OpenSim News Roundup – October 2021


Hypergrid Business is the best source for all things OpenSim from monthly grid statistics, conferences, surveys, events, hunts and more. Many OpenSim grids are now planning for the Halloween season with events lined up. Check out the schedule here.

OpenSim is most certainly active right now for anyone that thinks nothing is really happening. There are a lot of things happening in the short term and long term. Many grids offer contests, hunts, freebies and more.

Wyldwood Bayou Grid Celebrates First Anniversary LINK

The Wyldwood Bayou grid will be celebrating it’s first anniversary from Friday 29th October through until Monday 1st November. The grid will be hosting it’s second annual Halloween Bash on Sunday 31st October 2021.

OpenSim Stats Are Up This MonthLINK

During the past month all OpenSim stats were up from OpenSim active users (+107), land area increases (+673) and registered new users (+875). There are now 96, 872 hypergrid-enabled OpenSim regions. OSgrid is leading for the most regions (32, 547) and most active users (4, 445).

AvaCon Announces Ninth Annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2021LINK

The ninth annual OpenSimulator Community Conference 2021 will be taking place on 11th to 12th December 2021 on the OpenSimulator Conference grid. Call for proposals are open.

Important Dates & Deadlines

  • September 27, 2021 – Announcement of the Call for Proposals!
  • November 1, 2021 – Proposals are due by 11:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time).
  • November 8, 2021 – Proposal acceptance emails and with conference information.
  • November 13, 2021 – Accepted speakers must register for the conference to create an entry in the conference schedule and the program.
  • November 13 & 20, 2021 – Speaker Orientation & Training sessions and Presenter Booth Setup to prepare speakers for the conference.
  • November 29, 2021 – Deadline for stage props and audio-visuals (beyond textures) for the conference program.
  • December 11-12, 2021 – OSCC20 Conference dates!

AviTron Testing Out Crytocurrency For IN-WORLD PAYMENTSLINK

AviTron is now testing cryptocurrency for in-world payment method. The grid will be accepting Dogecoin and Bitcoin for in-world purchases and land rentals. The operating costs may be lowered and that means lower land prices soon.

Twelfth Annual OpenSim Grid Survey Results LINK

This year there was more than 300 responses for the twelfth annual OpenSim Grid survey. The survey scores a variety of areas from technology, content, support, community and overall.

  • OSgrid was the grid that had the most respondents followed by AviTron and DigiWorldz. 74% of the survey readers had been to the OSgrid
  • Kitely came out on top for technology followed by Wyldwood Bayou and Enchanted Grid
  • Wyldwood Bayou came out on top for support followed by Utopia Skye and Dorena’s World
  • Wyldwood Bayou came out on top for community followed by Enchanted Grid and AviTron
  • Utopia Skye, Tangle Grid and Dorena’s World came out on top for content

There are many reviews of each of the OpenSim grids on the blog post link above for this survey. There is definitely a range of mixed responses from user experiences, communities, entertainment and more.

What OpenSim grids do you think is doing well at the moment ?

Welcome to the OSgrid 10th Birthday Celebrations


OSgrid turns 10!

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Happy 10th Birthday OSgrid

This weekend the OSgrid is celebrating its 10th birthday and today I went along to check it out for myself. There are five specific birthday regions to explore this year: OSG10B1OSG10B2OSG10B3OSG10B4 and OSG10B5 full of amazing exhibits from the OSgrid community.

For the OSG10B main stage and live music events visit the Event Plaza.

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OSG10B1

Get started at the OSG10B1 region and have fun exploring 🙂

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Event Plaza

The Event Plaza looks awesome with the OSG10B balloons and banners up.

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Fast Teleport Board

Here are the OSG10B regions showing the exhibits from the sky. The builds look incredible from walking around and the overall layout is nicely done I think.

