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Linden Lab releases newer press release about the next generation platform


Linden Lab released a newer press release on Friday 11th July 2014 via Press Releases page about the next generation platform. The press release is confirmation really bringing together all the key points about the new platform.

A beta is expected to be launched in 2015 with the final version expected in 2016 if all goes according to plan. It’s been confirmed that there will be alpha and beta phrases next year so that’s going to be very exciting indeed. 2015 is only 6 months away for a possible first look and i’m sure the lab will keep us posted on the progress in the coming months.

Here is the Full Press Release

Linden Lab has confirmed that it is developing the next generation virtual world that will be in the spirit of Second Life, an open world where users have incredible power to create anything they can imagine and content creators are king. With 2015 targeted for a beta, the new virtual world will go far beyond what is possible with Second Life, and Linden Lab is actively hiring to help with this ambitious project.

“Second Life is the most successful user-created virtual world ever,” said Ebbe Altberg, Linden Lab CEO. “Eleven years after first opening, it continues to thrive with more than a petabyte of 3D content created by users, a strong economy of user-to-user transactions in which tens of millions of dollars are paid out to creators every year, and an active community that spans the globe. There is a massive opportunity ahead to carry on the spirit of Second Life while leveraging the significant technological advancements that have occurred since its creation, and no company is better positioned to create this than we are.”

Second Life today is better than ever. It’s not going away, and Linden Lab will continue to improve it. Even once the new virtual world opens to users, Second Life will run in parallel with it, and current Second Life users will be able to continue to enjoy the virtual world they love today while they explore all that the next-generation has to offer.

“It’s thanks to the Second Life community that our virtual world today is without question the best there is, and after 11 years we certainly have no intention of abandoning our users nor the virtual world they continually fill with their astounding creativity,” said Altberg. “Second Life has a long future ahead of it, and in addition to improvements and new developments we’re working on specifically for Second Life, some of the work we do for the next-generation project may also benefit Second Life.”

Linden Lab’s priority in building the next-generation virtual world is to create an incredible experience and enable stunningly high-quality creativity that’s easily accessible across multiple platforms. In order to not constrain development toward those goals, complete backward compatibility with everything created over Second Life’s 11-year history has not been set as an absolute requirement from the outset. However, Linden Lab does plan to make certain essential elements transportable for existing Second Life users, including users’ Linden Dollar balances, identities, and social connections. It’s likely that more modern content from Second Life, such as meshes, will also be transferrable to the new platform, but the specific details of compatibility will be addressed as development progresses.

“This is an incredibly exciting time for Linden Lab,” continued Altberg. “With more than a decade of unique experience and unmatched success in this space, we’re creating a new platform that will be a revolutionary step forward, going well beyond Second Life as the next major step toward fulfilling the promise of virtual worlds that Second Life users understand so well. We’re seeking more world-class talent to join us in building this future and encourage everyone interested and qualified to apply.”

What would you like to see in the next generation platform (SL2.0) ? 

RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend – Ceremonies Schedule, Music Schedule and Event Laps Schedule with Themes


Ceremonies Schedule

Saturday 19th July 2014

  • Opening Ceremony10 am SLT – The fun-filled weekend begins! Join us at the Ceremonies Stage on the 4 Activities regions. If full, the ceremony will be broadcast in every region along the track!
  • CELEBRATE11 am SLT – The first lap of Relay weekend begins with the CELEBRATE ceremony – the honor walk for Survivors and Caregivers. Please line the track and help our Survivors celebrate their victory over cancer, and to recognize the Caregivers that have given care to cancer patients. This lap and time is reserved expressly for these heroes.
  • REMEMBER9pm SLT – the Luminaria Ceremony – a solemn reflection with readings and inspirational music; sims are darkened in remembrance of those and their loved ones who have lost their battles to cancer, who are still battling it, or who have fought it in the past; As the sims darken, the luminaria bags that line the track glow to remind us all to remember. All are invited to participate in this lap but we ask that you please walk the track in silence.

Sunday 20th July 2014

  • FIGHT BACK6am SLT- Pick up your specially made FIGHT BACK ARMY CAP and Fight Back Flags – available at the Relay Stations, and join us as we make our fight back pledges to save a life this year -your own, a friends, a family member, or someone you don’t even know yet. Together we all can FIGHT BACK against cancer.
  • Closing Ceremony10am SLT - Come to close out our amazing weekend with this closing tribute to what we’ve accomplished and how we will, as ONE big Relay For Life of Second Life team, continue to Fight Back and keep our Hope alive. This Ceremony takes place at the center state in the Activities Regions but will also be broadcast throughout all of the sims.

