I had an interesting time at the Hair Fair today, made all the more challenging because of the overwhelming numbers attending. I and some friends watched the 4 sims fill to maximum capacity within 2 minutes of the Fair opening. Many people nowadays are very aware of how their avatar and attachments can effect not only their performance, but that of the sim as a whole, and have taken a very responsible attitude to lessen their own personal load. Here follows some interesting photos of how some people dealt with potential issues before they arose.

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This is my friend Zu Parx. Zu has a wicked sense of humour, if you see Zu, play a practical joke!

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This is nifty – no one will know if you are male or female

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Dress up as a statue! Or dipped in liquid plastic

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Umm….dress in latex and make awful faces?

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Dress up as….a drawing!

To Reduce Your lagability

1. Remove all unnecessary prims, including scripted objects. Wear system pants, shirt. thats all you need, trust me

2. go to Advanced/debug settings. A small box will pop, copy and paste into it this: RenderAvatarMaxVisible. You will see a value of 35 – reduce this to 5 and it will lighten the load considerably.

3. Do not watch your ARC or that of others. Have your Stats window open if you like (View/statistics bar) and keep an eye on your FPS and ping rate.

Hope this makes for a more pleasant trip to the Hair Fair 09 for you 🙂

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