New to IMVU?
If you’re brand new to IMVU, start by dressing. Experiment with how to change your clothing and how to save outfits. You get a few credits to start with, so buy something. One of the fun things to do here is shopping. Shop for a new imvu outfit or hair style to match how you look or want to look. If you get a few extra credits to start play with a few of the less obvious things like skins or avatars and try to get a smaller head as soon as you can too. Write something for your imvu profileand change your picture.
Go to an empty room to explore and get used to moving around a little. Learn to search rooms and add some to your favorites. Learn how to move your point of view and opening and closing windows. Learn the difference between clothing and items you wear with actions and furniture the owner adds to a room. Learn a couple basic actions, like how to hug and how to use the popup menu.
Once you’re comfortable with the IMVU basics try some rooms with other people. Remember the most important rule of thumb to follow is to try to say and do the things you would in real life. Observe more and try to be a part of the room or group you like best but keep exploring too.
Try to make a couple good friends but don’t friend request everyone to fast. Fav lots of rooms but go for quality over quantity in friends. And like real life, the best way to make a good friend is to be honest and open and be a good friend. Also realize that although there aren’t many rules the people that try hard to do a good job and fit in have a lot more fun.
Find a room with people dancing to start with, it’s an easy thing to start with. Beaches are also good rooms to start with since they tend to be easy going party type places. Avoid serious role playing rooms till you’re more comfortable and experienced as they require elaborate costumes, talking in character and because they tend to be less forgiving to new people.
There are a few more things you can do As you get comfortable with things. Learn how to use the friends page to send messages and invite. Explore your settings and preferences a little bit.
Avoid buying furniture and many rooms until you are really comfortable with it. If anything, just get a nice fully furnished room to invite people to or learn how to invite someone by name to a public room because there are always a lot of fun empty rooms too.
I spent almost 2 weeks staying in empty rooms afraid to talk to anyone. I was so afraid of everything in here when I started this. If I can get this far almost anyone can. Believe me, this can definitely be amazingly fun and addictive if you give it a chance.