A Look Back At Second Life Private Estates During 2022 So Far


Basically since the start of 2022 Second Life gained 200+ Private Estates then lost roughly 200 Private Estatesk which is concerning to say the least. If downward rates continue as they are or get much worse then you can expect to see Private Estates drop under the 18, 000 mark before the end of 2022.

In early January 2022 there were 18, 332 Private Estates on the grid and there was positive net growth that followed for months. Back in late July 2022 there were 18, 326 Private Estates. A declining pattern has been happening since July 2022 for some reason.

During the past month it appears that Private Estates have dropped by -29 regions from 18, 164 in September 2022 down to 18, 135 as of 17th October 2022 via the Second Life Grid Survey.

It’s important to mention that back in early January 2020 private estates was around the 16, 036 mark. Back in late January 2011 there was like 24, 815 private regions on the grid. Private Estates have gone up and down a lot during the past 11 years.

Inflation globally and other factors will have a critical part during the next 2 – 6 months or so which will effect the Second Life grid statistics most likely. I hope we will see growth again soon in Private Estates in Second Life.

I remember a few years ago or so when the grid regions declined by the hundreds every month and I hope we won’t see that happen anytime soon.

I will publish another update on the region numbers in November 2022 and in December 2022 to report changes.

What are your predictions for private estates for the rest of 2022 and 2023+ in Second Life ? Please share your views in the comments section below.

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2 thoughts on “A Look Back At Second Life Private Estates During 2022 So Far

  1. My 2 lindens for what it’s worth. Lower the estate fees and introduce some kind of retail sales tax instead. Why? Here’s my thinking: Lower estate fees equals more estates == more people building and decorating homes == more people needing to buy stuff to fill and decorate those homes == more retail sales == revenue lost from estate fees recouped by sales tax, possibly a greater income than that lost from reduced estate fees. Granted I don’t have time right now to hunt down any numbers to play with, but could be fun to play with the numbers. (And how would a sales tax be applied? I don’t have any suggestions at present but I do know that where there’s a will there’s always a way when it comes to revenue collection….)

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