SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN HEARTS..and other happy valentines from Linden Lab!

SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN HEARTS..and other Happy Valentine’s from Linden Lab!

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It’s Valentine’s Day and Second Life is aflutter with love! This year, in addition to the Kiss a Linden, Kiss a Volunteer event and an unveiling of a newly revamped Cupid Linden avatar, we invite you all to explore your world in search of the Valentine’s Day Golden Heart!

Here are the contest rules:

  • Contest runs from 12:00am PST (midnight) on Friday, February 13 until 12:00am PST (midnight) February 15
  • More than 1000 candy boxes are scattered around Second Life
  • These Boxes are filled with candy hearts to collect and trade (including special edition Linden Lab hearts)
  • Mixed in are 20 special boxes containing golden hearts
  • Those who find the golden hearts will win L$5000 credit at Xstreet SL
  • Search the world and find them all!


And, we have a second valentine  for you….

We’ve made it easier to share the love with a new gifting feature on Xstreet.  You can now send a gift directly to any avatar in Second Life.  Here’s how:

  • Go to Xstreet, find the gift you want and click on it.
  • On the right, you will see box, “Choose Payment Method”

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  • When you click “Purchase as a gift”, write in the recipient’s name.
  • Complete your purchase, and the gift will be delivered to the lucky Resident!


Take our Valentine’s Day Survey

In the future, we’ll be adding new features like registries, and we need your help! We’re sending an email survey to a select group of Residents to help shape these features.  Take the survey and opt-in to a focus group so we can make this product serve your needs.

So send a little love this Valentine’s Day, and make this the year when you don’t have to say, “it’s in the mail”. Of course, you can always claim Friday the 13th….

Happy Valentine’s Day!


FINE PRINT

1. Eligibility. Contest is open to all Second Life® world Residents (“Residents”) in good standing, 18 and older as of the start of the Contest. Residents of embargoed countries, countries where such contests are not legal or where access to the Second Life world has been blocked or disabled, as well as Employees and affiliates of Linden Research, Inc. (“Linden Lab”), and their familiies are not eligible to participate. Contest void where prohibited. Subject to all international, federal, state and local laws. No purchase is necessary to enter and win

2. How to Enter. Between the hours of 12:00am PST (midnight) on Friday, February 13 until 12:00am PST (midnight) February 15, explore the Second Life world in search of up to 20 Golden Heart objects. Along the way, you may also discover other special edition Linden Lab Candy Heart boxes scattered around. Click on the Golden Heart to claim it!

3. Prizes. Total Linden Dollars (LS) awarded as prizes: L$100,000, to be awarded to twenty (20) Residents as (20) awards in the amount of L$5000 Xstreet SL credit, There is no monetary value associated with the Prize, and (as with all L$) no promise or guarantee of redemption of any or all L$ awarded. The prize is for entertainment purposes only. Note: you will need an active Xstreet SL account to claim your prize. Register here: http://xstreetsl.com/

4. Prize distribution: Gifts will be awarded by Linden Lab via email, inworld or by mail. Linden Lab will notify winners by mail, in-world or e-mail of procedures for redeeming prize. The prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Winners who do not wish to accept the prize as offered may opt to forfeit the prize. There will be no substitutions. Awards are limited to one award per each natural (actual “real world”) person.

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64 Responses to SEARCH FOR THE GOLDEN HEARTS..and other happy valentines from Linden Lab!

  1. eternity says:

    pfffff… search SL for boxes ? Where ?
    Do you have an any idea of how wide this world is ?

    “Search the world and find them all!” Sure ! maybe if I stay awake 24/7 during 1284 days, I will find these boxes..
    Erm… That means 1568 days, if we take crashes and lag into account.

    ANyways… that was a nice idea..

  2. Torley says:

    I wouldn’t discount your chances, LOVE will LEAD THE WAY. 6 of the GOLDEN ones have already been found by adventuring romantics (one can hope)! See (and talk to) http://twitter.com/secondlife for updates as more hearts are located…

  3. Baldi McMillan says:

    ♥LOVE RULES!♥ Happy Valentine’s all!

