Two years ago, I started compiling extensive stats for MB Estate, my and my partner Maggie's regions in Metropolis. Part of it was a general curiosity about traffic patterns, but part was also to see if I had managed to create something that was of interest to others. Most of what I create is for my own sake, for fun or for the challenge of it, but part is also wanting to share some things I hope can be of use and joy to others. People in OpenSimulator worlds aren't all that great in communicating likes, so visitor stats is almost the only way to find recognition, and sometimes that's needed as motivation to keep going.
During these last two years, the 66 MB Estate regions have received 9432 visits from 2022 unique visitors, representing in total 203 grids and 56 countries, spending in total 50.1 days (72100 minutes) there. 50.7% (4784) of those visits are via the hypergrid from 202 grids other than Metropolis, representing 56.0% (1133) of the unique visitors and 58.7% (29.4 days = 42317 minutes) of the time. Visits and time spent by Magnuz and Maggie Binder are excluded.
The most popular individual regions by time spent are:
Terrains 53.9% (38835 minutes),
Maggie's 6.6% (4754 minutes),
Terrains 2 4.8% (3477 minutes),
MB Estates 3.8% (2769 minutes),
Astronomy 3.0% (2205 minutes),
Map 2.8% (2029 minutes),
Europe C 2.5% (1783 minutes),
Railway 2.4% (1719 minutes),
Maggie 2.3% (1662 minutes),
Terrains 4 2.0% (1409 minutes),
Media 1.8% (1274 minutes),
Earth 1.5% (1110 minutes),
Terrains 1 1.3% (945 minutes),
Terrains 8 1.2% (893 minutes),
MB Sea 65 1.2% (830 minutes),
Maze 1.1% (822 minutes),
Terrains 3 1.0% (698 minutes).
If one groups the regions as
Terrain shop (Terrains, Terrains 1, Terrains 2, Terrains 3, Terrains 4, Terrains 5, Terrains 6, Terrains 7, Terrains 8, Terrains 9, Terrains 10, MB Sea 65),
Europe map (Europe C, Europe E, Europe N, Europe NE, Europe NW, Europe S, Europe SE, Europe SW, Europe W),
Maggie's regions (Maggie, Maggie's),
the most popular destinations are
Terrain shop 66.5% (47967 minutes),
Maggie's regions 8.9% (6416 minutes),
Europe map 4.5% (3235 minutes),
MB Estates 3.8% (2769 minutes),
Astronomy 3.1% (2205 minutes).
The most active visitors by time spent and per grid are from
Metropolis 41.3% (29783 minutes),
Great Canadian Grid 18.4% (13276 minutes),
OSGrid 11.4% (8185 minutes),
DigiWorldZ 4.1% (2992 minutes),
Genesis Metaverse 3.9% (2793 minutes),
Kitely 2.4% (1729 minutes),
Lost Paradise 1.1% (789 minutes),
Craft World 1.0% (724 minutes),
3RD Rock Grid 1.0% (712 minutes),
DiscoveryGrid 1.0% (688 minutes).
The most active visitors by time spent and per country are from
USA 38.7% (27867 minutes),
Germany 24.3% (17544 minutes),
Canada 5.3% (3820 minutes),
United Kingdom 5.3% (3786 minutes),
Brazil 4.4% (3185 minutes),
Australia 4.2% (3019 minutes),
Netherlands 3.7% (2655 minutes),
Spain 2.4% (1756 minutes),
Sweden 1.8% (1274 minutes),
France 1.2% (858 minutes),
Italy 1.1% (824 minutes),
Denmark 1.0% (717 minutes).
If MB Estate would be a standalone grid, it would rank as number 12-15 by land area, according to Hypergrid Business' stats, mainly owing to the 10 varregions in the Terrain shop, making a total land area corresponding to 504 legacy (256x256 m) regions. It would rank as number 30-50 by actives, with an active count varying between 100 and 160, and an average of 134 during 2016.
Owing to the rather low numbers, statistics fluctuate a lot over time, but one trend that is clearly seen even in this material is an increase of hypergridders, from about 25% in early 2015 to about 65% in late 2016. This should be kept in mind when reading about an increase of total actives in OpenSimulator worlds (Hypergrid Business), since much of this is probably rather an increase of hypergridders, being counted multiple times as unique actives in most grids they visit by hypergrid. That probably also causes the slowing growth of "actives" during 2016, since on the MB Estate regions, they increased from 25% to 55% during 2015, but "only" from 55% to 65% during 2016.
Still, what I think touches me the most with this little statistics exercise is the fact that a few regions in Metropolis have been visited by people from 56 countries around the world, on all continents but Antarctica. I myself have only visited 21 of those countries (labeled with an asterisk below), so I guess I have some travelling to do if I want to repay the courtesy and make reciprocal (real-life) visits to each of the countries:
USA*, Germany*, Canada, United Kingdom*, Brazil, Australia, Netherlands*, Spain*, Sweden*, France*, Italy*, Denmark*, Switzerland, Japan, Greece*, Portugal*, Austria, Russia*, Venezuela, Finland*, Norway*, New Zealand, Belgium*, Ireland*, Peru, Senegal, Argentina, Hungary*, Latvia*, Puerto Rico, Slovenia, Kazakhstan, Poland*, Saudi Arabia, Czech Republic*, Barbados, Israel, Luxembourg, United Arab Emirates, Bulgaria, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Thailand, Chile, Mexico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Iceland, Morocco, South Africa, Lithuania, Ukraine, Estonia*, India, Romania, Turkey.