I keep getting these e-mails to try IMVU.com – this 3D avatar-based chat software, so I did a little digging on it. Yeah, it’s free to sign up, but you get this incredibly small selection of features and clothes to start with. If you want to get fancy, you have to earn points or BUY them. Thought there was a catch there somewhere.
Oh…and if you want to gender-bend in the program…..BZZZZT! Sorry! Not gonna happen! Their site says their clothing items are “gender specific”, so you can’t mix and match. This is just my choice, and if you like this program, by all means go for it. I’m just not going to waste my time with customizing if they’re going to limit your choices like that.
Worlds.net I thought was a really good program, because you could do a pretty good amount of customizing with no extra expenditure. Of course, I was on BowieNet back in those days, so you got extra “perks” along with that – still, it was a nice chat tool. Other than that, I’ll just stick with my Trillian, since it does what I want it to.