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  1. Hello Residents of Second Life! Over the last few days, Residents using certain email providers may have noticed that they are not receiving all email notifications for events such as Marketplace purchases and Offline Messages. Email has come a long way since it was first introduced to the world in the 1960s. There are many factors that affect the deliver-ability of a message, and algorithms which affect it are constantly being updated. Sometimes things go awry despite best intentions - such as certain phrases being flagged as indicative of spam, or the volume of messages sent in a certain time frame. Second Life is a complex beast and not all our email sending practices are as good as they could be. We are re-examining these practices and we’re going to do better to make sure our Residents are able to get the information they need. There are some things you, as the recipient, can also do to better ensure deliver-ability, such as having email filters, white-listing certain contacts, checking your spam folder and marking legitimate messages “Not Spam,” and even contacting your email providers about certain emails. If you are experiencing issues receiving emails from us, you may also want to consider updating your email temporarily to a different provider (for example if @yahoo emails are failing, try a @gmail account), verifying your email address with us (offline IMs, friendship offers, auctions, etc all require a verified address), and white-listing (add sender to contacts) Second Life messages to ensure you receive them in the future. It’s always best to use an email account that is only accessible by you. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience caused and will provide updates once available.
  2. Come one - come all to the Snowball Arena for a friendly ice battle of epic proportions! This Snowball Showdown means you're free to pelt your fellow Second Life Residents and Lindens with a bevy of sparkling snowballs! But the Lindens and your fellow Residents get to return fire with their own avalanche of snow-arsenal. The battle commences tomorrow - Friday December 21st from 11 am to 1 pm SLT. Spots are limited, so be sure to get there early to grab your snow launching weaponry from the vendors around the arena. Mark your calendars, assemble your dream squad, and be there! Snowball Fight Get in the winter spirit for the most epic snowball fight in Second Life. Come with a group of friends and meet new people - either way, you're sure to have a blast as you toss snowballs at other Residents and even Lindens! Event held Dec. 21 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (Pacific). Visit in Second Life
  3. As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to look back at some of the key accomplishments and new feature highlights that helped to make it one of the best years ever for the Second Life community. Celebrating 15 Years. Here’s to 15 More! Second Life recently turned 15 and, to mark the occasion, the community held a jam-packed SL15B celebration across several crystal-themed sims. In addition, Linden Lab organized several birthday events including MusicFest and an ambitious Shopping Event. Relive the highlights in the SL15B Flickr feed. So… is anyone ready for SL16B yet? Lower Costs & More Land? That’s Crazy Talk! What a way to start the year! Early in 2018, we announced a 10 percent reduction in Mainland costs and doubled the Mainland allotment for Premium members. Then, in July we continued to reduce costs by lowering monthly maintenance fees on Private Estates by up to 15% with one-time land setup fees reduced by as much as 41%. As a result, land is now more affordable than ever! Performance & New Features As part of our commitment to improving Second Life, we announced plans for 15 enhancements and features on our product road-map. Many of these improvements are already in place or are close to completion, while work continues to perfect additional enhancements and features for 2019. We’ve started making significant improvements to Marketplace including the introduction of many long-requested features, such as wishlists and tracking your favorite sellers (with a feed of their most recent items). We also added more categories to the Marketplace: Animated Objects, Gachas, Anthropomorphic, and a dedicated anime community, too. Estate Owners also saw improvements to the Land Manager page including web-based region restarts. There is also an Estate Access Management Release Candidate Viewer, which simplifies many Estate Management tasks, including ban list improvements. It will be making its way to the default release soon. Speaking of land … there is the overhaul for Auctions with several key improvements and a serious