It’s been a while since we last heard anything about the plans for the old Linden Home continents but according to Patch Linden via SSP? thread on the Second Life Forums on Wednesday 4th May 2022 the plan still stands where the old Linden Homes will “mostly go away”. Patch hopes to save some of them for historical purposes and hopes to keep areas online for those that may still want one.
Patch mentions there will be “some level of disruption that is unavoidable”. Patch gives an example saying “ part of what will need to happen is the web based control system for the homes will be have to be removed and replaced with the similar/same control system we use in world today on the new homes”.
There is no specific time when this will happen but I would imagine it will happen when the Linden Themes have been rolled out completely for the Bellisseria continent. Could be 2024, 2025 or much earlier than that. I hope the lab will give advance warning to all those that still live on the old Linden Home continents when the closures/moves happen.
Patch Linden update on the old Linden Home continents going forward.
Your memory is accurate. The plan still stands that the old Linden Homes continents will mostly go away. Being the preservationist that I am, I do intend to save some of them for historical purposes and to cater to those who may still want one. We haven’t quite worked out how that will go yet, but I predict that there will be some level of disruption that is unavoidable. For example, part of what will need to happen is the web based control system for the homes will be have to be removed and replaced with the similar/same control system we use in world today on the new homes.
The old Linden Home continents locations can be seen below on the world map in Second Life.
Hopefully the lab will update everyone on a regular basis on the old home continents when the plans get put into effect. I will blog about any developments when I hear more.