Just giving everyone a quick update on my situation. I know I've been pretty absent lately. :C
The military moved us again, and I had to stay with my hubby and his parents for a few months. That was a living nightmare, but we've just made it to Alabama and can get on with our lives again. Hopefully we'll close on our new house soon and I'll be able to get back into the swing of things.
I'm feeling super sick today, but that just means that my real life responsibilities (I'm still looking for a job) and my YouTube show are on hold for now. As for Petz, I can totally make some time for Petz today. At the very least, I wanted to make a quick update.
I've been gone for so long and I still opened the game from time to time so it shouldn't surprise anybody that Leona and Buzzie are grown up by now.
After a quick meal, Leona and I went to the clothes closet and took her first competition photo. Since she isn't A-reg, we're just competing in the Companion ring. I'll tackle Aptitude once I've gotten familiar with how all this works again.
As for the quality of her pose, I'm sure it could be much better. Her back is sagging a little in the center, her ears aren't perked up or even and her nose looks a little wonky, but I'm just glad that I can still play with her. She's been such a treasure since I lost all my other petz. Or maybe I'm getting sappy because of the cold medicine. Who knows? XD
I spent all morning learning how to use variations in LNZ and Petz Workshop and these are the fruits of my efforts. I've still got a lot of work to do, particularly fixing the shapes of the babies (big headed weirdos with noodly tails), adding new color variations and a TON of shape variations, but I'm finally making some progress on this breed. The only shape variation I have right now is the bobbed tail and the only colors are black and grey with white or base colored feet. It's not much, but it's a start, right?
My progress has slowed since Petz Workshop has started giving me some issues, but here's a preview of what's to come. Rear leg and tail feathers are coming, and then horns. I'm happy with the manes and I'm going to start looking into ways to make them exclusive to males. More White patterns are coming (besides all the feet being white) and then face markings will follow. Eventually, I'd like to add stripes and spots. I've already got a lot of this sketched out and just need to make it happen in LNZ.
I'm driving myself crazy trying to fix the Cat Dragons' ear issue, so after several hours, I decided to take a break and spend some time with Leona.
Today, we put together a Petz Citizen entry! Since she's P-reg, we're a little bit limited in the types of shows we can do in the PKC, but I still want to title her as fully as I can. Here's our entry!
We had a little trouble walking through the toys, but when she finally gave me a good picture, I let her play with one of the plushies.
Well. Unfortunately, the cat dragon file was giving me some serious issues and eventually started to crash the game. Rather than try for several more hours to fix an issue that I couldn't even identify, I decided to just... start over. Honestly, I think it'll save me more time.
Here's the start of my second attempt at this file. As usual, it's much larger than I want the final version to be, just to make it easier for me to see smaller details. I'm putting a bit more focus into getting the general shape right first this time. That means that once I'm done with these feet I'll then work on tail and save that terrible neck for last. Lengthening necks has always caused strange issues and I think working with a shorter neck as a base will make hexing much simpler. Anyways, here's what I've got so far. The nails are going to be applied to all the other feet, but I wanted to see if you all had any suggestions for a direction I can take these guys in. I'm still moving in the direction of the original build, but I'm open to ideas.
Thor: I did a bit of a clean up in the Adoptions board. If your adoptions are old (6 months is like the rule) feel free to close the thread and take any extra petz elsewhere
Jul 8, 2021 11:06:17 GMT -7
Anthracite: So, I may have instigated a coup on another forum. Ngl I'm proud of myself.
Jul 11, 2021 16:05:53 GMT -7
Thor: So I got a new laptop finally so get ready for Thor should be asleep but she's in bed & posting on DG forums instead. I'm not on Discord atm-- just reading and posting on forums
Jul 14, 2021 1:01:54 GMT -7
Anthracite: What specs?
Jul 14, 2021 11:27:11 GMT -7
Thor: It's some sort of Mac book... I don't really know much about it because it was given to me for work.
Jul 15, 2021 17:26:30 GMT -7
Anthracite: Oh, not a gamer then xD
Jul 16, 2021 11:47:05 GMT -7
Anthracite: Be time to update mine again soon I imagine *sigh* Just hope I can swap and switch
Jul 16, 2021 11:48:10 GMT -7
Thor: I finally bought a GPU! So I finally have a good working Desktop again
Jul 18, 2021 14:35:28 GMT -7
Bunni: Hi!! Life was a bit crazy over the last 6 weeks, but I'm SO excited to be back again!
Jul 26, 2021 15:10:29 GMT -7
Bunni: (With lots of HYPEEEE for the SumOly!!!)
Jul 26, 2021 15:11:00 GMT -7