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Linden Lab

This week’s Second Life Destinations” video explores “The Empire of Dreaming Books,” an elaborate region that features a vast system of tunnels and catacombs worth getting lost in. If you venture far enough, you’ll also encounter the largest bookcase that you will find in any world - virtual or otherwise.

Inspiration for the project comes from a passion for the Zamonia series of books by German author Walter Moers, according to Num Bing who co-created the elaborate region with her boyfriend Clifton Howlet.

“There are books everywhere,” says Bing. “There’s no electricity. It’s [filled with] candle lights [and] all kinds of little book shops, restaurants [and] little houses...Outside the little city, we have added all the pretty little things that you like for kind of quiet serene moments. There’s a small stream, a garden, and trees.” 

The ambitious project represents the first Second Life region created by the duo.

“Our visitors and all of their positive feedback have surprised and humbled us, and we are both very excited to see how much our creation is being enjoyed,” says Bing.

To learn more, watch the video or explore it inworld.

CREDITS:
Video Production: Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Vive La Paris

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend:

 

The Official National Football League Alumni (NFLA) organization is holding a weekend-long virtual concert in Second Life!

 

If you are a sailor in Second Life, remember to register for the Summer Sailstice before June 20th!

 

The Bellisseria Community celebrates the 10 Days of Relay from May 29th until June 7th!

 

The MC Community celebrates 10 Days of Relay from May 29th until June 7th!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Linden Lab

This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores the towering Skyscrapers immersive architectural project by Gem Preiz.

Once you arrive, you’ll have the option of taking a guided tour that allows you to take a magical flight through this futuristic megacity via tiny vehicles or simply flying around.

According to the notecard provided in the welcome area, the city was built at 1/10 scale and uses a combination of techniques to give visitors the illusion of a massive city despite the fact that it is built on a single region.

“About 11,000 prims, 500 constructions of more than 100 different designs, 6 transport lines of 20 km in total (at scale), 6 bridges; diversity and excess that evoke but do not equal that of the megacities of our time,” says Preiz in the welcome message that greets visitors. “I hope that you will take as much pleasure in visiting this city as I had to build it during the 6 months of its realization.”

If you enjoy this creation, you’ll want to also explore the many other ambitious projects by Preiz - just look for the teleports in the Skyscrapers region. 

CREDITS:
Video Production: Draxtor Despres

 

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Breath of Nature

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team.

This week we decided to highlight some of the most photogenic locations in Second Life. Some are new and some have been around for a while; all can be found in the Photogenic Spots category on the Destination guide!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Linden Lab

Today we’re rolling out a new logo for Second Life.

Second Life has seen a surge of interest from people new to SL, longstanding residents, and groups and businesses seeking a uniquely interactive place for gatherings and special events. With this renewed attention we decided it was time to update a key part of how we tell the world what SL is all about. Second Life is still going strong, with a devoted and energetic resident community, and we want everyone to know that.

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The old logo has served us well but no longer projects our vision for SL as we move into this next decade. The new logo uses clearer, bolder type to communicate our optimism and confidence in what the future holds for SL. We retired the soft green color in favor of bright blue to reflect the boundless energy of our residents, who create amazing content and experiences. When it comes to what you can do with SL, the (blue) sky’s the limit!

Second Life is a big product. In addition to the Viewer, there are hundreds of web pages, and the old logo is on all of them. We don’t want to distract our teams from the important projects our community knows we’re working hard on. So you will see a mix of new and old logos for a while as teams find time to make updates.

We’re all excited to use the new logo and we hope you like it.

-- The Second Life team

Linden Lab

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To comply with financial regulations, we’re making an important change to how US Dollar transactions are processed in Second Life. Beginning May 26, 2020, when you make a US Dollar payment or add a new payment method in Second Life, your transaction will be handled through Tilia Inc.

What is Tilia Inc. and Tilia Pay?

