Old Linden Homes Continents “Will Mostly Go Away”


It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the plans for the old Linden Home continents but according to Patch Linden via SSP? thread on the Second Life Forums on Wednesday 4th May 2022 the plan still stands where the old Linden Homes will “mostly go away”. Patch hopes to save some of them for historical purposes and hopes to keep areas online for those that may still want one.

Patch mentions there will be “some level of disruption that is unavoidable”. Patch gives an example saying “part of what will need to happen is the web based control system for the homes will be have to be removed and replaced with the similar/same control system we use in world today on the new homes”.  

There is no specific time when this will happen but I would imagine it will happen when the Linden Themes have been rolled out completely for the Bellisseria continent. This could be sometime in 2024-2025 or much earlier than that. I hope the lab will give advance warning to all those that still live on the old Linden Home continents when the closures/moves happen.

Patch Linden new update on the old Linden Home continents going forward.


Your memory is accurate.  The plan still stands that the old Linden Homes continents will mostly go away.  Being the preservationist that I am, I do intend to save some of them for historical purposes and to cater to those who may still want one.  We haven’t quite worked out how that will go yet, but I predict that there will be some level of disruption that is unavoidable.  For example, part of what will need to happen is the web based control system for the homes will be have to be removed and replaced with the similar/same control system we use in world today on the new homes.  

The old Linden Home continents locations can be seen below on the world map in Second Life.

Old Linden Home continents

Hopefully the lab will update everyone on a regular basis on the old Linden home continents when the plans get put into effect. I will blog about any developments when I hear more.

Should the old Linden Home continents go or remain on the grid ?

Sakura Regions Now Visible – Update 1


Sakura Regions Map – 28th April 2022

During the past 12 hours the Sakura regions have started to show up more visually on the inworld world map. The Sojisan regions marks a snow capped mountain spread over four regions it’s been confirmed which is clearly noticeable at first glance. This is very exciting indeed because this snow mountain could be the tallest in Second Life. It’s unclear at the moment if Linden Homes will be added there or a hangout area on top of the snow mountain. It’s not known yet what the roundish spot in the middle is at the top of the mountain.

New snow mountain opening soon

There appears to be a black building of some sort in the Shobu region located in the central area which may be the new community centre for the Sakura sub continent. There are many cannels, hills, bridges, possible railway tracks, road networks and more. Don’t forget there will be more rez areas and new lovely places to hang out. I will explore them when the regions open up in the weeks ahead.

Possible new community area

The new Sakura regions now have orange markers around them at the borders and it won’t be long now until these new regions are released to the public. It’s expected that more regions will be adding to the Sakura sub continent in the weeks and months ahead.

Special thanks and credit goes to SarahKB7 Koskinen who found the new regions this week.

Sakura North

Sakura South

Follow the latest updates via the SSP thread on the Second Life Forums. If anything big happens then I will update my blog as usual.

Exciting times ahead.

Sakura Regions Come Online


Sakura regions come online – 27/4/22

Breaking News

Around 68 Sakura regions have just appeared on the grid north of the Stilt homes and they all have Japanese names for this batch. The region names are showing up on the map and at this time not open to the public. It’s not clear where the connection link region will be placed at this time.

Special thanks to SarahKB7 Koskinen who found the new regions this week.

Patch Linden first announced the new Sakura Linden Home theme during Bellissaria Third Anniversary celebrations back on 15th April 2022. There were four preview regions to see this new theme SSPSD1, SSPSD2, SSPSD3 and SSPSD4.

Now it’s going to be interesting to watch developments take place over the coming weeks and months. It’s been exciting following Bellisseria developments since August 2018. I will be tracking for some time yet.

Sakura Preview Regions

More updates soon.

Sakura Is The Next Linden Home Theme


First Preview of Sakura – Demo regions

On Friday 15th April 2022 Patch Linden officially announced that the next Linden Home theme is Sakura which is a modern take on the Japanese revamp of the old Linden Homes Asian style.

There is beautiful landscaping, cannels, tall bamboo forests and it has it’s own road network to explore. This new theme comes with 512sqm and 1024sqm parcels and comes with it’s own unique features (regular/open floorplans etc).

