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Xiola Linden

Creatures and vamps,
Witches and ghosts
It's time to meet your chilling hosts.

Ghouls and boils,
One and all,
Come a-haunting with us on our Creepy Crawl ...

The Creepy Crawl inworld starts THIS Wednesday, October 31st at 10 am SLT, and you don't want to be left out in the dark! The full schedule is available below, and in the Destination Guide

 

TIME (SLT) LOCATION
10-10:30 a.m. Tagus
10:30-11 a.m. Bay City Fairgrounds
11-11:30 a.m. Vampyr Empire
11:30 a.m.-Noon All Hallows at Moochie
Noon-12:30 p.m.  Spookzilla Hunt
12:30-1 p.m. Octoberville
1-1:30 p.m. At the Edge of Darkness
1:30-2 p.m. Bad Katz Halloween

 

It's going to be a wicked good time! Let's creep it real and make some fun memories!

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Image is from Wicca Merlin

Linden Lab

 

Treat yourself to a Premium Second Life membership at an exclusive promotional price starting today - for a limited time, get 50% off your first payment on a new monthly Premium Membership subscription.*

Premium members receive a L$1000 sign-up bonus, a weekly L$ stipend, your own personal homeland allotment (which is now 1024 land instead of 512 LI), and exclusive gifts like the current spook-tacular Haunted Campsite (pictured). As a Premium member, you also enjoy many other benefits, like exclusive access to Premium Sandboxes inworld (where you can create and meet other Premium members), priority access to crowded Regions and events, expanded customer support, and increased missed IM caps and group membership limits.

Upgrade to Premium and start enjoying the benefits now!

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*TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR 50% DISCOUNT

This offer begins on October 25, 2018 at 8AM Pacific Time (PT) and expires on November 5, 2018 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 one 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.

Linden Lab

There are a lot of people working behind the scenes on Second Life, creating new features, improving performance, keeping things running smoothly, and performing incredible feats of troubleshooting and resolving issues when it doesn’t. 
 
That is why we have invited Grumpity Linden (Director of Product), Oz Linden ( Senior Director or Engineering) and Patch Linden ( Senior Director or Product Operations) to participate in our next Town Hall - taking place November 15th from 10 to 11 am SLT.
 
Collectively, these three have over 28 (!) years of experience working on Second Life and work closely with all the Second Life teams to continue to improve this platform that we’ve all come to love.
 
They are some of the biggest stakeholders in the direction of the product development roadmap each year, and know the product inside and out!
 
If you have a question that you would like to ask these Lindens, please take a moment to post it in the Community Forum thread “Town Hall Meeting with Grumpity, Oz, and Patch Linden - November 15” in advance of the Town Hall. Questions will be selected from all submissions made prior to November 9th, so be sure to get your question in before then!
 
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for November 15 to see if your question is selected. On that day, you can join us live for the Town Hall meeting. Location will be publicized closer to the event - stay tuned!
 
We’ll see you inworld soon!

Linden Lab

If you’ve been in Second Life for awhile, you are probably familiar with the MadPea Productions brand. In fact, back in 2013, the Drax Files covered and chronicled what they were up to and here - five years later - they are creating even bigger and more interactive games within Second Life!

In the latest episode of Drax Files: World Makers, Draxtor Despres revisits Madpea and Madpea Production’s Queen Pea - Kiana Writer.

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Just in time for Halloween - this episode dives into the dark themes of many of the MadPea products, including Mad World - an amusement park with interactive games, rides, an escape room, and plenty of photogenic spots to get your creep on.

Dive into the newest edition of the Drax Files and watch the video here, or watch below.

 

Previous episodes of the Drax Files: World Makers are available on our official YouTube channel, and a selection of the most recent 10 is below.

The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 46: 10 Years of “Gone Gitmo”
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 45: Arduenn Schwartzman
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 44: Istanbul University
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 43: nnoiz Papp
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 42: Death Row Designs
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 41: Vista Animations
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 40: Bernhard Dörries
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 39: Sergio Delacruz
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 38 : Eboni Khan
The Drax Files: World Makers - Episode 37 : Nonprofit Commons

Linden Lab

 

Are the rumors of legendary grid explorer Magellan's demise wildly exaggerated? Is his disappearance part of an elaborate conspiracy straight from the pages of a novel? Just how far will Ruth’s wrath go?

Tyrah has discovered that many years ago, Magellan accidentally broke Ruth's magic amulet and instead of coming clean about his mistake, he hid the pieces all over Linden Realms, and then promptly left for an extended ‘vacation’. There has to be some link between this event, Ruth’s rage, and Magellan’s untimely disappearance!

