Great news to hear this week is that Linden Lab have now included a new special feature (see today’s updated post) for the Linden Home content packs for Traditional, Houseboat and Trailer homes on the Bellisseria continent in Second Life which now includes new snow caps and new Winter lights. The content packs are now available via your house controllers. Make sure you agree to the Seasonal Content and Decoration Guidelines though.
Update To The Release Schedule
The new normal release schedule is roughly one region per day Monday to Friday.
For seasonal holidays there may be shorter longer delays in the release schedule.
On Monday 7th October Patch Linden announced on the Second Life Forums that he has now moved position at Linden Lab. Patch Linden new title is the Vice President of Product Operations.
Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishes! My new title is Vice President of Product Operations.
It has been an honor and pleasure in serving the community over the past 12+ years.
Patch has worked in many departments over the years at the lab from Concierge, to being the Operations Support Manager, working on the Product team to Land Operations which includes the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW).
Patch recently was the Senior Director of Product Operations and this week (starting 7th October) he has become the Vice President of Product Operations. Wooot!!
Congratulations Patch and well done. Thanks for everything you have done to make Second Life more amazing over the years.
Last weekend the Moles added a huge new extension south of the SSP continent. The new regions start from SSP601 to SSP700 which is like a small continent.
Today on Wednesday 2nd October it looks like the new extension now has it’s own new terrain. It will be interesting to see how this new extension develops in the weeks and months ahead.
The two region wide channel update
Today Patch Linden has confirmed the two region wide channel from Bellisseria to Jeogeot is in fact a temporary bridge between the continents. The regions will be replaced as work continues down south and east.
I’ve said elsewhere before, the two region wide channel is a temporary bridge between the continents. It is not necessary to maintain it in present form and will be replaced with regions as we work our south and east.
There was mention earlier in the year that there needs to be at least 38, 000 new homes to cover all the occupied old style linden homes. This new southern extension makes that very clear indeed.
New developments on the Bellisseria Continent – 2nd October 2019
New campers/trailers are now appearing around SSPE62 and SSPE100. There are new water areas around the mountain areas worth exploring.
The new homes development down south is coming along nicely with new water areas, new homes, new houseboats and more.
Winter Expo / SL Christmas Expo 2019& New Discoveries
It’s believed these three regions will be used for the upcoming Winter Expo happening in early December 2019. The SL Christmas Expo 2019 starts December 5th to 15th December 2019. I would imagine the lab will be showcasing the current themes and new themes during the annual event. The lab could release a super premium announcement during this period.
My predictions for these new regions…
WE2019 1 – this region looks to be showcasing the new commercial area
SSPWE2019 2 – this region is showcasing Traditional Houses (bottom), Houseboats (top right) and Campers/Trailers (top left)
WE2019 3 – this region could be used for the new Linden home theme 4
This is a large scale operation the Moles and the Lab are doing right now with the building of new homes on the Bellisseria continent, testing on the SSP continent with the new extension etc and now with preparations for the upcoming winter expo.
I would imagine before the end of 2019 we will see thousands of new homes, new areas, new campers/trailers built, the train line would of been extended out further, a new 4th LH theme announced and a super premium announcement.
It’s going to be very exciting indeed during the last three months of 2019.
Visit Tawakoni Hills to enjoy amazing views of the new trailers/campers, the waterways, the train tracks and the surrounding areas. Set the draw distance to max and have a good windlight setting activated.
The new trailers were made available on Tuesday 17th September 2019 on the land selection page and within 24 hours they were all sold to new owners. I love this new area of the Bellisseria continent and the Moles have done a fantastic job.