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OSG10B1

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OSG10B3

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OSG10B4

Head over now to the OSgrid 10th birthday celebrations and have fun with the OSgrid community 🙂 

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It’s Party Time! 🙂

OSgrid 10th birthday is happening this weekend


OSgrid will be celebrating it’s 10th birthday this weekend (#OSG10B) with a great selection of live performances, live djs playing great tunes and birthday themed events to mark this very special occasion.

It’s going to be the biggest party ever on the OSgrid and it’s expected the visitor attendance will be pretty high during the weekend. Finally there will be many exhibits worth seeing created by OSgrid residents who have spent hours creating their own content for this year’s 10th birthday.

Today OSgrid comes top of the table for the most regions and most active users on OpenSim which is pretty impressive after ten years.

Join OSgrid this weekend and enjoy the 10th birthday celebrations! 🙂

 


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The original purpose of OSgrid was to provide for a test platform for the development and testing of new code for opensimulator. This purpose has continued but with the additional purpose of providing a free and open source social platform, for the expansion of the arts, education and scientific advancement and to promote the further advancement of the opensimulator project.

Donations

OSgrid is a non-profit effort, so to keep the grid online each month, we rely on your continued donations.

We are a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers. While we appreciate single donations we much prefer regular donations that allow us to balance our costs more effectively.
Please use the donation link in the footer if you would like to setup an ongoing recurring donation with us – from $5/mo to $100/mo

Please spread the word about OSgrid 10th birthday celebrations happening this weekend 

IW6 Then and Now Museum


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There will be a special event happening at IW6 between 1:30pm to 3:30pm PDT on Friday 27th March 2015 over at the IW6 Then and Now Museum. Featuring Bardic Storytelling, poem tellings, brief stories and much more. This event will be moderated by the illustrious Bard Aoife Lorefield of the fabled Seanchai Library, which has just established its presence InWorldz at Sendalonde.

IW6 Then and Now Museum is a trip down memory lane where you can look at many historical pictures and info boards of InWorldz past and current community. Walk from station to station to discover the history of InWorldz.

IW6 Then and Now Museum

InWorldz 6th Birthday starts today from 11:45am PDT


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Happy 6th Birthday, InWorldz.

Today marks the start of InWorldz 6th birthday celebrations and to mark this special occasion there will be entertainment and festivities through until 2nd April 2015. The theme for InWorldz 6th birthday is Community – Then and Now. The tag line is With Community All Things are Possible!. There are over 40 sims to explore this year full of fantastic art, build designs, exhibit experiences and much more.

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IW6 Welcome Info Area

InWorldz 6th Birthday Event Schedule 

The grand opening to InWorldz 6th Birthday starts at 11:45am PDT on Friday 27th March 2015 with birthday announcements from EC and a special water show, DJd by Astoria Luminos over at the Water Show Amphitheatre.

See the full events schedule here. 🙂

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IW6 Water Show Amphitheatre

InWorldz 6th Birthday Sim Layout

Here is the sim layout for InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebrations.

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IW6 Sim Layout

Spread the word, signup/log into the InWorldz grid and visit the 6th IW6 birthday sims. It’s time to celebrate 6 amazing years of InWorldz. 😀

The InWorldz Artfest of 2015


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IWZ February 2015 Art Fest

Starting 1st February through to 14th February 2015 InWorldz will be hosting the 2015 Art Festival. The theme is The Love of IWZ Art. This is a great chance to share your love art with the rest of the InWorldz community. All welcome to attend the event and if you are interested then join the InWorldz Events Committee group.

The event will be held on four InWorldz event sims and the areas will be set to PG. The event team are looking for novice to the most talented people on the grid. The event team are looking for 3D art (prim, Sculpt or Mesh), 2D Art (photography, oil, graphic art), Twisted and Torched Art this year.

Apparently there will be 2500 prims allowed and the area is set to a 30 x 30 plot. If you need more space please IM either quadrapop Tree or Moontan Valeeva.

If you are interested in taking part then send in your application on or before 18th January 2015. The plot assignment areas will be sent out on or before 24th January 2015.

Contact Quadrapop tree, Moontan Valeeva, EC or Jeri Rahja if you have any questions on the InWorldz grid.