This is an overview of the Meshbody Legacy (Athletic Edition) for Second Life avatars. Looking for a less muscular version? Check out Legacy Masculine. For more mesh heads and bodies head on over to The Mesh Directory.
Creator – Meshbody
Product – Legacy Athletic Edition
Price – L$5000
Review Version – 1.0
Body – Yes
Head – No
Hands – Yes (bento)
Feet – Yes
Skin – Technically yes (See pros & cons)
Copy – Yes
Transfer – No
Mod – No
Appliers, BOM, and Compatibility
Tattoo Layers – Technically yes (See pros & cons)
Underwear Layers – Technically yes (See pros & cons)
Clothing Layers – Technically yes (See pros & cons)
Applier Save Slots – Yes
Materials Enabled – Yes
Omega Compatible – No
Bakes on Mesh (BOM) – Yes
Universal Neck Standard ?When used with the same skin tone, heads and bodies both using the Universal Neck Standard result in a seamless neck. – Yes
Additional Neck Sizing Options – Yes
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Pros and Cons
Other pros and cons to consider that haven’t been mentioned above.
- The body itself is really handsome and works well for muscular looks ranging from slender to bulky.
- The body has 5 applier layers (skin + 4 more). The top 4 applier layers can be used with BOM skins.
- There is an incognito mode that hides your body from others. This can be helpful when trying to be less intrusive (such as at popular shopping events)
- Meshbody uses their own system for some parts of their HUD. This requires in game media to be enabled to use it. If Meshbody for whatever reason no longer supports their body, this functionality could be lost entirely.
- While the body has applier layers, it’s not Omega compatible so you’re limited to Legacy specific products.
- The alpha system isn’t as obvious as other bodies. The sections of the HUD make it look like the alpha are huge, but they run together. Each section has multiple cutouts included, you just can’t visualize it easily until you click them.
- The included skins are gorgeous, however you have to use neck blenders or chokers to match head skins to the body skins. 36 “Neckfade” objects are included with your body to make it easier, but it’s still an extra step of customization some people may not be interested in.
- The neck resizer buttons don’t line up with the visual indicator making adjusting a little tricky.
- Meshbody is very particular with who they give Dev kits to. At the time of posting it was considered a pro since it meant mostly high quality items were being released. Over time we’ve seen it tended to result in some creators using unofficial kits, resulting in a flood of lower quality items. Not to mention reputable seller had their highly anticipated projects delayed months or longer and some creators couldn’t create for the body at all. There is still a lot of wonderful (and not so wonderful) items available for Legacy, though, so unless you’re creating for the body this likely isn’t going to be something you personally notice.
What’s In The Box
Do you have a Legacy body? Tell me what you think.
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