Friday, September 25, 2009

Diabolic Crusader & Dragaerian Templar

I definitely enjoyed getting both of these sets ready to go, since they are both something I enjoy earing myself. The Crusader is a set that I started working on last year, but it went on hold when the TP issues went South. Happily, that is no longer an issue!

The Dragaerian Templar set is intended to help flesh out one of the Elder Races that Sinjun & I will be introducing in the upcoming Role Play Lore for Atlan Tu Sura. Think of them as a cross between Dragons & Demons ;)

You can find both sets in-world at my Main Stores & Shoppes, or on XStreetSL (Crusader & Templar (Wings) or Tempar (No Wings)).

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tons of New A4/Sinteract! Items!

It's been 10 days since the last blog entry... and BOY have I been busy! I've gotten some updates done as well as gotten several new items into the store. Let's cover the Updates first:

Following the Dark Temptress & Seducer, I dove in and got the old Fallen Angel and Nihilim Demon Wings updated to A4/Sinteract! The Fallen Angel Wings are now known as the Archai Seraph Wings, and they got a mild aesthetic makeover as well. Where the feathers used to be made of up hollowed, cut spheres, they are now fill spheres, which do a better job of making the wings look full - they aren't so see through from those backside angles anymore. I think you will all be very pleased with them both. I know that I couldn't believe how great either of these classic, all standard prim builds looked with the new textures and new effects! Both of these sets have now joined the Chiroptera Wings in the new Wings Vendors at the Main Stores and a few select locations. You can also find both on XStreetSL if you prefer: Seraph Wings or Nihilm Wings.

Following the wings, I got another set of Horns out there: The Angruma Queen Demon Horns. If it isn't patently obvious, these were originally create for my Beloved Sinjun. They seem to be going over well, and I'm looking forward to doing some more in this vein when I have a chance. I love the interconnected jewelry and the flexi 'chains' hanging down. They are also the second set of Sinful Needs horns to offer 2 different Ivory surfaces (and two different metal surfaces, like the Nihilim Magister Horns did), to give you even more options for customization. You can find these on the grid in any A4 Multi-Vendor, or on XStreetSL.

After the horns, I pushed out 4 A4 Demon Tails, one of which was an update to the old favorite, my Animated Demon Tail (which is now known as the Angrumax Bare Demon Tail ~ XStreetSL Link)! The other three are:

Angrumax Archon Tails: This twin tail is based on the tail I have been wearing with my 'God of Destruction' looking Black Silks. It has some Spines at the base of the tail, which are chained together and harnessed to a spiked 'Collar' at the fork of the tails. I dig it... I believe you will too! (XStreetSL Link)

Angrumax Queen Tail: With jewerly to match the Angrumax Queen Demon Horns up above, it's not hard to figure out this one was whipped up for Sinjun as well. (XStreetSL Link)

Angrumax Bare Tentacle Tail: One tail not enough for you? How about a cluster of EIGHT? *grins* You just have to check it out... I think it's very cool! (XStreetSL Link)

Not done yet? No! Apparently I went insane and jsut couldn't help myself. After the tails, I wanted to get into my hooves... but before I got to work on the regular hooves, I decided it was finally time to add some special Addons to the Dark Temptress and Seducers lines. I actually set up the first of these over a year ago for Razka Blackflag.

It was one of the last times I have time to even consider custom work. So you can blame him for them. I had always intended to get them ready for the store, but once the TP issues started getting bad, I didn't want to start adding more prims to those sets and make things worse. Now that A4 has lifted that burden, it was DEFINITELY time to get them out for everyone. So I whipped up some Hooves to go along with the Paws, and then got a set of both ready for the Temptress as well. I love them, and I hope you will too! These are currently only available on the grid, like all of the subsets of the Temptress/Seducer.

