Most virtual world fans surveyed may not be interested in Sansar's new avatar fashion store, but then again, 1 in 3 surveyed are, and that's not nothing. Ryan Schultz of the Sansar Newsblog has a run-down of affordable fashion items now available in the Sansar store for a low low virtual currency price. Curiously, these fashion items come with the problem that's plagued Second Life fashion forever: They don't snap to fit an avatar automatically. Seriously WTF:
It turns out that, when you put on a Marvelous Designer-created garment from your inventory, you must press the Cloth Simulation button in order for it to fit properly without any body parts peeking through. Nyx from Linden Lab had this to say about it:
Anything with the MD logo, please do simulate it, and feel free as a customer to pull at it to help it to lay outside the body where you want it to lay.
Not exactly a great way to get everyday consumers into avatar fashion. Thousands of noobs have surely tried to wear SL items, only to see body parts sticking out, and quit in frustration. How many virtual fashionistas will give up Sansar when they encounter the poking problem, especially when other worlds come with clothes that just snap to fit?