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      The New Community Platform   03/21/2017

      We are still working on making adjustments and changes to the new platform. Thanks  to everyone who has been sending in feedback and filing any bugs you've encountered! 
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Linden Lab

Place Pages are Linden-hosted web pages every SL location listed in Search, which landowners can customize and make their own. These pages make it easier to discover great places in SL and give Residents another way to promote their destinations.

We started a limited Beta program for this feature back in January 2017. This allowed us to respond with tweaks and polish to help get it to where it is today. This current offering is our “Unrestricted Access” release, which now allows all landowners to access their Place Pages and personalize them. Many of these pages will also soon be discoverable via popular search engines, such as Google. This means that more people than ever have the potential to learn about your Second Life place!

Moving forward, we’ll be continuing to improve Place Pages with more user-facing features, so stay tuned! For more information, visit the Place Pages Knowledge Base. A forum thread was also started for those wish to get even more history or would just like to leave us feedback.

Check out these example Place Pages:

The Pen
Time Portal

We hope you enjoy this new feature and look forward to see even more places to discover and explore!

Linden Lab

The VWBPE Conference is a community-driven event that focuses on education in immersive virtual worlds like Second Life. It’s organized by educators, for educators as an opportunity to showcase and share research and best practices in virtual learning environments.

The conference runs through April 1st, and a full schedule of events in available on the website.

Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab, has participated in the VWBPE Conference since 2014, when he spoke at the Featured Keynote just a few weeks after joining Linden Lab. This year, Ebbe will be part of Above the Book: a Conversation about Education in Second Life with Kevin Feenan, founder of the Rockcliffe University Consortium. The discussion will take place on Wednesday the 29th of March, at 1 PM SLT. You can view a live stream during the talk via YouTube. Many of the discussions throughout the event will be recorded and made available on the VWBPE YouTube channel after April 5th, 2017.

Linden Lab

Back in December, we blogged about some adjustments to billing and trading limits on the LindeX® exchange. These adjustments put a cap on the trading volume for each Resident’s account at certain tiers, in an effort to prevent fraud and comply with applicable regulations.

As part of Linden Lab's continued risk management process, we are now introducing monthly Process Credit limits. We anticipate that few, if any, Residents will be negatively affected by these adjustments, and will persist in monitoring any impact these changes may cause.

You can review your existing limits on this page; your Process Credit limit will be listed there, as well as your Buy and Sell limits.  

You can request a tier limit review through our support system. Simply submit a ticket --> Billing --> LindeX Billing and Trading Limits Review Request (for basic accounts) or  Billing and L$ -> LindeX Tier Review ticket options (for premium accounts).

Xiola Linden

It is clearly Spring outside the office windows here at Linden Lab. Blue skies, crisp air and sunny sidewalks, and everyone seems to have a bounce in their step that indicates the shedding of winter memories and the excitement of a new season upon us.

While it can be Spring eternal  in virtual life — there’s no doubt that Residents love to do it up in full festive glory. Egg hunts and pretty pastels are around every corner, and the sweaters and coats of last week are replaced with tank tops and cardigans.

Our Destination Guide knows just where the latest adventures await in Second Life. So swap out those boots for an open-toe shoe and hit the grid with a bounce like you mean it!

If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form. 

Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group.

Now — let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits!

 

Xiola Linden
 

What is is about wonderlands that sparks our sense of play and brightens our imaginations? We find ourselves willingly falling down the rabbit hole into a place like none other. Residents of Second Life explore and create wonderlands every day and the Destination Guide is the menagerie of some of the newest and most interesting events and places available on the grid.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr. We select “Pic of the Day” from that group.
Now - let’s jump down that rabbit hole and see what awaits!
 
Snowball Fight
Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific).
Visit in Second Life 2017 St. Patrick's Day Town
The all out festive atmosphere of St. Patrick's Day Town will blow through your senses like a virtual Irish breeze. Ride on flying gold coins, dance a jig with Leprechauns, slide down the rainbow into a pot of gold and fill your basket with any and everything Irish. The most colorful party is waiting for you so follow the rainbow to St. Patrick's Day Town.
Visit in Second Life London City St Patrick's Festival
Celebrate a month of Irish-themed entertainment as London City hosts the best from the emerald isles. With bands from Ireland, pub crawls, concerts and parades, come and enjoy the Saint Patrick's festival. For more information, see mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk
Visit in Second Life The Children Of The World Charity Event
Help the children of war through art and music with this special charity event, held March 17 - 31. This festival of love features 50 designers and many of the best deejays in SL. More info at facebook.com/groups/COTW.CharityProject/
Visit in Second Life Just Beneath The Surface
Just Beneath The Surface of the old ruins left behind is a whole other world. Deep in the trenches you will find life of a different kin. Siren calls echo across the seabed and lost treasure waits to be claimed. Spanning three regions of untold stories you will find sunken villages and siren royalty waiting to lure you into the light less depths.
Visit in Second Life Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale
"Storybrooke Gardens, A Winters Tale," created by Lauren Bentham, takes you into the pages of a classic fantasy storybook. Enjoy and explore this picturesque environment with friends or loved ones and grab a great photo opportunity while your there.
Visit in Second Life The Colours of Loss and Healing
If you have experienced a personal loss of someone, be it human or animal, a kindred soul, a much loved being, come and participate in this journey shared through the loss of the artist's own kindred soul of 21 years, Sunny, in a process that may likely echo your own. As living beings of love and light we can come to a realization that we always have their love.
Visit in Second Life Fashion for Life
Fashion for Life is the biggest shopping event to fight cancer. Shop multiple sims and glamorous builds to discover some of SLs best designers who come together each year to bring fun, fashion and entertainment to the grid! Event held March 5 - 19. More at fashionforlifesl.blogspot.com.
Visit in Second Life Digital Art - Cammino e Vivo Capovolto
Cammino e Vivo Capovolto is a creative place dedicated to 3D art and photography
Visit in Second Life Steam XII Grid-Wide Hunt
STEAM XII, held through March 31, is a Victorian Steampunk-themed grid-wide hunt in SL! Visit more than 85 shops on the hunt. Each merchant will have a free gift for you. The theme this year is "From the Earth to the Moon" (Jules Verne). Come enjoy the hunt, including mini-hunts, and the free gifts.
Visit in Second Life Split Screen Installation Space
"Bleeding Books" by Haveit Neox -- one of Second Life's foremost artists -- asks the question, "What happens when knowledge is so disrespected that it is freely contaminated with doses of falsehood?" Letters pour from books in the sky, and at a fortress on the ground, some are imprisoned.... Exhibition ends April 30.
Visit in Second Life Gardens By The Bay
Inspired by Singapore's Majestic Garden by the Bay, this amazing build is a stunning array of eclectic art, superb botanical gardens and a magnificent display of the famous Super Trees. This must see LEA build by Nibby Riddler is available for a limited time
Visit in Second Life 50 Shades of YAY!
Highlighting the "alternative" lifestyle in London, this month-long celebration features several events including sexy costume parties and a hunt. More info at virtuallondons.com
Visit in Second Life Sakura Matsuri
Enjoy a beautiful Japanese spring at this event, held through April 2. Sakura Matsuri (Sakura Festival) is a picturesque Japanese shopping event features multiple designer booths set amidst peaceful cherry blossoms.
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Xiola Linden
Hello Residents!
The new Community Platform is finally here! It has taken a bit longer than we anticipated, because we encountered some challenges during this transition that are unique for this community, which unfortunately required more time than we’d initially planned.
We want to thank the community for your patience while we ironed out some of the larger issues to get the new platform ready for prime time. We also want to thank you in advance for your continued patience as we continue with some of the polishing work that will come over the next few weeks.
Now, about that new platform …
We have a new Community Home Page. From here you can see the latest things happening across the community platform, and click through to your favorite areas. This brings more visibility to areas like the Knowledge Base and Blogs, instead of dropping you directly into the forums.
Speaking of the forums - one of the things that we were unfortunately unable to transfer to the new platform was background images on profile pics. If you were using a background image for your profile, you will need to upload a new profile pic. The good news is that uploading a profile image on the new platform is much simpler and more intuitive than before. Just select your profile from under your name, and you can upload an image from there.
We will continue to make improvements, but wanted to get the community platform out as soon as possible, so that the Knowledge Base was back online.
Here is a list of known issues, most of which we expect to fix in the coming days/weeks:
 
