Sunday, May 30, 2010
Our third assignment as a MomCentral Yoursphere Test Drive Mom was one that The Pea really loved -- creating an avatar on Yoursphere's virtual OurWorld and playing some games. I never let her make any friends on other sites like Webkinz or Jumpstart, but since Yoursphere is a safety-first social networking site, I figured this was a good place to start letting go.
ourWorld is a private virtual community and a social gaming sphere exclusively for Yoursphere members. You can decorate your condo, dress your avatar, play games, go on quests, and do way more fun things with your Yoursphere friends.
I'm quite impressed at the options users have for customizing avatars on ourWorld. Not only can you do the usual things like change hair color, eye color, nose shape, face shape etc.. you can even change their body shape! That's right, you can make your avatar skinnier or chunkier, taller or shorter, give their longer or shorter legs and arms!
Right now The Pea is just having fun changing her avatar's hair and outfits and decorating her condo. If you're a newcomer to ourWorld, you get a basic starter outfit, hairstyle, shoes and some furniture; if you want more options, you have to buy them. You're given 2,000 coins to start with, so you can get started right away, and you can earn more coins.
If you’re already a Yoursphere member check out Yoursphere's OurWorld section. If you’re not, register now (it's free!) using this referral code – YSMC-0045 . It will show Yoursphere that I’m spreading the word.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in the Yoursphere Test Drive program by Mom Central on behalf of Yoursphere. I received a free lifetime Gold membership on Yoursphere.com, Yoursphere t-shirts, and a $50 American Express gift card to facilitate my review. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.