With the release of Maitreya’s new mesh body (and it’s more reasonable price point), I have been again considering the purchase of a mesh body.
I just can’t seem to make myself pull the trigger, though.
I was leaning towards the Belleza body, but then all the DMCA fuss happened, so I put it on the back burner. (I’m feeling metaphorical today, obviously.)
Anyhoo – here are my thoughts regarding mesh bodies.
One – I’ve already invested in SLink hands/feet, so having to junk those (and the shoes that go with them) leaves a major dent in my wallet as well as my wardrobe.
Two – I have a LOT of system clothing/outfits that I use when I dance for costumes. The thought of having to toss over 1/2 of my wardrobe is not appealing.
Three – I do not like the mesh heads at all. I get the appeal, with the changing expressions and all, but to me, everyone ends up looking like Barbie. The same Barbie. Just different skin colors. Barbie.
Four – there are now so many choices of mesh bodies, it’s hard to know which one will work the best for me. And given the cost ($3-5K) for a body, it’s not a small investment. For me, anyway. (If you think $3-5K is cheap, I’ve got some swampland in Frisland to sell ya!)
Five – Appliers. These are already a headache enough for me with the SLink hands and feet. I can’t imagine wearing mesh breasts and a mesh booty as well. How do you not go mad? And then to learn that you’ve invested in a body and your favorite skin maker doesn’t make appliers for it? Frustration galore.
Six – I read today in other post there’s a rumor that mesh bodies actually don’t look all that great when you take pictures on Ultra settings. Whaaa???
Seven – I have a lot of mesh clothing that I’ve collected over the past year or so. But not all mesh clothing works with all mesh bodies – so I would end up having to toss a lot of it too?
Eight – For dancing, mesh is often a poor choice, especially given the time it takes for alpha layers to disappear and the avatar bod to reappear. Watching torso-less or leg-less people dance is not entertaining.
Nine – after reading back over my list, these are mostly negatives. The positives? Nicer curves.
Ten – That’s it. I can’t think of another positive.
Readers? Help me out here?