Bay City in Second Life hosted its 10th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 20th May 2018 with the annual parade and live concert. There was a really good attendance (over 40+ avs) for this year’s anniversary events throughout the afternoon. It was great to see some familiar faces this year attending.
The parade was excellent this year with many participating in groups. The lag was down this year with no major reports of region crashes during the parade going down Route 66. Many Moles stopped by during the live concert and joined the long conga line. The live performers did a great job this year. The music was awesome! 🙂
I would say this was one of my the top favourite Bay City celebrations yet.
The live parade (green dots) on the map going down the famous Route 66 in Bay City.
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.
20th December marked a few special milestones for me. 😀
3 years later on MG
It’s now been three years since I was first transferred over to the Main Grid on my 18th Birthday and I am really pleased to be still active today in Second Life. There have been many high and some low moments during my virtual SL experience but I’m really looking forward to what 2012 brings. It’s been a roller coaster ride and it wouldn’t be the same without my SL friends. 🙂
Thanks for all the nice birthday messages on Plurk and Twitter during the past 24 hours. *smiles*
*party time* – my big 21st birthday badge from real life!!!
Here’s my follow up post about the history of the TSL Transition. You may find it interesting to read about previous milestones since the very beginning of the idea of merging the grids. Friday 21st January 2011 marks the end of an era for Teen Second Life, after running for almost 6 years, which is 2, 167 days in total.
Terrance Linden has put in a lot of hard work in the past 6 months to make the transition as smooth as possible. Let’s Make February “Teen Welcome Month” in Second Life. The transition of hundreds of teens will arrive on the Main Grid immediately and I wish the teens the best of luck in their new Main Grid adventures.
Timeline of TG Transition Events
Back in 2007, there were rumours spreading around about a possible grid merge with the main grid in the near future. There were plenty of discussions at office hours and on the forums on a weekly basis. Linden Lab kept on saying “We have no plans for a grid merge”.
On 19th January 2009, Philip Rosedale gave an interview to Metanomics, mentioned that “the future of Second Life needs to be one where people of all ages can use Second Life together”. The community took to the forums and blogs shortly afterwards roaring about it.
Back in August 2010, during SLCC 2010, Philip Rosedale announced that the closure of the Teen Grid. Linden Lab wanted to keep Second Life “sustainable” and “growing” apparently. The plan was to have 16-17 old users transfer over to the main grid. For the younger part the plan was for 13-15 year accounts to be turned off. Since August 2010, Terrance Linden has announced a number of blog posts from the Second Life Blog on the transition informing the rest of the community on what will happen. There has been tons of mixed reactions on SL blogs, forums and inworld meetings ranging from excitement to disbelief on the closure announcement of the teen grid.
In Mid-December 2010, Linden Lab changed the Terms of Service that pointed towards the under 18 year old residents moving to the main grid and closing of Teen Second Life. There was some confusion over teens creating accounts on the main grid when this update came into effect. In late December 2010, Global Kids hosted a “Youth Forum about TG Merger“. This youth forum allowed Teens to come and share their thoughts, concerns, ideas, and hopes for the future of Second Life.
On 21st January 2011, after 1pm SLT teens were able to teleport anyone to any region on TSL. LL transferred teen accounts by last name, so many residents had to wait longer. The map should refresh any time between 12am-6am SLT on 22nd January 2011, so that you can see the TSL regions because they are currently hidden at the moment.