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Premium Plus is coming!

Premium Plus is coming!

I went to SL19B to meet the Lindens! Patch Linden gave an exciting interview with hints about the upcoming Premium Plus membership, which will be available on June 23rd, 2022. At first glance, it appears that nearly all of the benefits will be doubled, but the cost will be TRIPLED. Premium Plus will be $29.99 per month or $249 USD/per year. For 30 days, the introductory price will be $24.99 per month.

I was disappointed to learn that the new Premium Plus benefits will not be available to region owners. We are the biggest spenders on Second Life land products, and we have received no love! I think if you own a full region, you should get a basic Premium membership for FREE. In addition, Premium Plus members should be allowed to buy a standalone Homestead region. These are benefits that residents have been requesting for years.

I took some notes of the features for you to compare Premium & Premium Plus. What do you think of these features? Will it prompt you to upgrade? Watch the full interview on YouTube.

¹You can split this and have a linden home and use the rest for tier.

²Grandfathered residents receive L$500 and L$400 stipend now. Patch did not confirm if they’ll get double that amount, but it would make the most sense.

³For the price, I would expect the number of tries to be at least 15 or more per 24-hour period. This confirms that Linden Lab loves GOH players!

⁴Patch said that you can submit a ticket and as long as the home is available during the duration of the ticket, a land team staff will assign this to you. This would only work well during a massive theme release, IMO. The idea behind this is for friends to be neighbors, etc or for people to get to pick the home of their dreams unless a bunch of people also pick that location. Prediction… residents will claim favoritism unless this process is completely fair and transparent.

12 Comments

  1. Sade Darkfold

    Odd time with world conditions for LL to get greedy.

  2. Allegory Malaprop

    So…double the perks, plus a very few things that don’t really add up to much (no upload fees are nice, but I upload a lot and that’s still not worth it; request a house, what, maybe once ever? especially since they are getting to the end of the themes; and cheaper group creation and I’ve created I think 2 groups in over 15 years…) for three times as much?

    I’d been seriously pondering plus, depending on what was on offer- but I’ll pass on this. Too bad.

  3. Isabella Solano

    The attachment limit is fewer on the Premium Plus, than on the regular Premium?

    • gogo

      I worded that oddly – so you get fewer limits.. LOL, so you get MORE attachments. It’s just based on what they call it – Attachment Limits (more), if I did that, people might think more limits.

  4. Dojiba Sabra

    Patch mentioned the possibility of getting some PP items ala carte. If I could get a 2048 and 100 groups for $5 more a month, I might be persuaded. Otherwise, they should have just named it Business Premium. None of the other ‘perks’ appeal to me.

  5. Lilly

    The only thing I see that is even remotely nice is doubleing the groups. the rest is just not worth nothing.

  6. Molly

    Yeah that is a lot of money for barely anything I’d be interested in at all. I mean this will knock a lot out of the ballpark with price. I’ve been premium for long time but to do 299 a year thats over 400 australian dollars. No shot

  7. Sunshine Kukulcan

    WHOA NELLY!

    Why not just institute a lower than premium level, premium level and business premium (premium plus) level? Eliminate free accounts.

    As for the $299 USD annual price? Just NOPE. Not with the state of the world these days.

    It was foretold that any of the grandfathered stipend accounts (400L/500L) per week would LOSE that original stipend if they upgraded to Premium Plus and later downgraded.

    1048-2048 s/m? How is that a premium for 3X times more money? Again, it was foretold that the land would be “at least doubled”. Better to upgrade an alt account and get 2096 s/m for 2X the cost.

    I forsee a price increase for the premium level this year.

  8. Arduenn Schwartzman

    For me as a creator it’s way more than double the perks. The #1 benefit for me it uploads for free. I spend about 100$ (US) per year on uploading textures, animations and sounds for my merch alone.

  9. madi fray

    No way are the offerings worth 299 a year.

  10. Yoof

    The price doesn’t justify what you’ll be getting in my opinion. I was thinking it would be around the L£129-L$149 for the package, which is what I’d be willing to pay. I’ll make do with what I pay now.

    It will be interesting to see how this will go down.

    Disappointed.

  11. Tanger Teardrop

    I own a full sim and a homestead. I like the idea, but I already pay a lot. Now if they would up the prims on the homestead I might think about it.

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