  4. Jarek Dejavu says:

    I love Second Life, cause I found real love in Second Life! Happy Valentine’s day Alenka! And happy Valentine’s day to all Second Life lovers! ❤

  5. Fianna idora says:

    I found a golden heart! WOOT!

  6. Marianne McCann says:

    I found all 16 regular, but the golden seem impossible now

  7. Torley says:

    Nice find in Kremer, Fianna! Congrats!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE… the hunt is still on! 9 of the 20 GOLDEN HEARTS have been found now. Keep looking; some locations are obvious, others are obscure (and deserve exploration).

  8. Gordon Wendt says:

    Not sure if I was technically in Shamon or Zebrasil at the time but found Box 12.

  9. Gordon Wendt says:

    no luck on the goldens yet 😦

  10. We, my SL partner, and I found SL love two years ago in SL and it continued into real and we are very, very happy together! We never knew that this was possible… alright, I’m a big internet fan so I knew internet love was very probable… but who’d have thought we’d have come so far through an online game. Soulmates do exist and we are soulmates and found each other in SL. Wishing everyone a wonderful Valentine’s Day and many more to come!!!

  11. Gordon Wendt says:

    torley, how many golden hearts are left now?

    Also, how much of a bribe do you want to give me the location of one? 🙂

  12. Marianne McCann says:

    Spoke WAY too soon – Jes found a gold!!

  13. Emilly Orr says:

    Not to interrupt the lovefest, but–guys, before y’all bought XStreet, there was a gift feature. Mentioning it doesn’t make it new, just means it’s where it always was. We were *always* able to send gifts to other avatars, so I’m somewhat confused on the trumpeting of that ‘exciting new feature’.

  14. Daniel Voyager says:

    Happy Valentine’s day 2009 to all 🙂

  15. nimrod yaffle says:

    “There is no monetary value associated with the Prize,”

    Right. Hey guys here’s something you can win, which other residents will buy for real world value for around $18 USD, through an exchange we own, but there’s no value for it!

  16. T Linden says:

    Xstreet has had a gifting feature. However both the giver and the receiver had to be activated xstreet accounts. We have made it possible for any Resident to receive a gift, whether they are on xstreet or not. This extends xstreet gifting to everyone. (Emphasis added. -Torley) And since the vast majority of Residents are not activated on xstreet, it’s our gift to you.

    T

  17. Fianna idora says:

    Thankies Torley and congrats Jes! 😀

  18. Torley says:

    @Mari: I had a good feeling you’d find gold on your travels.

    @Gordon & others curious..

    16 Golden Hearts have been found now. And WHERE were the most recent ones spotted? Why, in the regions of: ANWR, Nautilus – Byth, Oak Grove, South Channel, Nautilus – Hannibal, Mahulu, and Toggenburg.

    That means… 4 MORE LEFT TO GO! It’s not too late to claim a GOLDEN HEART of your own! Only… in Second Life!

    (I get a kick out of doing this dramatic announcer thing…)

  19. Fianna idora says:

    Man, I searched all over Nautilus and came up empty handed! LOL I hadn’t been to those sims before – they are beautiful!

  20. Torley says:

    @Fianna: Another plus to this, as I mentioned to fellow Lindens earlier… encourages seeing sights in Second Life!

  21. Ken says:

    Been here a couple years and I couldnt tell you were much Linden Land is. How could anyone just getting into SL find it?

  22. Fianna idora says:

    I used the SL Search tool searched for “Linden” under the category Places. I also searched Linden under category People and went through all the Linden staff picks to find their offices. 😛

  23. blegh, i can’t get inworld this valentine’s day, no choice and completely alone…:(

    Nautilus is a beautiful place, and the other places metnioned are wonderful as well!!! This is a great incentive to get out and explore SL, thus appreciating it more for it’s creative beauty…certainly beats going to a random club and asking for sex..lol.

