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Friday, July 12, 2013

If you had 50k Lindens, what would you do with it? -Orchids Zenovka Reporting

I work all night, I work all day, to pay the bills I have to pay
Ain't it sad
And still there never seems to be a single penny left for me
That's too bad
In my dreams I have a plan
If I got me a wealthy man
I wouldn't have to work at all, I'd fool around and have a ball...
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

A man like that is hard to find but I can't get him off my mind
Ain't it sad
And if he happens to be free I bet he wouldn't fancy me
That's too bad
So I must leave, I'll have to go
To Las Vegas or Monaco
And win a fortune in a game, my life will never be the same...
Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man's world
Money, money, money
Always sunny
In the rich man's world
All the things I could do
If I had a little money
It's a rich man's world

-- Abba Money Money Money Lyrics

      The question of the day is; If you had 50k Lindens, what would you do with it?


Izara Moonshadow

Orchids: Who is Izara Moonshadow (izara.zuta)?
Izara: The real person behind Izara is a creative, spiritual, stubborn soul who loves Humor, art and music
Orchids: Imagine you were given 50k Lindens, to do as you please; what would you do with it?
Izara: Then there is a person I love a lot and hold very close to my heart in need of RL surgery. This was why I initially decided to give business in SL a try. I would send it to that person in RL.

Tiana (azhdeen.wirefly)

Orchids: Who is Tiana(azhdeen.wirefly)?
Tiana: Sharp tongue, a quick wit, with a crazy, wacky sense of humour; who just enjoys having fun.
Orchids: What do you do with 50 K?
Tiana: Good question, one that I don't really have an answer just off the top of my head... I guess for me Celtic Corsets business is a hobby rather than for profit. The main focus of my SL time is the dance events at Roissy; where I spend a lot of time trying to make them fun and different each week.
Orchids: It is a difficult question off the bat for a person not into money making...What would be dear to you?
Tiana: Most likely I would invest it in the Celtic Corsets, with a vision to expand the range I have.

Escie (escapee.sohl)

Orchids: Who is Escie (escapee.sohl)?

Escie: Hated by most, absolutely adored by some. Ahhhh the life of a bitch!

Orchids: What do you think 50k would best be used as?

Escie: Seeing how 50,000 lindens is the equivalent of approximately 150 Euro's or 200 Dollars and you have to hunt for lindens in SL cause you cannot afford to tap into your real life funds. I would transfer it back to real life to help pay towards paying the bills or even use it to go out to a theme-park, make a day of it with the family.
I find it particularly funny is that the hunters, who do not have the means real life to pump lindens into SL, actually choose for such an amount to play around with in Second Life. You would think it could be better spent.
I think it's been known that gamers, not only those in Second Life, have different priorities in general. As long as they can keep playing at hearts content they'll greedily take the 50K offered and spend it like crazy in-world. This greed is where ADS Company taps into very wisely. Luring those in with the wrong set of priorities.
Even in this economy where there is a game to be played, 50K in lindens, seems to be peanuts in the gamers eye. Not many of them seem to have e the understanding of its value.
Orchids: Honesty!A trait uncommon in SL or RL. I definitely admire you. Thank you.
Escie:You are very welcome .

Asadora Summers

Orchids: Who is Asadora (asadora.summers)?
Asadora : I am a logophile, so things people say are quite important to me. At the end of the day, words are all we have to express ourselves, so they are best to be used carefully.
 Asadora): How much 50K lindens is these days?
Orchids Zenovka: 210 dollars... 165 Euros...
Asadora: that's a good in real life sum of money. I’d donate it to an animal actual charity and not one that just 'claims' to be. I donate monthly to two animal charities in RL
This is a side note, but I'm just gonna say it: When there are charities in SL that advertise a specific cause, how come there isn't a way to tell if that charity in real life is advertising that donations can also be done in SL. I've never seen that ever.
Orchids: thank you... any other ideas ?
Asadora: I'm now wondering if what I said made actual sense - ha-ha. Obviously, I mean taking the lindens and turning them into 'real' currency
I'm thinking as to what else I would do with 50K.... replace all the very old freebie places, but I think that would take more than 50K - ha-ha
Just had another thought... pay people to take you on a date!
Orchids: nothing for yourself?
Asadora: Nope - I'm perfectly happy with what I have and I'm not one for ever being greedy. I remember back in the day when SL was a community, smaller yes, but we were all together... So, I'm still in the mindset of the 'good ole days' when there was more of a community feel grid-wise
Orchids: It’s easy for people to think for themselves at first but you thought of others ...
Asadora: Aww shucks, you've made me blush now! I'm a hippie! I like the love... don't like the hate - ha-ha.


