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IMVU vs Second Life

Updated on November 7, 2014

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Second Life and IMVU are both wildly popular online worlds where people hang out, chat, meet new people and design amazing virtual items. Which one do you think is better and why?

You are welcome to join our IMVU vs Second Life discussion and vote in the poll. If you're not yet familiar with these 3D virtual worlds and are wondering which one to join, scroll down to read more.

IMVU vs Second Life Opinions

Do you prefer IMVU or Second Life?

IMVU is better than Second Life!

IMVU is better than Second Life!

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    • GalaxyRat 2 months ago from The Crazy Rat Lady's House

      Was little when I first found out what IMVU was. It seem so more adult, while Second Life seem so better for teens and adults who want to connect safely?

    • fari22 16 months ago

      NICE

    • Bubbles 16 months ago

      On imvu everything is colourful and exciting, on SL everything is grey and dull. Just take a look at the avatars: on imvu they are cute and sexy, on SL they are just boring. imvu rules!

    • Taylor 2 years ago

      IMVU is WAYYYY BETTER! But there is pros and cons on it. Second Life it looks VERY realistic but is very hard to use its confusing, but IMVU does look realistic now with the new mesh heads and is very easy to learn how to play. Pros: IMVU is getting very much better at the sign up option for new users. You get a lot more credits than two years ago, when I first signed up. Plus it's so hard choosing which avi to start out with and you have such a HUGE selection. They've even got some popular creators like Fine, Java, Lee, etc. on the new avi's. I would've LOVED to start out with a user like that. Cons: One thing that does suck is, earning credits... SERIOUSLY WHY'S THAT SO HARD IMVU? I feel they should have some activities to do like YoWorld (YoVille) does to earn credits instead of doing offers and spending real life money to simple credits. I understand that's how they make there money but not many people can afford that. Pros: I love going to chat rooms. Such a huge selection. You can find singles, friends, jobs (some jobs do gift/give credits but rarely depends on the owner of the room).

      I love IMVU and I'll always support them! :)

    • Luna Reach 2 years ago

      Hello. My name is Luna Reach. I have been on IMVU since 2006 or 2007. I tried SL for a small time, but I was not impressed in all. I have read many of the comments posted here, and although I don't like SL, I believe that either would be suitable to my tastes. I mostly use my avatar for anatomy study, because I find it's less embarrassing than having to use life-sized living male models. But I have met plenty of great people. Yes, most of them could do with some decorum and manners, but everybody could use that. Nobody is perfect. People get irritated all the time. I myself have a deplorable temper, but I also know that as a novice developer of my own products, that this could help enhance my artistic skills and by remaining polite, I could bring in more customers as long as my quality remains intact.

      While SL has more mobility for its avatars, I still like IMVU more.

      Thanks for allowing me a chance to voice my own opinion on the matter!

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      IMVU for sure.

      Imvu have more lots of fun kawaii beautiful products n the avatar can look really cutie. and also more simply to use.

      SL is difficult, less-kawaii, n too much adult =/

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      idk who better on imvu we can walk but on sl no... i don't know what to download!! plz help me! ( just saying imvu will be better if it can freely walk..)

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Imvuuu

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Second Life is ugly..

    • anonymous 2 years ago

      Ugh, Imvu is WAY better then that laggy, ugly,old, shitty site called SL. Just die of cancer okay?

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I love Imvu and Second life but i cant decide cuz Imvu is really a nice game but it can't walk and on Second life we can walk but i prefer imvu i just said imvu be better if we can walk...

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      yes

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Imvu is COMPLETELY better then second-Sh*t er..Life. ^.^ Most SL f*cks are possibly 12 or younger hating on imvu because they Got caught. Imvu raised me when my parents couldn't.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU has plenty of roleplayers. I'd take no movement over shitty, laggy movement. Plus, the customization on IMVU is endless.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU is the best game ever!!! In SL the avatar looks ugly and some kids plays it.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU Is so much better than SL! I have been on IMVU way over 5 years and I am so still addicted to IMVU! IMVU IS my second life! lol

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      imvu is fun and not too realistic

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      imvu is fun and not too realistic

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Second life is Too realistic, Too boring , Too laggy. The graphics are terrible, looking like some old system crap. Imvu is way better. Not to Real, not too Cartoonish. Perfect! Plus there is Roleplay, Anime as well.. Also music able to play. Imvu > SL

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU without a doubt, I'm 18 and I still love to play it. I've tried SL but the avatars look so ugly en too realistic also it takes too long to install it, I don't really like that. I don't care what ppl have to say just keep your opinion for yourself.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU IS BETTER THAN SECOND LIFE. SECOND LIFE IS SHIT!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Imvu is not for adults its a game for teenagers why old people gonna play games like that. smh

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I have to say IMVU is MUCH better than Second Life.Second Life is difficult.When you download it take ALL DAY. SL is like a dating site to me because you only try to find a husband or wife on there. (Which really sucks!) On IMVU you can meet new people and it is MUCH easier to do. Second Life is WAY to graphic and the avatars look SOO ugly.On IMVU you can decorate your avatar the way you want in less than an hour compared to Second Life. So I'm definitely on IMVU's side.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Yep, I agree with abbie, IMVU is easier, teen-friendly, and not nearly as "expensive" to use. Not only this, but IMVU is far-far-far less laggy.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      imvu is way better, it is easy to use,the avatars look better.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Imvu is Way Better then Second life! Second life is TOO Realistic in Graphics, Which is Really disturbing and Unattractive to play. Imvu's graphics are not Too realistic and Not too Cartoonized, Therefore..Imvu is better! Its easier to Explore the Imvu world, Not so complicated at all. Unlike Second Life_Bleh! Imvu includes many Role-Players too..I love it! c:

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      iMVU

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      From reading the comments of sl saying ppl voting for imvu are 10 well im not, but i do get annoyed with 13 year olds on there and somehow when ppl havent dressed and look like noobs it seems like they are retarded compared to others (not disabled -_- ). But imvu is very easy to control and learn and i look pretty kewl now, and when i played sl it was quite difficult and i just gave up and i couldn't buy anything or nothing. I think imvu is better because its fun, you chat and meet some awesome ppl. But there are down sides to both these games. sl is difficult and imvu u don't move around. Sl is a place where you date and find maybe a husband most 16+ year olds don't wanna find a fukin husband and that's all you basically do on sl they even had a documentury on sl about finding a fukin husband or wife and meeting in person is absolutely disgusting. i dont see a documentury about imvu. and yes sl is like a second life its in the god damn name and imvu u is INSTANT MESSAGING VIRTUAL UNIVERSE the name says it all. all you sl'ers are complaining that all you do is chat. thats one of the things u fukin do u dumbshits. second life is not a life -_- its useless , imvu is for chatting thts what its ment for!!!!!!!!!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      So far I'd have to say IMVU is better than Second Life. IMVU is far more user friendly, provides credits for you to start with, an is just more friendly. SL has FAR better graphics and is far more extensive - it's literally like a Second Life. But that extensiveness is exactly what makes it more complicated experience than IMVU. With IMVU you can just get straight to the point of a Visual Chating Universe - chatting and making friend! With SL it's a LOT harder to get started, meet people, and grow roots. I'm not going to Bash SL though, it looks awesome.......I just don't have the time and patience to try to establish myself in SL. It also takes a lot more money to sustain a SL account - something ELSE I'm not trying to do right now.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      <3

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      IMVU IS THE BEST!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I say imvu is better I haven't played on sl but from reading about the comments I don't want to play on it now and I would never let my friends or family on there either. I play on imvu all the time and I think imvu is much better and much safer the people on there are not racist like people r on sl

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is wayy better tf !

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Okay ive played imvu for about 2 yrs i say its better then SL, i downloaded SL and deleted it the same day, its way too laggy and slow. I love how you can walk and everything but from the adds and ending up playing it its way different maybe i havent played it long enough but i say imvu. the game that beats all is THERE.COM ive played that and loved it so much it was like SL and imvu together its the best. but theres alot i can say about imvu the list is long so imvu go for it and its not for kids

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      People on second life are mean, racist and it's so difficult to understand! The way they made second life look on the website is nothing compared to the actual game. IMVU wins for sure

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I downloaded SL today and I ended up uninstalling it today. Why? Well, I love how SL has a big community and their shop is big also, so I wanted to explore the program. Before I could do that, I had to shop for skins, clothes, etc. I love creating and decorating my avi and you don't have to pay for the stuff unlike imvu. However, before I could actually try on the skins and clothes I "bought," I had to unpack it, but unpacking them WAS SUCH A PAIN!!!!!!! Seriously, I don't understand why they can't just put it in my inventory without having me to jump through a lot of hoops. That's why I uninstalled SL on the same day <.<"

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      While both IMVU and SL are arguably good sites, I do prefer IMVU. I'd rather not be able to walk rather than attempt to walk and end up glitching through things constantly or lagging while about 400 people *fly* over my head. At least on IMVU you can reduce the lag, how can you reduce a lag of multitudes of people? Putting it bluntly: IMVU is better overall for people with fast or slow connections and systems. SL has managed to crash a few of my systems rather successfully. And, on the note of people saying that those who support IMVU is childlike; how are you doing any better by supporting SL? It's the SAME THING except DIFFERENT INTERFACE. While creating may be limited on IMVU, I'd rather have a basic chat client with a few things to make me laugh, as opposed to a massive community where I can't talk to anyone. I joined SL out of curiosity and, in my two months trial period, I spoke to NO ONE. NO ONE, may I emphasize. I joined IMVU at the same time and found multiples of people. It is, however, a matter of taste. If you like SL, bully for you. But I prefer IMVU and bully for me too.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      YOU DON'T WANNA PLAY SECOND LIFE! IT'S SCARRED ME FOREVER! DON'T PLAY IT!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Imvu is just a better game with better graphics, people and products!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      How do people copy other people's styles on imvu? Do you know how many products are in the store? over a million! Nobody's going to go fish out other things that people wear. I love imvu, screw the old people on second life

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Imvu. Why? go play and find out :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I agree, Second life is very racist and mean towards people. I tried playing second life today and I swear, I can't believe such a stupid game exists.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Goodness. I'd have to say IMVU. I had a horrible experience on Second life. You have to pay for everything, the avatars are ugly, the list goes on. If you're trying to decide which one to play, IMVU for sure. I hate second life so much. The people are just so racist and mean UGH

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      f*cking hate second life. People are racist, they star you off with NO MONEY, no home for privacy the free items are 8 damn years old, people are mean, it lags like crap and takes forever to load even on my strongest, most expensive 2012 desktop that's made more gaming.. You have to buy money to do basically anything other than walking, running or flying. Second life if pure crap. I'd prefer IMVU over second life anyday. It runs smoothly, the people there are 1,000,000x nicer, they actually give you money when you join and you can have your privacy! Second life is such struggle. Simply because I was black, people used racist weapons on my avatar. God damnit. There's no way to stop that or remove it unlike IMVU you can boot the person! The avatars even look better.

