Deep breath time….Ooh I am *cross*.
I’ve just managed to get into the Purple sim at Hair Fair. It’s lagalicious; it’s like walking through mud with potentially the worst lag I’ve ever seen and shopping is practically impossible. Even when you manage to buy demos you can’t rez them to try them on, and then when you do they’re *buggered*. So you buy demos and zoom home to try them, then you can’t get back into the sim. Shopping hell.
Now, as you read my previous post alluded to wearing very little out of consideration to fellow avatars to ensure that we all have a happy hair experience, but it appears my words of encouragement fell on a few deaf ears, because I’ve just seen an absolute bunch of twonks in Hair Fair wearing so much bling that it’s a wonder they haven’t brought the grid down, let alone the sim. Normally I wouldn’t be so bothered, because I do believe that Avatar Rendering Costs aren’t necessarily a good thing, because I think they may well lead to discrimination etc. BUT at an event that is only running for a short period of time, and one that is for charity at that, I think it may be important to consider the weight your avatar is adding.
I am walking around barefoot and bald, in a bikini, with an ARC of 1. This will probably be the only occasion in Second Life history where this happens, but hey-I’m doing my bit. Which is more than I can say for the pillocks with ARC’s of 1500 and above..FFS, you’re buying HAIR! You don’t need your bling boots, whips, prim trenchcoats or your jetpacks…just put some pigging underwear on for modesty’s sake and go like that!
Perhaps at this kind of event ARC limits may have to be considered. We all know how popular Hair Fair is, so I seriously doubt that sales would suffer…
Check your ARC people before you go to Hair Fair, please.
To do this, you need to go into:Advanced->Rendering->Info Displays->Avatar Rendering Cost.
….and if you don’t do it, please be warned that I may have to kill you when the lag subsides.