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Syo Emerald

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  1. 23 hours ago, Foggypebble Muircastle said:

    Ah, so some region owners might consider the Kemono to be a child avatar? That would be a problem for me.

    You are going to be a rabbit, not an anime avatar. I don't think thats going to be a problem for you.

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  2. 7 hours ago, Marianne Little said:

    With a bit Photoshop, yes. 

    No way is that an avatar. Lots of photoshop: Yes. But I would bet money the base is not from Second Life.

    That is either...

    a) a real life human being in a costume, heavy theater make up and LOTS of photoshop (one of my hobbies is Cosplay, so my eye is familiar with how some of the heavy editing fantasy photoshoot pictures turn out.)

    b) something entirely made outside of Second Life in advanced 3D rendering programs, because it also has this "Big budget fantasy game/movie trailer" vibe going on.

    Whatever it is _that_ is not archieveable in SL and shouldn't be used for advertisement. It gives unrealistic expectations to newbies and looks out of place for veterans.

    Edit: Looks like my Cosplayer-instincts were right, that is a RL woman in a costume with heavy photoshop:

    She is first seen at around 1:12, getting dressed. So its from a professional add. Still...terrible choice without the proper context.

  3. 14 minutes ago, Luna Bliss said:

    Those signs are way too large -- totally overwhelming.

    If I was designing this venue I'd ask the creator of the building for a second version without those signs, textured like the rest of the building, and then place a much smaller sign with a logo I created myself in an appropriate spot.

    They do fit the early 00s look the whole thing has. The logo size is the smallest issue with this build.

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  4. On 3/11/2021 at 10:36 AM, Nika Talaj said:

    One interesting thing he mentioned was that, looking at the stats on LH uptake, it was obvious that the Meadowbrook LH style (but not all the Meadowbrook models) was much MUCH more popular than all the rest of the older LH styles.

    Something that does not suprise me. The Meadowbrook style combines two excellent attributes:

    1. Neutrality. Meaning, that the houses easily fit a varity of furniture styles. From futuristic to a 60s style.

    2. Easy to furnish. Its box shapes stacked together. Every donkey can place furniture in there.

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  5. 9 minutes ago, Caroline Takeda said:

    I am German. We are not stupid.
    We do know Chicago exists and most of us do speak at least one other language. 

    We were talking sim names and I used the city were the McDonalds headquarter is located at (Chicago) and a random example city elsewhere as a stand-in to explain why franchise/chainstore concepts work in RL, but not in SL. So in fairness it wasn't about knowing the RL city Chicago, although its still odd to assume knowing a sim name is relevant or that people from outside the anglosphere are that isolated from the rest of SL.

  6. If you are happy with what you already have, you don't need one.

    I couldn't stand the rough edges, the wrinkles and ugly feet anymore a couple of years ago and wanted the content specifically made for a certain mesh body. Thats why I switched.

  7. 14 minutes ago, Wili Clip said:

    Usually franchisees are not opening business in a desert because there is no people. Franchisees set up where there are people.

    Correct, but no place in SL is a desert in the same sense of the RL thing.

    14 minutes ago, Wili Clip said:

    In Second Life the german SL users who usually visit Hamburg might not even know that Chicago exists or they don't go there because they speak different language and they want to spend time with people from the same country.

    They may not know about the Chicago sim, but they may know McDonalds. So they type in "McDonalds" into the search and the search gives them "McDonalds Mainstore" located on the Chicago sim. And off they go, teleporting there and purchasing stuff. Most of them will have enough english skills to get that done and if the McDonalds owner has doubts (because maybe the fries come with a really elaborate hud), he includes a notecard with translates instructions.

    14 minutes ago, Wili Clip said:

    or they don't go there because they speak different language and they want to spend time with people from the same country.

    And we are still talking about a business that sells stuff, right? Because thats never going to be a place in SL where people hang out (most hangouts barely break even and are more or less some whales hobby or a community effort). Sure, some of them will prefer to seek out people from the same region/language and those places do exist, but I think you are overestimating this "bubble effect". The international community of Second Life is not just made up of the anglosphere and everyone else stuck in their tiny, national bubbles. We happily shop at Maitreya as it is. We wouldn't need "german Maitreya".

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  8. Thats not going to work, because you lack a key ingredient that makes both franchises and non-franchise stores work: Physical distance. Max Mustermanns McDonalds restaurant in Hamburg works, because his customers in Hamburg can't buy their fries and burgers directly from the McDonalds headquarters in Chicago. If McDonalds was a business in SL, I would simply teleport to the "Chicago" sim and buy my fries and burgers directly there. No need to teleport to the "Hamburg" sim to buy fries and burgers from Max, who rented the sim and purchased a bunch of franchise equipment to set up a McDonalds restaurant there.

    The little bit of franchisy stuff that worked in SL took a big hit, when the MP became popular.

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  9. 1 hour ago, Eirynne Sieyes said:

    I love love love modern design, so I picked up this pretty texture change Sway sofa for $50L from one of my favorite shops. (It will be in the Friday sale.)

    Fourth Wall / Sway Sofa / Fifty Linden Friday | New release … | Flickr

    It is 10 Li with over 52,000 triangles. The L shaped Hala sofa, shown to its right below,  is from the same designer and weighs in at only 27,000 triangles and 4 Li! (Neither sofa melts in the distance.) How does it happen that the earlier and more complex Hala sofa is far less laggy and primmy? Lol! Needless to say, the Sway won't be replacing the Hala anytime soon,  but it is still a great buy. (Maybe.)

    Sway Sofa

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    Hala Sofa

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    A bit off topic, but I got to say: Lovly home!

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  10. Du hast also knapp sieben Jahre für einen Premiumaccount gezahlt, den du gar nicht nutzt? o_o

    Hmm... und zwischenzeitlich gabs nie Probleme mit Rückbuchung etc.? Kannst du nachvollziehen wann das letzte Mal abgebucht wurde? War das auch ganz sicher der Account und nicht ein anderer?

  11. They are completely seperate things. One does not include the other. Together they influence how your avatar looks like. The shape is a combination of slider settings, that determine how your avatar is well... shaped. How long your legs are, how big your butt is, how close your eyes are to each other and so on. The skin is basically the texture that goes on top of that. Its colour and details also have a great influence on how your avatar looks like. Both are considered "essential" avatar parts, meaning you can never not have a skin or shape, you can only replace them with another skin or shape. They are often often sold as pack, because they depend so much on each other.

  12. Why do you assume people are hiding something? Hiding would imply, that they chose to not show something on purpose, that they actively want to keep others away from seeing something. Is "not hiding something" really defined by using voice chat and showing pictures and/or videos of yourself? Is your voice and apperance more "you" than everything else you have already displayed in SL?

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  13. 1 minute ago, AdminGirl said:

    I personally think this is a good thing. At a glance, it seems like an attempt to have a rating system on sl businesses, which is something we are lacking. Maybe it will work, maybe it won't but what we are currently (not) provided with is not sufficient so at least someone is trying.

    I don't think this is good. Just read SL Marketplace comments. So many people aren't able to even read what they are buying or request the shop owner takes care of their mistakes.

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  14. 20 minutes ago, AdminGirl said:

    Do they pass by using "secondlife" instead of "second life"?

    I think this could depend if LL a) decides to care enough and b) how much those instagram idiots make themself (intentional or unintentional) look like they are 'official'.

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