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SLUniverse Forums Now Redirects To VirtualVerse Forums


The old SLUniverse Forums have officially closed down as of 10th October 2018 after last month’s closure announcement. The old forums will be now archived and will be brought back online sometime during the next few months. 

The new forum site called VirtualVerse One has been up and running for a few weeks now. There are active discussions going on everyday on the Forum list featuring a great range of topics from virtual worlds, Second Life, OpenSim, Sansar, Gaming, TV & Films to Scripting and much more. 

So far on the new forums there have been 463 threads, 6, 836 messages and over 390 members. It’s a great resource for the latest news, buzz and statistics.

Join the VirtualVerse Forums today.

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SLUniverse Moving To A New Site Called VirtualVerse


SLUniverse Is Closing Down Soon

SLUniverse

Cristiano the owner of the well popular SLUniverse has announced it will be closing down in the next few weeks after recent issues. The SLUniverse Forums will become archived (read-only) and could be unavailable for some time after the closure.

SLU has a been a great source for the latest news in recent years for me. It’s sad to see it go but at least it’s still going on a different way. I joined SLU back in 2010 and I have enjoyed being part of this community.

SLUniverse Forums Statistics

  • Threads: 108, 739
  • Posts: 2, 408, 831
  • Members: 58, 131
  • Most users ever online was: 11, 462 on 09-24-2013 at 01:35 AM.

SLUniverse Posts Milestones 

Cristiano mentions the following about the closure and the new site going forward…

So a lot has happened in the past 24 hours. I nearly lost 2.4 million posts and obliterated SLU, got them back, perhaps may have cried a little, then made some decisions about what to do about SLU.

I detailed what I was going through my mind in this post, so I won’t repeat it. However, since writing that, I made some rapid decisions that are already in motion.

First of all, I am launching a new site – VirtualVerse, which expands the scope of SLU to all things related to virtual worlds, whether it is Second Life, Sansar, other VR worlds that are gaining in popularity, or game related worlds like MMOs and open world games. I’ve wanted to become less SL centric, but it has been hard to do that with SL as part of the name.

The SLU forums will be closing within the next few weeks, depending on how long the transition takes. These forums will be archived – they may be unavailable for little while but will come back as a read only forum.

The new site domain is VirtualVerse.one – http://www.virtualverse.one

VirtualVerse 

The good news is that SLUniverse is still going to live on but just in a different format on a new site called VirtualVerse which still includes all things Second Life, Sansar, Virtual Worlds and VR etc.

The new forums will be using Xenforo forum software and not the existing vBulletin forum software. It fully supports mobiles which is great. The forums have a light and dark theme to pick from at the moment.

VirtualVerse

What do you think about this transition from SLUniverse to VirtualVerse ?

Further updates on the delay of the new Second Life community platform


Latest Community Update – (6th March 2017)

The new revamped Second Life community platform was due to go live last week but due to the large complexity of the Community migration it’s taking longer to complete apparently. For days the blog, forums, KB, Answers etc have been offline. The wait is almost over I think!

The lab have been keeping everyone updated regularly on the Community migration on the Second Life Status page under the Community Platform Maintenance section.

Today the lab are still continuing with the community migration. Hopefully the new community platform might go live possibly this week or next week. We will have to wait and see.

Some pages are still offline

Tyche Shepherd publishes March 2016 Private Estate Survey


On 26th March Tyche Shepherd published the March 2016 Private Estate Survey on the SLUniverse Forums showing newly updated results based on a sample of 5, 000 randomly selected private estate regions.

Tyche Shepherd does an excellent job every week publishing new weekly SL sims posts and it’s still one of the best sources for the latest Second Life statistics. Tyche first posted weekly stats back in early March 2008.

