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There's so many great things about IMVU. One of the best is that you can be anyone or anything your heart desires. You can be the best you or the worst you possible. Another great thing is the anonymity that you can have. IMVU will know you only if you sign up with your real name, which is not necessary at all. Even a valid email address isn't really necessary unless of course you want to receive emails from IMVU. I have been using IMVU as a "super chat" environment for many months and I highly recommend it. One word of warning: It's habit forming!

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What The IMVU Chat Client Looks Like

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Credits are the monetary exchange in the IMVU community. There are two types of Credits.

Credits can be purchased through IMVU or through alternate suppliers. These suppliers can be found within the IMVU community or even through eBay.

Promo Credits are earned when you first sign up and can only be used on your own avatar, and are not able to be used to purchase gifts for others. There are a few different ways to earn Predits.

 

First things first...work on your Wish List. A wish list is a list of all the items you love in IMVU that are available for purchase using credits and promo credits.  This can be found under the shopping tab either on the website (www.imvu.com) or in the chat client itself. On the website the link is at the upper right of your screen to the right of the "search catalog" field.

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In the chat client it is found under the shop section, all the way to the right of the option tabs. There are plenty of generous people in IMVU whom are happy to give newcomers an item or two from their wish lists but be warned BEGGING is greatly frowned upon.

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Your Home Page is located on the IMVU.COM website. You access it either by clicking within the chat client or by typing in WWW.IMVU.COM  and logging in.

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Your starter Inventory is meagerly stocked. The first things you should buy are a new head, a new hair, and then maybe a new skin. If you have enough credits you will be able to buy an item of clothing too. Otherwise, you can just use the items you were given when you first signed up, but note there are those in IMVU that have "noob disdain". By that I mean, they won't like you because you are dressed in starter items.

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As for the Earn Free Credits sections I have had a 50-50 success rate. I don't advise using this unless you really wanted the offer in the first place, because there is a good chance you will not ever receive the credits the offer said you would get. The reasons for not receiving the credits usually have something to do with your browser's cookie settings, but not always.

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Chat Client Settings

Change the performance, the sounds and other settings within the chat client in the settings window.

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My Observations

I was told once that the female to male ratio in IMVU is about 20:1. I tend to think that ratio may be accurate. Guys, if you are looking for an online girlfriend/chat buddy then IMVU might be a very good place to start.

Lots of people consider IMVU to be a "game". I don't necessarily think it's a game only because I don't see any real end to it... no goal in site. I once asked someone: "If it's a game then what is the goal?" They replied, "To make the most friends!" Nah, that's the goal of FACEBOOK! Ha, anyway, I see IMVU as a "super chat" environment, but that's just my opinion.

 

How Do I?

 

How do I close my IMVU account?

Go to http://www.imvu.com/catalog/web_delete_account.php and then enter your password.

 

What if I accidently closed my IMVU account?

If you accidentally deleted your account please file a general help ticket at the following link:

 http://www.imvu.com/catalog/web_request_help.php?problem_type=general

 Include your avatar name and the email address you used to sign up.  They will try to re-enable your avatar account for you.

 

Earn Free Credits?

NOTE: THERE ARE NO CODES TO EARN FREE CREDITS. THOSE THAT CLAIM TO HAVE CHEATS OR CODES ARE SCAMMING YOU. NEVER GIVE SOMEONE YOUR IMVU PASSWORD FOR THESE SUPPOSED CODES OR CHEATS. IT'S A SCAM! YOU'VE BEEN WARNED!

  • Peer review
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a user of IMVU for at least 30 days
  • Have actively used 3D chat at least once
  • Have not been blocked from participating in Peer Review due to abuse

What is Peer Review?

Actual users submit all items which appear in the IMVU Catalog. However, before products show up in the catalog, users like you must first review them to ensure they meet the basic guidelines of the IMVU Virtual Goods Policy (VGP). This process is called "Peer Review."

What do I get for participating?

You get to help the Creator community publish hot new products to the catalog each day, and you get to be one of the lucky few who get to see products before they go on sale. Oh, and you earn 5 Promo Credits for each review!

How do I get started?

Before you can begin, you need to review the IMVU Virtual Goods Policy (VGP) to make sure you understand the rules.

 

  • Install The IMVU Toolbar

You will earn 1000 Promo credits immediately, and then 300 Promo credits each month thereafter, as long as you continue to use the toolbar. Download it here: http://www.imvu.com/toolbar/

 

  • Pets

Nah, don't bother with the pets. You have to feed them real credits to earn Promo credits. Not really a good trade-off if you ask me.

 

What happened to the free spin and new products ways to earn promo credits?

IMVU removed them early this summer (2010). It seems they came up with the toolbar as a different way for users to earn credits.

 

 

 

 

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