So another year, another story and although i may have stopped the story telling for a while, that does not mean you who took part have to stop talking about it or stop roleplaying the aftermath.
Looking back over the past month or so i’m quite pleased with how things went. The Slow build up to the Archaeologist going missing and the subsequent search to uncover the story of the Statue and its occupant.
To be different from last year i tried to split the story into three parts, and it did not matter which part of the story you uncovered first, only once you had uncovered all three parts would you know the complete story. Some had mentioned that the complete story did not give enough of a closure which is something i should think about in future for self contained mystery hunts. Although some might argue that that sense of none closure compels people to explore and ask more around the town.
Outside of the Mystery hunt itself people reacted well to plot points, some even taking it upon themselves to create their own tangent to the story which i loved. The Beast Trap was never planned by me, the amputation of Nat was not planned by me. Thank you to all those who took the experiences from the Black Heart mystery and made it their own.
I tried to keep a pace with regards to plot points escalating towards the final confrontation but unfortunately i developed a cold and was bed ridden for almost a week. During this time i think the story went quiet and people started to move into other events. Thank you again to those who kept the story alive during that time :)
I had no idea that being listed in the SL destination guide would bring SO many people into the town. I was unprepared for the sort of people that would arrive. Many new people who still had not got used to moving arrived and the Clues on the hunt prooved for many to simply be to difficult. It showed that we as experienced SL residents take alot of things for granted, we know when to click and object, we know how to address people, we understand the scale in which a town in SL can be.
Lastly thank you everyone who took part, got involved and enjoyed the Story. I would love to hear you feed back. Please feel free to write and blog about all that has happened.