The end-of-year Shop and Hop event, organised by Linden Lab, has opened its doors to shoppers for 2018.
Following the success of recent in-world shopping events organised by the Lab, the Christmas 2018 event provides a similar – but expanded – setting that includes some lessons learned from previous events. It features around 100 merchants and creators, a full list of whom can be found in the opening announcement for the event.
The holidays are upon us, and for many that means baking, wrapping, peppermint lattes, and shopping! We’ve gathered 100 Merchants for a very exciting shopping event! … this shop-stravaganza spans 5 full Regions … All 100 Merchants have provided a free gift (and in some cases more than one per stop) and some generous discounts on some of their most popular products.
From Linden Lab’s Shop and Hop announcement
This 2018 Shop and Hop is located in five regions (two up from previous events). These are Aurelian, Gilded, Golden, Halycon, and Tinseled, all of which will be open through until the end of the event, on January 4th, 2019.
In addition, the five shopping regions are bordered north and south by two further regions apiece. These effectively act as overspill regions for each of the shopping regions. So, for example, if you try to teleport to Aurelian, but it is already loaded down with avatars, you may be redirected to the landing areas of Aurelian North or Aurelian South, where you’ll be greeted by the message:
Sorry, but you are in an overflow region. Feel free to cam around and window shop while you wait for a space to be available.
This is actually a nicer touch than simply finding your teleport fails with a Region is too full message.
Shop and Hop SLurls
All of the regions are rated General.