Wednesday, July 11, 2012

and a strange voice sings a melody

You don't have to go to the One Voice event to participate--here's a list of stores who have One Voice vendors on their own sims:

*tuttiFruitti*
.HOD.
A and S Visions
A.D.D. Andel
Addiction Jewelry
Adoration Home & Garden
Adorkable Poses
AlterEgo
Anna Shapes
Anymore
Art Dummy!
Avisage
Belleza
Bent.
By Snow
coldLogic
don't freak out!
elymode
English Muffin
Essences
Faerycat Designs
Fallen Gods
Flowey
Fri.Day
For F's Sake
Geometry Clothing
HANDverk
Holli Pocket
Ingenue
Insatiable Designs
isoMotion
Izzie's
Ju
lassitude and ennui
Manna
Mayfly
MINA
Mon Cheri
North West
PnP
Pulse Skin
RnB Designs Furniture
Sakide
Sax Shepherd Designs
Schadenfreude
SHUSH
silent sparrow
Sleeping Koala
Solange
Sugar
Sugar and Cyanide
Sway
Vanity Hair
Zibska/Zibware

There are likely more to come; I'll keep you posted.

And if you can't get in to the event yet, you can always try a fun little trick--going to Apocalips Kansai means you can cam across into the event itself and look through things that way, plus, it's really an excellent East Indian temple build.

Now, just so you know going in--they're keeping a viciously tight count on scripts. Not prims, per se--I saw a full fur with extravagantly bound tail and wings perusing the various vendors with the rest of us.

While I took out all the SLUrls from the now three notecards listing offsite participants, I was standing next to the main port point for the sim. This is a partial transcript of local chat:

[16:58] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home mxxxxxx.mxxxxxx [2㎆/85] Mxxxxxx Mxxxxxx
[16:59] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home cxxxxxx [8㎆/120] ⓒⓗⓐⓓҳ̸Ҳ̸ҳ (cxxxxxx)
[17:00] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home pxxxx.dxx [12㎆/185] Pxxxx Dxx
[17:02] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home kxxxxxxxx [11㎆/188] kxxxxxxxx
[17:02] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx [5㎆/86] ˡʸʳᶤᶜღLYRICღˡʸʳᶤᶜ (lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx)
[17:02] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx [5㎆/86] ˡʸʳᶤᶜღLYRICღˡʸʳᶤᶜ (lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx)
[17:02] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx [5㎆/86] ˡʸʳᶤᶜღLYRICღˡʸʳᶤᶜ (lxxxx.rxxxxxxxxx)


Poor Miss Unpronounceable "ˡʸʳᶤᶜღLYRICღˡʸʳᶤᶜ"...she just didn't seem to get why she was being bounced home all the time, and kept trying to get in. Over. And over. And over again, each time never changing the resize-scripted items that were throwing her out to begin with!

[17:03] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home nxxxxxx.sxxxxxxxx [7㎆/190] Nxxxxxx Sxxxxxxxx
[17:03] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home nxxxxxx.sxxxxxxxx [7㎆/190] Nxxxxxx Sxxxxxxxx
[17:09] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home mxxxxxx [6㎆/91] ɱïℓεγ ɱεℓσđγ (mxxxxxx)
[17:10] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home mxxxxxx [6㎆/91] ɱïℓεγ ɱεℓσđγ (mxxxxxx)
[17:10] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home cxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [10㎆/170] ςнεℓş (cxxxxxxxxxxxxxx)
[17:11] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home bxxxx.bxxxx [3㎆/51] bxxxx Bxxxx
[17:11] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home mxxxxxxx [10㎆/324] Mαεlyndα Cεrnα (mxxxxxxx)
[17:12] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home vxxx.sxxxxxxxxx [12㎆/557] Vxxx Sxxxxxxxxx
[17:13] PDS HomeSecurity Orb 1: (Weapon) Teleporting Home sxxxxx.bxxxxxxx [3㎆/50] Sxxxxx Bxxxxxxx

I think you get the idea. Basically, if you go in with resize-scripted hair, shoes or clothes, or you have a multifunctional HUD attachment--you're going to be bounced. You can always come back--that is, if you can get in at all--but they're not allowing anything much over the bottom line into the sim.

As a result, while there is a high amount of lag, by the time I actually got inside the sim, there were very few vendors grey and unrezzed. There was some texture blur, which frankly owes as much to http-protocol fetching than anything, but even that cleared up fairly quickly.

Everything is clean, easily laid out, and as low-prim and low-scripted as possible. Anyone wanting to run a large charity event really needs to talk to the One Voice crew to get their tips on how it's done.

And yes, I picked up a gorgeous, but ultimately useless item (at least, for the couples' menu options) from WetCat at One Voice:

(from the Charity efforts album; WetCat's "Clouded Lotus" swing and tree set)

This retails for L$398, half of which goes to the fundraiser, and features two sets of pose options: poses for couples and singles in the swing, which does swing if the top branch is touched, and poses for couples and singles reclining on the ground pillows. Be sure to pull something nearby into Edit when you rez it out, because as usual, for the swing to work means it's unlinked from the rest of the tree.

I'll go through pictures later that a friend sent me; my trip through resulted in an inability to pull up profiles or snapshots while I was there, so argh. But watch for future entries, and remember, this event only runs until the 15th, so go while you can!

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