– Come join the Rikugou Armada! –

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If you are playing Honkai Impact 3rd on the EU(GMT+1) server, come join our RikugouPMC armada (name is case sensitive)

If you arent already playing or never heard about it, Honkai impact is an amazing anime action game that plays something like Devil may cry, Beyoneta, Nier Automata, transformers devastation, with RPG game mechanics.

Honkai impact is a free to play mobile game BUT DONT STOP READING HERE! because you can also play it with a game controller on a PC (that’s how we are playing it) and pretty much everything except a few special outfits can be unlocked through just playing the game and doing the events.

Heres my crappy gameplay video showing off 2 of the characters in the game and their combat dynamics

So how do you play it? if you wanna play it on the PC, theres many options for android emulators including their own officially supported emulator that they offer on their website, but i strongly recommend using the MuMu emulator for the best possible game performance and best looking graphics and controls and all that shit (their own emulator ruins at 30fps and likes crashing and you cant adjust the analog stick sensitivity and has a weird sound delay)

Get MuMu here https://mumu.163.com/global/download/en/index.html
You will need to log into your google account to be able to browse the app store.
Be sure to look for Honkai Impact 3rd, not Honkai Impact 3 because that ones for the asian region and wont even let you download

once you got the game running, setup your game controller like this
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Enter the gamepad config mode and click on screen where you want to place a gamepad button, the top bar also has analog sticks and other input methods that you can drag and drop onto the screen, make sure to position everything over the onscreen buttons

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heres my setup (Im using a playstation 2 controller)
0 = Triangle (first character or team skill)
2 = X (second character)
3 = Square (stage specific action)
4 = L2 (evade)
5 = R2 (attack)
6 = L1 (special attack)
7 = R1 (ultimate ability/attack)
8 = Select (pause menu/back)
9 = Start (home screen)

my controller is old and doesnt have pressure sensitivity so it works fine, but i heard the shoulder buttons on the ps3/4 and xbox controllers dont work too well because of the pressure sensitivity feature requiring you to push them hard to register, so my control layout might not work too well with those controllers and you should use square, triangle, circle and x for the attacks instead and shoulder buttons for switching characters.

If you wanna play it on a phone or a tablet, you can get the game here https://honkaiimpact3.mihoyo.com/global/en-us

So yeah, this is a very fun game and i think you should give it a try if you like these kind of games.

Imma leave you with some gameplay and cutscene CGI videos






 

 

 

– AMH 2.0 is open! –

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Alright, everything is ready and we are now open so come on down to AMH 2.0 at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Meteor%20Star/51/186/1548

The old AMH will remain open for a while to direct people to the new place till all the tenants rents run out on all the stores.

– Bakes on Mesh for the Normie head –

Looks like this isnt common knowledge yet since people keep asking when the Normie head will be updated to work with BoM. Theres no need to update anything(well maybe just your viewer if you havent already), the Normie head and every other thing you own already works with BoM as is! You just need BoM appliers to apply the special BoM textures that LL added to the game, and they will accept LL skins and texture layers.

I have not tested these myself yet but i have been told that these appliers will work with the Normie head

   Bake on Mesh skin applier (Omega)

Not sure which one are better but the first one is free.

 

– New stuff from ABC Apparel –

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ABC Apparel has released a bunch of new items for the kemono avatar and needs your help deciding what to make next !

First, the new items


The Full pack, it includes all these items + 3 more bonus items such as the hair seen in the picture.

What should ABC do next?
What high demand items do you think the kemono avatar needs the most? Be it items that havent been made yet or items that could be made better? We have made a poll that lets you enter your own answers into it, items that will get entered by multiple people will end up as poll options you can vote on, voting for multiple items is allowed.


What clothing items you wish ABC made for the Kemono avatar ?

 

– Bakes on Mesh –

– BoM –

God news for all of you just dieing to hop on the next SL tech trend bandwagon, Bakes on Mesh for my stuff is here, Thanks to Riana Starspaw who figured it out and put together this kit so i wouldnt have to xD.

You can find the BoM kit at my mainstore as well as included as an attachment in the group notice. Be sure to read the documentation and analyze all the included material to get an idea of how this works and how to use it.

– AMH is restructuring –

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As with all the things i announce on this blog, this move is kind of long overdue as well.

So within the following few months, AMH will be restructuring and moving to a new location. The new AMH 2.0 will be smaller and will no longer offer shop spaces to rent and instead will be more focused on providing the player with all the essentials (bodies, heads, skins, hairs and clothing) for putting together an anime avatar.

