So, I have been browsing the Fantasy Faire since about 6 days or so like crazy. There is LOTS of good stuff to be had there and also, most sims really look awesome.
Most. One sim sticks out like a sore thumb. I really wonder what the designer of that sim thought when they created it. It looks like a bunch of wooden cabins slapped onto a sim with screaming green/purple stuff inbetween and some odd chocolate fountains. I really think they could have tried to keep the sim as tasteful as the others and not looking like some weird mixture of candyland and a bucket of liquid colour toppled over. Probably a matter of taste, but well, that didn’t look like a lot of effort. Also, using obviously ripped content (now removed) to decorate your sim isn’t very cool either. You get awesome sims such as (example, it is my absolute fav!) Lumenaria created by Kayle Matzerath, and then you get ….that. Something that looks as if it’s been thrown together in two days. Matter of taste, I guess, so here I am stating mine.
Effort or no effort?
While a LOT of designers put a LOT of effort into releasing new and awesome stuff, or at least put up their best work, some designers really made me shake my head. I have seen advertisements there that displayed avatars from around 2008, and that’s quite frankly laziness, especially when so many awesome creators with far better stuff maybe could have gotten that stall. I am very aware that as an RFL event you are happy to get whatever you can, but sometimes, quality might beat quantity. However, last time I checked the notices, there were around 10.000 US Dollars raised already, so congratulations to that!!!
Content at the Faire
Talk about content. I do not quite understand why anyone would let a merchant sell sculpted copies of weapons FULLPERM for 50L at a faire of such a high profile. They even got the same textures as they have in Skyrim if I am not mistaken. That’s quite sad. I really hope they will do something about it. However, we have to keep in mind as well just HOW many creators there are. I am aware that something such as this can escape their eyes. Not everyone is a gamer as well and would recognize those. However, they have been made aware.
Ripped = Ugly in 90% of the cases
Oh, ripped content. Stop the whining, seriously. You do not have to buy ripped stuff to look cool in SL. Especially not badly ripped stuff with blurry textures, so badly rigged that you look like a skinny dude with a giant head, alpha glitches and no sizes. NO. It does not look cool. Your avi looks like an uglier version of Ezi/Geralt/Iorveth/Triss, but not cool or unique, nor high quality.
Here is my current outfit.
Hair: Wasabi Pills (MissAllSunday Lemon, Mesh!! New!! @ Fantasy Faire —> Magnificat Sim)
Ears: Illusions (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Dead Apples (Soleil Reid, Mesh!!)
Make Up: La Malvada Mujer (faina Cortes)
Small top: Miel (Mika Nieuport, Mesh!!)
Bolero: Innocuous (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Corset: Poetic Gypsy (Lolli Hoxley)
Undershirt: Ever After (PersiaSky Lorefield, not for sale)
Skirt /w belt Addon: Blue Moon Enterprise (Solasnagealai Resident, Mesh!! @ Fantasy Faire –> Evensong Woods Sim)
Pants: Cellar Door (Nitestar Albion, part of The Seer Outfit)
Boots: Lassitude & Ennui (Jackal Ennui, Mesh!!)
Gloves: Soedara (Marbelly Pronovost, part of Nudzahui Outfit)
Armor: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Ascalon Ranger @ Fantasy Faire –> Lotus Valley Dream Sim)
Bracers: Caverna Obscura (Elvina Ewing, part of Anariel Armor @ Fantasy Faire –> Lotus Valley Dream Sim)
Belt (Waist): Ingenue (Betty Doyle, Mesh!!)
Necklace: Arwen’s Creations (Arwen Serpente, partial Mesh!!)
Ring: Manna (Manna Yoshikawa)
Headpiece: GSpot (Jalilah Jewell, part of Dreamy Outfit
Bracelet (upper Arm): Soedara (Marbella Pronovost, part of Nudzahui Outfit)
Flower: Elikatira (Elikapeda Tiramisu, part of Novel Hair)
Bag on Thigh: Soedara (Marbella Pronovost, part of Nudzahui Outfit)
Dagger on Arm: Innocuous (Circuitous Resident, Mesh!!)
Blowdart: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!! NEW!!)
Bow: EZ Weaponry (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Location: Private parcel I created.