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  1. I'm jumping back in here - haven't read all the messages since yesterday but 18+ pages have popped up since I last checked and I'm almost out of coffee... [Deleted because I rambled about irrelevent things to this discussion] I do hold some hope that SL gaining some more income from these changes will allow them to invest money into bringing SL into 2019. Not just with new "game play" features such as bento and animesh (altho I love those, don't get me wrong), but with social features, better groups, better events, better ways to connect and meet new people or find new places. D
  2. Would it be at all feasible for Premium members to get a discount on the process credit as they'd already be paying a fee? Cause I can se a lot of creators signing up for premium if that was a thing.
  3. Sign me up for the free healthcare too! So far I've not seen anyone saying they'll leave, just a lot of concerned store owners, customers, land owners etc, worrying about how their hoby or income will be affected by these changes. I think this change is quite a bit different to previous ones however as this will affect how people earn money and spend their RL money on premium as such sudden large changes will hit people in the pocket. I know I can't spend $99 off the cuff, I'd been considering the monthly premium but now with the price rise that will be a stretch for me. I do hope th
  4. In my country yes but not in my friends, there is a certain limit for how much you can earn before you're not able to get government help and at the moment they're just over that limit. Of course if their SL income drops they'll get help but not currently.
  5. Booooo... Nah, I think your points are valid and definitely agree with groups. Subscribers or other systems are definitely the way forward for stores at least and allow loads more flexibility, and don't get me started on group chats! Complaining or "stomping feet" wont change anything but LL specifically here say they want to hear feedback and hear things from others perspectives so people pitching in and sharing their thoughts is a great way of doing that and it's good that you shared yours.
  6. I believe there already multiple fees like this in SL. Rent costs money, advertising on Seraphim or other news blogs costs money, paying L$10 per image upload and $L20+ per item upload depending on complexity. Not to mention how much programs cost, I've seen people spending $500+ per year on Photoshop, Substance Painter, Maya, etc, just to be able to create. Making stuff for SL isn't free by any means.
  7. The answers to the questions were from my friend. I clearly stated that I am not a creator and all answers were from my friend. I make no money from SL.
  8. Although I in theory disagree with you... if this was the case there should then be a specific "creators premium" at a lower price as many creators use SL primarily for business and have no want or need for the extra things that come with such a high price.
  9. No the 900 is not added to that. In the country my friend lives in if a person is earning more than a certain amount of money per month they do not qualify for government help.
  10. Please don't call creators who have issues with this "whiny". For a lot of people this is their job and they have every right to be upset, confused and concerned about this. Customers complain when prices are "too high" so creators want to keep prices as low as possible or risk alienating customers. If you want to keep track of all the creators who have an issue with this then I hope you have a big piece of paper because I can't image many creators are like "oh good! 5% of my income is being taken away now!"
  11. I personally don't create in SL but a close friend of mine does and I showed them these questions so I hope these answers help you Q) "Do they only care about every cent and not the platform they're on?" A) I care about every cent, yes, and I also care about the platform as it allows me to work from home. It's a difficult balance because I work hard (8+ hours every week day, 4 - 5 hours on weekends) creating items, doing customer service, listing on the marketplace, mainting my store, setting up at events, so it feels like a big kick in the gut having Linden Labs take away even a little
  12. Downsize Sansar - people who already use SL aren't likely to migrate over and lose all their inventories, friends, communitues etc so it was set to fail from the start Add "Tiers" of Premium - a cheap tier for those who want more groups and region access, medium for those who want groups, region access and a home, expensive for those who want it all Advertise better and more thoughtfully - show what SL can truly be and show all the communities of it Make it more user friendly - when I joined there was a HUGE learning curve which took me months to get over and I couldn't find
  13. Increasing the process credit fee to 5% is a 100% increase from 2.5%, that I believe is completely unfair and targeting the main economic source for SecondLife. The majority of creators in SL make things for the soul purpose to make money from it - some people make for fun but most do not. Targeting the people who make clothes, bodies, accessories, buildings, etc... these people are the main back bone for SL and targeting them is wrong and will almost certinaly affect the economy if people are unable to keep their income. One of my good friends is a creator and relies completely on their
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