Live Updates: Second Batch of Houseboats sold out

Latest Updates – Second Batch of Houseboats 


11.15am SLT It took 27 minutes for the new houseboats (709) to sell out.

Patch Linden made this announcement within the past hour…

The Houseboats are available to select as we release them via the Linden Homes Land selection page, and access to the continent addition is open.  We will have a set of region restarts to go through, so please bear with us as that happens if you enter the regions right away.

We know they will go very quickly, but as time goes on we will get more out, and hopefully faster.

Our next focus will be to bring more Traditional Homes plus more Houseboats in another smaller launch while working in parallel to a larger launch and an exciting new theme. 
As usual, stay tuned here for more updates!


10am SLT The new Houseboats expansion is open to the public and the second batch is now available here

[10:30] Patch Linden: Ok, we’re technically out of homes again, but we’re seeing the churn that comes after where they are abandoned and snapped back up.

[10:35] Patch Linden: This is that time when those that abandon have a real chance at losing their home sadly and someone else picking it up


8.05 SLT

  • Patch Linden: Hehe, really soon, we’re going through our deploy checklist now 🙂

8.01am SLT

  • Rolling restarts are now underway. Over 70 residents waiting at the border to cross
  • Announcement expected shortly. Could be anytime now.
  • 709 new Houseboats (pending)



  • 5.22am SLT (15th) 
  • Second Batch release of new Houseboats expected anytime between 7am – 3pm SLT today – estimated ETA
  • Land Selection Page

Check out the new Houseboat region names on the right. Regions are still closed to the public this morning.

Region names.PNG


  • 10.50pm SLT (14th):
  • Patch Linden said today that the launch will not happen before 7am SLT today

Over 40 residents waiting at the border

Within the past hour Patch Linden has posted a newer update today on the The New Linden Homes Update Post via SL Forums. The good news is that the second batch of Houseboats will be ready for release within the next 24 hours. The new houseboat expansion is now in it’s final position and will not be moving according to Quartz Mole.

Howdy everyone!

While I’d love to give more notice than this, it is looking like we will have another batch of Houseboats ready for release within the next 24 hours.  This is as much of a forewarning I can provide, because of the complexity behind the work that is going into these releases.  Each release requires the coordination of several teams, and having all of the resources line up to hit the “go button” is pretty organic.  As soon as we are able to do so, I will post another update here!

I will post more updates in the days ahead.

First preview of the second batch of new houseboats

First Preview 

Let us in

It appears the new second batch of new houseboats have arrived next to the new Bellisseria continent. The lab have moved over the new houseboat expansion in the past 48 hours or so however they are still not accessible to everyone yet. If you max out the draw distance to 1024 (m) in preferences you can move around the new houseboat regions.

Teleport to the (Le Prince) region in Second Life and have a look at the new houseboats.

The houseboat parcels are to set to 32 x 32 (1024 sq) and 16 x 64 (1024 sq). If you zoom into the houseboats (green specs) there are new region names. From first glance it looks really nice and the layout is great. There is a new pickle shop in the centre where you can get free jar of pickles lol.

I would imagine we will see these new houseboat regions open sometime this week. It looks highly likely now.

The new houseboats location = loading

View looking down at the new houseboats


Looks nice


The Pickle Shop & Jar of Pickles (Free)


Poll Results: Traditional Homes Wins

On 1st May I created a new poll to see what everyone preferred more in terms of the different house types on the new Bellisseria continent. The poll was open for a week and in total there were 66 votes. Thanks to everyone that voted.

I personally thought that the houseboats would come out on top as there will be many new houseboat areas opening very soon. Traditional Homes won the poll with 64% of the total vote. Houseboats only had 38% of the vote. I know some that would like to have both house types.

Latest SSP Updates – As of 10th May 2019

  • The lab are working on some completely new themes of houses to release on new regions over the coming months (have not been built yet). I’ll create another poll when we hear more about the new themes.
  • The red and green markets have now disappeared on the houseboats expansion area south of the original SSP continent.
  • Final testing is underway and they are working on releasing the new houseboats very soon. There is still quite a bit of checking and double checking to do.
  • There is a houseboat region joined on with the SLB regions in the south east corner.

The demand is huge now and interest is growing on a daily basis to get a new home. The new Linden Homes section of the SL Forums is a good hub for the latest discussion.

Press Release: Bid The Lindens Bald 2019

Check out this new press release for the upcoming bid the Lindens bald challenge starting from 15th to 22nd May 2019. Apparently five set of Lindens have accepted this challenge already and will be challenging each other to see who can raise the most funds.

