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Everything posted by cicelydawn

  1. I think the oft-seen "I don't usually IM first" is a direct and unforunate result of inaccurate assumptions about what it means to send or respond to IMs, especially in clubs. So we end up with the SL equivalent of middle-school dances with people lined up opposite the dance floor not wanting to make a move. Having grown up in this culture of silence it never really occured to me that open chat could be an antidote of sorts. Ever been shouted at because you sent an innocent IM and then didn't want to go home with them after 15 minutes? I don't want to live my life based on that kind of negative experience! To expand on my previous comment: people who don't often visit these kind of clubs may not realize we get a steady stream of "Gee it's quiet in here" types who generally leave five minutes later. And yet in these places conversations do happen. Shopping or sales are usually a good bet, everyone has an opinion there.
  2. People who want to chat in local often seem to be under the mistaken impression that "It's so quiet in here" is a conversation opener. Even the weather would have better results!
  3. I was informed in a previous thread that "True oldbies are quite a bit older than 13" so don't go buying that wheelchair yet. Second Life: where 7 feet is average, $50 is a lot of money, and ten years is a short time.
  4. It's on the list of development ideas/plans for the Aeros Apollo, which is currently in beta. Progress details can be seen here https://bitbucket.org/aeros-in-sl/faq/wiki/Aeros Apollo
  5. I think that’s a misconception because only oldbies stand around saying “Look at all these oldbies! I’ve been here 13 years how bout you! Remember prims??” There are TONS of Residents in Bellieseria. How do you recognize an oldbie in Second Life? Wait five minutes, they’ll tell you 😛
  6. Well, next time lead with that! The soon-o-meter thing is a long running joke
  7. @Laurelrose Anthony it's the Hive farmhouse kitchen
  8. I wouldn't give it a second thought and I doubt it's close. There's a big difference between a hint and a tease and that comment from Patch is clearly a tease. If there's more context that makes it seem like an actual hint, happy to be proven wrong!
  9. Apologies if you are well aware of this but since you are a brand new member I feel it should be mentioned: if you give up your plot expecting to immediately obtain a new premium home you will most likely be disappointed. Take a good look around the forums. Supplies are limited. The When did you last see a Bellisserian home available? thread gives an idea of the lengths it might take to get a home at this particular moment. In summary, the only homes available are small releases by LL and those abandoned by others. A few are abandoned every day. There are 2-3 small releases (20ish homes each) per week which are at random times and sell out in seconds. On the other hand if you increase your tier level so you have 1024 free, you can try for a new home without giving up your old. You'll only be charged if you get a new home.
  10. Right? Took a minute to find something I could post here though .. language!
  11. As a charter member of the Refresh Club I can't help checking in occasionally to see what comes up. I had a riverside traditional which I let go of recently after lucking into a 32x32 corner plot houseboat in a recent region--an abandon at that! My thought was probably the same as whoever got my last amazing spot: How could anyone give this up? I see no problem with catch and release. These homes represent different things to people. A retirement home, a starter home, a place to sail; something permanent or something more ephemeral...all valid.
  12. When I shop for skins I set myself up in a pose stand and take pictures of each one from the exact same angle. I set the snapshot tool to show the UI so I can tell them apart. Then I can open all these in an image editor and flip through them quickly. It really helps me to see the differences between a bunch of similar skins. Things like nose shading, nostrils, lip shape and size, eyelids, eyebags, cheekbones, contouring are examples of what differs between skins even from a single vendor.
  13. Animations. Number of makeup layers and the save slots for each type. Overall shape--more hair fits. Responsiveness of the HUD.
  14. A means of aligning the horizontal and vertical perspective of the camera is something I dearly wish was part of the camera controls. The ability to place and rotate the camera with precision of a regular object, basically. I'm not aware of anything close to that but would love to hear any tricks or tools for getting good perspective alignment inworld, and not with the aid of post-processing.
  15. Utterly ordinary 4096m parcel of moderate land on a slope. L$3000 http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Vleet/181/156/59
  16. Copying an entire parcel would be a legendary prank worthy of admiration, not scorn. I hope someone does it.
  17. Who could be afraid of Kona Linden, he likes flower and kittycats
  18. With absolutely nothing to back it up, it feels like this gives the average user (provided they can get on during LL business hours) a better chance at "prime" locations in any given region. Obviously there will still be people listening with alts looking to upgrade when regions are dropped but it won't be a horde of them (us) churning through 5 houses per alt seeking the absolute top tier location. You have 30 seconds. Whoever happens to get the best (for whatever personal definition of best) lot..gets it. This is not meant as a judgment on anyone with alts and multiple homes. I have my alts, I've churned through my share of Bellisseria homes.
  19. Based on how fast the homes in the pickle went, how long will a region last.. 27 seconds?
  20. From the current chatter in the groups it seems clear that today's new region has NOT been opened, so I wouldn't walk away yet. I take it with a grain of salt when someone says a bunch of homes were available because in my experience when a house becomes available, I usually see it 3-4 times in quick succession before the system recognizes it as taken. I think that is often what people are reporting. I edited my post because I realized I unintentionally used the same phrasing as @LittleMe Jewell and didn't want it to seem like I was being catty or something, lol
  21. My favourite Tres Beau skin combo looks similar at the neck seam. You could try taking the L (lightness? luminance?) slider down a few points on the Lara HUD. A little goes a long way. Of course this does darken the body ever so slightly, but I don’t find it comes across that way under everyday lighting conditions.
  22. Another angle is its far easier to manage an Instagram account on mobile, the whole platform is geared to that. So you have that connection to your SL social media in the palm of your hand, throwing likes and follows and comments and whatever else people do to gin up followers. Yes flickr has an app but it can't compete in terms of UX. 500k posts tagged #secondlife and many more related hashtags at 10, 20, 50k did surprise me!
  23. A number of SL bloggers and photographers mirror their work on instagram and honestly, at a glance, it looks great because an aspirational image feed for avatars is not far from the ideal of an instagram influencer. It fits! There is an appeal to the idea of a social media account that is entirely my avatar. Instagram would be the place to do it. I’m on Flickr. Dawn doesn’t know what flickr is, she’s eating avocado toast and posting to snap and insta #blessed #yolo #livingmybestlife
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