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  1. Thanks for the heads up, after messing around in one I agree that it's a great vehicle for the Camper regions.
  2. 159000, which is a low. Just haven't been shopping enough. For it is written, Thy Inventory Shall Always Increase, Never Decrease, Such is the Way of the Fashionista. Deletion is Heresy and Forbidden. 😉
  3. Wandered around a bit, didn't see any Truck-boat-truck's, y'all disappoint me.
  4. They might want to raise some of the bridges across some of the waterways a bit if they can, it restricts some water travel in the new areas. One example is in SSPE260, http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SSPE260/220/191/21 Gyazo'd a pic: https://gyazo.com/dfca0710bb1068cfe2ec0a5a6fee4fc3
  5. Ah, Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=znxFrgql5dc When I first heard of it I spelled it Bellissaria, notice the "a", like the island continent south-east of Alphatia on the D&D world of Mystara. All I have to do now is remember that SL Bellisseria has an "e".
  6. Yes, I think so. Easy! I was an uniformed clueless newbie consumer with the shopping monkey on my back. So I had the hardest time finding things that fit my taste, which was more classic than most, and then I had to buy MORE stuff when I found the actual good stuff instead of the less-good stuff I had found first. Shapes and skins were my biggest expenditures early on. 1000L$ or more for a single skin in a single shade, in a single brow color with a single makeup. Shoes what, 300L$ for a single pair in a single color at least from a top tier creator like Fally? Maybe 400L$ for a single dress in a single color from Dazzle? Heck, 1300 or so might get you an entire fatpack of a dozen colors now. 250 to 300L$ for a single hair pack of maybe 2 colors. Even eyes could cost a bit, but then I found Miriel Enfield and her reasonably priced eyes. And then there were things like jewelry, an AO (I think I only picked up a couple of those...I found Luth Brodie), poses for any posestand. It added up fast. I'm actually not that big of a spender these days by fashionista standards, averaging maybe 6000 -9000L$ a month. Thank goodness I don't do subscription MMO's anymore. I don't even WANT to know how much I spent that first 6 months, probably more than I spend an entire year these days. Especially since I don't blog anymore and therefore don't buy some new skin brand I've heard about just to review it. Though frankly we could use more independent review voices in SL fashion. Skin fatpacks... 3 to 4 thousand a pop, 3 to 4 skins each of one shade and one brow color but with 4 different makeups. if you were lucky a single skin from a designer trying to be affordable was maybe 900? A fatpack of all the shades? Empty your wallet. Course then Eloh released her skin templates and half the grid started releasing their own skins, which caused downward pressure on skin prices. Some fancy shmancy gown? 1000L$ or more. LE stuff? More money. Some shoe designers used the prims+invizprim to sculpts+alpha transition to raise prices and also the transition to shoes with built in feet. Thankfully I didn't do those much, hoping SOMEONE would do feet that you just added shoes on to. And most of us oldbies know about the prices of Stiletto Moody shoes, which I didn't buy because I didn't much like the styles let alone the wince-inducing prices. In some ways mesh era items are more reasonably priced, especially if you catch them discounted. Oh yeah, it reminds me of Truth Panny or one of those Argrace hairs.
  7. A friend does the pageant scene, suggested I join up as well, but....the pageant girls take it VERRRRRY seriously. Also the time commitment is whack! You can be cut from the show for missing a scheduled event/rehearsal/whatever even if it conflicts with RL work. Ha ha ha, everyone and their KittyCat is a fashion blogger these days. Fashion shows are still rare because designers figured out they were annoying to do, attend (lag), and schedule and they weren't effective as other marketing in SL. How many cute little cocktail dresses do I need? All of them. Though yes, it is a bit homogeneous, in part due to templates. Like I said, how many do I need? All of them. I wear them a lot for socializing, so I need a lot of them. Mine are usually a touch longer than most, preferring lower thigh to knee length. I don't have in-world income so I have limits on the number of cute cocktail dresses I can buy. CC sadface. I had to figure it out myself. It took me a few days before I found the 2006 era fashion blogs like Second Style and Linden Lifestyles, that helped. I spent slightly over 170 US$ in my first couple of weeks in SL getting my avatar up to the appearance standards of 2006 fashionistas.
