Tips for beginners:
Daily: Every day, Covet rewards you with 100 diamonds and 20 tickets.
Enter daily challenge.:
This is the best challenge to enter everyday because there is no restrictions and you earn $500 covet cash just for entering.
I like this one because I can put on any unworn outfit and enter. I don’t ever expect a high score with this one since I’m using whatever outfit I have but eventually that daily 500 cash adds up!
If you are a beginner and low on funds, do not enter the flash back challenges. These challenges can be really expensive!
The flashback challenges require several pieces from previous seasons and if you do not have those items, you will have to buy them.
Jet Set Challenges:
You can do the jet set challenges as many times as you want.
You do not earn prizes with these challenges but you do earn stars. Stars will help you unlock other jet set levels and you can earn 500 diamonds.
Jet Set Challenges usually only last 8 hours and voting begins. So you find out results pretty quick. These challenges are also easy to win.
If you have the funds to spend, do the series challenges. These are like 5 to 8 challenges.
If you do all of them, the prizes are really good and this is only for entering them all!
The only thing that really sucks as a beginner, you usually have to buy 2 to 4 pieces per challenge.
You can borrow items from Facebook friends and if you are in a fashion house – you can borrow them too.
You can only borrow 1 item per challenge.
Pairing the right hair and makeup can bring up the score of your look when it comes to voters.
Eventually, in higher levels, details are going to be very important. (Jewelry, handbags, etc.)
I noticed short hair and albino skin do not do well in voting. Voters tend to like long hair and tanned/darker skin tones. (Just my opinion though)
You can view the top looks on the front page and that will give you a good idea on how people vote. I noticed a lot of voters have shit taste too. I don’t know why.
If you are going to buy diamonds, wait until Covet Fashion has a sale. They have a lot of sales!
All the challenges have some sort of theme going on. Pay attention to the picture and the description of the theme.
Many voters will not vote for your look if it resembles nothing to the theme.
Save your funds and only buy what you need for a challenge. Items cost an arm and a leg and you will run out of money very quickly.
When you do have to buy something, keep in mind that you might need that outfit in another challenge. Pick items that can be paired with other things.
Likes do nothing to help you. It just shows that somebody thought your outfit was cool. It does not help with voting.
Unworn & Season:
Max your unworn & season bonus if you can. This can put a 3.5 score outfit over 4.0 which will land you a prize.
You can edit an outfit up until it’s closed out for voting. This is handy if you don’t have the covet cash to buy something. Enter the challenge anyway, get the entry reward and then edit the outfit and buy the item you need with it.
Tucking in Shirts:
There is a tuck button that will tuck in a shirt. This will give your outfit an entirely different look and is helpful if a lot of people are going to be wearing the same look and you want to set yourself apart.
You can switch from classic to modern models as many times as you want. If you entered a challenge with one type of model, you have to stay with the model until the challenge is over.
Do not try to enter every challenge. This game can be addicting and you can end up paying a lot of real money to play it. Start with the Jet Set & Daily Challenges. Save your diamonds and $500 covet cash for a few days and then enter another challenge. Pacing yourself is key.
I’m adding a new section to this site. I feel that there is so many people in Second life that really need my mediocre advice. So I am here for you. Over this past week, I have received a few questions and I spent some time at my real life job preparing the answers instead of actually working. If you have a question for me – Please, send a note card to: Veruca Vandyke
Q: My boyfriend wants to be a furry and I don’t know what to do.
A: I really feel for you receiving this tragic news. Your boyfriend was a human Second Life avie one minute and in the next moment; he turned into something hairy and flea infested. It must be a very confusing time for you. This is a pivotal moment where you need to decide how much you actually like him? Is he charming enough to carry though a few more weeks of your serious second life relationship before his real-life wife catches him? Can he still emote like a human instead of a dog? Are you even a pet lover? If the pros outweigh the con’s; then I would proceed with your relationship. Maybe a good way to cope is to buy him a collar and take him for walks.
Q: I find it very off putting but when I’m heavy petting my girlfriend in SL. She will not remove her shoes? Is this normal?
A: I understand your pain here. It takes a lot of energy to convince somebody to sit on a pose ball and then to furiously type out your romantic intentions only to realize they are too lazy to take off their shoes. It’s a rude awakening. I’m afraid there is no subtle way to tell anybody without them getting offended. Believe me, I have tried many, many ways. I have tried emoting, for example “/me takes off his shoes and tosses the heavy boots out the window. She watches the dog gnaw on them for a bit. She smiles and then proceeds to drape her body over his; whispering lowly in his ear on how their second life love will be eternal. “ I have also created a square prim over their feet but was accused of being insensitive. So really, there is no win-win. You can either close your eyes as you type out your emote or just find somebody that understands your way of life.
Q: My friend looks like a noob and it’s embarrassing. How do I tell them?
A: I think we all have that noob-ish friend that just won’t update their shit but help is here. Always trap them into a corner while carefully selecting your words. Start out with something that will help them maintain their dignity, humanity or whatever ailment that they have and foremost, be respectful! I look into their scared system eyes and say “Hey insert name, I like you. You are a good person with a big caring heart but I wanted to mention that some people are comparing your style to desperate chat hub molesters. Not me, of course, other people with damning evil souls. Let’s go update you to mesh.” It can be really that easy.