Tilia Pay is a product of Tilia Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linden Lab. Tilia Inc. is a licensed money transmitter in all U.S. states and territories that regulate such activity. Tilia was created to provide secure and compliant solutions for powering virtual economies including Second Life. 

To learn more about Tilia Pay, visit its new website.

Why are we making this change? 

To stay compliant with regulations across a number of U.S. states, we are taking advantage of the additional safeguards built into Tilia Pay, leveraging the enhanced fraud and money laundering safeguards that Tilia Pay provides.

Stored-value accounts (your USD wallet, payouts, balance credits, etc.) are already handled by Tilia and now it will also handle all other USD transactions (including those involving conversion to other national currencies).

What does this change mean for you?

Because Tilia is the payment processor for Second Life, you will be consenting to the Tilia ToS and Privacy Policy when making a payment through one of your payment methods (such as a credit card, PayPal, or Skrill). This change does not require you to provide any additional information, nor will it result in any new fees.

What about L$ transactions inworld? 

There is no change to L$ transactions conducted in the Viewer or in the Marketplace. This change only applies to transactions involving USD. 

Are there any new fees associated with this change?

No new fees are associated with this change.

How do I learn more about Tilia Inc. and Tilia Pay?

To learn more about Tilia Pay, visit its website.

How do I submit my questions or concerns about this change?

For feedback and questions about Tilia Pay and Second Life, please join the discussion in our Community Forums.

Linden Lab

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Our annual multi-region inworld birthday shopping event is coming back this summer -- and we’ve just opened up the new application form for merchants who want to participate! 

The SL17B Shop & Hop event, to be held June 19 through July 12, is the official multi-region shopping event of the 17th annual Second Life birthday celebration (SL17B). This event brings together many of the top merchants across SL for exclusive items and discounts on some of the best creations in Second Life.

Are you a merchant or creator that wants to participate? If so, then please fill out this form before Monday, June 1st, 2020. We will be filling in stores as we receive applications so please apply sooner rather than later.

Some important details for participating merchants:

  • The set-up for participating merchants will be held June 10-15 and all participating merchants are required to have at least a 20% discount on all items (including gachas). 
  • Merchants are strongly encouraged to provide a new and exclusive, for the duration of the event, non-group gift.
  • Stores should not be entirely filled with gachas. Gacha resellers will not be permitted.
  • Items need to be appropriate for a moderate audience.

For more details, see the application form.

LAST CALL FOR SL17B EXHIBITORS

SL17B celebrations begin June 19, which is only one month away - so this is a “last call” for exhibitors who are interested in participating. 

In Second Life, you can explore the (virtual) world from the safety and comfort of your own home -- and that’s why we’ve selected  “vacations and road trips” as this year’s SL17B theme. Whether you teleport directly or travel to your favorite SL destinations by plane, train, or automobile, we hope to see a wide variety of community exhibits and experiences that celebrate the spirit of Second Life escapism and travel. Interested exhibitors can apply now to participate in the festivities using our official exhibitor application form.

Strawberry Linden

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“Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. 

Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with Land Product Specialist, Izzy Linden. Izzy will be discussing a number of topics, including the new Solution Provider Directory

Izzy specializes in Custom Names, RegAPI, and has been handling the new business requests incoming from businesses and educational institutions due to the COVID pandemic. He also, along with the rest of the Land Operations team, handles abandoned land tickets and liaises with the Moles concerning everything Linden Department of Public Works. 

Do you have questions for Izzy about any of these topics that you’d like Strawberry to ask him on your behalf? Fill out the Google Form and submit your question today, and it may be selected!

Tune in on Friday, May 22nd at 10am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, or Periscope!

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist

 

Linden Lab

This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores The Retreat, a beautiful hang-out space on the Mainland created by Anjelikka who writes regularly about her Second Life adventures at the No Time for Real Life blog.

