On 24th June Patch Linden on the Second Life forums posted the reasons for why there are ten SL17B Water regions surrounding the core SL17B regions. Apparently the main reason for them is that it’s “purely for decor and aesthetic purposes“. The lab felt “the entire SLB continent looked better not having things fall off into a void“.
He goes on to say “so we gave everything natural shorelines and such which meant extending in to the surrounding water regions this year. They serve no other purpose and are not usable for anything else because they are running on openspaces“.
I have to say this is pretty disappointing to hear this as this is a big opportunity missed for like a SL17B sailing event or perhaps spreading the new theme of Linden homes around the core regions. I’m sure the water regions could of been used better somehow. It’s interesting that these water regions are running on openspaces though.
Here is the full explanation from Patch…
They are there purely for decor and aesthetic purposes. When we built out the core regions, we used as much space as possible and in many areas right up to the region edges. We felt the entire SLB continent looks better not having things fall off into a void. So we gave everything natural shorelines and such which meant extending in to the surrounding water regions this year. They serve no other purpose and are not usable for anything else because they are running on openspaces.
Hopefully next year for SL18B there will be more regions to explore and more demo regions.
Next week marks the return of the most popular Meet The Lindens series of special town hall Q&A events featuring many of the executives at Linden Lab. You really don’t want to miss any of these live interview talks from Monday 22nd June through until Friday 26th June.
This is a great opportunity for all those wanting to learn about the future plans for Second Life and learn more about the people that work at the lab. All events start at 2pm SLT and finish at 4pm SLT. All sessions will be held at the SL17B Auditorium.
Monday 22nd June – Ebbe Linden – CEO of Linden Lab
Tuesday 23rd June – Patch Linden – Vice President of Programme Operations
Wednesday 24th June – Oz Linden – Vice President of Second Life Engineering
Thursday 25th June – The Marketing Team– Promoting and Marketing Second Life
Friday 16th June – Meet the Moles! – The Linden Department of Public Works
The sessions will be hosted by Saffia Widdershins and will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook, Periscope and Mixer. These live events are popular so it’s best to arrive early to get a seat.
For anyone that is interested in becoming a SL17B volunteer for this year’s upcoming 17th annual Second Life birthday celebration you can apply here. The birthday celebrations will be held from 19th June until 10th July 2020. This year’s theme is “vacations and road trips”.
For those that are accepted there will be pre-birthday training sessions, you will be added to the SL17B inworld groups and asked about the availability for shifts at SL17B. I strongly recommend if you love helping then this is something for you.
Do you love Second Life? Do you love to party? Do you love to help? Join the SL17B Volunteer staff and you can do all three!
We’re looking for volunteers to help people celebrate at the upcoming 17th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL17B), held June 19-July 10. We are seeking Residents with great people skills and a love and excitement for Second Life to help us make SL17B a huge success! If you like the idea of promoting Second Life in a positive way to thousands of people in a celebratory atmosphere, we welcome you to apply today! The application will remain open through May 18.
Applications will remain open until 18th May 2020.