InWorldz 7th Birthday Celebrations – Latest Snapshots


Check out my latest snapshots of the InWorldz 7th birthday celebrations happening now

Happy 7th Birthday InWorldz! 

IW7 Event
IW7 Live Event Taking Place
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IW7 Teleport Board – I love this! 🙂
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IW7 discover great things and builds
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IW7 Welcome Area
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IW7 Shopping Area
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IW7 – Happy 7th Birthday!

Teleport to the InWorldz event regions and join in with the InWorldz 7th birthday celebrations happening this week/rest of April 2016.

To mark 7 years of InWorldz here are some historical snapshots that I wanted to share with you all! 🙂 

InWorldz login screen 2010
InWorldz Login Screen on 2nd September 2010
July 4th 2011
InWorldz Desert Island on July 4th 2011
InWorldz Map 2nd May 2012
InWorldz Map on 2nd May 2012
Relay For Life of InWorldz 2013
Relay For Life of InWorldz on 7th November 2013
InWorldz 100, 000 total users registered
InWorldz 100, 000 total users registered on 15th May 2014
New InWorldz Welcome Area
New InWorldz Welcome Area on 27th July 2015
InWorldz World Map
InWorldz World Map 2016
InWorldz Login Screen - 31st March 2016
InWorldz Login Screen – 31st March 2016

Insilico sims have been granted a “new lease on life”


On 29th March 2016 Jeanne Yuriko Aichi posted an update on the recent crisis relating to Insilico in Second Life. The good news is that the Insilico sims have been granted a “new lease on life” and that the sims will remain online. Yay!

As of 30th March 2016 the Insilico sims are still on the grid and open to everyone!

Insilico regions

See the full message below: 

29 March 2486

For the past several days, the fate of Insilico has hung in the balance.  Could our city be saved?  Or would we be cast from our home — the only home some of us have ever known — and thrust headlong into an uncertain future?  We could only wait for announcements, hoping for the best while preparing in our hearts for the worst.

Today, it appears that the crisis has finally passed.  Insilico, the oldest and grandest of the floating cities, has been granted a new lease on life.  

The days ahead may be difficult ones, but they will also be rich in opportunities for those with the strength and vision to seize them.  We must face the future boldly and without hesitation, and not allow recent events to darken our spirits.  As a philosopher once said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

In these challenging times, AICHI remains committed to your success.  Together, we can forge a bright and prosperous new future.

Jeanne Yuriko Aichi
Co-Founder and CEO
「愛知グループ」

Great news to hear! 🙂

New short teaser featuring Second Life – Worlds Within Ours


On 27th March Luca Grabacr uploaded a 40 seconds video called Second Life Short Teaser | Worlds Within Ours on YouTube. This short teaser video is targeted towards people who have not yet joined Second Life. Luca has uploaded videos in the past relating to Second Life, see here.

Luca writes this in the info section…

I intend to use this video for a Second Life Facebook group’s teaser video, but might as well post it here so more people would be able to watch it. As usual, this Second Life video is targeted towards those who aren’t a Second Life user yet. So show this to your non-SL user friend and see what they think!

If you enjoyed the teaser video share it with your non-SL friends to get them interested in joining Second Life today. 🙂

30/31 Arts Shopping Event Press Release


A new press release has been sent out today about a new upcoming bimonthly event for arts in Second Life, 30/31, which is managed by Windlight Magazine featuring over 20 artists, merchants and galleries. The first round starts at 12am on 31st March 2016.

For the full details, see below!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

30/31 Arts Shopping Event

WEBSITE: http://windlightmagazine.com/3031-event/

DATES:  Round 1 will begin at midnight slt on March 31, 2016 and end on midnight slt on April 7, 2016

STARTING LOCATION:
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Chop%20Zuey/48/139/26

30/31 is a new shopping event in Second Life that focuses on the arts. This event is managed and ran by Windlight Magazine and the first round features over 20 artists, galleries, and merchants combined!

