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  1. Amina Sopwith

    Seeking a Nanny

    Was there a glitch in the Matrix?
  2. Amina Sopwith

    Looking for baby mama

    They're cheaper and easier than real babies, too But the real thing has a certain je ne sais quoi that the prime lack.
  3. Amina Sopwith

    Rez'd Again Noob

    Thank you again for all the help and responses! I spent a bit of time messing around with it last night...don't know if the servers were slow or what but it was all still a headache even though I managed to get the darn things off. I don't think mesh is worth the hassle in and of itself, but I guess if I want to engage with people properly then I shouldn't look too dated. I don't plan on being naked very much this time around, but it's not the system body that looks dated as much as the prim/system clothing. Were people not annoyed when mesh took over and entire inventories were rendered useless?
  4. Amina Sopwith

    Looking for baby mama

    Didn't your mother ever tell you sex could lead to dating?
  5. Amina Sopwith

    Rez'd Again Noob

    Thanks again, guys. In the end I had to unbox it again and start from scratch. I am scared to remove the HUD now in case it happens again! Still, finally got those things off, so thank you.
  6. Amina Sopwith

    Why so many empty role play sims?

    I should, of course, but I don't have the time, resources or building skills. (Or friends on European time. Yet.) I'll keep looking and if I can't find anywhere, I'll just live in Arabian Nights sims. I'm currently stuck in half a belly dance costume due to a problem with my mesh body (though some people have given me some possible solutions to try), so it might be my only option.
  7. Amina Sopwith

    Why so many empty role play sims?

    I've been back several times to places that looked good, and not seen anyone. I do remember from last time that action didn't really start until the Americans and Australians got online, but I can't really stay up that late all the time any more. I guess the Brits are all too busy having tea and stockpiling tinned food before Brexit brings everything crashing down around us.
  8. Amina Sopwith

    Rez'd Again Noob

    How does one do that? Maybe that's where I've been going wrong.
  9. Amina Sopwith

    Rez'd Again Noob

    Thanks guys, I'll try those suggestions when I next go in! My first few goes with mesh were fine once I worked it out, or thought I had...I have a couple of outfits and I seemed to be changing them ok and working out how to hide body parts that were poking through. Then I put on this belly dance costume, which included bra and glitch pants, and I cannot get the fugging HUD, for either my mesh body or the outfit itself, to show itself to get the buggers off. If I put more mesh clothes on, they're still there. If I remove the entire outfit, they're still there. If the suggestions here don't work, I guess I'll just have to stay a system noob, or live in Arabian Nights sims forever. I have to be honest, I don't think mesh, in and of itself, is worth all the hassle and the learning curve. I still don't understand what appliers are (all I understand is, I wear an alpha to hide my system body, I wear the mesh body on top of it and then I add clothes and use the HUD to control which layers show on the body and which don't, and which body parts show and which don't. I don't get the applier thing.). But I'm interested in RPing, so an av that's as relatively realistic as the others is a good idea, plus nobody makes system clothes any more. Someone said I ought to get a different viewer to make mesh work properly. I really hope that's not going to be necessary.
  10. Amina Sopwith

    Rez'd Again Noob

    Yep, same here. Once on the bleeding edge of now, helped people tint their prim feet because I knew how to do it, came back a short while ago after some years away and I might as well be a noob. I did get a mesh body and found tutorials online and it seemed straightforward once I understood it. However, now I've got a bra and glitch pants on permanently because no matter what I do, the HUD I need to remove them does not appear when I wear/attach it. I've tried rebooting, even deleting and reloading SL completely...nothing. (Can anyone help? I can't get that fugging HUD to appear!) My new AO won't work half the time either. I'm just back in my system body most of the time now. I don't think mesh bodies necessarily look much better than a system one with a high quality skin, but mesh clothes do look much better. Better textures and I like the way they sit on your av as an extra layer, as in reality. But as a previous poster said, if you're not planning on being naked a lot and are in SL for things like wandering around interesting places, system body is fine. I feel for people who suddenly have an entire inventory of years of system/prim clothes that are completely obsolete now, though. Agree with the OP that if this were my first time in SL, I'd never stick it. It took some time to get the swing of things the first time round but it really is very complicated. I would just get bored and go away if I hadn't been here before.
  11. Amina Sopwith

    Why so many empty role play sims?