“Second Life was my therapy that I could go to anytime I wanted to - especially in those wee hours at night,” says Anjelikka, who created her own happy place in SL as a way to help with her post-traumatic stress disorder. “Second Life is like a social life after work and it’s safe. I like that part. In real life, social gatherings are hard for me because I can not just leave if I feel uncomfortable. In SL this is understood and accepted  People have lots of different situations - depression, anxiety - here it is OK. You are not going to be judged because everybody who comes here has some kind of story.”

At The Retreat, visitors can wander through a lush garden, explore an art gallery, or even enjoy music at the Basement Club. 

“When everybody’s staying home, it is here where we can find friends, beauty, art, and creation,” says Anjelikka. “We are here to heal together.”

CREDITS:

Video Production: Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: It All Starts With a Smile

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend:

 

 

 

There are numerous special events going on over the next week, here are just a few. See more Featured Events on the Destination Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Linden Lab

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Well, this is awkward...

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we’ve experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for new Second Life regions. While we are thrilled by the heightened interest, the increased demand has consumed our available inventory of full regions and homesteads (there are still many parcels available on existing regions, both on the mainland and from private estates). 

We are committed to maintaining (and improving) the stability and performance of Second Life. So while we are very gratified that we can be of help to people in these trying times, unfortunately, our current server systems cannot accommodate unlimited growth without adversely impacting that stability and performance. This means that region inventory in Second Life will be extremely limited and may not be readily available until early fall.

WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

As we’ve discussed previously, Second Life is in the process of migrating from our existing dedicated servers to a cloud hosting service. That migration has already moved a number of the most important services and databases, but we are not quite ready to host simulators in the cloud. We have a crack team working on that and are making lots of progress, but there are significant changes needed to make sure that we can provide the performance, stability, and security required. When that process is complete we will have a nearly unlimited region capacity, but until then we are constrained by the size of our existing server fleet.

While our migration project has been underway for some time, even our most optimistic business projections did not anticipate a surge of the magnitude we have seen in recent weeks for additional regions. While we planned for growth driven by improvements to Second Life and other factors, we didn't expect demand to be created by a global pandemic.

As a result, we are in the unfortunate position of hitting the maximum capacity of our “old” servers until the “new” cloud servers are fully operational.

WHEN WILL REGIONS BE AVAILABLE AGAIN?

Regions may be intermittently available as existing regions are returned to us by their current owners. Due to the economic impact of the public health crisis, we do expect that some limited number of landholdings will be returned to the general inventory in the coming weeks. This means that there may be some regions available on-and-off, but it is more likely that normal region sales will not resume until our migration to the cloud is complete. While we do not have an exact date at this time, we anticipate it will be early fall.  

WHAT IMMEDIATE OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE MEANTIME?

So, what are your options if you are seeking land sooner? 

Owning land on the Mainland is an alternative.  
We can offer abandoned Mainland directly for sale with a range of various parcel sizes from 512sqm per parcel to an entire full region (minus infrastructure).  You can learn more about purchasing abandoned Mainland in our Knowledge Base.

Consider renting from an existing landholder. 
If you do not need an entire region, there are plenty of rental options available from established Second Life landholders right now. Learn more about how rentals work in our Knowledge Base.

You can also explore Land Auctions in Second Life. 
Much like an auction on the popular auction-based shopping site eBay, Second Life Land Auctions allows individuals to place their bids on open inventory for available parcels across the virtual world. You can learn more about how the auctions process works in our Knowledge Base.

There are also third-party sellers that offer both parcel and full land rentals and sales. 
For example, some of the better-known entities are listed on the Land & Estates category in the Destination Guide but you can also find many on the Forums or through the Land & Rentals tab in Second Life Search (on the web or in the Second Life Viewer).

We’ll update the community as soon as we can when normal region sales resume, but in the meantime, we recommend any of the above alternatives until things get back to normal.

Questions or comments? Please visit our related forum thread “Limited Availability of New Second Life Regions.”

