Saturday, April 9, 2011
See How IMVU Adult Content Looks to Non-Verified Members
I've been playing around a bit recently with IMVU. Outside of the fun of exploration, experiencing other platforms is a great way to gain new perspective. So far, I've been noticing quite a few interesting contrasts to Second Life/OpenSim.
One difference is the way adult content is restricted. IMVU sells an Access Pass for $19.95 US, that include age verification and access to special groups, forums and chat rooms. Non-verified members are not only prevented from purchasing adult-rated items and entering adult-rated rooms, but can't even see restricted content if another person is wearing it. The top image is age-verified Botgirl's view. The bottom capture is from Fourworlds' non-verified chat room window. Pretty wild, huh?
I'll post more on IMVU later this week, including some video.