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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....
Spotlight - Eagle Wolf
I've been asked to introduce myself to the ZetaWorlds community, to say some things about myself.
To begin, I've been in ZetaWorlds for about a year and a half now and became a staff member almost a year ago. My title belies my work here, which is varied, a rather wide scope. From greeting new residents to helping with region issues, answering support tickets to dressing up the islands dotting our huge ocean, filling in the Knowledgebase to administrative tasks and more.
I've been in virtual worlds for about 15 years, beginning in SL. I've travelled the metaverse, in many different worlds and grids over the years. I love these worlds! I love what they have to offer, people, building, the differences in grids, the list goes on. I come with a wealth of knowledge of how these worlds work. I've been admin in a few of the grids I've been in. I am a builder/creator, not too bad at it, I think. What I know and understand about these worlds, both inworld and backend, I have gleaned through both practical, hands on experience as well as spending many hours reading technical "stuff". Learning...is a wonderful thing. Ok fine, I'm a tech geek....
Those are some large numbers
Over the past few weeks we saw a significant increase in various statistics up to a point that we have no reached over 16000 friendships, more than 10000 regions and a total time spent inworld of over 10000 days combined. It is quite humbling to see the growth continue and ZetaWorlds becoming ever more lively.
As is somewhat tradition now we are planning to celebrate these milestones in some form, what they may be is not decided yet, but hopefully it will be fun for everyone. An announcement will follow once we have the details ready....
Binary Rollout 768
As changes have somewhat slowed down over the past few weeks we have made little changes, but that does not mean they are any less meaningful. Every bit counts as they say. The bugfixes, while minor, should help with some script related issues as well as improving loading of them. There is also a lingering issue with regions no longer sending data to users on the region, which weirdly was traced back to some seemingly innocuous changes from a few months ago. We are still looking into this issue as is core OpenSim, but it's easier to teach a horse to sing than to figure out exactly what line is the breaking change. The new binary is set to be used now so a restart will switch over to it.
New preconf binaries are also released and as usual the older versions will be restricted from access to the grid in a few days to prevent issues. Changes this time should fix a small bug in the estate handling that prevent some data from being read correctly and also includes the mainline changes to scripts and user handling as mentioned already.
|Active Users:||1479 (1021)|
|Time spent inworld:||10776 Days 3 Hours 28 Minutes|
|Total Landarea:||664.010752 km²|
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.
ZetaWorlds is based in Germany and subject to strict privacy rules, these ensure we will not share any data with others and keep your data secure from prying eyes.