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.