Hypergrid Hunt activity peaked last spring, next hunt is in January

Tangle Grid has released the participation numbers for the Hypergrid Hunts conducted this year, and participation peaked in the spring.

More than 150 different users have participated in the hunts since they were launched a year ago.

Numbers of users, grids and regions participating in this year's Hypergrid Hunts. (Image courtesy Tangle Grid.)

Numbers of users, grids and regions participating in this year’s Hypergrid Hunts. (Image courtesy Tangle Grid.)

In the first hunt of the year, which ran from  January 31 to March 1, 2016, there were 87 regions on 22 different grids participating, and 30 players joined the hunt.

In the spring hunt, which ran from April 15 to May 25, 122 regions on 26 grids participated, with 79 players.

In the summer hunt,  which ran from July 1 to August 6, 64 regions on 17 grids participated, with 35 players.

The most recent hunt, which ran from October 3 to November 7, 48  regions on 14 grids participated, with 26 players.

Leighton Marjoram participates in the first OpenSim Treasure Hunt. (Image courtesy Leighton Marjoram.)

Leighton Marjoram participates in the first OpenSim Treasure Hunt. (Image courtesy Leighton Marjoram.)

For grids and region owners, the hunts are an opportunity to expose the wider hypergrid community to their destinations. Players who participated got a chance to compete for prizes — cash, virtual content, and virtual reality headsets.

Participating grids included 2OpenCraft WorldDreamscape Grid, Dynamic Worldz,  Great Canadian GridHypericaKitelyLighthouse PointLogicampMetropolisNeverworld GridOSGrid, PaderGrid, Pathlandia, SpeculoosTanGLe GridUnderground HipHop ConnexionWestWorld GridWorldThreedD and Your2Live, among others

The next grid is scheduled to begin in mid-January.

To be a participating grid, a hunt sponsor, or for other information or technical details, visit this page or contact Leslie Kling at [email protected].

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  • The OpenSim Treasure Hunt is ONLY as good as people make it. It would be sad to see it go due to lack of interest. The time and efford put into this hunt was crazy. I think people that own regions think they MUST hunt. That isn’t the case at all. You only have to drop a hunt item, put a hint so people can find it and place a gift in the hunt item (IF YOU WANT). That easy. I really do hope in Jaunary 2017 we see an increase in hunters and Grids (regions) get involved. When we see the interest in 1 project like this it makes us want to make more things for hypergaters. If we don’t then we just stay in our own little corner of the Virtul World Grids.

    • I appreciate all your efforts Leslie…I vote to keep them going as long as you want to-)

    • Christopher Strachen

      If you didn’t whine so much about it, maybe more people would participate.