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What do you think was the hardest thing to get used to when you first started SL?


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Modifying clothes, and determining the difference between shape and skin, and understanding how they can work against or for each other. Many times I bought a skin disappointed when really it was my shape that was creating the problem. I remember once, I wanted to go to a Digit Darkes fashion show, and was trying to dress for it.  My skirt needed fitting and I couldn't for the life of me work it out, finally my guy friend logged on as me, so he could mod my skirt.  I was able to make the show, but spent a good week parked at a sand box with my friend learning how to mod my clothing afterwards.

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When I first started SL, the hardest thing to get used to was movement, followed by trying to find someone to talk to. The default animations are atrocious and I hated the way I walked and stood, so I tried to fly everywhere. I assumed that, like most games, I could find people to talk to easily if I just flew around a little, so I spent days just aimlessly flying around the mainland. I'm sure you can imagine how well that worked out for me; I eventually quit SL out of sheer boredom.

I came back, though.

Still, it was a long, long time before I learned about AOs -- I had my noob duck-walk for ages.

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Hi, movement is one, yes, and turning of typing animation, also prims and lashes are terrible (I think I still don't have the hang for them). Thank god I had many helpful people over time. Just recently I found a clear cache option I hadnt found before, so still learning. An other thing: how can I keep my spending in sl in control? I budget myself monthly and make it a sport to also look a lot for free items (hunts, mp, searching in blogs) and mix and match to create new outfits. Next step will be building, but that takes another step for me - ict challenged as I am in rl :-)

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Moving around and walking like something was stuck up my rear end.  And since back in the day our avatars were so basic and ugly I didn't go back to Second Life for several weeks until, when a friend showed me what I could do.  Once I bought my very first hair from ETD, and was given a skin and a body shape, I never looked back.  I thought I was the bees knees back then.  *shudders*

 

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The hardest thing for me was to find out why almost everybody else looked nice, stood nice, walked nice. I was really scratching my head about it. Why I'm so darn UGLY, what can I do about it?

I was thinking that those beautiful ones had some special secret skills what I needed to learn too. :smileytongue: At that time the newbie avies were really horrendous looking. :smileysad:

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I found this forum about a week ago.  The question inspired me, still a newbie (at least I feel like one most the time :matte-motes-grin:) to write about my hardest things to get used to in my third ever blog entry.  Thanks, Strawberry!

http://educatinglotus.wordpress.com/2011/10/23/making-yourself-at-home-in-second-life-tips-from-one-newbie-to-another/

Another thing I haven't figured out how to get my avatar image included in my post :).

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