      If you're debating which site to chose, IMVU for sure

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      So I went ahead and signed up and tried SL today because my friend wouldn't get out of my face if I didn't because he INSISTED that SL was better than IMVU... So i tried it... and im like

      -_-

      What

      the

      (bleep)

      Wtf is the big deal about SL? Really? Because I have a few friends who switched over the months and Im just like... why?? You don't get any Linden dollars for signing up, its hard AF to earn Linden dollars... the word "Linden" pisses me off... idky... it just does... I don't like the way the characters look (even when fixed up)...

      My friend tried to make the point "well at least you can walk.."

      -_____-

      that walking crap is just *facepalm*

      It takes FOREVER to get to the other side of a room just because you have to walk (and that's on a good connection). Then you can't chat and walk because you're using your fingers to hold down the keys to walk, so if you are talking to someone as you are walking you have to stop. type. start. stop. type. start which makes it even LONGER to get wherever you're trying to go.

      Oh geez, don't let it be a big room that's full of people and everyone is trying to walk somewhere... Lag City

      Its just dumb af... I have no clue why any sensible person would choose SL over IMVU... idk... I guess people have their little preferences or w/e

      I just don't agree with people who enjoy that complicated, stupid, crap of a virtual site... Period...

      Leave your opinion I guess... idc

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      First off, I prefer IMVU because they at least start you off with 2 or 3 thousand credits. On second life, there is no way to earn any (Credits, money) you must buy them, and they start you off with pretty much nothing. second, It's cool that you can be a "Vampire" or a "Robot" but, still the avatars are prettyyyy ugly. They don't have as much creativity as the people on imvu and the clothes are not as, cool. I would prefer Imvu because you don't have to be 18 to join! In the chatrooms on second life there are always strange things and conversations i want nothing to do with, and that's where I see why it's for 18+. It's cool you can fly, but still I find it not convincing. IMVU is so much better for teenagers, and even Preteens (Like 12 or 13) The people are nicer and more welcoming and the fact you can boot the people you don't want in your chatroom is a relief compared to second life.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ImVU is better than second life but second life is okay the only difference is in second life u can walk and do anything you want and they all nice people but in imvu they kick you out/or boot you.But they made imvu because you can play with it and so teens can play also or even kids they can change their birth that why IMVU is safe

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU because, In IMVU, nobody's racist, Nobody can use their damn weapons on you, nobody will rape you, it's easier to use, more user friendly and IMVU actually gives you credits (money) when you first join! Unlike second life, I've been harassed because I was black, I was raped by a cow.. like wtf, people tested weapons on me and threw me off sim, you have nobody to talk to, and if you look like a noob, you'll be harassed, everything that looks good costs money!! You can't even get a house unless you have paid membershit. NOT FAIR. IMVU's far better. You can actually earn credits too. But, we all have different opinions.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I'd take imvu over SL anyday. Wham bam.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Dudeeee, Second Life avatars are ugly. No offence...

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i meant imvu love imvu love alot but imvu little more fun and little more dangerous!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      imvu is a far far more user friendly world than second life. Moreover, there is a much stronger connection between two avatars (persons) than I have experienced till now in Second Life in about 30 days. I have a tough time really connecting with my gf of 10 years whom I brought to SL from imvu a couple of weeks back, so lost one gets into sorting out technical matters. The interface is also terrible and takes away attention from connecting with other avatar (s).

      The only disadvantage of imvu is that one cannot have proper sex. It is baffling why imvu sticks to their policy of restriction on explicit sex when all sorts of stuff including nudity and group sex poses are available within the policy. I mean the restrictions are rendered meaningless in many other ways and should be dropped.

      Final word - I would vote for imvu because this "world" is for people to connect with each other. At least that is where the value lies for people. Not in a "technically superior" but less "human" product. Second Life will do well to drastically simplify the software, remove technical snags (my graphic card stops functioning quite often which does not happen with PC games requiring real high graphic computing power) and enable people to connect with each other more easily. With it's pioneering lead, it can still beat imvu. If they continue to remain where they are, they will have to close down one day.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is better!IMVUææ£ï¼

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I prefer imvu becausr its fun and I'm 12 but I'm still play it cuz its for teens. SL is more fore adults and its slow and boring.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I think imvu is better. sl avatars try 2 look like imvu avatars and they really look ugly. but i like how stuff cost less on second life, but if i had to choose one to play for the rest of my life it would be imvu. 3 reaspns y i like imvu and why I have imvu. One reason why i like imvu is because the clothes are more well thought out and cute, another reason is that the chat rooms are creative and fun also people are fun to talk to, I hate how people are mean and call you noob and why are you weraing that and this, and why do you spell like that, i hate how before I even get inot a chat room i'm already booted, most of the time I just chat with a close friend in private because i get booted so much, but over all imvu is much better.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I've been on IM for about 4 years and I love it.. It's kinda slow to update and change things but it's come a long way. The graphics on SL are amazing but take forever to load on my computer. It's so slow I can barely get to chatting with people. I don't like second life because there is no way to earn credits, you can only buy them. I like that with IMVU they at least start you out with something.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is better for teens. It's user friendly. There are nice people. You will not see naked guy kissing naked furry in the shop, like in SL.. You've got own home. It's easy to earn credits and create own, epic Avatar!

      Second Life is better for adults. There are more customizable Avatars. You can create and sell. There are more exploration. But.. There are a lot of erotic materials. It's ugly!

      So... IMVU is better for teens.

      SL is better for adults, but I prefer IMVU..

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      clearing some gossip negativs. Being called a noob on IMVU means that you interact in a wrong way with other avatars misusing your actions you can do to other avatars. Secondly you are a noob on IMVU when you use standard products, but those people using that reasons are just asocial beings. Asocial beings also run SL as well. Nextup is that being called a noob to me mean you can be a potential friend too, so whatever negatives are sayd about it a noob is nothing but a fresh IMVU member that is testing the program functions. People behaving like noobs are experienced users interacting wrongly with other members and mostly are low social able people. Those you get not only on IMVU but definitely also on SL since a lot of users use both programs.

      Than for the negatives about the boot options on IMVU which means you can send someone out of the chatrooms is a features made to be able to exclude people from rooms and spaces that do not have the ability for social interactions. The noobs itself can boot people from their rooms too, so eventually this leads to a more stabil community and less irritation of people than do not interact well mangling their nature with different minded once. So this option is only for better game experience. Again, more plus to IMVU.

      Than about commercial activity, on IMVU you can choose to watch commercial activity of other users but you do not have to. On SL one is Always confronted with commercials of anything and cannot shield yourself from them. Since commerce and gameexperience are two totally different things I rather choose IMVU because I can choose to be influenced or not.

      Than Groups and community, people saying that SL has them, well IMVU has way more diversity in groups and its options, nexto that you get your own tweakable website at IMVU so you can make out eachothers profile if you like and hand them a very personal touch.

      Than about the appearance of avatars the stories underneath here saying that on SL an avatar can be any form or creature, well IMVU has not only the same possibilities although it now seems it hasn't so therefor saying here, that we get even more at IMVU. We cannot only have neko appearances in human forms but also standing on four legs and you can totally tweak your avatar to look like for instance a dog or a dragon or a neko or furry or cat whatever. The tekst saying that that is a plus for SL is totally not aware of the features IMVU hands its members. So sorry but that's not a difference between sl and IMVU. IMVU has even more possibilities when it comes to the appearance of your avatar and definitely holds way more satisfying animations.

      Saying that you need to be grownup to use SL is their restriction not their plus. IMVU has a lower border to join you can join from 13 years of age. People saying that this means its annoying do not understand the possibilities of their settings, since IMVU hands lots of settings to exclude too young members. And IMVU also represents as a way better "mirrored to society"community. Which I think SL is not. Most of the young minds deliver the content creators a way nicer way to adapt to future needs of their customers and this way leads to a much stronger content and catalog buildup than I see happening on SL. I use both programs since 2005, I see edges on SL and on IMVU. But IMVU has way more options than most people think. And that's also the fun thing, each day hands in a new experience on IMVU since you learn more and more each day on how to create your own best looks or rooms or actions etc.

