Sakura Regions Come Online


Sakura regions come online – 27/4/22

Breaking News

Around 68 Sakura regions have just appeared on the grid north of the Stilt homes and they all have Japanese names for this batch. The region names are showing up on the map and at this time not open to the public. It’s not clear where the connection link region will be placed at this time.

Special thanks to SarahKB7 Koskinen who found the new regions this week.

Patch Linden first announced the new Sakura Linden Home theme during Bellissaria Third Anniversary celebrations back on 15th April 2022. There were four preview regions to see this new theme SSPSD1, SSPSD2, SSPSD3 and SSPSD4.

Now it’s going to be interesting to watch developments take place over the coming weeks and months. It’s been exciting following Bellisseria developments since August 2018. I will be tracking for some time yet.

Sakura Preview Regions

More updates soon.

Newbrooke Linden Home Theme Released


Newbrooke Linden Home Theme Released

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 Patch Linden announced the release of the new Newbrooke Linden Home theme. All of the Newbrooke regions are offered in both 512sqm and 1024sqm sized parcels. The new Newbrooke sub continent is located north west of the Chalet sub continent.

Josie Banks is the main connection region linking the Chalets and Newbrooke sub continents together. The Moles will add more in the days and weeks ahead around here.

Josie Banks
Newbrooke homes are live

There are 8 stylish house models (Bradbury, Denver, Ender, Faraday, Gatewood = 512sqm & Aldridge, Coniston, Heaton = 1024sqm) to choose from along with the theme specific content pack available from the house controller. There is a new community region called “Newbank” where everyone can hang out and enjoy the new surroundings. The Newbank community area is actually the Welcome Area build in the central area with new hangout areas around the outside.

New Newbank Community Region

The full announcement by Patch Linden via SL Forums

Today, we are pleased to release our latest Linden Home theme, Newbrooke!

Our concept of a modern container home community is stylish, warm, and inviting, while being nestled in a contemporary setting of rolling hills peppered with small lakes, ponds, and public pools.

All of the Newbrooke regions are offered in both 1024sqm and 512sqm sized parcels.   In total, there are 8 stylish house models to choose from, and the smaller 512sqm parcel homes can also be placed on a 1024sqm parcel, giving you a larger outdoor area. 
As always, there is a theme-specific content pack available from the house controller, enabling you to match the style and theme with any modifications you wish to do. (Please refer to the covenant rules). 

Also for this theme we have a brand new community region, “Newbank,“ for residents to enjoy and hang out with their neighbors.

We hope everyone enjoys the latest additions to the Belliseria continent and community!
-Patch, the Moles and the Second Life Land Operations team

Huygens

As many know already the Newbrooke theme was first previewed back in December 2021 at the SL Christmas Expo. There was issues with it and so the lab took it offline for some time. Over the last few weeks the Moles have been getting things ready for the big release on 3rd March 2022 and it’s great they have now released it.

Stay tuned for more updates on my blog in the coming days and weeks. Please spread the word about the new Newbrooke Linden Theme release.

A Closer View Of The Modern Regions Batch


As reported this week 49 new Modern Linden Home regions arrived on the grid and now they are all being prepared for the big release happening very soon. This week there has been an increase in Mole/Linden activity happening in various regions and on the red SSP regions on the other side of the grid.

It’s very exciting to see this big development happening now. I can’t wait to see if these group of regions below highlighted will grow further outwards or stay the same size in the weeks ahead. The connection bridge with the Chalet sub continent will take place very soon.

On the north side of the Chalet sub continent there is still more work in the pipeline including new coastlines, new Chalet homes, new hangout areas and hopefully plenty of water region connections with the Modern regions batch.

  • No dates have been announced yet on the opening or the bridge connection.

The new Modern region names are now visible on the world map when logged into Second Life. Check out all the interesting region names below.

Here is updated overall photo below of the well known and famous Bellisseria continent as of 1pm SLT on Tuesday 8th February 2022. As you can see the start of the Modern regions are already showing up on the map. Yay! 🙂

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Modern Linden Home Themed Regions Arrive On The Grid


New Modern regions now in the grid

Over 40 new Modern Linden Home regions have arrived on the grid during the past 24 hours. They are all located on the north west side of the Chalet sub continent. This was a surprise to many as thought they would appear next month at the earliest.

The Modern theme was announced at last year’s SL Christmas Expo that included a Linden Reveal region to preview the new theme. Two months later and at long last the regions have arrived.

As of Monday 7th February 2022 there are 49 new Modern regions. The infrastructure and new homes will be added very soon. I think the regions are closed for public access in the short time. It should not be that long now until the Modern regions are connected with the chalet sub continent.

More updates soon.

Six New SSPE Regions Added East Side of Fantasy Sub Continent


New SSPE regions alert

This week six new SSPE regions (SSPE2766 to SSPE2771) have been added to the east side of the Fantasy sub continent in Second Life. These new regions are not yet visible on the world map however they are open for anyone to wonder into them.

The Moles have already added house parcel markers, terraformed them and placed down pathways etc. It’s really exciting to watch the Moles develop the coastal areas. During the past 11 months of 2021 the growth of the Bellisseria continent has been incredible.

It’s estimated now that twelve more SSPE regions are needed to complete the costal ring around the Fantasy sub continent. The Moles are working fast on landscaping newer regions and adding new Linden homes onto them.

New East Regions Arrive On Fantasy Sub Continent


East regions arrive on Fantasy sub continent

This weekend a new batch of SSPE regions have arrived on the east coast of the Fantasy sub continent. The latest regions start from SSPE2756 to SSPE2765. There are roughly 18 or so regions remaining or so complete the Fantasy sub continent surrounding coastline. At the current development rates the Fantasy sub continent could be done before early December 2021.

The Moles have been adding new Fantasy Linden homes in recent weeks on the west coast and it’s now starting to look really good. Over the next 4 weeks or so more Fantasy homes are expected to be built and new areas to explore.

The Chalet sub continent southern coast regions have arrived during the past month and soon hundred’s of houseboats are expected to fill the empty areas. Soon the northern side development of the Chalet sub continent will start and it’s going to be great once that’s done. I would imagine completion could be done before 2022 starts.

More updates will be posted soon.

New Chalet South Development


Update as of 15th October 2021

New south development – 15th October 2021

The new Chalet south development work started recently and soon hundred’s of new houseboats will be added along with Chalet/Stilts Linden Homes on the coastal areas. The Moles are using a number of coloured squares to keep track of overall progress.

From SSPE2215 to SSPE2248 new Chalet home parcel markers have been created already with more work happening in the days ahead. Beyond SSPE2248 there are more houseboat parcels that have been placed going all the way up the east coast of the Chalet sub continent. These regions are not fully finished yet.

The Moles are definitely adding more new areas faster in recent weeks it appears and it’s going to be great once the chalet sub continent has been completed. I think once the east and south development is finished the Moles will most likely move to adding the west/north development.

New houseboats in SSPE2218

Here are just some of the new areas in the south development.

  • SSPE2253: New Chalet homes and Stilt homes have been added. Region not finished yet.
  • SSPE2252: Possible rez area coming soon. Empty at the moment.
  • SSPE2247: Houseboats will be added very soon
SSPE2253
SSPE2252
SSPE2247

Stay tuned for more updates very soon.

New batch of SSPE Regions east side of chalet sub continent


This week the lab have added five new SSPE regions on the east coast of the Chalet sub continent in Second Life. The new regions are SSPE2218, SSPE2219, SSPE2220, SSPE2221 and SSPE2222. Currently these new regions are closed for public access while the Moles add new Chalet Linden homes and new Houseboats down the east coast.

Chalet new east coast development happening now

Cthulhu is being landscaped and is being prepared over the days ahead. The Moles are working on a number of SSPE regions at the moment in the log homes, chalets and fantasy homes sub continents. I think work could be finished before the end of 2021 with new Linden Home themes launching during 2022.

Cthulhu being worked on now
Preview of SSPE2218 and beyond

In October 2021 I will blog again on this new SSPE area and any newer developments going on. Stay tuned for that.

Three years since first SSP batch of regions arrived


Three years ago on 20th August 2018 the first 80 SSP Linden owned regions batch arrived on the grid in Second Life. There was definitely excitement about this new land mass back then. Many speculated that it could of been an extension to Horizons or Linden Realms or the start of a new continent.

The SSP regions doubled in size and then kept on growing into a big continent which opened back on 15th April 2019 named the Bellisseria continent with a handful of Linden home themes to choose from.

Since then Bellisseria has become supermassive featuring many cool Linden Home themes featuring Stilts, Chalets and more recently Fantasy homes. There are more Linden Home themes to come along with more expansion of the Bellisseria continent for at least another year or so.

The start of the development of the Bellisseria continent in mid August 2018
Grand opening on 15th April 2019
Bellisseria – July 2021

The Chalet sub continent in the far north east will be finished soon. The new Fantasy Linden homes continent has recently opened just south of the log homes continent and further expansion is expected.

New Chalet sub continent – 6th August 2021
New Fantasy sub continent – 15th August 2021

The Moles and the lab have done a great job over the past three years expanding out the Bellisseria continent adding thousands of new Linden homes and adding new interested hang out areas.

I have been tracking progress of the SSP and Bellisseria since mid August 2018 and I will keep on blogging about new developments for some time to come.

More good things to come in the short term and long term. Can’t wait.

Fantasy Sub Continent – August 2021 Update


Fantasy Sub Continent – 15th August 2021

More Fantasy regions have now been released since Friday 13th August 2021 for those that want a new Fantasy Linden Home. The fastest way of claiming a new Linden home is through the Second Life land selection page. There is plenty of choice now from traditional, houseboat, camper, stilt home on land, chalet, log home and now fantasy. There are more themes in the works but they are unknown at this stage.

The new Fantasy Linden homes look great with the river running through them. There are many crystals dotted about the sub continent along with a whole range of fantasy flowers. The bridges go really well dotted around.

Covendale

There are three Fantasy styles in this Fantasy theme including Amberbrooke, Mistbrooke, Rosebrooke and Stonebrooke. The prim limit is 351 prims and the total space for them is 1024 sqm. There are 187 Fantasy regions as of Sunday 15th August 2021 and more regions will most likely be added very soon.

Land selection page

New Water Connection

As many know already there is only one water channel connection to the new Fantasy sub continent at the moment. Dannielles and Glimmer Bay (now showing on the map) are the only two water regions connecting the log homes continent with the fantasy homes continent. Hopefully the moles will add more water regions around the Fantasy sub continent in the days ahead.

Maybe a water region on the east side of the Hanshin region would be great along with more water regions nearby. There is big interest in sailing now since the Bellisseria/SSP first formed almost three years ago now.

Empty Green Regions

SSPE2539, Toad Pool, Fairstone Quarry, Jacksprite and Mirror Pond are empty regions which show up on the map as dark green. It’s not clear at this stage what the moles plan on doing in these yet. It could be used for more new Linden homes, new attractions, new hangout points or rez areas.

Sealife Discovery

Check out the underwater sealife area in Glimmer Bay and Dannielles

Solstace for crystals

There is more to discover around the Fantasy continent. I will blog again soon on new developments.