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Cinos Field

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  1. The average female furry avatar with a mesh body, hair, fancy clothes and a bit of jewelry tends to be around 100k in my experience. Then up to some 120k if you really want to accessorise (guilty...). Humans without tails and muzzles are usually some 10-20k lower than that. All in all, though, if it hits numbers like 200k there's probably some very badly made items on you, like old hair.
  2. I have one, and only as a mechanical aid for stuff I need two characters for, like certain HUDs.
  3. Oh, it's not that, I am one of those folks with a really fast connection and computer. The SL servers actually can't serve the pages as fast as I load them, and I'm still not having any luck. But yes, it does seem like I'll be waiting I just wish they'd release a few more houses at once. My heart can't deal with this teasing of seeing a new home and it already being gone when I click the button.
  4. So, having been trying to claim a home, every new drop of them sells out in approximately three seconds, and that's not an exaggeration; I was refreshing every second, and claiming a home takes approximately two (mostly due to the site loading), and by that time they're fully sold out. Just to give you an idea of how fast you have to be to get one right now.
  5. Well, I saw the homes. I tried claiming one ten times, got an unknown error each time, and they were gone. Good. So not only is there a rush but the system outright fails regularly.
  6. They're actually releasing more homes? I've been checking for weeks and not seen any. How am I meant to know when they're available? Agh.
  7. Yes. Certain body dysmorphic stuff I'm working on resolving... SL is both like therapy and training.
  8. I liked the mentor program. But on the other mentioned topic, if the first thing I saw as a newbie on welcome island was a ton of ads I'd probably just quit. People in general are extremely sick of ads, as you can see from the rise of adblock and similar tools.
  9. The Body Parts folder has always kind of creeped me out. Mine's just a mess of heads, tails and hands. If I ever do start making skins in SL though, I'm definitely playing into the creep factor for the ads. "Do you want to look like this beautiful young woman? BUY HER SKIN!"
  10. When viewer 2 was released and they finally retired viewer 1, I quit playing SL for a long while given that the viewer was absolutely terrible. I've tried viewer 3 as well and it's not a significant improvement. It lacks features and the UI is downright offensive, especially to anyone who has studied graphic/UX design at any length. My very first advise to every newcomer is to get Firestorm (or literally any of the TPVs) because I know that if they're anything like me, they won't stick around if they think the default is the only option. It isn't elitism, it's me wanting them to have a better experience, and more often than not, they end up agreeing. If they actually like the default, there's plenty of others who can help. But if I were LL, updating the default viewer would be my #1 priority.
  11. I buy a lot of stuff and the only place I see new products being announced are in groups, in-world.
  12. The problem with the "LL is here to make money" being though that a lot of us basic users spend a ton of money on SL. We just have no reason to go premium specifically due to lack of meaningful perks. The new homes were a good try but most can't actually get one yet or I'd have done it. This is, in turn, a bad attempt to make it more appealing.
  13. And to say something more about that, reducing the groups for basic members might hurt creators in the end, and those are the lifeblood of SL. I'm not leaving my social groups. DJ groups, my event groups, old dead groups that I just have nostalgia for (and couldn't rejoin if left) or my land groups. The only ones I can ditch are the creator ones where my favorites advertise their new releases, so it'll be harder to keep track. I do hope that those group slots are really hardware-intensive and cutting them saves LL a lot of money (/s) because otherwise it's just a completely meaningless net loss that won't get anyone to go premium. The price hike? Well, inflation and all... I think that one's reasonable, but it should probably be accompanied by asking premium members what perks they actually want in exchange, rather than punishing basic users. There have been so many good suggestions for possible things that'd cost LL basically nothing.
  14. I suppose that makes sense, but hasn't this been in the works for months? Surely they could at least do more than 700(?) new homes in that time. I mean, maybe they can't. I don't know, I just wanted to express my unwanted opinion to the entire internet.
  15. They certainly have the server space and power necessary, it's not a technical limitation, and that's for absolute certain. It's a business one that doesn't make much sense. Sure artificial scarcity is a thing but it's driving demand down in this case, as we see from several people in the topic.
  16. So how exactly do you get a new linden home? Did they somehow run out? I thought about going premium for one, but all it's offering me are the old ones, which means... well, I'm not going premium. Good business decisions, LL. I feel like my money isn't wanted. And to make it clear here, I'm not complaining about now getting one, I'm just utterly confused as to why LL apparently only wanted a certain number of new premium subscribers, rather than as many as they could handle. Even if I get one in the future it's months of possible revenue that they just outright declined. I don't get it!
  17. It doesn't affect how I form bonds, but it does unquestionably affect it for others. Not as much in terms of prettiness, but fitting into their fantasy. Some furries/humans will not acknowledge you if you're not the same as them because I suppose you're intruding on their fantasy of everyone being like themselves. Even if it's a non themed club. While (subjectively) good looking and/or unique avatars do make me more likely to initially talk to you, they have no bearing on if we'll get along.
  18. The neck join will always be there unless you use custom windlight settings, even if the textures are a perfect match. You can make it almost unnoticeable but everyone with a mesh head/neck has it if the lighting is unfortunate.
  19. You never load anywhere without at least the skybox and terrain present. At least I never have, over 12 years in SL.
  20. Well, it might be a timeout. SL waits to load things while you teleport and only actually releases you from the loading screen when there's something to show. If specific hardware occasionally fails to load the new skies (or such) the client might keep waiting until it reaches the maximum time and disconnects you. Speculation mainly, I don't know how the client is coded, but theoretically possible.
  21. Ever since the EEP rollout started, teleports crash for me about 1/5 times (very rough approximation) Eep indeed. I would predict that it's a problem with some hardware. Presumably AMD since SL doesn't really like their stuff. Is anyone with Nvidia affected?
  22. "I love your avatar except X" "Have you ever thought about different Y" etc etc, i.e. surprise fashion advice (always from other women). I'm my barbie doll to dress up, not yours! And I'm not confident enough in my looks to not get self-conscious when I get those remarks.
  23. I'm not referring to any store in particular or with any suggested objectivity, but often a (huge) store might have 1-3 pieces that I personally like (color- or otherwise), and the rest just don't work with what I'm going for. Others I'm very much a regular at. As for retexturing, most clothes have fairly simple UV maps. You'd apply a grid texture to it to see where everything ends up, and then go from that. Particularly for individual faces (sleeves or hems, for example; details where you'd usually have colors) this is very doable. Granted I don't usually do anything too complicated, nor if the whole product is a single face.
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