Breaking news from the Relay For Life group in Second Life today that SL resident Alliez Mysterio has passed away to Breast Cancer 2 weeks ago which is deeply sad news. Alliez Mysterio was the owner of dAlliez Estates and one of the creators of the Estate System in Second Life.
Alliez Mysterio joined Second Life on 22nd April 2004 and her first sim was opened in December 2004 called Rue dAlliez. It was home to T1Radio and the Relay Rockers team until 2011 which is well-known. Alliez Mysterio supported Relay Rockers and Relay For Life in Second Life since 2005.
It’s sad to hear that a well-known member of the Second Life community has passed away in real life and she will never be forgotten. This is the group notice posted today from Relay For Life group in Second Life on the passing of Alliez Mysterio…
it is with deep sadness and sense of loss that i share with all of you the passing of Alliez Mysterio to Breast Cancer.
Alliez was the owner of dAlliez Estates and one of the creators of the ‘Estate System’ in Second Life. Her first sim Rue dAlliez was opened in Dec 2004 and was the home of T1Radio and the Relay Rockers team until 2011.
Alliez was a founding member of the Relay Rockers and sponsored and supported the team and Relay For Life in Second Life since its inaugural event in 2005.
Losing Alliez is a loss not just to those of us who knew and loved her, but to all of Second Life.
Please join Nuala and I in extending sincere condolences to Sue Peregrine, her daughter, and to her families in both worlds. We will miss our dear friend very much.
This year’s Holidays Of Hope Ball will be held in Alliez’ honor, and the 2014 Relay Rockers will be dedicating our 10th season in honor of one of our founding members.
On Saturday 7th December 2013 all day there will be a memorial service on her sim dAlliez to celebrate her life in RL and to celebrate life in Second Life. Alliez Mysterio favourite musicians and her dAlliez family and friends will be attending. There will be kiosks set up for donations to the American Cancer Society and in the name of Alliez in L$’s.
For more information contact, Trader1 Whiplash, Nuala Maracas, Sue Peregrine, or Polgara LLewellyn in celebrating the SL life of Alliez.
RIP Alliez Mysterio
This is the winter update on Second Life statistics 2013.
SL Total Regions
My last post on Second Life statistics was published on 1st October 2013 for the autumn update and it still appears that private regions are declining week on week for many reasons. Tyche Shepherd yesterday published that year to date of private estate losses now stands at 1, 568 (7.5%) via SLUniverse Forums.
This time last year the year to date of private estate losses went up to 2, 500 regions however this year the decline is slower but it’s still alarming. 2013 started with 28, 036 main grid regions and today it’s dropped down to 26, 403 regions. If rates continue as they are then I would expect total main grid regions to be around the 24, 000 mark or less this time next year.
I do hope the SL economy will see growth again but it’s unlikely to happen without more investment.
On 6th January 2013
- Total main grid regions: 28, 036
- Total private estates: 20, 921
- Total Linden owned: 7, 115
On 21st July 2013
- Total main grid regions: 27, 079
- Total private estates: 19, 997
- Total Linden owned: 7, 082
On 1st October 2013
- Total Main Grid regions: 26, 729
- Total Private Estates: 19, 645
- Total Linden owned: 7, 084
On 1st December 2013
- Total Main Grid regions: 26, 403
- Total Private Estates: 19, 424
- Total Linden owned: 6, 979
The graph shows a down hill drop of main grid total regions during the past year or so.
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SL Daily Concurrency Levels
Since October 2013 the daily concurrency levels seem to be reaching a peak of 60, 000 to a low peak of 29, 000 on a daily basis since October 2013. The median daily concurrency went up to the 46, 000 mark with the mean daily concurrency being around 45, 000 mark. I would expect the daily concurrency levels to pick up now as we head into the Christmas season and the new year months.
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As of 2nd December there are now 36,201,866 signups for Second Life since 2003. According to Dwell On It statistical graphs it appears that the rate of signups on a daily basis is now between 10, 000 to 12, 000 which is much slower than it was at the start of 2013 when it reached between 16, 000 – 17, 000 signups on a daily basis.
Next stats update
The next statistics update will be published in March/April 2014.
After weeks and months of waiting The Blackened Mirror has returned with a new season 2 and episode 1 can be viewed here. Episode 1 runs for ten minutes and thirty one seconds. Season 2 went live on Sunday 1st December at 2pm SLT and hundreds of avatars viewed the new episode.
