This week a new batch of pink SSP regions were added on the grid. There is a total of 50 regions under development from SSP1501 to SSP1550. The moles could be doing anything here from testing/planning/building for the next Linden home style. It will be interesting to see what comes next now.
What Linden home themes would you like to see launched next ?
On Friday 27th March Lab Gab episode 19 was broadcasted live with Ebbe Altberg CEO of Linden Lab and Brett Linden Senior Director of Marketing. There was discussion about the coronavirus outbreak, Second Life and Sansar. It was a pretty interesting show.
Here is a brief summary on the latest new updates.
All Linden Lab offices are closed. The co-lo data centre is open for access.
It is not anticipated that Second Life should experience any significant service interruptions going forward.
The lab have been saying “stay safe, stay virtual” during meetings and calls.
The lab have concerns about the virus and its impact it may have on family/friends.
Linden Lab formation is to work remotely from home (its been like that for years).
Second Life is a very established & profitable company.
Name Changes just a very few weeks away from launching.
New registrations for Second Life are up by 60% with a rise in concurrency around 10% overall due to cities around the world being locked down.
Returning users are up in Second Life – increase in those that have not logged into Second Life for some time.
IOS Mobile Companion (IMs & group messaging) is now very close to Alpha status. Work has started on the Android version.
Linden Lab is committed to the cloud uplift to AWS / Google until the end of 2020.
New Second Life Book Club will launch on 8th April 2020 along with a monthly event. Showcase streams will be a series of “drop in” video streams that will showcase music and art events in Second Life.
Around 30 staff at Sansar have been offered to join the new Sansar under Wookey Project Corp.
Sansar new focus will be on virtual events in the music and entertainment sectors.
Tilia will continue to be used for Sansar Dollar transactions
According to the Second Life Grid Survey the maximum daily concurrency in #SecondLife reached 56, 148 on 22nd March 2020. The median daily concurrency average at the moment is around 42, 000. It’s getting a little higher every week but no huge peaks in the max daily concurrency yet due to the current Coronavirus crisis.
If things get worse in the next few weeks and months then I think the Second Life daily concurrency levels will go up due to the strict lockdowns across the world. If any new huge peak occurs soon then I will blog about it.
What do you think the concurrency levels will be in the weeks and months ahead ?
Ebbe Linden & Brett Linden will be speaking live on Lab Gab episode 19 from 10am SLT on Friday 27th March 2020. You can expect to hear the latest news on the Coronavirus public health crisis and how the lab are dealing with it.
There could be updates on Linden Homes, Last Names, Sansar and much more.
The full blog announcement…
Join our host, Strawberry Linden, as she speaks with the CEO of Linden Lab, Ebbe Linden, and Senior Director of Marketing, Brett Linden. Ebbe and Brett will be discussing how Linden Lab is responding to the public health crisis to ensure uninterrupted Second Life operations, as well as how the company is offering new remote turnkey solutions for conferences, events, or classes.