      Starting on IMVU is more stimulated too since everyone has a chatroom from the start. At SL all these rooms are like connecting which hands you everything in one go, but also lags it up to unusable state. The teleportation as is said to be a plus to SL is also available on IMVU. Yet you probably still need to find them. Well that implifies that it might be hard to find...well that would be a wrong conclusion. If you search the shop form teleport or doorway or directly see into the teleportation products of fro instance developer Deliverance on IMVU you will see this option is available to any member too. Any developer can edit these meshes to their liking and can provide your personal teleport to any other room or place on IMVU. Since this is a standard feature on SL it again makes it harder for your pc to run, so the freedom of choosing to hand your guests in your rooms on IMVU a teleportation ability makes it a better place to be since it not standard lagging up the places. See it like Mc Donalds and Burger King...at Mc Donalds it hard to tweak a standard burger...you get what they hand you...and can only add bacon... at burgerking on the other hand they fully leave the choice to the customer to be able to tweak their burgers to their likings. To me that's a plus again for IMVU. Since they simply hand you more choices and less standards, so game experience becomes your preferred one way easier.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I prefer IMVU over SL. I can't say anything about the people, because I know most members play both. It's also weird to have to choose if you don't need to, but asking what I like better made me think it over. I like IMVU because its very userfriendly no options or screen options are too much in the way of the view. The overload on screen options and amount of features makes SL a very laggy place to run. While IMVU uses about the same features, but listens to it's community wishes way more "on the market" so to say. It has had options like voice chat and refined them, but also tested them to be laggy and hard to secure. This means IMVU is also safer to play, it's the safest 3D Chat play for young and old, not too much hackers, because there are less holes in the system. So controls and safety are lot's better. Although I like some of the extra possibilities of SL like walking around or flying around is a fun thing, yet only if it looked better. It's clear to see that IMVU long already has this feature too although a lot of its users dont know. But on IMVU you can also buy walking spots for instance by developer Whystler. not only walking is able on IMVU but also dancing and of course many more animations are daily submitted to the catalog. On SL this is at hand by basic which is a plus, but also their minus since it totally lags up the place until you cant move or see screenparts disappear while looking around etc. Even with the fastest graphic drivers and connections etc its hard to make SL appear how they ment it to appear. IMVU on the other hand definitely tests their features much better and also takes them away again when they don't seem to work or aren't as attractive as they though, this definitely hands in more speed and more graphic fun experience. So to say more user friendly. On content creation behalf I totally disagree with SL since there is a fine line between nice and loadability. Again in this case lags. On IMVU this is different. Since the measures that only VIP accounts can create on IMVU it became a lot more quality content and getting started in the basics of developing and creating is evenly as easy on IMVU and on SL. Yet the standards on SL as for quality is much much less than I would like to see. On IMVU the quality of the creating itself may have some restrictions, but it also much better to load and way less laggy. Since I started on IMVU a long time ago I do not actually think I need to have VIP to create, but that's a plus for only the older users. So concluding on content creation I can say the outcome of the whole is better and more streamlined on IMVU. IMVU has a great creation center which can help you to basics but definitely also to experienced creations. Last but not least what I like about IMVU is the didactism it is totally edged to maximize user experience. On SL they throw all options at you, but don't really mind the outcome on the user ends of the screen. So saying that IMVU is a better listener than second life. Some might conclude that this is underlining that SL is for more experienced users well that is surely not what I ment. The more experienced user and creator also thinks about the outcomes of the creations on user end, since not all users have these superdooper computers SL is bad to run, while IMVU is open to all users with all kinds of computers and still maintans quality on all ends. So to seek the more experienced users I advise to choose IMVU. People saying the animations like hair animations on SL are better, did not really see what is abled on IMVU. So for those I wold recommend to have a better look to IMVU. On IMVU you get a free public room even when your not a paid member, this consolidates users way better and doesn't really classify them on social class, rather is open to any class which we find around our world. So to find a nice chats is way easier and to gain new friends or similar minded people is also easier on IMVU. I will try to keep using both, but if one is asking which I prefer than I conclude that IMVU hands me way more satisfaction than SL. So IMVU all the way here!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i think i have to go with imvu you get loads of free credits so the customisation is more appealing to the user

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      *no

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      SECRET GIRL: Don't know if there are many of us under 10... ( on offense for those who are )

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I guess there are more possiblites in Second Life, it got better animation, but still voting for IMVU. It's so hard to run Second Life and so much lag there. So IMVU is way better since I hate lag so fuckin much.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Imvu

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU has a better UI and much more simple to play. It is user friendly and easy to hop into. It also runs much smoother. I could barely run Second Life but could run IMVU easily. Now Second Life can be better if you play long enough to become a veteran at it and if it runs well on your system. However with that said i personally like IMVU better. Though i do like the animation of Second Life when it runs well.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      second life isn't better than imvu but it has some things i like. i like how there is free stuff that is actually cute, imvu has cute stuff to but when the item costs less it seems to be ugly or not useful to use, i also hate how people on imvu become 2 open minded and make fun of u.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Don't Fight weer just voting!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Imvu

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      imvu is better

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      imv u its easy and has more things than second life rilly SL u are or could be naked imvu is more consoled and better imvu even kids play it im 27 imnu u could CHAT! SL im not shore =( imvu <3 =)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Both

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I would definitely prefer imvu over second life. I have played both and second life seemed cool but took so long to load and crashed my mom's computer! So then I just kept playing cuz I thought maybe it wasn't the game's fault and the computer crashed again, but when I did play second life it was really complex and cool, but slow and hard to understand. But then...... There's imvu. Imvu has never given me any computer difficulties that I can remember. It always loads normally and the only time it has a lag is in a really popular room. Also, imvu is really easy to get the hang of and so fun! I love imvuuu:))

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU all the way! I hate how I get HORRIBLE lag on Second Life and how the characters look compared to IMVU.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes, i AM 12, but before you all say stuff like 'EWW she shouldn't be on either of these' or something, at least listen? Well i prefer imvu but i HAVE tried second life as well. I just personally think IMVU is easier to use then second life, i rage quitted second life after a few days as the way you did clothes and moved was frustrating me. (Please note i have anger problems so i get easily frustrated)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU all the way.....why because its must better and easier to use then Second life.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      It has a realistic view of what a person can look like or want to be

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I've tried both and I defenitely pick imvu. I'ts Awesome & i <3 it so much

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I've tried both and I defenitely pick imvu. I'ts full of good as bad people but in imvu you can do much more stuff and there are places that are out of this world.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i say imvu becaue its more cooler to me.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is a bit more open and user friendly than Second Life. Also, it requires less of an investment.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ALSO imvu doesn't take FOREVER to load up and my laptop can actually handle it

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU by far i tried SL once and never went back, Imvu has an extremely user friendly layout i loved it from the moment i started :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU IS way better follow me on imvu at 1fresh4ever

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is way better than second life theres more clothes more party and etc so yes IMVU is way better

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Simple and straight forward answer, Which one is better? Imvu.. doesn't take the piss to load unlike Second Life, and my laptop can actually handle IMVU.. second life is so slow on my laptop and im sat there for about half hour waiting for everything to load, second life? no. IMVU, yes!

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Second Life is mostly for adults, people just wanna 'get it on' just because you can walk around and actually have sex without having to act it out being all like -mmm- and stuff, but IMVU has a far more better life to live, there may be a slut here and there, and im mostly talking about the boys, but its all about the friends and meeting new people, and the art, well.. theres so many AMAZING artists on IMVU i just love. im babbling on, but seriously, IMVU is great and i just couldn't go a day without signing on -lonely person- LOLOLOL :*

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is much better.. it gives you a wide range of fashion so you can stand out from others, rather than blend in, everybody has they're own unique style.. people host fashion shows, modeling etc.. and most importantly there may be a few unpleasant people on there, but there are so many amazing, friendly people there. i just wouldn't waste my time going to Second Life.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i say imvu is cool you could buy stuff

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I love IMVU, its a great game. Also when you sign up and start the game I find IMVU easier to understand. I have tried both second life and IMVU and i prefere IMVU.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is better because it lets you express your creative side more and also Second Life is mostly for adults and I know 11 year olds who play and see sex and and go to clubs and stuff. I think IMVU is safer too.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      Second life is a much richer more advanced avatar based game.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      I say that imvu is better gives you a chance to show off you creativety

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is better :) Nice graphic, nice avatar/costume, nice room... But Second Life is bad :/ When i start the game, everything loading so long! Longer than imvu! And he graphic is bad than imvu :(

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      ImVU Go Too Fuckinq Hard !

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      omg this is hard i don't know which to download i cna only do one my dad says.....hm....ive did a lot of research which makes Ur comput. slower which is mor fun

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU is better because in Second Life there is a better chance to end up around minors. As in IMVU you have to buy AP to see nudity, and it's harder for teenagers to get their parents to buy things for them with out knowing, plus on second life anyone can get naked and have a fake age and pretend however. Second life the controls to move your avatar are really frustrating they need a box where you can pinpoint exactly where you want your damn camera to face instead of moving your mouse and still being way off. Then with buying things...I dislike how after you buy it you have to set it down somewhere then open it then put it back. I don't like how Second Life lags to much, I don't like how Second Life has so many useless ways of searching for rooms to hang out it. I get that they are literally trying to make as if you were in the game but they have to realize that the more the try to do the more simple things become complicated. But I do love Second Lifes clothing a lot better then most of imvus and their shop is amazing. when it comes to appearance of your avatar Second life wins hands down. But with all the new creators IMVU is gathering they are now coming up with better ways to look as well. If imvu had a program like second life to where you could scale your avatar by hand on each part like second life has, also very similar to sims3..they would remain number 1 in my book. I love how IMVU has other sites where you can buy credits from for $1.50 I get 3600 credits, plus I can earn them. I like how there's music every where I go and every one talks to me. Second Life no ones really chats but they all try to bring me to their private places. I like how IMVU allows you to see which rooms has the most people in them and how every one is friendly. I've been trying to get the hang of second life over the past few days...but I don't think I'll stay. There's just to many complications with viewing my avatar I can never get a even front view look at her. And Second life there's no way to try on clothing with out buying the stupid demo then placing the stupid demo then opening the stupid demo then trying on the stupid demo...and finally there's deleting it...come on people I just want to click try it on then rotate then decide if I want to buy it or not..Second Life has a lot of things they should change to make it easier on playing, moving around, and how their store is and trying shit on. So as of right now IMVU has no problems click where I want to go and I'm there, there's no walking into walls or screen going off some where because it's not easy for beginners to angle their views right.

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      imvu better i like imvu :)

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      IMVU

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      imvu is way better

    • anonymous 4 years ago

      i like imvu not second life

    Second Life is better than IMVU!

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      • reyantha 2 years ago

        Neither, go with opensim grids. Opensim grids are like Second Life, but privately owned and generally will offer you a lot of free stuff and free land. You can even connect your own to some, just like a private Minecraft server. They are also mostly connected, so you can jump from one to another even if owned by different companies. Try Kitely, Metropolis Grid, or Island Oasis (18+).

        IMVU is just a glorified chat client. Virtual worlds like SL are way more than that.

        If you download Firestorm viewer for SL and opensim, you can use both opensim and SL. It's super easy to switch.

      • anonymous 2 years ago

        With out a doubt second life is better..

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        If you like Drama in it's purest concentrated form, go for IMVU. Second Life may have drama, but it happens less often from the experience I've had in SL. At least arguments in SL turn to fun conversations over microphone. Which has happened a night ago for me. To me the community in Second Life is more friendlier. You don't get ejected or banned from a Sim for no reason. Also ignoring morons is easier if you run into one. When you block (ignore) someone, they become invisible, and you cannot see their text in chat. IMVU, blocking someone doesn't mean they cannot stalk you from room to room. At least in SL, they cannot track where you're going. So there are ways to defend yourself if need be.

