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July 2015 Update: Second Life regions still declining & OpenSim regions increase


My last statistics blog post was published back in March 2015. This is a update on the latest stats for Second Life & OpenSim for July 2015.

Latest News on Second Life Active Users

Recently Ebbe Altberg (Ebbe Linden) was interviewed by Xconomy and Ebbe revealed some new stats on Second Life’s active users a month. Apparently there are more than 213 Linden employee’s Ebbe said. I would imagine this number will much higher in the years to come.

Second Life now hosts about 900,000 active users a month—a bit lower than its peak of about a million years ago. As a private company, Linden Lab doesn’t disclose its revenues. It had raised a total of about $30 million in equity financing by 2006.

Second Life Regions Count Update

Since 17th March 2015 the total number of Main Grid regions have dropped again and private Estates have too. Linden Owned regions have increased a bit since March 2015. See the stats from this time last year

4th January 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 611
  • Private Estates: 18, 579
  • Linden Owned: 7, 032

17th March 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 549 
  • Private Estates: 18, 535 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 014

As of 28th June 2015

  • Total Number of Main Grid Regions: 25, 364 
  • Private Estates: 18, 330
  • Linden Owned: 7, 034

If rates continue then expect the total number of Main Grids to go under the 25, 000 mark before the summer. Private Estates will go under the 18, 000 mark before the summer if trends continue. I hope this doesn’t happen and I believe things can change for the better.

Second Life Daily Concurrency Update

The Daily Concurrency in Second Life now reaches a high peak of 52, 000 on average with the low peak of 27, 000 on average. The Median Daily Concurrency is reaching the 40, 000 mark at the moment. The Mean Daily Concurrency is reaching 39, 000 at the moment.

As you can tell in the graph below the numbers are declining more and more each year which is very alarming. The daily concurrency numbers were much higher many years ago. It will be interesting to see if the current numbers will decline, stay the same or increase before 2016.

Second Life Signups Update

  • Average of 10, 000 – 12, 500 new signups everyday for Second Life
  • 42, 522, 204 total signups so far for Second Life since the beginning

OpenSim Stats Update

According to Hypergrid Business latest monthly OpenSim statistics post made on 15th June 2015 regions grow, activity slows on OpenSim grids.

OpenSim’s land area hit a new high this month and more than 9,000 new users registered on the grids, but active user numbers slipped by 672 as we enter the summer months.

Summary of the latest stats from OpenSim

  • 9, 000 new users registered on registered grids
  • Active users dropped by 672
  • OpenSim grids increased by 1, 733
  • New total of 62, 995 regions
  • 31, 397 active users – 672 less than the previous month
  • InWorldz (7, 630), OSgrid (3, 488), Metropolis (3, 182)  and Craft World (1, 085) are the most popular active user grids
  • Virtual Worlds Grid (19, 636), OSgrid (9, 633), Kitely (8, 075) and Metropolis (7, 324) have the most regions
  • Hypergrid now accounts for 62% of all active users, closed grids counts for 38%. InWorldz has 24% of all active users with closed grids having 14% of the active user base

My next stats post will be published in September 2015 then a year look back in late December 2015.

Bright Canopy the journey so far


On 10th May 2015 a new blog post was published on Bright Canopy’s First Month and it’s worth a read if you are following the latest developments for Bright Canopy.

As many know already Bright Canopy will support Second Life and OpenSim during the public launch. Bright Canopy is currently in closed beta with early access starting from 12pm SLT on Tuesday 19th May 2015. The cost will be $1 per hour and soon the service will let you use credit cards as payment.

I have signed up to Bright Canopy for the launch and still waiting for an invite. I know that the Second Life community see Bright Canopy as the next big thing after SL GO and many can’t wait to test our the new service.

Here are the latest updates from the blog post 

  • There has been spectacular community support almost from the first day (beta) including the Q&A session
  • Bright Canopy worked with Frame to validate the core service
  • Bright Canopy nowadays is a sustainable service rather than a demo
  • Payments, metering and metrics now in advance of the Pre Launch are being worked on
  • The team are working with rights holders on licensing and IP questions and chasing down attorneys with four separate firms to find the best fit for Bright Canopy’s legal needs

The Pre-Launch

  • The pre-launch is scheduled for 12pm SLT on Tuesday 19th May 2015
  • The aim is to solve the technical problems and to ensure that streaming virtual world viewers is a viable business.
  • There will be an hourly fee set at less than one dollar (USD) per hour.

What comes next ?

  • The team is working on bidding strategies, avoiding adding any unnecessary overhead, and even working with Amazon
  • Pricing will remain the hardest thing to be resolved
  • The aim is to grow Bright Canopy from a seed into a mighty larch.

Stay updated on the latest news via the Bright Canopy official blog.

