State of the mused address V

Hey Musers,

It’s Madeea bringing you this blog today so bare with me, I am not so eloquent with words as our beloved Cali is.  The point of this post is to hopefully answer a few questions and put to rest some of the rumors that I have heard going around about :mused:. (Be warned, there will be all sorts of grammatical errors and things of that sort. Apologies.)

First and foremost….

No, :mused: is not dead. We are not closing up shop and we don’t plan on doing that anytime soon.

Why would anyone think this?  Well, from my personal observation and information gathered from group chats the number one reason is the lack of contests/events.

I would like to say right away that contests are not gone forever. I would also like to point out that we are not in the entertainment business (although our products are quite… entertaining), we are not an event center and we are not dependent on contests and events to continue bringing you new products. In fact, that is partly what is slowing us down from bringing you the new items you as a community have requested for the MilkMade and StudPump Systems.

For those of you who don’t know, we are an EXTREMELY small team. We are not Walmart or a sweatshop based in China. We have one designer/3d modeler/store manager (Me), we have our completely-awesome-at-working-that-scripting-voodoo programmer/developer (Sarah), and we have a spectacular support team that addresses tickets, answering your questions and helping wherever they  can (Cali, Zin, Nova). So we have 5 people juggling direct issues relating to the store and our products. We would like to give a huge thank you to those that have supported us and have offered your time and knowledge to help us on this journey (for privacy sake I will leave those names out… but you know who you are. Thank you!)

To keep these contests running, I have to create new skins/meshes at your request to keep the prizes worth it… right? If we have 1 or more contests every month, my time to build new product meshes for MilkMade and Studpump, manage satellite locations and rentals, create all advertisements, update websites, manage all store aspects blah blah blah blah blah.. (the list goes on) is bled dry. Where in all that is there time for a RL… oh yea, we all have one of those too remember? I am a mother and a wife and RL just gets crazy, as I am sure many of you can relate to. Also, I have a new Weimaraner pup. Anyone that knows weims… knows how that can be. Love her to death but she is the pure definition of crazy.

So basically, I just don’t have the time to do it all. Nor does Sarah.

I have made the personal decision to hold off on contests for that reason. I am not sure when we will have them again but we will. I understand there is a demand for them because of the milk on the market etc. But remember, I can’t bring you the new products that will help the issue if all my time is going towards creating products for people to win in contests plus create the promotional advertisements for those items/events. Yes, I know what you’re going to say… and I have hired Event Coordinators, and Graphic Designers but we all know the nature of SL and work for hire. The turnover rate is not ideal and I just simply do not have the time to constantly train new employees. This does not mean I am giving up the hunt for those unicorns…  but contests are just not my priority right now.

Which brings me to the next topic I would like to address. I have seen people complain in group or tickets about profits and how they just aren’t making money using the :mused: systems. If that is the sole purpose of why you got into one of the :mused: systems then to each their own and I am sorry that you are not raking in the dough you thought you would. The problem is not with the systems themselves or with us as the creators of the system. The problem is simply the false idea that these systems were made with a get rich quick scheme in mind. That’s not what they were made for. I first made them because at the time I was not happy with the sculpted (yes, sculpted) breast selection on the market for personal wear. One thing lead to another and working with my other half Sarah in our dynamic duo, the breasts were built and coded with a bit of kinky fun added. That was it. Simply built for enjoyment.

Thanks to the community feedback and suggestions the system has evolved into what it is now. It’s always evolving.

On that note, I will move right along to the next topic:

Mesh Breasts? What happened?  Mesh bodies. Mesh bodies happened. They are awesome, I love ’em. They have great breasts and we finally moved out of the sculpted/attached phase with some jiggly goodness added in. Why reinvent the wheel?

I do have the mesh breasts already built however. But it comes down to efficiency. Sarahs focus needs to be on fixing aspects of the system that need adjusting and things that break with code. My focus needs to be on bringing you new interactive items for each system and maintaining the store. People have managed to mod and create kits for the community so they can easily hide the sculpted breasts for use with these lovely new mesh bodies and I find that fantastic. So we have decided to go with the community suggestion of supplying various stand alone mesh pump options. Before you get too hyped up, there is no release date on those. Remember, focus.

