Kultivate 5th Anniversary Weekend


This weekend Kultivate will be celebrating their 5th annual anniversary celebrations in Second Life featuring live music, a hunt, art giveaways and fun.

SCHEDULE:
-Friday, June 12, 2020:
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Nina Setner
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Melenda Baptiste

-Saturday June 13, 2020:
-4pm to 5pm slt – live performer Samuel James
-5pm to 6pm slt – live performer Aislen Sings

-Sunday, June 14, 2020:
-1pm to 2pm slt – live performer Max Kleene

Please spread the word 🙂

It’s Second Life 15th Official Birthday Today


On June 23rd 2003 Second Life was launched officially by Linden Lab and today Second Life turns 15 years old. Second Life is still one of the best virtual worlds out there today and still going strong.

The party celebrations are still happening over at the SL15B regions with live music around the clock and great exhibitions to see. It’s one of the biggest events on the grid happening now 🙂

Happy Birthday Second Life and here’s to another 15+ years 🙂

Come and join the SL15B celebrations today 🙂 

Linden Lab Announces Second Life 15th Birthday Events


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SL15B Welcome Area

On Monday 18th June Linden Lab announced some exciting Second Life 15th birthday events upcoming. Second Life will officially turn 15 years old on Saturday 23rd June 2018 and there will be big celebrations to make this special occasion.

It’s great to see the lab hosting a series of events for SL15B (see below) and I think this year will be the best Second Life birthday ever.

Meet the Lindens

We’re back for another year of Meet the Lindens where some of the folks who work on Second Life sit down to chat about what makes Second Life so special, and field some questions from the community at large. Check out the schedule and details on our Destination Guide. All meeting will be inworld at 2pm (SLT).

Meet the people behind Second Life. Participants include: Xiola Linden (June 18), Patch & Kiera Linden (June 19), Ebbe Linden (June 20), Grumpity & Oz Linden (June 21), and Brett Linden (June 22). All events at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

The Big 15th Birthday Weekly Gift Grab

Fifteen years is a tremendous achievement for any community, and we’ve been hard at work on a fun and interactive gift hunting series to thank our Residents. The Big 15th Birthday Weekly Gift Grab starts today – June 18th, 2018!

For the next 15 weeks, we’ll be releasing a different crystal-themed gift each week. All you have to do is find and collect the gifts. Each fabulous gift is available for one week only, and in one Region only. The Region will change each week, and we’ll be publishing clues each week to help you find the Region to search for that week’s gift – watch the Second Life social media channels and the Blog at for the clues.

How to get started:

  • Visit the Swaginator HUD kiosk here to grab your Swaginator HUD
  • Attach your Swaginator HUD
  • Investigate the clue for the week by checking our Blog or social media channels ( This week’s clue is already up so go check it out now!)
  • Find the Region and start searching

Remember, each gift is available for one week only, and then it’s gone. You can collect as many, or as few gifts as you want, but if you want to collect the final super-special Birthday Gift in the final week you will need to have collected all 14 of the previous gifts.

SL15B Shopping Event

For the first time ever – we’ve gathered 80 of Second Life’s Merchants across 4 Regions for  one big shopping extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! Each Merchant is providing a free gift in celebration of this landmark birthday and offering incredible deals on some of their most popular items. In addition, many will also be participating in a sale on the Marketplace as well. Visit each Region below to get a little celebratory shopping in, grab free gifts, and take advantage of the amazing discounts. A full list of participating Merchants is availablehere. Many of the Merchants are also participating in a Marketplace sale, so be sure to visit them in the web as well as inworld!

You can visit any of the 4 Regions from the Destination Guide.

SL15B Music Fest

In tradition of the last several Second Life birthdays, we have three days of incredible live music lined up for you! Come out and join us as we rock, pop, and roll to a variety of genres.

Full line up can be seen here – though may be subject to changes because that’s showbiz!

