Breedable Expo 2013 (delayed rant coming up)

As most of you might know I dabble in some breedables inworld. That drew me to the Breedables Expo at the Home and Garden Show 2013.

Show and event organizers in SL have a really tough job.  And when the show is a fundraiser for a charity that I support I will turn out.  This show is an annual fundraiser for RFL.  This show brings together what appears to be everyone in the breedables community.  The displays are fun and its really cool to see all the neat stuff folks do.  There are some wonderful items in the Breedables Expo.

There are a couple of fun events during the event.  One is a One of A kind silent auction.  Several of the creative teams have come up with unique OOAK items that will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

The second event is supposed to be fun.  Its a hunt.  We are all familiar with them.  You get a starting point with a clue and move through all of the locations.

However this hunt is a little different. Its a pirate theme (very random if you ask me). So you have to start with Pirate Pete he gives you a clue and then you go find the prize and then you have to go back to him to get the next clue.  This is sort of a pain in the ass.  We have made 2 attempts at doing this hunt. Both times, VERY laggy and at least one of the sims was down for an extended period of time.

For example tonite we went to Pirate Pete to get the clue we left off with from yesterday.  Pirate Pete is on sim 1.  The clue sent us to sim 2.  WELL, next to impossible to get there.  We tried as much as 6 times to tp out of the starting point and kept crashing.  We finally decided to walk out on the street and fly to the next sim.  Didn’t work either.  Crossed the sim border and just kept flying.  Crash number 7, tried again Crash 8.  We went home had a consult and turned down all our settings to the minimum.  Went back and Lo and Behold sim 2 has crashed.

WTH – 2 nights in a row we have gotten stuck trying to go there.  There is no doing this out of order, so am at the mercy of sim crashes and restarts.

Just think how much more money you could be making for a very worth cause if things were smoother and less crashy.

All in All – to recap. Nice sims, nice layouts cool displays – OOAK auction great things, wish i could afford to bid.  Hunt – not one of my favorite things (8 crashes in 30 min can make a guy a little pissy), but we will continue because there is one item on the hunt we want. But we will stop after that.  Its just not fun.

OH and one more thing – some of the hunt objects that actually have prizes in them don’t deliver.

Ok that is all back to your regular scheduled whatever.

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