After a rather long round of debugging we have indentified the cause of the starter avatars not functioning as they should. The applied fix should now allow any new residents to our grid to not start off as a cloud anymore.
Aditiondally to this we have deployed two clothing stores on the Welcome region so no one has to keep looking the same. We will be expanding these stores with content as time goes on. Ff you would like to contribute some content to them yourself, feel free to send us a message or contact us inworld.