We still plan on releasing mesh breasts at some point, however we are keeping those on the back burner until we start the next phase of evolving MilkMade and StudPump with the integration of fertility possibilities among the systems. It would be more efficient to hang onto the mesh breasts until then so that we can better code/test how they will work with lactation and the pregnancy cycle.

If you refer back to some of our prior state of the mused address posts you can see we have managed to check off quite a few of those boxes and we will continue to try to provide new fun items for you to enjoy. Just a reminder: The posts do not provide product lists or release dates. Nothing is set in stone. All is subject to change as we really get into the bones of developing the ideas.

Lately we have had some delay in response to your ticket submissions and we truly apologize for that. Some changes LL made trickled down and effected the systems creating some issues we are trying to nail down. What’s new, right? That is always an uphill battle. On top of that we’ve had some asshats trying to just make a mess of things and rip customers off because they are bored with nothing better to do. Also nothing new there. Because of people like that, we have to take the extra time to implement methods to better protect you. We want you to keep enjoying yourself and the systems. Time. Everything takes time.

So, we really appreciate the patience that you all have had while we get things sorted. Really.

I know there are a number of things that just seem wonky right now but trust us we are working hard to get them weeded out and resolved. Please be kind to my staff when they are trying to assist you. It will get you farther. I am a zero tolerance for bullshit type of person. Which is why I don’t make a great PR rep.

I think that will be enough for now, that wraps up what I wanted to talk about off the top of my head. Play nice everyone, please keep enjoying yourselves and the systems.

We will continue to work at evolving the systems and bringing balance while integrating new possibilities.

Family Tome 1.10

Over the next day we will be updating the family tome to version 1.10. If you own a family your older tome will be disabled when it is rezzed. At that time you will be sent a replacement 1.10 tome. This tome will only be sent once. If you decline the item you will need to submit a support ticket. There are many changes to the new tome. A full list of new features can be found below.

Watch http://www.musedlife.com for more information.

How to Update:

–  Old tomes will be disabled when rezzed.
–  A new tome will be sent ONCE when the old tome is disabled.
–  If  you accidently decline the tome you will need to submit a ticket.

Whats new:

Features:

  • Send milk to family members. This applies to their milk drank
  • New tome look with open and closed option
  • Mesh build with materials
  • burn particle and texture for deleted families
  • Better error reporting

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed bug setting timer when no family is set
  • Fixed text box referring to /1
  • Fix entering name, allow for first.last format
  • Refactored tank on parcel code
  • Better object on parcel detection
  • Lots of memory saving modifications

Please check out our :mused: life manual that contains items used by all our systems for more information on how to use your new features.family-tome

 

:mused:’s 5th Birthday!

Hey musers!

5th Birthday

We are celebrate 5 years of :mused: and to do so we will be having drinking contests and raffles all weekend! As well as a Sale in :mused: Home Store Location!

We will have everything but tanks and Pharmacy items marked down 30% from May 20th – to 22nd .

5th Birthday (2)

Be sure to read about how the raffles and drinking contests work in this post so you are familiar with the process

 Raffles!

We will be drawing raffles to give away this stein. We will be pull 3 winners of each type each night for 6 total chances to win.

  • To be entered into the milk raffle just drink 2 L of milk before 6 pm but after 12 am
  • To be entered into the semen raffle just drink 2 mL of semen before 6 pm but after 12 am

The raffles will be drawn at 6 pm on May. 20th, 21st, and 22nd. The winners will be contacted with how to claim their prize and they will be announced by 7 pm.

Drinking Contests!

The Drinking contests will be on :mused: at the published times. You can drink milk and/or semen for the contests winners get their choice of Stud pump items or milkmade items regardless of what type of drinks that are taken.

