Category Archives: OpenSim

Growth returns on OpenSim grids – October 2016 Update

Maria Korolov posted a blog post on 15th October called Growth resumes on OpenSim grids via Hypergrid Business. This is good news to hear that OpenSim grids have started to grow again in terms of new regions, new users and active users. Yay!🙂

The public OpenSim grids added more than 4,000 new regions this month, registered more than 4,400 new users, and grew by 735 new active users after maintenance and other outages depressed the numbers last month.

The graph below shows the land area growth of OpenSim’s public grids from June 2010 up to October 2016 in region equivalents. As you can see there have been some noticeable drops in regions in recent years. The trend continues to be on the up for OpenSim grids at the moment and it will be interesting to see what impact Sansar will have on the OpenSim numbers during 2017 when it opens to the public.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

These are the top most popular OpenSim grids at the moment as of October 2016:

These OpenSim grids have the most regions at the moment as of October 2016:

The Hypergrid

The hypergrid has continued to grow in recent months and years with more communities joining and more muiti-grid events happening every month. Active users on the Hypergrid has increased a lot during the past year or so.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

Other OpenSim News

This graph shows the total number of responses for each grid from the Seventh Annual OpenSim Grid Survey.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

My thoughts on OpenSim Grids vs the Second Life Main Grid 

OpenSim grids have increased in land size, active users and in new users during the course of 2016 so far which is good to see happening. At the moment OpenSim grids have three times the regions than the Second Life main grid does. There are over 64, 000+ regions on OpenSim compared with Second Life just over the 24, 000 regions mark.

There have been various OpenSim grids that have had outrages and cleanups during 2016 which has had a noticeable impact on the grid numbers. Every week there has been a decline in regions in Second Life with only a handful of weeks being positive growth during the course of 2016 so far.

Looking ahead to 2017 I think it’s going to be an interesting year for both OpenSim grids and Second Life with the launch of Sansar going public and VR becoming more popular than ever before. I wonder if this impact will have any the grid numbers on OpenSim and Second Life in 2017-2018 ?

It would be really good to see more growth in terms of regions and active users in Second Life during 2017-2018. I think that in 2017 OpenSim grids will grow even more with the hypergrid becoming a large grid.

Stay updated on the latest OpenSim news via Hypergrid Business.

InWorldz Relay Weekend Event Schedule 2016

Starting at 8am IWT through until 8pm IWT today marks the 5th annual Relay Weekend for Relay For Life of InWorldz. There will be themed laps, live dj music and much more this year. For anyone that loves the Second Life version of Relay For Life every year I strongly suggest you trying out the InWorldz version of the event.

This year with incredible support from the InWorldz community they recently surpassed the LZ$ 4.5 million Izzie mark. Another new record was passed this year with a grand total of 16 teams now taking part in Relay For Life of InWorldz. Yay!🙂

Teleport Link > (inworldz link)

Here’s the main event schedule for Relay Weekend 2016

Ceremony, Entertainment and Lap Costume theme Schedule for Relay on Saturday 15th October 2016. (8am – 8pm IWT)

**Environment early evening**
  • 7:00  Warm Up Party DJ Martin Glom
  • 8:00  Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:30 -10am  Survivors and Caregivers laps DJ  Ashley
  • Martin Theme  workout gear
  • 10:00 DJ  GRIFFIN
  • 11:00 DJ Cheryl
  • Foxx Theme Leather
**Environment Mid Night**
  • 12:00  Luminaria Ceremony – Sage and Rycon Bamaisin
  • Theme Formal
  • 1:00  DJ Kira Wildfire
  • Theme Feel Good Blues – Wear your fav blues clothes!
  • 2:00  DJ Martin with OldeSoul
  • Theme Purpleicious
  • 3:00  DJ  Fantasia Rhodes
  • Theme  Country – Fav Country Wear
  • 4:00  DJ  Arathorn Dragomir
**Environment Morning**
  • 5:00  Fight Back Ceremony DJ Cataplexia
  • Theme Hero
  • 6:00  DJ Bain
  • Theme Colors of the Rainbow
  • 7:00  DJ Cataplexia
  • Theme Calling All Lightbringers (wear Whites)
  • 7:45  Closing Ceremony
  • 8:00  Final Lap DJ Cataplexia

About RFL of InWorldz 

Relay For Life® is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society®. Relay For Life of InWorldz is an opportunity to get together with family and friends and ~Celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer ~Remember loved ones lost to the disease ~Fight Back against a disease that takes too much



New record of 4 million Izzies rasied for Relay For Life of InWorldz

This week Relay For Life of InWorldz surpassed the 4 million izzies milestone for the first time ever and that’s nearly 2 million issies up from last year. Congratulations to all those teams (17) that have made this amazing milestone possible and good luck for next season.

  • Iz$4,081,721 has been raised so far for Relay For Life of InWorldz 2016. 
  • 2016 Theme: Relay Round the World, One Hope-One World
  • Relay Weekend starts on 15th October 2016

Well done InWorldz!🙂

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