Monthly Archives: March 2018

InWorldz Ninth Birthday Celebrations Starts 1st April 2018


The InWorldz ninth birthday celebrations officially start on Sunday 1st April through until Sunday 29th April 2018. This year’s birthday is sponsored by the founders of InWorldz and it will be really amazing this year.

The InWorldz ninth birthday celebrations will be held over at the InWorldz Events regions. There will be live entertainment, hunts, amazing art, a mesh Q&A panel, sim explorations and other fun activities happening next month.

There will be two special birthday parties on 1st April followed by the 6th of April for the grand opening of Jurassic Isle project. The regular birthday entertainment events will take place from 7th – 16th April. The final IW9 birthday celebration event will be the Pyromusical by PyroVR on 29th April.

The IW9 Event Schedule, landmarks, posters and other info can be picked up at the InWorldz Welcome Area.

Everyone is invited to the IW9 birthday celebrations!

2 days to GO 

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Second Life Last Names Returning Late 2018


This week Linden Lab announced fifteen reasons to celebrate Second Life 15th birthday which takes place in mid June 2018. On the list there was mention about the return of last names which is expected to go live in late 2018. Before then there are many things that have to be fixed on the back-end before last names can return again.

Latest Updates

  • Apparently the plan is to allow people to change their first and last name whenever they want to. Users will be able to select their last name from a pre-set list of available names like the old system before
  • Unicode will not be supported when entering a first name
  • Once a name is used it cannot ever be reused again
  • The first and last name will not replace Display Names
  • The pre-set list with last names will regularly be changed to keep the fresh and the lab are thinking about last name suggestions from the Second Life community later this year.
  • There will be a cost to change your name if you wish to do that. The fee costs have not been confirmed yet

Latest Discussions

OpenSim Total Land Area Still Increasing – March 2018 Update


Land area of OpenSim’s public grids, in standard region equivalents. (Hypergrid Business data.)

According to Hypergrid Business latest report for March 2018 it looks like OpenSim total land area is still increasing month on month. Apparently OpenSim land area gained a total of 3, 400 standard region equivalents this month. The number of active users increased by 1, 300 this month.

The biggest grid on OpenSim at the moment is the OSgrid with a total of 20, 203 standard region equivalents. Kitely comes in 2nd place with a total of 17, 372 regions followed by Atek Grid with just 7, 011 regions. The grids with the most active users at the moment: OSgrid with 4, 183 users followed by Metropolis with 3, 473 users and GreekLife with 2, 313 users.

For some reason InWorldz have not reported their stats for this month or last month.

Recently Kitely reached a new milestone of 100, 000 registered users with significant growth over the past year. The Kitely Market now has “11,566 product listings in Kitely Market containing 22,261 product variations, of which 17,218 are exportable. Kitely Market has delivered items to 257 OpenSim grids to date”.

Exportable products on Kitely continue to increase. (Kitely Market Data.)

Second Life Total Land Area – As of 18th March 2018

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 298
  • Private Estates: 16, 058
  • Linden Owned: 7, 240

Video: Ebbe Altberg at VWBPE 2018


If you missed Above the Book with Ebbe Altberg session at VWBPE 2018 on Thursday 15th March here is the full recording of it.

This year the one hour session was done somewhere else on the grid and was broadcasted live via YouTube. Questions were picked and chosen from the Second Life community in advance.

Stats

  • Total Run Time: 59 minutes / 20 seconds
  • Views So far: 243 views
  • YouTube Viewers Watching Online: 106+
  • Inworld Attendees (main VWBPE regions): 86+

Ebbe Linden talked about VR, Second Life, Sansar, education, land prices and much more. There was no major announcements this year to mention but rather small updates.

The attendance was pretty good this year for both inworld and online numbers. A few Lindens made a special appearance at the Main Auditorium and it’s always great to see them wondering around.

Main Auditorium during Ebbe Linden live session

Stay updated on VWBPE 2018 here