facelift - and we’ll soon add the ability for Residents to create Auctions to sell the land that they own. In November, we unveiled the long-anticipated debut of Animesh, which allows independent objects to use rigged mesh and animations. We’re already starting to see some creative ways to take advantage of Animesh. This new “dancing Santa” from Blow Up is an Animesh companion, which can follow you around and even dance with you as you celebrate the holidays in Second Life. Or for you. Santa is cool with whatever. A few Creators have already put out quite a number of cool early creations. Check out the Animated Objects category on the Second Life Marketplace to see what’s available. We are always striving to help our Residents achieve an immersive experience. The Environment Enhancement Project (EEP), is a series of new customizations in the environment rendering system (also known as Windlight). Soon, you will be able to create and share even more advanced environment settings including up to four different sky layers which can be set independently. Check out this preview video that shows early testing on the Second Life Beta grid from Resident Silas Merlin: Testing also continues for Bakes on Mesh, a new feature that allows system avatar baked textures to be shown on mesh attachments. We’re hoping this will help us all ditch some of those avatar onion layers in the new year. New Experiences & Activities Fans of Linden Realms new and old saw not one, but two updates in 2018. A limited-time and dramatic update Linden Realms: The Wrath of Ruth soon gave way to its full-featured successor Linden Realms: The Search for Magellan. We also introduced the new Swaginator with two ambitious seek-and-find events. As part of our SL15B event, we created 15 limited-edition gifts for a Birthday Gift Grab grid-wide hunt that extended over a whopping 15 weeks! More recently, we held the Winter Swaginator Hunt which included five hidden gifts created exclusively for holiday hunters. There were also numerous exclusive shopping and community events, which are always a blast! Look out for the traditional Snowball Fight. 2018 In Numbers As the year comes to a close, we’ve rounded up some interesting statistics to share insight into how the Second Life community is spending its time and money. One thing is clear: Second Lifers were a busy bunch in 2018. You spent an estimated 336 million hours inworld in the past year alone! And there are 50 million+ chat messages daily. Our daily concurrency rates remain stable, too. Take a look at this chart, which shows the overall traffic trends on logged in Second Life users over the past two years. Pictured: Second Life concurrency rates from early 2017 to late 2018. This active population helped keep the Second Life economy healthy in 2018. Approximately $65 million was paid out to Residents in the past year for a variety of items and services. On the Marketplace, there are currently over 5 million virtual goods for sale. Since we lowered prices on the Mainland and maintenance fees on Private Estates, we’ve seen some growth in the overall land market as well. For example, we saw increases across the board in land ownership - more Region owners, more parcel owners, more group-owned land, more Regions on the Grid. As many owners traded up from Openspaces and Homesteads to full Regions to take full advantage of the lower pricing, we saw growth in overall SQM owned by Residents. So, what was popular with the Second Life community in 2018? Here are some interesting insights into General and Mature-rated places and items: TOP MARKETPLACE CATEGORIES 2018 (by Web Traffic) 1. Apparel (General) 2. Women's Apparel 3. Avatar Accessories 4. Home & Garden 5. Complete Avatars 6. Avatar Components 7. Avatar Appearance 8. Animations 9. Buildings & Other Structures 10. Men's Apparel TOP DESTINATION GUIDE CATEGORIES (by Web Traffic) 1. Games 2. Editor's Picks 3. Recently Added 4. Premium Gifts 5. Photogenic Spots 6. Shopping Events 7. Adventure & Fantasy 8. Featured Events 9. Freebie Spots 10. Role-playing Communities 2019...Here We Come! In true Linden tradition, we didn’t get through everything we wanted to do in 2018 … but we certainly feel proud of the developments already out and we’re excited for the things to come. Stay tuned for even more improvements, including progress on our migration to the cloud, Linden Home updates, Gridwide experiences, and the much-anticipated ability to change your name! Thank you from the entire Linden Lab staff for your continued creativity and contributions to the Second Life community. We cherish the opportunity to help this unique and amazing world flourish year to year, and we can’t wait to see what adventures await in 2019! We wish everyone happy holidays and a wonderful New Year!
