Category Archives: SL Summary

OpenSim has reached the 70, 000 regions milestone & update on Second Life regions

According to Hypergrid Business on 15th November 2015 OpenSim has reached the 70, 000 regions milestone which is incredible news. There are now the equivalent of 71, 034 standard regions on OpenSim’s 314 active public grids and it’s increasing every month. OpenSim active users reached the 34, 000 active users mark for the first time this month.

For those interested in joining OpenSim, read this!

For those who are new readers, OpenSim is a free, open source virtual world platform that’s compatible with the Oculus Rift. It allows people with no technical skills to quickly and cheaply create virtual worlds, and then teleport to other virtual worlds. Those with technical skills can run OpenSim worlds on their own servers for free, while commercial hosting starts at less than $5 a region — compared to $300 a region for the same land in Second Life. A list of hosting providers is here. Download the recommended Firestorm viewer here. And find out where to get content for your OpenSim world or region here.


In the graph below the total land area of OpenSim has reached many new milestones during 2014 and 2015. This time last year regions passed the 50, 000 mark and today there are more than 70, 000 regions.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

In the graph below shows the Hypergrid growing faster than the closed grids and InWorldz. In 2015 there has been more interest it seems for the Hypergrid.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

For the latest OpenSim grid news, top popular grids by (active users) and top region counts, see here.

Second Life

In Second Life today there are 24, 952 main grid regions in total left, with 17, 852 regions being private estates and 7, 100 regions being Linden owned regions. In the graph below shows the total number of main grid regions from 2006 to 2015. There is a noticeable decline in the graphs below and Second Life has a lot of catching up to do with OpenSim.

Second Life Grid Survey Data

In the graph shows the total number of private estates in Second Life between 2006 to 2015.

Second Life Grid Survey Data

In the graph below shows Second Life historical concurrency from 2009 to 2015.

Second Life Grid Survey Data

In the graph below shows historical Maximum Daily Concurrency from December 2009 to November 2015. Second Life had more people logging in between 2010 to 2012 (60, 000min – 80, 000max) and today the number of people logging into Second Life has dropped (27, 000min to 52, 000max).

Second Life Grid Survey Data

Will 2016 see Second Life decline further and OpenSim still on the increase ?

I would love to see Second Life regions increase in 2016 and for OpenSim regions to steady out more. It’s unclear whether or not Project Sansar will have a huge impact on Second Life and OpenSim.  We will have to wait and see!


It’s my 9th Rez Day in Second Life

Happy Halloween 2015 & 9th Rez Day!

Happy Halloween! :) Celebrating my 9th Rez Day!

Today marks my 9th Rez Day in Second Life so I guess that makes me old and ancient. For me it’s been a great journey over the past 9 years full of excitement, drama, adventures and much more.

9 years old

OMG 9 years!

I have met amazing people over the years and I have really enjoyed attending events. I have enjoyed blogging about Second Life and I will continue writing for years to come.

My avatar’s evolution (2006-2015)

Thanks to all of you who have been part of my Second Life for the past 9 years. Here’s to many more years in Second Life. Woooot! :D

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Let’s celebrate! :)

The 2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl, 10am-3pm SLT, Friday 30th October 2015

On Wednesday 28th October Linden Lab announced further details about this year’s Second Life Creepy Crawl event on the official Second Life blog. For those that don’t know yet this is a inworld event where residents and Lindens get dressed up in their Halloween costumes and enjoy the Halloween celebrations. There will be live music and dancing all day!

The scary Halloween inworld event will take place from 10am SLT until 3pm SLT at various Halloween destinations in Second Life on Friday 30th October 2015.

Halloween Destinations & Times (SLT/PDT)

The event announcement… 

This Friday, October 30th from 10:00am SLT until 3:00pm SLT – you are most cordially invited to join us inworld for the 2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl! “What is the Creepy Crawl?” you may ask. It’s a scary-good inworld event where Lindens and Residents get dressed up in their best Halloween costumes and roam from spooky spot to spooky spot for music, dancing, and celebrating! It’s going to be a bit like a ‘pub crawl’ without the need for taxi fare.

Costumes are strongly encouraged for this event – some come out and show off your best. I am still deciding between 4 different costume choices I’ve put together and may have to wear all 4 at some point during the crawl. It’s a good thing we’ll have 5 hours to run amok and have fantastical fun. Just keep in mind that this event is for General and Moderate audiences when perfecting your look.

Below is the schedule and Destination Guide entries – so if you’re unable to join us for the entire duration – pop into the spot on the schedule when you can log in.

The 2015 Second Life Creepy Crawl is getting closer – don’t blink or it could be upon with you little to no warning!

See you there!

Spread the word! :)

BURN2 2015: The Man & The Temple

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The Man will be burning today at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pm SLT at the annual BURN2 2015 event in Second Life. It’s going to be very exciting and the best one yet. Don’t miss this! :D

SLURL – arrive early because there will be hundreds of avatars watching from nearby regions!