Episode 1 / Season 2
As Season 2 opens, Harland Quinn, Private Investigator, is forced to face up to his past and to meet old – and new – enemies. But what has become of his companions, the enigmatic Alais Alleyn and her redoubtable champion, Mister Biggins
Stay tuned for Episode 2 coming soon.
Episode 14 has been released of The Drax Files featuring Rose Borchovski who is one of the most popular artists on Second Life and in this episode she shares her wonderful art work with the rest of the world. Drax and Rose discuss inspirations, current projects and much more. Episode 14 runs for four minutes and fifty nine seconds. Great work!
See Episode 14 here of The Drax Files.
Rose Borchovski’s installations are by far are unique and the best on the grid I think. This is another amazing episode and overall there is always new things to learn in The Drax Files when new episodes are uploaded.
The excitement is building up for The Arcade Gacha Events starting in December 2013 through to January 2014. The Arcade Gacha Events for December 2013 is sponsored by [AF] Apple Fall, GOL, The Magazine, Oceania Breedables, Pilot and Pure Poison – Fashion.
A new shopping guide has been released for December 2013 which can be found here. The Arcade features over 100 of the top builders and designers in Second Life offering great prizes and more. This is a great time to visit if you love shopping in Second Life. The Arcade gets busy throughout the month so its recommended to visit during non peak hours to enjoy the experience more.
The Arcade Event Schedule 2013/2014
- November 23rd – 27th: Vendors set up
- November 28th: Staff Walk-Through
- November 29th – 30th: Bloggers Preview
- December 1st: The Arcade opens & photography contest starts
- January 1st 2014: The Arcade closes & photography contest ends
- Early January 2014: Photography contest winners announced
Will you be visiting the Arcade during December 2013 ?
Stay updated on the latest news about The Arcade on the following links below and enjoy!
The brand new season of The Blackened Mirror in Second Life will be starting at 2pm SLT on Sunday 1st December 2013 which is expected to be very exciting with many surprises along the way. I strongly recommend everyone watch The Blackened Mirror from the beginning from Season 1 episode 1 onwards. It’s a great Second Life TV series overall and it should not be missed. The Blackened Mirror crew do an amazing job at filming professional episodes for the SL community to enjoy. I can’t wait to see what comes next in the series!
What is The Blackened Mirror all about ?
The Blackened Mirror is the Grid’s latest example of fantastic creativity which involves machinima, film noir, treasure hunting, various forms of digital visual art & media, and good old fashioned storytelling! Join us in the adventures of the hero, the heroine, and of all people, the famous Mr. Biggins!
Season 2 episode 1 will be showed on the following links.
The Blackened Mirror season 2 starts this weekend
Season 2 coming soon!
The popular series, The Blackened Mirror, is back for Season Two! The story will keep you on the edge of your seat through all six episodes! The twists and turns this season will keep all of our loyal fans thrilled! Enjoy this small taste of things to come!
Today InWorldz hit another a major milestone of reaching 90, 000 registered InWorldz users which is another step closer to reaching the big 100, 000 users milestone due in early 2014. Woooot!
90, 000+ total users milestone
InWorldz total users historical stats
- “The first 1, 000 took almost a year.. the second 1, 000 just a bit over a month..”
- 2, 000 members - 14th May 2010 (growth chat)
- 5, 000 members - 20th June 2010
- 10, 000 members - 12th August 2010
- 20, 000 members - 21st October 2010
- 25, 000 members - 12th December 2010
- 30, 000 members - 1st February 2011
- 40, 000 members - 15th July 2011
- 50, 000 members - 15th January 2012
- 55, 000 - 20th April 2012
- 60, 000 members - 18th July 2012
- 70, 000 members - 25th January 2013
- 75, 000 members – 3rd May 2013
- 80, 000 members – 20th July 2013
- 90, 000 members – 24th November 2013
- 100, 000 members – Expected in early 2014
I think the InWorldz community should have a big party to celebrate 90, 000 registered users mark and also for the big 100, 000 total users milestone. Agree ?
Linden Lab have sent a new email response on Wednesday 20th November to Kylie relating to the recent change to the Second Life terms of service. Apparently Linden Lab are still reviewing what can be done currently and it may take some time to come to a final solution/result. It’s just a confirmation that Linden Lab are still evaluating and hopefully we will hear something more encouraging next time.