Linden Lab

The popular live music venue Lutz City of Templemore is in the focus of this week’s “Second Life Destinations” video. Home to frequent performances by many of Second Life’s most popular musicians, Templemore is a full city with apartment buildings, businesses, outdoor areas with a little chapel, hidden pianos and many ambient and nested stages -- all drenched in soft green hues like a film set designed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet.

The region is dedicated to the late Garrett Lutz, a patron of live music in SL who managed many artists and venues before he passed away in 2017. 

Prior to his death, Lutz described Templemore as a “live music venue [that] features a grand stage where musicians become part of a living painting that reaches out to your very soul. Lutz City of Templemore isn't just a sim, it's home for your creative spirit.”

That spirit is still very much alive under current owner Luis Lockjaw, who has integrated all of Garett’s favorite aspects of Templemore into its most current form.

Musician Oblee, who is our tour guide this week, has played many Second Life venues over the years, but he says that Templemore is among his top favorites because of its particular charm due to its subtle mood, soft lighting, and overall beauty.

“It’s a work of art,” he says.

“I play a lot of local clubs but I really like playing in Second Life because there is such a great appreciation for original music,” says Oblee. “The importance of music in a time of social isolation is vastly understated.”

The song Oblee is playing in this video is an original live improvised tune called "Shapeshifter."

You can visit Lutz City of Templemore in Second Life via its entry in the Destination Guide, which also features several more live music venues worth exploring. To learn more about Oblee, visit his official website

CREDITS:
Video production: Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Ocean Pearl

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend:

 

One of the most exciting events is happening tonight! Watch exclusive episodes from Adult Swim's "The Shivering Truth" Season 2 during this special world premiere event in Second Life, held May 8th at 4pm PT/SLT and repeating hourly until 9pm PT/SLT. To participate, you must download a limited-release Second Life Viewer that supports live video streaming. Details at this link and FAQs at this link. The venue will be open after the show for you to explore!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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PREPARING FOR THE EVENT

Do I need a Second Life account to participate?

Yes. Use this special event link to join Second Life.

Once you create your account, you’ll be prompted to download a special limited-edition version of the Second Life Viewer that supports live video streaming. You can also download the Viewer directly from this link.

I am already a Second Life member. Do I need to sign up again?

No. You can use your existing Second Life account to participate -- but you will need to download a new beta version of the Second Life Viewer in order to see the live video during the event. 

What is Second Life?

Second Life is the Internet’s largest user-created virtual world already experienced by millions of people across the world. Participants can use text and voice chat to socialize, explore, and create together across thousands of unique virtual world experiences and communities. Almost everything you see in Second Life was created by the community! 

How do I get Second Life? Is it safe to download?

Second Life can be downloaded and installed on both a PC and Mac using this special Viewer. Once you select your operating system, you will be prompted to download and install the Second Life software. Installing Second Life is safe and secure -- it does not contain any spyware. 

While Linux is supported in our “normal” Viewer release, only a PC and Mac version is available for this event.

Will this work on a mobile device?

No. The live video streaming in this Second Life event is only supported by the special edition Viewer that works with a PC or Mac. 

Are there any tutorial videos for getting started?

Yes! Check out our New User Video Tutorials on YouTube for tips on customizing your avatar and getting started in Second Life. These are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, and Polish.
 
How do I explore Second Life?

In addition to the special venue created for this event, Second Life is a huge virtual world filled with both public and private experiences including virtual nightclubs, fashion events, art exhibitions, social hangout spots, and much more. Check out the Destination Guide to see a directory of thousands of places. Once you see a virtual world destination you like, you can visit it “inworld” (inside Second Life). 


DURING THE EVENT

How do I join the event or visit any location in Second Life?

Assuming you have already downloaded, installed, and logged in to the correct Second Life Viewer, you should be ready to go! 

“The Shivering Truth” screening area will not be available until Friday, May 8 at approximately 3:30 p.m. (Pacific)/6:30 p.m. (Eastern). Any attempt to access the screening area prior to this will be unsuccessful - but you can explore other virtual world locations while you wait!

