Part of the new SSP continent has come online along with new region names. It’s believed the next batch of regions will show very soon.
SSP Latest Developments – March 2019 Update
The top of the Jeogeot continent now has a whole bunch of new water regions which is believed to be the new bridge which will connect up with the new SSP continent very soon. This is the most likely location of the new continent will be placed. At the moment the SSP continent lays far north east of the map. It’s closed still as work continues behind the scenes.
24 regions straight down/up x 16 regions across = 384 total SSP regions
Here is the bottom of the Sansara continent where it is most likely it will connect up with the SSP continent going down south. The group that owns these regions is the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW).
The water regions stop at Salt Breeze & Whitecap regions which is marked in the red circle below. If you click the map below you should be able to see the rough outlines of the water regions.
It’s believed the new SSP continent will fit roughly in the empty space right of the red circle below.
The current location of the new SSP continent. The yellow dot is where the new continent will be moved to very soon it’s believed.
On 13th March Seth Regan announced on Facebook that the social network called Second Friends will be closing down.
The social network started a few years ago by Seth. Over recent months it’s become an expense and time issue apparently. Around 4, 000 members joined and now they will need to find another social network to join. .
Google+ will be closing down in a few weeks time on Tuesday 2nd April 2019. For anyone that it is interested there is still time to save your Google+ content before 31st March 2019.
Today the Google+ team sent out this email to all those that still have content on their Google+ personal account. It’s a shame it’s closing down because the Second Life community had a strong presence there and it was a great way to find out the latest news across the virtual metaverse.
You’ve received this email because you have content in Google+ for your personal (consumer) account or a Google+ page that you manage.
This is a reminder that on 2 April 2019, we’re shutting down consumer Google+ and will begin deleting content from consumer Google+ accounts. Photos and videos from Google+ in your album archive and on your Google+ pages will also be deleted.
Downloading your Google+ content may take time, so get started before 31 March 2019.
No other Google products (such as Gmail, Google Photos, Google Drive or YouTube) will be shut down as part of the consumer Google+ shutdown, and the Google Account that you use to sign in to these services will remain. Please note that photos and videos already backed up in Google Photos will not be deleted.
For more information, see the full Google+ shutdown FAQs.
From all of us on the Google+ team, thank you for making Google+ such a special place.
There are some big inworld events happening during April 2019 in Second Life including the 12th annual Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference, the 11th annual Fantasy Faire and the BURN2 Burnal Equinox.
There are more events happening across the grid next month from hunts, music/DJ events and most importantly Easter events. Check out Featured Events on the Second Life Destination Guide for more great events happening now until then.
Don’t forget the Home and Expo runs through until Sunday 7th April 2019. There are ten regions to explore including the new Linden Homes Preview region.
12th Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education Conference
The VWBPE conference will be held from 4th April through until 6th April 2019. The theme for this year is re:Vision and the keynote speakers are the following..Dr.Tom Boellstorff, Dr.Tuncer Can and Dr.Jonathon Richter.
Linden Lab – Above the Book
> Patch Linden (Senior Director, Product Operations) and Grumpity Linden (Senior Director, Product) will be going live at 2pm SLT on 4th April 2019 at the VWBPE Main Auditorium talking about what’s new at Linden Lab.
The VWBPE 2019 schedule has been published here. All times are SLT and all sessions are held in Second Life.
11th Fantasy Faire
The Fantasy Fair 2019 will open to the public on 18th April through until 5th May 2019. If you love fantasy this is the perfect event for you. There will be live music concerts, shopping and special events to help raise funds for Relay for Life of Second Life.
BURN2 Burnal Equinox
The BURN2 Burnal Equinox takes place from 12th April through until 14th April 2019. The theme for the spring event is Eyes to the Skies. BURN2 has been community supported since 2010 and has been very successful over the years.
Everyone can now see a first preview of the new Linden Homes at the 2019 Home and Garden Expo. Check out the new extra special region called Linden Homes Preview which is now open to the public. From first glance the new Linden Homes look really nice and rather cute.
The initial deployment and launch of these new Linden Homes are still yet to be officially announced. When it does launch the new Linden Homes will be available to all Premium members. These new homes will then be made available on the new SSP continent which may be called Bellisseria.
The SSP continent (Bellisseria) will form a bridge between two of the existing Mainland continents to form a much larger continent which sounds very exciting indeed. The new infrastructure on the new continent will include new docks, beaches, roads, parks, coastlines and much more.
The new Linden Homes will be provided on 1024 sq m parcel, parcels will be made available in themed areas and each parcel will be managed by a mailbox.
The Linden Homes preview region will remain open until Sunday 7th April 2019.