  24. Steve Steed says:

    I got one of the GOLDEN HEARTS in… Waterhead. WOOT

  25. tempest Heartsdale says:

    i love valentines especially since it’s with my SL & RL partner 🙂

  26. LadyRose Luna says:

    Ok wait a minute!!

    sounds to me like only friends of the Lindens are finding these so-called boxes and the rest of the sl community is beat.

    Where are the clues for the places to go??

    there are about 9,000 islands plus mainland.

    Hello!! knock knock is anyone in there??

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  28. Torley says:

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! ❤

    @LadyRose: No, not “only friends of the Lindens”, the GOLDEN HEART winners so far have been a diverse group, including some very new Residents and experienced travelers.

    Use the existing locations as clues: Linden locations include Infohubs/Welcome Areas, other Linden-owned properties, even possibly protected Linden Land (scattered nature reserves owned by Governor Linden which you may find simply by flying across SL…). A few seconds looking up culture is helpful.

    As mentioned earlier, follow SecondLife on Twitter for updates. 3 more hearts to go… best of hope!

  29. Dahlia Jayaram says:

    I have a golden heart! (but it’s inside me, sorry Linden Labs). Come find me if you think SL isn’t too big! ;P

  30. Verna Paule says:

    Hahaha,

    Cant help myself, but am walking around the Isle of View with the funniest tag ;p

    Linden Lipsores

    Roflmao!!!

    Ok, odd sort of humor i know, but as i said couldnt help myself ;p

  31. Kakurady says:

    I’ve found a golden heart! Only for myself though. I’m not interested in valentine nonsense, nyahaha~

  32. Arianna Voltaire says:

    OMG i cant find any been a hunting like mad…about to give up 😦 without golden heart 😦

  33. up to date says:

    Well T Linden,

    I tried using the gift feature on XStreet and it doesn’t work, told me the person I was gifting had to be registered on XStreet, what gives?

  34. Musimba says:

    Do the Winners of the Linden Golden Hearts get a free tour of the Linden Chocolate Factory or just the 5,000L?

  35. Torley says:

    @Arianna: Don’t give up just yet! 2 more out there. Harder to find, yes, but not impossible.

    @up to date: There is one small detail: per http://xstreetsl.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=69&mode=&order=0&thold=0 , they need to be at LEAST 1 day old. Does that apply to your case?

    @Musimba: Alas, due to more pressing projects, the Linden Chocolate Factory is still under construction. But let me ask the Dept. of Public Works about it. 😉 (Which also begs the question, who’s our Willy Wonka? And would it be a Gene Wilder or Johnny Depp-esque performance, or something else altogether? *chews on an Everlasting Gobstopper and gives the thought pause*)

  36. Darius Wilberg says:

    Gene Wilder definitely was a better willy wonka 🙂

    *looks forward to using his golden heart*

  37. Spencer Engineer says:

    Hello, World!

    If anyone has boxes 6 and 7 and would like to trade, I have copies of boxes 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16…bingo.

    Also here’s where I found some of the Linden Heart boxes:
    South Channel, Morris, Moritz, Mohrr, Korea4, Fortuna, Hippotropolis, De Haro, Rosedale, Misso, Waterhead, Mhindepinde, Bay City – Rollers, New Port, Boardroom, Wengen, Isle of ViewToo, Ambleside, Daley Bay, Bay City – Argos, Zermatt, Larsen, Mann, Moose Beach, Pooley, Isle of View, Brampton, Prima Point, Orientation Island Public, Korea2, Waterhead, Linden Estate Services, Fame, Korea3, Korea1 and Oak Grove.

  38. Puppet Shepherd says:

    Although I am sad that I never found a golden heart, after hours of searching, I discovered lots of wonderful places! The Moles have been working very hard, and they’ve done a great job!

