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  1. You are going to get people in here arguing that they are actually performing a service for the less fortunate by grabbing all the lovely homes and re-releasing them one by one, at times when there is nothing else available. They have a point, tbh: I don't think I've ever managed to get a home that wasn't an abandon. At the beginning I was just grateful to grab anything. I'm pickier now, but I'm still nervous about abandoning a place I like in case I can't get anything better. It took about six hours of refreshing to get my current one, I think. There is enough stock now that eventually you will get something. Even the 'scraps' are miles better than the old Linden homes.

    Is it annoying when people have dozens of houses and hang on to them indefinitely without even bothering to decorate? Well, yes, but that's kind of how capitalism works; rich people can do what they like. In an ideal world every premium member would be allocated a 1024 automatically, without having to refresh for hours, but it's in LL's interests to encourage people to invest in premium so the trend for more and more alts is not going away any time soon.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, Ethereal Silvercloud said:

    Sorry I wasn't looking at it that way aren't you doing a bit of the same by saying by implying I'm trying to shame them. we all know it's greedy to take so much for yourself and leave others out.  I don't see why that's an activity that needs to be protected.  My intention was to call out the behaviour but I don't really think they feel shame. Anyhow I changed it. Now you can remove my name as you are trying to shame me I guess. There is such a thing as private message.

     

     

    People around here seem to get very defensive if anyone criticises those particular individuals (I haven't even been inworld to see Whither and I know exactly who you're talking about.) When you're dealing with people with industrial numbers of alts it's generally wise to assume you're addressing them directly at all times.

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  3. 5 hours ago, Mercedes Avon said:

    Why would anyone remove payment info to abandon their LL home? Honestly, it takes as many steps and time to go into your payment info on the dahsboard and erase it as it does to go into your premium tab, click the downgrade button and hit submit.

    Because you can't downgrade if you still own land. The problem the OP was having was that they couldn't get inworld to abandon the land, so downgrading wasn't an option and LL was going to keep charging them indefinitely for a service they couldn't use.

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  4. 52 minutes ago, Artair Glendullen said:

    Libra, Capricorn Ascendant, Sagittarius moon. ...Yeah, I used to be into astrology when I was in middle school. My main's in a vintage-as-hell Victorian and my alt's in an empty log house with my cats in a region named after my favourite sad wizard until I figure out what to do with the place.

    Yup, vintage-as-hell Victorian is about as Capricorn as you can get. I had a Hardy with velvet couches, lace curtains, Millais paintings on the walls and a kitchen straight out of Downton Abbey. It was sumptuous, but I ran out of prims by the time I got to the dining room. (I squandered about twenty on an antique four-poster bed.)

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  5. Fire = Aries, Leo, Sagittarius. Lavishly furnished house with a summerhouse, swimming pool, BBQ AND a hot tub. If they have a trad, it's a Winchester with add-ons.

    Earth = Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn. Has a Victorian or log cabin with extra Mole flowers in the garden. Bought all their furniture that time Apple Fall reduced everything to L$50.

    Air = Gemini, Libra, Aquarius. Has ten alts and switches houses daily. Addicted to fairy lights and porch swings.

    Water = Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces. Probably lives on a houseboat. Has that 1 prim freebie aquarium and a pool deck from What Next. The Scorpio has added some neon signs.

     

     

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  6. I'm Taurus with Capricorn rising and a Cancer moon, all of which combine to make me somewhat change-averse. Apart from a couple of insta-throwbacks, the shortest time I've spent in a home was the month in a camper. I'm drawn to water, especially the sea,  but the last time I caught a houseboat I couldn't face the prospect of being without a garden again. On balance, the Vics are my favourites because they feel the most substantial of the house types, and the landscaping saves me having to expend too many of my own prims on trees and flowers. (Earth signs are frugal, as a rule. This is also why most of my furniture comes courtesy of 50L Friday.)

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  7. 2 hours ago, Marianne Little said:

    The first time you get in a dispute with a renter, they go to LL and spill. And this is not another petty resident/resident dispute, but a glaring break of the covenant.

    no, it's not just a resident/resident dispute,  it's a dispute between a resident who for whatever reason can't get a premium account of their own and a resident who's paying for dozens. i wonder whose side LL will take?

    ( i don't think these people are trying to make money either, if they were they'd diversify a little. chintzy Vics are not everyone's speed. but there absolutely will be others who look at the money they would have sunk into a sim and decide that might be better spent on Linden homes, since you don't have the house itself eating into your prim allowance or the hassle of terraforming.)

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  8. 13 minutes ago, BillieZee said:

    I'm a returning resident, how exactly do I find a Bellisaria home....  where do I look for abandoned homes there?...  I'm lost!!!

     

     

     

    I didn't actually bother with auto-refresh last time, just used the in-game browser and refreshed at intervals. It took about six hours but I got a nice seaside Vic eventually.

