Category Archives: SL Summary

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.

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Bay City 10th Anniversary Celebrations Recap – Parade, Concert, History & Maps


10th Annual Live Music Concert

Bay City in Second Life hosted its 10th anniversary celebrations on Sunday 20th May 2018 with the annual parade and live concert. There was a really good attendance (over 40+ avs) for this year’s anniversary events throughout the afternoon. It was great to see some familiar faces this year attending.

The parade was excellent this year with many participating in groups.  The lag was down this year with no major reports of region crashes during the parade going down Route 66. Many Moles stopped by during the live concert and joined the long conga line. The live performers did a great job this year. The music was awesome! 🙂  

I would say this was one of my the top favourite Bay City celebrations yet.

Conga Line This Year

The live parade (green dots) on the map going down the famous Route 66 in Bay City.


Preparations

Ready, Set, Go

The 10th annual parade is on the move

Parade moving down Route 66

Parade moving down Route 66

 

The Parade ending at the Bay City Fairgrounds

My blog coverage of previous Bay City anniversary’s, see below! 🙂

Bay City Maps Through The Years

This was one of my first snapshots of the Bay City Map. Taken on 18th January 2009.

TG & MG Bay City Merge – 10th February 2011

Updated map of Bay City – 20th May 2018

The Past 10 Years In Photos

 

Here’s to another 10 years of Bay City in Second Life  🙂 

Bay City Ninth Anniversary Coming Soon


Bay City 9th anniversary poster

Bay City will be celebrating it’s ninth anniversary in Second Life on Sunday 21st May 2017 starting with the annual parade at 12.30pm SLT over at the Band Shell located in the Bay City – Harwich region.

The parade will go down Route 66 (highlighted in yellow below) and will finish at Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region where there will a live concert throughout the afternoon on the main stage. This year there will be live performances by DJ Marx Dudek, Christov Kohnke, Winston Ackland and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth).

Last year there was a great attendance (60+ avatars in the region for attendance) with a few Lindens dropping into the Bay City 8th anniversary celebrations. At the end of the celebrations there was a conga dance with a long line of avatars dancing. I absolutely loved it last year from following the parade from the air, the live music and the fun conga dance.

Next year around mid May 2018 will mark the big 10th Bay City anniversary and it’s going to be extra special for sure. I hope there will be a new annual event added to the annual parade and annual live concert that happens every year. 🙂

Bay City 9th Anniversary Parade Route 2017

Parade Route 66

Bay City Fairgrounds – The stage is set!

The live concert lineup

Here is the full press release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Marianne McCann
Bay City Alliance
marianne.mccann@gmail.com
BAY CITY ANNOUNCES ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Mainland community turns nine this May
BAY CITY, SL (9 May, 2017) – As the Second Life® mainland community of Bay City turns nine, its Residents are once again hosting their annual parade through the city, followed by a live music event in their fairgrounds.

The first project of the Linden Department of Public Works, Bay City opened in May of 2008 to initial viewing, with auctions for land in the city beginning soon after. It has developed into the largest community-focused virtual urban area in Second Life.

Participants in the annual parade are asked to gather at noon SLT/PDT on Sunday, the 21st of May, to lineup at the band shell in Bay City – Harwich. The parade will wend its way down Route 66 beginning at 12:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and will conclude at the Bay City Fairgrounds in the North Channel region.

A live concert will kick off at 1:30 p.m. SLT/PDT at the Fairgrounds with DJ Marx Dudek providing music leading into the event until 1:30 p.m.SLT/PDT , followed by Christov Kohnke from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, Winston Ackland from 2:30-3:30 p.m. SLT/PDT, and Oblee (Obeloinkment Wrigglesworth) from 3:30-4:30 p.m. SLT/PDT.

All Residents of the Second Life grid are welcomed to participate. Celebration goods, including parade float bases and ideas, are available at the Bay City Community Center, in the Daley Bay region for those who wish to be a part of the parade. Ample viewing areas are provided. The music event is also open to all who desire to attend — not only Residents of Bay City

Bay City is a mainland community, developed by Linden Lab™ and home to the Bay City Alliance. The Bay City Alliance was founded in 2008 to promote the Bay City regions of Second Life® and provide a venue for Bay City Residents and other interested parties to socialize and network. It is now the largest Bay city group, and home to most Residents of Bay City.

For more information, contact: Marianne McCann

The wait is almost over! 🙂

My historical snapshots of VWBPE conferences in Second Life


Special Blog Post: Here is a look back at my favourite historical snapshots of previous VWBPE conferences held in Second Life. This year marks VWBPE tenth anniversary in Second Life so now it’s time to go back down memory lane…

VWBPE 2010 regions map

VWBPE 2011

VWBPE regions 2011

VWBPE 2011 ceremony

VWBPE 2012 gateway

VWBPE 2012 Dragon parade

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2013

VWBPE 2014 – Ebbe Linden keynotes speech

VWBPE Main Auditorium 2014

Philip Rosedale at VWBPE 2014

VWBPE 2015 opening

VWBPE 2015

VWBPE 2016

VWBPE 2016 regions map

VWBPE 2017

VWBPE 2017 regions map

Wow, so much has changed over the years since I first started going to VWBPE conferences. I still can’t believe this is the 10th year of the annual conference. Here’s to the next 10 years! 🙂