Enchanted Halloween Treats

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you all had a great time dressing up, trick or treating, partying, or just plain ol’ relaxing! Today, we took our lil’ girl, Nessy, trick or treating at two neighborhoods – Havenhollow and Orchard Heights. At Havenhollow, the neighborhood was quiet yet eclectic, each house a fun surprise to trick or treat at. There was even a haunted area to explore that was vast and wide! At Orchard Heights, there were houses after houses, sim after sim of residents giving out cool treats.

Afterwards, we came home and surprised Nessy with some delicious enchanted Halloween sweet treats! Chocolate Oreo cake! Candy corn cupcakes! Pumpkin cream puffs! Livvy may have taste tested all of these before Nessy did, but I don’t think Nessy knows! I think she was just so overwhelmed at how delicious everything looked as I filled the table practically to the brim.

Earlier, I picked up this amazing group gift from DISORDERLY that was filled with awesome Halloween/Fall sweets. Let me tell you, this freebie is amazing! When I saw the announcement about the set, I was already prepared to shell out at least L$300 for it. But because this gift was free (since the group is free), I wanted to support the creator and show appreciation by buying a few of her items. To complement the set of Halloween Treats, I went to N21 and played the Fancy Halloween gacha there a few times. I set out the ones that matched the decor best and tucked away the others for now.

I am so in awe and appreciation of this group gift (Nessy definitely was!) that I had to share it with you guys. Definitely show Rogue Falconer (the creator of DISORDERLY.) some love and appreciation for her kindness and hard work!

Nessy Eats Enchanted Treats | Mine&Yours

CREDITS:

Featured: DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Group Gift by Rogue Falconer

DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Candy Corn Pile
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Cookie Pile
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Creme Puffs
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Cupcakes
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Stuffed Pumpkins
DISORDERLY. / Halloween Treats / Treat Cake

There are single versions of the Creme Puffs and the Cupcakes if you ever wanted to arrange the puffs or cupcakes in a certain way or even attach to your hand. To see Rogue’s amazing Halloween Treats set up, check out her Flickr post HERE. Her post will also give you a slurl to her in-world store.

Complementing decor:

DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween / Pumpkin Bell Jar by Rogue Falconer from the DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween gacha @ N21
DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween / Candlesticks / Gold by Rogue Falconer from the DISORDERLY+MoonAmore / Fancy Halloween gacha @ N21

SPELL : Enchanted Apples {Rezz me} by lakua Arriaga from the SPELL : Once Upon a Time … gacha
dust bunny . caramel apples by lxlNoel Resident from the As The Leaves Turn gacha
{what next} Witching Hour Punch V2 by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
{what next} Witching Hour Treats Sign by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
{what next} Witching Hour Treats Table by Winter Thorn from the {what next}Witching Hour Treats Table – Full Set
[LJ] Gothic Luncheon #04 – Choco-Banana Ghosts by Tala Laval from the [LJ] Gothic Luncheon gacha

HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM NESSY, LIVVY, AND ME! Can you guess what we dressed up as? ­čÖé

Happy Halloween 2017 | Mine & Yours

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MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt Experience

MadPea has done it again, and this time even better! I cannot wait to tell you guys all about MadPea’s newest hunt – MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt. Ever since MadPea’s first hunt back in July (the MadPea Summer Hunt), I have been eager to experience the next one up their sleeves. MadPea did not disappoint with this one, and the experience has only just begun! As the hunt continues through its two week duration, I am sure there are more surprises and fun festivities along the way just like their previous one.

MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt Promo | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Jump Suit:┬á[Signature] Horror – Plumber Suit by┬áRaph Dirval
Proton Pack & Gun:┬áMadPea Ghost Hunt Proton Pack & Plasma Gun – Team Purple by MadPea
Belt:┬á[P.0.E] – Krieg Belt by┬áDarksider Alex
Scanner: ~isil~ Portable Scanner 1.3 BLACK by Isilmeriel Resident

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The MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt – How it works

Here’s a brief breakdown on how the MadPea Halloween Hunt works. For $100L, you can purchase a MadPea Halloween Hunt HUD at the MadPea HQ┬áthat grants you ability to hunt for ghosts that have been placed out gridwide from October 19th to November 2nd. This Ghost Finder HUD will also randomly assign you to a team – Black, Purple, or Orange. To find these ghosts, the HUD acts like a compass/radar that leads you to the apparitions.

