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  1. This is my life right now after logging out because I couldn't rez anything all of a sudden:


    Restarted my computer, checked my internet connection, everything seems gucci on my end. Yet SL has decided I've had enough for the night.

    Also, this is what the Marketplace does when I try to visit a store page:

    I can still browse and open up pages for individual products at least. Don't worry, I'm not making any purchases while things are like this.

  2. 9 minutes ago, steeljane42 said:

    I hope you mostly stay at the ground level then, otherwise it's very hard to unsee the gaps in meshes that are present in both legacy female bodies on high altitudes (old tmp ones too). I didn't bother checking a male one, so can't say anything about it.

    Of course to each their own, but when I noticed it myself... I also couldn't unsee it anymore. Worst part is - it actually can be fixed and rather easily, maitreya's 5.0 update had quite a few of those seams that weren't present in 4.1 version, and it got patched out within a month. Legacy, on another hand, has those seams since release and it didn't got better one bit in ~15 months.

    I spend a lot of time in the sky and I don't notice the lines very much at all. Usually only when I'm zoomed in really close to my chest or something. Like, really close. And I generally have no reason to be that close unless I'm moving an unrigged necklace into place. I thought they'd bug me at first but was happily surprised they didn't in the long run.

    I do agree with you though on one thing, I'm disappointed Legacy has not yet fixed the problem. I know they have acknowledged it but you'd think they could have rolled an update by now.

    But disappointment in that aside, the lines I can hardly even see up close are far less of an issue to me than the anatomical issues that scream at me even from a distance when I wear Maitreya. I'd take the lines any day over that. Obviously I have, because I wear Legacy now;)

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  3. 1 minute ago, AnyaJurelle said:

    @Cyanide Pixie haha No, not taking it as pooping over the Maitreya party at all. I see the weirdness too. Really hope Maitreya comes out with a new body..

    Meanwhile, after all this Legacy talk, I tried putting mine back on today but couldn't for the life of me figure it (and naturally there's absolutely no information anywhere on the nitty gritty of how to wear Legacy and do the BOM dance with it - 4 hands and 4 feet is just a lil too funky for my taste :D) so I gave up in disgust and threw it back in a dark and dusty corner to be forgotten...until next time.

    @AnyaJurelle With BOM, make sure you take off your alphas and then switch to BOM in your HUD:


    (click the button on the right under the world Style)


    (and then click on "Apply BOM" when it changes to this)

    I hope you can get it working at some point because I gotta say, Legacy and BOM together was (second) life changing for me!

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  4. 12 minutes ago, AnyaJurelle said:

    @Cyanide Pixie I see what you mean but I'm disinclined to blame Maitreya entirely for that - it's mostly the way people make their shapes. Not everyone has a knack for proportions while others like their 'proportions' perfectly distorted.

    For example, I have a friend whose personal preference is hips as wide they can go with her butt all but dragging on the ground; I guess there's no accounting for taste, but I figure if it makes her happy, then more power to her.

    I do agree with you that shapes are partially to blame but I think the shapes are only accentuating the issue, not creating it. I can't replicate it with Legacy at all, and it was something I always struggled with when wearing Maitreya. I'd get that weird angle jutting out from a partial front/partial side view and it would irk me when I was trying to take pictures. And I see so many Maitreya avatars with a pointy rear that it has now become the Maitreya hallmark in my mind. That and the armpit/shoulder issue that was discussed waaaaaay back in this thread, another problem I struggled with personally when wearing Maitreya.

    And sorry, I'm really not trying to sound like I'm pooping all over Maitreya's party. I loved my Maitreya body for years and truly have no issues with the creator. From everything I've ever heard, she's wonderful and I'm grateful for the amazing innovation she brought to the mesh body market! But the point I'm trying to make is that for me personally as a customer, I would need to see those anatomical problems fixed and the entire mesh overhauled and refined before I could go back to the Maitreya brand. The problems stand out too much now and I can't unsee them. Kind of like how I used to love my system avatar and thought I looked fab, but then I switched to mesh and instantly realized I could never go back. That's honestly how I feel about Maitreya after switching to Legacy. There is that big of a difference and I never could have imagined that would be the case back when I was wearing Maitreya and feeling great. Maybe something will come along in a few years and make me feel that way about Legacy. Who knows, maybe it will be a new Maitreya line! But she's got a whole lot of work to do before that could become a reality...