Some posts may have missing images. Where possible, we will be fixing and/or updating these.
Some posts may have been slightly reformatted or have a slightly different layout.
Previously used emotes may no longer work.
Some old Community URL redirects may be broken.
Some users have lost their account profile images and will need to reset them.
Second Life headers and footers are currently missing from community pages, and we are working to restore those.
The window title needs to be updated.
Clicking on a Help link from the viewer will load the page in mobile layout; this is not optimal, and we are working to correct that.
 
If you come across any bugs that are not listed above, we encourage you to let us know about them through our Jira system here. (NOTE: Please be sure to file with the System type “Website” and related Community sub-category.)
 
While there is still work to be done, we are very excited to unveil the new Community Platform to you.
 
Xiola Linden
Just because the hallmark of romantic holidays is over, doesn’t mean it’s time to completely abandon the concept of love. We need love in our lives, now more than ever — and the Destination Guide has almost every shade of love you can imagine.
You can show love through shopping — by dropping into the Madpea International Food Fair — where 50% of proceeds will help build a kitchen at a school in Kenya through the Feed a Smile charity.
Explore the Dross Valentine Event on Saturday if you are looking to explore something a bit mysterious and unknown.
And finally, show love through supporting the creations and creators all over the grid — some of the newest events and lovingly tended regions are highlighted below.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.
Madpea International Food Fair
The MadPea International Food Fair, held Feb. 18-March 4, aims to raise funds for the Feed a Smile charity that helps impoverished children in the Rhonda Slums of Nakuru, Kenya. The event will have exclusive items, gachas and everything in between with all designers giving 50% of their earnings to Feed a Smile.
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The Forest Beyond
Visit a sim made out of watercolors and a world that lies beyond a picture, to roam and dream in. Here you'll find trees, fairies, butterflies, fireflies and other creatures.
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Telephone Museum
Visit the Telephone Museum and learn the historical evolution of the telephone from its birth up to present day. Come and see the first ever phone that was created by Alexander Graham Bell, and 50 more telephone models of the past century. Play the memory and trivia phone games and try your luck with the Gacha Machine.
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The Photo Game
How many words is a picture is worth? Come and view a small selection of photographs by Boudicca Amat and Ricco Saenz. Read what they have both written about each other's pictures - and then leave you comments, too!
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The Haul by Haveit Neox
Hauling, on land and in the sea. Exploring limits and bypassing any respect for them, while stringing our catch into a growing story. More info at metalesmetaverse.wordpress.com/2017/02/10/the-haul-by-haveit-neox
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LICK - The Lost World
Wear your swim suits and bring your scuba gear and exploreThe Lost World of Atlantis Sera Bellic style.
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Amandia Flavour of Italy
Amandia is inspired by Le Marche, an Italian region rich in folklore, art, nature and hospitable people. In Amandia, you will find an old city with beautiful beaches and many other Italian surprises.
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Dross Valentine Event
Fiesta de San Valentín en el sim de Dross! Evento de vacaciones celebrado el 18 de febrero de 7-9 p.m. (PST).
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Through the Rabbit Hole
To celebrate spring, the growing popularity of "alternative facts" and the second anniversary of ShenaniganS, Blublaize has created an homage to the original alternative world. "Through the Rabbit Hole" doffs a cap to some of the most absurd characters from the literary world. Opens Feb. 18.
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TWE12VE
TWE12VE is a monthly shopping event, that runs the 12th of the month at 12 noon (Pacific) through the end of the month. Each round is themed with a word. Visit the venue to see the list or go to the website evilbunnysl.com. February's theme is "passion."
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The Hipster Fair 2017
Celebrate alternative culture at The Hipster Fair, held Feb. 17-March 3. Find different and unique items at this annual shopping event as you enjoy 15 days filled with gifts, exclusive items and gachas. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com.
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Enchantment
Hurry! It's almost midnight and your golden carriage will become a pumpkin! Join the fun for another magical round of Enchantment. This round's theme is Cinderella. With over 100 of SL's best designers all taking part, you're sure to find a special goodie for you and your loved ones. Event held through Feb. 28.
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Mountain Retreat
Need a place for that romantic getaway? Need a spiritual retreat or a peaceful place to live the simple life? Explore this beautiful mountain retreat, located on an adult sim with plenty of sexy areas to discover!
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Xiola Linden
When I was in school, Valentine’s Day meant hanging a construction paper mailbox off your desk for classmates to leave you a valentine — usually with some kind of pun on the front. It was a nice little act of kindness that made us all feel good! Consider the Destination Guide our year ‘round valentine to you.
This blog highlights some of the newest additions to the guide — an assortment of treats for every taste. From hunts to fairs and everything in-between — you will discover something new that suits you.
There is still some time to shop our  inworld fair to remember at the Shop Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day event. You can find items from 50 merchants for up to 50% off! The perfect place to take your valentine for a little shopping.
There is also the robust Valentine's Day category if you’re wondering where to take your special someone.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.

