Originally Posted by Dana Bergson
Actually, I believe, that at least some of us Estate owners deserve this level of trust. But then again, I am biased.
I would agree that some, even many, estate owners are trustworthy and solvent (which is at least as important), but the problem is that many residents don't know how to make that distinction.
I see dozens of ads for estate land in the Real Estate section of SLU and don't know more than 3 or 4 (at most) of the names I see. So how can I choose wisely? How can I prevent ending up on an island that will close down a few weeks after I move in?
If LL closes down, the entire grid is gone and all of this debate is a moot point. But meanwhile, estate owners are crashing and burning all the time. There are dozens of threads both here and on the SL forums from residents who suddenly had their stuff returned and home yanked out from under them because their land lord went broke, had RL problems, or got bored with SL. So there is, in fact, a much higher risk factor with estate land than mainland.