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Keep IMVU how it is now.
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Change some things back (prices, rules, etc.)
51%
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Make new and better because IMVU SUCKS now.
34%
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IMVU is absolutely fine how it is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: IMVU Kind of Sucks NOW Reply with quote

Over the time that I've been here IMVU has changed and not for the better. Though, I'm sure the intentions were good. I believe the changes made over the last couple of years chased some of your users away. The RULES for VIP are horrible and you've made it so that you can't do certain things with out it that you allowed before, like look at my visitors on my home page. I mean, REALLY!? Your prices suck too. IMVU wants retain the users it has. So, you have these little rinky dink incentives but for every new incentive something else is either taken or rules and restrictions are added. We could create without having VIP before.

This use to be a place where you could try anything, do anything, be anything and have some FUN. This place has changed so much it's no longer fun. No wonder why some users went to Second Life.

I miss the old IMVU. I suggest you find away to get people to like it without ridiculous rules while you make it a more secure place and stop making it HARD for our creators and those starting out. Nobody needs to be here with all your rules and restrictions. We WANT to be here without too many restrictions.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I truly wish that one of your poll options was "No...I don't agree that IMVU sucks, I can adapt to changes." Change in most things is certainly difficult for most to accept, but no IMVU does not suck. This is indeed a community, but it is also a business first and foremost. As in any business, prices change, perks and services lessen or change. I have seen many changes in my 5 years here as well, some I have embraced, some not so much, but all in all you learn to adapt and roll with the changes. Even SL has rules and restrictions, I suppose it just boils down to how much you are willing to accept and live with.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes it might be IMVU that has final say, but they are not the ones to blame. It's the users that have ruined things for everyone else.

IMVU asks very little of their user base, but you have these users that come in and keep pushing the envelope.

Take a look at the catalog as an example.

1. Misrated products
2. UFI products

It's no wonder that IMVU has made it so people have to be VIP. Maybe it's that little incentive that will force people to not risk having a VIP account disabled.

As for the users going to Second Life, I would say that is more for the groups of:

1. People wanting to walk
2. People hoping that the AP would be more, or to have more freedom in that manner.

Please keep in mind, these are just my opinions; and I hope IMVU keeps doing everything in their power to keep IMVU as safe as possible. If they have to tighten the reins to do so, you can thank the users that ruin it for everyone, but I wouldn't blame IMVU.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMVU used to be good ? What ?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes imvu used to be alot of fun .. lol callin in sick to work cuse u had to be at the party that night Laughing

almost everyone i used to hang out with when i 1st joined has left an went to 2nd life for various reasons related to imvu rule change and features being takin away

and alot of them have offered to pay my way on 2nd life to go there with them an hangout ..but i dont like 2nd life the walking is irratating an i juss dont like it lol

people always threaten to leave an end up staying but alot of people have left an not came back and people will continue to do so ..eventually enough paying people will leave and imvu will be full of people with promo credits then they will have to change things .. might be a while but sooner or later they will feel it

but i aint goin any place lol ill juss keep letting them kick me in the face an take away things i like an give me things that i dont need and smile Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I openly admit I hate change. And IMVU has changed for the worst. How?

-No more unlimited uploaded trigger music
-Music store only takes pure credits - Not promos
-Music store discontinue items
-Mic chat gone
-Free spin gone
-Creator mode only for VIPs or grandfathered creators
-High raising of prices
-Many errors every update -- You obviously need better beta testers
-Revoked linking in pulse
-Can't use promos for much of anything except items for yourself in shop
-What ever the hell you buy in shop uses REGULAR credits up first
-FREE age verification with proof
-0.99 VIP trail
-When you mute product sounds you don't hear gifting noises
-Many people are getting banned for stupid reasons that IMVU later discovers were mistakes if the person is eager enough to get their account back

INFACT. I got banned PERMANENTLY twice!!!! All of my bans were YOUR mistakes in which you fixed only cause I was eager enough and it was wrong. Only one thing I admit I done wrong and got banned for deserving it. I've been banned 5 times throughout my whole IMVU experience. Talk about battle scars. Two of them being permanent bans.

Only 1/5 of the bans I had did I deserve.

And your support system? They copy and paste nearly everything and don't even read what we say. They just take a few words and twist it around. A proper reply would be understanding your customer by READING THE WHOLE THING.

I've been severely frustrated.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dei wrote:
I openly admit I hate change. And IMVU has changed for the worst. How?

