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3rd Season of Relay For Life of InWorldz Opens


Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014 starts

Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014 starts

On Saturday 23rd August the 3rd season kicked off to mark the start of the 2014 Relay For Life of InWorldz. The theme for this year is A Future Without Cancer and apparently the Relay For Life of InWorldz website is being rebuilt at the moment. Over $325,000 izzies has been raised so far during this 3rd season of Relay For Life of InWorldz.

The main Relay event for the 3rd season starts at 9am PDT until 9pm PDT on Saturday 1st November 2014. More details will be released soon.

If you are interested in sponsoring Relay For Life of InWorldz 2014, contact Hairy Thor for more details.

The new home for Relay For Life of InWorldz is now located over at Muse Island.

Muse Island on the InWorldz Grid

Muse Island on the InWorldz Grid

The Relay For Life of InWorldz team are very grateful for everyone’s support and contributions so far in 2014!

Avination grid fourth birthday details announced


Avination grid will be celebrating it;s fourth birthday from Friday 12th September until Sunday 14th September 2014. There will be live entertainment, live DJs and much more. Visit the AVN4B sims on the Map to see the amazing exhibits and enjoy with friends.

See the full event schedule and lineup below for AVN4B.

Friday 12th September

  • 10am – 12pm DJane Kirsten (Gothicbunker Aachen) – Warmup with Gothic and Hardrock
  • 12pm – 1pm Digital Deception – live
  • 1pm – 2pm Pingout Duffield – live country, rock and pop music
  • 2pm – 3pm Nance Brody – live

Saturday 13th September 

  • 8am – 10am Fashion show at AVN4B – new and unusual styles for modern people
  • 10am – 11am Babba Ballyhoo – live – unusual and unique, Cologne Folk Music
  • 11am – 12pm AriangelS – live
  • 12pm – 1pm DJane Florchen – live – charts, mixed and pop
  • 1pm – 2pm DJane Melanie – live – Progressive House, Trance
  • 2pm – 3pm Torben Asp – live – unique fusion of electronic music and lights…

Sunday 14th September

  • 11am – 1pm DJane Kirsten – live – charts
  • 1pm – 2pm Dubliners – live show
  • 2pm – open end DJ Menny Italian – music mix

Grid Stats as of 22nd August 2014

  • Total users: 71, 889
  • Unique last 30 days: 2, 135
  • Total regions: 665
  • Online users: 50

 

Firestorm 4.6.7 is released


The Firestorm team have released a new version 4.6.7.42398 with tons of new features, updates and bug fixes on Sunday 17th August 2014. There’s alot going on under the hood in this latest release of Firestorm and it’s recommended that everyone should do a clean install. This is a must upgrade for Mac users because the 64bit version is here!

Firestorm Blocking Update

  • Version 4.5.1 beta will be blocked in the coming weeks
  • If you are on Version 4.5.1 update now
  • Version 4.4.2 will continue for Mac users until all the major Cocoa Mac bugs have been resolved

Here are some of the new features and updates in 4.6.7:

  • Faster scene rendering speeds (Project Interesting)
  • The arrival of Mac 64-bit version (beta release)
  • Displays the latest news from the Second Life Grid Status Report page in chat
  • New Google Breakpad updates now integrated into the viewer
  • The Help menu now has the Firestorm Classes Schedule added
  • A new option has been added to Preferences > Chat > Keyword Alerts
  • Distant avatars now animate at the correct speed when avatar imposters are disabled
  • Snapshot upload to Flickr has been fixed
  • New Radar functions
  • Mac Cocoa bug fixed
  • And much more!

For a complete list of changes and updates, visit the change log page.

Download Links

 

New Login screen on Second Life Release 3.7.14.292660


Linden Lab has revamped the Second Life viewer login screen this week to make it more simple and cleaner for new users apparently. To see the new changes download and install the latest release via the Second Life Release/3.7.14.292660 release notes page.

From a glance the login area has been moved to the top of the screen with three new login buttons to enter Second Life. The login area has been enlarged with a new look and its more welcoming than before in previous releases of the Second Life viewer. The showcase area below is still the same as before and the logging in process is still the same.

New Login Screen

New Login Screen – 3.7.14.292660

Old Login Screen

Old Login Screen – 3.7.13.292225

What do you think of the new login screen ? 

RFL of SL 2014: Relay Weekend stats


RFL 2014 regions

RFL 2014 regions

The closing stages are now underway of RFL of SL Relay Weekend 2014 and here are the final counts for this weekend. In 10 years of Relay in Second Life 11,594 avatars have walked 215, 366, 720 meters.  These are incredible numbers and it’s really worth celebrating this major success. It’s been a great weekend and it’s been one of the best yet. The regions have been full and it’s fantastic to see there is huge support for Relay Weekend in Second Life.

Wrap Up Party

It’s been confirmed that the annual Wrap Up Party event for RFL of SL 2014 season will be held on Sunday 31st August 2014. More updates in the coming weeks!

New Record

Relay For Life of Second Life 2014 broke the fundraising record with the current total being $406,104 so far.

Updated 2014 Stats

  • Avatars: 1, 365
  • Laps: 2, 672
  • Distance: 23, 653, 977 meters
  • Minutes: 133, 600
  • Course Length: 8, 853 meters

More interesting stats thanks to Dwen Dooley

  • Over 3000 people in the rosters on over 190 teams
  • 400 separate donations on the convio
  • Rezzed 9000 regular kiosks. Rezzed 13000 vendors. In the vendors there were 24000 products.
  • 280 random riot vendors, 1100 raffles, and sold 16800 raffle tickets.
  • Rezzed 26249 fundraising tools in total, and that does not include the luiminaria. 5200 luminaria lit on this track.
  • Since Wrap Up last August 2013 there have been 150,000 donations to RFL of SL fundraising tools
  • Rezzed 400 gotya vendors 
  • Dual team kiosks –  2059 of them
  • 623,000 lindens in dual team kiosks

Historical Stats for Relay for Life of Second Life

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

Relay Weekend Closing Ceremony 2014

More snapshot of Relay Weekend 2014 can be found on my SL Flickr stream.

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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