Buying Land In Second Life: Part 3–Eden Or Lemon?

Ok!  We decided whether to rent or buy in Part 1 and then where to find land for sale in Part 2.  Now it’s time to get down to it and go shopping!  Land shopping that is.  But wait.. there’s land for sale all over Second Life – how to tell if it’s Paradise or a lemon?

Lucky you have me along!  I’ve been in Second Life for almost six years now and bought my first parcel in my first month here.  Since then I’ve learned a few things and now you will too.  So grab your hiking shoes and let’s go land shopping!

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Buying Land In Second Life: Part 2–Finding Land To Buy

Finally – a bit more than a year later, here’s Part 2 of Buying Land In Second Life!  So I procrastinate, what can I say?  That being said and while I still am motivated, let’s get right into it.

Part 1 of this series dealt with the question of buying land or renting through a middleman.  Assuming that you’ve decided to buy and pay

Linden Lab directly instead of going through a third party and renting, this time we’re going to look at the question of “Where can I find land that’s for sale?”.  

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INTRODUCING THE 5/9 BOTS

Update 8/24/2015:  Hmm… looks like there may be another name – Rihanna.  I just found another 5/9 rez date avatar in my logs.  Blank profile and profile feed turned off, just like the other ones.  I’m going to assume she’s a bot at this point and add her to the list.

Here they are, fresh off their extensive tour of Second Life!  Visiting even where they’re not wanted, spreading joy and annoyance to the citizenry!  Spinning their way into our hearts and minds, you loved the regular bots, now here are the 5/9 bots!

Largely comprised of names from the mind of someone with apparently little imagination and a lot of time on his hands that fateful month, they form legions of Rileys, Selenas, and Brendens.  All with rez dates in May 2009 or close,  blank profiles, and the profile feed turned off.  Broken down by first name for your perusing pleasure. 

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Effectively Uncapping Your IMs In Second Life

Ok, I’ve seen a ton of profiles in-world that say something along the lines of “Please send notecards only, IMs get capped”.  Coupling this with the new “Premium Perk” that Linden Lab is giving us of twice as many IMs before we cap makes me  question why anyone is getting capped, basic or premium account aside.

There’s a very easy work around for being capped, and it doesn’t involve 200 loose notecards deposited in your inventory.  Simply link your IMs to an email account.   You can do this with either a basic or premium account and get all of your IMs.  IMs will still cap in-world, but will be sent to your email anyway, effectively getting around the limit.  It also has the added benefit that when you’re not in-world, you can simply respond to the email and the sender will get it as an IM in-world. 

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Buying Land In Second Life: Part 1 – Should I Rent Or Buy?

Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home

Welcome to the Buying Land in Second Life Primer!  This will be a (hopefully) comprehensive series of articles on the ins and outs, ups and downs of land buying or ownership in Second Life.  So you’ve decided you want a place to call your own and put down a few roots in Second Life.  Great!  The question then becomes, “How do I make that happen?”

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