Archive for the ‘Freebies’ Category

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Group gifts out

January 29, 2013

I placed a box of group gifts out near the landing point of the Old Mill Garden Gallery.

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Look for this sign at the landing point and wearing  your group tag, touch the box to receive it. I also boxed up all my past group gifts from 2010 to 2012 so in case you missed something collect that box too!

If you have not visited before to find the Old Mill Garden Gallery, type Teal Etzel into the InWorldz search under the people tab and look in my profile picks.

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The hunt is spinning me round and round

December 12, 2012

Christmas hunt gift spinning topNow what is my avatar doing sitting on this big spinning top? I have been having loads of fun.

I have been unpacking more of the the hunt gifts and these huge spinning tops are thanks to the generosity of Taika Wirsing. Actually I got totally sidetracked with this one as I ended playing then ‘arranging’ them in the fun park at the Old Mill!

They spin and have some funny sit animations in them. I like them so much I am going to keep them as permanent feature of my Fun Park at Mille.  (I am not telling where to find them, there is a hint list in the first chest and that is more than enough of a spoiler!)

hunt giofts out at the fun park

There are some really good prizes in the Third Annual Christmas Treasure Hunt 2012 which will be continue until the 7th of January 2013.

Where does it start? At Cozumal (103, 61, 37) or the easiest way is to take a peek at my profile (Teal Etzel) and see the picks as I have the start point there and you can teleport directly.

As usual happy hunting from The Hunt Club!

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InWorldz Freebie Finders has a headquarters

November 16, 2012

The InWorldz Freebie Finders group has a headquarters. Now you might think this is a bit ho hum but come close to the screen for a moment so I can whisper a secret. The headquarters is packed with freebies!

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1angelcares Writer founder of the InWorldz Freebie Finders group  (pictured below)  has been very busy setting it up. So just toddle over there as the place is full of freebies for both male and female avatars. You will stagger out under the weight of your inventory.
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Where is it?
Pull up you map. Key in Island  with the co-ordinates 200 235 31 and teleport yourself there!

As a resident of Inworldz I would like to thank and all the designers who generously have donated a gift and the InWorldz Freebie Finders group.

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Abraxus Academy a builders resource center

October 30, 2012


If you want to start building, brush up on your building skills or fill in some gaps in your knowledge of building techniques make time to visit The Abraxus Academy at Inworldz.

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This region is an educational site that houses tutorials of various building techniques.Toddle over to the builders hall as if you are new to building you can start at the very beginning and discover what a prim is and travel this educational path right through to torturing them into different shapes.

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At each station there are note cards that allow you to read and retain the information.

Also available by the door is a basic building Box set that is a complete kit lessons. On the other side of the door you will find a Class Schedule as the Abraxus Academy as there are also tutors who hold classes at the sim. All classes that are suitable of those that are new to building through to intermediate builders
also if you use google calendar upcoming classes can be found here


If you venture outside a courtyard contains information on the building interface including the texture and colour picker windows.

Also outside you will find the Chapel Schoolhouse  where you will find a number of self paced lessons available. Self paced lessons are ideal if you are one of those folks that get lost in a class situation, and embarrassed to ask questions if you can’t keep up, if English is a second language and you need things to move a slower  or if you are timezone handicapped which means you are either trying to learn something when your body clock is at its worst or you simply miss out.

A huge plus is that the basic building classes are completely free. There no risk. So click on those boxes as you have nothing to lose and possibly a whole new interest to gain.  Notes are a rezzable book and are designed as self paced lessons. The idea is to rezz the book on the ground so the instructions can be read while building.

Other educational building kits I noticed are priced from 8 izzies to 25 izzies which is more than reasonable as kits contain textures, sculpts, animations, scripts, sounds etc that are required to make the item.  I purchased a 2 basic projects and 4 intermediate projects. I wanted to test each level to see what the quality was like. Once again at this price you get really good value as everything is supplied to enable you to complete the project.

I am possibly a harsh critic as I was a lecturer in new media for over a decade. Directions in these lessons are very clear and precise although for total beginners I would have included a few more screenshots. Steps were well described but after many years of teaching in Rl I know the if people can see an illustrated instruction for some reason they feel more secure. So screenshots are more about the psychology of teaching rather than the actual content provided. However I want to stress that all information is delivered in clear precise english that is easily understood.

Most people really like the contained unit of a rezzible book. It gives them a section to work through and sense of achievement when done. This is not to underestimated as working through any tech instructions can be a hard task and many people simply lose focus and concentration so every little teaching trick helps! So in my opinion the self contained nature of these rezzible books have advantages in the process of learning something.

Before you leave the building don’t forget to pick up the freebies on offer and join the group! This is an excellent educational service. The materials supplied are really good and since much of the basic building lessons are free it is a wonderful  service  that I hope more Inworldz residents avail themselves of classes and information.

To find it open up your map and type in Giffu with co-ordinates of 168, 149, 21

Please note other than joining the Abraxus Academy group I am not associated with the Academy in any way nor did I receive a financial incentive to write this review.

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More goodies from the 2012 Halloween Hunt

October 25, 2012

In the 2012 Halloween Treasure Hunt gifts there are many decorator goodies that you can use all year
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There are more free decorator items that can be used all year around such as this grandfather clock from Wind River Homes.
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These table and freestanding candles found at New Brunswick are a great gift as they fit the theme of halloween yet can be used all year around
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This computer desk from Plumtree Furniture & Decor is just what I needed to write this blog! The animation that accompanies it is very life like making it one of my favourite of all the gifts.

I hope this and the last few posts will tempt you to explore the Inworldz grid and have fun on the hunt.

There are other fine gifts that are worth seeking out and  to adding them to your inventory. The Hunt runs until November 12 so you have plenty of time. To get to the start point, once in InWorldz type Teal Etzel into search under the people tab and look in my profile picks for a start point landmark.