Island Oasis is a great place. I use to play on other grids, but nothing compares to being here. I enjoy all the benefits they have to offer... everything from free uploads, clothing, avatar accessories, items to get you started and even a free small area to have to call home. I have to say though the best thing to experience while being in-world is NO lag and the customer resident service they provide is top notch. I love everything about Island Oasis!
I came to Island Oasis, to just check it out back in March of 2013. See what was offered and to look around. Everyone was very helpful. One of the first things I noticed was the lack of lag, and how smoothly the grid was performing. The second thing was how many things are FREE. Since I am a merchant resident I was looking for a new grid to open virtual store. The FREE uploads and imports really has cut the overhead expenses for me. That is a huge BONUS for a merchant. Taking inworld pictures are also FREE to that too is very nice.
I had never been in a world like this before..but what a supprise I had when I followed Steve F over here to IO! I had found *HOME*! I totally love it here..the people are friendly..there is lots to do and I found that I can make a few things too:) I was shown around by Sugar..and sat here behind the keyboard with an open mouth when I found out she was an Owner of the grid..that right there let me know that this was a very special place..! *smiles* as for the free land..I told her what I wanted..and she found the perfect spot for me!..in fact my Frinkle still has that same plot! This is the only grid Steve and I call *home*..and IO will always be here for us no matter what! IO we love you and we know you love us back! hugs to everyone who feel the same :)
I came to IO looking for a place to build and sell things I make. After being a member of other grids for over 6 years I had thoughts of IO being no different then the rest. Well I am here to let you know IO is nothing like the others. From the time I logged in I was greeted with a smile and welcomed like a lost family member. To my lost for words eyes my first friend was a founder Sugar. And in a day or two all the other founders where added to my friends list till all of them where on it. And with them tell me if I need anything or have any questions drop them an IM or notecard, and I have and they got right back to me or told me when they would due to them being so busy. I can't thank the staff of IO for their hard work they put into this grid and I would like to tell them I will help, stand beside, and see IO move forward. Because as for online grids go this one made me feel like I was home.
I would like to say thanks to the owner family Paolino's for a fine job of running the IO Grid. From the start these people were clear that no one is coming into this grid and telling them how to run it. I agreed to those terms and never was I concerned for the protection of our content, the founders seemed very protective of the grid and I felt I could enjoy my IO experience and building and not worry about how they run the grid.
Things happen when you are a growing grid, and people come into grids with less than honorable intentions, and that happens. I would never ever dream of telling these nice people how to handle any problem situations let alone how to run their grid. What I can't believe is that anyone would do that, and I am going to continue to stay with IO and my wonderful friends and WILL let these founders run their own grid and promise not to interfere with situations that is none of my business. These people are human and are running a business and they are doing a good job.
I first came to Island oasis because my partner Kat's best friend was here and Kat missed her.
I met Sugar immediately on landing at the gird's Welcome Center and I liked her right away. After talking it over, We bought 3 sims. We've never regretted that decision and still find Island Oasis a very special place and have every intention of staying and supporting it.
You have to look at WHO is saying things intending to mislead and discredit the founders because they cannot have their way. Quite Honestly, I've seen and heard this person say the same thing about every grid she has ever been on. It was just I0's turn. Other old timers like me have seen it too.
Sugar was transparent about everything at the meeting. All of these nasty things being said about the founders and Island Oasis are ridiculous. Frankly, Other than what has already been said, These charges are not worth the dignity of even discussing them.
I have never been in a virtual world where the founders of that world are so accessible to the average user! For example, I had a problem with the website and I was able to talk to Sugar Paolino directly; Damean Paolino came to my sim personally to try to fix a problem I was having with rezzing. Subzero Paolino has helped me directly with scripting issues. Where else could you get such amazing service?? And I'm sure they'd rather be doing other things, like having a life, but there they are, helping us - and I'm sure they get bombarded all the time with dozens upon billions of IM's. Service like this is what will keep me coming back to IO!
Rhiannon McKenna, Owner of Ani-motions
My experience with purchasing a full region from Island Oasis, was a wonderful experience. Customer service was prompt and excellent. Damean, was even nice enough to send a notecard of tips and instructions for helping me with my new sim. I was a land owner and a estate manager for other grids and the feature that Island Oasis have for restarting your land is so awesome! As long as I have internet access, I can restart my sim just about anywhere, while I'm on the go, without having to rush home to restart my sim! Kudos, to the IO team and to Sugar and Damean, to think of this! I love my sim it is my humble abode hidaway!
Paine Shamrock, owner of Avalonea