-No more unlimited uploaded trigger music
-Music store only takes pure credits - Not promos
-Music store discontinue items
-Mic chat gone
-Free spin gone
-Creator mode only for VIPs or grandfathered creators
-High raising of prices
-Many errors every update -- You obviously need better beta testers
-Revoked linking in pulse
-Can't use promos for much of anything except items for yourself in shop
-What ever the hell you buy in shop uses REGULAR credits up first
-FREE age verification with proof
-0.99 VIP trail
-When you mute product sounds you don't hear gifting noises
-Many people are getting banned for stupid reasons that IMVU later discovers were mistakes if the person is eager enough to get their account back

INFACT. I got banned PERMANENTLY twice!!!! All of my bans were YOUR mistakes in which you fixed only cause I was eager enough and it was wrong. Only one thing I admit I done wrong and got banned for deserving it. I've been banned 5 times throughout my whole IMVU experience. Talk about battle scars. Two of them being permanent bans.

Only 1/5 of the bans I had did I deserve.

And your support system? They copy and paste nearly everything and don't even read what we say. They just take a few words and twist it around. A proper reply would be understanding your customer by READING THE WHOLE THING.

I've been severely frustrated.


I had to cry when I read this, and not because I was confused, but because most of the points that were made, are not looking at things from a business point of view, but a personal point of view.

1. If IMVU would of kept letting people upload the trigger music, which shouldn't of even been placed in the catalog to begin with. IMVU would of had a LOT of legal issues. Not only could the music industry when after them, they would of been forced to give info out on EVERY user that had bought them. Think about what happened to users that used Limewire.. YUP same thing.

2 & 3. The provider of the music store if they are doing their job, should be paying the artists for their music. And Promo credits don't have any real value, whereas real credits do. As for the music store discontinuing things.. it's in the TOS, things on this site can change without notice and at any time.

4. If there is any truth to what IMVU said about the mic. It was costing them money to host it, and the service was underused and the quality was not that great. Not to mention, if people wanted mic, they could always use Skype or MSN, or any other service out there.

5. People should be happy that IMVU even has the pet. They could just say the heck with it all, and require people to only use Real Credits.

6. You can thank the users that like to submit misrated products and UFI things to the catalog. I feel in all honesty, they messed that up for everyone, not IMVU.

7. What prices? If you mean the catalog, IMVU only raised their cut a little bit, the prices are set by the developers NOT IMVU.

8. IMVU is always updating, you are always going to have an error here and an error there. Show me a site that is like IMVU that does updating and testing, and there happens to not be a discovered glitch somewhere.

9. Once again you can thank other uses for this, IE the scam artists, and anyone else that may have been sharing UFI links.

10. That's the whole point of the Promo's.. to give people an idea of what they can be used for. If you could do everything that you could with Promo's that you can do with real, no one would EVER have to buy credits again.

11. You don't think people deserve to get paid for their work?

I have to stop here.. just because I am going crazy..

I can understand a lot of the frustration, but if the points were not all "me me me" I could have a little more respect for them, but I think the points made that I commented on, were very one sided, and didn't look at the whole picture.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote from Dei, My replies in ()

-No more unlimited uploaded trigger music ( Legal issues )

-Music store only takes pure credits - Not promos ( Imvu has no control over music store )

-Music store discontinue items ( imvu has no control over music store )
-Mic chat gone ( Was abused and sucked anyway )

-Free spin gone ( Did not give many credits, If you want creds then get a job )

-Creator mode only for VIPs or grandfathered creators ( Most other sites you must pay for features as this, imvu is just catching up )

-High raising of prices ( Everything is going up, They are a business )

-Many errors every update -- You obviously need better beta testers ( imvu is no longer in beta, Agree they need to fix bugs )

-Revoked linking in pulse ( Pulse needs to be taken down completely, Like I need to know your taking a nap or feeding your dog etc etc )

-Can't use promos for much of anything except items for yourself in shop ( You usually get promo credits for free, stop whining )

-What ever the hell you buy in shop uses REGULAR credits up first ( Because regular credits make the world go round )

-FREE age verification with proof ( Don't remember that )

-0.99 VIP trail ( Deals are good I guess )

-When you mute product sounds you don't hear gifting noises ( Really? Your crying about this? )

-Many people are getting banned for stupid reasons that IMVU later discovers were mistakes if the person is eager enough to get their account back ( I have been on imvu for 5 years now and have never been banned and only had like maybe two warnings, More than likely you broke the rules or were doing something to gain imvu's attention )

