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On 9/28/2017 at 8:57 AM, Virtualnsanity said:

Ok so after years on imvu I decided to try SL and see how good it was. To fully appreciate it I need to sort myself a decent avi and this is wear I am struggling at present. I have done a bit of reading and research and am slowly getting to grips. It is so much more complicated than IMVU in every way. But i'm hoping its worth the effort. I am prepared to throw some money at it within reason and want to get my avi looking as realistic as possible (the whole thing I love about SL is the realism of the avis the textures etc). 

So I'm currently thinking -

Male Mesh Body (Signature Gianni? over Slink as I want it muscled)

Male Mesh Head (although I read somewhere don't get a mesh head as you will look identical to everyone else - thoughts?) - if i go mesh then Catwa Bento looking favourite or do i go with Signature Gianni head to match the body or doesnt that matter.

I'm after a black avi (Tredente/Stanley Bento style)or a muscled hipster look (Volkstone Eric style look)

Eyes I've been told to try - L'etre - Suicidal Unborn - Mesange

Shapes I've been told - Speakeasy - [indigo] - strong men - aetherian shapes - Tredente - RM store - ascendant

Tattoos - speakeasy - identity - letis tattoo

Skins - straydog - VYC - Derme - Avenge - amias

ANY TIPS, ADVICE, ASSISTANCE is all very gratefully received. Also keen to meet friendly folks who need more friends! I'm a Virtual World addict.

HELP ME SEE HOW MUCH BETTER SL IS THAN IMVU - CHEERS!

Vinny

 

Well, I just want to say ... Welcome to SL. I came from IMVU too. At the beginning years ago I used both games. Then I left SL for 2 years to continue with IMVU since at first, I did not understand SL. But after disappearing from SL for a while, came back and notice that SL had several changes, looked totally differente and I stayed.

I still have my IMVU account but I already have some years that I do not enter. Definitely, SL compared to
imvu
is much better and more realistic.

Eventually, when you feel more comfortable with SL you will like it a lot. And more when you will not need "ap" lol
9_9

 

 

 

 

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23 hours ago, Virtualnsanity said:

Cheers Skell. Really appreciate all the info and advice. As a noob do you think i should stick with system avi etc and go for something along the lines of your rock look while i find my feet? Or do i just wait, try and demo the 3 main mesh bodies and a load of mesh heads and just take the plunge and go straight into mesh? 

I would say that if what you're seeing here and on my blog post about mesh heads and bodies is all a bit overwhelming at first - even with all the research you've done thus far - then stick to a system avi for a month or two, just while you find your feet in SL. You can pick up great system skins in the discount section of many big skin stores (for example: 7 Deadly S{K}ins have them starting from just L$10 to L$50 upstairs in the discount section of their male store) and any mesh clothing that states it contains either 'fitmesh' or 'standard sizing' will work on a system avatar.

After all, if I can put together several hundred - possibly thousand, since I've lost count by now! - different looks on a male system avatar for a rough total of eight years, so can you for a couple of months ;)

While many of us do focus on putting together stylish avatars, there's a lot more to SL than just looking good. People here go exploring, build and make things, go car racing/sailing/flying, attend live gigs, go dancing at clubs where DJs stream into SL etc. You can pick up a cheap motorbike and drive the continents of SL (and have fun trying to keep your seat at region crossings!) or learn to create things at Builder's Brewery. You can check out digital art installations or wander through a re-creation of Paris. There's so much to do in SL that has little to do with the avatar and far more to do with your experiences here. So just get yourself a decent basic look together, and find out exactly what's kept so many of us coming back here for so many years.

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21 hours ago, Virtualnsanity said:

I am not even up to noob level yet. I have sooooo much to learn. Its kinda daunting. Am i ever going to learn enough to enjoy this place properly or am i better just spending all the time it will take on enjoying imvu? Decisions decisions. Thanks again. 

Just a vote for Skell's last paragraph just above. You can enjoy all of SL without having to make all of the complicated mesh head/mesh body decisions, and your favourite things to do (or your favourite people to hang out with) might change what you want for your avi.

Also, mesh clothing covers a mesh body. Depending on what kinds of clothing you wear, it might not matter.

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Hi and welcome :)

I don't really have anything more to add as everyone else has already covered everything I would have said regarding mesh bodies / heads.  Just wanted to say that I only started in July and at first it seemed quite complicated.  It gets much easier as time goes on though and you already seem pretty informed about everything.  Hope you enjoy SL!

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After reading more and more about mesh bodies ... i am leaning towards Belleza Jake. Seems to have less issues than all the others. And uses less memory/kbs and as i am wireless that is a useful factor.

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45 minutes ago, Virtualnsanity said:

After reading more and more about mesh bodies ... i am leaning towards Belleza Jake. Seems to have less issues than all the others. And uses less memory/kbs and as i am wireless that is a useful factor.

Signature had some serious updates to the Gianni past week.. also worth a look i think

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@Virtualnsanity I appreciate that you like my rocker look and are interested in creating a similiar look for yourself, but kindly use your own images for your forum profile picture and signature banner, and STOP using my own images of my SL avatar.

All of my Flickr images are © All Rights Reserved - including the one you have appropriated for your own use here - and I do not want my face associated with someone else's posts and viewpoints on a forum that we both share.

With that signature text above that banner, you are claiming my image, look, and avatar as your own, and I am disappointed that this is how I'm repaid for the help I've given you.

Thank you.

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6 hours ago, Skell Dagger said:

@Virtualnsanity I appreciate that you like my rocker look and are interested in creating a similiar look for yourself, but kindly use your own images for your forum profile picture and signature banner, and STOP using my own images of my SL avatar.

All of my Flickr images are © All Rights Reserved - including the one you have appropriated for your own use here - and I do not want my face associated with someone else's posts and viewpoints on a forum that we both share.

With that signature text above that banner, you are claiming my image, look, and avatar as your own, and I am disappointed that this is how I'm repaid for the help I've given you.

Thank you.

 

Really sorry. Will change it all now. Didn't mean to offend. Actually more flattery than anything else but totally appreciate where you are coming from. Sorry again. 

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Ok so update on what I've been up to. As nobody was speaking to me following my faux pas i spent last night in the sandbox trying stuff and after much deliberating I bought the Signature Gianni mesh body & Catwa Stanley bento mesh head. Lots of lindens invested and now tonight will be spent playing with set up and shapes finding a look/style I like if my own. Sorry again to Skell for the pic thing and apologies. 

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Thanks for taking the pics down. I appreciate it, and no hard feelings. Now, go out there and put together a look of your own that'll knock 'em dead ;)

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