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.
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.
Over 40 new Modern Linden Home regions have arrived on the grid during the past 24 hours. They are all located on the north west side of the Chalet sub continent. This was a surprise to many as thought they would appear next month at the earliest.
The Modern theme was announced at last year’s SL Christmas Expo that included a Linden Reveal region to preview the new theme. Two months later and at long last the regions have arrived.
As of Monday 7th February 2022 there are 49 new Modern regions. The infrastructure and new homes will be added very soon. I think the regions are closed for public access in the short time. It should not be that long now until the Modern regions are connected with the chalet sub continent.
Earlier this month I blogged about the newest 12 SSPE regions that have been added in the north east corner of the Fantasy sub continent. Today the Moles are still working on these regions adding more Fantasy Linden Homes, new roadways, new rez zones and new interesting areas to explore. These regions should be finished by the end of February 2022.
I have noticed this week that there are more red squares in multiple regions across the Fantasy sub continent meaning things could be delayed for some time until the issues have been addressed. This is the same with the Chalet sub continent in the far north east where there are loads of red squares.
Now – Fantasy sub continent map as of Friday 28th January 2022
Before – Fantasy sub continent map as of Tuesday 11th January 2022
Start of 2022 on 5th January 2022 where the new SSPE regions arrived to complete the continent
Good progress is being made overall and I think at some point in February most if not all of the Fantasy sub continent hopefully will be finished. I will blog about further developments later next month.
SSP Development Area – January 2022 Update
As of Friday 28th January 2022 there are now 17 red SSP regions compared with six red SSP regions on 15th December 2021. The red theme is highly likely the Modern Linden theme which was announced in early December 2021 at the SL Christmas Expo.
Now – 28th January 2022
Before – 15th December 2021
More updates will be posted on my blog in February 2022.
There are many interesting places to visit around the Bellisseria continent. There are windmills, beaches, lighthouses, tunnels, airstrips and more dotted about. I have put together a useful list of 15 interesting places below. The Bellisseria continent is still growing today and it’s set for futher expand during 2022 with more Linden Home themes.
A nice community center to visit featuring a lovely waterfall nearby with a fun zipline, a big forest to wonder about in, rez zones in the docks, a railway station which connects with nearby Linden Home themes and more.
The full-featured cruise ship spans three regions on the far west side of the Bellisseria continent. Featuring a swimming pool, dancefloor, helicopter landing pads and much more.
The SS Galaxy Cruise Ship was built in 2007 as a private initiative and then was converted into a museum by Linden Lab in 2015. In early 2020 it was moved from the south of the Blake Sea to Bellisseria.
Explore the newest airstrip featuring boat rez zone, picnic area and airplane rez zone. Fly from the north coast of the Chalet sub continent all the way south west towards the mainland of the Bellisseria continent.
This weekend a new batch of SSPE regions have arrived on the east coast of the Fantasy sub continent. The latest regions start from SSPE2756 to SSPE2765. There are roughly 18 or so regions remaining or so complete the Fantasy sub continent surrounding coastline. At the current development rates the Fantasy sub continent could be done before early December 2021.
The Moles have been adding new Fantasy Linden homes in recent weeks on the west coast and it’s now starting to look really good. Over the next 4 weeks or so more Fantasy homes are expected to be built and new areas to explore.
The Chalet sub continent southern coast regions have arrived during the past month and soon hundred’s of houseboats are expected to fill the empty areas. Soon the northern side development of the Chalet sub continent will start and it’s going to be great once that’s done. I would imagine completion could be done before 2022 starts.
At the weekend the new Bellisseria Fantasy Community Centre region opened up to the public in Second Life. It’s been in the works for some time now and it’s good to see it finally open in the Eyrie region. Everyone should visit and explore this new community centre. It’s incredible from the stairway, piers, the landing spot and views around the region.
Please spread the word about the new Fantasy community centre to your friends and visit today.
The Moles are working hard building new Linden homes around the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. In the past few months the east coast of the Chalet sub continent has been extended all the way down to the south coast with placement for new houseboats coming soon. There are many new hangout spots around the edges which are really worth a visit I think. The north coastline work should start in the coming weeks I would imagine.
The Moles are working on the west coast of the Fantasy sub continent adding hundreds of new Fantasy Linden homes and new areas. The east side of the Fantasy sub continent work should start within weeks hopefully. Good progress is still being made at the moment.
I am looking forward to seeing both the Chalet and Fantasy sub continents be completed in the near future. I think many are excited now about what the next theme might be. So much has been added during 2021 from new waterways, hangout points, expansion of the railway, rez zones, underwater tunnels and much more.
A few red squares are showing up in the Stilts area and hopefully that work will be finished soon.
Bellisseria Continent Progress
Fantasy sub continent
Chalet sub continent
Progress as of 3rd November 2021
Next month at the 2021 SL Christmas Expo I would imagine we will hear about the next Linden Home theme. Maybe another two Linden Home themes during 2022. We will have to wait and see.
What are your predictions for 2022 for the Bellisseria continent ?
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.
🎃 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 WinnersPrize 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).