I went to SL19B to meet the Lindens! Patch Linden gave an exciting interview with hints about the upcoming Premium Plus membership, which will be available on June 23rd, 2022. At first glance, it appears that nearly all of the benefits will be doubled, but the cost will be TRIPLED. Premium Plus will be $29.99 per month or $249 USD/per year. For 30 days, the introductory price will be $24.99 per month.
I was disappointed to learn that the new Premium Plus benefits will not be available to region owners. We are the biggest spenders on Second Life land products, and we have received no love! I think if you own a full region, you should get a basic Premium membership for FREE. In addition, Premium Plus members should be allowed to buy a standalone Homestead region. These are benefits that residents have been requesting for years.
I took some notes of the features for you to compare Premium & Premium Plus. What do you think of these features? Will it prompt you to upgrade? Watch the full interview on YouTube.
¹You can split this and have a linden home and use the rest for tier.
²Grandfathered residents receive L$500 and L$400 stipend now. Patch did not confirm if they’ll get double that amount, but it would make the most sense.
³For the price, I would expect the number of tries to be at least 15 or more per 24-hour period. This confirms that Linden Lab loves GOH players!
⁴Patch said that you can submit a ticket and as long as the home is available during the duration of the ticket, a land team staff will assign this to you. This would only work well during a massive theme release, IMO. The idea behind this is for friends to be neighbors, etc or for people to get to pick the home of their dreams unless a bunch of people also pick that location. Prediction… residents will claim favoritism unless this process is completely fair and transparent.