As new life springs from the once charred remains of Linden Realms, an all-new action-packed adventure awaits. Can you help find the pieces and put the amulet back together? It won’t be easy - you'll need to complete several quests and collect crystals but the rewards are worth it!

Find out everything you need to know to HUD up and get one step closer to solving the mystery of Magellan and Ruth's bitter feud by visiting the Linden Realms Wiki, and get your quest started now!

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Lastly, we are looking forward to sharing the details of how we built this with you.  Stay tuned.

Linden Lab

Linden Lab has blocked the third party Android client “IM to Secondlife”; it may no longer be used to access Second Life. We did so due to serious violations of the Policy on Third Party Viewers relating to user account security and user privacy.

If you have ever used that viewer, Linden Lab strongly suggests that you secure your Second Life account, beginning with updating your password on the Second Life account page:

https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_password/

We may need to temporarily hold some accounts in connection with this incident. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date and verify your email address: https://accounts.secondlife.com/change_email/

As a reminder, although you may connect to Second Life using software released by a third-party developer,  as explained in our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions, you do so at your own risk. Linden Lab provides a Policy on Third-Party Viewers to promote a positive and predictable experience for all Second Life Residents. Extra caution must be taken with third-party viewers that are not in the Viewer Directory: they have either declined to self-certify their compliance with Linden Lab policies or have been refused for noncompliance with the policies.

-Oz Linden

Linden Lab

Gather ‘round the campfire, Residents, it’s storytime.

Campsites and horror movies have a long-standing relationship. Young adults find themselves getting into all kinds of trouble when they venture out into the woods, spirits linger on amongst the ominous trees and misty moonlit forest floors. Ancient curses are unleashed from nearby burial grounds, and mysterious beasts stalk the woods at night.

Did you hear that noise? What was it? A few years ago, at a campsite very much like this, a storm rolled in on some unsuspecting Residents, and they were never heard from again! At night, they say you can sometimes hear their voices and see things moving among the trees … but whatever you do … Don’t. Go. Into. The. Woods.

Premium members should drop by one of the Premium kiosks to grab the newest Premium gift - the Haunted Campsite. This is a fully interactive scene straight out of an 80s horror movie. You can control so many different elements, including weather, bats, music, and much more. Customize your tombstones, seek some relief from the unrelenting elements in your very own tent (though it won’t protect you from machete-wielding maniacs or hungry monsters!), and enjoy candy apples and scary stories around the roaring campfire.

There are so many options, it’s almost terrifying!

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Haunted Mansion - Reanimated!

Who says horror series can’t get better and better? The bone-chilling Haunted Tour is back again - and this fifth installment offers some new twists! Hop in a coffin and enjoy the wild ride through the twisted mind of madness. There is a rule in horror that you’re more likely to survive if you travel with a friend - so face your fears, grab your favorite squad of fiend-fighting friends and follow the Halloween path at Portal Park to the abyss of oblivion at the Haunted Halloween Tour.

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Glytches Get Spooky

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If you keep your jeepers creepers peepers peeled during Haunted tour, you may spot some new Halloween-themed Glytches. While the Glytches at the mansion are trapped like eternally damned spirits, you can collect them at the Tyrah and the Curse of the Magical Glytches game and add them to your ever-growing Glytch collection.

Happy Halloween, Residents!

Linden Lab

UPDATE: We’re looking forward to the Creepy Crawl this year, however due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no costume contest. We encourage everyone to still come out in their best costumes to honor the spirit of Halloween!

In light of this adjustment, mention of the costume contest in the body of the blog post below will be removed.

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Are you ready to have a screaming good time with fellow Residents - all in the name of the spirit of Halloween? While this holiday may not be shared the world over, it is a tradition in Second Life to dress up in your Halloween best and come out haunting for the annual Second Life Creepy Crawl!

It’s going to be a monster mash-up at our Creepy Crawl - where we hop from venue to venue and enjoy some thrilling conversation and fun.

We are in search of venues to host our stops on the crawl. This year’s Creepy Crawl will happen on Halloween (Wednesday, October 31st) from 10 am - 2 pm (SLT/PT).

If you’d like to host a stop along the Creepy Crawl, own a spot that will be decked out for the holiday, and don’t mind if a parade of Residents and Lindens come through, then you might be just what the witch doctor ordered. We’re looking for spots that have entertainment (we like to dance around in our costumes!), are appropriate for general and moderate audiences, and can handle a crowd.

