Saturday, December 20, 2008

Brave New Worlds

Well it's finally here! After months and months of wanting to open the official main store of Brave New Wolds I finally did it.

Brave New Worlds started out as "SHAYNA'S" over a year ago because I simply couldn't think of a better name. I started selling clothing but realized quickly that I was not that good. So I started making more prim base creations and in time the mojority of everything I sold was prim based. With that I needed a new name.... that's where Frey came in with the brilliant name of Brave New Worlds. THANKS FREY! YOU ROCK!!!

In this picture you see Stacia's store Gatherings and Freys clinic behind me. I'm surround by the two best friends I could ask for... YAY ME!!!

Here's me looking up at the BNW main entrance. Sign logo compliments of Cathiee who is a gifted graphic designer and SL-Photographer.

So it is in victory that I raise my arms in celebration of making my dreams come true. And a big warm THANK YOU to my friends and customers without whom none of this would be possible.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Farewell to Okeanides

Well Linden Labs has slain yet another contributor to the SecondLife experience with their price hike on Open Sims. On January 1, 2009 Okeanides will close its portal for good.

Okeanides was the birth child of three very close friends. Freyakc, Stacia and Shayna often sat on the beach (usually topless) and dreamed of opening their own sim where people could shop, sail, fly, fish, swim, lounge and do just about anything their hearts desired. That dream was made a reality in August of 2008 when Okeanides was rezzed.
Okeanides ran successfully until one day a full sim owner acquaintance stopped by the sim to give the bad news that LL's was making major changes in order to get rid of the "abusers" of open sims. Not believing the news this person just delivered I ran to the thread she mentioned and read in utter disbelief.

Although open sims are slower and don't run as well as full sims they made it possible for people to create environments that were affordable. This lower price made it easier on merchants looking to get shop space at malls for low prices. This of course pissed off many many many full sim owners who frankly.... charge way too much for shop space.
Many open and even full sim owners are closing down and even leaving SL to join the othrsim based games. LL's has made a grave error but to be hones I don't think they care. Okeanides will be missed..... but life goes on. Be on the look out for the next project by this dynamic trio of sexy ladies.