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Hello December! With your whispers of winter and smatterings of snow, you delight with your tinsel and bright fairy lights! It seems that Second Life Residents have taken their cue from you, our icy muse. Gorgeous holiday decor is in full glory so now is a wonderful time to explore landscaped regions all over the grid.

The Destination Guide has kept is elves busy, plucking some of the cream of the crop to highlight this week. Now, I am not one to gossip, but you might want to get out there and practice your snowball launching arm. I may or may not have heard word that a certain snowy showdown is sure to show up on your radar, and you don’t want to get caught without good snow-pelting form. Just saying!

Don’t forget to share pics of all the magical beauty you encounter to the official Second Life Flickr.

We’re always looking for new events and places to add to the guide, so please submit your spot.

The Arcade Gacha Events

The Arcade Gacha Events presents the ultimate GACHA experience! Guaranteed to delight shoppers, The Arcade offers unique transferable items from 100 of the grid's top designers. Discover that perfect gift to surprise and delight everyone on your list this year!

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Christmas Fair

Welcome to the Christmas Fair! As we approach the Christmas rush, this icy spot is filled with snowy dreams and plenty of good deeds!

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WinterHaven

WinterHaven is a beautiful sim set in a winter setting. Bundle up, grab your sweetheart and come explore! Curl up in front of the fire after skiing or sledding. Lots of beautiful spots to take photos.

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The North Pole Sleigh Ride Adventure!

Come celebrate the 6th year of this SL tradition filled with magical scenes and classic Christmas memories. Enjoy a delightful sleigh ride that commences in a pretty natural setting; winding its way down to the North Pole village passing delightful Christmas-themed scenes and ending on the doorstep of Santa's workshop. Stop in for some ice skating, a holiday meal and a visit with Santa.

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London City Christmas

Spend your holidays in London City where the most magical time of year comes to life. Visit Santa's Grotto, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Village, or just drop by for the free gifts and concerts every Saturday and Sunday through December. See the blog for details at mainlandlondon.blogspot.co.uk.

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Let it Light!

Winter is not just white, dark and cold. Come here and enjoy something more bold. Forget warm coats and the long night Let it light! Let it light! Let it light!

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The Frozen Fair 2016

Enjoy this winter shopping experience, located in a full sim filled with the best designers, gifts, discounts and Gacha exclusives. Event held Dec. 2-16.

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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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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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New Babbage in Winter

Winters in New Babbage are notoriously cold and snowy, and this year is no different! Have a wander about the 11 region steampunk city and warm yourself by visiting the citys numerous pubs while exploring.

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London Village's Santa's Grotto

Come visit the London Santa Grotto! Meet Santa in the London snow. Find freebies in a cozy log cabin... right next to Big Ben!

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Nouvelles Aventures

Nouvelles Aventures is a true winter wonderland settled amidst the mountains.

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A Kaerri Merry Christmas

A Kaerri Merry Christmas is back for the 5th year with home and garden furnishings to make your winter home unique.

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Ten Thousand Lights, Maybe More

Live the spirit of Christmas, surrounded by awesome decorations! Blinking and glowing, flying and spinning, up to the stars and back.

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Akaesha's Advent Calendar

Are you naughty or nice? There are 24 days and 24 chances to get amazing gifts and a L$10,000 shopping spree at Akaesha Designs. Come join the Christmas festivities including hunts, gift card giveaways, gift giveaways, awesome shopping and more!

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Lost Unicorn

The dreamy Lost Unicorn forest sanctuary has changed to winter and is more beautiful than ever! Ice skate in the falling snow while gliding by flickering lighted trees, forest creatures, a gingerbread cottage, a Christmas sleigh, and so much more! A must see winterscape that's a delight to the eyes!

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Glamour Winter Wonderland

Come celebrate Christmas and winter - family style! This winter wonderland features skiing, snowmobiling, skating, a rollercoaster, decorations, freebies and more!

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Merry Elfmas

Pal Park presents "Merry Elfmas." This year, Santa has decided that he has had enough of the cold. He has gone someplace tropical and warm, while the elves were left here to keep everything going. Well, while Santa's away...the elves will play! Enjoy a free hunt, free Zooby raffle, ice skating, dancing, cuddling, Christmas tree farm, refreshments and more -- all while exploring the North Pole!

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Winter Flakes

Returning for its fourth season, Winter Flakes is back! Take a trip through the beautiful winter world of winter flakes. Take your photos here or just hang out. Maybe a wee visit to the skating pond?

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'Tis The Season - Winter at Moochie

A cold mist gathered to blanket the night, and the snowflakes began to cascade. Then, one by one each star illuminated this newly snow-dusted glade. The smell of hot chocolate wafts through the air, tempting you to press through the snow. Warming your hands on that mug of hot cocoa, you might just feel right at home. Winter has arrived at Moochie.