Once the event venue is open, click this link to get the directory listing with the correct virtual world screening location. On this page, select “Teleport” or “Visit this Location”

From the web directory, click the “Teleport” button.

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Alternatively, you can choose “View on map” and then you will see a larger map that shows the location in the context of the entire virtual world. From this screen, you can click proceed by clicking “Visit this location.”

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Once clicked, your Second Life Viewer will auto-launch and a pop-up “Place Profile” window will appear inside your Viewer - Select the “Teleport” button to travel to your new destination.

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During your teleport, you will see an interstitial screen that looks something like this:

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After the teleport is complete, you should be at your new destination! 

My teleport is not working! What do I do?

Sometimes a teleport fails if the destination is offline, private, and/or already at full capacity. If so, you will see a message like this:

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In the case of a high-demand event with limited seating, there is a good chance that the event is already at its maximum capacity.

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If this is the case, then you can keep trying to teleport to the location. Once space opens up at the event, you should be able to teleport successfully. 

Please note that screenings for “The Shivering Truth” will continue hourly until midnight (ET) on May 8 - so keep trying if you can’t get into the event on your first try!

How do I sit down or stand up in Second Life?

To sit on one of the seating benches in the screening room, simply hover your mouse over it and click. Look for the sit icon to appear as you hover your mouse over the benches. Make sure to position your avatar close to the seating bench before sitting.

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To stand up again, select Stand at the bottom of the Viewer.

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How do I get the live video to play?

Assuming you are using the correct Viewer, then video playback should occur automatically as you enter the venue. Please note that there may be a static image and music playing until the top of the hour when the show begins. 

Are you seeing a blank video screen? If so, then there are a couple of things you can do to double-check that video playback is working.

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First, double-check that you are using the correct beta Second Life Viewer that supports live video streaming. You can do so by selecting the Help menu in the top of your Viewer and then selecting About Second Life. A pop-up will appear with the release number of your Viewer. For this event, you MUST be using release 6.4.1.541204 for PC or Mac in order to see live video. 

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If the Viewer release number is correct, then you can also try toggling on/off the video playback. To do so, go to the upper right of your Viewer and look for the play/pause button. 

Double-check that the playback is in “active” status (pause icon showing):

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If you see that it is “not active” status (play icon showing), then click it to toggle playback “on.”

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How do I zoom in close to the video screen?

To zoom into the video playback screen, click on it. You may also use the wheel on your mouse to adjust your close up view. Hit the "escape" key to return back to normal view.

The Second Life Viewer also has Camera Controls that you can use to manually zoom and pan your camera view. Use the Camera Controls button to bring up the camera menu or you can find a list of keyboard shortcuts here.

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How do I control the volume on the video playback?

In the Second Life Viewer, look for the speaker icon and hover your mouse over it to expand to a pop-up selector that allows you to change the volume on various audio sources in Second Life. The Media slider controls the playback audio of the video, while the Master volume slider controls all audio sources.

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Are you on a Mac? If so, please note that there is a known bug in our beta Viewer that prevents users from controlling the audio inside the Viewer. Instead, you will need to control the master volume using the volume control in the menu bar directly on your Mac operating system.

How do I claim my free Adult Swim virtual gifts?

Once you arrive, click on the “Free Gifts” kiosk near the entrance to grab your free and exclusive virtual “The Shivering Truth” swag. Once you claim your gift pack, you’ll find it in your inventory as a folder named “The Shivering Truth Gift Pack.” To instantly wear an item, right click any wearable item in the folder and select “Add.”

These limited-edition items won’t last long – so be sure to grab them as you arrive at the venue!

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How do I talk to other people in Second Life?

For this event, voice chat is disabled but you can chat with text either privately or publicly to other attendees. To chat, select the Chat button at the bottom of your Viewer. A pop-up will appear where you can type in your text chat.

