OpenSim land space at new all-time-high — once more – Hypergrid Enterprise

OpenSim land space has handed 130,000 commonplace area equivalents this month, for a brand new all-time excessive. That is the second month in a row that OpenSim has set a land document. The full variety of areas grew by over 2,000 over the previous month. Registered customers additionally elevated, by greater than 5,000, and lively customers elevated by greater than 800.

Site visitors is predicted to be even larger within the subsequent month as a result of the annual OSFest kicked off right this moment.

We are actually monitoring a complete of two,619 OpenSim grids, 430 of which had been lively and 270 of which revealed their statistics this month. The remaining don’t have accessible public stats pages. When you have a stats web page that we’re not monitoring, please e mail us at [email protected] or [email protected] — that means, your grid can be talked about on this report each month, for extra visibility with each serps and customers.

Oh, the full variety of lively grids was additionally a document excessive this month.

OpenSim land space, in commonplace area equivalents. (Hypergrid Enterprise Information.)

OSgrid, Wolf Territories Grid, and Kitely had been the three largest grids by land space this month, as they’ve been for some time now.

OSgrid, a free-to-connect, non-profit world, now has an equal of 29,770 standard-sized areas in complete, adopted by Wolf Territories Grid with 25,504 areas, Kitely with 18,301, ZetaWorlds with 10,386, and Alternate Metaverse with 9,949 areas.

OSgrid provides limitless free areas to all residents — so long as folks run them on their dwelling computer systems. They have an easy region installer here. No surprise they’re the most important grid in OpenSim.

ZetaWorlds, however, provides two-by-two areas with 75,000 prims for €18.99 (US $21) per 30 days with other configuration options also available. Groovyverse land prices begin at $25 per 30 days for a area that may be configured to be as large as 16 by 16 commonplace areas. Each grids additionally provide free land parcels to residents.

DreamGrid has to date recorded a complete of three,435 distinctive DreamGrids which have launched since DreamGrid began, in line with Micro Technology Services CEO Fred Beckhusen. Micro Expertise Companies owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz.

Our stats additionally don’t embody lots of the grids working on DreamGrid since these are typically personal grids.

Fred Beckhusen

The full listing of grids for which OutWorldz stories stats is available here. Anybody can simply add their grid to this listing from the identical web page.

With the free-to-use DreamGrid software program, customers can simply create digital worlds by means of a graphical interface and one-click set up function. They’ll additionally use it to simply and rapidly handle their grids, together with including new areas, banning customers, deleting areas, auto restarting,  monitoring utilization stats, and shutting down whole grids or unoccupied areas to avoid wasting computing energy. Study right here find out how to create and host a brand new Dreamgrid on your house pc utilizing the software program.

OutWorldz also offers free OARs — full area recordsdata — which you’ll be able to load to your grid simply and with little effort.

OpenSim is a free open-source, digital world platform, that’s just like Second Life and permits folks with no technical expertise to rapidly and cheaply create digital worlds and teleport to different digital worlds. These with technical expertise can run OpenSim worlds on their very own servers free of charge utilizing both DreamGrid, the official OpenSim installer for many who are extra technically inclined, or every other distribution, whereas business internet hosting begins at lower than $5 a area.

A listing of OpenSim internet hosting suppliers is right here. Obtain the recommended Firestorm viewer here and discover out the place to get content material to your OpenSim world or area right here.

Hypergrid Enterprise e-newsletter is now obtainable

Each month on the fifteenth — proper after the stats report comes out — we can be sending out a e-newsletter with all of the OpenSim information from the earlier month. You possibly can subscribe right here or fill out the shape under.

Prime 25 grids by lively customers

In relation to general-purpose social grids, particularly closed grids, the rule of thumb is the busier the higher. Folks seeking to make new mates search for grids that have already got probably the most customers. Retailers seeking to promote content material will go to the grids with probably the most potential clients. Occasion organizers searching for the most important viewers — you get the concept.

