New Houseboats styles have landed on Bellisseria! This update brings the choices of houseboats up-to-date, which was long overdue. All the new houseboats have new colors on the outside and a new color HUD system for the walls inside.
The new Linden Homes Houseboat styles are:
- Dock Holiday (my favorite, very cute)
- Jolly Roger (huge, ugly floor texture on the roof)
- Knot Shore (kind of cute, lots of windows)
- Shore Thing (a maze on the inside, ugly over-hang on the outside)
The older houseboats styles did not get the color HUD update, which is a shame. It’s clear that the Lindens have been paying attention to what residents do to their houseboats since the updates seem to be geared toward people who like to add more floors and rooms. I’ve never liked the look of big houseboats, so I’m not looking forward to being surrounded by the Jolly Roger model.
This update is an unexpected and welcome surprise, and I’m sure that it will lead to lots of residents moving to houseboats from some of the other less watery themes. Thousands of new houseboats are ready to be released soon. I’m surprised they didn’t release them today, to go along with the announcement. Although houseboats may seem to be popular (they’re usually sold out), I predict that after this next batch or release, they’ll never sell out again.
Although Bellisseria is expanding in land mass, the number of new residents flocking to Second Life and/or upgrading to Premium to acquire a Linden Home does not seem to be growing at the same rate. This is just my guess, based on the fact that I’ve seen unclaimed themes, but only Linden Lab would know these numbers.
I’m also looking forward to changes that will be made to the Victorian Linden Home theme in the near future. I hope that the Lindens will not only release bigger Victorian homes but also smaller ones with nicer porches. That way, everyone can have the Victorian-style home of their dreams!
Do you have a houseboat on Bellisseria? Have you tried out the new styles? Let me know in the comments!