Friday, May 15, 2020

Lab says sorry, we're full

As you are aware, we live in unusual times.  You are probably also aware of the huge influx of new and returning residents during the global lock down due to Coronavirus.

It is fantastic news to see so many people in-world, in the only place you do not have to socially distance, but there has been such an increase in demand for new regions, that the lab has had to pull up the draw bridge until the autumn/fall.

Linden Lab is in the process of migrating Second Life to cloud servers, but they are not quite there yet, so the grid as it stands is still operating from their own server system, and this has reached its capacity.  Adding more regions at the current time with impair performance for us all.  So at this time, they are encouraging your to buy Mainland, Rent space from a Landlord or checking the Auction site.

For what its worth, London City currently has a Grandfathered Homestead available for rent at cost price, for anyone wishing to build their home there or operate their mainstore from that region.. but sorry no clubs, bars etc, we don't particularly want to compete with ourselves in the same estate. But if you are interested about our available Homestead, please contact Billy Arentire.

From Linden Lab:

Well, this is awkward...

Due to the ongoing public health crisis, we’ve experienced an unprecedented surge in demand for new Second Life regions. While we are thrilled by the heightened interest, the increased demand has consumed our available inventory of full regions (there are still many parcels available on existing regions, both on the mainland and from private estates). 

We are committed to maintaining (and improving) the stability and performance of Second Life. So while we are very gratified that we can be of help to people in these trying times, unfortunately, our current server systems cannot accommodate unlimited growth without adversely impacting that stability and performance. This means that region inventory in Second Life will be extremely limited and may not be readily available until early fall.

You can read the full story from the lab here:

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