I Am a Premium Girl

This morning, I went and bit the bullet.  I clicked on the button on the Second Life Web site, and upgraded to a Premium account.

Why so, you may ask?  After all, you get all the same experience on the free account.  Why shell out when you don’t need to??

Well, for several reasons.  I can afford to now, and I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t begin to help pay the freight for what I use.  I’m not calling anyone a freeloader; after all, I was a free account for over 6 years, until today.  But an old axiom of the net says, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.”  Someone has to pay the bill at some point, be it via advertising, buying land or purchasing a subscription for additional services.  For only $72/year, about the amount I put in per week to fund my jones, uh, experience in Second Life, I’ll get a little of that back every week, chat support for problems, and the ability to build on the Mainland.  Who knows but that I may try to build my own store one day?  The Mainland has lots of empty space available now, abandoned and available, and finding a good site somewhere along one of the roads with enough room to put up a good sized store for my work might be an idea.

But, most of all, I think Linden Lab should get some money for what I do.  True, Second Life is far from perfect, and sometimes breaks down if you give it a dirty look.  But we all still love the cranky child — else why would we stick with it?  And if they keep making money, they can afford to make improvements.  For a small enough cost, I think I can give them some support.

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Posted May 19, 2014 by Harper Ganesvoort in Personal

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