The teams that raise the most will keep their hair and the teams that raises the least loses their hair. This sounds like a brilliant fundraiser event which will help American Cancer Society save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Check out the full press release with more details below.

For Immediate Release

Nuala Maracas
Captain, 2019 Relay Rockers


Bid The Lindens Bald 2019
A Bid Me Bald Challenge – May 15th to May 22nd

Once again Linden Labs is teaming up with the Relay Rockers to support the Relay For Life of Second Life and putting their hair on the line’ to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives, and Lead The Fight For a World Without Cancer.

Five teams of Lindens have accepted the challenge to see who can raise the most donations and win the right to shave the heads of the members of the team with the lowest kiosk total.   The team that is ‘Bid Bald’ will be without hair for 30 days!

The participating Linden Teams are:

CUSTOMER ACCOUNT OPERATIONS: Dakota Linden, Theresa Linden and Vanessa Linden

CONCIERGE SUPPORT: Dottie Linden, Evie Linden, Rocko Linden, TJ Linden, Vix Linden, Volo Linden and Wendi Linden

LAND OPERATIONS: Constantine Linden, Izzy Linden, Kona Linden and Madori Linden

TIER 1 SUPPORT: Acan Linden, Cantara Linden, Ellie Linden, Ginger Linden and Jet Linden

SUPPORT MANAGEMENT: Ami Linden, Derrick Linden, Kristin Linden and Maggie Linden

The five Linden teams will have kiosks placed on the RelayStock2019 region beginning May 15th.  For the next week residents can vote to help their favorite Linden(s) KEEP THEIR HAIR while bidding the team with the LEAST in their Kiosk Bald for One Month! Don’t miss the party on May 22nd, featuring the debut of the Tiny Maniacs ‘On Our Own’! (No Keeba!??! OMG!)

Be sure to stop by and donate to the special kiosks and don’t forget to visit RelayStock 2019… the 6th annual gathering of the Relay tribes for 3 days of Peace Love and Hope.  The multi-team event, sponsored by X-City Games, is a RFL of SL tradition and will feature live performances by Keeba Tammas and the Tiny Maniacs and Todd Rumsford and the Finals of the Celebrate Remember Fight Back Top DJ Competition!

Linden Labs and the Rockers first joined forces in 2017 when the event raised over L$2.25 million in support of Relay For Life.  Since then Bid The Lindens Bald has raised more than L$3.5 million.

*Bid Me Bald recognizes, with honor and respect, those for whom the choice was made, not by themselves, but by Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.  We have the choice and we choose to sacrifice our hair to honor these Survivors and to help the American Cancer Society Save Lives, Celebrate Lives and Lead The Fight for a World Without Cancer*

For More information contact:

Trader1 Whiplash
Bid Me Bald Coordinator

Please spread the word and blog about this event.

Happy Birthday Ebbe Altberg

This week Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab celebrated his birthday with tons of birthday balloons and cake. 😂😂😂

Happy Birthday Ebbe.

Ebbe has done so much for Second Life over the past five years. He has introduced Mesh, Bento, Animesh, 360 snapshots, experience keys, new resident islands, reduced land costs and much more.

The launch of the new Linden Homes continent last month has been so popular and interest has been on the up for getting a new home.

Ebbe has attended many big events over the years like the annual Second Life birthdays, Lab Chat gatherings and the annual VWPBE conferences. The list goes on.

I’m sure Ebbe has more great things to introduce and roll out in Second Life in the years ahead. I’m sure that the things that are not working so well will be improved too.


SLB regions under construction

As many know Second Life officially turns 16 years old next month on 23rd June 2019 and construction work has already started over at the SLB Build regions for the upcoming big birthday celebrations.

The celebrations start on 20th June through until 8th July 2019. As you can see below there are 20 regions to explore which will be reflecting on the 1950s theme. I was born in the 90s so this is way before my time.

Work has already started on the pathways and main building areas across the SLB regions. Exhibitors will be allowed soon to start building on their parcels and as always it will be great to see it all take shape.

Applications still open but will be closing next week. 

In the SLB 20 Build region below there is a connected houseboats region which is rather interesting and this could mean a third batch/new themes are in the works. We will have to wait and see.

There is a SLB Dev region north of the SLB regions which looks rather interesting. This region is a development region.

I’ll be posting more updates very soon on SL16B.