The Atoll has been a small, hypergrid-enabled standalone minigrid hosted with Oliveira Virtual Lands.
Grid owner John Simmons, also known as Strannik Zipper in-world, said that he decided to move the grid to be closer to DigiWorldz’ music scene, to take advantage of the grid’s currency, for its low land prices, and round-the-clock monitoring.
Simmons said that he still recommends Oliveira for anyone looking to rent regions on an open grid such as OSgrid, but “Fernando Oliveira probably did a lot more work than he bargained for in keeping up with the demands of a busy standalone.”
Since the spring of 2012, Pirate’s Atoll has had four regions, and a maximum of just six registered users. It is best known for having hosted a party during the 2014 OpenSimulator Community Conference, when 107 visitors came to the grid.
Since then, the grid has also been a stop on hypergrid tours, with a typical month seeing between 15 and 30 visitors.
Now, Simmons said, he plans to take advantage of DigiWorldz’ variable-sized regions. Currently, a single varregion that holds up to 15,000 prims and can be configured to be the size of up to 16 standard regions is just $16 a month. Each additional 5,000 prims costs about $5 per month extra.
Prices will be going up on October 1, and are expected to be $20 for a 15,000-prim varregion. Customers who order before then can get current rates grandfathered in.
“I now have some expansion room for a surfing or sailing zone,” Simmons said. “Plus room to add things such as a honky tong and some larger buildings.”
Simmons said that he plans to hold a grand opening party soon, but that visitors can already stop by. The hypergrid teleport address is login.digiworldz.com:8002:Pirates Atoll.