On early Thursday afternoon, Linden Lab made the Premium Plus option for accounts available. This was two days after Patch Linden gave details at the Second Life Birthday.
We are so excited to be officially launching our Second Life Premium Plus offerings today! The Premium Plus membership level is designed for the most dedicated Second Life Residents with more weekly stipends, more groups, more mainland, and even more of all the things you love! There’s only one thing there’s less of - fees. Premium Plus subscribers get free uploads for sounds, textures, and animations, free recurring events, lower group fees, and did we mention - $15 Name Changes?!
The all-new Premium Plus is available for $29.99 per month and $249 per year with a special limited time promotional price of $24.99 per month. Not ready for Premium Plus? You can still continue to enjoy our existing Premium offering, which is available for $11.99 per month and $99 per year.
So far, there's been plenty of talk about Premium Plus, including a thread in the forums. On the whole, the response seems to be skepticism. Many stated they don't feel the extra bennefits are worth the price. Still, some did say they were interested, one saying, "I can run up 249 dollars worth of texture uploads a year pretty quickly if given enough time and space." "I ran the numbers for my account and I'd save about $6 a year." There were comments that one or two more things thrown in, such as free mesh uploads and name changes, might make then interested.
Some people will be signing up for Premium Plus. How many, well, we'll see.
To read the blog post, Click Here.
Addition: Near the end of today's "Meet the Lindens," Grumpity announced they had over 700 Premium Plus accounts. So with this many in just a few hours, it seems they've had a successful start.