1 year later since the SSP regions first appeared on the grid


80 SSP regions arrived on 20th August 2018

It’s been one year since the first batch of 80 SSP regions arrived on the grid. Back then all we was told it was a Super Secret Project. Many speculated it could be the start of a new continent or perhaps Linden Realms or Horizons etc.

The day after I first blogged about the new batch of regions a new forums thread named SSP? was started. A year later and the thread is still active with 110+ pages. It’s a good place to get first previews of new developments happening. Soon after that the lab did set up a new Linden Homes sub forum.

The Second Life Grid Survey picked up the new SSP regions on 19th August 2018. I discovered the regions on the map the day after on 20th August 2018 with many others. I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Woooot!!

The excitement happened about a few weeks later when more regions were added. This then became the working grounds for the LDPW Moles to start preparations for the new Bellisseria continent. Yay!

In September 2018 the SSP continent grew from 80 regions to 384 regions. New roads, lakes, housing blocks and houseboat slips were put in from October 2018 onwards.

Terraforming changes – 2nd September 2018
New areas appeared – 1st October 2018

Between October 2018 and January 2019 hundred’s of small dots started to appear across the SSP continent. The new Linden homes foundations were put in. The houseboat slips were built around the outside during this time period.

16th January 2019

The SSP continent started to take shape during February 2019 with even more developments going on. Two new small islands appear on the east coast of the continent along with a new message.

19th February 2019

At the end of March 2019 the top half of the SSP continent was copied over and placed between the Sansara continent and the Jeogeot continent. Tons of water regions connected the north and south of the new continent making one huge super continent.

26th March

The start of the new Bellisseria continent

First preview of the new Linden homes

In mid April 2019 Linden Lab officially launched the new Linden Homes for Premium users. Here is the first snapshot I took of the new continent map on opening day. The first visitors and new homes being released.

The Bellisseria continent officially opens – 15th April 2019
First Houseboats Preview – 14th May 2019
The houseboats release opens – 15th May 2019
Bellisseria continent and the new houseboats area – 4th June 2019

More Linden Homes and Houseboats

17th August 2019
Bellisseria Map – 18th August 2019

Between June 2019 – August 2019 the Moles have been working hard on building the central parts of the continent. There are now more Linden homes, houseboats, a new airstrip/fairgrounds area and new underwater areas. More work is planned in the weeks and months ahead.

The Moles are now working on the new Pickle island which is due to be completed next month. The new trailers is being worked on and should be released very soon. The top half of the Bellisseria continent is now online and hopefully the bottom half of the continent will come online before the end of 2019.

Key Moments During The Past Year

It’s been a very busy first year with developments, music events, new groups forming and plenty of discussions on the forums. It’s been great to follow the latest developments and discover new areas. I’m looking forward to see what will happen next.

A very well done job by the Moles and Lindens so far. Woooot!!!

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New Linden Home Security System Available


Today Patch Linden posted a small update about a new and improved version of the Linden Homes Security system which rolls out now. It’s packaged inside the Content Pack via the home rezzer Life Buoy or Mailox. Check it out 🙂

This new version now includes the following features…

  • 1 Land Impact – You asked for it and here it is!
  • Menus – Now uses a dialog menu system to create and manage an access whitelist. NO MORE NOTECARD!
  • More Admins – You can name one or more people who will have permission to administer the security system.
  • Sky Alert  – If you are using the security system in a skybox, it can notify you when someone is hovering within 1000m for more than 15 seconds, even if they are not close enough to be ejected by the system.

Please spread the word 🙂

Squishy Pickle II Arrives Next To The Bellisseria Continent


Squishy Pickle II has arrived

Within the last 24 hours or so the Bellisseria Continent has increased it’s land mass again by 40 new regions with a huge new addition of Squishy Pickle II regions east of the new continent.

This is very exciting news for the whole Bellisseria community. The top part of Squishy Pickle II the Moles have already built new homes, houseboats and some of the roadways. There are new water lakes going down south. Can’t wait to see what else the Moles build have in the works next.

New water lakes, new houseboats, new areas and a new lighthouse

Squishy Pickle II comes at a excellent time because the Bellisseria continent (known as SSP back then) first appeared on the grid back in mid August 2018.

New Linden homes and new Houseboats work has already started
Squishy Pickle I & Squishy Pickle II

New developments happening on the original SSP continent

New camper/trailer area in development in SSP84
New development happening in SSP185
Big development going on in SSP264 & SSP280

The Sunken Houseboat in Millers Pond


Bugs Bunny in a spacesuit underwater lol

There is a underwater sunken houseboat in Millers Pond on the new Bellisseria continent in Second Life. The only way to access it is by using a space suit or divers suit because of the high pressure that builds up.

Sitting on a chair underwater
Bugs Bunny goes deeper
The left overs of the houseboat deep down

Visit The Sunken Houseboat in Millers Pond Here