On Tuesday 30th March Patch Linden announced the chalet regions release via the Second Life Forums under the Linden Homes section. This release is ahead of when the lab initially anticipated it would take place. This is good timing just before the Easter holidays start. The chalet homes come in four basic models named Matterhorn, Alpenrose, Edelweiss and Reizend.
The Chalet theme homes are modeled after stylized European alpine wood-timbered houses (fachwerhaus). The chalet homes are set on 1024 sq m parcels featuring hills, mountain streams, windmills and more.
The Chalet Linden homes new community center “Die Betrunkene Maus is located in Muehlenbach. This is a great place to hang out with friends and see the seasonal changes. Roughly there is 100 Chalet regions between the Bellisseria continent and the Satori continent.
Here are the continents below in Second Life as of 31st March 2021. The chalet home regions are not showing on the map however I have highlighted in red where they are located.
Once the World Map is fixed it will be great to see the visuals of all of the chalet regions and latest SSP regions when zooming in/out. I really hope the lab gets this sorted during April/May 2021 as its been broken since late October 2020.
The next Linden Home theme will be announced after SL18B so most likely in July 2021.
Pring Productions has uploaded a new video today showcasing many of the beautiful decorated Linden homes over at the Bellisseria continent in Second Life. The video runs for 6 minutes and 32 seconds.
I loved watching this video seeing the lovely interior and exterior designs of the many different types of Linden home theme styles. The video features Traditional, Houseboat, Trailer, Victorian, Log and Stilt homes.
Bellisseria 2nd Anniversary Contest Winners….
Halo Rain – Traditional – Adams
Evangeline Ling – Houseboat – Evening Star
Hope (Birdie Ravenhurst) – Trailer – Williamsburg
Bela Tolsen – Victorian – Verne
D-VINE Collingwood Finest – Log – Grandview
Hedy Heartsong – Stilt – Santiago
Well done to the winners and to the production team for sharing this awesome video.
According to Patch Linden recently the Chalet Linden Homes (theme #8) release is probably going to happen within the next few weeks at the earliest. The regions have arrived (search for Timberloft) and are now located north east of the Stilt homes area. They are not showing on the Map yet in terms of the visuals.
The next Linden Home theme (#9 & #10) is expected to be announced after SL18B is over which is normally around early July. Patch has said this about the upcoming new theme after Chalets “It will “blow your socks off” and it will be “probably be our most impressive theme to date,” with “unique capabilities unlike any other theme”.
I will blog on the Chalet release when that happens on my blog and other new SSP developments. Stay tuned for that. Exciting times ahead.
This week the lab have added a huge new batch of Linden Home regions added north east of the Stilt homes area almost connecting with the south west part of the Satori continent. There is now only a few regions separating them.
Hopefully these new regions will be open to the public in the days or weeks ahead. I would probably guess around a hundred new regions have been added here.
The Map still not working for any region visuals. The good news is that the overall layout and region names are showing.
More new regions have been added north of the Stilt Linden Homes area. The Moles are working eastwards adding new homes and new areas.
During the past week or so the Moles have created a whole bunch of new SSPE regions linking the log homes continent with the new Stilt homes sub land areas. The new regions range from SSPE1739 to SSPE1747. It’s important to note that the Moles are still building on them and are not finished yet. It will be interesting to see these new regions develop in the days and weeks ahead.
See at the bottom for the latest SSP news relating to whats ahead.
SSP News – (26th February 2021)
The Moles have added five new SSP regions just east of the purple SSP regions which are closed for public access. These new regions could be apart of the next upcoming Linden Home theme or maybe for another project they are working on. We will have to wait and see.
The big batch of pink SSP regions are no longer on the grid.
During the recent Dunk & Hug a Linden event on Friday 12th February 2021 Patch Linden says they may reveal the next Linden Home theme #8 at this year’s SL18B event.Check out this video of the event and skip to approximately 5 minutes / 30 seconds to hear what Patch had to say.
Second Life 18th official birthday starts 23rd June 2021. The lab are now planning for the birthday and more will be announced in the months ahead. Expected to return is the birthday music event, the shopping birthday event, the free gift area and a cool avatar of some form.
The Stilt Linden Home release #6 happened back in mid-late December 2020 and there has been a large demand for that so far in terms of residents moving into their Stilt homes. The Moles are working on the release of the new upcoming Chalet Linden Homes #7 and now with a brand new Linden theme #8. The east side of the Log Homes continent is still being worked on.
I hope the lab will release the Chalet Linden Homes #7 before Easter and the brand new Linden theme #8 before the end of 2021. Can’t wait until SL18B officially gets underway.