Organica celebrates its official opening this afternoon from 4-6PM SLT with some great tunage, prizes and discounts for today only!
Join us in Organica Sim for your chance at some pretty valuable gift vouchers,
The sim is presented in two parts that will combine what regular visitors will be used to based on the previous store set-ups both in Sylvan and abroad:
First, much of the sim is devoted to displaying new stock. Visitors are free to explore the ground level areas and will find vendors for stock on display next to most items.
Visitors will additionally be able to browse vendor boxes for most stock within the Japanese styled building just west of the store landing point.
Out with the old
Sort of. Some of you will have received updates for your products earlier this week or may be receiving further updates soon. Many items were updated to use more efficient foliage and rather than making you buy new ones, they were passed out to existing customers on record. If you have one of the following items and haven’t yet received an update, please pass me a notecard with your transaction number or a screenshot of the edit menu that comes up when you edit your tree and sit tight – I do have records, but they are plentiful, very old, and archived. Since I am also in the middle of organizing events for today, there may also be some delay in my getting back to you right away.
Updated Items: Cherry 1, Cherry 2, Japanese Maple 1, Spruce 2, Trident Maple 2
***Trident Maple will be sent out later today – please wait until after March 21 to send inquiries about this update***
Some items have been withheld from sale and are on hold pending update or retirement. If you don’t see something you were looking for, please ask.
There are other items that are being retired from display entirely due to age and lack of space. These items will be found in the store on the right-hand side at permanently discounted prices. They may at some point be retired from sale entirely, though such will be announced specifically at some later point on the blog or through notecard.
In with the New
This package of young sugar maple trees includes five different seasonal foliages – Spring, two Autumn shades, Winter and Lit. A first for Organica also is texture change scripts (which were also included with the Trident Maple 2 update) which are available as a seperate single tree in the package for those who wish to use them.
These trees are available in three sizes and are great as broad forest items. They include both spring and autumn foliage, scripted and unscripted.
A taller, fuller edition to the Japanese Maple series, this tree reflects the lush and humid nature of the natural environment Japanese Maples hail from. This tree is again available in green and red foliage, along with a scripted edition which can switch between the two.
This is an arched trellis covered in bougainvillea vines and will be the first of Organica’s contributions to this year’s Relay for Life campaign for the American Cancer Society.
On Scripted Trees
I have long debated about the use of scripts to control tree textures since folks have a tendency to use so many trees at a time. Particularly in light of the lower prim offerings many tree stores offer today, the potential for increased lag server side is certainly there. I’m not going to say the scripted trees I have begun offering are ‘lag free’, since no scripted object can ever claim that no matter how many times those words are bandied about in all-caps.
With that said, the scripts in each tree presented thus far have been found to average 0.03ms each, which is quite reasonable on a sim that is performing properly. For those who are a bit more script conscious, non-scripted editions will always be provided for every foliage texture used in the scripted edition.