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  1. 104 points
    Hello! I have an update to our release process I want to share with everyone. As I alluded to here, we are going to try and change our release strategy for a little while to see if a particular process works better for everyone involved, including many of you who have been very patiently waiting for one of the new Linden Homes. Many of you have already been witness to the new process unfolding in front of you whether you knew it or not. Those regions that have been called out in various places such as New Hamsterdam down to SSPE136 (soon to be officially named). We did this for multiple reasons, mostly in an effort to show all of you some of the process we go through in real-time to make these beautiful new regions come to life, and give a glimpse into the timeline involved. Starting today, we’re going to try to release a region’s worth of new Linden Homes on a regular cadence. We’re aiming to try for a region per every other day, but as we can not control all the factors involved in the lengthy process, we may have some gaps which could last anywhere between a day to several days and especially on the weekends. This will also mean that I will not update this post with each region release, but keep it for larger release updates, announcements, news, information, etc. This will be followed by the future initial release of the new Campers & Trailers theme that has also now been revealed here at SL16B. This release will be large-scale like other releases we have done in the past, and then also potentially follow the release process I’ve outlined above. Next up, is an area that is going to be our first community events space called the Bellisseria Fairgrounds! Our vision for this space is to grant communal access to an area that is clear and ready for set-up of an event. We are going to supply the outlying basic infrastructure which includes water taxi access to the main continent, an airstrip and landing pad. We will have a scheduling calendar and process in place where the space can be reserved in advance. The first events already in line for use of this space will be around the 4th of July holiday coming up. More information to come about how the reservation process will work in the near future.
  2. 85 points
    Hi folks! We are all beyond excited that the new Linden Homes parcels in the Bellisseria continent have been so well received. The Moles and various Lindens are hard at work creating more, and those will be made available just as soon as possible. But …. with all the attention you are all giving the new homes it’s making our web servers sad. We know that some people are using a plug-in or a browser feature to reload the home selection page, and as much as we admire the tenacity, we need to pump the brakes a bit on that traffic. Pretty soon you will start to see an error page if you have your browser set to continuously refresh those pages. No need to fear! The website is still functional. It’s just to give our servers a little breather. You will be able to resume activity again after the timeout period is over. Additionally, we are actively looking at ways of making the Linden Homes selection process a little more streamlined. Look for these changes to be coming to a Linden Homes selection page near you in the future.
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    Per this forum update post from Patch Linden - some news on the release process for Linden Homes. "I have an update to our release process I want to share with everyone. As I alluded to here, we are going to try and change our release strategy for a little while to see if a particular process works better for everyone involved, including many of you who have been very patiently waiting for one of the new Linden Homes. Many of you have already been witness to the new process unfolding in front of you whether you knew it or not. Those regions that have been called out in various places such as New Hamsterdam down to SSPE136 (soon to be officially named). We did this for multiple reasons, mostly in an effort to show all of you some of the process we go through in real-time to make these beautiful new regions come to life, and give a glimpse into the timeline involved. Starting today, we’re going to try to release a region’s worth of new Linden Homes on a regular cadence. We’re aiming to try for a region per every other day, but as we can not control all the factors involved in the lengthy process, we may have some gaps which could last anywhere between a day to several days and especially on the weekends. This will also mean that I will not update this post with each region release, but keep it for larger release updates, announcements, news, information, etc. This will be followed by the future initial release of the new Campers & Trailers theme that has also now been revealed here at SL16B. This release will be large-scale like other releases we have done in the past, and then also potentially follow the release process I’ve outlined above. Next up, is an area that is going to be our first community events space called the Bellisseria Fairgrounds! Our vision for this space is to grant communal access to an area that is clear and ready for set-up of an event. We are going to supply the outlying basic infrastructure which includes water taxi access to the main continent, an airstrip and landing pad. We will have a scheduling calendar and process in place where the space can be reserved in advance. The first events already in line for use of this space will be around the 4th of July holiday coming up. More information to come about how the reservation process will work in the near future."
  4. 36 points
    I just want to send out huge thank yous and hugs hugs hugs to our beloved Moles for all the hard work they have been doing so we can all enjoy second life ,,,,
  5. 36 points
    http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SL16B Spellbound/126/245/25 We heard your pleas (for premium members)!
  6. 34 points
    This Persian fantasy palace is making me feel all belly dancey 😚
  7. 33 points
    funny .... first they tie you to them for at least a year with renewing premiums and now they change the game?.... i don't want my social security numbers or private information in hands of again another commercial party.
  8. 32 points
    Ghosty and I were on RL summer vacation (wondering if I can replicate the sunsets I shot into Windlight settings) - finally getting back to a normal routine, which means back to virtual time also 😊
  9. 32 points
    For a much-needed change of pace, I thought it was time to get back to portraiture for a bit.
