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A look back at 2016 in Second Life – Year In Review


10 years later

My 10th rezday – 31st October 2016

This is my special year in review post looking back at the biggest news, events and more during 2016 in Second Life. There have been so many good memories and some not so good ones during 2016. See the bottom of this blog post for month by month highlights of 2016. ūüôā

Improved communications

I do think communications between the lab and the Second Life community have greatly improved during 2016 through various channels like the official Second Life blog, on the Second Life status grid reports page, via Twitter and inworld.

The lab have already posted their highlights of 2016 here including raising the land prims limit for the mainland/private estates, introducing the new horizons experience, adding 360 snapshots, extending Bento, adding new community gateways and much more.

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New Horizons Experience

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Improved grid status page

State of the grid in 2016

The amount of Main Grid regions and private estates have declined further during 2016 which is not good news but that’s what’s officially happening.¬†I hope that in 2017 there will be some sort of region growth because that would be cool. The lab needs to work out and try to come up with workable solutions to stop the decline happening.

Back on 3rd January 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 886
  • Private Estates: 17, 775¬†
  • Linden Owned: 7, 111

As of 25th December 2016

  • Total number of Main Grid regions: 23,¬†975
  • Private Estates: 16, 792
  • Linden Owned: 7, 183

There have been many well known places that have closed down this year¬†in Second Life because of various reasons and some places managed to be saved. ¬†Yay! ūüôā

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Mont Saint Michel

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Insilico

Amazing Events This Year

There have been so many enjoyable events that have happened during 2016 including the Second Life 13th birthday celebrations, One Billion Rising, Lab Chat events, the VWBPE conference, Relay For Life of Second Life events,

Don’t forget the incredible Bay City 8th anniversary, BURN2 events, the annual faires and the list goes on.

Thanks to all those that organised and volunteered these amazing events this year. ūüôā

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Fantasy Fair 2016

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Bay City Eighth Anniversary

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Second Life 13th Birthday

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RFL of SL 2016

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London City 7th birthday

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BURN2 2016 Festival

Sansar is almost ready 

There was huge interest this year for Sansar with hundred’s signing up for the Creator Preview and testing it out. The lab have released various interesting Sansar photos, demos and updates during the course of 2016.

Sansar is due to open to the public sometime in January 2017.

Some shocks in 2016

The big shock of 2016 has to be when Donald Trump won the US Election 2016 and will become the next US president from mid January 2017.

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Donald Trump supporters area

Another big shock of 2016 has to be the terrible Orlando shootings earlier this year because that was really sad. In Second Life the community came together and raised L$ to support the victims.

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We lost some great talent during 2016 

Sadly a few well known residents that I knew in Second Life passed away during 2016. If anyone knew anyone else that passed away in Second Life during 2016 – please let me know so I can add it below!

  • Ladyslipper Constantine¬† Involved with Virtual Ability events, Virtual Worlds Best Practices education events, One Billion Rising, BURN2 events and she was involved in past Second Life birthday celebrations
  • Latif Khalifa¬†– Developer of the Radegast Metaverse Client, Singularity Viewer and Replex¬†Viewer

Here is a month by month highlights during 2016 on what happened in terms of big events and news. All links below are from my blog posts ūüôā¬†

January 2016

February 2016

March 2016

April 2016

May 2016

June 2016

July 2016

August 2016

September 2016

October 2016

November 2016

December 2016

2017: the year ahead

I hope everyone has enjoyed reading my blog posts during 2016 and I am looking forward the blogging more in 2017. I will be covering Second Life, Sansar and OpenSim next year. Wooot! ūüôā

I hope 2017 will be a good year ūüôā

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New video shows beta testing of the Oculus Rift Second Life Beta viewer


A new video has been uploaded this week showing new beta testing of the Oculus Rift Second Life Beta viewer filmed by Marc Weerts. The video runs for 12 minutes and 20 seconds showing the user interface. The video is a nice overview of the Oculus Rift Second Life Beta viewer.

I’m beta testing the new viewer for Second Life, by Linden Labs, which will support the Oculus Rift natively. Really exciting, to be able to actually walk around in the virtual world and feel like you are really there. They also did a good job of incorporating the UI.

Marc mentions on Facebook that it’s really cool to walk around SL with the Rift. Marc says he can’t wait for the¬†DK2 version and what LL will do in future versions of the viewer.

It’s very exciting to see new video coverage of the¬†Oculus Rift Second Life Beta viewer and hopefully there will be new videos soon.¬†For the latest news, visit the¬†Oculus Rift and Second Life Facebook page to stay updated. So far there have been¬†705 likes for the page and hopefully interest will grow over the coming months.

InWorldz memorable events and new records during 2013 and the year ahead 2014


Its time to look back at InWorldz¬†memorable events and new records set month by month during 2013. InWorldz is one of my top favourite grids to visit on a regular basis and it’s full of friendly people.¬†InWorldz continues grow in terms of sign ups, active users and regions every month.¬†All links and dates shown below are my blog.

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January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013 

June 2013

  • Nothing to report during this month

July 2013 

August 2013

September 2013

October 2013

  • Nothing to report during this month

November 2013

December 2013

2014 the year ahead – events to look forward to…¬†

  • InWorldz reaching the 100, 000 registered users milestone¬†¬†
  • Elf Clan Fantasy Art Festival
  • InWorldz 5th birthday celebrations¬†
  • 3rd season of Relay For Life
  • 5th InWorldz Annual Holiday Gala¬†
  • More new improvements, fixes, records and more!¬†
  • Dates to be confirmed!¬†

2013 was a fun and interesting year for InWorldz and I can’t wait to see what 2014 has ahead for the InWorldz grid. Next year will mark my 4th year on the grid of InWorldz. Woooot!!!

Second Life year in review 2013 – the first six months


This is a special early post looking back at the first six months of 2013 in Second Life on what happened between January 2013 to June 2013 including Linden Lab announcements, popular SL news stories and big events that shaped 2013.¬†All links below are from my blog posts during the first six months of 2013 and I’ll be publishing the final six months of 2013 post before the end of December 2013. Stay tuned for that. ūüôā

I can’t believe it’s nearly christmas and 2014 already!

January 2013

February 2013

March 2013

April 2013

May 2013

June 2013

My next special Second Life year in review 2013 post – part 2 from July 2013 to December 2013 will be published very soon.