And we're still not quite done! After all that, I felt compelled to take care of the set that has probably been plagued by the TP bug the worst: The Kajira Jewelry Full Set! This is actually one of my favorite items, and is a gorgeous option to silks, which you see perhaps overly much in SL. I was VERY pleased to see how well it behaved post A4 Update. Region Changes are a total non issue now! There was only one thing about the set I didn't like after seeing what all has come out of SL in the period since its initial release: the slave sandals on bare, standard avatar feet. Bleh. Boring! So I set to work with my Sculpt Studio and created some scultped prim bare feet to add as a nice option! The set now comes with the classic style slave sandals, and the new prim feet version. Then... as I was bagging the set for the HippoVend server... it occured to me that there was no collar. Well, no Kajira would be caught without a collar! That's heresy! So I broke out the old Sinful Needs House Slave collar (from the old Dungeon Days back in the Pleasure Palace), and converted it to A4... and then added it to an optional set of the Torso Jewels! Now you have a total of 18 Attachments in that set... with your choice of either set of sandals and either set of torso jewells. Finally, I took the shape I used to create the set, tweaked it a little, and added it as well! I think you'll find that this set is one of the finest, most complete sets of jewelry in all of SL!

It is available in the Multi-vendors, special Kajira Jewelry vendors (where individual pieces and subsets will be available as time permits), and on XStreetSL.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Dark Seducer Updated to A4

The Dark Seducer has joined the other products updated to A4! Like the Temptress, this one was a major job, but definitely worth the trouble! I think that you will really enjoy all of the new options and textures! Also, the architecture changes will put the days of those annoying teleport/region change bugs behind you! In fact, after finishing this update, started working on the Nihilim and Seraph wings' updates. I was able to teleport to several regions wearing the full dark seducer set, the Seraph (A4 version of the Fallen Angel wings), my hair, and my A4 HUD with no problems at all! Almost 1600 prims and nothing locked up or fell off! You can imagine how pleased I was!

If you have an A3 version of this set, you should definitely update to the new version as soon as it is convenient for you. If you visit either the Vleet or Atlan Tu Sura Stores, you can find a sign that will give you the update instructions (or just check the Blog Entry for the Nihilim Horn update, which lists the exchange procedure).

The updated full set of this armor is now available in all A4 Multi-Vendors, as well as special Dark Seducer vendors at some locations. You can also get it on XStreetSL, if that is your preference.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Dark Temptress A4 Update Complete... Dark Seducer in progress!

The Dark Temptress is now an A4/Sinteract! Item! Given the complexity of this set, it was no small job, but definitely worth every second of it! The reduction in scripts dropped the Script Time overhead WAY down on the full set, and all those ridiculous Teleport/Region Change issues are a thing of the past!

In addition to the A4 update, I also decided to break the metal sections of the armor into two distinct portions, which means that not only do you have all those delicious new textures to try on your Dark Temptress set, but you'll also have combination options that weren't available before, as the 'plate' portions of the metal can be textured one way, and the 'scrollwork' portions another. Add to that the glow, shine, and transparency options... and I think you'll be blown away by the possibilities!

The Horns, Torso Armor, and Bikini attachments all come equipped and configured for Sinteract! So right out of the box, you're ready to have a little fun with your Horns, Nipples, & Tail!

The A4 Temptress Set vendors have been set out in place of the old Alchemy 3 vendors across the grid, and the products on XStreet have been updated and rolled into one listing as well! You can find the XStreetSL Listing right HERE.

The Dark Seducer sets are following shortly! I've actually added another Prefit to the Seducer collection, called "Slim" build, which will suit smaller. thinner male avatars much better right out of the box. This will be a better starting point for those who like a more Manga-like build, as opposed to my own tendency toward the Muscular. This means there will be Four prefits included in the full set, as well as 4 Shapes to go with them.

One more word on the Teleport/Region change issues: I spent a little time last night Teleporting around the grid in the A4 conversion of the Dark Seducer while wearing that Full Set, the Chiroptera Wings, the Fingertip Claws, Hair, and my A4 HUD... and depite rapidly popping across 10 regions in a few minutes, I had ZERO occurances of Attachment Locks/Drop Offs! I'm VERY excited about the effect the new architecture is having on this most troublesome of SL glitches, and I cannot wait to get the rest of the inventory updated so that you all can put the bulk of that nightmare behind you!