Two weeks of Private Regions growth in Second Life


For the past two weeks net private regions have increased by 69 since the new pricing structure for private regions came into an effect. This is very good news and shows there is still interest in buying private regions in Second Life at the moment.

It’s too early to tell if this growth trend will continue or not in the weeks ahead. I would say we’ll need another month or so to see if this new pricing restructuring has worked successfully. Then we can start celebrating. 🙂

It’s worth mentioning that when the grid grows it really does help slow the overall rate of private regions losses on the grid.

Tyche Shepherd mentions the net private regions growth in the latest grid report, see below.

We are now two weeks into the new pricing regime for Private Estates and this is now the 2nd week of positive growth of the grid

Net Growth stands at 35 regions this week (last week was 34) All this week’s net growth was among private Estates .

Overall , taking into account last weeks closure of the 24 Temporary SL15B regions , Net Change in Private Estates since the new prices stands at 94 New or Returned Regions
I’ve no record of Region type at the moment, and therefore no estimate of overall change in revenue for the Lab, but the initial change in demand doesn’t seem enough to increase overall revenue at this stage.

Total number of Main Grid regions is now 23290 ( 16054 private estates & 7236 Linden owned)
112 new regions were added and 8 returned to the grid, with 18 regions removed (6 were renamed and 1 came and went since last report)

Adult rated regions were up in number by 15 to 5801 (24.9% of the grid), General rated increased by 8 to 2868 (12.3%) 

Because of the recent net growth YTD private estate net losses now are down to 52 (A 0.3% loss) 

It would be great to see more net growth in private regions in the weeks and months ahead. The grid needs to grow again as it’s been on the decline for many years.

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New SL Sims In Past Week Thread Reaches 100 pages on SLUniverse Forums


100 pages milestone

On 1st July 2018 the most popular New SL Sims In past week thread reached 100 pages on SLUniverse Forums for the first time. Tyche Shepherd started the forum thread way back on 23rd March 2008 and it’s been actively running since then.

It’s definitely been the best source for updated Second Life statistics and much more. It’s been interesting to see weekly reports on new sims being added, sim renames, breakdown of server class and sims that have left the grid,

Congratulations Tyche all the hard work you’ve done over the years to keep the Second Life community updated on the grid numbers.

Here are the latest grid numbers as of 1st July 2018:

A large number of ACS RFL regions coming online helped keep net losses in regions to 3
Tomorrow the new land prices take effect so we’ll see if there is any significant uptake next week

Total number of Main Grid regions is now 23220 ( 15985 private estates & 7235 Linden owned)
103 new regions were added and 10 returned to the grid, with 117 regions removed (54 were renamed and 1 came and went since last report)

Adult rated regions were up by 13 to 5728 (24.7% of the grid) while General rated increased by 7 to 2893 (12.5%) 

  • Check out the Second Life Grid Survey here.

2018 Relay Weekend Starts Next Week In Second Life


 

Just a quick reminder that next weekend marks the start of the 2018 Relay Weekend in Second Life which will take place on Saturday 15th from 10am SLT & Sunday 16th July 2018. It’s going to be another great successful event and I’m sure new records will be set.

All these Relay For Life of Second Life events bring communities together to remember loved ones and honor survivors to raise money to help the American Cancer Society.


2017 RFL of SL Stats

  • Avatars: 996
  • Laps: 3, 664
  • Distance: 24, 755, 163 meters
  • Course Length: 6, 758 meters

Last year $230, 000 was raised by the Second Life community and hopefully more will be raised this year. Check out the history of RFL of SL here


2018 RFL Schedule 

Opening Ceremony: 10am SLT (Jul 14)

Time to get started. We kick off the event by honoring everyone who’s been affected by cancer and everyone who has contributed to the success of this year’s Relay season.

Survivor/Caregiver Walk: 11am SLT (Jul 14)

“Survivors and Caregivers are the heart and soul of Relay For Life events. We honor their strength and courage with every step they take. It doesn’t matter if you were diagnosed 10 days ago or 10 years ago, you can walk while everyone gathers together to cheer you on”.

Luminaria Ceremony: 9pm SLT (Jul 14)

“During this ceremony we represent everyone touched by cancer with a Luminaria. Each light represents a life—a life taken by cancer, a survivor of cancer, or a support for a person still fighting the disease. It’s a powerful demonstration that gives people the opportunity to grieve but also offers comfort and hope”.

Closing Ceremony: 9am SLT (Jul 15)

“Our closing ceremony is the time to commit to take action and help lead the fight for a world free from cancer. It’s a time to celebrate what we’ve accomplished together and a time to unify for the work that needs to be done moving forward”.

For more information, see here. 

It’s Second Life 15th Official Birthday Today


On June 23rd 2003 Second Life was launched officially by Linden Lab and today Second Life turns 15 years old. Second Life is still one of the best virtual worlds out there today and still going strong.

The party celebrations are still happening over at the SL15B regions with live music around the clock and great exhibitions to see. It’s one of the biggest events on the grid happening now 🙂

Happy Birthday Second Life and here’s to another 15+ years 🙂

Come and join the SL15B celebrations today 🙂