April marks the 10th Anniversary of Raglan Shire Online!
10 years… wowza. In a few weeks we kick off Birthday month and this year is special as it marks a decade of zaniness!
This years birthday month will be SCI-FI themed so expect science fictiony fun! PYEW PYEW PYEW!
Look for more details to come but in the interim, check out the OSSM official poster as created by Nil!
Wootmas Cheers all!
The 10th Annual WinterFest on Raglan Shire is here & it’s a Wonderland of Snowy Crunchy fun for the season!
The decorating of the tree! Sekret Santa™! The 12 Days of Wootmas™! Skating at the pond! Skiing! Sledding! Ice Ball crashing!
Keep an eye out for The All New Ski Lift! A new way to get up & down the Mountain but a word of warning… Beware the Yeti!!
Also coming is Live Musical Performances! Caroling & Celebrations!
It’s all being finalized so look for info in the coming days as well as info on the All New Tree Topper Contest & the Winter Hut Contest.
Much more to come, Music, Celebrations.. WINTER STUFF!!!
*snowball throw & Wootnog sip*
Do you Dare.. to RIDE?
The 2016 Edition of The Ride of Horrors™ & Dark Carnival™ are now OPEN to the public for riding & exploring!
15 rooms of Scary OSSM as decorated by members of the community!
Enjoy the Ride & Carnival attractions!
Thanks to all the builders as well as the CATS™ for overseeing the Ride behind the scenes!
There are 20 Brand new Shocktober™ Gestures hidden throughout the Asylum areas & Carnival ground. Look for the Pumpkins to catch em all! 🙂
It’s Shocktober™! Time for all things spooky, scary, eerie and mysterious!
Kick off is scheduled for this weekend and there is much to see and do!
Will you survive the ghosts, zombies, clowns, and all things pumpkin spice?
Be sure & visit our main hang out, The All New Asylum™ on the tree city! A New attraction built by Pipa with room for everyone in need of a Psychotic BREAK from the rigors of the mundane!
Check yourself in for some ELECTRIFYING rehabilitation! The Jello is Free! (it’s not really jello muhahahaha)
This Years Ride of Horrors™ features a new layout, ride cars, Lots of Blood and an assortment of HORROR (hence the name) for you to experience as your sanity LEAKS away… courtesy of The Cats™
(We hear the ghost of Toffy Bean haunts the ride… )
Also there’s New Carnival amusement rides this year as built by a Mouse! (Mousie Hall!) plus an assortment of Gatherings, Live Music, Gesture Hunts… Heck it’s all on the Poster!
It’s Frikkin SHOCKTOBER™!! The GREATEST.MONTH.EVER!
More to come!
Medieval-Fest on Raglan Shire ends with a Flourish!
The Completely retooled from the ground up JOUST is today’s big event as we say goodbye to all things Medieval!
Prior to the Joust will be the Best in Show & Parade as folken’ trot their mounts out, decked out in custom horse attire & armor or whatever the current Medieval Horse finery of the day is…. 8)
There will be Prizes & Glory (as the sign clearly says!) and afterwards… The start of the JOUST… STAB STAB STAB STAB ARGHHHH!!!
Seriously, I don’t know who thought riding a horse in full armor with a long A$$ Stabby Stick was a good idea but HEY.. WE ARE ALL ABOUT THE JOUST & JOUSTING GLORY!!!
Immediately after the Joust will be a live musical performance by Keeba Tammas at the Jousting grounds stage as we once again bring our Medieval-Fest to a close….
Thank ye to ALL who helped make this years Festival as Eventful as it has been and we hope you enjoyed the past 3 weeks!
Medieval Festival continues as we enter the final weekend!
Today at 10:30 am It’s RacerX & The Snail Crew™ as they host their famous Snail Racing across Raglan Shire today with a Medieval theme!
Then at 1pm it’s the Debut of The All New, All Pointy:
ULTIMATE STABBY STABBY CHAMPIONSHIP™
Based on Catten’s amazing sword fighting system, this is a tournament style arena battle for Stabby Glory!
Two Knights enter the Arena of SWEAT IRON AND MAYHEM™ & one knight emerges victorious!
Prizez, Monehs.. DO YE STAB??