  8. While I'm an oldbie (13 years on July 19th of this year), I'm not one of the OLDBIE oldbies. I was one of the post May 2006 people who came in after LL created free accounts. I had heard about SL before then, but not knowing how well SL would run on the PC (not very well), and being involved in MMO's I didn't want to pay for another subscription. I joined when a tech vodcast I followed....vodcasts being what we now would call youtube channels, announced they were doing a meetup in the "next big thing" in SL and that accounts were now free. zOMG Stipends! That was an actual SL t-shirt made during the stipends controversy of 2006, when it went from the Blessed 500L$ of the Oldbie Elite, to 400L$ and then the 300L$ of the newbie masses. 😉 This was LONG before I actually went premium. And if I remember correctly didn't ratings affect Dwell as well? Dwell was a thing where LL would slightly subsidize land owners with L$ depending on how many visitors they had, it was meant to reward land owners who had content that attracted users. And of course it was gamed, it was one reason why camping chairs existed, IIRC. IIRC I got my first L$ from either a camping chair or a money tree before I came to the conclusion that it was a waste of time I'd be better off hitting the buy L$ button..which I have done many many times. Also camping chairs and money trees. A camping chair is set up by a land owner, it gave you L$ depending on how long you sat on it, or danced on it or whatever. Miniscule amounts but if you used one for hours every day it added up. Money trees were trees set up by landowners, often designers. If you clicked on it, it would give you a random amount of L$, depending on how much it had in it. Nice people would donate into them to help out newbies with a little L$. (they were often restricted to newbies) There were only 15 group slots...for everyone. FIFTEEN! Skirt shapes were a thing. Because the design of the system skirt was bonkers, it made you hippy. I mean EXTREMELY hippy. So everyone who wore system skirts had a shape specifically for wearing with system skirts. With prim skirts you usually wore your regular shape. Also glitch pants were a thing, they matched the color/texture of your skirt because of how skirts worked so it looked more normal. And only the jacket layer reached the pants layer, if you wore the shirt with pants you'd have a bare midriff, which is why some designers used the jacket layer to create a belt layer. Makeup was baked into skins, so if a skin maker wanted to have a dozen different lipsticks on say their "Grazia" skin, they had to release a dozen skins. And don't get me started on eyebrows. Inviziprims, because of how...."limited" the default foot was (and still is), shoe designers used inviziprims to hide parts of it in their shoes, these were eventually replaced with sculpty shoes with alpha's and so forth. The "bug" that allowed inviziprims to work was fixed, which is why the feet of avatars wearing old shoes look funny. Fashion shows were a thing...like the ones they have at RL fashion week. Runways, and SL fashion press. REALLY! And there were model agencies that actually had work! There was no such thing as "official bloggers", except maybe for a couple of designers relationship with Willow Zander, bloggers were somewhat more independent of creators back then. Who's Willow? She's the one Willow Packs were named for. What's a Willow Pack? What we called "fatpacks" back then, they were named for Willow because she shopped a LOT, and she was basically the Strawberry Singh of her day. Limited Edition items were a thing. This is where the designer only created a certain number of an item and then only put so many boxes out to purchase. The Dazzle LE's were highly desirable because while Dazzle was a popular retailer amongst female avatars, not everyone would have the Limited Edition item. There was an SL Big Brother event where a bunch of avatars were put into what some of us called "The Habitrail", IIRC residents voted who would be kicked out. The Starax wand, it was hugely expensive for the time L$10000+, but it was a high-status item to own. It rezzed things basically, VERY cool things. Sadly, I don't own one.
  9. They changed the name of Ondine to "Bellisseria Fairgrounds"
  10. That's not the point you were trying to make? Then why did you say this: This sentence is why people got riled up at you. It is one of the most head-explodey statements I've ever seen anyone say about the SL economy. The money the land owners and creators get comes FROM the "social aspect". As I said, SL is an almost entirely trickle-up economy. It's the "social aspect" that pays the bills filtered through land barons and creators. Now maybe you're a loner who lives in a sandbox, but you have to realize that in modern SL, the "social aspect" is what is paying the bills for LL either directly or indirectly. Heck, even Land Baron Desmond Shang of Caledon has said he's basically a middle-man. And getting back to alts, people sometimes create alts just for becoming involved in OTHER parts of the social aspect that they aren't normally involved in. Don't denigrate the importance of the "social aspect".
  11. In regards to decision making by LL, it doesn't matter what the rules of accounting are regarding how things show up on the ledgers, because LL knows that the Land Barons are middle men. SL is an almost entirely trickle-up economy. The important people aren't the Land Barons....it is the people who pay the meters of the Land Barons...the socializers. It is the social scene underlying the land barons that pays LL's bills, not to mention their cut from the Lindex, their cut from Marketplace, and their cut from creators cashing out. Where does that L$ come from? The Socializers. Bakes on mesh, Bento, and mesh itself...all there to make the shoppity-shop socializers happy. You make them happy, the Barons and the creators are happy from the L$. There's a reason why LL hired Strawberry Singh, LL knows who the real customer is, and as I said it isn't the Land Barons.
  12. The funny thing is, you have to be careful with the application of Latisse and Lumigan ( the eyelash treatment and the glaucoma med that is the same medication) because they can increase hair growth in other places as well. IIRC cheeks were reported, this is why you have to use the special applicator.
  13. Starting? He started covering SL like he didn't enjoy it back in 2010! Or was it 2009? Anyway, years! Some of us who comment regularly on NWN have commented on how he doesn't use SL "like the rest of us" anymore. Also there's some Fashionista named Sasy who has a blog, which unlike some other oldbie fashionistas...is still active. https://sasyscarborough.com/
  14. I wonder what sets those residents apart from us, that's the question. Most of us here are REALLY engaged. Blogs, flickr, active in in-world groups, the forums here, SLU/VVO, machinima. We're what Gwyneth Llewelyn called "The 100000": https://gwynethllewelyn.net/2008/10/13/the-hard-facts-about-the-second-life-economy/ Yeah it's old, and multiple pages, and written pre-mesh and pre-marketplace, but it has a good description of the various elements of the SL economy and userbase, especially this page: https://gwynethllewelyn.net/2008/10/13/the-hard-facts-about-the-second-life-economy/6/ Though I would say it's closer to "The 200000" now, I would say MORE people are engaged in the economy and shopping like madwomen than before, in part due to mesh.
  15. Yes, I would agree on that. SL's "success", such as it is, is mostly in spite of LL. The users LL has...are not the users LL wanted.
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