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  1. Even if you're premium, a sim can still be full if other premium residents are trying to get in too. For example, if a region allows 100 people then an additional 10% (10) premium members can join. So if there are 110 on the sim even if you're premium you won't be able to get in.
  2. Just to echo what others have said really. I recently upgraded to premium and so far I have been loving my house boat (I know! I managed to get one). You actually get around 550 prims once you factor in the home and landscaping. Not just the 1024 parcel and 351 prims you can use. Also, if you get a house boat, it offers a really cheap alternative to getting access to sailable waters. Parcels on the Blake Sea are extortionate. This is my Loonetta yacht outside my red barnacle house boat. I also find premium especially useful because it means the L$1200 lindens I get each month are locked in at the price I bought my annual subscription at, and not the fluctuating rate. This is particularly useful because normally I get hit with a GBP to USD conversion fee and then a USD to Linden Dollar transaction fee. Premium can therefore make a lot of sense if you're not in the US. Buying land on mainland / from the Labs is always cheaper than buying from a rental company because they obviously have their mark up too. I've therefore saved a lot of lindens from using my house boat instead of having to pay rent on somewhere else. The labs offer a lot more stability too. Other benefits include premium voice morphers, more groups, a one off sign up bonus after 45 days, access to premium only areas such as the runways, race tracks and sand boxes, additional support, premium gifts etc. Sure I've probably missed something.
  3. Child avatars are allowed on A rated land. You could have a brothel out in a red light district and so long as the child avatar does not engage in adult activities (sex) then technically that is in line with TOS. Most if not all child avatars will avoid such places like the plague, and equally estate managers of such places don't allow child avis. Where it becomes frustrating is when people blanket ban kid avis from A land because they don't understand TOS. If you just don't want kids around then fair enough .... it's your land. It's the misinformation that annoys me.
  4. If you love sailing then going premium to get a house boat but more importantly access to sailable waters is pretty cool. Before going premium I used to spend L$8000 on rent for my old parcel and home per every 4 weeks. Now I have a lovely house boat where I can park my Loonetta yacht and sail to my heart's content. 351 prims (more like 530 with the house boat included) actually goes a long way if you have high quality / low prim furniture and know how to link convex hull / none mesh cleverly to reduce your prims. The L$1200 every 4 weeks is a bonus, as is the extra groups and easier access to full sims. The sailing life is awesome!
  5. Haha we stopped to take this picture so the boat is moored with the anchor down. Yes we sailed with 3 avatars down the continent and back, so more like 200 sims. And no we didn't have any trouble with the sim crossings. The Loonetta is a very good sailing boat. 31 prims and only 6 scripts with a low script memory load. We only just bought it so the trip was a test run really and we were all impressed with how it handled.
  6. Me, my brother Tyler and our mum went sailing on our Loonetta yacht. We set sail from our own house boat and then headed South down the continent some 100 sims to see a friend at their house boat, all before sailing back.
  7. Me, my mum and my brother Tyler went sailing in Bellisseria on our Loonetta yacht. We travelled South down the continent to visit a friend at another house boat (some 100 sims down), spent some time there and then traveled back. Mom didn't have a life jacket so she wore a demo one lol
  8. Homes are the worst things for RP communities as they encourage people to stay inside and not mix with other people. The best RP communities where RP actually occurs have things like active schools, bars / inns /taverns and things like faction RP. Think armies in medieval times or gangs and police in modern sims. Those are great because they give clear identities of us and them. E.g we're elves and we hate orcs so we're at war with that faction etc. A good RP sim won't be too large either. This has a number of benefits. The first being cost. It's cheaper to have a smaller sim and because it is cheaper there is less need for rentals (homes) to recoup fees, meaning you can have more social areas. The other benefit is that there are less opportunities to spread out and hide. You see it all the time, a full sim with 5 people on it and the place feels empty because you have to walk miles to meet someone. I personally think the best way forward for RP communities is smaller sims say 1/4th or even 1/8th. Or at the very least make a full sim smaller by reducing land mass and having more water etc or by doing the same with mountains.
  9. I'm so chuffed! My first time as a premium member and I managed to bag myself a house boat! Although it did take days of refreshing to eventually get it. I went with the Windlass and decided to make my own add ons so it would feel unique and custom made. Here are the fruits of my labour so far! I'm using 330 of 351 prims so far so I'm not quite finished and have room to add a few things. First the exterior: Next my fully functioning Motorboat from GEMC. Now onto the interior! Downstairs features a kitchen, dining area, cinema entertainment system, pool table, child's bedroom and the family bathroom. Upstairs features the master bedroom and walk in wardrobe. Light switches work too! Child's bedroom. Bathroom next door Kitchen and dining area Cinema and Pool areas Master bedroom and walk in wardrobe.
  10. Linden Realms is a good way to get lindens if you're not inclined to buy them with real world currency. Also, I will be upgrading to Premium once my current rental runs out in 3 weeks time. Linden Homes have changed a lot in your absence and are a lot better. You can now get a 1024 parcel with 351 prims and that's too good to pass up considering my current rental on a RP sim sets me back L$8800 every 4 weeks. Premium is very reasonable these days and you get at least L$1200 every 4 weeks which you could put towards upgrading to mesh over time.
  11. I recently opened a store for Tweenster. I spent hours buying the meshes, texturing them, making demos, packaging, taking product photos, editing them, uploading them, making listings, previewing listings, testing deliveries and quality control etc. So far I've just under L$7000 invested in full perm meshes, group set up fees, texture uploads and scripts etc. The store has only been open for a few days and I've turned over L$1000 so far (L$900 - LL fees). I was wondering whether this was decent? Since the initial purchases sales seem to have dried up a bit. I've set my prices at what I think I'll make a return on. Say 8-10 units to break even etc but I'm finding it hard to compete with rock bottom prices. How on earth do people make a return?
  12. The problem is most sim owners need rentals to support the sim's finances. Rentals by their nature encourage people to stay at home which can give the sim a dead feeling. So ideally, the best RP sim for actual RP would be one without rentals but most people can't afford to run a sim as purely a vanity project.
  13. I know there are other options available. My point still stands though, I believe more people would upgrade to premium if you could get homes with more prims. I'm in no way complaining by the way. I think 351 prims plus landscaping and a home that doesn't count to your usage is pretty cool.
  14. Probably won't happen, but more prims? I reckon more people would upgrade to Premium if you could get more than 351 prims. Could even be a seller for Premium+ or whatever they want to call it.
  15. Do we know when House boats will be available? I'm only seeing Log Cabins and Campers at the moment.
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