Many years ago I had a little shop in a sim that used a single terminal rental system.
With other words, everyone in the entire sim who had to pay rent could do so at a prim situated in the main municipal building.
In all my years in Second Life I’ve had 2 rental systems (the two biggest ones everyone’s probably using) and neither offer that option.
I’ve asked, I’ve begged, I’ve bribed and although it is being worked on, it is still unavailable.
I wonder if anyone knows if such a system is around, somewhere.
Why would anyone want such a system you ask?
Well mostly because of prims and scripts.
In the region of 1920s Berlin we have about 100 rentals, yes I know, that is a lot.
But that also means we have over 100 rental boxes with each a script inside.
By using a single terminal rental system, I could free up these prims and remove the scripts from the sim.
But it also lets us have a more fun and realistic way to pay the rent for my tenants, in stead of throwing money at a box by their front door, they now have to take the tram to the post office and pay their rent at the counter there.
Of course, the system would also be able to control the front doors of apartments and have a nice online website where you can keep track of all the payment done, how much time on rentals is left, who is using too many prims, etc, etc.
So it is all not as easy as it sounds.
But still, I am desperate for such a system to be installed in Berlin and have been for years.
Do you know if there is such a system currently available somewhere?
And of course, I can’t help thinking about how this will happen in Sansar.
Has Linden Lab let some of the big rental system creators into their new virtual world yet?
Even if Sansar goes public, until there is a working rental system, I fear many sims will not get started but in stead will have to wait till one is build.
Unless… maybe the people at LL are building a new land system that lets you, as owner of a region, cut the land into tiny parcels and sell/rent on to someone else who then simply pays tier online but it ends in your pockets?
That could be interesting.
Indigo Mertel said:
Interesting post. I am working on my own rental system and it never occurred to me that anyone would want a single terminal. That’s an option I have to consider.
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Belle Mistwallow said:
I have seen schools use a single payment system to receive money per student.
I have no idea how it logged payment or if it allowed more than one term payment at a time.
I truly just used it and moved on. It was fairly intuitive and asked for a few things to be inputted before collecting payment.
I just dunno how it holds the inform and if it’d serve people wanting to pay for different periods at different rates.
makes excellent sense to me. maybe the simplicity of it .. makes it difficult?
Ichtyo Broome said:
Since you want each door to be connected with the rental system, you would have a script in each door, then anyway you would have 100 door scripts connected with the rental system. WHY not to use the door script (open close) , customized (open close + rental) with the rental system inside? This connected with the rental system of course… but since you want each door connected, then you would have one prim + one script anyway. I would suggest using a customized opne /close door script with the rental system connected to the WebSite php/Mysql. I know some that could do that 4 you for reasonable budget.If interested contact me inworld. Ichtyo.
Indigo Mertel said:
What you say is based on the assumption that she uses scripts to control the doors. I suppose she doesn’t, which is why her desire to have a single payment spot makes sense. I don’t use door scripts either.