Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Keeping Spirits High



A message to the Community from the London City Team:


We are seeing a lot of new users and returning users to London City, and we want to assure you that we have contingency plans to keep our events and services running smoothly throughout this crisis.

First and foremost, London City is a Community, and we hope that all our regular visitors will be sympathetic to those new and returning users who are feeling isolated and just want some company.

To this end, we ask that everyone remains mindful that some people will be feeling distressed and finding their opportunities to express themselves quite limited outside of Second Life, but that they are seeking comfort.

Our team and staff, remains committed to providing as much support as possible during these times.

As a community, we hope your involvement with London City will help bolster everyone's spirits and make our joint isolation a chance to better get to know and understand one another.


A Message From Lab CEO




Ebbe Altberg, CEO of Linden Lab writes today:


As concerns about the current coronavirus outbreak continue, we want to assure the community that  we have taken steps to ensure that the Second Life operations stay steady while also helping our employees stay safe through this public health crisis. Our hearts and thoughts go out to those who have been affected by this unprecedented event.

Second Life will continue to be available without interruption as we get through this tough time together. Due to our previous crisis contingency planning and the flexible nature of our distributed workforce, we are not expecting any changes to response times for support inquiries and payment processing.

We know that Second Life serves a great purpose for our community as people seek ways to stay in touch with their friends and co-workers, as they grapple with new social distancing protocols, mandated remote work requirements, and other precautionary measures.

With the closure of many universities and displaced conferences and events, Second Life also continues to be an option for disrupted organizations looking for new remote work, classroom or event solutions. To help, we recently implemented a reduction in pricing to a flat $99/month per region for qualified education and nonprofit organizations.

We are seeing an increase in new registrations and returning residents during this outbreak. Please be kind and welcoming to those who may just need a friendly conversation to escape from this crazy world for a moment or more. If you have a friend or colleague who is looking for a safe place to socialize online during these tough times, we encourage you to help them discover how Second Life can enable them to feel less isolated by connecting them to your favorite communities or experiences.

Like many companies across the globe, we’ve put into action new remote work policies for our employees to ensure that they can take care of themselves and their families while continuing to work from home. Prior to this incident, a large percentage of our company was already working from the “Moonlab” (that’s what we call remote employees’ locations), so we have been able to transition quickly and efficiently to a fully remote setup.

For the past 17 years, Second Life has been a special place that brings people across the world together -- and we appreciate your trust and support as we get through this rough time together.


Ebbe and all the Lindens
From the Moonlab. 3.18.2020.

You can see this post on the official lab blog here

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day



A very Happy St. Patrick's day to one and all.

Okay it's a little different this year with the pubs in Ireland now closed on this occasion, but let us all
smile and make it a fun virtual party instead.

From 2pm SL time (9pm UK), we hope you can join us for a special St. Patrick's Day Party, with Irish music and lots of grog, at Madame Lala's.   Dress in Green and let's not let some horrid old bug put a damper on our spirits!

Madame Lala's TP:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/241/38/23

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Hows your head?



It was the St. Patrick's Party last night and boy did the booze flow!  Our revellers were truly in high spirits that had nothing to do with the grog, it was the music, provided by the Dubliners. Honest.

Today, join Bailey and Coffee for Substation in the Subway from 12pm SL (7pm UK) and Katty for World's End on the road from 2pm SL (9pm UK).



Thursday, March 12, 2020

Super cool Dollarbie racing car gift from Elle et Lui





You don't want to miss out on this 1L gift from Elle et Lui in London City.
This dazzling racing car is yours for just 1L.  Just pop to the store and click the vendor immediately inside the doorway.  Take a look at the fantastic designer mesh clothes too!

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/216/166/23

(This item requires unpacking).

Sunday, March 08, 2020

And the clocks change..



Hope you enjoyed the first of the Irish Concerts with the original girl band, The Nolans.

The clocks in the USA moved forward one hour today, but stay the same in the UK and in Europe for the next 3 weeks.  In short, all events in London City will start an hour earlier if you are in the USA until we catch up on March 29th.

Today, join Bailey and Coffee for Substation in the Subway from 12pm SL (7pm UK) and Katty for World's End on the road from 2pm SL (9pm UK).

Here's what went on last night..





Next week, for St Patrick's Day, we have The Dubliners in concert!


Thursday, March 05, 2020

Irish Freebies - Day Three



The third of the of the brand new exclusive Irish clothing outfit gifts is now available.  A mans Irish Clover complete outfit with shoes, for classic and mesh bodies, Courtesy of No Shot.

Hop on over to the Freebie Megastore to collect this London Exclusive freebie, and don't forget to check in every day this week as more St Patricks themed items go on sale for 0L, only in the Freebie Megastore.

http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/212/24 

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Irish Freebies - Day Two!



The second of the brand new exclusive Irish clothing gifts is this beautiful Irish dress, with stockings and shoes, with classic and mesh body options.  Courtesy of No Shot.

Hop on over to the Freebie Megastore to collect this London Exclusive freebie, and don't forget to check in every day this week as more St Patricks themed items go on sale for 0L, only in the Freebie Megastore.

TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/212/24 

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

First of the Irish Freebies



The first brand new exclusive Irish clothing gift is this Slainte T-Shirt from No Shot.

It comes in all sizes, rigged and unrigged.

Hop on over to the Freebie Megastore to collect this London Exclusive freebie, and don't forget to check in every day this week as more St Patricks themed items go on sale for 0L, only in the Freebie Megastore.

TP: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/113/212/24 


Sunday, March 01, 2020

Giving back to the community



Have you ever thought that you might enjoy helping New Residents in a recognised capacity?

Well now would be a really great time to get on board with the London City Support team.  We need your help to improve the overall experience by streamlining the assistance we can offer as a group.

Your donation of time, will be put to best use and you really will be making a difference.   For information please look at the Our Team page on this blog.


Today in London



Happy St. David's Day!

Hope you enjoyed the final Love-In of the Valentines season with The Everly Brothers last night!
This week, London City moves into the Irish Season to celebrate St. Patricks, with weekly themed concerts.  Grab some Grog!

Today, join Bailey and Coffee for Substation in the Subway from 11am SL (7pm UK) and Katty for World's End on the road from 1pm SL (9pm UK).