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Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Info Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit the new Horizons Experience, created by Linden Lab and the Moles – is now on the web!

Join us as we explore the info areas, the social areas and the residential locations – and then explore the games that lie at the heart of the regions.

We’re joined by Patch, Dee, Kona and Shaman Linden – as well as a number of the Moles, including Naughty, Garden, Abnor, Ancient, Magic and Squishy! And, I’m afraid, there’s an awful lot of Saffia being killed in various gruesome ways!

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons Gaming Experience, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And if you want to visit the Horizons Experience for yourself, you can start at the info islands here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Dione/131/134/23 or here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20Supernova/136/130/23
Or explore the game region here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Horizons%20A1/132/225/69

Horizons residentials, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Horizons residentials, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit some of the regions of the LEA (Linden Endowment for the Arts) – is now on the web!

We take the opportunity to explore the work that some of the artists have produced as a result of the six month grant of an entire region.

Monochrome, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Monochrome, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And there’s real diversity on offer, from the beautiful Monochrome installation created by Giovanna Cerise, to the fascinating watercolors that you can wander in, created by Ceakay Ballyhoo. Then we look at another form of art as we explore the region designed for dance performances by Royal Shippe and Diiar Vader, before we slip through the fun of Snarl by Kanashimi Mac, and finally visit an installation that blends poetry and art in Invictus, created by Storm Septimus.

The range we see is awesome, and we also be talk about the next round of grants for LEA regions. You too could have an opportunity to follow your dream of creating a region wide installation (and probably with the full 30,000 li/prim limit we are promised soon). To do this, go to: http://lea-sl.org/form/lea-air-land-grant-application-round-twelve and complete the form.

A Watercolour Wander, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A Watercolour Wander, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

And, because we are sure you’d like to vist the locations mentioned in the show – here they are:

Monochrome by Giovanna Cerise: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA21/16/119/31
A Water Colour Wander by Ceakay Ballyhoo: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA12/157/156/24
Imagine Too by Royal Shippe and Diiar Vader: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA17/135/169/21
Snarl by Kanashimi Mac: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA13/60/196/4065
Invictus by Storm Septimus: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LEA25/38/198/81

Invictus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Invictus, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The latest episode of Designing Worlds – where we visit Burn2 and celebrate the life and work of Ladyslipper Constantine – is now on the web!

Burn 2 is the inworld realisation of the famous Burning Man Festival held annually in the Nevada desert. We look at some of the amazing art of display, taking a balloon trip around the site, seeing the famous Burning of the Man and the Burning of the Temple, and talk to Duna Gant and iSkye Silverweb, who were both centrally involved in Burn2 this year.

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We also remember Ladyslipper Constantine, a dedicated Burner and a keen Lamplighter at Burn2 events, who died recently. Saffia filmed a special Celebration of her life and work as a volunteer for numerous organisations and events in Second Life; an extract from this is shown in the episode, but you can also watch the full Celebration here:

It all makes for a very special show!

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Burn2, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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The new episode of Designing Worlds –a very special story for Halloween – is now on the web!

Written by Judith Cullen (in Second Life Caledonia Skytower of the Seanchai Library), it’s read by Caledonia herself and Corwyn Allen, together with Saffia and Elrik. With haunting photographs by Wildstar Beaumont, this is a real Halloween treat from us to all our viewers.

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

A Special Story for Halloween, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

 

 

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dw-special-2016-11-3_017The Designing Worlds special – where Patch Linden reveals the exciting news about the increase in prim allocation – is now available on the web.

Patch supplied a breakdown of how the new pricing structure would work, and also discussed the ways in which created could use the new land impact to improve mesh.

Prim increases

Prim increases

All the upgrades in prim limits will be automatic – with no cost. Mainland regions (including Linden Homes) are upgrading immediately. Private estates will be upgrading in the next couple of the months (once the Lab have assessed the effect on the mainland).

But the really exciting news that came out on the show was that of private island owners want to, they will be able to upgrade their prim limit to 30,000 by paying a one time upgrade fee of $US30 on a region, followed by a monthly payment of US$30. This seems quite a bargain for double the prims!

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After the show, Patch and Saffia discussed the changes, with questions coming from the audience. Pantera Północy very kindly filmed this.

 

 

 

 

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The new episode of the new season of Designing Worlds –as we explore three different stunning locations – each with a very individual take on Halloween – is now on the web – and now we’ll tell you how to get there!

Our first destination offers a collection of beautifully constructed Halloween locations, followed by the Fright Ride to end all Fright Rides! Yes, it’s the special Linden Halloween experience, accessed from the Portal Parks and created by Patch Linden and those amazingly clever Moles – some of whom pop up on the show!

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts: Linden Portal Park, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can find the Linden Halloween Experience (with lots of free gifts) here.

Then our second location is a beautifully dark re-interpretation of a classic children’s tale – Neverland. It’s been created by Tymus Tenk and Truck Meredith for their gorgeous Calas Galadhon estate, and Ty says it’s his first venture into major fantasy. It’s gorgeous, with little sinister touches, located over two regions. Do go and explore – but perhaps you don’t want to enquire too deeply into what happened to the Lost Boys!

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Start your exploration with a stunning boat ride here – although you’ll need to carry on on foot is you want to reach the final destination – the ballroom!

And our third and final location is a stunning region that draws on a wide variety of horror tropes – can you spot them all?

It’s the Ironwood Hills – a a beautifully spooky region that is available for exploration throughout the year, but currently with some special Halloween touches.

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Halloween Haunts, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can begin your exploration of Ironwood Hills here.

So enjoy the show – and don’t forget to visit the places too this Halloween weekend!

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Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

The new episode of the new season of Designing Worlds –as we visit White Tigers Island to learn all about their very special Pirate Hunt – is now on the web.

 

 

Joey Aboma and Libby – LibertyBelle Lyric tell us all about their music-loving island community, and about the chain of events that led to them taking over the running of the island, and their creative idea to fund it!

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

We look in detail at how the community came together to create the Pirate Hunt – which is part scavenger hunt and part adventure game, and we have a lot of fun exploring the various tasks, the amazing builds and the stupendous level of detail! We also meet two of the creators who are supporting the Hunt – Athayus Quan and Tristin Quan Bracken of R&R Swag, Raven’s Blade, Allure, and 360 – who tell us how and why they became involved.

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

You can find out more about the White Tigers Pirate Hunt here
and visit White Tigers Island here.

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Whites Tigers Island, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

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