Here’s a small update.
. 3,245 people have registered so far. Of course, that includes Alts, and Minors. This is comfortably over the “Break Even” line.
. Of those, 57 were from a member program called “v1_beta_lifetime”, and 214 were from a member program called “v1_beta_lifetime_prepay”, for a total of 8% of members so far.
. 2,367 have the title with the word “Lifetime” in them.
. Foolishly, we had many member programs with the word “Lifetime” in them. If we were to declare that everyone of them would get the service for Free, for eternity (since, well, Avatars don’t die), there’s now way we could afford to go forward.
So, the rule is that if you were “v1_beta_lifetime” or “v1_beta_lifetime_prepay”, you won’t have to pay monthly.
All members, however will now be “Premium”, for no extra cost.
Since the goal here is to break even, we won’t be spiffing accounts with T$ for the $10/month. We need to get the boat into the water and prove it floats before we start adding ballast.
I hope that clears things up. I know that 2,367 of you will be unhappy, but that’s better than 3,245 being unhappy that we wouldn’t try to open at all.