I’m pretty swamped with RL stuff lately but I’ve been itching to create some SL photos. I can’t promise the longest blog entries, but I hope what I do post helps all of you find some fun stuff for your avatars ^^
If you enjoy my blog here at Style Oven, you may have noticed that I don’t post as much as I used to. My best friend in real life has actually gotten me hooked on a really fun mmorpg named Tera, and now, any free time I have away from shooting or designing has been spent unwinding in this vast, impressive, fantasy world.
The game is visually stunning. These screenshots I’ve presented here really don’t do it justice. Time and time again, my friend, Mhyja, and I were amazed at the environments that would unfold before us. Bluehole studios really did do an amazing job with texturing and overall atmosphere. It’s easy to get lost for hours in this game just wandering around on your mount and exploring.
Combat is actually very fun as well. This, in all honesty, is my first MMO but since I’ve started I’ve tried playing the games Aion and Scarlet Blade as well. I keep going back to Tera because Tera really makes me feel challenged. The PVP system is so exciting when it’s a fair fight. You really need to think quick or else die quick.
I was around before the game went F2P so I’ve seen a few things go not so well too. Sadly, many of the exciting vanity items have gone to RNG chance boxes which means you usually pump a lot of cash in just to get what you want (not that SL users aren’t used to buying vanity gear). You can earn gold in game, however, and buy off the broker so it’s not totally impossible to get things through grinding and not through RL green.
Overall, the game is really entertaining and an excellent experience, especially if you share it with friends. Customer service could be much, much better but the game itself is entertaining and at times very challenging. If you haven’t already, give Tera a try. It’s a free to play adventure that will entertain for hours!
I remember a lot of “vs.” movies from when I was a kid. My dad and I were both fans of Godzilla and I can think back to a time when I’d fall asleep on the couch listening to the distinct (and sometimes a bit scary) sounds of Monster Zero. That love for titanic battles has stuck with me ever since.
This set was a pretty big one. I usually try to stick to smaller setups since I often build in public places but this particular theme demanded something much more involved. For one, the Goliath I’m facing is the gigantic and insanely awesome Earth Elemental Gaia created by BunnyStar. It’s usually an attachment your character can ride but in this case I sunk him deep into the soil and let him go against my dual blades (also created by BunnyStar).
The base of the outfit I’m wearing is by Epic. I picked it up during the last round of The Boobies Show and it came with a rather nice applicator for Lolas! Tangos (not pictured). If you haven’t tried the Tangos, by the way, I really recommend them. They have a fantastic shape and a lot of designers have been creating cute outfits for them. The only real issue now is finding a large collection of usable hair. Big boobs can mean big problems
I’m still using my mesh head by LOGO. Overall, I’m pretty happy with it even though I’m still having issues with it when I up all of my graphics. The nose looks so much smoother and delicate when I don’t have atmospheric shaders and shadows turned on. The mouth is just perfection though and makes the tweaking I have to do with windlight settings worth it. Gone are the days when we had tattoo layer teeth painted across our lips. Turn your avatar to the side and her lips can now have a perfect part. The details are so lovely!
Now that we’re in 2013 I like to dream about what this year might bring to SL. Maybe an all mesh body we can use our own head on? Maybe a mesh derriere attachment? Doesn’t hurt to hope! XD
Two of my best friends in SL, Coralizity and Mhyja Questi (the creative powerhouse behind BunnyStar), agreed to participate in a very sexy, themed shoot portraying Renaissance-inspired lovlies! We had a blast and together we experimented with different windlight settings, calling them out over the telephone when we found something we liked. What we experienced together was a fantastic journey though the many moods of Second Life lighting and how those windlight settings can really alter way your images are perceived.
WARNING: BEYOND THE CUT THIS BLOG ENTRY IS NSFW.
YOU WILL SEE SEXUAL THEMES & NUDITY. 18+ ONLY.
(Style card information is also located beyond the cut.)