Thursday, December 31, 2015

New Years Eve Party





You are invited to a night of Celebration in  London City, for the New Years Eve Party.

DJ Loki / DJ Torric and DJ Jon Temple will take you through New Years Eve and into the New Year.  Loki will be playing club dance,  Torric playing Classic Cheese and Jon Temple will be playing Classic Party.

Party starts at 12pm SL (8pm UK) and goes on well into the next morning as we see in the New Year, 2016.


http://slurl.com/secondlife/London%20City/127/110/23

ALSO..  don't forget to join us on New Years Day when spring gets sprung!

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

London City Gateway



New residents joining Second Life will soon be asked for their preferred location when initially joining the world.

We are proud to represent the UK choice and to offer the gateway for London via our new region, The London City Gateway.

Building work continues, but here is the first glimpse of London City Community Gateway..


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas




Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas.

Throughout the holiday season, the bars and clubs in London City will be open with many festive events.   Also, keep an eye out for the pop-up parties happening throughout the estate over the next few days.

The London City team are enjoying a couple of days family time from 10am SL Christmas Eve through until 10pm Boxing Day (26th December).   Please use the Support portal above if you need help and we will be sure to answer you in a timely manner.







It's Christmas!



Wednesday, December 23, 2015

London City Estate - Press Release




PRESS RELEASE 
23 DECEMBER 2015

London City joins the Community Gateway program.

London City, a community estate in Second Life since 2009 is pleased to announce the expansion of the estate, adding a new region, with an exclusive focus on new users.

London City and their team of thirty "London Support" agents has for many years, given specialist help to new residents in the hope of kick-starting their Second Life with a powerful and impressive immersive experience, fast tracking the user to the best experiences Second Life has to offer.

We are pleased to announce that we have been invited by Linden Lab to offer an officially endorsed Community Gateway which will be known as "London City Gateway".

This dedicated region is under development and will begin to host and assist new users as they are 'born' directly into the Gateway, in the new year.

London City Gateway will be a low lag, fun environment where new users can quickly learn the initial skill sets needed for the best possible experience in Second Life.

We very much hope that London City will play a big part in the retention of new users as they begin their Second Life journeys and to help the further growth of the Second Life community.


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Andy Williams Christmas Show - Christmas Eve



No Christmas is complete without The Andy Williams Christmas Show!

On Christmas Eve (Thursday) grab your favourite Christmas sweater and head over to Regent's Park at 10am SL (6pm UK) for the Christmas Party

Andy is on stage at 11am SL (7pm UK)
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/116/103/24

Monday, December 21, 2015

Demis in Revue



Demis was in London City on Saturday for his Christmas show.   Here's a rather quick-vid of the happenings..

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Project Bento: Avatar skeleton improvements



Avatars are about to get even more realistic as Linden Lab announces Project Bento.

The avatar skeleton will now support:
  • 30 bones in the hands 
  • 6 tail bones
  • 30 bones for facial expressions
  • 11 extra limb bones for wings, additional arms, or extra legs.
  • 2 other new bones in the head for animating ears or antennae
  • 13 new attachment points associated with the new bones

Initially you will need the Project Viewer as it is still a work in progress, but hopefully this will be adopted by 3rd party viewers as soon as the new enhancement is proven.

For full information about this new enhancement see the Knowledge Base

We know how much work, value, personalization and emotional investment goes into a Second Life avatar, so we have always been careful when considering avatar changes. While we want to make improvements, we also want to maximize backward compatibility. Get ready for the biggest thing that’s happened to avatars in years.

Ever wish you could incorporate a tail, wings, or second set of arms into your avatar? How about having animations for facial expressions and finger movements? Yes, we know that there are some incredibly creative workarounds that give you some of these, but they can’t leverage skeletal animation, so they have been very complex, often fragile, and very expensive in performance and resources both in your Viewer and the Simulator.

We are introducing extensions to the standard Second Life Avatar Skeleton that give you dozens of new bones to support both rigging and animation, and accompanying new attachment points! This extended skeleton, which is fully backward compatible with existing avatars, rigging and animation, gives creators the power to build more sophisticated avatars than ever before.


Sunday, December 13, 2015

The weekend video in the wink of an eye



On the grounds that I have presents to wrap and Christmas Shopping to do... you will forgive me for this down 'n' dirty vid this week!  Normal service will be resumed as soon as Christmas calms down a bit :)




Monday, December 07, 2015

The weekend in Video review



On Saturday, Cher and her gorgeous dancers turned up to put some smut into the festivities.  Enjoy the video!