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    Second Life Pic of the Day 12.19.5018

    Today's Second Life pic of the day is "1 9 1 2 all i want for xmas is f o o d" by t a sh a woo d f o r d. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, login to Second Life, snap some pics and add them to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Instagram Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
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    Second Life Pic of the Day 12.19.5018

    Today's Second Life pic of the day is "1 9 1 2 all i want for xmas is f o o d" by t a sh a woo d f o r d. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, login to Second Life, snap some pics and add them to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Instagram Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  6. The holidays are upon us, and for many that means baking, wrapping, peppermint lattes, and shopping! We've gathered 100 Merchants for a very exciting shopping event! Bigger than our inworld shopping event from SL15B, this shop-stravaganza spans 5 full Regions, with some layover areas where you can cam shop! All 100 Merchants have provided a free gift (and in some cases more than one per stop) and some generous discounts on some of their most popular products. Stop by Aurelian, Gilded, Golden, Halycon, and Tinseled between now and January 4th to catch all the deals and grab all the gifts. Get to shoppin' and hoppin'! // ACORN // Addams // alaskametro<3 // [ ALEUTIA ] // alme. // ALTAIR* // Analog Dog Hair // !APHORISM! // Apple Fall // Apple May Designs (AMD) // Atreum // AUREALIS // Azoury // Bakaboo // Bauhaus Movement // Bella Moda // .BF. Store // Blueberry // Blushed Creations // {Bombae} // bonbon // Caboodle // Cae // Candy Kitten // CATWA // ChiC buildings // -Complex- // Crash // [Cubic Cherry] // [Cynful] Clothing & Co. // darkendStare // Dastardlly // DossiEr // DUFAUX // eliavah // ELIKATIRA // ella // Elle Boutique // Envious // *Epic* // evani. // eXxEsS // Fancy Decor // Foxy // GA.EG & Gaeline Creations // Hello Dave // Hucci // ICONIC Hair, By Neveah Niu // Ingenue // *Just BECAUSE* // {le fil cassé} // {Limerence} // LOVE // MADRAS // Mangula // [[ Masoom ]] // MICHAN // Milk Motion // MIWAS // MODA // Momento // Moon amore // {moss&mink} // mossu // NamiiChu ~ // {NANTRA} Poses // Neve // OSMIA // OXIDE // Park Place Home // Phedora. // PULSE // QUEENZ // .Quirky. // REPRESENT // Revoul // RIOT // RKKN // Rowne // Salt & Pepper // Scandalize // SEmotion // Seniha Originals // Silence. // Silvan Moon Designs // spectacledchic // Sweet Thing // The Cube Republic // The Forge // Thunk! Musical Instruments // **UTOPIA@Design** // Valentina E. // Vanity Hair // VARONIS // Vibing // Vinyl Apparel // {ViSion} // Vista Animations // What Next // [ west end ] // ::ZED:: Designz for Men //
  7. HINT: It begins with a Z and ends with a T, a cute little cabin and a wintery tree. Located at the center of a frozen lake, the prize can be yours if you find it to take! http://bit.ly/2QCTWkg Grab the gift before it's gone! This is the final gift of this hunt - so don't miss out! How to get started - if you have not already: Grab your HUD from Winter Wonderland. Equip your HUD from your inventory, by finding it, right-clicking it and selecting “ADD” Find and collect your gift! Happy Hunting!
  8. When it’s cold outside, nothing sounds better than a warm spot on the couch next to a roaring fire, a cup of hot cocoa, and a little getaway time in a cozy alpine cabin. This winter season, Premium Second Life members can relax in their very own winter vacation home by stopping by the Premium Gift Kiosks and grabbing their free Premium gift. This charming home-away-from-home features a scripted door for added security, extra textures for the exterior, and other features. If you’ve been collecting the weekly Swaginator gifts, you’ll find this cabin in the perfect place to decorate with those gifts or give it your own personal flair with your unique decorative eye. If you’re a Premium Resident already, don’t hesitate, and log on now to grab your gift! Not yet a Premium member? Upgrade to Premium* and grab your cabin today!