Someone is harassing me! How do I get them to stop?

You can block anyone by simply right-clicking on any avatar and then select “Block.” 

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You can also block them by selecting their name in the chatbox and right-clicking to select “Block Voice” or “Block Text.”

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You can also report abuse inside the Viewer. See this video to learn more.

How do I become a VIP?

A small section of the event venue is reserved for VIP attendees that have been invited directly by the Adult Swim team. Access to the VIP areas is not intended for general audience participants - but everyone can have a great view of the screen by zooming in using the instructions above.

What do I do after the event is over?

Return to your normal dismal life. Or get a vibrant Second Life by continuing to explore thousands of cool destinations and events across the metaverse. Happy! Happy!

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Linden Lab

This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video explores a new Adult Swim venue that will host the premiere screening event of the show “The Shivering Truth.” 

As announced earlier this week, Second Life will host an exclusive sneak preview of two episodes from season two of “The Shivering Truth.” The event, held on May 8 at 4 p.m. (SLT/Pacific), will be live video streamed in this special screening venue so that attendees can enjoy and experience the episodes together. To participate, attendees must download a special version of the Second Life Viewer that supports live video streaming.

For more details about this event, visit this information page and the related FAQ

Linden Lab

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Be among the first to experience live video streaming inside Second Life at an exclusive Adult Swim screening event, held this Friday, May 8 at 4 p.m. (SLT/Pacific)/7 p.m. (ET). 

Watch two classic episodes and two all-new unreleased episodes from the forthcoming second season of “The Shivering Truth” at this special event, to be held inworld at a new venue created exclusively for this screening.

During the event, you can chat with fellow fans of the show and other special guests as you experience the show together for the first time in the virtual world. Free limited-edition virtual gifts and mementos will also be distributed during and after the show -- just look for the “Free Gifts” kiosk near the front entrance. 

The event also marks the first media partnership utilizing the new limited-release Second Life Viewer, which enables content creators and entertainment companies to broadcast live video events to virtual world audiences. In the future, you may see several new forms of entertainment including movie and TV premieres, live concerts, and artist/fan meet-and-greets. We're very excited to partner with Adult Swim for the debut of this new feature, which we plan to integrate into the main Second Life Viewer release in the coming weeks.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

  1. Whether you are new to Second Life or a returning resident, you’ll need a special Viewer to see the Adult Swim live video stream in Second Life and participate in this event. Download the all-new limited-edition beta version of the Second Life Viewer in advance of the event to ensure that you are ready. Please note that other Viewers will not be compatible with the live stream during the screening event! 
  2. On the day of the event, be sure to first login to Second Life and then use this link to teleport to the venue. The venue opens early at 3:30 p.m. (SLT/Pacific), so get there early as seating is extremely limited! 
  3. Can’t get into the event? No problem! If you miss the first live streaming event, then try again for repeat showings hourly through 9 p.m. (SLT/Pacific).

For more information about the event, visit this link.

FIRST LOOK PREVIEW VIDEO

Get a sneak peek at what the venue looks like in this exclusive “first look” fly-through of the screening area:

We’ll see you at the show!
 
“The Shivering Truth” Season 2 begins May 10 at midnight on Adult Swim.

Strawberry Linden

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“Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. 

Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with Elizabeth Tinsley, Zander Greene, and Da5id Abbot. They will be taking her on a tour of Fantasy Faire! Fantasy Faire features eighteen incredible regions of extraordinary beauty and magic in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society's goal of a world without cancer. It’s open until May 10th. 

Tune in on Tuesday, May 5th at 11am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, or Periscope!

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist

 

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Florence At Low Tide

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend:

BURN2 is the celebration of Burning Man in Second Life. It runs this weekend from May 1st to May 3rd. For this week's Lab Gab, we took you on a tour of BURN2, watch it on our YouTube channel: Second Life's Lab Gab Episode 24 - BURN2!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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Strawberry Linden

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“Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. 

Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with SuperSuz, along with M2 Burner, both are regional contacts for BURN2. BURN2 is an annual festival of community, art, and fire that brings the culture and cool of Burning Man to Second Life. They will be discussing the history of BURN2 and taking her on a tour of the region before it’s open to the public for the weekend, from May 1st to May 3rd.

Tune in on Friday, May 1st at 11am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, or Periscope!

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist

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Strawberry Linden

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Pictured: Kolmannskuppe

Each week, the Second Life Destination Guide editorial team reviews dozens of new locations and events worth exploring. With all those beautiful destinations to check out, we thought we’d highlight a few of the entries that stood out to the editorial team. So in no particular order, here are a few locations on the Destination Guide that we recommend checking out this weekend:

 

 

Skyscrapers is a new art installation by Gem Preiz.

 

The Kultivate Spring Art Show is back for its 5th year and will only be on for a week, so visit soon!

 

Fantasy Faire 2020 returns with eighteen incredible regions of extraordinary beauty and magic, all in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society's goal of a world without cancer. It was featured in our Destination video this week, watch it on our YouTube channel: Second Life Destinations - Fantasy Faire 2020

 

Two new shopping events started this week that offer many gifts and discounts to encourage Residents to stay home, stay safe, and continue to explore their creativity in Second Life.

 

 

This week's Showcase Stream goes through the Spring Swaginator Hunt and gives out some spoilers! Watch it on our YouTube channel: Second Life Showcase Stream - Spring Swaginator Hunt

 

Got a spot that you’d like listed in the Destination Guide? Make sure to drop us a note at editor@lindenlab.com or submit your spot via web form.

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The biggest annual fantasy event in Second Life is back!

Now open through May 10, the Fantasy Faire 2020 features eighteen incredible regions of extraordinary beauty and magic -- all made from scratch by the residents of Second Life and in support of Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society's goal of a world without cancer. 

Watch the video preview of Fantasy Faire 2020 here.

For eighteen days become immersed in a world of enchantment where you can shop, enjoy fantasy art and performances, discover roleplay opportunities, and hear award-winning fantasy authors including author Fran Wilde.  While you explore you’ll hear a soundtrack provided by Fantasy Faire Radio, too 

You’ll also find fantasy avatars, clothing, furnishings, gadgets, and exclusive items available from almost 200 of Second Life’s top Fantasy Creators across thirteen stunning regions.  There are also five Faireland realms that include a wide variety of entertainment, events, and experiences including a Memorial Garden, the Literary Festival, Performance Stages, Art Galleries, and more. Don't forget to complete the epic story-based experience “The Fairelands Quest: The Bard Queen's Garden.” 

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Follow all the events at fantasyfairesl.wordpress.com or visit it inworld now.

CREDITS:
Video Production: Draxtor Despres

Strawberry Linden

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“Lab Gab” is a live-streamed variety show that showcases events, destinations, and different talents across Second Life. 

Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with Senior Software Engineer Rider Linden,  Senior Graphics Engineer Ptolemy Linden, and Principal Software Engineer Euclid Linden. They will be discussing the Environmental Enhancement Project (EEP). 

Do you have any questions for Rider, Ptolemy, and Euclid about EEP that you’d like Strawberry to ask them on your behalf? Fill out the Google Form and submit your question today, and it may be selected!

Tune in on Friday, April 24th at 10am PT/SLT. Watch us live on YouTube, Facebook, Mixer, or Periscope!

P.S. Euclid and Rider decided to do the Yearbook Challenge, you can click over to our Flickr to see their images!
 

For full episodes of Lab Gab, click over to the Lab Gab YouTube Playlist

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SPRING PREMIUM GIFT

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Pictured: the latest gift set available exclusively to Premium Members.

Just in time for spring! Premium members can now claim the latest Premium-only Gift - a springtime gazebo with accompanying table, chairs, and stools. But, that’s not all!  This gift is jam-packed with over 50 items in total!

