Bastet Hazelnut - Fashion and lifestyle blog about Second Life


31 May, 2011 - 19:10

Two fun gridwide hunts, ZombiePopcorn Hunt 4 and Dead Dolls :: Creature Feature Hunt, have started today. Find all the free gifts at the quality stores including Kis Kis (Second Life Url).

12 February, 2011 - 18:12

Speaking of customer service, I had made a silly mistake: The I Love SL Fashion Hunt item from Kis Kis was set for sale for 10L when it was of course supposed to be free. I noticed the mixup today and set the item for 0L as it should've been from start. I have also at least tried to pay everyone back their 10L.

If you had bought the hunt item for 10L earlier and didn't receive the refunding, please send me a notecard with the transaction info of the purchase and I will of course pay you back. And if you skipped my store cause the item was 10L earlier, please come back for the free gift. It's on the same place as earlier... I'm very sorry about any inconvenience this might have caused and I never meant to rip anyone off!

11 February, 2011 - 02:11

I Love SL Fashion Hunt is on... -- Rez Bastet

I Love SL Fashion Hunt has been on since February 5. Come to Kis Kis and collect the special preview of upcoming pants. If you need help with hunts, by all means check out this quick "tutorial" on hunting I created some time ago.

A little update: ::Star Struk Hunt:: has been postponed for now. Check the official site for more info. And was there something else? Of course, the hint for the I Love SL Fashion Hunt: Oh no, my pretty face!

4 February, 2011 - 19:19

::Star Struk Hunt:: starts today and will continue until February 25. You can find the Starlight made exclusively for the hunt hidden in Kis Kis. For more info, see the official site of ::Star Struk Hunt::.

If you need some help with hunting, check out my quick "tutorial" About hunts and how to find stuffs. Oh and there's a hint, of course! I spy with my little eye... A beam and stars.

More hunts coming as soon as tomorrow. Remember to see all the hunts listed on the sidebar of Kis Kis, Bang Bang blog.

As non-related news: If you happen to have Kis Kis store on your picks, please tp to the store and update the location, because Meow sim has moved slightly on the grid. The old landmarks and Second Life urls still work, but the move has broken the picks. I'm looking for ways to award those of you who have added Kis Kis to your picks. Thank you so much for your support!

The hunt has been postponed for now. Check back for more info...

24 November, 2010 - 17:47

When there's a hunt in Second Life, there tends to be all sorts of heat around it. Most often the heat is about cheating, such as announcing direct locations in (local) chat or posting them, even with pics, on blogs. And sometimes someone asks what's wrong with cheating. First of all cheating may take the fun of the hunt from those who actually are there to hunt and explore and not just to hoard freebies. For a store owner hunts are (besides of some other things) also a way to create traffic. And traffic is not created unless an avatar stays at the same parcel for at least 5 minutes. Hunts are supposed to be fun, not to create fights, drama and bad blood.

(Read on for hunting tips.)

So what to do when you've spent an hour in a store and still can't find the item? Here are some hints so you have no need to resort to cheating:

  • Many hunts have a website. Check it for a list of hints, store's and even SLurls to the stores. If SLurl from browser don't work for you, you can always copy and paste the SLurl to the chat and click it from there. If there's a group for hunt hints and other help, don't be ashamed to ask. Just don't ask or announce the actual locations of hunt items.
  • It's a hunt, not a race. Most hunts last more than a day, so you can come back tomorrow or even later. Skip to the next point (if possible).
  • Remember to breathe and calm down. As said, it's not a race. And if you don't find something at all or don't find everything during the first day it's not the end of the world. If you feel getting angry or anxious, it may be a good time to have a little break. If you are experiencing a hunt exhaust or hunt blindness (it happens), do something else for a while. I've heard sleeping is a good way to reload the batteries.
  • Some hints are really hard to understand. Your english skills may be limited or there's some strange cultural reference you cannot possibly understand. Read the hint through again. Is that a typo or a hint within the hint? Try googling it or that strange part of it. Dictionaries and translators are also a great help. You might learn new words, new ways to say stuff and even interesting bits of other cultures.
  • Things rez slow? Try and tweak your preferences. Antialiasing, shadows, lighting options, reflections etc. may slow your viewer and computer down. Check out the draw distance and particle amount. The higher they are, laggier it is. Wearing many sculpts and other prims or lots of scripted stuff may add to the lag. Yes, some sims and stores have so much awesome (and sometimes not so awesome) in them they are a lagfest. And if there's lots of other avatars around, there's lots more lag too. Try come back another day, cause the lag may be really bad today. Hint: Sundays seem to be often very laggy and strange in SL.
  • Team up! Go hunting with a friend or a fellow hunter. It's twice the fun and you might make a new friend. And two pairs of eyes see more than one.
  • Finess your camera control skills. Often hunt items are hidden behind, under or between stuff. Cam around. And go closer. Sometimes the item won't rez until you are close enough (it may be because of your viewer and it's settings too).
  • Have fun! If the hunt isn't fun it's not worth it.

Have more hints? Do give them in the comments of this post!

Want to know which hunts Kis Kis (SLurl) is taking part of? Check out the side of this blog. Under the title Kis Kis Hunts is a list of hunts and their dates.