Look for further info as well for all of our merchants who currently have shops on the Raglan Shire sim this weekend.
The logistics behind all of this are quite involved with the build itself, the planning, the testing, getting coordinates down & recorded etc. All of this in addition to all our regular Raglan Activities that are ongoing on a daily basis basis, this months Mardi Gras theme and activities…. Everyones burning virtual candles at both ends right now. But regardless of all this, we are going to make this as painless as possible including one month free rent once we begin the actual transition.
A video that gives a quick look at where we’re at and the OSSM that is fast approaching! 8)
The Entire Sim redesign is being done for a variety of reasons, (look for further posts on just this point) But ultimately it comes down to what I asked folks at this past Junes Town Hall which is to join me in taking a leap of faith.
SL as it stands today is a slowly shrinking platform and for Raglan Shire to continue forward, we need to bring new people to the community, encourage existing community members to participate and to generally evolve.
I know change is hard but I really believe that what we’re working on is magical.
Remember too that this is only happening on the Raglan Shire Sim ONLY. No other sims are being redesigned currently. Depending on our survival (LOL), we may look at Heron Shire down the line but that’s it.
Lemme quickly go over the major take away points again for people who might still be uncertain.
All shops & most activities, games etc. will be in the TREES.. The Tree City is Huge and the central platform for the major events that is being worked on is VAST and larger then the space we use currently on the grounds. The new tree city has many things to explore and see. It dwarfs the current tree city design in size and creativity & the people who are creating all this are building everything to include weather systems, scaleability & custom options that can be implemented when needed.
The Sillicube will be moving up into its own area in the trees as part of the new city.
The Grounds below will be a vast beautiful forest.
That being said, I think I’ve always been a person of my word and have always tried to do right by everyone sans drama. As always I offer straight up communication (Phone and Skype call preferable to text) for ANYONE who has real questions and who need direct answers.
Leap of faith folks, it’s how all of this got started or as I tell folks.. for every day of trust that I earn from you, give me another day.. and continue to do so.. one day at a time.
We will absolutely be providing more information, details, answers on everything regarding all things New Raglan Shire as it gets closer.
Also so everyone is aware, I am planning on giving all shop folken on Raglan a free month of rent during the few weeks when the new design will be put in place.
There was a great observation by one of our own which I responded to on FaceThing™, but thought I would include the response here as well.
Regarding Personalization™ of shops and moving to a more uniform overall aesthetic:
“Shop owners will be able to decorate their shops in the new city on both the interior and exterior. The shops themselves while sharing the overall feel of the entire city do come in various shapes sizes and designs including special little details & customization aspects built in for Shop folks.
AKA: They really aren’t the same and again, shop folken will be able to do with the spaces as they want including texturing on the inside and signage and decoratives on the outside. The overall uniform aesthetic on such a huge scale is stunning in virtual person and while the video does give you a glimpse at how large and city like everything will now feel, you really don’t get that until you actually are walking around which soon everyone will be able to do.
The sim as it stands has been the same for the last 8+ years and due to many shop owners feeling a disparity in whether shops are ground based or not, the overall rebuild is being done to fuel imagination, improve functionality and make it so that regardless of the type of shop you may have, everyone will be equally accessible and in a much more immersive environment then has been the case. I of course recognize that you can’t please everyone all the time so I will leave it to the shop folks once the city is unveiled and they have a chance to walk and see the city as to whether they wish to remain a patron of Raglan or not with no ill will if they choose the latter.”
*** But I really hope you will stay and help make the new city even more amazing because even with all the character it will have on launch, that character will be increased tenfold once all folken add their own take to their own spaces 🙂
The BEST TIME OF THE YEAR is here! Well…. I may be biased…BUT IT IS!!
There is SO MUCH CRAZY SCARY STUFF happening on the Shire during the GREATEST MONTH OF THE YEAR …AGAIN.. *ahem* err in the next few weeks….
WOT STUFF? (Didn’t you read the poster above?) Wellllll then… Lemme tell you! (cuz you didn’t read the poster!!)
The Haunted Hotel has re-materialized from nothingness and is being readied for Maximum Scarification™!
Karma, Dagmar, JanosX and a host of Raglan Community folken are decorating rooms, hallways, the Exterior Spooky Swamp and generally manufacturing Crazy Scary Mayhem™
Vendors, freebies & gestures are already available in the corner of the Hotel Lobby!
Swee has built an ALL NEW RAGLAN SHIRE RIDE OF HORRORS™ with help from Etheria, Panacea, JanosX and of course members of the community IE: YOU!
Its Fantastic and even as we speak, room builders are hard at work pounding nails and painting walls as the Ride is being readied for it’s official Opening coming up Mid month!
The DARK Carnival where the Ride of Horror Looms over atop the spooky hill, is being readied as well and promises TONS of Spooky fun with rides , games & oddities guaranteed to amuse and … wait for it.. wait for it…. BEMUSE!!! *Dun Dun Dunnnnnn*!
Catten’s re-inventing the wheel with an ALL NEW, ALL DIFFERENT, ALL SCARY Raglan Shire APAWCALYPE SURVIVAL HORROR GAME™ where competitors will enter the super scary compound and do battle with ZOMBIES & GHOULS & (insert scary thingy here) to not only survive but to garner the highest score!
Add in Live Musical performances fromQqquartzzz!!!, EffinJay!! & Keeba Tammas!!…
PLUS: New Pumpkin Carving & Broom Racing Events & another Shocktober Crazy Scary Gesture Hunt™ & maybe even more stuff to be listed soon!
(I hear the Basement Kitties are up to something dasterdly… jus’ sayin…)
Look for the Hotel to be officially open this weekend along with everything else slowly being made available in a fast steady SCARY pace.
Until then, mind the construction and get ready for SHOCKTOBER *thunder clap*
(Special Thanks to Holluschickie for this years Shocktober poster!)
There is so much to do during Raglan Shire’s 2015 Medieval Fest – music, dancing, dueling, snail races, jousting, caber tossing, carnival rides, forchoons, poetry, Raglan U classes, plague decontamination, dragon maze, food on a stick, jestering, splinter removal, measuring the air speed velocity of a swallow, and so much more!
Medieval Fest runs through September. Keep an eye on the official Ye Olde Raglan calendar and group notices for times and events!