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Sedona Deluxe - A Neighborhood Mashup Project - No CC/UC Required

by Hood Building Group Posted 18th Jun 2021 at 11:19 PM - Updated 2nd Jul 2021 at 9:16 PM by Hood Building Group
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Hi everyone! Remember our old neighborhood named Sedona we've uploaded YEARS ago? It sure has aged over the past few years, lol! And until recently, a new interpretation of the long lost EA neighborhood was created by aondaneedles, check it out here! It's amazing and includes some iconic families to play with!

And yeah, by the introduction text, you might have guessed, that we collaborated to present you the MASHUP version of the two Sedonas! Ever wanted to play in HBG's Sedona, but wished there were more sims with different storylines to play with? Or you loved playing in Aonda's Sedona, but wished to have the alien twin drama from our original Sedona in there? WELL... now, you can!

Welcome to Sedona!

A small town nestled in the hills near Road to Nowhere, Sedona was once a sprawling mining town. But after a deadly accident happened that forced the mine to close, almost everyone fled the small town. Those who stayed try to keep their hometown afloat, but now little more than a speck of dust on the map, is it even worth saving Sedona? Or should the remaining residents try their luck elsewhere?

Not only can you play the two neighborhood storylines in one hood now, but we've also introduced some interesting NEW characters, such as some distant relatives of the Strangetown playables... since, well, Sedona is obviously not that far from Strangetown, is it? Anyway, let us present you the families of Sedona!




And yes! Sedona was actually originally intended to be a premade neighborhood, alongside Riverside and Waterside. See here more info on Unreleased Neighborhoods. This is also why, it has a fancy fly-over video, we're pretty proud of... even though, we weren't really involved in coding that, lol! Make sure to check it out once you load Sedona.


Neighborhood Info:
* No CC & All EPs/SPs required

- Built on EA's Sedona.sc4 map, so, there's no need for a camera mod to see all the lots in the neighborhood.
- Neighborhood ID number: 251
- Neighborhood folder name: SHBA (or SHBS, if you download the subhood)

To install, download and extract the files and then put them into the following places:
- Main Hood Version:
-- Put the folder 'SHBA' into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods

-Subhood Version:
-- Put the folder 'SHBS' into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Note: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead:
Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

Lot Info:
* Includes 18 lots in total:

- 11 Residential Lots:
-- 10 Jackson Street | 30x20 | §96,560
-- 13 Grim Street | 30x30 | §80,154
-- 25 Sedona Lane | 30x20 | §54,307
-- 30 Sedona Lane | 30x20 | §21,950
-- Old Fire Station | 20x20 | §52,200
-- 228 Milky Way Lane | 30x20 | §68,213
-- 30 Pinwheel End | 30x20 | §71,480
-- 77 Road to Andromeda | 30x20 | §74,636
-- 1127 Sombrero Highway | 20x20 | §60,423
-- 15 Jackson Street | 30x20 | §17,604
-- 35 Sedona Lane | 20x20 | §11,858

- 1 Apartment Lot:
-- Blue Flamingo Motel | 20x20 | §40,379

- 6 Community Lots:
-- Joe's | 20x20 | §42,251
-- The Old Gas Station | 20x20 | §52,910
-- Red Diner | 20x20 | §55,005
-- Sedona Dog Park | 30x20 | §19,466
-- The Bone Yard | 20x20 | §14,150
-- Crash Site | 20x20 | §5,666

See the archive information for more info (such as prices, names etc.) for each individual lot.

Sim Info:
* Includes 10 families in total:

- The Jackson Family: (3 sims)
-- Carl (elder male), Linda (elder female) and their son Tanner (teen male)
- The Campbell Family: (2 sims)
-- Christine (elder female) and her granddaughter Nicole (teen female)
- The Grimes Family: (3 sims and 1 pet)
-- Mike (adult male), his sons Brett (adult male) and Scott (teen male) and their dog Ranger (elder male)
- The Jones Family: (2 sims and 1 pet)
-- Holly (adult female), her daughter Alexis (baby girl) and their cat Mittens (adult female)
- The Styx Family: 1 sim and 1 pet:
-- Galatea (adult female) and her dog Zadie (adult female)
- The Gauthier Family: (2 sims)
-- Jennifer (adult female) and her daughter Audrey (teen female)
- The Dawn Family: (2 sims)
-- Karma Dawn (elder female) and her new roommate Phil Collensworth (adult male)
- The Lari Family: (1 sim and 1 pet)
-- Tarek (adult male) and his spoiled cat Bastet (adult female)
- The Atkins Family: (1 sim and 1 pet)
-- Aaron (adult male) and his dog Romeo (adult male)
- The Spurlock Family: (2 sims)
-- Jared Spurlock (adult male) and his bandmate May Vandermogan (adult female)

In other words, there are 19 playable sims, 5 pets and additional 21 dead sims, 5 townies, 7 NPCs; while all of them have been given custom skills, memories, hobbies and relationships!