        You can walk around, meet people, drive vehicles, and make what you wish of what you want to do in SL. There is a lot of possibilities. Sure, it is more expensive. It has more of a steeper learning curve. You do need a fairly good PC to run the game. Mostly the reason why IMVU people say SL sucks is because they don't understand it and or cannot even run it at a decent frame rate.

        But believe me when I say this. I have been on IMVU for a while. Second Life I have been on longer. There is less drama and bullshit. Get yourself a decent computer and stick to SL. Or you can do both IMVU and SL. But I would recommend SL over all.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second Life everyone from all over the world can hear music anytime you want without paying for it

        On Imvu you have to pay to buy music so can then listen to it but if your from one of these countries then Imvu will NOT let you buy or listen to any music at all

        Algeria

        Brazil

        Columbia

        Egypt

        India

        Indonesia

        Morocco

        Pakistan

        Philippines

        Romania

        Turkey

        Venezuela

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second Life is 1

        Can walk, run, jog, fly

        On Imvu you cannot do any of those you hop from one dot to another and that's it

        Second Life can change way avatar looks by using sliders

        On Imvu you cannot do that you need to waste money buying an avatar to change way it looks

        Second Life you type free in search and will find so many things you can get

        On Imvu you do not see that at all everything costs money Vip, Ap, Age Verify, Clothes, Rooms and more

        only thing free on there is hanging out

        Second Life you can delete any item from inventory if No longer want it

        On Imvu you cannot do that your stuck with the items you do Not like anymore and it starts lagging you badly since can Never delete anything from inventory

        Second Life Hair, Clothes, Sea, Sky, Animals everything moves just like in real life

        On Imvu Everything stays still like a cardboard cutout

        Second Life has adult things you can see and access to without paying

        On Imvu need to waste money to buy Ap for grown up things and the adult things they have are really restricted on there since its a family site also too many minors easily get their parents credit cards to buy Ap and Imvu does nothing about that

        Second Life you can talk to people using microphone

        On Imvu you cannot do that

        Second Life looks real

        On Imvu looks like a cartoon game for kids

        Second Life is for 16 and older

        On Imvu is 13 and older <---- too many beggars, minors making horrible suggestions of everything to be free and its called a game more then anything else by people

        when it was made as a chat site

        More and More People are leaving Imvu once they see what its like

        Second Life is 1 in my eyes and always will be

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Imvu only cares about 1 thing = Money $$$

        They do NOT care at all about people

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Too Many Minors On Imvu!! Doing Whatever They Want

        I Love You Second Life XD

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Too many minors 13 to 17 years old on Imvu begging people they never met before for credits and gifts

        They do NOT want to wait till are older to buy things themselves

        These people make horrible suggestions all the time for Imvu to make everything free

        That is NEVER gonna happen

        Imvu needs to make money to pay their employees

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        IMVU is full of children. Secondlife is full of furries.

        IMVU has no interactive world. Second life has massive lag.

        IMVU is aol instant messenger with the super buddy -- if anyone remembers that.

        so basically.... furries vs teenagers. ...

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        On Second Life Can Walk, Fly, Run, Make Real Life Money, Everything Looks More Real

        For All The People Who Think Imvu Is Better Then Im Guessing Do Not Know That Imvu Having Updates All The Time Because Of Problems Their Website Has Thousands Of People From All Over The World Got Malware On Their Computers And Laptops (It Happened This Year 2014)

        They Have 3 Options

        Buying A New Computer/Laptop

        Paying Big Amount Of Money For It To Be Fixed

        (Imvu Has Not Done Anything To Help)

        People Are Wondering Why Is No One Doing Anything To Help Them?

        The Answer Is Imvu Only Cares About Money And Not Helping People

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second Life Is Better Than Imvu

        On Imvu Too Many Minors Lie About Their Age Using Mommy And Daddy's Credit Card To Get Access Pass So Can Do And See Adult Things On The Site.

        Most People On There Think It's a Game They Come Into A Chat Room Saying They Bored, Trying To Punch, Kick, Kiss Whoever They Want, Who Wants To Make Out, Who Wants To Have Sex, Ask Complete Strangers Hey Want To Be My Gf Or Bf Not Caring At All The Person Is Way Older/Younger Then Them, Already In A Relation Ship Or Married In Real Life.

        Some People Do Not Understand Imvu Requires Money To Buy Certain Things So Many Times People Sayed To Me Would You Be My Mom Then They Beg Me For Credits And Gifts I Remember One Time 2 Girls Who Lied About Their Age Both Of Them Were Minors They Admitted It While I Talked To Them But They Signed Up Putting 23 And 24 Not Knowing Me At All I Was Asked If I Wanted To Be Sister To Them Then One Girl Asked Me If I Had 3,000 Credits Because She Needed To Buy Pretty Clothes And Had No Money At All.

        Even Adults Have Begged On Imvu I Had A Friend Who Introduced Me To Her Husband And Without Her Knowing It He Asked Me If I Had Credits Since He Needed Wings And Other Clothes Immediately.

        A Girl I Knew Who Is An Adult Had Vip And Rather Then Wait For Her Vip Credits To Come In She Begged Me For Credits I Sayed No.

        A Guy I Knew Who Had Vip At First Seemed Nice Then Few Days Later He Begged Me For Gifts And Credits. I Sayed No Then He Would Find Me Every Week Even Though I Had Changed My Name On Imvu He Still Found Me And Beg For Gifts For Him And His Wife.

        Someone Spammed A Chat Room For 2 Hours That I Was In Saying Disgusting Perverted Insulting Words

        So I Reported Them Imvu Wrote Back Saying I Broke The Rules Of Imvu When I Did Nothing Wrong Also Even Though The Guy Was Blocked He Could Still Whisper Me When He Came Into Chat Rooms I Was In.

        Every Guy I Met During My Years On Imvu Was A Complete Pervert Who Wanted To Know If I Had Skype, If I Would Leave My Husband In Real Life To Be With Them On Imvu I Tell Them No And To Leave Me The Hell Alone They Make Threats Against Me Harass Me Saying How Will Make My Life A Nightmare And They Accomplished That.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second life is the best thing that ever happened to me. IMVU SUCKS ASS

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Secondlife dosent have to be for adults theres adult places but you don't have to go there plus wtf u can't even move on imvu also on imvu u can't rp which is so fun

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second life I saw imvu its the w*r$Ä sorry but I gotta tell the truth its second life the I like!!âââ

        l::::::::[:::::::::> *SWORD*

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Sorry for this but I haven't played second life but I saw its blog its kinda cool so I've change my mind to liking IMVU coz its sometimes scary and I don't want watching people sex in front of my!!!

        So I vote for second life sorry IMVU fans!!! Peace

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Someone you are a fucking idioit

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        i would say imvu if your like 12-16 years old

        second life 16+ years old

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Too many kids on IMVU.. it's horrible.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        JUST KIDDING!!!! SECOND LIFE ROCKS!!!

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Yes you can have a house you just need to own land and either build or buy your house to put it on. SecondLife basically let's you do anything you want and is much more open. IMVU all you do is stand and chat with people and there isn't much exploring at all and it is a lot harder to earn money on IMVU than on SecondLife because on SecondLife you can actually earn it more easily and from people too. On SecondLife you can do lots: chat with people, build, explore, relax, have your own business, basically do what you would do in the real world.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I hate IMVU, I played it today. I'm thankful for the money they give you in the beginning but, please tell me why something as simple as a shirt on average is over 600 dollars? I'll run out of money before I can but a pair of shoes and not look like a big headed baboon demon. And you think second life avatars are ugly, oh please.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        I was on IMVU's side until I decided to play second life. What the hell? People saying IMVU is better are obviously stupid. Based on what everyone's been saying, those people look like 10 year olds. There's actually a point in playing second life. IMVU is a waste of time and will turn you into a brainwashed idiot as the other people are. I'm not mean, just speaking my mind.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Some people (maybe 1 or 2) have made millions of dollars on Second Life through making products. Some people make a living on second life. What do you get for making products on IMVU? Nothing. On imvu, you have to pay to be naked, it's boring as hell, filled with kids ages 6 - 12 for gods sake, expensive, stupid (you can't even walk), You have to pay to change your name, after you join, there are NO ways to get money other than buying it, from skin - clothes ~ everything is based off society and sex, mean people that kick you out of room simply because you're new, terrible customer service. I could go on. If you play IMVU, you will end up spending hundreds of dollars on it, be bored as hell and mess up a young mind on beauty since everyone there looks the same. I don't see any competition here with limitless, mature, Second life.

      • anonymous 3 years ago

        Second life. If you say otherwise, you're either under aged or have never tried second life for more than a day.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I've been playing second life for a year and IMVU for 4 years. IMVU has chaned too much for my liking. Honestly, in Second life you can do more, but in IMVU I've noticed a lot of Kids from ages 8 - 12. What the f*ck? Go do you damn school work. Second life is for adults and mature people. I don't see any competition here. Second life is the best.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        There's no competition, Second Life wins. Imvu if for underaged kids.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        People need to shut up about There.com, we're talking about IMVU and second life. Second life wins!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        People who are dissing Second Life most likely haven't even tried it. I have played both and second life is just so limitless. You can drive, walk and fly, you can customize you avtar detail by detail, you can actually have a job, you can buy things for free, Premium membership makes it a lot more worth it. I like IMVU too, second life is a lot more realistic and well, I can't even explain it. Play both and you'll see what I mean.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        IMVU

        Pros:

        They give you lots of money in the beginning

        Amazing graphics

        Very nice people

        Beautiful products in shop

        Ways to earn money

        Cons:

        Laggy

        Pricey products

        Pricey membership

        Can be very boring

        Bad customer service

        underaged people (UGH)

        You can't walk

        There's a limit to people in rooms

        People try to be cool by making their kbs high causing lag

        WILL tke up A LOT of space on hard drive

        If you're a noob, you get picked on

        Second life

        Pros:

        Realistic

        You can walk, fly, jump, run

        Beautiful places (WOW)

        Ok graphics

        Jobs

        Driving

        Nice people

        Free products!

        Lovely ways to shop

        People help you out :)

        I COULD GO ON !

        Cons:

        Perverts

        Hard to get money

        Racists

        Weapons

        A LOT of lagging!

        I have been playing IMVU for 5 years and I have wasted so much time & money on it, sadly.

        I have been playing Second Life for 8 months, IT'S AMAZING! I plan on getting premium membership.

