Four more SSP regions added north of the new SSP Continent


New SSPX regions added

According to last week’s new SL regions in the past week thread on the VirtualVerse One Forums it looks like four new SSP regions have been added north of the new SSP continent. These new regions all marked with X at the end I think will be used for testing as it’s right next door to the SSP2 QA Test region. Now there are 389 SPP regions on the grid as of today.

For the moment SSP stands for Super Secret Project. It will be interesting if the lab will change this name when the regions open to the public at some point during 2019.

Here is the first screenshot I took back on 20th August 2018. A small continent of just 80 regions.

Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looked like back on 2nd September 2018 when it grew into a large continent of 384 regions.

Here is a screenshot of what the SSP regions looks like today on 16th January 2019.

It looks clear these regions will be used for new Linden homes (look at all those white dots) with a plenty of docks/waterways/mountains and much more planned. At the moment it looks mainly empty down south of the SSP continent and I wonder what the lab has planned for them.

Hopefully Linden Lab will announce something about these SSP regions soon. I would expect we will hear news before the end of Q1 2019 or possibly at the latest in Q2 2019.

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Linden Lab confirms they are in early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life


It’s been confirmed this week that Linden Lab are in the early stages in working towards an iOS companion app for Second Life. The lab are focused on getting a prototype out to the Second Life community at some point in the near future. The app will not be linked to a streaming service.

Inara Pey contacted Linden Lab recently with a number of questions concerning the Bit Bucket code repository that was set up by Brad Linden. The lab responded saying the following…

As you point out, we discussed at our Town Hall events last year that we’re actively looking at ways to extend the reach of Second Life to new audiences including mobile platforms. For example, we’re in the early stages of work on an iOS companion app for Second Life.  

Right now we’re focused on getting a prototype out to our Residents, at which point we’ll be looking for feedback and suggestions. In the early stages, we will not be tying the app to a streaming service. However, we don’t have anything to formally announce yet about the specific features, capabilities, and availability.

It’s important to mention that Linden Lab have not formally announced anything yet. It’s early days but it’s good news to hear the lab are working on an iOS mobile app and hopefully they will make one for Android users.

Are you excited about having Second Life on mobile ?

Upcoming 2019 Interesting Events Happening In Second Life


There are many big interesting events happening on the Second Life grid during 2019. There is much to look forward to this year including fund-raising events, big anniversaries, annual events, live music concerts, Linden supported events (town halls/Lab chats) and much more.

A new year means there will be events for valentine’s day, easter, summer, halloween and christmas. Can’t wait for those ones.

Around the clock in Second Life there is always events happening including live dj events, classes, openings and more. There are exclusive shopping and fashion events in Second Life and featured events which are always worth attending every month. There are popular Second Life hunts happening every month which are always exciting to go to.

Here are some of the popular events happening in Second Life during 2019 which you may be interested in attending with friends and family. All the green dates below means it’s been confirmed already.

There are more annual events that happen for BURN2, Relay For Life and Bay City throughout the year. To stay updated join groups inworld for the latest updates and events.

Please spread the word and mark these events on your calendars. Feel free to comment if you know of any more big events happening in 2019 and I’ll add them to the list above.

2018 Was A Good Year For Second Life Region Growth


On Sunday 30th December 2018 Tyche Shepherd posted up the last Sunday report for 2018 showing positive growth numbers for Second Life regions throughout 2018. Apparently for the first time in seven years the Second Life grid is bigger at the end of the year than it was at the start. The last time this happened was back in 2011 which seems a long time ago now.

2018 saw a net growth of 474 regions in total which is +2.1% growth. Private Estates showed net growth up to 14 regions (0.1% growth). This is very good news to see the Second Life grid finally growing again. Yay! 🙂

The total number of Main Grid regions as of 30th December 2018 stands at 23, 811 with (16, 120 being Private Estates and 7, 691 being Linden owned.

I think the changes that Linden Lab made for land costs has definitely helped along with many other factors. It would be great to see the Second Life grid growing even futher during 2019.

Here is the weekly net changes in Private Estates for 2018:

Second Life Private Estates weekly net changes during 2018

Let’s hope this growth trend will continue now for the rest of 2019.