Traveling through the Second Life grid in search of free items and fantastic deals.
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.
Last call for the hunter's survey we are doing this month! If you haven't yet filled one out, and you'd like to give your opinion on pay hunts, what makes a good hunt, what makes you quit a hunt, how you feel about automatically being opted into store notice systems just because you were there for a hunt, or anything else you'd like to share about what makes you hunt, this is the time to do it!
The form will remain open until November 1st, then we are removing the page, so don't miss out. We've had over 350 responses so far, and we've read each and every one of them. You guys have given us some terrific feedback on what makes hunts fun for you in SL.
For everyone who has filled one out - THANK YOU! If you haven't yet - do it now, let your voice be heard! =)
This was an interesting little quickie hunt. There are only 14 shops taking part, and for the most part, they were all new to us. The format of this hunt is a bit different as well - some stores gave objects and some gave folders, but the only way to get the LMs for the next location is by clicking on the hunt sign at each store. It was a little confusing keeping the various gifts straight since there is no set format for them among the stores taking part, but for such a short hunt path, it wasn't terribly difficult. We just dumped it all into one big folder since we were able to get the next LM separately from each location's hunt sign.
This hunt runs for a very short time, but it was a great way to spend the evening. The shops and sims were a lot of fun to explore, and we had a good time. =)
Mmmmm....coffee....strong and dark, that delicious aroma in the morning, lulling you into thinking its worth getting out of bed and starting your day...or hot and sweet, laced with flavored creams, perfect complement at the end of the day as you are relaxing...or that super-strong, harsh jolt designed to keep you wired and awake for an all-night cram session. However you like your coffee, this is the hunt for you! The path ran smooth as silk, even the lag was behaving (must have been all that caffeine!) and with the hunt being 60 stores, it was the perfect size to fit in over an evening or two. The designers have come up with some really amazing gifts, including one or two that Thanos has already incorporated into our house because they were so well done.
The hunt is only running for 2 weeks, so be sure to give it a shot before time runs out.
Not our normal hunt, since we focus on grid-wide hunts, but as a short breather between finishing up Zombie Popcorn and getting the next long hunt ready to post, we thought we'd bring you this little Halloween gem. Les Sucreries de Fairy is having an in-store hunt for 6 adorable little cupcakes. Find all 6, and you end up with this great Halloween outfit, perfect for an adult who doesn't take herself too seriously or for a kid. The large pumpkin is wearable and flies, and I had a ball zooming around our workspace on it. The cupcakes will only be hidden in the store for one week, so be sure to treat yourself to a little bit of Halloween fun and drop by the store!
We've got more Zombie Popcorn Hunt goodies for you today - the remainder of the hunt, stores 1-52. The lag in the beginning spots was much, much better a day or so after the hunt started, as well as less congested with hunters. People starting the hunt now should have smooth sailing all the way through, aside from the usual SL glitches. We had no problem with this portion of the hunt, with every store ready and all the LMs working just fine. Again - we did end up renaming the folders as we went because the format used by the hunt results in a jumbled mass of folders, and it is difficult to keep track of where you left off with the store numbers at the very end of the folder names, especially if you crash or if lag doesn't let the buy option go through properly. The notecard available at the first stop is a great help, with all the stores listed numerically with SLurls.
Remember - this hunt only runs for 2 weeks and has 100 stores, so be sure you don't run out of time to make it through the whole hunt. Cheers, and happy hunting!
Zombie Popcorn is celebrating it's 5th installment of the Zombie Popcorn hunt with a terrific mix of stores and gifts for their faithful hunters. There are a lot of stores, and we hit a lot of lag - so be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get through this hunt, as it only runs for 2 weeks. The official blog has a listing of participating stores, and there is an in-world group as well. We strongly recommend joining the group. In the first folder from the first stop there is also a notecard with all the store SLurls and hints - definitely something you want to pick up early in the hunt, even if you do like we did and skip to the middle to avoid the crush of folks at the start.
One thing to be aware of is that the folders are not named in a hunt-friendly manner. They list the hunt name, store name, and the store number last - meaning that in your inventory they are NOT sorted by numbers, and it gets confusing figuring out where the folder is for the next LM - especially with the frequent crashes due to lag and unstable sims during the OS upgrades Linden Labs is doing these days. We ended up renaming all 100 folders in order to make any kind of sense of them in our inventory.
Best of luck to the hunters, and have a fantastic time on the hunt path!