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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!

 

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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

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!

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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!

 

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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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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!

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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
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!
Linden Lab
Check some names off your holiday gift list and get big savings with the 12 Days of Savings Sale happening now on the Marketplace!
We’ve joined up with some of Second Life’s top-selling merchants to bring you up to 70% OFF gifts for your Second Life friends, family, and loved ones, and to treat yourself!

Starting today through Sunday, December 25th, 2016, shop amazing deals on some of the most popular items available from these participating merchants:
 
 
Shop for clothing, accessories, hair, interior decor, and much more before these deals disappear.
Get started and drop by the Marketplace now!
 
Linden Lab
Many Residents participate in the LindeX® exchange - trading L$ and contributing to the Second Life economy on a regular basis. As part of our commitment to prevent fraud and comply with applicable regulations, there are limitations in place that cap the trading volume for each Resident’s account at certain tiers.
We have recently reviewed and adjusted these tier limits to better accommodate the needs of Second Life Residents. For most, these changes will be beneficial, and you can review the details of your current trading limits by logging into your account and visiting your order history.
If you find that you need higher 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).
Happy trading!
Linden Lab
Linden Lab is proud to announce that Project Bento is now part of the default Viewer! Bento is probably the single most extensive update to the avatar skeleton ever, and as a result of countless hours of testing, updating, reconfiguring, testing… you get the picture, we are now live!
Now everyone can enjoy the extra bones creators have taken advantage of to bring you true quadrupeds, winged avatars, fingers, facial expressions and more.

Gif taken from Medhue Simoni’s video. Check out the full video
to see just how powerful this new feature is!We’re working on launching an all new set of Best Practice docs just for Bento. It’ll include tutorials and write ups brought to you by the Residents that helped make Bento a reality. Stay tuned for updates in the coming year.
To learn more about Project Bento you can visit the Bento Knowledge Base article for details. As always, if you encounter any bugs or issues please let us know right away by filing a JIRA bug report. We hope you enjoy this feature and look forward to seeing all the great things Bento can do for Second Life avatars. Grab the latest default viewer download to start enjoying Bento today! 
 

Above gif taken from Strawberry Singh’s YouTube video. Full video can be viewed


Above gif taken from Strawberry Singh’s YouTube video. Full video can be viewed here.
Linden Lab
Earlier this month we made some exciting changes to Mainland Regions and Linden Homes. With some massive increases to Land Impact limits, Residents can now build, design, experiment, and create more than ever before.
As of today, we are extending this benefit to Private Estate Regions. Full Regions, Homesteads, and Openspace Regions on Private Estates will get a 33% increase in Land Impact allowance at no additional charge! Now everyone will have more prims to enjoy!

This chart shows the details of the changes:

All Private Region owners in the main channel will notice these changes already, and RC channels will see the update early Wednesday.
Owning Land in Second Life has never been better, so now is the perfect time go Premium and claim your Mainland, or buy that Region you've been thinking about.
We’re excited to bring these changes and hope you enjoy the creative potential more prims brings to your Second Life!
But wait, there’s more …
If 20,000 prims still isn’t enough, starting sometime next week, Private Region owners will have the option to upgrade to a total of 30,000 Land Impact limit - more details coming soon!
Linden Lab
Somewhere across the oceans the computers begin to whirr, robots activate, and a sinister land is brought to life. And now, a vast new landscape has opened its doors to those who would dare to take on its creator: the ever menacing Dr. Talpa.
With another scheme in the works, Magellan asked Tyrah to infiltrate the mad scientist mole’s lair and discover just what evil technological abominations he was constructing. However - this being a LDPW experience backstory - it was not long before she was captured. She is now being held prisoner in Dr. Talpa’s command center.

The Mainland Gameplay Regions
The Horizons experience takes you through six regions starting out in the great advanced city itself.  Here, Residents are introduced to the challenges that await, so be sure to check out the videos outlining the great adventure. Your journey will take you from towering canyons to dark and deadly mines, all the way through forests and swamps,and finally, to the command center where Tyrah awaits her rescue.

This 5 quest storyline takes you through various challenges laid out by the evil Dr. Talpa.  Everything from vicious splorches, killer robots, laser defense systems, the terrifying pet Fluffy, all the way to hidden traps, mazes, puzzles and more!  Residents will have to use the provided weapons to defeat menacing foes, while taking on other elements with their own wit.
But beware, saving Tyrah won’t be as simple as conquering these challenges.  The greatest adversary you face is the clock winding down to 0.  Can you save Tyrah in time? Will Dr Talpa finally succeed in ruling the grid? Will Magellan pay his bar tab? It’s all up to you!!!  
New Horizon’s Residential Regions
The Horizons experience itself is not the only exciting new release. Thirty-six, yes you read that right, 36 new regions surrounding the experience will be released for Residents!  These beautiful new regions, which abound with exciting features, are adorned with several styles of home brought to you by Linden Lab and the Moles.

