Popular SL news during September and October 2011


September 2011

October 2011

My 5th rez day in Second Life


Wow! I can’t believe it’s my 5th birthday in Second Life today!

Today marks my 5th rez day since I registered with Second Life on 31st October 2006. 5 years have been wonderful with so many of happy memories during the SL journey. I have seen Second Life grow and change alot over the years. I have met kind, helpful and amazing friends in Second Life since October 2006. *party time*

My 1st Rez Day 2007

My 2nd Rez Day 2008

3rd Rez Day 2009

My 4th Rez Day 2010

It’s great to reach this big milestone today and I hope you have enjoyed following me over the years. I’m excited about the future and I hope for more of the same in years to come in Second Life. Thank you!

Happy Halloween! 

Global Kids youth-run talk show starts today


Global Kids will be starting a new youth program in Second Life starting today. The youth run talk show starts today at 4:30pm EST at the New Media Consortium Convention in Second Life. This will be the first show in the season and everyone is welcome. This new youth run talk show will include a range of interesting topics and activities.

Event details 

Let’s Talk Sustainability is a youth-run talk show that supports teens to develop expertise regarding sustainability, online broadcasting, and virtual world construction. Global Kids youth in New York City combined this expertise to produce talk shows that will feature interviews with STEM-related professionals, pre-produced videos, and audience activities. Each show is designed to introduce audiences to what they can do to live in a more sustainable world.

Join us as audience members as we test our first show! Everyone is welcome!

Upcoming Show:

Food Production – Youth will examine food justice issues as well as factory farming and its effect on our environment.

Friday, October 28, 2011
4:30pm EST

Location: New Media Consortium Convention Center: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/NMC%20Conference%20Center/201/29/48

To participate as audience members, please fill out this simple form so we can get to know our audience better:http://tinyurl.com/68ozchq

Will Wright joins Linden Lab


 

Interesting and exciting news this week that Will Wright has joined the board of directors at Linden Lab. Will Wright has a strong background in the gaming industry and he has designed many well-known games. Rodvik Humble is the current CEO of Linden Lab!

  • Raid on Bungeling Bay
  • SimCity
  • SimCity 2000
  • SimCity 3000
  • SimFarm
  • SimEarth
  • SimLife
  • SimCopter
  • SimAnt
  • The Sims
  • The Sims 2
  • Spore
This sounds really promising for Second Life’s future and hopefully we will see great things from Will Wright very soon. The reaction from the SL community seems to be happy about Will Wright joining Linden Lab.

NCI Halloween Pumpkin 2011


Check out this happy Halloween Pumpkin at the welcome point at NCI. Teleport to NCI

NCI is a voluntary association, dedicated to providing information, education and assistance to Second Life users (new and old), in order to maximize the benefits that they can gain from Second Life. NCI believes that new users who are better educated, supported and prepared benefit all of Second Life. NCI does not operate for profit and is not motivated by any desire for monetary gain.

More Halloween places in Second Life can be found here.

Bay City Hallowe’en Hay Maze 2011


Just a week to go until Halloween and my 5th rezday gets underway.

Visit the Bay City Hallowe’en Hay Maze at North Channel and find prizes along the way during this Halloween season. It’s a scary fun maze and it’s worth visiting with friends. Great build and i’m sure a good number of avatars will enjoy the experience like I did. 😀

Remember to TURN OFF THE LIGHTS (World Menu > Sun > Midnight) when exploring the maze.

TELEPORT HERE

“Hay” you — get lost! Yes, it’s time for Bay City’s annual Hallowe’en Hay Maze. Can you make it through? Can you find the prizes inside — before the spiders make you their prize? Come on by and try your best. It’s a-MAZE-ing fun for all!

SL Shakespeare Company, Primtings, and sLiterary closing down


Sad news that the popular much loved Shakespeare Primtings sLiterary and Skin City sims will closing down on 29th October 2011 in Second Life. Ina Centaur wrote yesterday on the twelfthnight mshakespeare blog explaining the closure and past history of SL Shakespeare. This marks the end of an era. 😦

The Shakespeare Primtings sLiterary and Skin City sims will go down on Oct 29 or thereabouts. The process in which sims are deactivated is not usually punctual – we aren’t sure exactly when the executioners would finally pull the plug, but when they do, it will be the end of our Second Life.

We thank you for having witnessed the short duration of this virtual miracle. Adieu.

RIP.
sLiterary, 2007-2011
Primtings, 2008-2011
The 4-Sim SL Globe Theatre and the SL Shakespeare Company – 2008 to 2011

Read the full blog post here.

Builders Brewery big glitch hits 16, 700 group members


Prim Perfect reports today that Builders Brewery group was hit by a big SL glitch that apparently resulted in 16, 700 people being kicked from the group. This morning only 434 remained according the Builders Brewery website. My advice to affected members is to check that you are still in the group and if not to rejoin ASAP. 🙂

News Alert! Please Read

Today, during SL was having some serious issues that caused our sims to have several glitches. 
During this time, our group bot got stuck in constant ejection mode, thus causing a mass eject.

We went from being the largest building group in Second Life of 16,700+ members, to only 434 this morning. 😦
Because the Builders Brewery needs these numbers to help sustain the school, we need your help more than ever, if we are to continue.

PLEASE rejoin, invite others, and get the word out. 
LL is slow to respond, they are not sure if they can help yet, so we’re going through the process. We’ll keep you posted

JOIN THE BUILDERS BREWERY GROUP

copy and paste this link in your local chat window to pull up the group join window

secondlife:///app/group/04f595b0-cdc8-97f0-e710-9564824c03b2/about/

That’s alot a big loss in SL group members by any means. The hope now is for members to rejoin again and for the SL community to spread the word. Join Builders Brewery today for the very best resources on the grid.

We’ve received a message from DeAnn Dufaux, one of the instructors at Builders Brewery – the amazing resource and training centre for builders – and just plain users – in Second Life.

It seems that Builders Brewery has had a bad glitch effect from Linden Lab’s asset-server bugging out. It’s resulted in 16,700 people being kicked from their very popular group. If you were a member, you should now rejoin – and they are saying that if you know anyone who was likely to be a member, they would very much appreciate it if you’d let them know that they can now rejoin.

Builders Brewery is known for SL classes, textures & building supplies and loved for the best content creators groups in Second Life. It’s a popular destination for builders and scripters.

Flufee on a Meshion – Episode 4


Doom and gloom, deathwatching AND hype-busting are the hallmark of many SL Blogs, Silicon Valley press & British yellow rags… Flufee is highly disturbed by the fact that none of the glorious new SL features and successes get featured in the mainstream media and sets out to seek revenge! Enter 2 very special guests from realms hitherto unchartered and let the story unfold….

Previous episodes can be found here.