Sunday, December 21, 2014

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from London City in Second Life.



Let there be light... and there was!

Today is the Winter Solstice.
That means that it is the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere with a sunset at 3.53pm or seeming even earlier if its cloudy.

So that's the bad news out of the way.  The good news is that for those of us who detest winter and darkness,  just hang in there, things are about to improve!

Sunset will be a minute later each day now.

By New Years Eve it will be just after 4pm, and by the end of January we will start to enjoy an extra 2 minutes a day of light and the sunset won't be until 4.40pm. 

By end of February the daylight will increase by an hour a month, with sunsets at 5.40pm. By the end of March you simply won't care, it will be 6.30pm before night time and when the clocks go forward on 30th March, we will be basking in sunlight until 7.30pm.

The beauty of virtual worlds is that you can stick two fingers up at Mother Nature and roll the seasons a bit earlier if you want to. This year will be no exception in London City, where we like things as sunny as possible.  In fact, there is already a couple of daffodils sprouting shoots which would indicate a very early spring!




Saturday, December 20, 2014

Time to get ready for Christmas


And so begins the merry making!

Get the chores out of the way early and come and join us throughout Christmas here in London City. 



Friday, December 19, 2014

Andy Williams Christmas Show on Saturday


No Christmas can be complete without the Andy Williams Christmas show.

On Saturday from 12pm SL (8pm UK) join us in London City as we herald the start of the holiday season on the last weekend before the big day, with the wonderful Andy crooning carols for us.

Join the festivities here: : http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/135/108/24

Voice Vote jiggery-pokery

Usually its hard enough to get people to vote on anything as it relies upon them dragging that big heavy mouse all the way over to the vote board and then having to click on an option, but once again we have a vote booth busting poll about peoples feeling on whether or not Voice is a good thing.


The general trend was that Voice is a bad option in the new user hub, with 45 people voting for Bad and 23 voting for good.  Then word got around and within a day it shot up to 70 voting bad and 65 voting good.

We have done this poll before, but because people feel strongly they tend to log quite a few other accounts to sway the vote in the way they feel.
We had considered this poll was over and yielded inconclusive results.   So the voting board was moved up onto the wall and out of the way... and yet people continued to find it and vote on it, with it standing at Bad: 73 and Good: 74.

So, whilst none of us can decipher whether our visitors really think voice is either good or bad, what we have to agree on is that this topic is one that most people have a view on and one that some have strong reactions to.  Strong enough to log multiple accounts to swing it.

Seems that this is one subject that just won't go away!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DX Exchange - Linden Dollars without a Credit Card


Visit DX in London City. 410L for £1

Over £365m will be spent this week on internet sales as people hit various online stores in the hunt for Christmas gifts. 

Imagine you are one of these shoppers but you don't have a credit or debit card.  It would be near impossible to buy anything!

This is a problem that faces many Second Life users.  If they are unable or unwilling to give credit card information, they have no way to purchase money via the SL Web site.

DX Exchange offers a great solution!

Credit and Debit cards is still the preferred method of buying lindens for a lot of people and is fully supported by DX Exchange at favourable rates, but other handy options exist including, but not limited to, Paysafe Card, Ticket Surf, Moneybookers Wallet and UseMyBank.

There is an even easier option too.  You can even purchase Linden Dollars for the cost of a phone call to  DX Exchange!

DX Exchange UK HQ in London City
 

For special offers, visit the official UK Headquarters for  DX in-world at London City, here

Treat yourself or a loved one this Christmas Season.  Check out all excellent options available to you by visiting the DX Website
www.dxexchange.co.uk

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

RGDW for Men - Christmas Range


Check out the super range of men's Christmas outfits at RGDW in London City3.
RGDW specialises in sexy full mesh muscle avatar bodies, clothing, shoes and accessories.

Visit the store here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City3/51/240/24

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Cilla - Sell Out Performance

Thank you to everyone who came to see Our Cilla perform at Substation.  An amazing amount of people turned up to this spur of the moment show and the region was at full capacity.

So sorry to those of you who could not get in to the region due to it being full throughout the performance.  We can confirm that Our Cilla will be on the big stage on Saturday night at the end of January. 

So if you could not get in to London City today,  make a date in your diary for 31st January 2015.


Cilla at Substation - Sunday 11am SL (7pm UK)

A special Christmas treat for you today at Substation!

Appearing for the very first time ever in London City, the fabulous CILLA will be here in Concert in Substation today at 11am SL (7pm UK).



Singing all her hits and some that weren't - Don't miss this most famous icon of the 60s for one night only in Substation! Party starts 11am SL, Show at 12 noon SL time.

Location http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/30/181/19

Saturday, December 13, 2014