Owning a parcel on these lands comes with the ability to rez one of these houses via a special mailbox controller, an indoor control panel to customize the house, and a special resource pack containing handy items to decorate with. The regions feature waterways that flow through areas for easy travel with vehicles, which can be spawned at any of the rez zones found around the info hubs and community regions.  
Being a part of this grand new community is something we are very excited to offer Residents, and it’s an added bonus that you’ll be close to the experience itself!  Mark your calendars, Residential parcels will commence going to auction on Friday, November 18th!

New Info and Community Hubs
Alongside the residential areas and the experience, lay several community and info hubs.  The first of the two, the community hubs, are designed for Residents to use for their community groups, meetings, and events. These beautiful hubs feature a nice, serene environment to be social and enjoy alongside all your favorite fellow Residents.
The second of these two areas are the info hubs. These hubs feature land information, as well as an easy access portal that takes you directly to the mainland experience itself. There are also links to the wiki available which provide access to helpful knowledge regarding the housing system. A mailbox demo and building demos are set up to show you the controls featured in the new housing system. Residents will also find any update information here regarding the housing and mailbox system!

So there you have it folks, the brand new Horizons experience in a nutshell.  But don’t expect us to tell you everything; every secret and bit of fun lays in wait for you to experience!  So grab your favorite pair of boots and begin the great journey!
 
Horizons
Rescue the kidnapped Tyrah and earn rewards in Horizons, an all-new five-stage adventure game in Second Life. Journey across desert canyons and dangerous minefields before battling killer robots in a forest of exploding trees. Destroy the robotic swamp monster and arrive at the command center to complete your quest.
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Xiola Linden
Halloween festivities have come to an end, but one of the beautiful things about Second Life is that you can celebrate just about anything, anytime — holidays or otherwise! You can drop into one stop and see that Winter holidays are already in full swing, or pop over to a lovely tropical beach and absorb some sunshine. You can hold a group meetup with people from all over, crossing time zones and physical space, or take a solo stroll through a fair or shopping event for some new things.
The Destination Guide does a great job of covering the all kinds of spots across a multitude of categories. You will always find someplace  new of interest to visit. Below are  but a few of the standouts — some familiar and some new — that you should definitely get inworld to visit.
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Mineral Ridge
Welcome to Mineral Ridge. Come experience true horror in a town once booming in the mining industry a now eerie place to visit. The fog has set in and night has fallen. Grab your flashlights and come explore the vast unknown because the biggest fear in life is the fear of not knowing what lurks around the corner or just a few feet down the street. Will you be able to make it out alive?
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London City Autumn Gala
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Autumn in London City. A month of spectacular music, live shows and rock and roll. If you're looking for something quieter enjoy the hot food, patio heating and the best entertainment to stay warm this fall. Details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.
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SCALA Freakshow
FREAKSHOW – Carnivale is an immersive full-sim shopping experience set in an abandoned, desert town where a creepy freak show has set up shop. The two-week shopping event includes a six-hour block of entertainment, held Nov. 5, 2016 from noon to 6 p.m. (Pacific). Event ends Nov. 13.
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Sad November 3
Sad November is back for its 3rd edition! The cold, long nights are setting in and the down pours becoming more frequent, Sad November is the perfect opportunity to shop for something to match the somber, greying mood of outside. With plenty to choose from, you can brave the storm in style with Flair for Events! Opens Nov. 5 at 7 a.m. (Pacific).
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Leroy
The memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment.
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Geeks'n'Nerds 2016
Once a year, in a galaxy far, far away, the nerdiest and geekiest of designers get together to bring you Geeks'n'Nerds! Come check out this amazing venue, filled with top designers bringing forth their crazy, unique take on this fun and loved theme! Event ends Nov. 9.
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Laptop
Venture on the keyboard and hit the enter key and suddenly you are inside a region-wide laptop computer! Explore the working fan, CD drive, hard drive and more. Take a tour throughout the inner workings of a supersized laptop computer.
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Virtual Mental Health
Virtual Mental Health in Second Life offers free resources on mental health, relationships and wellness. Beginning in 2005, SL resident (RL licensed psychotherapist and educator) Avalon Birke and her team have worked to create an inworld space where individuals and groups can find genuine support.
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Fashion Island Prime
Fashion Island is a newcomer-friendly sim created in the style of a typical town in the Netherlands. Explore shops, a nightclub with live acts and events, an art gallery, a wedding area and more. There are also different kind of games to entertain and shops and houses to rent.
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Paramour
Paramour is a beautifully landscaped sim for your photography use! Come check out all the scenic areas. Included on the sim are many cabins and small houses, a lighthouse, a large pond and much more! Each season will bring new scenes and landscaping. Join the group to rez your own poses, too.
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Hello ghouls and boils — have you braved the Haunted Halloween Tour  yet? It’s back this year with more frights and delights to enjoy. Just step through the door from Portal Park, hop in a coffin, and hold on for your dear life as you swoosh through madness, despair, and horror of unimaginable magnitude.
That is just one dish at the buffet of terror that invades the Destination Guide at this time of year. There is something for everyone’s tastes. If you’d rather frolic in crunchy leaves and pumpkin patches — we’ve got that, too.
To get in the mood, you should stop by the Shop ‘til You Drop event and do a little shopping for the upcoming Creepy Crawl and Costume Contest!

