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Daniel Regenbogen

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  1. I think someone is playing with it, maybe LL themselves. But on top of that I blame those who see that they can't sell within 24 hours, and instead of waiting 3-4 days just sell at the next step. Then 100+ million build up on that step, and the next impatient seller goes to the next and so on.
  2. My goodness, this is NOT about YOU! You are not the center of the universe, not even the center of SL! I know that someone using SL the way you do has not to agree to the Tilia TOS - I have a couple of such accounts myself! I also have an account that sells enough L$ each year to cover the premium membership (and cashed out aka processed credit twice in 13 years, the last time maybe 8 years ago) - with this one I only had to agree to the Tilia TOS but not provide aditional personal data. And I have my SIM owner account that doesn't cash out aka process credit but sells high amounts of L$ (well, high for little me) that not only had to agree to the Tilia TOS but also provide aditional data for just selling the next batch of L$. Just in case this is the cause for your confusion: "cash out" for me means "taking money out of SL". Simply selling L$ to cover SL fees is not cashing out.
  3. Yes, you are wrong. Quote: "If you never cash out you never have to agree to the Tilia terms. It is that simple." Having US$ in your account from selling L$ is enough for having to agree to the Tilia terms. Selling high numbers of L$ without cashing out can be enough for having to provide additional personal info. Get it through your thick skull.
  4. I can only tell you what happened to me, no matter if you call it "cash out" or "process credit". Simply selling "too many" L$ on the LindeX is enough to get blocked from selling more L$ until the wanted data is provided (according to Live Chat). Even without even looking at the "Process Credit" link I can't start another sale. This is from the LindeX Sell L$ page: *** Before we can proceed with your requested Linden Dollar Sale, we are required to collect some information from you as detailed here. Please click Provide Additional Information to proceed to the submission form. this information will be used pursuant to Tilia's terms of service and privacy policy to process your future credit requests. *** This account as far as I remember never was used to process any credit out of SL.
  5. Actually that is wrong. If you hit some non-disclosed amount of L$ when selling them on the LindeX, you will be asked for additional information before being allowed to even sell L$ again. My sim owner account which sells L$ worth approx U$12k per year was hit by this request and was told this from support. Support also said that they are in contact with those who can edit the FAQ to have that added there. So if you need to sell L$ to pay for your region fees, you better don't wait for the last day and make sure that you can actually sell. Trying to cash out isn't the only trigger for data collection.
  6. It is quite easy to spend money that is parked on PayPal, there are many online shops (or ebay sellers) that accept paypal as billing method. Also you can transfer money to a credit card, online casinos for example often allow payouts only to the billing method that was used to to pay them before.
  7. Most Homesteads already are on the even lower grandfathered monthly fee, especially those rented out by big land companies. For them nothing changed, so they have nothing to forward to their customers. Same goes for grandfathered full regions.
  8. With the new lower setup fees buying a used region becomes less attractive, so I would say getting a new one from LL is faster and less hassle. If you buy a used one from another resident, a move and rename is free as long as it is done directly in the transfer ticket. In case you want to get even lower monthly fees by buying a grandfathered region the used market is the only way.
  9. Actually the fee gets discounted if you *own* five or more regions.
  10. There actually was a time when LL allowed a distinction between the owner of an estate and the person who pays for it. The "owner" was given all rights to the estate (even those not available to estate managers) with the exception of being able to sell the estate. This procedure was ended by LL a couple of years ago, on the height of the Low-Prim-Region-Hype, I guess because it was used too often for the rental of these regions.
  11. Actually often you can transfer money to a credit card, I have done that often enough (Visa and Mastercard) with money won on Poker websites :-) There even were times when I received a little interest on a positive credit card balance (more than on my normal banking account). Sadly those times are long gone...
  12. Qie, in the cases I know the reason is VAT. It is cheaper to rent a full region at 10 percent more than LL charges than buying it yourself and paying 20 percent more because of VAT.
  13. A very low grade card, despite the 4GB (only DDR3) with a small 128bit connection. Won't give you good graphics. In the 3 digit model number of Nvidia cards, the 2nd number is important. Should at least be a 5, better 6 or 7. Memory should be DDR5, connecction at least 256bit.
  14. That was announced in the Blog like 6 weeks ago: https://community.secondlife.com/t5/Featured-News/Faster-Credit-Processing-amp-Upcoming-Changes-to-Fees/ba-p/3011794 The 3 Dollar fee is now the minimum, going up to max 15 Dollar, depending on how much you cash out. I wouldn't call the 3 Dollar for cashing out 4 Dollar too high - I would call a cashout of 4 Dollar too low.
  15. Next billing date: April 7th. Price: $120 including transfer fee. Grab it now - will go back to LL on Monday otherwise.
  16. Please contact me with price and next billing date. Thanks :-) Daniel Regenbogen
  17. When buying a private region directly from LL, the first monthly fee is included in the setup fee.
  18. Jack Allandale wrote: well considering the last 2 days, i can say chances is %100.. because i had to wait 1 hour to log into my parcel. region was full.. i dont know if all residents are logged at the same time but maybe someone invited 5 friends and some couples came to their home. i wasnt able to log into my place i couldnt see what happened there. what i want to say is 20 avatar limit is ridicilous. if a company cant handle a sim with more than 20 avatars, i think it shouldnt ask for 200 dolars per month for renting it. First thing: a homestead is not 200 dollars per month but "only" 125 (or 95 for grandfathered ones). And second thing: if you want more than 20 people on a region, you have to go for a full one (and have to pay for it 295/195 dollars). Cutting a homestead into 16 parcels is just crazy.
