New Land Big Land!

Monday, June 4, 2007 Monday, June 04, 2007

I've done it – I've bought an 8192sm parcel located in Caso Milo. This is monstrously gigantic compared to my tiny 512sm in Lanestris. It's one-eighth of an entire sim! Maybe someday I will be able to say “I own my own virtual island”, but not quite yet.

My previously mentioned objectives for land strategy turned out to be slightly incorrect. I did not need to buy flat land. My buddy Poopmaster Oh showed me that I can use mega-prims to quickly cover the area, creating a perfectly flat space. In fact, she actually built them for me. Thanks, Poop!

The mega-prims used here are 20m cubes. I need only eight to cover the entire area, producing a perfectly flat surface for building. You can't create such cubes, but some still float around SL, having apparently been created before the 10m limit was imposed.

Now I'm left with the hard part – construction of a new store. More on this in a future post.

But what about my old parcel in Lanestris? Should I sell it? Obviously not until I open the new store, but what about after that? I am still concerned about customers having landmarks pointing to the old location. You know the old saying: “your best customers are your existing customers”. I believe this to be true in SL also, since I often have former customers returning to buy new or more products.

I've decided not to sell the Lanestris parcel quite yet. Instead, I am going to erect signs and landmark givers that send anyone who shows up to the new location. Also I will rez a body counter to see how many people area actually showing up there. When the visitation rate gets low, it will be time to sell.


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