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    Looks like its gonna be a good day for surfing!
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    Ok... it's back to the drawing board
  12. 31 points
    .sooooooooooo I came home today and was futzing about and low and behold what is that I hear... but ...a sneeze!! *gasp* I followed the sound and grinned ear to ear!!! As much as I HATED those fairy's in elderglen...something about having one of my own here in Bellisseria is charming. I hope she lingers in that bush as long as I live here!!! Ty for all you do!!! PS: Bianca Linden..ty for removing the dozens of them you did for me in my last home... I truly am thankful... guess i just needed this new place to really appreciate their charm!
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    I am pretty much an introvert and conversions, in the forums and group chats add to it. It disheartens me each time some feels its ok to be a bully, cruel or mean. Gives me very little faith in humanity. We really need to do better. Thank you patch for all your hard work and you massive heart. Thank you each and every Linden that puts in the time and loves second life as much as each and everyone of the residents. Thank you to the moles whole are working hard each and every day. Thank you to every resident, that takes the time to help another resident. take the time to tell someone thank you, sometimes they really need it.
  14. 30 points
    I was doing a photoshoot for a sponsor with my love, but when my cam stopped on this angle, I loved it even more. Too bad I couldn't use it because I was blogging a backdrop lol.
  15. 30 points
    Well, the bathroom is done... I don't hate it. I wish I could play with some LI heavy things, though. I wonder if you can read the closeup of the shelf over the toilet? I thought that was a funny thing. A good find for 1 LI. Oh, I pulled the blinds down on the smallest window and made a wall behind the tub. I have 16 LI left. I have picked up a few things from the garden, but don't think I will miss them.
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    Experimenting with water reflection settings (only just found out about that option...)
  19. 29 points
    Well deserved refreshment after surf
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    Still adding little things here and there but for the most part I am done! My home on Bandit.
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    Hamster just wants to take a moment to say something to you Miss hooman! I have seen many of your posts here on the land forum. And I just wanted to comment on the fact that no matter how many times you seem to answer the same type of question from concerned residents... you never get snippy or fed up. Your demeanor is pleasant and you seem to exude great patience. Soooo, Hamster just wants you to know that you are appreciated for being such a kind hooman! ♥
  26. 29 points
    Night facial snapshot on the roof of my houseboat. Pitch black sky as a background.
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    I could not see a single line about GDPR Compliance in the terms and privacy policies for this Tilia company? Since we are asked to provide government issued identification if non US citizens, the company we give it to must be in GDPR compliance when handling EU citizens of which there are quite a few of in Secondlife.
  28. 29 points
    😍😍 I had the honor to pose with my friend ❤️ our first photo together 😂😂😂 hopefully next time we make a photo with our regular female avatars :3 she's amazing. I would love to learn that neon effect :< someday
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    That sure seems like an awful lot of horses to cram into a home. I can't imagine that is very sanitary, or fun for the horses. I am sure they would love to have room to roam around, enjoy fresh air, eat fresh growing grass. I can think of much better places to have a farm, a small home is perhaps not the best place to raise a large amount of farm animals. In a more serious tone, it would be best to consider how much of a regions resource you use up, before doing so, otherwise you might get an unexpected visit from myself, or one of the many other wonderful Lindens.
  31. 29 points
    Perhaps I can explain the thinking behind the release strategy and people will understand better. Consider for a moment that (and I'm just pulling numbers out of my little metal butt for simplicity sake) whether we make 30 regions in a month and release them all at once or make one region a day, the end result is the same frequency. So what is the advantage of doing it this way? For one, it put out homes and gets them into resident's hands as soon as they are ready. Also, it is in a constant flow instead of large chunks all at once. So instead of a mad rush Black Friday Sale style release, it is more like "The bakery that makes the world best baguettes runs out quickly, but at least you don't have to wait until next month. Come back the next day or the day after." The other part is that it allows us to work in a production line sort of workflow, which is all about the process. Once you get the process flow working and working right, speed and efficiency will increase naturally. The more you do something, the faster and more efficient you will become. We can identify bottlenecks in the process quickly and address them accordingly. All of which will hopefully lead to an increase in the speed in which we can release new homes to residents. Yes, they will still go quickly. That will be true until we can get enough of them available to meet demand. It's all about tailoring our process to better achieve that.
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    I have 65Li left... Debating on adding more random cluster, or saving it up for holidays so I can decorate. Not shown is the bathroom.... It's nothing special though.
