On June 23rd 2003 Second Life was launched officially by Linden Lab and today Second Life turns 15 years old. Second Life is still one of the best virtual worlds out there today and still going strong.
The party celebrations are still happening over at the SL15B regions with live music around the clock and great exhibitions to see. It’s one of the biggest events on the grid happening now 🙂
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!
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!
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! 🙂
These are latest Second Life Grid Statistics for September 2017 from the Second Life Grid Survey run by Tyche Shepherd.
The Second Life Grid Survey is by far the best source for daily Second Life grid statistics to check out. You can check out the latest region database numbers, useful economic metrics and much more.
I pointed out in my last Second Life Grid Statistics made back in early July 2017 that the grid saw a tiny amount of region growth from Private Estates during the first half of 2017. However the total amount of Main Grid regions has been dropping throughout 2017.
Since July 2017 Private Estates and even Linden Owned regions have declined down hill. Personally I don’t think the launch of Sansar Creator Beta effected the grid numbers or had any sort of big impact that some were guessing was going to happen.
Updated stats as of 10th September 2017
Second Life Grid Size Through 2017 So Far
On 1st January 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 24, 002
Private Estates: 16, 783
Linden Owned: 7, 219
On 2nd April 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 806
Private Estates: 16, 586
Linden Owned: 7, 220
On 5th July 2017
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 649
Private Estates: 16, 414
Linden Owned: 7, 235
** 10th September 2017 **
Total number of Main Grid regions: 23, 537
Private Estates: 16, 312
Linden Owned: 7, 225
Year To Date Private Estate Net Losses: 471 (2.8% loss)
Total Area of Second Life: 1542.52 (km²)
Maximum Daily Concurrency: 46, 773
Median Daily Concurrency: 37, 324
Minimum Daily Concurrency: 27, 281
Breakdown of current regions by Ownership and Classification:
The video runs for 1 minute and 38 seconds which is definitely worth watching if you interested in Sansar. “Ria shares her thoughts on this new platform and offers a sneak peek at “Little Giant,” one of the first experiences created with Sansar during the creator preview”.
Linden Lab have sent out even more invites to Second Life users in recent days according to various sources. Once you receive the Welcome to Sansar Creator Preview email, accept the invitation and then you are ready to get started with Sansar.
It’s unclear at the moment what the regions will be used for and whether or not they will open to the public anytime soon. I guess most likely we will have to wait until the lab announces something about these regions in the near future.
From the map view it looks like the arrival of new Linden homes 2.0 is my guess with water surrounding the central areas. It’s a huge land area and a big Linden project for sure.