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.

New Chalet Railway Now Under Construction


The Moles have added a brand new railway line over at the Chalet continent where new Linden Homes are being added now. There is now a new underground tunnel from SSPE2214 to Brady Stream which is underwater at the moment.

This looks like fun! 🙂

From what I can tell the new Chalet railway line starts on the west side of the Hydrant region which goes through the central part of the Chalet regions up north towards the Wild Thing region. Just follow the green line on the map or the RR dummy block straight inworld.

Chalet Railway Map as of Tuesday 8th June 2021

  • Green Line: marks the new railway line
  • Blue Lines: new tunnels

Normal World Map View

Following the new train track eastwards shows where more Chalet homes will be placed in the weeks ahead. These huge squares are marked with Chalet House Parcel 32 X 32 v7.51.

SSPE2175

The train track splits into two parts further east in SSPE2175. There appears to be a new tunnel with some new railway track added which goes underwater. I followed the line eastwards.

The tunnel comes out in Intervale from Bergheim. The railway track stops and continues in the east in Freshwater Camp. The Moles are working on this part of the line and should be finished soon.

Freshwater Camp is the point where it resumes in terms of the new railway track being built now. There is a long part of the new railway tracks in SSPE2211/Muehlenbach. It’s worth exploring this part of the line as it meets more of the Chalet homes and the new bridge.

The railway line ends at Wild Thing at the moment. I think the railway line will continue up north and expand in the far west of the Chalets during the summer months. I will check back within the next month or so to see the latest developments.

More Stilt regions added near the Chalet regions


This week another batch of new Stilt regions have been added on the east side of the cluster of Stilt regions connecting with the Chalet regions (in green – top right). It’s great to see more regions being added more often now and it won’t be long until this new area will be finished.

As you can see above on the map some of the new Stilt regions are not showing up on the map yet. It will hopefully be visible within the next few days or so. The Moles are building new Stilt Linden Homes mostly in the north heading towards the Chalet regions. The Stilts regions that have been completed look really nice so far and I think that the Moles have done a great job.

Here is a view from the Drumlin Farm region previewing the new Stilt regions nearby and the Sea Witch region in the far distance. 

I will post more updates soon on the latest SSP developments.

Which Linden Home Theme Is Your Favourite In 2021?


There are many nice Linden Home themes now then there was a few years ago so I would love to know which Linden Home theme is your most favourite one in 2021. When the poll results come out it will be a quick snapshot of what’s popular right now.

Last year Log Cabins was the top choice for favourite Linden Home theme for 2020. See the poll results here. Houseboats came in second place followed by Trailers/Campers in third place. It will be interesting to see how the new Linden Themes compare.

Poll options include the old Linden Home themes and all the recent new Linden Home themes. The poll results will be published on my blog before the end of May 2021.

The next Linden Home reveal will most likely be after SL18B has finished in early July 2021. The wait is almost over.

Bellisseria Turns 2


The Latest Chalets Linden Home Theme

Today 15th April 2021 mark’s Bellisseria second anniversary in Second Life. The second generation of Linden Homes started with Traditional and Houseboats. The Moles/Lindens released more Linden Home themes since then featuring Trailers/Campers, Victorian, Log Cabins, Stilts and now Chalets. There are more new themes reveals after SL18B has finished in early July 2021.

Bellisseria Fairgrounds – 15th April 2021

There will be a special celebration marking Bellisseria second anniversary. There will be partying planned for everyone at the Bellisseria Fairgrounds starting at 10am SLT today through until 4pm SLT. DJs will be playing tunes, there will be a particle show and a fireworks display. More details here.

The Bellisseria community has been growing more and more over the past few years. The Bellisseria inworld groups have been active every week with interesting discussions about a variety of things. The events have been awesome that have been hosted on Bellisseria. Great job! 🙂

When Bellisseria first opened to the public there was only 384 regions to explore back in April 2019 and there was huge excitement about it. Two years later the Bellisseria continent is supermassive that spans over 800+ regions connecting three existing continents on the grid. Wooot! 🙂

Bellisseria Continent opening day – 15th April 2019

The first 80 SSP regions arrived on the grid back in late August 2008. The SSP thread on the Second Life Forums started soon after which today goes on for 215 pages. The growth of the Bellisseria continent has been fun seeing it progress over the past two years.

August 20, 2018 – First SSP regions arrive

The Moles/Lindens have done a great job from building amazing new areas, appearing on interviews/events and most importantly improving the overall Premium experience. Everyone that has worked on this new continent for the past few years should be very proud of themselves of this huge achievement.

It’s still unclear what Linden Lab will do with the old Linden Homes from 2010. I think it would be good to see the regions moved closer to Bellisseria with water regions connecting them. Maybe the inactive areas/homes could be closed down to free up more space.

Old Linden Homes locations on the map in blue

April 2020

This time last year roughly the new log home continent opened with over 230 regions and over 4, 000 log homes. Today work on the east coast is still happening but it won’t be long until its all finished. The log home continent came with the expansion of the railway line, new water areas, new community area named Randelsham Forest and much more.

Bellisseria Continent – 15th April 2020

April 2021

The Stilts and the Chalet Linden Homes have been added during the past 12 months. Due to the inworld map tiles not working (uplift) the chalet regions are not showing on the map below. It’s going to be great once this issue has been fixed to see the Chalet regions in full. Then it will be fun exploring around the new areas.

I can’t wait for the new Linden Homes to be announced and released hopefully later this year and next year.

Bellisseria Continent – 15th April 2021

Here are some of my favourite Bellisseria snapshots from the past two years.

Learn more about Linden Homes here.

Linden Homes Introduction & FAQ

SSP Development Update – 26 March 2021


It’s been a while since I blogged about the latest developments happening over at the SSP regions and I wanted to share the latest updates as of 26th March 2021. The Moles are continuing to add more Stilt homes over at the Bellisseria continent just north east of the log homes area. There has been no ETA on the latest batch of regions for release yet.

It looks like the SSP regions have expanded again recently by ten regions just above the SSP2531 to SSP2500 line. At the moment these SSP regions are not showing up in terms of map tiles/visuals. It’s worth pointing out that this area of the grid is used for the Moles/Lindens to work on upcoming Linden Home themes.

  • SSP2521 to SSP2530 are the newer regions
  • SSP2531 to SSP2500 has been on the grid for some time now

SSPW6 has appeared on the grid north west of the regions above. It’s not clear what W6 means yet. I guess we will have to wait until after the Chalets have been released after SL18B (mid June-early July).

The LH Dev region and LH Dev 2 region there seems to be various developments happening. The LH Dev 2 region is worth keeping your eyes on as it looks like a shopping area of some sort.

There doesn’t seem to be much happening with the nearby LH Dev Final regions below. It looks like these regions are used for testing/creating new homes.

Stay tuned for more updates during April 2021.