Shopping time! Men and women alike, everyone likes to shop. Frankly, after all the holiday celebrations, I am broke. So, here are few options to have fun shopping in Second Life without spending a penny.
Lucky Chairs/ Boards
Scratch and Win Boards
Dollarbies and items worth L$10 are also an option. But, I don’t even have that much, so what do I do?
Freebies? No, they are not usually quality clothes. I am bad at hunts. So, I went out hunting for Group Gifts. Many famous designers offer group gifts which are quality items. A few give out gifts every month. So, why not grab them? Although it’s a few days since New Year, there are few shops in Second Life offering New Year gifts.
The following groups are free to join. At a few of these places you will also find hunt items, lucky chairs, scratch and win boards and “Gacha” items.
Here are the landmarks where you will find the Group Joiner and the Group Gifts:
Some of the most popular places for both men and women are:
Irrespective of where you are around the globe, in our minds we all know that the holiday season has just begun. The symmetrical snow flakes falling on the Christmas tree reminds us that it is time for warm celebrations and to give gifts. Children wait eagerly for presents while elders wait for the family gatherings. Peace, white and warmth seem to surround us. One of Second Life’s ways of celebrating the lavish holiday season is with the Christmas Expo supporting the Relay for Life.
What is Relay for Life?
It is a nationwide program supported by American Cancer Society. Around 4 million people have come forward to donate funds for the treatment of patients and continued research for a cure . The society gives awards to people who donate their support. Continue reading →
Sony Playstation 4 launched the second week of November and the Microsoft Xbox One in the third week. Both consoles sold over one million in less than 24 hours of their respective launches. However, day-after-the-launch reports indicated that several of the Sony machines arrived in a broken or unplayable state. Microsoft has announced they held back a percentage of the manufactured machines in order to replace broken machines right away.
2) WinAmp may be sold or closed
AOL bought the media player and streaming software WinAmp in 1999. Along with the streaming server service Shoutcast, the top internet radio streamer, it has been the number one choice for many internet DJs over the years.
Last week, AOL announced they will close down WinAmp and Shoutcast, but then disclosed that they will possibly sell it to Microsoft.
If Microsoft buys the software, it may be integrated to the Xbox personal radio features for streaming music straight to or from your console.
Visual Kei is not a genre, but a musical movement quite few of us over here in the western world knows about, but most of us have seen through such media as Asian films or series. The style is inspired by a blend of Japanese theatre and classic culture blended with modern, more western culture to bring together Japanese traditions with their own brand of modern musical genres.
Visual Kei itself holds no genre, it is more the appearance that becomes the style, but it is heavily associated with rock and metal today.
Things that stands out in Visual Kei is the traditional clothes, heavy make-up and androgyny, something Kiryu has mastered. Kiryu is a Metal Visual Kei band that stands out in the crowd with their even more traditional visual style and even heavier musical style than most Visual Kei bands have.
Formed in 2007 and signed to B.P Records, Kiryu have taken the whole world with storm. Unlike their style-bound siblings, Kiryu has heavier influences in traditional Japanese culture and most of their videos are recorded around temples, ancient ruins and traditional theatre sets while their music is pushing the limits of modern metal. The band members have made an art form out of androgyny and if you didn’t know before what gender the members have, it will be hard to figure out just by looking at them. Continue reading →
To end our Tribute Week, we covered the Bridge of Tribute City to its shopping district. Like other sims Tribute City has its own affordable High Street, with items not only for older residents but for newcomers as well. On the streets of Tribute there are several stalls owned by . residents so you don’t always have to go into the stores to get nice clothes. The stores of Tribute are also varied from builders skit stores, to dresses to stores that showcase Tribute former pride and glory the NexGen vehicle back in the days when they were known as the Flying Tigers.
The Stores themselves, when you’ve managed to pull yourself away from dancing at one of the many events that are held in the city, have items with different price ranges from 0L$ to 950L$. It also an extremely newcomer friendly city with newcomer hubs and stores like Enteral Appearance who give dollarbie skins and shapes for male and female avatars. and Miss Jewell whose items start at an affordable 150L$ and so much more. So much we actually have a list of them in the Torch side office at Tribute.
Tribute is not only a good place for consumers but for business owners as well Kara Dresler,, owner of K-CODE states, “ I love Tribute City, it is a really great place for setting up a business! Jessii Warrhol-Giano, one of the city owners, is also a fantastic event manager so entertainment is definitely one of the city highlights. Tribute clubs are among the best ones in Second Life, the DJs here offering visitors very good music and great time. In addition, people can always find a wide array of events that, along with the great clubbing experience, brings a lot of traffic and consequently a very good exposure for your business. A team of friendly and experienced managers are always there to help you setting your business and to offer you promotional packages in order to increase your brand awareness. The streets here are very lively, there are visitors everywhere all day long and I am really happy to be a part of this wonderful city and to have such a great feedback from my Tribute satellite store”
If you are interested in setting up your own store, Tribute City is a great place to start, with a great traffic affordable stores and stalls.
You have read about the clubs and people of Tribute City, this time we dive into a bit about the city itself, why it is here and talk to the owner, Jessii.
What is Tribute City?
Formerly owned by Guarocuya Giano, the sim WW2 Tribute was the home sim of the flight troupe Flying Tigers. After they moved, Guarocuya asked his SL/RL partner Jessii if she wanted to own a sim. Since she needed something to do and never had a commercial sim before, she accepted.
She began to build Tribute City, complete with canals for authenticity and put down some stores and club areas. Before long, it was a blooming city of entertainment and shopping.
As you might know, Jessii also writes here on The Torch and we had the opportunity to talk to her about Tribute City. Continue reading →
Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:
Music & Festivals:
Berry Festival, 4th Edition! After the great success of the Berry Party on 2010, 2011 and 2012, HullaBaloo presents the Berry Festival 2013, from May 20th through June 23rd. This event is hosted and supported by SL Kids Community, and it’s absolutely family friendly. For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/16W6KQb.
Glastonbury Pop Festival: Throughout June, London City celebrates the Glastonbury Pop Festival with performances from the many popular bands and acts who’ve appeared in London City this past year with a month-long tribute to the world of pop music, complete with contests and prizes. For more details, visit http://mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.
Check out some of the fun and exciting things to do and see in Second Life this week:
World Goth Fair: The World Goth Fair is an annual Second Life event, officially sanctioned by the folks at World Goth Day to benefit the Sophie Lancaster Foundation. The event runs from May 15th through the 31st and features a massive amount of vendors, musicians and two huge areas to explore. For more information, be sure to visit http://bit.ly/12sy0pG.
2013Relay for Life: for team registration and more information, please see the official websites:
Home & Garden Expo 2013: The annual Home & Garden Expo returns, and it’s the most exciting expo so far! With over 100 exhibitors of stylish home products, 30 exhibitors of breedables, raffles, auctions, 11 sims and a full entertainment schedule, make sure come help Relay For Life. Everything opens at noon on May 24th, visit http://bit.ly/18c4A3Y for more information.