Category Archives: Linden Lab

Looking at the Second Life Grid Statistics for Q1 2017 & Sansar Opening Date TBC


The first quarter of 2017 is now over so now it’s time to look at the Second Life grid statistics for the first three months of this year. At the start of January 2017 I posted up the first stats update mentioning that 2016 saw a decline in regions almost every week.

There was small growth for private estates and Linden owned regions in various weeks. The growth is just not enough to catch up with the endless regions dropping off the grid on a weekly basis. It would be nice to see more region growth during the course of 2017 into 2018.

Update on land costs in Second Life

At VWBPE 2017 Ebbe Linden said that the lab have tried to do things to lower land prices in recent years and that land is too expensive in Second Life. Ebbe said that he would love for land costs to come down and for this to happen the lab would have to figure out a way to collect money from elsewhere.

I think anything to help lower land costs would be most welcome but it’s good to know the lab are working on possible solutions behind the scenes. It’s a balancing act but if done right could stop the decline in regions accelerating faster.

Q1 2017 Grid Size Stats

> 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

> As of 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

Since the start of 2017 the total number of main grid regions have declined again and now it’s dropped under the 24, 000 regions mark for the first time. Private estates have dropped slightly along with Linden owned regions.

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Main Grid regions totals since October 2006

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 53, 000 (at max) – 31, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. The Median Daily Concurrency is now at 43, 000.

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Historical Daily Concurrency since December 2009

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Median Daily Concurrency since December 2009

Second Life Signups 2017 Update

As of 2nd April 2017 there have been 47,  449, 070 signups for Second Life to date. On average there are now between 8, 000 to 10, 000 new signups every day for Second Life.

Sansar opening date TBC, land impact and creator beta invites

We are now in April 2017 and still Sansar has not officially launched to the public. On 31st March 2017 the Sansar Official Twitter page tweeted that the specific date is yet to be announced for Sansar. Sansar will open in beta this year. 

When Sansar does finally open to the public my further grid statistics blog posts will include any noticeable changes in terms of regions and active users. The big question is will Sansar have a impact on Second Life or not ?

The lab are still inviting creators on a rolling basis into Sansar and more invites will be sent out soon. Good luck! 🙂

Sansar social VR basketball experience

Next Stats Update

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be posted in July 2017 where I will be looking back at the first six months of 2017.

New Second Life Community Platform Officially Launches


On Tuesday 14th March Linden Lab officially launched the all new Second Life community platform to the world. At first glance the new community platform looks really nice with a whole new page layout with the main pages along the top. It’s now easier to view the forums, knowledge base, blogs, answers and to keep track of all activity.

Here is what the new Second Life community platform looks like now. Take a look today and spread the word. 🙂

Forums

Blogs

Knowledge Base

Answers

All Activity

Revamped Profile Section

The profile section in the top right has been revamped with a whole new drop down layout where you can find profile settings, manage followed content, account settings, ignored users and sign out

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Create Topics in the Forums

There is now a new +Create option to add new topics in the Second Life forums in a matter of seconds. Notifications and Inbox icons have been added to the top right to keep track of the latest activities.

New Search Box

There is now a new search box (with advanced search) where you can find out everything within the Second Life community platform. You can either search all the content, blog entries, knowledge base articles or by members.

Advanced search

You can search by the content type, date created, last updated and much more here.

These are still early days for the new launched Second Life community platform and work is still in progress to make it even better in the weeks ahead. So far I like the new updated version of the community platform and I believe in time this will will improve the Second Life experience for everyone.

Do you like the new Second Life community platform or do you prefer the old version layouts instead ?

SL Community Platform Update: The Knowledge Base Goes Live


First preview of the revamped Knowledge Base

Late last month Linden Lab announced the start of revamp of the Second Life community pages including the forums, blogs, answers, knowledge base etc. On Friday 10th March the lab made a small announcement saying “Currently, we have turned on the Knowledge Base. Blogs and Forums will come soon – but for now those areas are still under construction. We will update as those become available“.

URL > https://community.secondlife.com/knowledgebase/english/

It’s good to see the Knowledge Base is back up and running again because it’s been offline since late last month. I would imagine next week the lab will switch on the blogs and forums etc hopefully.

The home page of the Second Life community platform now looks like this as of Sunday 12th March 2017.

New look Second Life Community main page

Stay tuned for further updates soon.