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(The goal of this post is to ask a question (albeit maybe trivial and simple), not as a trolling attempt, but it's again another random thing that came to my mind. If you see it that way, I apologize.) If you know me by now I wear a lot of non-human avis such as aliens, animals, monsters, and what have you. Many SL people like to comment on my avis since they are unusual to say the least. I also occasionally comment on others' non-human avis. I'm pretty sure when someone talks to be like I'm really an alien, they know it's a joke and they know I'm not really one, and the same goes for me when I comment on a "Dinkie" avi like it was really a tiny cat - I know that the being controlling the Dinkie is really human. What I'm concerned about in this topic is the "subconscious" psyche. Yeah, sure you know the reality, but do you think there's a subconscious part of your mind that still is "convinced" that an unusual avi you see in SL is non-human? It's kinda hard to put into words - I guess what I'm describing is a sort of "hidden" instinct that goes in your head whenever you see such an avi. It may not manifest but you at least feel different when interacting with the avi as opposed to a human one. I think I at least feel this way - it's kinda hard to describe. For example it may explain why I find non-human avis more trustworthy than male humans at least (although I specify male human avis because of bad experiences, too). I think it also manifests in some people's attitudes towards hon-human avatars (some people like them more than humans, so do not, etc.) (I apologize if this seems unclear or whatever, but as always I'm just interested in a discussion.)
I am a Master's student, and I am conducting research on social interaction values in online multi-user virtual environments. We want to find out what people value in multiuser online games and virtual environments. This information will be used to suggest improvements to these systems that enhance how people socially interact with each other. This survey is entirely anonymous, and we will not ask for any personal information. We realise how precious your time is. That is why we made sure this survey will only take less than 10 minutes. Additionally, we are conducting interviews with multiuser online gamers and virtual environments users, and it would be great if you could have time to participate. Please let me know if you would like to and I will send you more information. Free free to contact me. Thank you for your time and for agreeing to help us with this study, we really appreciate it.
I modified 2 of my male avatars with Aesthetic Mesh and other facial adjustments and now no one will interact with them when I take them out into public areas and clubs. - I've heard differing reasons for this wanted to get more feedback. Are people really put-off by attractively modified male avatars? And why? As an artist I felt very proud of my work creating these two.