  19. ChinRey wrote: Both 65 millions and 60 millions are wrong anyway. The correct amount is 0$. The only official way to convert Lindens to RL money is through Lindex and Linden Lab does not buy or sell and has never bought or sold anything there. It's all transactions between residents. That is such a well established and well known fact that it would never occur to anybody to doubt it. *.*.* Actually, you are wrong in that. LL does at least sell on the LindeX. What do you think they do with the fees they collect in L$? And it is a well established fact that LL also stabilize the LindeX rates if necessary. The LL sales on LindeX were reported in early years, but are not anymore for a few years now.
  20. Is there any chance for a change in the Private Regions land portfolio? Just this last week the SL grid size fell below the 25,000 regions number, since the Homestead Debacle more than 8,500 private region were lost, amongst them many beautifully developed regions that were showcases for what is possible in SL. Private region costs are too high, the region types don't cover the customers demands. I have Homestead customers who plead for some more prims, but the step to a full region is just too steep. A portfolio of full, half and quarter regions at a price tag of $250/125/65 should be possible and even profitable because of higher demand and actually adding more regions instead of losing them. Or, the smaller and almost cost neutral way: at least add a few more prims to the existing land products! 20,000 for a full region and 5,000 for a Homestead would go a long way already. And even more important: it would send a message to the customers that LL actually listens and understands...
  21. As it was said by someone else before: make a Skrill account and load it with your PaySafe-Card, then use the Skrill account for SL. One step more, annoying, but at least you will be able to get your money into SL.
  22. Personally I think the 27inch Retina iMac is overrated, and as Gavin already said, it has a huge amount of Pixels to push around by the graphic card, and that graphic card is from AMD which usually isn't as suited for SL like an Nvidia card. A Mac in general doen't perform as well in SL as a Windows machine with the same technical data (it is crazy, installing Windows via Bootcamp on a Mac you get a much better performance than under MacOS). That's why you should always grab the Mac with the best hardware (at least on the graphic card side), which would make the 27inch Retina iMac madly expensive. On the other hand even the non-retina 27inch iMac Display is beautiful. Sadly these iMacs nowadays only come with the Nvidia GT 755M graphic card, there is no option for a better one available anymore. If you want a 27inch iMac, look in the refurbished section of the Apple Store and grab one with at least the Nivida GTX 775M (2GB graphic memory) or if you are lucky with a Nvidia GTX 780M (4GB graphic memory). I use that model at the moment, and so far I wasn't tempted to install Windows on it :-)
  23. While Sansar sounds to be quite interesting, my main interest right now is still in SL (as it is for many who I talk to every day). It is good to know that there is no plan for closing its doors. For me, though, that is not enough. I would like to see some old problems worked on, the biggest being the badly shaped land product portfolio. Are there any plans for that in the near future? The grid is still suffering from the Homestead Debacle (just look at the declining grid size, losing more than 20 percent of regions since the high time). I'm not even speaking about a lower price in general, just that a region with a quarter of prims available should cost in the range of a quarter of a full region. That would allow to add something like a "half region" at around half the price of a full one. A different approach would be to raise the prim count for all region types. Is there any chance for long lasting bugs to be taken care of? Like the possibility for attackers to circumvent estate bans (not with new accounts, but people on the ban list still being able to come back). Could something be done about items that can do huge damage (like region crashers) sold on the marketplace? For a while I flagged them regulary - just to see them being sold without any reaction from LL instead of a fast removal. And finally: thank you for this thread! One of the biggest problems in all my SL experience since 2006 is communication or rather the missing of it.
  24. Naja, du koenntest dir eine Premium-Mitgliedschaft leisten, damit bekommst du nicht nur pro Woche 300 L$ ausgezahlt sondern kannst dir auch noch ein kostenloses "Linden Home" aussuchen, gibt es in verschiedenen Stilen und moebliert.
  25. Dresden Ceriano wrote: What on earth gives you the idea that your specific overheating problems are systemic? If they were, I assure you, we'd have see numerous people posting here about similar issues... the truth of the matter is that we haven't seen any such thing. I'm not saying that it's not an issue for some people besides yourself, just that it doesn't occur as often as you seem to think. I know next to nothing about using Mac laptops for SL, but I do know that Maddy has used them for years without the issue of which you speak and may be able to help you mitigate your supposed damages. Yet, you chose to dismiss her input and write off her successful use of the platform on a Mac laptop as some sort of anomaly. Your assertion may be entirely correct and yet, I'd wager that my anecdotal evidence far outweighs your personal experience. ...Dres Dres, feel free to ask around in the Macintosh User Group, the heat problem comes up there regulary, and they are *very* SL specific. Machines that run cool in more or less any other application add 30 or more degrees within minutes of running SL. Especially for densely packed machines like notebooks heat *can* be a killer. Which, in case of Macs, not only fits the mobile ones but to some degree also the iMac or the Mini. Just a little test I did now: Within 5 minutes of starting SL, the GPU temp went from 35°C to 72°C. And that's on a 27inch iMac which has a bit more breathing room than a MacBook. (1 minute after quitting SL, it is down to 50°C already.)
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