Trick or treat? How about a little of both? Just dive into this list of creepy, kooky, mysterious and ooky spots and we’ll see you there! There also plenty more available in the Haunted category of the Destination Guide. 
 
Shop Til You Drop
Don't get caught dead without a costume for those Halloween parties! Liven up the party with spooky steals and deals from Second Life Merchants at the first Shop 'til You Drop! This event runs from Oct 21 - Oct 31st, so hurry before these deals are dead!
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Hosted by M0rtus and DJ Raykomaru will be your musical guides at this mysterious, dark, and wild event. Follow the ladder and ascend into a celebration Halloween with the creator of the infamous " El Aterrador Secreto de Second Life" YouTube video. This event runs from 7 - 11 pm (Pacific) on Saturday, October 29.
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Halloween Tour
Do you dare take a ride in the Haunted Halloween Tour? Strap in and prepare to experience haunts, ghouls, death, scares, and a descent into madness itself. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart!
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The Boho Culture 5th Aniversary
The Boho Culture Fair is an annual shopping event inspired by the Bohemian trend. More than 100 talented designers bring together a combination of colors, embroidery, braids, fringes and more for relaxed but sophisticated looks. More info at eventhuntforeverplanners.wordpress.com. Event held Oct. 21 through Nov. 4.
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Cupcake Corral Haunted Mine Walk
Take the teleport to the haunted mine! This scary walk takes a bit of time to get through...but will you make it to the end? Don't miss this Halloween attraction!
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Ride To Hell & Haunted House
Can you survive the ride to hell? Climb aboard the ferry, and make your way through the Land of Hades on this award-winning roller coaster brought to you by the Templeton family, WolfSong Creations, and Torgon's Development Service. Explore Templeton Cove's Haunted House and forest and enjoy shopping in the Halloween decorated outdoor mall.
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All Hallows Showcase Faire & Skull Hunt
Fifteen of Second Life's fantasy creators have come together to showcase their creations in one place. Everyone is invited to visit the dark castle at Old World Designs and hunt for skulls that contain wonderful free gifts.
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Carnevil of Carnage
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. What happens when our dreams become nightmares
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Trick or Treat Lane
Trick or Treat Lane is a shopping market created in the spirit of Halloween! At Halloween, we all love treats so this event is meant to give a sweet treat and a discount of at least one item to shoppers at every booth door they visit. Event held Oct. 18 through Nov. 1.
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Bukaroo County Presents The Haunted Hallows
The Haunted Hallows provides something for everyone, including shops, games, photo opportunities and so much more. Make sure to ride the exclusive ride, "The Cursed of the Damned Attraction." There are zombies and ghost and flying bats around every corner.
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LUNA Halloween Fair 2016
Visit the LUNA Halloween Fair 2016 (for RFL), held through Nov. 13 on LUNA FairGrounds. Event highlights include a hunt, live music. deejays and a fun ride! Learn more at lunafairgrounds.blogspot.dk.
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New Jericho
New Jericho is the city of the future and home to tens of thousands of inhabitants. As a massive structure meant to cater to all the needs of its population, New Jericho is the pinnacle of technological achievement and is the crown jewel of RTXC's self-contained industrial cities referred to as an "Arcology." However, something went terribly wrong and now its dwindling population struggles against a rising darkness.
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Kharma Asylum
You have stumbled upon what remains of Kharma Asylum. Once a flourishing refuge for those of weak physical and mental constitution. Now a horrifying house of unspeakable monstrosities and evil. Within you will find things, many that may not be for the weak of heart. Explore, and you will see the depths of damnation that this institution has sunk to. And maybe discover what evil is behind it.
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Everwinter
Welcome to Everwinter, a post apocalyptic theme park. Many years after a nuclear disaster, Everwinter sits frozen in time. Explore the aftermath, take in the sights and sounds,or maybe find a quiet spot in an abandoned building. Frequented by scavengers and those lucky enough to survive, only time will tell how long you'll last in Everwinter.
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Maverick Studios Haunted
Maverick Studios presents several Halloween-themed experiences including a haunted forest, the scientist's lab, haunted maze, games and more!
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SAMHAIN - Bullring House of Horrors
Samhain - Bullring House of Horrors Experience, sponsored by BRM Radio, summons individuals to a frightening and daring Halloween experience from October 23rd until November 13th. Boldly venture down the darkened path and experience the unknown...there is plenty lurking in the shadows. Bring a friend and explore the haunted land, testing your savviness in seven haunted experiences.
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Halloween The Great Zombie Escape
