Satiated Desires New Release: Couples Invisible Sex Bed Mat

If you like the look of your current bed but are bored with the animations, then this mat is for you.  The mat has 145 straight and kinky, relaxing, cuddles and kisses, foreplay, sex and sleep positions to whet your appetite.  It can be placed on your bed and made invisible or can be used on its own anywhere you have rez rights.

Satiated Desires SLM Listing: Sex Bed Mat                                         Satiated Desires Catalogue Listing: Couples Sex Bed Mat

The majority of the animations are exclusive, as they have been created by me and you will not find them anywhere else on the grid. Those that aren’t created by me are licenced to me for use. So as with all Satiated Desires items, you won’t see the same old tired freebie animations that are used in most furniture.

The item is designed for you to rez and use. It comes with full instructions for set up, for tailoring the menu to suit your needs, adjusting the positions and has a FAQ for if things go wrong.

Click here for more information

Availability

Satiated Desires on the Second Life Marketplace (SLM)

 

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Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
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July 2013 Newsletter

July 2013

Hi everyone,

Another couple of months have passed (! where does the time go?) and so I thought I’d better say hello 🙂

First up, I’ve closed all my inworld stores now as people are just not shopping inworld anymore in large enough numbers to cover tier.  So, like everyone else who has pulled out of having an inworld presence, I’m gone too.  Everything is still available from the marketplace and I am still releasing items, so next time you’re looking for something kinky check out the online store: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/14366

I’d like to thank everyone who continued to buy inworld and I hope you’ll continue to buy now I’ve moved to the Marketplace.  If not, I’m glad I was able to be there when you wanted to shop.

Closing the stores means I need to sell my land.  Some of it has already gone but if you’re looking for land on either moderate or adult, I have some lovely waterside plots up for sale.  I posted them in a thread on the SL forums so you can see the details here: http://community.secondlife.com/t5/Parcels-for-Sale-Mainland/Moderate-and-Adult-mainland-plots-for-sale/m-p/2063269#U2063269

On top of packing up the stores, I’ve released an outdoors sex rug.  There’ll be a few more released over the next month or so, so as you can see, I’m not gone yet 🙂

The problem that occurred a few months ago with the AOs seems to have been fixed now, so you shouldn’t have any further problems.  If you do, contact me and I’ll sort it out for you.

The Avination store has reopened, so if you’re inworld there come and check out what’s available.

 ~ Releases ~

Outdoor Sex Rug

For those times when you fancy some outdoor intimacy, this rug has 145 straight and kinky, relaxing, cuddles and kisses, foreplay, sex and sleep positions to whet your appetite.

It’s available from the Satiated Desires store on the Second Life Marketplace (SLM)

Satiated Desires Catalogue Listing: Outdoor Sex Rug                  Satiated Desires SLM Listing: Outdoors Sex Rug                                         Satiated Desires Catalogue Listing: Outdoor Sex Rug

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Catalogues

These two links will take you to a page with the list of items available in Second Life or Avination.

Second Life Catalogue

Avination Catalogue  

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Have a lovely summer if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere and stay warm if you’re not!

Cheers

Couldbe

Satiated Desires – Stir Your Imagination

Web Site Shopping
Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
Satiated Desires Product Catalogue
Satiated Desires New Releases Blog
Satiated Desires on Twitter
Satiated Desires on Facebook

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Satiated Desires New Release: Outdoor Sex Rug

For those times when you fancy some outdoor intimacy, this rug has 145 straight and kinky, relaxing, cuddles and kisses, foreplay, sex and sleep positions to whet your appetite.

                  Satiated Desires SLM Listing: Outdoors Sex Rug                                         Satiated Desires Catalogue Listing: Outdoor Sex Rug

The majority of the animations are exclusive, as they have been created by me and you will not find them anywhere else on the grid. Those that aren’t created by me are licenced to me for use. So as with all Satiated Desires items, you won’t see the same old tired freebie animations that are used in most furniture.

The item is designed for you to rez and use. It comes with full instructions for set up, for tailoring the menu to suit your needs, adjusting the positions and has a FAQ for if things go wrong.

Click here for more information

Availability

Satiated Desires on the Second Life Marketplace (SLM)

Satiated Desires – Stir Your Imagination

Web Site Shopping
Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
Satiated Desires Product Catalogue
Satiated Desires New Releases Blog
Satiated Desires on Twitter
Satiated Desires on Facebook

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AO HUD problems

There have been problems with the AO HUDs down the last month or so.  LL has put in new code for managing animations, which caused a few problems.  Within the last week they seem to have fixed it, so if you stopped using any AO HUD because of problems with it not working, you should be able to use it again without problems.