See the archive information for more info (such as bios, ages etc.) for each individual sim.

Wanna have a glimpse into the lives of these sims? Check out aondaneedles' introduction posts, tagged with hashtags #introducing sedona (deluxe) or #mashupsedona for more pictures and little stories! Click here!

Additional Info & Known Issues
* Things we've noticed during neighborhood development.

- IMPORTANT! You might not be able to fill in the holes on the Campbell lot.
Use move_objects on to remove them instead. You will temporarily experience a small terrain glitch. Either save the lot, exit and reload the lot or just cover the affected tiles with flooring (you can undo it immediately after) to remove the glitch. We decided to keep the holes even though they cause this small harmless glitch as they are story-relevant and change the lot’s environment score.

- For some unknown reason, a dead male teen (Luis Hernandez) shows up in the “Townie” household on modded objects like SimBlender or Teleporter Shrub/Cat. This is a harmless bug, though. We tried to fix him by adding him back to the Default household, but then, the game made him a “Townie” again. So, it’s kinda unfixable? He is still dead, adding him to the family will do nothing (he will fade away once you press play). The neighborhood should still be safe to play, so don’t worry about it. I’ve seen it happen in EA’s neighborhoods as well (ie Cornelia Goth in Pleasantview)

- You will need every expansion pack and stuff pack (you might be able to skip a few, but Mansion and Garden is required). The Ultimate Collection includes all of those, so it is compatible.

- If you download the subhood version, you’ll find the Gauthiers in the family bin (since it’s very unsafe to create subhoods with apartment residents). Simply move them into the Blue Flamingo again. You can simply use the boolProp cheat and shift-click on the apartment to rent their apartment (the 2 bedroom one) furnished

- Also in the subhood version, the game renames every townie/NPC when you add a subhood to a neighborhood.. which is bad, since we’ve included some Easter Eggs (some townies/NPCs are supposed to represent distant relatives of the Strangetown sims).The only way to fix this is by using mods, such as the Sim Blender or SimPE to rename them correctly. We’ve included a list with pictures, so you can do that easily after adding Sedona as a subhood.

- If you experience any missing tombstones in the 2 graveyard lots afterwards, try running Mootilda's HoodChecker to retrieve the tombstones. This is a known bug in the game which is not related to the neighborhood. It usually happens if you have two neighborhoods with the same ID number installed. We set Sedona’s ID number to be high (251), which should prevent conflicts, hopefully!

- If you experience any missing tombstones, try running Mootilda’s HoodChecker to retrieve the tombstones. This is a known bug in the game which is not related to the neighborhood. It usually happens if you have two neighborhoods with the same ID number installed. We set Sedona’s ID number to be high (251), which should prevent conflicts, hopefully!

Recommended Mods
* These lists of mods are NOT required in order to play in this neighborhood, but are recommended for gameplay in this neighborhood.

- If you’re not okay with 2nd cousins once removed potentially hooking up, get a mod that treats extended family like family.

- To water inaccessible flowers/ trim inaccessible bushes, you may find these two mods useful.

- We've given the townies some custom memories to represent their backstory... so if you want to keep them, we recommend you getting Townie Move In No Memory Loss mod to prevent amnesia.

- To prevent unwanted townies from spawning, we recommend you follow this and this tutorial It’s a good idea to do this regardless, as it prevents all of the Maxis townies from spawning in each of your new hood.

- If you download the subhood version, you’ll need Fix Suhood Selection mod to be able to add it to your hoods.

- For further info, check out the original upload threads of the standalone neighborhoods here (HBG) and here (aondaneedles)

Let us know, what you did in your Sedona! We'd be more than happy to see what you did and how you continued our stories! We hope you enjoy this neighborhood mashup as much as we enjoyed putting it together! Have fun!