All times in SLT

  • May 20th: 2 pm
  • May 21st: 10 am and 2 pm
  • May 22nd: 10 am and 2 pm

Drinking contest tiers:

Under 25 Liters total consumed top three all get a :mused: lover top or a Rigged mesh top in knotted Berry or Lemon.

25 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Top &  Spring Forage or Minotaur serum
  • 2nd- Top & Volumax or Whale Fat
  • 3rd- Top

50 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Volumax & hormone or Whale Fat & Powdered Horn
  • 2nd- Volumax & spring forage or Whale Fat & Minotaur Serum
  • 3rd- Volumax or Whale Fat

100 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- 2016 5th Birthday Stein
  • 2nd- Volumax & hormone or Whale Fat & Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- Volumax & spring forage or Whale Fat & Minotaur Serum

500 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- 2016 5th Birthday Stein & Hormone or Powdered Horn
  • 2nd- 2016 5th Birthday Stein & Spring Forage or Minotaur Serum
  • 3rd- Hormone & Spring Forage or Powdered Horn & Minotaur Serum

1000 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Any active limited edition prize tank* or 2016 5th Birthday Stein & Hormone & Spring Forage or Powdered Horn & Minotaur Serum
  • 2nd- 2016 5th Birthday Stein & Hormone or Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- 2016 5th Birthday Stein

2500 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Pick two Any active limited edition prize tank*, 2016 5th Birthday Stein
  • 2nd-Any active limited edition prize tank* or 2016 5th Birthday Stein &  5 pack of Hormone or 5 Pack of Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- 2016 5th Birthday Stein & 5 pack of Spring Forage or5 Pack of Minotaur Serum
  • 4th- 2016 5th Birthday Stein

5000 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Pick two Any active limited edition prize tank*, 2016 5th Birthday Stein & 2 LacMax or 2 Dragon Blood
  • 2nd-Any active limited edition prize tank* or 2016 5th Birthday Stein & 2 LacMax or 2 Dragon Blood
  • 3rd- 2016 5th Birthday Stein & Lacmax or Dragon Blood
  • 4th- 2016 5th Birthday Stein  &  5 pack of Hormone or 5 Pack of Powdered Horn
  • 5th – 2016 5th Birthday Stein
Further prizes maybe given at the discretion of the staff running the contest depending upon totals drank past top tier. (such prizes in the past have included extending prizes to another winner, giving more or larger tanks)

*List of Limited Edition tanks to chose from:

Satellite Store Locations Applications

Hey musers!

I am sure most of you are aware we have vendors placed at different locations around the grid. The goal of these locations is to provide greater access to the vendors, to help new customers find us, and to make getting your :mused: items easier for everyone. We have decided to make the process for how to pick these locations a little bit organized. As such we will be taking applications from anyone interested in having one of our satellite stores on their region. We will be accepting application until May 28st 2016, No application received after this will be considered. All current locations do not need to submit an application however they are not guaranteed to keep the vendors.

The first step in the process will be to submit a ticket:

  • Select support from your in world product or the support office terminal.
  • Select “new ticket” and then if given the option select category “other”
  • In the title put “Application: Name of the location” Where the name of the location is the name of your farm/RP area/milk market. (there is a 50 character limit on the title of the ticket abbreviate accordingly if needed)
  • In the body of the ticket provide this information: (you can use add event to add more information if you reach the character limit, 255 characters. Any application that is missing some of this information will not be considered.)
    • Type: What is your location? a milk market, a farm, an RP area?
    • Location: SLurl link to the exact location on your region where the vendors would be placed.
    • Contact: The SL account name(s) of the person(s) who manage the location and would be our point of contact regarding the location.
    • Cost: The amount of money that you would be charging :mused: to rent the space if any.
    • Land Impact: the amount of land impact that would be allowed for our vendors and decorations.
    • Land groups: Is there a group that is needed to rez on your land?
    • Hosting: Would you want to host Drinking contests at your location? yes, no, under what conditions?

