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Second Life: Empathy

New stuff by KoKoLoReS: Ear tattoos for Lelutka Evo X. She has 3 styles but I’m wear the glitter ones (Which comes in several different colors) Check it at this event: The Liaison Collaborative

Credits here:

Ear tattoo: [KKLRS] Ear Glitter // Lel EVO X tattoo

Head: LeLUTKA Avalon Head 3.0 with the eyes it comes with.

Body: Maitreya

Skin: [Glam Affair] Ava Skin [Lelutka EvoX] Beige

Hair: [KKLRS] Hair – Lana

Here are some of the adverts of the other styles: ❤

Tavern Tycoon

Tavern Tycoon is a management game tycoon.  Which I think is highly underrated on Steam.  It’s has some negative reviews but don’t let that stop you if you are interested in that sort of game.  It is an excellent game for a casual gamer but is plenty challenging.

Here are a few tips to help you survive the first few levels:

  1. Only build the rooms you need.
  2. Make the rooms the default size and don’t add extra furniture. The toilets are the only acceptation. I make the toilet room a little bit larger and have 3 to 4 toilets.
  3. Read the quest thoroughly at the beginning of each level.  It will tell you what rooms you need. Build that room first.
  4. Locals like spas, Rogues like archery, Knights like the gym and Wizards / Mages like the arcane room.
  5. Most Patrons follow an order: Bar, Restaurant, Specialized room and then Guest room.
  6. Only allow enough patrons in that you have enough space for at the bar.  (I start out with at least 2 bars and then add more later)
  7. You don’t have to accept every reservation but don’t reject them!  Save them to accept later!
  8. It’s a good idea to always the let Health Inspector in.
  9. Patrons like to be near fireplaces.
  10. The highest rating a patron will give is: +20
  11. The lowest rating a patron will give you is: -30 (That is often because they were in a bar fight)
  12. The rating system is confusing.  A patron can be totally happy with everything and still leave with a negative rating. (This might because they had to wait on a room)
  13. There is no way to stop bar fights.
  14. Admin office isn’t necessary to win a level.  Don’t waste the money to build it.
  15. Staff will need a staff rest room.  I add three couches to it so multiple employees can rest at the same time.
  16. Build a workshop and adjust the slider on the research panel to all the way blue.  You will need to learn new recipes right from the beginning.
  17. The workshop needs a barmaid & bartender.  This helps to learn or improve recipes and improves the quality of the mead.
  18. You can add extra equipment to the workshop (providing you have the room) and more employees to make the research go faster.
  19. Patron’s ratings will fall drastically if: mead quality is poor, they don’t get the meal they want from the restaurant, specialized room is not available, nowhere to sleep, long wait times or they get into a bar fight.
  20. Benches, bookshelves and chess boards help with the wait time.
  21. You can put multiple bunk beds in a shared room.
  22. Put stages or pianos near clusters of patrons.  Random guests will start playing music on them and improves the rating of anybody nearby.
  23. I put lots of smoking couches in the gambling den not casino machines.
  24. Make sure you have plenty of handy men to clean the puke off the floor.
  25. My barmaid to table ratio is: 3 Tables to 1 Barmaid.

Second Life: Photography Tutorial Part 2

Photography tutorial part 2: How I make the eyes look so expressive.

Emotion in the eyes:

When it comes to capturing emotions in the eyes, I do a few tricks.  It’s not natural by any means.

1.       I do use mesh eyes. (Catwa eyes to be exact)  The hud that comes with the Catwa eyes allows you to move the eyes in different directions. This is helpful when you are posing to have the eyes stay in the position that you want them in.  You do not have to use Catwa eyes but it is handy to have that Hud with the eyes.

2.       Depending on what emotion I am trying to capture, I will move the mesh eyes up or down.  I find if I want to capture anger, hostility or even a sensual pose; I move the iris more towards the top of the eyelid. If I am looking for a soft, sad, depressed or even a more innocent expression; I move the iris closer to the bottom.  (See pictures below)

3.       I edit my face shape.  I have several shapes saved for pictures that I custom made myself.  With one shape, the outer corner of the eyes are intentionally turned downwards.  (Not a lot because I don’t want to make it super noticeable)  This gives the face a natural sadden appearance.  When you experience grief or are crying, the outer corners of your eyes will turn downwards.  When you are overjoyed or excited, those outer corners will turn up.  So based on the type of picture is the shape I use.

4.       Not all mesh eyes are created equal.  I think we all can tell the difference between noob eyes and high quality eyes.  I tend to use eyes that I know will photograph well.  There are a lot of good quality eyes that look great but for some reason just don’t photograph well. It’s just like real life when you think you look great and then somebody shows you a picture of yourself from a party and your eyes look like they belong in the black pits of hell.  After a lot of trial and error, I have found several people that make wonderful photographic worthy eyes.  (I have not tried all the eyes in Second Life – these are just my personal preference – use the eyes you personally like)

5.       Here are a list of eye makers to try out if you are struggling:  (Again, I use the Catwa Eye system with appliers from the designers below)

a.       A R T E

b.       Euphoric

c.       Go & See

d.       Song

e.       IKON (He doesn’t really update but his eyes are mesh and they come with a hud)

 

5.  Eyebrow shapes are seriously important to your picture.  The wrong eyebrow shape can really make your picture look like shit.   Here are two pictures using different eyebrow shapes: I think you can see the difference in facial expressions.

Will write up a tutorial for wind lights soon. So look for part three soon.

 

Conan Exiles: Changing pet names

A guide to change pet names and why you should.

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