Since my dad died I have only been in Second Life a couple of times. I just have not been in the mood to visit. In fact I sold a parcel of land I had and consolidated things down to one area.
I had at one point considered buying a portion of a island and doing some collaborative work with some others, but I simply have not had the time or the CPU cycles to dedicate to it.
Today while reading Eric Rics aka (Spin Martin’s) Blog I see that Linden is raising the island prices to a ridiculous level. For the price they are now going to charge for an island along with set up cost multiply that by 12 months and I could rent 12 dedicated servers for a year from the company that host our backup boxes for the same price.
Whats really sad though is that second life is the ultimate walled garden in that you cannot take your creations with you if you close up shop. Sure they can go in your inventory but we will see if the price of land goes up and if the number of islands go down. [Eric Rice]