Category Archives: SL News Alert

Registration Opens For The 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire


Registration is now open for the 7th Annual SL Christmas Expo & Winter Breedables Faire which takes place from 1st to 10th December 2017. The event is held in support of the American Cancer Society and the Relay For Life of Second Life.

It’s A Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, 40’/50’s feel). New packages, new options, new pricing, new layout, new events – Christmas Showcase Collection & The Christmas Bazaar.

The theme for this year is Holiday Windows with an over all Retro setting in the streets. A new addition has been added for 2017 which is the Christmas Showcase Collection – a special area (new & exclusive creations) for designers to showcase their work (invitation only).

The 2017 Winter Breedables Faire will be featuring the One Of A Kind Breedables Auction and Breedable Auction Houses. The well known T1Radio service will be providing recorded promotional advertisements during the Expo. There will be mini auctions and a special (OOAK) auction on Sunday 10th December 2017.

Apparently all returning 2016 merchants will receive a 10% discount if you participate this year. 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to RFL of SL.

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Update 7/10/17: Basilique region in Second Life set for closure on 30th September 2017


Basilique Town 2017


Update 7/10/17: The Basilique region is still on the grid and open to everyone. Yay! 🙂


The much loved Basilique region is set for closure on Saturday 30th September 2017 according to Canary Beck’s latest blog post. Canary has enjoyed maintaining the region for many years and is now looking for someone who wishes to keep the Basilique region alive for many years to come.

Paradise Lost was a amazing theatre production filmed in the Basilique region and over the years I have enjoyed blogging about premiers that went worldwide. The popular Linden Inworld meetups were hosted on the island in recent years where hundred’s of avatars gathered and had interesting discussions.

I personally think it would be a very huge loss to Second Life if the Basilique region closed down this month. Hopefully there is someone out there who can save the region today and make it even more amazing.

Here is the full blog post on the closure…


I’ve decided that I will no longer keep up the Basilique (Isolotto di Garda)

region in Second Life and will close it on September 30th, 2017. I’ve enjoyed maintaining the region and hope that you have enjoyed visiting it as well.

I have, from time to time, heard expressions of interest from several people on taking over ownership of the region. If you have a serious interest in this, then I will read any proposals I receive for the full region (non-severable) by the 23rd of September.

The full region costs USD 295.00 per month and the transfer fee is USD 100.00. I’m not looking to make extra bucks from any transactions but would be happy to transfer the region (and use of all the public buildings and furnishings) to someone who wishes to keep it alive.

If I don’t receive or accept any serious transfer proposals, I will refund any rentals monies paid by tenants beyond the 30th, on that date. I will also return all objects to tenants on that date. I will close the region shortly thereafter.

Thanks for everything,

Canary Beck

P.S. If you wish to propose a transfer send me an email to canarybeck@gmail.com and ideally, send me an IM, so that you remind me to check my email.


Someone Please Save Basilique

 

Second Life Grid Statistics – September 2017 Update


Historical Daily Concurrency Since December 2009

These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.

The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.

I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.

Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.


Updated stats as of 10th September 2017 


Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far

On 1st January 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
  • Private Estates: 16, 783 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 219

On 2nd April 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
  • Private Estates: 16, 586
  • Linden Owned: 7, 220

On 5th July 2017

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
  • Private Estates: 16, 414 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 235

** 10th September 2017 **

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
  • Private Estates: 16, 312
  • Linden Owned: 7, 225
  • Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
  • Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)

Daily Concurrency

  • Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
  • Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324 
  • Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281

Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:

  • Estate – Adult: 5, 091
  • Estate – General: 1, 226
  • Estate – Moderate: 9,976
  • Estate – Offline: 19
  • Linden – Adult: 484
  • Linden – General: 1, 651
  • Linden – Moderate: 5, 090

Breakdown of Host Server Classes by Ownership:

  • Estate – Class 5: 259
  • Estate – Class 7: 7, 244
  • Estate – Class 8: 7, 061
  • Estate – Class Unknown: 1, 748
  • Linden – Class 5: 6
  • Linden – Class 7: 1, 310
  • Linden – Class 8: 5, 609
  • Linden – Class Unknown: 300

Second Life Signups 

  • Total Signups: 51, 641, 115 

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The next stats blog post will be made at the end of December 2017 along with predictions for 2018.

The Arcade Turns 5 in Second Life


Happy 5th Birthday 🙂

This month marks The Arcade fifth birthday since it was first opened back in 2012 in Second Life. The Arcade is now open for the September 2017 round which runs through until the end of the month.

The annual event is now the largest gacha event in Second Life and hosts 108 individual machines at the main pier.

Happy 5th Birthday

Teleport to The Arcade regions and have a great time. Here is the special 5th birthday blog post via The Arcade official website…

It’s our birthday – but the gifts are for you!

In 2012, a couple of friends bonded over their shared love of gacha in Second Life®. In September of that year, they hosted the first round of The Arcade. Since then, the event has grown into the largest gacha event in Second Life.

What’s more – it wouldn’t be a party without presents! In the center of the Arcade you’ll find a giant birthday cake festooned with gifts from many of our brands. You can have them all!

It has been our honor to serve gacha fans all over the grid for five years running.

The Arcade opens on the 1st of September. We’ll see you there!

Happy 5th Birthday – The Arcade! 🙂