The 12th annual Peace on Earth Hunt runs from Dec. 1st to 31st, 2019. The hunt prizes are completely free, and you do not have to join any group to participate. You are looking for tiny spheres that look like our planet Earth.
Here is just a sample of the hunt prizes available. First we have a winter hoodie from Mara’s Mysteries, which comes in both male and female sizes, with a 10-colour HUD:
Next is the POE hunt prize from AlaFolie, a lovely multicolour hippie skirt and floral top:
Finally, there is the hunt gift from Wilson’s Designs, a rich red ballgown with a snowflake detail on the waist:
There are 70 stores taking part in the Peace on Earth Hunt. Here is a list of the hunt hints to help you find these and many other treasures! Happy hunting!
This year, after several successive years of hitting as many Advent and 12 Days of Christmas calendars as I could across the grid, I have decided to scale back to only those calendars which I consider essential, those among my personal favourites.
After the NessMarket blog closed down earlier this year, there are now only two lists of Second Life Advent/Twelve Days of Christmas calendars:
SL Hunts’ 2019 Advent list, with no less than 159 calendars listed!
Advent Calendars I Will Be Visiting Every Day
Firelight Hair has an Advent calendar, and last year made all the previous days’ Advent gifts available for free on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (you do need to join the Firelight group for free). Gifts are men’s and women’s hairstyles with a mini 3-colour HUD.
7 Deadly s[K]ins has an advent tree in their store, with generous gifts every day from Dec. 1st through to the 31st! You do have to join the group for L$1,000 if you are not already a member.
Appliqué Chic always has lovely clothing gifts for women. No group is required. New this year is a separate advent calendar for men!
Virtue is another calendar with beautiful clothing gifts for women. The emphasis here is on classic, modest fashion. You do need to join the Virtue group for free.
Entice has numbered gifts of womenswear under a Christmas tree instead of a traditional advent calendar. They also have a very handy sign nearby which shows you what each of the gifts look like! You do have to join the group for free to pick up these advent gifts.
Essenz has an advent calendar offering gifts of women’s footwear (the group costs L$350 to join)
Twelve Days of Christmas Calendars I Will Be Visiting Every Day
The Baby Monkey calendar runs from Dec. 13th-24th and is free each day, and L$10 each if you missed a day. Every year, each gift comes with a 3 colour HUD, and the all the gifts together form a complete, colour-coordinated capsule wardrobe.
Altamura has a 12 Days of Christmas calendar starting Dec. 12th, with a gift every day. You can pick up all twelve gifts on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day. Last year the gifts included Bento mesh heads for men and women, and skin appliers.
JUMO will be giving away gifts from Dec. 12th-Dec. 24th, as well as on New Year’s Eve. And you can pick up all the gifts at once on Christmas Eve/Christmas Day/New Year’s Day!
The eBENTO Event has an advent calendar that runs from Dec. 11th to Dec. 25th. The calendar numbers hang high above the event space near the roof.
From now until Nov. 30th, 2019, there is a polar bear hunt at three stores in Second Life, which requires you to join each store group (for free) to pick up the hunt prizes:
As Scandalize normally charges you L$100 to join their group (and I assume the other groups do as well), this is your golden opportunity to join for free, and pick up lots of free gifts!
Here are just a few of the dozens of polar bear hunt prizes from Scandalize. This is the Sherry top and skirt in white:
Here is the Deryne top matched with the Dexi leggings with built-in heels:
Next up is the Amberle dress in purple:
Vanity looks sharp in this peppy pink Kya romper!
The Amande set in aqua consists of a top and matching skirt and belt:
Here Vanity is wearing the Aurora top and shorts in gold:
The Caiti jumpsuit features bare shoulders and extensive lacing:
Here are the Lydia top and shorts in pink:
The Anashara outfit in aqua consists of a jumpsuit with a separate chain belt, and a matching jacket:
Now this is the Erikeha outfit, consisting of three separate pieces: top, shorts, and tied shirt:
The Christy romper in orange has lovely lace detailing:
Here I pair two hunt prizes: the Kleine lilac top and the matching Kleine ruffled skirt:
Here Vanity models the Senuna leggings and top in green:
And finally we have the Scarlett gown in black (which also comes in a shiny version and the ombre version shown here):
And keep in mind that this is just one of the three participating stores! So get out there, join those store groups while they are free, and look for the polar bears; they are all quite easy to find! (Note that the polar bears in the LSR Moda store are smaller and harder to find.)
Don’t forget, after you join the Scandalize group, to pick up all the group gifts on their group gift wall! Scandalize has the biggest selection of group gifts of any store on the grid, so be sure and take advantage of their generosity! Remember, the hunt ends tomorrow, Nov. 30th!
