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  1. Oh man, this has to be the saddest SL news ever I love gachas, for one it's because it's so affordable (I can keep myself in check) and because it's genuinely fun. I love the trading and I adore events, I love the surprise of getting something from the set, no matter what it is. I guess we have to tell Arcade goodbye now? Unless they rebrand (which I hope they do). I'm surprised at how many people here have such negative opinions of it. No one is forcing you to play gachas and so so so many creators put out full sets or mod/copy items at events, gachas are mostly event-exclusive, so no one is missing out on anything. This is really disappointing, but I guess we'll have to make do.
  2. Hi everyone! I'm having a bit of an RP craving and looking for active places that do fantasy RP, perhaps even D&D. I used to play a lot at Mysts of Eyr, so looking for something similar? Preferably something chill, where one can come and go.
  3. Guys!!! Thank you all, I figured out the problem, LOL. Apparently an app I'm using in the background has gotten corrupt or something and has been causing insane graphic card issues for the past few days (I tried playing some games I have installed and they struggled a lot with fps and general execution). I tried to disable it and my laptop flies again and Firestorm loads super fast and without an issue once more. I feel so dumb, haha, and I'm so sorry to have bothered you all. Wow. I'm so glad it works again, lol. If anyone comes across this thread with the same issue - DISABLE WALLPAPER ENGINGE APP. *facepalm*
  4. Yes, they didn't, and yes, I tried the official viewer with the same unfortunate result I just tried to log in Firestorm again (I also did a clean install yesterday, so it was pure, i deleted ALL firestorm data from appdata just in case), first log in - successful because no cache. Tried logging in now - fail again, stuck on Loading World. I've sent the zip with logs your way! Thank you so much for helping me!! This is driving me insane.
  5. Okay I'm genuinely losing my mind. I've tried everything possible. I've contacted LL support, they said my inventory is fine. I've still made more subfolders and sorted and cleaned my inventory. I've cleared cache. I've cleared select cache files. I tried logging in with Firestorm and official viewer. I've made sure my internet connection is fine. I log into quiet places. Same story over and over, if I don't clear cache, I won't get past the Loading World loading bar. What do I do? 😧 This is so odd...
  6. Ooh that's good to know! I've never actually switched my skins, so I'm good on that one!
  7. Thanks, Whirly Fizzle That could easily be an issue, even though I'm insanely into organizing and have a lot of subfolders haha. I've submitted a ticket via your link, so hopefully I can get some help with my issue! That's what you get for being a shopaholic haha. Thanks! (I've also just cleared my cache again and voila - I'm in, no trouble).
  8. Hmm! I do have an Intel 620, I believe, however I made sure to launch Firestorm with my Nvidia card instead, and it's been running with it for the past half a year or so quite nicely. So odd!
  9. JulsToffy

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    Hi everyone! I've started having an odd issue since yesterday for whatever reason, where I open Firestorm, start logging in and it takes f o r e v e r. Mostly it gets stuck on Loading World... but sometimes it *does* log in but I have like ?? instead of my balance and I basically fly down the air (I log into my sky sandbox). It stops if I clear cache and log in - no issue then. But this is very annoying. Anyone else might be experiencing that?
  10. Okay, I continue exploring Blender in my free time and I'm genuinely confused as to how people manage to create items that stay below 3 land impact. I made a set, a board, a cup with berries and a simple cookie which i'll probably delete lol. And I faced a problem that when uploaded to SL, this item was around 7 land impact. What influences land impact? I made as many loops as possible, removed details, etc. etc., but still... this board clearly shouldn't be over 1li lol. Any tips please? I'm absolutely confused on how to approach li.
  11. Thank you so much for your insight on this and your input, this is a lot of information I was definitely looking to hear! I'm glad I did all those tutorials, and I can see how I'll need to change my thinking indeed I'm probably going to spend some time studying mesh decor items in SL itself from other creators and see how they're doing things, so I can see how I can adapt. I've already tried making a uv map (and yay successfully, all materials in one UV map!) and an AO map I think photoshopped onto the UV map, so I hope I'm onto something. Going to remake the honey jar and see what I can do to still make it look nice in-game and not as laggy haha. Thanks so much for helping me, I was worried there wouldn't be anyone to ask questions around this forum! I'll try again and then share my results! BTW, your tutorials also helped me immensely!
  12. Yeah, this makes sense! I imagine I'll have to learn to reduce it for the in-game purposes, oof. Here is a screenshot!
  13. I hope it's okay to bump this topic again! I've spent some time doing tutorials by BlenderGuru and learning the basics to understand Blender better - wow I learnt so much! Then I made an object on my own, a little honey jar, to practice what I learnt and then tried to upload it to SL, which is where I realised everything is much more nuanced. Could I please get some advice on these questions? : My honey jar consists of a lid, a jar itself and honey inside. How do I properly import this to SL? Do I need to join objects into a single one before uploading it? These 3 parts of the jar combined jacked up insane vertices amount, I mean 99k. How do I work around this? It's a tiny jar lol. But I don't want to delete all the nice shape I gave it. I'm adding a picture of it to show it (don't mind the noise, my laptop takes its time ). I disabled the modifiers for render just to see what happens and it's kind of nice, but less so. Perhaps, there is some systematic approach to this and as a newbie I don't know yet. The jar is a glass one and I made it using the Principled bsdf node. However, when I uploaded the mesh and applied texture, the jar was completely black. Do I need to add transparency to the mesh itself despite the material node or do I need to do anything else? I want to make a shadow for my jar beneath it, just something soft and natural, but not sure how to. Could I please get advice on that, too? Thank you
  14. Whoah, thanks so much everyone for insight and helpful comments!! I'm working hard to practice on more tutorials and I think I understand some things even better now So i'll remake the bucket with all the knowledge already gotten So much to learn!
  15. Thank you! This is definitely something I wanted to learn, so cool! Whoah, thanks so much!! I'll follow this and learn! So exciting!
  16. Hi everyone! I hope it's okay to post here, but I wanted to ask a couple of questions and there seem to be a lot of experts around! I really want to start making my own decor and I'm doing tutorial examples in Blender for simple objects. So far I've made a plate and a bucket lol. But I know there is much more to mesh creation for SL, including LOD, ambient occlusion baked maps, uv maps and etc for low land impact. I can't find any good tutorials to guide me in this and a lot of stuff on youtube is aimed at videogames and video creation. Would anyone please point me in the direction of tutorials/videos that I should check out that can help with creating objects for SL? p.s. Here is an example of my bucket, I feel like I overcomplicated it
  17. I'm having an issue too... Thought it's me haha. Hope they can fix it soon!
  18. Hey guys I thought I'd share a venue I built recently, a free of charge photostudio to take profile and blogging pictures. There are three booths with different backgrounds I build using furniture, decor, etc. + my office room which you can also use! There are a couple of posestands too. https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Lila/149/200/1297 Here are also a couple of pictures of the backdrops that you can use as your profile picture background! 🥰
  19. I'm working on a tropical beach themed home with some rustic touches, and really proud of it 🥰
  20. Oh yes, I do, I didn't notice it! And it worked! Thanks so much Cindy for your help!
  21. Hi there! I left SL for a couple of years or so and as I was becoming less active, I eventually stopped getting any notifications, even though I didn't change the settings for it anywhere. How could I get them back again? Going into email notifications in my Account settings here shows grayed out options.
  22. Hello! I live in Belarus and I know we can't work a lot with paypal here. So is it possible to attach our VISA cards directly to SL account and which kind of VISA is better? I thought of Visa electron. Advice me, please :)
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