Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Isle of Boo - New Location, New Products

So I have finally taken the plunge and purchased a sim for Boo's, which is a very very nice change! No neighbors and their laggy animals or greeters that cross over the parcel borders, or be all stubborn and not move! Nope, what happens on the Isle of Boo, stays on the Isle of Boo!!! (until you buy something in which case you can do all sorts of stuff at home with some Boo :)

The extra prims and space have allowed me to put more of my prefabs on display and get rid of the rezzer. Might just inspire me to make some more prefabs again, being that the rezzer took up so much time to set  up it kind of turned me off of them.

The store is officially in search now and the Blue Mountains location no longer listed. My Marketplace listings all updated, and landmarks in all my product boxes updated, so we can consider ourselves officially open!! (Though Sugarplum and Fantasy photo have yet to move, but Astrid said she would today so here's hoping she doesn't end up in another massive spider fight that wipes her out!!) - update: Fantasy Photo and Sugarplum are now moved)

And what would a new store opening be without some new products!!! These will go up on Friday on the new marketplace but are available now at the Isle of Boo.

My original Girl/Girl couches were fairly popular but I kept being asked for a unisex version, but never got around to it. So when it came time to do a new couch release I decided I'd just release this as Unisex (though I will do custom versions still) and make it the most complete couch product I have offered...and probably the prettiest too!!

Boo's Couples Sofa - Unisex

I have packed the couches with about 190 animations, and there is some really fun stuff in there aside from the usual sexy goodness you have come to know and love! Come try one in store and check out the "boing" animations for up to 3 friends. I literally can spend hours just "boing"ing on these couches!!.

You'll also notice a lot of emphasis has been put on cuddles for these couches over the sex menus (though i don't skimp that much...all the basics are there) but lets face it, couches are primarily for cuddles! Sure sometimes it leads to something naughty but it always starts with a cuddle, a snuggle a kiss then a snog!! So I think you'll enjoy how many cuddle options i have included.

I took a lot of time to pick and choose which cuddle and sex animations would work as well, to be sure each was a compliment and not awkward. If you don't think this is the best couch you have tried, please IM me what is missing so i can know for future couch products (which by the way, there are more coming that will compliment this rooms by Boo!!)

Seriously come in to see it! I really do think you'll love it!

The couches are Modify/Transfer and sell at 1350L each (this is a launch price. price may increase at a later time)

Boo's Chaise - Two Styles

My Next new product is a sweet furniture product that would compliment any room. Boo's Chaise comes in two flavors and again is a Unisex Product. Both versions have the same number of Animations, however some different options due to the way they were designed. A great low prim addition to any home or skybox, the chaise contains single sits, friend sits, couples cuddles and couples sex (with the usual Boy/Girl and Girl/Girl options).

157 Quality Animations, only 8 Prims and sells for only 999L. You are absoultely going to want to test this out yourself in store

And the run down looks like this!!!

I was recently asked by a customer to do some seating for a gaming area they had, and i got this crazy idea to do some bleachers, like the old style you see on school playing fields! I made two versions, to let her decide which worked best, and now i offer them up to you!

They come in a handy Rez Faux for easy rezzing and positioning (the benches are not linked) and each bench sits 4 people...and each seat gets a male and a female sit option. There are also a few sits on the ground as well. Created using Perfect Sitter, no pose balls required!! The large version can sit up to 49 people, while the small version up to 25. These are great for events, concerts contests or even conferences or meetings.

Copy/Modify, large version sells for 750L, small version for 500L. They are on Display now in my Outdoors Area. Give them a try!!

Lastly, I am releasing my Girlsclub Dome, which is a smaller variation on my first Girlsclub, designed to be used primarily in the sky but can be used on ground as well. This is technically not a new build. I made it originally for my own club, After Hours. But seeing as the club is now long gone i decided to make it available to someone else who has dreams and aspirations of a dome club!....there's at least 1 of you I'm sure :)

At only 25 Prims, it includes the animated Dance Floor, Removable Dome, DJ Booth with Animation (though i don't think anyone uses booths anymore..but in case you do it is there...and if you don't want it the thing is modify so feel free to remove it!!) and it sells for 800L (a bit more than the regular girlsclub mostly due to sentimental value and sculpts used)

And that is my amazingly long blog post on the new Sim and the new products!! Lots more to come from the Isle of Boo so keep checking back!!



Monday, October 11, 2010

Preparing to Move the Boo!!!

Boo's Bits has been, I think, in 4 different locations so far, not including my mall stores. I started on a 4096, then moved up to a 8192, which was short lived as I got an offer for a 1/4 Sim. Then just when i promised myself I wouldn't move again, the 1/2 Sim at Blue Mountains, where I am now, became available at a good price.