There are three types of ghosts that you can find for points – Poltergeists, Shadows, and Ghost Orbs. There is also special kind of ghost that will give an instant prize instead of points. Poltergeists last for 72 hours and are 50 points each. Shadows last for 48 hours and are 25 points each. Ghost Orbs last for 24 hours and are 10 points each. With these points, you can redeem some fantastic prizes that can be found here.

You can bet that these prizes from MadPea are of great quality. If you remember from my last review of MadPea’s hunt, the rewards were definitely the initial incentive, but for me this time around the adventure is what keeps me coming back every day to see this hunt through.

To learn more about the MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/halloween-hunt/

TIP: Apparantly you can change teams at the very beginning of purchasing a hunt HUD before you have found any ghosts. So if you are hunting with friends, you can all choose to be on the same team color. This courtesy can only be done once.

Used with permission from MadPea Games. Copyright 2017 MadPea Productions.

MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt made some changes from their last hunt – What are they?!

1. Top 5 Hunters (and the awards)!

Holy cow, you guys are going to love this one. Only the top 3 hunters were awarded for the Summer Hunt with 1st place taking home $5K, 2nd place gets $3k, and 3rd place gets $2k.

Guess what the new awards are now.

1st place – $10K (money, money, moneeyyyyyy!)
2nd place – $5K
3rd place – $2.5K
4th place – $1.5K
5th place – $1K

2. Hunting Gear

The Summer Hunt came with a cute seashell collecting bucket upon purchase of the hunt HUD. This time, there was no cute little container to hold your collected ghosts in. However, there are these amazing proton packs that come with a plasma gun available for purchase. Trust me on this – these packs are amazing. Originally I came to the MadPea sim to start the hunt dressed in my own gear with a Ghostbuster’s proton pack. That pack was immediately swapped out with this amazing (and superior) MadPea Ghost Hunt Proton Pack & Plasma Gun – Team Purple. As an added surprise, the Proton Pack and Plasma Gun both interact with the ghosts when you find them on the hunt, making what used to be a nonexistant visual experience to be an exciting treat!

3. Radar

This time’s hunt features a radar that visually confirms if a ghost is above or below you with arrows pointing up or down. Last summer hunt showed colors to indicate the same information. Up and down arrow indicators do a more straightforward job of indicating ghost location. FYI – a solid rectangle bar means the ghost is located at the same level/height as you are standing.

Used with permission from MadPea Games. Copyright 2017 MadPea Productions.

Why MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt is so fun?

1. Prizes – It is only Day 4 of the whole two week MadPea Halloween Ghost Hunt and teams have unlocked quite a few prizes already! Each of these prizes are of high quality, perfect for the Halloween season. Each unlocked prize will get better (and most likely bigger) the more points they take to redeem. Pick and choose which of these fantastic prizes you want with the points you have accumulated.

2. Competition – You’ll be randomly assigned to a team (black, purple, or orange), racing for points and unlocking more prizes as a team entity. I love the friendly competititiveness of having teams race for points. This concept opens up so many opportunities for engagement and interaction amoung not only the teams, but with each individual MadPea hunter as we all embark on a gridwide adventure together. This hunt is not only great for those who are competitive in a team setting, but also those who are individually competitve as the top 5 hunters for the entire hunt will win a big cash prize.

3. Community – While going sim to sim, hunting for ghosts, you can tell who is participating in the MadPea Halloween Hunt even if they aren’t wearing the MadPea group tag. Everyone I have met have been incredibly nice and supportive, even if they are essentially on different teams. Though each time color is competing against one another, we are still collectively working towards a common goal of collecting more points to unlock more prizes. In that sense, I love the feeling of a supportive and cooperative community the MadPea events seem to carry without fail. Even if you are hunting alone, there is that sense of community still because there is usually always another MadPea hunter at the same place.

4. Dynamic Gameplay – Each day’s hunt will be different. The ghosts are scripted to only last for a limited amount of time (24, 48, or 72 hours), making the hunt a lot more dynamic. Ghosts may disappear from where you may have last found them the day before and may reappear at a completely different location on the same sim. New ghosts are being placed out daily at different sims, making the hunt a constant mystery of where the HUD will take you next.

5. Exploration – This is what I find most exciting. I love seeing where this hunt will take me next. The surprise of where this hunt can take me is what fuels my drive to keep hunting for ghosts every day. I love seeing new places and experiencing what sorts of treasure they may offer. Note that a lot of these places these ghosts on this hunt will appear in some sort of commercial setting, but if you are a shopper like me, I love seeing what new products are out there that I may not have known existed before. The noncommercial sims are the ones I love most though – those are the ones I can explore and take neat pictures of, celebrating the creativity of the sim’s decoration.

