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For about a month we have had the Oceanside Archipelago package in our portfolio and it pretty much instantly was a hit with folks. The somewhat soft-launch of it was down to figuring out if the setup could even work as intended, but it thus far has been solid. It's now time to properly introduce.
The Oceanside Archipelago is a cluster of regions comprised of 9 regions 1024x1024 meters in size that can be connected to the ZetaWorlds Ocean. With a combined 405.000 Primitives available across all regions there is plenty of capacity to build, with the option to increase the Primitive allowance for the center region. In difference to other packages the estate handling and settings are shared across all the regions, making it easy to administrate the whole cluster without having to make changes separately on all of them. If you have a particularly friendly neighbor you can even position the regions next to theirs. With this package we are offering a more value-orientated option for those looking to setup a large amount of land on the ZetaWorlds Ocean, but you can position the regions anywhere you like as well or shuffle some spots around should space be an issue.
As hardware pricing continues to climb the larger packages we offer, mainly the Real Deal, are evermore becoming harder to maintain pricing on and overall availability of hardware has been problematic as well. We hope this package provides those looking to expand from a regular Oceanside Estate with the options, space and value that works best for them. If you have any questions regarding the packages feel free to submit a ticket....
After much consideration and plenty of effort to postpone and delay this change we have to address the increasing demand of our selfhosting program attached to the Premium membership level. We were hoping to maintain pricing for this level for the future, but over 6 months ago there was already an internal debate whether the pricing accurately reflects the demand put on our systems and whether it might be time to adjust pricing accordingly. At the time the debate was already firmly in favor of changing the pricing, but we elected to hold off until overall demand increased to the point that it would show significantly on our metrics. Last month the debate came up again as we saw a definite increase in our system usage and the amount of data consumed. This has now prompted us to go ahead with redoing the pricing for the Premium membership level.
Going forward the Premium membership level, which allows for up to 48 region spots and 5 unique simulators to be connected, along with a reserved spot on the region showcase will be priced at 5€ per month + transaction fees. This is less than the proposed amount of doubling the price, yet still reflects better what additional load is generated on our end. The new prices will show on invoices generated after the 4th of August....
Binary Rollout 860
Resolving a long standing issue with Gloebit land sales and implementing some smaller fixes around animations and NPCs. Rollout is scheduled to happen until the 24th of July with regions being enabled for the binary by the time this post is live. As this is a mandatory binary regions not restarted by aforementioned date will be restarted in order to update to the new binary. Make sure to check on your scripts if they have issues with binary upgrades or restarts.
Preconf binary will be available at some point this week if no major faults are found....
June 19th, Let's Party! - Grid Update this week!
Please join us if you can, for a couple of hours of music and fun on Saturday June 19 at our Welcome region stage. We are celebrating over 16,000 friendships! We do have a great community of people here. We are also celebrating over 10,000 regions (standard). There are some truly beautiful regions here in ZetaWorlds and very talented residents. We encourage you all to explore both private regions as well as our huge ocean.
Festivities begin at 12 noon grid time with Khiron Ametza. Khiron is always fun and an incredibly talented vocalist. Zoree Jupiter is up next at 1pm grid time. Zoree sings like an angel, she is not to be missed! At 2pm we have the amazing Missy MonK! Missy is an incredible live mixer serving up techno such that you've not likely heard before.
We hope you can join us! See you there!
In preparation we will be doing an upgrade to the grid infrastructure on Wednesday the 16th of June. The grid will be down for a few hours to change hardware and transfer some data. We apologize for the inconvenience....
|Active Users:||1307 (833)|
|Time spent inworld:||14790 Days 21 Hours 0 Minutes|
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CDN Powered Assets
ZetaWorlds uses a custom built CDN (Content Delivery Manager) to serve assets. This makes loading much faster, no matter where in the grid you host your region. It also improves your hypergrid experience.
ZetaWorlds builds almost everything we use on top of OpenSim ourselves. Our custom version of OpenSim, called ZetaSim, brings many new features and enhancements.
ZetaWorlds is load balanced for heavy loads. We run multiple instances of the grid services behind load balancers. We use our own custom asset server to manage all load traffic. You will notice the difference.
ZetaWorlds uses hardware that is powered by 100% renewable energy and with sustainability in mind. We also use excess resources to help the fight against cancer and other diseases.
ZetaWorlds has many Gloebit enabled regions that make it easy to engage in commerce even outside of ZetaWorlds with Gloebit being fully HyperGrid compatible. With commerce on the rise Gloebit offers the most stable platform to sell your goods and services with many other grids supporting it across the metaverse.
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