According to last week’s new SL regions in the past week thread on the VirtualVerse One Forums it looks like four new SSP regions have been added north of the new SSP continent. These new regions all marked with X at the end I think will be used for testing as it’s right next door to the SSP2 QA Test region. Now there are 389 SPP regions on the grid as of today.
For the moment SSP stands for Super Secret Project. It will be interesting if the lab will change this name when the regions open to the public at some point during 2019.
Here is the first screenshot I took back on 20th August 2018. A small continent of just 80 regions.
Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looked like back on 2nd September 2018 when it grew into a large continent of 384 regions.
Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looks like today on 16th January 2019.
It looks clear these regions will be used for new Linden homes (look at all those white dots) with a plenty of docks/waterways/mountains and much more planned. At the moment it looks mainly empty down south of the SSP continent and I wonder what the lab has planned for them.
Hopefully Linden Lab will announce something about these SSP regions soon. I would expect we will hear news before the end of Q1 2019 or possibly at the latest in Q2 2019.
On Thursday 15th November 2018 Grumpity Linden, Oz Linden, and Patch Linden hosted a live town hall meeting with the Second Life community to answer many questions. Here is the full video of the special town hall event which runs for 1 hour and 26 seconds. For the live inworld chat during the town hall meeting. see here.
This was a great opportunity for the Second Life community to find out what the Linden Lab execs do behind the scenes and to find out more about the future. There was a good attendance for this town hall meeting.
Things that I took away from the town hall meeting..
Linden Lab is pleased with the response to lowering mainland tier. Resident owned mainland is at levels they haven’t seen for some time
The return of last names is still being worked on and it will probably wont be ready for deployment until Q2 2019. It may cost as much as several months of premium. Name change only for people with premium membership
Linden Lab are working on new genres for Linden Homes and parcels will come in difference sizes. It looks like the new SSP continent will be the new Linden Homes continent.
Animesh shipped this week on the grid and the viewer is in release
Linden Lab are looking at possible new features for Premium members including adding more group slots in 2019
There is a major project for 2019 to renew the Mainland group textures which is possible
Marketplace wish lists, favourites, bug fixes work continues quickly
Grid wide experiences will be coming next year when premium accounts get upgrades
The cloud migration is a big project still and more work still need to be done for moving stuff
SL rail system needs work on and its on the roadmap
The classic system avatar is not being phased out
I hope there will be more Town Hall meetings from the lab during 2019 because it’s great to hear about all the developments happening in Second Life.
The new SSP continent in Second Life has expanded from 80 regions to 384 regions in just a few weeks. So far there have been no announcements about this new continent from Linden Lab. We all have to be patient for now and wait to see what the Lindens are up to.
A lot of terraforming work has happened in the past few weeks and it looks very good on the map so far. I love the smiley face with hi on SSP124.
I guess we can call it a Super Secret Project at the moment.
Before – 20th August 2018
Now – 2nd September 2018
What do you think these regions will be used for ?