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Costume Parties & Contests

Wednesday, June 20th – 7pm to 9pm – Crystal Ball
It’s nice to get dressed up in your fanciest from time to time – and we love a good reason to throw a ball – so this year you’re cordially invited to join us for our Crystal Ball – in celebration of Second Life’s 15th Birthday. Imagine the elaborate ball from the movie Labyrinth and waltz your most glamorous look over for a chance to win L$5,000. Rules are available here.

The SL15B community celebration officially opened on Sunday 17th June and will continue until 24th June 2018. Come and check it out today! 🙂

SL15B regions

Let’s celebrate 15 years of Second Life 🙂

Second Life Grid Statistics – September 2017 Update


Historical Daily Concurrency Since December 2009

These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.

The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.

I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.

Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.


Updated stats as of 10th September 2017 


Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far

On 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

On 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

On 5th July 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
  • Private Estates: 16, 414 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 235

** 10th September 2017 **

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
  • Private Estates: 16, 312
  • Linden Owned: 7, 225
  • Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
  • Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)

Daily Concurrency

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324 
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281

Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:

  • Estate – Adult: 5, 091
  • Estate – General: 1, 226
  • Estate – Moderate: 9,976
  • Estate – Offline: 19
  • Linden – Adult: 484
  • Linden – General: 1, 651
  • Linden – Moderate: 5, 090

Breakdown of Host Server Classes by Ownership:

  • Estate – Class 5: 259
  • Estate – Class 7: 7, 244
  • Estate – Class 8: 7, 061
  • Estate – Class Unknown: 1, 748
  • Linden – Class 5: 6
  • Linden – Class 7: 1, 310
  • Linden – Class 8: 5, 609
  • Linden – Class Unknown: 300

Second Life Signups 

  • Total Signups: 51, 641, 115 

Useful Links

The next stats blog post will be made at the end of December 2017 along with predictions for 2018.

New Sansar Creator Preview Video


This week a new promotional video of Sansar Creator Preview was uploaded on the official Sansar YouTube channel showing another sneak preview of Sansar.

The video runs for 1 minute and 38 seconds which is definitely worth watching if you interested in Sansar. “Ria shares her thoughts on this new platform and offers a sneak peek at “Little Giant,” one of the first experiences created with Sansar during the creator preview”.

Linden Lab have sent out even more invites to Second Life users in recent days according to various sources. Once you receive the Welcome to Sansar Creator Preview email, accept the invitation and then you are ready to get started with Sansar.

The arrival of a new Linden Project area in Second Life


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New Linden Project area arrives on the grid

In late September 2016 Linden Lab added a series of new Linden Project regions (over 40+) far north of the mainland in Second Life. These regions (named HR/HC/HIH) are currently closed to the public but they are mainly rated Adult which is rather interesting.

It’s unclear at the moment what the regions will be used for and whether or not they will open to the public anytime soon. I guess most likely we will have to wait until the lab announces something about these regions in the near future.

From the map view it looks like the arrival of new Linden homes 2.0 is my guess with water surrounding the central areas. It’s a huge land area and a big Linden project for sure.

What do you think about these new regions ?

Windlight Art Gallery’s Summer Art Show Press Release


The Kultivate Magazine has released a press release today for the upcoming Windlight Art Gallery’s Summer Art Show featuring live performers, DJ’s,, parties, tribute bands and more. The event will take place on Friday 12th August through until Saturday 20th August 2016.

The event will feature 2D and 3D artists, merchants and creators. The full press release can be read below…including all those that are participating in the event…

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Windlight Art Gallery Summer Art Show

Dates: August 12, 2016 to August 20, 2016

Slurl: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Water%20Haven/140/137/21

Website:  https://kultivatemagazine.com/summer-art-show/

Kultivate Magazine’s Windlight Art Gallery is pleased to announce it’s Summer Art Show! This show will feature 2D and 3D artists, a variety of Second Life merchants and creators, live performers, DJ’s, and a hunt!

