IMVU is a free virtual world game, a social destination where members interact through the use of 3D avatars, somewhat similar to Second Life.
Meet new and interesting people from all over the world, as IMVU features a huge playerbase that is constantly growing. Express your creativity in many ways and design rooms, clothes and many other accessories, or browse the virtual goods catalog that includes more than four million items, most of them created by members.
I Mean I myself have a lot of 16 year old friends in this game, but I also do adult RP sometimes, and now I can't know exactly who is actually an adult, and I don't want to be caught by Chris Hansen doing something illegal, nor will I be held responsible for such as it is Linden Lab's fault for this.
I am quite sure this has been abused many times already, and the only way for a fix is if Linden Lab revokes all Age Verification from Second Life prior to this change they made with age verification, and requires RL ID to age verify.
I now use this app to keep my son quiet and busy all the time Not a safe nor appropriate game for kids. Yesterday, I found my 10 year old son chatting with random people. He became defensive and began to cry, I found out that pretty much all they are doing is talking crap to each other. I could tell that his stress level was pretty high from this stupid game and his participation.
In 1999, Philip Rosedale formed Linden Lab with the intention of developing computer hardware to allow people to become immersed in a virtual world.
In its earliest form, the company struggled to produce a commercial version of the hardware, known as "The Rig", which in prototype form was seen as a clunky steel contraption with computer monitors worn on shoulders.
The platform principally features 3D-based user-generated content.
Second Life also has its own virtual currency, the Linden Dollar, which is exchangeable with real world currency.
Last thing, don't let your child play this if you don't want them to get into shooting games. A few of our kids (9 and 13) had this app installed on their devices and were playing it.
It looks so similar to Minecraft that I hadn't really bothered looking into it. But the only thing families might have a problem with is chat.
You are no longer Required to provide any type of Real Life ID to age verify, this means that as Second Life has Adult 18 Rated Areas your kids could be being exposed to adult, and mature conduct just by using this service, without any warning, now I agree that parents should watch their kids, and Teens should know better, but this isn't always the case. You do not have to provide any RL information when you sign up for an account, not even your name. You do not have to Put your Real Age, and you can still age verify without any ID. You do not have to Register with any Real Email, they send no verification email, this means anyone can register an alternate account under your email address, this means someone could register under an email, and grief pretending to be the actual user, and Linden Lab could ban all accounts registered to that email account, usually temporary if you appeal it and contact them, but even they made the contacting process harder when you get banned to appeal it, or terminated, This can be abused by Griefers. You can still register as many accounts as you want by using Proxies/VPN services, and an illegal cheat client to spoof your IP/Mac, and not get caught, so basically you can go crash 5 simulators in SL get banned, and they can't trace it back to your main account, although it is best to always swap your Router, or change your gateway/modem just incase, and route through two VPN/proxies to be extra safe when griefing.
What is Linden Lab doing, I honestly have no idea, I mean I have been a user of SL for 3 years now, a little more than that, been griefed by many residents, been harassed by the Owner of Gemin Industries, Skills Hak who was a creator of Emerald, accused of being a Copy Botter by him some of his friends, Harassed by Zfire Xue, and many other residents in some RP sims which were all breaking the SL Terms OF Service by stealing from our content developers in this game.
Sculpted prims (sculpties), mesh, textures for clothing or other objects, animations, and gestures can be created using external software and imported.
The Second Life terms of service provide that users retain copyright for any content they create, and the server and client provide simple digital rights management (DRM) functions.