Private Estates in Second Life grew by 15 regions

Good news that private estates in Second Life grew by 15 regions (net growth) during the past week. This marks the first growth of 2014 for private estates and this is the first time the grid has grown week on week since 31st March 2013 according to Tyche Shepherd.

Private Estates growth history 

  • +30 regions on 24th June 2012
  • +13 regions on 31st March 2013
  • +15 regions on 23rd February 2014

Here is the latest grid stats as of 23rd February 2014.

The grid actually grew this week by 14 regions , Private Estates had net growth of 15 while Linden Owned dropped by 1

Total number of Main Grid regions is now 26145 ( 19163 private estates & 6982 Linden owned)
60 new regions were added and 17 returned to the grid, with 63 regions removed (20 were renamed and 0 came and went since last report)

A modest growth this week , the first time the Grid has grown week on week since 31st March 2013 . The growth was distributed across a range of estates – no particular estate exhibiting a significant change in size due to new regions.

Adult rated regions were also up this week by 29 to 4526 (17.3% of the grid) while General rate also grew by 9 to 3540 (13.5%)

This is a very positive sign and shows that there is interest again for private regions in Second Life. I hope that there will be more growth in the months ahead. The latest stats can be found on the Second Life Grid Survey.



AviWorlds hypergrid closes, new social network and future grid developments


In the past week there have been a number of new updates posted on AviWorlds Google+ page mentioning closure of the hypergrid enabled regions, a new social network coming soon and future grid developments. This is the very latest news from the AviWorlds grid on OpenSim.

AviWorlds is a 3D virtual reality world with an intent to create its own community. So far we have been successful and growing. Anyone can participate.

HG closes

It’s big news to hear that AviWorlds will no longer offer hypergrid enabled regions which is sad and shocking news. The big issue at the moment for the AviWorlds team is instability which has been a problem due to too many people jumping, The grid owners have said that they may reconsider it in future. In the meantime AviWorlds will remain a closed commercial grid.

AviWorlds will no longer offer HG enabled regions or allow HG at the moment. We will continue to observe future improvements and will consider opening HG in the future when its more stable. We will also stop offering self hosting regions due to safety for our creators and also to value our paid regions.

New social network

Soon AviWorlds will launch it’s own social network which sounds exciting and apparently all virtual worlds will be able to socialize all in one place. Many great things are being developed and I’ll look forward to hearing more about this.

AviWorlds soon to launch its own social network where all virtual worlds will be able interact, create blogs, articles,videos,photos,groups,live chat and video chats, vote, create stores,classifieds, share texts and files and more! A powerful tool that will suck traffic all in one place for the whole metaverse!

Future developments 

AviWorlds have posted a small update about some of the new future developments that are in the pipeline from vehicle development to ferraris estates. Yay!

Soon in AviWorlds; Vehicle Development for ODE by AviWorlds, DCS game types, zingo machines, universal camping and Ferraris Estates for all your land needs in AviWorlds and SL!

Follow the latest updates below visit the links below…