Category Archives: SL Community

Project Sansar is the codename for the next generation platform


Today Linden Lab confirmed via the official Linden Lab Twitter page that Project Sansar is the codename/project name of the next generation platform. The final name is to be revealed in the future. Linden Lab have said this “We’ll share more as we move forward with this exciting project”.

Linden Lab Project Sansar

Inara Pey received this email today from Peter Gray (Peter Linden) who said this…

Hi Inara,

Project Sansar is the internal code name we’ve been using for the new platform, and we do plan to use that name externally in its early stages (like the invite-only alpha we begin this summer). However, this is just the project name, and we anticipate changing it prior to launching the platform to everyone.

best,
Peter

It’s good that the lab have revealed today that the rumours are indeed true on the project name of the next generation platform. As stated above the name will change again when the official launch happens.

Expect more updates in the months ahead from the lab on the next generation platform and I believe exciting times are ahead. :)

What do you think about the announcement of Project Sansar ? What name would you like it to be ?

Bright Canopy early access pre launch at 12pm SLT on 19th May 2015


On Saturday 2nd May 2015 there was a new blog post on the Bright Canopy blog announcing that the invitation-only, early access Pre Launch will be held at 12pm SLT on Tuesday 19th May 2015. This pre launch will be hosted in California and there will be new deployments around the world soon. The public launch will be announced very soon and it’s going to be awesome.

This sounds very exciting that there will be a early access pre launch later this month and then a public launch soon after. This will be a good replacement after the closure of SL GO and everyone should give it a try.

It’s official.

Bright Canopy is completing our beta test and we can finally announce our invitation-only, early access Pre Launch will be Tuesday May 19th at noon SLT.

Those who signed up to help with Beta and Pre Launch should have already received your invitation. If you signed up and received confirmation for Beta or Pre Launch and did not receive your invitation, please contact Bright Canopy Support.

If you missed Beta and Pre Launch and signed up for regular launch notification instead, don’t worry. We will be having a public launch very soon and it will be shiny and awesome because of all of the hard work we’ll put our test subjects Beta and Pre Launch folks through.

The purpose of this early access release is to learn how to properly serve our customers and manage the Bright Canopy network for maximum efficiency. This will be a full, working version of Bright Canopy with no limit on time, persistent user settings, Dropbox and Google Drive support, Cut and Paste and Ultra Graphics. Residents can refill hours as often as they like for less than one dollar (USD) per hour (or equivalent, more details on payment options coming soon). We will not be accepting Lindens for Pre Launch, but we hope to be at least testing Linden Payment by public launch.

If you are interested in signing up for launch of Bright Canopy and receiving special perks, see here.

SL Go & OnLive officially ends


SL Go ends

Today SL Go came to an end after one year of service and after five years OnLive services have been discontinued too. There was so much potential for both OnLive/SL Go and it’s a real shame that’s is now over.

OnLive have posted their final farewell message on the official OnLive website that reads this..

After five years of uninterrupted service, the OnLive Game Service comes to an end.

Sony has acquired important parts of OnLive. Due to the sale, all OnLive services were discontinued as of April 30, 2015.

As the first-ever game streaming service of its kind, everyone who has ever played a game using OnLive has contributed to the technology and its evolution in some way. We’re immensely proud of what’s been achieved and extend our heartfelt gratitude to you for being a part of the OnLive Game Service.

Thank you from all of us at –

OL2, Inc. (aka, OnLive)

What’s next ?

There is work being done for a replacement service and progress is being made. Bright Canopy is a new streaming service for Second Life and OpenSim via web browser. It’s being talked about at the moment and it sounds very promising. It’s currently in closed beta testing and soon its set to move to an invitation-only pre-launch followed by main launch much later on in 2015.

Check out the Bright Canopy Blog for the latest news.

Bright Canopy

Second Life events happening during May 2015


Popular events ahead during May 2015

Other events ahead during May 2015 

If you know of any other events happening in Second Life during May 2015, please comment below. :)

SS Galaxy closing down in Second Life on 3rd May 2015


SS Galaxy ship

DBDigital Epsilon who is the managing director of the SS Galaxy cruise ship in Second Life announced on Sunday 26th April 2015 that the ship will be closing down on Sunday 3rd May 2015. This is extremely sad news and it will be deeply missed within Second Life. The reasons for the closure are due to incidents during recent months and are complex apparently. Tier problems is not the issue this time for the closure.

