Linden Lab highlights 2012 and 2013 for Second Life

Linden Lab has posted up a new blog post today looking back at Second Life during 2012 and looking forward to 2013 which is just a few weeks away now. During 2012 the SL official blog has very quiet this year for news SL announcements and other related updates overall. This new blog post by Linden Lab is very interesting indeed to read through and its good that Linden Lab is investing more into Second Life for 2013. Yay!

Improvements made to Second Life in 2012:

  • New Advanced creator tools
  • Good Building Practices
  • Revamped Destination Islands
  • New Perks for Premium Subscribers
  • New Direct Delivery
  • Improved HTTP Library
  • New group management tools
  • CHUI introduced and will be rolled out in 2013
  • Project Shining introduced
  • 1, 200 places added to the SL Destination Guide in 2012 (Now stands at 2, 400)
  • Threaded region crossing improving teleports and reducing lag
  • Expanded support of video cards

Upcoming improvement for Second Life during 2013:

  • Further improvements to performance and reliability
  • New perks for Premium subscribers
  • New features for everyone (normal and specular maps)
  • Project Shining – more developments will happen in 2013
  • More places will be added to SL Destination Guide in 2013

The highlights Rodvik Humble posted up last year for 2012 have been achieved more or less. There looks to be many new exciting developments coming in 2013 and hopefully more to blog about next year.

6 thoughts on “Linden Lab highlights 2012 and 2013 for Second Life

  1. Quite honestly, this:

    “highlight just a few of the ways in which Second Life has grown”

    made this whole post look like a spin doctor piece of art. Not a single mentioning of the extreme “negative growth” in important numbers like grid size and online users. Nothing about the biggest problem for most of the landowners: crazy land prices. Sorry, but totally leaving out *any* negative things and self criticism makes this look like patting themselfs on their shoulders, telling each other and the world just how great they are. Problem: the world actually runs into these problems everyday – no matter how silent the Lab is about them.


  2. Improved HTTP Library
    – HTTP library may be fine, but am I the only one who gets blurry never finished downloads anytime I turn on the other HTTP option, textures?
    (Is this what I get for being on an iMac, or a common issue, or just me?)


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