Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Wandering Fae

Angel, our wandering fae, has visited the WWF and wrote a post about it.

Fae are curious creatures, attuned to the earth and love the opportunity to embrace nature whenever possible. So when I heard of a wildlife preserve I was very excited to go check it out. World Wildlife Federation has a beautiful sim with animals in their "natural habitats". be sure to explore the whole sim, there are creatures everywhere to see and pet. And like any good tourist attraction they have ice cream... *smiles*. There are also 2 nice little mini quests and few nice freebies. Visit conservation island and you may just take home a pet panda.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Wandering Fae Visits Darklife



Our Angel has been exploring again and has written an article about Navora for us to enjoy.


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DarkLife, SL's First Fantasy MMO




Mercurio and I first visited DarkLife back in March and we instantly loved it. It's a fantasy sim in an MMO style.The game has 3 basic classes: Light Mage (a healer and buffer), Dark Mage (a typical elemental magic class), and Warrior.There are also hybrid classes: Gray Mage (a mix of light and dark magic ;p), Battle Mage (a dark mage with stronger armor, but less mana) and Paladin (a warrior with light magic, my personal favorite)




There are monsters to battle which earns you experience, gold and drops. The gold you earn is used for buying spells,weapons, potions, armor and enchancements. You can also take the weapon and armor scripts and use your own weapons if you prefer. For PvP lovers there's also an area where you can duel to the death and earn PvP points, or you can battle at your home. Be warned the PvP automatically kicks in if you are wearing the backpack when you tp in most places, so be careful. Merc's died at my hand a couple times that way...*whistles innocently*.
The backpack you need to get started costs $L499, but after that all the potions, weapons, armor, etc. are purchasedwith the gold you get from monster drops. The backpack includes the DarkLife HUD and a starting shield and sword.
Here's the SLURL if you like to take a look around, maybe you'll run into Merc and I there :).http://slurl.com/secondlife/Navora/135/63/28
















Who is this charming fellow? Perhaps I'll ask him to tea.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

How to survive a Dragon encounter

The giant, scaled mythical beast of legends may seem awe inspiring and fear provoking at first; but never fear, for the Knights are here to train you in Dragon combat.

Before you face the dragon, you have presumably found a means to enter his lair, and found your sword and shield. Take note: if you enter with a wooden training sword and shield, the dragon will roast them with his fire breath and you along with them.

Combat with the dragon is best described as real time strategy mixed with RPG. Combat ensues via the HUD; you will have a sword icon, and a shield icon, and these are used to do battle. Touch the sword icon to attack the dragon; green particles will go to your avatar from a part of the dragon's body. You must click the part of the dragon the green particles came from to strike him with your sword.

To block, you will see red lines come towards you from the dragon. This means an attack against you is imminent. It will either come from claws or the head; if coming from the head, pay special attention because it could be a fire attack; these strike for double or triple the damage of other attacks. Click the shield icon on your HUD, then click the part of the dragon's body where the attack came from, thus blocking it and preventing damage.

There are attack dummies in the castle, you can use these to test the combat system.

The best thing to do in a Dragon battle is focus on the blocking. Can't very well return an attack when the dragon has eaten you, can you? To play it safe, only try to attack with the sword immediately after blocking an attack, or when you see he is currently busy attacking a team member (should you be fighting with another player).

Best of luck with your battle. Remember, if you are victorious, treasure awaits you in the chests hidden behind him; also, a Knight of Avalon will happily grant you the new title, Avalon Dragonslayer.

Monday, 4 May 2009

The Wandering Fae

(the following is a post by Angel)

Greetings! I am Angel, Knight of Avalon and I will be bringing tales of my many adventures around and outside of the Realm of Avalon. I'llbe reporting on interesting and fun medieval or fantasy sims as wellas fun things in Avalon. My wings do not stay still for long so keep checking back for updates.

Catacombs of Avalon

So, you've visited Avalon Island, explored the beautiful scenery, wandered into the Catacombs and been stung by hornets.

After a painful demise, you may begin to panic; but never fear, for I'll introduce you to the dangers and rewards of the Catacombs of Avalon.

First you can expect to arrive outside the gates of a large cemetery, filled with numerous graves and other various crypts. Perfect spot for someone to spend time right? We know it's creepy, but it's meant to be. You'll need to touch the dragon orb (it will appear as a rotating golden dragon symbol) for your Avalon HUD. Wear this, and you can enter the gates of the cemetery with spell protection (on the HUD, protection will appear as a golden dragon, unprotected silver. When unprotected, you may be eaten alive by various protective ghosts).

Upon entering the graveyard you need to search for clues, and figure out what exactly is the mystery around this place. Be aware, however, that there are numerous dangers; for example, the aforementioned Hornet's nest. Touch this at your peril, because you will annoy a swarm of hornets; you can guess the rest.

Never fear, though, for if you do die during the quest (and you most likely will) you simply need to teleport back to the entrance of the graveyard and you'll be ressurected.

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Avalon%20Island/237/50/276 - Catacombs of Avalon

Guided Tours

New to the realm, and need some help? Check your group notices often, and you'll see the Squires host guided tours of the realm.

If you don't wish to tour, do be aware there are dangers in the first quest, the Catacombs of Avalon; you may find yourself disturbing a hornets' nest before long and running for your very second life. Do not despair, however, because if you "die" in the realm you simply have the option to teleport back to the entrance of the Catacombs and continue your quest.

More information coming soon; also, make sure to check out:

www.order-of-avalon.net

-Mercurio

The Avalon Scribe

Welcome to the Avalon Scribe!

This is the place to be if you wish to see the latest news about Avalon, learn more about your community or simply have an interesting read. Articles will be posted here by other Knights and Squires of Avalon also, so keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the read.

I am Mercurio, a Knight of Avalon, often reffered to as the Chancellor. I'm often at the Catacombs of Avalon where numerous players enter combat with the Dragon, in search of glory and treasure.

If you haven't already, you can visit Avalon by following this SLURL:

http://slurl.com/secondlife/Avalon%20Island/212/156/25

More posts will be coming soon!

-Mercurio