Linden Lab announced on Thursday 28th May that Premium Members can now join up to 60 groups in Second Life from the previous 42 limit. This is great news for anyone that are Premium in Second Life and this change comes into effect immediately.
For non Premium members the group limit still remains at 42 and in the past the lab mentions that the group limit was 10 groups max in the early days of Second Life. It may raise further in the future and we will have to wait until then.
Group Limit History
- 10 groups- 2003
- 15 groups – 2004
- 25 groups – 2006
- 42 groups – 2011
- 60 groups – 2015
The blog announcement can be read in full below.
Today we’re thrilled to be rolling out another perk for Premium members: now you can be a member of 60 groups! Groups have been a consistently popular feature among the Residents of Second Life. It may not be obvious, but group membership can have an impact on the performance of a number of systems. That’s why in Second Life’s early days, Residents could only join a maximum of 10 groups. Over the years, we’ve made improvements that enabled us to raise the group limit to a maximum of 42, but we know that for some power users, even that isn’t quite enough, and today we’re happy to raise the bar for Premium subscribers. We must make sure that the recent gains in group performance are not jeopardized, so for now the new limit is a pilot program. If there are no problems, we will look forward to raising the limit further (stay tuned!).
Premium members can immediately take advantage of the new limit. Downgrading from Premium membership will not remove you from any of your groups, but it will mean that you cannot join any new groups until you remove yourself from enough groups to get below the Basic account limit, which remains at 42.
There are many reasons to maintain a Premium membership in Second Life, and we hope this increased group membership limit makes Premium subscriptions even more attractive. We’ll be adding even more benefits and features for Premium members throughout the year.
Learn more about Premium membership and upgrade your account today. You can pay for your subscription monthly, quarterly, or annually – and the annual plan in particular is a great value. In addition to a total savings of more than $47 compared to a monthly subscription, the value of the weekly L$ stipend means the membership nearly pays for itself!
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