Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great Second Life Winter Destinations: Let It Snow! Returns for 2015

Many of us who remember the joyous snow-covered landscape of Let It Snow! were waiting for its return. This Second Life holiday classic is back, with gorgeous builds, fields and streams, and fun animals including a realistic reindeer herd just waiting to be photographed. I particularly liked the winding fence with snow drifts spanning the landscape, and the glass pavilion where you can play a grand piano or simply dance romantically with that special someone. The falling snowflakes can cause some lag -- however, I found that simply moving graphics down to "high" from "ultra" cleared up most of my performance issues. The realism here is a good counter to the overdone lighting at some other places which, while cheerful, may not seem that natural to many viewers.

To visit this highly recommended and enchanting destination:

For more blog coverage and excellent photography of Let It Snow!

Lori Novo:

World of Yana:

Real Virtual (Echt Virtuell):

You can see how Let It Snow! looked in 2014 here:

I made some very pretty pencil conversions of these images -- I decided not to use them on my blog, but you may want to download them for your own use here:

To see my coverage of great destinations Second Life destinations (scroll down):

To find more places to visit for the Christmas and New Year's holidays, go to the Second Life Destination Guide for Winter Attractions:

Check out Scoop It Second Life Destinations for current coverage of more great destinations to visit:

See more of my December 2015 Winter Snows Destination Coverage:

Early Morning Snow Flurries at Sweet Surrender (December 14):

Coeur de Bourgogne - Wine Country in Winter (December 16):

The North Pole Sleigh Ride Adventure Returns For 2015 (December 17):

The Invasion! Ride, Christmas Edition, Is Delightfully Bizarre (December 18):

And finally, if you feel like listening to the famous Holiday Song by the same name as sung by the incomparably schmaltzy Dean Martin, here it is with 40 million Youtube hits. Play it as you tour the sim.

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