On Sunday 30th December 2018 Tyche Shepherd posted up the last Sunday report for 2018 showing positive growth numbers for Second Life regions throughout 2018. Apparently for the first time in seven years the Second Life grid is bigger at the end of the year than it was at the start. The last time this happened was back in 2011 which seems a long time ago now.
2018 saw a net growth of 474 regions in total which is +2.1% growth. Private Estates showed net growth up to 14 regions (0.1% growth). This is very good news to see the Second Life grid finally growing again. Yay! 🙂
The total number of Main Grid regions as of 30th December 2018 stands at 23, 811 with (16, 120 being Private Estates and 7, 691 being Linden owned.
I think the changes that Linden Lab made for land costs has definitely helped along with many other factors. It would be great to see the Second Life grid growing even futher during 2019.
Here is the weekly net changes in Private Estates for 2018:
Let’s hope this growth trend will continue now for the rest of 2019.
According to Tyche Shepherd via VirtualVerse on 23rd September 2018 the year to date for private estates net change is now positive with the addition of 45 regions (0.3% growth) since 31st December 2017. This means the total amount of main grid regions has regrown to the size it was back in April 2017. Yay! 🙂
This is very good news to hear positive growth for private estates in 2018 so far. I think the summer price reductions on land this year in Second Life has made a positive difference this year. The grid is slowly growing again and I hope this trend will continue.
Here are the latest Second Life region statistics as of 30th September 2018:
Main Grid Regions: 23, 785
Private Estates: 16, 146
Linden Owned: 7, 639
YTD Net Change for Private Estates: +40 (0.2% increase over the year)
– Adult rated regions: 5, 864 – (24.7% of the grid)
– General rated regions: 2, 909 – (12.2% of the grid)
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 50, 000
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 28, 000
Median Daily Concurrency: 42, 000
Second Life Signups
As of 30th September 2018 there have been 56, 326, 674 signups for Second Life to date.
After some brainstorming sessions and discussions it’s been officially decided by the Relay For Life of Second Life organisers that Relay Weekend will be moved a month earlier going forward.
The 2019 season will last for 16 weeks and it will be very different compared with previous years. The Relay For Life of Second Life 2019 season will now kick off at 10am SLT on Saturday 16th February 2019 and the annual Relay Weekend will be on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June 2019.
This is the first time in Relay For Life of Second Life history that the event will be held in June instead of July. The economic metrics say that having the relay season earlier means more residents will be active and will be logged in.
Both Relay Weekend and the Second Life birthday will now take place in June which means it’s going to be a rather busy month.
For the past two weeks net private regions have increased by 69 since the new pricing structure for private regions came into an effect. This is very good news and shows there is still interest in buying private regions in Second Life at the moment.
It’s too early to tell if this growth trend will continue or not in the weeks ahead. I would say we’ll need another month or so to see if this new pricing restructuring has worked successfully. Then we can start celebrating. 🙂
It’s worth mentioning that when the grid grows it really does help slow the overall rate of private regions losses on the grid.
Tyche Shepherd mentions the net private regions growth in the latest grid report, see below.
We are now two weeks into the new pricing regime for Private Estates and this is now the 2nd week of positive growth of the grid
Net Growth stands at 35 regions this week (last week was 34) All this week’s net growth was among private Estates .
Overall , taking into account last weeks closure of the 24 Temporary SL15B regions , Net Change in Private Estates since the new prices stands at 94 New or Returned Regions I’ve no record of Region type at the moment, and therefore no estimate of overall change in revenue for the Lab, but the initial change in demand doesn’t seem enough to increase overall revenue at this stage.
Total number of Main Grid regions is now 23290 ( 16054 private estates & 7236 Linden owned) 112 new regions were added and 8 returned to the grid, with 18 regions removed (6 were renamed and 1 came and went since last report)
Adult rated regions were up in number by 15 to 5801 (24.9% of the grid), General rated increased by 8 to 2868 (12.3%)
Because of the recent net growth YTD private estate net losses now are down to 52 (A 0.3% loss)
It would be great to see more net growth in private regions in the weeks and months ahead. The grid needs to grow again as it’s been on the decline for many years.