Participating 3D artists include: Alpha Auer, Betty Tureaud,  Bryn Oh, Cica Ghost, Eleseren Brianna, Johannes1977 Resident, and Silas Merlin.

Participating 2D artists (Gallery A): Adi4guam Resident, Aradia Aridan, Bluesrocker Resident, Boudicca Amat, Byrnedarkly Cazalet, Cadence Caine (heathermknopp Resident), Eleseren Brianna, Hana Hoobinoo, Kodymeyers Resident, Lagoa Resident,  Miele Tarantal, Pam Astonia, Sandi Benelli, Saulgoodie Resident, Sparkie Cyberstar, Wicca Merlin, Wintergeist Resident,  & Wrennoir Cerisse.  Participating 2D artists (Gallery B):  Carley Noonan, Ceakay  Ballyhoo, Cherrycarr Resident, Dawnbeam Dreamscape,  Glitterprincess Destiny, Ilyra Chardin, Inara Pey, Inquistor Titanium, Jamee Sandalwood, Johannes1977 Resident, Kaijah Chrome, Kismetkills Resident, Lucia Tophat, Myra Wildmist, Ramsa Luv, Roxanne Fyanucci, Scarlet (Doasilike Resident), Sheba Blitz, Pipit Peacedream (retroye Resident), Tiszo Cioc, & Warm Clarity

Participating merchants: Aka, Aleutia, Alme, Azul, Byrne, Chop Zuey Couture Jewellry, Dotbe, Faster Pussycat, Ghee, Legendaire, Lillou’s Designs, Pink Ice Boutique, Potomac Signature Homes, Propose, Silvan Moon Designs, Sonatta Morales, Spyralle, TRS Designs, Vivienne Darcy, Windlight Workz, & Zuri Rayna Jewelry.

Events will include live performers Phemie Alcott and Tallyesin; Bad Amp Tribute Bands will perform tribute shows for Metallica and Queen; DJ’s Mia Deluca, Paradox Messmer, and Johannes1977 Resident will be spinning the tunes throughout the event and Whymsee will have a special dance event with DJ Cordie!

Guests will also have the chance to participate in a variety of raffles and the Summer Sandcastle Hunt, where they can hunt for 25 sandcastles to win 25 FREE prizes!

About Windlight Art Gallery & Kultivate Magazine

Windlight Art Gallery is the main art gallery for Kultivate Magazine. The gallery features both new and experienced artists in Second Life. The gallery has a fellowship program that provides free gallery space to artists for a period of 30 days. Kultivate Magazine (formerly Windlight Magazine) Kultivate Magazine is a publication about the cultural aspects of Second Life. The goal of Kultivate Magazine is to support art, photography, music, and fashion. Kultivate Magazine consists of the magazine, The Edge and The Edge Gallery, The Windlight Art Gallery, The 30/31 event, and The Kultivate Bailywick Gallery.

For More Information:

https://kultivatemagazine.com/summer-art-show/

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions

  • ** 12, August to 20, August 2016 – Windlight Art Gallery’s Summer Art Show
  • -12, August, 2016 – Summer Art Show Opens
  • -12, August, 2016 – Sandcastle Hunt Begins
  • -12, August, 2016 – 4pm slt – Bad Amp Metallica Tribute Band Concert
  • -12, August, 2016 -1pm slt – Live performer Phemie Alcott
  • -13, August, 2016 – 12pm slt to 2pm slt – Summer Rave Party with DJ Paradox Messmer
  • -13, August, 2016 – 2pm slt – Live performer Tallyesin
  • -15, August, 2016 – 6pm slt – Whymsee with DJ Cordie
  • -16, August, 2016 – 12pm to 2pm slt – Tribute and Crown Pub event with DJ Mia
  • -17, August, 2016 – Tribute and Crown Pub event with DJ Mia
  • -18, August, 2016 – Tribute and Crown Pub event with DJ Mia
  • -19, August, 2016 – 4pm to 6pm slt – Summer Ball event with DJ John
  • -20, August, 2016-TBD- Queen Tribute Band Concert
  • -20, August, 2016- Last day of the Summer Art Show & the Sandcastle Hunt
  • ** 20, August 2016 – Deadline to enter the Kultivate & Maven Homes’ Home Away From Home Photo Contest
  • ** 1, September 2016 – September Edition of Kultivate Magazine will be published

Stay updated on the latest news on the Kultivate Magazine website.

