Deepwood Cottage released with the Autumn Harvest event that happened this past fall, and many Dimensionerds rejoiced over finally getting a Gloamwood dimension. Having never leveled a character on the Guardian side (I faction changed Feendish@Greybriar after F2P so I could turn in my stacks of Silverwood and Gloamwood fish, at last), I had only seen the in game area in passing, on my way to somewhere else. The one thing that stands out in this dimension is the sky itself, with the big full moon hanging low, the Harvest Moon sky without having to use a projector. The one thing that many people have observed with this dimension: for its size (and Deepwood Cottage is fairly large in terms of physical space), the tier 5 item limit of 1200 is a bit low. Having purchased this dimension during the event, I would have to agree with this assessment.
Given that Deepwood Cottage released during the Autumn Harvest event, which included Halloween in the real world, and given it’s in game location, it’s not really surprising that haunted houses and gory themes have abounded in this dimension. It makes those Deepwood Cottages that are not being used as haunted places to really stand out. Which is not to say that the haunted houses are bad–I’ve never encountered a bad dimension idea, even if many of them are ideas I wouldn’t have necessarily chosen for my own builds, and haunted houses and creepy places do work well with this dimension.
Autumn Colours, pictured at the top, was my first post for this blog, and I made sure to go in and vote it, as soon as I got my Brutwacht alt to level 10. Every time I go in, I still love it for the colors and lighting and very cool morphs that he’s used inside, and to see if anything has changed. I hope that I’m not alone in writing down the names of dimensions that I really enjoy, for later referrals to other people and as a reminder to go in and give the +1 they deserve when I level my tourists to voting age.
With the item limit being what it is, most builders seem to make a choice over the area of their Deepwood Cottage they’re going to build in. Some choose the house that’s included with the base dimension, others put up their own structure, usually a premade. Very few that I looked at this evening used the lake, or the underground cave that’s off to the side of the house. I’m sure that there are dimensions out there that utilize all the areas, but I’ll admit that I did not look at every single Deepwood Cottage on every shard. This dimension was popular enough on release that would take a very long time. I did see some nice harbors on the lake, but for the most part, building seemed concentrated on the shore and within the houses. Most of the transformations I saw were all within the main cottage itself.
As always, the creativity of the community amazes me. Whether in it for chills, thrills or laughs, check out some Deepwood Cottages and you might be pleasantly surprised by what’s out there.