UPDATED! Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: You Can Pick Up the Jennifer and Naomi Mesh Bodies by Dream for Only L$50

I got the following message yesterday from Eve via the Contact Me page on my blog:

 Hello! I thought you might like to know that Dream currently has both of their female mesh bodies available in their Midnight Madness boards in store, since you maintain a list of free mesh bodies. One body is designed to fit into Maitreya clothing, and I believe the other fits either Slink or Freya—I can’t remember at the moment! They are both very nice bodies—I had demoed them and was going to check them out for purchase for an alt and saw the boards! Here’s the SLURL to her shop: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Kasimir/178/13/1196

Now, you will need to join the Dream Official Group (the group join fee is L$50) in order to slap these boards. There’s not a lot of information on the panels; from what I can tell, just by examining the pictured bodies carefully, the Jennifer body is the Maitreya Lara-compatible one Eve was talking about, and (I think) the Naomi body is compatible with Belleza Freya (although I can’t be sure until I actually receive them and test them against clothing already in my inventory).

I mean, having to shell out only L$50 for a Maitreya Lara or Belleza Freya compatible mesh body is a pretty good deal!

Here’s your taxi to Dream, in case you are curious, which should place you directly in front of the Midnight Madness boards. I double-checked and, unfortunately, the boards reset to zero every day at midnight Second Life/Pacific Time, so it might be rather difficult to reach the 50 hits in 24 hours necessary. (I would dispatch my small army of alts to help, but alas, I am not willing to spend L$50 per alt to reach the goal of 50 slaps! I already have plenty of free and inexpensive options for female mesh bodies.)

The Dream store also sells the Ciara Bento mesh head (a former Stay at Home Club freebie I blogged about here) for L$99, and another Bento mesh head called Lida for L$499. If you don’t want to wait for the Midnight Madness boards, you can purchase the Naomi mesh body for L$99 (a significant saving over the L$2,499 Belleza Freya body), and the Jennifer mesh body for L$999 (compared to the L$2,750 Maitreya Lara body). There’s also a male mesh avatar called Milan, on sale for L$50.

I will add the Jennifer and Naomi bodies to my constantly-updated list of free and inexpensive mesh heads and bodies for female avatars.

Thank you to Eve for the heads-up!

UPDATE Nov. 24th, 2020: I have received the following comment from a reader:

The Naomi mesh body you have [listed the price as] L$99. When you click on the sign, it does ask for L$99 BUT you don’t get the body, you get lingerie (I bought and verified). The creator messed up. The real price should be L$999, which you will see if you hover your mouse over the sign. So, the creator needs to fix this.

And I did wonder about the price discrepancy between the full-price Naomi and Jennifer bodies, so this now explains it! Thank you, Karissa!

Second Life Steals, Deals, and Freebies: Free Ciara Bakes-on-Mesh Female Bento Mesh Head from Dream

There’s a new Stay at Home Club promotional event taking place in stores located across the Second Life grid, with special free gifts for those of us who are stuck at home during the pandemic.

Among those deals is a completely free, Bakes-in-Mesh-compatible, fully-adjustable female Bento mesh had called Ciara, from a store called Dream (here’s the SLURL):

Just click the panel, and Ciara is yours! Here is what she looks like using one of the Elvira Bakes-on-Mesh skins I picked up from the Christmas tree at 7 Deadly Skins last December:

I had to tinker a bit with the default shape that comes with it to make the eyes a bit less sleepy-looking, but it’s a lovely head and you certainly can’t beat the price: free!

Happy shopping!

Dream: A Brief Introduction

Another day, another remote workteams VR application! This one is called, simply, Dream:

There’s precious little information about this one on their website, which I always find irritating when I am hunting for information about a software product. According to their Steam page, Dream features:

– Meet with up to 6 people in a Dream Team and collaborate with them in real time. Dream’s custom built engine and stack allow for extremely low latency collaboration while sending data 90 frames per second (as fast as we can from the hardware, with no interpolation needed). The quality and fidelity really makes Dream feel like being in a space with someone else.

– Utilize Dream’s Browser which is based on Chromium and deeply integrated with our platform and UI. We’ve made sure that every bit of Dream can be used entirely in VR, including a first in class VR keyboard that is capable of 30-40 WPM after a bit of getting used to. 

– Federate external accounts like Google Drive and Dropbox to pull content from them directly into Dream. Bring in a PDF or Image, or bring up a video from your YouTube subscriptions or Plex account. The goal is to make bringing in the content you want to share easy and seamless.

Compared to what I’ve seen for other remote workteams VR platforms, there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot to recommend it, or set it apart from the competition. The avatars look uncanny/creepy, and what’s with the three-fingered hands?!??

Dream is available on the Oculus Store for the Oculus Rift, and via Steam for the Rift, HTC Vive, and Valve Index VR headsets.