Category Archives: OpenSim

Exciting news for the TanGLe Grid on OpenSim


Leslie Kling who is the owner of the Opensim TanGLe Grid sent me an update via email today on some exciting news happening on the grid. See below for the exciting news including a free land offer, great region sales, private isle amusement park and the upcoming fashion expo events.

Back in November 2013 I logged into the TanGLe Grid for the first time on OpenSim and I wanted to try it out. See below for the grid stats back then and now.

Grid Stats (26th November 2013)…

  • Total Users: 134
  • Total Regions: 43
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 58
  • Online Now: 1

Grid Stats (22nd April 2015)…

  • Total Users: 519
  • Total Regions: 78
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 165
  • Online Now: 22

The grid has increased it seems in terms of regions and users since 2013 from looking at the grid stats sections above.  Here are the latest exciting updates on the TanGLe Grid. Spread the word! :)

GREAT FREE LAND OFFER
We are offering FREE land to newcomers to TanGLe Grid. You will have a nice lot with 478 prims to make your home a nice one.
How Do I Get My Free Lot? Easy. Register or login to TanGLe Grid go to Shores Oasis or Shores Haven Regions. Take a look around. You see a lot (land) you like, look for the sign post, click on the box and your done. That easy.

GREAT REGION SALES
You want region of 20,000 prims at a great low cost? TanGLe Grid is having a few region sales over the next couple months. We don’t just do 20,000 prims but a varity of different prims count region. Prices vary depends what your needs are. Ask IsambardKingdom Brunel or Leslie Kling in world for a list of what we have to offer. We also are doing VAR regions (2×2).

PIRATE ISLE AMUSEMENT PARK
We have updated our amusement park to be more lag friendly and have added a few new rides.  Some of our rides are still being worked on but alot of them are working so you can have alot of fun. We have placed it on a 2×2 VAR region so alot to see and enjoy.

FASHION EXPO EVENTS
We are having LIVE DJ’s perform Friday & Saturday during the Fashion Expo (May 2nd till June 7th 2015). DJ Leslie, DJ BJ, DJ Feel and DJ SheriffDawn. We will post in our events what DJ at what time.
Everyone is welcome to both EXPO & the LIVE DJ’s.  Hypergate Travelers are also very welcome to join us.

If you are interested in signing up, visit the TanGLe Grid website for more details.

Raglan Shire region closing down on InWorldz


 

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

The well known Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid will be shutting down around the 15th May 2015. The announcement came from Zayn Till on 10th April 2015 who is the founder of the Raglan Shire of InWorldz. This is really sad news to hear about and this will be a huge loss for the InWorldz community for sure.

Visit the Raglan Shire region here if you are a InWorldz resident. Here is the full announcement made on 10th April 2015 via the Friends of Raglan Shire group.

*wave*

Thought I’d pop in to make the announcement that Raglan Shire is going to be closed.

The sim will remain on the grid for another 5 weeks & then be shut down (Around May 15th-ish).

This will give everyone enough time to take up any no-copy items or builds (or anything really) if necessary.

While very sad, the sim really hasn’t been utilized & I’d rather not continue to accept donations just to make tier if this is the case.

I have nothing but respect for the Inworldz grid. The founders & people behind the scenes make this grid fantastic. A big thank you for all the hard work you did for Raglan Shire personally, in the beginning.
You are the best.

Special thank-you’s as well to Etheria, Oceanoz, Liandras, Caleb & all the folken who helped bring the tree to life as well as maintain it.

It was glorious.

Thank you,

Zayn Till

What do you think about the closing of Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid ?

InWorldz officially turns six years old today


InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebration

Today marks InWorldz official 6th birthday and it’s time to celebrate six amazing years of the InWorldz grid. To mark this special occasion the IW Birthday Bash will be happening today at 12pm SLT until 2pm SLT today hosted by DJ Wolf Hartnell over at the InWorldz Main Stage. Don’t miss this!

It’s InWorldz 6th birthday! If you didn’t hear our sexy-voiced event manager Wolf at the Winterfest auction, you have missed a treat! Don’t miss your chance to catch him spinning his eclectic mix of tunes at the Main Stage, for our first event on the day of the InWorldz anniversary!

With Community All Things are Possible!

Check out my IW6 snapshots here and please spread the word around the metaverse about InWorldz 6th Birthday! :)

InWorldz 6th Birthday_002

Today’s Events for Wednesday 1st April 2015

InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebration 1a

Here is the InWorldz 6th Birthday Map Sim Layout

IW6 Sim Layout

Happy 6th Birthday InWorldz! 

