Sunday, April 30, 2017

Events group tops 100k members



London City now has 343,721 residents in our London Groups.  With a milestone being reached this weekend in the group 'London City Events' as it's one hundred thousandth user joined!

Thanks to everyone who takes part in London City, making this estate the most visited set of regions in all of Second Life, with over 3,500 unique visitors each and every day!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Free Bento Rave Dance from Abranimations



Abranimations has a brand new release and its available in their London City store, a selection of Rave dances with Bento animations.

As part of the launch of this new series of dances, one of the set has been made available FREE for this weekend ONLY!

Hop over to Abranimations to claim your free Bento Rave Dance http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/28/111/24

Friday, April 28, 2017

STEPS in Concert



The DISCO Continues...

In concert this weekend, STEPS!

STEPS, the UK band with smash hit covers including Tragedy, Last Thing On My Mind, Better Best Forgotten and Dancing Queen are here in London City on Saturday!

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) with STEPS on Stage at 1pm SL.

Location:  http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/110/119/23

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend



Well it has been almost a fortnight since the long Easter weekend, and here in old Blighty, we like our days-off, so its another long weekend, to celebrate something or other.

All the pubs and clubs in London City have late licenses this weekend, so get down to Bar Soho, Madame Lala's, Substation and The Worlds End... all open for your delight throughout this holiday!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/75/217/23

Monday, April 24, 2017

London City votes for Hard Brexit



Last week the Prime Minister called for an early election in June in attempt to secure a mandate from the people to perform a quick exit from the EU.

We asked you if you preferred to go through the full negotiating period (a soft exit) with certain non-negotiable agreements in place, or you fancied taking your chances with a swift (hard) exit from the UK.

65% voted for a hard Brexit, whilst 17% voted for a soft Brexit and 17% were unsure.

Thanks for taking part.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Saint George's Day



Happy Saint George's Day, the Patron Saint of England.

Today marks the day that a fire breathing dragon was slain.  <insert mother in law jokes here>

In old England, brave George is remembered for summoning tremendous strength, courage and determination. He killed the dragon that has been attacking the villagers, destroying their crops and turning their homes into ashes.



St. George was actually an outspoken Roman soldier serving a Pagan Emperor. He protested the treatment and torture of Christians by his fellow Romans. 

He paid for his beliefs when he made a plea to the Emperor Diocletian to spare the lives if Christians. The Emperor decided that if George cared so much for these lowly citizens, then he must also be a devout Christian himself.  He was tortured to force him to deny his faith and when this did not yield the desired response, he was beheaded, at the age of 33.


The slaying of the dragon is symbolic of the courage George showed against the Emperor.  It is however a little ironic that George did not win his battle, nor did he ever set foot in England.  He was born in Turkey and died in Palestine.

Saint George's day was adopted in 1222, when he replaced Saint Edmund the Martyr (King of East Anglia) as England's Patron Saint.

You can visit George and The Dragon here in London City: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/60/236/23

Friday, April 21, 2017

Disco Bee Gees on Saturday!




A DISCO SPECTACULAR Event today at London City.

Disco Party from 12pm SLT (8pm uk) and the Bee Gees in Concert!

The Bee Gees were a pop music group formed in 1958. Their line-up consisted of Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. The trio were successful in all decades of performing, but the height of their fame was in the the 1970s Saturday Night Fever era.


Prolific song writers who wrote on average a song a fortnight for 50 years, they also has success writing for many other artists including, Dolly Parton, Diana Ross, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand and many others.

Enjoy their music again as London City invites you to The Bee Gees in Concert this Saturday.
Disco Party starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with the concert an hour later.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Soft or Hard Brexit?



Decisions, decisions...

Theresa May has called a General Election in the UK for 8th June.  The third time in three years that the whole country has been to the polls.

It seems likely she will win and increase her majority in the Commons, and this gives her the mandate to push-on with a swift exit from the European Union instead of a long good bye.

The problem is this.  Do we hang around like an old scorned lover, in a broken down relationship trying to get the pots and pans in settlement, or do we just pack our things and sling our hook?

As things stand, a Soft Brexit means we keep paying in to the EU after we leave and continue to permit free movement of people in exchange for access to what used to be "the common market".

Or, do we just leave, stop paying the EU and regain control of our borders?  We would have to strike up our own trade deals and forge new friendships and renew acquaintances with the Commonwealth countries.   USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand (who we are currently prohibited from trading with under EU law) have all indicated that they would like to strike up trade routes with the UK.

