The Basilique Performing Arts Company announced recently that Paradise Lost in Second Life will premiere at 1pm SLT on Saturday 5th April 2014. Tickets to see the premiere are sold out with high interest. There will be a second premiere at 12pm SLT on Sunday 6th April 2014.
There are five days remaining until InWorldz officially turns five years old and this year the InWorldz community will be having a big birthday celebration. The InWorldz 5th birthday celebrations starts on Sunday 16th March through to Wednesday 2nd April 2014.
Currently the builders are hard at work preparing for the 5th birthday and this year there are 34 IW5 birthday regions each with a different interesting theme. There will live birthday events, contests, races, DJ events, hunts, storytelling, fashion shows and much more during the duration of the InWorldz 5th Birthday celebrations.
This is certainly going to be the one of the biggest events the community has ever hosted and I strongly recommend everyone to come along to have fun. Spread the word and bring friends to the party. Check out these newly released maps below showing the InWorldz 5th Birthday regions layout.
Here is the map of the IW5 regions and I have to point out that building work is still ongoing on the sims. It’s going to be fascinating I think to visit the IW5 birthday builds this year and attend birthday events that will be held. I’m excited and I can’t wait!
IW5 birthday sims
Poll: Will you be attending InWorldz 5th Birthday ?
The SLT clock this morning was reading the wrong time and for many hours some were confused on what the actual time was. Linden Lab engineers have fixed the SLT clock and you may have to log out/in to notice the correction.
[RESOLVED 11:45 AM PDT, 09 March 2014] The inworld clock has been updated to reflect Daylight Savings Time. Some residents may need to log out and back in to Second Life to see the correct time.
[POSTED 8:30 AM PDT, 09 March 2014] We are aware that the inworld clock did not update to reflect the change to Daylight Savings Time. Our engineers are working to correct this issue. Please keep an eye on this blog for further details.
Today I went to preview the RFL of SL 2014 kickoff sims which looks gorgeous this year. There are four main regions to explore and new builds to discover. Check out my snapshots below and don’t forget the official Kick-Off ceremony starts today at 12pm SLT at the central stage. Spread the word and invite friends!
This weekend marks the official kick off of the 2014 Relay For Life of Second Life season and it’s set to be the biggest ever. This year marks the 10th Anniversary of Relay For Life of Second Life so it’s extra special this year with hopefully even more new records being set.
In the past 24 hours or so fund-raising tools have been sent out and event boards have been making the rounds across the grid. The theme for 2014 is “A Journey of Promise” and there will be four main RFL Kickoff sims this year. The sims are not yet open and please see below for opening times.
I’m looking forward to the kick-off celebrations this weekend and can’t wait to explore the sims. The events sound promising and exciting so I’ll try to attend them. I’ll be uploading snapshots to my SL Flickr stream during the weekend, so stay tuned for that.
Linden Lab have announced that JIRA changes have now gone live which is great news and it’s been long awaited. The new changes make the bug reporting system a “more transparent and productive experience”. This is a good move by Linden Lab and a positive step in the right direction. Visit the SL JIRA here.
What’s the new changes ?
All users will be able to see all BUG issues, all the time
All users will be able to comment
The “New Feature Request” is back!
The blog post reads this…
As we blogged about last week, we’re making some changes to our JIRA implementation to make our bug reporting system a more transparent and productive experience. We just wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that these changes are now live!
One of the questions we’ve seen in the past week is how previously submitted issues would be treated – namely, will those also be viewable by everyone and open for comment prior to being triaged?
While we want to make issues visible for the reasons described in our last post, we’re not going to extend this to old issues, because at the time they were created, users knew that those reports would have limited visibility and they may have included sensitive and/or private information. We don’t want to take information that someone thought would be private and suddenly make that visible to everyone, so the new visibility settings will apply only to new issues.
A deep discussion with two senior OnLive engineers and managers talking about iOS versions coming soon and what the pricing is among other interesting things. Tune in and listen to the new special podcast hosted by Drax with Jo.
Poll: Will you be using SL Go app ?
Pros and Cons of SL Go app
The app has potential in the future
Second Life in full 3D on mobile and tablet devices
Second Life in high quality on low specs
Second Life in the cloud is brilliant
Looks beautiful and runs really well
Speeds over 50 FPS with a 512-meter draw distance and comes with Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE
Great way of connecting with friends, attending events and visiting places
Costs too much
The free trial period needs to be longer (7 days/30 days) or it should be dropped completely
iOS is not supported at the moment
Limited to a tiny amount of countries and platforms
Other alternatives are already out there at lower cost/free like Lumiya
No SL voice supported at the moment
No saving snapshots to disk
Need a fast broadband connection (3mb+)
Make the app free or for a one time fee (low-cost)
Make the app compatible with iOS devices and more platforms
Continue to develop the app on a regular basis with new improvements and releases