Premium Continents

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The Premium Continents are a group of 4 continents with similar Geography. They are created to host premium homes. They don't appear on many maps and their creation is relatively new.

Location

Premium 1 (or Premium East) appears in an older map as Nacera. It is situated West to Satori. If you look further East, you will get to Zindra. Premium South continents is places South to Jeogeot. Premium South 1 is the northern, Premium South 2 is betwen Premium south 1 and Premium South 3. Premium South 3 is the most southern continent, almost as remote as Zindra.

Statistics

Category Premium East Premium South 1 Premium South 2 Premium South 3 Total
Size in sims 355 188 308 310 1161
Wide in sims 20/29 18/16 19/22 19/23
Size in square km 23.27 12.32 20.19 20.32 297.22
Wide in km 5.12/7.42 km 4.61/4.10 km 4.86/5.63 km 4.86/5.88 km
Water sims 3 0 3 3 9
Shore sims 93 33 83 87 296
Sims with no water 259 155 220 220 854
Sims with road access 41 1 30 32 104
Sims without direct access 251 155 217 217 840
Population density Very high Very high Very high Very high Very high

Coordinates

These coordinates are in sims, as they can be found for every sim from Gridsurvey [1]. The premium continents don't appear on most of the maps (except sometimes Premium East). They don't seem to have some distinct geographic features and it's difficult to separate them into subcontinents. They could, hoewver, be devided by the specific theme the premium homes have. So, the coordinates are given here for every continent and sometimes coordinates are also given for specific places inside a continent, but the continental mass is never divided into subcontinents. The numbers represent: longitude (min - max) / latitude (min - max).

Premium 1 (Premium East): 1192-1215/907-926

Sandbox Area: 1192-1196/906-909
Premium Wilderness: 1187-1189/919-920
Central Dam: 1204/919 Canard sim
Japanese Gardens: 1193-1193/911-912

Premium South 1: 1013-1028/811-828

Central Dam: 1021/822 Trona sim
A park with scripts allowed: 1019/819 (Yreka sim)

Premium South 2: 1000-1022/750-768

Sandbox Area: 1002-1003/760-761
Japanese Gardens: 1000/1000-754-755
Central Dam: 1011/762 (Long Dash sim)

Premium South 3: 1000-1022/500-517

Sandbox Area: 1002-1003/510-511
Japanese Gardens: 1000-1000/504-505
Central Dam: 1011/512 (Forcastle sim)

Grid Sector:

Premium East: K9, L9
Premium South 1: J8
Premium South 2: I7, J7
Premium South 3: J4, I5, J5

Common features

Premium East - altitude map
Premium East - regions

Since all 4 continents are very similar, only for Premium East the maps were finished, since this one is the most complete of them. Tests show that all other continents share the same patterns.

All 4 continents are similar, with common geographical features. They cotain 70% to 90% residential sims. Ther residential sims are created for premium homes (Linden homes). There are 4 themed models of sims. Each themed sim contains themed premium homes, a small central park and small roads (foot paths). There are a few rivers (that end up with large estuaries). The largest river is formed from a dam in center of the continent and then flows East. At the border between themed residential sims, there are park sims. A park sim is a made for recreation. The majority of the park sims and all the residential sims have 'no script' enabled. In West, there are two sims with Japanese gardens (they have script enabled). The majority of the shores are unfinished. There is a coast road in West, but it is not used often. The seas and rivers are navigable, but without ship rezz zones, there are not water vehicles on them.

Researches done with an altimeter showed up that majority of the sims forming premium continents are flat plains. Groups with more then 10 sims were found to share nearly same altitude, while other large regions share another altitude. Separation is sometimes done by park sims. Also, many times you can find at the borders of a flat plain a hill with high declivity that separates it from the next one. These long hills are visible even on the map when the lower plain is at right. Usually, themed sims share the same altitude. Major differences are found in some places along the continents, where multiple plains can be found in the same sim (they expand to other sims). There are at least 3 groups of plains (after average altitude): 20m, 40m and 60m. Maximum altitude seems to be 63 meters throughout the plains. However, since the majority of the sims don't allow scripts, the complete altitude map (like that of Sansara or Heterocera) might have errors. Altitude tests are very similar for all 4 continents, it is like they are a result of cloned Geography.

In South-East, near the Japanese gardens, there is a mountain ridge that passes some residential sims. Also, these gardens host the highest mountain of all premium continents, 156 meters high.

Differences

Premium East is the first created premium continent and the most complete one. It is nearly the same size with Zindra. It has 8 premium sandboxes (linked into 2 groups). Close to the sandboxes there are the 4 'glitch' sims, with dry desert land and two sims for vehicle rezz. Also, at a small dixtance you can find the premium wilderness sims. It has some uninhabited sims in North-East, for possible new premium homes.

Premium South 1 is the smallest and less developed continent. It has no sandbox, just the residential sims and some park sims.

Premium south 2 has 4 premium sandboxes united into a single block. The main difference to Premium South 1 is the presence of some extra sims to South-East.

Premium South 3 is the second in size and almist identical with Premium South 2. To South, there are some remote sims: the premium snowlands (similar with the snowlands of Sansara and the premium railway (on 4 sims).

Land permissions

All the premium continents are Linden owned, so they are mainland. Land here cannot be both or sold. To get land here, you need to make a premium account and request a linden home. You will get for free a parcel of 512 meters of land, with 117 prims allowed. There is no way you can choose on what sim or continent you will have your home. The home will be in a themed residential sim (with homes of the same theme). The house itself has about 60 prims (half of the prim limit). You cannot make major changes to your home. However, you can edit them with a special access menu. The land has some restrictions: no terraform, no skyboxes and no selling. Residential sims are made like residential districts in real life, so you cannot be noisy (you cannot make a night club, yuo cannot shout or do anything that would disturb the neighbours). You can change some land features, like rezz/pushing, script restrictions and you can create ban lines.

Since premium land cannot be sold, the only way to get land on another mainland continent (and don't increase land tier) is to abandon land on the premium continent and buy land where you want.

Links

List Of Continents

[2] - Linden Homes

Second Life Geography