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Tannenbaum Holiday Market

A pop-up holiday market with over 100 vendors, Tannenbaum kicks off winter shopping in a big way. Explore Tannenbaum's Holiday Market and connect with artisans across the grid, selling festive and winter-themed goods! Or wander into the Christmas Tree Lot and peruse a fantastic selection of ornaments, lights, garland and other trims for your tree!

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As we blogged back in the Summer of 2014, gambling is strictly prohibited in Second Life and operating or participating in a game of chance that provides a Linden Dollar payout is a violation of our Terms of Service.

However, games of skill are legally permitted in many jurisdictions, and 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.

More Prims for Everyone !

by Community Manager ‎11-29-2016 09:03 AM - edited ‎11-29-2016 09:07 AM

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:

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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!

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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While some of us have yet to throw away those rotting pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns on the porch, others have already set out festive holiday trees and decor to mark the coming of winter and the cheer and celebrations to come.

Imagine each space in Second Life as a virtual snow globe -- capturing a perfect moment or scene to admire. The Destination Guide organizes those vignettes in a way that makes them easy for you to find the perfect match. Why not take a look at some of these recent additions to the Destination Guide?

Find some especially incredible looking spots on your adventures? Don’t forget to share pics to the official Second Life Flickr .

We’re always actively seeking new events and places to add to the guide, but If your piece of the grid isn’t there yet, please submit it for us to consider.

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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Time Portal

Travel back in time to the 1920s through the 1960s and experience the different eras of the past, including themed shopping, entertainment and communities. Where will you travel first?

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International Disability Rights Affirmation Conf.

The theme of this year's International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference (IDRAC) is "We're part of the community." Learn how people with disabilities blog, exercise, use technology, and even suffer during disasters as active community members. For more information: blog.virtualability.org. Event held Nov. 18 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Nov. 19 from 8 a.m.-1:30 (Pacific).

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Thanksgiving Raffle Dazzle at Akaesha Designs

Enjoy the Thanksgiving Raffle Dazzle at Akaesha's ReACT store, which is home of some of the best animated products. Shop all through November and earn entries towards the Thanksgiving Raffle. to win gift cards worth up to L$100,000, as well as prizes and more!

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Enchantment

It’s that time again…Enchantment Time! The theme is Hansel & Gretel and over 80 of SL's top designers have created items inspired by this magical tale.

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The Edge One Year Anniversary Events

This month the fashion division of Kultivate Magazine, The Edge, turns one! In honor of this occasion we have events planned all month long to celebrate The Edge, fashion, and of course art! More info at kultivatemagazine.com/celebrating-one-year-of-the-edge/

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Wild Cards: A Tarot Hunt

Madame Celestina can't tell you what's in the cards, because she's missing some of them! Wearing your HUD, follow the clues and find all 20 cards. When your HUD is completely filled, return to hunt HQ to collect your rewards. This Basin Street Irregulars event takes place in New Toulouse, an early 1900s-themed Louisiana community celebrating its 8th year in Second Life. Event ends Dec. 7.

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Gacha Good Presents Holidays, Holidays

Gacha Good Events presents Holidays, Holidays, Holidays. This monthly themed event includes everything you will need for your fall fashion and home decor or get some early Christmas shopping done for the one you love.

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Lichtbringer

The new show "Once Upon A Time - A Future Fairy Tale" is a story filled with love and hope...as well as spectacular lighting effects and innovations. With music from DJane Chilly, this experience will lead you through a story filled with light and emotions.

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LICK - Weeville

Welcome to WeeVille. A place to leave your woes behind. Come explore this fantasy sim, sit and visit with friends old and new. Take pics, have fun, just let your hair down.

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Fennet's Lost Kingdom of Petra

Come marvel at the splendor of Al Khazneh, the magnificent treasury, carved from the red rock cliffs. Aspiring senators and other orators can practice their craft on the podium facing Petra's amphitheater.

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London Enchanted Woodland

Enchanted Woodland comes alive in London. Ethereal beauty and creatures of myth abound as crisp fall morphs to magical winter. Join the London community for all the fun, special events and maybe even a laser show! This is a great locale for stunning seasonal photographs, so take your pics then join the photo contest and maybe win prizes and cash! More info at goo.gl/ubFcTg

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Amazon River

Travel the Amazon River across eight regions in Second Life!

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Gardens of Grace

Gardens of Grace is a romantic and peaceful sim with a ballroom in the clouds, a tranquil forest and memorial area.

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Sonora West

Travel to the forgotten town of Sonora, Arizona.

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Introducing the Horizons Experience

by Community Manager ‎11-15-2016 11:57 AM - edited ‎11-15-2016 01:15 PM

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.

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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.

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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!