Prime 25 hottest grids this month:

  1. OSgrid: 5,108 lively customers
  2. Wolf Territories Grid: 3,568 lively customers
  3. DigiWorldz: 2,196 lively customers
  4. GBG World: 2,116 lively customers
  5. Alternate Metaverse: 1,647 lively customers
  6. Piggy Bank Grid World: 1,493 lively customers
  7. Darkheart’s Playground: 1,479 lively customers
  8. AviWorlds: 1,283 lively customers
  9. AviTron: 1,121 lively customers
  10. Moonrose: 1,091 lively customers
  11. Neverworld: 998 lively customers
  12. Exo-Life: 992 lively customers
  13. Party Destination Grid: 858 lively customers
  14. Trianon World: 829 lively customers
  15. Jungle Friends Grid: 787 lively customers
  16. Kitely: 743 lively customers
  17. Herederos Grid: 613 lively customers
  18. Littlefield: 516 lively customers
  19. Barefoot Dreamers: 516 lively customers
  20. Craft World: 508 lively customers
  21. DreamNation: 456 lively customers
  22. ProxyNet: 448 lively customers
  23. ZetaWorlds: 438 lively customers
  24. German World Grid: 436 lively customers
  25. Gentle Fire Grid: 436 lively customers

The lively listing relies on lively, distinctive 30-day consumer login numbers that grids report on their stats pages. These grids that don’t report their numbers may be simply as in style, however we wouldn’t know. The preferred grids are additionally not essentially probably the most lively.

Little Big City is that this month’s biggest gainer within the variety of lively customers with 406 new lively customers, adopted by the brand new Herederos Grid with 324 actives, Eureka World and GBG World each with 302, and Trianon World with 272.

The lively consumer stats are used to generate the favored hypergrid locations listing, which is beneficial when you have a hypergrid teleport and wish to put up gates to the most well-liked grids or embody the most well-liked grids in an in-world listing. This listing can be a great place to start out if you wish to open up new shops, maintain occasions, or are simply searching for locations to go to.

Eureka World registered the best variety of customers this month with 393 customers, adopted by OSgrid with 342, AvatarLife with 167, Kitely with 132, and the brand new Herederos Grid with 90 newly registered customers.

Right here’s some data on how and why you need to arrange a stats web page to your grid. Not all grids want a stats web page — particularly grids that aren’t open to the general public like faculty grids, personal firm grids, small household grids, and so forth. From prior surveys, this darkish metaverse of OpenSim grids is considerably greater than the one we find out about, as a result of these grids don’t want to advertise themselves, and we by no means hear about them.

On-line marketplaces for OpenSim content material

There are presently 20,180 product listings in Kitely Market containing 39,935 product variations, 34,821 of that are exportable.

Kitely Market itemizing, product variations, and exportables knowledge. (Kitely Market Information.).

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 598 OpenSim grids thus far. The Kitely Market is the most important assortment of authorized content material obtainable in OpenSim. It’s accessible to each hypergrid-enabled and closed, personal grids. The instructions for how to configure the Kitely Market for closed grids are here.

As seen from the above chart, almost all the expansion in Kitely Market has been in content material that may be exported to different grids — that’s the inexperienced space within the chart. The crimson space, of non-exportable content material, has stayed degree for the previous seven years.

Providing a handy and low-cost means for OpenSim customers to purchase legit, authorized content material not solely provides creators gross sales alternatives that they wouldn’t have in any other case however reduces the necessity for pirated content material, just like the best way that Netflix and different streaming companies have decreased the quantity of unlawful video streaming.

As well as, limiting content material to closed grids does little to cease piracy. Most stolen content material is ripped from Second Life, the unique closed grid. The one time that being on a closed grid provides further safety for content material creators is when the content material entails high-end scripts or proprietary animations.

Talking of closed grids — the place customers are usually not in a position to teleport to different grids — the most important such grid, Tag, additionally has its on-line marketplace. {The marketplace} lists 29,950 gadgets each on the market and free.

A few of the gadgets listed on the market on The Grownup grid. (picture courtesy TAG grid.).

Neverworld Grid Marketplace is another choice for OpenSim grids and does assist hypergrid consumers. The location presently has a couple of dozen gadgets on the market to each residents and hypergridders. It’s a place for sourcing free and intensely low cost gadgets since most are priced at underneath $3.

(Picture courtesy Neverworld grid.).

