First off, I would like to mention that I am in fact a teen new to the Main Grid. As of the middle of January being the Grid Merge. A large moment in Second Life history indeed. But, being introduced to the breeding world was a hardship that I am still having to endure. To begin with, the lack of sims that are “teen” friendly. Meaning that the stores themselves and most market places (I have yet to find more than one that is PG) are Mature. So, within itself the teens already have a problem obtaining food and the breedable itself.
Personally, I have to find a median to go to the Auctions for me to sell my products. And that is never an easy process. For one I only get a cut of what I should be getting. Also, I don’t know for sure if I will even get the appropriate amount. Since to sell the breedable I must give it to them and have them see the price. So, mostly it is a game of trust. But, the fact that most teens can be taken advantage of by someone they trust is wrong in itself.
But, the biggest Peeve is that for most breedables I wouldn’t be able to obtain food. The only sim I know of that is PG only supplies Amaretto horse food. Of course, the Main Store itself isn’t PG. The only breedables that have PG sims are, Wyrmwood, Petables, Precious Dragons, Ozimal’s and KittyCatS. In an honest teen opinion, Amaretto’s, PetPeddler’s, and Meeroo’s (while not being out yet, the sim is still mature) should all go PG. They would be taking in more revenues then if they weren’t. Due to the fact that teens if they need to buy food or starters have to find a third-party dealer to obtain their food and other miscellaneous products.
Finally, third-party market’s that have Live Auctions would gain a lot more traffic if they were to turn PG. The fact that as of today there are absolutely no PG Live Auction sims causes the market to decline even more than usual. There are plenty of teen’s interested in breeding if only they had the chance to. The owners and staff of these breedables would gain a lot more market revenues just for making their sim PG. Personally, I would be spending a lot more of Linden Dollars to go just to a Live Auction. Tips and otherwise.
Is it fair though, that teens are restricted in what they breed? I mean what is better, breeding artificial Second Life intelligence? Or a new spawn to the Real World? Doing breedables while may not exactly be what most are yearning for, does allow them some source of gain. Responsibility and a work ethic. Because, let’s be honest you have to have at least a little wealth to pay for new breeds and their food.
PG Breedable slURLS:
Precious Dragons: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolfhaven%20Productions/128/127/4
PG Market (No Auction): http://slurl.com/secondlife/The%20Farm/128/128/21
KittyCatS Cafe and Herdy’s Dog Park : http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Rhineland/207/140/23