See the new email response by Linden Lab and follow up by Kylie Sabra below….
Thank you for your group’s letter. As mentioned in my last note, we have been reviewing what changes could be made in light of the concerns expressed by some Second Life content creators. The Terms of Service impact all of our products and services, and the careful process of reviewing, evaluating, and making any revisions does take some time; we greatly appreciate the continued patience of concerned Second Life content creators while we do so as quickly as we can.
3:39 PM November 21st
Thank you, Peter, for your response. We will continue to check in, of course. In cases such as this, silence is not golden. I look forward to hearing from throughout this process.
I’m glad there is positive communications between concerned members/groups of the SL community and Linden Lab PR team. I really do hope this gets sorted out before the end of the year at the latest.
Firestorm have started to block old Firestorm versions this week one by one which will continue for the rest of the week until completed by the Firestorm Team. See the latest block updates below and be prepared to upgrade to the latest version of Firestorm.
The Firestorm team have recently been under pressure from Linden Lab to block older versions and its been in the works for many weeks now. The blocking is needed so that the Firestorm Team can continue to develop Firestorm futher so that everyone has a better inworld experience. By the end of November the Firestorm team will only allow the latest three versions of the Firestorm to access Second Life which makes sense.
Blocked Firestorm versions…
22.214.171.12479 release – 166 users(Blocked Nov 18th, 2013) 126.96.36.19936 release – 881 users(Blocked Nov 19th, 2013) 188.8.131.5280 hotfix release – 571 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013) 184.108.40.20682 maintenance release – 606 users(Blocked Nov 20th, 2013) 220.127.116.11000 Beta – 4585 users(Blocked Nov 21st, 2013) 18.104.22.168744 – 3334 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013) 22.214.171.124803 – 60 users(Blocked Nov 22nd, 2013) 126.96.36.199837 – 14,120 users(Blocked Nov 23rd 2013) 188.8.131.52155 – 40,451 users(Blocked Nov 24th 2013)
Last updated: 25th November 2013
Stay updated on the latest news on the official Firestorm blog.
On Hypergrid Business there is a new Fourth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey to fill out to find out which opensim grids users like the best in terms of community, technology, content and support. One vote is required and the results will be posted before 23rd November 2013 apparently.
Once the survey has been filled out click on the Submit button then there will be a message box confirming the submission to Hypergrid Business…
Your response has been recorded. We’ll be publishing the results of this survey by November 23
Previous OpenSim annual Grid Survey results and responses…
Which OpenSim grids will come out on top this year ?
This year Relay for Life of InWorldz raised a grand total of $801,169 izzies apparently which is a new record and this year the funds were quadrupled than last year. This shows that there is still strong support for Relay For Life events to take place InWorldz. This is awesome news and it’s great that so many participated this year to make a difference. Time to celebrate and party!
2013 RFL of InWorldz Stats
- $801,169 izzies raised
- Over 75 visitors (average = 51 people) at any given time
- 133 luminaria were lit
Top 10 distances
- Kelly4u Lynn > 27.0 miles
- Hairy Thor > 22.6 miles
- Wildstar Beaumont > 20.5 miles
- OldeSoul Eldemar > 20.3 miles
- Banker Ibor > 16.3 miles
- Amaranthim Talon > 12.4 miles
- Neill McCullough > 11.7 miles
- MidnightRain Glas > 10.7 miles
- Panza Eilde > 10.5 miles
- Mortus Eclipse > 10.5 miles
- Total Distance covered by users of the Pedometer: 210 miles
I guess we can now look forward to the third season RFL of InWorldz 2014 when I’m sure more new records will be set.
The well-known SLUniverse hit a big milestone this week on 12th November 2013 on reaching its 10th birthday anniversary which is incredible. Wow, ten years full of SL changes, drama, news and today it’s still growing strong.
There have been many good and bad stories posted over the years. It’s a great source to find out what’s going on in Second Life on a daily basis. It’s a large Second Life resident supported site and I’m sure in the near future it will continue to break new records.
SLUniverse is my top favourite site to find out the latest news in SL, OpenSim and RL. I joined SLUniverse back on 01-02-2010 and I log in almost every other day to see what’s going on. Here are some stats worth viewing below…
SLUniverse Forums Stats – (17th November)
- Threads: 83, 073
- Posts: 1, 839, 751
- Members: 29, 879
Happy 10th Birthday SLUniverse!