Pameola: If I had L$50k, I would probably rent a piece of land for a year or so;
set up a shop there and start selling what I create, maybe build the shop as well
Orchids Zenovka: Each dream squashed by linden lab…by making land pay for?
Pameola: I am experimenting and testing what can be done in the Exhibition and Sale offered for free, and plan to see if I can have a complete building on one of the bigger plots to display my creations. By offering the free use of some lands to creator, a sim owner encourages those without Lindens to display their creations, and create traffic for themselves and for the creator... a win-win situation.

General Miami

Orchids: Who is General Miami?
General Miam: I’m a weapon creator so look for the owner before starting IM and report :-) I create stuff to blow your gaming mind.
Orchids: soo what would you do with 50 K?
General Miami: keep 10 k for the building stuff and share the rest with SL friends.


Justine Kingmaker

Orchids: Who is Jussy(justine.kingmaker)?
 Justine: A Photographer so everything interests me. Sometimes I get excited about it, sometimes I'm very low key about it. I am the official volunteer photographer for the stand4love campaign.
Orchids: The 50 K question….
Jussy: Hide it under my sex bed that never gets used.
Orchids:Sounds like a fun idea !
Jussy: I'd probably repay everyone who's ever done a kindness to me...which would still leave me in debt but I'd have made a good dent. Absolutely!  I've been really lucky to have met some fantastic people in SL
Orchids Zenovka: Any other thing you would do?
Jussy: I might make sure my SL sister has everything she needs for her SL kids, help my big brother out with his club and still continue to do free pics for newbs.  I already have everything I need...but I might invest in paying tier to tide me for a few months while I teach myself blender
Orchids Zenovka: You sure have definite goals. What about yourself?
Jussy: hehehe... I'm still very happy in SL no matter what little or how much I have.  I have good friends and a hobby I enjoy.
Orchids: Anything else you would like to say?...
Jussy: I think having blended the teen grid with the adult grid was a bad move a couple years ago, it causes a lot of problems especially age play which has really become a bigger issue and it's much harder to control.  There are so many of us adults who enjoy being adults without having to deal with the unsavory side.  I would contribute to the Lindens to bring it back.

Voice Restless

Orchids: Who is Voice Restless?
Voice:  Hi, I'm Voice. I'm a romantic, whimsical, role-playing shutterbug. I do photography because I love it. I model because I love modeling. I'm not in the bizz to make big bucks.
Orchids: … 50 K question….
Voice: Hmmmm... That is good question. I think SL is just like RL. The nice thing about RL is that you can't have everything you want, there's always something to long for, to save up for. I think SL would be boring with 50k
Orchids: That’s rather realistic…
Voice : Then again... I've always wanted to open a high class BDSM club *grins* so I might do that.
Orchids: Okay! The truth comes…. A hidden naughty streak in you..
Voice: Ohh... 50k... That's not enough, but I would love to design a beautiful nature sim, with all kinds of little special places. Trees, flowers, swings, an abandoned piano. *sighs*
Orchids: Err…bdsm with pianos… Who is Voice again? 

Daisy (dayz.short)

If  I could write
a verse for you
in such a perfect way
maybe then you would know
Maybe then we could walk
Hand in hand
I wouldn't have to talk
You would simply nod
And understand
by d.short
Orchids: Who is Daisy (dayz.short)?
Daisy: lol; just another avatar
Orchids: Actually she is a Fisher, Game master, Hunter, Helper, Kraftie rearer, Poet and Writer... So the 50 K question..
Daisy: *intends to be honest*
 I would send some to my alt in RL
 And I would invest some with ADS (fish hunt, Wilis products') on exchange
 And continue helping newbie’s with some .

AmberLynn Mortensen

Orchids: Who is AmberLynn Mortensen?
AmberLynn Mortensen: I have been in SL for over 3 years. Have shared some good times, good music and met some great people. I follow my daily horoscope and will probably ask when your birthday is to check your sign.
Orchids: …50 K …
AmberLynn:  put a good portion aside for a rainy day....give some to my friends...and move into a nicer place


Orchids says:
·         My mind is the one who dictates my happiness and sadness.
·         I have enough money in SL and RL to satisfy my needs.
·         I will never have enough money to satisfy my greed.

·         Also in 50K… I’m never gonna get that laptop ……….

        What would you do with 50,000 Lindens in Second Life?
 Use the comment box below to share your thoughts.


  1. A bonus for my newsletter's writers would be a start. ;-)

  2. @Bixyl Thank you for one of the *most apt* of views :p . That indeed is one of the most important things needing attention... heh heh
    I hope that I can take it as a compliment! :)

  3. I'd cash that out to my real bank account without even thinking twice!


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