Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Premium Plus put on hold

For a long time now, Linden Lab had expected to roll-out 'Premium Plus', an additional Premium
level of membership to the one already in place.

Whilst always short of specifics about extra benefits it would offer, the Lab had deliberately held off on announcing exactly what extra goodies would be on offer, presumably to raise hype for the project when it reached release, which all things being equal, would have been around now.

Sadly, due to the current financial uncertainty for many residents at this time, they have for now, decided to defer its release, probably until 2021.

Grumpity Linden explains, 

"We have made the decision to delay the deployment of Premium Plus based on two key factors:

1.We want to be focused on our Uplift project (move to the cloud) and to minimize distraction for our development, QA, and Ops teams. While we’ve laid a lot of groundwork, quite a bit more still remains to finish Premium Plus.

2.The pandemic has brought a lot of financial uncertainty to people all around the world and we know many of our Residents have been hit hard.

"We are very happy that SL has provided an outlet for people where they can connect, escape, engage safely, and earn a living or supplement their income as well. But we also realise that introducing a higher-priced service level in this time would be really ham-handed

"I don’t know that there’s a whole lot more to say. I can’t promise a time line, but early 2021 is reasonable to expect. If we find ourselves in a position to move up that time line, we’ll certainly explore that. Without any actual plans to that effect, we may find, for example, that a different type of service level than Premium Plus is a better offering for the times we find ourselves in come Fall."

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