SPECIAL ITEMS ON IMVU
Special items are the extras that IMVU are introducing as time progresses.
Walkoff is an onsite game accessed from the chat client, it is similar to many games
currently available on Tablets and Smartphones, it comprises of a page of shapes that
when made into groups of 3 or more score points. Players of the popular Candy Crush
will know exactly what I mean. There are power up items that can be chosen before the start
of each game and are earned by scoring on the relevant colours.
The biggest and possibly best difference in Walkoff is that you play against another IMVU
member, with the two of you standing at either side of the board, and with
a chat ability, so you can chat while playing.
SHARED ROOM FACILITY
As the name suggests, you can purchase a room to share with a friend and this allows
both of you to decorate the room with your furniture items, often making for better rooms
as each of the friends will have items that the other may not have bought therefore
double the available furniture. A shared room bring many other benefits such as the ability
to block undesirables by either party using the block feature, and to share control of
the 'Mod' feature automatically. Shared room feature also comes with it's own special 'Badge'
for your collection to show everyone that you own a shared room if you wish bragging rights.
The Marriage package is similar to the shared room but has the addition of being 'Married'
to another avatar, your profile card is given a special icon to show that you are together,
and you each receive a free name change token so that you can match names if you wish,
for example, 'Deriosity' and 'Slippymat' might change to DerryFullness and SlippyFullness.
(i know, but they are just examples :)..)
The Marriage Package is also set to run like a real life Marriage, to simply delete the 'wife'
is not enough, you have to go to the marriage package page and remove it there
technically 'Divorcing' your partner, each of you then receive an official message of
condolence for the split.
When you buy the package you are given the ability to message some, or all, of
your friends to 'Announce' the wedding in your own worded message.
AP or ADULT PASS
AP is purchased by people of suitable age (Adult), this allows access to
many extra clothing items, voice boixes, and many other things that are not available to the
General population (GA), AP allows nude avatars and certain limits are lifted on wording in chat
and access to rooms that are Adult only rooms, just mention a few of the advantages.
By introducing the two tier system of GA and AP IMVU provided a level of safety for the younger members
and prevented access to unsuitable material for minors.
AP removes 'guest' from the name of your avatar and is a one time payment per account.
VIP is an opening to many extra benefits, along with a monthly allowance of Credits
there are extra avatar actions, access to vip items and rooms, and the ability to become
a creator. VIP is bought either monthly, quarterly, half yearly or yearly, and can be
done by text, phone, IMVU prepay card, credit card or direct debit.
Prepay cards often bring an added gift or extra item for being used.
VIP removes 'guest' from the name of your avatar.
Name registration removes the 'Guest' from your avatar name and effectively means that
you 'own' the name you have registered, this means that other members will not be
able to request the name or copy it as can be done from 'guest' members, although this is quite rare.
The name being 'owned' also means it cannot be claim by another if you are
unfortunate enough to be inactive for a length of time.
SALES AND OFFERS
Sales and offers are regular and should be watched for, they can include extra credits or lower price
on catalogue items, lower prices for AP, Name registration, VIP, packages for Marriage or
Shared room, and many other things.
A perfect way to avoid minors masquerading as Adults, if an avatar is age verified then you are
reasonably safe in assuming it is the age stated on the profile and this can often save
serious consequences from occurring.
In this heightened time of child abuse allegations and subsequent problems the age verify
is an essential tool in also protecting the adult. It is also a link to gaining AP via
a different payment method than your credit card for those who prefer not to
use cards on the world web.