Update 7/10/17: The Basilique region is still on the grid and open to everyone. Yay! 🙂
The much loved Basilique region is set for closure on Saturday 30th September 2017 according to Canary Beck’s latest blog post. Canary has enjoyed maintaining the region for many years and is now looking for someone who wishes to keep the Basilique region alive for many years to come.
Paradise Lost was a amazing theatre production filmed in the Basilique region and over the years I have enjoyed blogging about premiers that went worldwide. The popular Linden Inworld meetups were hosted on the island in recent years where hundred’s of avatars gathered and had interesting discussions.
I personally think it would be a very huge loss to Second Life if the Basilique region closed down this month. Hopefully there is someone out there who can save the region today and make it even more amazing.
region in Second Life and will close it on September 30th, 2017. I’ve enjoyed maintaining the region and hope that you have enjoyed visiting it as well.
I have, from time to time, heard expressions of interest from several people on taking over ownership of the region. If you have a serious interest in this, then I will read any proposals I receive for the full region (non-severable) by the 23rd of September.
The full region costs USD 295.00 per month and the transfer fee is USD 100.00. I’m not looking to make extra bucks from any transactions but would be happy to transfer the region (and use of all the public buildings and furnishings) to someone who wishes to keep it alive.
If I don’t receive or accept any serious transfer proposals, I will refund any rentals monies paid by tenants beyond the 30th, on that date. I will also return all objects to tenants on that date. I will close the region shortly thereafter.
Thanks for everything,
P.S. If you wish to propose a transfer send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ideally, send me an IM, so that you remind me to check my email.
On Tuesday 12th September AvaCon announced details about their upcoming fifth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference due to take place 9th-10th December 2017. The main focus this year will be on the latest OpenSim software releases along with visions for the future of OpenSim.
The OpenSimulator Community Conference is an annual conference that focuses on the developer and user community creating the OpenSimulator software.
AvaCon hope to accommodate over 400 users in total at this year’s conference. The 2017 OpenSimulator Community Conference will feature many interesting presentations, performances, panels, workshops and much more. On the main stage there will be more in-depth talks featuring Education, Technical, Creative and Experiential topics of interest.
The annual conference is organized as a joint production by Core Developers of OpenSimulator and AvaCon. Here are the important deadlines and important dates you should know about.
September 12, 2017 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
October 8, 2017 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
October 22, 2017 – Proposal acceptance emails and with conference information.
October 29, 2017 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
November 11, 2017 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
November 18, 2017 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for conference program.
December 9-10, 2017 – OSCC17 – Conference dates – Bring the WOWness!
December 10, 2017 – OSCC Hypergrid tour and community events.
These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.
The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.
I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.
Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.
Updated stats as of 10th September 2017
Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far
On 1st January 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
Private Estates: 16, 783
Linden Owned: 7, 219
On 2nd April 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
Private Estates: 16, 586
Linden Owned: 7, 220
On 5th July 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
Private Estates: 16, 414
Linden Owned: 7, 235
** 10th September 2017 **
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
Private Estates: 16, 312
Linden Owned: 7, 225
Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281
Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:
Today we remember all those we lost 16 years ago on 9/11 where nearly 3, 000 people died in the horrible terror attacks. It was really shocking watching the live coverage of the attacks on the TV. 16 years later people are still dying from 9/11 related illnesses which is so heartbreaking.
Today we remember the victims, their families, & brave first responders who risked their lives to save others. In Second Life there is a 9/11 memorial place where you can visit and remember 9/11 with the community.
In 2012, a couple of friends bonded over their shared love of gacha in Second Life®. In September of that year, they hosted the first round of The Arcade. Since then, the event has grown into the largest gacha event in Second Life.
What’s more – it wouldn’t be a party without presents! In the center of the Arcade you’ll find a giant birthday cake festooned with gifts from many of our brands. You can have them all!
It has been our honor to serve gacha fans all over the grid for five years running.
The Arcade opens on the 1st of September. We’ll see you there!