Ok I want to break down the first year cost of owning a full sized Island in Second Life and compare that to real world server prices. Second Life Prices as of Nov 15th.
- Setup $1675.00 + (12 Months * $295.00) = 5215.00 the First Year!
Dedicated Server at GoDaddy.com with Geek5 promo code
- Setup $0000.00 + ($75.64 * .15 Discount) * 12 = $771.60 Per Year
Lets see how many Servers I can get at Godaddy for a year for $5215.00
- $5215.00 / 771.60 = 6.7 Servers
Now the Question I have to ask Linden Labs why in the heck are your Islands so Expensive it looks to me even with taking some profit that your prices from a hardware perspective are beyond nuts! The Question has to be asked as well is why is the setup fee so high. I bet the integration time is probably 15 minutes at tops. [c|net news.com]
Info: In Second Life my name is the Same as in RL “Todd Cochrane” see you in SL