6. Professional – Like I have said in my MadPea Summer Hunt review before, MadPea is the golden standard of a professional business in SL. Trust that the experience you are participating in has been tested over and over again to ensure that each participant has a good experience. You will be well taken care of by MadPea staff as well as a very a large MadPea community at your fingertips for prompt assistance.

ALL OF THIS FOR JUST $100L!!! This is not your normal freebie hunt – this is an invaluable and dynamic two week experience with amazing prizes that you’ll actually want, a chance to win lots of money (for being the best ghost hunter – gotta catch ’em all!), and top of the line customer/hunter support.

 

My Halloween Ghost Hunt Adventure

Day 1 began with an unexpected visit to [Deadman Inc.] which is a very beautiful sim and seems to be someone’s home! Well, thank you for the kind welcome as I go hunting for ghosts at your lovely sim. This place is quite lovely and a great place to take pictures at, though I am not sure if it is usually open to public outside the hunt! The picture on the left is one I took at Deadman Inc. while the photo on the right is a visit to another home. To my surprise, I was greeted by a looming figure right outside the window where my ghost had appeared!

Day 2 was a fantastic and leisurely stroll on the beach. I would say this is a typical beautiful day here out in sunny Bundy Reef (insert evil, creepy laughter). Lots to see and explore on this “Dead Island”-ish sim. The picture on the left is one I took while searching for a ghost nearby and was distracted by a glowing blob. As I got closer, a zombie started chasing me and insects emerged from the glowing mound – yikes! On the right is actually a neat quiet area I found on a nicely decorated store sim (even though it is still under construction) owned by Baccyard & Witchcraft. Two separate stores share this sim and I love how it looks. At first, I thought it was an RP’ing sim and not a store sim!

Day 3 I came across an amazing haunted sim called Island of the Dolls. I loved exploring this place so much that I almost forgot I was supposed to be hunting for ghosts! Both of these pictures show some creepy moments I took while exploring this place. So far, this is my favorite place to visit so I definitely recommend you checking this sim out!

Day 4 was an interesting adventure! I came across this escape room experience that was totally unexpected! In order to find the ghost for the hunt, you have to figure out a way to escape the madness you were just plopped into. I definitely took my time in checking out every detail of this escape room to see what creative surprises were behind every door. Can you Escape the Madness?

Baywatch’s Turtlewatch

Once those famous drum beats and keyboard melody start for the Baywatch’s theme song I’m Always Here, you know exactly what show is starting on the TV. And just as iconic as the theme song is for Baywatch is also those slow-mo run scenes with the hunky studs and beautiful bombshell lifeguards. So Ella and I decided to make our own slow-motion Baywatch run scene on the beach, starring a group of incredibly sexy HEXtraordinary turtles. We were running so slow that the group of sea turtles nearly passed us by!

Today was a great day for a nice slow-mo run though. At first, Ella’s hair was blowing all sorts of crazy since the morning breeze was blowing faster than our slow-mo running pace. We finally got good stride and were able to get a decent shot together. Can you believe this is our first picture together ever?! I’ve known this Australian menace for years (we shared the same SL family back in the day) and we finally grabbed a photo together. Now she can send me all the Tim Tams and that awesome fluffy creamy pastry pie that she showed me, but I forgot what it is called and I learned the hard way to never google “Australian cream pie”.

P.S. The fluffy creamy pastry pie is actually called Pavlova.

P.S.S. How can you not have that Baywatch theme song stuck in your head now?!

Baywatch | Mine & Yours

Turtlewatch | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Hair: Vango. Colin by Norman Millar
Swim Trunks: BlankLine Men’s swimwear_Gianni [Red] (part of the Epiphany July 2017 gacha) by Kureha Resident
Wet skin Applier: Izzie’s – Wet Body & Face by Izzie Button
Whistle: No. LifeGuard OutFIT_Whistle by CheerNo Destiny
Lifeguard rescue can: Kalopsia – Life Guard Torpedo (holdable) (part of the Kalopsia – Lifeguard Station) by Isabeau Baragula

Decorations:
Kalopsia – Lifeguard Station by Isabeau Baragula
*HEXtraordinary* Sea Turtle – Beach Roamer (Rez) by Corwin Lacourte

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5:04PM, Melrose Avenue

L.A. is where everything is at. Everything you can imagine. Los Angeles is home to rich, glamorous Hollywood stars and families barely getting by in concentrated poverty neighborhoods. Cornerstore mom and pop venues to Michelin star restaurants. Food from every culture. Music around the world. Art everywhere.

