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New XStreet L$ Transfers Slicker Than Paddy’s Pig

I finally headed to XStreetSL a few hours ago to do a little shopping.  But the first thing I did, after my fortnightly purchase of lindens, was to transfer some cash over to the XStreet account.  And, wonder of wonders, I didn’t have to hunt down an XStreet terminal…especially at XStreet headquarters (such a pain that was!).

In case you haven’t heard, Linden Lab has set things up now so that you can do a simple transfer between your master linden account in Second Life and your XStreet account.  Just click on Transfer under Inworld L$ Balance in My Marketplace, tell it how much you wish to transfer, and let it do its voodoo.  Then go spend it all.

I didn’t quite do the latter, but I did move L$2,000 with no hassle at all, no rezz time, and no hunting for a terminal in an out-of-the-way corner of the property.  It let me find the elements of my Saint Patrick’s Day morning outfit with no problems at all.  Why not give it a shot and see how it makes your XStreet life so much easier?

Linden Lab Acquires XStreet SL and OnRez — Is This Good?

Linden Lab has decided to get into the actual merchandising end of the grid, instead of being just the invisible overlord.  The Big Blog (which links to their press release) informs us that the Lab is purchasing XStreet SL and OnRez, the off-Grid catalogues of virtual goods that are delivered to you in world.  Not surprisingly, they plan to consolidate the two services into one, doing all their selling under the XStreet banner and dropping OnRez.

What do you feel about this?  I’m not sure I’m thrilled with this, but it may be mostly because I’m a storekeeper on OnRez, and I’d have to move everything over to XStreet.  Something about loss of competition also whispers to me, though.  I’d like your opinions to help me get my own together.  So what are your thoughts?

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