Deja vu all over again

As anyone who has been on Stonehaven Island the past day and a half knows there have been a few changes.

Kira Welty donated a gorgeous castle.  It was beautifully constructed, both from a standpoint of the prim work and the textures.  It also required exactly a 1/4 region footprint.  It was huge and such a showpiece it really needs a region all to itself for the grounds it deserves.

At the same time, there was a… Lets call it a nostalgic groundswell.  People missed the old Insky castle at the top of the hill, the patio alongside and all the things that went with it.  Walter Balazic has been doing some work over on OS grid and kindly let me use one of his regions to build a new terrain file for Stonehaven Island.  In truth, all I did was supervise.  I sent the RAW file of the old Stonehaven to Walter, he loaded it up and one of his girls, Camryn Darkstone, did the necessary changes.  Walter sent the file to me, I loaded it up and presto!  The old terrain with the shopping area reasonably intact.  Cam made herself busy neatening things up while I got the old castle on its feet.

While I appreciate there is a lot of excitement and some of you have “suggestions” and “wish lists”, I ask for your forebearance until you see the final product.  I also know from experience the more directions I am kicked during this time the longer it will take me to finish.  There is still a lot to be done and the work will be spotty over the following week as RL makes its demands on my time.


Dirk Massiel

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6 Comments on “Deja vu all over again”

  1. Ryeni Halfpint Says:

    I, for one, and happy and even nostalgic to see the old castle return – it reminds me of my earliest days of SL, and the patio by the castle is where I met my Master, too! 😉

  2. Wanda Hobble Says:

    I love the old look – you even brought back my Friend the Duck! Now I can be Official Patio Greeter again (as long as I’m not gagged too tight…) But I agree with Silken that you could use a few wrestling rings… 😉

    BTW: does your blog infer that there’s a Stonehaven in OSGrid? I’ll have to check it out! (I’m Wanda over there too)

    • Walter Balazic Says:

      Yes.. it’s in progress. Dirk has been helping me with it in his spare time. Search for Stonehaven. You’ll find it.. 🙂 When you get there, friend me, I’ll add you to the Stonehaven group there. Same name there as here…

  3. Kira Skytower Says:

    Just to put in my 2 cents – I think it looks great so far, Dirk and everyone else involved have done a great job. The place is starting to feel like “home” again. Keep up the good work all of you!

    Kira Skytower
    Stonehaven Warden

  4. Walter Balazic Says:

    Dirk.. Thank you for all the hard work bringing this back. I know how much was involved in doing this, and I know everyone appreciates it. We all feel like we are home again. I for one have missed the old patio and castle on the hill. As beautiful as the other castle was, this setup is where I sat for the first 6 months in SL all day everyday and I really missed it.

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