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Conifer Dada

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  1. My render cost is always pretty low so I hardly ever think about it in relation to myself (I don't go in for bento shoelaces or scripted lingerie!) but I do have some custom graphics settings that turn about 33% of people into jellydolls
  2. I don't think SL is in any immediate danger. I've been going to this year's Burn2 and I'm amazed by the creativity expressed in some of the builds. Virtual clubs and festivals are one of the things SL does best. One thing I do find though is that it's more difficult to find new places to go when your regular haunts close down, which happens all to frequently. A useful idea for making clubs less laggy would be for LL to give landowners the ability to limit the complexity of avatars in the same way as individuals can with their viewer. Then an over complex visitor would find themselves rendered as a jelly doll on arrival and perhaps get a polite message suggesting they reduce their complexity.
  3. After 13 years in SL I think I know my way around the LL viewer . . . . .or do I ?? I sort of know what I know, but there are probably lots of other things that I don't even know that I don't know !!
  4. For Halloween I will not be doing anything special. No doubt I'll turn up at some of my regular haunts (no pun intended) to find skeletons, zombies, bats and rotting corpses dotted around. If it's too gruesome then I usually go somewhere else. Surely realistic rotting corpses should only be in Adult sims or even totally against LL TOS.
  5. I log off at night, switch off the computer and also the router. During the day I sometimes stay logged on and AFK, mainly for the music, but normally I 'sleep' my PC if it's for an hour or two or switch it right off if it's for longer or if I'm going out.
  6. I still have a system avatar and I'm happy that way. If you have a fairly slim female shape and a good skin, then unless you want to keep pointing your fingers and sticking your tongue out, 'system' is OK . When it comes to clothes and hair, not so good though. For me I find . . . . Tight-fitting clothes - system generally OK Loose clothes - mesh best. Hair - mesh best. Shoes - mesh best.
  7. I have to say I was a bit disappointed when I read the article because I misunderstood what the Blogger Network meant. I thought LL was going to set up a user-friendly blogging system for all residents, where we could write blogs and post pictures. That would be nice. But this looks like its just a directory of approved blogs. Nothing wrong with that, I'm not criticising LL. But an actual blogging site for SL would also be nice - although second thoughts it would probably end up with lots of people writing about their RL and RL politics and posting pictures of their RL cars / motorbikes / pets / meals / clothes / injuries / body parts.
  8. The system av in the original post looks pretty good. I still use a system AV and only once has someone advised me to get a mesh one, the irony being that the person involved had a very unrealistic mesh av! Highly detailed, yes, but terrible proportions. I'm happy with my system av. I know that joints aren't as smooth but with a realistic shape and a good skin nobody knows you're 'system' until they zoom in close. When 'bakes on mesh' becomes more established I might consider going mesh. Hopefully LL will either update the system avatar or provide decent some free full-perm bodies in the starter library. Once I was quite flattered to be asked which mesh body I had - and I enjoyed saying it's just system.
  9. Moving away from a landing point sometimes results in pushing or walking over someone! If a house is open to walk round, I have no problem with going in and taking a look.
  10. a leg dropped off my bunnyphant when it got to the next sim crossing
  11. A long time ago I found one of those disused sims with build left open to anyone. I did have land of my own at the time but here I made a bigger place, up in the sky. It was there for some time but eventually the owner (or maybe Governor Linden) cleared everything away. I also used to put stalls selling my stuff on other people's (disused) land and I probably made a few extra L$ from that. But I don't do that now, not least because it's more difficult to find disused land with build left on.
  12. I belong to OpenSim and I also have an OpenSim standalone of 4 regions. My avatar now looks the same across SL, OS and OS standalone, since I created my own skin, shape and some of my hairstyles. This one of the reasons I still use a system avatar. OpenSim is indeed rather empty and reminds a bit of the SL Beta Grid. My standalone is good for creating an environment and testing things but it's not a social experience. If SL disappeared overnight I might use OpenSim more, but it depends what happens there. I guess quite a lot of ex-SL people would go there, so it wouldn't be so empty. I would probably spend a lot less time in virtual worlds because anything else would be second best to SL at most, unless someone brings out a super new virtual world that is better than SL, that is. But nobody's managed that yet. Sansar has great graphics but it's still really a test platform that's interesting to look at but not a place to live your 'second life'.
  13. I think to some extent SL avatar shapes have evolved separately from RL because people tend to choose or create shapes that are 'improvements' of their previous SL shape, without reference to reality!
  14. Thousands of gardens not tended to, houses not cleaned, books not read, projects not finished . . .
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