Monday, 24 September 2012

SECONDLIFE - HIGH TIER COSTS CAUSE LOW CONCURRENCY

High tier costs are poisoning Secondlife. What we are seeing now is a slow death, a stagnant ecosystem drained of life by excessive tier costs. There is a clear link between high tier costs, low concurrency, low user hours, lack of interest in Secondlife and a deep fatigue and depression amongst core users who want to use Secondlife for more than just chat.

ANOTHER 119 SIMS LOST LAST WEEK, POISONED AND KILLED DEAD BY HIGH TIER


High tier costs cause low concurrency and low user hours, which in turn depresses the SL economy and that in turn causes abandoned sims which in turn causes low concurrency and so on in a negative loop.

There are dozens of applications that Secondlife can NOT be used for at this time because of the high tier costs, people just can not afford it. Projects are NOT being started, projects are being abandoned.

There's no doubt about the link between super high land costs and the destruction of the Secondlife ecosystem. New sim types and new sim prices are needed yesterday.


The table above shows some possible new sim types and prices to help restore and re-energise Secondlife. There needs to be a more granular approach to SL land products to make the Secondlife product more accessible to all. 

Clearly the decline is not slowing up and we'll see greater land slides over the coming months. Linden Lab really needs to take action, these weekly sim lossess will soon represent millions of USD lost. The current 'Do Nothing' strategy is not working, it's not just risky, it's losing Linden Lab money week by week, it's positively Un American ! Don't they want to make more money ? Don't they want Secondlife to be a success ?  

Until tier costs come down  and new land products introduced, the ecosystem will continue to be poisoned and fatigued. How can Secondlife possibly survive under these conditions ? 

3 comments:

  1. This happens. Companies have their time and through all kinds of reasons, bad management included, they fall by the wayside and die. But this often allows other companies to come forward and have their time in the limelight. Inworldz is out there,Avination and other OpenSim worlds exist too, Twinity, There.com and the new bot on the block, CloudParty are waiting to be explored.

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  2. Agreed Merry. Linden Lab seem hell bent on driving their customers away to competing platforms by charging prices few can now afford in the current economic climate. Cloudparty is my current favoutite , totally new tech, super potential, great island prices, could genuinely gut LL's residential land users once they're up and running for real

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