The Great Trick or Treat Event, Bellisseria!


First Preview

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.

Here are the Trick or Treat HUD locations:
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/205/38/23
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campwich%20Forest/118/101/24
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Randelsham%20Forest/150/112/70
* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muehlenbach/158/120/37

🎃 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 Winners Prize 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). 

The event starts on Monday, 18th of October, but Bellisserian’s can place out their candy bucket on their parcels beforehand. You can find the vendors for getting your own Bellisseria Trick or Treat Candy Bucket and Bellisseria Trick or Treat HUD at the following locations:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Millbank/205/38/23
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Campwich%20Forest/118/101/24
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Randelsham%20Forest/150/112/70
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Muehlenbach/158/120/37

Winners will be announced following the end of the event, which ends on November 1st.

Please spread the word 🙂

Three years since first SSP batch of regions arrived


Three years ago on 20th August 2018 the first 80 SSP Linden owned regions batch arrived on the grid in Second Life. There was definitely excitement about this new land mass back then. Many speculated that it could of been an extension to Horizons or Linden Realms or the start of a new continent.

The SSP regions doubled in size and then kept on growing into a big continent which opened back on 15th April 2019 named the Bellisseria continent with a handful of Linden home themes to choose from.

Since then Bellisseria has become supermassive featuring many cool Linden Home themes featuring Stilts, Chalets and more recently Fantasy homes. There are more Linden Home themes to come along with more expansion of the Bellisseria continent for at least another year or so.

The start of the development of the Bellisseria continent in mid August 2018
Grand opening on 15th April 2019
Bellisseria – July 2021

The Chalet sub continent in the far north east will be finished soon. The new Fantasy Linden homes continent has recently opened just south of the log homes continent and further expansion is expected.

New Chalet sub continent – 6th August 2021
New Fantasy sub continent – 15th August 2021

The Moles and the lab have done a great job over the past three years expanding out the Bellisseria continent adding thousands of new Linden homes and adding new interested hang out areas.

I have been tracking progress of the SSP and Bellisseria since mid August 2018 and I will keep on blogging about new developments for some time to come.

More good things to come in the short term and long term. Can’t wait.

New Fantasy Linden Homes sub continent will be ready soon


The Moles have recently added at least 185 regions for the new Fantasy Linden Homes sub continent which is due to open to the public within the next few weeks hopefully. There are some areas that it could be connected up with the mainland of the Bellisseria continent via Nelson Eddy, Hanshin, SSPE1456 (south side of the log homes continent). We will have to wait and see what the Moles decide to do with possible connections.

There are many awesome region names on this new sub continent and great work whoever came up with those. The Moles have a lot of QA to do marked in the yellow/purple squares below which may still take some time to do before new Fantasy Linden homes becomes available.

In the mean time have a look at the new Chalet regions especially the central areas where the river runs through for new hangout points, rez zones, new railway extensions and two new airstrips. It’s amazing already and the Moles are still building up them in various regions.

Chalet Continent Map – 6th August 2021

Chalet continent progress still being made

Fantasy Sub Continent Map – 6th August 2021

Overview map of the new Fantasy regions
North part
South part

I will post more updates soon on new developments with Chalet continent and the Fantasy sub continent.

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.