In Second Life, the virtual world known for its endless possibilities and creative freedom, one option for land ownership stands out: Mainland. It may seem chaotic, but it’s also affordable, making it a popular choice for many residents.
Mainland is like the wild wild west of Second Life – unpredictable and ever-changing. Despite its reputation, it is still an attractive option for those looking to own land without breaking the bank. Plus, unlike private region rentals, owning Mainland means you have full control without any restrictions from covenants.
So, how can you get your hands on some Mainland without paying sky-high prices from land barons and estate companies? Here are a few ways to acquire Mainland without emptying your wallet.
- Land Auctions: The Land Auction page is a great place to start your search for Mainland. Here, you can find auctions for various parcels at reasonable prices. Don’t be afraid to bid and put in your best offer – you might just come out with your dream Mainland.
- Abandoned Land Request: Another option is to submit a ticket to Second Life to acquire abandoned land. If the land is deemed desirable, it may be sent to the Land Auction page instead, but in some cases, you may be able to purchase it for just L$1 per square meter. Use Bonnie Bots to search for Abandoned Land.
- Buy From Another Resident: While this may not always be the most affordable option, it’s worth keeping an eye out for Mainland being sold by other residents. You can often find good deals on waterfront or beachfront land that’s in high demand. You can search for land to buy or peruse the Mainland for sale forum.
Now, here’s a pro tip to save even more money on Mainland ownership: take advantage of the 10% land bonus by contributing your tier to your land group. Simply donate your tier or have group members contribute their tier to the land group. You can also donate your excess tier to a friend’s group if you’re not using all of it.
Still worried about the cost? Consider creating premium alt accounts and having them all donate tier to the same land group. You’ll receive stipends for each account, which is more cost-effective than just paying the monthly land use fees to Second Life.
So, if you’re ready to embark on your journey as a Mainland owner in Second Life, keep these tips in mind to help you find the right parcel at the right price. Happy land hunting!