    But mobile gaming, as you say, lends itself to an entirely different style of RP. I loved the immersive and sophisticated RP I could get in SL, which could involve combat but definitely wasn't pew-pew-pew shoot-em-up, and which wouldn't be possible on a tiny screen with just a phone keypad. I know lots of others did too, because they were everywhere. Has mobile gaming actually changed what people like, to the point where they won't sit and spend a couple of hours in an Arabian Nights or Victorian steampunk story any more? I have read about RPing on Twitter. I've seen the screenshots but I just can't understand how that could work. It's so restrictive and how could you keep track of everything that's going on in the story?
  12. Amina Sopwith

    Spoil me Rotten

    Absolutely. I wouldn't be having this reaction if the (clearly intelligent and articulate) OP was talking about building or plot-based RP. It's the looking for OOC relationships to fulfil a personal need that concerns me a bit. SL relationships can be intense and addictive largely because they really don't function in the way that RL relationships do, and they can make it harder to be happy in RL. I just don't think a young, vibrant person at the start of their journey of self discovery and the world, in a formative phase, should make the SL experience their benchmark. I also think that if you've got a 22 year old, functioning body, you should be bloody using it all the time. I know there are people who meet their true life partner in SL, but the dynamics still change when they take it into the real world, with its mess and mundanity.
  13. Amina Sopwith

    Spoil me Rotten

    It's not that I think young people shouldn't be welcome in SL or don't have anything to contribute. It's more that I really wish I'd spent more time off the screen when I was 22. You don't realise how valuable and short those years are until they're gone. I'm an SL old timer (check my rez date), so I very much understand what the appeal is and what the possibilities are. But, and I did say I knew this wasn't going to go down well but dammit it's true... it is really, really not the best, most fulfilling or enriching way for a young vibrant person to spend their best years. Go to real sex clubs, wear real gorgeous clothes while you still can (you can, you haven't got a clue how gorgeous you are, you're 22), make real life messes and mistakes with real life people while you're still young enough for your life to be un-*****upable. Of course there are going to be some exceptions to this but they're not the norm. Barring some very specific circumstances, 22-year-olds should be out having fun, clubbing, cross stitching, whatever. Turn the computer off and go have some real life fun with your 22 year old self. I was indeed surprised when I came back in after a hiatus of a few years. When I was here last time, most people seemed to be in their 30s, 40s and beyond. Now, there are more and more in their 20s. Perhaps it was always like this and I just gravitated towards the older crowds last time, I don't know. But yes, it definitely was a surprise. Jeez, if I were 22 again... Anyway, it's a moot point because OP is obviously going to continue investing in SL, as is her perfect right. Damn, though. If I could relive my 22nd year, you wouldn't find me on here. *goes to bleach liver spots*
  14. Amina Sopwith

    Is "roleplaying" in non-RP areas really that bad?

    I think it may be partly to do with the fact that most people aren't really roleplaying for plot development - they are roleplaying for wish fulfilment and as such are playing themselves, whatever the character or setting. It's the biggest cause of RP drama, in my opinion. Two people trying to act out their own fantasies but they aren't compatible and thus drama ensures. Since they're mostly playing themselves, they also have a personal investment in it that contributes to the high emotions. Dice rolling allows a random element that a lot of RPers don't want, because they have a very specific outcome in mind, for the aforementioned reasons. I'm an experienced RPer and have done a lot of RP combat. If the other RPers are also experienced and understand it, RP combat can work very well. If you understand your character's strengths, weaknesses and limits and RP accordingly, you usually get a realistic outcome.
  15. Amina Sopwith

    Why so many empty role play sims?

    I may be barking up the completely wrong tree here but I wonder if it's anything to do with social media becoming so very much more sophisticated in the last five or so years? Maybe people no longer feel a need for this sort of escapism because there are so many more ways to project a polished version of yourself in real life, or get kicks by playing around on online dating sites? Or it's shortened everyone's attention spans so they're no longer so interested in long-term, plot based, situational RP? From what I've seen since my return, there's a lot more sophistication in av customisation (I hail from the golden age of prim feet; I was once on the bleeding edge because I knew how to tint them). Mesh bodies, bento heads and so on. Has that led to a cultural shift within SL whereby there's more focus on appearance than RP and interaction? I never cared much what my av looked like as long as it fitted the character and settings...I actually always found it really tedious trying all sorts of different shapes and skins etc, it was so hard to find a decent match that once I found one I just stuck with it and changed the clothes to fit the RP. I don't know, I'm clutching at straws here. It's just that it seems so strange to me. RP was thriving a few years ago, and yet as we seem to live more and more of our real lives online, it seems to have gone down the pan. Is there a connection?
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