Category Archives: SL Community

Ladyslipper Constantine Has Passed Away


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I’m really upset to hear that Ladyslipper Constantine who was my friend in Second Life sadly passed away on Saturday 17th September 2016. Ladyslipper Constantine lost her battle with cancer and she was surrounded by loved ones.

I will personally miss her and she will be deeply missed by the Second Life community. It’s just not going to be same inworld again.😦

As many of you know Ladyslipper Constantine was involved with Virtual Ability events, Virtual Worlds Best Practices education events, One Billion Rising, BURN2 events and she was involved in past Second Life birthday celebrations.

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Ladyslipper at BURN2

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Me and Ladyslipper hanging out 

The Lamplighters blog reported about her passing on 18th September 2016 and they have posted a update about the Celebration of Ladyslipper Constantine life happening at 11am SLT on Saturday 1st October over at the northeast lawn of Virtual Ability Island (SLURL).

With a heavy heart we share news about a much-loved Elder, Lamplighter, Fire Dancer and longtime Burner, Ladyslipper Constantine.

Yesterday the 17th of September, after a valiant fight against cancer, she passed away peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. She will be dreadfully missed, but we shall treasure our memories of this deeply passionate Burner. She takes a bit of our Lamplighter fire with her into the next life.

Celebrating the life of Ladyslipper Constantine…

UPDATE: There was a message shared inworld, sent from Virtual Ability, inviting residents in SL who knew and loved LS.

There will be a Celebration of Life hosted by Virtual Ability for Ladyslipper Constantine on Saturday, Oct 1 at 11am SLT, on the northeast lawn of Virtual Ability island.

The celebration will begin with some of her friends offering memories in text+voice, because LS was part of the deaf community in SL.

A slideshow will display photos of the many events LS participated in. If you have SL images, please send them to iSkye Silverweb for inclusion. There will also be music and dancing. LS loved a good party!

Celebrate Ladyslipper’s life with us. For more information, please contact Gentle Heron, Eme Capalini, or Treasure Ballinger in world.

RIP Ladyslipper Constantine 

05/29/2008 – 09/17/2016

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!🙂

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) – 27, 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.

 

London City turns 7 in Second Life


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London City 7th birthday celebrations throughout September 2016

The virtual London City in Second Life is celebrating their 7th birthday inworld throughout September and everyone is invited to enjoy the celebrations. This year there are live events, a fun fair, themed collectables, vintage memorabilia hunt and much more.

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London City in Second Life turns 7

London City is one of the most popular destination in Second Life known for its community atmosphere, parties, concerts and shopping. There are four regions to explore now with so much to discover and enjoy. There is a freebies megastore next to the hangout area which is worth checking out.

Over the years I have blogged about London City in Second Life from events to interesting videos, London City has had a presence at previous Second Life birthdays and other well-known events. It’s a great place to visit in general and in seven years the city has improved so much.

Check out the London City region map (as of 3rd September 2016).

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Come and visit London City!

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Hangout area and the London Underground

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Big Ben Clock 

London City Gateway

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Come and visit London City today

Here are some of my historical snapshots of London City in Second Life