*Update: April Fool's*
In a press release by Linden Lab, CEO Rod Humble announced that the Second Life grid would be shut down at one minute to Midnight on April 4, due to increasing technical glitches that threatened to permanently take down the virtual world.
“By now, most have you have probably wondered if the lag is getting worse,” he stated, “It’s not your imagination. It has been getting worse, and current efforts to repair it have yielded only small, temporary relief. Without a shutdown, Second Life will be unusable to most within three weeks.” Rod stated it would likely take six months to fix the problems.
“We have gone by for eight years without a major overhaul. Band-Aid measures offered temporary fixes. But now, it is time to bite the bullet, roll up our sleeves, and get to work.”
Rod Humble went on to state that work on Mesh and Viewer 2 would continue while the Second Life Grid was closed, “We are confident enough about the acceptance of Viewer 2 by older residents when the Grid is restarted. There are no plans for the continued support for Viewer 1 and the third party viewers based on it when the Grid is reopened.”
For the Press Release, Click Here.