See you inworld, Residents and don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.
Frogs by Cica Ghost
Land of frogs...
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Meraki Island
Meraki Island is nestled on shores and mountains with majestic rock formations, white sand beaches, and a mix of Mediterranean, Asian and Middle East styles that merge to create a heavenly ambiance perfect for a relaxing vacation.
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Alternative Facts Open Stream Hangout
Alternative Facts is an open stream indie/alternative hangout where everyone can join together to share a love of music and inclusiveness.
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Savage Garden Amusement Park
Savage Garden Amusement Park offers bumper cars, a roller coaster, bungee jumping, The Vortex, a water log ride, games and more.
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2017 Mardi Gras Town
The vibrant sounds of authentic New Orleans jazz will fill your ears the moment you land on the cobble stoned streets of Mardi Gras Town. A holiday venue with incredible colors, ambiance and a festive spirit. Mardi Gras Town is the destination to let the good times roll.
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The Stupid Cupid Hunt 5
It's time to stop cupid before he gets any more stupid! Find the arrows he's left laying around SL for amazing gifts from participating designers.Event ends Feb. 28th. More info evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com.
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The Truth or Dare Affair 2
It's year two for the Truth or Dare Affair. A full month of love and lust that runs through the end of the month. Designers bring you their sexiest, sultry and sweet designs to help improve your love life! Visit the city market and check out all of the 10L gifts and gachas! More info at evilbunnysl.com.
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2017 Valentine Town
Valentine Town is a destination that is a visual panorama of all things that denote love and affection. From chocolate waterfalls to the sugary delight of giant gum balls, there is an endless feast for all the senses, with remarkable vistas and colors that bathe the visitor with affectionate delight. Incredible stores are featured with items for lovers and their beloved.
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Valentine's Day @ Snuggles
Looking for that perfect romantic gift? You will find all your Valentine's Day gifts for the special person in your life at Snuggles.
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Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event
Kultivate Spring 2017 Fashion Event, held Feb. 11-26, features over 50 designers, two hunts, live music, shopping and more! It is all in support of Feed A Smile. For more info, visit kultivatemagazine.com/spring-fashion-event.
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Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market
Many designers have come together to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Aphrodite Shop Valentines Market. This is your one-stop shopping place for clothes, furniture, romantic gifts and so much more.
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Springtime In The Land Of Rainbows
Springtime has come to the Land of Rainbows! From Valentine's Day to Easter, celebrate the season with lots and lots of flowers, new life and more! Start in the Visitor Center to learn more about wildlife and preservation, then make your way down into the sim and enjoy springtime at its best! This open LGBT sim welcomes all.
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Xiola Linden
Someone once sang that what the world needs now is love — and we couldn’t agree more! With the not-so-gentle rains of winter giving way to blossoming green and lush vegetation — that devious little Cupid is starting to plot all things romance. In the spirit of Cupid, our very own Destination Guide editorial team has put together a Valentine’s Day category for you and your loved ones to explore.
They’ve also been busy reviewing the newest submissions and adding to the wealth of cool places you can visit all across the grid. We even have an inworld fair to remember at the Shop Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day event. You can find items from 50 merchants for up to 50% off!
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.
See you inworld, Residents! Watch out for that crazy Cupid’s arrow!
 
Shop Your Heart Out!
We’ve joined up with nearly 50 Second Life merchants to bring you a fair to remember! Each merchant has their lovingly crafted wares out for 20-50% off - just for you! Stroll the charming streets of this delightful region-wide extravaganza, and shop for clothing, accessories, hair, and just about anything your heart desires - and get it for a limited low price! Runs February 1st through the 14th!
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Isle of View
Looking for something romantic? The Isle of View brings together everything the discerning romantic looks for in romantic festivities: boat rides, fireworks, kissing booths, forested walks, tasteful fountains and more. So bring that special someone to the Isle of View and tell them how you really feel.
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Caderu 2017 Valentine
Celebrate Valentine's Day and seek-and-find unique prizes in this special hunt and shopping event, held through March 3. More info at asuma46kuma.wixsite.com/caderu
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Sinister Slaughters
Sinister Slaughters is a haunting adventure that takes you through an immersive and interactive game world where things are horribly wrong. As a psychic detective only you can solve a series of brutal murders through your visions and cunning. Do you have what it takes to relive the victims’ horrors and solve the crimes? Take a deep breath, steel your nerves - maddening mystery awaits you.
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Institut Namaste
This beautiful tropical island offers a variety of secluded spots to meet, chat, flirt and more. Ride a horse, take a swan boat to discover the shorelines, dance in the greenhouse, go swimming or discover Heaven’s Isles for even more romantic possibilities. Here you'll also find information in German and English about what tantra as a path of self-discovery and enlightenment truly means.
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The Jewell Theatre
The Jewell Theatre has its home in Samandiriel, and has been performing live theatre in Second Life since 2007, led by writer/director Fake Jewell. The theatre is on tour now! Visit for more information or to explore the theatre, walk of fame, museum and many other beautiful areas.
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Somewhere
Take a trip somewhere today! A whimsical collection of islands full of nooks to explore or sit awhile alone or with friends. Take a boat and fish the seas or play a game...or even take a picture. This highly-detailed beautiful sim to make your eyes smile as well as your heart.
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No Frontiers
"No Frontiers" is an LEA immersive installation where you can pilot spacecrafts among large halls displaying high resolution sci-fi fractal frames by artist Gem Preiz. The trip will lead you to planets and stars after flying among colorful creations, surreal alien worlds and futuristic space bases.
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Boardgame Beach
If you like social, friendly board games, then this is the place for you! With about 50 different games, you are sure to find something you will like.
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The Art Rocket
Take a rocket to travel in space and light into a universe of color. Betty Tureaud has created an interactive and playful 3D art installation that you can visit in Second Life. Don't forget to find the gift for you!
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Natural Falls
Natural Falls is located in an abandoned, flooded metropolis slowly decaying under a derelict, elevated railway. Explore this urban sprawl of neglected gardens, forsaken shops and deserted homes.
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Xiola Linden
In his professional life, nnoiz Papp contributes sound and music to  to the longest running German animated series “Sendung mit der Maus” and their spin-off show “Die Sendung mit dem Elefanten, and has since 1984.
In Second Life, nnoiz Papp creates music that blends industrial elements - building and designing his own sets and interactive installations for people to engage with sound. From his impressive personal studio of  musical instruments, nnoiz brings the excitement and spontaneity of a live concert to a global audience of Residents wherever they login from. 
To find out more about his story you’re invited to attend a live show on Friday at noon SLT , and watch the full video below. If you are not fluent in German, you’ll need to be sure that subtitles are turned on for this video.

