Hello all! I am new to the forums, not used to follow it but now I am since the first wave of bellisseria houses. I came here looking for some information and hoping for some answers about the LL new homes. So I kept reading and reading, trying to avoid writting.... cause my english is def not good enough to explain myself but no double, the new LL houses is a very big currently issue, dividing opinions, visions and above of all, feelings.
I read soooo many times about "patience". About "we are all equals" to LL. That we all have the same treatment, so no special treatment for no one. I read about the need to be well informed, following the forums, the posts, the need of being fast, I read about the "first served" theory.
So what is left to me to say?! Just about me. I cannot say what is like for you guys, just know about myself and how I myself see all that issue.
When I read "be patience", "keep hitting refresh buttom" or "I am premium since day 1 and didnt get my home too", all I see are people trying to give some comforting, what is awesome, but also a bit of condescending with LL. Cause I want to believe that someone of LL team reads the forums. I would say that reading the forums and blogs and flickr and facebook and all social media with SL community should be a LL job..... not mine.... We cannot forget that LL is a business, is a company all premiums members pays for. I as a member (not premium anymore btw) didnt signed up to follow posts; when I made my account, was no writting, big letters or little bottom letters that I had to follow nothing to have the premium things. When LL gives xmas gifts or whatever, they send emails. At login screen, not dashboard, the login screen is plenty of informations. So why they did not broadcast it sending emails or setting that information on login screen?! I'm afraid the answering is quite simple... cause there was no enough houses for everyone! So... why release them? To please just the (no offense) refresh buttom hitters?! Isnt it selective in a sort of way?! LL is global, so as a global company dealing with all time zones, and willing to be fair with all members, why not wait to release them all only when they have at least the same number of houses of the existing premium members?! I read someone that wrote "why waiting?" To be fair with all who pays the same you do, maybes?! Cause as a matter of feelings, it socks to see people blogging their awesome new LL houses decorations when you that pays the same have to wait for God knows when... When you have the time to stop your rl life to be 24 available to hit a buttom? Is it fair?!
I knew about the new LL houses cause I saw a photo at flickr. I went inworld to see the Apple Fall showroom LL house, run to my dashboard and saw at news "new lindens homes" and was like omagah! Imediatelly did my premium account again but... "where's the Bellissseria?, I only see the same old ones"! Thats why I started digging about and ended up reading here "they were gone in 2 days"! So why they didnt write that on the dashboard? "New houses sold out!" I would wait for more. But no. So no, I dont want to be"patience" or "keep hitting the refresh buttom". If they are selling something, they must deliver it as sold. Simple as that. It was no written that I had to blood sweat and tears (love the band lol) to get the new house. For those who did, congratulations but you shouldnt had to, it is not right for no one. That first served theory is a good theory for several situations but it doesn not applies here. Specially when not clear at the sign up. I saw comparisons with Iphone releases. Well, new iphones, you pay for it! Every single new iphone, if you want one, you sleep at the line to get yours but you pay for it. Not the same here. It is a service what you pay for here and that service you pay for comes with the described benefits, period. Is more like you sign Netflix to see GOT as advertised and when the episode world wide begin, you end up with a black screem cause there are too many people in the world to see it all at once! lol Thats why I do think they should had wait until theres room for everybody. Now that ship is sailing and frankly I dont see much more to do unless crying and complaining, the houseboat last released was full of the same mistakes that the first houses wave. And no, that LL talking "we didnt see it coming", I dont buy it.... We all know that housing is a trend in SL nowadays. For years we lived happily at sandboxes, plataforms, we just didnt care. Times now are very different. The number of themed residentials lands, carefully landscaped and decorated just grow and grow. So no, I dont buy that.
So sorry for complain like many did here, but I had to put it out of my chest... I did cancelled my premium account, got a refund and am waiting hoping something changes that really benefits us all!
Thank you all for reading all this.