Bellisseria Expansion Latest Developments – July 2020 Update


The start of the new railway expansion

The Moles and Lindens have resumed work on the new Bellisseria expansion. They are busy again building the new infrastructure from new homes, new roads, new water areas to new interesting areas to hang out in.

  • Land Selection Page – New Linden Homes will be available here. Please note that you have to upgrade to Premium to have a new home!

During the past few months the Moles have been working on the SL17B regions. They have done a great job this year. Well done to everyone that made this year’s birthday celebrations possible.

The SL17B regions are still open to explore. Don’t forget the LH Demo region showing the new Stilt Linden homes at SL17B is still open to the public until 12th July 2020. Visit the SL17B Enchant region.

What’s New ?

New homes appearing near the water areas (red squares)

I have added a blue line where future new Linden Homes will be built in the weeks and months ahead. There is still a lot of work for the Moles to do before the whole expansion is completed.

Upcoming new homes will be located here
The green line = the new upcoming railway line
Expansion bridge connection on the west side

The map below shows the early days of the expansion back in March 2020. As you can see there were loads of empty areas and access was very limited. This was one of the biggest releases to date yet.

The map below is the new expansion as of early July 2020. As you can see the Moles have been adding new Linden homes all over – now there are fewer empty areas. It’s worth exploring the new expansion as it has loads to offer everyone.

It will be great to see it once its all been completed later this year.

SSP Update

For those that don’t know where the new testing SSP regions are located on the map. Please see below. These regions are closed to the public.

The big batch of SSP pink regions and the other nearby regions in the north have not changed much in recent weeks or even months. I will be keeping the lookout now for new visual changes and will blog when new developments occur.

SSP pink regions located north of the map
The SSP testing grounds – a closer view
SSPMBC region appears

I will post further development blog updates in the months ahead.

New mass of regions added east of of Bellisseria


During the past 24 hours the lab have added roughly 96 new regions east of the Bellisseria continent which are currently closed for public access. It’s believed this new mass could be the new log cabin regions which Linden Lab have been talking about recently.

When you zoom into these new regions there are many cloned groups of regions and most them have been named now. Thousands of new Linden homes will be available very soon.

See below for screenshots that I took today.

New regions within the white highlight area
Most regions can be seen and others not
New water areas and homes opening soon
Loving the new names

These new regions could be released next week or the week after. I’ll post more updates when newer developments happen.

Patch Linden Is Now The Vice President of Product Operations


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On Monday 7th October Patch Linden announced on the Second Life Forums that he has now moved position at Linden Lab. Patch Linden new title is the Vice President of Product Operations. 

Thanks everyone for the congrats and well wishes!  My new title is Vice President of Product Operations.

It has been an honor and pleasure in serving the community over the past 12+ years. 

Patch has worked in many departments over the years at the lab from Concierge, to being the Operations Support Manager, working on the Product team to Land Operations which includes the Linden Department of Public Works (LDPW). 

Patch recently was the Senior Director of Product Operations and this week (starting 7th October) he has become the Vice President of Product Operations. Wooot!!

Congratulations Patch and well done. Thanks for everything you have done to make Second Life more amazing over the years.

 

Terrain added to the New Extension South Of The SSP Continent


Terrain added to the new extension on 2nd October 2019

Last weekend the Moles added a huge new extension south of the SSP continent. The new regions start from SSP601 to SSP700 which is like a small continent. 

Today on Wednesday 2nd October it looks like the new extension now has it’s own new terrain. It will be interesting to see how this new extension develops in the weeks and months ahead.


The two region wide channel update 

Today Patch Linden has confirmed the two region wide channel from Bellisseria to Jeogeot is in fact a temporary bridge between the continents. The regions will be replaced as work continues down south and east. 

I’ve said elsewhere before, the two region wide channel is a temporary bridge between the continents.  It is not necessary to maintain it in present form and will be replaced with regions as we work our south and east. 



There was mention earlier in the year that there needs to be at least 38, 000 new homes to cover all the occupied old style linden homes. This new southern extension makes that very clear indeed. 

The new extension south of SSP on 28th September 2019
Houseboats area moved to the north east

New developments on the Bellisseria Continent – 2nd October 2019

New campers/trailers are now appearing around SSPE62 and SSPE100. There are new water areas around the mountain areas worth exploring.

Pickle Island

The new homes development down south is coming along nicely with new water areas, new homes, new houseboats and more.

Winter Expo / SL Christmas Expo 2019 & New Discoveries

It’s believed these three regions will be used for the upcoming Winter Expo happening in early December 2019. The SL Christmas Expo 2019 starts December 5th to 15th December 2019. I would imagine the lab will be showcasing the current themes and new themes during the annual event. The lab could release a super premium announcement during this period.

My predictions for these new regions…

WE2019 1 – this region looks to be showcasing the new commercial area

SSPWE2019 2 – this region is showcasing Traditional Houses (bottom), Houseboats (top right) and Campers/Trailers (top left)

WE2019 3 – this region could be used for the new Linden home theme 4

New Discoveries

This is a large scale operation the Moles and the Lab are doing right now with the building of new homes on the Bellisseria continent, testing on the SSP continent with the new extension etc and now with preparations for the upcoming winter expo.

I would imagine before the end of 2019 we will see thousands of new homes, new areas, new campers/trailers built, the train line would of been extended out further, a new 4th LH theme announced and a super premium announcement.

It’s going to be very exciting indeed during the last three months of 2019.