The key points for this survey are – see bottom of this blog post for full results

  • Full Regions : 2266
  • Homestead Regions: 1921
  • Openspace: 21
  • Closed to Public :792
  • Tier is still healthy at just under US$3.4M for the month
  • Of the 4208 accessible regions, 53.9% are Full Regions, 45.6% are Homesteads and 0.5% are Openspaces.
  • Private estates had a net loss of 1875 Regions to a total of 17549 representing an overall decline of 10.7% since Nov 2013. The proportion closed to public access was significantly up from 12.0% to 15.8%.
  • The top 20 landowners currently control 49.1% (+/- 1.3%) of private estate regions, This is significantly up on Nov 2013 (39.5%) , using list prices their holdings account for 40.6% of total private estate tier (Nov 2013 was 30.5%)
  • The top 10 landowners are 36.4% (+/- 1.2%) of regions and 29.5% of tier 
  • The Top 10 Full Region/Homestead/Openspace proportions are 37.1%/62.8%/0.1% and 38.6%/61.3%/0.0% for the top 20
  • Total known ACS holdings come to 19.1%. (13.8% in Nov 2013)
  • Taking these figures a good estimate of private estate tier due each month is US$3,385,000 +/- US$43,000 .

The Top 20 Estates by number of regions held are as follows:

  • Dreamseeker Estates 6.1%
  • Azure Islands (ACS) 5.1%
  • Richmond Land Management 4.9%
  • Zoha Islands 4.7%
  • Jessica Chung (ACS) 3.3%
  • Weezles Real Estate (WRE) 2.8%
  • Surreal Chung (ACS) 2.6%
  • Victoria Chung (ACS) 2.6%
  • Miriam Chung (ACS) 2.3%
  • Lorena Chung (ACS) 2.0%
  • Blanxi Estates 2.0%
  • Lala Rentals 1.5%
  • Jewels Island 1.4%
  • Fruit Islands Estate 1.4%
  • Bell Estates 1.2%
  • Lombardi Holdings 1.2%
  • Heidi Chung (ACS) 1.0%
  • Kendallwood Virtual Estates 1.0% tied for 18th place with …
  • Serena Estates 1.0%
  • Luxory Estates 1.0%

The regions were running on the following distribution of server class

  • Unknown 0.05%
  • Class 701 46.15%
  • Class 801 53.78%
  • Class 830 0.02%

March 2016 Private Estate Survey Resuls In Full

Well it’s been a while since my last Private Estate Survey run back in November 2013 which you can find in this same thread here New SL Sims in past week

So here is the March 2016 Private Estate Survey , these results are based on a sample of 5000 randomly selected private estate regions designed to estimate Full/Homestead/Openspace penetration.

Summary: Overall distribution of Region types is very much unchanged from Nov 2013. Ownership however is much more concentrated with a larger proportion of the grid being owned by the top estates. Tier is still healthy at just under US$3.4M for the month

The key results are as follows:

  • Full Regions : 2266
  • Homestead Regions: 1921
  • Openspace: 21
  • Closed to Public :792

Of the 4208 accessible regions , 53.9% are Full Regions, 45.6% are Homesteads and 0.5% are Openspaces. The Margins of Error are +/-1.28% , +/- 1.28% and +/-0.18% respectively for the three figures figure at the 95% confidence level. Full Regions and Homesteads have gained 0.1% each in share since July with Openspaces losing 0.2% . So in 2 and a bit years very little change in distribution of region types.

During this period Private estates had a net loss of 1875 Regions to a total of 17549 representing an overall decline of 10.7% since Nov 2013 . The proportion closed to public access was significantly up from 12.0% to 15.8%.

2 of the Full Regions were Linden Developed Regions (i.e. sold new with content) were included in the sample this time, but no Developed Homestead was sampled. Again as with all previous surveys this is too small penetration to estimate total number. 32 of the sampled full regions were Skill Gaming designated ones (1.7% of Private Estate Regions).

284 of the 1921 (14.68%) Homestead regions were at the new non-grandfathered rate, this is down on Nov 2013 figure of 17.6% .

Taking these figures a good estimate of private estate tier due each month is US$3,385,000 +/- US$43,000 . (Calculated using known grandfathering rates but excludes any academic reductions and is rounded to the closest US$1000), this figure is significantly down on Nov 2013’s estimate of US$3,857,000 by $472,000 (down by 12%).

The top 20 landowners currently control 49.1% (+/- 1.3%) of private estate regions, This is significantly up on Nov 2013 (39.5%) , using list prices their holdings account for 40.6% of total private estate tier (Nov 2013 was 30.5%)

The figures for the top 10 landowners are 36.4% (+/- 1.2%) of regions and 29.5% of tier (the larger estates tend to have a bigger proportion of homesteads than smaller estates). This share for the top 10 is significantly up on Nov 2013’s figure of 28.9% of private estate regions.

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