IW6 Then and Now Museum


IW6_003

There will be a special event happening at IW6 between 1:30pm to 3:30pm PDT on Friday 27th March 2015 over at the IW6 Then and Now Museum. Featuring Bardic Storytelling, poem tellings, brief stories and much more. This event will be moderated by the illustrious Bard Aoife Lorefield of the fabled Seanchai Library, which has just established its presence InWorldz at Sendalonde.

IW6 Then and Now Museum is a trip down memory lane where you can look at many historical pictures and info boards of InWorldz past and current community. Walk from station to station to discover the history of InWorldz.

IW6 Then and Now Museum

InWorldz 6th Birthday starts today from 11:45am PDT


 IW6 Welcome / Info Area

Happy 6th Birthday, InWorldz.

Today marks the start of InWorldz 6th birthday celebrations and to mark this special occasion there will be entertainment and festivities through until 2nd April 2015. The theme for InWorldz 6th birthday is Community – Then and Now. The tag line is With Community All Things are Possible!. There are over 40 sims to explore this year full of fantastic art, build designs, exhibit experiences and much more.

IW6 Welcome Info Area

IW6 Welcome Info Area

InWorldz 6th Birthday Event Schedule 

The grand opening to InWorldz 6th Birthday starts at 11:45am PDT on Friday 27th March 2015 with birthday announcements from EC and a special water show, DJd by Astoria Luminos over at the Water Show Amphitheatre.

See the full events schedule here. :)

IW6 Main Stage

IW6 Water Show Amphitheatre

InWorldz 6th Birthday Sim Layout

Here is the sim layout for InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebrations.

IW6 Sim Layout

IW6 Sim Layout

Spread the word, signup/log into the InWorldz grid and visit the 6th IW6 birthday sims. It’s time to celebrate 6 amazing years of InWorldz. :D

Kitely removing support for Facebook Groups as access controls for worlds


Ilan Tochner who is the CEO of the Kitely grid announced on 20th March via the Kitely Forums and the Kitely blog that support for Facebook Groups as access controls for worlds will be removed as of Friday 27th March 2015.

It seems like Facebook has decided to stop allowing external programs to get the list of groups that a user belongs. Kitely will be removing this feature and support for it later this week. For more details see below.

Via the Kitely Forums thread

We’ll be removing support for Facebook Groups as access controls for worlds on March 27. If you’re currently using this feature then make sure to change your world access controls before this date.

Via the Kitely blog post

Currently, World Managers can choose to restrict access to their worlds so only people who belong to certain Facebook Groups can visit it. Unfortunately, Facebook has decided to stop allowing external programs to get the list of groups that a user belongs to. Therefore, we are forced to remove this feature from Kitely. This will happen on March 27, 2015.

If you are currently using Facebook Groups for access control then you should switch to a different method of restricting access to your world: e.g., using OpenSim groups. Otherwise, once we’ve updated the system your world may become accessible to more people than you had intended.

Latest grid stats for Second Life & OpenSim – March 2015


Here are the latest grid stats for both Second Life and OpenSim and are correct as of 16th March 2015. Please note that these stats below come via SLUniverse Forums and Hypergrid Business for reference. Every three months I will share the very latest grid stats for Second Life and OpenSim during 2015 to see what’s going on.

Second Life Grid Stats Update

Tyche Shepherd posted a new report on Monday 16th March 2015 (page 92) on the SLUniverse Forums for the total number of Main Grid regions and private estates.

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 549 
  • Private Estates: 18, 535 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 014

Tyche Shepherd mentions on page 92 that the total private estates loses for the first 11 weeks of 2015 comes to a net loss of 65 regions which is 0.3% down on the end of last year.

OpenSim Grid Stats Update

Maria Korolov posted a new report on Hypergrid Business on Monday 16th March 2015 announcing that OpenSim has passed the 30, 000 active users milestone which is incredible I think. OpenSim is still ahead in the total amount of regions while Second Life is slowly declining once again. When SL 2.0 launches it will be interesting to see what happens in terms of the numbers but it’s early to tell at the moment.

  • Land area of OpenSim Public worlds: 57, 941 standard region equivalents (3, 797 square kilometers)
  • 94% of all OpenSim regions (57, 941) are on the hypergrid-enabled grids with 4, 079 of them being on closed grids
  • The number of registered users now stands at 433, 179

Land area on OpenSim’s public grids in standard region equivalents. (Hypergrid Business data.)

Top 10 Grids by Active Users in March 2015.

Top 10 Grids by Region Counts in March 2015.

Active users on the hypergrid-enabled grids and closed grids. (Hypergrid Business data.)

Next stats post will be in June 2015, stay tuned for that.