Latest updates on Sansar via Reddit


On the Sansar section on Reddit there have been many new submissions posted in the past week or so which is worth checking out. Sansar_Peter otherwise known as Pete Linden who is the Director of Global Communications in Second Life replied to various submissions giving updates on Sansar. The official start of summer is fast approaching and there is still high interest for Sansar.

Here are some updates that I found most interesting on the upcoming Sansar Creator Beta.

Latest Sansar News – June 2017

  • Linden Lab has so far invited a few thousand creators to date and more invites are being sent out now. The plan is to open up Sansar Creator Beta this summer but no specific date has been announced yet. If you are still interested apply at sansar.com
  • There will be upcoming additional PR and asset releases from the lab on Sansar as the launch of  Sansar approaches this summer.  
  • Sansar is not intended to replace Second Life or be a sequel version of it.
  • Adult content will not be allowed during the opening of Sansar Creator Beta. The lab wants Sansar to be an open platform that makes it easier to make all kind of experiences.
  • Sansar will work on the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and on PCs.
  • When Sansar Creator Beta opens there will be many features and functionality still being worked on. 
  • PBR materials will work with Sansar in the distant future 
  • The Sansar pricing model is being worked on at the moment. The lab is planning to make it as inexpensive as possible for everyone to create and share their own social VR experiences.
  • Sansar has come a long way since the lab invited the first external creators. Sansar will continue to improve and evolve with each new update. 

For the latest Reddit Sansar submissions, see here.

Linden Lab shares some quick tips on account security


Today Governance Linden shared some updated quick tips on account security on the official Second Life blog. The reminder comes afteran increase in the use of third party tools that gives account credentials and control over a Resident’s account to another Resident”.

“This and similar products can change an account password and/or details, such as email address, which could prevent an owner from accessing an account, or even from being able to recover the account.”

The lab have now issued some updated quick tips on how to keep your account secure. Please read the full blog post below for more information.

We want to remind everyone that giving another Resident access to your account or account information, by any means and for any reason, is both dangerous and not permitted by the Terms of Service. An account is intended to be used solely by its creator, and keeping your account details secret and secure helps you keep it that way.

We’d like to provide you with some quick tips on how to keep your account secure:

Choose a secure password with upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, spaces, and symbols, and avoid common dictionary words or phrases. For instance, “password” is not a good password, but “wh4tAr g@t4P55!” is much better (though you shouldn’t use that last one either, now that all of Second Life just read it, too).

Choose a secret security question answer. To keep your information extra secure, choose an answer that you will remember, but that no one else could possibly guess. For example, answering “What is your favourite vacation spot?” with “Potsdam, Pennsylvania” isn’t secure if you have that listed as an interest on your social media accounts. Answering “The Wide Wide World of Sports” might be much more secure!

Keep your password and the answer to your security question secret from everyone, regardless of their relationship to you. Only you should know this information; not your significant other, family member, casual acquaintance, person with an honest look in their eye, or anyone else.

Keep your password unique and special to Second Life. Reusing the same password across different platforms or websites makes your account vulnerable if one of those sites suffer a data breach.

No Linden will ever ask for your password. Likewise, there is never a reason for you to enter your password to unlock an item, receive a discount, or anything else.

Use only the official Second Life Viewer, or a Third Party Viewer from the Third Party Viewer Directory. If the viewer does not allow you to log directly into your account for any reason, the viewer is NOT secure.

You can read more about keeping your information secure on the wiki at Linden Lab Official: Password Protection.

If you have any problems accessing your account—especially if you believe that your password or security information may be known to anyone other than you—please contact the support team by opening a support case.

Thanks for keeping your account secure!

-Governance Linden

Linden Lab announces huge shopping event in honor of SL14B


SL14B Shopping Event

On 6th June Linden Lab announced new details about a new huge shopping event happening now through until 26th June 2017 in honor of Second Life upcoming 14th birthday celebrations.

At the shopping event you will be able to get free gifts and exclusive items (plus major discounts) from the top designers (60 merchants) in Second Life. There are three regions to visit for this event including Golden, Gilded and Halcyon. The lab are planning on doing more things relating to SL14B later this month.

The full blog post:

Second Life hits its 14th Anniversary this summer. That’s worthy of celebration, and you do not have to wait until the actual Anniversary ( June 23rd, if you’re curious) to start enjoying the fun!

While we have a few things in the works for later this month, yesterday we launched a HUGE shopping event in honor of the occasion. Sixty Merchants with some of the most popular brands in Second Life have set up shop in across three Regions  –  Golden, Gilded and Halcyon – each providing a FREE gift and some major discounts on their top-selling items!

 You’re going to want to find some time to make your way through each of these stores, as there really are some amazing things to find.

 Go, check it out now! Sales ends on June 26th!


The resident supported SL14B community celebration takes place in ten days time. It’s going to be great fun this year and bigger than ever before. The big SL14B hunt is back this year and if you are interested in participating then fill out this application form before 11th June 2017.

SL14B Timeline Update

  • June 10: All performers notified via email
  • June 15-16: Sims Closed to Exhibitors for Walkthrough
  • June 16-17: Extra time for adjustments
  • June 17: Press Day
  • June 18, noon SLT: Opening Day!!
  • June 23: The Birthday
  • June 18-25: Open with Performances
  • June 26- July 2: Open for viewing–No Performances
  • July 3-5: Breakdown
  • July 6: Sims Go Offline

The wait is almost over! 🙂

The return of the Community Gateway Program after 7 years


London City Gateway_001

London City Gateway

On Wednesday 31st May Linden Lab announced the re-introducing of the Community Gateway Program in Second Life. This is really good news to hear that the program will be returning again. Yay! 🙂

As many remember the lab axed the program back in August 2010 as “resources were reprioritized”. The good news is that over the past year the lab have been working with a number of communities to try to make it work again.

Today there are still many active Community Gateways in Second Life doing a fantastic job in helping new users get started with their new journeys. The return of the program will hopefully kick-start more folks helping new users in Second Life again.

The full blog announcement, see below:

We are thrilled to re-introduce the Community Gateway Program!  Previously, the Community Gateway program helped bring new users to Second Life, by enabling Second Life communities to attract, register, an on-board new Residents. The program was shelved in 2010 as resources were reprioritized, and now we’re excited to reintroduce the Community Gateway program along with some improvements that will make it even more valuable to Second Life.  We recognize the benefit of having Resident supported tutorial areas and have been working with several communities while fine tuning the new program over the last year.

This program allows Second Life Communities to:

  • Create a new user experience and attract Residents to your specific community

  • Assist those new Residents in beginning their journey into Second Life

  • Lend a guiding hand in the creation of their new avatar personas

  • Assist with increasing new user retention.

This powerful new tool will allow you to register new users right from your own community website and add them automatically to your group, thus helping your community to grow!

All details about this program (including how to apply) may be found here.

Helping Haven Gateway_001

Helping Haven Gateway

For more information, check out the Community Gateway wiki page