Its not often that someone leaves a comment here on the blog that annoys me, and while I do screen them before making them public for language content, I generally let almost any post through. There have been 4 exceptions to that this week. One was a post referring to a situation from last month which really has no place here on my blog any more and three were from someone who felt the need to comment on each missing store in the 3 Twisted posts I currently have up. (Oh, and the 4th Twisted post is coming, never fear!) The 3 posts, from the same person, kinda pushed my buttons this morning.
YES - there are 10 stores on the Twisted hunt path which are NOT included in the first 150 stores I have shown. As it states in the little blurps, under problems, there are always some stores not ready at the beginning of a hunt. I did Twisted in 4 days - from midnight at the start to of Sept. 4th. Of those 10 stores, 9 were skips when I went through - the LMs in the gift just before it took you to the store after because of being dropped out or not ready at that time. One is a store I do not hunt because the lag there is insane and it crashes me every single time I set foot in the sim it is located on. Of the 9 skips, I now have items from 2 of the stores, which will be included in the 4th Twisted post when it gets online.
As a hunter, when you do the freakin' hunt, you will get this information from the group. That's what they are there for. They give hints and tell you where the trouble spots are. I don't list them anymore because it constantly changes as stores drop out or get their stuff together and working right. Personally, I think being able to bring you 140 out of the first 150 (without checking my folders atm, I am not sure which, if any, of the last 151-207 stores were skips when I did them), is pretty damn good, instead of sitting there and going over number by number and feeling the need to point out what is missing, especially without knowing WHY they are missing.
As for listing stores multiple times - very simply, that means whatever their gift was, either it came in multiple parts (as in more than one gift at the location) or the gift was a big one and was split up when I edited the pictures. In case it has slipped anyone's notice, I tend to lump clothing gifts first, then skins and accessories, poses, builds, and houses last. Sorting the pictures by content helps me edit them into a more coherent post for the readers to look through. Again, why the need to comment on that, especially in terms of no pictures? Makes no sense to me - if there were not multiple pictures of items from a store, then there would be no multiple listing OF the store...there are no random numbers in the lists without corresponding images.
Here's the deal, folks, and I apologize to those of you who have stuck by the blog and been so encouraging in the 15 months it has been online: As it states plainly on the blog - we blog what we like, same as any other blog.
1. If I want to skip a store because I consistently have trouble on that sim, I will.
2. If I do not go back for stores that weren't ready when I went through the hunt, I won't - I have a ton of stuff going on and I don't have the time for it.
3. I pick hunts that interest me and do those first - that doesn't mean Hunt XYZ doesn't stand a chance of being blogged, it means that I make my own list of the hunts I want to do each month. Time permitting, which included enough time before the end of a hunt for me to finish, photograph, edit and get it online with enough time for the hunters to actually do the hunt, I add others once my personal list is completed.
4. Hunting is supposed to be fun. That includes fun for me too, and same with the blog. Its supposed to be fun. I run the blog in a way that makes it fun for me, and I hope helpful to others.
5. If you don't like the way I do the blog, if my hunt choices don't match your tastes, or if you honestly have nothing better to do with your time than sit and count missing stores, well, there are tons of other blogs out there and maybe one will suit you better.
Now that that's out of the way.....I have some great news! I had planned to sit on this a bit longer, and pull it out for Steam, but I hate feeling all grrr first thing in my day, so I thought I'd share the happy too:
Those of you who have followed the blog since the beginning will remember Mr. Thanos Darkfury, he of the fearless pink hunting thong. Thanos left the blog in November, 2010, but I am pleased and thrilled and tickled and every other happy sensation you can think of to announce that he has returned to SL Freebie Hunters, and will be blogging with us again as of this month. His debut return will be on Steam. Thanos is, without a doubt, one of the best hunters I know. He is also a lot of fun, always ready with a quick joke or helping hand when needed. Plus, he has no qualms about getting photographed in the most outrageous outfits! =)
Its been a pleasure over the last few weeks to get back in the practice of hunting together and I am looking forward to his contributions to the blog. Welcome back, Thanos!
Hi there and welcome to Freebie Hunters! One of our favorite pastimes in Second Life is scouting the grid for fantastic hunts, sales, events and gifts from all the wonderful creators. We thought we'd share the wealth and showcase some of our finds in this blog, with an emphasis on the goodies available in the many SL hunts and events occurring every month. We do our best to show ALL items from a hunt/event and in the manner the creator intended, but this is not always possible.
An important reminder - All deals posted are subject to the whims of the item creators, and are often offered for a limited time (from hours to months). We do not guarantee the items are still available, and the creators are under no obligation to give anything.
Thank You to all of the creators!