For more info on nnoiz go to http://www.nnoiz.com/
Want to see more Second Life stories? Find previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s website, or at the links below — and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel — where you can watch the entire series.


The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 42: Death Row Designs
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 40: Bernhard Dörries
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 39: Sergio Delacruz
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867
Xiola Linden
When it’s cold and raining outside, it’s nice to curl up with a cup of hot tea and relax, but sometimes you can get a little case of cabin fever and long for a nice stroll through sun-dappled meadows or a crisp glide across an ice-skating rink to stretch those virtual muscles! That’s where Second Life and the Destination Guide can help!
There is no shortage of experiences to enjoy all over the grid, no matter what you’re in the mood for. Our editorial team keeps great track of some of the newest spots and pulls together this list for you so that you can spend more time inworld taking pics and sharing them on our official Second Life Flickr.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.

Now, grab a cup of tea and come inworld where it’s warm and cozy!
The Hell´s Heaven 2.0
Welcome to Hell's Heaven 2.0! Stay awhile...let this world refresh your soul and melt your worries away. Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of music and landscape and explore this flooded and cloudy world of changing scenery between canyon and swamp.
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Burning by Cica Ghost
Time is the fire in which we burn. - Dr. Soron
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Devin 1 & 2
Welcome to Devin, a photographic hotspot where you will find a forest, desert, beach and many chill places. Friends of nature and photographers will want to explore this evocative location.
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Big Data Goes to Bonestedt
Go inside and lose your data in this joint art exhibition from Moewe Winkler and ChapTer Kronfeld. Limit values ​​become a one-way street of communication in "Big Data," while "Bonestedt" is a fictitious place...difficult to find, often mirrored with and a strange nothingness behind.
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Ashemi
Ashemi is situated in the heart of a thriving city. It has areas of beauty but also spaces of urban decay and disregard. Bask in the glow of the city neons or spend time with friends in the enchanted garden area. Ashemi truly is a spectacular photogenic sim with more than its fair share of mystery and wonders.
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An Uncertain Destiny
Tired of endless snow and ice? How about rain .....endless rain Maybe solve a puzzle or two? Visit a prince or hang out in the gardener's cottage, find a tunnel, discover some stones. There's lush vegetation, and places to find for afternoon tea or a hot snack...and there's atmosphere - there's a LOT of atmosphere .
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Valentine on Ice
Rebel Yell Concerts presents "Valentine on Ice." Bring your special one and enjoy the many romantic spots here. Plan a dinner at one of the valentine-themed restaurants, rent a romantic cabin or meet your loved one at the cozy winery. Have fun with awesome Tribute Concerts then participate in one of many winter activities and tours.
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Existence in Balance
Jennifer May Carlucci is inspired by the creation of our Earth and the offering of our planet into the physical universe. "Existence in Balance" shows Earth being created and how we humans are part of this process.
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Earth Alliance Green Community
This limited-time build is a salute to the need for us to all live "green"' and utilize technology while protecting our heritage as protectors of our planet Earth.
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Sur La Mer
Come explore the sandy beaches of Sur La Mer. Ride the giant coaster that reaches out over the ocean or paddle a boat down the river and through the waterfalls. Surf, play, or just relax on these peaceful shores.
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Time Station Zenobia
The last of the ancient time stations built by a race of time travelers. Zenobia is one of the major hubs of roleplay for the time travel fans of the "Dr Who" series. Visit this region-sized station, and one of the biggest of its kind in Second Life.
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Berg by Nordan Art
Berg by Nordan Art is showing the installation Penumbra by Meilo Minotaur and CapCat Ragu, as well as the exhibit lacromioare by Huckleberry Hax through the end of March 2017. For optimal experience of Penumbra, use region WL London 2026 and turn up your sound. Gift avatars are available at landing.
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Luvsick Social Forest Hangout
Luvsick Social Forest Hangout is a place to gather and socialize with your friends (or friends of friends) in a beautiful forest atmosphere. There are games, a clubhouse, club area and social tent. This is a place you can go with no judgment and a great way to meet new friends.
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Xiola Linden
The Destination Guide is always full of great suggestions for you to visit, broken out into categories to make finding something to do or somewhere to visit super simple.
There’s art, music, clubs, hunts, shopping, romance, and more to be had across the grid — and our editors have selected a handful of newer spots to put on your radar. Drop by and see what other Residents have been busy creating inworld, and share your pics on our official Second Life Flickr.
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form.
Now, let’s login and get to enjoying Second Life!
 