    For those of you looking to fill out your regular heart collection, be sure to visit the Lindens’ various offices in Ambleside – I found half a dozen hearts there!

  39. In the words of Torley ‘yayzerama’ found all 17 boxes.

    But does anyone know what the final number is for the box description? It seems the first number (e.g. 1, 1, 0) is how many residents have found the box (without golden heart), the 2nd is for residents with golden heart who found the box, but am still puzzled by the 3rd numbers use.

  40. Marianne McCann says:

    @37 (Spencer Engineer)

    Drop me a line inworld, I may have some f’r tradsies

  41. Torley says:

    There are still 2 hearts out there, they must be toughies.

    @Spencer: Thanx for documenting your journeys! And thanx Mari for helpin’!

    @Puppet: Did you take any pictures? Sounds like you’ve got a lot of experiences worth sharing.

  42. giggles halfpint says:

    yeah t linden…….I had the same problem as up to date…..said the person had to be registered…….wth?

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  44. Kakurady says:

    @Spencer Engineer “residents with golden heart who found the box”… now I wonder what that value does….

  45. Puppet Shepherd says:

    I was too busy looking for hearts to even think about taking pictures when I was out! But I took lots of landmarks for places I liked so I can go back later – I’ll have to take pics then!

    In the meantime, I can tell people who think that all of mainland is a wasteland where they can go to see that they’re wrong. Or maybe I’ll just send them to the asylum in South Channel instead!

  46. Finally, all golden hearts has been found! Congratulations to everyone who has found one!

  47. Spencer Engineer says:

    Hi Kakurady, the object description increases by 1 as ‘7, 3, 0’ would mean 7 residents have found the box, 3 residents who have golden hearts have found the box but the 0 value remains a mystery to me.

    Thanks Linden for the golden hearts search, exploring SL is one of my favourite hobbies especially when you find bounty 🙂

    Could there possibly be a Magellan Linden search in the near future? I so still want to be his first mate but alas assume he’s in the ‘void’ and missed my IM.

  48. Ellie Heartsdale says:

    Okay, forgive cluelessness, I’ve the comprehension of a born-yesterday Newbie even tho resident since Aug 07.

    Question: I found Box 4, contained a nice selection of hearts, plus one with properties “Golden Heart!” and “RESI Team”. That heart looked different, it had a photo montage image w/sparklygold perimeter, verbiage on reverse side. I suspect the answer is no, but was this one of THE twenty golden hearts?

    BTW, Nice Torley image on one of the other hearts, maybe #137.
    Hunt was fun, thanks! :@)

  49. Kitty Tandino says:

    We need more events like this one…
    I miss the old days when people loved to explore :D!

    even if you don’t win anything.. it’s always fun to see new places and meet new people.

    Heck, i’ve been in SL under kitty for almost 3 years now.. and i have yet to see everything in SL!

    big hugs all!

    Explore just for the fun of it:) in the long run.. it has more value then money or prizes 😉

  50. @Spencer Engineer When I touch it however, the third number increases.

    @Ellie Heartsdale Probably not. If you found one of the 20 golden hearts there will be a special particle effect and messeage. Afterwards the box will disappear.

    But it does sound to look like one of the 20 though. Hmm… I don’t think I have that one yet…

  51. Torley says:

    All 20 GOLDEN HEARTS have been found by now, as y’likely know.

    Great to have the feedback and encouragement to do more events like this. That’s most encouraging. Even as the world gets so large, fun can be had. So thankyou, thankyou for sharing.

    @Ellie: The one of me as an Obsk? =) A duck-like, Dr. Seussian creature.

  52. Abi says:

    So when do they start to distribute the prizes…I have not recieved an email or inworld msg as of yet..maybe in the snail mail??

  53. ellie heartsdale says:

    @Torley: Yes it does have a Dr.seussian look

  54. PM Sands says:

    Take our Valentine’s Day Survey

    In the future, we’ll be adding new features like registries, and we need your help! We’re sending an email survey to a select group of Residents to help shape these features. Take the survey and opt-in to a focus group so we can make this product serve your needs.

