Posted by myg
Some say the learning curve may just be too steep for Second Life to become a truly widespread platform like some of those other virtual worlds. It takes newcomers too long to learn how to move, where to go for fun, how to get laid. In a time when people fantasize about violent acts when waiting for red lights on the highway (well, at least I do) is it little wonder that we lose a lot of potential avies before the hook firmly sets?
There is one thing, however, that Linden Lab could do that would help newcomers retain interest in our world here. They could stop making us look like this upon arrival:
I mean, Jesus. Who in god’s name thought that brown diarrhea hair with fangs would be an acceptable representation of human hair?
The truth is, a lot of people get sold on the Second Life experience purely for social reasons at first. In this case our avatars become this opportunity to express our aesthetics, our style, and the things we like, through graphics.
In 2008, is there really any god damned reason that Linden can’t provide better looking basic avatars for folks?
Maybe there are a lot of folks who don’t enjoy dressing their pixel doll nearly as much as I do. But take one look at the fashion industry in Second Life – the biggest industry there is in the platform – and then tell me that people don’t enjoy making their electronic representation of themselves look hawt.
So you’d think that if the fine folk over at teh Linden Lab wanted to make things easier on newcomers, they might let us start out looking a little more like this:
That’s Myg Morrisey, aka me, wearing all free stuff.
I now hereby make a plea to Linden Lab to solicit (and PAY) some of SL’s top designers to create skin and hair for the basic birth avatars so that new comers may be a little more excited about the possibility of logging in repeatedly.
But, until Linden can figure out that they should give the basic avatars skin that doesn’t make you retch and hair that isn’t less attractive than a rorshach blot, we here at M is for Myg want to help the new folk out.
So if you’re new and broke, you can pick these things up for free (or maybe 1L I think for the hair)
I’m wearing one of the great free skins from another shop (Le, brow1, freckles, wrath). Head over to
Another Shop: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Lippert/75/183/179 for yours (Sorry guys, I’m not sure if there’s a male skin there or not…)
I am sporting a free hair from Candy House: Uemechi, Uemechi: http://slurl.com/secondlife/uemachi/62/175/30
and free eyes from MM Skins. MM Skins is also giving away kick ass skin for males and females if you join the group. Search MM SKIN and join. Then look under the notices tab for notices with boxes next to them on 12/19 and 12/23. Unpack and enjoy.
Oh there’s loads more free stuff where this came from. More on that next time!