Each move was based on needing or wanting more room for the business, and to not miss out on some good pricing. Since i started in SL I have always been a renter, not a buyer..meaning that instead of paying LL for land to use, I have been paying estate owners. It never really bothered me to do that, and in a lot of ways i prefer it because it seems less concerning if the money someday runs out..sure i might piss off a estate owner not being able to pay rent or being late, but they can't stop me from accessing my account.

Now though, I am in a position I never thought I would would happen in SL....I no longer worry that a slow week will affect my payments for land. Business is good, even when it's not great I am still making a steady amount now, and I am thankful for my customers every day for that. Not only because it's really kind of nice to make money in SL from something i put together, but also because the more sales I get, the more people join my group and the more positive feedback about my customer service and products...the more i want to keep doing this!

So I have been throwing the idea around to move from a 1/2 sim to a full sim. I certainly would love the opportunity to display more of my prefabs rather than have them in a rezzer (which is partly why i haven't made many is such a hassle to get it set up for the rezzer after building, when I'd rather just display it and package it) and so I can not worry about any neighbors running breeding farms or other script heavy things. It's bad enough that so many of my furniture products can be running at the same time, than to add a ranch with horses or bunnies breeding.

I don't necessarily look forward to moving, it is a lot of work. For most of it (displays, buildings etc) it's no problem at all...just pick up, teleport, unpack. But consider that I would also have to update 172 landmarks in my Marketplace items, over 200 landmark updates for my in store boxes, setting up my hippo vendors all over again (picking them up and re rezzing them resets the key), then it becomes a pretty big job!

That's why my first instinct when wanting a full sim was to see if my neighbors were willing to move. that way i could just take over where i was and not have to worry about rushing landmark updates and keep using my existing vendors. Unfortunately they didn't want to move, so I have to accept that if i want to expand, I have to move. Then I went about looking into renting a different full sim, but after some discussions with others, including members of the SLU forums, I decided it might just be time to bite the bullet and get a sim of my own.

So the process has started. I joined a group where people sell their sims, and have been watching for a good deal. Once i find one and work out all the arrangements I will have to think of a good name for it, and start paying my land money right to LL. Then of course...the pain of moving.

Not just a pain for me either, but I have some friends who set up shop with me, who won't be looking forward to moving either, and then there are my loyal customers who come by the store every once and a while to see my new many times have you gone to a old landmark and the place you wanted to find wasn't there anymore? It always sucks (specially if the place you went to has all of a sudden turned into a orgy room.....ack)

So if i am going to do this, I am planning on doing it as painlessly as possible for everyone. The store on Blue Mountains will remain open and business ready until I feel confident that shutting down won't catch anyone off guard or not prepared. So the steps I will be taking are as follows:

1. Find, purchase and rename Sim - Edit: Completed

2. Start setting up on new sim while keeping Blue Mountains location open.- Edit: In Progress

3. Assist Sugarplum, Fantasy Photography and Art Decade (if they choose to move) to help get them set up at the new location.

4. Start updating my Product boxes and resetting Hippo vend systems at new location to show landmark for the new location

5. Replace all product boxes on Blue Moutains with boxes containing the new store landmark (as well as Xstreet)

6. Disable Blue Mountains location in search, and activate new store location in search

7. Shut down Blue Mountains Location

I'm expecting that this will take about a month or so to accomplish (including the purchasing a sim bit) and intend to keep people updated as it progresses. It's a big job but i think it will pay off for everyone in the long run!

EDIT: Have purchased a sim and have a name!! More info go come

In other news, I have a new product release this week which I hope everyone will like, and it's been a while since i had a nice sale price on something so I think I'll do a 7 day promotion on it. so save up! You might not want to miss this one at the release price :)

More info on that later in the week!



Thursday, October 7, 2010

Boo's Magic Canopy Bed - In pictures

Don't have a lot of time for a full blog at the moment but wanted to at least get some info up on the new bed product (yes i missed the graveyard too...ugh this blog thing is hard *pouts) Here are the product pictures and below I will post the product info for both Unisex and Lesbian versions.

Unisex Version 1500L

215 Animations

32 prims

Available in 5 Colors


Single - 27 options

-2 Friends - 10 Options
-3 Friends - 7 Options
- Couple + 1 - 6 Options

-Cuddle - 19 Options
--Foreplay - 9 Options
--Sex - 10 Options
-Cuddles - 12 Options
-Kisses - 10 Options
-FF Sex
--Intimacy - 9 Options
--Oral - 9 OptionsGroup
-M/M/F - 6 Options
-F/F/F - 10 Options

Girl/Girl Version 1350L

163 animations

32 prims


Single - 19 Options

-2 Friends - 10 Options
-3 Friends - 7 Options
- Couple + 1 - 6 Options

-Cuddles - 12 Options
-Kisses - 11 Options
--Intimate - 9 Options
--Oral - 12 Options
--Strap on - 6 Options
--F/F/F - 9 Options
D/S - 10 Options

It's on display in store now and available on the new marketplace. So come try and buy!!