The wind whistles through the leaves above your head. The 'kaw' of a crow echoes in the still, dank air around you. You're lost in the chill night air but salvation is within sight. To your right is a house sitting atop a hill, perhaps its occupants can help you find your way out of this bleak, dismal place. You wouldn't want to be caught outdoors, on Halloween ... when monsters are about.
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Halloween Trail
It's the 10th Annual Halloween Trail at Aero Pines Park! Explore to find many interactive spooky activities for frolicky fun and photo moments. Bring your friends, family, group or a date!
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Rothiemurchus Forest
Enter the eerie haze that permeates the dark Rothiemurchus Forest at your own risk. You must find your way through, chased by bats, wolves and creatures that slither, while possibly stumbling upon mutilated bodies. Wander through the decrepit cemetery or the inescapable dungeon. Careful - don't careen into the depths of the hidden crypt, or the maze of tunnels. Who knows where the exits may lead.
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Celebrate Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Second Life. This traditional event, held Nov. 1-2, features competitions, concerts and more!
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Day of the Dead Public Altar Exhibit
Join us as we celebrate Dia De Los Muertos! Explore altars created by Mexican American Folklore students at the University of Texas at El Paso, then stay to create your own. Learn about the cultural and historical aspects of the holiday through exploration of the Day of the Dead Placita, featuring interactive content from the Smithsonian Latino Center. Now through Nov 6.
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Spookzilla 2016
Spookzilla 2016, hosted by AlterEgo and held Oct. 26-31, features a Halloween hunt, live music, gifts, raffles and more. There are prizes for being in costume and hidden treats to be found from a variety of shops. Come trick-or-treat here...if you DARE!
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Woodbury Falls
Woodbury Falls is a photogenic horror sim where it is evident that something is wrong. The town lies through the maze of abandoned houses where windows have long shattered in the weakness of their structures and rotting boards, Weeds socialize across the cracking asphalt of every road, gathering and laughing at the lone pedestrian. Do you have what it takes to survive?
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Invasion!
Flying saucers! Animated mutants! Giant robots! "Invasion!" open for another Halloween season! This original amusement park ride is based on alien invasion movies of the 50s.
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Halloween Haunt at Fairy Tales Castle
Hunt for the magic pumpkins hidden around the island, and enjoy the adventure and fun-spirited Halloween Haunt. There is a lot to see including a few freebies here and there. Find each pumpkin and get your own copy for only $1L.
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Halloween at the Santorini International Club
Join Santorini International Club if you dare for a Halloween scare! There's a party daily in this special Halloween-themed edition of the popular dance club. Don't miss the final party on Oct. 31, which includes a contest to win L$1,000 for the best Halloween outfit.
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Out of the Looking Glass
Take an adventure with Alice and enjoy the art of this little girl's journey through childhood's fear and magic, Out of the Looking Glass|Into the Madness, will be once again joining The Dirty Grind for The 4th Annual Festival of Samhain.
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Darkness Prevails: Shattered Masquerade
Darkness Prevails: Shattered Masquerade is a wasteland survival supernatural roleplay sim that is loosely inspired by World of Darkness.This spot caters to like-minded players who love descriptive paragraph roleplaying and long-term stories. More at wod-darknessprevails.enjin.com.
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Trick or Treat 2016 Trail
Visit the Trick or Treat Trail and grab your free prizes at 24 prize stations while you explore tons of spooky areas. Beware the spider infestation! Explore an abandoned hospital or brave a special storm - there's much to discover here including a special mini-golf area built just for the event. Held through Nov 2.
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Haunt Jaunt
The Haunt Jaunt includes a haunted mansion, graveyard and home on the ground level, and a haunted disco where events are held. There is a haunted maze up in the sky and a family-friendly pumpkin patch complete with a puppy! It is a free venue where all donations are forwarded to organizations supporting people with disabilities in Second Life.
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Linden Lab
If pictures are worth a thousand words, 360 degree images must be worth millions. That’s why we decided to develop a feature called 360 Snapshots that will make it easy to capture and share 360º images from Second Life. Check out some of these samples!
Available now as a Project Viewer, this is a new way to capture these amazing images all in a single click. At the moment, you will need to host these images on a web server to view or share. Instructions on where to get the Project Viewer and how to help and provide feedback are on the wiki.
This great new feature is not yet complete; there are known issues with the image quality and we have not yet added support for directly sharing images from the Viewer - never fear, we're working on all of that. We’re sharing and hoping all of you will check this Viewer out and report any issues you may encounter. We can’t wait to see your 360 showcase!
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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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.
 
