Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Second Life to cancel First Land -- is not the issue; PERFORMANCE is.

Effective immediately Second Life will cancel the First Land option.
To those not familiar: Second Life gave new premium users the ability to buy inexpensive 512 sqm plots land for just L$512. Yet with more users.. this was abused... many people opened alt (alternative) avatars. Purchase the land and then sold it. it was killing the economy).My analysis: First land was abused; and thus no longer relevant; it is a good move. It makes life simple.
BUT I have a very big but.

BUT PEOPLE... any time we react to Linden Labs we must stress PERFORMANCE. Not first land; not support; not my second life; not anything. Any time Linden is talking about such things -- we should direct them back. Talk about databases; speed; reliability. Then we will trust you more. (and you have done an amazing job until now -- but you are building an economy here /me begs Linden to make the system work).