        Of course this is just my opinion but I feel that second life is better than imvu.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have played Imvu for 2yrs and it was fun. The way you could make ur avi was cute, the places were ok, and it was so easy to just change your avatar's outfit. However, there are a lot of things that I like about SL and I have only played it for a days now. For one you can walk, you have so much more freedom to just walk around and do whatever you want. from couples dancing wherever you like on the dance floor and not having to rely on dots to being able to grab ur pet's leash and tying them to a wall so that they stay there.

        I can probably go on and on about stuff but im not going to. It's all in preferences really. If you want to just chat and keep it simple then imvu is the way to go. if u want more from ur experience than just chatting, then by all means go for second life.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Actually you can talk to people in SL. I have talked to various people in sl. And the lag thing can be solved by going into preferences and selecting the graphics tab and setting the graphics option to either low graphics setting or medium graphics setting.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        You can't walk in IMVU. I think all those who are saying that IMVU is better are kids.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Why is this even up for debate IMVU is a bare-bones kids club(YOU CAN'T WALK). SL is true chat paradise.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i doesn't like imvu so i say secondlife

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second life is the superior online community, because fo the limitless possibility and the ease of creating and building. You can literally join SL and within a couple min you can pick up the basics of building without using any outside programs. You can do almost all of it in world. Also the possibility and the physical appearance of the world is allot better. IMVU looks very reminiscent of an anime while SL is more akin to a RL based animation. Proportions and such of the avatars.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        second life is better than imvu because it gives you more stuff than imvu does, i mean for real on second life i'm able to make clothes after 5 days! imvu i can't

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second Life is better than IMVU because it offers a much more in depth experience for those who want to dwell deeply in its mechanics. IMVU is made to be accessible by everyone and only offers at best an artificial experience, like most video games do, or chat applications. I guess it depends what you are looking for in a product, but I believe that all in all, SL can be like IMVU if you want it to be, but IMVU will never be able to imitate Second Life in a thousand years, unless it changes its core values among other things.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I prefer Second Life over IMVU I have been on IMVU for 3 years now almost 4 and Second Life 2. I tried IMVU give it a try so I could actually write for a friend what one was better and what on wasn't so she couId join. Second Life is much better you can walk around and have as many outfits as you want. As on IMVU you have a limit. Second Life loads fast and IMVU takes a while. Second Life sometimes does lag but IMVU has the worse lag. I crash on IMVU all the time and soon will have to log off only way I can stay on is if I go to the Library to get on.But on Second Life I hardly crash. And if I do it is because of my bad computer. IMVU is easy to use but so is Second Life when you get the hang of it. IMVU has so much drama is is crazy I use to see depressed people everywhere and people treating to kill themselves. Second Life is a Drama Free Place for me. I haven't ran into any drama at all. You can also build and create your own stores. There are different groups of people on Second Life and you can choose what one fits you the best. IMVU if for children and they should stick with that. When they grow up than they will go to Second Life and actually say that Second Life is better than IMVU. There are many bad things to say about IMVU but aren't worth listing.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        NONE ARE GOOD IF YOU ARE UNDER 10 THEN YOU CAN'T GO ON ANY OF THEM TRUST ME I'VE TRIED BOTH VOTE FOR FANTAGE INSTEAD SEE ME AT WWW.FANTAGE.COM

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I have been on IMVU for 4 years and almost the same on SL. I know a few people who gave up on SL as they didn't like the Avatars, but what they never found out for themselves was that once signed up there was/is a vast amount that you can change on that avatar, hell, you can even do it from scratch in-world if wanted. I'm on Imvu every so often as i made friends who are still there, but also who find SL better.

        Developers would also find it better as their creations are their own, on imvu when you sell something, the person you derived it off gets a cut, SL it is much much different.

        Yes, SL is 18 Plus but i have a theory, not every under 18 can get their hands on a pc with the basic requirements for SL, i don't see every parent having that type of cash, so 18 is the age of work (depending where you live) not everyone is in SL for just sex, you can own land, you can rent houses, there are even great, and i mean great Role play places with very strict rpers (but they help you out). IMVU is a Chat programme SL is a virtual world there is really no comparison when you think of it that way.

        Oh plus for the budding Djs, you can play on a stream in SL, whether it be at clubs or on your own land, no real restrictions like IMVU cause most of the DJ's hold a small license... as i was told it's not too much either.

        This is becoming more of a battle of under 18s against over 18s lol

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I used to play imvu and sometimes I occasionally log on but I just find that the community is better on Second Life. There are so many different groups of people you can connect with and in so many different ways. Plus you are able to earn in game money easier than on imvu, and you can actually walk around instead of having to search for a dot somewhat close to where you want to stand and hope you don't wind up in a sexual pose with your ass stuck up in the air for all the world to see. I think that imvu is great, and it does have it's upsides but I just think that SL is a better alternative for people who want a more enjoyable experience.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        second life is far better u can do a hell of lot more meeting the working voice when it works right and its more fun and u look better on imvu u look like a cartoon on secondlife u look real and the girls likey more so i'm on second lifes sided

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        second life by 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        second life is better because imvu has mean people who cuss u out or pick fights.sooo second life is better!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second life is better cuz you can buy free things you can work on the game and also have free movements in imvu you just can go to where the points lead you and in second life you can also custemize your avatar as you like it most for free I don't like that imvu is that stupid thing that we have to pay for everything and we have no freedom in second life can fly we can swimm its our world we can do whatever we want to and if we are older than 18 we can also make virtual sex go to night clubs and watch lap dances ;)

      • JadaFuego 4 years ago

        Ok. I am a "resident" of both these virtual words and have been on IMVU for 3 years and Second Life for 1 year. Both of the sites are great when it comes to the ability to make real money, socialize, and customize. Second Life in my opinion is better. On Second Life there is more detail and customizing you can do to your "second life". You can walk, drive, run and fly. I like the graphics of the IMVU avatar a little better, but Second Life avatars are fffaaarrrrr more customizable. Second Life is a much larger virtual world than IMVU. The shopping on Second Life is MUCH cheaper that IMVU. You also get the options of paying in SL currency or real money from paypal, credit, debit, etc... I believe Second Life ia a much better option for grownups.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Imvu or Secondlife. I would have to say that i can't much about SL right now as far as my laptop can't exactly handle it but i don't really prefer that people spend all or most of their freetime on imvu either.

        My list of Imvu's pros and cons go as followed.

        pros:

        you meet an interesting variety of people on imvu

        you can actually make a room(only one if ur a guest)

        nearly anything u can think of typing into the shop search is there and looks pretty good on ur avatars

        IMVU has the little contest of daily outfit challenges that can be fun to do

        Imvu now has a photo stream thing where other IMVUers can take a look at some of ur photos that u share

        You can also take and save ur pictures into a little photo album if that's ur thing

        and i like how even on an older laptop u can still play imvu (unlike secondlife.)

        as for the cons::

        i really hate that u cannot walk around but instead u click dots and basically pop from one place to another

        imvu LOVES money lol everything that u wanna b able to do requires money/credits. at which if u want imvu to truly be free u will have to spend a good deal of time behind the pc constantly doing surveys that u have no idea if u qualify enough to even take them (i hate surveys, i never qualify for some odd reason)

        THERE ARE RUDE PEOPLE in imvu but then again in every site that u go to there are oddly rude people anyway so its not really much of a biggie.

        Newbs/Noobs are sometimes treated like shit. if u happen to step into a room that clearly doesn't liike newbs.(they usually have it in room description of wheather its an everybody room or a no noob zone.

        as for secondlife from what i gather from other people saying about it.

        the pros for SL are

        You can walk

        there are a ton of different activities that u can do and the clubs actually look lively (-10pts for imvu, sometimes everyone just sits around)

        earning the currency for that world or the RL world ish actually easy and Fun...(when i saw this on a friends pc of how they earn money i actually felt like i wanted to play too lol

        there is probably more pros than that but as i said i haven't played i only watched someone else play it. and it seems like fun and if u take time to learn how to navigate through it. Secondlife is just as fun as imvu and in some ways better.

        so far the only con i have for SL is that not every computer can run it. look at system requirements b4 u download lol

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        i think IMVU is much better i play it its awesome

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Imvu is stupid, you can't even walk and people are rude.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        from reviews that i have read, second life seems much better and safer.

        My friend has played Imvu, and everywhere you go there's something umm naughty. You can't even go to the store without seeing someones butt shaking in your face! And you can't move freely on imvu, my friend went to a place on imvu and she got stuck in one of the buildings, and almost every piece of furniture on Imvu has a naughty action. I DO NOT RECOMMEND IMVU!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second life is wayyy better imvu isn't fair first of all the rooms arent connected like second life and in second life you can build object free!! there is no vip people are treated equally in second life, you can do way more in second life other than imvu you can't do shit when you are not a vip and imvu lies to you imvu says the game is free to join when ou get on the game there is a "guest_" at the beginning and i do not like to be called a guest and it says that i am not fully registered unless i buy vip. i hate imvu second life is better also the rooms are bigger in second life and there are no little tiny dots to tell you where to walk to. it is free to make your own furniture in second life and you can get butt ass naked bt dont take my word for it ask the millions of members of second life.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Notice On the imvu side they all sound like 10 year old's and write like them to? The game is for children period I played on there for years it WAS good before imvu put all those restrictions and vip things when it first started it was a good conversational site but there is no freedom

        Second life by far is the best But, I do agree its geared more towards grownups even if they have a teen grid you have to have a certain level of intelligence to navigate through sl and i think that the people who say SL is stupid are the ones who don't understand and get pissed because they don't know their head from their ass lol

        I would say until you are 18 stick to imvu then when you have your grownup pants on come explore a much better open world

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        I've played both but Second Life is way better it's easier to make money, easier to have relationships, has more features in building objects large scale one's even, builds that IMVU lacks, and even a new arrival can easily make money from the money servers of SL which again IMVU doesn't have.. IMVU is fine and all but I preffer Secondlife.. IMVU just confuses the shit outta me

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second Life Is Better!!!

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        On IMVU you can't move or mute people. And those who think SL is all about secks should look around at IMVU,when i first joined IMVU i got hit on by people asking for cam secks.