Facial Animations (Credit: Screen capture from video by
, Catwa Head)
 
 Finger Sliders (Credit: Screen capture from video by
, Vista Animations mesh hands w/ “Fate Hand Poser”) Community Gateways
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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The hard sparkle of snow has blanketed many a region in Second Life, and the spirit of the holidays reaches far and wide across the grid - which can only mean it’s time for some cool fun, hot deals, and the return of Winter Wonderland!

Settle in with a warm beverage and your favorite blanket, because we have a trove of twinkling winter treats share.
GO PREMIUM FOR LESS
Year round, Premium Residents enjoy many perks, but in this season of giving, they also get special upgrades in Winter Wonderland and an exclusive new gift! To enjoy your upgrades, first stop by one of the Premium Kiosks to get your limited edition gift (more on that below) and Premium Winter Wonderland Badge. This badge is the key to some slick snowball arsenal  upgrades - so drop by to grab your badge as soon as you can.
If you’re not a Premium member yet, now happens to be a great time to upgrade - for a limited time only, save 50% on your first quarter’s payment for a Premium Second Life Membership subscription.*  As a Premium member, you’ll enjoy rewards like exclusive gifts, access to special Premium Sandboxes, a L$1000 sign-up bonus, more group slots, and weekly L$ rewards to spend on the things that make your time in Second Life most enjoyable. Land is better than ever for Premium members and also includes your own inworld home (which just got a 49% prim upgrade), and access to acquire Mainland Regions which were recently upgraded to higher Land Impact limits. You can read more about Premium benefits and upgrade your account here.
THE SNOW IS BRIGHT in the VILLAGE of LIGHTS
Winter Wonderland is once again alive with the sights and sounds of holiday delights and snowball fights! To get there, stop by one of the portal parks, follow the trail to the Winter Wonderland teleport portal, and tumble into an enchanted land of breathtaking beauty.
First you will land in the Village of Lights - a quaint little town with spectacular lights, bustling with holiday spirit. Click the red gift packages that you encounter here for some freebies and gifts to enjoy. Once an hour, the Village of Lights pulls out all the stops for a spectacular fireworks show you don’t want to miss! It’s the kind of show you’ll want to show your friends.
The Village of Lights sits at the foot of a font of festivities that you’re going to want to see before the ice melts!
SNOWBALL ARENA
The site of many epic snowball throwdowns - the snowball fight arena is the perfect place to raise some hail with friends, strangers, and Lindens. Snowball-slinging weapons are available in the nearby kiosks, and Premium members can equip a Premium badge for access to the ultimate in snowball fight arsenal! I can’t stress enough that you will want to do a little recon on the arena layout, because coming soon there will be an inworld event that you won’t want to miss. Check here for the details!
WINTER SNOW TRACK
Thrill-seekers will want to grab a snowboard and/or snowmobile from the handy vendors and hit the ice slopes at full speed! Woosh through the glinting snow tracks and hold on tight as you race other Residents to the finish line. Premium members can access upgraded vehicles with their badge to unlock even speedier cruising through the four-region wide race track full of bumps, hills, and  jumps.
ICE SKATE ARENA
Not everyone is a dare devil - some of us like to hit the ice with the grace of a swan - and that is possible at the Ice Skate Arena. You bring the hot cocoa, we’ll bring the skates -  free from nearby vendors.  Once again, Premium members who wear their badge will find an extra prize full of customization options to fit your style and avatar. Take your sweetheart for a spin on the frozen lake and snuggle up to warm your toes after at the ferris wheel.
FERRIS WHEEL
A romantic view of the Winter Wonderland tundra is gleaned from atop the Ferris Wheel.  A breath-taking glimpse across the entire wonderland vista, under a shower of fireworks is possibly one of the best things to witness here. Have your snapshot finger ready, and your special someone at your side.
EXCLUSIVE GIFT for PREMIUM RESIDENTS
Ice Shack, baby! When you need to get away to do a little thinking and ponder the greater things in life, why not drop this cozy and rustic shack on a chunk of ice and do a little fishing? Premium members can pick up their Ice Shack at any of the Premium Kiosks, along with your Premium Badge to unlock all the cool, exclusive features that are available at Winter Wonderland.

