On Tuesday 30th March Patch Linden announced the chalet regions release via the Second Life Forums under the Linden Homes section. This release is ahead of when the lab initially anticipated it would take place. This is good timing just before the Easter holidays start. The chalet homes come in four basic models named Matterhorn, Alpenrose, Edelweiss and Reizend.
The Chalet theme homes are modeled after stylized European alpine wood-timbered houses (fachwerhaus). The chalet homes are set on 1024 sq m parcels featuring hills, mountain streams, windmills and more.
The Chalet Linden homes new community center “Die Betrunkene Maus is located in Muehlenbach. This is a great place to hang out with friends and see the seasonal changes. Roughly there is 100 Chalet regions between the Bellisseria continent and the Satori continent.
Here are the continents below in Second Life as of 31st March 2021. The chalet home regions are not showing on the map however I have highlighted in red where they are located.
Once the World Map is fixed it will be great to see the visuals of all of the chalet regions and latest SSP regions when zooming in/out. I really hope the lab gets this sorted during April/May 2021 as its been broken since late October 2020.
The next Linden Home theme will be announced after SL18B so most likely in July 2021.
It’s been a while since I blogged about the latest developments happening over at the SSP regions and I wanted to share the latest updates as of 26th March 2021. The Moles are continuing to add more Stilt homes over at the Bellisseria continent just north east of the log homes area. There has been no ETA on the latest batch of regions for release yet.
It looks like the SSP regions have expanded again recently by ten regions just above the SSP2531 to SSP2500 line. At the moment these SSP regions are not showing up in terms of map tiles/visuals. It’s worth pointing out that this area of the grid is used for the Moles/Lindens to work on upcoming Linden Home themes.
SSP2521 to SSP2530 are the newer regions
SSP2531 to SSP2500 has been on the grid for some timenow
SSPW6 has appeared on the grid north west of the regions above. It’s not clear what W6 means yet. I guess we will have to wait until after the Chalets have been released after SL18B (mid June-early July).
The LH Dev region and LH Dev 2 region there seems to be various developments happening. The LH Dev 2 region is worth keeping your eyes on as it looks like a shopping area of some sort.
There doesn’t seem to be much happening with the nearby LH Dev Final regions below. It looks like these regions are used for testing/creating new homes.
Earlier this week I posted the latest railway track progress going eastwards on the log homes continent and this blog post looks at whats going on down south to the buffer stop. It’s worth exploring if you love new areas.
It’s worth mentioning this new track going down south is not open for use yet. This is just a preview for now until the Moles fully complete the area very soon. I am very excited about the new developments going on this month.
The start of the new railway track going down southwards starts in SSPE1459 with the LH Signal Bridge with some red cube placeholders nearby. The railway track then follows main road down south passing many signal points along the way. The railway track then goes into a forest where there is a new train station and finally the line ends with a buffer stop post.
As you go down south there are newly built log homes along the side of the new road with the railway track next to it which looks very nice.
I can’t wait for the south and east railway line to open to the public in the months ahead. It’s going to be super fun for sure.
The Moles are still working on the log homes continent and there has been some new developments. In the past few weeks work has started to pick up again across the log homes continent especially on the south coast with new log homes, new waterfalls, new rez zones and much more.
I have highlighted the red area above where the new homes have been built in the past week or so. The blue areas is where the next batch of new homes will be in the weeks ahead.
Check out the new lighthouse in SSPE1149 which looks really nice. I love the waterfall area and how the moles are transforming the nearby regions. Great job! 🙂
PossibleWater ExpansionComing Soon
There are new blue waterway spacer guide objects along the side of the east coast of the log homes continent. I wonder if this is for a future water expansion or perhaps something else ?.
The SSP83X region looks a little different this month with a new water area located in the north east corner. Could this be the new Stilt home layout ?
Some interesting new developments so far this month and as you can see work has certainly picked up again across the Bellisseria continent. The Moles will be adding more train tracks and new train stations in the weeks ahead.
There appears to be loads of offline hidden SSP regions near the SSP pink regions on the map on the west side and more towards the north. According to Abnor Mole all those regions still exist in a saved state and they are all offline to conserve resources until the cloud migration is completed later this year.
It will be interesting to see these offline batches of new regions come online later this year. It’s believed that in the distant near future the Bellisseria continent may connect with other continents.
The Moles are working on a number of new Linden home themes at the moment which will launch most likely within the next 12 months or so. The Moles are building new Linden homes on the new expansion area currently.
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 ?
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.
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.
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.
I will post further development blog updates in the months ahead.