Iris Ophelia's ongoing review of gaming and virtual world style
When Oracul began to make a name for itself, getting a fully-featured AO (short for animation overrider, a scripted attachment used to change the animations an avatar uses while standing, sitting, walking, etc) could cost you around L$1000, and was something that even the most devoted fashionistas only had a handful of. daiz Papp's brand Oracul came out of nowhere offering AOs jam packed with animations for every movement an avatar could make; each AO had a distinct personality and style, and they were so cheap that you could buy one for every mood or outfit you had. It's not just personality that makes each AO different, though-- there are plenty of AOs designed specifically for specialty avatars at Oracul as well, including fairies, robots, and even babies like the one in the ad shown above.
daiz's AOs were also one of the last nails in the coffin for AOs that only featured static, un-animated poses. Animated AOs convey much more life and personality through an avatar, and when oracul put them within the reach of anyone with any tastes and on any budget... Well, who could say no? Oracul is the second store on the NWN Readers Choice Brand list that Hamlet himself has been wearing (at least since I made him over last month.) if you're looking for a way to show your personality dynamically through your SL avatar, a trip to Oracul would be well worth your time.