I find it sad that people expect everything to be handed to them on a silver platter, Yes imvu used to have a lot of free stuff and users had more liberties but what you fail to realize that just a few years ago before imvu starting changing a lot of things they were losing money and on the verge of being no more and was spending more money than they were making, Sense many of these changes imvu is now making money.

imvu is a business and a business must make money in order to stay in business. Even in most online games that are free to play you have to spend real money to get the good stuff so why should imvu be any different?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:27 pm    Post subject: Re: IMVU Kind of Sucks NOW Reply with quote

RxMarie wrote:

This use to be a place where you could try anything, do anything, be anything and have some FUN. This place has changed so much it's no longer fun. No wonder why some users went to Second Life.

I miss the old IMVU. I suggest you find away to get people to like it without ridiculous rules while you make it a more secure place and stop making it HARD for our creators and those starting out. Nobody needs to be here with all your rules and restrictions. We WANT to be here without too many restrictions.


I hear a lot about Second Life, Heard it is a cease pool of perverts and other depraved things, Rampant with trolls with no way to boot or block them, I am glad imvu is not like SL.

The real world has rules and restrictions, Nothing is free and imvu tried to be more open and give it's members more liberties but you know what? People abused and scammed the system and now if you really want something on here you have to work for it or pay for it like other sites have always been.

That's what is wrong with the world today, people expecting things to be handed to them for free.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't expect things to be handed to me and that's what you don't get. I am simply saying that one day I have privaliges and the next day they're gone. I didn't do anything wrong. And when I look up something else is being restricted or taken. I for one can appreciate business but I, of course, was not looking at it from a business standpoint. I just miss some things that we used to have and I know I'm not the only one that feels that way. I do have to say that after reading the views of others it makes me feel a bit different about it, but I liked the way it use to be. I didn't abuse my privaliges and didn't expect that one day most of my friends would be gone off my list because they didn't like the rules. And again, I'm not the only one that has experienced this. Nor, am I the only one that misses the FREEDOMS we once had.

Trust me I know where you're coming from and I completely understand, but I liked it. I had So much fun. I adapt to the changes. I mean...I'm still here, but you know...

It is what it is. Simply.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this hate from ACTIVE users. That ALONE speaks for itself. I mean.... you can't really say anything more than that. It's obviously the best or you'd be somewhere else.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IMVU has surely degenerated on many fronts, that's apparent. Where it's the most evident and impactful is on the policy aspect of it. While many individuals may cite the economic approaches as one of the primary causes of IMVU diminishing, for me, it's introducing impediments to the enjoyment of the IMVU user on the client that's one of the essential objections that I have. Another is the increasing prohibitions and restrictions of every facet of IMVU from how we're not permitted to conduct ourselves to even what we're not allowed to speak. Another, more inconsequential, but still relevant, bearing on IMVU's descent is its unwillingness to adopt some creative recommendations by members of the community and instead adopt some of the most dull, irrelevant and unfulfilling applications.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EdwardNigmatic wrote:
All this hate from ACTIVE users. That ALONE speaks for itself. I mean.... you can't really say anything more than that. It's obviously the best or you'd be somewhere else.


Oh please, stop giving IMVU so much credit. IMVU is no more fun or boring than any other MMO.
What makes IMVU fun is what I do on it, and the people I choose to hang around. Wink


This place isnt perfect. And it wasnt perfect 5 years ago.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

@ RxMarie: it is in the very essence of privileges (privilegium = private law) to be revocable at any time, even without notice.

Just saying, otherwise agreeing with VesperSteelwater and GQManOfTheYear.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly, everybody is entitled to their own opinions and it makes them neither right or wrong. It makes me neither right or wrong. I agree with GQManOfTheYear. And yes, PRIVILEGES (thanks) may be revoked at anytime, and yes LIKE MANY, I didn't expect for them to be revoked and for it to change as much. But, things change all the time, as stated before, and it's up to us to roll with those changes. Yes, I'm still active and so therefore "rolling with those changes". Like o789o, I don't care for Second Life. So, I'm going to be here...changes and all. I just don't feel the same about it. Perfect? No. But nothing is/was.

No hate from me. Just merely stating MY own opinion. I just don't think it's as fun as it use to be and I do believe that it's because of some of the changes IMVU made. If you don't agree...That is quite alright. I will agree to disagree.

That's all from me.
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