On Sunday 16th July Hypergrid Business reported that the OpenSim land area surpassed 80, 000 regions for the first time. This is a new record for sure and the number of OpenSim regions is still set to rise in the months ahead breaking new records. It’s going to take time to reach the 100, 000 regions milestone but when that happens that would be pretty amazing.
OSGrid, Kitely, Metropolis, Atek Grid and Lost Paradise at the moment have the most regions on OpenSim. For the most active users on OpenSim then Metropolis, OSGrid, AllCity and DigiWorldz take top position in the table.
In comparison Second Life now has 23, 635 Main Grid regions in total. The highest recorded was 31, 988 regions back on 13th June 2010 in Second Life. Since then the grid has declined more and more. Since 2010 roughly 8, 000 regions have gone offline however there have been weeks where there was positive region growth. I hope there will more positive region growth in the future.
If the rates continue then I would imagine Second Life would go down to roughly 16, 000 in less than 7 years time. Even then it would take a very long time to visit every single region in Second Life. Even with OpenSim it would take years to explore.