The first batch of new regions opened this morning south of the Bellisseria continent on Monday 16th September. Check out the new Campwich Station, Forest and Lodge. There are trailers/campers nearby to view. The regions will be opening up in phrases.
I’ll be blogging more about these new regions shortly…
According to the latest weekly report published on Sunday 15th September the year to date for net Private Estate growth now stands at 88 regions which equals 0.5% growth since the start of 2019. This is great news to report on for once because in previous years the grid had been declining for some time.
There has been more interest in Private Estates this year than in previous years and that’s always a good thing. I think this has to do something with the reduced land prices in Second Life that the lab rolled out earlier in the year. It’s definitely helped from looking at the grid numbers below. Hopefully Private Estates will continue to show more net growth in the last three months of 2019.
The total area of Second Life is now 1594.56 (KM).
Stats as of 15th September:
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 331
Private Estates: 16, 208
Linden Owned: 8, 123
Back in June 2019 I reported that most of the growth came from Linden Owned regions for the new Bellisseria continent which opened back in mid April 2019. More new regions are expected to arrive in the weeks and months ahead to complete the new Bellisseria continent. Probably around 50 – 100+ Linden Owned regions before the end of the year. If the lab shuts down the older Linden Home continents and the SSP continent it will effect the grid stats deeply. A big shock to say the least.
Stats back on 2nd June 2019:
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
Private Estates: 16, 130
Linden Owned: 8, 017
It will be great to see it go from 0.5% to 1% positive growth before the end of this year. For now it’s good to say the Second Life economy is healthy and it’s recovering at long last.
For anyone that missed yesterday’s Epsiode 2 of Lab Gab here is the full video which runs for 43 minutes and 49 seconds. Reed Linden was the special guest this time along with the two hosts Xiola Linden and Strawberry Linden.
Here are some of the main highlights…
SL Profiles will be returning to a dedicated floater. Profile feeds will become part of this floater with its own tab
Search is being strengthened. The Destination Guide / Events will be improved
SL Marketplace will be optimised for mobile use
Purchase notifications: store owners will receive a viewer notification of purchases made through their stores
The ability for Merchants to offer refunds through the Marketplace is being looked at
There are no plans for having Second Life on a console
Tier has been reduced this year already
The lab are thinking about having a larger prim allowance
More Linden Home releases are coming soon
Big demand still for them
Last Names is still being worked on. It’s a complex issue to resolve
Today marks 18 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in which 2, 996 people were killed and over 6, 000 people were injured.
Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks and people are dying from 9/11 cancers which is really heartbreaking to hear. The cloud of toxic ash engulfed everyone nearby after the towers fell. Ten thousand of them have been diagnosed with cancer
In Second Life there are a few places to remember what happened 18 years ago here…