Blogging SL, second life, Uncategorized, Virtual Fashion Feed

Thats pretty annoying ! (Heads up)

As you know I try to showcase a rental home or estate that I’ve found to be a cool place to live. So yesterday I was out and about looking for something to share with you. I visited many many rental homes until I eventually found a sweet little cottage at Dandelion Dreamland rental homes. It was a good position with some great views and unfurnished for $200L per week and 100 prims – not bad ! As I landed I had been bombarded with the usual group joining notices etc but until I’ve found something worth a look I dont tend to pay those much attention- whats the point unless I’m going to rent right? WRONG – my mistake I really should have read and re read the many and lengthy notes on the card – this isn’t the usual note-card you get to tell you all about the rules – , Quite a longgggg way down the note states –

“Dandelion Daydreams Factory has a one off group join fee of 200 lindens, this fee has been put in place as open rez attracts way to many trolls and griefers which ruin the experience for everyone.
Joining this group allows for temporarily rezzing objects, ideal for photographers & bloggers and also those wanting to rez small items to use while visiting.
Most importantly, the cost to join 200 L$ goes towards monthly tier & keeping Dandelion alive, thus we appreciate all that join.
Not last to mention you can participate in the entertaining activities issued during the year and receive group gifts.”

What?! Thats right – to set to home, to rez your objects – infact to get any use out of the home – you HAVE to pay and additional $200L to join the group !!!! In all my years as a landlord, as a renter , in alll the years in Second Life – I have never ever ever ever been asked to PAY to join the group of a rental company! I dont want free gifts, I just want to rez my furniture and set to home. Just set up a group for the home renters and offer group join upon the rent box being paid – SIMPLE!

I wont be able to show you a home today – long story short , I am $200L down, no rental home and I’m in a group I’ve got no use for ! The landlord did refund my rent at least – as she stated it was my fault for not reading the LONG note-card fully before renting – actually I did but, I never in my wildest dreams figured that the PAY for group was for people renting homes – jeeeez.

If you dont mind the group fee on top of you rent – heres the landmark for the homes.

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Heads up – The Oh Dear Sweet Christmas Cookies Hunt

I did a little hunt yesterday at a store called Melange. Now I have a golden rule its “never moan about hunt gifts” – they are GIFTS and even if they aren’t suitable or to your taste – DONT moan. However, I am going to give you a little heads up about this hunt – as I was thoroughly peed off after doing some of it. It costs £5L per “prize”, I’m using the term “prize” very loosely. I know that lots of hunts charge a few lindens for hunt gifts, and a lot of them also will provide a poster showing you whats inside each of them. Seems fair right?

What really irritated me with this particular “hunt” was that there – to my knowledge – was not a board showing whats inside the boxes, each box is labelled with a number – so no clue given even if you look inside before buying. So imagine my surprise when I got home with quite a few of the “prizes” to find each one of the gowns was a different mesh body fit ie: Maitreya in one box, slink in another, XL or S, M, in another separate box ! I almost blew when one box contained a shoe shape?! If you’re going to charge for hunt “prizes” – this is NOT the way to do it!

If you feel differently great ! I thought it might be helpful to let you know before you go