      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Second life lets you walk or fly around if you choose. You can also teleport by opening the map, and clicking where you want to go. You can also offer you friends a teleport to where you are at any time. In IMVU you can only go to designated "click" spots with designated poses. Second life also has click spots but they are for interacting, not moving. In SL if you think "hey, I want to go over there and see what it looks like" you can do it. It is very "open source" everywhere you go is created by someone for some purpose. It is not always a chat room purpose either. There are games, amusement parks, museums, art galleries and of course, shopping malls. Most of the creativity that happens in SL is around a commercial establishment looking to draw in people with attractions. This creates a realistic interaction between people and their environment. You don't go somewhere else to look at a catalog. The environments ARE the catalog. IMVU is a 3D chatroom with clothes, toys and environments to play in. Second life is a 3D INTERNET. It has all the flexibility, versatility and freedom of the internet within it's universe. There are major US corporations holding meetings in SL as a more visual alternative to video conferencing. There are government agencies like NASA putting up exhibits to help educate the public. Major tourist attractions in the world including cities have virtual versions of them to visit in SL. Architectural firms are building virtual versions of their buildings that people can walk through. Aspiring video game developers are experimenting with the SL engine to create all kinds of gaming environments from puzzles to driving games to zombie shooters to combat simulation. IMVU has none of this additional content happening in the environment. They added on some flash games. Most of all Second life has music EVERYWHERE. People can pump it into their environments from internet radio or from their own private streams. DJ's and live musicians can PERFORM at the parties and promo events in SL using these streams. Musicians can actually play multiple gigs over the course of the night earning pay and tips without ever leaving their homes. IMVU has none of this.

        IMVU is a money whore. Every single little thing costs money. Getting your name, creating things, buying game credits within the games with IMVU credits!! If you want one song to play in your environment you not only need to buy it, you need to have one other person in the room before you can even listen to it. Earning credits is also completely locked down if you don't sell things. In SL you can work for people performing services or even dancing in their clubs to make them look more populated. You don't need to create 300 pounds of junk mail spam and 1000 more email spams for yourself by giving the sales industry predators all of your personal information. You can do that too if you want to. . . but not as the only way of getting credits.

        After playing with both for a while I feel like IMVU is a "toy" chat room being used as a toy and being exploited for every penny in every corner of it's universe while Second life is actually something more real that is creating a whole new paradigm on the internet. The creators of SL make more of their money in the exchange between currencies, leasing out the sim space to the creators and selling subscriptions. They are not lurking around every corner trying to milk dollars out of all the interactions within the environment itself. That is up to the creators of the environments. SL is actually acting more as governors of a real economy rather than managers of a store with a pretend economy inside it.

        lastly, IMVU has lots of creeps especially when you are new. You can't even visit or explore many of the environments without being booted out as a "noob" before you can even see them. Your only purpose there is to entertain the people who run the environments. They have lists of what and who they want based on "chat" subjects. There is no "passing through" as an explorer who wants to poke around. That is a critical flaw if you ask me. SL has private areas that you can't access, but you never teleport into a zone listed in the public search files and immediately get booted because your a "noob" or because your not a lesbian. . or not a dragon slayer or whatever. You are usually at least allowed to passively observe and wander around. The restrictions come in if you actually want to join their club that uses the area. The AREA is not the club itself. Yes there are always exceptions.

        Finally. I have been wandering in SL for ages and I have never been exposed to sex unless I knew it was coming. Many environments do have that as a restriction. No nudity, no sex. Environments that will suddenly put sex in your face are clearly marked as adult environments. People complaining about sex were probably poking around in it too much. . . That's not Second life's fault.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        IMVU is full of annoying teens who pick on new people.To really DO anything, you need credits. You either do offers, which are time consuming&sometimes aren't effective, buy credits, which is a waste of money if you aren't there for a while -- your account will be deleted eventually, or try to find some cheat or generator for credits...but you still have to do offers. It's all so frustrating. It's a feel that if you have more shit, you fit in better, which is what I hate about it. Second Life wouldn't even let me log in when I first make an avatar, so I can't give a review, but that alone is disappointing. IMVU is highly addictive. You could really grow annoyed, angry, or bored if you run out of credits and can't find another way to get any. I honestly pick neither.(There isn't a "neither" option)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Second life is better than IMVU, since second life looks realistic, the admins doesn't delete your account for no reason (like it happened to me), more people, you can actually move and not hop around spots, more places and stuff to do, and a lot more stuff. :-)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        second life, i try invu and wanst my thing.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I just want to point out the difference in the quality of the reviews on this. Those who are Pro-IMVU seem to be spoiled, illiterate children who (with the exception of a select few) have nothing really intelligent to say. Those posting for Second Life.. well... they speak for themselves.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        OK here's my perspective.

        I'm a 33 year old developer on IMVU. I've been around for a long time. IMVU allows thieves to blatantly steal from creators. And they REWARD them for it. They give new users "Promo Credits" so they can take free things from our catalog... even though we don't agree with it, don't get reimbursed for it, and never wanted to give it away to begin with. However, it is safer than Second Life on a mental level. It is also easier to get used to. Second Life is NOT a place for children. At all. It's highly commercialized, highly sex-driven, and geared towards a more affluent adult community. That being said, Second Life allows us to actually walk. IMVU has us click dots. All the avatars on IMVU are either super skinny or have ridiculous butts that look like they want to swallow you. Second Life allows you to make your avatar much more realistic, and damned near clone anyone. The cost of items on Second Life is a bit more expensive than IMVU, but SL also has a TON of free gifts or stuff for REALLY cheap. IMVU doesn't do that. IMVU will allow a woman to have a vagin, but a man cannot have a penis that works. They will ban someone for saying fuck, but allow a 16 year old with access to adult areas to be an official IMVU mod.

        All in all, I prefer SL... it really allows the users to control how each area is ran, and allows us to be ourselves without the threat of censorship or banning us. Granted, there are very dark places on there in the adult areas, but there are also amazingly life-like places that absolutely take your breath away.

        Would you rather be standing on an island that you can dive into the water, using an avatar that you customized yourself (for free, i might add)... or would you rather look like a plastic barbie doll that some guy from Australia decided would be the ideal person? Not to mention.... all IMVU's areas are in bubbles... and SUPER limited.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        SECOND LIFE FTW all so second life is for people 16 and older. :3 ILY SL!! U~U IMVU UR STUPID AND UR STUFF IS A lot AND ALOT OF RUDE PPL R IN IMVU picking on the noobs wdf is ur problem U WHERE A NOOB ONCE. so if u want to meet FRIENDLY PEOPLE!!!!! go to second life :3.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I'd say secondlife is geared more towards the older population for at least 18+ maybe 20+ Though IMVU is more for teenagers ( also judging by people's comments) it lacks the animations and grahpics of secondelife, it's just more realistic. You don't click a pose and sit on the furniture, you can actually move around, the poses on the furniture isn't little balls, their actual scripts with commuter programing to them. Theirs a ton of freebies so it's newbie friendlier then IMVU in which I found no way to get money other then to spam people with invites to it. Although like most say, the customer service for SL is indeed horrible because they only way you do get anything resolved is with a premium account. Dating is much eaiser because their sims just geared for romantic dates and nights out. You can breed virtual pets like horses, chickens, cows spiders and rabbits. If your a child who isn't into the adult contest which much think SL is also about, thiers a whole community of child avatars that just let their imagination run free and can gain friends that way. All and All imvu is just too childish and cartoonish for my liking..

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I Have used both IMVU and Second life.. but IMVU has lame avatars crap clothes and well all around crappy graphics so if your a started to an avi community sure go with imvu.. but second life has awesome people u can go to clubs, arcades earn money have a job go to carnivals and even go bowling.. you cant do half that stuff with IMVU..

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I like both Second Life and IMVU but I would have to say that Second Life is my favorite. IMVU is easier to use (by far) but Second Life is much more fun and there's a lot more you can do, and it's easier to customize your avatar in Second Life IMHO.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        SL isn't "all that", I have had account issues several times with Linden Labs acting retarded (one moment you can pay with paypal, the next you need creditcard which I don't have and can't get here, and other times they blocked my premium account over copyright crap when I MADE THE STUFF MYSELF, but still charged money for several months after) but even with all that retarded crap I say SL is better. With SL I feel like the "Linden Gang" gives me surprise buttsex whether I want it or not, but the IMVU bastards won't even use lube when raping my butt for my money - and they took much more money from me than Linden Labs ever did.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        on second life u could trade sl money for real money, and imvu i s like cartoon second life is so much better

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        @ Nightshade:

        Secodn Life isn't all about secks,there is stuff like combat,skydiving,flying planes,concerts,live music,and such. That would be like saying that Youtube is only about pr0n.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        of-course second-life is better than imvu, its a secure website to spend your money because, I had an imvu account and accused me you have tried to sell your account on forums, but I never post anything of forums, they easily accused me ,

        I spent a lots of money on imvu, and I lost all of my money on imvu.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Who ever says second life is expensive have NEVER tried sl. You can find FREE clothes, accessories, hair etc in sl. Second life has realistic avatars, while IMVU is cartoony. I have both IMVU and sl.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        second life

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Second life!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I prefer SL.!! Yehaaaa!!! =)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You children bitching about people having sex are sad. Why else would a grown person want to play around with a 3D avatar than to make it have sex? I mean, for anything else, just go buy an XBox.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        They're apples and oranges.

        There's really no better.

        Only preference.

        And subjective criteria we use to establish our better/worse.

        For flexibility and more true-to-real-life immersion, Second Life has it, hands-down.

        For sheer volume of things to do, places to go, people to talk to, for voice chats and more, Second Life wins as well.

        For ease of being a creator, or merchant, Second Life wins, hands-down. (It's my full-time, real life employment, now.)

        For absolute control over every aspect of your character's appearance, in every way, Second life wins.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Second Life is better than IMVU,you can no longer mute people on IMVU. Constantly getting friend offers on IMVU from people labeled "guest" On Second Life,you could mute them.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        SECONDD LIFEE FOREVEER <3! IMVU SUCKS!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        <------Every one on the left side Has No Life In Is Lame In Have's No Sex life Yall stupid is fuck v.v

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        imvu is bullshit Number 1:u can't walk on imvu u have to buy it Second life u can walk with the keys u don't have to click here or there in then get lost number 2:Second life is the best in always been it never had When u in a club right in u see buldings in stuff In the back ground Shit look fake it looks like a poster instead of a real world..... psss Yeah i say second life.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i say second life because SL is Smoother looks wayy realer than imvu. Second life u can do more cooler things Then Buying Actions In stuff... Soo Yeah Second Life Is The One.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        IMVU is for people who can't afford secondlife or a better laptop! Its complicated to learn but SOO much realistic!

