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World of Warcraft Cataclysm is arrived yesterday!

So yesterday in the afternoon Amazon did deliver my World of Warcraft Cataclysm and finaly I was able to play the whole night! Hell.. that was fun! So this blogpost will be a really shot one because of my World of Warcraft addiction… :P I cant write a big blogpost about it.. there is really to much to do in Cataclysm and thats why I will start the game in the next minutes,

All I can say is thtat I already reached Level 81 and Im not far away from Level 82. I made round about one and a half Level yesterday. But you know what? Some peoples already reached the Levelcap 85 in 6 hours! Are they crazy? How do they do that? However,.. I do not want that stress while gaming. I take my time and enjoy the whole enviroment. Why should I play it like a race? There is just to much new stuff to visit and to explore. I want to enjoy it with time.

Ok but as I said.. I need to go back to World of Warcraft ingame now. So this blogpost is a short one.


My Amazon World of Warcraft Cataclysm Delivery is still not arrived..

I am still waiting for World of Warcraft Cataclysm. The Package arrived in Neumünster which is not to far away from my Hometown. I think 60km. So I think it will be delivered in the next hours for sure. Im excited and cant wait. Just like a little child! I must admit that I had more luck with Wrath of the Lich King. That time they delivered it one day before the Expansion Servers opens. But this time with Cataclysm my Package come a little bit late. However.. finaly I am sure I can play it today in the afternoon.


What kind of Groups did you join in Second Life and why?

Today I cleaned the List of Second Life Groups I am in. So I had to ask my self for each Group why this Group could still be useful for me in the Future.

Then I came to the idea to write a little Blogpost about that Topic. So here comes a List of Groups I´m in and I would like to suggest. I would be happy if you leave a comment here as well. Maybe you have some Groups you want to suggest too and maybe you think that you are in some Groups which are defenetly worth to join.

So here comes my List….

“College of Scripting Music Science” That Group helped me out several times when I had Questions about Second Life scripting. If you are scripter in SL or somone who want to learn scritping, you should join. This Community is very friendly and there is open Groupchat where you can ask your LSL related Questions. A very cooperatively Group of Peoples.

“Builder’s Brewery” This Group is for Builder. You can share Informations or ask for help. Its for beginner but also for experienced Builders. You also will be informed there about Lessons and Classes and other helpful Meet-Ups.

“Builders Exchange” Same like above. A Group for Builders to share Informations or ask for help.

“Phoenix Viewer Support” I think I dont need descripe because the name says already everything. So join if you use the Phoenix Viewer.

“Housemusic All Night Long” A Group for those who want to find best House-, Electronic- and Minimal Partys. They inform you time by time via Groupchat or Notecard.

“SoNiC DoPeHeAdZ” Here again a Group for those who like to find Partys and Events with Electronical Music. Mostly Underground stuff as well.

“Club On Call” Thats a Group for Clubowner, Clubmanager and so to find peoples who need Job. You can place an offer in the Groupchat but you shouldn´t spam or advertise.. thats clear. Indeed this Group is also for Peoples who would like to find a Job. So they could ask in the Chat as well.

I am in some more Groups which are more privat or not worth to mention because they are my own :P  So above.. that was my List which I would defenetly suggest.

What kind of Groups are your favorites? Any cool suggestions? Just write a comment here as it maybe could be helpful for other readers as well. Maybe for me too :)


If you think “OMG! I can’t find my blog on Google!”…

If you think “OMG! I can’t find my blog on Google!”, you should defenetly take a look at this cool writen Guide here:

“OMG! I can’t find my blog on Google!”

Today I did read that Guide and found some very helpful Tips and Tricks about SEO “Search Engine Optimization”.

You should take a look there if you write in a Blog. Im sure some  of us who use Second Life and write in a Blog had already some Questions about that Topic. Me as well.. so take a look into the Guide if you want to learn some Google and Blog related stuff. :)


My Second Life Parcel is expired..

Today my parcel tier expired. I did let it expire because the Mall on it didnt make enough profit to pay the tier. But with SL Marketplace I did earn enough to pay it. But at least that doesnt make sense to rent the land for more month now. Thats why.