The Man 2015_013

The Temple will be burning on Sunday 25th October 2015 at 6am SLT, 12pm SLT and 6pm SLT.

The Temple_001

Spread the word and enjoy the burns :)

BURN2 Press Day 2015, opens today at 10am – 8pm SLT

BURN2 2015 from above

BURN2 2015 opens to the press today!

Today marks BURN2 Press Day 2015 in Second Life and this year there will six regions to explore. At 10am SLT through until 8pm SLT members of the Second Life press will be able to get a sneak preview of everything.

BURN2 Regions List (SLURLS)

BURN2 2015 the Carnival of Mirrors will be opening at 12pm SLT on Saturday 17th October 2015 through until Sunday 25th October 2015 and it’s going to be incredible from start to end I think. I am most looking forward to exploring, seeing the man and the temple burns. I will be uploading snapshots and reporting my experiences on my blog. Stay tuned for that. :)

I do think there needs to be more coverage of BURN2 from Second Life bloggers and from members of the press. It would be great to see more coverage of this event!

BURN2 Events and Times

BURN2 2015: Carnival of Mirrors will open on Saturday the 17th of October at noon SLT with a procession by the Lamplighters, beginning at their Village which is not far from the Welcome Gate where you arrive. You are all invited to explore, experience and express the joy of the Burn and revel in the music, art and colourful constructions born out of the imaginations of creative Burners. And, of course there will be fire!

The event opens with a Lamplighters procession at 12:00pm SLT on the 17th, with another at 7:00pm SLT. Additional processions will take place at noon and 7pm SLT daily through the 23rd. On the 24th there will be no processions, but the Man Burns will be at 6am, 12pm and 6pm SLT on the 24th. On the last day the Lamplighters will perform their last processions at 5am, 11am and 5pm SLT – one hour before each Temple Burn. Also on Temple Burn day, Lamplighter processions will pause along their route at Center Camp for a short Fire Dance performance before continuing the procession toward the Temple.

More information about the event can be seen via the menu at the left side of the home page here on

We invite members of the press to come and visit on Friday, the 16th of October, before the opening of this festival of fire that is an echo of Burning Man in a virtual setting, so they may pass along a teaser of what has been prepared for the celebration of the Burn. With a Press Pass you will be able to visit from 10:00am to 8:00pm SLT. BURN2 Staff and creatives will be on hand to answer questions and share information. Apply for your Press Pass! We look forward to seeing you and saying, “Welcome Home!”

Spread the word that BURN2 2015 in Second Life and let’s make this year the best yet. :)


New screenshot of the Project Sansar Login Page

On Friday 18th September 2015 from 6pm to 8pm PDT there will be a special Project Sansar Preview Workshop going on at the headquarters of Linden Lab in San Francisco. This event will allow the early users to preview Project Sansar for the first time.

This interactive virtual reality workshop will provide a hands-on preview of the new 3D virtual experience platform, code-named Project Sansar, being developed by Linden Lab, the makers of the popular virtual world Second Life. This new platform will enable people to virtually walk through 3D

At the moment Project Sansar is in the closed Alpha phrase with early users under heavy NDA. I am not apart of the closed alpha yet but i’m pretty much looking forward to the launch of the new generation platform next year.

There is a new screenshot of the Project Sansar login page that I found on Echt Virtuell’s blog  which is rather interesting. This login page shows a wallpaper from Sansar I think and the login area saying Project Sansar by Linden Lab. The page is animated showing some creations that appear every few seconds or so.

Project Sansar Login Page

Project Sansar Login Page

What do you think of the Project Sansar login page ?

Are you excited for the launch next year ? 

A visit the Grand Canyon in Second Life

Grand Canyon

Bugs Bunny goes hand gliding

Today I went to visit the Grand Canyon in Second Life and I have to admit it’s a really nice location to visit. I have not been to the real life Grand Canyon yet but I hope to in the near future.

The scenery is lovely if you have the right windlight settings I think. There’s quite a bit to do and see in the Gran Canyon. It’s really huge that you could spend so many hours exploring it all. I enjoyed going on the viewing platform which is transparent and worth going on.

Grand Canyon

The viewing platform

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The bridge with amazing views

Fun adventures at he Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon

A fun drive around

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There are 3 regions to explore Grand Canyon North, Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon South. There are balloon rides, zip lines, skydiving, go on a hand glider tour, sports activities along with so much more to enjoy.

There are dirt bikes and quad bikes on stand by to explore the rugged areas of the canyon. If you love challenges then I recommend this. Again there is so much to explore and do here.

Grand Canyon

Welcome Area with the ready to go balloon rides

Explore the gorgeous, rugged beauty of the Grand Canyon — a place of beauty that also offers SL skill-enhancing activities and sports, including balloon rides, dirt biking, zip lines and more. Adventure, contemplation, relaxation and discovery await you at this majestic, peaceful destination.

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Lovely sunset

Come and check out the Grand Canyon in Second Life.