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

The dimensions of OpenSim digital land simply received greater this month by an extra 996 standard-size areas even because the variety of lively customers dropped by 991, largely doubtless as a result 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 as a result of AviTron now 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 are actually monitoring 2,534 OpenSim grids, 420 of which have been lively this month, and 285 of which printed statistics.


OpenSim complete land space chart by the years — OpenSim grids have collectively added huge land space over time. (Hypergrid Enterprise Knowledge.).

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 customary 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 seek out the checklist of high 40 grids by land space.

Our stats additionally don’t embrace many 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 faculty grids.

DreamGrid has a complete of 8,519 grids all of which have a complete land space of 65,638 customary areas in response to a January 2023 report from Micro Technology Services — an organization that owns each DreamGrid and OutWorldz. The entire checklist 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 characteristic. 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 whole grids or unoccupied areas to avoid wasting computing energy.

OutWorldz offers free OARs — full area recordsdata — 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 worth equivalents.

OpenSim is a free open-source, digital world platform, that’s just like Second Life and permits individuals 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 totally free utilizing both DreamGrid, or 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 in your OpenSim world or area right here.

High 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 seeking to make new associates 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 prospects. Occasion organizers in search of the most important viewers — you get the thought.

High 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 checklist 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 could be simply as well-liked, 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 checklist, which is helpful you probably have a hypergrid teleport and need to put up gates to the most well-liked grids, or embrace the most well-liked grids in an in-world listing. This checklist can be an excellent place to start out 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 you need 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 faculty grids, personal firm grids, small household grids, and so forth. From prior surveys, this darkish metaverse of OpenSim grids would possibly really be 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 19,924 product listings in Kitely Market containing 38,930 product variations, 33,859 of that are exportable.

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

Kitely Market has delivered orders to 577 OpenSim grids to this point. The Kitely Market is the biggest assortment of authorized content material out there 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 degree for the previous seven years.

Providing a handy and low-cost manner for OpenSim customers to purchase official, authorized content material not solely gives 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 lowered 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 gives 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 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 28,293 gadgets 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 help hypergrid customers. The positioning presently lists 33 gadgets on the market to residents and 44 gadgets 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 isn’t 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 checklist. When you teleport in, click the mailbox  on any out there parcel within the area by in search of the black and gold Obtainable 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 — will likely be internet hosting the Gnome Quest ranging from 10 a.m. Pacific Time on March 21.

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

Extra data and maps will likely be supplied on the welcome space.

The hypergrid handle 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 comprises numerous gadgets 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 embrace clothes, apparel, decorations, eggs, rabbits, and carts.

The grid has numerous outlets the place you’ll find gadgets of various purposes together with formal put on, tattoos, footwear, costumes, hair, stockings, wedding ceremony apparel, jewellery, and avatars.

The hypergrid handle is

New grids

The next grids have been added in our checklist 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 handle and we don’t discover. If that’s the case, e mail us and tell us.

High 40 grids by land space

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

All area counts on this checklist are, each time out there, by way of customary area equivalents. Energetic consumer counts embrace hypergrid guests each time attainable.

Many faculty, 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 checklist 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 may 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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