I have been looking back at the historical Second Life concurrency chart that Tyche Shepherd shared back on 3rd March 2020 via the Second Life Forums in this thread called A look into the health of the Second Life Grid. The chart below shows the maximum, median and minimum daily concurrency levels from 5th December 2009 to 29th January 2020.
As you can see below since December 2009 the Second Life user concurrency levels have been on a slow decline especially with the maximum and median daily concurrency figures until 2020 where the levels have balanced out a bit. In the bottom chart of this blog post throughout 2020 the maximum user concurrency has mostly stayed around the 50. 000 – 60, 000 mark. The maximum user concurrency so far in 2021 seems to be averaging between 50, 000 to 57, 000.
Hopefully during 2021 and 2022 the Second Life daily user concurrency levels will go up again.
The maximum daily concurrency peaked between March 2020 and May 2020. The levels calmed down until August 2020 where the levels started to go up again. The daily maximum user concurrency has been steadily going up towards the 60, 000 mark again during the first few months of 2021.
The median daily concurrency was high between March 2020 and April 2020 then it went up from August 2020.
It would be great to see the Second Life daily maximum concurrency average between 60, 000 to 65, 000+ in the months ahead. It would be good to see the average of online users (median) in Second Life go up again like it did during 2020.
The Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd who still keeps on-going statistics relating to the daily user concurrency levels in Second Life which can be found here. Check out the drop down menus for the latest grid numbers. Most of the graphs no longer publish new data.
I guess we will have to wait and see what happens. I will blog again about the user concurrency levels later this year to see whats happening.
Here are the latest Second Life main Grid region statistics for the past week ending Sunday 28th February 2021 via the Second Life Grid Survey.
As of 28th February 2021
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 729
Private Estates: 17, 302
Linden Owned: 8, 427
Back on 27th December 2020
Total Main Grid Regions: 25, 614
Private Estates: 17, 084
Linden Owned: 8, 531
In the past week there was an increase of 138 regions on the Second Life grid which is very positive news. 131 were private estates and 7 were Linden owned regions. This recent increase of regions on the grid could be to do with the reopening of the Land Store which has been open for a week. But it could be to do with lockdowns around the world where many people may have spare money saved up to purchase new land in Second Life.
The total area of all regions in Second Life is now 1686.18 square kilometers. That’s still a big area to explore and here is the classification breakdown of the regions as of 28th February 2021…
Moderate regions rose to 15,936 (+79)
Adult regions rose to 7,172 (+71)
General regions rose to 2,613 (+1)
Since 27th December 2020 private estates have grew by 219 regions so far. There has been a loss of 104 regions on the grid. Overall the grid has gained 115 regions this year. Hopefully the growth trends will continue throughout 2021.
At 11am PDT on Friday 26th February Oz Linden and Grumpity Linden will be live on Lab Gab talking about the latest news on AWS. Oz will be talking about his years at the lab as he has officially announced his retirement.
Strawberry Linden will be asking them questions from the Second Life community. You can fill out this Google Form and submit your questions. The lab will review them and pick out a selection of questions for Oz and Grumpity to answer.
Lab Gab will be live streamed on YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope. Please spread the word.
Check out the press release for Relay Rockers that have announced it’s 17th season event schedule dates for 2021. There is loads to look forward to this year from DJ competitions, the Bid The Lindens Bald challenge, fair events and much more.
The Relay Rockers, RFL of SL’s oldest team, kicks off its 17th season by announcing the schedule for its signature fundraising events in support of the American Cancer Society.
The team will once again host the Celebrate, Remember, Fight Back (CRFB) Top DJ Competition, Bid Me Bald Team Challenge, Bid The Lindens Bald and the popular multi-team RelayStock. The Rockers are also planning their Blues for Life, Hard Cure for the Cure and Country fair events.
The CRFB DJ Competition begins March 27 with preliminary rounds through April 24th. The competition is open to Club DJ and Radio Presenters who are challenged to raise funds for the Relay For Life during one hour sets. The Top 4 competitors move on to the May 1st & 2nd semifinals rounds with the 2 remaining DJs performing in the Finals at RelayStock May 14, 15 & 16. The event, which has been held since 2012, has raised nearly L$10 million in support of the ACS. Entry forms will be available at the team website: https://relayrockers.org/ beginning on Feb 20th and is limited to the first 20 DJs to sign up.
The Bid Me Bald Team Challenge will be held April 9th through the 17th and is open to all Registered RFL of SL Teams. Teams fund raise to “Keep Their Hair” with the last place team pledging to go bald until RFL 2021 Weekend, June 13 & 14. Teams share kiosks with the Relay Rockers during the event.
Bid The Linden Bald will be held during the Rockers annual multi-team RelayStock weekend, May 14 -16. Teams of Lindens and Moles compete to outraise each other and again the last place group pledges to ‘shave’ their heads until Relay weekend 2021.
Anyone interested in participating can visit https://relayrockers.org/ for more information, sign ups and landmarks, when available.
Please spread the word about the 17th season of Relay Rockers 2021.
On Wednesday 10th February Linden Lab announced the latest new round of Last Names to choose from. The lab does now anticipate the rotation of available options will happen more often going forward now due to the fact that the Uplift is complete.
Here are the new Last Names that have been added to the available selection…
During 2020 the Second Life user concurrency has been pretty steady considering the real world is still in a pandemic. It would be good to see the lab release Second Life metrics in the near future at least once or twice a year.
The top photo below it shows the minimum, average and maximum of users online in Second Lite during the past 60 days. The bottom photo shows the past year whichs shows a clearer picture from February 2020 to February 2021.
Between March 2020 and May 2020 the daily average maximum Second Life user concurrency stayed around the 60, 000 mark. Since late May 2020 until January 2021 the daily maximum figure has been around 52, 000 to 55, 000 at peak times.
It does appear the daily maximum user concurrency is showing postive growth again in terms of active logged in users on the grid. Yay.
The average daily figure has stayed above the 40, 000 mark for many months now. The minimum daily figure has mostly stayed above the 30, 000 mark.
I think the daily maximum number of the active users in Second Life will steadily increase over the months ahead then drop slightly during the summer months. Then another steady increase in the autumn and winter months.