You know..  A Store which dont makes profit, will be closed very soon. My inworld income was just 10% of my whole income. That means that I make 90% with SL Marketplace. I had to pay my Marketplace money into the tier. Thats not effective in my opinion.

Now since it is expired.. I get 100% of my earning out in my RL saving box.. or I can use it inworld.

So i feel more free now :P


Phoenix Viewer 1.5.2.725 Release! Hurry Up!

You should hurry up download and install the new The Phoenix Viewer 1.5.2.725. ;)

The day has finally come!
The Phoenix Viewer 1.5.2.725 is a Release Candidate because we want to be absolutely certain everything is how it should be. We are also aware that there are still a few bugs which need to be worked out and a few more things we want to add to it before we make it a final release. Although we are calling this a release candidate we WILL be providing full support for it and it can be treated as an Official Release.

Just go to the Phoenix Viewer Website and grab your lovely and latest Viewer Version:

http://www.phoenixviewer.com/


Holy Cow… How stupid can a human be? Drama!

I offer a Tipjar in two Versions… DEMO VERSION and FULLVERSION.

The Demo Tipjar will pay me 10% each tip. The fullversion not. Sounds simple? It is.. In fact it is so simple like my Product Details as I wrote about that there.

Then I get inworld instant message from an angry boy… Something like “blablabla there was nowhere anything about 10% in the Product Details…”

I told him that he is not right. In fact I wrote it two times in the demo product details that it will pay me 10% each tip and if you dont like it, you need to buy the fullversion which wont pay me 10% each tip.

After that he said I changed that after he purchased.. lol? WTF? In 3 minutes? I did paste copy product details not more then 2 minutes after he told me about his problem!

Bonehead? Or just a drama kid? Oh maybe a griefer? I dont know.. he must be something like that.

For sure he did thread me that he will open a ticket.. but I guess I was faster with my conter ticket..

However if you like to read some drama.. here go on and enjoy the chat log…….. :D

– Instant-Message-Protokoll aktiviert –
[14:52]  ViciousCustomer: just to let you know i rencently purchased the  heart and love tip jar when i put it in use i  found that it pays you   and NO WHERE  in the info  viewable at purchase does it say ANYTHING about you getting any of my money  PLEASE fix this or i will be forced to report you to linden labs  thank you  and looking forward to hearing from  today
[14:53]  Miyo Darcy: you are wrong…
[14:53]  Miyo Darcy: have you read the product description?.-…
[14:54]  ViciousCustomer: yes i di and as i said it does not say
[14:54]  Miyo Darcy: Attention! This is the DEMO Version! You can get a FullVersion as well if you browse my other Items on the bottom.
[14:54]  Miyo Darcy: This tipjar is a demo and it will take 10% of each tip as commission for the money bowl designer..
[14:54]  Miyo Darcy: If you want the full version without give me some commission you can buy the fullversion! You will find the fullversion on the bottom at “related products”.
[14:54]  Miyo Darcy: you really didnt read that?
[14:55]  Miyo Darcy: here is the full product text for you:
[14:55]  Miyo Darcy: Attention! This is the DEMO Version! You can get a FullVersion as well if you browse my other Items on the bottom.

This is the demo edition of the cute Heart and Love Tipjar for you and your Team!

Please read the full article description to get all answers!

Click here and purchase the fullversion of this tipjar.

This is a tipjar (Donation Heart)for you and your team with a easy configuration notecard. Let peoples donate you and your team!

This is the perfect tip jar for your location and your business. Really easy to use…

Here is what you can change in the config notecard:

- ownerpercentage

- maxrangesensor

- Text of the Tipjar

- Text for the messages

- Textcolor

You can change many settings on the notecard. Its easy

Buy this one and let you or your team collect donations and tips!!

More Details:

Prims = 3
Permissions = Copy, Modify, Transfer

Greetings… Darcy Designs

This tipjar is a demo and it will take 10% of each tip as commission for the money bowl designer..

If you want the full version without give me some commission you can buy the fullversion! You will find the fullversion on the bottom at “related products”.

