Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Open Spaces

OK my two bits. I saw the first hour or so of concierge yelling and screaming after the announcement. I wasn't there for the invited chat with Jack so I don't know how far things have progressed - except that the yelling and screaming has pretty much the same tone this morning.

The Lindens know that the huge increase in purchases of Open Spaces isn't just due to the improvements in the land store - a big percentage of the sales are to people looking for a cheaper source of land they can then exploit and make money off of. Totally contrary to the stated purpose of Open Spaces. One person on the chat said they own 100 of them - well they didn't buy them to create more oceans for sailing or gardens/forests for people to visit. People have been taking advantage of/manipulating the system and it's come back and bit them in the ass. I hope that in the next couple of months a solution is found that doesn't punish those of us who are actually buying and using these areas for the intended reasons.

There were a few of us voices last night saying things like "we brought this on ourselves" or "they weren't designed for what you're doing" - but those voices were ignored. Please, please Linden Labs don't forget us too eh? And that includes the Educational and Not for Profits!

5 comments:

chestnut rau said...

Well said

Wrath Paine said...

Hope they can come to some sort of compromise for those people not abusing the Open Space sims!! There's gotta be something they can do so as not to punish all owners....

Honour said...

I believe there must be - and I believe we have a couple of months for a solution to be created. And I'm an optimist. :)

Elle Maxim said...

No sure you will see my reply to you but it works here as well. Sadly, the loudest voices are not those using the openspaces properly. All of those that have been abusing their openspaces owe you guys using the properly a HUGE apology because they have ruined it for you.

Honour said...

I just told a friend that I believe that when the melodrama dies down and they weed out the nasty landlords (telling tenants they were buying land etc.) that LL will deal fairly with the rest of us. Again - I'm an optimist. :)