Once you have placed the ticket a member of the staff will review the location. If it meets our needs then it will be referred to the owners for final approval. Those that are selected will be contacted and the vendors placed. The final list will be announced and the buy in world links updated within the first week of June.

Things to consider when applying. Is your location active? Is your location decorated and professional looking? Do you think you offer something unique to the community?

We thank everyone for their interest in this and look forward to seeing the lovely places you have created!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from :mused:

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2016 Leap Year Drinking contests

Greetings musers!

We are marking this Leap year with some special drinking contests to win some special Prizes!

(Edit: Due to technical difficulties we are switching back to a standard contest style for the last two contests and have updated the prize tiers to reflect it.)

As the leap year only comes around every 4 years we thought we would mark the event with something a little unusual ourselves! This is our First ever Semen only drinking contests! That means that you must drink semen from a storage tank to partake in this contest. Milk and Consumption direct from the source will not count. As such the tiers on this contest as slightly different to take into account the reduced pool to drink from. So be sure to take a look.

SP Flask Adv

In this contest you can win our brand new LE Semen tank! Our Semen Flask has drink and hold animations, can be set open or closed, and uses materials. The top of the flask has a :mused: logo :m: that can be swapped out with your own texture!

 

Drinking Contests!

The Drinking contests will be held at mused and Cum Laude market at the published times and we will have our event lactation bonus going! As before you can only drink semen for these contests. Winners get their choice of Stud pump items or milkmade items regardless though. Be sure to read about how the drinking contests work in this post so you are familiar with the process.

Monday Feb 29th 2016; All times in SLT

Drinking contest tiers:

Under 25 mL total consumed top three all get a :mused: chugger top

25 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Top &  Spring Forage or Minotaur serum
  • 2nd- Top & Volumax or Whale Fat
  • 3rd- Top

50 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Volumax & hormone or Whale Fat & Powdered Horn
  • 2nd- Volumax & spring forage or Whale Fat & Minotaur Serum
  • 3rd- Volumax or Whale Fat

100 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Leap Year Flask
  • 2nd- Volumax & hormone or Whale Fat & Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- Volumax & spring forage or Whale Fat & Minotaur Serum

250 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Leap Year Flask & Hormone or Powdered Horn
  • 2nd- LacMax or Dragon Blood
  • 3rd- Hormone & Spring Forage or Powdered Horn & Minotaur Serum

500 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Leap Year Flask  & Hormone & Spring Forage orPowdered Horn & Minotaur Serum
  • 2nd- Leap Year Flask  & Hormone or Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- LacMax or Dragon Blood

1000 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Pick two: Leap Year Flask or Any 2015 Limited edition prize tank
  • 2nd- Leap Year Flask  &  5 pack of Hormone or 5 Pack of Powdered Horn
  • 3rd- Leap Year Flask & 5 pack of Spring Forage or 5 Pack of Minotaur Serum
  • 4th- LacMax or Dragon Blood

2500 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Pick two: Leap Year Flask or Any 2014 Limited edition prize tank & 2 LacMax or 2 Dragon Blood
  • 2nd-Leap Year Flask & 2 LacMax or 2 Dragon Blood
  • 3rd- Leap Year Flask & Lacmax or Dragon Blood
  • 4th- Leap Year Flask  &  5 pack of Hormone or 5 Pack of Powdered Horn

5000 Total Consumed:

  • 1st- Two Leap Year Flask or Any 2015 Limited edition prize tank & 3 LacMax or 3 Dragon Blood
  • 2nd-Leap Year Flask  or Any 2015 Limited edition prize tank & 3 LacMax or 3 Dragon Blood
  • 3rd- Leap Year Flask  & 2 Lacmax or 2 Dragon Blood
  • 4th- Leap Year Flask  & Lacmax or Dragon Blood
  • 5th – 2015 Halloween Stein or Eat Me Condoms
Further prizes maybe given at the discretion of the staff running the contest depending upon totals drank past top tier. (such prizes in the past have included extending prizes to another winner, giving more or larger tanks)

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