I don’t use Poser but I pretty much have skipped nearly all sales since a few months ago. Including new stuff like hiro, the horse and the teens that I’d normally get. I didn’t even get any bogo stuff and cancelled my platinum club membership a few months ago which I have had pretty much since my registeration in 2005. I still get a few items here and there but not really spending actively.
The primary reason is that I don’t like the new website and how annoying it’s to reset products and then find which file I’m supposed to download among a half a dozen choices. Also as people have pointed out there’s a too big risk for duplicates. Finally the site has regularly difficulties showing up to date products. I’ve to sort if for last product and then new product before the product shows up.
It’s also missing many items I’d like to buy. I’ve a lot of full sets of stuff but what I really need are things that are hard to come by anywhere. Things like animal face masks/shamanistic helmets, mix and match LIE tattoo sets, LIE pattern overlays (i.e. symbols and sigils), long braided fibre mesh bread (dwarf style).
Even for fantasy you tend to find either total skimpwear or then practical armors. I’ve a need for really elaborate fantasy stuff be it actual shape or textures. i.e. like armors below:
I’m also a big fan of races that at the same time look familiar but alien and monstrous. I.e. some below:
However note that since introduction of Genesis I’ve mostly looked for Genesis compatible characters. Also characters that allow mixing and matching with different morphs. Sometimes I just have a use for massive clawed hands and sometimes I need the full figure. I feel that Genesis is a bit underutilized since people tend to produce full figures both in terms of textures and morphs while DS and Genesis both have great tools for something that would mesh well with existing human skins and morphs.
I’m still waiting for a creature creator for genesis that allows mixing of creature elements with already existing M4/V4/M5/V5 textures. I’m searching for products that add tails, fins, satyr legs, and other stuff while providing LIE overlays/geometry so they can mesh with the human skin below (also with M4 skins since I use them more than M5) i.e. like fins of the I.e. stuff like fins of a mirefolk stalker, or sometimes just animals masks like I mentioned before. For example something like what King is wearing here.
Edit: Also while I still remember. I have a need for relatively quick loading building kit which comes with believable exteriors and interiors. I love Faveral’s stuff for exteriors but you can’t build believable interiors out of them. I’m currently building a “tradingpost” for a fantasy setting and I’m lamenting that I’ve yet to see a good fantasy city building kit where both exteriors and interiors are included. I don’t really have a use for scene objects that have only either. I don’t mind placing the props myself but the problem is that usually the interiors look “wrong” because of how for example windows have been built.
Are you aware of this thread: