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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Linden Lab Announces Second Life 15th Birthday Events


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SL15B Welcome Area

On Monday 18th June Linden Lab announced some exciting Second Life 15th birthday events upcoming. Second Life will officially turn 15 years old on Saturday 23rd June 2018 and there will be big celebrations to make this special occasion.

It’s great to see the lab hosting a series of events for SL15B (see below) and I think this year will be the best Second Life birthday ever.

Meet the Lindens

We’re back for another year of Meet the Lindens where some of the folks who work on Second Life sit down to chat about what makes Second Life so special, and field some questions from the community at large. Check out the schedule and details on our Destination Guide. All meeting will be inworld at 2pm (SLT).

Meet the people behind Second Life. Participants include: Xiola Linden (June 18), Patch & Kiera Linden (June 19), Ebbe Linden (June 20), Grumpity & Oz Linden (June 21), and Brett Linden (June 22). All events at 2 p.m. (Pacific).

The Big 15th Birthday Weekly Gift Grab

Fifteen years is a tremendous achievement for any community, and we’ve been hard at work on a fun and interactive gift hunting series to thank our Residents. The Big 15th Birthday Weekly Gift Grab starts today – June 18th, 2018!

For the next 15 weeks, we’ll be releasing a different crystal-themed gift each week. All you have to do is find and collect the gifts. Each fabulous gift is available for one week only, and in one Region only. The Region will change each week, and we’ll be publishing clues each week to help you find the Region to search for that week’s gift – watch the Second Life social media channels and the Blog at for the clues.

How to get started:

  • Visit the Swaginator HUD kiosk here to grab your Swaginator HUD
  • Attach your Swaginator HUD
  • Investigate the clue for the week by checking our Blog or social media channels ( This week’s clue is already up so go check it out now!)
  • Find the Region and start searching

Remember, each gift is available for one week only, and then it’s gone. You can collect as many, or as few gifts as you want, but if you want to collect the final super-special Birthday Gift in the final week you will need to have collected all 14 of the previous gifts.

SL15B Shopping Event

For the first time ever – we’ve gathered 80 of Second Life’s Merchants across 4 Regions for  one big shopping extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! Each Merchant is providing a free gift in celebration of this landmark birthday and offering incredible deals on some of their most popular items. In addition, many will also be participating in a sale on the Marketplace as well. Visit each Region below to get a little celebratory shopping in, grab free gifts, and take advantage of the amazing discounts. A full list of participating Merchants is availablehere. Many of the Merchants are also participating in a Marketplace sale, so be sure to visit them in the web as well as inworld!

You can visit any of the 4 Regions from the Destination Guide.

SL15B Music Fest

In tradition of the last several Second Life birthdays, we have three days of incredible live music lined up for you! Come out and join us as we rock, pop, and roll to a variety of genres.

Full line up can be seen here – though may be subject to changes because that’s showbiz!

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Costume Parties & Contests

Wednesday, June 20th – 7pm to 9pm – Crystal Ball
It’s nice to get dressed up in your fanciest from time to time – and we love a good reason to throw a ball – so this year you’re cordially invited to join us for our Crystal Ball – in celebration of Second Life’s 15th Birthday. Imagine the elaborate ball from the movie Labyrinth and waltz your most glamorous look over for a chance to win L$5,000. Rules are available here.

The SL15B community celebration officially opened on Sunday 17th June and will continue until 24th June 2018. Come and check it out today! 🙂

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Let’s celebrate 15 years of Second Life 🙂

The Shivers Unleashed Festival 2018 Opens Today


The Shivers Unleashed Festival 2018 opens today in Second Life for 3 days featuring lot’s of live music, parties, DJs and many fun attractions. It’s a excellent festival lineup for this year with many of the best artists performing currently in Second Life. There is a free camping site where everyone can set up their tents or caravans during the festival.

Check out the trailer for the festival below…

Teleport to the festival from 10am SLT >  https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Midnight%20Reflection/70/83/23

For more information, please contact:
SL Inworld: Mania Littlething, anakin Muircastle
Email: shivers.unleashed@arcor.de
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shiversproductions

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  🙂