Neverworld additionally provides free digital land to residents who can then arrange store and craft or herald digital gadgets on the market or give away on the market. The free parcels measure from 3,000 to 16,000 meters in dimension and may assist as much as 5,000 prims, grid proprietor Govega Sachertorte advised Hypergrid Enterprise.

Neverworld additionally provides a free area server to anybody who needs to self-host a area or grid on Neverworld. To take action, it is advisable to obtain and set up the server software program in your machine, make sure the router ports are open as required, and run the .bin file as per directions on this hyperlink then arrange a area.

OpenSim grid information

OSFest 2023 kicks off

(picture courtesy OSFest.).

This yr’s annual OpenSim’s largest hypergrid occasion OpenSim Fest — which attracts hundreds of members together with sponsors, builders, exhibitors, artists, musicians, retailers, grid house owners, and OpenSim lovers from across the hypergrid — kicks off at 9.00 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday, September 15. The full calendar of events is located on this link.

The ultimate construct testing was accomplished efficiently on September 14, however the flooring remains to be open for anybody keen to volunteer or sponsor the occasion. Details on how to register as an exhibitor, merchant, volunteer, promoter, supporter, and attender are located on this link and you may observe the progress by way of the host’s Discord group here. OSFest additionally runs a YouTube page, Facebook page, Twitter page, and OpenSimWorld page from the place you may get common updates on proceedings, and occurrences concerning the occasion.

Twenty-nine firms and people are sponsoring this year’s event, which normally takes place for 16 days and provides greater than 90 hours of reside performances and excursions of displays and service provider shops. Over 140 commonplace area equivalents spanning a complete space of 9 sq. kilometers have been put aside for the assorted exhibitions, expos, performances, displays, group and particular person excursions, and conferences.

Along with sponsors, grid house owners, builders, and retailers exhibiting their gadgets, there are a number of occasions deliberate together with a 10th anniversary of The Golden Touch theater at 11.00 a.m. Pacific Time on Saturday, September 16 at Golden Sky Area of the Utopia Sky Grid the place the theater is hosted. There additionally can be group excursions to exhibitor shops on Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the occasion interval.

The hypergrid handle to the Welcome area is

Want Upon a Star on the Grid Genesis Roleplay

The brand new Pineview Townhouse. (picture courtesy Masala Al Kahov.).

The buying space Masala Al Kahov, translated in English as “want upon a star,” has launched on Genesis RolePlay grid. It provides unique and reworked freebies constructed by house owners of the mall.

Right here you may get, free of charge, their latest creation the Pineview Townhouse — a really detailed home with a storage, kitchen, lounge, den or research, bed room, lavatory, 3D home windows, and a deck. The attractive mesh is full perm copy, modify, and switch and you should use it to beautify your grid or areas.

Masala Al Kahov additionally provides different freebie gadgets like unique vegetation, furnishings, boats, English manor homes, pumpkin homes, flax flowers, and small outlets. You may get gadgets for all method of vacation and occasion decorations.

The hypergrid handle is Al Kohav.

I Love You Grid up and working regardless of devastating earthquake

Final week’s Marrakesh earthquake has left an enormous loss and disruptions together with to energy, broadband, and telephony connectivity however I Love You Grid — whose one of many house owners, DebzFox, resides in Morocco’s capital — has announced that it has made vital preparations to run the grid with out interruptions regardless of the happenings.

The grid provides free land for residents, occasions each Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday, and outlets and a Superstore for these eager about way of life buying. It additionally runs an open social network for anybody keen to hitch and radio streams that broadcast for twenty-four hours every day.

Littlefield held September 11 memorial

The Memorial Area in Littlefield grid hosted the September 11 tragedy memorial, because it does yearly on September 11 of this month. The area hosts a duplicate of the Tower of Voices for Flight 93 amongst many different gadgets which can be nonetheless accessible to anybody keen to pay a go to.

The hypergrid handle is 11 Memorial.

HG Safari group to tour the Luxor area in Wolf Territories Grid

HG Safari social group nonetheless continues to go to varied OpenSim grids and can go to the Luxor area in Wolf Territories beginning at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday, September 27, and can run for 2 hours as common.