Stage Entry SLURLS

Music Schedule

Saturday 19th July 2014

2PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Lightening Productions – Shinedown Tribute Band – STAGE 3

3PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Mer of Avilion – WATER – STAGE 3

4PM Lycen – DJ – STAGE 1
Eliz Watanabe – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

5PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Scarletta Roux – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

6PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Duncan Bagley – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

7PM DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Grace Loudon – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

8pm DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Lycen – LIVE – STAGE 2
Catalysis – STAGE 3

9PM LUMINARIA CEREMONY

10PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

11PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

12AM (Dia) Diaphoni Galicia – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

Sunday 20th July 2014

1AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

2AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

3AM Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

4AM Holocluck Henly – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

6AM FIGHT BACK CEREMONY

7AM (Bells) Belladonna Ravinelli – STAGE 1
Grace McDunnough – STAGE 2

8AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1

9AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1
Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 2

Event Laps Schedule with Themes!

10am – Opening Ceremony
11am – CELEBRATE – Survivor/Caregiver Lap
12:30pm – Teams on the Track

….And the Themed Laps Begin!
2pm – CRAZY HAT – wear the craziest hat you can find!
3pm – CARTOON CHARACTER/ANIME – become that cartoon character of your dreams!
4pm – BLACK AND WHITE – wear only black and white during this lap!
5pm – SCIFI/FANTASY – represent the Sci-Fi or Fantasy character that you wish to be!
6pm – PIRATES – arrgghhh mateys, pull out your eye patches, pirate hats, scarves and more!
7pm – BALD IS BEAUTIFUL – and so it is… let’s honor those that have gone bald for the cause or due to treatment and remove that hair!
8pm – PURPLE! – what is our favorite color? Yep! You got it…Purple from head to toe!

9pm – REMEMBER – this is our Luminaria Ceremony Lap, a time to remember those that are no longer among us. We darken the regions, and walk quietly with glow of the luminarias to guide our way as we listen to the Luminaria Ceremony Dedications

10pm – MOST COLORFUL – how many colors can you wear?!?
11pm – 10TH ANNIVERSARY – ONE TEAM! Listen to the Planning Committee as they entertain us through the hour!
12AM/Midnight – PJ PARTY – put your jammies on … but DO NOT go to bed!

JULY 20th – RELAY CONTINUES
1am – HOPPY BALL BOUNCE WITH US – let’s bounce bounce bounce around the track! Find your hoppy balls in the Relay Info Stations!
2am – SIXTIES (60’s) – it’s groovy dude! Tie-dye and mini-skirts! Peace baby!
3am – BEACH PARTY – beach party beach party there on the track… but be sure to wear sunscreen!
4am – KIDS and CHILDREN – dress up as a kid, become a toddleedoo, shrink your avi… let’s play!
5am – HEROES EVERY DAY AND SUPER – we all have those we consider heroes…who is yours? Superman, parents, doctors, Batman, WonderWoman, etc!

6am – FIGHT BACK – it’s time to make that pledge…what will YOU do to fight back against CANCER? Listen in to the special ceremony!

7am – INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATE YOUR NATION! – wave your flag, dress up in your colors, show us your costumes!
8am – COFFEE AND DONUTS IT’S BREAKFAST TIME! – good morning… we all need that shot of caffeine to keep us on the track…just a bit longer!
9am – FORMAL HOUR – time to put on your finest gowns and suits and walk the track in those dress shoes.. we are almost there!

10am – CLOSING CEREMONY – head over to the Activities Regions and tune in to the stream!

11am – VICTORY LAP – It is time to walk the track once more… meet the Relay Committee… Celebrate YOUR Relay!

12:30pm – RAFFLE DRAWS – be sure to buy your tickets before this time!

1pm – SILENT AUCTIONs end – did you place the winning bid?

Continue to walk the track, visit the campsites, the designer builds, the mega event campsites, the museum, etc.

 

RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend opens today at 10am SLT


Ten years of Relay Weekend

Ten years of Relay Weekend

The tenth annual Relay Weekend in Second Life opens to the public at 10am SLT today over at the 40+ “RFL” regions. Relay Weekend takes place from Saturday 19th July to Sunday 30th July 2014.

It’s the largest fundraising event in the virtual worlds. This is the 40+ sim event that features all of our teams, as we walk together for 24 hours around the track. Cancer never sleeps…and so for one night each year, we refuse to sleep, to show our commitment to the fight against cancer.

Great work so far

So far this year the RFL of SL volunteers, builders and the main organises of the event have worked so hard to fund raise and support RFL of SL. Good luck to all those taking part in this year’s annual Relay Weekend and lets hope new records will be broken.

RFL of SL 2014 Welcome Center

RFL of SL 2014 Welcome Center

New 2014 Media Partners 

This year there are new media partners who have teamed up with Relay For Life of Second Life and who will help to broadcast the Relay message across the grid. Great news!