On average, sim prices have went down by a significant amount over the past year, ours however didnt and this was the final sign that it is time to move on.

The original reason for us to have a full sim is no longer there, due to mainly my laziness and lack of motivation, the sim never really lived out the full potential of what was planned for it, we only managed to finish 2 of the attractions and a lot of our ideas didnt really pan out (like the residential area, what a disaster that was)

It was also supposed to be our home and a personal sandbox where we could chill and work on our projects, but as the sim got too popular an it became kinda hard to have some privacy, especially when you are trying t work on things while everyone and their mom wants to pop in and see what what you are working on.

Running the mall itself was a bit of a pain in the ass as well, none of the moderators were ever online so i always had to manage new tenants and run around after everyone telling them their rent has expired.

What always surprised me was how much traffic AMH managed to pull, despite us doing fuck all to promote the place, moderate it or keep the community engaged, especially when other big anime sims had huge difficulties attracting people despite their best efforts.

But now days the sim has lost its purpose, we had had many disagreements on how we should run the place and most of the original staff have went on to do their own things, some left SL altogether and now its just a waste of money and space, so having a full sim dosnt make sense at this point

All in all, AMH had a really good run and lots of fun nostalgic moments were had, probably some of the best days of my second life, so it really pains us to do this and is the main reason why we didnt do this sooner, but it is time to move on and get with the times, instead of holding on to past memories that can no longer be relived, and besides, the place really needed a face lift anyway.

So thats all, you should see directions to the new location pop up within the next month and i might make another post about the history of AMH and all that stuff. until than, heres some nostalgic videos of the good old days and stuff.

– M4 Venus skins –

Kept forgetting to do this post and its kinda long overdue but for anyone that still needs a good skin for their M4 venus head that also includes a matching neck texture, the wait is over.
Heres a few skins that i know of myself, There could be more skins on the marketplace so you will have to dig around for them and if you find any or you are skin creator, send me a link and i will include it in this post.

{HIME*DREAM} Kumiko Skin Mod - (M4 Venus/Kemono Body) READ DESCRIPTION



More skins suggested by users:

https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/aemeth-Lyra-M4-Venus-Skin/16926938
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Hanzel-Demonica-Add-On-M4-Venus/16950834

 

– Battle Angel Alita is actually really good –

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So i just watched the new Battle Angel Alita live action movie and damn was it good. Like, after watching the very first trailers that came out and seeing those really creepy big eyes, i was ready to hate the movie, but as hard as i tried, the movie won me over really fast.

It has really a good cast, all the characters play their part perfectly, and even the alien eyed main character was very likable and kept the movie moving forward. The visuals looked really pretty and all the CGI felt so natural when mixed in with all the real life stuff, it also had some of the most amazing action i have seen in a while, just too bad it was so brief and there was so little of it, maybe thats what made it so good? i dont know but i wanted more.

But anyway, It genuinely feels like a movie that came from the heart of people that really get it and care for the source material, not some cynical board of directors in business suit and ties, formulating it based on the normie focus group results. Its what the GITS live action movie should have been like, with its cynical pandering to normies who dont watch movies like that anyway. It does not take any unnecessary bullshit “creative liberties” and faithfully follows its source material, it brought back so many memories of the anime, now i wanna rewatch it and maybe even read the manga to see what happens next because i dont think it made enough money to warrant a sequel sadly :C

I think this movie would have made a lot more money if it wasnt for the downright bizarre choice to make her eyes so fucking huge and shapeless and wrinkly around them, why not just give her a pretty JRPG style face or better yet, why not just make her normal like EVERYONE ELSE around her so she wouldnt stand out like taken out of a different movie and slapped on top, and would blend in with the rest, and they would have saved a shit ton of money in the CGI department too !

Anyways, go see it, its a quality movie and you wont be bored.

– Some minor updates –

There has been an update to the M4 Venus head that fixes a problem with the LL neck not accepting neck textures if the necks and appliers were worn in a specific order.

There has also been an update to the site to remove all the adds, some users may experience an error trying to view it so tell them to clear their browser cache.

– M4 Venus rigging dummies –

The rigging/animation dummies are done, you will also find the necks for the M4 Venus head if you wanna adapt it to your own body or body part mod, everything is in different object layers

Get them here: https://www.mediafire.com/file/zdygf5yqw67j63y/M4V_dummies.zip/file