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  1. I'm completely with you on this one. If they are going to increase MP fees, I'm only interested in Premium Plus if it comes with a land increase. As a creator, I could really care less about the other "features". If not, I will just continue to downsize, get rid of my second premium account and keep just the one basic and 1024 land. I can't keep up with the squeezing. 😆
  2. Sounds nice, but possibly quite laggy if I'm not mistaken. And I could be since I don't know much about scripting. Personally, I like to click on a vendor and see all the contents inside before I buy and I think that's not something you can do with vendors like Caspervend. But, I would even forgo that ability if there was no discernable difference to the lag in my shop.
  3. I do like the idea of keeping separates on the MP as an option. Thanks for the replies! I know it's not going to make everyone happy, but if I'm going to make changes, it's helpful for me to get some feedback from consumers so I truly appreciate it!
  4. Not sure if this is the exact right place for this post, so correct me if I'm wrong. I'm downsizing (again) to help offset the new price increase and that means reducing prims also. I would like to ask generally if people prefer a color change HUD that's a bit more expensive than a single color choice, or if they prefer to simply choose a less expensive individual color they prefer and then buy a fatpack if they desire all options. A color change HUD will cut down on my prims, but I don't want to shut out customers who prefer to purchase a single individual color or pattern. Thoughts?
  5. I actually like the idea of a gift card with Ls. On the one hand it would make it easier for some to purchase Lindens and on the other, seeing it up there on the supermarket display with all the other gift cards would be its own form of advertising. A lot of people might be curious to try if there were a snappy slogan or image on the card.
  6. How does that math work out? 300L/week = 1200L/month. Divide that by the going market rate 251L = 1USD comes out to $4.78/month. That times 12 comes out to $57.36/year. Seems a bit off your estimate unless I am missing some information. The increase in and of itself is really not so horrible unless you have multiple premium accounts and then it adds up.
  7. Instead of raising the stipend, I don't understand why LL didn't just leave everything as is and THEN release their super premium plan for those who want more. It seems like a shock to current premium members to suddenly have their membership fee increased then hearing they can choose an even more expensive option later. It just feels a bit like a money grab to me, but then I'm one of those who are kind of clinging on as best I can because of a limited economy. I already feel like I'm paying that $4.50 price for a small soda at the movies and then hear "Oh our small sodas are now $6.50 inst
  8. I wish there would be some premium options depending on what you are in SL for, like an option for the general user and consumer, and then one for merchants, performers, basically anyone trying to earn money in SL. I know that is unlikely. For me, I would be more interested in more land or cheaper tier / more prim allowance, etc. and could give two hoots about more offline IMs, access to premium areas and experiences. Not saying that isn't important of course, but everyone has different needs and I hope LL will consider that when thinking about NEW super duper premium plus.
  9. Advertising should already be included and implemented in any decent business plan. As it is now (and I may be wrong), it feels like SL is using us as a word-of-mouth advertising method.
  10. There IS a thread discussing exactly how LL could improve its business model and suggestions for more profit (many of which have nothing to do with increasing already excessive, IMO, fees). I paid almost US$600/year for 5 years AFTER already deducting the stipend, which I basically spent on land search and classifieds anyway. That doesn't include continual event fees, upload costs, hiring of bloggers or models, buying builds, shop decoration, etc. That was in an effort after 5 years of being an unknown boutique to try and grow and compete with some larger brands. Recently, I downsized all tha
  11. I completely agree. My shop may be small, but it has been a sense of peace and creative outlet for me for 10 years. We develop, evolve and adapt, and the real joy of creating here in SL for me is putting real heart and effort into something, even knowing that at the end of the day it will most likely be drowned out by everything else overflowing the market.
  12. 0. My profit margin for the past 3 years has been 0, and I'm ok with that. As I said, I don't expect to make real money here, but I'm also not trying to lose money either. Like any decent brand, unless you are quite successful, most profit has to go right back into growing the brand. I used to pay $47/month tier additional to my premium to have a nice inworld presence and that was fine because sales covered the cost. Once my youngest daughter was born, I just didn't have as much time anymore and competition at the mid-level to get people in the door is ridiculously competitive (as is in
  13. I totally get that it is a luxury item, but I feel like SL is making things harder and harder for at least the small business creator to stay in SL. If instead of drinking that espresso at the coffee shop, I spent my time there creating pretty, different cups that customers could buy and use for their coffee experience and then I turn around and give that earned money right back to the coffee shop after also paying a premium fee to be able to do so and then the shop suddenly decides I need to pay even more on top of that....well, it's just not much incentive for me to stay. Maybe it is a bad
  14. For me, this may actually make me have to seriously rethink staying in SL. I’m not saying that price increases are not typical for a business, but I feel like SL is already getting plenty of cash from me for what I actually get in return from them. I don’t care about more group slots or offline IMs. Lower tier for everyone, not just land barons if you want it to be useful to me. I am a hobby creator because, well, I just don’t have the free time I did when my shop first opened its doors 10 years ago. I’ve gotten married and now have two small children, but my shop in SL has always bee
  15. Ok! So the problem seems to be solved now. Oddly enough, somehow in the graphics tab, Enable Lossy Texture Compression was checked. Unchecking that seemed to fix all texture issues. Thanks to everyone who tried to wrap their head around the problem and help. I really appreciate it!
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