At any time, any place, many hearts who claim the diverse city of Los Angeles as home have such deep stories.

At 5:04PM, a mother of five is getting off her first job to pick up her kids from after school daycare before rushing off to her second job. A Hollywood-bound barista is sneaking in to work after leaving mid-shift for an audition. A boy is at marching band practice, pushing through endurance training to be the best in his drumline. A girl is getting dressed in her sexiest outfit before heading off to meet her friends at the club.

Me? At 5:04PM, I’m heading to Alfred’s coffee place on Melrose Avenue for a treat – a delicious macchiato in a chocolate cone – while I find some time to write this SL entry. Walking there, I’m surrounded in rich culture and art, blessed to be around such creativity and talent. The walls are covered in color and the streets are filled with people from every corner of the world. Welcome to L.A. – the city of dreams. What’s your story?

5:04PM, Melrose Avenue | Mine & Yours

Credits:

Hair: Stealthic – Psycho by Stealthic Resident @ TMD
Beard: Volkstone Keanu by Spaiker Bravitz @ ManCave
Shirt: TonkTastic – Cotton Tee -Golden State- by Tonk Tomcat and Hermanni Laville @ ManCave
Jeans: <kalback> Original Jeans by Patrix Beck

Backdrops:
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Old Street by Faullon Resident
RAMA – #selfie_RAMA Sclater Street by Faullon Resident

Misc. Decor:
21. DRD SC Street Scene bench and trash can from the Steele City Gacha by Deathrowdesigns Resident (part of 21.-DRD- SC street scene components)
Apple Fall Metro Entrance from the Apple Fall Metro / Traveling Artist Fatpack by warehousefifteendesigns Resident

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Tropical Afternoon Treats

Some of my favorite everyday fruits are peaches and strawberries, but in this summer heat, I treated myself to some more tropical fruits to cool off under the shade of trees by the stream – some juicy watermelon, succulent pineapple, and heavenly sweet mangosteen. With mangosteen, mainly native to Southeast Asian, is a bit more rare to find. Luckily I do not have to travel far as Vivian Omizu, creator of Pillows, brought a great collection of mouth-watering fruits, including a basket of mangosteen, into SL for us.

This batch of sweet and tangy mangosteen brings me back to childhood. Growing up in an Asian household, eating fruit was mainly a family event/dessert. Mangos, lychee, longyan were common to snack on, but mangosteen was not common at all for my family. But when we were able to find some ripe assortments from a local vendor, we were in heaven. As simple as something like eating fruit together as a family, though it might seem so uneventful, these times were happy times. Sweetness to satiate the sweet tooth in me, surrounded by the love of family, taking the time to relax and enjoy the intriguing way food is integrated in our culture.

These were happy moments, and now, I reflect upon this as I munch on my mangosteen in serene solitude with the sound of the ocean waves splashing upon the shore nearby, and soothed by the gentle lullaby of the running stream near my cabin on the island. Funny how something as simple as eating some fruit can bring back such potent memories of love and belonging.

Tropical Afternoon Treat | Mine & Yours

Credits:

[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Mango Steen (modified) by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Water Melon by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
[P] Pillows, Beach Picnic: Pineapple by Vivian Omizu from the Beach Picnic Gacha set @ SaNaRae
:::ChicChica::: Watermelonmania #13 RARE by Lilo Denimore from the Watermelonmania Gacha set @ The Gacha Garden

I held my treasured batch of mangosteens in .random.Matter. – Around The World – Bucket Hat [Tropic] by Nikohl Hax from the Around The World Gacha set.

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Hair Fair 2017 For Men

This year’s Hair Fair is quickly coming to a close (last day is Sunday, July 16th) and there were quite a few hair selection for the men. All donations go to Wigs for Kids, providing charitable assistance to children who have lost their hair due to medical issues. So while you shop, know that your contribution is going to a good cause!

I ended up picking up four different pieces, but one in particular stood out in its uniqueness. Argrace’s MIKAGE hair is no ordinary hair, featuring dripping wet hair strands and, most notably, a towel draped on top of the head. Certainly not an every day hair, but for the perfect situation, it is most definitely the perfect hair…like when I just hopped out of the shower after a long day. Nothing like washing off that summer heat with a nice cold shower.

