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What Is A Second Life Hunt?

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Hunts in Second Life are a fun, and rewarding activity! There are several different styles of hunts… Some are free, and some charge a small fee per item.   One thing is for sure… Once you have been bitten by the hunting bug – you’ll be a SL hunt-a-holic!

What is a SL Hunt?

Grid Wide Hunt:

A group of designers will come together via a hunt organizer who has chosen a theme for their particular hunt.  Each of the merchants participating will hide a hunt icon in their shops, sometimes providing a hint of whereabouts.

Sim Wide Hunt:

The sim participating in the hunt will have hidden hunt icons throughout a sim.

Store Wide Hunt:

The store participating in the hunt will have hidden hunt icons throughout their store.

SL Hunting Resources:

Keep up to date with active and upcoming hunts within SL by visiting the following blogs:


There is also an inworld hunting resource center you may be interested in visiting:


FabFree’s How To Hunt Guide In Five Steps:

1.  Select a hunt from one of the resources above that suits your style and become familiar with the hunt icon you will be seeking.

2.  If there is an inworld group for your chosen hunt, join it so that you can receive help or give help to other hunters doing the same hunt.

3.  Remove all un-neccesary scripts / huds / prims so that you can easily move around shops to locate hidden hunt icons with minimal lag.

4.  If your hunt requires a hud, purchase and wear it as instructed.

5.  Some hunts will have a blog where you can find a list with slurls and hints and if you are really lucky a prize preview…  while some you will follow a LM trail.  How these work is, you go to the first stop, pick up the prize, and inside the prize there will be a LM to the next shop – which of course you take to continue your quest.

Hunting Tips:

*  By moving away from the TP landing spot when you first arrive, you won’t have 10 other avatars falling on your head.

*  Allow the shop to fully rez before you start your hunt.

*  Make a hunt folder and drag all of the prizes into that folder as you pick them up – that way they won’t get lost in your inventory.

*  Politely seek assistance from the hunt group if needed.

*  Make sure you look high and low, inside and outside and upside down because sometimes the hunt icons are in the craziest of places.

*  Find a hunt buddy – two sets of eyes are better than one.

*  Be patient and have fun!

Hunting Etiquette:

*  It is a big no-no to call out the location of a hunt item in local, or in groups or anywhere.  If you are hunting with a buddy or a group, use IM to communicate whereabouts privately so as not to ruin the hunting experience to others.

*  Say thank you to the shop owners, group helpers and organizers.  Of course you wont have time to send out 100 thank yous… but if you find something you really love, they will appreciate hearing so!

*  Never, ever complain about a hunt gift.  Always remember that while it may not be your taste, it will  be someone else’s.  Just delete it, and move on.


Do you have a hunting tip you’d like to see added to this list?  Send a notecard inworld to LOVE TRILL 🙂  Thanks!


Author: Love Trill

Hey, :) I'm Love and have been a resident in SecondLife since March of 2010. I love to shop and explore in SL - and share my adventures with you! I am currently blogging at Fabulously Free in SL and on my personal blog - Slovesadventures

One thought on “What Is A Second Life Hunt?

  1. A wonderful post Love. As for further advice… how about remembering that the shop owners and hunt organizers have lives too and sometimes can’t get their items out or the hunt started on time. Also, to go along with calling out locations, don’t stand next to the prize and teleport a bunch of people right on top of it – you might as well be calling out the location.

    And a big thank you to anyone and everyone involved in setting up hunts from a hunt-a-holic 🙂 … even though my messy inventory hates you hehe xD