(Disclaimer: I didn’t take this picture. It was taken at an event and I was busy celebrating)
Income (this period) from all AvMans
TB Sales: $17,745 (avg $21.71/purchase, $591.5/day)
Gross Income: $30,085
Peer Review Stats (all time) on all AvMans
Total Submissions: 5341
Total Reviews: 49210 (including 26416 from prior years)
Total Approvals: 2882
Total Cancels: 2394
Total Rejections : 6
SamSyn is almost done with “Global Chat”, which is exactly what it sounds like. It will also include the ability for the System to add events to the chat for things like “Such and Such Event starting in…”, and “Race starting in … in 10 minutes”.
Also, you don’t have to participate in Global Chat at all, if you don’t want to.
Of course it will also include the ability to mute/ignore people who insist on using it to show “LOOK AT ME I CAN TYPE SWARE WORDS ARENT U IMPRESSED?”.
Co-Host Decorating Privileges
We’ll also be rolling out the ability to designated co-hosts to always have decorating rights, instead of “just for events”. This is something folks have been asking for, especially in connection with “Landmarkish” areas in the world. For example, There could pay the rent on a Landmark, but leave it to a more aesthetically talented person to maintain it.
Developer Price Changes
In the near future, we will be making submission fees $1000TB across the board for all types of items. In 99.9% of the cases this is a price reduction – in many cases a significant price reduction. In a few odd cases, it seems to be a price increase, but this is frankly for some items that seemed to be aberrantly priced anyway.
Next up is the “Real Money” system for Developers.
Of course, we’re also going to see if these “How do I find people in the World” changes help people…Find things to do in World. If they do, we can then experiment with advertising again, with the hope new members will “stick”, and generate more revenue than the cost of acquiring them (which is what has happened with every other kind of advertising we’ve tried before).
If those things don’t work, we have more things to try, of course :-).