Linden Lab have added a new SL16B section on the Second Life Destination Guide. There are now planned birthday events, experiences and places of interest to visit next week. SL16B opens on Thursday 20th June.
Linden Lab will be hosting a series of special Town Hall Q&As events during the first week of the birthday celebrations.
All the sessions will be held every day at 2pm SLT/PDT.
There is now exactly one week to go until the Second Life 16th birthday celebrations (SL16B) opens to the public in Second Life. It looks like Linden Lab and the Moles are running the birthday event this year from what I have been hearing. Exhibitors are still working on getting everything ready on time and the greeter training sessions are almost over.
Looking at the map of the SL16B regions with a week left to go they all look pretty nice. The Exhibitors parcels are all on the west side this year with various builds going east. There is a Linden homes / houseboats region which could have new themes on them. The love heart looks very interesting indeed.
I’m surprised there has not been a website set up for SL16B yet like in previous years. It would be great to have a place where everyone can find daily events, parcel/stage locations, maps, links and other useful information. I think there will be several Meet the Lindens events during the SL16B celebration to discuss new Linden home themes. The dates and times are yet to be announced. I think there will be big talk of Linden Homes and the Premium price changes during SL16B.
There is talk of SL16B bloggers day which could take place early next week (17th-19th). Again no confirmation of this yet. It’s been pretty quiet lately on the news front.
Upcoming SL16B Schedule
SL16B Opening Date: 20th June – 8th July
Music Faire: 21st June – 22nd June
Second Life Official Birthday: 23rd June
Live Events: 23rd June – 29th June
I’m sure there will be announcements in the days ahead on Second Life 16th birthday celebrations. Hopefully SL16B will be another great birthday celebration.
UPDATE: 7th June: New regions have been added = SSPE89, SSPE90, SSPE105, SSPE106 and SSPE107. Not visible on the map yet. Looks like new houseboats area will be launching soon and a red circle. The empty green space nearby will be used for more new Linden homes.
The new Linden homes development area is starting to take shape on the new Bellisseria continent which is still under construction. These new Linden homes can be found in four joined regions from SSPE71, SSPE72, SSPE73 and SSPE74. There could be as many as 80 new houses which will come available probably sometime this month. No ETA yet.
From the air looking down they look very nice now with the roadways and pathways connected but it’s not finished yet. Patch Linden said this yesterday on Wednesday 5th June 2019…
Wed, Jun 05 2019 8:38:52 AM PDT
Patch Linden: See that region there to the east? (SSPE71 – SSPE74)
Patch Linden: Remember when I said we might try something different?
Patch Linden: Just keep your eyes on that
Patch Linden: We’ve got a little bit of a competition on resources with SL16B right now too, but I promise we’re still working on more
The lab are focused on SL16B which starts in exactly two weeks time so I’ll be surprised if these new Linden homes will be fully ready before then. If they do become available within the next few weeks then I would imagine they sell out pretty fast like the houseboats batch did.
Patch Linden posted a small update today on The New Linden Homes Update thread on the Second Life Forums regarding the Linden Homes covenant and in response to many questions the lab have had on the “commercialism within the new Linden Homes”.
The general message is this “if it feels commercial, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it”. Here is the text of the addition to the updated covenant which comes into effect from today.
The new section….
*Activities and items that could be construed as commercial and for profit by Linden Lab are not permitted in the residential homes and houseboats in Bellisseria.
The small update in full…
Hi everyone, I have a small update for you regarding the Linden Homes covenant today.
This is in response to the many questions we’ve had surrounding forms of commercialism within the new Linden Homes. The general gist here is: if it feels commercial, then you probably shouldn’t be doing it. Here is the text of the addition to the covenant which goes into effect today:
Activities and items that could be construed as commercial and for profit by Linden Lab are not permitted in the residential homes and houseboats in Bellisseria.
As a note of clarification and to call out a specific use case example: If a content creator is using a Linden Home as a display model to feature content they’ve created specifically for a Linden Home, this by itself is ok. What you may not do is put up signage on the parcel that advertises it, your store, brand, redirect people away from the home for purchases, etc. You can not sell items off your parcel. What you can do is direct people to your Linden Home as a demonstrator of your creations from elsewhere (your main store or marketplace listings). Also, the little cafe/pub type places that have popped up are really awesome and fun, but should also follow the same sorts of guidelines.
We think in spirit, the desire to maintain the community feel of the neighborhood and homes, that this small adjustment to the covenant will help to make things clear that these are homes, not stores or shops. We have other plans in place to satisfy requests for something like a yard sale, where you could feature Linden Homes add-ons in a communal area already in place, to come soon™.