I reported back in July 2022 on my blog that the Second Life grid been growing steadily since the start of 2022 and that at least 300 new regions were added this year. It seems the positive 2022 growth for Second Life has briefly ended by this week’s grid numbers. Hopefully this will be just a blip moment and the rebound growth will come back again soon.
Since the end of July 2022 it appears the Main Grid has lost roughly 200 regions and if another 100+ regions go offline before the end of September 2022 then the grid will end up being what it was at the start of 2022 roughly. The loss came mainly from Private Estates it appears and from the loss of SSP development regions in early August 2022.
Second Life Main Grid size as of 11 Sep 2022
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There is no need to panic yet unless the it goes under the 27, 000 mark for the total number of main grid regions in Second Life or it goes under the 18, 000 mark for Private Estates. Even then Second Life continues as normal and remains pretty healthy in the economy.
Inflation is a big worry going forward over the next 3-6 months+ and I hope this is not the start of a huge decline for Second Life again after positive net growth in recent years or so. Challenging times ahead maybe.
Region Stats From 2020, 2021 and 2022
Here are the region statistics as of 24th July 2022…
- Total: 27, 575
- Private Estates: 18, 326
- Linden Owned: 9, 249
Here are the region statistics from 2nd January 2022…
- Total: 27, 231
- Private Estates: 18, 332
- Linden Owned: 8, 909
Here are the region statistics from 3rd January 2021…
- Total: 25, 555
- Private Estates: 17, 024
- Linden Owned: 8, 531
Here are the region statistics from 20th January 2020
- Total: 24, 147
- Private Estates: 16, 036
- Linden Owned: 8, 111