Patch Linden Speech at Bellisseria 3rd Anniversary Celebration 2022

There are four preview regions located here (SSPSD1, SSPD2, SSPD3 and SSPD4) which is actually near the SSP development area where the Moles/Lindens work on upcoming Linden Home themes. Yay! 🙂

Many have been waiting for years for the lab to refresh the old Asian Linden Home theme and I would imagine the release will be sometime over the summer. This looks to be a huge improvement for sure.

There are active rez zones around the demo regions and there are 16 home styles that have been found so far. Every region has public rezzing zones with 100 limits and Sakura will not have seasonal changes like with the Fantasy sub continent.

  • Ajisal
  • Haibisukasu
  • Himawari
  • Kinmokusei – (512)
  • Kosumosu – (512)
  • Kuchinashi
  • Rabenda
  • Sumiere
  • Tenjikubotan – (512)
  • Tsubaki – (512)
  • And more!

The feedback for this new theme seems very positive so far with many saying that the layout is excellent, it’s a wonderful concept, the regions are lovely and there is more.

Check out the Linden Home section via the Second Life Forums for the latest discussions and latest snapshots of the new theme.

Bellisseria Third Anniversary


It’s time to celebrate 3 years of the Bellisseria continent

Today on Friday 15th April 2022 marks Bellisseria third anniversary in Second Life since the second generation of Linden Homes were first launched on the grid. The Moles and many Lindens have worked really hard over the past three years to keep growing the Bellisseria continent so that more releases can happen regularly.

Join in with the celebrations here

Bellisseria Fairgrounds – April 2022
Chalet sub continent windmills

When the Bellisseria continent first opened to the public back on 15th April 2019 there was only like 384 regions. Today there are thousands of Linden Home regions spread over many themed sub continents connecting up to former continents. It’s been exciting to keep track of progress since then and even before that back in late August 2018 when the first 80 SSP regions arrived on the grid.

11th April 2019

A few days or so before the big opening the lab added the Linden Homes section on the Second Life Forums. The SSP? thread is still running today with 263 pages full of historical findings. It’s amazing it’s been active since 21st August 2008.

In early April 2019 Patch Linden went live on Relay Rap Radio Talk Show to talk about the new Linden Homes project that the lab have been working on since mid 2018.

Here are were the updates from the radio show….

  • The opening “will be announced when it happens”
  • Currently “one week past the original roll out date”
  • There will be four house styles to choose from. Eventually “there will be six to eight more styles” for Linden Homes – some 512sq and some 1024sq
  • The new SSP continent will “grow futher down South then East” where the new water regions are
  • It’s recommended to get a new Linden Home quickly as there may be a long wait
  • The old Linden homes will be going away and will be shut down. At least a year or two before this happens.

Back in late March 2019 the first part of the SSP continent showed up on the world map. Over the weeks that followed the continent became much bigger. See the comparison maps below 2020 vs 2021 vs 2022. Linden Lab back then said it was to do with a Super Secret Project they are working on.

Bellisseria SSP continent – Late March 2019
SSP Continent – 16th January 2019
The houseboats release opens – 15th May 2019
New area of land – 17th August 2019

The first preview of the new Linden Homes was at the 2019 Home and Garden Expo.

First preview of Linden Homes – Mid March 2019
Welcome to Linden Homes – Mid March 2019
Lighthouse near the ocean – April 2019

During the past year the Chalet, Fantasy and Newbrooke sub continents have arrived on the grid with new areas to explore, more Linden Homes and a bigger community overall. Work is not completely done yet and further expansion of Bellisseria during the next year or two is highly expected.

Newbrooke sub continent

The lab is due to announce details on Premium Plus by the end of May 2022 and maybe there will be more interest for Linden Homes after that. The next theme reveal may happen at SL19B which happens from mid June 2022. The release will most likely happen before the end of the year if there are no delays.

Campwich Forest
All Hours – April 2019
Fourze – April 2019

Bellisseria growth over the years – (August 2018 to April 2022)

First SSP Regions Arrived – 20th August 2018
Bellisseria Continent Opening Day – 15th April 2019

April 2020 vs April 2021 vs April 2022

Bellisseria Continent – 15th April 2020
Bellisseria Continent – 15th April 2021
Bellisseria Continent – 15th April 2022

I can’t wait to see what the Bellisseria continent will look like in a year from now and even two years from now. It’s going to be triple the size that’s for sure and I will continue to keep track of new developments on my blog. Stay tuned for that.

