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Relm Foxdale

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  1. If you were to ask me, I'd think "sculpted prims creators tools" was something else--tools for people to make these with, not maps. Like in-world sculpt makers or some sort of map import add-on or some other gadget.
  2. I seriously can't believe people thought it was a hack. Hello, it was April 1. At worst, it was someone toying around with the load screen, if not a joke. I know that people are sensitive because of what happened with Emerald, but it was clearly someone playing around.
  3. No pictures, but the jewelry I've bought has mainly been from Celtic Myst, Inca Temple, and Zaara. Funnily, my alt makes jewelry, but it's not very exciting (yeah, I admit it).
  4. Yeesh. Well, in my house, it's a quick eject, ban...whatever. No one should be on my land except me and people I invite. The end. I try to help newbies when they're nice and need help, but as soon as anyone starts in on the girlfriend/sex stuff, I'm gone.
  5. I just glanced at mine, and all the ones I clicked on were for multiple items in an order. And LOL, I keep like over 100 things in a box. Who knows.
  6. I've been to stores with no flying where it wasn't a problem, but then the store was usually small. If it wasn't, I got frustrated. I often walk, even in larger areas, but there are times when I'm in a hurry and not in the mood to walk all around a sim to find something. I'm more inclined to fly when the store is an open area, like with houses and gardens, than when it's a closed-in shop. If I see a waterfall for sale halfway across a sim, odds are, I'll fly over to it. Map-TP is only useful if you know where on the map you want to go. Some newbies won't know how to get around a no-fly rule.
  7. Well, if US $100/week is a hobby merchant, I'm not a hobby merchant, LOL. I wouldn't even know how to cash out. The best I can do is cover store rent. Just rent, not all the costs.
  8. I thought I could give a good answer because I thought I'd mentioned it in my blog around when it happened, but apparently not. Still, it was like a month ago. I mentioned it to people in IM at the time.
  9. Finding someone who'd be willing to fork over the money outright, even for "something" in return, will be darned hard to do. By the time you've given them enough "something" to make it worth their while, you've lost a fair amount of your sim to them, as it were (It could become "sponsor's sim...also, there's some RP...somewhere around here"). You're unlikely to make tier off merchant rentals--no, scratch that, you won't. You might get a little money from that, but it'd still just be a fraction of your cost. I don't own a full region, even though I technically could buy one, because nothing is
  10. Mystara's a good sim, although it's crazy active. That can be sort of bad as well as good because it can be hard to keep up with anything that's going on or find a group of people to become your regular associates. You can find me in the tavern around 7-12 pm most evenings, if you're on then.
  11. I debated myself whether to go mainland when I decided to open a stand-alone store. I visited some available parcels and saw all the usual privacy walls and junk that I've sadly come to associate with the mainland. Even though I know that that stuff doesn't matter for a store like it does for a house, I still wasn't comfortable with having a store somewhere where no covenant could result in something really horrific or even harassing. Plus, I'd have to go premium, which I've always been reluctant to do. I rent my home land from a major estate, so I rented from them for the store, too. Of cour
  12. As much as I get the idea behind this, like with Amazon and a number of other sites that do deep discounts, the practicalities and SL realities are just an all-around fail. The SL economy doesn't work the same way the RL economy does. It never will. For one, there's no need for repeat purchases in SL. That has its good sides and bad sides, of course. Merchants' costs are greatly minimized when they only have to make an item once and can sell it thousands of times. On the other hand, once it's been bought, it's been bought. Anyone who buys my food can buy a few items and never come back becaus
  13. But are breeders commercial? I rent a homestead for my horses, but that land in and of itself isn't commercial land. She rents a stall elsewhere for "sales" (in quotes because there are none). Where the horses are is residential, insofar as it's no public access and has a house on it. I debated rent versus buy when I was new and decided I'd rather have a covenant to keep out the ugly, so I rented. My main store is on hybrid residential/commercial land but is almost exclusively commercial because who'd want to live next to stores when they can just get a residential plot from the same people?
  14. As all of my stuff is general, I am unaffected by issues related to whether one is logged in, but I can totally see where this would be an issue for any of us, and I'm often lazy and try to search without signing in if I think what I'm looking for is general content. The problem, of course, is that so many things aren't listed where you'd expect. My sales were blah this past week, but I'm considering it a statistical anomaly, as it varies (I get some benefit from one or two people sweeping through and buying several items in one go--LOL, one person paid my rent in about 10 minutes once). But
  15. We all have varying degrees of control over what happens to our sales. We can control quality, promotions, and customer service. We have much less control over things like the SLM or whether anyone's buying anything at all (like in a recession or low concurrency). There'salso the issue of competition. We've all heard people complain that their sales are bad, and it turns out they're selling skimpy outfits or some other thing that a million other people make, and they're all pretty similar. In a case like that, you have to try all the harder to get those sales. If you do what I do, well...you
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