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Artisan Merchants are go for Shoppage!

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The Raglan Shire Sim redesign is now ready to begin letting our merchants onto the sim to begin setting your shop spaces up!

LM’s are available in world and in the Artisan Notices we sent out earlier.

You should at this point know where your space is. If not, we’re here to help!

Rent boxes are now located at our Centrally located Rental Office and not at the actual shops.  Again LMs available in world.

You will need to locate your rental box (and again we can help). Rent boxes are arranged by platform around the Rental Office and when you mouse over each box you will see the box name (EX: Clock house 01), you will also see any current reservations hovering above the boxes.

Once you have located your box and Store, you CAN feel free to begin to decorate your shop before paying the box.

After you do pay the box for the initial 2 week period of tenancy (thats a cool word.. Tenancy… 8) ), I will come by and add ONE months additional rent to your box.

When paying your rental boxes you will also receive an info card. Please read this as it has some helpful STUFF. 🙂

Again we are here to help with the shop migrations and thank you all for your patience and patronage AND…


Zayn & Co.

Happy 9th Birthday Raglan Shire!


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Nine Years Old!

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.


APRIL 2nd! The Raglan Shire Redesign Begins!


This is a message for all shop folken who have shops on the Raglan Shire sim as well as useful info for everyone in general.

As everyone is aware, Raglan Shire is about to be Redesigned which will include an all new Tree city where all shops, community events, the welcome center, the Sillicube and other public areas of interest will now reside.

**There will be nothing other than beautiful forest, creeks and paths on the sim grounds.

April 2nd is now the start date for the Raglan Shire Sim redesign and as such we are asking that all shop owners begin preparations to remove their vendors and in some cases their stores from the sim as we begin the redesign process by this date.

April 2nd, 2016! Mark this date! Everything must be picked up by April 2nd! 🙂

We intend to close Raglan Shire for a couple of days while we clean and freshen the sim. This will get rid of all the ghosts, phantoms, lost prims as well as loose scripted items.

Our Build crew, Nil & The Cats™ feel that it could take as little as a few days before the actual city portion is ready to start repopulating the new shops with shop folken. I however am planning for a 2 few week transition from start to finish with another period of time for the grounds to be redone afterwards as the grounds will not impact any shop usage or the city proper.

If you have not already had a chance to visit the new Tree City Build please feel free  to explore the current new city Build at the build site before it is moved and assembled on Raglan Shire. If you do not already have a landmark, one will be sent in a notice today as well as past notices to the Artisans group that should have it as well.

Info for For Shop Owners:

All shops on the new build come in various sizes and each shop is will have an interior sign/identifier that will give you information on pricing, prim allotment and interior shop space. Pricing will remain the same as it always has.

You WILL be able to decorate the interiors as you see fit as well as the exterior with signage etc.

In regards to the priority of current Shop Folken™ and getting everyone into the shop of their choosing on the New Build:

1. Priority will be given first to the Shop Owners who have ground Shops.

2. Next priority will be given to the folks who rent Shops in the “Raglan Corners” grounds area. (The 5 shops across from the current Tiny Inc Barn)

3, Platform Shop folks will then be given priority.

After all current shop folken have been given the chance to choose and procure a shop, we will than open it up to the general public with priority given to Other Shire Sim folks who may have shops on the wharf, people who are currently on other Shire sims who may wish to have a shop on Raglan Shire. Afterwards we will extend invites to kind-hearted content creators from all over the grid.

There are a lot of different shops of varying size and prim allotment.
Even the smallest shops are spacious.
For folks looking to move up to a larger shop, there may very well be available larger shops (with more prim allocation) to choose from.

NOTE: Anyone one who currently has a shop on Raglan Shire will absolutely be able to procure a shop. You will not be left out.


We ask that folks who are looking for a shop to claim, make a list of their top 4 choices and send them to both Caleb and myself as a Notecard.

After the city is placed and ready we will than go over everything and communicate with you to try and make the transition as quick as possible as well as help you obtain the shop you would like.

I will be giving everyone on Raglan Shire ONE FREE MONTHS RENT once your shop is chosen to help you in this transition.
I will also be refunding all money already paid into your rent box as well on April 2nd as we will be switching to a new rental system.

Once your shop is chosen you will be required to make an initial rental payment to your new rent box after which I will add a free months worth of rent. We ask this so that YOUR name appears on the Box properties.

You can also see more via video’s and photos taken by Raglan folks on this page (see previous posts) and the web.

Caleb’s Flickr Album for New Raglan Shire
I urge you to visit the build site and wander around to get a feel for the new City, take in the sights, see the various shops and layouts as well as the theaters, amphitheaters, platform parks etc. and generally begin to understand the fantastical magical nature of the new sim and its overall aesthetic.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask and we will try to the best of our ability to answer.
***As a side note, Since everything will be cleared on April 2nd We are also Planning a celebration as we celebrate our 9th Birthday (April 4) with the Birthday month theme being New Beginnings as we enter YEAR 10! eeek!

Thanks to everyone for making this community what is has been and especially our merchant folks for supporting the community and making all the nice things that we all wear, use and appreciate. As always we look to make every opportunity to help you do that voodoo that you do 🙂

Thank you and hope to see you there!

Zayn & Co.

Message for the Raglan Shire Sim Merchants!

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.


Help Wanted

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.

Happy Wootmas 2015!

JanosX has once again created an amazing cut out style animated Wootmas™ Card for everyone to enjoy! We hope everyone finds themselves well this holiday season and beyond & wish you a Happy Wootmas™!

Raglan Shire Sim Rebuild Phase II

It’s Almost Upon Us!

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. 

  1. 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.
  2. The Sillicube will be moving up into its own area in the trees as part of the new city.
  3. 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 🙂

Look for more info and thanks!