Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Bento goes Live



Back in June, we blogged about the new skeleton enhancement system for avatars in Second Life.
A full year in the making, Bento is now live throughout the grid.

The addition of 90 extra bones to the skeleton will mean a revolution in realism for the avatars. Also, 30 extra face bones which can be  tied into appearance sliders will make for super realistic expressions.




On Monday, Linden Lab Blogged that the Bento is now live, following the promotion of its Bento Candidate viewer to release status.

See the Linden Lab blog here


Friday, December 02, 2016

Amy MacDonald on Saturday



In concert on Saturday, Amy MacDonald the Scottish singer, songwriter and composer, who shot to fame in 2008 with her debut album, This Is The Life.  Her hits include, Mr Rock & Roll, Poison Prince, Let's Start a Band and Run.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later at 1pm SL.

Join us here http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/109/111/24

The London Christmas Tree




During World War II, Norway was invaded and occupied by Germany, forcing the Norwegian king and government to create a government-in-exile in London.

The British military also helped train and organize Norwegian commandos to attack Nazi installations in Norway.

As a token of appreciation from the Norwegian people to the people of Britain, a Norwegian Christmas Tree is sent every year from Oslo to Trafalgar Square in London.

Visit the London Christmas tree here and marvel at its magnificent balls http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/83/186/23


Thursday, December 01, 2016

World Aids Day




Activists the world over put a spotlight on the AIDS virus on this day.

AIDS has killed 35 million people since the start of the pandemic. Every year, 2 million people acquire the virus, and the U.N. estimates that more than 1 million people die from the virus annually.

A lot has happened since the first World AIDS Day in 1988. Countries in which the topic was once taboo now offer testing and treatment. Mothers with HIV can have healthy babies and live to raise them. Drugs can keep the virus from spreading. More than 18 million people are on lifesaving anti-retroviral drugs that keep HIV in check. And now, scientists are talking about vaccines and a cure.

A large-scale trial of a potential vaccine is underway in South Africa. The study will involve more than 5,400 sexually active men and women ages 18 to 35 in a number of areas around South Africa, a country where more than 1,000 people a day are infected with HIV. The trial will last for four years.

(source: VOA)

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Residential Land Plots, More Prims, Same Price




On 30th November, Linden Lab increased prim allowances for all regions on the grid.

We have passed these increased allowances directly to our Residential Tenants. The amount you pay for your rental remains unchanged.

Land Parcels now come in the these "flavours"

Old Prim Allowance      New Prim Allowance
148                                 197
244                                 326
296                                 393
878                                 1171


You can check to see how many prims/LI your parcel supports by right clicking the land in your parcel and choosing "About Land", then click the Objects tab.

London City North, has one plot still available with 326 prims. Click here to TP.

Happy Building!!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Weekend in Video Review



What with Our Cilla on stage last week and Sir Cliff last night, it is a veritable feast of British Talent!?

Enjoy highlights of the shows with the Video Review!


Friday, November 25, 2016

Cliff comes to town, Saturday




We present Cliff Richard in Concert this Saturday.

If you are a Cliff hanger then you will be thrilled that the British answer to Elvis is appearing on stage singing all of his hits.

Cliff who has enjoyed over a century at the top will perform his famous songs (and many more) including, Living Doll, Wired for Sound, The Young Ones, Some People, Carrie, Bachelor Boy(!), Tutti Frutti, Devil Woman -- to name but a few!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with Cliff and his 32 inch waist on stage at 1pm SL (9pm UK)
Teleport: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/122/109/24


Thursday, November 24, 2016

Home For Christmas in London City



If you rent a land parcel and pay 4 weeks before 1st December, to avoid any unnecessary concerns that your rent will expire during the holiday season, we will extend your rental to 4th January.

With just one payment of 4 weeks, you are Home for Christmas with London City.



If you regularly visit London City and enjoy the community atmosphere, you may like the convenience of being able to build or rez your own home within a stones-throw of the centre of all the action in Second Life.

London City offers land plots where you can build or rez your own buildings and set home.  If you are not a builder, there are literally thousands of suitable houses available to purchase and rez.

You might be concerned about uninvited guests, but this is no problem at all because all parcels are highly configurable and offer total privacy and security. If you decide to set your land to 'private', only you and your guests can enter your parcel.  If you configure 'see and chat' no one else can see you inside your parcel.  If you set voice to the parcel channel, no one outside your parcel can hear you!

Of course you might be a party person and like strangers dropping by.  You can set your parcel to public access and the world and his wife can visit.    If someone annoys you, add them to your ban list!  Everything is configurable.

Each parcel comes with an impressive level of configuration to control your media, access and privacy.

The 'About Land' setting allows each tenant to configure:
Media/Music stream  settings
Deed Objects such as tv and radio changers
Eject and Freeze Residents
Eject from Group
Control Allowed and Banned Residents list
Set Home to Here
Return deeded objects
Set privacy (see & chat with others)
Set land to public or private access.

For more information or to see a list of available Residential Property, click the Rentals tab at the top of the page.





Happy Thanksgiving





Wishing our American visitors, staff, merchants and friends, a very Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here in London City.