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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A Look Ahead, from Linden Lab

Recently, I've been talking about the many improvements Linden Lab has been making to Second Life.  Things have gotten cheaper, faster, and prettier.

Today, LL set out their plans for this year, which marks the 15th year of Second Life.  Some of the improvements, like the decreased tier cost of Mainland and the increase in the tier-free mainland allotment for Premium members, are already here.  Others we'll see in the months ahead.

One of the announcements that I am MOST excited about is that we will be able to wear clothing layers...the old style baked on avatar skins, tattoos, and clothing...on mesh avatars!  I am SO glad I didn't purge all my old clothes from my inventory.

And last names are returning!  I don't know how LL plans to implement this.  I do hope it's not as clumsy as the Display Name system, though.

One that scares me a little is that Experiences will be made active grid-wide.  That is, if someone creates an Experience (maybe some form of role play scenario, or a hunt game), it can be active everywhere, not just on one land parcel or region.  Depending on the Experience, this could be a problem for a lot of landowners...but LL says that individual land owners can disable such things on their own land, so perhaps it'll be OK.

There's lots of other stuff.  I'm not going to list them all here.  Go read Ebbe Linden's official blog post for yourself!

https://community.secondlife.com/blogs/entry/2328-happy-15th-birthday-second-life-fifteen-reasons-to-celebrate/

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