UPDATE 7:13 p.m.: I sent out Coupon Clip to pick up all the freebies at Beyond and LSR Moda, and model them for you!
Here’s the Abigail bodysuit by Beyond, which comes in black and ombre as shown, as well as a crop top to fit over it:
Next up is the Kenya minidress, in magenta (plain as shown, patterned as shown, or plastic):
Here is the Lucy minidress in a lilac colour (plain as shown or plastic):
The Naomi skirt and matching top come in plain yellow as shown, a patterned version, and a plastic version:
Finally we have the Shyla red lingerie:
Coupon is wearing the red Christabel bodysuit here:
This is the Iriana top and shorts (a second hunt prize is the same outfit in red):
The Shakia skirt and top come in plain pink, or patterned as shown:
Here is the Nalani gown, which comes in both plain brown and a brown floral pattern as shown here:
And finally we have the Nancy lingerie in pink:
These are just some of the many prizes available for free. I counted and there are almost 70 gifts in total between all three stores! So drop whatever you’re doing, and come on down and do some hunting, before they all disappear on December 1st!
Here is my first-ever attempt to summarize all the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales taking place in Sinespace, Second Life, and Sansar. (Unfortunately, I was unable to get any news about sales from High Fidelity.)
There are quite a few handy Black Friday sales listings which you can consult, each of which lists dozens of stores having sales:
There’s also an extensive Flickr gallery of Black Friday 2019 sales, compiled by NadySapa, which is well worth a browse:
Also, I have been told that Stone’s Works Black Friday Sale is going on now. Select Vendors in the store are 25% off, and look for the Giant Red Display outdoors for deeper discounts starting at L$35. (Thank you!)
You will notice that there’s not a lot of Black Friday sale news in Sansar, and there’s a good reason for that. One content creator told me:
If we had an option to adjust all prices in our stores with a percentage I would have set everything on sale. But since it is a click nightmare to adjust them one by one, I am not going to bother personally.
And I suspect that many Sansar sellers feel the same way.
Another one is FULLSpectrum (Medhue and Bagnaria’s store in Sansar), which is having a buy-one-get-one-free sale on their custom human avatars. Bagnaria tells me:
FULLSpectrum Black Friday Special (November 26 -November 29): TWO FOR ONE | Buy any FS avatar and get a second of the same value or less for free. You will automatically get your money back for the second avatar you buy. For obvious technical reasons you need to be friends with FULLSpectrum to get your money back. Contact Bagnaria for support.
Since most of FULLSpectrum’s custom avatars cost around 800 or 900 Sansar dollars each, this is a real bargain!
Trilo Byte sent me the following ad for the special Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales offered byTrilo Byte Design and BlakOpal Designs, saying:
I’m not sure how much you know about us, so I’ll give you a quick backgrounder. BlakOpal and I have been making art together in the real world since 2006, and in the virtual world since 2008 under the BlakOpal Designs brand. We’ve been making content in Sinespace since 2016, and as with Second Life the focus of our collaborations is clothing. Beyond BlakOpal Designs, I also make content on my own and release that under the Trilo Byte Design brand.
BlakOpal Designs Holiday Bundle
Includes Swank Holiday Tophat, Wooly Mittens & Knit Scarf
Only 500 Silver (SineSpace promotional currency, all users start with 30K Silver and can earn more in quests)
Available now through 25th December, 2019
BlakOpal Designs: Moto Jacket, Black with Rose available for Male or Female avatars
“Kick some serious bootie in this tough leather jacket! Heavily studded, embellished with embroidery and has a large graphic print on the back. Waist-length, and designed to look awesome with anything you wear, from basic jeans to thigh-high boots and short shorts. Features high quality model, advanced materials, and cloth physics (where available).”
‘High quality model’ is our plain language way of saying it uses SineSpace’s clothing LOD system. The way that works is we create 3 different versions of the jacket; a regular version, a lightweight version for low end systems, and a high quality version for more powerful machines or when there aren’t many users in the region. SineSpace automatically serves up the best version for that user and the region they’re visiting… maximum quality and minimum lag.
Regular Price 149 gold, on sale for only 49 gold through 2nd December, 2019
Trilo Byte Design: FairField 3 Bedroom Deluxe Home & Region
User adjustable time of day and day/night cycles
User adjustable lighting in each room
Swappable Materials Support – you can change the walls, moldings, exteriors and more!
Click to open/close doors and automatic garage door
Birds in the sky, deer and rabbits in the woods
Efficient filesize allows plenty of room for furniture & decor, even on SineSpace free plan
Regularly 999 gold, on sale for 499 gold through Monday, 2nd December, 2019