Saturday, July 21, 2012
After briefly checking back on the community, I have decided that Vanessa Emeraldglade/Jack is Awesome would be a better choice as Admin, as he is the only one posting on the. Also, to help get this blog back on it's feet, I will resume accepting applications for new authors, and houses for the gallery. I will also be back in the question answering business, and will try to help bring this blog back up to date (from what I've heard, there are quite a few new houses and items now). Happy House Decorating! -Malorn
Monday, June 4, 2012
So, there are houses out there that look, unrealistic. Every detail counts. Even adding pets or fireplaces help. Which is what we are talking about today. Lets begin..
Including Pets In Your Housing:One thing I hate is when people buy houses, like the Massive Fantasy Palace, or the Sun Palace, and don't use it. All they do you use it for storage or putting out random pets. Though, pets take a roll in housing too. Here is what I mean.
|Harvest Goddess in my Harvest Festival House|
Fireplaces In Housing:
Lots of people have fireplaces in their houses living rooms. I like that. You can also use it in other places...for example in the corner of a diner, or in a club. Anywhere really. Just not outside, or with a candle in it. It looks just pathetic. Might as well leave it without a candle.
Rugs play a big role in housing. Rugs are the center of attention when you enter a room. Rugs take up extra space, and should match it's surroundings. Take this one for example, probably forgot large watcher rugs are actually rugs...
Simple details help with making your house more realistic. If you are making a pavillion, add things onto it, not just place it out.
Thanks for Reading!
Posted by Jack is AWESOME at 1:16 PM
Thursday, May 31, 2012
I haven't been posting. And I warned you. It's been, what, 5 Months since I said goodbye temporarily? Yeah, Probably. When I left off I was working on my hotel house, and I finished. But, I got a new laptop when the laptop with the pictures....CRASHED.
Some things that will change: (Ignore these...These are just for my blog- The Diviners Lane
-I am still awesome, No need to worry.
-Some non-related Wizard101 stuff will happen (As you see in the last post).
So, yeah. My other, old, twitter got hacked, so follow my new one (If you want too)
While I was gone, I was decorating, a lot. I HAVE GOTTEN BETTER! So here are all the central links..
Hunger Games Arena: Just an experiment
Hunger Games House (FULL): Capitol, District 12, The Arena. This is too amazing
Black and Red Arena: Black and Red Arena=COOLIO
My Arena: Yeah....First one in a while
Full Experiment Post: The Title Explains
HOLLYWOOD SIGN: HollyWood :3
UNDER THE ARENA: A different perspective
ROOFTOP CLUB: Yuuuup!
THE FORGOTTEN CASTLE: NO ONE REMEMBERS IT
STORM HOUSE EXPERIMENTS: AWESOME-SAUCE
I made more houses
EX. Harry Potter, Medieval House, Harvest Festival, Carnival, Animal Festival, Gardening Houses.
And I am working on a backwards house (Inside is Outside and Outside is Inside).
Hope you enjoy the new me! BLARG
Posted by Jack is AWESOME at 2:09 PM
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Hey hey hey!
(It's faaaaattt Albert)I have been making a lot of houses lately and have been working on other "experiments" in housing. The spiral has a lot of different views and designs/layouts, you may not know this, but these can be brought into your houses!
Now making houses with themes of "Wizard City" Or "Krokotopia" aren't good but you can add them into you themes like "Krokotopian Exploration" Or "Grizzleheim Outpost" SOOO, LETS BEGIN!
The Krokotopian/Marlybonian digsite scenery is found in the royal hall. They are actually easy to make.
For the reinforced crates to use this way to float your rugs, if you didn't already know how: Floating Rugs
- One krokotopian tent, small one from Meowiarty and large one from Stoker #2
- Three reinforced crates
- One small wooden table
- One folding stool
- One stone bowl (Not necessary, but if you want more detail)
- Two shovels/worn shovels
- One long broken wall
- Two wooden barrels
- One floor torch
- One tactical map
This one is one of my favorites. I love marlybone! This one is very simple and great if you have a low budget, it only costs around 1000-1500 gold! For this glitch you have to use this method, most people don't know this glitch- check it out: SUPER HOUSING ITEMS!
- Street lamp- MB housing shop
- Marlybonian street sign- Old Smokey, Ironworks
This glitch I found in Shirataki Temple, floating paper lanterns onto Torii's/arches. Once again, another simple glitch just need to use this glitch again: how to float rugs
- Any torii's from Mooshu, blue stone toriis, crimson torii, etc. etc.
- One or more paper lanterns
This glitch isn't a glitch at all. You don't even need to glitch! It looks nice at the large Dragonspyre house in the center outside.
- Dragonspyre statue base
- Headmaster statue
- Dragonspyre platform
Sorry that I haven't done Wizard City, still working on a way to make this work! Thanks for reading!
