QuickLife, SkyLife merge with AviWorlds

SkyLifeGrid founder Josh Boam agreed to provide hosting for the much-troubled AviWorlds grid last month. Now, the two grids are merging — and a third grid, QuickLifeGrid, is joining up as well.

As of last month, SkyLife had a little over 100 regions and 36 active users. I have no data on QuickLifeGrid. Its website now redirects to AviWorlds, and cached versions of the site from this summer don’t offer any size information.

Alexsandro Pomposelli

Alexsandro Pomposelli

The merger with QuickLifeGrid took place on Tuesday, AviWorlds owner Alexsandro Pomposelli told Hypergrid Business.

With the mergers, AviWorlds is now up to 84 regions — or around 180 standard region equivalents — with 142 active users the last 30 days.

The grid is running on four servers, said Pomposelli. Previously, the grid had run on hosting from Dreamland Metaverse, Zetamex and — for a brief period — on Kitely. Pomposelli had also tried, and failed, to run the grid on his own.

One problem is that AviWorlds is a large and busy grid.

AviWorlds, by comparison, often made it into the top 10 most popular grids list when it was up, reporting nearly 400 active users this past spring.

That could pose a challenge.

“I can confirm AviWorlds has a big following and I can see how it would be hard to keep up with it all,” SkyLife’s Boam told Hypergrid Business. “Let’s hope we can do what it takes to keep it around.”

Free land offer

To celebrate its latest reincarnation, AviWorlds is running a free land offer, with a quarter region and 3,750 prims for each resident.

The grid is also hypergrid-enabled, and has set up a hyperport with gates to other grids. Its address is  login.aviworlds.com:8002.


(Image courtesy AviWorlds.)

(Image courtesy AviWorlds.)


What keeps people coming back?

To say that AviWorlds has had a troubled history would be a massive understatement. The grid has experimented with a number of different business models, different business partners, different hosting providers, and has had some notable public relations disasters, but just keeps coming back.

Remarkably, so do its users.

“It’s like AviWorlds has some seductive drug,” said Boam.

Josh Boam

Josh Boam

“I do not understand why, to be honest. They just keep coming.”

He speculated that there might be something in the AviWorlds name or logo — or the fact that Pomposelli has some loyal and influential friends who are well known in the hypergrid community.

Boam said that he’s been happy working with Pomposelli so far.

“The man has some great ideas and in time we plan to implement as much as we can in the hopes that it will make AviWorlds a better place,” he said. “Lots of great things to come. I don’t see anything wrong with Alex and in fact I envy his enthusiasm.”

Boam added that he’s decided to merge most of SkyLife regions into AviWorlds.

“SkyLife will stay open, but with limited content,” he said. “We will be moving most of our content over.”

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Maria Korolov

Maria Korolov is editor and publisher of Hypergrid Business. She has been a journalist for more than twenty years and has worked for the Chicago Tribune, Reuters, and Computerworld and has reported from over a dozen countries, including Russia and China. Follow me on Twitter @MariaKorolov.

15 Responses

  1. skylifegrid@yahoo.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

    Thanks Maria for the super article 🙂 lots of fun for sure. We even had our first few DDOS attacks and chugged through no problems. “adjust hard hat, keep on trekking on !!!”

  2. arpholdings@gmail.com' AviWorlds says:

    AviWorlds had its inaugural party last night reaching 30 people at times. Lots of lights, scripts and dancing, talking and NO LAG. Region did not crash so it was a good test! Now its growing time! FEED YOUR IMAGINATION! FEED IT!

  3. arpholdings@gmail.com' AviWorlds says:

    AviWorlds ! Feed your imagination FEED IT! I want to thank JOSH BOAM for his incredible help and expertise! AviWolrds would not be online now if he did not step up and contacted me offering to partner up! Thanks JOSH! AviWorlds community also thank you!


  4. KikkiHover@outlook.com' KikkiHover says:

    I do not completely understand, but is QuickLife Grid not also owned by Josh Boam? Was this ‘Grid’ ever active? So what is exactly the reason to join forces? What does AviWorlds gain by this? Sounds a bit blown up to me.

    • skylifegrid@yahoo.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

      Quicklife was owned by BlackBears glass aka Texas ranger in Secondlife and his partner wall Newman. We had an amazing church setup on his grid Wall is a Pastor Long story short. Real life got in the way and I took over

    • The goal is “least publishable units.” Tiny little pieces of news, easily digestible, that keep readers from forgetting company names. I urge everyone to get in on it! Its good for the grids that are involved, because they get publicity. It’s good for OpenSim because it makes it clear that we’re a thriving platform, with lots of stuff going on. People should come check us out! And it’s good for me because I need material people. I need news. Feed me! Feeeeeed me! But not after midnight. I need my rest.

    • arpholdings@gmail.com' AviWorlds says:

      Kiki I think you need to feed your imagination! FEED IT! dont be shy….just feed it!

  5. cinder.roxley@phoenixviewer.com' Cinder Biscuits says:

    Feed everything and everyone. Hallelujah!

  6. skylifegrid@yahoo.com' SkyLifeGrid says:

    I Bought the domain and setup the grid for them. Hence why my name is there I own more than 15 Domains And few of them are other peoples websites

  7. everheartlifegrid@gmail.com' Quicklifegrid Owner says:

    QuicklifeGrid have been change to Everheartlifegrid.ddns.net:9000/wifi