Linden Lab has done away with First Land, I see, which is good as the system had been gamed rather badly, and bad as there are many residents who were eligible and looking yesterday who are out in the cold today. However, it just made me sick to see how it was abused. So it's good... and bad.
I think that if you drew a chart showing $ going in and $ going out, the labor-intensive* things like land management would fall into the $ going out category. Land management- First Land- protected land-Linden content like the Moth Temple: probably just viewed as an unnecessaryζ expense that throws the (proportionally) fewer and fewer Linden laborers out into the path of the elephant in must... errr I mean the SL populace.
I am sad that it's that way, but there's nothing I can do about it. I'm one of the few people who doesn't like private islands and has remained on my original assigned Land for the Landless land. I've expanded out and have errr.... more land + some tier I donate to Combat Cards, but I'm in the same place.
What would I do if I were joining today? I think in a way not having First Land would mean an unnecessary complication would be removed. A way to ease into being a landholder is gone, but I think LL is done with premium accounts anyway. Now people can rent and all that intense customer service is handled by the landlord, who in turn is the LL customer. Things change. It takes a bit of getting used to. I'm not a business person and I don't value that very much, but it's clear now that I'm living inside a business.♣
*not just labor-intensive but also things that draw ire
ζ *mourns Magellan*
♣ Yes, I know it was a business before. I do want them to be successful. I have this mental picture of a clam closing its shell that is a bit humorous in a sad way. Wait, it just turned into a periscope drawing back into the submarine. Wait again - now I see a spaceship rising up from the earth leaving a ragged group behind. :-(
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posted by - 3:33 PM