  9. HINT: It’s winter-y, fun, games and a series of quests. Can you find the gift hidden in the magical chest? http://bit.ly/2SIOpp1 Grab the gift before it's gone! OR HINT UPDATE: Winter Swaginator Hunt Week Four Clue: Winter is here, isn't it grand? Find the gift near the door to our snowy land! If you missed out last week and/or didn't get your HUD to get started - you can drop by Winter Wonderland to get one now - just in time to get this week's gift. How to get started - if you have not already: Grab your HUD from Winter Wonderland. Equip your HUD from your inventory, by finding it, right-clicking it and selecting “ADD” Find and collect your gift! Stay tuned to our blog, MoTD, and Social Media channels for new clues each week. Happy Hunting!
  10. Linden Lab

    Second Life Edit of the Day 12.06.2018

    Today's Second Life pic of the day is "Snowy Day..." by Hinata Prates Shady. Credits are available here. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, login to Second Life, snap some pics and add them to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Instagram Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  11. HINT: Among sparkling crystals and dangerous rocks, the treasure is hidden inside a magical box! In this Realm, look high, look low. It's hidden nearby a tree that glows. ( Head to Linden Realms from Portal Park!) http://bit.ly/2SlU3x0 Grab the gift before it's gone! If you missed out last week and didn't get your HUD to get started - you can drop by Winter Wonderland to get one now - just in time to get this week's gift. How to get started - if you have not already: Grab your HUD from Winter Wonderland. Equip your HUD from your inventory, by finding it, right-clicking it and selecting “ADD” Find and collect your gift! Stay tuned to our blog, MoTD, and Social Media channels for new clues each week. Happy Hunting!
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    Second Life Pic of the Day 11.30.2018

    Today's Second Life pic of the day is "Cocktail Night" by Ary McAuley. Credits are available here. To submit your image for Second Life Pic of the Day consideration, login to Second Life, snap some pics and add them to the Official Second Life Flickr Group. Be sure to check us out on social: Instagram Facebook Twitter Google+ Tumblr Pinterest Plurk
  13. HINT: Travel the globe to discover this cove, wrap up warm as it’s bound to be cold! Where oh where could your gift be? Have you checked under the town's Christmas tree? http://bit.ly/2r5dZbG Grab the gift before it's gone! If you missed out last week and didn't get your HUD to get started - you can drop by Winter Wonderland to get one now - just in time to get this week's gift. How to get started - if you have not already: Grab your HUD from Winter Wonderland. Equip your HUD from your inventory, by finding it, right-clicking it and selecting “ADD” Find and collect your gift! Stay tuned to our blog, MoTD, and Social Media channels for new clues each week. Happy Hunting!
  14. ‘Tis the season to be jolly - and what could be more jolly than a ton of new gifts? From now through most of December, we will be giving away some goodies for everyone. We introduced the Swaginator this last summer during SL15B, and now we’re bringing it back, better than ever, with 5 weeks of gifts - starting today! Each gift will only be available for one week, so you’re going to want to make sure you do not miss out on any week! How to get started: Follow the first clue (below) to grab your Winter Swaginator HUD Equip your HUD from your inventory, by finding it, right-clicking it and selecting “ADD” Find and collect your gift! Stay tuned to our blog, MoTD, and Social Media channels for new clues each week. We’ll get you well on your way to gift-o-rama, and get you started today with the first of our clues. Are you ready? Week One Clue: It’s a Winter land full of frolics and fun. Can you find the hidden chest for the prize to be won? Go! You may find yourself in a familiar location - the return of Winter Wonderland is here - so you know there will be plenty of fun activities including an upcoming Snowball Fight - stay tuned! Pro Tip: Premium members will see a very special new and exclusive gift soon (HINT: to go with your Winter Swaginator gifts) , so make sure that your premium membership is up to date!
  15. For those that missed the live event, you can see the archived video stream below:
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