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

The dimensions of OpenSim digital land simply received larger this month by an extra 996 standard-size areas even because the variety of energetic customers dropped by 991, largely seemingly because 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 because of AviTron not publishing its statistics.

The general public OpenSim grids now have a complete of 111,452 standard-sized areas in complete digital land space. We at the moment are monitoring 2,534 OpenSim grids, 420 of which have been energetic this month, and 285 of which printed statistics.


OpenSim complete 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 an extra 757 new areas since we lastly reported these stats. OSgrid gained the equal of 595 commonplace 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 listing 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 commonplace areas in response to a January 2023 report from Micro Expertise Providers — an organization that owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz. The full listing of grids for which OutWorldz studies stats is out there right here

With the free-to-use DreamGrid software program, customers can simply create digital worlds by a graphical interface and one-click set up function. They’ll 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 affords 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 complete 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 individuals 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 at no cost utilizing both DreamGrid, or the official OpenSim installer for many who are extra technically inclined, or another distribution, whereas industrial internet hosting begins at lower than $5 a area.

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

High 25 grids by energetic 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 essentially the most customers. Retailers seeking to promote content material will go to the grids with essentially the most potential clients. Occasion organizers in search of the most important viewers — you get the concept.

High 25 hottest grids this month:

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

The energetic listing is predicated on energetic, distinctive 30-day consumer login numbers that grids report on their stats pages. These grids that don’t report their numbers could be simply as in style, however we wouldn’t know.

Piggy Financial institution Grid is the quickest rising grid this month with 434 new energetic 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 energetic consumer stats are used to generate the in style hypergrid locations listing, which is helpful when you 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 listing can be an excellent place to begin if you wish to open up new shops, maintain occasions, or are simply in search of locations to go to.

Right here’s some data on how and why it’s best to 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 really be larger 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 at the moment 19,924 product listings in Kitely Market containing 38,930 product variations, 33,859 of that are exportable.

Kitely Market knowledge — complete itemizing, variations, and exportables. (Picture courtesy Kitely Market.).

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 577 OpenSim grids thus far. The Kitely Market is the most important assortment of authorized content material accessible in OpenSim. It’s accessible to each hypergrid-enabled and closed, personal grids. The directions for learn how to configure the Kitely Marketplace for closed grids are right 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 pink space, of non-exportable content material, has stayed degree for the previous seven years.

Providing a handy and low-cost manner for OpenSim customers to purchase professional, authorized content material not solely affords 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, 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 affords extra safety for content material creators is when the content material includes high-end scripts or proprietary animations.

Talking of closed grids — the place customers aren’t in a position to teleport to different grids — the most important such grid, Tag, additionally has its on-line market. {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’ Market, which launched final month, is an alternative choice for OpenSim grirds, and does help hypergrid customers. The location at the moment 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 highway programs, which implies there isn’t any 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 listing. When you teleport in, click the mailbox  on any accessible parcel within the area by in search of 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 particular person, physique, thoughts, and soul — will probably be internet hosting the Gnome Quest ranging from 10 a.m. Pacific Time on March 21.

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

Extra data and maps will probably 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 incorporates varied objects each on the market and freebies for Easter celebrations, which you’ll be able to choose to be used again at your grid and area. They embody clothes, apparel, decorations, eggs, rabbits, and carts.

The grid has varied retailers the place you will discover objects of various purposes 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 listing of recent grids this month: BradleyVille, Casadamici, Darkheart’s Realm, EscapeLands, Hosting4OpenSim Take a look at Grid, Konecta Radio, Little Whitecat, LoboWorld, Pretty 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 Faculty, Candy 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, electronic mail us and tell us.

High 40 grids by land space

The listing under is a small subset of current OpenSim grids. We at the moment are monitoring a complete of two,535 totally different publicly-accessible grids, 420 of which have been energetic this month, and 288 of which printed their statistics.

All area counts on this listing are, at any time when accessible, when it comes to commonplace area equivalents. Lively consumer counts embody hypergrid guests at any time when doable.

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

The uncooked knowledge for this month’s report is right here. A listing of all energetic 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 if you’re making a hyperport.

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

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

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