Feel free to share your best Bellisseria memories from the past three years in comments.

Bellisseria Third Anniversary Celebrations


Tomorrow on Friday 15th April 2022 marks Bellisseria third anniversary celebrations since the second generation of Linden Homes first opened to the public in Second Life. There will be big anniversary celebrations this year at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds from Friday 15th April through until Sunday 17th April including live DJ music, a Mole vs Boat race, a Easter egg quest, a particle show, tons of fireworks and much more.

Bellisseria Fairgrounds – 14/4/22

When you look back at the last three years of the Bellisseria continent it’s pretty amazing how massive it’s become stretching over 100’s of regions with nice hangout areas, different Linden Theme sub continents, open water regions, train lines including train stations, rez points, airstrips, underground tunnels and much more. The Moles have done a great job on the expansion of Bellisseria and the good news there is more to come in the next few years. I have been keeping track of progress along with many others since August 2018 when the first SSP regions arrived on the grid.

At 10am SLT until 10.15am SLT on Friday 15th April Patch Linden will be giving an opening speech to celebrate the special occasion. Don’t miss this.

Bellisseria Third Anniversary Event Schedule – (all times SLT – schedule subject to change)

FRIDAY, APRIL 15th, 2022

10:00 – 10:15 am : Patch Linden Opening Speech (have voice turned on and mics muted please!)
10:15 – 11:30 am : DJ Krys rocks the fairgrounds.
11:30 – 1:00 pm : Dj Floyd hits the stage for more party tunes.
1:00 – 2:00 pm : Reality? Maybe… (band)

5:00 – 7:00 pm. : Hooten Haller Contra Folk Dance

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SATURDAY, APRIL 16th, 2022

10:00 – 11:00 am : DJ Freddie starts the day of celebration
11:00 – 12:00 pm : Mole vs Residents Boat Race!
12:00 – 1:00 pm : DJ Stephanie continues the festivities!
1:00 – 2:00 pm : The Greatest Showman Particle Show by Delain Canucci!

7:00 – 9:00 pm : DJ Dulcinea will bring in the evening with some spectacular sounds!

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SUNDAY, APRIL 17th, 2022

10:00 – 11:30 pm : DJ Chuckey brings in some Easter Celebration for us
11:30 – 1:30 pm : Hooten Haller Contra Folk Dance
1:30 – 3:00 pm : DJ Fuyuko picks up the tunes and the party rocks on.
3:00 – 5:00 pm : DJ Gabi will bring the celebrations to their height and close it out with FIREWORKS!

For the latest events and discussion visit the third anniversary thread on the Second Life Forums. I will be publishing a special third anniversary blog post tomorrow marking the special occasion. Stay tuned for that and please spread the word.

Newbrooke Sub Continent Latest Developments – April Update 2022


Newbrooke Sub Continent – 10th April 2022

As of Sunday 10th April 2022 all of the Newbrooke regions are now visually showing up on the world map in Second Life which is good news. Almost all of the regions now have a orange square around them while the Moles carry out more checks. From Tutti Frutti along to Boomp are empty at the moment including Thimble Pond Farms and Take Five. Work is due to start in these regions within the next week or so.

Newbrooke sub continent is going to grow out even further in the months ahead as there are many cut offs around the region edges. It’s going to be interesting to see where the next batches of regions will be placed. I will blog about it when that happens.

For those that want a houseboat Linden Home I have just seen that houseboats are now being released on the east side of the Chalet sub continent. More releases will happen very soon. I think good progress is being made and the Moles are working very hard to add new areas with more new Linden Homes.

The Bellisseria continent will reach it’s third year on the grid on 15th April 2022. Yay! 🙂

Newbrooke & Chalet sub continents – 10th April 2022

Bellisseria continent progress check as of 10th April 2022

  • The north side of the log continent is not finished
  • Fantasy sub continent coastal areas are not finished
  • Chalet sub continent work is still on going
  • Newbrooke sub continent work is still on-going

For the latest discussions check out the Linden Homes section via the Second Life Forums.

35 New Regions Arrive North Of Newbrooke Sub Continent


The new regions are there via ATC Radar

During the past 48 hours or so it appears 35 new regions have arrived just north of the Newbrooke sub continent in Second Life. These new regions are in a ghost mode state at the moment and are not currently showing yet on the Second Life World Map if you use Firestorm etc.