30/31 is a bimonthly event that will take place on the 30th or 31st and all items must either have a 30 or 31 in the price, hence the name of the event. This first round is generously sponsored by Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery and Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery owner, Belle Roussel, has created a special edition 30/31 necklace and earrings set for the inaugural round.

The following artists, galleries, and brands are participating in the March 31, 2016 round of 30/31: Chop Zuey Couture Jewellery, Windlight Art Gallery, Epic Chromatic Art Gallery, The Edge Gallery, Club LA and Gallery, Original Art by Ilyra, Myth, Saul’s Place, CICA, Artemis’ Corner, Emmalena Damour’s Art Gallery & Photo Studio, Darkly Gallery, B E N D E R, Saoirise’s Eccentricities, Pin*Up, DREEM Gallery, Jarla Capalini’s Art Gallery, Syphotography Studies, . Sweet Garden, Art By Saul, BluPrinz and Jamie Wolf Photography.

About Windlight Magazine:
Windlight Magazine is a publication about the art and photography world of Second Life. The goal of Windlight Magazine is to support artists, photographers, galleries, and related events. John nee Johannes1977 Resident is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor in Chief of Windlight Magazine and Gallery. The magazine is published on a monthly basis.

For More Information:

Tyche Shepherd publishes March 2016 Private Estate Survey


On 26th March Tyche Shepherd published the March 2016 Private Estate Survey on the SLUniverse Forums showing newly updated results based on a sample of 5, 000 randomly selected private estate regions.

Tyche Shepherd does an excellent job every week publishing new weekly SL sims posts and it’s still one of the best sources for the latest Second Life statistics. Tyche first posted weekly stats back in early March 2008.

The key points for this survey are – see bottom of this blog post for full results

  • Full Regions : 2266
  • Homestead Regions: 1921
  • Openspace: 21
  • Closed to Public :792
  • Tier is still healthy at just under US$3.4M for the month
  • Of the 4208 accessible regions, 53.9% are Full Regions, 45.6% are Homesteads and 0.5% are Openspaces.
  • Private estates had a net loss of 1875 Regions to a total of 17549 representing an overall decline of 10.7% since Nov 2013. The proportion closed to public access was significantly up from 12.0% to 15.8%.
  • The top 20 landowners currently control 49.1% (+/- 1.3%) of private estate regions, This is significantly up on Nov 2013 (39.5%) , using list prices their holdings account for 40.6% of total private estate tier (Nov 2013 was 30.5%)
  • The top 10 landowners are 36.4% (+/- 1.2%) of regions and 29.5% of tier 
  • The Top 10 Full Region/Homestead/Openspace proportions are 37.1%/62.8%/0.1% and 38.6%/61.3%/0.0% for the top 20
  • Total known ACS holdings come to 19.1%. (13.8% in Nov 2013)
  • Taking these figures a good estimate of private estate tier due each month is US$3,385,000 +/- US$43,000 .

The Top 20 Estates by number of regions held are as follows:

  • Dreamseeker Estates 6.1%
  • Azure Islands (ACS) 5.1%
  • Richmond Land Management 4.9%
  • Zoha Islands 4.7%
  • Jessica Chung (ACS) 3.3%
  • Weezles Real Estate (WRE) 2.8%
  • Surreal Chung (ACS) 2.6%
  • Victoria Chung (ACS) 2.6%
  • Miriam Chung (ACS) 2.3%
  • Lorena Chung (ACS) 2.0%
  • Blanxi Estates 2.0%
  • Lala Rentals 1.5%
  • Jewels Island 1.4%
  • Fruit Islands Estate 1.4%
  • Bell Estates 1.2%
  • Lombardi Holdings 1.2%
  • Heidi Chung (ACS) 1.0%
  • Kendallwood Virtual Estates 1.0% tied for 18th place with …
  • Serena Estates 1.0%
  • Luxory Estates 1.0%

The regions were running on the following distribution of server class

  • Unknown 0.05%
  • Class 701 46.15%
  • Class 801 53.78%
  • Class 830 0.02%

March 2016 Private Estate Survey Resuls In Full

Well it’s been a while since my last Private Estate Survey run back in November 2013 which you can find in this same thread here New SL Sims in past week

So here is the March 2016 Private Estate Survey , these results are based on a sample of 5000 randomly selected private estate regions designed to estimate Full/Homestead/Openspace penetration.

