I have friends that play in EVE Online. I haven’t kept up with the goings on there. One of the things I’ve missed is what EVE is doing with their avatars. I am impressed with what they have done. They are definitely ahead of Second Life in regard to avatar realism.
If you’re curious of what is now possible in EVE see GoSpeed Racer’s article: Meet GoSpeed the Capsuleer. Now in Hi Rez.
I’m a little jealous. I am hoping to see skin design in SL change. New types of skin and make up are now possible. I am not finding skin designers taking advantage of the new possibilities, yet. Whether they do or not, we won’t have EVE quality avatars any time soon.