There is a workaround though if you use ATC Radar map service where the region names anyway do actually show up. Also using the Second Life Maps (SLURL map service) the new regions show up if you click on them.

SarahKB7 Koskinen first discovered these new regions around 12pm BST on Friday 1st April 2022. It’s important to stress that this is not a April Fools prank or joke as far as I can tell. In the area I highlighted in red is the main location.

Source: The new regions first discovered by SarahKB7 Koskinen via Second Life Forums

If these 35 new regions show on the Second Life World Map in the next few days or so then this is good news for the expansion of the Newbrooke sub continent. The development will start and the release should be soon after that.

Stay tuned for newer updates soon on my blog.

Newbrooke Linden Home Theme Released


Newbrooke Linden Home Theme Released

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 Patch Linden announced the release of the new Newbrooke Linden Home theme. All of the Newbrooke regions are offered in both 512sqm and 1024sqm sized parcels. The new Newbrooke sub continent is located north west of the Chalet sub continent.

Josie Banks is the main connection region linking the Chalets and Newbrooke sub continents together. The Moles will add more in the days and weeks ahead around here.

Josie Banks
Newbrooke homes are live

There are 8 stylish house models (Bradbury, Denver, Ender, Faraday, Gatewood = 512sqm & Aldridge, Coniston, Heaton = 1024sqm) to choose from along with the theme specific content pack available from the house controller. There is a new community region called “Newbank” where everyone can hang out and enjoy the new surroundings. The Newbank community area is actually the Welcome Area build in the central area with new hangout areas around the outside.

New Newbank Community Region

The full announcement by Patch Linden via SL Forums

Today, we are pleased to release our latest Linden Home theme, Newbrooke!

Our concept of a modern container home community is stylish, warm, and inviting, while being nestled in a contemporary setting of rolling hills peppered with small lakes, ponds, and public pools.

All of the Newbrooke regions are offered in both 1024sqm and 512sqm sized parcels.   In total, there are 8 stylish house models to choose from, and the smaller 512sqm parcel homes can also be placed on a 1024sqm parcel, giving you a larger outdoor area. 
As always, there is a theme-specific content pack available from the house controller, enabling you to match the style and theme with any modifications you wish to do. (Please refer to the covenant rules). 

Also for this theme we have a brand new community region, “Newbank,“ for residents to enjoy and hang out with their neighbors.

We hope everyone enjoys the latest additions to the Belliseria continent and community!
-Patch, the Moles and the Second Life Land Operations team

Huygens

As many know already the Newbrooke theme was first previewed back in December 2021 at the SL Christmas Expo. There was issues with it and so the lab took it offline for some time. Over the last few weeks the Moles have been getting things ready for the big release on 3rd March 2022 and it’s great they have now released it.

Stay tuned for more updates on my blog in the coming days and weeks. Please spread the word about the new Newbrooke Linden Theme release.

Modern Regions Development Now underway


Modern Sub Continent – 11th February 2022

The Modern regions arrived on 6th February and since then the Moles have been building new roadways, lake areas and new Modern homes it appears. There is one region separating the chalet sub continent with the Modern sub continent in the far south. There are a lot of red squares at the moment and they are all going through many checks in order to get them ready for release very soon.

I predict the Modern regions will be released and open to the public before the end of February 2022 if you go on previous Linden Home release trends. I would expect the region mass will increase over the next few weeks and it’s possible that the work on the coastlines will start before Easter.

Latest New Developments as of 11th February 2022

  • The Newbank region looks like a new community center area or a shopping complex perhaps
  • There is a pond lake in the Home Grown region and many bridges in many areas
  • SSP3504, SSP3505, SSP3509, SSP3510, SSP3514 and SSP3515 regions have been added to the red SSP regions block
Preview of the Modern Linden Home theme – December 2021

Releases Update

On Wednesday 9th February Patch Linden said this on the Second Life Forums “our release schedule isn’t tied to any event, or time/date for that matter at all typically.   What matters to us is that when it is done and ready, then it will be released“.

Possible community centre in the Newbank region – 11th February 2022
Water lake in Home Grown region – 11th February 2022
Six more regions added in the red SSP block – 11th February 2022

I will blog more about further developments in the next week or so. Stay tuned on my blog for that and please subscribe to stay updated. Thanks 🙂