One Caress
One Caress is a partially flooded landscape inspired by the eponymous Depeche mode song. The rainy, dark and cloudy.sim is designed especially for atmospheric and moody photography. A minor section (located on a platform up in the air) is dedicated to an equally rainy Japanese city landscape.
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Once Upon a Fairytale
With landscapes brought to life by creative designer Danii Lyric, every design at Cape Juniper is built with artistic creation in mind. Come explore the current installment "Once Upon a Fairytale," a whimsical fantasyland with scenery inspired by fairy and folk tales of our childhood.
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Know Your Poe Hunt
How well do you know your Poe? There are 12 different hunt items that each represent something from a work by Edgar Allen Poe hidden throughout Botanica Botanical Gardens. A fun and educational hunt with clues, wiki and web links to help brush up you Poe or introduce you to the master of the mystery and macabre.
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Music Through the Ages
From Chuck Berry to Metallica or from Dolly Parton to Miley Cyrus, this event showcases some of the best music that we all love. Visit the Music Hall of Fame with areas showcasing music as well as a tribute highlighting artist and groups with a special effort made to honor the legends that left us in 2016. Check out virtuallondons.com for more info.
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Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare
Welcome to the Second Life Museum of Nuclear Warfare. The goal is to educate the public about the history of the use of nuclear weapons in the larger context of the Cold War.
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Woodland County
Woodland County is a place for community roleplay for police, fire, health services, crime, justice, traffic authority and much more as the community grows. Woodland County also provides a place you can call home, start a business, make friends and many places to sit back and relax, chill and enjoy.
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Romance in the Stars
Romance in the Stars is a majestic and beautiful atmosphere with multiple genres of slow romantic tunes for your listening pleasure. Discover this paradise in the stars, perfect for creating those special moments or take a chance at meeting that special someone. Romance is always in the air and love is all around you at Romance in the Stars.
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Happy New Year to all of our Residents across the globe and grid! It’s hard to believe that we already have a week of 2017 under our belts, but the holiday celebrations didn’t slow down all the fun and incredible spaces from hitting the Destination Guide.
It seems that Santa may have had a little too much fun over the holidays — you can help find him in the interactive Search for Santa from MadPea Productions. For those of you who are done with the holidays, it’s already Spring in London City. Head over to shake the snow off your coat and smell the flowers!
Drop by to check out these highlights and share the photographic evidence of your travels on our official Second Life Flickr.
Is your Second Life creation missing from the Destination Guide? If so, write us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or please submit your spot via form.
Le Sixieme Sens
You are traveling in Tuscany, Italy and arrive on a plaza surrounded by old shops that give you a rustic feeling. Explore and discover a traditional market and vineyards, as well as a villa in this romantic, photogenic spot.
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OpeRaAnxiEty by JadeYu Fhang
Artist JadeYu Fhang invites you to explore the new full-sim art installation "OpeRaAnxiEty." More info at metalesmetaverse.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/operaanxiety-by-jadeyu-fhang
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U L T R A Events
U L T R A™ is a bi-monthly event featuring the best creators across the grid. The latest round of 45 elite designers offers a collection of exclusive fashion, home decor, skins and more. To optimize your shopping experience, there are boutiques from Kalback, Mina Hair, Come Soon Poses, Noir, Onyx, Dad Designs, Purple Poses, Letis Tattoo and Revoul.
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Binemust Winter Rock
Binemust is many things - choose any portal when you arrive to see the wonders - but to visit the icy rock, choose the portal to the platform. Here you will find snowy landscape and cosy interior with a twist. It's a great place to take photos.
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Masters Park Amusement Park
Come one, come all to Masters Park! SL's premier amusement park destination has returned -- bigger and better than ever! There are rides galore including games, Fish Hunt, coasters and more!
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Cedar Creek Township
Tucked within the mountains of Colorado sits the ever-bustling town of Cedar Creek, a family- and roleplay-friendly community in Second Life.
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Whiskey City
The clouds hang low over the city. The denizens move against the wind …the rain to get to their jobs …to their homes. The low life lurks in the shadows. One hurries down the street, trying not to glance down the alley. You hope what’s down there stays there … and doesn’t come out. Urban roleplay community with DCS combat. Part of the Smash sims
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Dixmix Gallery
Built by Megan Prumier and curated by Dixmix Source, Dixmix Gallery is a creative place dedicated to art, photography and music.
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Enchanted Ballroom
Walk down the enchanted pathway into the romantic Enchanted Ballroom. Set your environment to sunset and enjoy...
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Springtime in London City
After a harsh winter, the buds and blooms are back to life in London City. Enjoy a carefree visit to the spring gardens, bask in the sunshine and enjoy weekly concerts of a disco flavor at the outdoor amphitheater through January. More at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.
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The Yardsale Sponsored By Gacha Good
The Yardsale has a variety of items from creators across the grid including newer and retired gachas from past Arcade events. Come by and take a look and you will find everything from fashion to home decor. Happy shopping! Event ends Jan. 16.
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The Search for Santa
Christmas may be over, but the search for Santa continues! In this new holiday adventure from MadPea, use an ancient treasure map as your guide to follow the clues to find out the truth behind the legend. But watch out, sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. Available until January 31st.
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Linden Lab
The Second Life Team has been busy shipping lots of updates ( big, small, and medium) to the Residents of Second Life. These last few months alone, we’ve burned the midnight oil to get a ton of things showtime ready - and we thought the end of the year was a good time to recap just some of the highlights from Q4.
Raising the “Prim” Limits for Mainland and Private Regions
Raising the Land Impact allowance for Mainland and Private Regions allows you to do more with your virtual space! If you’re creating, building, or re-decorating, more Land Impact means more fun! We are excited to see the ways these new Land Impact increases are sparking creativity and ingenuity with Residents all over the Grid. The new option to upgrade to 30,000  Land Impact Limit has been extremely popular as well. We're happy to see so much interest - just in time for some seasonal decorating!

Maintenance Maintenance Maintenance
The SL team has been, as always, plugging away on keeping the plates spinning.  Each Maintenance Viewer, Web, and Server release contains multiple fixes that include performance improvements, bugfixes, crash fixes, and tons of small feature work. Unglamorous on its own, this work is what  keeps Second Life humming along and this work is our most responsive branch - we often take small feature requests and get them out to Residents in a matter of weeks.
Horizons
Horizons - Residents are having a great time playing through the Horizons experience and carving out their own piece of the Horizons community as well! It’s sci-fi retro fun, and something we were delighted to launch publicly. If you want to scan current listings you can do so by visiting the auctions page. More parcels will be auctioned out soon!
360 Snapshots
360 snapshots is in Project Viewer stage. Dramatic new fully panoramic views of Second Life for social media, blogging, and whatever you can imagine are now possible!  We are looking forward to getting that out in the main Viewer soon.
 

Bento - Extending the Avatar Skeleton
Well, by now you’ve heard the news.  It’s done!  By far the most significant change to the Second Life avatar in a long time, this is already empowering users to create fantastic new avatars, animations and accessories. Bento heads, hands, and much more to come from our super innovative creators. One of the most exciting parts is to see what the creator communities dream up for Bento! There’s a Knowledge Base article about the enhanced skeleton for those creators who want to find out more, and a quick search for “bento” on the Marketplace shows work is already being created that utilizes the new feature.
 
