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Hi there and welcome to Freebie Hunters! One of our favorite pastimes in Second Life is scouting the grid for fantastic hunts, sales, 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 occurring every month. We do our best to show ALL items from a hunt 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!


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Wednesday, September 28

Steam: The Hunt 5, pt. 4

Steam 5
And, squeaking under the wire - the final batch of gift pictures from Steam 5. If you are still working on this hunt, may we suggest you RUN? Time is almost up to find the goodies while you explore the various stores and sims taking part in this hunt. Best of luck to those still working it, and we hope you all enjoyed Steam 5.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
September 1 - September 30

Previous Post:
Start:

Search for item: Rusty gear
SH5
Number of stores:
194 (151-End here)

Problems at the time I went through:
All information about skipped or delayed stores is available from the group notecard.



SH5
163. DBN
155. Sirius Animated Textures (M-pants not included)
159. NachtMusik



SH5
154. ezura
175. The Secret Shelf
185. The Dolly Box (full av)
191. Steam Whimsy (full av)



SH5
157. ANYU Store
178. COGOO
162. Velvel's Shanghai Bazaar
164. Zeitmesser Inc.
174. RADEON AUTOMATIC
176. Bandersnatch



SH5
189. Froobert's Furthest West
188. Samm's Labyrinth
186. St. Helens Dry Goods
183. Demonkitties
165. Cybernetics Group



SH5
169. Timeless Curiosities
182. JK's Phantasmagoria (Thanos not included)
166. Joyous Living Flagship Store
187. W.K.I Store
173. PRIME Furniture



SH5
186. St. Helens Dry Goods
170. Kabuki Creations
184. Furniture Passion
177. Llyr's Fish & Mer Market



SH5
156. Haventownship
151. Frosted Myst Literature
155. Sirius Animated Textures
167. Sculptify (sculpt map and textures for steamstack)
158. USC Texture Tomb



SH5
160. Artifacium Trading Post
181. bees heaven shop
179. GUHL Architecture Design
161. Moonbeams
171. The Eat Me Bakery



SH5
175. The Secret Shelf
180. heap!
190. The Age of Refuge
192. XM Designs



SH5
172. Myrddin's Emporium
138. Dufliky Designs



SH5
168. Crazy Amazons



SH5
193. Amulet



SH5
195. HyborianSteam Platform (red Captain's chair is from store 194, Raven's Heart - somehow it snuck over into this picture!)



SH5
195. HyborianSteam Platform

Steam: The Hunt 5, pt. 3

Steam 5
Three quarters of the way through unpacking Steam 5, and here is another batch of prizes. This portion of the hunt went as smoothly as the rest - there are skips, changed LMs, etc, but all the information you need is available from the in-world group. While Steam has traditionally been one of our favorite hunts, we're not feeling it as much this time around. It has always been crammed full of neat stores to explore, new places, and amazing gifts and that part of the hunt has not changed.

However this year it feels like there are a lot of "forced" minihunts that aren't really hunts at all. Several stores send you on a goosechase for clues around their sim before letting you actually find the prize. One stop even makes you chase a final clue AFTER you find all the gifts in order to get the next LM, which was packed in a gear all by itself. There was a place where every "clue" in the goosechase dumped notecards on you and every length of hunt path prims laid out along the route filled the screen with spam for various stores or rentals on the sim. Moreso than a feeling of an adventure, those types of things made portions of the hunt seem tedious and irritating and the temptation to skip those places was hard to resist. We fully understand that the stores can do whatever they want, or whatever the hunt coordinators deem acceptable, but from the hunter's point of view, it felt like being held hostage in certain places simply to drive their traffic numbers up and the impression left is not one that would make me go back there to either explore the places more fully or to shop.

We try not to say anything negative about the hunts in this blog. We try to show every gift we possibly can with no judgment as to the quality of the gift because we know *someone* somewhere is putting their time and effort into making the gifts and every gift should be appreciated.

With that in mind, please don't let our experience put you off the hunt. It only has a few days to finish, and the gifts are really amazing in most places. I think there is a certain amount of burn-out that happens when doing the really big hunts, and it tends to color the hunt experience. As the saying goes - your mileage may vary. This might be the best hunt you do all year. =)

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
September 1 - September 30

Previous Post:

Search for item: Rusty gear
SH5
Number of stores:
194 (101-150 here)

Problems at the time we went through:
All information about skipped or delayed stores is available from the group notecard.



SH5
127. SteamBound
101. Luminous Designs
121. Dragons' Designs



SH5
107. Brain Circuit Inc.
147. Carriage Trade Equestrian Life
143. John's Ancient Treasures



SH5
123. Total Look
113. emPathy
130. PuzzleMint



SH5
126. Rag Dollz Steampunk Emporium
105. Dax Designs
133. Chav's Main Store (complete av)



SH5
149. Cummere Mayo Creations
142. Gugu Dada (fatpack of mustache colors)
112. Tamiron Forge



SH5
114. NS6
133. Chav's Main Store
121. Dragons' Designs
108. Aki-Kimono



SH5
106. Star Kindler Designs
145. Lilipily Spirit Jewelry (fatpack of finishes and lengths)
140. Gearspring Gallery
141. Happy Hippo
139. MadPea Base



SH5
137. Bondar-Foehammer Aerosteam Co.
131. Ms. B. Designs
133. Chav's Main Store
146. Texture Me True



SH5
124. Whims & Wishes
140. Gearspring Gallery
109. Aster's Builts
103. WHIMSICAL IMAGINARIUM
104. Montagne Noire



