First Preview Of The New Linden Homes At The Home And Garden Expo 2019


Welcome to the new Linden homes

Everyone can now see a first preview of the new Linden Homes at the 2019 Home and Garden Expo. Check out the new extra special region called Linden Homes Preview which is now open to the public. From first glance the new Linden Homes look really nice and rather cute.

The initial deployment and launch of these new Linden Homes are still yet to be officially announced. When it does launch the new Linden Homes will be available to all Premium members. These new homes will then be made available on the new SSP continent which may be called Bellisseria.

The SSP continent (Bellisseria) will form a bridge between two of the existing Mainland continents to form a much larger continent which sounds very exciting indeed. The new infrastructure on the new continent will include new docks, beaches, roads, parks, coastlines and much more.

The new Linden Homes will be provided on 1024 sq m parcel, parcels will be made available in themed areas and each parcel will be managed by a mailbox.

The Linden Homes preview region will remain open until Sunday 7th April 2019.

First preview of the new Linden home
Upstairs
Downstairs
The new docks area
Looking from above down at the new Linden homes
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Linden Lab Announces Second Life 16th Birthday Celebrations


Today Linden Lab have officially announced Second Life 16th birthday celebrations set for 20th June through until 8th July 2019. Apparently SL16B applications will be opening soon (probably within the next weeks) for volunteers, exhibitors and performers. The theme for SL16B will be set around the 1950s with a ton of fun events planned.

The SL16B regions have recently arrived on the grid which is good to see. Early preparations are now underway and the countdown has officially started for the big event.

It feels like we just packed away all that crystal magic from our 15th anniversary celebration, but our sweet sixteen is just around the corner! This summer, we’re throwing a huge celebration to commemorate 16 years with this incredible community and we wanted to fill you in on just a few of the details.

Sixteen years ago, on June 23rd, 2003, Second Life launched to the public. Though it feels like just yesterday and a lifetime ago at the same time, this year we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go retro and embrace the “Sweet Sixteen” theme for our big party. Sock hops, bowling alleys, and late nights at the diner were a quintessential part of many teenagers lives back in the 1950s, but the 1950s were also a time of political and social change. The world was shocked by the iconic ‘Elvis pelvis,’ and poodle and pencil skirts changed the fashion world forever. Rebellion became the titillating pastime among all that soda shoppe sweetness. It was an era that – like Second Life – rocked and rolled! So, this summer we’re throwing a 1950s themed SL16B with a TON of fun events and happenings. Here is a brief rundown of just a few.

The lab have officially confirmed the dates for SL16B birthday celebrations in the blog post…

Save the Date
The dates of this year’s celebration will be June 20th, 2019 through – July 8th, 2019.

SL16B Applications for volunteers, performers and exhibitors will be opening soon – so stay tuned to our blog for more updates as these applications become available.

The lab have confirmed they are bringing back the shopping event, music festival along with gifts and parties for SL16B. The full details can be read below…

SL16B Shopping Event
We’re bringing back our multi-region inworld shopping event, complete with gifts and great deals from many Merchants from all over the Grid. If you are a Merchant and you’re interested in submitting an application to participate, please visit and complete this form. The cut-off for submissions will be June 1st, 2019, so be sure to apply sooner rather than later. The shopping event will take place for the duration of the celebrations – June 20th, 2019 through – July 8th, 2019

SL16B Music Fest
The 1950s were an exciting time for music – and we have such an incredible live music community in Second Life, we’re going to carry on the tradition of Music Fest and will be announcing application for the audition showcase and more very soon.

SL16B Gifts and Parties
There really ain’t no party like a Second Life party – and there will be some parties within the party that you won’t want to miss. Come As You Were Party (dust off those oldbies and round up those Ruths) and a modern twist on the dance party are just a few of the opportunities you’ll have to come out and shake your virtual tail feathers. There will be costume prizes – so start planning those looks. Dates will be announced as we get closer to the celebration.

Last year we introduced the Swaginator at SL15B – and we’re bringing it back again this year with some updates and changes based on feedback. You’ll hear more about this as we get closer – but Swaginator gifts will be easier to get than ever!

98 days and counting until SL16B

I have now added a new SL16B category and tag on my blog

Looking at Sansar concurrent players usage on Steam Charts from December 2018 to March 2018


Sansar on Steam Players

Sansar launched on Steam three months ago on 5th December 2018 and the usage at first was starting to pick up. The all time peak reached 72 players in early December 2018 according to Steam Charts which tracks concurrent players. The average number of players was around the 22.1 players mark.

Today the average players count has gone down to 10.2 which is pretty low. It’s important to mention that all the data is powered by Steam for reference.

Since last year the overall Sansar concurrent players usage has dropped but just bumping along nowadays. There was a slightly large peak of 44 players that was recorded on Monday 4th March 2019. On a daily basis though it’s not really been over the 30 players mark apart from the odd occasion like a big event or inworld meeting.

Sansar Peak Recordings So Far 

  • 44 players – 4th March 2019
  • 34 players – 12th February 2019
  • 30 players – 24th January 2019
  • All time high peak – 72 players – Early December 2018

Sansar Usage Numbers So Far 

Month Avg. Players Gain % Gain Peak Players
Last 30 Days 10.2 +0.0 -0.09% 44
February 2019 10.2 -1.6 -13.81% 34
January 2019 11.9 -10.3 -46.38% 30
December 2018 22.1 72

Will these Sansar player numbers improve over the next 6 to 12 months ? Feel free to comment below 🙂

Linden Lab Introduces A New Travelogue Video Series


Within the last hour Linden Lab have announced a new travelogue video series which will be highlighting incredible experiences, places and events created by the Second Life community. These short quick previews will last around 60-90 seconds each apparently.

Second Life Destinations is a new weekly video travelogue series that highlights some of the incredible experiences and events created by Residents within the virtual world of Second Life.

In this series, we’ll highlight different places focusing in on the beauty and imaginative possibilities in no more than 60-90 seconds so that you can get a quick peek at the creations and communities inside each virtual space. At times we may even speak to creators of theses spaces so they can shed some light on what inspired them. Look for each new episode on our blog and social media channels, including FacebookYouTube and Twitter.

I like the sound of this new video series showcasing the very best in Second Life. This looks like a new marketing campaign to advertise Second Life to a much larger audience. I think this new travel series will become even more popular in the months ahead with more inworld spaces being shown.

#3 The Pen in Bay City has been showcased this week – (see video above)

#2 Cica Ghost’s Drawn Town

#1 Snow Falls 

More episodes will be added here very soon.