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November 20, 2009

XStreetSL charging for freebies

Filed under: Second Life Shit! — Tags: , , , — Hugsie @ 8:32 pm

Two posts on Xstreet talk about how they want to charge creators 99L a month for free items.  They believe that freebies are really just promotional ways to get people to buy your other products, so they think it’s logical to charge people a monthly fee to list FREE items.  Details are here.

Two threads in the Xst forums (here and here) are exploding over this announcement, and it ‘s a really sad state of affairs when they actually believe in the bullshit they spew.  Everyone knows they are just trying to squeeze more money out of this dying economy, so they just squeeze harder allowing content creators to just slip between their fingers.

They actually have the gall to state that there is a cost associated when people get freebies from Xstreet.  How so? It’s no more of an overhead of costs from people just browsing the XstreetSL website, and not buying anything. This is simply ridiculous and they go on to say how they had big meetings and group sessions over this, yet I never heard anything about this. They rarely give much awareness for these things for people to attend.  Sure I’m not a big content creator, but these kinds of choices effects EVERYONE.


  1. Why do you think they believe it?

    Comment by Mimika Oh — November 21, 2009 @ 12:34 am

  2. Not a matter of believing, they just want to make more money off of FREE items, the greedy bastards! :p

    Comment by hugsalot — November 21, 2009 @ 5:57 am

  3. I think that they really do have quite a bit of cost associated with it, I mean you have to understand, freebie items take up the same amount of bandwidth, for both the transfer of the item in game and storage of info on the site, it’s ridiculous to think that there is no cost involved and they don’t really ask much. If your freebie is worthwhile to have on Xstreet then 99L is worth it, otherwise, goodriddens to all the completely worthless crap that’s clouding up xstreet as it is.

    Comment by Hmmmmm — December 8, 2009 @ 2:10 pm

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