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We've resurrected and modernized our technology for enabling communities and educational institutions in Second Life to build their own account creation and user introduction gateways. A number of new gateways are ready to open, with more joining soon. Keep an eye on this blog for more information about the application process and the program - coming soon!
Website Update
A major update of the infrastructure for secondlife.com brings improvements in security and maintainability. This was a long labour of love and all of the teams who worked on it performed miracles of concentration and cooperation to get it done. It may not be a very visible change, but it was a huge undertaking and we are happy to have it implemented site wide.
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Creepy Crawl & Costume Contests
Halloween is a special time of the year in Second Life. It’s a graveyard smash to join in the fun with a get-together that travels around the Grid, sharing our costumes and good times with others. Add costumes and dancing to the mix to kick things up a notch and you have a full on party! We certainly loved seeing everyone in their Halloween best.
Shop til You Drop Inworld Shopping Event
We gathered some of the finest in spooky items from a variety of Merchants and had them set up shop for your one stop Halloween shopping. It really brought the spirit of Halloween to the misty little village.
Marketplace 12 Days of Savings Sale
This year, we once again joined forces with some of the top-selling Merchants on the Marketplace to bring you wonderful holiday deals - up to 70% off - in the 12 Days of Savings Sale.
Snowball Showdown
Residents and Lindens took to the Snowball Fight Arena once more for an epic battle of snow-flinging, ice-slinging action. There’s lots of sparing of wits, words, and especially winter snow!
Jolly Holiday Crawl
Before the aforementioned battle of snowballs, we all took a nice peaceful crawl across four beautifully decorated winter regions. Chatted, plotted our snowball strategies, and enjoyed one another's company while listening to holiday music. It’s always nice to gather with friends and have a good time.


Winter Wonderland
Your winter should include a trip to this amazingly whimsical and beautiful region put together especially for the holidays. True to its name, this is a spectacular spot to visit when you have some time to play in the snow, ride the Ferris Wheel, hit the hills on a sled, and get some snowball fighting in.
 
We look forward to bringing you much more in the coming year - some of which is already well underway - and we’ll continue to share news with you on our blog as even more exciting things develop!
 
 
 
 
 
 
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All the way from the far-reaching borders of Germany and the Netherlands, Draxtor Despres joins Death Row Design’s Jaimy Hancroft to chat about a little more than just the weather -- in this episode of the Drax Files.
Death Row Designs is a staple in Second Life  - providing a post-apocalyptic and dystopian spin on fashion, decor and architecture. Jaimy’s dark, grungy style has made her a favorite of many Residents over the 10 years that she’s been in Second Life, and now she is able to support herself with her brand.
With help from her sister Eowyn Swords - who does 3D modelling for Death Row Designs - Jaimy’s unique and creative work appears in a variety of events from the Arcade Gacha to many of the big shopping events inworld.
Another compelling aspect of Jaimy’s work in Second Life, is her commitment to Fantasy Faire to benefit Relay for Life of Second Life. To read more about her personal inspiration from her father, Mario, and how her culinary flare helped channel her creativity - watch the below.



Want to see more Second Life stories? Find previous episodes of The Drax Files: World Makers at Draxtor’s website, or at the links below — and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel — where you can watch the entire series.


The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 40: Bernhard Dörries
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 39: Sergio Delacruz
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 36 : Sominel Edelman
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 35 : Project Bento
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 34 : Cheeky Pea
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 33: Luxembourg 1867
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 32: Jay Jay Zifanwe
 
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Spring Equinox is coming - even if the East Coast of the USA didn’t get the memo - and we can’t properly bid adieu to the chill of the Winter winds without another epic Snowball Fight!
That means it’s time for one last Snowdown Showdown - before the snow melts! Join us this Friday, March 17th from 9:00 to 10:00 AM SLT and 1:00 to 2:00 PM SLT - to enjoy the thrill of the chill and the fun of pummelling one another with tons of virtual snowballs!
Lindens and Residents run amok through the icy castle towers and tunnels, the sky pours snowballs, and the good times roll!
Mark the time and date in your calendars and don’t miss this last chance to enjoy the Snowball Fight Arena before the Winter Wonderland regions come down.
 
Snowball Fight
Grab your mittens and get ready for one more Snowball Fight before the snow melts at Winter Wonderland! Get your snowball-slinging weapons at the arena and duke it out on the ice with your friends. Event held March 17 from 9-10 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. (Pacific).
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There are some exciting changes coming to the Second Life community platform! A fresh look and feel are just around the corner. In order to make this happen, and to ensure that everything remains intact when we make the changes live, we need to export existing community platform content, which - you can imagine - is a lot of data!
Exports require that the forums be put into “read-only” mode during the export process.  What that means for you is that during that time you’ll be able to read the forums, but not publish new posts until the export job is complete. Our hope is that by doing this we will avoid any gaps in the content as we import it into its new home.
The current timeline is as follows:
February 21st through February 27th -  The forums will go into read-only mode. Our hope is to have the new site live sooner than the 27th, but we want to be sure things go smoothly.
February 27th - The new platform goes live and the forums are taken out of read-only and full posting functionality is brought back online.
We will keep everyone up to date via the Blogs during this process - so please stay tuned.
We can’t wait to show you the new community platform and look forward to opening the doors very soon!
Here’s a sneak peek of the new layout. Please keep in mind that this is just a mockup with content and image placeholders - not the final look. You'll have to wait until we launch the new community platform to see that!

