Premium Members to Get Exclusive Goodies and 4 Private Sandboxes

Linden Lab announced yesterday that Premium members would begin receiving a few new benefits, effective immediately, with more to come in the future.  (The original announcement can be read at the Big Blog.)

First, Premium members would get the chance to claim exclusive virtual goods from vendors set up for the purpose.  The first package available is this set of furniture, and a very classy set it is.  The designer, Colleen Desmoulins of The Loft, has produced a package that looks right at home on a deck or open-air room in Key West.  You can imagine yourself sitting back with your loved one and a tall cool drink, applauding the sun as it sets.

The other new benefit, and a far more important one, according to some of the comments I’ve seen on the original article:  Premium members will now receive four exclusive sandbox islands for them to work on projects in peace.  (At least as long as there are no Premium-level griefers about.  I would hope that people paying for a better class of membership would have more sense than to get into that kind of stupidity.)  I don’t usually need a sandbox for the few things I build, except for when I remodel my skybox Secret (Public) Photo Studio; however, at the times that I do need extra space, this would be handy.

I have been tempted in the past to go for a Premium membership, but other considerations in RL have held me back.  It will probably still hold me back now, sadly; however, I think it’s getting more tempting.

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