Here’s how to submit your venue for consideration:

  1. Make sure your place is listed in the Destination Guide - here’s how to submit.

  2. Hop over to this form and fill it out before October 15th - we’ll start selecting the venues after that!

  3. Keep an eye out for an email and/or notecard after the 18th to let you know if your venue was selected.

We’re excited to visit as many Halloween spots a possible - and can’t wait to have some spook-tacular fun!

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Pic by ♥ Nekotto ♥

Creepy Crawl schedule will be posted soon - so keep an eye out!

Linden Lab

Ebbe Altberg

Join us tomorrow at 9:30 am (SLT) for an Inworld Town Hall meeting with Linden Lab CEO, Ebbe Altberg. 

We blogged at the end of August, taking questions in this forum thread ( now locked ) and the time has finally come for the Town Hall event to take place. Questions have been selected from those submitted, and time permitting, there will be some time for open questions as well. Additionally, many of the questions we do not get to in the Town Hall meeting, will be addressed by additional Linden staff in the forum thread, after the Town Hall wraps.

You can join is live at any of these Town Hall locations.

See you inworld!

 

Linden Lab

With SL15B behind us (and SL16B to look forward to!) we thought it was time to have another Town Hall, and give Residents a chance to ask about Second Life and hear the latest news on what is being worked on and planned in Second Life. We’ll also share specific updates on our product development roadmap, as discussed earlier this year.

Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg will be appearing at a  “Town Hall” chat session on Thursday, September 13th 2018 at 9:30 a.m. (SLT/Pacific). This is your chance to interact directly with Ebbe as he discusses 2018 and beyond. 

Got a question you want to ask? Post it in the Community Forum thread “September 2018 - A Conversation with Linden Lab CEO Ebbe Altberg” in advance of the Town Hall. Questions will be selected from all submissions made prior to Sept. 10, so make sure to weigh in now!

Don’t forget to mark your calendars for Sept. 13 to see if your question is selected. On that day, you can join us live for the Town Hall meeting. Location will be publicized closer to the event - stay tuned!
 
We’ll see you inworld soon!
 

Linden Lab
We will be performing scheduled maintenance from 5:30 AM to 6:30 AM PDT, Monday August 13th, 2018. During this time you may notice slower than normal load times as well as issues with login and billing services. We appreciate your patience while we continue to perform upgrades and maintenance.

You can check for the latest update by visiting the Second Life Grid Status Blog

 

This scheduled maintenance affects: Second Life Services (Logins, LindeX Purchases, Marketplace Purchases), Inworld Services (Group Text Chat, L$ Transactions, Rezzing, Voice Chat, Profiles, Teleports, Inventory, Group Voice Chat), and Websites (secondlife.com, marketplace.secondlife.com, community.secondlife.com, wiki.secondlife.com, my.secondlife.com, jira.secondlife.com, support.secondlife.com, search.secondlife.com, places.secondlife.com).

Linden Lab

Today we’re announcing our new, fresh faced Auctions System - now part of Place Pages.  We’ve created an Auctions Walkthrough and the Auctions FAQ to help answer common questions and provide a detailed breakdown of how auctions work and what happens during the different stages of bidding.

You’ll notice a couple of key changes:

  • Bidding on an auction will require you have the funds available in your account at the time you place a bid.  Your maximum bid amount is immediately taken out of your account and held in escrow.

  • If you are the winning bidder, the parcel you won will be assigned to you within an hour of the auction closing.

Soon it will be possible for you to create auctions to sell mainland parcels you own (the parcel must be owned individually, not by a group).

Linden Lab

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Have you heard the news?

Effective immediately, monthly maintenance fees on Private Estates have dropped in price by up to 15%! In addition, one-time land set-up fees are also being reduced by as much as 41%.  

Ready to save? Here are the details on our newly-reduced prices:

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Whether you are an existing or former landowner (or just thinking about owning land), now is a great time to save on Private Regions to build, create and design your own homes, businesses or experiences in Second Life!

Check out our Land page to learn more.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Private Estate price reductions do not apply to Skilled Gaming Regions.  While new Openspace Regions are no longer available for purchase, existing Openspace Region landowners will receive the newly-reduced monthly pricing. In addition, these changes will not impact any grandfathered or “bought down” land prices, since those are still below the newly-reduced rates.  Lastly, Education/Nonprofit (EDU/NP) discounted full islands have also been re-priced to maintain their 50% discount off the regularly priced full islands. The new price of $124.50 will go into effect at the start of that island's next invoiced billing term.

 

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