Zetamex offers $3 regions

Zetamex just redesigned their website, for a crisp new look.

Zetamex just redesigned their website, for a crisp new look.

Las Vegas-based Zetamex, one of OpenSim’s leading hosting companies, is experimenting with a $3 region offer for 15,000-prim regions on OSgrid and Metropolis.

“This is an experimental service, meaning we are changing and it may not last all depending on how you our customers and future customers take to these new plans,” Zetamex CEO Timothy Rogers said in the announcement today.

However, if the deal does go away, the $3 regions will continue.

“As always, we honor our arrangements with grandfathering,” Rogers said. “If you do sign up and we ditch the plans you will still be on it with no changes to price.”

The $3 regions are called “estate regions” and while they offer the same performance as standard Zetamex regions, they don’t have all of the standard management functionality.

In particular, instead of a full management panel, “Estate Region” customers just get a single backup slot and region restarts.

By comparison, regular customers get access to the company’s proprietary ZetaPanel, which allows users to upload and download OAR region files and  IAR inventory files, among other features.

In addition, Zetamex is offering 45,000-prim “Estate Regions” for $7.50 a month.

To grab a region, visit this page.

By comparison, the regular pricing, which is already pretty low, starts at $20 a month for 20,000 prims on either a single region, or a group of four regions, and goes up to $80 a month for up 120,000 prims on up to 16 regions.

In addition, another new pricing level is the “Unlimited” region, where for $35 a month there’s no limit on prims and up to 100 simultaneous avatars. However, viewer limits do come into play — there are only so many prims your visitors can see before their computer slow down to a crawl.

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5 Responses

  1. I have a plan for $3 worlds. What I lack is a name I can say I want to keep forever. Will it be possible to change names at some undetermined point down the road and not lose the great deal?

    • trrlynn73@gmail.com' Minethere says:

      changing names is a simple matter as is also moving them if needed….i always thought [since i learned this] that it is a bit of a scam by those who charge for such things [or charge more than a buck or two…lol]

      btw, in your Metro regions you can use this to “isolate” your regions which makes the regions around your own “reserved” so you won’t have to worry about that crazy man plooping one down and playing all that rock-n-roll crapola and inviting his friends to overnight parties where they imbibe in all sorts of illegal drugs!!!


    • me@timothyfrancisrogers.me' hack13 says:

      We are looking into allowing name changes in the future, as stated before this is an experimental offer but it has taken off and we have been having issues trying to stay in stock. We will most likely evolve this offer over time, but the no name change is kinda part of why we are keeping them so cheap at this time.

  2. nexusomega@gmail.com' AlanTupper says:

    Oh man, Zetamex is going to make it hard for me to not become a region hoarder.