Celebrate an Irish-flavoured Spring with the latest issue of Prim Perfect!

Prim Perfect Issue 40: cover
Prim Perfect Issue 40: cover

March sees the celebration of St Patrick’s Day, and our issue has a decidedly Irish flavour – even our weather comes from Dublin this month! Read about our Region of the Month to learn more…

For this month we’re visiting the beautiful (and Ireland-inspired) Alchemy Immortalis region.  Jedburgh30 Dagger writes an overview while Java Jetcity picks out ten places in the region that you simply must visit! Honour MacMillan has met with the two amazing creators behind the region – Alchemy and Immortalis Cyannis, and has talked to them about their work as the landowners, with exciting plans for the future, and their work as designers too.

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis

And we can see evidence of their superb skills in a beautiful cottage they created for this issue of the magazine – Ceejay Writer weaves a wonderful tale about its delights.

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Quest!
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Quest!

Do you remember our Home is Where the Heart Is Quest last month? Drake Kroitschov certainly does – he was the winner of our L$10,000 first prize for finding the thirty hidden hearts. There’s another Quest in this issue to find thirty numbered gold sheep tokens which will lead one lucky person to win L$5,000 – and an amazing gift from Alchemy Immortalis too!  Some of the tokens are hidden in the ten special places in Alchemy Immortalis described in Java Jetcity’s article, some more are at the Prim Perfect headquarters, some are hidden at the Designing Worlds studio … but no fewer than ten hearts are hidden in the pages of this magazine! For details of how to find them, look inside the magazine!

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Landscape of the Month - Kitely
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Landscape of the Month - Kitely

For our Landscape of the Month, Tricia Aferdita has ventured to a new grid – Kitely – and has met two of the leading artists there, Karima Hoisan and David Denton (better known in Second Life as  DB Bailey).  Kitely is fascinating not just in terms of the platform it offers but in the way residents pay for their land – something that was explored in a recent episode of Designing Worlds.

Prim Perfect Issue 40: A Linden Home is Prim Possible!
Prim Perfect Issue 40: A Linden Home is Prim Possible!

This month we have a rather surprising Linden Home, created by Ample Clarity of PrimPossible. This enterprising designer creates an amazing amount of furniture out of a single and intricately textured sculpted prim… Beq Janus has been seeing what he can do when given 117 prims to play with – and talking to Ample about his work.

Qwis Greenwood has been mentoring the Pathfinder programme which draws to an end this month. We have plans for a slightly differently constituted version of the programme for 2012 – watch these pages and our blog to find out more!

Winona Wiefel is on hand with Advice for Newcomers on making a swing – something to help you really celebrate spring! And watch out for the gift tab on that page – we’ll be giving out materials to help you make your own swing at home! And there’s more news about the most recent bargains from Spruce Up Your Space.

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Relay for Life of Second Life
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Relay for Life of Second Life

In Charity News, Beq Janus has been finding out all about the launch of this year’s grid-wide Relay for Life of Second Life.

There’s exciting news from all our TV shows:  Designing Worlds, Happy Hunting! and Metaverse Arts, all available on Treet TV.

And of course we have free Prim Perfect gifts for you. Gifts are only available in Second Life through our inworld Intellibook version, so read on to discover how you can get your inworld copy too. And, of course, amongst the gifts, you will find the golden sheep tokens that will help you win the quest!

And our team of talented photographers, led by PJ Trenton, Judith Lefevre, GM Nikolaidis, Tricia Aferdita, Winona Wiefel, Wildstar Beaumont, and Honour MacMillan, bring you some of the most artistic eye candy from across the metaverse.

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis

All this with News from the Grid and more!

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So how can I get Prim Perfect?

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis (with sheep)
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis (with sheep)

If you prefer to read the magazine online but not inworld, there are choices. Firstly, there’s the wonderful Calaméo system, which allows you to moves smoothly through the pages, giving you the feeling of reading a real magazine. You’ll find Issue 40 here – and please do leave a comment!