As always, this poll is just for fun.. So which option would you choose?  

Vote for a Soft or Hard Brexit here:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/72/233/23

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Annual Egg n Spoon



Thanks for taking part in the annual Egg n Spoon race.  Winners were Nigel, Brett and Coffee (who cheated a bit).




We were going to film it, until we remembered we had a perfectly good video of it from last year, and since its a lot of giant eggs with heads poking out without any names, we thought we would just re-run last years video and hope no one notices:


Paying for Premium membership using Linden Dollars



A couple of days ago, we blogged about the 50% off Premium offer for Second Life.
For this quarter Premium is just US$11.25

It is worth mentioning that you can indeed pay for your Premium account with Linden Dollars by cashing them out and holding them on your account.

Here's how: Log on to your dashboard at Secondlife.com and look for the Linden Exchange panel on the left hand side. Click manage, then click Sell.

The amount you need to sell from your Second Life account is L$3,100 and this will raise US$11.37











You will be asked to confirm your password and then your order will be processed.

At this point, this is usually where you would go to the Process Credit part to request funds to be sent to you in US dollars.   But for this method of paying for premium subscription, you leave the money in your account.

Finally, you head over to https://secondlife.com/premium and upgrade your account.  Whenever any payments for Premium, Land Tier etc is taken by the lab, it always checks to see if you have US Dollars on deposit on your account and will always take from that pool first, before debiting your credit card.  Therefore if you wish to remain as a quarterly premium member, you would need to repeat this process every 12 weeks (selling 6200L).  Alternatively, keep an eye out for deals on annual Premium subscription which is an even better offer.


Limited time 50% discount for Premium Membership - They pay you!



Linden Lab is currently offering 50% off Second Life Quarterly Premium Membership.


We have worked out what this means in sterling:

This month, Second Life has an offer for premium membership at just US$11.25 for 3 months (£8.98).   Add back the weekly stipends you will receive, (totalling 3600L) which is worth £11.40 and the 1000L bonus worth £3.17 and you get £14.57 in Linden Dollars for the £8.98 you pay for Premium!

Effectively you get all the following bonuses, plus £5.59 more back (in Linden Dollars) than you pay in!

Just some of the benefits of Premium Membership include:

A Linden Home -or- a 512 sq meter parcel for you to build on supporting 175 prims.
Expanded Support, now including Live Chat
Exclusive Activities including Dune Buggy Racing in Racer's Gulch
Free Premium member gifts
Access to Premium member only Sandboxes
Increase from 42 to 60 groups!
Increase from 25 to 50 offline messages!
*New* Priority Entry to regions that are full!
Other offers and incentives offered constantly.

Don't forget, VAT is no longer applied to European countries.   So now is a great time to jump on board.

Head to the Second Life web site here:  https://secondlife.com/premium/


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter



Wishing you a happy and peaceful Easter.

Join us this morning for Coffee and Croissants in the park and for the Giant Egg n Spoon Race this afternoon.  Also this evening, the  Easter Sunday edition of Substation at 11am SL time (7pm UK) and the Cash For Questions Quiz at the Worlds End pub from 1pm SL time (9pm UK).

Enjoy the highlights from last nights Revival:

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

The Jebus Revival, Saturday in London City





Jan Couch     -      Tammy Faye Bakker     -      Vestal Goodman

This weekend in London City, we're holding a "Revival".  A toe-tapping high tempo, deep south, Gospel concert, starring our versions of Jan Crouch and Tammy Faye Bakker as hosts, with Vestal Goodman (known as Vestal Virgin) as the lead performer in our show.

In America, selling God is a multi-billion dollar, tax free business, raking in wealth for its televangelists, unimaginable even by the most famous of performers.

Each week millions of people tune into crying preachers who offer everything from cures for terminal illnesses to guarantees of making you as rich as them, so long as you send them your hard earned cash on a regular basis.

The premise being that God is a bit strapped for cash and that a mighty oak will grow from the acorn you plant.

Perpetually embroiled in scandals of racketeering, prostitution and embezzlement, it is also a cut throat business with each ministry condemning other ministries and producing evidence on each other,  as they compete for the prize fund of your money.

Kenneth Copeland     -     Benny Hinn     -     Robert Tilton

Top of the tree is Kenneth Copeland, with a tax free estimated worth of over a billion dollars, a fleet of private jets and his own airport, all used for spreading the word of the ministry... and holidays.

