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  1. I'm having the same issue as you. The status still says no issues, but there has to be one. Maybe it's Firestorm viewer (if you use it). I don't see anything on their site either.
  2. Yeah, I get totally bored in SL too. I do not have many SL friends and it's not easy meeting new peeps that have the same interest as I do and want to meet new peeps as well. That is one reason why I started to learn how to build. I also started learning photography and editing. So, I hop from one scenic sim to another snapping different types of photos. I am no pro yet, but it's fun and a great learning experience nonetheless. I participate in hunts and in weekly/monthly discount events or showcases. Also, You may want to check out Drama Libre. They host themed parties every Saturday from 7pm to 11pm. It's a ton of fun. They break down and rebuild themed sets each week and they do an EXCELLENT job. The people are super nice. I frequented there for like 3 months straight, but now I work too much on my projects during those times and don't get a chance to go.
  3. Thanks for all of the advice guys! @Lukeh - I believe Google Sketch-up is super easy too but when I upload my objects into SL, it's all broken apart. I cannot figure out how to fix it. @Nalates - I've actually watched many of Ashasekayi and they are very helpful too.
  4. So sorry to hear about your partner. I hope he makes a speedy recovery and returns to you soon.
  5. My previous avatar chillin'. Now and again she makes an appearance. Sorry for the low qual image. I save them as png since Firestorm is more compatible with png. This makes me realize that I should save them as jpeg and convert to png when needed.
  6. Very true! I know exactly which avatars you are talking about. The super skinny ones with the tiny tiny eyes and large round heads. Those can get pretty funky too, but they look better than Ruth.
  7. Hahaa! Love this post. I must admit that I tend to run from ugly avatars though. I see soooo many! Especially the beefed up male avatars with tiny heads or female avatars who are like 10 feet tall (my avi is 5 feet 6 inches). Scary stuff. There is really no excuse to have odd looking avatars anymore with all these fantastic creators and the beauty of Marketplace. Ruth is long dead! Hook up your avi! Also, utilize AOs. We don't walk like robotic avatars in RL so why would we be okay with it in SL? Have fun with your avatar.
  8. I do a lot of shopping in SL. A LOT of shopping. Now that mesh capabilities is getting better and better in SL, I want everything mesh practically. I love it! Now I try to buy as many things in mesh as possible. I just started learning how to create mesh objects in Blender, starting off more geometric and making houses (thank goodness for Youtube!), but that is only the very very tip of the iceburg. I see creators making the most incredible mesh objects in SL and I am baffled as to how they learned how to create them. Of course, I sign up for classes with Builder's Brewery, Caledon University and the such, but I seem to need more training. I want to know what the best resources were for them to learn how to create mesh. Are most of these creators animators by trade, having gone to college specifically for 3D modeling/animation? Did it take them years to get it down? What advice would they give to aspiring 3D modelers with no background in 3D modeling?
  9. I think that SL is similar to RL where you meet people with the same interests as you based on where you put yourself. If you want to meet an artistic guy, then you make your social scene art related events. If you want a guy who is a body builder, go strut around the gym. I think I got lucky when I first arrived because a co-worker who had been in SL for years introduced me to SL. I pretty much skipped mainland and ended up on a private sim called "New Toulouse" where I rented a cheap apartment and started learning the ropes of SL. I did not run into griefers or trolls, no one spammed chat, I did not get hit on by weirdo newbs going "Sex sex sex! U sex me!". Within a month of joining SL, I did meet a guy who had been in SL for a couple of years when I first arrived and we were getting along great for a few months, then he suddenly disappeared claiming computer issues. I have not seen him since. My meeting of him was not intentional. I never planned to meet anyone on here, but I just so happened to run into him at an event and he turned out to be a really decent guy...at least as much as I knew. We never exchanged RL info. I think that looking for someone period only ends up in disappointment. I am still not looking to meet anyone, but if I do, I want to meet someone with the same interests as me, which is creating for SL (Particularly mesh objects. I'm obsessed with mesh). I hope to be like {What Next} and Cheeky Pea, where a creator is in a partnership with a creator and you both collaborate together in SL. My only interest in SL is to create home furnishings now. I think what I got out of SL is a new skill, the skill of 3D modeling! Meeting people along the way is an added bonus. For the record, I am still a loner in SL because most creators are partnered (and seriously partnered) and the girls to pal around with seem either a bit too goofy or too occupied with their partner or their own builds! I will also admit that my status as a loner is mainly my fault as well. I'm not out and about chatting with people. So my advice to those seeking friends and partnerships in SL is to pinpoint your interest and get yourselves there. You like shopping, sign up for hunts! You'll always meet tons of people. Womenstuff, Menstuff and Homestuff are great! There is a hunt going on right now with Homestuff. Sign up for groups that interest you and go to group events. Join private region groups that interest you. Check out New Toulouse just because I've been talking about it (http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/New%20Toulouse/128/128/2). Check out other people's groups and picks too. Also, Mad Peas! Great place to meet different kinds of people who are not in SL just to grief and cyber sex you. Don't jump head into relationships. Just have fun and get to know people.
  10. Hi! My name is Dido Elizabeth Belle. I've been in SL for a year now, but I just signed up for the forums today. In RL, I am a mixture of African, Irish, Jewish, and Native American. People always think I look Ethiopian. The only thing my avatar and I have in common is our skin tone, cheek bones, jaw line, full lips and hair length...when my avi is wearing it long. As I'm not overweight, I am not nearly as thin as my avi. My avi is like the size of Jennifer Aniston and I am the size of Christine Hendricks from Mad Men in RL.
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