SH5
117. Malfean Visions
129. Noctis
118. Morigi Steam
132. Griss' General Store
144. John's Ancient Treasures



SH5
127. SteamBound
116. JAT/We Rise Together
150. Frosted Myst Designs
125. Tiggerworks
135. Moxie



SH5
120. Alma's Fantasy
136. Time Emporium
110. Tree House Treasures
115. Deep Blue Sea Designs



SH5
102. Izo's Shop

Sunday, September 25

LOL Hunt

LOL Hunt
One more medium length hunt that you can probably squeeze in before it ends on September 30th: The LOL Hunt. This is a great collection of about 50 stores with some really cute, funny gifts. I was able to get through the path in 1 night, but there were a few tough spots along the way. The hunt does have an official blog, with a page of vendors and a page of hints. If you use the blog, use the hints page - I found that the list of vendors is not correct for all stores - many of them are numbered different on the blog list as compared with the folder names on the gifts. AS far as I could tell, the hints DO match the actual hunt path. If you click on the number before each hint, it gives a SLurl for the store. There are a few missing numbers and a few skipped/dropped stores, so keep an eye on the hints list as not all of the gifts have updated LMs to the next stop on the hunt. That bit of confusion aside, the hunt was a pretty smooth one and you should have no trouble navigating it successfully.

If you can make the time, this would be a lot of fun to do with a group of friends - there are some really neat shops included and lots of great places to poke around and shop along the way.

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed

When:
September 15 - September 30

Site:

Start:

Search for item: sculpted LOL with tongue
LOL
Number of stores:
50

Problems at the time I went through:
several skipped/dropped stores (check hints blog), 2 stores with hunt items that have LMs to the next stop but no gift, 1 moved store (LM to new location available at the landing point) and 1 store who's LM landed me about 70m from the store itself (located in a group of shops on a sim), but nothing that isn't easily navigated.



LOL
23. Synful Desires (pants not included)
38. J.P.D. (pants not included)
41. Body Shot (top not included)



LOL
32. Tori-Tastic (pants not included)
45. Furore
31. [[721]]
29. Cupcake Clothing
33. Condemned Designs



LOL
30. Scratch Skins & Shapes (skin)
19. Bedlam
27. Artemis Creations
1. CatCrap



LOL
36. Reebie's Tattoo Studio
28. Pixels
34. Sugar & Spice
2. Fire Good! (shoots fish)
37. Khargo Furniture
43. bees heaven
42. Kis Kis



LOL
46. rhetoric
50. Truly Tatted
6. PNP: Props N Poses
48. Circus Noir
5. LnL Square
47. Needful Things



LOL
7. mango
16. Signum Poses
8. Dead Chuffed



LOL
17. Magnifique Poses
49. X-Clusive Animations
22. Purple Poses
12. Before Sleep



LOL
4. ThatChick (multiple poses, 2 colors)
47. Needful Things
10. Xenian Furniture



LOL
3. Les Sucreries de Fairy
9. enLightened
40. Bella's Designs (tip jar)
35. Wicked Beauty Light Shows



LOL
25. Aphrodite Megastore
24. X Factor
13. Flood (sculpt map)

Stalker Trailer Trash Hunt

Stalker Trailer Trash Hunt
We are getting down to the wire on time this month - so we have a couple quick hunts for you that can be finished before the 30th if you give them a shot. First up is the Stalker Trailer Trash Hunt. Simply - do this hunt! As always, the coordinators have put together a great selection of mature/adult themed stores with their own pervy little twist on trailer life. As we were unpacking and photographing, I was cracking up to see what their minds came up with. The gifts are amusing, irreverent and a whole lot of fun to play with. You are searching for a little white trailer and there are 40 stores on the hunt path, so gather up some of your buddies, grab a couple beers, and have yourself a great time getting Trashed! =)

Cheers, and Happy Hunting!

~Shadowed and Thanos

When:
September 15 - September 30

Site:

Start:

Search for item: sculpted trailer
STTH
Number of stores:
40

Problems at the time I went through:
None - hunt path runs smoothly from store to store.



STTH
13. Cherry Bomb
1. Wildz Creations & Pimp Daddy Trivia
5. Lash-Ware



STTH
22. rhetoric (M-jeans not included)
37. New York's Finest Apparel
25. Shadow Moon



STTH
28. Femme Fatale & Slave Driven Designs (jeans not included)
19. DivaLicious
12. [ii]RRegular iNventory (top not included)
33. Clarity Creations
9. Condemned Designs



STTH
14. CUDOLA (shape included)
18. CERO STYLE
20. Holly's Shoppe
16. Kennedy's
2. Simply (shape included)



STTH
23. [[721]]
29. PETRICHOR (skin and tattoo)
38. Razorblade Jacket Mainstore



STTH
11. Latreia
17. Soul Distraction
18. CERO STYLE
31. Les Sucreries de Fairy



STTH
40. iNkSaNiTy
3. Z&A Productions
15. AIDORU
32. Wicked Beauty Light Shows



STTH
27. ScatterBrain Customs
6. (IN)Discretions
30. Lemons & Cream
36. Bound & Bitten



STTH
7. Ms. B. Designs
35. DeadFall Designs and Photography
34. Splinter'd (Roawenwood Adult)
28. Femme Fatale * Slave Driven Designs
8. Shadow Dreams



STTH
4. FlufferNutterz
24. Nethic
26. X-Clusive Animations
39. Black Cat Bones



STTH
10. PRIME Furniture
25. Shadow Moon