Members of the worldwide OpenSim tour group normally first meet on the HG Safari area on OSGrid at Safari then proceed to tour collectively and expertise, spotlight, and popularize fascinating locations across the hypergrid. The occasions are all deliberate with the host grid house owners and it’s a good way for grid house owners keen to make identified their fascinating areas, gadgets, and works in OpenSim.

You possibly can know concerning the group’s upcoming visits or excursions by means of its Facebook page, MeWe, and Discord group, and ship a message or notecard to Thirza Ember in case you are a grid or area proprietor who wish to host the group tour in your grid or area.

The hypergrid handle is

Study well being and incapacity points on the Healthinfo Island and Digital Capacity grid

Healthinfo Island in Second Life. (picture courtesy Digital Capacity.).

Virtual Ability’s Healthinfo Island region located in Second Life now has eight displays and exhibits meant to coach and lift consciousness about totally different well being issues. The shows and displays handle to obstructive sleep apnea, animal zoonotic ailments, managing unhappiness, dealing with intense feelings, rhabdomyolysis, inflammatory bowel illness and Irritable bowel syndrome, Argh emotional meltdown, and crimson meat allergy.

You possibly can click on on the hyperlink supplied above to teleport to the totally different exhibit areas, then discover totally different posters with their descriptions about every of the assorted well being circumstances.

Digital Capacity is a US non-profit company with a mission to allow folks with a variety of disabilities and shares and creates consciousness on bodily inabilities and associated assist within the society by means of the web site, Second Life, and its grid in OpenSim. The group supplies details about varied well being points and hyperlinks to totally different related services. This month, the group helps raise awareness about the sepsis situation now that September is Sepsis Consciousness Month.

A survey of individuals with disabilities within the US states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, and Nevada, and the Pacific Basin can be being carried out by Robyn R Gershon, Faculty of International Public Well being, New York College. Based on the group’s weblog, the survey will present data on how ADA Coordinators are serving to folks with disabilities of their native communities and the way they’ll additional be empowered to take action.

New grids

The next grids had been added to our database this month: Ansjela Grid, Ares World, Butschiland, CLC grid, Conectados Grid, Escape 2 Reality Grid, Genesis PR, Holo Neon, Humble Grid, Hypergrid City, Lailara Heya, Little Big City, Monarch Gardens, Nekolution, Old Europa Metaverse, SiN Grid, and Troiwia, Vanessa.

If of any public grid that we’re lacking, please e mail us at [email protected] or [email protected].

Closed grids

After a grid has been inactive for 2 months, we mark it as suspended. Then, after it’s been suspended for a few months, we mark it as closed.

The next 25 grids had been marked as suspended this month: Adult Nation, Adventure Bay, Costa Isla, Eenhgrid, Elords, Etheria Grid, Farm World A Sua Vida Virtual, Happy Hour, Hasengang, Hot Gorean Nights, IBK Grid, Impulse Grid, OpenSim UAb, OpenSims Life, Pleasant Retreat, Proxy, Starfleet, Sweet Life, Troy, VR Playground, WaterSplash, Wonder, Youth Nation, Yow Now Free, and Yuriworld.

Generally, a grid modifications its loginURI or web site handle — if that’s the case, e mail us and tell us and we’ll replace our database.

Prime 40 grids by land space

The listing under is a small subset of current OpenSim grids. We are actually monitoring a complete of two,619 totally different publicly-accessible grids, 430 of which had been lively this month, and 270 of which revealed their statistics.

All area counts on this listing are, each time obtainable, by way of commonplace area equivalents. Lively consumer counts embody hypergrid guests each time potential.

Many faculty, firm, or private grids don’t publish their numbers.

The uncooked knowledge for this month’s report is right here. A listing of all lively grids is right here. And here’s a listing of all of the hypergrid-enabled grids and their hypergrid addresses, sorted by reputation. That is very helpful in case you are making a hyperport.

You possibly can see all of the historic OpenSim statistics right here, together with polls and surveys, courting all the best way again to 2009.

Are you aware of every other grids which can be open to the general public however that we don’t have in our database? Electronic mail me at [email protected].

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