It is with open arms that we welcome all new landowners to Island Oasis. Purchasing your own region(s) is never something we take lightly, nor should you. While Island Oasis uses the OS open source code for a base as many other grids do, please note that not all grids are the same. The look and initial feel of it may be similar but the functions and feature can be unique to a grid.
Let's discuss one very important difference for sim owners in Island Oasis vs. other grids. Some of you have some from other grids and have previously been landowners there. Its not uncommon for several grids to have have the same method of restarting a sim and yet that method not be the same across all grids. Island Oasis does not use the feature that allows a resident to restart their sim using the viewer. Although the viewer functions are in place they will not work correctly for restarting your sim in Island Oasis.
In IO each resident who purchases a region received a notecard regarding their sim ownership. It is specifically outlined in that notecard to restart your sim from the website. Unfortunately many do not read the information provided and instead assume that IO sim restart is the exact same as other grids. Attempting to restart your sim through the viewer can cause more problems than it solves.
Listed #1 on the current notecard landowners recieve (prevously listed as #3 of the notecard) states:
"Use the land manager on the web site (Log in to the web site, click the Regions / Marketplace tab in the left hand side menu / Land Manager) to restart your region on occasion. Particularly before and after a big event on your sim. This will help ensure peak performance and also help prevent crashes. DO NOT use the viewer estate tools to restart your sim; this never works correctly and can cause more problems that it fixes."
If you are someone who has previously been attempting to restart your sim with the estate manager tools through the viewer and wondering why you still were having issues, this very well may be the reason why, So in the future we ask all landowners, current and future to remember to go the website to restart your sim.
We do want you to have the best experience possible here and will always do our best to provide you with the accurate information to ensure the best overall user experience her at Island Oasis.
Now lets talk about the benefits of restarting your sim through the website. First of all its one website to do it all, marketplace, buying or selling $Ps, ordering land AND restarting your sim. You do not have to be logged into the grid to restart. As long as you have Internet acccess you can restart it. FROM ANYWHERE. Your cell phone, your ipad, work (if you have interent there) on the road from cafes and hotels, motels with internet, PS3, Xbox 360 etc. Have a problem with logging into your region just restart your sim from the website FIRST. Are you a land baron? Have many regions? Manage them all all day long from anywhere with out ever logging directly into the grid. Do you work rl all day only to have a few hours online at night but want to restart your sim(s) mid day? YOU CAN!