Just When Linden Lab appear to be fixing SL, they bring out an update to break it again, this is the eternal cycle of second life. Though the latest problem i have i dont think is a Bug.
I have been considering getting an entire sim to for my projects. Would be nice, just imagine it, a whole goony sim of adventures, free of neighbouring sims, full of crazy places to explore and have fun. Well i was almost convinced, i thought i could pay for half the sim each month from my realworld wages, and half from what i make in SL....... but then something has happend to make me rethink the project....
Linden lab have a thing called "billing and trading limits". Each month i cash out my lindens to add to my paypal account. This pays my rent for my current islands that i rent from Anshe Chung, not the cheapest way i know, but its the most conveniant for me. As much as you may think i make from my kids shops and DJ'ing, i usually only just make enough to cover the rent each month and if i dont hit my monthly targets i then have to put my hand in my real world bank account to pay.
This month i have not been able to sell my Linden dollers because for some yet unknown reason my "trading limit" has been ZERO'd which means i cant sell, which means i cant put my earnings into my paypal account, which means i cant pay my rent for the islands, which has meant ive had to delve into my RW bank account to pay for the rent.
I've tried requesting a review of my account to see if i can get this limit of ZERO lifted, ive tried 4 or 5 times via various support emails to contact the Linden Lab for any information to why ive been Zero'd. No answer, no explanation. The only person i could get any information from was Tateru Nino of secondlife insider who told me either they screwed it up, or im under fraud investigation. HA!
Anyway if im no longer able to make money from SL it will mean eventually i will have to give up the islands. I got the islands because i could sustain them with the credits made in game i cant keep on forking out the amount of rent needed to keep all the islands. Any ideas of owning a sim payed half by RW income and half SL income have gone, because Linden Lab have shown me that their system in place is not reliable enough. What would happen if i had a whole sim and then the lab Zero'd my "trading limit" i would have a huge amount to pay RW and would probably have to drop everything.
So im hoping that Linden Lab finally answer my calls and fix my problem soon because they are causing me stress in my real life now.
If anyone knows where i can contact a real Linden that will actually help me out, or any advice on where i can sell my Lindens to gain USD for my paypal account, i'd be greatful.
[UPDATE] I managed to find a Linden at help island, she was only there to sough out a griefer, but she did manage to to spare some time to advise me to ring linden lab..... ok... erm... thanx...
[UPDATE 10.6.07] Managed to get a reply back from Chadrick Linden..."[13:26] Chadrick Linden: You would need to contact support or billing to look into thaty". Well ive sent numurous emails to both billing and technical, yet to get a reply...