Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Starcoins, the Review

Hello fashionable fellows of OSF, how are you all doing? As I logged our loved cyber-fashion-world on today, I, just as everyone else I bet, got quite a grave shock when I noticed this little message on the start-screen of
'A whole new shopping experience', they said. And for sure, a whole new shopping experience, we got. If you are yet not familiar with this new currency of Stardoll, called Starcoins, here's a few facts about it:

- There are now 20 ways to earn money on, rather than 5.
- The new currency is mainly for non-superstars, superstars will be able to use both stardollars & starcoins. [Racism?]
- You can now save up to 1000 sc, rather than 75 sd's per months, as it used to be.
- It has replaced Play-And-Earn.

Now if you read all that, it doesn't seem all too bad, right? A 100 bucks for us all to shop til' we drop for! But, what's the catch then? Nowadays it seems like there's a catch in everything stardoll manages to do. Now, the catch of this is quite an awful one: When those 1000 sc's you've saved are shopped up, you're out of the game. You get no more, those 1000 starcoins are what you're supposed to be able to shop fashion for, in a whole stardoll-lifetime. But of course, if you becomes superstar: Poof, the problem is all away. You get your regular monthly stardollars, while the poor non-superstar's get to suffer a poor stardoll-life. Sad, isn't it? Fashion should be given to everyone! & not just the wealthy.

As for other news, I found quite a great thing on the start-page as well! Look here:
Stardoll has finally heard our prayers: You can now reserve your rare trade-clothes for the people you're trading with. Fi-na-ly, I say! Fair fashion-trades, at last.

What are your opinions about this? Is stardoll getting divided into a non-superstar & a superstar-class, like racism? Tell me your thoughts in comments.


  1. I think the new currency is awful, but the reserve thing is fabulous!

  2. The new currency - hate

    Reserves - love

    I thought the new currency is up to 1,000 sc's, unless you spend some and it goes to e.g. 900 sc's and then you can get some more up to 1,000!

  3. Oh, well that may be the case! Stardoll is hiding their catches well, so what I said above was really just a guess. [: