My.secondlife.com Outage


Currently my.secondlife.com has been unavailable for some days now and the lab are working to bring the service back online very soon. My.secondlife.com is a social network for Second Life residents to share updates and upload snapshots too.

FIXED > It’s back online again – 10am SLT – 1st May 2019

(30th April – 6.10am SLT) – my.secondlife.com still unavailable


Latest update as of 04.23 PDT – 29th April 2019

Investigating – My.secondlife.com is currently unavailable. While we work to bring this service back online, both my.secondlife.com and in-world profiles will be inaccessible.

We will update this blog when this web service has been restored.
Apr 2904:23 PDT

Hopefully it will be back online very soon.

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Linden Lab responds to Second Life user reader questions


This week the Linden Lab communications team responded back to Second Life user reader questions on Second Life viewer revamping, engine moving, EEP failures, return of last names, max avatars per region and much more. This is a follow-up from the recent interview that Hamlet Au had with the current CEO of Linden Lab Ebbe Altberg.

There are a few things worth pointing out from this latest Q&A follow up. First there are no plans currently for a complete overhaul of the Second Life viewer and there are no plans to move Second Life over to a different engine.

Secondly the lab are aware of the issues with teleports and region crossings. They are working to fix these issues ASAP and there will be blog updates soon. The lab is looking at ways to expand how many avatars can be in each region.

Thirdly on Last Names there are some more back-end changes to Second Life which need to happen before Last Names can make a return. The lab are working on it still and they hope it will be ready later in 2019. Most likely sometime in the Q4 of 2019 if things go according to plan.

It’s always good to see the lab responding to questions from the Second Life community.

See the full Q&A update below…


Will SL be moving to a new engine like Unreal or Unity, and if so, will our scripting etc still work? If not, why not?

There are no current plans to move over Second Life to a different engine. We’d rather focus our engineering efforts on continuing to improve our existing engine to ensure that there is no interruption to ongoing compatibility for our millions of Residents.

EEP has ruined teleports and region crossings for a lot of people. As well as TP crashing, crashing and unseating has increased by many time since EEP was put into the server code in March. When will that be fixed?

We are aware that some Residents have had an increase in disconnects during a teleport. These occur when an avatar attempts to teleport to a new Region (or cross a Region boundary, which is handled similarly internally) and the teleport or Region crossing takes longer than usual. We’re working quickly to fix the issue. Incidentally, while the wide deployment of the bug that we believe is behind the TP disconnects did coincide with EEP server deployment, it’s actually unrelated to the EEP features. Readers can check out our Tools & Technology blog for updates as we continue to roll out any fixes.

Any plans for redoing the Viewer?

We are constantly revising, updating, and fixing the Viewer as with the rest of Second Life. There are no plans currently for a complete overhaul of the Viewer.

Second Life’s limitations when it comes to max avatars per sim were mentioned, which got me thinking about instancing and events. Has Linden Lab ever considered some form of sim instancing?

We are always looking at ways to reliably expand how many avatars can be in each region.

Will we get SL name change options?

There are some more back-end changes to SL which need to be made before Last Names can make a return (actually, it’s really name changes that are the hard part), but we are working on it and hope to have it ready later in 2019.


 

New airstrip, boat rez zones and car rez zones added on Bellisseria continent


Brand New Areas Now Open

One of the early morning landings today

The Moles have been pretty busy over at the new Bellisseria continent this week creating new rezzing zones for the community to enjoy. These new areas include a brand new airstrip tarmac runway suitable for light aircraft which comes with a rezzing zone.

There are new boat rezzing zones next to the lighthouses around the continent and new car rezzing zones dotted around. More is planned in the weeks ahead.

Here are the rezzing zone parcel locations which you may find very useful to keep.

New Airstrip & Rezzing Zone

Looks fantastic

Boat Rezzing Zones 

Very nice

Car Rezzing Zones 

Yay car zones

For the latest updates check out the new Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums as things are moving pretty quickly each week.

New Linden Home houseboats are coming soon


New Rez Zones – 23rd April Update 

New Rez Zones have been created on the new continent. Yay!


It’s been a week since Linden Lab launched the new Linden Homes in Second Life and hundred’s of residents have already moved into the new Bellisseria continent. Patch Linden posted The New Linden Homes Update Post last Thursday saying that in less than 48 hours the new Traditional Homes and Houseboats have been claimed. The lab are very happy and overwhelmed at all the positive responses so far.

More houseboats will be coming very soon followed by additional Traditional homes and newer themes. The new houseboats are most likely to be opened on a brand new eastern island on the new part of Bellisseria continent which is due to open very soon.


Currently the new Traditional Homes and Houseboats are out of stock as of 18th April 2019. There is no ETA on the next batch!

Current Inventory Status (18 April 2019 @ 7:30am SLT )

Traditional Homes:  Out of Stock
Houseboats:  Out of Stock

Check the update post above for the latest inventory status.


New Developments

In the last week a new 48 region SSP development has came online just south of the original SSP development area which clearly shows new docking areas which will be used for new houseboats. It’s not clear if these regions will move somewhere else or stay where they are placed now.

On the top right side of the original SSP development area some new SSPXT regions have come online. These regions could be used for more houseboats or something else.

The eastern island of SSP = (SSP157) is where the extra houseboats are going to go it’s believed. The eastern island and the southern area has not joined up yet on the new Bellisseria continent.

New water regions added 

Eighteen new water sims have appeared (Blue Abyss) on the north-east coast of Jeogeot continent which links with the new continental sea channel up to the Bellisseria continent.

I will post more updates soon! 🙂