Linden Lab Limits The Availability Of New Second Life Regions


Second Life Map – 19th May 2020

On Thursday 14th May Linden Lab announced that they are limiting the availability of new Second Life regions until early Autumn due to the ongoing public health crisis and the work to move Second Life to the cloud. The lab have noticed an “unprecedented surge in demand” for new Second Life regions lately. 

On Friday 15th May Patch Linden said this in the forums about efforts into enforcement and cleanup. Apparently the lab have a “healthy supply of mainland” including entire mainland regions. 

We have put a lot of thought in to the various things we can do with the mainland.  That included consideration for moving parcel owners around.  We decided that right now, with the pandemic and people turning to Second Life for some stability and comfort in their lives, that the upset of having to go through a some sort of mass-move effort was too negative of an experience.  Instead, we’re going to put our efforts into enforcement, clean-up, and loosen restrictions on mainland purchase qualifications where we can.  We do have a healthy supply of mainland, up to and including some entire full mainland regions that we can make available via auction.


Linden Homes Update

At the present, we’re not going to be looking at any sort of down-sizing, rebuilding or re-configuring of the old Linden Homes regions.   Work has not stopped on the new Linden Homes either.  We have a good bit of runway to continue the build and release of the already present themes and regions to carry us through without adding any new regions.   We will also continue to work on the upcoming themes at full speed ahead to get them ready for future release.

– Patch Linden – (16th May)


The lab says now the current Second Life server systems cannot accommodate unlimited growth without impacting on performance and stability. Region inventory will be “extremely limited” and may not be “readily available until early fall”. 

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we’ve experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for new Second Life regions. While we are thrilled by the heightened interest, the increased demand has consumed our available inventory of full regions and homesteads (there are still many parcels available on existing regions, both on the mainland and from private estates). 

We are committed to maintaining (and improving) the stability and performance of Second Life. So while we are very gratified that we can be of help to people in these trying times, unfortunately, our current server systems cannot accommodate unlimited growth without adversely impacting that stability and performance. This means that region inventory in Second Life will be extremely limited and may not be readily available until early fall.

As many know already Second Life is in the process of migrating from the existing dedicated servers to a cloud hosting service. When the process has been completed then the region capacity will be hopefully unlimited again. 

Second Life is in the process of migrating from our existing dedicated servers to a cloud hosting service. That migration has already moved a number of the most important services and databases, but we are not quite ready to host simulators in the cloud. We have a crack team working on that and are making lots of progress, but there are significant changes needed to make sure that we can provide the performance, stability, and security required. When that process is complete we will have a nearly unlimited region capacity, but until then we are constrained by the size of our existing server fleet.

While our migration project has been underway for some time, even our most optimistic business projections did not anticipate a surge of the magnitude we have seen in recent weeks for additional regions. While we planned for growth driven by improvements to Second Life and other factors, we didn’t expect demand to be created by a global pandemic.

As a result, we are in the unfortunate position of hitting the maximum capacity of our “old” servers until the “new” cloud servers are fully operational.

Overall it’s good that Second Life is still so popular but I do feel sorry for Linden Lab regarding the timing. It will be great when the cloud project is finally completed later in 2020 if all goes to plan and when the new cloud servers become fully operational. 

Bellisseria 1 Year Anniversary Celebration


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On Wednesday 8th April Patch Linden posted new details about the upcoming Bellisseria 1 year anniversary celebrations in Second Life. The first anniversary celebrations will take place between Friday 17th to Sunday 19th at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds. Everyone is welcome to attend and have fun. 

April 15, 2019 saw the launch of the new Linden Lab premium homes and Bellisseria was born. Soon those that nestled into the comforts of a brand new home found more than just a nice place to live, they found community, discovered new friendships, parties, adventures and so much more.

There will be live DJs, a particle show and a boat parade along with much more. The anniversary is sponsored by Linden Lab, Bellisseria Citizens Group, Bellissseria Entertainers & Events and the Bellis Blues Cafe.

Watch Bellisseria’s 1 Year Anniversary celebration video premiere on 16th April at 9am SLT. Patch Linden said recently it’s taken “more than 1,000 film clips, countless previews and edits, 100 plus volunteers and 60 hours of diligent work, its finally ready”.

Video Production & Editing by
Sceneris & Prudence Anton

Still photo art by:  Elora Lunasea
Sound Remix by:  Baphy (fushichou.mfume)

See here for more event details here

The Log Homes Released


On 1st April Patch Linden announced the new release of Log Homes on the official Second Life forums. The Mole team have now added 4, 828 new Linden Homes for everyone to move into. It’s the biggest release to date spreading over 230 regions which is located east of the Bellisseria continent.

The new log homes are now available on the land selection page. Good luck.

The new Log Homes features…

  • Four styles of Log Homes
  • Vast rural regions with stunning scenery, including giant redwoods.
  • Additional Railway accessibility (coming soon)
  • More Rez Zones for your boats, horses, bikes, golf carts, ATVs, tractors…

A new community center is coming very soon along with more new regions full of different types of homes. Its great news the Moles have finally released these new homes.

Its going to be fun to explore the new continent in the days and weeks ahead.

New mass of regions added east of of Bellisseria


During the past 24 hours the lab have added roughly 96 new regions east of the Bellisseria continent which are currently closed for public access. It’s believed this new mass could be the new log cabin regions which Linden Lab have been talking about recently.

When you zoom into these new regions there are many cloned groups of regions and most them have been named now. Thousands of new Linden homes will be available very soon.

See below for screenshots that I took today.

New regions within the white highlight area
Most regions can be seen and others not
New water areas and homes opening soon
Loving the new names

These new regions could be released next week or the week after. I’ll post more updates when newer developments happen.