Meeroo Money, Revisited

“Do not call the forest that shelters you a jungle” ~ African Proverb

First things First.

Meeroo Mini Jungle Set

Meeroo Mini Jungle Set

My friends at Meeroo Nook have put out a special Mini Jungle Meeroo Enclosure that is on L$99 special through Memorial Day weekend. It’s 30 or so prims of ferns, ruins, lush trees, and a hypnotic mystical pond in the center. If you have a jungle-y type Sim with or without meeroos, it’s something you might want to grab.

See it in-world at Meeroo Nook:

Or on the Marketplace.

Now, let’s get down to dimes.

In my previous entry, Meeroo Money, I estimated that Meeroos would make between L$30 and L$50k in their first two months. I got quite a few chuckles in my IMs saying that I was likely giving it way too much benefit of the doubt.

Well, chucklers, you were right. I was way off. But so were you.

Malevay Studios just award their 10,000th player L$10k. So, let’s think about that.

Again, let’s assume the average player purchased a 6-meeroo start pack. Frankly, I think that’s conservative, but I’ll lean conservative. Now, since you can, in theory, play meeroos without owning meeroos or getting them directly from Malevay, let’s assume a 50% direct consumer user base.

That would give us 5000 players each spending at least L$5100 for a total of L$25500000.

That is equal to approx. $100k USD.

If you bump that to a 75% direct consumer user base, that translates to L$38250000, (or $150k USD).

Oh. And the recurring food costs they can expect to get each month?

Well, that’s 30,000 meeroos on the grid (conservative) consuming L$1200/month for every six meeroos for a total of L$6000000 (or $24k USD).

Go forth and create activities, my children. The people of SL are so desperate for things to do that they’re playing a bad crafting game composed of make believe rats with donkey ears and 80’s lyrics trivia.

And they’re paying WELL.

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