Juicy sim will go offline on April 26th, thank you to my friends for the best 12 years of sim ownership in SL! Visit my little corner of Juicy if you want to see it for the last time.
Times are changing, and with the popularity of Linden Homes, I foresee a change in how people rent land as well. I have thought about taking a break from the rental business for quite some time, and with the recent launch of Bellisseria, it reaffirms that this is the right decision.
Once I found a buyer for Juicy sim, I upgraded my account to Premium to acquire a Linden home. I wanted to move into the same sim block with all of my friends, but the homes are randomly assigned. Aemeth got a home several sims away, and she did an amazing job decorating it.
I wanted a waterfront parcel, and after abandoning the first home that was inland, I scored this little charming home on my second try:
It’s near water, it has a (blocked by houseboats) view of the ocean, and my own little private beach! I’ve always had an unlimited amount of prims to myself, so it will be a challenge to decorate this home and landscape while staying within the 351-prims limit.
I’m enamored by my little Linden home and community living with so many perks. This premium slice of waterfront land, which would normally cost several thousand lindens, is free with premium membership! I love having roads I didn’t have to build, and going to community areas (pools) that I also didn’t have to build!
How much does Premium Membership cost? I paid $72USD/year for my membership. I receive a bonus $1,000L cos I’m a first-time subscriber, and I will receive a $300L weekly stipend. That’s $15,600L in yearly stipend plus my $1,000L bonus = $16,600L (or $66USD) I get back from Linden Lab. My total cost for my home is only $6USD a year!
I predict that by the end of this year, Linden Lab will make several more land announcements that will increase premium membership subscriptions and also affect sim owners. My predictions are:
- Linden homes with larger parcels options
- Commercial themed sims, with various parcel sizes
- Lowered tier prices on all sims, ending the distinction between grandfathered sims and regular sims
- Allowing residents to own a homestead sim without owning a full sim
Did you get a Linden home this week? Do you think any of my predictions will come true? Let me know in the comments!
EDIT: 9/26/2019 – I have moved out of my first Bellisseria home! My friend lives there now.