Trying out Lost Paradise on OpenSim part 1

This month Lost Paradise on OpenSim came out on top in the third annual grid survey via Hypergrid Business so I decided to give it a try today. Lost Paradise is a small grid with 276 regions, 216 total users and with 134 users that logged in during the past 30 days. I like that it says this at the bottom of the Lost Paradise website “Where The Cool People Come To play”. On the right hand side its worth looking at the page called 150, 000 prim sim and Login Help page which is very interesting to read through.

Grid Stats

  • Regions: 276
  • Users in World: 5
  • Total Users: 216
  • Active Users (Last 30 Days): 134

Login Details

Signing up

Signing up to Lost Paradise was rather easy on the create new account page. Details needed to sign up – First Name, Last Name, Email address, Password and gender type. Once clicked on the Create button it takes you to the page that says “Your account awaits administrator approval”. This is rather annoying to wait 24 hours to sign up to a grid and I don’t know any other grids that do this.

Part 2 review will be published when my new account is approved and when I get to log into Lost Paradise.


Linden Lab changing the code for SL groups

This notice was sent out in the Builder’s Brewery group this morning informing all members that Linden Lab are apparently making some changes to the code for SL groups. This will effect all viewers currently in use in Second Life and the roll-out should be completed by Friday 16th November 2012.

The new code changes will fix groups using HTTP which makes it more reliable for loading and editing for 10k+ members in SL groups. This is a switch-over from the old UDP which is not that great for handling large groups with 10k+ members. Its slow loading and harder to edit things with additional issues within groups.

Thanks to Deann Dufaux for sending out the group notice today. 🙂

The group notice details below…

Beginning tomorrow, Linden Labs will be rolling out some changes across the grid in the code for groups that will affect ALL viewers being used in SL right now – including the SL viewers. The rollout should be completed by Friday

What it means is that you will be unable to access the member lists in any group with 10,000 or more in the group.

You will still be able to get group chat. You will be able to send group notices and invite people to join the group if your group role allows it.

You will be unable to assign a role and you will be unable to eject anyone from the group since you will not have access to that particular individual’s name. If you are a moderator in the group, you will be unable to exercise any mod abilities such as taking away chat privileges for the same reason..

The SL viewer should be updated soon. Firestorm will be updated but the timeline is unsure at this point (hopefully this weekend but that’s not a sure thing yet).

We have no information about any of the other viewers at this time.