Meet Jamie, one of two Senra avatars coming soon to Second Life. These are the New User Experience (NUX) avatars created by Second Life for new residents. They come with a mesh body, mesh head, skins, eyes, hair, shoes, clothing, and a basic animation override.
The Senra avatars (Jamie and Blake) briefly appeared in the Library on the main grid and are now gone again. I recalled that the beta grid lags behind the main grid, so I logged on there in search of Jamie, and I found her in the Library. I had an authentic new user experience because my inventory was empty, so I had to make do with Library items.
By 2023 standards, these are not pretty. Although it’s mesh, it’s very basic mesh for the hair and clothing, and the styles are boring. The included AO has some very noob poses in it, not something you could wear around the grid without looking aloof. Even though I’m not that impressed by the options included, I do think it has lots of potential to be customized by residents and make even better.
For Senra to be a success, Second Life needs to encourage brands to create for it. Give the brands store space on the WelcomeHub, and create a Senra-only shopping district. Otherwise, this will just be another library avatar that nobody wears.
If you want to try the new Senra avatars out for yourself, hop on the beta grid. Let me know what you think of them in the comments!