More Stilt regions added near the Chalet regions


This week another batch of new Stilt regions have been added on the east side of the cluster of Stilt regions connecting with the Chalet regions (in green – top right). It’s great to see more regions being added more often now and it won’t be long until this new area will be finished.

As you can see above on the map some of the new Stilt regions are not showing up on the map yet. It will hopefully be visible within the next few days or so. The Moles are building new Stilt Linden Homes mostly in the north heading towards the Chalet regions. The Stilts regions that have been completed look really nice so far and I think that the Moles have done a great job.

Here is a view from the Drumlin Farm region previewing the new Stilt regions nearby and the Sea Witch region in the far distance. 

I will post more updates soon on the latest SSP developments.

Tropical Beach Waves In SSPE1768


New waves in SSPE1768

It looks like Abnor Mole has added some new tropical beach waves in SSPE1768 recently which looks really nice. The Moles continue to add new Stilt Linden Homes in nearby regions. Once this area has been completed I think it will be another cool area to hang out with friends.

I really do love the palm trees around SSPE1756 and other areas that the Moles are adding now. For those wondering what the blue boxes are surrounding the these new Linden homes it’s the Linden Homes Stilt Homes Self Centering Bounding Box V2.4.

When looking around the area there are region centerpoint markers 2.0 dotted some in red and some in green which the Moles use as a main marker to work out where the center is of each region for region developments.

Palm trees at SSPE1766
New Stilts being added in SSPE1766
The waves are located within the red circle = New waves in SSPE1768

As you can see above on the map there are many empty areas of land where more new Stilts will be added very soon. I will revisit this area in the weeks ahead to see whats been added in a upcoming blog post.

Stay tuned for that.

LH Chalet Demo Region Goes Live


LH Chalet Demo Region Preview

For anyone that is interested in the upcoming release of the Chalet Linden Homes there is one LH Chalet Demo region open to the public at the moment. Come and check it out today.

SLURL: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LH%20Chalet%20Demo/126/191/23

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.

Some activity going on on the new regions

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.

Patch Linden Talks About Linden Homes At RFL Home & Garden Expo 2021


Patch Linden talks with Saffia

On Wednesday 10th March Patch Linden VP of Product Operations talked with Saffia Widdershins at this year’s RFL Home & Garden Expo 2021 about Linden Homes and much more. The special talk session duration lasts for 1 hour / 22 minutes / 40 seconds and you can watch the full video above for the latest updates.

Patch Linden talked about his work at the lab including testing on the user experience flows (news later this year), Linden Homes (three new themes being worked on), the old Linden Homes and much more. It’s a really interesting interview with some sneak hints on whats coming next from Patch. There was mention about the process and issues on Second Life moving into the cloud.

For those that don’t know the Bellisseria continent is almost connected with the south west part of the Satori continent which is a huge development for Second Life. I can’t wait for the day when its officially connected so everyone can travel between the two continents. See my previous blog post for the latest map developments. This latest batch of new regions will increase the overall main grid region (Linden owned) count later this week.

Linden Homes Newer Updates

  • The next Linden Home theme after Chalets will be previewed at SL18B and most likely be released once the birthday is over. This new theme will blow your socks off and will have unique capabilities according to Patch
  • Chalet homes probably be released in a couple of weeks time (on map the lab have almost connected the continents)
  • Patch’s goal is to have all of the Linden Home themes released by the end of the year (if everything goes smoothly)
  • Passport system will be launching soon for Bellisseria (passport stamping kiosks with custom stamps like get your passport and discover (driver license etc)

Moving To The Cloud

  • Philip Rosedale last worked on the maps system / fix still being worked on since the uplift last year
  • Fixes are going to take time for the various Second Life issues
  • Web search has been a challenge / constant battle with the technology
  • Group chats deploy fix coming soon / most teleporting issues have been solved
  • The lab has a health dashboard to see the latest stats for teleportation (if above 95% = success rate), region crossings and more
  • Report issues via the Second Life Jira

Coronavirus

  • 2020 Relay For Life & Fantasy Faire raised alot last year according to Saffia
  • Premium Plus was not the right time to launch last year
  • Having a platform like Second Life the lab cannot be ignored
  • The lab uses Zoom internally etc for video chat meetings

Around the hour mark the session went from normal chat discussion to Q&As.

  • Demo region for Chalets is down
  • Second Life could integrate Philip Rosedale latest project with spatial audio
  • Make Second Life a web based application – the lab are looking at something according to Patch
  • No word on when the Second Life Mobile app is coming
  • VR maybe further down the road for Second Life
  • Extra styles for traditional homes on the roadmap
  • Premium Plus (larger parcels and homes) / land impacts / land impact bonus possible – no idea on when yet
  • Tier land cost increases – not on the roadmap
  • Check/organize Inventory on the Second Life website – it’s possible and a sizeable project to do

Thanks to the Lindens and the Moles for making Second Life better. Yay! 🙂

Patch Linden Says The Next Linden Homes Theme #8 May Be Unveiled At SL18B In June 2021


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.

Log Homes Railway Development – January 2021 Update


In recent weeks the Moles have added more railway track and more railway stations on the east side of the log homes continent highlighted in blue on the map below. It’s not yet open to the public for rezzing trains. The wait is almost over.

My last blog post back in late October 2020 I posted that the Moles extended the railway line from SSPE1162 to SSP1165. Since then the railway line has expanded through the middle of the log homes continent going east then turning up north near the new recently opened Stilt homes regions highlighted in red squares.

There are now new railway stations, rez areas, signal points, victorian tunnels, bridges, railway line crossings and much more. The Moles have been working on this railway development since early 2020 and have done a great job going through the different Linden home theme styles.

The latest new railway line starts roughly from SSPE1125 all the way up to SSPE1111 where there is a big loop around. There is a new railway station in SSPE1111 and a train on the tracks nearby.

I believe this is the end of the railway line on the east side of the log homes continent for now. I will blog again if new changes happen next month.

It’s worth flying over the new railway line from one side to the other side of the log homes continent seeing what’s new. I think you will be amazed at all the latest developments.

It’s going to look really exciting when the railway track finally opens in the weeks/months ahead along with new Linden homes. I can’t wait to ride the new railway soon and I’m sure many can’t wait to rez trains too.

Great progress so far overall and I can’t wait to see what comes next throughout this new year.