Tomorrow….. THE All NEW JOUST™ plus the Best In Show and Parade!
WELCOME CENTER INFO or ‘How I learned to Love Lettuce’
By Zayn Till – Three Time UFC Welterweight Champion.
With the advent of the new tree city, one of the important concepts in addition to presenting a magnificent build with many places of interest to see and explore was to bring our Prim/Li count wayyyyyyy down to a more manageable state. Proper build concepts, incredible imagination and the use of mesh helped to significantly accomplish just that and now The Tree City on Raglan Shire is something that I and many others are proud to call home. (my nephew and niece want to live there!)
For the Raglan Shire Welcome Center™, in addition to decreasing Prim/Li, we decided to take a different approach on presentation and practical functionality.
The Welcome center as I originally conceived it and as designed and implemented by folks (either long since gone from Second Life or rarely on anymore) was a place where people could get information about our community, either it’s history and current goals, rules (HA RULES) as well as links to our Raglan Shire merchant shops or community areas of interest be they public landmarks of places to see and visit or resident run areas on the various sims.
In addition we also wanted to have some STUFF! Free stuff that first time visitors could snag to help them in their exploration as newcomers to the Raglan Shire community and what being a Raglamuffin™ is all about. Over time it became a place often visited & laden with helpful information but also, a very prim intensive area as people with land rights put out more and more freebie items in single boxes.
The New Welcome Center will still offer information on our community, it’s history and unique non role play (BUT SILLY) culture that focuses on creativity, collaboration & friendship (powered by waffles).
It will still have some excellent items available for free for people, including just about every gesture I have ever created and a host of useful other ‘Thing-a-ma-bobs™’ that people can pick and choose from donated and provided by a host of lovely individuals.
There are a few new differences on how we will be maintaining the Welcome Center.
One of our newer goals is to drive traffic to our merchants who keep shops on the city(and by doing so, help us pay for the ridiculously high tier that Linden Lab charges me each month).
We love our Artisans & Artisan merchants!
Just wanted to make that clear. 🙂
Many of our Merchant Folken™ offer their own excellent freebies, but it makes no sense to expect them to place all of these out at the Welcome Center and not at their own shops. So we want to offer information at the Welcome Center that people can easily view that will then encourage them to visit said shops where in addition to procuring any freebies, they can also view the complete inventories of our talented merchants and their wares (which they work very hard to create).
The other change is that in order to keep the prim count as low as possible I will not be allowing anyone to place items out at the Welcome Center on their own so that we can control the prim/Li count.
We will now be offering A vendor system that will house all freebie items at the Welcome Center™.
If you (either as a Merchant or non Merchant) have something you would like to have at the Welcome Center as a freebie, Please package up what it is you would like to offer as a FULL PERM item and state which perms you want it to have… OR send a Picture and landmark to your shop. You can also send a link to your marketplace listing.
Send all items,pictures, LM’s as described above to:
We appreciate you working with us as we continue to maintain the Raglan Shire Sim in the most efficient manner and we thank you for being kind enough to consider others and your desire to offer fun free items of interest as well as information!
Also a big thanks to our Welcome Center Director Mz. Peaches™ Latrell for managing the welcome center as well as the folks behind the scenes who help make our community as friendly and welcoming as possible.
Remember that Raglan Shire is a community that is open to anyone and everyone regardless of size, shape, real world status quo, beliefs, orientation etc. and as such when we say welcome, we mean it! 🙂
Today marks the 9th anniversary of The Raglan Shire community as we know it. As we enter year TEN, we do so with the new rebuilding of the Raglan Shire sim which is now underway. Above is the overhead map of the New Tree City layout that will soon be open to all to explore and enjoy. While There is no Big event or party planned for today while the build is being worked on, anyone can feel free to spontaneously create instant celebration fun if you’d like of course 🙂
Thanks to everyone who had made this community so much fun and given it longevity well beyond anything I ever thought it would have.
Just an opening communication for and to our Raglan Shire sim merchants as we begin the process of getting everyone comfortable and informed with the upcoming transition and migration from the old sim design to the new build.
Over the next days and weeks we will be working with you in a more involved manner to give you answers to your questions and get you onto the new build in person to see for yourself and get acclimated. All of this and more as we prep for the big change in 6 or 7 weeks.