At the weekend the new Bellisseria Fantasy Community Centre region opened up to the public in Second Life. It’s been in the works for some time now and it’s good to see it finally open in the Eyrie region. Everyone should visit and explore this new community centre. It’s incredible from the stairway, piers, the landing spot and views around the region.
Please spread the word about the new Fantasy community centre to your friends and visit today.
April Linden (Second Life Operations Manager) has officially announced her departure from Linden Lab after 8 years via Twitter on Friday 5th November 2021. April Linden made many contributions to make Second Life a better place in general terms. This is sad news for the Second Life community and she will be missed.
April informed the community about the Second Life servers regularly on the official Second Life blog and helped to move Second Life into the cloud (Amazon AWS). The exciting news came when April posted about the uplift when the grid surpassed the 1, 000 regions running in the cloud back in mid October 2020. In mid November 2020 April announced on Twitter that 100% of Second Life moved into the cloud.
There have been times in the recent few years where Second Life had various downtimes where April and the team had to perform troubleshooting for hours to resolve the problem. April posted about the grid status in-depth on the Second Life blog which was very informative indeed.
We’re in a really exciting time in the history of Second Life. We’re in the home stretch on moving the grid to the cloud. We hit a fun milestone a few days ago, and now there’s over 1,000 regions running in the cloud!
The last blog post April made was about the security improvements to Second Life back on 8th October 2021. As of 1st November 2021 the lab have discontinued the use of two older security protocols which are TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1. This is to increase the security of everyone in Second Life.
I wonder who will take over April Linden role moving forward ?
I wish April Linden to best of luck in the future. Thanks for everything.
The Moles are working hard building new Linden homes around the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. In the past few months the east coast of the Chalet sub continent has been extended all the way down to the south coast with placement for new houseboats coming soon. There are many new hangout spots around the edges which are really worth a visit I think. The north coastline work should start in the coming weeks I would imagine.
The Moles are working on the west coast of the Fantasy sub continent adding hundreds of new Fantasy Linden homes and new areas. The east side of the Fantasy sub continent work should start within weeks hopefully. Good progress is still being made at the moment.
I am looking forward to seeing both the Chalet and Fantasy sub continents be completed in the near future. I think many are excited now about what the next theme might be. So much has been added during 2021 from new waterways, hangout points, expansion of the railway, rez zones, underwater tunnels and much more.
A few red squares are showing up in the Stilts area and hopefully that work will be finished soon.
Bellisseria Continent Progress
Fantasy sub continent
Chalet sub continent
Progress as of 3rd November 2021
Next month at the 2021 SL Christmas Expo I would imagine we will hear about the next Linden Home theme. Maybe another two Linden Home themes during 2022. We will have to wait and see.
What are your predictions for 2022 for the Bellisseria continent ?