8 New Classic Starter Avatars Added To The Join Second Life Page


New 2019 starter avatars

This week Linden Lab have added a new group of classic system starter avatars on the Second Life Join page. The new 8 avatars are all shown under the drop down menu named New Avatars.

These avatars have been created using the latest features in Second Life like Bento. The avatar complexity for them is around 10, 000 – 20, 000. One of the new avatars comes with a pet dog. The Second Life Join page now has a better range of new starter avatars than it did many years ago I think. This will definitely help new residents in Second Life get started.

New 2019 avatars on the Second Life Join page

Linden Lab plans on rolling out more new avatars with new styles/themed for new residents in the near future. There is a thread set up on the Second Life forums to discuss these new classic avatars.

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Bay City 8th Annual Mole Day Happening Saturday 2nd February


On Saturday 2nd February, from 11am to 1pm SLT Bay City will be hosting their 8th annual Mole Day event in Second Life at the Bay City Fairgrounds at the North Channel region. It’s definitely one of my favourite events on the grid every year. The attendance is pretty high each time. The community comes together and celebrates the hard work moles do on the grid every year to make the Second Life experience even better.

This year features a DJ live music hour by GoSpeed of KONA Stream starting at 11am SLT until 12pm. After there will be a live performance by Melenda M. Baptiste from 12pm to 1pm SLT.

The Moles are members of The Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW) group that is a program totally focused on improvements on the Mainland. Moles build the infrastructure including the roads, railways, coastal waterways and protected lands of Second Life. The big project the Moles are currently working on is on the SSP regions which will become Linden Homes at some point this year.

For more information please contact Marianne McCann.

Registration Opens For The 2019 Relay For Life Of Second Life Season


On Sunday 20th January 2019 the registration officially opened for the 2019 Relay For Life of Second Life season. The 2019 season will last for 16 weeks and it’s going to be very different compared with previous years. Firstly the Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 season will now kick off at 10am SLT on Saturday 16th February 2019. The annual RFL of SL Relay Weekend will be held on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.

This is a great opportunity to register a team and participate in the annual Relay for Life season in Second Life. I’m looking forward to attending the early RFL season and blogging/capturing the scenes this year.

See below for a special message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller.

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A message from Adam Spark, Ari Spark and Gem Sunkiller...

Registration for the 2019 Relay Season begins on January 20th at www.relayforlife.org/secondlife.

The 2019 National Recruitment Challenge runs from January 20th through February 3rd, we will join with Relay For Life teams around the globe in getting our teams registered.

Our Relay For Life in Second Life is among the top events in the world, with more participants from various countries and more donations made per event.

The Challenge is for each Relayer to bring one other person to Relay along with them!

Let’s show how Relay For Life of Second Life makes things happen. Register your team, then have each team member register their dashboard. THEN EACH ONE BRINGS ONE!

While forming and registering a team is lots of fun and very rewarding, there are many ways to Relay.  These are just a few ideas to help guide your conversations.

*Register a team.

*Support Relay For Life by attending events.

*Merchants and Creators can place vendors or kiosk in their shops.

*Club owners can place a kiosk in their club, just that simple!

*Live Singers and DJs can donate their services at Relay For Life events.

*Business owners can display information in their shops.

*Clubs can donate Ad Board space to Relay For Life.

*Post notices about Relay For Life events in YOUR groups.

*Gift Cards, and creations can be donated to Relay For Life, either to teams or for our Relay auctions and raffles.

*Educate  yourself about the American Cancer Society mission, and share that with others in your groups or club.

*Sponsorship is another way to help. Contact Ariel Stormcrow or Dianna Wycliffe for more information.

*Donating your land or venue for a Relay For Life event.

Each person can participate in a way that is meaningful and relevant to themselves. We are only limited by our imaginations!

Won’t you get on board with us, and help lead the way to a world without cancer?

Stay updated on the latest Relay for Life of Second Life news here.

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.