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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Two weeks of Private Regions growth in Second Life


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.

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.

It’s Second Life 15th Official Birthday Today


On June 23rd 2003 Second Life was launched officially by Linden Lab and today Second Life turns 15 years old. Second Life is still one of the best virtual worlds out there today and still going strong.

The party celebrations are still happening over at the SL15B regions with live music around the clock and great exhibitions to see. It’s one of the biggest events on the grid happening now 🙂

Happy Birthday Second Life and here’s to another 15+ years 🙂

Come and join the SL15B celebrations today 🙂