SL: What would make you rent a flat in Second Life?
If you play Second Life, one of the things you notice is how ugly land can be. And how expensive buying land is. One trick is to buy land from somebody else and pay them – this way, you don’t need to get a premium user.
But, buying land is contagious with the “I want more’ bug and while I am still not sure if and how I would like to use SL in commercial way, I have set up my house in SL in Antilia.
As usual I notice that I have more fun with building things than really playing in it. Just like Lego back in childhood or blogs today. ;))
So I was considering rebuilding my house and renting out flats – while this is a pure residential sim, renting out houses is allowed. And I would love to make it more blogger / podcast centric. Which is probably the reason why I got Thomas to buy the land next to me ;) ;) Antilia really is a nice place, especially because of the vegetation and how the streets are build, much better than normal sims. Take a look at my home -( btw I do have another connecting piece of land right next to it, 2000sqm I would consider selling ;))
As I know that at least two readers of mine are homeless ;) I was wondering if we all could share some thoughts on what would make you buy / want / rent a home in Second Life.
Some thoughts from my side:
* For me, SL started to be fun once I had a place where I could set my home mark to (=teleport home) see some of the neighbours and start decorating my house. Something like that. But I also would like to have a place where people gather, like a meeting place – so in inviting Thomas to live nearby, this made sure I have from time to time some people I know.
* If I would not have had a land to buy (impulse buy, btw), then I would have liked to have a place nearby people I know so we can meet from time to time – be it on purpose or by accident.
* Having a house and land is nice – but it is much nicer to have a casual place to meet other like minded people. I would much prefer an apartment complex than houses which very often need a lot of space to look nice and therefor make it much more expensive.
* I would like to see only so much of others = have glas everywhere in my flat but not have others look into my rooms.
* I don’t really see the point in having a separate bathroom or bedroom (unless you want to have cyber sex in SL in your bed – two rooms and for example a rooftop are already great. One more open to show off, one more private to use it in a more private way and some place ‘outside’.
* how much space do you want to have and how much would you be willing to pay for it? btw, the amount of what you are willing to pay for it also influences the flat you get – just like in real life. ;)
* Renting out should be easy and without hassle
While I really like the concept of pure residential sims and commercial sims, I do see in the future that I might want to be part of a commercial island to do some business.
Oh and trying out – Do you really want a place to try out a lot of things, because this is what the sandboxes are for. Due to the recent increase of guys building weapons and trying to destroy avatars, I do see a future in having payed access only sandboxes with personal invitation or something like it. :(
If you like to meet me in SL, name is Nixande Teazle. And did you notice? Once you start building in SL, everything around you brings up the question in your mind “hm. Wondering how I can copy that into SL!”? :)
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