Credits
Credit goes to the original lot creators which include HBG members

- CatherineTCJD (for Aaron's house),
- M.M.A.A (for Tarek's house),
- marka93 (for Phil's house),
- HugeLunatic and litlegothcat13 (for Jared's house)

And letting us use their lots and sims which we updated/renovated to all EPs/SPs, where also CatherineTCJD helped us renovating Tarek's and Aaron's house respectively.

These lots have then been placed into aondaneedles's version of Sedona, which was then once again slightly edited, to include a few of HBG's Sedona's landmarks, such as the windmills.. and secret UFO crash lot!

- Mootilda for her various tools and tutorials on how to create a custom neighborhood. We cannot thank her enough for making things like creation of custom subhoods possible in the first place!

- Anyone also involved in the creation of the original two Sedonas. Thank you very much for your help, we greatly appreciate it! ^^









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You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

Sims 2 University Nightlife Open for Business Pets Seasons Bon Voyage Free Time Apartment Life + 9 SPs
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
Sedona Deluxe - Subhood.rar

Size: 26.78 MB · Downloads: 446 · 18th Jun 2021
26.78 MB 446 18th Jun 2021
Sedona Deluxe - Main Hood.rar

Size: 26.35 MB · Downloads: 834 · 18th Jun 2021
26.35 MB 834 18th Jun 2021
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file.

3. Main Hood Version:
- Put the folder 'SHBA' into your Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Neighborhoods

Subhood Version:
- Put the folder 'SHBS' into your Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 Open For Business\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate
- OR: If you have The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection, put it here instead: Program Files\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Best of Business\EP3\TSData\Res\NeighborhoodTemplate

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#2 Old 18th Jun 2021 at 11:31 PM
OMG!!! I love this so much! I have played the old Sedona in the past and I'm gonna download this right away! I love desert neighborhoods and this is probably gonna become my main playing hood Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
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#3 Old 19th Jun 2021 at 12:29 AM
Ooooo! It's up! YAY!!!! This looks so good - I can't wait to play it

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#4 Old 19th Jun 2021 at 12:41 AM
Perfect!
Oh
my
god
Thats insane. I really want to play with this neighborhood now. I really liked the Sedona with the mens. Can't wait to play this one. Thaks =D
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#5 Old 19th Jun 2021 at 2:06 PM
This is interesting. Thank you
Regards. Vic
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#6 Old 20th Jun 2021 at 10:15 AM
Wow! Thanks for this! :D
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#7 Old 20th Jun 2021 at 10:33 AM
ooooh i wanted to play both of these merged basically ever since aondaneedles' sedona first came out (i tried merging them myself but got lazy and gave up)

welp, looks like it's time to restart sedona again :P
Lab Assistant
#8 Old 23rd Jun 2021 at 10:00 PM
Nice builds! I always did like the original guys but it's my first time playing with all these new characters! I attached the subhood to Strangetown, and went to move in the Gauthiers. I picked their apartment, and Tank Grunt showed up as the neighbor???? That was already weird, but what was worse is that he started multiplying. I know about the apartment portal glitch, but I don't know how to fix it. Is it even fixable? I had a townie mod and that explains Tank's appearance...
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#9 Old 24th Jun 2021 at 12:41 AM
Such a cool hood! Any plans for recreating Sims 2 console/Sims 3/Sims 3 console/Sims 4? Danie from tumblr (https://danies-simsational-blog.tumblr.com/) recreated Sunset Valley and was working on the university from Sims 3. Maybe a collab with her could be cool!
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#10 Old 25th Jun 2021 at 9:50 PM
@cookietheinnocent
This is a common bug that can occur in apartment lots, have a look here.
I'd try running the Hood Checker first to see if that fixes broken instances (it might, since Tank Grunt has probably interacted with himself, lol). Then, try using the Batbox to fix "Bad Apartment Residences" if it shows up. Then, try moving the family out and in and see if that fixes the issue. If the bug still persists, then try to move out the family one more time, change the lot zoning to residential, save, and then change it back to an apartment. Then, move the family back in. Let me know if it works for you! I never had this issue before, so I'm not quite sure what to do.

