Updated my Firestorm viewer tonight. Since I looked like an orange cloud for ages, I decided to turn myself into the default polka dot wearing “girl next door” avatar to make something load on the screen. So far so good but then to my dismay, I realized my regular skin and eyes were totally missing from the inventory. SL likes to eat my items for some reason, so this did not look good.
I thought I would need to purchase my skin and eyes all over again. Not the greatest solution but I would do it if I had to.
Here’s where it gets more fun. The place I buy my skin from had a sign on the door saying “closed.” Everything had been removed from the building, and there was nothing on the marketplace. Panic nearly set in.
Fortunately a friend reminded me of that age old advice to clear the cache, and though it sounds cliche and we’ve been hearing it for years as a solution to try and fix most SL problems, I’m pleased to say in this instance it actually worked. I cleared cache, logged back in, and though my friends were grey and perched like statues for fifteen minutes or more, SL eventually got back to normal.