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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: What is happening on IMVU Next? Reply with quote

Original announcement for IMVU Next.. That post talks about the goals of the project.

One of our teams has been busy developing the IMVU Next (still in beta) experience further to add cool new features, improve how things work, and fix bugs as we discover them - all this is based on our monitoring of how customers are using the service as well as their feedback.

As a reminder, IMVU Next is available to all our new and current customers to check out - simply by clicking on the IMVU Next link available in the navigation bar here. Using it is completely optional and from IMVU Next you can also get back to your routine IMVU experience by clicking on the arrow in the upper right corner of the page.

IMVU Next can be accessed via any browser - including your mobile phones and tablets - and allows you to stay connected to IMVU when away from the desktop client in addition to giving you access to some exclusive features. Though it can be used on all browsers - Chrome, Firefox, and Safari perform the best (any browser with WebGL capability).

Features available on IMVU Next right now

Changing and being added to continually so keep visiting!

Messages with 3D Stickers

Your IMVU messages from friends and family are at your fingertips via IMVU Next. They are presented in a modern conversation-style manner so you can follow the messages back and forth including what you have sent. Plus, you can send a group messages to up to 20 friends at a time. This style of messaging is also available on the IMVu original website as an alternative to the classic Inbox.

Additionally, when you message someone using IMVU Next (or our IMVU Mobile apps), you can say what you really feel by adding one of the many 3D Stickers available - all ready to be customized with your own avatar for that extra touch of expression and creativity. As of today, there are 70 different stickers available with our team adding more every week.

Though 3D Stickers can be received as a link on IMVU Original, in order to view them or use them, you must use IMVU Next or IMVU Mobile.

Don't forget to get IMVU+ Products for free if you have not already done so. They help your avatar emote better in chat and in 3D Stickers.

Fun fact: If you love these 3D stickers and have the iOS version of our IMVU Mobile app, be sure to enable the new 3D Sticker Keyboard so you can add stickers to your non-IMVU messages as well.

Feed:

The feed available on IMVU Next lets you check text and photo posts shared by your friends in a single place. You can of course write your own and share for them to enjoy. You can add some fun to your text posts by adding a background color and instantly create and share cool photos using the Photo Booth.

The Feed feature includes photos shared to the Photo Stream feature on IMVU Original as well.

Want to see someone's entire feed? Simply go to their avatar card on IMVU Next and scroll down to the bottom. This includes your own card where you will find what you have shared.

The Recommended section of the feed showcases the best of the best from user photos selected by us.

Photo Booth:


This extremely popular feature loved by our avid photographing community, allows anyone to create awesome photos of their avatar instantly. You can upload your own background and get creative or use one of the many backgrounds and effects provided. Scribble a fun message to customize your photos too.

Photo Booth feature is available exclusively on IMVU Next and IMVU Mobile, however, photos shared from that feature are shown in the Photo Stream feature of IMVU Original.

Dress Up:

All the items your avatar can wear (clothing, accessories, etc ) - including any outfits your create and save - are available here as well as your inventory in the desktop client. You can dress up your avatar at any time and save it as your profile look for IMVU Next.

One of the recent changes we made allows you to wear the same look that you left one of our other platforms with. So if you dress up in an outfit in the client, that is the outfit you will be wearing if you go to IMVU Next or IMVU Mobile. The experience is seemless.

We know some of the products/meshes do not render perfectly on the web version of IMVU yet - if you notice such products do send us the product details as that helps our team troubleshoot.

Still being developed: Detailed product cards, custom lists to sort your inventory into and more

Shop:

May the shopping spree never be interrupted! Shopping for avatar products - clothing, hair, accessories etc is available on IMVU Next. You can try on and buy items as you please. The purchases and Creator payments work exactly the same way as the Shop in IMVU Original.

Still being developed: Detailed product cards, Creator catalog links, availability of rooms, furniture, poses, and actions.

Chat in 3D:

Join a fellow IMVUer one-on-one via the newly added Chat Now feature or explore public rooms to meet people. If you invite someone to chat with you via their avatar cards, you will be placed into your default private room (as per the IMVU desktop client).

If we detect your browser is capable of handling 3D, then we automatically give you the 3D experience so you can move around in the rooms and enjoy the chatrooms fully. Don't forget to check the cool node preview feature available on IMVU Next so you know how your avatar will be positioned before you move to a place. An option is available under Settings to switch between 2D and 3D.

