SkyLife, Sinful merge grids

Sinful Grid Welcome Center. (Image courtesy Sinful Grid.)

Sinful Grid Welcome Center. (Image courtesy Sinful Grid.)

SkyLifeGrid, launched after the most recent collapse of AviWorlds, has now merged with the Sinful Grid.

Josh Boam

Josh Boam

However, SkyLife will continue offering hosting services, owner Josh Boam told Hypergrid Business, on the SkyLifeHosting.com website.

SkyLifeGrid originally launched as Digitaleisure in late August with a controversial offer to migrate content from the AviWorlds grid to the new grid without the permission of the previous owner.

This time, however, all content is being handled properly, said Sinful Grid founder and CEO Tony Moore.

“No licensed content is moved without written consent of the creator, the users that have merged all have given this consent,” Moore told Hypergrid Business.

Residents can also have their inventories moved over, but again, with respect for content licenses.

“You will be able to keep all your inventory items that you have full rights too but we filter our IARs for protection of creators’ rights,” said Boam.

Residents can also get copies of the filtered inventory files so that can move their avatars to any other grid.

“And if the users give us a signed agreement that all the content on the region belongs to them and that they have full rights to all the content that is on the region we will provide OARs as well,” said Boam, referring to region export files, which are backup files of entire regions and all the content on them.

Boam, along with Destiny Moore and XxX Colman, is also one of the owners of Sinful Grid, Moore said.

Sinful Grid Welcome Center. (Image courtesy Sinful Grid.)

Sinful Grid Welcome Center. (Image courtesy Sinful Grid.)

“The merging of Skylife Grid and Sinful Grid was a joint decision and effort, no one bought the other out,” he added. “We are teaming up for the best of all the parties involved.”

Boam, who has a background in OpenSim technology, had little previous experience in community building. Two years ago, a previous incarnation of the SkyLifeGrid peaked at just 68 active monthly users. This time around, even with the AviWorlds transfers, the grid topped out at around 140 monthly users.

By comparison, Sinful Grid, which launched this spring, is already up to around 400 active users a month.

“I haven’t the time to keep up with all the in-world support requests and keep the grids running well,” Boam said. “I do better with hosting and content creation and this is where I will focus.”

Boam also added that he is experimenting with virtual reality technology.

“I recently purchased the HTC Vive and have been looking to develop with Unreal for room scale experiences,” he said. “OpenSim is great but I feel that there is so much more out there that at this moment needs to be explored.”

But he will continue to provide hosting and consulting services for OpenSim, grids, he said.

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  • Alex Ferraris

    First of all AviWorlds did not collapse. Sorry but that is not the correct reason the grid is down. I m just not going to get into it again here. AviWorlds was shut down by me in order to protect our residents content and data. I was even a little too late and JOSH BOAM currently is holding AviWorlds content and data without my permission.
    Josh Boam and Quill Littlefeather downloaded AviWorlds and AviBrasil’s content and data without my permission and they have asked for money in order to restore individual’s regions. They are not to be trusted simple as that.

    • Not true you stole the data and all the hard work from me. You broke my heart and crushed your nuts on my chin. I took the data to make money you can’t make.

      • And we are making so much money you can bet your sweet sweet booty on that

        • Da Hayward

          Can Sinful Grid or Skylife please explain how copied models of the AEB&W F4 Phantom were found on their grid? I originally accused Alex of abusing god powers looks like I owe him an apology.

          • SkyLifeGrid

            The one account is a fake and they are using my account picture AGAIN

          • Destiny Moore

            We have no idea what you are talking about, if you would like to come into our grid and meet with us, we are more than willing to discuss this face to face. But not in a public forum.

          • Da Hayward

            I did try to talk to one of you on your grid when we found them, I was ignored.

          • Destiny Moore

            We don’t know who tried to ignore you. I am online and in Sinful now if you would like to talk.

          • Da Hayward

            If we can wait a bit its a bit Shaky where i am at the moment I live in NZ
            The person I im’d had showed as a blue dot but once it settles down in rl ill be glad to talk

          • Destiny Moore

            Whenever you are ready, we are waiting to take care of this matter.

          • SkyLifeGrid

            There will be more of that with me at the wheel

          • SkyLifeGrid

            Admiral This was NOT me talking I have reported the Account this is NOT the first time someone has used my picture and name to post CRAP Please look at the user name of the person that posts If it does not show public and of my previous posts then its FAKE!

          • Da Hayward

            KK Josh

          • SkyLifeGrid

            can you please remove the comments above Da Hayward. People are playing games and I want to clear all this up I have messaged the Site mod and I hope he will honor my wish and remove this Offender

          • I can explain in full. I downloaded the data from AviWorlds and uploaded it to SkyLifeGrid and also uploaded it to Sinful Grid and I also made a backup of it to OSGrid because it is the original copybot grid. LOL

          • Alex Ferraris

            That is because as I have said many times . Josh Boam downloaded the entire AviWorlds data and currently has it in his possession and he will use it to grab content for his grids. He has done this without my consent. I have emailed JOSH BOAM asking for the entire content and I havent received it.

          • 1derworld

            Sadly chances are there everywhere.

      • SkyLifeGrid

        This is NOT me and whoever you are please stop using my account

    • SkyLifeGrid

      Alex We do NOT have any of your data and your walking a fine line If you do not stop your slander I will open a case against you. And at the MODS of this website You should NOT allow this slander on your website !

      • I will sue you so hard with all my money I made selling Da Hayward’s airplanes on DigiWorldz. I have the best lawyers.

        • SkyLifeGrid

          Again This is not me talking Please look at the profile of the user posting What your doing is Illegal and I will be calling the Online Task Enforcement and see what steps I can take.. You are causing damage to myself and I am sure this is your plan.. Stop this at once!

  • Come by and rent some new XXX sims from me, Josh Boam, OpenSim master.

  • yo josh sorry for the past, good luck with this new venture and you got my permission to use and abuse everything i had on skylife grid. have fun with it all and have a timmy’s for me eh.

    • SkyLifeGrid

      Thanks bb give your little peter a good stroke for me bro

    • SkyLifeGrid

      How’s the handicapped life treating you???

    • SkyLifeGrid

      You should come visit sometime and play some Vive games! I was fortunate to meetup with some creators for VR and we are doing some classes!!

      • well going over to your place is more fun then 50 point market. text or call me homie

  • SkyLifeGrid

    For any Vive owners I highly recommend the game’s Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades ( an amazing Shooting Range simulator) , Island 359 ( Killer Dino Hunting Game) , Bigscreen Beta ( FREE and Great social program), Rec Room ( Free Social Hangout with Mini Games) and so so many more great hits out for VR If you have not tried them yet make quick friends with a Vive owner YOU will not be disappointed.. Everyone that has tried my vive has LOVED it..

  • iidripdiamonds diamond

    Good luck Josh congrats.