Posts Tagged 'enercity'

dancing goats?

moreLunarLounge_009, originally uploaded by iliveisl

wow, sl is many things . . . but dancing goats on the dance floor? what will those deviants think up next? (shhh, don’t tell anyone I am a tiny furry beaver) =D

anyway, the lunar lounge continues to be developed for anyone’s use, a pretty fancy dance floor is part of it now, just need some more obnoxious rotating lights!

A is for Allison

A_Is_For_Allison_018 , originally uploaded by iliveisl, see the entire set here

this is a mini case study on outstanding “best practices” for creating a Second Life shop

this is an example of a very creative person that truly has mastered second life. there are many clothes makers isl, and some even make a real living from them. A is for Allison is an example that should be a case study for anyone wanting to start a business inworld.

her building style allows her to use what many would consider a very small piece of land isl. it allows for 371 prims. by sl standards, that is a boutique space.

but she is able to maximize her shop with three main factors worth learning. megaprims, scripting, and branding

by using a megaprim as her anchoring shape (a megatorus) she has something unique that is only one prim. this allows her to them reuse this shape as her visual landmark (the pink floating ones). she further “brands” with it by using the same shape as a smaller prim for her display stands. that is shear genious!

how many stores irl have you ever been in that are so effective in using there iconic identity this effectively? i suspect that she has rl experience in design

and scripting allows her to enrich her offerings by using hobver text to further her message

those top three things alone are worth gold in second life marketing. they may seem subtle, but that is because she pulls that off so very well

she is also rich in her product images. take a good look and compare all her t-shirt images. she uses different models that further the message of that item, as well as gestures

finally, her shirts are incredibly clever probably a bit more, in some cases, than the average avatar will get

i’m sure i left out some aspects, but her store would make an awesome white paper on how the details allow you to create strong branding and a positive customer experience

details:
name of store – A is for Allison
description – Scarily eclectic shopping under the big, pink pearl. T-shirts like you’ll find nowhere else in SL. Beautiful Zen Sand Garden. And now featuring Giggling Goat Cheese. Mmmmmmmm!
location – http://slurl.com/secondlife/Enercity%20Harbor/121/80/31

clever use of props and models

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easy to find from anywhere in the sim

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hover text used to add more to the experience
(nice jab at Laughing Cow cheese & a place for people to sit and chat is excellent sl design)

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a very crisp store with great possibilities

tipi_001, originally uploaded by iliveisl

we never have time (it seems) to explore, even our own estate. while hunting down some whacky code making some animal rez and run really fast and disappear, we took a look at what was on an Enercity sim and found this shop

firstly, it’s a great build using megaprims that are precisely placed. secondly, the logo is absolutely fabulous! having worked at a Fortune 1000 creative agency in the past, i can say “it’s a good logo? it really is (just don’t get hung up on anything to do with a teepee, look beyond that for the simplicity and aesthetic balance)

it’s too bad that tipi.com is already taken, this “brand” could be made into a powerful icon within second life. wonder if the blog name is taken?

*hint – tp, if you pushed this out via the web with blogging, forums, xlstreet, etc. you could be one of those people that make decent money from second life. the brand imagery from your store name really is quite powerful*

flash header for iliveisl site?

well, i’m not sold on it yet, but subQ filmed a sim sweep dolly shot that is like 2 minutes long.  i like the idea, but not sure about the angles, seems like maybe a fly over with several breaks would be better to show off the sims?

en tous cas, it’s up on the site and on blip :)

WordPress growing blog of the day

for whatever it is worth, this blog (iliveisl) was listed as 50th in wordpress’s Blog of the Day in the Growing Blog listing in January  o_O

we do get a lot of hits and we did get a lot of hits today too, but come on? really? the 50th top growing blog?

maybe cuz of subQ’s blog post on fascinating things like our masterful coffee cup? he got a pingback from another blog that is pretty big in the e-learning world

maybe people just like Second Life rotating coffee cup ads? =p

maybe everyone needed a little more caffeine today (maybe we should sell the rotating coffee cup and move the iliveisl rl offices to bermuda?)

anyway you slice it (the pie to go with the coffee?), it’s pretty cool to get that kind of traffic out of the zillion blogs out here

*steps into the limelight and grins* =D

thanks subQ for the graphic upload

thanks subQ for the graphic upload

Enercity Park Street Light Public Works Bid

EcityCoffee_002, originally uploaded by iliveisl

well Enercity Park can get sketchy after dark (apart from the obvious zombie problem) and even mr bunny gets nervous, so we (Enercity Public Works) put out a bid for a street light to illuminate the bus stop.  after much negotiation, one bid looked the best and was very inexpensive

we signed the contract, but obviously missed some fine print

we got our light alright, but it seems we sold out to a

combination light and rotating coffee cup ad

complete with fake steam!  kind of reminiscent of the 50’s it seems

well since it mentions the Eville Atomic Lounge and also acts as a teleport to the Ecity Coffee and Pizza place and keeps the zombies away, it looks like the light is here to stay

=D

free sims from sl?

as you may know, the iliveisl estate’s first phase will be 52 sims and the second will be another 52.  and even with the conversion of 9 OS sims, we are still growing with the addition of two new full sims in the last month. 

but we were curious when we read this sl post on adding free sims to private estates!  now they remain Linden sims and are connected to their Nautilus City.  but those sims add a lot of value to those private estates.  we are just curious to see what perks we may get when we hit 130 sims.  our residents are among the very best isl and we love them tremendously and many love us back just as much (it’s a big hippie lovefest!)  :p  we have our openspace park for Enercity and as we grow will have more true openspaces (at our expense, but as a def value for our peeps)

so no complaints (lol, next to Torley, me and the subQ are the biggest sl evangelists out there!), just curious  :)

oops, Ener goes ape again on other blogs about this

hd on Linden Labs, we will be at 130+ soon   =D