Featured News

Displaying articles for: 11-27-2016 - 12-03-2016

Highlights from the Second Life Destination Guide 12/02/2016

by Community Manager ‎12-02-2016 10:11 AM - edited ‎12-08-2016 10:59 AM

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 its 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!

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

Nouvelles Aventures

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

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

Glamour Winter Wonderland

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

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

 

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?

Visit in Second Life

 

'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.

Visit in Second Life

 

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!

Visit in Second Life

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:

REGIONS.png

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!