that gridwide hunts seem to have mushroomed to the point that one could hunt nearly continuously and never buy anything. That said, I enjoy hunts for the chance to see new places and designers whom I might otherwise not come across - which is why I selected the Steam Hunt with it's Steampunk theme.

I've decided to post (at least) once a week a look built of hunt items with a style card and hunt information, starting tomorrow. I have completed picking up the hunt items (and will be giving the hunt an overall rating), but have designated a surprising number of these as "keepers" so there should be quite a bit of material with which to work. I make no promises to show all (or even close to all) the hunt items, I will not give hints to item locations and I will not break any hunt rules. I will be including SLURLs in the style cards, but won't indicate where in the hunt the creator falls.

To start off, the basic information:
Name: Steam: The Hunt
Theme: Steampunk
Hunt Group: STEAM Hunt Punks
Starting Location: Czari`s Attic
Number of Participants: 105
STEAM: Steampunk Travelers' Event, Adventure & Megahunt
This is the first ever Steampunk Grid-Wide hunt! There has never been a Steampunk-themed hunt before, so this will be very exciting and fun. STEAM will take place during the month of September, 1st-30th. The gifts will remain available for the entire month... if you can find them!
There will be many Steampunk-themed gifts to find hidden all over the grid in participating shops. You'll be offered a variety of gifts as you search for the hidden items. Only high-quality designers have been invited to participate, and their exclusive items will be available only for the duration of the hunt.
As with most hunts, you will be given a starting location. That location will give you the LM to the next, and so on.
Please drop by this shop closer to the hunt, click on the GEAR, and receive the starting location!
We ask you these favours:
Please do not contact shop owners directly. All enquiries should come to Perryn Peterson or Kashya Bellic in the form of notecards as I/M are frequently capped. There will be a website and blog as well.
Please respect everyone participating: designers, shop owners, other hunters.
Please keep your prims as low as possible whilst hunting; do not wear a lot of primmy items, scripts and laggy items like meters and HUDs. These items will slow things down for everyone.
If you open packages on anyone's sim, have the courtesy to delete said package or pick up your items before you leave.
Enjoy and bring lots of friends with you!