For those that love the annual virtual BURN2 events in Second Life here are the upcoming BURN2 events happening during 2021. Mark these events on your calendars and join in with the fun. Planning is underway for all these events that will be happening at the BURN2 regions on the grid.
The Octoburn is the big event of the year and the size of the Octoburn playa will be double this year from six regions to a total of 12 regions. The Man and The Temple will hopefully burn again this year. Woooot! 🙂
Upcoming BURN2 Events
+ Conception: 9th July – 11th July 2021 – Theme: Emergence
+ BURNSTOCK: 23rd July to 25th July 2021
+ Virtual Burn: 29th August to 5th September 2021
+ Octoburn: 8th October to 17th October 2021 – Theme: The Great Unknown
We are now six months into 2021 and it’s time to look back at the Second Life daily concurrency levels so far this year. As you can see in the graph above 2021 has been mostly been steady in terms of the daily active users in Second Life with no major high peaks. There have been various drops in the overall active users counts due grid issues though.
At the start of the year I did think the daily maximum count may surpass the 60, 000 mark but that has not happened yet. It got closer to the 60, 000 mark back in late March 2021 and you know there could be a good chance it may happen later this year.
2021Highs & Lows
Highest peak so far in 2021 > 57, 746 – 24th March 2021
Lowest drop so far in 2021 > 19, 842 – 31st March 2021
Breakdown – As of 30th May 2021
Maximum Daily Concurrency – 53, 000 (average peak)
Median Daily Concurrency – 40, 000 to 42, 000 (average)
Minimum Daily Concurrency – 30, 000 (average)
Daily Concurrency Levels During The Past 60 Days
To keep track of the Second Life Main Grid Stats see here. There is real time data of inworld online users and the exchange rate worth checking out. The Second Life registered users data stopped working back on 21st October 2020 showing 64, 687, 961 total resident signups.
Second Life Grid Size
Since the start of 2021 Second Life has been growing steadily in terms of the size of the main grid. Private Estates has shown positive net growth this year which is good to see. Linden owned regions have been growing throughout 2021 which is due to the lab adding new Linden Homes. Yay! 🙂
Here are the latest grid region statistics as of 30th May 2021.
Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 873
Private Estates: 18, 252
Linden Owned: 8, 621
Back on 11th April 2021
Total Main Grid Regions: 26, 504
Private Estates: 17, 864
Linden Owned: 8, 640
Back on 27th December 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 614
Private Estates: 17, 084
Linden Owned: 8, 531
Historical Stats2013 to 2020
Back on 20th January 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
Private Estates: 16, 036
Linden Owned: 8, 111
On 2nd June 2019
Total Main Grid Regions: 24, 147
Private Estates: 16, 130
Linden Owned: 8, 017
On 30th December 2018
Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 811
Private Estates: 16, 120
Linden Owned: 7, 691
18th March 2018
Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 298
Private Estates: 16, 058
Linden Owned: 7, 240
31st December 2017
Total Main Grid regions: 23, 332
Private Estates: 16, 106
Linden Owned: 7, 226
3rd January 2016
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
Private Estates: 17, 775
Linden Owned: 7, 111
On 4th January 2015
Total number of Main Grid regions: 25, 611
Private Estates: 18, 579
Linden Owned: 7, 032
On 5th January 2014
Total number of Main Grid regions: 26, 227
Private Estates: 19, 241
Linden Owned: 6, 986
On 6th January 2013
Total number of Main Grid regions: 28, 036
Private Estates: 20, 921
Linden Owned: 7, 115
Later this month the Second Life platform turns 18 years old and at the moment the metrics look good. Hopefully the metrics will show even more growth during 2021 into 2022. It’s really good seeing the Second Life grid growing and not declining like in the early 2010s.
For those that have noticed the lab have been experimenting with a new map feature in the past few weeks which is located on the east side of the Hippotropolis region in Second Life. This is interesting because there are no regions located in the red circle above. There is a white compass medallion visually showing on the World Map at the moment.
Alexa Linden has confirmed on Tuesday 1st June 2021 that “it’s actually a new map feature” the lab are experimenting with. Maybe the lab are working on the map code like testing the ability to add new overlays etc to it soon.
Hopefully the lab will inform the Second Life community more about this new map feature in the near future. It sounds interesting that’s for sure.