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Everything posted by brodiac90

  1. Just be mindful that the vast majority of RP community sims make a loss. Fewer break even and even fewer just about manage to make a minute profit. Even the real estate market is a competitive and difficult one.
  2. So I checked in world and Elven Quest is still around if you're interested. Yes, it is LOTR lore heavy as would be expected for that type of sim, but it is family orientated and fits the sort of medieval / fantasy world you're after.
  3. Can we not spam adverts for sims that are not even relevant to what the OP is asking for? Urban family RP has been done to death and is little more than glorified rentals or an excuse for EMS RPers. On topic: I once role played at an elven LOTR themed sim last year that was called Elven Quest. They even allowed children! Not sure if it is still there or not. I will check next time I'm in world.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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 eas
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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 b
  12. 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 entertainmen
  13. 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.
  14. 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 t
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Do we know when House boats will be available? I'm only seeing Log Cabins and Campers at the moment.
  19. To confirm, I got rid of the timed demos. I had no idea they caused so much frustration.
  20. If I am unknowingly losing sales I may just get rid of the timed demos and keep the floating demo rings.
  21. Would a longer demo time, say 10 minutes, be more acceptable, or is it the principle itself?
  22. So I understand this correctly, you want to be able to get a demo and then be able to go out and about in it, and possibly even take pictures which you could use for your Flickr or potentially a blog. As well as this you want a demo which has no obvious signs it is a demo and you want to do all this for free?
  23. I sell clothing. The demos I send out are fully textured and look like the real thing. So yes, they include a demo ring which acts as a visual obstruction and so people know it is a demo and not the real deal. It also de-attaches and cannot be re attached after 2 minutes. This, I feel, is long enough to see if a item is well meshed and textured enough. Merchants need to balance show casing their products and protecting them.
  24. It's not just skins but anything. If there is no demo then I don't buy. I only consider making an exception if the item is a rare niche item and there aren't any other alternatives. Price plays a part too. Sometimes you can just take a punt on something cheap but for something like a skin or body I'd want a demo. With my store I offer fully textured demos so people can see what the final product looks like but I also include a demo 'ring' that floats around your avi and a 2 min demo destroy script. Of course, they can choose to run their store however they want.
  25. New hair and skin so time for a new profile picture!
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