number of ready made avatars is greater than that
offered in Rose and the Avatar Gallery which allows
you to make avatars from "off the peg" parts
is also more sophisticated and varied. The technicaly
minded have available another way to make avatars
through the manipulation of a code, however there
are some severe limitations and the creative freedom
and sophistication that is possible with Rose avatars
can't be achieved on Worlds.
culture is obviously very different, most of the users
spend their time in open chat rooms that are much
busier than their counterparts on Rose. On Worlds
everyone seems to know everyone else where as with
Rose people seem to form smaller groups.
Rose and worlds use text boxes as the primary form
of communication and these will be familiar to the
users of normal chat programs. Rose also offers voice
and web cam support to those who wish to use it.
music is available in both programs. Worlds provides
sound tracks which can be switched on or off by the
user. Rose connects to a radio station via the internet
which is also optional. In addition Rose users can
choose to "broadcast" or receive url links
to or from other users and this is often used for
people to enjoy a common listening experience.