Hail the Traveler,
Today we received the sad news that Ebbe Altberg, better known as Ebbe Linden, CEO of Linden Labs from 2014, passed away at the age of 56.
Thank you for your efforts in continuing to let us play in this wonderful world, Ebbe.
Open roads and kind fires.
Link to announcement by Linden Labs
New year, new stories. The spring edition of the Magic Messenger, by Fae, for Fae, is out now! Full of stories, recipes, arcane scripting secrets, and more!
Read it here now!
And of course, a big thank you to the contributors and the wonderful team that compiles and creates this wonderful magazine.
As most of you will know, coming weekend, Europe will go on daylight saving time, which means that the time difference with SLT will return to normal as of Sunday.
Please keep this in mind when hosting or planning to attend events.
This weekend, Fae in Europe and various other parts of the world will end Daylight Saving Time. This means that, if this is you, your time difference will lessen by one hour.
This is an indication for various time zones (sorry if I missed yours) until the US will cross over into Winter too:
- UK and Ireland: SLT + 7 hours
- Western and Central Europe: SLT + 8 hours
- Eastern Europe, Finland: SLT + 9 hours
Please keep this in mind while scheduling and/or attending events.
News at reached us that our Fae sister, Cleome Jewell, has stopped her dancing. She left this world late last week. She has been part of Second Life and The Faery Crossing for more than a decade and she will be sorely missed.
Her soul now drifts beyond the stars. Rest in peace, dear Cleome. Thank you for joining us and sharing your presence and rest assured that one day, we will join you.
By now, the term Covid-19 is known to everyone in the world. Many countries have taken the steps that they deem right for their situation, but everywhere, people suffer of this virus. This is not limited to those who have contracted it and have fallen ill, but also to their friends and loved ones and, of course, to the valiant medical professionals who are working so hard to help all of us.
Continue reading The Faery Crossing and Covid-19
We here at The Faery Crossing are happy and thankful that you have been on our journey with us. Whether you have been here for years or just joined this week, we are honored and overjoyed to have you as part of our Fae family.
There is no such thing as a perfect year and every year will bring hardships, disappointments, pain and anguish, just like every year will bring joy, happiness, smiles and love. Often, sadly, the hurt lingers far longer than the joy and we send our hearts out to all of you.
Where pain, however, is often found in great setbacks and impactful events, joy and love are most often seen in the smallest moments: a drawing from a son, daughter or niece or nephew; a much needed hug from your spouse or your parent; that beautiful morning that promises magic… these are the moments that count.
Wherever you are, whoever you are: from the bottom of our hearts, we wish you the most blessed of Yuletides and a wonderful , joyous and magical new year.
~The Faery Crossing
The summer edition of the Magic Messenger has been released. Read stories and poems, catch up on the adventures of Sylia and Temna and peruse the latest news of the Faery Crossing – and there is plenty!
The Magic Messenger is available online here. It it also distributed via inworld notice (wear to read) and can be picked up from newsstand locations at the Plucked Wing Tavern, Merry Meeter Manor and The Welcome Center.
Merry meet, dear Fae,
Linden Labs are implementing changes in the way your US$ balance is processed. Basically, this impacts the link between your account’s US Dollar balance and an external balance method (e.g. PayPal or Skrill).
Please note that this does NOT impact regular L$ purchases. If you only spend money to buy L$ inworld, the information below will not be applicable to you.
In short, Linden Labs set up a subsidiary company to handle their credit payments. This company is called Tillia and they have some requirements. We will provide you with links containing details, but here are the bullet points.
- Tilia is a full subsidiary of Linden Labs – i.e. they own the company;
- You will need to provide Tilia with Name, Address , Date of birth and
(for US citizens) Social security number or (for non-US citizens) a copy of a government issued ID (passport, driver’s license, EU ID card, etc.);
- You will need to submit proof of the above by photocopy of, e.g. a utility bill, bank statement, etc.;
- If you have already verified your ID with Linden Labs earlier, it is likely you will not have to do this again; if Tilia requires additional information, you will be contacted;
- If you are under 18, you are not eligible for this service – you will still be able to participate in SL in all regular ways;
- If your account is inactive for 12 months, Tilia will begin charging a fee. This will not happen when your US$ account balance is 0$ (so this fee will not lead you into debt);
- There will at this time be no additional fees (other than the changed fee announced earlier and the aforementioned inactivity fee);
Linden Labs and Tilia have provided several links with information. We highly recommend you peruse them and check the forum. We will list the links below.
Now, in addition to these links, we encourage you to get informed in other ways. Again, if all you do is buy L$, this should have no impact on you.
Love & Light!
Please be advised that as of this Sunday (March 31st), the part of the world that has not gone over to daylight saving time (and usually does) will move to DST, so that the regular time difference between your respective time zones will be restored.
Please keep this in mind for any events you may wish to attend on Sunday or you’ll show up an hour late and Bugs and Tealkie will have eaten the snacks.