Summary: Overall distribution of Region types is very much unchanged from Nov 2013. Ownership however is much more concentrated with a larger proportion of the grid being owned by the top estates. Tier is still healthy at just under US$3.4M for the month

The key results are as follows:

  • Full Regions : 2266
  • Homestead Regions: 1921
  • Openspace: 21
  • Closed to Public :792

Of the 4208 accessible regions , 53.9% are Full Regions, 45.6% are Homesteads and 0.5% are Openspaces. The Margins of Error are +/-1.28% , +/- 1.28% and +/-0.18% respectively for the three figures figure at the 95% confidence level. Full Regions and Homesteads have gained 0.1% each in share since July with Openspaces losing 0.2% . So in 2 and a bit years very little change in distribution of region types.

During this period Private estates had a net loss of 1875 Regions to a total of 17549 representing an overall decline of 10.7% since Nov 2013 . The proportion closed to public access was significantly up from 12.0% to 15.8%.

2 of the Full Regions were Linden Developed Regions (i.e. sold new with content) were included in the sample this time, but no Developed Homestead was sampled. Again as with all previous surveys this is too small penetration to estimate total number. 32 of the sampled full regions were Skill Gaming designated ones (1.7% of Private Estate Regions).

284 of the 1921 (14.68%) Homestead regions were at the new non-grandfathered rate, this is down on Nov 2013 figure of 17.6% .

Taking these figures a good estimate of private estate tier due each month is US$3,385,000 +/- US$43,000 . (Calculated using known grandfathering rates but excludes any academic reductions and is rounded to the closest US$1000), this figure is significantly down on Nov 2013’s estimate of US$3,857,000 by $472,000 (down by 12%).

The top 20 landowners currently control 49.1% (+/- 1.3%) of private estate regions, This is significantly up on Nov 2013 (39.5%) , using list prices their holdings account for 40.6% of total private estate tier (Nov 2013 was 30.5%)

The figures for the top 10 landowners are 36.4% (+/- 1.2%) of regions and 29.5% of tier (the larger estates tend to have a bigger proportion of homesteads than smaller estates). This share for the top 10 is significantly up on Nov 2013’s figure of 28.9% of private estate regions.

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SL13B Community Celebration Starts 19th June 2016 – “The Shared Adventure”


The first details have been revealed for resident run Second Life 13th birthday celebrations (SL13B) which starts with a week-long of live performances from 12pm SLT on Sunday 19th June through until Sunday 26th June 2016. The sims will remain open for viewing until 3rd July 2016.

This year’s theme for the SL12B Community Celebration is “The Shared Adventure“.

SL13B is a community-led, community-made celebration made up of builders, performers, volunteers and participants–and of course, celebrators!

SL13B Regions

The SL13B regions (17 new sims) have arrived on the grid and you can expect in the weeks ahead building/transformation work will be starting. It will be great to see the visual map changes over the weeks/months ahead. 🙂

Second Life officially turns 13 years old on Thursday 23rd June 2016.

SL13B Regions

SL13B Timelineearly details at the moment 

  • Saturday, June 18: Press Day
  • Sunday, June 19, noon SLT: Opening Day
  • Thursday June 23: The Birthday
  • Sunday, June 19 to Sunday, June 26: Sims open with performances
  • Monday, June 27 to Sunday, July 3: Sims open for viewing, no performances

Participate in SL13B

Still early days at the moment, applications will open soon for building parcels, performing, volunteering and press,

We’re starting to gear up for SL13B. Behind the scenes, we are placing orders for plywood, landscaping pixels, and pulling out the cake recipe.

This year we are publicly solicting builders to create the stages and public areas of SL13B. If you’re a sim builder who would like to put a feather in your cap, please apply.

Useful SL13B Links – keep updated on the latest news

Yay, 86 days and counting until SL13B Community Celebrations begin.