I don't really know where to post this so I guess this is as good as anywhere. I know this system of releasing homes is a trial run but I have to say that I don't think it's working very well. To release 20-something homes a day, three times a week, and have them go withing seconds (in today's case 3 seconds) isn't something that seems to be working. Especially for the hundreds, maybe thousands, or us that would still like a home.
I've been a Premium member for over 10 years and still can't get a home. I'm obviously not a premium member just to have a home, but it would be nice to have one. It isn't nice to get up early, get my farm fed early, and come sit on the computer hoping to be one of the many trying to get something at an unknown time and within a matter of moments when it does happen. I've seen and heard the frustrations of many. Some people became premium members so they could be a part of the new homes and community. Lots of them are extremely frustrated. I know that we weren't promised a home right away... but, to at least have a better chance at getting one would seem fair.
Patch, Moles, and the rest of the Linden staff... I wish I had an answer for you. What I don't want to continue to hear the frustration that has been arising. Yes, there are those that are content and like the game of trying. But there are way too many that aren't content and are becoming unhappy with the process. Congrats to you guys for coming up with something that sooooo many people want to be a part of. If I can do anything to help, you have my full cooperation. In the meantime, I would suggest at least releasing more regions at one time. I don't know the exact reason behind doing one at a time. I've seen quite a few that appear to be ready, or near ready, to go. Maybe do 4-5 at a time?