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  9. 3 hours ago, Tamara Adored said:

    I’m going to throw my 2 pence in. I own a mainland property. My partners business is run through there & there’s not much in the way of community. When I heard about Bellisseria I thought I’d check it out & I was delighted to find an active community, people would chat when you were looking around, it felt friendly & so I upgraded an alt & started looking for my perfect spot. Over time I found neighbourhoods getting quieter, empty homes & most of the time I’d be the only person in the region. I started noticing a lot of homes were taken by the same land group. It’s not just one region, it’s many areas you’ll find these houses. They have very little done to them: an extension added, a few bits of furniture but basically empty. I don’t know what they are doing but i find it disruptive to the community feel. It’s also very disheartening when you see a nice area being released & find the majority of property is taken by the same group. Because of this I’m letting my alt go back to basic when the month runs out & will move back to my mainland house. If they are making money out of it I’m sure the Lindens will find out eventually. If they are just hoarders then I’m glad they have found something that makes them happy. 

    to be fair i think the community feel was always going to disperse as Bellisseria got bigger? it mainly exists here and in the inworld groups rather than actual neighbourhoods anyway. and i don't think the Lindens care if this behaviour drives away people like us with only one premium account, because they're making bank on people with 20-30 of the things. there will always be people with the time and money to abuse the system, it's been like that from day one. it starts with someone having two or three homes, then it's normal to have five, now it's ok to have five times that. it's only a matter of time before the lack of new regions for sale leads to half of Bellisseria being swallowed up by land barons with 100+ premium accounts (they will LOVE the stilt homes), and nobody will do anything about that either.

    also, nobody needs to be selling alts to rent out a property. all they have to do is charge people to join the land group, then kick them out and force them to rejoin when rent is due. the way lootbox groups work.

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  10. In a Doyle at the moment, because mesh babies eat prims and there's no way I could furnish a bigger house and have enough to rez a kid. I like it better than I thought I would; being on the seafront gives it a holiday cottage kind of vibe. The layout of the Hardy is great but the size makes it a challenge to decorate within the prim allowance. Before that I had the Shelley, which is my favourite in terms of kerb appeal; I added a couple of internal walls to get a cloakroom and an extra bedroom. I think that was the most versatile of the three. Not tried the Verne yet because the white tower bothered me and I was too cheap to buy a shell.

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  11. Yes, mesh babies and child avatars are... not the same thing at all. You interact with a mesh baby essentially as if it were a mesh pet; feed it, hold it, play with it, buy stuff for it, take pictures of it.

    I saw a video the other day where someone had decided to move on from their mesh baby by making a toddler avatar, which they then logged in as a bot and controlled via hud. So that's an option if you want an older child but aren't interested in RP with other humans.

  12. 3 hours ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

    You'll have to enlighten me - what is wrong with an animesh baby that it would upset anyone in Bellisseria?

    Well, if I'd spent that much time and money converting a sim into my personal village I probably wouldn't love some random interloper plonking a squalling, primmy, highly scripted object in the middle of it. And the yard miiight get a little neglected with all the demands of the new arrival...

    But no, it's not like I'm breeding horses in my living room.

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  13. yeah this totally depends how often you're going to be using your alt and what look you're trying to go for?

    like, my main is your basic Maitreya girl so she spent L$250 on the Blueberry group and with group gifts, giveaways and so on that kits her out in simple separates; jeans, tops, a jacket or two. join the Addams group, much the same. occasionally she'll pick up a cute dress from Pixicat. she could probably get by with five pairs of shoes: sneakers, heels, flip-flops, ballet flats, boots for winter. also in the Truth and Akeruka groups so her hair and head pretty much get chosen for her. she's in a 7DS skin which I think she either won on a lucky board or got on group credit.

    now, all i do in this anime alt is run around linden realms and i'm quite happy with one pair of sneakers and a couple of sailor dresses out of gachas. all my hairs are gifts from Ayashi. so, there's basic and there's super-basic.

  14. i snagged a seafront abandon in Thatch Lea and tbh i quite like having a nice quiet sandbox next door (but then i am not in the US so am not likely to be troubled by parties anyway.)

  15. i feel about these a bit like i did about the campers; would have been perfect for the summer, but by autumn/winter i'm going to want a nice chunky cabin or Victorian to decorate for the holidays. (i live in a temperate climate, seasons are important to me.) 

    also, houseboat living taught me that i like gardens.

    don't get me wrong, i covet one, but really more as a holiday home than somewhere i could settle for an extended period of time.

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  16. 1 hour ago, Lillith Hapmouche said:

    As for the survey, I do miss the option to name bodies not mentioned in the list, like Ruth 2.0 and that other raffle body which can take Maitreya clothing.

    there's an 'other' option at the bottom of the male list where i wrote in the Roth (i think it's fair enough to define my premium account as my 'main' for the time being). he's happy enough with the Meshbody Classic for now but if i could have one for free i'm thinking probably Belleza Jake?

  17. you can hide or tint the eyelashes using the HUD. here's my alt sans lashes in a freebie applier skin from Stray Dog:

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    obviously i couldn't use the fix here because it's not BOM, but raising the cheekbones helps a little.

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    3 hours ago, Marigold Devin said:

    "Decoration should not be placed out any earlier than 30 days in advance of any holiday or season represented and must be removed within 15 days of the holiday or season passing"

     

    ... which basically means if you forget to take your Christmas decorations down by the 12th day, you can't leave them up!

    But how enforcable that would be is anyone's guess - and really is anyone that offended by a bit of tinsel and a tree and some lights still being there in July?

    in the case of decorations not being taken down i'm always mindful that there are many RL circumstances which might prevent someone logging in, same as when i see an unfurnished house. not going to add to anyone's stress by AR'ing that. and if my neighbour's decor simply isn't to my taste i can derender or move. i'm not really interested in HOA roleplay.

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