    PM comment:

    I started to take this survey, but I closed it in frustration.

    If I recall correctly, the survey was asking me to choose one of a few projects I would like to see implemented on X-Street SL first. There were just a few items listed. I thought two of the items were totally frivolous, but the survey did not allow negative feedback. I did not want to complete the survey, because it would seem like I supported the two projects that I was in no way interested in. It felt as if the survey was optimistically biased like this:

    Example:
    Do you love fantasy SL weddings all the time and want your girlfriends to know what fantasy wedding gifts you would like? Select one answer:

    [ ] Yes! I love SL fantasy weddings!
    Or
    [ ] Yes! Yes! I totally really really really love SL fantasy weddings!!!

    Conclusion:
    Please consider structuring future X-Street SL email surveys to also include less super ecstatic feedback, such as:

    [ X ] No.

  55. Steve Steed says:

    I am one of the 20 that won!!
    So when do they start to distribute the prizes? I have not yet recieved an email or inworld msg If your doing it by snail mail I will not get it as I have moved so the info you have on me is not the same now.

  56. Abi says:

    Apparently we forgot to read the fine print:
    3. Prizes. Total Linden Dollars (LS) awarded as prizes: L$100,000, to be
    awarded to twenty (20) Residents as (20) awards in the amount of L$5000
    Xstreet SL credit, There is no monetary value associated with the Prize,
    and (as with all L$) no promise or guarantee of redemption of any or all
    L$ awarded. The prize is for entertainment purposes only. Note: you will
    need an active Xstreet SL account to claim your prize.
    Key words…No Promise Or Guarentee…sigh.

  57. Darius Wilberg says:

    yup. still waiting to hear from them also.

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  59. Steve Steed says:

    #56 Yes I seen the find print.
    But I do not thank that the Lindens is not going to award The prizes.

    I thank we that won will have it in the next week.
    After all L$100,000 is a lot of Lindens to print up lol or maybe linden lab is holding off for that stimulus money from the U.S Government. 😛

  60. Fianna idora says:

    Noting that I haven’t received any notification or when/how the prizes will be awarded either. 😦

  61. Kitty Tandino says:

    Fine Print isnt written in fine print it is clear:

    3. Prizes. Total Linden Dollars (LS) awarded as prizes: L$100,000, to be awarded to twenty (20) Residents as (20) awards in the amount of L$5000 Xstreet SL credit, There is no monetary value associated with the Prize, and (as with all L$) no promise or guarantee of redemption of any or all L$ awarded. The prize is for entertainment purposes only. Note: you will need an active Xstreet SL account to claim your prize. Register here: http://xstreetsl.com/

    4. Prize distribution: Gifts will be awarded by Linden Lab via email, inworld or by mail. Linden Lab will notify winners by mail, in-world or e-mail of procedures for redeeming prize. The prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be exchanged for cash or credit. Winners who do not wish to accept the prize as offered may opt to forfeit the prize. There will be no substitutions. Awards are limited to one award per each natural (actual “real world”) person.

    Take it easy people, that was all done in fun and Linden Lab hasnt failed us all yet.. so chill out you all will get your prizes!

    can we hear some GOOD things for now?

    REALLY!
    🙂

    <3. K.T.

  62. Victoria Ealerno says:

    helllo…

  63. Everett Linden says:

    Heya! Sorry you haven’t heard back from us more quickly. We’ve been working to get all the winners and their prizes set up on Xstreet. I’ll check with the team to make sure all of you are contacted so you can start enjoying your prizes! I’ll also be making a blog post early next week with all the results of the Contest, Kiss a Linden Fun, and other valentine goodness

  64. Marianne McCann says:

    @49 – Me too, by far! I LOVE exploring this world and the amazing things people build. More like this!

    Can’t wait t’see the blog an all Everett! Meanwhile, my gold heart is up in my workroom. 🙂

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