I’ll be sending out updates to everyone to make sure you have a copy of the HUD with the new code.  This possibly won’t be until early June.  So if you receive a folder from me and you’ve bought one of my HUDs before then keep an eye out.  If you decline it, it won’t go to trash so you’ll need to contact me for another one.

I’ll post here and in the newsletter when I’m done, so keep an eye out and if you haven’t received it, drop me a line.

 

Satiated Desires – Stir Your Imagination

Web Site Shopping
Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
Satiated Desires Product Catalogue
Satiated Desires New Releases Blog
Satiated Desires on Twitter
Satiated Desires on Facebook

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Cybermetrics, coming soon to a police force near you

One of the things that profoundly irritates me about second life and the element of socially dysfunctional people who inhabit it, is the way people think that they can hide behind the keyboard.  Just like people have speaking patterns and hand writing patterns, those patterns are carried through to typing.  Denial (and not the river in Egypt) of this says more about the person’s capability for complex thought than anything else.

but I digress (even if it was only slightly).  I saw this in the paper the other week and had to smile.  Down the last few years, those who attempt to inflict misery on others may soon be identified and get their comeuppance.  Can’t happen too soon for my liking.

And Professor Vladimiro Sassone, the director of Southampton’s cyber security centre, says that use of vocabulary, grammar and choice of words may yet be enough under what he calls “cybermetrics”. “You might have two different identities on a social network but the particular choice of words you picked can reveal that they belong to the same person,” he says.

“It mixes ideas from psychology and computer science and biometrics.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/from-grainy-cctv-to-a-positive-id-recognising-the-benefits-of-surveillance-8434644.html

So, the next time you fancy using an alt to hide from someone you’re trolling, you might like to remember this piece.  Happy New Year.

Satiated Desires – Stir Your Imagination

Web Site Shopping
Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
Satiated Desires Product Catalogue
Satiated Desires New Releases Blog
Satiated Desires on Twitter
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Second Life Marketplace vs Inworld – Where’s best to sell?

This started as a post I made on SLU at the end of last year.  Along with everyone else, I’m noticing a move away from buying inworld to people shopping on the marketplace.  So I looked at the figures and it’s pretty obvious to see why stores in Second Life are closing, it just isn’t cost effective to be paying so much for land when people aren’t buying inworld.

I had decided to close the stores at the end of this month but have decided to give them one last chance and I’ll continue to subsidise them from my marketplace sales but it can’t carry on indefinitely and once I have to start putting my hand in my pocket to pay for the land then the shops will go.  They’re just a vanity now.

Most store owners complain that tier is too high, they’re right, for what is effectively a 3d web page it is extortionate how much we’re charged but for me, the decline started back in March 2010 when they introduced the new search inworld and then moved to the web based search. That stopped years of month on month sales growth inworld and I’m not the only one who saw that change.

If you don’t fancy reading the table, the take away from it is that to get the same return of $100 from sales inworld to the marketplace you need to be turning over $100 usd per month for every piece of 512sqm you use as a store.  Not unheard of but certainly rare I’d suggest.  It still beggars belief that LL choose to push people to sell on the marketplace rather than inworld since tier gains them much more income than the lindens they receive in commission but then Linden Lab has never been a haven of rational decision making.

Enjoy the read and comments are welcome.

