After having one's unwanted land set for sale for a tier billing cycle or two with no takers, just walking away from the ongoing monthly expense does, I admit, start to look pretty attractive. But consider this:
In this land glut environment, there are a lot fewer land speculators/developers than there used to be...but there are still some out there, and even if you can't sell your land at anything close to what you paid for it a year or two ago, you can still sell it for SOMETHING.
Instead of Abandoning your land, set it for sale at something less than $L1 per m2. Then wait. If a landbot doesn't show up pretty quickly to take it off your hands, lower the price a little. Keep on doing that until one of those automated land-grabbers does show up and buy the land.
Or, you could take the longer-term, constructive view. BUY land. Become one of those land developers who buy up little parcels all over a bombed-out region, join them together, terraform them and add a few landscaping touches to make it all look pretty again. Then sell it...or rent parcels there. Think of it as being engaged in Virtual Urban Renewal.
|Bombed-Out, Abandoned Land|
Will you make money? Probably not. But you'll at least be doing your part to improve the virtual world we live in...and that's a Good Thing.
Personal note: My first Mainland was in the Lebettu region, where I owned half the sim, with some business partners. A few months ago, I returned to Lebettu...I was dismayed to find that it looked rather like the first picture here (although that picture was NOT, in fact, taken at Lebettu.) When I went back there today to get pictures like the first one, to illustrate this article, I found that someone had restored the region...the SECOND picture IS taken at Lebettu, and I'm very grateful to the current owner(s) for returning it to something like the beautiful place it was when I was there.