 
*TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 50% DISCOUNT: This offer begins on December 15, 2016 at 8AM Pacific Time (PT) and expires on January 2, 2017 at 8AM PT. To qualify for this promotion, you must 1) have an existing Second Life ("SL") basic account or create a new account, and 2) select quarterly (every three months) billing for your SL account. The fifty percent (50%) discount will be applied to your first month’s bill and future months will be billed at the standard Premium Membership price. For new accounts or accounts not previously upgraded to Premium Membership, after initial login through the Second Life viewer following upgrade to Premium Membership and: 1) following your first full week, the L$300 weekly stipend will be deposited to your account every Tuesday for the duration of your Premium Membership; and 2) after your account has been active for forty-five (45) consecutive days, the L$ sign-up bonus will be deposited to your account.
Xiola Linden
It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays have taken over a good portion of the grid. Everywhere you look, there’s snow, lights, and so many wintery delights that all you can do is sip a peppermint latte and smile. And then join us for some thrillingly chilly fun festivities inworld on Monday the 19th, starting at 10 am SLT and ending in a snow-flinging frenzy where Lindens and Residents can frolic in an ice castle, pelting the hail out of each other at the Snowball Showdown!
Jolly Holiday Cheer to Celebrate the Year!
We'll be sharing a gift from Blueberry - but you can't open it just yet! Better make sure you're on the right list with the holiday higher-ups and stay tuned to this blog for when the gifts drop!
Put on your warmest wintery things and join us as we enjoy a little jolly running amok in a few of the prettiest regions to grace the fair realms of Second Life. From 10 am (SLT) to noon we will drop into the following destinations:
10:00 - 10:30 am (SLT)
The Arctic Express
Hop on the train and relax with friends en route to the North Pole! You can also put on some skates, get some hot cocoa and enjoy the snow.
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10:30 - 11:00 am (SLT)
Kate's Whirl
Wander the maze and unscramble the winter word. Walk the meditation labyrinth and enjoy the holiday tree forest. Meet your friends here for some fun ice skating or just chat and explore this winter wonderland.
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11:00 - 11:30 am (SLT)
Winter Ice Christmas Festival 2016
Rebel Yell Concerts presents Winter Ice Christmas Festival 2016. Have fun with the many winter activities, including a sky-rail, skiing, sledding, skating and a Santa sleigh ride! Enjoy awesome tribute concerts, plan a romantic dinner in a Christmas restaurant and spend some quality time in this immersive winter experience.
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11:30 - 12:00 pm (SLT)
Frisland
The old Frisland is gone for good but now there’s a new one -- a special winter location built by Frislanda Ferraris and Charlie Namiboo. Find a lot of Frisland items here, then take a seat and have a hot chocolate in a surrounding that’s completely new -- yet so familiar! Come over and enjoy a nice walk in the snow in this winter wonderland!
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Once we’re well into the eggnog and merriment - feeling peaceful and lovely - it’s time to throw down and get a little f-ice-ty!
Ice, Ice, Baby!
The Snowball Showdown returns - and you’re not going to want to miss your chance to partake in a frosty free-for-all at Winter Wonderland - location coming soon! Join us on Monday, December 19th between noon and 2:00 pm (SLT)
If you’re looking for the latest in snow-slinging arsenal, be sure to grab your free snow launching weaponry from the vendors around the arena. Premium members can unlock even more powerful artillery - more on that later this week!
Mark your calendars, assemble your dream team of friends, and meet us in the snow!
Linden Lab
Owning land in Second Life has never been more valuable, and now is a great time to get your own space or expand your current land holdings.
We’ve recently rolled out increased Land Impact for all regions, and last week, Full Private Regions went up from 15,000 to 20,000 prims - a 33% increase, at no additional charge!
Starting today, Full Private Region owners now have the option to upgrade to an even more impressive 30,000 prims! That’s an additional 50% more room for creating, decorating, designing your own store -  whatever you can dream up!
Upgrading to 30,000 prims costs $30 USD per Region and will incur an additional monthly maintenance fee*. For additional information about Private Region management and this Land Impact upgrade program, please visit our Knowledge Base.
To request an upgrade, please submit a case through the support portal on the Second Life website under the case type Land & Region > Land Impact Change Request.
 
Above image from  Finn Lawksley via Second Life Official Flickr page.
* Upgrading a Full Region to 30,000 Land Impact costs $30 USD per region at the time of the upgrade and must be maintained for a minimum of one calendar month.When Land Impact is upgraded, Full Regions will be billed an additional $30 USD on monthly maintenance fees per region. Downgrading a Private Region back to 20,000 Land Impact will carry a fee of $30 USD per region at the time of downgrade. No pro-rating or discounting is permitted.
 