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Secondlife is WAY better! You can drive to different places, layer clothing, Have babys, own a home that people can VISIT. And you DON'T have to buy your name or spend money changing it. I have both a IMVU And secondlife. But sl is where its at LOL.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        You can do more things there! You can completely CONTROL your character too. But then again, IMVU is also nice. It's just not good enough for users with no VIP.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i think second life is better

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I have been on imvu for 6 years and Sl for over a year. I used to love IMVU. After awhile, it gets boring. Also, Imvu has lost a lot of things and got worse. It just gets more retarded. SL is way better. You can walk around, run, fly, drive, build for free, mod stuff that isn't made by you, share items with other people, make gestures, make your avatar the way you want it to look like, furries on SL are WAY BETTER, more things to do on SL, avatars are amazing, there is things you can be on SL that IMVU will never have, SL has voice, and the list just goes on and on of how much better SL is. Those who think that they can't even move in sl and it always freezes, they have a horrible computer or a slow internet connection. Imvu products arent as good and the furrie heads suck. Also you can't edit anything either. You gotta buy everything on imvu, even use credits to make products too. The mesh stuff on imvu suck too. Voice is gone, and you gotta pay for Access Pass.

        SL is more superior. It is the best.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        second life is a virtual free roaming realistic looking creative world made by people, IMVU is a limited cheap crappy cartoon looking chat site that can't even allow you to walk freely around

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        you cannot compare the two, imvu is a glorified chatroom with 3d avatars, everything has to be paid for and there is no sex, you cannot dev without paying them money, secondlife on the other hand is a mmo sandbox version of "the sims" with a havok physics engine, more like a real game, the devving is free and you don't have to pay 40$ to age verify, which allows you to actually have intercourse, unlike imvu

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        IMVU is seemingly more for those who are younger/early teens. SL is for more mature people. Having played both; I actually prefer SL as I feel I can do more.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Ok, What you people don't know about imvu, Imvu slows down your Pc, They have crappy help, They treat DEVS like shiit They banned you for no reason, They don't care about how you feel. They give you warnings, And do not tell you the exact reasons, They take your money by advertising cheap credits, Looking for Imvu resellers will disable your account. My friend got disabled on Imvu for up to 8 years. Second life is way better. You move around its easier to make friends, you don't get blocked for no reason, You get free stuff

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        secondlife) i have been a roleplayer on imvu for many.. many years. from regular

        person to running a Empire and being a ruler . im also a dev on imvu. but after so long on imvu i have to say ive outgrown it. besides many of the idiotic rules imvu has come out with on AP holders and other little stupid things they came out with over the years ive watched imvu go from chatting fun to a place totally overrun by bad roleplayers, minors and stupid rules. in all honesty. second life is more for adults , strict roleplayers who actually like to roleplay. people who have jobs and therefore can afford the land,clothes, etc. Imvu has BORED me to the point of freezing my account. ANNOYED me with their stupid moronic rules, That i went back to second life and took a few people with me. so in all honesty and experience i agree with Perdition, imvu = minors.// second life = adult.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        I prefer playing on IMVU mainly for the problem that my laptop can't take Second life. IMVU is still fun but it still fucks it's users over so I really couldn't give you a fair opinion

      • KittySmith 5 years ago

        Room for both, I say, but so many aspects of SL are worth taking the time to learn for me. It is great that IMVU exists for those who don't want or need the extra.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Seriously. Get off your computers and go live your lives. *Leaves computer to go out*.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        IMVU is fine for kids with slow computers, but if you want to see a state of the art virtual world (now with Mesh) you have to go with Second Life. Once you spend a few days actually walking through cities and stores or riding cars, motorcycles and boats and airplanes, even submarines and space ships - you won't be content sitting around motionless as you are forced to do in IMVU. In SL I own a Demonic nightclub in an abandoned Gothic cathedral dripping with atmosphere. We have live music DJs featuring Industrial, Gothic, Electronic, Rock and Metal music and avatars are free to move and dance solo or in couples. When not at the club I enjoy building modern sci-fi inspired buildings and starships with my girlfriend and we often use voice to hear each other talk, no typing needed. We buy clothing with tips earned from dancing, hosting events and DJing at the club, but my best clothing (over 900 outfits so far!) has been free from the thousands of promotions of generous creators in SL. No freebies, expensive clothing can be earned from Magic letter chairs and getting all your friends to click Midnight Mania boards. So, if you want to settle for simple and limited, stick with IMVU. If you want overwhelming diversity and no limits, run naked through a forest, swim with sharks, race friends on thoroughbreds or a Bugatti or just make friends and have BDSM sex - you have to go with the leader, Second Life. (PS- Yes, the default avatars are not attractive in SL, you will have to spend a few hours upgrading your shape, buying premium skin and hair - this is a blessing as it will make you unique and far better looking then the nicest IMVU cartoon. Especially cruising the nude beach =)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Now SL I prefer personally because I can do what I choose and there is more I can do to make my avatar an individual and exactly the way i want. I think people stray from Secondlife because it does take time to learn the important things. but if you have a good PC that can handle the program and the patience to learn you will find there is a lot that SL has to offer and better avatar then those crap newbie avatar you are given when you first sign up..

        Sidenotes: I think IMVU is good in a way because its extremely easy to grasp and doesn't take much time at all to learn how everything works. But for me personally its just too simple and with all the time i put into my avatar he still wasn't exactly the way I wanted him to be. (I tried to make my avatar a furry but found the IMVU furs.. not exactly to my liking, so i settled for Neko. Still looked awesome though, just not the way i wanted.)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        second life

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        i would say second life because you can explore and move around instead of just standing or sitting in one place talking on imvu...but imvu is better to understand second life it will take some time to fully understand it. but i would say second life ... i think imvu should at least try to be like second life.

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Both can be very good. But SL is much better. You can do a lot more than IMVU. And about security? "SL" beats IMVU all the way. In IMVU most of the time, i'm bored. In "SL" i've always something to do :D

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        The smarter chose SL ;) â¥

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        SECOND LIFE is way better!⥠for a long i just kept looking for the most simmilar game to real life...well i found it for now and i looove it :)

      IMVU logo.
      IMVU logo.

      About IMVU

      IMVU is more of a 3D avatar chat than a virtual world, but it does have a lot of features of the latter. You can customize your avatar and 3D environments, buy special game currency, and create and sell virtual items. Every IMVU user gets his or her own homepage which they can modify to their liking. This social network has a lot of groups and "neighborhoods" (such as fantasy, goth, vampire and sci-fi) for people with similar interests to hang out and chat. IMVU has over 100 million members, and as much as 100,000 are online at all times.

      You can also exchange IMVU currency for real money with 3rd party exchange services if you're a Creator who designs and sells items.

      http://www.imvu.com

      Second Life logo.
      Second Life logo.

      About Second Life

      Second Life is a virtual world developed by Linden Lab. The members can interact with each other through their virtual avatars, participate in group activities and explore. You can create virtual objects using built-in 3D modeling software, and even program their behavior. Users are required to be at least 18 years of age to join. SL has a diverse international community with many interesting subcultures such as steampunk, neko, and medieval fantasy. Unlike in IMVU, there are no restrictions on avatar appearance - they don't have to look human at all.

      Second Life currency is the Linden dollar; these are used for buying, selling or renting virtual property, and may be exchanged into real money.

      https://www.secondlife.com

      Other Virtual Worlds

      There are several sites similar to IMVU, and also some virtual worlds which share many features with Second Life, although none of them are as popular. If you're looking for an IMVU alternative you might want to check out There.com or Smeet.com. Second Life players who are looking for a new home online might want to try Kitely, Kaneva, or ActiveWorlds.

      Second Life vs IMVU Poll

      Which virtual world is better?

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          anonymous 2 years ago

          I tried Second Life once, never again. I didn't experience THAT bad of lag but it was quite a bit laggy whereas IMVU hardly ever lags me unless people are being assholes or something. (Which if you go to the right rooms, easily avoidable) The thing about it being for kids is because there are more teenagers on the site which how is that such a bad thing? as far as graphics go its more of a preference thing.

          Second Life was more realistic which was why I hated it, IMVU still looks real but its idealized so the avatars aren't so dang ugly. If you like realistic Second Life is better graphics but I prefer IMVU in this department as well. Also people on IMVU are generally much more friendly, hardly anyone talked to me on second life the one day I was there because they were too busy flying over my freaking head. -_-

          Anyway, you CAN move in imvu just not the same way 1: most avatars are animated and move around in place its not like your a statue or something geez, plus there are actions you can purchase in the store to do other movements like dancing or anything really. Also you don't technically have to pay for anything on IMVU, only downside is you need to sit through ads a lot to earn creds. Second life you start out with shit, you can't get shit really, when you do get shit you have to go through "unpacking" like wtf? you have to pretty much buy everything n imvu you only have to pay if you want more creds or like VIP membership or something.

          And now the next issue, the noob stuff. If you do things right in the beginning people probs wont tell your a noob.

          How not to be a "noob" if your new:

          1: Don't be an ass and randomly slap or kick someone or something just because you want to check out the actions, its annoying that's why a lot of people are "noobs"

          2: the "noob look" this is entirely avoidable!(I will explain after explaining the look a bit) The look is really when you just look retarded. if you get rid of your head you start with you will have a huge bobble head, looks stupid and everyone will think you are stupid walking around like this. So just use your original head?, ok?, okay. And then if you buy 3 simple things, a new top, bottom, and hair you will not look so noobish, trust me you should have enough left over to buy even more stuff than that.

          you will get a total of 5,000 credits to begin just from going through the tutorial. Then 2,000 for just confirming your email so yeah you'll have enough not to mention starter "quests" there are plenty of ways to get creds. On SL no fuckin way they basically say pay or fuck you, that's how I feel.