MIKAGE is rigged mesh, coming in two sizes for men and eight sizes for women with varying size chest areas. The towel can be changed to six different colors: white, light blue, pink, light brown, dark brown, and navy blue.
You can get this awesome hair at Argrace’s vendor at Hair Fair. While you are there, be sure to check out all the other hairs, as there are quite a bit to choose from at the four total sims this year. To make it easy, male hairs can be easily located if you look above each store and checking if there is a male symbol there or not. This made shopping at the event so much easier! So no excuses – go check out the Hair Fair before it ends and support Wigs for Kids!
Credits:
Hair:┬á*ARGRACE* MIKAGE – Dark Browns by┬árika Oyen at Hair Fair 2017
Body Applier:┬áIzzie’s – Wet Body & Face by┬áIzzie Button at Summerfest ’17
Pose made┬á by me ­čÖé

MadPea Summer Hunt Experience

Hey, it’s Caleb. Caleb Bryant. There’s not a simple explanation for – just kidding. This isn’t 13 reasons why the MadPea Summer Hunt is amazing. In fact, if I were to list all the reasons out, there would probably be more than just 13. Simply put, if you haven’t at least tried to participate in the newest interactive event produced by none other than the innovative MadPea Productions, then I will say that you are missing out.

I’ve been a MadPea supporter since 2014, buying into only the products I always thought were “so cool!” – my exact words. However, I did not join in on these events and games until rather recently (Sinister Slaughters, The Tower, Glass Jar exPEAdition, the Mystery Case). Other die-hard MadPeas who have participated in games and ExPEAditions since the beginning would probably be shaking their heads at me because I had missed out on all the fun. Sadly, it is true – I had been missing out! But not anymore, and here’s to hoping those who are reading this don’t miss out any more like I have been.

MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes | livvysboudoir.blogspot.com
MadPea Summer Hunt Prizes

The MadPea Summer Hunt – How it works

Here’s a brief breakdown on how the MadPea Summer Hunt works. For $100L, you can purchase a MadPea Summer Hunt HUD at the MadPea HQ┬áthat grants you ability to hunt for seashells that have been placed out gridwide from June 25th to July 9th. To find these seashells, the HUD acts like a compass/radar that leads you to the treasure. Depending on the types of seashells collected, you gain a certain number of points. Some shells give 10 points, some 25, some 50, and even 100 points (during the time period of July 2-4). With these points, you can redeem some fantastic prizes, perfect for having fun in the summer, that can be found here.

Trust me, these prizes are really great quality. At first, the main reason why I even participated in this hunt were for the rewards! But as I continued with the hunt, there’s a lot more to why this hunt stands out and is the most addictive hunt I have ever done, which I will go into further below.

To learn more about the MadPea Summer Hunt, go here: http://www.madpeagames.com/summer-hunt/

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Go Team Blue! Shell hunting at Fall’s Haven

The MadPea Summer Hunt – Fun?

Definitely! You might say: “But it’s just a hunt, I’ve done hundreds of those!” This hunt is definitely a different breed of hunting. In fact, it is the best hunt I have ever participated in since my 10 years in SL. First off, you are hunting to earn points which you later redeem for a high quality prize(s) of your choosing. Your points are kept track of in real time and there is a gridwide leaderboard system. Plus, this hunt has been created by a professional business company so you bet that the hunt will run smoothly with a large support team and a large MadPea community at your fingertips.

Second, you are split into teams (there are three teams total), racing for points and unlocking more prizes as a team entity and as a collective. I really enjoyed the introduction of teams racing against each other for points. It vastly broadened the monotony of solo hunting and created a more engaging gridwide gameplay that invites more interaction, and of course, competition. More individually competitive than team competitive? There’s a daily $500L reward to each of the top point contributors of each team as an incentive for those lone wolf hunters. Top three hunters by the end of the hunt receive a big reward of $5K for 1st place, $3K for 2nd place, and $2K for 3rd place.

Third, while the hunt lasts only for two weeks, the shells themselves are scripted to only last for a limited amount of time (24, 48, or 72 hours), making the hunt a lot more dynamic. Shells may disappear from where you may have last found them the day before and may or may not reappear at a totally different place on the sim. New shells are being placed out daily at different sims, making the hunt a constant mystery of where the HUD will take you next.

Fourth, while you are hunting for these seashells, the MadPea HUD can take you to some really neat locations. And even though this is listed fourth way down, I will say that going out to see all these new locations in the SL world has been the most rewarding part of this MadPea adventure. To be fair, because of the business model of which MadPea has allowed anyone with a fee to participate in hiding these seashells for traffic, exposure, and participation, some of these locations you will be hunting at are hit or misses. As a full disclosure, not everywhere would be a place you may be comfortable with. However, while hunting for seashells, I have found some really beautiful and interesting sims that have landmarked for future visits whether it be for photography, hang outs, dancing, or even yes – more shopping.

