09-08-2011 08:39 AM
Personally I use the official LL viewer because I want to see what is 'standard'. A lot of people hate it though. NB: There's good reason to hate the latest version*, use the previous one.
[*My avatar goes transparent, or black occasionally, leaving just the clothes and attachments. Same with the land]
09-08-2011 08:55 AM
Firestorm is the mesh enabled version of Phoenix and you'd need to change however, when you do you will find that it's a lot like V3. I am now using V3 (though I hated V2) and have added the new skins to remove the side bar. Actually works pretty good but takes some time to set it up the way you want it. The great part is that you can now alter your viewer to better suit you which is a plus.
09-08-2011 08:55 AM
The official SL viewer, the latest being V3, is mesh-enabled but very buggy, too. If you want a stable viewer that is mesh-enabled, wait awhile longer.
09-08-2011 09:01 AM
I personally run V3. No, it's not perfect yet. But how long did the 1.x chain take before it got stable? Never mind perfect, as it never got there either.
Firestorm and V3 are still a little touchy. But that will be fixed in time. If you don't care about mesh then Pheonix is very popular.
- signed, the Furry Cabal...
09-08-2011 09:05 AM
if you require mesh, and stability, then I can suggest Cool VL. it has a V1 style interface, but seeing as you're a phoenix user that's a bonus and not a drawback. it doesn't have quite as many features as phoenix though.
Astra (from the people that worked on Meercat) is another option, although I don't know anything about it other than it is supposed to have mesh support.
obviously vaniLLa V3 has mesh, and the V2 interface (probably a drawback for you), it's stable for some, but doesn't seem to be for more than a few, and of course doesn't have all the extra features.
09-08-2011 09:10 AM
Viewer 2 if you are a newcomer i would say, especially as it makes helping you easier. Also its the basic template for mesh and firestorm is very similar to it anyway.