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**OOC -** Still rebuilding, new Stories Coming, Should the old Mystery Hunts be preserved?

Autumn last year and leading into this year i had worked hard to rebuild the Imperial Theatre, Opium Den and Absinthe Cafe. I hoped also to rebuild Cobblestone house across the canal but i ran out of time as SL10B approached. Then i worked on getting my Clothing range updated before Escapades Ilsand’s 3rd anniversary arrived. Now its getting close to Autumn again and im involved in BURN2 while also working on a second Halloween experience. Suffice to say its been a busy year and once again my plans for New Babbage has suffered again. 

Fear not though as im about to announce the dates for the canal fireworks display and Bunring Barrel race whcih i would not dream of ever cancelling :) Following these two events i plan to finally start work on the new Cobblestone house and factory house, the completion of which will mark the end of my rebuilding clearing the way for RP and Story telling.

It is possible that my planned story for this fall might not happen untill after new year though, depending on how quickly i can rebuild Cobblestone Houseand how busy Babbage RP might be around this time of Snow and Celebrations. 

There is also a question of wether to update the old mystery hunts in New Babbage. Im considering removing the Hunts and Clues from ‘Shadow of the 13’, ‘The Black Heart’ and ‘The Dark Aether Falls’ unless i can think of a better way to retell these stories. I may condense them into shorter easier mysteries, i have not decided yet. Would like opnions on wether people feel these stories should be preserved?

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  1. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 8, 2013

    If maintaining the old hunts is impacting on the development of new hunts then the solution is obvious.

    I would however like to see some momento items left [insert debate here]. This could even make the basis of a new combined hunt that tells the past stories by finding the remaining artifacts.

    So, Yay! for new adventures! Yay!

  2. Avariel Falcon Avariel Falcon October 8, 2013

    Oh, if you would like a storage place for some of the old clockwork items now that City Hall refreshing is underway then the power station is at your disposal. I’m certain we can find a corner for a strange clockwork from the future or some other bits and bobs.

  3. Loki Eliot Loki Eliot October 8, 2013

    Well its not impacting anything, its just breaking due to Linden Labs half arsed implamentaion of certain features. For instance if you have the latest security updated Flash plugin installed on Mac, you can no longer watch youtube videos VIA shared media, which is crucial to the Story HUDs used in the mystery Hunts. 

  4. Mr Tenk Mr Tenk October 8, 2013

    rp timeline – after new years sounds ideal. the social season has wound down by then, so its the perfect time for a new activity to get us through the slow time of Jan-Feb, and no calendar juggling as happens in the fall-to-christmas run.

    hunts – i think condensing the old ones would be wise if you want to keep them, just highlight the main plot points to give the characters continuity. i’ve seen people cross paths on the current hunts which just gets confusing.  the 2 larger sewer scenes in babbage square are currently “in the way” of rebuilding the sewers around city hall block, i would prefer to make space for those while rerouting things down there, rather than have you pick the spot. the academy underground storeroom is fine, as it is in a dead end.

  5. Victor1st Mornington Victor1st Mornington October 8, 2013

    Well, if the old mystery hunts dont work cause the Lab messed up stuff, and its too difficult to fix…then it does look like you will either need to scrap them, or perhaps redo all three mystery hunts into one single one thats longer maybe?

    I do think they should be kept though, even now i still see the occaisional folks doing those mystery hunts :)

  6. Emerson Lighthouse Emerson Lighthouse October 8, 2013

    I have also run into people doing the hunts. I think they still bring in a lot of visitors. Perhaps if they were condensed into one they could be repromoted somehow.

  7. Edward Pearse Edward Pearse October 9, 2013

    I think some of the pieces to the various hunts have gone missing due to sim rebuilds and the like. The entrance to the crypts under Palisade Station and the Van Creed warehouse are gone and the various Dark Aether capsules have long since disappeared.

    So maybe a streamlined version if you need them for continuity, but otherwise, move on to the next.

  8. Loki Eliot Loki Eliot October 9, 2013

    Thnks everyone for your thoughts. Since the advice is to perhaps start the new RP stories in the new year, i may then spend the last coiuple of months of this year preserving the mystery hunts. :)

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