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!
Enoki Lounge – third place.
If you’re looking for a happening place, Enoki Lounge on Greybriar is the place to be. A subdued, almost monochromatic colour pallete and high contrasts of light and dark create a space that generates drama and excitement. Owner Wry’s deft handling of space and decoration show that Enoki lounge is a trending destination for clubbers. Congratulations to Wry for third place – keep on building!
Lavish Lyx – second place.
First thing I notice on entering Lavish Lyx (currently on Laethys but prone to moving) is that Lyx loves solving Storm Legion puzzles. The second thing is that Lyx appreciates his visual media. His dimension is an interesting pastiche of ideas from TV and movies. When dimensions first arrived in November 2012, Lyx was best known for his kitchen. It was a trendsetter then and influenced the development of kitchens all over Telara. The kitchen is still the best feature of Lyx’s dimension today.
I did wonder how Lyx’s use of concepts from the visual media would mix with intellectual copyright type stuff, but the community managers showed us how to handle that – we just don’t name them, for names have power. If you visit Lavish Lyx do stop off and see the evil eye that watches all, the island defense mechanism and the portal to other worlds. Congratulations to Lyx on second place.
Cozy Retreat – first place
The dimension system is more than the player housing offered by most MMO’s, it allows the building of many structures, from boats to aquariums to people. While it’s possibilities are myriad, housing is the most popular use of a dimension. It’s no surprise that the first place and grand prize go to representations of homes.
Kumberlin (Deepwood) has built herself a very cozy retreat within the dwelling of the dimension, Faen’s Retreat. Comfy couches in front of the fire form the mainstay of the lounge and a functional and practical kitchen is neatly tucked under the stairs to the main bedroom. The bathroom is a delight, everything an adventurer would need in shades of ice. Cozy Retreat doesn’t overindulge in florals or amass cute, rather the style is built from simple furnishings to form a welcoming home.
As part of her prize, Kumberlin has the privilege of choosing the next dimension. She favours Moonshade Highlands, a popular choice amongst dimensioneers. Gently rolling, green hills with a little water mixed in would make a great dimension. Have fun picking your prize, Kumberlin!
~Sweethearts~ – grand prize.
This lovely cottage nestled inside the Bogling Boggle illustrates the best of dimension building. Kitasia (Deepwood) has focused on building a home for herself including building, furniture and garden. Every part of her build contributes to that one idea with no distractions or deviations. The result, as the community managers put it, is a dimension that looks like it could have been built by Trion.
The new wedding dimension items thread throughout the cottage, linking the rooms together. The furniture is beautifully morphed; the refrigerator in the kitchen and the chest of drawers in the bedroom stand testament to that. Nor is the smallest detail overlooked, from embroidery on the cushions to the soap in the bathroom. Visiting Kitasia’s home certainly puts the joy into The Joy Of Dimensions. Congratulations, Kitasia, on your win. It’s very well deserved.
Congratulations to all the winners of The Joy Of Dimensions. Thank you for letting us share your passion for dimensions.
Note: contestant’s gender is determined from the facebook pages attached to the contestant’s entries, it may or may not be correct.