New Chalet South Development


Update as of 15th October 2021

New south development – 15th October 2021

The new Chalet south development work started recently and soon hundred’s of new houseboats will be added along with Chalet/Stilts Linden Homes on the coastal areas. The Moles are using a number of coloured squares to keep track of overall progress.

From SSPE2215 to SSPE2248 new Chalet home parcel markers have been created already with more work happening in the days ahead. Beyond SSPE2248 there are more houseboat parcels that have been placed going all the way up the east coast of the Chalet sub continent. These regions are not fully finished yet.

The Moles are definitely adding more new areas faster in recent weeks it appears and it’s going to be great once the chalet sub continent has been completed. I think once the east and south development is finished the Moles will most likely move to adding the west/north development.

New houseboats in SSPE2218

Here are just some of the new areas in the south development.

  • SSPE2253: New Chalet homes and Stilt homes have been added. Region not finished yet.
  • SSPE2252: Possible rez area coming soon. Empty at the moment.
  • SSPE2247: Houseboats will be added very soon
SSPE2253
SSPE2252
SSPE2247

Stay tuned for more updates very soon.

The Great Trick or Treat Event, Bellisseria!


First Preview

Today on Monday 11th October 2021 Patch Linden posted details on the Second Life Forums (land section) about the upcoming Great Trick or Treat event happening on 18th October 2021 across the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. The event runs through until 1st November 2021.

This is a great opportunity to collect candy and a chance to win prizes. For those that collect at least one candy will receive a Halloween Skelly Bear. Only residents who own parcels in Bellisseria can host a candy bucket. All residents can get the game HUD below.

Here are the Trick or Treat HUD locations:
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/205/38/23
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campwich%20Forest/118/101/24
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Randelsham%20Forest/150/112/70
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muehlenbach/158/120/37

🎃 It’s The Great Trick or Treat Event, Bellisseria! 🍬

Prepare to celebrate Halloween Belli style! Collect candy across Bellisseria this Halloween season with a chance to win prizes! This is an interactive event where residents living in Bellisseria can host Candy Buckets on their parcels and anyone (even residents not living in Bellisseira) can go all around Bellisseria Trick or Treating to collect candy. 

Only residents who own parcels in Bellisseria can host a candy bucket, but all residents can get a game HUD and go Trick or Treating.

Everyone who participates in Trick or Treating and collects at least one candy will receive a Halloween Skelly Bear (skeleton bear is decor only). 

The Winners Prize Breakdown

The top candy collectors will get limited edition bears!

The top 100 winners will receive the Evil Bear (devil). No sounds or effects. (Decor version and Animesh version).

The Top 35 winners will also receive the Magic Bear (wizard). Wearable animesh that waves a wand with particle effects, sounds and has a hat. (Decor version and Animesh version).

And finally, the top 10 winners will ALSO get the Deaddy Bear (zombie)  Animesh Pet/Follower with custom animations, sounds and effects. (Decor version and Animesh version). 

The event starts on Monday, 18th of October, but Bellisserian’s can place out their candy bucket on their parcels beforehand. You can find the vendors for getting your own Bellisseria Trick or Treat Candy Bucket and Bellisseria Trick or Treat HUD at the following locations:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/205/38/23
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campwich%20Forest/118/101/24
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Randelsham%20Forest/150/112/70
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muehlenbach/158/120/37

Winners will be announced following the end of the event, which ends on November 1st.

Please spread the word 🙂

Three years since first SSP batch of regions arrived


Three years ago on 20th August 2018 the first 80 SSP Linden owned regions batch arrived on the grid in Second Life. There was definitely excitement about this new land mass back then. Many speculated that it could of been an extension to Horizons or Linden Realms or the start of a new continent.

The SSP regions doubled in size and then kept on growing into a big continent which opened back on 15th April 2019 named the Bellisseria continent with a handful of Linden home themes to choose from.

Since then Bellisseria has become supermassive featuring many cool Linden Home themes featuring Stilts, Chalets and more recently Fantasy homes. There are more Linden Home themes to come along with more expansion of the Bellisseria continent for at least another year or so.

The start of the development of the Bellisseria continent in mid August 2018
Grand opening on 15th April 2019
Bellisseria – July 2021

The Chalet sub continent in the far north east will be finished soon. The new Fantasy Linden homes continent has recently opened just south of the log homes continent and further expansion is expected.

