This is not the post I expected y’all to come back to. It is not a post I ever expected to write. In a moment of fuzzy mindedness, I deleted a level 1 toon. I had forgotten that toon was the guild leader of the guild that owned the Radish Inn and Maze. With one final push of a button, the guild, the guild bank and associated dimension were deleted. Permanently. The Radish Inn and Maze is no more. When a guild is deleted, all data associated with the guild is removed from the database and can not be restored. Continue Reading
I don’t often talk about the person behind the Radish. Today I will because my personal situation is affecting my Rift and blogging life. The last five years I’ve struggled with a nasty illness called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Recently my doctor put me on a new treatment that is having mixed results, leaving me tired and foggy. I’m going to have to slow down and rest some more while I adjust to the new treatment. This means I’ll be taking a break till the 27th of February and may have to come back at a reduced posting schedule.
In the meantime, I’ll be touring dimensions and preparing new Radish Recommends and Inspirations for y’all.
A few days ago, I received an invitation to see Bristlecone Cottage on Greybriar (now on Faeblight). It was such a charming invitation I couldn’t refuse. When I arrived I was greeted by a lovely dwarven building fashioned from an unusual mix of stone, wood and log.
Bristlecone Cottage is situated in front of the gate to Central Necropolis, between the two staircases. The gate towers over and frames the cottage, adding to it’s diminutive look. It’s not until I enter the cottage I realise it’s built on a different scale than most dimensions. My high elf feels like a clumsy, lumbering giant within the interior. When I bring my dwarf, the cottage feels just right.
The fuss is over, the winners chosen, the excitement gone. Time to reflect on February’s contests.
Today’s screenshots are from the Dimensions Challenge: 2013. Mirja@Argent submitted Love Arbor for the for the Class 1- 200 items. Mirja’s dimension was the only entry in that class and so there was no contest. Love Arbor features a romantic retreat for dwarf Fjalar and his cat. Highlights include a picnic with chocolate cake next to a flowering meadow, an inscription in bark (with paw print) and a place for pillow fight. Continue Reading
Today, on the livestream event, community manager, Elrar, formally announced the winners of The Joy Of Dimensions contest. As each winner was announced, a tour was conducted of the winning dimensions In order from third to first place, we saw Enoki Lounge by Wry, Lavish Lyx by Lyx and Cozy Retreat by Kumberlin.
While the top two voted postions were not a surprise, third place was not the expected result. Somehow overnight, ~Sweethearts~ by Kitasia had dropped off third place to be replaced with Enoki Lounge. The reason for this became clear when ~Sweethearts~ was announced as the grand prize recipient.
Without further ado, lets meet the winners! Continue Reading
So the day is here when I must pronounce the best Valentine dimension. There were four entries for Class 2, 500 items and the quality of entrants was excellent, making the choice difficult. I thought I’d go through and give y’all my thought processes on selecting the winner. I kept two thoughts in mind as I went through the list; 1. the theme for the competition was “Valentine’s Day, a day for evoking feelings of romance, love, desire and devotion” and 2. this is not an object morphing contest.
First I considered the theme of the contest. Kitasia’s gazebo (~Sweettart~ by Kitt@Deepwood) and it’s accompanying bench are crafted with much attention to detail. Flowery gazebos always invoke romance and Kitasia’s is the best I’ve seen. While stunning, unless the bench and gazebo are having a torrid affair, this dimension does not best represent the contest theme. Continue Reading