Greetings
[14:55]  Miyo Darcy: it is a demo… and i have the same product as full version
[14:56]  Miyo Darcy: THIS DEMO: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Heart-and-Love-Tipjar-with-Config-Notecard-for-Clubs-Boxed/1009689
[14:56]  Miyo Darcy: THIS FULLVERSION: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/HeartLove-Tipjar-with-Config-Notecard-for-Clubs-BoxedFull/1009688
[14:56]  Miyo Darcy: the full version is linked to the demo
[14:57]  Miyo Darcy: you bought the 5L$ version with 10% commision to me…
[14:57]  Miyo Darcy: full version without commision to me cost L$350
[14:58]  Miyo Darcy: understand? :)
[14:58]  ViciousCustomer: Attention! This is the DEMO Version! You can get a FullVersion as well if you browse my other Items on the bottom.

This is the demo edition of the cute Heart and Love Tipjar for you and your Team!

Please read the full article description to get all answers!

Click here and purchase the fullversion of this tipjar.

This is a tipjar (Donation Heart)for you and your team with a easy configuration notecard. Let peoples donate you and your team!

This is the perfect tip jar for your location and your business. Really easy to use…

Here is what you can change in the config notecard:

this was not on the page and you changed after i bought
[14:59]  Miyo Darcy: no
[14:59]  Miyo Darcy: this is the original:
[14:59]  Miyo Darcy: Attention! This is the DEMO Version! You can get a FullVersion as well if you browse my other Items on the bottom.

This is the demo edition of the cute Heart and Love Tipjar for you and your Team!

Please read the full article description to get all answers!

Click here and purchase the fullversion of this tipjar.

This is a tipjar (Donation Heart)for you and your team with a easy configuration notecard. Let peoples donate you and your team!

This is the perfect tip jar for your location and your business. Really easy to use…

Here is what you can change in the config notecard:

- ownerpercentage

- maxrangesensor

- Text of the Tipjar

- Text for the messages

- Textcolor

You can change many settings on the notecard. Its easy

Buy this one and let you or your team collect donations and tips!!

More Details:

Prims = 3
Permissions = Copy, Modify, Transfer

Greetings… Darcy Designs

This tipjar is a demo and it will take 10% of each tip as commission for the money bowl designer..

If you want the full version without give me some commission you can buy the fullversion! You will find the fullversion on the bottom at “related products”.

Greetings
[14:59]  ViciousCustomer: and i will make sure linden labs  is  informed of your change that is NOT the way to do buisness so in CLOSING you have caused me to  inform everyone about your bad buisness
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: you can read there “THIS TIPJAR IS A DEMO AND IT WILL TAKE 10%
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: lol
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: I fill fill out a ticket now too
[15:00]  ViciousCustomer: but you  did not have that on the page till after i purchased
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: how coudl I change so fast?
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: i guess you are a griefer and I will tell linden labs now
[15:00]  Miyo Darcy: im sorry
[15:01]  Miyo Darcy: i dont like that drama
[15:01]  ViciousCustomer: i  hate the fact you must cheet people
[15:01]  Miyo Darcy: I DO NOT CHEAT
[15:02]  Miyo Darcy: you didnt read the product details carefuly
[15:02]  Miyo Darcy: why such a drama?
[15:02]  Miyo Darcy: I am designer and over a version wich do not pays me
[15:02]  Miyo Darcy: for 350 L$
[15:02]  Miyo Darcy: demo version with commision is standard in the tipjar business
[15:03]  Miyo Darcy: so everything ok now?
[15:04]  Miyo Darcy: if you fill a ticket you will get a conter ticket.. believe me. They can proof the logs and that I didnt lie
[15:04]  Miyo Darcy: the chatlog….
[15:04]  Miyo Darcy: they can proof that too…
[15:04]  Miyo Darcy: I didnt had the time to change that
[15:04]  Miyo Darcy: so it isnt a lie
[15:05]  Miyo Darcy: I did post the full product detail 1 minute after you told me your problem
[15:16]  Miyo Darcy: Just to let you know: I filled a ticket now. Greetings
[15:16]  Miyo Darcy: /ignore

I guess he thought I am stupid.. but I am not. Hope he wont find peoples who are afraid of his griefer tacticts. However.. I wrote a ticket because of defamation. I hope LL will proof that. They could read the chatlogs or maybe my product logs.. They can see Ididnt change this product last few weeks. And that mean he is the liar. I often wonder how stupid peoples can be?

