LL has given premium members of SL new features to try & boost paying memberships. They are now offering exclusive gifts to members as well as private sandboxes. The current free exclusive gift of a living room set is currently out as well as a list of private sandboxes. To receive your free gift you need to teleport to a sign & buy the item for 0L. Be sure to check out the LL blog for more information.
OK…we got all of that information stuff out-of-the-way. What do I think about this? Personally I think it blows when it comes to offering residents something we can actually use. A furniture set is nice (& it actually looks good) but I can buy my own furniture. The private sandbox, I must admit, is a really good idea, yet it excludes all of the premium residents who already own land & have more than enough space to build right there.
Instead of giving us exclusive gifts, like furniture, I would like to see the pitiful stipend of 300L a week moved on up to a better amount. Economy, inflation, all that good stuff makes 300L mean absolutely nothing. To get a good rental that is not a box in a laggy crap sim costs usually costs way more than 300L a week. The amount is cave man era. It needs to be changed to reflect the times.
Furniture is a really nice gesture but I could use the money I would get from a higher stipend to buy my own. This way I can support an entire community of content creators rather than have you pick just one for me. It leaves out so many wonderful designers by being exclusive. Think of all of the content creators that would lose out because no one would need a living room set? Or the fact that the creator of the exclusive item just got some great advertising? It’s a little to elite for my tastes.
The furniture itself is very nice. I have no issues with this content creator in any way. Good job on the design. I just feel it leaves out the whole idea of shopping. I wanted to break down the premium membership furniture set to let you know what you get & how many prims each item is. I want to see if this living room would fit into a 512 with any room to spare.
*Bowl – 4 prims
*Coffee Table – 7 prims
*End Table – 4 prims
*Flower Vase – 4 prims
*Lamp Large, Medium, & Small – 3 prims each
*Planter – 4 prims
*Side Table – 7 prims
*Sofa (Color changing) – 8 prims
Our grand total for the entire set is 47 prims. Not too shabby at all! If you owned a 512 (Which allows 117 prims) then you would have 70 prims for a structure & anything else you want. If you have a LL home then you would have 70 left over to decorate since the house does not count against your prim count.
Hmmm…….is it just me or does that sound like a push to have a LL home. You would still have 70L left to decorate it. You wouldn’t have to buy a living room set.
Oooo I got all conspiracy theory on this shit.
I just want a little more for the money I spend each month on a premium account. I don’t think that it’s really too much to ask for.
Check out the LL blog post on the new premium membership features & throw your two cents into the conversation. How do you feel about it? Is it enough? Is it a start?