------REPOSTING THIS FROM 2006--------- THOUGHT IT WAS FUN
Very fun article in Friday's Wall Street Journal on real life fashion designers using SecondLife to put new clothing designs out and sell these virtual fashions for Linden dollars. The article called Now, Virtual Fashion also has a link to see some runway samples and I can't wait to hear what my wife, the queen of fashion in our family/friends circle thinks.
As I wrote earlier in my post No Second Chance in SecondLife, SecondLife is full of examples of people designing games, building, clothes, anything that your Sim heart can desire and that's what makes it great. It provides alot of fun and social activity, but my two biggest issues are the graphics (very slow rendering) and the frequent lagging. That's why I spend most of my virtual time on World of Warcraft where the graphics are amazing and the lagging doesn't happen quite as often. Literally trying to play a game of Slingo takes extra concentration when the graphics don't render correctly.
Don't believe me? Then check out the full length screen shot just taken from a Slingo game. Can you even see what's on the screen or the letters on the score board? The clothing in the links above look great, because well if you give the screen enough time it will render an image.