Linden Lab
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 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 Gaming applications will reopen on January 3, 2017, for those who wish to become authorized creators and/or operators of Skill Games in Second Life.
The details of the Skill Gaming policy can be found here, and the Skill Gaming FAQ is available on our wiki.
In summary, 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.
Applications for creators and operators will be available on the FAQ page beginning January 3, 2017.
Xiola Linden
For those of you who are knee deep in Thanksgiving leftovers, we’ve gathered a sample platter of some of the coolest new spots to hit Second Life. Treat yourself to a taste of some no-carb, fat, gluten, and lactose free, vegan delights, courtesy of the Destination Guide!
For the rest of you who aren’t suffering from a turkey coma, there’s still plenty to enjoy and explore. Tons of snow-packed wintery wonderlands await!
Don’t forget to share pics to the official Second Life Flickr. You are bound to come across something spectacular to share!
We’re always looking for new events and places to add to the guide, but If your piece of the grid isn’t there yet, please submit it!
Snowy Islands
Snowy Islands is a winter place to walk and discover. Travel the paths within this discreet place especially made for lovers and rediscover the joys of winter with friends.
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Christmas with Snuggles
Snuggles celebrates Christmas and the winter season! Visit over the holidays for a huge selection of decorations and the perfect Christmas gifts.
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Aphrodite Winter Christmas Market
Come visit this winter, Thanksgiving and Christmas market, where you may find everything you may wish for your home or gifts for your loved ones this season!
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Gathering Mysts Winter Village
Celebrate the holidays at Gathering Mysts Winter Village. Winter fun activities include a scenic train ride, shopping, skiing, ice skating a reindeer sleigh tour and more! Don't miss Santa's toy house with all nine reindeer.
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Haunted Silent Peacock Hotel
Winter has arrived at the Haunted Silent Peacock Hotel. Miss Penny Peacock inherited the hotel from the passing of her grandfather. Fall has now past and winter is upon us. Yet still the ghosts remain. Explore and you may encounter live actors randomly throughout the day.
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Coming Home For Christmas
Seasons Greetings! It's that time of the year when we make our way home for Christmas. Drop by for a visit and enjoy the scenery.
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Welcome to Dachstein West
Surrounded by the Upper Austrian Alps and located at 1650 m, the idyllic mountain village Zwieselalm belongs to the municipality of Gosau. Whether summer or winter, this small village invites you to escape for hiking and relaxing. Enjoy the great outdoors of the mountains or visit the inn of the Miller family, which is open from sunrise to sunset.
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Let it Snow!
Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
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Junktown
A post-apocalypse compound cut off from civilization after a nuclear fallout. There is much to explore. Hang-out in the container yard with friends while playing games or traversing the ropes. Listen to music at the open stage. Lots of photography opportunities and hidden places to discover.
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Breck's
Breck's is a sophisticated club with deejays that offer you blues, jazz and romance. Listen to the music and enjoy the romance near the waterfalls then play board games and have some laughter with your friends new and old. You can also shop LUXE Paris or sail the open waters.
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Baroque Dreams
Haveit Neox presents Baroque Dreams, his latest 3D artpiece that will make it's debut this month and will be the featured location for a special artistic fashion show, featuring the designs of Lyrical Bizarre. Event ends Nov 30.
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Hoshiyama
Hoshiyama is a Japanese Sengoku-era roleplay sim for adults that is set in the mysterious land of ancient Japan and hidden high in the mountains.
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Antiquity
Antiquity is a light RP estate set in the mid-1700s to the late Victorian era combining the elegance and sophistication of that time with the roughness of that past. It is home to beautiful architecture, including a noteworthy historical reproduction of 19th century Buckingham House (later Palace), themed historical areas, several historical royal courts…and pirates. Antiquity, a life like no other.
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Club Simple Paradise
One good thing about music: when it hits you, you feel no pain.
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Linden Lab
Last week we rolled out some exciting changes to Mainland Regions and Linden Homes -- major increases to Land Impact - and that means more prims to play with! There were some questions about what exactly that means.
One of the questions that came up frequently was how these changes would impact mainland use fees. The answer is: they do not! With these Mainland Region and Linden Home Land Impact increases, the only thing we are adjusting is Land Impact (the number of prims) available to those regions and homes.
Another question was if and when Private Estate Regions would see increases as well. The answer is YES -  and soon! We are currently keeping a close eye on performance on the Mainland Regions, and plan to roll out Land Impact increases to Private Estate Regions in the next few months.  Our intent is to increase all private regions to 20,000 for the full islands, 5,000 for homesteads and 1,000 for Openspace Regions at no additional charge to region owners. There will also be an option to upgrade to a total of 30,000 Land Impact for a nominal conversion fee and a monthly maintenance fee.  This should happen within the next couple of months.
This chart shows the details of the changes that have been made to Mainland Regions and Linden Homes, and changes that are coming to Private Estate Regions in the near future.

Patch Linden spoke to Designing Worlds about the changes, which you can catch on our Official YouTube Channel
.You might be wondering, “ Fantastic! But, what will I do with all this leftover Land Impact allowance?” We have some suggestions. This increase is one of the ways that we're hoping to give content creators more room to create optimized, performant content.  You’ve probably seen content that’s taking one Level of Detail and applying it to the other layers, which results in a higher level of detail than is really available to lower level machines.  Maybe you saw it go from a blob to its intended shape - that's usually caused by not having all the different levels of detail, (or possibly having your Level Of Detail in your viewer on a lower setting).  We know that multiple levels of detail on an object costs additional Land Impact and we’re hoping to offset some of that with this increase. Of course, you’re free to do what you chose with these new limits!
We’re excited and pleased to be bringing you these changes.  Happy decorating!
 
 
Linden Lab
Get all the perks of going Premium for half the price - weekly stipends of L$300, a L$1000 sign-up bonus, the ability to join more groups, expanded Live Chat support, exclusive sandboxes, free gifts, and more!* Learn everything there is to know about Premium membership and upgrade your account here.
New Perk! Prim Limit Increase
Premium members are entitled to a Linden Home and can own parcels on the Mainland. Now, we're raising the limit on the number of prims you can use in those spaces. This means you will have more prims and creative flexibility to decorate and customize your own space.  Land impact (object) capacity on Mainland Regions will go from 15,000 to 22,500 - that’s a lot more building capacity!
In addition to this, we will further carry the prim limit increases to the private estate regions shortly.  Keep your eye on our blogs for more information!
This episode of Designing Worlds features Patch Linden - talking more in-depth about this new perk. You can watch it on our Official YouTube Channel . Thanks to the Designing Worlds team for hosting the show!

New Premium Gift
There is a brand new exclusive gift available to Premium members only. Drop by one of the Premium Sandboxes to get your Alpha Robot Avatar. It shoots lasers and features customizable color textures.


This pricing and the Alpha Robot Avatar are only available for a limited time - so hurry and take advantage before November 10, 2016!

