Saturday, November 29, 2008

Santa's Helper


My first official avatar! It has actions for speech, states for sleep and coolest of all... chat-triggered emotes! Here is a list of emotes that trigger actions:

  • XD
  • lol
  • LOL
  • xD
  • hehe
  • haha
  • *laughs*
  • O_O
  • O.O
  • o.o
  • o_o
  • O,O
  • o,o
  • :o
  • :O
  • D:
  • yay
  • :D
  • yay!
  • hooray
  • ;_;
  • T_T
  • :(
  • ):
  • :'(
  • >:(
  • grr
  • grrr
  • argh
  • ARGH

  • ...
  • *facepalms*
  • facepalm
  • :)
  • (:
  • ^^
  • ^_^
NOTE: Right now emotes are activated when you type in ONLY the emote. I'm working on getting it to trigger the action when the emote is a part of a larger chunk of text but that will take time.

Special thanks to Conrad500, Aduros, Version 2.0, The Cosmic Cheese, Shango and anyone I may have forgotten for help with coding and general questions! These guys rock!

Keep a close watch, more avatars will be coming soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

My Airship was a Runner Up in "Design Your Whirled."

It looks like I'll finally have some stickers to decorate my laptop with because I won a Runner-up position in the "Design Your Whirled" contest! Yay! And now that the contest is over I can spruce up my airship even more! In the meantime I'm working on my avatar template.

I like that mine's the first one listed. I think it's obvious who the REAL winner is! :P

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Skylight Beach

My newest item! See it here in the shop. The clouds, sun, waves and ocean are animated, it's quite pretty. Below are some screenshots of the beach at different times of day. Sunrise is at about 5:40am and sunset at 7:30pm.

I hope to one day have this item networked so it appears to to be the same time everywhere. That way people can watch the sunset together. ♥

Friday, November 7, 2008

What is Whirled?

Whirled is a virtual world that runs in your browser, using Flash. You can explore the virtual worlds (called "whirleds") and chat with other players. You use virtual currency to buy items to create your own rooms and whirleds. You can upload images to make avatars, backgrounds and furniture to fill virtual rooms. If you have Adobe Flash CS3, you can make more detailed and dynamic items.

Here is how the Whirled creators describe it on their wiki page:

"Whirled is Three Rings' social online world of player-created content. Unleash your creativity through games, avatars, rooms, music and more! Whirled brings together creator and audience in a blend of communities that is rewarding both socially and economically. It's your Whirled! You can be anything you want by being an artist, creator, and/or player.

Whirled activity is based around social groups and the attention currency they produce and consume. Coins are generated by doing things like playing games with friends, noodling about with your profile page, or uploading new content. Purchasing content from the shop costs coins or bars, a cut of which goes to the creator of that content, and so on. That's what makes the Whirled go 'round!"

Whirled Airship

Well, after mulling it over, I finally have an idea for a Whirled to enter the contest... an airship! You can find the first draft of my airship design here.

Monday, October 27, 2008

About This Blog

First Post FTW!

Just a little about what this blog is about. After getting into Whirled after deviantArt announced their contest, I'm fully hooked. There is so much potential for content creation here, and I don't know if it's being used to its full potential yet! The fact that I can make a little money while I'm here is even better!

I plan on using this blog mostly to update fellow users of content updates, sketches, ideas and events. And who knows, maybe I will attract some people to the game!