Camera tool is available for you take and share photos as you do from the IMVU desktop client. These photos are also automatically saved to your photo albums.

Apps:

This is a brand-new addition to the IMVU Next experience - some cool games made by IMVU and other developers to test our new API for Unity development. These games are meant to demonstrate the technical capabilities of that API and the fact that customized IMVU avatars can be brought into the game play. Give it a try but don't expect them to be fully-developed games.

Currently we have Heirloom, Free Fall, Hunt, and Outta'My Way - all for the browser. Soon, some of these games will be available as stand-alone apps in app stores. Stay tuned.

Display Names:

Recently, we have changed the registration experience for new users who join IMVU Next or Mobile directly. They can now register with Full Name or Display Name which does not have to be unique unlike an avatar name. We then internally assign each account a unique avatar name based on the name they registered with. With millions of accounts already set up on IMVU, finding a unique avatar name during registration can be challenging hence we have made it easier for new users.

If you are an existing IMVU User, your display name is automatically set to be the same as your avatar name. Feel free to change it to anything else by editing your profile on IMVU Next (all display names must meet our policies). Display names are not shown on IMVU Original but seen on IMVU Next and Mobile on avatar cards, in chats, on feed posts and on feed comments.

Display names are not unique and can be changed by the user anytime. However, if an avatar name has been registered via our name registration process (paid for), it is not available as a Display Name to anyone.

Higher Resolution 3D:

This is a setting option available to you should you choose to check it out. Higher resolution avatars means better 3D rendering via uncompressed textures and anti-aliasing and thus a visually richer experience.

This option in combination with 3D chat can make your next visit to a chat room on IMVU Next a lot more enjoyable.

And more:

Friends: Click on the "friends" icon in the upper right corner to manage your friend requests, find new friends, or look up someone from your list of friends.

Profile: Click on your profile picture in the upper right corner to edit your profile information - profile photo, tagline, display name and interests.

Safety: All the safety features where users can flag content, images, chats, products exist on IMVU Next. These flags/reports are handled by our team in the same way.

Credits: If you want to buy more Credits, a bundle or an account upgrade, simply click on the "c for Credits" icon in the upper right corner to go to our store to make your purchase.

New user experience: We are improving the registration flow for brand-new users signing up for IMVU on IMVU Next to ensure their first glimpse of IMVU allows them to enjoy being part of this creative community.

Please continue to enjoy IMVU, be a great part of our community as always, and check out IMVU Next.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so far all i have to say about next is just that next!
dont call us were call you. fix or improve what we allready have upate the music player improve imvu not give us a new imvu that isnt worth a dam.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really really really dislike that once again our dressing room is public why do our friends get to pull up our dressing room status v/s just having them pull up our avatar display picture, this discourages me from wanting to open imvu, our dressing room should not ever be reflected in a picture for friends only our dp Sad and also users can search for users to see their given private dressing room status WHY not just the display pic??? this makes the dressing room void and not private, meaning if users wish to have privacy they must only dress in a room and never use dressing room ..horrible Sad(((((((((((((((((
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The bright white background everywhere is blinding as well as annoying (After this little test visit of less than 20 minutes, I have a terrible headache from the brightness... not happy at all);

The "Home" Stream String thingy is awful, way too "Face Book"-ish, unoriginal and is probably the worst of the page layouts;

The Shop still has the dull-as-dishwater mannequins, there's no product description, there is no "undo" button that I can find and the shop "window" is still waaaay too small;

The Dress-up still starts with the oldest items in my Inventory (most of which are hidden!), the outfit pictures are still too small, and there is no list of products for the outfit;

When I leave a chat room, instead of taking me back to the list of Chat Rooms, Favorites or All Rooms, it flings me into Buckstar's Cafe/Chat Now;

Ambient rooms still have no ambiance (even in 3-D), everything is like a No-Shadow room in the Client or if the "ambient lighting" tries to work, you wind up with a half-n-half shadow line down your body;

The "circles" that denote a standing spot jumble all together so you have no idea which spot you will land on... you might get lucky with the little "arrow"... maybe... to land where you think you will; and soooo,

Since nothing much has changed for the better since the focus group way back when this Next mess began, I'm sticking to the Original IMVU.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why on earth wasn't the display name thing implemented for the client?! -_- And agreed on the dressing room thing said above, although I now dress in my private chat, and then save. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: What is happening on IMVU Next? Reply with quote

Varsha wrote:
Display Names:

Recently, we have changed the registration experience for new users who join IMVU Next or Mobile directly. They can now register with Full Name or Display Name which does not have to be unique unlike an avatar name. We then internally assign each account a unique avatar name based on the name they registered with. With millions of accounts already set up on IMVU, finding a unique avatar name during registration can be challenging hence we have made it easier for new users.

