Social networks are not new to us. We all use Facebook or have used Orkut at a point in time. Yahoo Groups was one of my earliest exposures to a social network and there was a sense of excitement of meeting and talking with new people. Avakin Life is one such experience but within a lush beautiful 3D world.
The main draw of Avakin Life is meeting new people and interacting with them. There are many ways in which you can interact with the other players. There are group chats as well as private chats. You can be friends with players you find interesting. You can also go clubbing and dance with your fellow players. You can invite your friends to your house and have a house party as well. In short, this game allows you to live your own virtual life.
There are a plethora of locations where you can socialize. You can go to the dance club or even the deserts of Egypt. The latest update lets you visit a yacht and socialize with players there. Visiting places is also not a chore and happens with the click of a button. An important aspect with any place that you go to and anyone that you meet is that the world is filled with real people and the interactions that you will have in the game are all real. The fact that the app provides complete anonymity creates a safe environment where you can be whoever you want to be.
As with any role playing game, there are plenty of customization options for your character. There are over 25 categories of customization for your character. From shirts and pants to tattoos and eye colour, there are loads of opportunities for you to craft your unique look. The options for clothing are also plenty with choices from brands like Nike. There is also a Fashion Competition for those interested in it. Based on the theme of the competition, you can submit your look. Others will vote for you and the person getting the maximum votes wins in-game rewards.
Another amazing aspect of Avakin Life is the home that you can purchase. There are plenty of options for you to choose from. You can get a home on a beach or a home in Paris. Once you have a home, you can call your friends for a party. There are options for you to even get a pet; you can get a dog, a penguin or even a dinosaur !
Apart from socializing, there are also a couple of activities that you can perform. You can take up a job as a bartender or as a waiter in a cafe. You can also play a quiz or take part in the fashion competition. The various activities in the game give you coins that you can use to customize your clothes, your look or your house.
Avakin Life is a fun world that you can get lost into. It provides ample opportunities for you to live out your dreams. However, that game is always online and there are sometimes server issues. You might also have to get used to players whom you don’t want to talk to. You can block them but sometimes it can get unpleasant. Getting coins is also difficult and you may have to rely on ads to get that additional coins that you need to buy that dress you really wanted. But if you need a social network where you want to live out your dreams, Avakin Life is a good place to start.