Category Archives: Linden Lab

Sansar Public Opening Pushed Back Further Into 2017


On 15th January there was a new article posted on Sansar on the Road To VR website saying that Sansar will open to all in the first half of 2017. Sansar was planned to be open to the public in Q1 2017 and it was targeted for January 2017.

On Twitter on the same day the article was retweeted on the official Sansar Twitter page and in the replies section Ebbe Linden replied to a few comments. It looks like the lab are still inviting more creators into Sansar currently and that Sansar is not yet ready for public launch by the sound of things.

The public launch of Sansar could be pushed back as far as June 2017. Hopefully it will be open for everyone sometime between February 2017- June 2017. For those interested in Sansar the wait continues and I’ll post more updates when I hear more.

2017 Latest Sansar Updates

Sansar invites being sent out at the moment and the lab are inviting more into Sansar now.

Sansar opening pushed back into 2017. “To some it will be” meaning that the lab are not ready for everyone to access Sansar all in one go.

15th-january-2017

Other posts mentioning that Sansar has been pushed back, see below:

 

Linden Lab Announces Place Pages Beta


On 11th January Linden Lab announced Place Pages Beta a new feature that gives every region and parcel a generated page on the Second Life website where you can find out more information about that specific location. This new feature aims to finding places inworld more faster and more easily than before.

New Insilico Place Page

New Insilico Place Page

Here are some examples Place Pages that have been already created by Linden Lab. For the FAQ about Place Pages see here.

To activate the new Place Pages feature make sure “Show in search” is ticked under the land settings. Place Pages is currently in the beta testing phase with more future improvements and features like a events calendar planned soon. After the testing has finished all of the features worked on will be rolled out to everyone.

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New Place Pages

Here are some of the things that is being worked on now..

  • Custom welcome message
  • Place description
  • Tag line
  • Image
  • Video support
  • Events calendar
  • Advertising parcels for sale/rent
  • And more

It’s worth pointing out that Place Pages that are rated General will be visible to everyone, Mature or Adult will be subject to the Maturity controls.

Here is the full blog post…

Place Pages are a new feature aimed at making the huge variety of awesome places in Second Life easier to find by creating web pages for each inworld location that opts to show in search.

Today, we’re starting a beta for this feature. All regions and parcels that have elected to Show In Search now have an automatically generated Place Page that’s visible on the web, you can check them out and share them today! Places rated General will be visible to anyone, and those rated Mature or Adult will be subject to the usual Maturity controls.

We’re beta testing additional capabilities that will make Place Pages even better. Invited testers will have access to an admin panel that allows them to add a custom welcome message, place description, tag line, image, and video support to their place pages. That’s not all –  we’re working on other features like an events calendar, advertising parcels that are for sale/for rent, and more. Of course, all of the region/parcel stats like size, maturity rating, etc. will be available front and center too. After the testing period, we plan to roll these features out to everyone – so stay tuned!

For now, our beta is focused around customizing these pages, and planned future improvements include making sure these pages are optimized for search engines to be sure your inworld places can be easily found by people searching for relevant terms. Keep up with the most recent developments by checking out our public forum post on it. Thanks and enjoy!

If you have suggestions to improve Place Pages go to the Feedback forum thread here. It’s going to be interesting to see how Place Pages develops in the months ahead and there will be further  announcements on the official Second Life blog soon.

Looks very neat at first glance so far but I’m wondering what do you think of the new Place Pages ? Feel free to comment below. Thanks! 🙂

New Sansar Creator Preview Video Released


Today Linden Lab released a new Sansar Creator Preview video showing more impressive footage of Sansar featuring Loz Hyde of Meshworx fame who tells his story on the testing side of things in Sansar.  Loz has been working on a cool location called The Grand Hall and it looks incredible. The detail in Sansar in terms of the reflections, the effects and lighting looks really good so far.

The video runs for 1 minute and 33 seconds and it was filmed by Draxtor Despres. Stay tuned for more Sansar videos in the weeks/months ahead.

Loz mentioned in the video that Sansar rending is amazing and he thinks Sansar is very realistic. Loz goes on to say that in Sansar you will be able to create video games, he thinks that education & medical science is going to be amazing. If you want to build a business or build furniture you can do it like building a city from scratch. This sounds very interesting and exciting for those that can’t wait to get started.

Over 12, 000 creators have registered to access the platform and roughly 500-600 have been invited on the platform already. Sansar is due to launch to the public sometime during January 2017 if the all goes to plan. If you are interested you can still apply for the Creator Preview.

New Sansar Dollars

The Sansar currency is now in operation and according to Linden Lab the Sansar Dollar will have an exchange rate of 100 Sansar dollars to 1 US dollar. Creators will be able to buy and sell their creations with one another. See below for more info on the following links – pretty interesting reads there. 🙂

New 2017 articles on Sansar so far