If you are an existing IMVU User, your display name is automatically set to be the same as your avatar name. Feel free to change it to anything else by editing your profile on IMVU Next (all display names must meet our policies). Display names are not shown on IMVU Original but seen on IMVU Next and Mobile on avatar cards, in chats, on feed posts and on feed comments.



So these names that we paid for...that we were promised were ours, for life...that we had a valid purchase contract for...you're just devaluing and ripping away using a display name technicality?

I am so ****** off right now I'm going to stop posting before I totally lose my **** and end up with a forum ban.

Unbelievable, IMVU. UNBELIEVABLE!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I understanding this correctly? Anyone can change their names to existing names that are in use and some that have been PAID for on NEXT? Do I have that right?

Do you have ANY idea the flood gates of chaos you have opened up? Any clue what so ever??

Will users be able to check to make sure it's not...oh I don't know...Varsha or Brett or anyone who has spent time creating a BRAND with their user names? Is there an option for that?

I would really like to know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeenyWeenyNana wrote:
Am I understanding this correctly? Anyone can change their names to existing names that are in use and some that have been PAID for on NEXT? Do I have that right?



I've been using IMVU next on my mobile (Default sign in on mobile browsers) and fortunately, it's not what you think. You have two different names. On mine shows:

AdrielHoshiko
@AdrielHoshiko

You can change the top name, yes, but you cannot change the second (Your avatar name) without paying and cannot change it to names already taken.

Hope this helps answer your qualms.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've been using IMVU next on my mobile (Default sign in on mobile browsers) and fortunately, it's not what you think. You have two different names. On mine shows:

AdrielHoshiko
@AdrielHoshiko

You can change the top name, yes, but you cannot change the second (Your avatar name) without paying and cannot change it to names already taken.

Hope this helps answer your qualms.


That does help, thank you. Do you know if it shows in chats or do you have to pull up the avatar card to see the @etc?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TeenyWeenyNana wrote:
Am I understanding this correctly? Anyone can change their names to existing names that are in use and some that have been PAID for on NEXT? Do I have that right?

Do you have ANY idea the flood gates of chaos you have opened up? Any clue what so ever??

Will users be able to check to make sure it's not...oh I don't know...Varsha or Brett or anyone who has spent time creating a BRAND with their user names? Is there an option for that?

I would really like to know.

I totally agree in regards to developers who have created a brand and now others can piggyback of their hard work.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When you search by name in the catalog, what shows up in the results? The real avatar name or both the real name and the display name?

When we pull up user cards what shows up? The real avatar name or both the real name and the display name?

What is to stop someone from using a display name to piggy back on, or destroy, a creator's brand...a brand that is directly tied to the user name?

The user name WE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR with the promise that it would be EXCLUSIVELY OURS TO USE???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBratGirl wrote:
When you search by name in the catalog, what shows up in the results? The real avatar name or both the real name and the display name?

When we pull up user cards what shows up? The real avatar name or both the real name and the display name?

What is to stop someone from using a display name to piggy back on, or destroy, a creator's brand...a brand that is directly tied to the user name?

The user name WE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR with the promise that it would be EXCLUSIVELY OURS TO USE???


I just checked and when you click on a user card it shows both names.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just checked and when you click on a user card it shows both names.



Thank you, Sageist.

Now what...we are supposed to hope that every user checks the card to make sure it's really us?

Why the hell even open Pandora's box in the first place???
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I just checked and when you click on a user card it shows both names.


Well here's hoping people catch on quick and think to check. I've seen this sort of practice in other chat platforms. It has it's fun advantages at times but more often ends up being used for nefarious reasons and with ill intent in mind.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheBratGirl wrote:
Sageist wrote:
I just checked and when you click on a user card it shows both names.



Thank you, Sageist.

Now what...we are supposed to hope that every user checks the card to make sure it's really us?

Why the hell even open Pandora's box in the first place???


Because IMVU's motto is Profits first, customers never.
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