Showing posts with label Rentals. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rentals. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Hippo goes belly up

Hippo Technology, the once great empire that comprised of hippoRENT, hippoVEND and even hippoVIEWER is no more.

From the dawn of Second Life, Andy Enfield built a robust rental system, but unlike similar systems on the market today, hippoRENT included a full and comprehensive accounting system, where a landlord could find out exact incomes for regions, properties or specific tenants.

In 2011 Andy needed to step away from Second Life, and his products were sold to B & M software.

The new owners did little to keep the product up-to-date and support was a very hit and miss affair. It was not unusual that a client would wait for up to a month for a reply, which was usually vague when it finally arrived.

The once great product withered on the vine and died as people migrated to systems that were not necessarily better, but offered support.

The final nail in the coffin went unreported on Valentines day this year, when the cloud servers collapsed leaving Hippo without a web presence and the once mighty hippo left the virtual world with a whimper that went unheard and unreported.

The company has posted a final bon voyage, with a non committal pledge to keep an eye on trends.

It is with a sense of nostalgia, that we bid a fond farewell to the once great Hippo!

Friday, November 04, 2016

Lab announces Prim Allowance Increase

The Lab announces prim increases for all styles of regions across the grid to be rolled out around Thanksgiving.  See the press release here.

If you rent or own a residential land plot in London City, we will be passing this increase of Prim/LI allowance directly to you, as soon as the private islands get their upgrade.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Seasonal Rental Offer

A seasonal offer as a thank you to all merchants in London City.

If you are an existing client of ours, please just copy the Caspertech transaction url to Torric Rodas and we'll apply 4 weeks credit when you renew by paying 4 weeks rental.

If you are a new client, rent a store in London City before 31st of October and pay 4 weeks and we will credit you with an extra 4 weeks rental free!  See the rental list here:

This offer runs until 31st October.  A maximum of one FOUR week credit per client.

Take advantage of this offer this weekend and your store will be paid up until the middle of December, giving you a great opportunity to sell for Halloween and then get a head start as you re-merchandise for Christmas sales.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Make London City your Home

Privacy configurable:
Change media settings ,  Control Allowed/Banned Residents list , Set Home to Here, Deed to group, Set privacy (see & chat with others), Set land to public/private access.

Brand new houses in London City West. 100 prim allowance, priced 325L p/w for as long as you stay.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Build your own Home in London City

If you regularly visit London City and enjoy the community atmosphere, you may like the convenience of being able to build or rez your own home within a stones-throw of the centre of all the action in Second Life.

Check out the example show home here:     This complete build, including furnishings uses 171 prims, the parcel supports 244, prims leaving you enough for a car and garage or whatever else you decide to build.

London City West - offers secluded parcels for maximum privacy

London City offers land plots where you can build or rez your own buildings and set home.  If you are not a builder, there are literally thousands of suitable houses available to purchase and rez.

You might be concerned about uninvited guests, but this is no problem at all because all parcels are highly configurable and offer total privacy and security. If you decide to set your land to 'private', only you and your guests can enter your parcel.  If you configure 'see and chat' no one else can see you inside your parcel.  If you set voice to the parcel channel, no one outside your parcel can hear you!

Of course you might be a party person and like strangers dropping by.  You can set your parcel to public access and the world and his wife can visit.    If the world visiting is great but his wife annoys you, put her on the ban list.  Everything is configurable.

Each parcel comes with an impressive level of configurability to control your media, access and privacy.

The 'About Land' setting allows each tenant to configure:
Media/Music stream  settings
Deed Objects such as tv and radio changers
Eject and Freeze Residents
Eject from Group
Control Allowed and Banned Residents list
Set Home to Here
Return deeded objects
Set privacy (see & chat with others)
Set land to public or private access.

Parcel size and Prim amounts are available in 3 flavours and rentals start from 400L per week:

28 x 28 meters with 148 prims
36 x 36 meters with 244 prims
36 x 44 meters with 327 prims

London City North - located closest to the main hub for people who enjoy a party.

London City West:

London City North:

To see a list of available rentals and for more information on parcel settings, please click the rentals tab at the top of the page.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Setting Up Shop - Help On Hand

We are proud that everything you see in London City, is built by us.   None of the buildings or monuments in London City is out of a box, everything is made to measure and you will not see it anywhere else on the grid. With the exception of the Big Ben Clock and Cenotaph, everything you see is created by Billy Arentire.

In keeping with this bespoke theme, we are keen to offer assistance to our merchants to maximise sales and to ensure the inside of their store is at least as impressive as the exterior.

As a standard service whenever someone rents with us, we retexture the inside of the store to suit their taste and content.  As a complimentary layer we can build and supply specially made fitments and even help with a seasonal theme.

Most fitments are made without charge and you can use them for as long as you are with London City.  If you decide to purchase fitments and themes, you can use them anywhere you wish.

Before:  An Empty Building in Sim3

After: Interior of a sweet shop - All that is needed now is the product.
Of course you need to have an idea of how you want your store to look,  we don't design entire brands on a complimentary level,  but we are here to help you with your concept.

RX Designs: Interior by London City.
RX Designs asked us for help with shop fittings.  This build by London City is now in use by their stores in Second Life.

London by Londoners, we're here to help.