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Roses are red
Violets are blue
Come hug and dunk some Lindens
At the Isle of View!
On February 14th from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm SLT, join us at the Isle of View for a chance to hug and dunk some Lindens. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring your one and only - when else are you going to get the chance to cozy up to a Linden or send one shrieking into the depths of a dunk tank? An opportunity like this comes around about once a year — so don’t miss out.
Love is a complicated creature — inspiring poetry, prose, songs, and art of all kinds since the beginning of time. Despite her many facets, love still trumps the alternative — and there is no better place to appreciate the beauty of amor than at the Isle of View.
Flowers, fireworks, forested walks, and fleeting moments gazing into the eyes of your loved one while taking a boat ride — it doesn’t get much more romantic than this. There’s also a kiosk to send virtual roses and candy hearts to your Second Life friends and sweethearts. Everyone appreciates a little acknowledgement that you’re thinking of them — so send someone special a valentine!
With music, festivities and love in the air — solo or soulmates — The Isle of View Second Life Mixer is sure to be fun for everyone.
Dunk-A-Linden & Hug-A-Linden Event
Party with us at the Isle of View on February 14th from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. (Pacific). Meet your Valentine, enjoy music, and don’t miss the Dunk-a-Linden and Hug-a-Linden booths!
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As we blogged back in the Summer of 2014, gambling is strictly prohibited in Second Life and operating or participating in a game of chance that provides a Linden Dollar payout is a violation of our Terms of Service. However, games of skill are legally permitted in many jurisdictions, and since then we’ve seen that many Second Life users are interested in playing such games for Linden Dollars. We updated our gaming policy in Second Life at that time and opened applications for Skill Gaming.
Skill games that offer Linden Dollar payouts are allowed in Second Life, but each game, its creator, its operator, and the region on which it is operated must be approved by Linden Lab.
As of today, Skill Gaming Operator applications are being closed. Any pending applications submitted prior to the date of this blog post will be reviewed and processed normally.
Though applications for Operators are now closed, you can still apply as a Skill Gaming Creator with the application process available on the FAQ page.
The details of the Skill Gaming policy can be found here, and the Skill Gaming FAQ - including approved Operators and Creators - is available on our wiki.
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Spring is just around the corner, and as the winter chill melts, our hearts warm to the love all around us. Cherub-faced babies and heart-shaped boxes of sweets might not be for everyone, but there is no denying the magic a little amore can bring into our lives.
Friends, loved ones, significant others, and family all appreciate giving and receiving a little Valentine’s Day sentiment from the important people in our lives - so why not treat yourself to a little shopping at the Shop Your Heart Out inworld event starting now through February 14th?
We’ve joined up with nearly 50 Second Life Merchants to bring you a fair to remember! Each Merchant has their lovingly crafted wares out for 20-50% off - just for you! Stroll the charming streets of this delightful region-wide extravaganza, and shop for clothing, accessories, hair, and just about anything your heart desires - and get it for a limited low price!

Because the best part of love is giving, you’ll find a special gift, courtesy of Oblobeloinkment Wrigglesworth - or Oblee as he’s known inworld. Oblee is one of Second Life’s beloved live musicians, and owner and creator of Thunk!. He’s crafted a lovely musical instrument for each of you to pluck from the gifting vendor available at the Shop Your Heart Out event. Don’t miss out on this freebie - from us to you!
A big thank you to all of our participating Merchants! This event ends on February 14th, so don’t miss your chance and dive right into the fun!
 
Shop Your Heart Out!
We’ve joined up with nearly 50 Second Life merchants to bring you a fair to remember! Each merchant has their lovingly crafted wares out for 20-50% off - just for you! Stroll the charming streets of this delightful region-wide extravaganza, and shop for clothing, accessories, hair, and just about anything your heart desires - and get it for a limited low price! Runs February 1st through the 14th!
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How much have you explored the Second Life Destination Guide? If you haven’t yet spent some time looking it over, there is no time like the present to get started. It’s a one-stop shop for nearly every kind of event you can dream of.
Our editorial team reviews tons of submissions, organizing them neatly into easy-to-navigate categories that make your life easier. Just take a look and you’ll find something new and exciting to explore.
In addition, we like to highlight just as few of the spots we stumble upon while looking through submissions and adding to the Guide. Below, you will find some place we think you might enjoy — so check them out!
If your Second Life creation is missing from the Destination Guide, drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or submit your spot via form. Don’t forget to take loads of pics and share them on our official Second Life Flickr.

See you inworld, Residents!
BURN2 Fire Moon
The first New Moon of 2017 will be on the 27th of January, which coincides with the Chinese New Year on the 28th, bringing in the Year of the Fire Rooster. And thus we arrive at the theme for the latest art event at BURN2 Fire Moon! Held Jan. 27-29.
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Emerald Caverns Love Tunnel Ride
Take a quiet boat ride through a fantasy inspired cavernous love tunnel ride. This romantic attraction is filled with glowing plants, flowers, and jeweled wonders.
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The Best Is Yet To Come
The Best Is Yet To Come from Gacha Good Events, held through Feb. 15, features over 100 gachas and a variety of merchants across the grid. Discover a variety of gifts and decor for Valentine's Day and shop 'til you drop!
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Love in London City
Celebrate the joy and passion of Love in London City. A month-long celebration of the heart with nightly events, weekly concerts and special attractions centered around Valentines Day. The event runs through February, visit mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk to learn more.
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The Mid-Winter Full Perm Fair
The Mid-Winter Full Perm Fair, held through February 13th, features the top full perm creators in SL. Participants are displaying and selling their latest and specially-reduced fair exclusives in all categories. Whether you are shopping for your store or just starting one, you will find a big selection of full perm creations waiting so that you can transform your creative ideas into your own saleable products.
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The Drakensberg Mountains
A Second Life creation of a range of mountains in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Visit a small mountain chapel, which is a free venue for weddings. Relax in the Zulu huts and listen to the sounds of nature or soft romantic music. Climb to the roof of the world and watch as the sunrise fires up the mountain dawn.
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[RAINS] Drift
Come wander, explore or hang out with friends at this photogenic spot designed by Soda Sullivan and Karma Avedon.
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Russian Universe
Visit Russian Universe, a social spot for Russian-speaking culture and community in Second Life. Don't miss the many international creative activities and events held here, including concerts, clubs, theaters, shops and more.
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Emerald Crystal Golf Course
Join SL golfers from around the globe at Emerald. Play and laugh with friends new and old as you immerse yourself in this realistic environment. The time-honored sport is re-created with traditional greens and landscaping. It's a great first date!
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Faith's Cafe
Faith's Music Cafe is where the music never stops. They play all sorts of music -- from classic rock to Top 40 hits.
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Hard Rock Garage
Live music is everywhere at this active biker venue, which features hard rock deejays, performances and more.
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Bouvier Jazz Ballroom
Enjoy some jazz music and live performers on this picturesque New Orleans-themed sim.
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Bavarian Rock N Blues
Bavarian Rock N Blues is home all forms of music, including rock, classic rock, blues, pop and more.
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Love is in the air - Calling all Merchants! We’re putting together a little inworld shopping event around the theme of Valentine’s Day and we want you to submit your brand!
If you would like to be considered for this event - please fill out this form before Tuesday, January 17th. We will select participants from the submissions and get in touch with you with all of the details.
The event will run from February 1st through the 14th, and while we are not asking for an exclusive item, we are asking that your items be offered at a discount of at least 20% for the duration of the event.

If this sounds like something you’d be interested in - fill out the form and let us know!

