Linden Lab have officially confirmed this week that Second Life 17th birthday celebrations will be taking place in mid June 2020. The full opening is scheduled for Friday 19th June 2020. Applications will be opening in two weeks time for a variety of roles.
The SL17B theme will be Vacations and Road Trip. The SL17B Music Festival and the SL17B Shopping Event will be happening again this year.
The SL17B Music Fest will be held on the 19th and 20th of June. There will be two days of live music performances featuring many musicians in Second Life. Sign Up Here – submissions close on 18th May 2020.
Today at 10am SLT Linden Lab will be revealing the brand new 5th theme for Linden Homes as part of the Home & Garden Expo 2020. The Reveal region near the American Cancer Society Island will open up to the public. Yay.
The LH themes so far are traditional, trailers, houseboats and more recently Victorian homes. It will be most interesting to view the new theme.
At 11am SLT today tune into Lab Gab episode 15 featuring Patch Linden and the Moles. Find out more about the new Linden Homes and SL17B preparations.
For more details about the new 5th LH theme see below…
“We are always grateful for our relationship with Linden Lab and are honored to host the Themed Home Reveals,” says Stingray9798 Raymaker, American Cancer Society staff Director in Second Life. “We hope to use this opportunity as a way to educate the residents of Second Life that the American Cancer Society is here to help cancer patients and caregivers from around the world, and to give our Second Life community a means to fight back against a disease that has taken too much.”
This marks the 5th Linden Home theme that will be added to the Bellisseria community, alongside the previous 4 themes: traditional, trailers, houseboats, and Victorian. Residents of Bellisserria are sharing theories with one another in the Bellisserria forum and a queue of avatars has been sighted on the American Cancer Society island.
Ebbe Altberg confirmed on Friday 21st February on Lab Gab episode 14 that Linden Lab is no longer continuing to sponsor Sansar financially. The lab are now looking for a plan B for Sansar going forward.
No deal has been done yet.
Ebbe said the following below…
So as you might have heard, sadly we have decided that we, as Linden Lab, couldn’t continue to sponsor the project financially, so we’re looking for a plan B for Sansar to continue. I can’t say much, but we’re having very interesting conversations with several parties to help that project move forward, which I’m really excited about. But no deal is done yet, so people will just have to be patient and see what happens with it, but yes it is true that Linden Lab going forward will focus entirely on Second Life and Tilia. I’m still busy making sure that Sansar finds a great home and that the great work that that team has started can continue.
Linden Lab will now focus entirely on Second Life and Tilia going forward which is good news indeed. They remain in a strong financial position at this time. More investments are coming now for Second Life.
Other Important Updates
Linden Lab is still developing a companion app for Second Life. There is still no ETA. Testing could start soon like in the next few months for IOS first followed with a Androud version.
No confirmed date for deployment for Name Changes but Name Changes will be around US $20 cheaper for Premium Plus members
No ETA for launch date for Premium Plus
8 names confirmed for the first list of last names > Conundrum, Dismantled, Huntsman, Littlepaws, Nova, Ravenhurst, Wumpkins & Yeatley + Winners will be informed via e-mail
The cloud uplift project due to be completed before the end of 2020
Transfer costs for buy-down / grandfathered regions is to be reduced from US $600 to US $300
There are roughly 5,000 new accounts logging-in to Second Life every day