@EnigmaOFFC The Sims 2 console neighborhoods have already been recreated by Chris Newbie, check them out here!. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but not all of the Hood Building Group members own TS3/TS4 and/or no longer participate in any neighborhood projects. In other words, Sedona Deluxe was pretty much the last neighborhood ever released by the Hood Building Group. I'm sorry! :/

But maybe, someone else can recreate those neighborhoods! I've recently seen someone recreating the Willow Creek lots on Tumblr, so maybe there's a new neighborhood recreation coming up?

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
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#11 Old 28th Jun 2021 at 9:17 PM
Just had to come here and say I am loving this! Alien babies, single mom, bachelors...I haven't played with everyone yet these are just at the top of my head just thanks for such a great experience.
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#12 Old 29th Jun 2021 at 3:13 AM
Hi guys, thank you for this Neighborhood, im gonna give it a try, it looks like i have found another good one.

(for people who are using the white UI from greatcheescakepersona is not necessary to download Fix subhood selection by Mootilda, since the white UI mod includes it.)
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#13 Old 30th Jun 2021 at 7:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Jawusa
@cookietheinnocent
This is a common bug that can occur in apartment lots, have a look here.
I'd try running the Hood Checker first to see if that fixes broken instances (it might, since Tank Grunt has probably interacted with himself, lol). Then, try using the Batbox to fix "Bad Apartment Residences" if it shows up. Then, try moving the family out and in and see if that fixes the issue. If the bug still persists, then try to move out the family one more time, change the lot zoning to residential, save, and then change it back to an apartment. Then, move the family back in. Let me know if it works for you! I never had this issue before, so I'm not quite sure what to do.

@EnigmaOFFC The Sims 2 console neighborhoods have already been recreated by Chris Newbie, check them out here!. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but not all of the Hood Building Group members own TS3/TS4 and/or no longer participate in any neighborhood projects. In other words, Sedona Deluxe was pretty much the last neighborhood ever released by the Hood Building Group. I'm sorry! :/

But maybe, someone else can recreate those neighborhoods! I've recently seen someone recreating the Willow Creek lots on Tumblr, so maybe there's a new neighborhood recreation coming up?


Your suggestion worked! Thaaaanks! I ran Hood Checker but it didn't pull up anything suspicious. I ended up moving them back in and using the Bad Apartment function on the batbox as soon as Tank spawned with one of his twins. Crystal Vu spawned this time and now she's the Gauthiers' neighbor. But then I still had the two Tanks running around so I just used Sim Blender to clear them both away (i hope that second one is permanently gone though lol)
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#14 Old 1st Jul 2021 at 8:11 PM
Ok straight away the UFO crash site has intrigued me!
I don't suppose anyone knows if any of the dead sims in the neighbourhood have bios to check for more backstory?
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#15 Old 2nd Jul 2021 at 9:07 PM
Aww, thank you so for much for the comments everyone! I'm glad to hear you like the neighborhood!

@cookietheinnocent
Yayy, I'm glad to hear it fixed the issue! For some reason, playable sims sometimes get these apartment NPC resident tokens... which is weird? But well, at least it's gone now!

@sillysoraya
Well, there ARE a few secrets in this neighborhood to discover... so maybe, the dead sims can help you there a little?

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
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#16 Old 5th Jul 2021 at 9:21 PM
I have played this neighborhood pretty extensively now. I am constantly noticing new details in the sims, homes, decorations, layouts. THANK YOU for this, the level of specifics in this neighborhood are mind blowing; so much hard work, and I appreciate it so much!
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#17 Old 14th Jul 2021 at 2:06 AM Last edited by Fly666monkey : 14th Jul 2021 at 2:58 AM.
Anyone else crashing every time they try to load 77 Road to Andromeda? It's something with the lot itself, even after moving out the family it still crashes.

EDIT: Also tried reinstalling the hood, still crashes.

EDIT2: Welp, seems the hood got corrupted somehow, no idea how it happened. None of the families load for me now.
Scholar
#18 Old 27th Jul 2021 at 1:47 PM
I had sims to not to appear when arrive to roadless Crash Site. But that's fine when you walk to it.

Here you can see more of my creations and conversions for sims 3. ;) I`ll glad to see your comments in.
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#19 Old 27th Jul 2021 at 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Fly666monkey
Anyone else crashing every time they try to load 77 Road to Andromeda? It's something with the lot itself, even after moving out the family it still crashes.

EDIT: Also tried reinstalling the hood, still crashes.

EDIT2: Welp, seems the hood got corrupted somehow, no idea how it happened. None of the families load for me now.