Enjoy a peaceful day outdoors in your own beautiful gazebo with matching table accessories including a tea and cake set, small candle lanterns, flowers, balloons and more.

To claim your Premium Gift, head over to one of the many Premium-only gift kiosks. Not Premium yet? Upgrade now to get several Premium-only benefits including a weekly L$300 stipend, increased group membership limits, expanded live-chat support, tier allotment for use with a Linden Home or a parcel on the Mainland, and much more! 

SPRING SWAGINATOR HUNT

The arrival of spring also means that it is time for an all-new Swaginator Hunt! Several flower-shaped kiosks have blossomed across the grid - and each kiosk holds a special surprise! Seek and find the kiosks to claim a total of five free gifts. 

Are you new to the Swaginator Hunt? Here’s how to play:

How to Begin the Hunt

Grab your free Swaginator HUD to get started. Look for the flower-shaped kiosk and touch it to add it to your inventory. You should be able to find it in your Recent inventory. 

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Next, select “Wear” to add the HUD to your Viewer screen. You will see a flower-shaped HUD appear on the upper left corner. Click the HUD to teleport to your first location to begin the hunt!

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As you travel from location to location, keep an eye out for the Swaginator gift kiosk. To claim your free gift, click the kiosk! Then, click “Keep” in the pop-up window to accept the free item. It will be waiting for you in your inventory.

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Use your HUD to keep track of all of the free items you collect. Don’t forget to click the HUD again after you collect each prize so that you can teleport to the next location in the hunt!

SPOILER ALERT! (Scroll down only if you want to learn about all gifts - revealed in the images below!)

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Shimmy, Paranormal, Spiffy, Quartz and Garden Gnome are waiting! Can you collect ‘em all?

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Linden Lab

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The big day is here!  The Environmental Enhancement Project has been released grid-wide.  As of today the default viewer download and all regions on the grid fully support EEP!

If you have not been following this exciting project, you can check out this wiki page and the community discussion.

EEP offers:

  • Environment objects that you can keep in your inventory and share with others
  • Parcel-level control of environments
  • Up to four different, independently controlled sky layers
  • More options for customization

New LSL functions rolling out as part of EEP allow scripts to interact with parcels’ environments:

  • llGetSunDirection and llGetMoonDirection allow scripts to accurately track both the sun and the moon as they move through the sky. 
  • llGetEnvironment gives a script access to all the parameters that go into generating the parcel's environment.  For example, flowers can change their color based on the ambient light color.
  • An experience script can set up a distinct environment for each visitor to the experience, using llReplaceAgentEnvironment and llSetAgentEnvironment.

Many thanks go to all the devoted Residents who have spent so much time and effort to help us test EEP and make it solid. Beta testing would not have been possible without those who participated in forums and at our inworld User Group Meetings.  

We’re excited to see the new environments you create, the experiences that feature dynamically changing environments, and the scripts that will read and react to the environment around them in real time.

As ever, we welcome your comments and bug reports in Jira.

Linden Lab

This week’s “Second Life Destinations” video travels back in time to 1888 for a visit to Crossroads, a popular combat-based role-playing community in Second Life. Set in the fictional town of McCoy, Kansas during the civil war period, you’ll embark in a Western Victorian and Wild West Para RPG filled with suspense, natives, tribes, gangs, horse trails, and more!

Once you arrive, you’ll find several resources and shops that will help you get in character -- and don’t forget to pick up the WWM Wild West Meter from P3 Gaming (available near the landing point). You’ll also want to pick up the latest edition of the Shenadoah Times, a free local paper that is filled with the latest community gossip, job opportunities, recipes, and even a horoscope! 

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As one of the longest-running RPG communities in SL, Crossroads is filled with an active community worth exploring. Once you are properly dressed and in character, you’ll want to visit the many era-appropriate attractions here, including the local town square, bar, mine, and railroad.

CREDITS:
Video Production: Draxtor Despres

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