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  5. 6 hours ago, mistika Magic said:

    I don't know what happened to your butt, but mine is pretty much roundy. And yes, I took a look at it to make sure.¬†ūüėā

    It's not my butt I'm worried about as I made sure to fight against the point when I wore Maitreya and it's a non-issue altogether with Legacy regardless of the size or shape someone makes their rear end. Surely I can't be the only one in SL to have noticed the phenomenon with the Maitreya backside?

    This isn't the most extreme example, but here is a shot with a Maitreya avatar's butt in the front, my avatar's Legacy butt in the back. Now, you might think this is strictly a size issue because my arse is fairly small but that isn't it. It is 100% the shape of the mesh. I can make my Legacy butt huge and it stays round. Belleza butts can be very large and round as well. But on the Maitreya body, it seems the bigger the butt gets the more it comes to a point. And I think a lot of people scrunch up their hip length and it only accentuates it further when they have such a short pelvic area.



    In a lot of cases, you can see it without even a full side view. There is a really weird angle of the butt that can be visible at the hip when the avatar is halfway between front facing and side that I only notice on Maitreya avatars. It ranges from looking like a saggy dirty diaper to looking like a full-on traffic cone.


    Again, not the most extreme example as I've seen far pointier sticking out but I'm trying to get some images as I'm out shopping to better express what I see. It's a quirk in the Maitreya mesh I don't see with Legacy or Belleza and it's the first thing that instantly signals to me that a person is wearing Maitreya.

    I tried everything I could to mimic that effect with my Legacy body and even when taking my butt up to 100 and cycling through a bunch of poses it never happened. My hip/butt area stayed smooth and rounded at all times with nothing jutting out:


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  6. 3 minutes ago, Lillith Hapmouche said:

    You bet I'll be looking for carrot butts now...¬†ūüźį

    Ahahaha, sorry to ruin you on that one too now! ūüėā

    It's one of those things I kind of always noticed and would constantly tweak on my Maitreya shape. But I didn't fully understand why I was so unhappy with my backside at certain angles... until I switched to Legacy where the butt is nicely rounded and has a natural curve. Now the incredibly pointed backside of some Maitreya wearers is the first thing I notice and I can't stop staring.

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  7. 5 hours ago, mistika Magic said:

    give it an update with more realistic features (specially in the tummy and breasts regions) or launch a new body.

    Don't forget the armpit/shoulder area and the butt. Really, the Maitreya "triangle butt" drives me the most insane! I feel like people even accentuate the odd shape by scrunching their hip length up and pulling the butt out so it ends up being super pointed. A big butt should resemble an apple and not a carrot. I respect Maitreya as a brand and wore that body happily for years, but I could never go back until those issues are fixed. Once you see it you can't unsee it.

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  8. On 6/7/2020 at 10:45 PM, Khaya Leistone said:

    The body itself is gorgeous. I can achieve a much more realistic look than with any other body (except maybe Belleza Venus). But, like Venus, most creators don't seem to want to support Perky because it's smaller, and apparently the demand is more for unrealistically curvy. It's so frustrating.

    @Khaya Leistone Just wanted to respond to this point because you're new to Legacy and may not know... but the only difference (aside from the lack of deformers) between the original Legacy body and the Perky Legacy body is the shape of the breasts. So all Legacy bottoms fit both bodies because the bottom half is identical and TBH even a lot of tops that fully cover the breast will work for Perky as well because the back/tummy/arms/etc. are the same between the bodies too. Hopefully you have more clothing choices than you realize! Also, Perky is very new and I'm already seeing quite a lot of designers creating for that breast shape and I know more will follow.

