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Persephone Emerald

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  1. Nope. SL is a virtual platform that we can use in pretty much any way we can imagine ( with some exceptions ). Virtual sex is one activity, but there are other platforms that focus only on that and probably with better graphics. I using it more for virtual shopping, exploring sims, access to community, and virtual environment building.
  2. Yes. We can make sweeping generalities about gender, but how will doing do make SL more appealing to male players? Maybe instead of generalizing about the other gender, we can have more people (in this case men) posting about what they want from SL?
  3. ^ This is one type of gender assumption that's getting in the way of a thoughtful answer to the original post question. ^ This is another. I played with both Legos and Barbies when I was a kid. I enjoy building in SL and dressing up my avatar. Sometimes I like SL sex. More often I'm not in the mood for that. I usually like to help newbies, but I don't like random IMs that just say "Hi". I fill out my profile to show some of my interests ans what kind of person I am. I appreciate it when other people do the same. I try to make my avatar attractive or unusual (if I'm not in an attracting mood). I appreciate it when others do the same. I'm not in SL just to hook up for cartoon sex, but I can't help evaluating guys now and then as potential "RP partners". Men, women or however else people want to self-identify are not all the same & don't want always the same things, but if you know what your goals are in SL, then there are tools you can use to help advance those goals. If you want to hook up for cartoon sex, then make your avatar attractive to the kinds of players you want to attract and go to the kinds of sims where like minded people are likely to hang out. If you want to attract creative and interesting people, then show by your words and behavior that you're creative and interesting. If you want to build, find groups that help builders. If you want more clothing choices, join groups and read blogs that point to the types of clothes you want AND support the creators you like with your money. The same goes for clubs and sims of all kinds. SL is not free for creators, yet there is still so much free and inexpensive stuff available that it's ridiculous to complain that there are not enough choices. There's plenty of nice men's clothing. If you don't see it, you're not looking hard enough or not taking advice when its offered. If you can't seem to find the kind of people you like, then likewise you're not looking in the right places or not taking advice that's been offered.
  4. From reading this thread, it sounds like the frequency of gifts may depend on how often you buy from them. I've bought a couple items and I'm probably on the Subscriber list, so I get No Copy free gift about once a month or so. Definitely contact the owner to find out what needs to be done so you can get the free gifts too. Their items are very nice.
  5. Sweetie, you don't give enough information here about what you're looking for or what you have to offer. You don't even tell your gender or gender preference
  6. Sorry, but what is the purpose of this post? If you want to talk to the girl, IM her directly.
  7. ^ This is why the artist/creator doesn't want to recreate the whole 5 regions on another platform. If you've ever accidentally sent everything on you sim back to your inventory, you might understand how much work it is to recreate what you made. Now multiply that by 10, because Hangars Liquides is a very complex build in 5 regions. I don't think many people would consider it reasonable for an artist who works in physical media to destroy and then recreate their art, so why do so many people think it's reasonable for an artist who works in SL to do so?
  8. Whatever the artist's philosophical or political views are, I think Hangars Liquides is a beautiful city worth keeping on the grid for both artistic and historical reasons. The Indiegogo fund has reached it's halfway point before August 1st, so the owners will be able to pay the first $ 3000 to keep the city going for now, but they still need the rest to keep it alive in SL for the coming year. I urge everyone reading this thread to go see the sim for yourself ASAP, then decide if you are willing to contribute to keep it around.
  9. I would date a bisexual man in SL. I'm hetero-leaning bisexual myself, so I really don't care what other genders my partner is attracted to, as long as he or she is kind, respectful & attracted to me. In RL I would care if my partner were having sex with other people, because that's a health, trust and time issue. In SL I don't care who else someone plays around with as long as they're considerate and respectful of my feelings.
  10. My former RL landlady & I met one of her SL friends and fighting instructors. He's a really nice guy in SL & RL. On the other hand, her SL partner who she married in SL, turned out to be hiding that he was married in RL. She found out when she went to the UK in part to meet him. 🙄 I was introduced to SL by a RL friend, so I met other mutual SL friends of his in RL too. One became one of my best RL friends. Another became my RL boyfriend for a couple years. I recently met another longtime SL friend in RL. In general, remember that nobody looks like their avatar in RL, and you won't really know someone until you're been around them in RL for awhile. 😉
  11. I agree with what Fionalein has suggested. Survivors of Suicide is the best mental health support group I've found in SL, but remember it's *peer support*, not professional support. Members have all dealt with their own mental health issues. The group is moderated to control for people who just want to troll or who might easily trigger others. Mentors are members who have shown they can listen well, are active in responding to those who need to talk, and who give back pretty good advice. You can chat in group anytime, but there are also notecard resources & regular meetings held at the home sim.
  12. I think most people in SL are either "single" or not sharing SL with their RL partner. There are swingers groups that require members to be partnered in SL or RL, but I don't know of any non-sexual groups that require members to be partnered in RL.
  13. I don't expect my SL relationships to be the same as RL relationships, so for someone to be my partner/ BF or GF in SL, I would probably have to Skype with them or meet them in RL. In order for someone to stay my friend in SL (with or without SL sexual "benefits") they have to show that they're a decent human being (not racist, sexist, a self-centered jerk, etc.), not inundate me with chat or requests to hook up, not be rude or insensitive to my feelings, and chat with me a bit if I say hello and chat with them. In order for me to engage more than once with someone sexually in SL, they also need to have a reasonably attractive avatar with a mesh body and nice skin, be able to have an interesting conversation with me, be into the visually immersive aspect of SL, be able to emote reasonably well, not turn me off with their own kinks, and show that they're attracted to me. What do you expect from a SL partner or relationship? Do you expect it to be sexual, romantic, adventurous, fun or just emotionally supportive?