Marketplace Inworld
Requirements Requirements
The only requirement is a viewer with a merchant outbox (which is everything but phoenix afaik). Either a premium account or estate land. Minimum cost is around $5usd per month.
Costs Costs
  • No initial upfront cost, except time.
  • Customers can’t try out any expensive rezzable items before purchase
  • Search and customer behaviour is more focussed on lower priced items
  • Land search effort
  • Upfront tier costs if estate land
  • You’ll need to purchase a store, vendors and other paraphernalia
  • Set up time
  • If your parcels are rental then you’ll have to run around at the end of each rental period to pay your rent
  • If it’s estate land your landowner may close down with no notice or will give you notice but either way you’ll have to move,
  • Sales and licensing policies need to be made available separately,
  • Your land has to be able to support the number of prims used to display and vend your items,
  • You need land that matches the maturity rating of the highest rated item (G, M or Adult),
  • Items are blanket rated according to the land, so even with an item search, if the land rating it is on is not included in the search it won’t be seen (however, search may or may not display all items available and will return lower rated land items even if you didn’t ask for them..),
  • Your store name may or may not appear in search for any category,
  • Your items may nor may not appear in search for any category.
Benefits Benefits
  • You have your own storefront which can be partially branded and can contain your sales and licensing policies, links to your inworld store and anything else you can cram in,
  • Commission is taken at the time so all money you receive is yours,
  • Each listing is has a maturity rating so it will appear in the correct search return,
  • Upgrading the item or listing can be easily done (pain is relative) via the website (except on a Friday when the thing can’t cope). Although you still need to go inworld to actually load the item into the marketplace,
  • Full details of the item along with multiple pictures can be displayed,
  • You can suggest other items to the customer on each listing.
  • You can have multiple stores by having multiple parcels – makes for more effective targeting of customers in search (insert rofl here)
  • You can offer entertainment or other things to entice them to come and spend money
  • Customers can try out your rezzable items
  • Higher priced items are more frequently sold
For every $100 usd of sales..
LL gets $5, you get $95.
To make $100usd you’d have to sell around 25,000L worth of goods. Not unheard of but to make around the same profit as the marketplace you’d have to do it from a piece of 512 @ $5 pm
Good luck with that.
LL Marketing Requirements LL Marketing Requirements
None, you’re automatically listed in search so you just need to add keywords to your listing.
  • Parcel search is 30L a week
  • Classified search is a minimum of 50L a week.
Gaming Gaming
  • Don’t forget to game it by adding spammy keywords, apparently that’s ok according to some of the larger store owners on the official forums.
  • Some vendors get people to buy and rate to boost search rankings
  • And other vendors use alts to buy stuff and leave 1 star ratings – which may kill an items sales stone dead but will boost it in the rankings (an unintended consequence but it’s the only silver lining there is),
  • Don’t forget to game it by adding spammy keywords to your classified and parcel listings
  • You can game each item for search by adding spammy keywords to your object names and set them to show in search
  • You can get non registered bots *ahem* models and either keep them in your shop to show a green dot or twenty on the map and show a higher traffic rank if people use parcel search or pack them high up in the sky in a skybox (yes, people still do this, fuck knows why)
LL Marketing optional extras LL Marketing optional extras
Variously priced ads but be warned, there’s a bug where if you do take out an ad it’s quite likely you won’t be able to stop it at the end of the period and they’ll keep taking money from you until hell freezes over or LL goes bust. You can buy your way up the classified search returns by increasing the price of your classified ad.However, LL has a policy of including non keyword high priced classified ads in returns as well and search is also broken so your ad may not be returned even if you pay the highest price for an ad with the keyword that is specifically searched for. (I can remember one classified where they were paying $100usd a week and it wasn’t returned for the main keyword yet a host of irrelevant high priced ads for other things were, that’s LL for you)
Set up Set up
  • Create the storefront on the website,
  • They will provide the template for the listing and automatically include it in search (well, it may or may not, depends on how broken it is at the time) and you can upload 8 images and a url to a picture free for each listing.
  • All you need to do is make sure you’ve gamed it. Sales and ratings (no matter how poor) will ensure you rank higher.
  • You’ll need to find the land, the building and the vendors you want to use (all an added expense).
  • You’ll need to then set it up, including loading vendors, uploading images @ 10L a time (and you can usually only have one image per listing per vendor), add parcel restrictions and get yourself a stream,
  • Then list the land in classifieds and parcel search,
  • Keep an eye out for griefers,
  • Keep an eye out for prim drift,
  • Check your stores after each rolling restart for access, items missing and items not working (both vendors and any items you have inworld).

Satiated Desires – Stir Your Imagination

Web Site Shopping
Satiated Desires @ Second Life Marketplace
Satiated Desires @ Cariama
Satiated Desires on the Web
Satiated Desires Product Catalogue
Satiated Desires New Releases Blog
Satiated Desires on Twitter
Satiated Desires on Facebook

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Lalo Telling In Memoriam

The human behind Lalo Telling left this world of ours on the 14th of December 2012. To rail against the unfairness of the timing of this in his life to be justifiably angry.  Fate is a cruel mistress.

Whilst never more than a very distant acquaintance (our contact was really sharing the same threads in fora occasionally as well as the very occasional twitter interaction), even a brief look at his posts and you will see a true gentleman shine through, no drama or game playing, just a thoroughly decent human being interacting in a digital world.

Second Life in particular, and virtual worlds in general, seem to bring out the petty and mean in people or perhaps it just amplifies these traits through the media we use to conduct our interactions.  Not once down the years have I ever seen Lalo display anything but kindness, a generosity of spirit and a good temper through all the trials and tribulations that living a virtual life can bring.

Vale and Shalom Lalo, all worlds are a poorer place for your passing.

My sympathies and best wishes to emspar and to his family and friends who bear the burden of grief.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.”

Oscar Wilde