Ok I am back inworld now.. :)


Made a minimalistic new Banner for my SL Marketplace Store

I did create a Banner for my SL Marketplace Store now. Im not sure if I am right happy.. But for now it should be ok. I still can create another one.


How to create an extruded 3d Text with Cinema 4d

Hello Friends,

Today I wanna show you some very simple Worksteps so that you later can create your own extruded 3d Text with Cinema 4d. There will be several Cases where you could use that for your own 3d Text Logo or just for any other Scene you create.

Ok let us run these Steps now!

First of all we need a simple Textform which we can find under Menu “Objects–>>Spline Primitive–>>Text” on top:

Once clicked, you will see it in your Mainview. Thats how it looks now:

I´m sure you know this panel on the right side of your Cinema 4d which is called Objectmanager. If you take a look there now, you will notice that you find that Textobject there too.

Once clicked you will see some attributes we could change. Related to the Textobject these options you can change, are similar to any other settings you would change in a Windows Textapplication like Words. So indeed you could now there start to type in another Textmessage and choose your Font, the Textalignment, Horizontal Spacing, Vertical Spacing and what ever you like. But for this Tutorial we will use the standard Textsettings. I just wanted to refer on that so that you later know how to set up the Fonts you want to use. You still can play around with that later.

So here is the Screenshot of this Objectmanager and Attributemanager:

Ok but lets go on now. We both noticed that our Text looks horrible flat and boring. We gonna change that now, as we need a 3d Text!

What we now need, is an Object which is something like a modificator Script. I mean more precisely that it will convert (extruding) our flat Textspline to a 3d Text.

To do so, we need that Object called “Extrude NURBS” and we will find it in the Menu “Objects–>>NURBS–>>Extrude NURBS” on top:

Once clicket, you will find that Object now in the Objectmanager too:

But thats not all as this step still doesnt change anything with our Text. In the Objectmanager we need to subordinate our Textobject under the Extrude NURBS Object. Its easy. Just hold-click (drag&drop) the Textobject and move it into the Extrude Object. As you can see, the Textobject is now a Sub-Object of the Extrude NURBS Object:

Now we can see the first major transformation of our Text:

But this is still not the Result we want because the Textedges are to much square. Lets fiddle some more!

We want that Text with more curve. So again look at the Objectmanager and click there on the Extrude Object so that we can make some changes in the Attributemanager for that Object.  As we have the Object now loaded in the Attributemanager, we click now on the Tab called “Caps”:

Here we should change the Start and End Attribute from “Cap” to “Fillet Cap”.

Now lets finally admire our 3d Textobject:

And here comes, how it could look like if you add some selfmade Textures, Lights and so on:

That was easy or? Now you can repeat these Steps but play around with every single Setting you´ll find. Play some Trial and Error. Thats the way how you will find out more!

At the very end, I´ll give you some Bonus-Knowhow:

If you did ask your self what the Word on the textured Picture means… This Tutorial was intended to be used on a German Website of a Friend but I translated this “HowTo”. So here is the Bonus-Knowhow! This Word is German and means “Ready”, “Finished” or “Complete” in your Language .

YaY! We are fertig here! :)

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Second Life Apez.Vend is closing the doors.

Today I´ve got a notecard from Apez which tells me following:

Hi everyone.

As you may be aware, Apez.Vend is closing its doors soon, due to the liquidation of Apez. In order to keep your sales flowing, you will need to move to another vendor system. You can read more about this announcement here:  http://www.apez.biz/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=3083

To make this process easier for you, CasperTech have negotiated a deal with Apez to provide a fast, easy migration for your products, profit sharing, collections, customer and sales data to CasperVend.

(This message is being delivered by CasperTech with the cooperation of Apez, and is being delivered to you as an Apez.Vend customer. This is the only message you will receive from CasperTech about the vendor network, unless you opt to go proceed with the migration.)

HOW DO I GET THE MIGRATION KIT?
=====================

The migration kit is available on SL Marketplace at:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/i/1685823

WHAT ELSE DO I NEED TO DO?
==================

Once the migration has completed, you need to move your items into a CasperVend Drop Box.  This is available in the “free” box distributed with the  migration kit  (Don’t worry if you don’t want to use the free vendors, the dropboxes are the same).

