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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Please spread the word about OSgrid 10th birthday celebrations happening this weekend
Hypergrid Business Data
On Sunday 16th July Hypergrid Business reported that the OpenSim land area surpassed 80, 000 regions for the first time. This is a new record for sure and the number of OpenSim regions is still set to rise in the months ahead breaking new records. It’s going to take time to reach the 100, 000 regions milestone but when that happens that would be pretty amazing.
OSGrid, Kitely, Metropolis, Atek Grid and Lost Paradise at the moment have the most regions on OpenSim. For the most active users on OpenSim then Metropolis, OSGrid, AllCity and DigiWorldz take top position in the table.
In comparison Second Life now has 23, 635 Main Grid regions in total. The highest recorded was 31, 988 regions back on 13th June 2010 in Second Life. Since then the grid has declined more and more. Since 2010 roughly 8, 000 regions have gone offline however there have been weeks where there was positive region growth. I hope there will more positive region growth in the future.
If the rates continue then I would imagine Second Life would go down to roughly 16, 000 in less than 7 years time. Even then it would take a very long time to visit every single region in Second Life. Even with OpenSim it would take years to explore.
Second Life Grid Survey Data
Kitely Login Screen – 18th March 2017
Kitely Welcome Center – central area
Kitely Welcome Area – nice pathways layout
Kitely Welcome Area – places to visit area
Kitely Welcome Area – meeting area
Kitely sandbox regions
Cookie II welcome zone
Multiverse Dragon Masters
There are many interesting places (worlds) to visit in Kitely, see here.
On 22nd January Maria Korolov who is the editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business posted up a new OpenSim Viewer Survey. The aim of the survey is to find out what OpenSim viewers the OpenSim community use the most, what favourite features they like and what they’d want to see fixed in the future.
Apparently one random respondent who completes the survey will get a free virtual reality headset for their mobile phone which sounds awesome. Woooot! 🙂
January 2017 OpenSim News
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