Seashells at Fall's Haven | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Seashells at Fall’s Haven

Fifth, all prizes are not revealed at the beginning of the hunt. This is incredibly smart, encouraging hunters to keep coming back for more participating even after a day or two of hunting is over. A week into the hunt, prizes were still being unlocked and each one gets better and better since the prize value themselves are increased with every unlocked achievement from gathering collective points. Most hunts last only a day for an individual, whether they complete the hunt all in one go or get bored of it after a while. But this hunt is dynamic and encourages repeated daily hunting through not only individual or team competition, as well as the promise of new prizes that get revealed the more points are gathered.

Things I absolutely loved about the MadPea Summer Hunt

1. The exploration! I forget just how massive and diverse the SL world is. With just this hunt alone, I have visited a vast range of locations from underwater realms to elegant dom/sub safe zones. And though I have only been hunting off and on for a week now (started a few days late), my favorite spot I came across has been a classy decorated Jazz club called The Jazz Den. I’ve seen a few clubs in my days, even fewer are the jazz clubs, but as a person who loves to listen to some soulful jazz when the mood strikes, I know I will be going to visit this Jazz Club. Nicely decorated interior with plenty of luxury seating and open dance space in front of a live concert stage. Classy bar and outdoor area by the waters for a relaxing time to enjoy the beautiful scenery. I was quite impressed by the overall atmosphere of the club to the fine details of decor that was placed – you can tell this place was built with passion, and it translates well.

The Jazz Den Interior | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
The Jazz Den Interior
The Jazz Den Bar | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
The Jazz Den Bar

2. Community. While going sim to sim, hunting for seashells, you can tell who is participating in the MadPea Summer Hunt even if they aren’t wearing the MadPea group tag or sporting their team color’s free (and cute) accessories that are available for each team. Everyone I have met have been incredibly nice and supportive, even if they are essentially on different teams. Though each time color is competing against one another, we are still collectively working towards a common goal of collecting more points to unlock more prizes. In that sense, I love the feeling of a supportive and cooperative community the MadPea events seem to carry without fail. Even if you are hunting alone, there is that sense of community still because there is usually always another MadPea hunter at the same place.

3. The prizes and the price. Let’s not kid ourselves. $100L for a two-week hunting experience plus awesome, high-quality prizes that can be redeemed for points (some seashells can also reward instant prizes as well!) is unbeatable. I mean, I suppose if it were free like most hunts, that could make it ‘beatable’ but if you think about all the work that has been put into such a smooth, well-produced MadPea hunt with all these high quality prizes that you will actually want and use, $100L is nothing compared to that.

Things I thought could have made the MadPea Hunt even more amazing

While I loved the concept of the teams, I really wish it could have been taken a step further to encourage more team competitiveness and collaboration. I love co-op games from old school Nintendo Mario to classic League of Legends to modern Rainbow Six Siege, so I would have loved to see something more collaboration come out of the teams. For every sports game, there’s a half time break to regroup, inspire, and re-strategize. It would have been amazing for the MadPea Summer Hunt Team Captains to have hosted some sort of official/planned gathering or pep rally half way through the hunt to “rally up the troops”, so to speak. This could have been in a form of a pool party/bbq hang out or even a beach party dance. Regardless of the activity, the main idea would have been to allow fellow MadPea Summer Hunters to connect with their team more and be further inspired to contribute more, make new friends, and come out of this hunt experience with so much more than newly discovered land and neat prizes. Note that there was an informal dance-off between two teams to countdown the unlocking of the final prize with a combined team total of 10 million points.

Some Noteworthy/Fun Moments:

1. A really dedicated seashell hunt here!
Can you find the Golden Shell? | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Can you find the Golden Shell?
2. Incredibly creepy area while exploring Ironwood Hills.
Creepy area at Ironwood Hills | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
Creepy!

 

3. Thinking this lovely lady was a bot avatar at Fall Haven’s Diner until she said “Hello,” on voice!
Fall's Haven Diner | http://livvysboudoir.blogspot.com/
The lovely Aria Songlark working the diner for hungry MadPea Seashell Hunters!

So… what are you waiting for? Go get those shells and have a blast hunting one of the best MadPea hunts thus far! There’s not much time left!