    And as an aside, Perky was made as much for those who want a very small bustline as well as those who want huge anime boobies. It's a shape thing, not a size thing, but one can say that shape lends itself better to either very small or very large. The original has a more all over rounded shape whereas the perky has a more upwardly pointed shape, with the weight more at the bottom than an all over fullness. Does that make sense? I'm struggling to describe what I visually see, but I hope it does. It is true I can achieve a slightly smaller look with my Perky body because the shape accommodates it better, but my original Legacy body looks great with what is basically a natural B cup size. Both bodies are super versatile, whether going for a thin or a curvy look.

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  9. @halebore Aeon Ah, gotcha! I misunderstood what you were saying at first. Yeah, I could definitely see it just being an incompatibility with the way the heads fit.

    EDIT: And I just noticed now you had edited your comment to be more than the first sentence I quoted, no wonder I was confused! I replied before refreshing so I thought that's all you had said about it, ahahaha! ;) 

  10. 1 minute ago, halebore Aeon said:

    Yeah as I said before, it was the same with the mesh heads when they were just brand new. It's basically that all over again. I tend to switch between my Maitreya and Legacy body as it is, because I love what both bodies bring to the table. xD

    Is it the same though? I don't recall any neck blends on heads having a second lower blend piece beyond the neck ring. But like I said earlier, I always hated them and found them useless so maybe I just didn't notice. They never worked well for me.

  11. Just now, halebore Aeon said:

    Actually the neck blend thing is more of a head thing, than a body thing.

    Maybe that's why it felt so innovative in a body to me. I think I'm just used to the head ones that are one piece and never work well. Once I figured out the Legacy one was two pieces for even more blendability and had a range of tones, my mind was a little blown. I think having the bottom section seamlessly come off the upper chest/collar bone makes the difference. I do wish the neck ring was a little more snug, but perhaps that's not possible for the range of motion without the actual neck clipping through.

  12. @AnyaJurelle Legacy was a blessing and a curse. Yes, it gave all of us Maitreya lovers a shiny new option that feels like a more polished version of "us"... but it came with a whole lot of nasty fine print and highlighted all the problems with Maitreya to the point where we feel disappointed if we switch back to what used to be an acceptable body that we were perfectly content with. 

    New and improved Maitreya body when? I know it's been teased that a new generation is in the works. My question is whether or not the lackluster parts of the mesh that we now can't unsee can be fixed while maintaining backwards compatibility with our existing wardrobe. I think compatibility would be a must. But if the mesh isn't refined I don't know if I can go back. I've tasted the forbidden fruit.

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  13. @AnyaJurelle Yeah, that's a huge bummer to hear they lost a customer who tried to give them another chance. I haven't had to deal with customer service myself, but what you've described is really shockingly poor service. Especially considering they should be kissing the feet of their customers to erase some of the bad rep they earned in the past. The neck seam is crap, it was one of the first thing I noticed after I bought the body.  Sorry to hear they dismissed you like that :(


    I wish I could say I could just go back to Maitreya... but sadly, I can't. There are just too many things I like better about Legacy from the actual mesh to the way the materials work to the aforementioned two-piece neck blend that lets me mix my skins.. There were always things that bugged me about Maitreya (like the shoulders/armpits and the shape of the butt), but I never realized how many things I was actually unsatisfied with until I switched to Legacy. I also wish I liked Belleza more. I have their bodies and they are absolutely beautiful but never feel right on me. I like to have small breasts with a natural braless teardrop droop and nothing I can do on Freya, Isis, or Venus has allowed me to achieve that. If it weren't for the breasts, I would have been using Belleza a long time ago. So Legacy it is for me, and I just have to cross my fingers I never have a reason to seek customer service from their team.

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  14. On 11/1/2019 at 3:15 PM, AnyaJurelle said:

    There is a neck issue, to which a certain 'CSR' (who would have been fired in the real world for her odious, officious and obnoxiously condescending treatment of customers) shrieks like a banshee, "No there isn't! No there isn't! It's your WL! It's your WL!" 

