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Shopping for Land: Worst Experience EVER


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Endless lists of cookie-cutter properties from "yada yada" Estates Agents who pop in within seconds of your arrival at vacant land 40' tall mountains, waterfalls, or just plain walls, turning a sim into SL Dilbertville NO attempt at terrascaping or any creativity Endless tropical beaches Masses of skyboxes starting at 400' Goofball builds, 10-20 story empty condos Breedable-friendly estates Wanna open a SL club? Come on over! Owner-landlords seem to be long-gone Might as well live on Mainland Pages and Pages of vacant property listed by these Estates. NO Way they are paying LL for this vacant land. Virtual land, virtual landlords, and vaporware prices. It costs money, but only if there is someone to pay....
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Most land owners wont care if its terraformed or not, as the new tenant usuallt terraforms it they way they want anyway, and lets be honest here, 99% of people dont really care what it looks like they just care about the "rental price" and how much they can save, so most land owners really wont do anything with land apart from flatten it as they dont want to spend a lot of time making it look nice when the tenant will 99% terraform it how they want, return the objects ect, plus a tenant wont pay 5000L$+ for a plot just because it looks nice when they can get the same size for 4500L$.

 

Plus as a previous poster said, we dont pay LL the tier they go pooof

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Scout Schwager wrote:

Might as well live on Mainland

That's why many of us do. In fact, for anything less than a full Homestead estate rental, you'll get to buy more view on Mainland for the same price. The obvious exception being if your tastes happen to match those of an estate designer -- which as you observed is an easier match for those whose tastes range toward the tropical sandy beach tiki bar aesthetic. Or steampunk.

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Many, if not most, rental sims are tropical because  that is what is in demand.  However, not all estates are.  There is actually a pretty wide selection of other climates and themes available.

I suggest you post what you are looking for. in a new post, include residential, commercial or mixed use zoning,  the size parcel, the climate,  landscaping and terraforming preferences, etc.  Some forum users will make s uggestions on where to look and you probably will also have an estate ownter/agent offer to show you land they have.

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There are five quality levels of land in Second Life:

 

1. Well managed themed estates - mainland or not.

2. Mainland self-ownership

3. Linden Homes

4. unmanaged 'click the random box nobody cares' estates.

5. unmanaged 'click the random box nobody cares' mainland estates.

 

The 4th category is also composed of fly-by-night businesses that open and close regularly when they get hit with the reality that being a 'landlord' in SL is usually a failing idea. Only a few people pull it off successfully, and most of them are in the themed category. The rest do it because of volume discounts - once you own enough land, you pay less in tier...

I put 5 after 4 up there because being in 'junk mainland estates' often means you're also in the middle of parts of mainland that have gone very downhill in quality... and the landlords often vertically stack you or use other gimmicks to take advantage of having less space than they would if they controlled a whole sim and the view around it.

 

If you want to rent, and not go premium... look to the themed estates, and avoid the random rental spots. If you can find a theme you like - it will be a lot more rewarding to get a spot there.

 

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