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Growth returns on OpenSim grids – October 2016 Update

Maria Korolov posted a blog post on 15th October called Growth resumes on OpenSim grids via Hypergrid Business. This is good news to hear that OpenSim grids have started to grow again in terms of new regions, new users and active users. Yay!🙂

The public OpenSim grids added more than 4,000 new regions this month, registered more than 4,400 new users, and grew by 735 new active users after maintenance and other outages depressed the numbers last month.

The graph below shows the land area growth of OpenSim’s public grids from June 2010 up to October 2016 in region equivalents. As you can see there have been some noticeable drops in regions in recent years. The trend continues to be on the up for OpenSim grids at the moment and it will be interesting to see what impact Sansar will have on the OpenSim numbers during 2017 when it opens to the public.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

These are the top most popular OpenSim grids at the moment as of October 2016:

These OpenSim grids have the most regions at the moment as of October 2016:

The Hypergrid

The hypergrid has continued to grow in recent months and years with more communities joining and more muiti-grid events happening every month. Active users on the Hypergrid has increased a lot during the past year or so.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

Other OpenSim News

This graph shows the total number of responses for each grid from the Seventh Annual OpenSim Grid Survey.

(Hypergrid Business data.)

My thoughts on OpenSim Grids vs the Second Life Main Grid 

OpenSim grids have increased in land size, active users and in new users during the course of 2016 so far which is good to see happening. At the moment OpenSim grids have three times the regions than the Second Life main grid does. There are over 64, 000+ regions on OpenSim compared with Second Life just over the 24, 000 regions mark.

There have been various OpenSim grids that have had outrages and cleanups during 2016 which has had a noticeable impact on the grid numbers. Every week there has been a decline in regions in Second Life with only a handful of weeks being positive growth during the course of 2016 so far.

Looking ahead to 2017 I think it’s going to be an interesting year for both OpenSim grids and Second Life with the launch of Sansar going public and VR becoming more popular than ever before. I wonder if this impact will have any the grid numbers on OpenSim and Second Life in 2017-2018 ?

It would be really good to see more growth in terms of regions and active users in Second Life during 2017-2018. I think that in 2017 OpenSim grids will grow even more with the hypergrid becoming a large grid.

Stay updated on the latest OpenSim news via Hypergrid Business.

Second Life Statistics – September 2016 Update

Net Growth At Last

Good news this month that according to Tyche Shepherd last week ending 4th September there was a net growth of 9 regions in Second Life. Linden Owned regions were among the growth this time and it’s good to see the lab adding regions in Second Life after 13 years. It’s always good to see positive net growth at any given time of the year and shows there is still interest for regions in Second Life. Yay!🙂

A net growth of 9 regions on the grid this week and while all the growth was among Linden Owned, the number of Private Estates remained unchanged which is probably news in itself

Second Life Regions

These are the latest grid numbers as of 4th September 2016…

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 176
  • Private Estates: 17, 098 
  • Linden Owned: 7, 078
  • Private Estate losses now stands at 677 regions (3.8% loss).

The grid has continued to decline in regions since my last report back in June 2016 and if the decline continues then you can expect the total amount of regions to drop below the 24, 000 mark along with Private Estates dropping under the 17, 000 mark within the next 3 months.

With the public launch of Sansar four months away it will be interesting to see what impact that will have on the grid numbers for both Second Life and for OpenSim grids. We will have to wait and see.

Daily Concurrency

The daily concurrency in Second Life seems to be averaging between 51, 000 (at max) – 27, 000 (lowest) on a daily basis at the moment. In the past the daily concurrency average was much higher than this. As the summer comes to an end I would imagine the daily concurrency will start increasing again as we head into the autumn / winter season.

New Second Life Signups

As of 7th September 2016 there have been 47,  331, 992 signups for Second Life to date. On average there are between 10, 000 to 14, 000 new sign ups every day for Second Life.


On 16th August Maria Korolov posted this blog post > OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely lead in land growth which is worth checking out. “The land area of the active public OpenSim grids now totals the equivalent of 63, 286 standard regions, an increase of nearly 4,000 regions compared to last month. Registered users went up by more than 4,000, to 480,834, and actives increased by 439 to 31,609“.

  • InWorldz, OsGrid and Metropolis have the most active users
  • OSgrid, Metropolis, Kitely have the most regions

My next Second Life statistics blog post will be posted in December 2016.


500, 000 blog views milestone

At 2am SLT today my blog surpassed the 500, 000 blog views milestone and I would like to say thanks so much to everyone that has viewed by blog over the years.

Last month my blog reached 600 blog readers so thanks so much for subscribing. I’m very proud and happy that so many enjoy reading my blog posts.

500, 000

I can’t believe that on the 31st of October 2016 marks my 10th rezday anniversary in Second Life. Also later this year (mid December 2016) marks my 9th year blogging about Second Life and it will be great to share my thoughts on the past 9 years with everyone.

I still enjoy blogging about Second Life events, news, opensim grids and Project Sansar.

Thanks for reading and more blog posts soon.🙂