Till next time
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Don't forget to enter for your chance to win a Boar Knight pet + 1,000 crowns or one of four Wyvern's Hoard Packs! Details at http://www.swordroll.com/2011/12/holiday-contest-and-wizard101-sales.html!
Advanced Lighting can be used a variety of ways, not just in the scenery around the Spiral. Think of the possibilities for housing. You have the ability to create the lighting to fit your style. Are you making a massive maze? Which parts have light and which don't? Obviously there will be some universal lighting here, but there is so much creative opportunity!
Naturally, I did a few more example for housing. Take this ruined ring, surrounded by greenery of all sorts.
Not only do you have those more varied and brilliant colors in the second image, but because of the nature of the design, the lighting shining though is very bright. Think of the additions to some houses, like this Wizard's Watchtower!
The sky is, again, a more brilliant color, and it acts as a great light source, too. You see actual reflection in the water, things are lit where there is no light, and where there it, well, things are lighter! Take a look at this next one!
In a room where there are no windows are your only light source is the fireplace, you have some opporunities for some intense lighting schemes. This next one is one of my favorites.
The teleporter really has a glow to it, and it acts as a great source of light. You can really see it on the leaves and trees! You can even see long shadow behind leaves and my wizard because of the low light source close at hand. How's that for a "mystic" feel? Do you like trees? Even when they're growing in your home?
Since this one doesn't have too many fancy features, you can really see the added depth in the second image.
I do have to make a few notes on lighting - it would, as a few readers said, need an on and off option. For those times where you get side quests to create fires, they would remain even with advanced lighting off, but would simply be fires, like any other, in regular lighting. Because it would individually have to be added to each world, perhaps it could only be added to those released after its release. It would work like Armor Piercing - it's only available on gear that's released after its release. Areas that are purposely dark as a challenge would have a door or gate in front of the so that it works like the interior and exterior of a house - they'd be two separate areas. The one with the need for the darkness would not have the option to turn advanced lighting off. It would have to load and be introduced later in-game, so that first time players wouldn't be troubled with the possible long loading time.
With that, I have a challenge for all of you house decorators! Come up with your best room and take a screenshot, but be sure to press Ctrl + G so that you don't have your health and such blocking your housing details! Send it to email@example.com, and I'll add advanced lighting to it, and you might see it in one of my next few blog posts!
Thanks for reading!
Posted by Swordroll at 9:46 PM
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
During my first Christmas in Wizard101 several years ago, I wondered how I'd decorate a house. I couldn't buy Santa's Sleigh, or a giant Christmas tree, so what COULD I do? I didn't realize that there were quite a large number of things that worked well for a Christmas celebration, and that the entire house didn't have to be covered in snow to be a nice home. Typically, we only set up a tree and occasionally put up lights as it is, but we love Christmas as much as the next person! While Felix having a nice Christmas Tree and other decorations in a potential Christmas Card Pack would be nice, there are plenty of other options out there for making your holiday home special!
What do you like to do for the holidays? Ask yourself that question. A decorated house is only a way to express yourself and your creativity, like other forms of art. Do I want to have Santa's Sleigh pulled by a Wyvern? Do I want to create Santa's Workshop?
You'll need to do some shopping, and besides the Bazaar, there's plenty of good places to buy things!
I always envision a fireplace, lit and burning, with a sofa and a few chairs surrounding it, the Christmas tree in one corner. Then, there's the dining hall - every good party comes with a meal. The table will be long, and full of food... or what used to be food, anyway, depending on the style of your house and the hunger of your guests.
With this in mind, I decided to decorate a single room in the large Wizard City house for Christmas to demonstrate my ideas.
First, I placed a campfire near one wall. I then placed, using rugs, a fireplace over it and against the wall. This made the setting more realistic and provided a warmer atmosphere. I then set a spot for the tree off to the side. I placed a regular old pine tree and used glitches to place a rug as the skirt. There are several great guides to creating a full-blown Christmas tree listed at the end of the post.
If you look hard enough, you can also find actual presents of varying types. I personally couldn't find any, so I went with various trinkets that I bought with gold from the crown shop. I placed these under the tree. I then added a sofa, some chairs, and a few potted plants for effect. I placed a clock on the mantle, and a few pictures around the room.
In these few, short steps, I've got a major living space decorated for the holidays, and it wasn't too difficult, either.
There have been quite a few holiday decorations going around. Some people have set up a Santa's Workshop, while others have created an area to visit Santa.
Others use music players and pianos for an elegant look. I've even seen crafting tables used as a workshop. Some of the things I've mentioned here have been used in Wizard101 Central's Home for the Holidays Dorm Decorating Contest. Check it out HERE. Kevin Battleblood's guide to making a Christmas tree HERE.
Merry Christmas and happy decorating!
Posted by Swordroll at 4:43 AM