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Unfortunately a Rip Off
on 15 September 2013
I am a great fan of Second Life, a sim owner and member for over six years. Unfortunately, like so much else in Second Life these days, this purchase is something of a rip off. I was trying to buy the premium vehicle pack, but my sale defaulted back to this--because the vehicle packs are not available outside the USA although this is not obvious. Second Life used to be a global environment, but today it is focussed very largely on North America and as with this pack if you are outside the USA you often get ripped off.
The pack itself contains little that you can't get for much less, and perhaps even for free, in Second Life. You get a Hoverboard and some basic clothing--jacket, pants, knee pads, back pack--worth a total of perhaps 1,000 LINDEN dollars at most, or less than three pounds sterling, and more realistically half that. The hoverboard is interesting for a few minutes, but it doesn't add anything especially to the Second Life experience as it is fairly difficult to control and moves so quickly that you will have trouble rezzing the environment to keep up. There is little advantage over regular flying and I am not sure where you would really want to use this. The jacket and pants look like black lycra--if that's your thing fine, but they are not really worth much. Perhaps the worse thing is that purchasing this links your Amazon account to Second Life, which is great for Linden Labs but not for you. I would not recommend unless for some reason you really want the hoverboard. There is hardly a 'bonus' pack.