But, if you like to download your magazines to read as you commute to work, or in the bath, or wherever, you can also download a pdf of the magazine from Calameo – or print it out!.

It is available through SL Marketplace (just search on the site for Prim Perfect). This will deliver you a copy in the form of an Intellibook that you can rez and read inworld.

We also have subscribe-o-matic kiosks throughout Second Life – so you can just click to subscribe. You’ll be sent a copy of the latest issue, and then you’ll receive your issues regularly!

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Catch up with the Pathfinders and Trailblazers
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Catch up with the Pathfinders and Trailblazers

You can get the latest issue – and copies of all our earlier issues too – at our headquarters in Costa Rica.  It’s got a great cafe to relax in while you’re reading the latest issue too!

Or you can have it delivered to you each month as an IntelliBook, by joining the Prim Perfect Readers group inworld. It costs nothing to join and, apart from delivering the magazine each month, we won’t overload you with chat or messages!

In addition to delivering the Intellibook version of the magazine, you’ll also get a link to the online Calaméo version of the magazine, so you’ll be able to access that too.

How to Join Prim Perfect Readers

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  • Search Groups for Prim Perfect Readers.
  • Click to join

So … enjoy! And let us know what you think of our new edition!

Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis
Prim Perfect Issue 40: Region of the Month - Alchemy Immortalis

4 comments

  1. Alas, the former charm of the Alchemy Immortalis regions is lost, in my view. I just came from there and it wasn’t the same. The fun was in freely wandering over the hillsides on foot or on horseback, enjoying the terrain, the weather, and the occasional sheep. 😉 Now, however, it has been reduced to “keep off the grass” mundanity by becoming all private residence plots. The admonition one receives upon teleporting in to “keep to the roads or waterways and don’t tresspass on the private residences” (paraphrased) is offputting all by itself.

    And consistency was paramount before. Having just come from there I saw some new residences that are of decidedly lesser quality and don’t fit into the former surrounds. Disturbs the former harmony of the environment.

    Also, there used to be a couple of small rez zones (if you looked hard enough) where one could rez a nice (non-wearable and therefore better) horse to ride, or a rowboat to putter around in, but those areas have disappeared with the rezoning for rental spaces, apparently.

    I understand the high cost of region tier (been there, done that myself) and am not poo-pooing the “use it or lose it” economic necessities; just lamenting that it’s not all that anymore for visitors — only if you want to rent a plot there, I suppose, but even then it’s limited to “your property.” Ah, well.

  2. I understand that the rezz places will be back soon for horses and boats. In the meantime, you can rezz one of the horses provided or the roadster vehicles – which are huge fun! And more facilities are underway – like the Three Sheeps to the Wind pub.

    I will say that we wrote the magazine when all the new builds were in place, and none of the photographers or reporters mentioned feeling restricted. As you say, economics means that it’s only very rare owners who can have more than one sim totally open for residents to roam freely. Alchemy and Immortalis thought long and hard about closing the sims, but friends and supporters begged them to keep them open – and offered to rent land.

    I haven’t seen any builds that are out of the general theme myself; I thought people were staying with Alchemy Immortalis cottages. I actually like climbing a hill and seeing cottages in the fold of the land – in the UK and Ireland it’s pretty rare to be out of sight of habitation for very long unless you are in very wild regions. But that’s just me 🙂

    At some point, I do need to write about the choices facing the creators of beautiful builds / environments. Second Life has the most people, but is expensive. Open Sim has lower costs, but also the danger of content theft on a large scale, unless you head to a walled garden like Inworldz. Kitely offers a great way of archiving (while still being open for visits) for artists but currently only by one sim at a time.

    I do think Alchemy and immortalis have chosen a good way for keeping their sims – good in the sense that they are still around for us to enjoy. It’s still saddens me to think of those we’ve lost – Arcana Nuevo, La Reve, Alien Isles, LagNMoor … and so many others.

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