BURN2 2018 Burnstock Weekend Coming Soon


Check out the next big BURN2 event happening in Second Life in early August 2018.

BURN2 2018 – Burnstock will be open between 3rd to 5th August 2018. There will be games, live music, races and more interesting events happening. This is the second time the event has been hosted.

Here is more information about BURN2 Burnstock Weekend 2018…


The sounds of drums, music, sultry voices, even primal screams…

Here in the dog days of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s nice to have something to look forward to. It’s the season of open-air concerts, pool or beach parties, all kinds of reasons to have a party. Even the Southern Hemisphere can look forward to events to warm things up a bit.

Well, BURN2 is no exception. Coming up the first weekend in August, we have Burnstock, the second time we’ve had this happening. Last year was such fun, we’re doing it again! 

Mark your calendars and join us – there will be more than just music going on – races, games, THUNDERDOME… be there! Yes, we have, ahhh, facilities too! BYOTP

Who are we?

BURN2 is an extension of the Burning Man festival and community into the world of Second Life. It is an officially sanctioned Burning Man Regional, the only virtual world Regional out of more than 100 Regional groups worldwide, and the only Regional to burn the Man!

This unique virtual Regional spreads the culture and Ten Principles of Burning Man year-round in Second Life, culminating in an annual major festival of community, art and fire in the fall — a virtual echo of Burning Man itself.

BURN2 — www.burn2.org

Burning Man — http://burningman.org

Please spread the word about BURN2 2018 – Burnstock. Don’t forget the big 2018 BURN2 festival in Second Life starts 19th to 28th October 2018.

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New SL Sims In Past Week Thread Reaches 100 pages on SLUniverse Forums


100 pages milestone

On 1st July 2018 the most popular New SL Sims In past week thread reached 100 pages on SLUniverse Forums for the first time. Tyche Shepherd started the forum thread way back on 23rd March 2008 and it’s been actively running since then.

It’s definitely been the best source for updated Second Life statistics and much more. It’s been interesting to see weekly reports on new sims being added, sim renames, breakdown of server class and sims that have left the grid,

Congratulations Tyche all the hard work you’ve done over the years to keep the Second Life community updated on the grid numbers.

Here are the latest grid numbers as of 1st July 2018:

A large number of ACS RFL regions coming online helped keep net losses in regions to 3
Tomorrow the new land prices take effect so we’ll see if there is any significant uptake next week

Total number of Main Grid regions is now 23220 ( 15985 private estates & 7235 Linden owned)
103 new regions were added and 10 returned to the grid, with 117 regions removed (54 were renamed and 1 came and went since last report)

Adult rated regions were up by 13 to 5728 (24.7% of the grid) while General rated increased by 7 to 2893 (12.5%) 

  • Check out the Second Life Grid Survey here.

Linden Lab Reduces Private Region Tier by 15%


Ebbe Linden live at SL15B

Ebbe Linden announced a new pricing announcement live at SL15B community celebrations today. A big surprise announcement!

The monthly maintenance fees on Private Estates are dropping by up to 15% and the one-time land set-up fees will be reducing as much as 41%. These new pricing changes come into effect from 2nd July 2018 which is now just a few weeks away.

These discounts are not available for grandfathered/bought down land prices.

Current vs New Pricing Changes 

Linden Dollars Increasing 

The cost to buy Linden Dollars will be increasing to US $1.49 per transaction (compared to the current rate of 99 cents per transaction). Linden Lab are trying to attempt to re-balance the revenue the company makes through the Second Life platform. This increase will help Linden Lab offset the revenues lost on land.

Regions Update as of 17th June 2018

  • Total Main Grid Regions: 23, 204
  • Private Estates: 15, 969
  • Linden Owned: 7, 235

Ebbe Altberg & Philip Rosedale featured on Second Life 15th Birthday Video


On Tuesday 19th June a brand new video was uploaded on the official Second Life YouTube channel featuring Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) who is the CEO of Linden Lab celebrating 15 years of Second Life. The video runs for 2 minutes and 34 seconds.

Second Life the most successful virtual world ever 

Ebbe is speaking in the video from Amsterdam which is great. Ebbe mentioned that 68 million US dollars was paid to creators in 2017. 5 million virtual goods listed in the marketplace. Linden Lab are moving massive amounts of infrastructure into the cloud.

At the end of the video there is a special surprise appearance from the founder of Second Life Philip Rosedale. Second Life 15 years later is still going strong and I agree Second Life is definitely the most successful virtual world out there today.

Happy 15th Birthday, Second Life 🙂

Here’s to another 15 years of awesomeness