OpenSim provides extra land space, loses lively customers – Hypergrid Enterprise

The dimensions of OpenSim digital land simply received larger this month by a further 996 standard-size areas even because the variety of lively customers dropped by 991, largely seemingly on account of regular differences due to the season.

OpenSim additionally added shut to three,000 new registered customers this month, reversing the hefty lack of 8,000 registered customers recorded final month on account of AviTron now not publishing its statistics.

The general public OpenSim grids now have a complete of 111,452 standard-sized areas in whole digital land space. We are actually monitoring 2,534 OpenSim grids, 420 of which have been lively this month, and 285 of which revealed statistics.


OpenSim whole land space chart by the years — OpenSim grids have collectively added huge land space through the years. (Hypergrid Enterprise Information.).

OSgrid, Wolf Territories Grid, and Kitely, have been the three largest grids this month by land space, whereas ZetaWorlds is the fastest-growing grid this month by land space having acquired a further 757 new areas since we lastly reported these stats. OSgrid gained the equal of 595 normal areas, GBG World gained 297, and Tag Grid and Wolf Territories Grid grew by 64 areas every. Browse to the underside of the web page to search out the record of high 40 grids by land space.

Our stats additionally don’t embody a lot of the grids working on OutWorldz DreamGrid — a distribution of OpenSim utilized by many individuals to create digital worlds on private computer systems, personal firm grids, or college grids.

DreamGrid has a complete of 8,519 grids all of which have a complete land space of 65,638 normal areas in line with a January 2023 report from Micro Technology Services — an organization that owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz. The overall record of grids for which OutWorldz stories stats is available here

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 will additionally use it to simply and rapidly handle their grids utilizing graphical interfaces. This consists of including new areas, banning customers, deleting areas, auto restarting,  monitoring utilization stats, and shutting down complete grids or unoccupied areas to avoid wasting computing energy.

OutWorldz offers free OARs — full area information — which you’ll be able to load to your grid simply and with little effort. The corporate reported on January this yr that the software program has saved its customers a mixed whole of over $35 million in setup and land rental charges in 2022 when in comparison with the Second Life value equivalents.

OpenSim is a free open-source, digital world platform, that’s much like Second Life and permits folks with no technical abilities to rapidly and cheaply create digital worlds and teleport to different digital worlds. These with technical abilities can run OpenSim worlds on their very own servers without spending a dime utilizing both DreamGrid, or the official OpenSim installer for many who are extra technically inclined, or some 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 in your OpenSim world or area right here.

Prime 25 grids by lively customers

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

Prime 25 hottest grids this month:

  1. OSgrid: 4,918 lively customers
  2. DigiWorldz: 2,010 lively customers
  3. GBG World: 1,732 lively customers
  4. Alternate Metaverse: 1,705 lively customers
  5. ZetaWorlds: 1,409 lively customers
  6. AviWorlds: 1,201 lively customers
  7. Soul Grid: 1,171 lively customers
  8. WaterSplash: 1,123 lively customers
  9. Moonrose: 1,049 lively customers
  10. Eureka World: 1,036 lively customers
  11. Neverworld: 1,030 lively customers
  12. Piggy Bank Grid World: 1,001 lively customers
  13. Exo-Life: 993 lively customers
  14. Kitely: 900 lively customers
  15. Party Destination Grid: 877 lively customers
  16. Craft World: 773 lively customers
  17. One Life Grid: 748 lively customers
  18. Wolf Territories Grid: 686 lively customers
  19. The City: 565 lively customers
  20. Kid Grid: 565 lively customers
  21. Barefoot Dreamers: 562 lively customers
  22. DreamNation: 487 lively customers
  23. Astralia: 486 lively customers
  24. Youth Nation: 471 lively customers
  25. Dorena’s World: 435 lively customers

The lively record is predicated on lively, distinctive 30-day consumer login numbers that grids report on their stats pages. These grids that don’t report their numbers is likely to be simply as common, however we wouldn’t know.

Piggy Financial institution Grid is the quickest rising grid this month with 434 new lively customers, adopted by One Life grid with 255, La Grilla de Don Javi with 234, Calypso with 153, and Tangle Grid with 113 new actives.

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

Right here’s some info on how and why you must arrange a stats web page in your grid. Not all grids want a stats web page — particularly grids that aren’t open to the general public like college grids, personal firm grids, small household grids, and so forth. From prior surveys, this darkish metaverse of OpenSim grids would possibly truly be larger than the one we learn 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 19,924 product listings in Kitely Market containing 38,930 product variations, 33,859 of that are exportable.