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          jiji 2 years ago

          Having played both.. and explored both.. I very much like Second Life better... with IMVU the cost to create is too high.. In second life the cost to create can be anywhere from free to maybe about 1$ usd.. and that just depends on what you are doing.. As a creator I mostly sell textures.. such as eyes for example.. it cost me only a few cents (usd equivalent) or like 10L$ and that 10L$ turned in to multiple hundreds of L$ .. On IMVU the price is much greater.. and last i was on there.. there wasn't a real user friendly way of testing your work.. In IMVU I believe i was able to upload my first creation for free.. but after that its too much.. They sure want to make sure you pay them a lot to use even your own creations which is crazy.. Second life even with mesh uploads i think I have only spent like 20L at the most on a mesh item i created.. which is very very small.. In IMVU you cant create a decent avatar without spending quite a bit.. while in second life you can create a decent avatar for free if your good at looking.. or for a couple hundred L$ which is like 2$.. as far as i have been able to tell with IMVU to get anything that looks decent your spending almost 1-2$ on every item.. so getting a decent avatar is a bit more costly there.. Needless to say it is a lot easier and cheaper for a creator to start on second life.. than it is with IMVU.. in my personal experience.. Some say second life characters are ugly.. well IMVU's defaults are ugly as well. . In second life the characters can be very appealing with some time and effort put in.. the same could probably be said about IMVU characters as well... however you will probably spend MORE money in IMVU to do it.. Second life though it kind of helps knowing someone already in SL.. cause they could show you all the sweet spots for freebies,promos,and awesome sales.. Some people in SL though are willing to take newbies under their wing and help them make a decent look to start out with.. just got to be brave enough to say something.. I have helped out many people.. also IMVU and SL are quite different in ideas though.. IMVU is just a chat room with 3D characters.. you don't really have an open world concept like you do with SL.. SL is supposed to be your dream "second" life world.. where you can have a sort of second chance and become what you might not have been able to become in real life.. IMVU again.. is a chat room.. and only really meant to be a chat room.. IMVU is also mainly used by kids and teens.. whereas second life is mostly adults from 18 up past 50+ So it really just depends on what you want.. also SL gives you chances to make in game currency by getting jobs there.. which can help you pay nothing on your avatar.. there isn't such things in IMVU .. or well last i played it anyway.. anyway again in a creator standpoint.. SL is king.. open world.. sandbox..more freedom.. cheaper uploads.. the ability to change L in to real money.. so there is an ability to bring in extra funds in to your real life household.. in both worlds tho.. they are only as ugly as you make them..

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          katie19761 2 years ago

          I have used both and so far I prefer Second Life, it offers much more security from stalkers, drama queens, trolls and sleaze bags, then IMVU, yes IMVU program is easier to use, and I am struggling to learn the inventory system of Second Life but I know in time I will get use to it.

          IMVU has a lot to offer but fails miserably in places. there is no way to protect you from stalkers or cyber trolls,

          IMVU is being flooded by children who have no qualms in getting APs, and age verification now. APS and age verification are suppose to offer more protection and yet now there is no protection from it. IMVU so expensive now. yes the graphics have improved, and the developers products are mind blowing at times, but even now IMVU is making it harder for the Developers to produce what they want. IMVU has no problem banning developers if they fail to mark their products the right way, now there is talks and rumors that IMVU is coming down hard on people that practice BDSM, i believe what people do in their private rooms their own business as long as it not hurting anyone.

          i heard of people being permanently banned for failing to make a public room AP or having something AP in a none AP room. people spend a hell of a lot of money why should they be disabled for a mistake!

          even now IMVU is become more restrictive with developers, once you could develop as an AP now you must be VIP which costs money.

          in order for IMVU to become family orientated they are alienating those that put the most money into their program by restricting their rights.

          i want to go to an adult site and hang with other adults not children and i don't want them contacting me especially after i paid for an AP to stop that from happening. I don't want people IMing me so they can ask for my Skype address. Hello you're in a chat site, why do that? i don't want people begging me for gifts or creds.

          i been on Second Life for a little while and i can say i never had that. not once! i still have my account on IMVU but from now on I am sticking with Second Life. I rather safety over an easier program that doesn't give a shit in hell about their players other then how much money they can squeeze out of them.

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          CalobrenaOmai 3 years ago

          Both have their pros and cons about them. I've played both but discovered if you don't have a fully decked out computing device then you might as well pass SL on by because you will run into loads of issues trying to run the game. The graphics for both are amazing but see that creating stuff is a little more straight forward on IMVU compared to SL. Yes there are youngsters that play SL but they are restricted to certain areas unless they find a way around those restrictions. Not sure how long I've been on IMVU but have enjoyed my experience on there has been nothing but amazing. I've bought a little bit of everything except for a special pass. Interesting poll though.

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          ambra-nichols 3 years ago

          Lets see I have been on Imvu for 6 years and SL for 2 and tbh I'm 20 and I love Imvu. SL is just too much time and effort. Oh and don't be using the N word. That is so disrespectful.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: Also this sick fuck goes online to trash religion going totally retard about for hours in a 3d based forums. There are few other fucked up in the head people in their late 40s 50s.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: I mean the United States Supreme Court

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Virgin whores or attention whores of imvu are usually nerds or teens or fugly steriotypes that are virgins in rl or locked or have no lifes or all and are leftovers

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: And what does that mean first of all? For the record it hasn't but even when if we talking if what does that hold for the world who the fuck is supreme court in the world lol dumbfuck you think they rule the world or your laws are universal. Gay intranet an hero lol

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: also 12 y trolls with no lifes

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: I love you.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @anonymous: You're an idiot. I'm laughing so hard.

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I don't even know what to say. IMVU just brainwashes you making you spend lots of money and wasting your time staring at a screen all day. Only reason why IMVU is more popular in votes are because of kids. I'm so tired of kids doing things they're not old enough to. I see no competition. I wasted so much time and money on IMVU. I feel sorry for the people who play it.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: In regards to unpacking, the hoops are rather easy. But ya gotta know a thing. Sandboxes (used for building) or a few other places that you would learn about. Come see me anytime, I'll teach ya. If you are a buildier, you can make some good money, very competitive. But doable.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You have something against gay people? You realize that the Supreme court has recently ruled in favor of equal marriage.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You have something against gay people? You realize that the Supreme court has recently ruled in favor of equal marriage.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I downloaded SL today and I ended up uninstalling it today. Why? Well, I love how SL has a big community and their shop is big also, so I wanted to explore the program. Before I could do that, I had to shop for skins, clothes, etc. I love creating and decorating my avi and you don't have to pay for the stuff unlike imvu. However, before I could actually try on the skins and clothes I "bought," I had to unpack it, but unpacking them WAS SUCH A PAIN!!!!!!! Seriously, I don't understand why they can't just put it in my inventory without having me to jump through a lot of hoops. That's why I uninstalled SL on the same day <.<"

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: U can all go get a life. And I mean a real life not some PC game call secondlife

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Go nia

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          You don't have to walk,talk or even fly to be the best and we call people noobs because they are, it's to do with the attitude of the person. Anyway the only thing that's mostly being used is we call people NOOBS and the fact that we can't WALK, TALK OR FLY.... People are soo racist on SL.... Imvu is better :) :p

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Or are wangsters, turds nd lowlifes of the net.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          It doenst help that also all they thinks is pixels sex and rp is full idiotic losers.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Also adults are or lowlifes, or disabled or stay home, or gays or people left behind. Majority have the same mentality as high schoolers so holding a conversation is like holding with a retard troll from high school with no sense of reality, this people are out o normality, you hold a conversation with university friend or some one even at bar is nice the people in imvu are not normal or out of there and the conversation are retarded. Or there is drama or trolling or pseudointellecutuas high schoolers mentality. This place was retarded now is full retard.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You can't. You can't put people who constantly friend you on IMVU on ignore,trust me. I know. Plus you can't move at all.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: and people are to feel sorry for.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: I feel sorry in fact for many both places are to feel sorry for.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You're just jealous,because we furries are more awesome than you.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Here is advice keep playing second life and wait for the third.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Dude no only you spend all day in virtual client and but on top are in furry. You don't just need a life you need to see a doctor. Goodnight.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: No U!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: This coming from someone posting on a message board. LOLOLOLO Back when internet first started in 1993,it was only a fringe thing.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Here is advice. Get a life.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: You need a life, seriously.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Both are boring and retarded, enough said.Just look at the people they hold.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Different types of lowlifes, no lifers and degenerates of the net.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Actually you can get Linden Dollars. There is a thing on the top of the screen called buy L$,you can either use a debit/credit card to get L$,or get a prepaid card at Walmart and use it,or use paypal. And you can boot people in sl,if you own the land, there is a thing called eject.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: LOL AMEN TO THAT

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: It Aint Hating If We Telling The Truth

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: LMFAO , You Must Be A Second Life Hoe!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Umm You Can Block People On IMVU What The Hell You Talking About

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          SL Is Boring AF!!! Ok I Know That You Can Have Sex On Both Of Them But IMVU You Need Ap And Vip To Do That, SL You Don't Kneed That Like How Would You Know That You Are Talking To A Yong Child Or An old Perv , Or Someone That Is Not Even Real. The Avatars Look A Hot Ass Mess, Looking Like They Belong On A PBS Kids Commercial!!! Then If You Go In To A Big Ass Room It Takes Along Time To Get To The Other Side, Yea Its Cool You Can Wall But Think About It A lot Of Avatars In A Big Place , LAG City BITCH! IMVU You Can Boot Noobs, You Can't Do That On SL That's Just Bull Shit!!Everywhere I Go I See The Same Hoe! And What The Fuck Them Linden Dollars Are Fuckin Hard To Get, IMVU Credits Is Very More Easy To Get, So The Bottom Line Is IMVU Will And Always Will Be Better Than SL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: IMVU is shit! Second Life all the way!. In IMVU,you can't move and can't block people who constantly try to friend you. Take that IMVU!

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          I say IMVU sure there are some things that IMVU could do differently but all in all i think the avis are cuter then the ones on SL also I tried sl and was homeless smh and then it killed my laptop, so my new laptop and I will happily stay with my IMVU family

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Its a place to relax couple of minutes and all the intranet cliches are there.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Haters gonna hate.What now raise money for charity ? I'm not a swag either nor I care is just internet however I'm simply posting the truth.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: Your just Jealous because furries are more awesome than you. Furries raise money for charity. When was the last time your swag raised money for charity?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Mistress and masters of this places lol those people have no lifes are retarded fucks and is whatever is wrong with internet. Is becoming a pathetic place.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          @anonymous: No one gives a shit and never heard of, and that's not what the client is ever heard of chat client? We go to kill some time. Beside that the rest is cancer.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          You hate furries?

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          hatters gonna hate wait no

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