Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How *not* to be caught as an alt...

Vanessa Moonlight & JellyBean Madison
So everyone knows, yah, I got an alt or two. I don't play them much though. I'll log one in for video purposes, robbage of stipend, or whatnot, but I don't live separate slives as any of them. I use to, so I know how to be someone other than me. Never underestimate people. I am JellyBean, that is my main, I'm a very sl-public person [apparently - I blog! der!] and I don't pretend with my alt(s). For those of you that do though... Here's a few tips on alting.

  • Be sure you know your exact reasons for creating an alt in the first place... Are you really trying to hide, get away from what the general populace has define you as, to be left alone, opposite gender, or are you trying to get away with cheating on an SL partner, RL spouse who plays? [honestly - that never works out in the end, huh Keven?]
  • Of course you spent a lot of time perfecting the shape of your main av, but don't share that with your alt. It's a dead give away. If you share your shape, that's very personal, and if you're trying to hide who your main is... tsk tsk.
  • Basically do not look like your MAIN... shape, hair color, style, and especially personal objects your main is known for wearing! Example: Jelly's pink hair [duh], my custom pink diamond wedding ring, or my custom TWS necklace. People remmy certain things that you are known to wear most.
  • Watch the way you speak in text. On my alt I actually created trigger words [in gestures] because the way I speak is habit. So if I were to type "mayhaps/mayhapsibly" the trigger word was in a gesture that would change it to "maybe" in general chat.
  • New atmospheres are nice. You can't just show up as an av that looks great [for a nooblet] at your regular haunts. People are full of suspicions & conspiracy theories.
  • Don't go telling everyone who you are [i.e. close friends]. If you are planning on infiltrating your own inner circle... think that through. Once you're found out, you'll be lucky to still have an inner circle.
  • If you're playing the opposite sex than you are in RL, don't lie about it if asked. Just avoid the question entirely if you can. AND never ever ever cyber with someone unless they're close enough to you to know your real secret. Seriously some guys have been fooked the hell up after finding out that hot chick they were boinking turned out to be a man behind the screen.
That's all I can think of for now... Just be careful - Drama drama drama is not all it's cracked up to be. Sucks when your SL caves in on ya.


Gillian Waldman said...

I don't have time for one SLife let alone 2 or more lol. 3

chestnut rau said...

what a wise and insightful post, jelly.

Rosie Barthelmess said...

Amen, sister. A-freaking-men.

Anonymous said...

I suggest that you also be careful about groups. If you need to be a member of a group to use your main Avatar's house, people might take notice.