All that talk about community in my last post got me thinking about this blog and it’s readers. We’re starting to form a community of our own with regular readers, followers and commenters. I’ve also been thinking about The Joy of Dimensions competition. I’m sure many readers have entries in Trion’s competitions. I’d like to vote for them. Perhaps you would too. Leave your link to your entry in the comments so our little community can vote if they choose. Continue Reading
Trion’s standing in the Dimensions community has taken a dive of late due to two actions that have roused the community’s ire. Their first action was “The Joy of Dimensions” competition followed closely by the great fishing debacle of 2013.
Competitions can be good ideas for a company. They offer publicity, community engagement and tax advantages for a company. Nor are the benefits a one-way affair. For the community, competitions encourage a sense of belonging, a way to show talent to the world and a chance to win prizes. Continue Reading
Food is so much a part of our lives. It’s both a necessity and a luxury. It’s also also missing from the list of dimension items. Some very clever solutions have arisen to the problem of feeding the hungry. We look at how to display food to it’s best advantage and give simple recipes for our readers to follow at home. This Inspirations is dedicated to the clever dimensioneers object-morphing food into existence. Continue Reading
…I can’t blog without electricity. A 7 hour power shutdown meant no computer for me. I had my day all planned, too. It was wake early and turn over for a sleep-in. After (a late) breakfast, I’d read the Rift news and The Joy of Dimensions contest. (Checking the results of Trion’s competition is the new entertainment in the Radish household. Did the Radish Inn rise or did it fall?). Curiosity sated, I’d leisurely finish the article I’m preparing and post it for y’all to read.
By then, lunch would beckon and after, I’d check out this new patch and the fishing dimension items. Rail against Trion for their odd belief that soulbound was best and maybe fish up a few items myself. Take some chill out time with my guildies, discussing dimensions and Trion’s odd belief that bind-on-account was not a suitable arrangement for fishing items.
A day all mapped out and none of it done. Instead, I spent the day railing against the power company and their odd idea that today was a fine day to turn the power off.
Here, have a pretty picture.
It was a hard decision. Should I enter my flagship dimension, The Radish Inn and Maze, or should I enter my new creation, Sweet Valentine, into The Joys of Dimensions contest?
When I compare my work to spectacular creations, like Cariina’s ‘Eyecandy’ and Gabriael’s ‘Aerial Storm Castle’, I realise my work is a quieter, subdued affair. I prefer limited colour palettes and use glowy, flashy things only when they enhance the basic structure of my design. I love showing whimsy and humour in my dimensions. The Radish Inn and Maze is full of those things. Unfortunately, subtlety, whimsy and humour don’t display well, particularly in a competition. Continue Reading
Think up a great idea and suddenly everyone’s copying it! Trion stomp into the contest of contests with both boots fully loaded, offering fame, fortune, titles AND dimension objects in their new contest, ‘The Joy of Dimensions’. O.K., so Trion have been planning this for months and it’s yet another case of dimension synchronicity. Trion did promise us a way to publicize our dimensions and their competition gives the perfect opportunity to showcase our work. The Joy of Dimensions is open to all dimensions, themed and otherwise; details on entering will be available tomorrow (22nd of January) from Rift’s Facebook page.
Even better, the prizes for the competition show the new batch of Dimension items. Shall we speculate that these items are due for release with Patch 2.2? There have been a lot of requests for a pool or some type of water in dimensions and the terrace pond is just the item we’re looking for. Pop on over to MMORPG for a sneak peek at the new items.
Architect. Now that’s a title I could wear proudly on my toons. Gird your loins, dust your dimensions and prepare for battle! I know I will.
News on the Valentine’s Day front, there are now two competitions for you to enter. My own Dimensions Challenge: Valentine’s Day, for a dimension themed around Valentine’s Day, now has an entry form and a closing date of the 6th of February. You don’t have to finish your dimension by then but you must enter the challenge by that date.
If the thought of an entire dimension is a bit overwhelming, then have a look at Dimension Object Morphing™ Contest for Valentine’s Day. The establishment at Dimensions is looking for the best morphed object of 10 items or more. The two competitions are independently run, you may enter one or both without prejudice. There are no prizes but the joy of doing and publicity for your dimension, so get your Valentine’s spirit on and get dimensioning!
My Valentine’s display is well underway. I’ve tried my hand at some ‘art’, Elegance Art Gallery style. The results are on view to the right. If you decide to enter either contest – good luck and have fun!
In my travels around the dimensions, I occasionally luck into a real treasure. The Elegance Art Gallery by Dragondancer of Icewatch is one such gem. Situated in the Breach Chamber, Elegance Art Gallery makes good use of the building’s structure to display art works. As with the finest dimensions, Dragondancer adheres to the theme, I expected wine and cheese to be served at any moment.
Dragondancer does not confine the art to one category, rather examples of impressionism, still life, landscape and abstracts abound. All the paintings have one thing in common, they are all made from dimension items skillfully embedded in the walls of the dimension to form pictures. I can not begin to imagine the time spent rotating objects to make exactly the right patch of color to create a bird in flight or a boat on the ocean. Continue Reading
Today I have a new mystery object for you from the dimension, “Lost” by Ayhja on Deepwood. This lovely table and stools were made from dimension items commonly available in game. Can you guess what the dimension items are?
The answer to our last mystery object is behind the cut. Spoiler ahead.
The constant requests have been successful, the waiting was not in vain, the Dimensions forum is here at last. Go forth and use it wisely.
I have closed the Forums poll, since it is no longer needed, and present the results. The number of voters participating in the poll equalled 42. Of those 42 voters, 48% politely suggested a Dimensions forum would be lovely. Some pollers were rather insistent that a Dimensions forum was a necessity, with 38% choosing * Hell yes! Bring it on*. Only 6% demanded a forum right now! Thankfully, zero percent of voters were lost and confused, wondering what a dimension was.
Thank you all for voting “Yes!” to a Dimensions forum and making it happen.