First preview of the main SL13B attractions


Today marks SL13B Press Day where members of the press can get a first preview of the sims before the grand opening at 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June 2016. Here are my first snapshots of the main attractions at SL13B and there is so much to see this year. 🙂

There are 17 sims to explore this year with around the clock live music plus a big hunt is planned and more. On June 23rd marks Second Life’s official 13th birthday and it’s now time to celebrate! 🙂

SL13B Map

SL13B Map

Click the blue links below to teleport to the attractions at SL13B and enjoy! 🙂

SL13B Welcome Area

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SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Auditorium

SL13B Cake Stage

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SL13B Live Stage

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SL13B Stage Left

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SL13B Time Capsule Area

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SL13B Gift Areas

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SL13B Pods Area

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SL13B Linden Prize Givers

SL13B Linden Prizes

Linden Lab announces Lab Chat #3 on 6th May 2016


On Monday 25th April Linden Lab announced that the popular Lab Chat session will be returning on Friday 6th May at 10.30am SLT held at the Linden Endowment for the Arts Theatre in Second Life.

Ebbe Linden, Oz Linden and Troy Linden will be answering questions on Second Life, Project Bento, Project Sansar and much more. The video and audio recordings of the show will be available after the Lab Chat ends.

The Lab Chat production team will be selecting questions from this forum thread. Add your questions before Friday 29th April 2016. The video and audio recordings along with a transcript of the show will be available after the Lab Chat ends.

Please spread the word about Lab Chat #3! 🙂

Premium Members can now be a member of 60 groups


Linden Lab announced on Thursday 28th May that Premium Members can now join up to 60 groups in Second Life from the previous 42 limit. This is great news for anyone that are Premium in Second Life and this change comes into effect immediately.

For non Premium members the group limit still remains at 42 and in the past the lab mentions that the group limit was 10 groups max in the early days of Second Life. It may raise further in the future and we will have to wait until then.

Group Limit History

  • 10 groups- 2003
  • 15 groups – 2004
  • 25 groups – 2006
  • 42 groups – 2011
  • 60 groups – 2015

The blog announcement can be read in full below.

Today we’re thrilled to be rolling out another perk for Premium members: now you can be a member of 60 groups! Groups have been a consistently popular feature among the Residents of Second Life. It may not be obvious, but group membership can have an impact on the performance of a number of systems. That’s why in Second Life’s early days, Residents could only join a maximum of 10 groups. Over the years, we’ve made improvements that enabled us to raise the group limit to a maximum of 42, but we know that for some power users, even that isn’t quite enough, and today we’re happy to raise the bar for Premium subscribers.  We must make sure that the recent gains in group performance are not jeopardized, so for now the new limit is a pilot program. If there are no problems, we will look forward to raising the limit further (stay tuned!).

Premium members can immediately take advantage of the new limit. Downgrading from Premium membership will not remove you from any of your groups, but it will mean that you cannot join any new groups until you remove yourself from enough groups to get below the Basic account limit, which remains at 42.

There are many reasons to maintain a Premium membership in Second Life, and we hope this increased group membership limit makes Premium subscriptions even more attractive. We’ll be adding even more benefits and features for Premium members throughout the year.

Learn more about Premium membership and upgrade your account today. You can pay for your subscription monthly, quarterly, or annually – and the annual plan in particular is a great value. In addition to a total savings of more than $47 compared to a monthly subscription, the value of the weekly L$ stipend means the membership nearly pays for itself!

What do you think about this announcement ?

Please share your views in comments.