Penny Patton on Land Cost

I like to think I am well informed and think about issues related to the subjects that interest me, Second Life™ being one of them. However, Penny Patton often points out things I completely miss. She has a new article out on land cost and Land Impact costs on tier. It is well worth reading. See: The Cost of Second Life Land vs. The Perception of Value OR Land in SL is Cheap! I took a little liberty with the title.

Image by Penny Patton - Can you find her in both images - Click

Image by Penny Patton – Can you find her in both images – Click

Penny says her avatar is in both images. I found her in the top image. Click, it enlarges. But, have yet to find her in the bottom image. 

Whatever her point is, with proper scaling of a build and altered camera settings we can make much more use of Second Life. She also shows how to get a 2048sq.m. parcel that usually costs US$15 per month ($180/yr) for only $3.71 a month ($44.52/yr). I’m not sure what L$ to US$ conversion rate she used, but one might beat that price using limit sales. Read her article to see how that is done.

One of her points is, if the Lab was showing people what land actually costs and what they can do with it, more people would likely be buying land or at least Premium Memberships. She has me thinking about it.

She makes a good case for how mesh can greatly reduce tier cost.

One thought on “Penny Patton on Land Cost

  1. I can testify to what Penny says, although being a prim addict I have a full region+ on the mainland. On that land I have 5 homes with lots of detailed clutter to make them feel livable, innumerable little hangouts and a club. There are still prims to spare!

    All of this would not have been possible just a year or 2 ago. First Convex hull cut the land impact for most prim builds in half. Sculpties can be scaled up to 64M and still cost 1 LI.

    Finally Mesh has allowed talented creators to make objects equivalent to dozens of prims for 1 LI.

    My only caveat is that if you take full advantage of the building possibilities people with low end graphics cards or weak internet connections may not be able to appreciate it.

    As for me, the past year has been a virtual orgy of building and decorating. See you at the home show 🙂

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