Even the most simple of items can draw attention.
Often the same thing happens when I look at a picture on Flickr, and I ask myself where I might be able to get such an… item.
If that object is still on sale somewhere in SL, all I really would like to know is who makes it.
I have been in SL a very, very long time, and within my first few months there I happened upon one of those help areas. This one was set up as a school almost, and free lessons were offered in simple scripting and building.
Within a few months we had a staff of volunteer helpers who were on hand to help with such baffling things as how to stop wearing all the boxes that items were packed in. After all, if something was called “Leather Jacket” in an inventory listing, that is what you thought you were putting on.
chuckles… but I am wandering off topic.
One thing we used to talk people through is how to use the search facility. It seems to have been forgotten as a very helpful tool in SL, and I am not sure why.
If I know the name of the store, I can use the search to find the location and TP to the store. If it’s from a place I have bough from before, chances are I have the LM in my inventory. I can even grab the creator’s name from an item rezzed in world, and use their profile to provide links to the physical store, or a link to their MP.
Most creators leave a LM giver in store if an item is at an event at the time, some even include a demo to be tried in advance of the quest to TP to popular events.
I am sure others have better, or quicker suggestions, but sometimes there can be fun and a sense of achievement in tracking something down. I am sure some think that takes too much time, but for me, I would rather do that than lose time and energy to being outraged about not finding direct links on Flickr pictures 😉
This is the Nila head from LOGO, with included skin and lipstick. The eyeshadows are also LOGO.
The hair is Purity from Stealthic.
The lovely necklace is the Moonlight necklace from Bliensen + MaiTai.