The giant, mesh-based avatars made by Ceri Quixote, which I wrote about last month, are now on sale in the Markeplace -- that's the female Titan, male version here. Now these are not 200 feet tall, like Ceri's original giantess is, but we're still talking three times larger than the average SL avatar. If you decide to become an incredibly tall avatar, however, be warned, for it may change your virtual world experience:
"People will stare," says Ceri. "It's something relatively new on Second Life and people will get excited about it. I include two sizes -- a 2x and a 3x scale. The 2x will fit just about anywhere, it's a wonderful avatar just for wandering around. The 3x is over 20 feet tall -- it looks gigantic, so it's great for making an impression."
More development notes and owner advice from Ceri:
"The avatar is designed to be highly customizable - there are limitations to working with rigged mesh, but I did what I could to work around them. Play with the HUDs: there are three of them, and they make customization a lot easier. The shape is fixed by the mesh, but you can adjust the underlying SL shape for some variation. Not all sliders will work, though. The avatar is also scripted for low lag (always a plus in roleplay sims). There are also full perm clothing templates available for people who want to create their own outfits."
I'm a touch skeptical these giants can be that low lag, but if you buy one, share your own giant-based experiences below. By the way, I still think avatar height should be monetized, so that anyone who wants an avatar over 6'4" has to pay a little extra for that privilege. However, that should only apply to people increasing the size of their base avatar. That way, while the general population largely shrinks to a more realistic size, truly giant avatars like Ceri will seem that much more special.