Every so often things go wrong, as it did in 1987 for Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, who were the original Satellite Televangelists. Jim was found guilty of mail fraud and sent to prison for 47 years, but paroled just 5 years later. His mistake was to oversell time-share stays at Heritage USA, a city he had built to spread the good word.

Since the Bakkers mistakes, other televangelists have stopped offering tangible assets and instead offer to use their own hot line direct God (who speaks to them constantly) to get you the things you want.  Since this cannot be measured, its all perfectly legal and profitable in the extreme!

However, with such extreme stakes involved, the production value of the shows produced by each ministry is paralleled only by Walt Disney studios.

Our Revival concert highlights the very best of the glitz and glamour you can expect as your sins are melted away.  It is tongue in cheek, has a free bar with hard liquor, the occasional hooker for our preachers and lots of crying.

We are not poking fun at people's beliefs, we are however aiming to lambaste the highest paying entertainment job in the world.

Starts 12pm SL (8pm UK) with 'The Hungry Goodmans' on stage from 1pm SL time.

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/87/107/23



HAPPY EASTER



Have a great Good Friday!

All the bars, clubs and pubs in London City have a late night license, so pop in for some Blue Nun.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Easter Begins!



Stop by the Grog shop on your way home tonight, the very long weekend is finally here!
Four days of eating, drinking, dancing and sunshine is ahead of us.

No Easter is complete without getting completely blasted, so don't miss out on these stunning beer deals especially designed to make your liver turn to the size of a walnut before Tuesday.

As part of our public service, we have trawled the supermarket sites to ensure you get the best deals as sobriety is somewhat indecent at this time of year.



Tip up, cos from 11am SL Time today (7pm UK) the weekend starts here in London City and runs until Tuesday!

And don't forget, the exploding easter egg hunt, a certain distasteful annual race and the jewel in the crown this weekend... The Jebus Revival on Saturday at 12pm SL time.


Monday, April 10, 2017

Here comes Summer.. or it is Easter?




Well goodness wasn't it fantastic here in old Blighty yesterday?   All the promise of the Summer to come.  Traditionally it usually rains during the Easter holidays, but here's hoping!

London City has a packed schedule of Events for you to enjoy this Bank Holiday, whatever the Weather, and prim-rain permitting there might even be a Barbecue on Easter Monday!


Friday, April 07, 2017

Judith Durham and The Seekers



The Seekers are an Australian up-tempo folk/pop quartet, formed in 1962.

They were the first Australian pop group to achieve major chart and sales success in the United Kingdom and the United States.

The group had Top 10 hits in the 1960s with I'll Never Find Another You, A World of Our Own, Morningtown Ride and Georgy Girl.  "The Carnival Is Over" is still one of the top 50 best-selling singles of all time in the UK.

Reformed in the late 1990's, The Seekers were still regularly performing until last year.  However due to the ill health of lead singer Judith Durham, the band has just ended their farewell tours.  This year a new show on Broadway called Georgy Girl and telling the musical story of the band has reignited interest in the group.

Enjoy The Seekers in London City on Saturday as the start of our Easter Shows.   Party starts at 12pm SL time (8pm UK) with the show an hour later.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Maximum Agents - Region Capacity Raised




On 3rd April, the lab began testing new server code and invited London City Estate, to be a part of this test.

The new code increases the capacity (maximum agents) allowed on each region.

It does this in a very specific way, it allows Premium members to enter, even when the region is already full.  Also, Region owners and Estate managers can always enter a region, no matter how many avatars are in the region.

This is how the new code will increase region capacity:
Full Regions by 10% (100 to 110)
Homesteads by 25% (20 to 25)
Open Spaces by 20% (10 to 12)

The new entry capacity limits are however available only to Premium members.  For Basic accounts the limits remain unchanged.   For example, a full region that supports 110 users, but currently has 105 users on it, will report at full to basic users and prevent them entering, whilst a further 5 Premium accounts will be able to enter.

As many of our visitors will know, there are times, particularly at the weekends, when our regions reach capacity and this new code will add an extra layer of privilege for Premium members.

Linden Lab have just released this blog about Region Capacity


Information about Premium accounts can be found here: https://secondlife.com/premium/

We have reviewed Premium accounts many times on this blog, search "Premium" in the box at the top.   Also check out this story we ran about discounted premium membership and watch for similar offers.