Category Archives: OpenSim

Second Life Statistics – September 2016 Update


Net Growth At Last

Good news this month that according to¬†Tyche Shepherd last week ending 4th September there was a net growth of 9 regions in Second Life. Linden Owned regions were among the growth this time and it’s good to see the lab adding regions in Second Life after 13 years. It’s always good to see positive net growth at any given time of the year and shows there is still interest for regions in Second Life. Yay!ūüôā

A net growth of 9 regions on the grid this week and while all the growth was among Linden Owned, the number of Private Estates remained unchanged which is probably news in itself

Second Life Regions

These are the latest grid numbers as of 4th September 2016…

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 176
  • Private Estates: 17, 098¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7, 078
  • Private Estate losses now stands at 677 regions (3.8% loss).

The grid has continued to decline in regions since my last report back in June 2016 and if the decline continues then you can expect the total amount of regions to drop below the 24, 000 mark along with Private Estates dropping under the 17, 000 mark within the next 3 months.

With the public launch of Sansar four months away it will be interesting to see what impact that will have on the grid numbers for both Second Life and for OpenSim grids. We will have to wait and see.

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 51, 000 (at max) Р27, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. In the past the daily concurrency average was much higher than this. As the summer comes to an end I would imagine the daily concurrency will start increasing again as we head into the autumn / winter season.

New Second Life Signups

As of 7th September 2016 there have been 47,  331, 992 signups for Second Life to date. On average there are between 10, 000 to 14, 000 new sign ups every day for Second Life.

OpenSim

On 16th August¬†Maria Korolov posted this blog post >¬†OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely lead in land growth¬†which is worth checking out. “The land area of the active public OpenSim grids now totals the equivalent of 63, 286 standard regions, an increase of nearly 4,000 regions compared to last month. Registered users went up by more than 4,000, to 480,834, and actives increased by 439 to 31,609“.

  • InWorldz, OsGrid and Metropolis have the most active users
  • OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely have the most regions

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be posted in December 2016.

 

Lumiya Viewer 3.0.3 Released


On 30th July the¬†Lumiya Viewer¬†was updated to version¬†3.0.3 with various bug fixes and one new feature that is the ability to move HUDS around the screen by dragging them.¬†Lumiya Viewer is a Second Life grid client for Android phones and tablets. Lumiya supports mesh content, server-side appearance, opensim and it’s compatible with RLV. See here for full list of features.

List of fixed issues:

  • Fixed a crash in 3D mode on Intel-based devices;
  • Fixed incorrect screen layout in 3D mode after rotation;
  • “Don’t save user name” option now works as it should.

Lumiya Viewer can be downloaded on the Google Play Store for £2.69 and the size of the latest version 3.0.3 is now 8.2M. Since the launch the app has had between 50, 000 Р100, 000 installs which is very impressive. The Lumiya Viewer requires Android version 2.3.3 and up.

In late July 2016 the Lumiya Viewer was updated to version 3.0 where the app was completely revamped from the ground up. There is now a new user interface, improved navigation, group management, improved interaction with inworld objects and more.

What’s New

  • Ability to move HUDs around the screen;
  • Ability to play animations from inventory;
  • Optional Camera button in 3D view;
  • New user interface with material design;
  • New Pink color theme;
  • Avatar pictures in chat and contacts;
  • Group management;
  • Persistent chat history;
  • Improved nagivation in 3D mode, with pinch and drag gestures;
  • Improved interaction with in-world objects;
  • Option to keep Wi-Fi awake while connected;
  • Fixed crashes in 3D mode on certain devices.

For more information visit the official Lumiya Viewer website.

5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season starts 6th August


Starting 6th August InWorldz will be holding it’s 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season and this year the theme is Relay Round the World, One Hope – One World. Everyone is welcome to participate in this special 5th Relay For Life event for InWorldz.

The 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season officially starts on 6th August at 9am IWT with a¬†warm up party starting at 8am IWT.¬†Apparently since the the end of 2015 InWorldz community raised¬†Iz$607,919 to this season’s total during the off season.

9 new and returning teams have already signed up for the 5th Relay For Life of InWorldz season and I would imagine that number will rise in the days ahead.  Your Limo to Kick Off can be found here: http://places.inworldz.com/Celebrate/112/124/22

Team Registrations are OPEN¬†if you are interested in being in a team for this year’s event.

  • Relay For Life of InWorldz Fashion week starts 21st until 27th August
  • Relay For Life Weekend starts 15th October from 9am until 9pm IWT

Stay updated on the latest RFL of IW news here.

About Relay For Life of InWorldz: Relay For Life¬ģ¬†is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society¬ģ. Relay For Life of InWorldz (RFL of IW) will be an annual fall activity taking place in InWorldz¬ģ

It’s almost time to RELAY!