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Is it just me… I just don’t spend my money at Daz anymore
Posted: 14 August 2013 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 196 ]
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SereneNight - 14 August 2013 04:50 PM

Yeah, I hear you about the stuff not working so well in daz. Sometimes it is a crap-shoot. I’ve bought items at rendo that worked great, and other items not so much. I am often tempted by content, since I go through dry spells here at DAZ where there is nothing in my chosen genre.

I would shop at rendo more if they would tone down the girly ads which pop up no matter what section I am in.  I prefer a less in your face presentation.

Whenever I go to Rendo I hope that maybe I’ll find some cool male item that’s new but I only ever see stuff for V4 and hairstyles that might be cool but the promos that are presented for them look really sketchy.  I have bought a few hair styles and two lovely m4 characters from Rendo, and some of Sickleyield’s stuff (he/she has a lot more stuff over there than here >_>)  Although the materials for the 2 characters I purchased require some tweaking (or else some parts of the skin look shiny.)

Also I’m always weary of purchasing from other sites because DAZ has DIM which is amazing. And I’m too lazy to unzip folders.

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Posted: 14 August 2013 06:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 197 ]
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Rendoricita rocks! & I dont care for DIM to each our own I guess…

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Posted: 14 August 2013 06:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 198 ]
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Posted: 14 August 2013 06:37 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 199 ]
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My feelings about DAZ are really kind of wonky right now.

The last…., well I guess the last two years here were terrible. I’m surprised they survived what happened to their store. And the way Genesis 2 Female / V6 were introduced, at least looking at it as a customer, has to be the worst release of anything I’ve ever seen. No attempt to built up a hype, no explanation what the new figure was or what it was for or what was wrong with the still relatively new Genesis, the incredibly crappy ‘bonus items’ that came with the pro bundle, the little amount of content (not to even touch on it’s quality…) - not to mention that Genesis 2 is now stuck at an awkward spot between Genesis and V4 and Dawn and I’m getting nightmares about what that might mean for it’s future content.

Not to mention the figure. Looking at V6’s arms made my eyes hurt the first time I did load her into a scene. But I think my heart skipped a beat when I opened Reality and saw that her surfaces no longer have numbers according to the maps they use. No way that this decision was made in a sober state.

Unfortunately things are not that easy. As for the figure, now that Dawn has been released, I am starting to understand that, for the time being, Genesis 2 Female / V6 is the best figure in the room - at least imho. And for all her faults…I like the figure. I think she looks great. She’s only a few fixes away from looking completely awesome. Her mapping is still a giant bummer - but on the other hand, DAZ is starting to use normal maps more, which is nice. I want more content for her and I am willing to buy it. Especially if it’s not as bad as what we’ve seen so far (mostly seen, I guess, there is some great stuff, of course).

And DAZ, the company…they’re doing a bit better. Not great, the store still has problems, they still seem to have given up on building any kind of hype towards their figures…but the last few changes to the store made things better. They have started to appear back on the forums again, which is nice. And while to good old days of vouchers seem to have passed for good - there have been quite a few nice coupons recently that always seem to make me buy stuff.

There have been a great many letdowns with DAZ in the recent past, but for the first time in months I am getting the impression that they are making an effort to make things better again.

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Posted: 14 August 2013 06:42 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 200 ]
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i haven’t bought much either.  i have too much stuff (skins, morphs, clothes) for Victoria 4 and Genesis. lol when i have more money i’ll buy some sets and furnature.

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Posted: 14 August 2013 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 201 ]
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Endrance - 14 August 2013 06:22 PM
SereneNight - 14 August 2013 04:50 PM

Yeah, I hear you about the stuff not working so well in daz. Sometimes it is a crap-shoot. I’ve bought items at rendo that worked great, and other items not so much. I am often tempted by content, since I go through dry spells here at DAZ where there is nothing in my chosen genre.

I would shop at rendo more if they would tone down the girly ads which pop up no matter what section I am in.  I prefer a less in your face presentation.

Whenever I go to Rendo I hope that maybe I’ll find some cool male item that’s new but I only ever see stuff for V4 and hairstyles that might be cool but the promos that are presented for them look really sketchy.  I have bought a few hair styles and two lovely m4 characters from Rendo, and some of Sickleyield’s stuff (he/she has a lot more stuff over there than here >_>)  Although the materials for the 2 characters I purchased require some tweaking (or else some parts of the skin look shiny.)

Also I’m always weary of purchasing from other sites because DAZ has DIM which is amazing. And I’m too lazy to unzip folders.

I’m always looking for mens stuff as well. I have bought as few great skins at renderosity and use those quite often, but I’ve also gotten a few duds which don’t look that great in daz. It is tough to spend that kind of money without knowing how it will look. Recently I found a nice men’s accessory pack at content paradise, where I usually find very little. I really like dim too.

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Posted: 14 August 2013 07:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 202 ]
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Bobvan - 14 August 2013 06:25 PM

Rendoricita rocks! & I dont care for DIM to each our own I guess…

I would say that Renderotica is a very underestimated site. Sure there’s some really bad stuff over there and some stuff with no use outside pornography. But there’s also some genuinely great and useful stuff that you won’t find anywhere else. I’m wondering where they are heading with their new site :D

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Posted: 14 August 2013 07:54 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 203 ]
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Bobvan - 14 August 2013 06:25 PM

Rendoricita rocks! & I dont care for DIM to each our own I guess…

I would say that Renderotica is a very underestimated site. Sure there’s some really bad stuff over there and some stuff with no use outside pornography. But there’s also some genuinely great and useful stuff that you won’t find anywhere else. I’m wondering where they are heading with their new site :D

Yep I agree. I have a lot of Lilflames more daring outfits from there. Not sure how I’ll use them yet. I’m about as kinky as a straight edged ruler. LOL. And Davo’s sci-fi sets are awesome even without the “optional” adult attachments, unless your Aliens are medical officers that have probing other life forms as part of their job description.

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