Whilst I've been mindlessly tekteking recently, I've come up with a couple of outfits that I've quite liked. So I save for a while until I get enough dosh together for this super cool new outfit and go out and buy it. Then, nervously, I peek into the AT and ask for a rate. All I get is, "it's too plain, no style, try again". So I began to wonder. How do the general populace of gaia create avatars? Do they aim for something that the ATers will like (seemingly matching clutter) or do you aim to please yourself? Do you care if everyone else thinks your avatar is boring?
Stay faaarr away from the AT if you like your avi. xd
Oh boy did I learn that!
I don't think they're jealous, particularly. They just have very strong ideas on what is stylish and what is not.
Yeah, their definition of stylish is different then mine/ours.
Mine's not cluttered (like my current avi) because.. I don't like the matching cluttered look ;/ But ATers do, most of the time.
Besides, I change my avi nearly everyday, so I don't have to worry about what people think about it, it'll be gone tommorow. c:
I have my avatar because I like my avatar....I've had it for some months now, and criticism doesn't phase me. I go to the AT sometimes and always give the same advice I have for myself, "So WHAT if they don't like it? It's not a popularity contest unless you're in the Arena."
Dress how you want to dress but don't go asking for rates if you have soft skin. Everyone who goes there expects to get 10/10 but the thing about the AT is that there is a set of 'rules' there that can make or break a avi. Color balance, item balance, if its been over done, and matching.
So again if you like your avi you should not be asking for rates.