One of my favorite people, Susan Reynolds, shares her insight into Second Life avatars. It is all about the look, at least for some folks. Susan discusses why something other than the basic avatar helps, and gives a nudge in that direction.
Susan makes it clear of the advantages and also mentions a few options:
Well, you can guess which is the middle path, purchasing. Once in Second Life, it becomes evident that there are many things to master in designing even the simplest of items. For the rest of us, we'll be relying on the skills of others.
Not all designs are created equal either. You'll find that you get what you pay for. There are amazing avatars and avatar add ons out there, but the more uncommon, the more pricey. A good suit in Second Life might run you the price of an off the rack suit at Sears or JC Penny's. So not overly pricey but not cheap.
My recommendation? If you are going to spend sometime in Second Life, get some decent clothes at least. They don't need to be fancy, but I'll be honest, I'm more likely to listen to someone's pitch about something in SL if they look like they've been there a while, and are not a newbie.
Sounds a bit pretentious? Maybe. But take a moment to read Susan's take on it.
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