I spent most of Saturday afternoon teleporting around SL and looking to see what’s changed in the 2 years or so that I’ve only been inworld intermittently.
I was trying to see if any new animation stores had opened so that I could see (ok, buy) some new dances. Didn’t really find any. Although I did find a few old stores still around. Old as in they haven’t uploaded anything new in the last few years. But SineWave was around forever even though nothing new was added. Not sure when it finally closed, but it’s no longer there. Or at least, no longer accessible. It shows up in search, but I get an error trying to tp there.
I’ve been going through my inventory and boxing/deleting old things. Which, to be honest, is most of my inventory at this point. There are always things I won’t part with – sentimental things and my dance animations, of course. But everything else is fair game. I have an overflowing build folder that is full of items I use to build sets. It needs going through (again) but it’s so large it’s overwhelming. So, clothing folder it is!
I deleted most system clothing several years ago after I bought a mesh body. I still have a lot of mesh and applier clothing, but everything is at least 2 years old now. Which is, like, a decade in SL time, right? 😛
I really should go through my hair and makeup folders as well – no need to keep that 9 billion prim hair from 2010, is there? Just kidding, I got rid of most of those a couple of years ago.
Back in 2013, I bought a CTS Wardrobe system. Boy, was that a blast from my SL past. Once upon a time, I was trying to put everything in my wardrobe so I could see photos of what I had, since many creators don’t include photos of the item in your purchase. I haven’t touched the system since 2015, I don’t think. I know that probably 90% of what’s in the wardrobe was boxed up and/or deleted in 2016.
Right now, I’m leaning towards just deleting most of my clothing and buying new stuff. I mean, things have to have improved in two years, right? I’m still waiting on bake-on mesh, but the animesh project did happen while I was away. So I’m curious to see that in action as I wander around inworld.
The saddest thing I’ve found so far is that PurpleMoon is closing. I’ve been a member of that group forever – almost since I joined SL. I was going through my groups and seeing what notices I’ve missed and discovered the sim was going to close that day. So I missed out on her huge closing sale. Bummer.
Ah, well, change is inevitable, right?