In the past week or so a new batch of Fantasy SSPE regions have been added down the western side of the Fantasy sub continent in Second Life. They appear dark on the world map (see below) from SSPE2736 to SSPE2721. The Moles are working on these new SSPE regions now adding hundreds of more Fantasy Linden Homes which will be available in the weeks ahead.
Further batches of new SSPE regions are set to arrive in the weeks ahead around the coastal areas of the Fantasy and Chalet sub continents. When those developments happen I will blog about it for sure. Stay tuned for that.
Keep a look out for new SSPE regions soon. It’s likely we will hear about the next Linden Home theme later this year and that will probably happen at the SL Christmas Expo 2021. At least another two LH themes during 2022 and maybe into 2023.
The new Chalet east development expansion starts at SSPE2218 going down the east coast through to SSPE2243. There are hundreds of houseboats and chalet homes planned that will be added in the weeks ahead. The map at certain zoom levels doesn’t appear the new regions at the moment. The new SSPE regions are actually there along the east coast of the Chalet sub continent when you explore them.
The Moles are working hard adding new Linden homes along the east coast along with cool new hangout areas. The central part of the Chalet sub continent is still being worked on (yellow squares) and I would imagine on the north coast there will be work soon to expand that out.
A new lighthouse area has been added in SSPE2224 which is worth visiting.
Just before 4pm SLT today the new Fantasy sub continent got released and already there is 30 people in the Solstace region along with many Moles for testing purposes. There is a new water connection opening shortly between Rigamarole and SSPE2539 it is believed. It’s expected in the hours and days ahead more Fantasy regions will be released for those interested in having a new Fantasy Linden Home.
Just when you thought it wouldn’t happen, here it is!
The Fantasy theme is designed to appeal to residents with a flair for the magical and mystic side of Second Life. The homes are situated on an isolated subcontinent, accessible only by teleportation or through the misty seaway from the coast at Rigamarole. Wander among fanciful giant mushrooms and glowing crystals. Streets and regional parks are full of bioluminescent trees that come alive after dark with a fairy-like glow, as do the streets, the rocks, and even the roof of your home. You can imagine yourself in a world populated by faeries, wizards, and mythical creatures, a place where anything is possible. There are also seasonal changes that will occur throughout the year (sorry, no snow!).
Patch goes on to say that more Fantasy region releases will happen on Friday 13th August 2021.
At the time of release, there are four basic models, named Amberbrooke, Mistbrooke, Rosebrooke, and Stonebrooke. Coming soon, there will be available open-plan versions that look the same as the basic models but have fewer interior walls, so that you can add your own walls to create a customized floor plan. The open plan versions are named Angelspell, Moonspell, Ragespell, and Steepspell.
There will be an amazing community center announced in the near future.
This release will be paced due to the complexities that lie beneath what drives the homes and all of their magical features. We will start with a few regions now, and resume the following day (Friday, 13 August) with additional regions as we monitor progress of the region releases as we go.
As a general reminder and to help facilitate the release process, please do not play “game of homes” by taking and releasing homes during the initial phases of launch. Also it is extremely helpful to refrain from rapidly switching through different home styles to give the regions time to settle and not overload the backend systems.
We hope everyone enjoys the latest additions to the Belliseria continent and community! -Patch, the Moles and the Second Life Land Operations team
Welcome to the new Fantasy community to all those moving in today. Yay! 🙂
Stay tuned for further updates on my blog and on my Twitter stream.
Latest Fantasy LH discussion can be found on the SSP thread on the Second Life Forums, see here
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
Fantasy Sub Continent Map – 6th August 2021
I will post more updates soon on new developments with Chalet continent and the Fantasy sub continent.
Abnor Mole has kindly added a new airstrip in the Bergheim region where new Chalet Linden Homes are being built now. There is a small aircraft rez zone and small bridge leading above the new railway tunnel which heads towards the Chalets. It’s worth pointing out this area and nearby regions are still being worked on by the Moles.
With this new addition of this new airstrip in the Bergheim region it now brings the total airstrips number to three around the Bellisseria continent. There are outside continent airports like one located north in the Meighen region and one airport in the south within the Jinsil region. There is another airport in the north east in the Yuri region. It’s long distance flying and it’s great flying over all the different Linden home themes.
On 5th May I opened a new poll called Which Linden Home Theme Is Your Favourite In 2021? and the final results are in. The most popular choice was Stilts with 53 votes (42.06%) followed by Chalets with 19 votes (15.08%) in second place with Victorian getting just 14 votes (11.11%). I guess this is a quick snapshot of what’s popular right now.
Last year the most popular choice for Linden Home themes was Log Cabins followed by Houseboats in second place then Trailers/Campers in third place. This year Log Cabins, Houseboats and Trailers/Campers have had less of the votes share.
The old Linden Home themes did not do very well at all this year with just one or two votes between them. Last year they came bottom of the poll options. I think Linden Lab needs to either improve the old Linden Home themes, merge the regions together with the new Linden Homes or pull the plug on them.
2021 Poll Results
2020 Poll Results
I will create another poll like this next year to see what’s popular for Linden Home themes.