Are these the victorian mini-mansions of your virtual dreams? I waited impatiently along with most of the Bellisseria residents for the 4th Linden Home theme reveal. You can go check them out right now at the SL Christmas Expo, an American Cancer Society charity fundraising event.
From what I can tell, there are 4 victorian home styles to choose from, three of the homes are two-story and one is a single-story cottage. I think the inside walls can be different colors, and the homes all have porches attached, which appears to have the option to select the porch to be on the left or right side of the home.
I don’t know why I’m not that excited about these homes. I think it’s the distressed textures, I am not a fan of super distressed furnishings in SL. I guess I’ll have to see if I can score a mini-victorian on the beach and turn it into a beachy victorian, LOL!! Did I ever tell you guys that I hate grass? Yea, I hate grass.
Have you checked out the new Linden Homes? Will you leave your current Bellisseria home for one of these or get a new account (10% off Premium Membership now) to have one? Let me know in the comments!
Back in April, I became a Premium member for the first time in my 12 years in SL. I landed on a charming little waterfront home and decided to keep it. I knew my luck would not be better if I kept re-rolling for new homes.
Here we are, 3 months later, and so much has changed with how Linden Lab launches new sims. Instead of launching hundreds of sims at once, like they did initially, now only one or two sims are launched every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. At this rate, eventually everyone who wants a home would get a home, but not at a rate that’s fast enough to satisfy them. As you can see by this vent thread on the forum, they are more than a little upset. In fact, if you read the entire Linden Homes forum, it’s so overwhelmingly NEGATIVE.
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.