Exciting news for the TanGLe Grid on OpenSim


Leslie Kling who is the owner of the Opensim TanGLe Grid sent me an update via email today on some exciting news happening on the grid. See below for the exciting news including a free land offer, great region sales, private isle amusement park and the upcoming fashion expo events.

Back in November 2013 I logged into the TanGLe Grid for the first time on OpenSim and I wanted to try it out. See below for the grid stats back then and now.

Grid Stats (26th November 2013)…

  • Total Users: 134
  • Total Regions: 43
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 58
  • Online Now: 1

Grid Stats (22nd April 2015)…

  • Total Users: 519
  • Total Regions: 78
  • Unique Visitors last 30 days: 165
  • Online Now: 22

The grid has increased it seems in terms of regions and users since 2013 from looking at the grid stats sections above.  Here are the latest exciting updates on the TanGLe Grid. Spread the word! :)

GREAT FREE LAND OFFER
We are offering FREE land to newcomers to TanGLe Grid. You will have a nice lot with 478 prims to make your home a nice one.
How Do I Get My Free Lot? Easy. Register or login to TanGLe Grid go to Shores Oasis or Shores Haven Regions. Take a look around. You see a lot (land) you like, look for the sign post, click on the box and your done. That easy.

GREAT REGION SALES
You want region of 20,000 prims at a great low cost? TanGLe Grid is having a few region sales over the next couple months. We don’t just do 20,000 prims but a varity of different prims count region. Prices vary depends what your needs are. Ask IsambardKingdom Brunel or Leslie Kling in world for a list of what we have to offer. We also are doing VAR regions (2×2).

PIRATE ISLE AMUSEMENT PARK
We have updated our amusement park to be more lag friendly and have added a few new rides.  Some of our rides are still being worked on but alot of them are working so you can have alot of fun. We have placed it on a 2×2 VAR region so alot to see and enjoy.

FASHION EXPO EVENTS
We are having LIVE DJ’s perform Friday & Saturday during the Fashion Expo (May 2nd till June 7th 2015). DJ Leslie, DJ BJ, DJ Feel and DJ SheriffDawn. We will post in our events what DJ at what time.
Everyone is welcome to both EXPO & the LIVE DJ’s.  Hypergate Travelers are also very welcome to join us.

If you are interested in signing up, visit the TanGLe Grid website for more details.

Raglan Shire region closing down on InWorldz


 

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

Raglan Shire of InWorldz 2015

The well known Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid will be shutting down around the 15th May 2015. The announcement came from Zayn Till on 10th April 2015 who is the founder of the Raglan Shire of InWorldz. This is really sad news to hear about and this will be a huge loss for the InWorldz community for sure.

Visit the Raglan Shire region here if you are a InWorldz resident. Here is the full announcement made on 10th April 2015 via the Friends of Raglan Shire group.

*wave*

Thought I’d pop in to make the announcement that Raglan Shire is going to be closed.

The sim will remain on the grid for another 5 weeks & then be shut down (Around May 15th-ish).

This will give everyone enough time to take up any no-copy items or builds (or anything really) if necessary.

While very sad, the sim really hasn’t been utilized & I’d rather not continue to accept donations just to make tier if this is the case.

I have nothing but respect for the Inworldz grid. The founders & people behind the scenes make this grid fantastic. A big thank you for all the hard work you did for Raglan Shire personally, in the beginning.
You are the best.

Special thank-you’s as well to Etheria, Oceanoz, Liandras, Caleb & all the folken who helped bring the tree to life as well as maintain it.

It was glorious.

Thank you,

Zayn Till

What do you think about the closing of Raglan Shire region on the InWorldz grid ?

InWorldz officially turns six years old today


InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebration

Today marks InWorldz official 6th birthday and it’s time to celebrate six amazing years of the InWorldz grid. To mark this special occasion the IW Birthday Bash will be happening today at 12pm SLT until 2pm SLT today hosted by DJ Wolf Hartnell over at the InWorldz Main Stage. Don’t miss this!

It’s InWorldz 6th birthday! If you didn’t hear our sexy-voiced event manager Wolf at the Winterfest auction, you have missed a treat! Don’t miss your chance to catch him spinning his eclectic mix of tunes at the Main Stage, for our first event on the day of the InWorldz anniversary!

With Community All Things are Possible!

Check out my IW6 snapshots here and please spread the word around the metaverse about InWorldz 6th Birthday! :)

InWorldz 6th Birthday_002

Today’s Events for Wednesday 1st April 2015

InWorldz 6th Birthday Celebration 1a

Here is the InWorldz 6th Birthday Map Sim Layout

IW6 Sim Layout

Happy 6th Birthday InWorldz! 

IW6 Then and Now Museum


IW6_003

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


 IW6 Welcome / Info Area

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.

IW6 Welcome Info Area

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. :)

IW6 Main Stage

IW6 Water Show Amphitheatre

InWorldz 6th Birthday Sim Layout

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

IW6 Sim Layout

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. :D