Kitely Market information — whole itemizing, variations, and exportables. (Picture courtesy Kitely Market.).

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 577 OpenSim grids up to now. The Kitely Market is the biggest 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, practically 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 purple space, of non-exportable content material, has stayed stage for the previous seven years.

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

As well as, proscribing 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 presents 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 aren’t capable of teleport to different grids — the most important such grid, Tag, additionally has its on-line marketplace. {The marketplace} lists 28,293 objects each on the market and people free.

Merchandise on sale on The Grownup Grid. (Picture courtesy TAG grid.).

Neverworlds’ Marketplace, which launched final month, is an alternative choice for OpenSim grirds, and does assist hypergrid consumers. The location presently lists 33 objects on the market to residents and 44 objects for hypergridders.


Neverworlds grid is providing free digital parcels to all of its residents. The parcels vary between 0,000-70,000 meters every and as much as 8,000 prim every. Most are in developed areas with waterways and street programs, which implies there is no such thing as a terraforming wanted.

To get the parcels, merely go to the Free land tab from the web site menu and click on the class of land from the record. When you teleport in, click the mailbox  on any obtainable parcel within the area by searching for the black and gold Accessible Signal.

Society of the Sacred Grove hosts Gnome Quest

Gnome Quest prizes. (Picture courtesy SSG grid.).

Society of the Sacred Grove, a grid that’s new to Hypergrid Enterprise, is prepared for the spring. The grid — which focuses on well being and well-being of the entire individual, physique, thoughts, and soul — can be internet hosting the Gnome Quest ranging from 10 a.m. Pacific Time on March 21.

Residents and hypergridders will, in the course of the occasion, get free presents made by native creators . The prizes are digital objects that you should use at your grid or area akin to desk scene, magic field, ornaments, portray, welcome plague, deck, bench, and shelf. The search may even happen quarterly in mid-June, mid-October, and mid-December.

Extra info and maps can be offered on the welcome space.

The hypergrid deal with is Welcome.

Easter market open at Chubelz

Easter Market at Chubelz grid. (Picture courtesy Chubelz.).

Chubelz Gid now has an Easter Market prepared for the upcoming Easter holidays. The market accommodates varied objects each on the market and freebies for Easter celebrations, which you’ll be able to decide to be used again at your grid and area. They embody clothes, apparel, decorations, eggs, rabbits, and carts.

The grid has varied outlets the place you will discover objects of various functions together with formal put on, tattoos, footwear, costumes, hair, stockings, wedding ceremony apparel, jewellery, and avatars.

The hypergrid deal with is

New grids

The next grids have been added in our record of latest grids this month: BradleyVille, Casadamici, Darkheart’s Realm, EscapeLands, Hosting4OpenSim Test Grid, Konecta Radio, Little Whitecat, LoboWorld, Lovely Paradise, One Life Grid, SiLi, Society of the Sacred Grove, Solaria, Vivec, and WKDVR.

Closed grids

After a grid has been inactive for 2 months, we mark it as suspended.

The next 20 grids have been marked as suspended this month: Ardalia, Ardiva, Aviarium, Dice Graphics, Keraith Grid, Land of Sinners, NuGrid, OsDreaming, Outlandish Grid, OzKanga Grid, PaderGrid, Pleasure Grid, PrimGrass, Rael’s World, Schutz American School, Sweet Life, TexLand Grid, Thrae, Troy, and Wiccan Grid.

Typically, a grid modifications its loginURI or web site deal with and we don’t discover. If that’s the case, e mail us and tell us.

Prime 40 grids by land space

The record beneath is a small subset of present OpenSim grids. We are actually monitoring a complete of two,535 completely different publicly-accessible grids, 420 of which have been lively this month, and 288 of which revealed their statistics.

All area counts on this record are, every time obtainable, by way of normal area equivalents. Energetic consumer counts embody hypergrid guests every time potential.

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

The uncooked information for this month’s report is right here. A listing of all lively grids is right here. And here’s a record of all of the hypergrid-enabled grids and their hypergrid addresses, sorted by recognition. That is very helpful if you’re making a hyperport.

You’ll be able to see all of the historic OpenSim statistics right here, together with polls and surveys, relationship all the way in which again to 2009.

Are you aware of some other grids which are open to the general public however that we don’t have in our database? E-mail me at [email protected] 

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