I confess, I love gacha skins when I win the makeup/tone I want with a few plays. This new Kate skin from PUMEC is a gacha item at Kustom 9. PUMEC only has 6 skin tones, so I don’t really wear it as my main skin since none of it is exactly what I want, and I prefer pinkish undertones. However, for $89L, you won’t get a better skin deal than this! PUMEC includes the body applier with every skin for FREE. I’ve always felt that having to buy a body applier separately was only getting 1/2 of a skin. It would be great if other skin brands followed this and included the body applier with every skin purchase, or gave it away free to customers.
The hairline is a dream on this new Katie hairstyle from Exile! Built-in hair base is everything; I won’t even buy hair without built-in hair base if it needs it. I went to the Exile main store yesterday for the FLF hair, and I noticed that ALL hairstyles are now $400L for the fatpack. One price. One hair HUD. All the colors.
Hello from Enchanted Alice! Be prepared to fall through a few rabbit holes, but you will be rewarded with the most beautiful waterfall ever built in Second Life. I’m amazed it was built inside a skybox! You have to come see the waterfall, it’s breathtaking.
Offlines is my favorite ways to chat with my SL friends when I’m offline. Anytime someone IMs you when you’re offline, the message gets sent to your email if you have it checked in your settings. Go to your SL Change Email Settings page, and make sure it is checked!
Sasy Scarborough goes into depth about Offlines to Email on her blog post, read all about it and never miss a message again. I often see creators or customer service reps. write in their profiles that their offline IMs get capped as a reason for missing messages, and I wonder why they’re not using Offlines to Email? Even basic users with only 15 offline IMs available, should be able to receive the rest of their offlines sent to email without missing a single message.
I went Hello Kitty Village last night, to see my childhood favorites interpreted digitally. The 4 regions are stamped with Hello Kitty everywhere, free rides if you can bear the lag, and a few shopping items made by Astralia, in collaboration a brand in real life called JimmyPaul. You can read all about the event on the AstraliaWorld site.
Some time ago, Astralia received licensing rights from Sanrio to sell Second Life content (decor, clothing) with Sanrio characters on them, with the most recognizable character being Hello Kitty. Brands in real life have cashed in on the appeal of Hello Kitty & friends for decades, so it wasn’t a surprise to see it eventually make its way into the virtual world.
The Astralia x Hello Kitty 45th anniversary event runs from November 1st – November 15th. This theme-park like event is packed with rides, photo-op places, and some clothing & decor by Astralia. You can pay the event $799L for a souvenir picture, or you can be like me and take your own selfie! I saved money by buying nothing at this event, which wasn’t hard, since I don’t like plastic kiddy colors.
Are my neighbors lagging me on Bellisseria? Yes, the more densely populated a region is, the more chances of lag increasing due to scripted objects running on the region and nearby avatars causing you lag. I’ll write a blog post about Avatar Rendering Cost sometime, but I don’t find other avatars to be a problem since I don’t render them. However, since I am living communally on Bellisseria, I do care when my neighbors are using an excessive amount of scripts on their land and increasing lag for everyone on the region. Find out what causes lag and how to reduce lag on the official Second Life wiki.
I went to the Arcade this morning to get my Halloween costume from Una. The Little Red Riding Hood outfit is what I wanted to be this year, as soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. Thankfully, I didn’t care for the bloody Red (rare) color, so I got it in White and tinted it! I highly recommend doing that, if you want a whole bunch of different colors.