Friday, December 9, 2016

More Prims!

Last year when ISL did a survey with 100 residents stating what they would like to see changed in SL, more prims was among the top answers. LL has heard you.

This week Linden Lab has rolled out the increased land impact for all regions,  What does this mean for you? For all of us that own full private regions, the prim allowance went from 15, 000 to 20, 000.    Response time is surprisingly fast.  For private region owners also have the option of increasing your prim allowance to 30,000 for an additional $30.00 USD maintenance fee. This is not an automatic upgrade.  Private region owners must request an upgrade by submitting a case through the support portal.  Go to the Second Life website, look under Land & Region then Land Impact Change Request.
 You can utilize these extra prims in several ways.  For instance, one of my regions is split into four 1/4 parcels.  With the prim increase to 20,000 prims that is 1,333 prims per parcel.  I could easily take that region and make 5 parcels now with each parcel having 4,000 prim allowance per parcel or I can increase the rent on the four parcels or simply say Merry Christmas renter's, extra prims!
I chose the 30,000 prims for the majority of my land holdings. One of my commercial regions is split into 14 rental parcels. In this case, it was easier to simply increase rent rates for the extra prims to cover the $30.00 extra maintenance fee.  Personally, I have not had any problem convincing my renters to pay a small increase in their rent for the extra prims.
I have a few of my older residential regions, that were my first privately owned sims and my first renters, that have been renting from me for years.  I sent a notice to each renter requesting a vote, giving them the option of the free 5,000 prims or a rent increase with an additional 15 000 prims.
They unanimously voted for the latter.

Prim allowance has always been the dark cloud above every resident that has ever owned a full region or even rented a 512 sq parcel.(which usually has a prim allowance of around 100 land impact)  This increases the value of your land, especially commercial sims.  More products displayed means more sells. Residential sims can add a few more parcels to rent, increase the rent or make your rental property's more attractive to potential renter's.  The SL reality business is very competitive, increasing your region's prims to 30,000 will give you an edge up on those who did not use this option.
Some region owner's are offering their renters the extra prims as an option with additional fee's to their rent cost.

If you rent a parcel from a privately owned region, you should contact the owner to inquire about how this change effects you as a renter.

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