Meriasek wrote:I will be making a visit to a number of sims over the next few weeks, after a gap of years not months
I'll post my impressions occasionally for your amusement/annoyance/edification/boredom
I made initial visits to several sims found in a search for 'BTB'. It was mid morning US time. I do not have high expectations at that time of day so none of this is a criticism
AR- plenty of people online, I wandered around quite a while, trying to find the likely meeting places for future reference. Did not manage any interactions, people were all in houses, mainly on their own but a few in pairs. Think I found a cafe or similar
Besnit - stuck at the locked gate, only a few people online, off putting tbh
Helxxxxxx - the Torvy sim - no one around apart from a greeting person asleep
Hochburg - did not get far before slave appeared and had a short RP that was nice enough. Ended up at the bakery where who knows I may meet someone next time
That's it for now I will continue.
I am using the same laptop I used 4 years ago, not sure it is still man enough for the job. Had trouble seeing some avis
Also aware my appearance is dated I expect but right now that's not the priority
Welcome back! I'd recommend you at very least attempt to update your SL viewer if your laptop meets the recommended requirements (whether the official Linden Labs viewer here https://secondlife.com/support/downloads/
or the third party viewer of your choice, like Firestorm, here http://www.firestormviewer.org/downloads/
SL's avatars have taken huge jumps in the last few years, with mesh avatars, heads, clothing, and body parts being the norm for the most part now- and these can't be seen on outdated viewers. Also the newest addition is Bento, which added new "bones" for mesh avatar attachments like fingers, tails, wings, etc. and that's only viewable on the latest viewer as well. This should take care of your problem with not seeing all the avatars, if your laptop can run it! Things are much prettier now!
Also, a few other sims you can check out (checking the list we had going on another thread):
Isle of Illyros
Best of luck!