Sunday, August 2, 2009

I'm not here for your entertainment, you don't really want to mess with me tonight

STEAM: Steampunk Travelers' Event, Adventure & Megahunt

STEAM: the Hunt!

This is the first ever Steampunk Grid-Wide hunt! There has never been a Steampunk-themed hunt before, so this will be very exciting and fun. STEAM will take place during the month of September, 1st-30th. The gifts will remain available for the entire month... if you can find them!

There will be many Steampunk-themed gifts to find hidden all over the grid in participating shops. You'll be offered a variety of gifts as you search for the hidden items. Only high-quality designers have been invited to participate, and their exclusive items will be available only for the duration of the hunt.

As with most hunts, you will be given a starting location. That location will give you the LM to the next, and so on.

Please drop by this shop closer to the hunt, click on the GEAR, and receive the starting location!

...Riiiight. I wonder, just out of idle curiosity, if anyone in Caledon, New Babbage, or Steelhead has been contacted about this hunt? Considering it's a "Steampunk-themed hunt", comprised of "high-quality designers"?

Though I am informed after the fact that Mr. Allen was contacted; but as he loathes the very existence of grid-wide hunts, he chose not to participate.

You'll want to drop a notecard on Mr. Perryn Peterson closer to the time of the hunt, if you have questions or want more information.

Meanwhile, back to other hunt annoyance. Burning Chrome took part in the Sci-Fi Hunt, and their hunt sign was on display near the door. The hunt gift? Was forty-two meters away.

I swear, this ENTIRE hunt is so stupidly done...

How'ver, the Burning Chrome gift, at least, was worth the insane length of time it took to track it down: namely, three Twi'lek skins, two texture-changing and tintable Lekku, and some chromed sabers just for fun.

So far, I'm up to four things I'm definitely keeping from this hunt:

* Katey's Bespin hair;
* Likka House's "Angelic Game" outfit;
* Stringer Mausoleum's Pipoptical tropical-fish hair;
* and the Twi'lek avatar set mentioned above.

In further perusal of the hunt locations, we have found it, the single ugliest square of carpet ever seen on SL:


Think I kid? That's a straight shot. But go see for yourself.

Rogue Designs had something even more amusing than hunting down the sparkly orb, though:


Now that's comedy. They also have a small line of steampunk outfits on the back wall that...well...

Just don't laugh too hard when you see them.

In the end, we finally tracked down a hint list; personally, me, I'm fine with not having hints, I just want SLUrls. That's not too much to ask. But still, all the stores I wanted to visit--after tearing my hair out with the stores I never want to see again--well, that list helped.

The Skipping Stones hunt has a lot of good merchants and makers; that starts on the tenth. And the Black Keys hunt brings us a hunt that has an unusual theme: all black. Perplexing. That starts on the fifteenth.

And there's a hunt I might be joining, but...well, more on that later. Because it would mean participating in a grid-wide hunt! NOOOOOO!

In the meantime, I have what I have and I have tons more to delete, and all in all--save for a side trip to Balderdash for her Restless Ghost, argh--it was a fairly low-key (and low-expense) day. Not too bad all told.


Dale Innis said...

Haha all-black hunt...

Oh no, I just had an awful thought! Eventually there'll be a grid-wide hunt for every vapid "Best in..." theme ("theme") that lazy club hosts use to bribe people to come to their clubs!

Just think, grid-wide hunts on such notable themes as "sexxxxy" and "purple", "chaps" and "wings"! The mind boggles...

Emilly Orr said...

Sadly, I'm waiting for that at this point. Considering the last three hunts I looked into all had some variant of "This isn't your standard boring grid-wide hunt with lots of stores..." and then go on to say variants on "We've lined up a lot of stores", never seeing the irony.

I'm SO there if they do a Sexy Bling hunt, though--you could wear everything at once and be seen from space.

Edward Pearse, Duke of Argylle said...

I know the notecard got passed around New Babbage, though I don't know who, if any, have signed up for it. Apart from the cutoff being only a week after the notecard arrived it specifically requested that the freebies be brand new, never before sold or released items. I'm having enough trouble getting time to finish the stuff I *want* to make much less cobble together a new freebie.

I'll be interested to see what gets fobbed off as Steampunk. The "Make Him Over" hunt showed me that polo tops have become the new t-shirt and that some people's idea of a Victorian suit makes Hollywood history seem accurate.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Innis, I wrote a reply regarding "Best In [Theme]" events, but it got so long that I ended up deciding it would be better transplanted to an entry on my blog. I hope this is okay...

Dale Innis said...

You have my fullest and most readily granted approval, Rev. Poindexter! I will read with interest.