    Lurker here (not just to this thread but to the forums in general). I decided to come out of the shadows to add my two cents about the neck seam. There is absolutely a terrible issue with the neck seam. I agree with that 100% and in my humble opinion, it should be something The Shops addresses and fixes without attitude and lies.


    HOWEVER... one thing I don't recall seeing mentioned here or in reviews (granted, it's been a long thread to read and remember fully), is how good the two piece neck blend is. Pre-Legacy, I thought neck blends were useless junk. Never used them, couldn't stand them. But because of the neck seam issue I decided to play with their blend system and I completely converted. Maybe other blends have been as good and I just didn't give them a chance? I'm not sure. I don't recall having two pieces before the way Legacy does it, and I suspect that makes all the difference. There is a ring you wear around your neck as well as a blend piece in the HUD that blends the collarbone area up to that ring. When you get real up close and personal you can of course see the ring layer slightly raised from your neck, but aside from that you can get shockingly good blends.


    After a couple of months, I've grown so accustomed to  "Frankensteining" my body skin and head skin with that blend that I wouldn't want to go back to a body that doesn't allow me to do that with similarly stellar results. I have a tendency to really love certain head skins but hate the body skins, so I find it really cool to be able to wear skins by two different makers at once that I really love. I can also report that while certain windlight settings make the ring look dark, the vast majority do not. And I've tested a bunch both with my normal Ultra/Advanced Lighting setting as well as with lower settings and Advanced Lighting turned off. I strongly encourage any Legacy owners struggling with the neck seam to give the blend system a chance if you're like me and used to ignoring them completely.

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  15. I am looking to rent a homestead in a high quality sailing community but there's a catch... I want terraforming rights on my island. I am not looking to do anything crazy, but I crave the freedom to alter my terrain when I am landscaping. I'd also like to switch out my homes with ease as I have a large collection that grows with each new release. I use only high quality original mesh. I am more than willing to adhere to seasonal landscaping as it is actually my preference to enjoy the changing seasons. My taste in architecture is a wide range of "modern" that spans the 20th century. I understand the requirement to keep suitable waters around the island and unused prims for sailing. I have no interest in sci fi, fantasy, or tiki regions. I am respectful of covenant rules, very quiet with few guests, and I have a solid rental history.

    I'm hesitant to post this because I currently rent a homestead within a great sailing community (for over a year now) but I have been dissatisfied with the fact that I do not have the freedom to rotate builds and landscape my island when inspiration hits. I find myself spending most of my time on the mainland parcel I own or up in skyboxes because I get a bit depressed that I cannot do what I want to do on my homestead without the ability to terraform. I've contemplated also renting a standalone homestead to scratch all my terraforming itches, but it would be far too expensive for me on top of my sailing homestead rental and my monthly mainland tier. I'd rather not leave, but I'd also rather not make a stink about my dissatisfaction and I hope to quietly find a community that may be a better fit for my needs.

    It should be noted that I'd also be willing to consider taking actual employment within a community as a landscaper and/or estate manager. I have a lot to offer, both in skill and inventory. I also have a fair amount of time to offer, as I spend most of my down time at home in SL (at least a few hours each night) when I'm not working IRL at the clothing store I manage.

    Please understand this listing is to find a full homestead (65536sqm @ 5000 prims) in the United Sailing Sims. I have no interest in a standalone homestead unless it is a part of a network of connected islands with high standards and similar aesthetic. I realize what I am looking for is extremely rare and may require special arrangements. I am a friendly 11+ year old SL resident who loves landscaping, architecture, and design and I'm seeking a home with others of the same mindset. Please contact me if you think I'd be a good fit for your community. I look forward to hearing from you!

    -  Cyanide Pixie


  16. I know there are a lot of issues with the market place and deliveries, but I just started having a new problem today. The items are actually being delivered to me. I actually accept the box in game. But they are not showing up in my inventory. When I restart my viewer, half the time they are finally there, half the time they are still missing. I have been testing this today on two different computers, using both Firestorm and the official viewer. What's going on?


    I have already cleared my cache and this is still not working. I just tested again and attempted to purchase one item. I accepted the delivery... and nothing. Nada.

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