SS Galaxy

SS Galaxy

For those that have not yet visited the SS Galaxy is a full scaled and full featured cruise ship in the southern Blake Sea that expands three regions with eight decks of great entertainment.

SS Galaxy ship

SS Galaxy ship

Here is the closure announcement via the SS Galaxy news blog.

Dear Supporters and Friends of the SS Galaxy,

The Management and Crew of the SS Galaxy would like to thank each and every one of you for helping make the Galaxy community one of the most thriving, vibrant and welcoming on the Second Life grid.

Together with your help, we have been building wonderful memories since February 2007.

All good things must come to and end, and in the Galaxy’s case, we will be closing the ship on May the 3rd. All current renters will receive a 100% refund of your most recent payment. Please help us by picking up all your items as soon as possible; before the 3rd we will be doing room by room returns throughout the week as well if anything is left.

For us as the Crew, the privilege has been ours to meet and interact with each of you over these eight years. The memories we have from these experiences, will continue to inspire us and our values, long beyond 2015.

Many of you have become more than our cabin tenants – we consider you a part of the Galaxy family as well  :-)

In the many diverse strands of lifestories, God has granted us the blessing of having our respective stories intertwine, at least for a time.

As we prepare to go on beyond April 2015, the Crew wish you that the strength in bonds will continue to sustain each and every one of you, along life’s way.

From all of us here at the SS Galaxy,

A heartfelt thank you.

DBDigital Epsilon
Managing Director

SS Galaxy ship

2015 Fantasy Faire in Second Life has opened


FF 2015

 

The seventh annual Fantasy Faire in Second Life has officially opened it’s doors to the public and this event is one of the most popular events of the year. Fantasy Faire runs through until 3rd May 2015 featuring the best fantasy designers on the grid to help support the American Cancer Society.

The portals to the Fairelands are now open, the camouflage enchantments dispelled, the whole continent of fantasy worlds awaits visitors to come and explore, enjoy and perhaps shapeshift into one of the Faire Folk.

There will be live music, hunts, auctions, concerts and much more happening during the days ahead. This year there are 13 regions to explore and enjoy. Start your adventures at the Fairelands Junction and get ready to be amazed. :)

SL12B Community Celebration applications are now OPEN


SL12B

Exciting news today is that the SL12B Community Celebration applications have now officially opened, see here. If you are interested in giving a presentation, performing, building an exhibit or volunteering at SL12B then now is the time to apply. This will be the biggest birthday party on the grid and everyone to welcome to attend.

The SL12B Community Celebration starts from Sunday 21st June through until Sunday 28th June 2015. The theme for SL12B Community Celebration is “What Dreams May Come”. Read more about the theme choice, see here. Press Day for SL12B willl be held on Saturday 20th June 2015.

“From June 21 to 28 attend performances at our 4 stages venues, stop by the auditorium for talks, interviews, fashion shows and performance art. From June 29 to July 4, view exhibits and the stages across 15 sims.”

Timeline for SL12B – Key Dates

  • Wednesday, April 22: SL12B Announced!
  • Wednesday, April 22: Performance, Auditorium and Volunteer Applications Open
  • Wednesday, April 22: Exhibitor Applications open
  • Wednesday, May 13: All applications closed
  • Saturday, May 25 to Monday, May 27: Exhibitors notified via email
  • Monday, June 1 to Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT: Sims open to exhibitors for building
  • Wednesday, June 10: Performers notified via email
  • Wednesday June 17 at noon SLT to Thursday, June 18: Sims closed for walkthrough
  • Friday, June 19 to Saturday, June 20: Extra time for adjustments
  • Saturday, June 20: Press day
  • Sunday, June 21 at noon SLT: Sims open!
  • Tuesday, June 23: The Birthday!
  • Sunday, June 21 to Sunday, June 28: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 29 to Saturday, July 4: Sims open for viewing
  • Monday, July 6 to Wednesday, July 8: Break down
  • Thursday, July 9: Sims go offline

Join the SLB Community Celebration group inworld to stay updated, join the SLB Community Celebration page on Facebook and check out the SL12B Flickr group.

For the latest news, visit the SL Community Celebration website

Spread the word about SL12B Community Celebration! :)