Part of the adult aspect of Second Life™ is sex and with any luck RL too. To participate most people want anatomically correct avatars… (OK: the word ‘correct’ is subject to interpretation.) There is a variety of genitalia makers. I think it is generally accepted that the Xcite!™ brand is the top of the line. I’m not saying there aren’t other great brands. Or that everyone loves Xcite! There are those that hate Xcite!
But, years ago after researching all the various genitalia I decided on Xcite! I bought my first nipples and twat in 2009, about 18 months after I joined SL. Hey, it took me months to decide on just my skin… Those were the days when I had little to no income from SL. So, these were big purchase items. You could’ve rightly called me Scrooge.
I started with X3 and when the X4 arrived (Dec 2010) I upgraded. With the introduction of mesh I began to wonder when a mesh X5 would be released. We are getting close. The male X5 is already here and it is mesh. I’m deciding if I want to buy it for my boy Nal alternate…
The female X5 is not yet out. So, I signed up to be in the early release group (signup signs are in the new store).
If you haven’t been to the store for a time, you’ll find the main shop is gone. The Eventide East region is empty, except for a couple of ‘landmark’ signs saying they have moved.
The main shop is now in Eventide. This used to be called the Premier Shop and Upgrade Center.
They advertise fireworks every night… I have to wonder if that is a double entendre… since they are selling adult products… Well… one can hope.
X4 owners will be able to buy X5 and then get rebates on the X4. As I recall that was true of the X4 upgrade process too.
The X4 starter packs are now marked ‘No Transfer’. You buy an X4 now, you will still have to pay full price for an X5 then collect the rebate on the X4. So, if you ‘have no pussy…’ only buy now if you want to deal with learning the 4 then the 5 and feel you can get your money’s worth from the 4. It’s a difficult call as we have no idea when the female 5 will release.
The early information I’ve seen suggests we will have many more ways to customize appearance. That is often true of mesh items. They are making it possible for males to design their own penis tats. I can’t imagine what all the RL aspects of having a penis tattooed would be. So, it has to be easier in SL.
There is also the question body support. None of the male genitalia carry a Slink, Maitreya, Belleza, or other mesh body compatibility logo. With a guy’s penis that probably isn’t a concern. I mean… it just sort sticks on… a form fitting close fit isn’t required. At least I don’t think it is…
The female genitalia down there is going to require a good fit to look right. I had enough problems getting my X4 and its pubic hair to look right and it still isn’t perfect.
I haven’t looked at enough female genitals on various makes of bodies to say how different each body is. But, if the X5 weighting in this area doesn’t match the body you are wearing, I suspect there will be problems. So, I would like to see some compatibility logos.
I’m looking forward to what they have done with their new release.