5 Reasons To Buy An Access Pass

Posted on February 16, 2009. Filed under: Access Pass, Avatars | Tags: , , , , , , |

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It’s a debated topic – is the access pass worth it? For those who aren’t familiar with this little digital access badge, it’s what Kaneva uses to verify you are over 18. However, it does cost a small fee – $15 for a year. Really, $15 isn’t that much…. That’s like the cost of about 4 packs of smokes (unless you live in one of those states that taxes the shit outta ’em), or all the snacks you would buy from the vending machine over a week or two, or hell – a dvd player on Black Friday.

Anyways, if you are on the fence about buying this little novelty item – here are some reasons you may want to consider bellying up to the bar and making that purchase:

1. Prove to the world (of Kaneva) that you are over 18

Ok so it’s not 100% proof – because you could swipe mommy or daddy’s credit card, but I would say that the strong majority of people who have an access pass are in reality over the age of 18. I know my personal choice is to really only converse with members who are over 18, so if they have an access pass – I can easily tell that they are of age.

2. Get access to places you wouldn’t normally see

Places like the underground are kind of neat, but I’m talking about the user created hangouts…. the late night lounges, the adults only hangouts. These places aren’t necessarily pornographic or sexual…. they just appeal to a more mature crowd…. and if makes you feel like part of an exclusive crowd.

3. You won’t be the anchor to your group of friends.

If all of your friends want to go to one of the clubs mentioned in reason number 2, and you don’t have an access pass…. you may be the reason they are stuck hanging out in the mall with all the kiddies.

4. You can keep your house public and filter your visitors.

It’s amazing how much crap $15 can keep out. People who just want to annoy you or beg for credits either aren’t 18 or won’t spend the $15 for an access pass. So if you have this little gem, you can now filter out all those little annoyances who might stop by your pad un-announced and you can keep it open to public access all at the same time.

5. You get to see boobies!!!! And who doesn’t like a nice set of boobs (in real or cartoon form)?

Ok, so you don’t get to see the whole thing – but you get to see a lot more then allowed in un-access-passed areas. It’s really only the equivalent of a bathing suit, but it’s enough to get the over developed imagination going.

Everyone has there own reasons for buying or not buying an access pass. What are yours? Tell me in the comments!

If you are interested in picking up the access pass or an access pass bundle you can purchase it securely through Kaneva by clicking HERE.

p.s. – Kaneva web marketing team – you may want to optimize your access pass landing page a bit more… sure it’s got some good SEO keywords, but it doesn’t make a big sales pitch and the link to buy doesn’t reall jump out at you… just my $0.02 =)

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How To Design Clothes in Kaneva

Posted on February 9, 2009. Filed under: advice, Avatars, design | Tags: , , , , , |

I see the question pop up all the time “How do I make clothes in Kaneva?”.  It’s not just the newbs that are wondering this either.  Veteran Kanevians like myself are always looking for hints and tips to make their designs top notch.  While looking through the forums I happened to find a link to Kaunaz’s DDK community.

On this community page I found many helpful tutorial which I am posting here to help those who are new to designing clothes in Kaneva.  I did not make these tutorial videos, they were made by other Kaneva users in a selfless effort to help other designers better their craft.  So check out the videos below and don’t forget to check out Kaunaz’s DDK design community along with the GimpArtists community.

Without further ado – here are your videos:

– Using Gimp To Create Clothing in Kaneva – Video By Kaunaz

– Advanced Tutorial For Creating Male Shirts in Kaneva – Video By LordWhiteTiger

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Using Corell Paint Shop Pro To Create a Shirt In Kaneva – Video By Diva42

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Using Photoshop to Make a Shirt in Kaneva – Video By Live4Him

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Hope you found these helpful.  Feel free to share your Kaneva Clothing design tips in the comments below.  A big thank you to the Kaneva users who have donated their time to create these videos!

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Why you should properly tag your Kaneva Assets and Clothing

Posted on September 17, 2008. Filed under: advice | Tags: , , , , , |

Well, I thought about making the title of this post “Tag that ASSet”.  Although it would have been funnier, it really wouldn’t have been that descriptive.  Kind of like when you upload media or a clothing design and the tags you use for it aren’t that descriptive.

Unfortunately Kaneva seems to only let you use one word tags… which doesn’t work that well because when people search, they generally search on phrases.   I mean think about it, when you type something in the Google, you don’t search for “ladybug” you will more than likely search for the phrase “ladybug Halloween costumes”…. ok…. *steps off of soap box and gets to the point*.

I was thinking about creating a post about some of the best clothing designs, but then I started thinking… how do I tell which clothes were copied from other people… well I could search on relative terms, but the problem with that is most people don’t spend the time to create proper tags for their items…. or even worse – no tags at all.

See in the web development world, we try to get as much traffic as possible by optimizing our sites for search engines – this is generally referred to as SEO or search engine optimization.

When you are creating tags for your items in world you are optimizing your tags to get the best possible results… try to use as many different tags as possible to describe each item.  I even like to toss my screen name into my tags so that people can just search on my name.  Remember, the easier your stuff is to find the more people will rave/view/purchase/etc.  This is one of the easiest ways to make your Kaneva gear and media stand out above all others… it only takes an extra few minutes to come up with a tag list… and you already put a lot of hard work into it anyways, what’s an extra couple of minutes.

As a final note… DO NOT use misleading tags for your items…. this will just add frustration and yeah, your stuff might get seen, but if someone wasn’t looking for what you are offering in the first place – there is a very slim chance that they are going to buy it.

I would also like to take a minute to annouce that I’ve added a new writer to the Kaneva blog… I would like to give a welcome to the avatar everyone knows as Paynomind… can’t wait to see his first post.

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