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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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Do I hear sleigh bells already? I’m still picking the faux cobwebs off my hedges from Halloween, but the world seems ready to dive head on into snow angels and holiday music! I guess, with all those increased prim limits on Mainland regions and Linden Homes, it’s hard to not get excited about about decking the halls. That’s a lot more decor to stake out your own personal holiday paradise.

The Destination Guide is already abuzz with wonderlands from Residents the world over -- while some relax in the golden leaves of what’s left of the fall season.

We can’t forget that today is Veteran’s Day here in the U.S. For Residents who want to honor the sacrifices made by veterans, there are memorials and tributes inworld that you may visit.

Find some especially incredible looking spots on your adventures? Don’t forget to share pics to the official Second Life Flickr .

We’re always actively seeking new events and spots to add to the guide, but If your spot isn’t there yet, please submit it for us to consider.

Second Life Veterans Tribute

Welcome to the 10th Annual SL Veteran’s Tribute for 2016, available through November 13. The Tribute itself is non-political and serves to honor all the men and women that have given willing of their time to protect the lives we enjoy today.

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National Diabetes Month in Second Life

November is National Diabetes Month and Team Diabetes of Second Life has several events planned to honor this special month! Events include fundraisers, a special hunt, and a free informational packet about diabetes awareness, prevention and treatment mechanisms. For more info, visit teamdiabetesofsecondlife.org/national-diabetes-month.html.

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The Jerky Turkey Hunt 6

That turkey, he's so jerky! Running around SL throwing feathers around, knocking stuff down, being loud and obnoxious- it's time to hunt him and bring it to a stop! Find the orange feathers at each store and get a gobbling gaggle of gifts! More info at evilbunnyhunt.blogspot.com. Event ends Nov. 30th.

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Fall Festival and Hunt for Team Fox

Explore the magical fall foliage in one of SL's most beautiful autumn sims. Find free high quality hunt gifts in each designer shop and dance in the unique venues. Ride horses on the country trails and discover romantic hideaways. Donations go to Team Fox to Find a Cure for Parkinson's. Event ends Nov. 30.

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October Bifrost

Explore the different seasons at October Bitfrost, where you can hangout, participate in tai chi, chat and chill. There are also art expositions and naughty spots, too!

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Fantasy Cream Hunt

The 5th Fantasy Cream Hunt is a grid-wide L$1 hunt that originates at the Fantasy Cream Market in Dandelion. A limited number of merchants are sponsors and have their very best deleeeecious creations on offer at the Fantasy Cream Market including one exclusive new for and during the event. Event held Nov. 18-Dec. 18.

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You.Gatcha Event

You.Gatcha © is an innovative monthly shopping event with fashions, poses, home and garden items and more. Learn more at yougatchaevent.wixsite.com/yougatchaevent.

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Telrunya Winter

Welcome to a new chapter of the Telrunya sims, a truly magical Winter Wonderland in its captivating and unique beauty. A gorgeous landscape where time stands still, specially made for you...to just be.

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Christmas at The North Pole

In a secret valley in the North Pole, Santa Claus and his elves are working hard. In the hidden village, letters are piling up at the post office. Santa takes his time reading, checking each list twice, making sure he writes down who's naughty or nice. Come visit this magical wintry spot in time for the magic of Christmas.

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That Spirit Of Christmas

Explore this winter wonderland in Second Life! Visit Santa Claus and take a ride on the Santa Train. There are many holiday activities including ice skating, dancing and more!

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Christmas Fair

Welcome to the Christmas Fair! As we approach the Christmas rush, this icy spot is filled with snowy dreams and plenty of good deeds!

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Christmas @ Winter Holiday Village

Come explore this country winter wonderland. Activities include skiing, sledding, skating and more. There are polar bears and penguins, too! Don't forget to visit Santa & Mrs. Claus, who are in residence live!

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Paris METRO Couture

For years Paris METRO Couture has been at the top of runway fashion and style in Second Life. Rose pays special attention to perfection with her art in appliers and completely unique lovely attire. While wearing Paris Metro Couture, heads turn and you will be seen. Paris 1900 with the Eiffel Tower and surrounding Paris sims wait for you.

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Briggs County

Briggs County is a multi-city urban role-play community consisting of 10 sims and growing. It offers a sheriff's office, fire, medical and multiple other city departments. Briggs County also provides many tourism spots and beaches with plenty of room to sail the seas. There are many commercial opportunities to start your business and residential properties to call home.

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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.

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Patch Linden spoke to Designing Worlds about the changes, which you can catch on our Official YouTube Channel here.

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!

 

 

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 11/05/2016

by Community Manager ‎11-05-2016 10:42 AM - edited ‎11-05-2016 10:43 AM

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.

See you inworld!

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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Go Premium for 50% Off* & Enjoy Our Newest Perks, Plus an Exclusive Gift!

by Community Manager ‎11-03-2016 09:55 AM - edited ‎11-03-2016 02:20 PM

 

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 here. 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.

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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.