  14. Under your Account Information, go to Payment Information & add your PayPal account. This sets up PayPal as your payment of choice without having to spend any money at this time.
  15. Btw, there is sim that has areas that look like scenes in the movie "Inception". The region is called "In my dreams", so when you send a Teleport lure it says: "Join me in my dreams".
  16. I'm so glad LL is keeping the number of groups for basic members at 42. Merchants & sim owners depend on people being able to join their groups. However, as a premium member (I have 2 premium & 2 basic accounts), I don't think premium members need to have more than 60 groups. Giving groups more roles might help, without adding more work for the servers. If I have 70 groups, I'm probably going to fill every one of them, but I don't *need* 70 groups. Please continue to make SL run more smoothly & beautifully, but don't bother with giving us premium members more group slots.
  17. Welcome to SL. Pagans have been here for years. I second the Broom & Brew as a friendly group to join. Also check out Artemis Tavern, the biggest pagan group in SL. In general, try in-world Search to groups and places that might interest you. For instance, search on "pagan", then join the groups that sound interesting and have the most people in them. You can always drop groups later if you don't like them. All the good pagan groups I know of are free to join. If you like gothic & hippie clothing, I also suggest joining Petite Mort & Oubliette ( 2 stores sharing one group) for nice group gifts.
  18. If you're using the Firestorm viewer, you can select "Show Avatar Complexity" under the Advanced Menu. (Maybe from some other routes too). Then when you put on or take off objects, you can see immediately what the difference is in your rendering cost. This helps me decide what items to buy & which to delete from my inventory. Yes, mesh takes longer to rez than simple prims, but usually takes less server load than big sculpts do. Active scripts also affect server load, so if you can make a script-free copy of mesh items to wear in laggy locations, that might be a good idea too. (Always either save a non-Edited version of stuff or pull the script out & put it back into the same folder as the item, so you can put it back in later.) I've been to plenty of high-mesh sims in which the users want to appear beautiful, but all I see when I rez in is a bunch of body parts & clothing floating in the air. Similarly, if people are over about 180,000 for their avatar rendering cost, all I see of them is brightly colored jelly babies. If you want to demo skins for these demo heads that you can't take out of the store, get demos for the skins & apply them at the mesh head store. If you can't demo skins on the demo heads, don't buy them. Always demo mesh. If you can't and you're not getting it free or practically free, don't get it.
  19. Sounds like what you need is someone to level your land & house for you. Sorry. Your post makes me consider a new SL career as a obsessive land editor and straighter of prims. Something I used to do for my old roommie. 😉
  20. I've know a couple of Native American people in SL. One was a teacher. Another is a builder/ creator. (I wanted to delete this comment because I think it's off-topic, but couldn't find the delete option.)
  21. When I move into a new neighborhood (as a land owner) I always make a habit of sending a little IM to my neighbors to let them know I like to be friendly. I tell them that if they have any problems (such as my prims overhanging into their parcel), let me know. It's much easier to address problems on friendly terms than as strangers or adversaries. If I like my neighbor's build or I'm interested by something in their profile, I'll tell them that too. If they're friendly back - or even if they're not obnoxious - I'll give them useful advice, such as how to add more land to their parcel without paying more in monthly tier payments. Where I'm living currently, one neighbor has a pretty walled garden on her property while another has a nice Japanese-style tea house. From my perspective they improve my neighborhood, so I want them to be happy there. I never put up ban lines and only set security orbs after I have a problem or if a tenant wants one. I try not to play loud sounds, have flashing items or have big obtrusive items that might mar their view. In the past I had a Christmas party and invited friends and neighbors. Then I had gift boxes of No Copy/Transferable items under the tree & invited everyone to take one. More recently I had a Fairy gifter with items in it that people could randomly get.
  22. It's been my experience too that people who put down big, blocky buildings that are seemingly too big for their parcel don't stay long on that parcel. You can usually wait out the ugly-build neighbors until they leave. Also try to make friends with neighbors who have builds you like, because being friendly with neighbors ends up being a reason for people to stay. Finally, when looking for a new parcel, especially on mainland, check out the neighboring parcels and regions. It's almost as true in SL as in RL, but land value is all about "Location, location, location."
  23. If one can delete scripts from their mesh bodies, this could also be helpful when visiting laggy events. This may not be possible with all mesh, but if you can Copy & Edit your body, that's a great idea.
  24. As others have said, Second Life doesn't function the same as first life. When people want a home in SL, they'll find one. When they want to have pixel sex with another avatar, they'll find a place for that. Distance means nothing when we can teleport anywhere, but prim usage on a parcel we're paying for makes a big difference. As a former SL landlady, I know how much trouble some tenants can be, and unfortunately the ones I was letting live free were often the worst. When you get a good tenant who pays their rent and doesn't constantly exceed their prim limit, count yourself blessed. On the one hand, I like newbies to be able to live cheap in SL, but on the other hand, if you use Search creatively and look around, you can find free group/ free rez places places all over SL. I used to dress underwater, in sandboxes and in isolated alleys when I was a Basic Account newbie. Maybe this makes me appreciate sim owners and having my own land more now.
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