Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Baiastice Group Gifts

Hallowe’en is fast approaching, and I wanted to alert you all to a wonderful new group gift from Baiastice. The gift includes both the dress and the cape (which includes the hair under the hood). The outfit comes with a HUD with five different colour options (gold, red, purple, blue and black) and a choice of 35 different hair colours!

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Lipstick: Giselle Bento head by Altamura (no longer available for free; this was an Altamura gift from last Christmas at the eBENTO event, and you had to join the Altamura group for L$50 to get it).

Mesh Body: Jenny Bento body by Altamura (this was a free gift last Christmas from the Women Only Hunt, and on this version, you can remove the head and replace it with any other mesh head, as I did here. Note that this free mesh body is now available at the Freebie Megastore at London City (more information here), but you cannot remove the head on the newer free version.

Eyes: brown Dream eyes by YS&YS (free gift from a previous Second Life shopping event; no longer available)

Dress, Hooded Cape and Hair: Absinthe outfit in gold from Baiastice (free group gift; the group join fee is L$50).

Gold Leaf Choker: Another free group gift from Baiastice, it comes in three metals: gold, silver, and copper

Boots: Tessa thigh-high boots, a lucky chair prize from MODA; the HUD gives you 34 colour choices for the boots; enter the main store in front of you at the spawn point, and go around into the back room where the four lucky chairs are located, or just use your map and follow the red arrow from the provided SLURL.

Animated Staff: Staff of Stars by Talevin’s Magic Sky Village (L$100), simply the best place to get your magical staves and wands! They have dozens of models to choose from, and you can even pick up a free staff walking animation to add to your AO! You have a choice of ten different coloured particle effects with this particular staff, or you can turn the particle effect off completely.

TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR: L$200 (L$50 for the Altamura group join fee, L$50 for the Baiastice group join fee, and L$100 for the staff)


Note: Beginning with this blogpost, and going forward, I will tag fashion posts with the prefix of the social VR platform or virtual world that it comes from, e.g. “Second Life Fashion”, “Second Life Dresses”, “Second Life Jewelry”, etc. I have not been doing this up until now, and since I now cover avatar fashion from so many different worlds, the tagging I have used until now has become kind of useless if you are only interested in one world (e.g. Sansar). Unfortunately, this is such a big change that I cannot go back and apply the new tags retroactively. I hope you understand, thanks!

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Welcome! Where Do You Come From?

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I always find it interesting to check my blog stats to see where my blog visitors are coming from. Here’s my Top Ten list of referrers this week:

  1. Search engines (mostly Google search, but other search engines too)
  2. Facebook
  3. The official Second Life community forums
  4. Virtual Secrets (because of my Second Life Bingo post!)
  5. Reddit (mostly from the Oculus, Virtual Reality, and Social VR subReddits)
  6. The official High Fidelity user forums
  7. Google+ (all my blogposts are automatically posted to my Google+ feed)
  8. The VirtualVerse user forums (formerly known as SLUniverse)
  9. Twitter (all my blogposts are automatically posted to my Twitter feed)
  10. The official Sinespace user forums

The three blogs from which I get the most referral traffic are:

  1. New World Notes, by Wager James Au (thanks, Wagner!)
  2. Nalates’ Things and Stuff, by Nalates Urriah (thank you!)
  3. StrawberrySingh.com, by Strawberry Singh (whom I also advertise with; it’s a great way to promote your product or service to the Second Life community!)

Wherever you happen to be coming from, welcome to my blog!

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How to Customize Your T-Shirt in Facebook Spaces

Look, it’s really no secret that I hate Facebook Spaces. I just can’t get past the cartoony avatars, and the fact that your avatar is essentially stuck sitting around a table in a 360-degree photograph. Even their recent avatar makeover didn’t impress me much.

As I have said before, true social VR should allow your avatar to move around freely, which most of the platforms in this social VR comparison chart I created yesterday permit you to do. There are products out there with much, much better features than Facebook Spaces.

But some people love Facebook Spaces! One of them is Navah Berg, and she’s a digital marketing professional with an interest in social VR (LinkedIn profile) who is eager to share her knowledge of Facebook’s social VR platform.

She’s written up a very detailed post on Medium that outlines how you can customize your T-shirt in Facebook Spaces:

Types of Images that are T-Shirt Ready for Facebook Spaces:

 Selfies from Facebook Spaces taken and shared,

— Images that have been shared or uploaded to your Timeline/Facebook Newsfeed or Facebook Stories from Facebook.com.

 Recently tagged photos of you on your Timeline/Facebook Newsfeed

— Search in Social VR. Images in the search 🔍 section

Here’s one of her results:

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Now, I have to admit that this is really cute. However, being able to customize your T-shirt does not compare with the full-blown avatar fashion market that is already available in Sansar and Sinespace.

So, unfortunately, this is not enough to turn me into a fan of Facebook Spaces. (Sorry, Navah!)