Shopping for avatar components
The Breakroom Shop is full of clothes, accessories, and fun avatar details that are just waiting to be discovered. Here you'll learn more about navigating the Shop and the buying process.
If opening the Breakroom Shop makes you feel like you're peeking inside a treasure chest, we can hardly blame you. With our huge selection of clothing and accessories—everything from business suits to fairy wings to nail polish—your users will be spoiled for choice, even if you decide to limit them to certain collections.
When you enable the Shop feature in your world, users will be able to purchase additional avatar components (such as skins, makeup, and clothing) using either Silver or Gold. These components can then be added to an avatar or edited further using the Outfit window. As always, you can restrict user access to the Shop or avatar customization options at any time.
Silver is Breakroom's in-world currency, and has no real monetary value. New users will receive a gift of Silver when they join. Gold is a premium currency that must be purchased separately. Users can purchase Gold with a credit card or PayPal account.
Not all items can be purchased with Silver. Some items only sell for Gold.
Along the top edge of the Shop window, you'll see several category tabs. Click these to explore the different types of content that Breakroom offers for purchase. You'll find tabs devoted to Clothing, Vehicles, Furniture, and more.
When you're browsing in a category tab, you'll see a subcategory menu appear in the top left corner of the Shop window. Use this to refine your search even further.
Each category tab includes a search field. When searching within the Clothes category, you can specify whether you want to see items intended for masculine avatars, items intended for feminine avatars, or both. In the picture above, the user has chosen to search for "Both," and their choice is highlighted in pink.
When you find an item that you like or want to know more about (such as the trousers shown above), click on the item image in the Shop window. If the item is compatible with your current avatar, you'll be given a chance to "try on" the item in real time.
In order for the preview window to work, the preview item must be compatible with your current avatar. If you are wearing an animal avatar, for example, you will not be given the option to preview human clothing. Likewise, if you are wearing a feminine avatar, you may not be given the option to preview clothing or shoes designed for masculine avatars.
Your avatar will appear in the center of the preview window wearing the item of interest. You'll see the cost in Silver and Gold currency listed, as well as the item's review score and its creator. Scrolling down will reveal item variations, if available.
You can use the camera controls located in the bottom right corner to inspect your avatar from all angles.
Once you're satisfied with the way the item looks, you can either purchase it directly by clicking the Buy button, or add it to your shopping cart by clicking the Add To Cart button. If you purchase the item directly, you will be asked to confirm your purchase.
You will be given the option to wear the item immediately upon purchase, or to send the item to your inventory without wearing it.
If you prefer, you can add the item to your shopping cart instead. Once you're ready to check out, you can click the Cart button in the top right corner of the Shop window, or click the shopping cart icon in your top toolbar. Both will take you to the same checkout window, where you can review your shopping cart, change the type of currency you want to spend (if applicable), and finalize your purchase.
Some items come packaged in bundles. Bundles contain multiple items, and will need to be unpacked before you can access their contents.
Highlighted: The Use button.
To open a newly purchased bundle, follow these steps.
- 2.In the Inventory window, locate the bundle you want to open and click on it. In the drop-down menu that appears, click the Use button.
Highlighted: The Get button.
- 3.A second window will appear, containing information about the items inside the bundle. Click the Get button at the bottom of this second window. This will extract the items into your inventory.