*TERMS & CONDITIONS This offer begins on November 3, 2016 at 8AM Pacific Time (PT) and expires on November 10, 2016 at 8AM PT. To qualify for this promotion, you must 1) have an existing Second Life ("SL") basic account or create a new account, and 2) select monthly (every one month) billing for your SL account. The fifty percent (50%) discount will be applied to your first month's bill and future months will be billed at the standard Premium Membership price (currently US$9.50 per month). For new accounts or accounts not previously upgraded to Premium Membership, after initial login through the Second Life viewer following upgrade to Premium Membership and: 1) following your first full week, the L$300 weekly stipend will be deposited to your account every Tuesday for the duration of your Premium Membership; and 2) after your account has been active for forty-five (45) consecutive days, the L$ sign-up bonus will be deposited to your account.  











































Xiola Linden
This Halloween - Monday, October 31st from 10:00am SLT until 3:00pm SLT - you are most cordially invited to join us inworld for the 2016 Second Life Creepy Crawl!
Those who joined us for last year’s crawl know what it’s all about – but we’ve added a few twists this year, so everyone should read on for the details.
The Second Life Creepy Crawl is a bit like a good old fashioned pub crawl, but no cab fare or designated driver is needed as we roam from spooky spot to spooky spot for music, dancing, and celebrating in our finest of Halloween costumes! 
Costumes are strongly encouraged for this event - so come out and show off your best and you could win big! This year, at EVERY stop on our crawl, we will be giving away L$5,000 to one lucky winner whose costume catches our eye. That’s 10 stops, 10 winners, and a total of L$50,000 in prizes! Just keep in mind that this event is for General and Moderate audiences when perfecting your look. For full contest rules please visit the wiki. If you still need a costume or three - check out the Shop 'til You Drop event for your one stop Halloween party shopping.
Boudoir has graciously offered an exclusive treat that you can grab from one of the gift vendors at each stop – one gift per Resident.

 
2016 CREEPY CRAWL SCHEDULE
 
10:00 am SLT to 10:30 am SLT
Shop Til You Drop
Don't get caught dead without a costume for those Halloween parties! Liven up the party with spooky steals and deals from Second Life Merchants at the first Shop 'til You Drop! This event runs from Oct 21 - Oct 31st, so hurry before these deals are dead!
Visit in Second Life 10:30 am SLT to 11:00 am SLT
Boudoir
This cavernous fashion boutique, with its luxurious purple and black decor, mainly specializes stylish clothing, hair, skin and shoes.
Visit in Second Life 11:00 am SLT to 11:30 am SLT
Pumpkin Town 2016
Pumpkin Town is back! One of the most famous Halloween towns in Second Life, Pumpkin Town is where you can experience deejay sets, live performances, shows, horror movies, freebies, a hunt and more. More info at pumpkin-town.blogspot.be. Event held October 1st to October 31.
Visit in Second Life 11:30 am SLT to 12:00 pm SLT
All Hallows at Moochie
Among the treacherous trees, the moldering mist, the rattling ruins and the wretched wailing winds, there are creepy corners and secluded shadows waiting for those who dare to venture into the darkness. Sable black, sable black, windy and weird, All Hallows at Moochie is a place to be feared.
Visit in Second Life 12:00 pm SLT to 12:30 pm SLT
Bay City's Halloween Hay Maze
Bay City's fairgrounds have gone spooky, with a hay bale maze full of creeps. Can you make it through -- or will you be dinner for the ghouls and creeps? Come try your luck in Bay City's Halloween Hay Maze! It's a-MAZE-ing fun for all!
Visit in Second Life 12:30 pm SLT to 11:00 pm SLT
Club End of Days
Enter the world of the dark angels, if you dare! Hidden in a dark corner of cyberspace is a secret club where vampires and other nocturnal creatures party the nights away. Join live DJ's as they play various music from old-school goth to the latest cyber goth genres. Welcome to Club End of Days.
Visit in Second Life 1:00 pm SLT to 1:30 pm SLT
Vampyr Empire
Transylvania is Second Life's first gothic and vampire lifestyle community. With nightly DJs, art exhibits, discussions, shopping, and residences, it continues to thrive as Second Life's oldest community for those with a penchant for the dark.
Visit in Second Life 1:30 pm SLT to 2:00 pm SLT
KOR
Listen and dance to house music and lose yourself to the groove.
Visit in Second Life 2:00 pm SLT to 2:30 pm SLT
Ironwood Hills
Ironwood Hills is a post-apocalypse sim ravaged by time and nature. As sirens wail in the distance, derelict buildings give up ghosts of their past. You'll find an abandoned amusement park under a plume of stale popcorn. The threat of dangers and other darker things lurking around every bend in the path toward the corpse-filled caves. An eerily beautiful landscape that tries hard to hide its secrets.
Visit in Second Life 2:30 pm SLT to 3:00 pm SLT
AEG Halloween Costume Party
Check out this Halloween holiday-themed sim, which features a haunted house, creepy graveyard and twists and surprises around every corner. There are also shops with super fancy dress up costumes, too. Explore the large club with live deejays around the clock to entertain you in a ghoulish fashion.
Visit in Second Life  
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