Okay delete the hood folder and the NeighborhoodManager.package and redownload a new copy.

Make sure you have up-to-date WinRAR and or 7zip to unpack the game.
https://www.rarlab.com/download.htm
https://www.7-zip.org/
Make sure you have all EP's and SP's because it requires all to play this hood.

All my Beginning Hoods here at MTS. http://www.modthesims.info/member.php?u=7749491
All my Beginning Hoods as Shopping Districts plus Old Town. http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=523417
MooVille, a tribute to Mootilda and her fabulous lots http://www.modthesims.info/download.php?t=534158
Test Subject
#20 Old 19th Aug 2021 at 4:18 AM
This is a nice neighborhood and I really would like to play, but I can only load two lots..... I've tried to re download but the same thing keeps happening. Does this happen to anyone else?
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#21 Old 13th Sep 2021 at 3:38 AM
Looks so unbelievable pretty. I am going to use it.
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#22 Old 17th Sep 2021 at 2:46 AM Last edited by grammapat : 18th Sep 2021 at 12:02 AM.
SQUEEEE! I've played Sedona so many times; this is going to be great! Reading a prior post, I'm wondering if dead Sims are OK to resurrect?
gulp
I'm missing some SP's, but that should just cause some missing floors, etc (& it did). Could it somehow have wrecked the whole hood?
I had played every family OK, but when played Gauthier (2 women in apartment- which didn't have a toilet...hahha) they both started "jumping". Had very limited options to interact with another Sim, and would jump if cursor touched them. "Boolprop" showed error message "object has to be a person".
And now the other lots are doing the same thing!
I'm going to delete & reinstall the hood. I see you advised another person to also delete the NeighborhoodManager.package - it will re-generate?

ANOTHER question: about the graves and what the dead may know...so are they ok to resurrect? A Sim would have to take the tombstone home, and (with my buyable Grim phone) have to KNOW them to resurrect them...?

Namaste... or "go"
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#23 Old 18th Sep 2021 at 10:26 AM
@grammapat
Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
SQUEEEE! I've played Sedona so many times; this is going to be great! Reading a prior post, I'm wondering if dead Sims are OK to resurrect?
gulp
I'm missing some SP's, but that should just cause some missing floors, etc (& it did). Could it somehow have wrecked the whole hood?


You should be fine with the missing SPs. But M&G SP is required, though. Other than missing floors and walls, there shouldn't be any other issues. You can just make-over the lots to fix the missing floors and walls and it should be good to go!

Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
I had played every family OK, but when played Gauthier (2 women in apartment- which didn't have a toilet...hahha) they both started "jumping". Had very limited options to interact with another Sim, and would jump if cursor touched them. "Boolprop" showed error message "object has to be a person".
And now the other lots are doing the same thing!
I'm going to delete & reinstall the hood. I see you advised another person to also delete the NeighborhoodManager.package - it will re-generate?

That's weird... have you tried moving them out of the apartment, enter that lot, make one change and then, move them back in? Also, does this only happen in Sedona or in other neighborhoods as well?
In some cases, this fixed buggy apartments. But yeah, you may delete the NeighborhoodManager.package, it'll regenerate a new one. Maybe that will fix the neighborhood?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grammapat
ANOTHER question: about the graves and what the dead may know...so are they ok to resurrect? A Sim would have to take the tombstone home, and (with my buyable Grim phone) have to KNOW them to resurrect them...?

Yes, all of them are safely resurrectable. Though, as you said, the sim has to know the ghost in order to be able to resurrect them. I guess the best option would be to wait until the ghost spawns, then use testing cheats to right-click on him and choose "Make Sim My Contact". This is the only known way to meet the ghosts, lol. Then, they'll show up in the Grim phone.

Catalogue of Custom Neighborhoods for TS2
All Hood Building Group neighborhoods are available here
Want to get rid of EA's sims in neighborhoods? Check out my Clean and Empty Steatlh Hoods and Clean and Empty Neighborhood Templates
My Simblr
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#24 Old 19th Sep 2021 at 3:46 AM
UPDATE; the "jumping" became game-wide - happened in all hoods! It's due to some CC; I'm still tracking down the specific problem. I do have M&G. Am also looking at 3 different mods to make the resurrection phone placeable & useable on community lots. One of these does NOT require the dead to be known to the caller.

Namaste... or "go"