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    It may also be useful to point out that everything that we create as Moles (the homes, trees, rocks, roads .... ) has to pass an exhaustive QA process before it can be released. Every script has to be tested under as many weird conditions as we can anticipate. That applies not only to the content itself but also to the way it's placed in world. After the decorating team has done all of the terraforming and planting of trees, carving out of parcels, and everything else, it all has to be checked. It's not acceptable to release a region that has trees that poke into houses or are floating half a meter above the ground. We can't allow street sections that don't meet properly or fail to keep you from falling through as you cross a region boundary. A mailbox that's out of line can result in a house that rezzes at an odd angle, so that it's hard to hang pictures on the walls. And so it goes .... This is a well-oiled team of talented designers. Given the pace that we're running at now, though, it's inevitable that there will be occasional floating trees and boathouses with the wrong permissions. There's a lot of stuff in every region! That's why QA is such an important part of the process, and one of the leading reasons why we can't release regions much faster than we are. Any errors need to be fixed and rechecked. Residents expect our best work. As much as we understand the pressure to get houses on the ground rapidly, quality trumps speed.
  37. 28 points
    I'm still around...just busy with a new piece of land, blogging, and my bf lol. On one of our dates he took me to Little Havana and I knew I had to go back for a photo shoot!
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    I'm so tired of everybody in this community quitting for literally every reason!! I'M OUT!!!!
  40. 28 points
    I'm just getting the hang of this place, after getting some help from a friend who knows about mesh. Not many clothes yet, but already over budget! Looking forward to getting acquainted with this place!
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    My Garden in Maple Cross, Bellisseria.
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    I waited the rest of the afternoon while you were out boating to see if you'd find them! 😂 I'm glad you like her, and want to keep her. There's two of them.... 🤐
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    I posted this..then deleted it...and due to a few that have asked me to restore it am reposting my original post... please I mean this in all kindness.. if you are going to be rude about it , just pass on by ____ I just want to let you know I feel for you...and I don't want you to be discouraged.. your new home will TOTALLY be worth the wait. I too got the "sold out" msg..over and over and over again, I felt discouraged and angry and upset and left the computer more then once ready to give up. I debated going back to my lil tiny elderglen set up just to keep someplace for my alts..and my kids to have somewhere to change clothes. The time between homes felt like forever and I didn't want to spend precious L renting someplace. neither did I want to ask for rez privileges for my rl kiddo's who often used my LL home to change clothes etc. I however lucked out and on an odd twist of fate after getting that sold out msg, hit refresh again on the sold out page itself by accident and boom a tradtional was there.. I had wanted a houseboat, and I almost walked away leaving the traditional for someone really after a house, I clicked through however, and I am SO glad I did, and NOT for the reasons I initially thought I would be. Yes the extra space is AMAZING..the water views and upgraded builds are fantastic..but that's not what makes it all so worth it..its nice, VERY nice and I could not be happier with it ..but in hindsight IT is the frosting on the cake. See I've been in SL over 12 years..I've had a LL home much of that time and it truly was just a place to quickly rez items out and a home point for my kids. I had "my" home at work.. and I still do have a homestead there, a gorgeous place I treasure and enjoy very, very much. Initially I actually felt a bit guilty going for one of the new homes since so many have no place at all That is not the case anymore though and here is why. Here's the game changer, the one I think a lot are really not giving the credit its due. What makes Bellisseria SO awesome and so incredible isn't the homes we get.. and all of you on these threads in this forum have already tasted the cake..its all of us..its the people! its the kindness and interaction that have been woven into the very fabric that is Bellisseria . In all my years in a LL home not once did I even SEE a neighbor , let alone talk to one..its been less then a week, I know my next door neighbor by name..and we said goodnight to each other before i logged off last night. I've met folks from across the continent right here in the forums AND in world... neighbors go sailing by, riding by, driving and flying by. Our fairgrounds WILL be used I have no doubt and even more relationships built My kids have their home point but they will have to juggle around the time I will spend there, and have been spending there since porting in. So while you are clicking that refresh, dealing with the anger, and disappointment . while you are hunting furnishings and decor for a home you do not yet have a region name for let alone a slurl.. I strongly encourage you..get to know us. those with an address and those that don't yet have theirs...because your time IS coming , its there...maybe today..maybe wed..maybe a month from now.. but while you wait you can already eat the cake, you can already enjoy what makes the space so freaking awesome.. the people ..So enjoy the parks, the rez zones, get to know the folks that may someday be up the road or water way from you.. start building and furnishing the home that will be held in your heart while you wait for the one to set a few prims in
  49. 27 points
    I'll stop spamming now, but had to post my second reflection experiment before going to bed
  50. 27 points
    I think it's as good a plan as any. No matter what the lab does, there will be people who are unhappy. People were unhappy about the original release of ~2000+ homes because they didn't hear about it. People were unhappy about the Squishy Pickle release of ~700 homes because everyone was told exactly when it would happen and they went quickly. People have been unhappy to wait until large batches of homes were finished. And people will be unhappy to have small releases every other day. There's no pleasing everyone, but it seems apparent that LL is listening, learning, and trying new things to see what works best.
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