On Monday 15th August 2022 the Bellisseria continent officially connected up with the Satori continent in Second Life. The water connection regions are “SSPSteady On” and “SSPDeep Anchor” which are open to the public now to travel between the continents. As you can imagine loads of people have been sailing and flying between the continents on their new travel adventures. Have fun everyone.
Recently a huge amount of SSP development regions went offline so it’s unclear if there will be many more Linden homes releases this year. So far in 2022 the Bellisseria continent has grown more than 200+ regions it’s estimated with new Linden homes, hangout areas, water areas and much more.
Two New Airstrips
There are two new merged airstrips in the SSPShell Yeah region worth exploring if you have some spare time. It’s worth mentioning that nearby regions are still being worked on by the moles and will be finished soon.
What direction will the Moles take the Bellisseria next ? Please feel free to share your views in the comments section below.
There has been a lot of discussion recently on the Linden Homes section of the Second Life Forums about Bellisseria expanding into the Satori continent. I think this would be a great idea with plenty of water regions linking everything up even up to the Blake Sea. The connection could be at SSPLa Mer region over to the Smythe region. There is more possible connection points along the west side of the Satori continent to keep in mind.
It’s important to note that no official confirmation has been said by the Moles or Lindens as far as I am aware. We will have to wait and see what happens going forward. There is already one connection between the two continents from the Carmine Sky region to Scratchy region down south. There is a lack of water regions around the Satori continent in general.
Recent new batch of new houseboat regions have been added north of the Newbrooke homes and work has started to fill them with new Linden homes. Work should be finished very soon. I will keeping a closer eye on this development in the days ahead.
The Moles are working on the houseboats batch on the west coast of the Newbrooke continent which is due to be finished in the weeks ahead. There is big development going on from SSPThimble Pond Farms to SSPPierless so keep eye out for new developments there.
There has not been much new activity over at the SSP development zone since the start of the summer.
Stay tuned for more Linden Homes news soon on my blog.
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 continentslocations can be seen below on the world map in Second Life.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Kinmokusei – (512)
Kosumosu – (512)
Tenjikubotan – (512)
Tsubaki – (512)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bellisseria growth over the years – (August 2018 to April 2022)
April 2020 vs April 2021 vs 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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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! 🙂
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
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.
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.