New Chalet sub continent – 6th August 2021
New Fantasy sub continent – 15th August 2021

The Moles and the lab have done a great job over the past three years expanding out the Bellisseria continent adding thousands of new Linden homes and adding new interested hang out areas.

I have been tracking progress of the SSP and Bellisseria since mid August 2018 and I will keep on blogging about new developments for some time to come.

More good things to come in the short term and long term. Can’t wait.

New Fantasy Linden Homes sub continent will be ready soon


The Moles have recently added at least 185 regions for the new Fantasy Linden Homes sub continent which is due to open to the public within the next few weeks hopefully. There are some areas that it could be connected up with the mainland of the Bellisseria continent via Nelson Eddy, Hanshin, SSPE1456 (south side of the log homes continent). We will have to wait and see what the Moles decide to do with possible connections.

There are many awesome region names on this new sub continent and great work whoever came up with those. The Moles have a lot of QA to do marked in the yellow/purple squares below which may still take some time to do before new Fantasy Linden homes becomes available.

In the mean time have a look at the new Chalet regions especially the central areas where the river runs through for new hangout points, rez zones, new railway extensions and two new airstrips. It’s amazing already and the Moles are still building up them in various regions.

Chalet Continent Map – 6th August 2021

Chalet continent progress still being made

Fantasy Sub Continent Map – 6th August 2021

Overview map of the new Fantasy regions
North part
South part

I will post more updates soon on new developments with Chalet continent and the Fantasy sub continent.

Chalet Linden Homes Development Update – July 2021


Chalet sub continent – 5th July 2021

The Moles have been very busy in recent weeks building new Chalet Linden Homes and landscaping more of the Chalet sub continent which is apart of the Bellisseria continent. Good progress is being made through the middle central areas heading up north eastwards. Development mainly started in the Hydrant region at the start of June 2021 and now it’s reached the Brookside region. There is some work being made east of the Stilt regions which is due to be finished soon.

Brookside

Work will start soon in the Baylor Creek region which will head all the way up to the Carmine Sky region. More Chalet Linden Homes are expected to be built in the weeks ahead and the new extension of the new Chalet railway line. There is still loads to look forward to and more new areas will be added in the weeks ahead.

A closer view of new developments (colour squares = progress)

As many know there is a new airstrip that has been built recently in the Bergheim region which looks really nice now. There is a rez zone here to unpack your planes/aircraft.

Check it out today – SLURL > http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bergheim/161/125/23

New Rez Zones

I will blog again next month on the latest Chalet developments. Stay tuned for that.

Catch Up With All Of The Meet The Lindens Episodes At SL18B


For anyone that has missed any of the SL18B Meet the Lindens series episodes then here are all the catch up videos in full to watch again. The 2021 Meet the Lindens sessions at SL18B have been pretty popular this year and have all gone really smoothly without any major technical issues. Saffia Widdershins and Strawberry Linden along with the rest of the team have done a great job this week interviewing many well known Lindens/Moles.

Featuring Oberwolf Linden, Patch Linden, Grumpity Linden, Brett Linden and the Moles. I would imagine everyone will be back next year at SL19B scheduled for mid June 2022. The SL20B celebrations in 2023 will be huge as that would be a big important milestone.

All these episodes featured below are at least one hour to two hours long. Find out about the roadmap for Second Life, the next Linden Home theme, the passing of Ebbe Altberg, latest updates on the SL Mobile development and much more.

Live events at SL18B will end on Sunday 27th June however the SL18B regions will remain open until Tuesday 6th July 2021. There is plenty of time to explore the birthday regions and exhibits during it’s quieter days ahead.

Monday 21st June 2021 – Lab Gab SL18B Special / Linden Lab Leadership Team with Oberwolf Linden with Brett Linden, Grumpity Linden and Patch Linden

+ The Second Life Book Club with Draxtor Special at SL18B with Philip Rosedale & Tom Boellstorff

Tuesday 22nd June 2021 – Patch Linden – VP of Product Operations

Wednesday 23rd June 2021 – Grumpity Linden – VP of Product

Thursday 24th June 2021 – Brett Linden – VP of Marketing

Friday 25th June 2021 – The Moles – Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW)

Please spread the word about all of the SL18B talk sessions. Well done to everyone that made SL18B a huge success. Yay.