Linden Lab released a new Look At Me release for Sansar on Tuesday 7th November featuring a whole new user interface, a first person avatar view, tons of revised controls, new & custom emotes, script raycasting and more. This is a big update for sure with a lot packed into it and I’m sure many will be excited to try this latest release.
On 31st July 2018 Sansarofficially marked the first anniversary of the public creator beta launch. Since then performance has improved, better scripting capabilities, more interaction, more fixes and there has been positive feedback from tech news sites on Sansar.
In late July 2018 the Sansar team added Custom Avatars, HTTP scripting API support, plug-and-play SimpleScripts for everyone to use on the platform. There have been improvements to the Edit Mode and much more. Apparently a permissions/licensing system will be coming soon for content creators which will attract even more investment for Sansar.
The Sansar website looks great today with recommended experiences to visit, daily events to enjoy, a great store to purchase products and easy access to the community/help areas.
Turning to user concurrency in Sansar over the past year there have been various high peaks however these numbers are no where as near the numbers like in Second Life. The numbers are more like what we see on various OpenSim grids. It’s still early days and more needs to be done.
In the top graph for daily averages for concurrent users it never really goes above 20 users. For some reason there was a dip in June 2018 on the bottom graph for monthly average concurrent Sansar users.
Rather flat numbers during the past year but maybe when VR gets better in the years ahead when the equipment is less expensive and more comfortable to use then I’m sure more people will stay in Sansar for longer.
I think that within the next year or so Sansar user concurrency will rise even further hopefully.
Increase On The Number Of Experiences Users Can Create
On Saturday 28th July 2018 the Sansar team made a big announcement for Sansar on increasing the number of experiences users can create on the platform. This is very good news for all creators in Sansar.
The Sansar team have been thinking about this decision for a long time apparently and it’s good to see the Sansar team reaching a final decision on this.
Effective immediately, we are increasing how many experiences users can create:
Free users: Increased from 3 to 20 experiences
Creator: Increased from 5 to 25 experiences
Super-Creator: Increased from 10 to 30 experiences
Professional: Increased from 20 to 40 experiences
I’m sure this big change will help everyone going forward because this opens the door for even more creativity on the platform.
Good progress has been made so far in Sansar during it’s first year and hopefully it will be even more bigger during the year ahead.