Category Archives: SL Closures

Raglan Shire region closing down on InWorldz


 

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

The well known Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid will be shutting down around the 15th May 2015. The announcement came from Zayn Till on 10th April 2015 who is the founder of the Raglan Shire of InWorldz. This is really sad news to hear about and this will be a huge loss for the InWorldz community for sure.

Visit the Raglan Shire region here if you are a InWorldz resident. Here is the full announcement made on 10th April 2015 via the Friends of Raglan Shire group.

*wave*

Thought I’d pop in to make the announcement that Raglan Shire is going to be closed.

The sim will remain on the grid for another 5 weeks & then be shut down (Around May 15th-ish).

This will give everyone enough time to take up any no-copy items or builds (or anything really) if necessary.

While very sad, the sim really hasn’t been utilized & I’d rather not continue to accept donations just to make tier if this is the case.

I have nothing but respect for the Inworldz grid. The founders & people behind the scenes make this grid fantastic. A big thank you for all the hard work you did for Raglan Shire personally, in the beginning.
You are the best.

Special thank-you’s as well to Etheria, Oceanoz, Liandras, Caleb & all the folken who helped bring the tree to life as well as maintain it.

It was glorious.

Thank you,

Zayn Till

What do you think about the closing of Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid ?

Seraph City closing down in mid-March 2014


Seraph City 2014

Seraph City 2014

The well-known Seraph City region in Second Life will be closing down in mid-March 2014 and the predicted date is 16th March 2014. There have been reports on Plurk and Twitter about the closure however it’s not known why its actually closing down. If the region goes offline it will be a big loss for the grid and a real shame. Seraph City is a beautiful place to visit and a great place to explore in Second Life.

Seraph City

The main hall

The theme of the city is based around retro-futurism called Deiselpunk and primarily art deco. Seraph City has shops, theatres, cafes, libraries, trains, old vehicles and much more. It’s a very quiet region these days and sometimes it feels like a ghost city.

Come visit the best dieselpunk city of yesterday’s future!
-Enjoy an era of Art Deco and prohibition!
-Take a stroll down our streets and find your home, land for rent parcels to build on residential and commerical dieselpunk, pulp, noir, 20s

Flying around Seraph City

Flying around Seraph City

As many know already Seraph City has been featured on The Blackened Mirror series during the past few years. I decided to spend a few hours exploring the city and take snapshots.

Seraph City Map

Seraph City Map

Seraph City Map

More snapshots of Seraph City can be found on my SL Flickr stream. Have you visited Seraph City before ? and what do you think about Seraph City closing down next month ?. Hopefully the region will be saved but its unclear at this stage. More updates soon!

CasperTech takes over the METAbolt project


Version: 0.9.69.0 (BETA)

Version: 0.9.69.0 (BETA)

CasperTech recently announced on the official Metabolt homepage that they will be taking over and maintaining the METAbolt text client for Second Life and OpenSim users. This is very good news to hear this and that the project is once again active for the long-term.

In the coming weeks there will be brand new website and a new release of METAbolt soon. New developments are now in the pipeline and it’s going to be interesting to see where it goes next I think.

Same Viewer. New Opportunities

It was recently announced that the METAbolt project was being discontinued. We are very happy to announce that this has not happened, and instead CasperTech have stepped in to curate and maintain the project.

CasperTech is a leading provider of solutions for content creators within Second Life. We believe that METAbolt will benefit from our strong legacy and foundations.

It is not our intention to commercialise the project, and we will maintain it in the same spirit of open source community collaboration. We do intend, however, to rejuvenate the METAbolt community with active development, support and new innovation. We are very excited by this opportunity, and we hope you are, too!

Please bear with us while we complete the transitional period – we’re working on a new website and will be making our first release of METAbolt soon.

– Casper Warden, CasperTech Ltd.

Download Metabolt Here

Teen CL Regions Closing Down


Patch Linden sent out closure group notices on Wednesday 30th October announcing that 12 Teen CL Regions will be going offline on Monday 4th November 2013 which is sad news and shocking indeed. As many know the grids merged back on 21st January 2011 and shortly after two groups were formed so that teens could get access to Teen Only sims. The groups were called Chimp Labs and CL Board which were the main groups to join for 2011 transferred teens. It’s unclear why the lab have decided to shut down the regions at this time.

Group Notice From: Chimp Labs, Patch Linden

We are closing the Teen Chimp Labs regions: cereal killers 1, cereal killers 2, Simian, RothLand, Eudaimonia, Building Blocks, Macaque, Erosion, Emperor Tamarin, Gibbon, Mandrill, and Roloway.  Please pick up your objects from these regions, they are going offline on Monday, 4 November 2013.

Here are some snapshots of the regions…

Teen TL regions

Teen CL Teen CL Teen CL Teen CL Teen CL

Qarl Fizz announces closure of region and update on the deformer project


Qarl Fizz (former Qarl Linden) has announced on his blog on 16th October 2013 that he has deleted his region in Second Life. The main reason for leaving was due to the recent changes that Linden Lab made to the terms of service and that he doesn’t want Linden Lab to steal all of his intellectual property.

Qarl writes about the deformer project in the blog post and mentions that Linden Lab have been completely ignoring requests for information and that the lab can’t find time to review hundred of lines of code or answer emails.

Goodbye Qarl and good luck for the future. :)

Metaverse Journal says Goodbye


I’ve just heard recently that the well known Second Life Metaverse Journal has closed down publishing which is sad news. I really enjoyed reading Lowell Cremorne blog posts about the SL metaverse etc. Metaverse Journal started way back in 2006 when the SL economy was growing and there were many things happening on the grid to talk about. There were posts by other contributors: Feldspar Epstein, Graham Sabre and Wolfie Rankin. Over the years the Metaverse Journal has mentioned my blog about the big news at that specific time and there have been posts mentioning news on Linden Lab, OpenSim & SL education.

Official statement by Lowell Cremorne on the clousre of The Metaverse Journal…

I’m not sure how many people will see this post, but I thought I’d jump in to state the somewhat obvious – that The Metaverse Journal is pretty much no more. It hasn’t been regularly updated in well over a year – not because my interest has flagged but because I plain don’t have enough time to devote to this site AND work on my further studies that involve virtual worlds. I still have 3-4 years of that study to go, so I’d rather draw a line in the sand rather than leave things hanging.

Metaverse Journal

Metaverse Journal may resume in another 3-4 years time which should be interesting and i’m sure the metaverse would of moved on alot by then.

Star Wars SL Mos Espa sim closing down in Second Life


According today’s blog post by Inkline Media the well known Mos Espa sim which is a Star Wars Role-play sim will be closing down on Wednesday 28th November 2012. The sim owner says it’s due to real life and Second Life issues for the upcoming sim closure.

This is very sad news and the sim will be missed deeply. There is one last scheduled role-play between 28th November – 3rd December which details are still unknown for. “The roleplay will be about a sith betrayal in the city and the destruction of Mos Espa. This event will be open to all who wish to join”.

I went to visit and I received this message when I arrived in the sim.

Thank you for visiting Mos Espa,  Daniel!  Please be advised that the sim will close Wednesday, November 28th.

The welcome landing spot snapshot.

The star wars role-play town from above

Visit today before the sim closure tomorrow. Last chance to take snapshots and videos.