  • T1 Radio and Aview
  • The Gorean Whip
  • SL Live Radio
  • The Best of SL Magazine
  • Krypton Radio
Welcome Center with the Relay track up ahead

Welcome Center with the Relay track up ahead

Music Schedule

July 19th, 2014

2PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Lightening Productions – Shinedown Tribute Band – STAGE 3

3PM Bluesman Ed Saunders – DJ – STAGE 1
DJ Painthorse Graysmark – DJ – STAGE 2
Mer of Avilion – WATER – STAGE 3

4PM Lycen – DJ – STAGE 1
Eliz Watanabe – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

5PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Scarletta Roux – STAGE 2
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 3

6PM Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 1
Duncan Bagley – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

7PM DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Grace Loudon – STAGE 2
Creative AppleTOR – STAGE 3

8pm DJ Hawksby – STAGE 1
Lycen – LIVE – STAGE 2
Catalysis – STAGE 3

9PM LUMINARIA CEREMONY

10PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

11PM Corvan Nansen – STAGE 1
Brea Skytower – STAGE 2

12AM (Dia) Diaphoni Galicia – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

July 20th, 2014

1AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
DJ Rock and Roll – STAGE 2

2AM Cowgirl – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

3AM Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

4AM Holocluck Henly – STAGE 1
Mij Marksman – STAGE 2
Blake Hambleton – STAGE 3

6AM FIGHT BACK CEREMONY

7AM (Bells) Belladonna Ravinelli – STAGE 1
Grace McDunnough – STAGE 2

8AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1

9AM John (johannes 1977) – STAGE 1
Hada Shadowhawk – STAGE 2

Let’s RELAY!

Paradise Lost second season beginning 2nd August 2014


Paradise Lost returning soon for season 2

It’s been confirmed by Canary Beck that Paradise Lost will return for a second season beginning 2nd August 2014. Tickets are now available at the Basilique Box Office Marketplace for Saturday/Sunday performances between August 2014 and October 2014.

Season 1 was very successful with huge demand for every performance. It was so popular it was even featured on The Drax Files Episode 18: Paradise Lost episode. Check out the wonderful Paradise Lost immersive theatre production inworld today. Visit SLURL!

Tickets for season 2 cost L$1, 000 for each performance and please note that only 40 audience members are allowed per performance. The performance features 43 characters, took over 1, 000 hours of development and a huge budge of more than L$250, 000 to produce.

Back by popular demand after a sold out first season: The most popularly acclaimed theatre event in Second Life!

Get ready to be amazed by what immersive theatre in Second Life can look and feel like. Prepare to be emotionally moved, blown away, and completely immersed in the epic, classic story about love, lust, temptation, loss, revenge, sacrifice and redemption.

Be electrified by the beauty of breathtaking sets and sensual choreography. Feel the spine tingling sounds of one the world’s most memorable pieces of music. Be astonished by the magic made possible within Second Life.

This is a totally unique event and you have never seen anything like this before. Ever.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to watch season 2 of Paradise Lost starting next month. Book Today and invite your friends to experience the fantastic performance.

 

OSGrid hits 100, 000 registered total users milestone


OSGrid hits 100, 000

OSgrid hits 100, 000 total users milestone

Great news for OSgrid today, the grid reached a new milestone of 100, 000 total registered users. OSgrid is the 2nd OpenSim grid to reach the 100, 000 total user’s milestone. This is a great day for the OSgrid community and for the founders too. Wooot!!!

OSgrid is the second largest grids by land size and it’s one of the oldest OpenSim grids today that’s still active. OSgrid will be celebrating it’s 7th birthday on 26th-27th July 2014. I’ll be blogging and sharing snapshots during the birthday weekend. Stay tuned for that.

See here for my previous OSgrid blog coverage.

Two weeks to go until Relay For Life of Second Life Weekend 2014


RFL of Second Life 2014

RFL of SL logo for 2014

There are now two weeks left until Relay For Life of Second Life weekend kicks off and this year marks its big tenth anniversary. All funds go to the American Cancer Society to help fight against cancer. The theme for 2014 is A Journey of Promise and there will be more than 40 sims to explore this year. For updated news join Relay For Life Volunteers group in Second Life for free

In 2013 Relay For Life of Second Life reached a new milestone of having raised $2,000,000 since 2004 for the American Cancer Society. Over 80 countries took part in Relay For Life of Second Life. If you haven’t registered for a campsite for relay weekend, now is your chance to register your interest. :)

RFL of SL 2014 Event Details

  • Opening Ceremony – 10am SLT on Saturday 19th July 2014
  • Relay Weekend runs for 24 hours
  • Closes on Sunday 20th July 2014

First preview of the 2014 RFL of SL Regions

RFL of SL 2014 sims

RFL of SL 2014 sims

More Information

More updates in the coming weeks on Relay Weekend, stay tuned for that. :)

Full recording of The Future of Second Life Q&A session


Here is the full recording of the Firestorm Q&A session that was hosted this morning between Jessica Lyon, Oz Linden and Pete Linden. The video recording lasts for 59 minutes and 10 seconds. This meeting is a must watch for those interested in the future of Second Life. A brief summary can be found on my previous blog post about what happened.

A special recording of Designing Worlds will be happening today at 1pm SLT about maintaining Second Life and more about the new platform from the lab. The show will be recorded for those that can’t attend and the show will be available again on 14th July 2014. Special Guests: Jessica Lyon, Jo Yardley, Maxwell Graf and Pathfinder Lester.

To attend please click the SLURL

Video uploaded by Mal Burns.

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