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Linden Lab
Place Pages are a new feature aimed at making the huge variety of awesome places in Second Life easier to find by creating web pages for each inworld location that opts to show in search.
Today, we’re starting a beta for this feature. All regions and parcels that have elected to Show In Search now have an automatically generated Place Page that’s visible on the web, you can check them out and share them today! Places rated General will be visible to anyone, and those rated Mature or Adult will be subject to the usual Maturity controls.
We’re beta testing additional capabilities that will make Place Pages even better. Invited testers will have access to an admin panel that allows them to add a custom welcome message, place description, tag line, image, and video support to their place pages. That’s not all -  we’re working on other features like an events calendar, advertising parcels that are for sale/for rent, and more. Of course, all of the region/parcel stats like size, maturity rating, etc. will be available front and center too. After the testing period, we plan to roll these features out to everyone - so stay tuned!
For now, our beta is focused around customizing these pages, and planned future improvements include making sure these pages are optimized for search engines to be sure your inworld places can be easily found by people searching for relevant terms. Keep up with the most recent developments by checking out our public forum post on it. Thanks and enjoy!
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‘Tis the season! Second Life Residents across the grid are celebrating the holidays with snow-filled sims and winter creations that you won’t want to miss!
This week, we’ve rounded up over 15 seasonal spots -- each with a unique approach to celebrating the holiday. Explore everything from a steampunk winter adventure to a snowy Christmas tree farm in Second Life!
For even more winter delights, there are over 90 spots to explore in the Winter Attractions category in the Second Life Destination Guide. Make sure you check these out before the snow melts!
Don’t forget to share your holiday pics to the official Second Life Flickr.
If you’ve built something great that isn’t in the Destination Guide, write us a note at editor@lindenlab.com  or please submit your spot via form.
Winter Wonderland
Enjoy an exciting snowy adventure in this winter attraction by Linden Lab. Enjoy some holiday gifts in the Village of Lights, or a nice skate around the rink with friends. Take a look over the regions on the top of our Winter Ferris Wheel or race around the track. Don't miss the snowball fight arena!
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The Fallen - A Steampunk Winter Adventure
The Fallen presents "A Steampunk Winter Adventure." Explore the twists and turns and check out the hidden gems in the town and in the forests. Fall in love with the Christmas town, Temple of the Goddess, frozen lake, the castle and forests. A Perfect juxtaposition of nature and steampunk civilization. This is a beautiful location and a dream for Second Life photographers.
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Winter's Hollow
Winter's Hollow is a dark winter-themed shopping market in Second Life, held through January 3. As the season changes to winter, many forget of the dark magic of this season. This event is to bring to light those of us that still like it spooky even in the happy holiday cheer of Christmas. All items (including exclusives) are 25% off.
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Home for the Holidays
Come home for the holidays with iMoogi Radio. It's a Winter Wonderland of fun with ice caves, sleigh rides, horseback riding trails, sledding, snow skiing and more! Visit the nice warm lodge for family fun, holiday parties, caroling and, of course, hot cocoa! The fun continues through February!
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North Pole at Alki
Santa's clan has gone high tech! Step through the portal to the North Pole at Alki and see the elves hard at work in the Industrial Toy Factory. Head to the Reindeer Stables, take a seat at the air control center and send Santa safely off into the snowy night. A full region of fun activities, warm hangouts and tasty treats specially made for you to explore and discover. Happy Holidays!
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Christmas at Buckingham Palace
Celebrate Christmas at Buckingham Palace with Prince Regent George IV. Wander the corridors of the palace dressed in Christmas splendor and enjoy the snow-tipped hills and ice ponds. Take a sleigh tour of Antiquity with a friend or a wintry stroll in the gardens. Warm yourself by the fires of the many splendid staterooms decked in holiday decor.
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Christmas Tree Farms at Lapara Towne
Introducing Lapara's newest annexation. Start at Clownski's Christmas tree farms, and explore the city in its full snow emergency. Now with more than three parks and a train that runs over 1 1/4 miles in each direction. Warm up in the hotel or find the Clownski's store and meet Santa Claus. Menorah Lighting starting December 24th.
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Christmas in Cantana
Welcome to this Christmas wonderland. Santa and his elves are working hard as the wooden soldiers stand guard. Come and ride the train, look around and go skating or dancing in the skating rink. Can you spot the white boomers?
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Island Dreams Seaside Lounge
Island Dreams Seaside Lounge is just part of the winter wonderland at the Yellowstone Falls sim. The Seaside Lounge is known for some of the best live music in Second Life, but also for the spectacular holiday decor.
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Torgon's Winter Fun Park
A park filled with snowy fun and fast rides, Torgon's Winter Fun Park brings out the kid in all of us. Just stroll in the snow, dance the night away, saw off your own Christmas tree, or jump on any of the rides around and just have a fantastic time. Still not enough? Grab some skates or even a snowmobile. And if you dare, grab a light and explore the underground cave...
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The Retreat
The Retreat is a calm and quiet place to relax and enjoy. The Chapel at the Retreat is just cozy enough to celebrate the holidays in...or to hold your winter wedding. There are also seasonal hunts and other events here that change monthly.
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Winter at Fogs End
A bitter winter has settled on the supernatural Victorian roleplay community known as Fogs End. Demons, undead, vampires, magic users, and werewolves walk among its citizens -- all under the ruse of the Masquerade. Take a walk down the crowded streets of the slums, peruse the businesses of town square, or explore the Butcher's Woods. What will you make of this city -- or what will it make of you?
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Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park
The 10th Annual Winter Festival at Aero Pines Park features three regions of snowy fun! Skate on the countryside frozen pond to holiday music or venture out to the hills for winter sports such as skiing, sledding, snowmobiles, horse sleighs and more! There's lots of great photo settings for you and your date, friends, family or group. Open through February 28. Happy Holidays!
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The Fantasy Collective
The Fantasy Collective is back and filled with some of the grid's best original mesh designers and new offerings for the season. There is something for everyone in any walk of life on the grid at this popular shopping event. More info at thefantasycollective.wordpress.com. Event held through Jan. 15.
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AEG Christmas Costume Fun Park
Strap on your skates and put on your skis! Here is a sim that is sure to please.Take your pic on a ride with St Nick! There's lots of fun Christmas and holiday activities for you and your family! Buy Christmas costumes from top designers and more at the AEG Christmas Costume Fun Park.
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