You will also need to rez new vendors, and assign the profiles (which are collections ported from apez) to your vendors. To do that, rez a vendor, and click the “CasperVend” logo in the bottom left hand corner.  (Choose a password or enter it if it asks you to).  Then you’ll be at the vendor configuration page.  If you look near the top of the page, you will see a “Profile” entry. Simply change that profile to the collection you want to use.   If you want more than one collection showing in your vendor, you can then click “edit profile” and add other groups to it.

WHAT IS CASPERVEND?
==============

CasperVend is a very fast, efficient networked vendor system for Second Life and other grids.  It will provide many features that you haven’t been able to enjoy with Apez (such as sub-collections and detailed stats analysis),  but also lacks some features of the Apez system (such as public franchises).

WILL I NEED TO BUY THE NEW SYSTEM?
========================

No, the migration kit comes with a copy of our “free” bundle.  This bundle will collect 5% of each sale as commission for CasperVend.  If you would prefer, you can upgrade to one of the paid bundles which do not incur a commission fee.  􀀀

WHAT WILL BE MIGRATED?
================

The following data will be moved automatically and instantly:

- Item information
– Texture information
– Product information
– Collections
– Profit shares
– Item permissions

The following data will be moved automatically but not instantly, queued, likely available within 24 hours:

- Sales history

The following data will then be automatically generated from the sales data:

- Customer data

WHAT’S DIFFERENT WITH CASPERVEND?
========================

You’ll notice several differences with our system.

1.  CasperVend does NOT use a “man-in-the-middle” account for financial transactions.  All vendor payments go directly to the creator.

2.  Every CasperVend  box and vendor uses just one script, to significantly reduce the lag impact on your sim.

3.  CasperVend vendors scroll item-by-item instead of by pages.  You can skip forwards by clicking on the preview panels.

4.  “Collections” are called “Profiles” and “Groups” in CasperVend.    Profiles contain products AND groups.  Groups are like sub-profiles and contain only products.  You can only assign ONE profile to a vendor, but you can assign multiple groups or products to profiles.

5.  CasperVend is a lot more restrictive on affiliate vending and franchise vending.   If you want other people to be able to sell your items, you will need to use our AffiliateVend plugin (available in the complete package or as an extra purchase) and give the affiliate vendors out.

6. Updates to vendors are fully automated and easy using our UpgradeBee.

7.  Support is easy to obtain.

WHAT IF I NEED HELP?
=============

There are several things you can do:

1.   Join the “CasperVend User Support Group”, and send a message in there.   I’d prefer this rather than IMing me directly, since this will allow others to see the solutions.

2.   Join our forums at http://forums.caspertech.sl — you can use your CasperVend username and password to login.

3.  Check out the CasperVend quick start guide on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baJCNBPBh0o&fmt=22

4.  Contact myself – Casper Warden – and I will do anything I can to help.

I NEED X FEATURE, CAN YOU ADD IT PLEASE?
==========================

Most likely, YES!    I am very proactive with adding requested features.   The only thing I will NOT add – because I disagree with the business model – is  man-in-the-middle transaction processing and public franchising.

If there’s a feature you’d like to see, please list it on the forums at http://forums.caspertech.sl/

 

So didnt we already know before? Apez support was so much horrible. I mean the whole system was not to bad in my opinion. I did like some features. But at least this is not enough. There was many problems. You maybe did see all the trouble in the forums over there. Or in the inworld groups. Peoples asked for money.. yea in some cases Apez did eat your Linden Dollars. Some day it did eat 9000 L$ from me.

So in my opinion it is good that this horrible story has now an end.

Now CasperVend have negotiated a deal with Apez to provide a fast, easy migration for your products, profit sharing, collections, customer and sales data. But why should we trust this new Label now? If you ask me.. no I wont trust the new Label. Im not even sure who is behind the new label. Maybe the same peoples? I dont know. Maybe you know more.

However. For me is the new label not interesting. Not even if its a total differend company.

That was a funny year full of Second Life Crysis. Didnt we have enought funny storys this year? :D


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