Events · Teegle

Dark Ember for Teegle

For the Twisted Hunt Fall 2019, I’ve created an exclusive body coat & hooves titled Dark Ember for Teegle! It features wisps of smoke, black branches, and flying sparks, and fits the Teegle avatar & all Teeglepets. Now all you have to do — starting today and lasting throughout September — is find the right black & red cube at my main store 🙂 Beware of decoys though…

Need a hint? This hunt is supposed to be hard, so they’re not published anywhere — but you can ask for one in the Twisted Hunt group chat if you get stuck!

If you want to do the whole hunt, begin at Twisted Headquarters. If you’re new to the hunt (or need a refresher), make sure to review the Twisted Virgins and Twisted Hunter Info pages.

Good luck!

Second Life

Main Store Updates

Lucky Chairs

I’ve been debating setting these out for a while, but I finally have my main store organized in a way that makes sense for them! I’m starting with 2 chairs (for group members only), and they’re placed directly to the left of the landing point. Everything in my store (except gift cards, gachas, and items at events) is eligible to be won!

Gacha Demo Rezzer

Gachas aren’t my favorite thing, but I do have 2 of them! One of my pet peeves about gachas in general is how tiny the image keys are, plus there usually aren’t demos of all the prizes inside. I finally decided to fix that for mine, and created a demo rezzer (with purchasing disabled) for each item! Now everything can be seen how it’d actually look in-world. Try it out in my demo area behind the landing point.

Reminder: I like to keep gachas fair — that’s why there are no rares, and the prizes are set to copy (no mod/no trans).

Events · Teegle · Water Horse

Freckled Peach

Haven’t updated this blog in almost 2 months … I think I need to start blogging about new releases again! Throughout July I moved my studio to a new parcel (because prims), and created a brand new summery body coat for both Water Horse and Teegle! Titled Freckled Peach, this coat includes specular shine and lots of light & dark spots.

The WH version is already available, and the Teegle version premiered today at Driftwood! To visit my booth directly, teleport here.

Second Life

Pre-Paying for Premium

Disclaimer: I’m mostly posting this as a note for myself/documentation, as I’m sure this is old news to seasoned SLers. But, hopefully it’s useful to others!

After the news of all the SL changes came out at the end of May, I followed a lot of the replies to Grumpity’s post on the forums. People started mentioning the cost savings of “land alts,” which I’d never used before, so I started looking into what that entailed. Basically it’s using a premium account solely to take advantage of the free 1024m of mainland that comes with it. The avatar donates their 1024m to a group they’re in that owns mainland, which negates the need to pay for the parcel. If the parcel is larger than 1024m, the group owner is required to pay for the remainder, unless additional land is donated.

In my case, my new mainland parcel is 2048m, so I’d need 2 premium accounts to offset the cost — luckily I have 2 alts that I never use (my main uses her 1024m for Bellisseria). With the cost of premium rising from $72 to $99/year on June 24th, all users have the option to pre-pay for an extra cycle at the lower price before that date. Forking over $216 for 3 accounts at once to take advantage of this makes me cringe a little … but the value is in the stipend:

Things Not Changing:
2048m mainland parcel = $13/month = $156/year (without premium)
Weekly stipend: 300L = 14,400L yearly = ~$60

Old Plan:
Premium account (annual plan): $72
$72 – $60 = $12 total
$12 x 2 premium accounts: $24

New Plan:
Premium account (annual plan): $99
$99 – $60 = $39 total
$39 x 2 premium accounts: $78

The answer is obvious — while it’s a lot of money up front, using “land alts” to offset mainland costs definitely saves money, even on the new plan! I’d much rather pay $78 than $156. Plus, if my main account runs low on lindens, I can grab extra from my alts with their stipend.

Another perk of group-owned land is the automatic 10% land bonus. For example, my mainland parcel is 2048m, but I now have an extra 205m of mainland to use.

Last weekend I spent time fiddling with my land group, switching my mainland parcel to be group-owned, and upgrading my 2 alts to premium. I also plan to pre-pay for all 3 of my accounts *cringe* sometime before the 24th. Side note: When a parcel is changed to group-owned, not all of the land settings are preserved, so make sure to double-check them afterwards. I didn’t realize I needed to do that, so some things were off for a few days.

Happy premium-ing!