New World Notes has an interesting article on new user sign up rates since the release of the Basic Mode Viewer. Hamlet has marked up an image from Tateru’s Second Life Stats to show what has been happening. I’ve marked up a copy here. The blue vertical grid lines are mine.
There does seem to be an upward trend. It is very early to be able to say. Notice the data in Nov-Dec. This could just be a phenomena similar to that. We don’t even have 3 weeks of data yet. Let’s give it a couple of months before we decide this is a trend. It’s ok to be hopeful. While this is a good indicator, this isn’t evidence yet.
I took the chart below from the stats at Metaverse Business. Tateru has a similar chart at the link above.
The concurrency numbers are in a definite trend down. We will need 2 to 4 months or more to be able to see if the downward trend has changed. The last year’s concurrency numbers are graphed at Metaverse. The trend is generally easing down.
It is nice to be hopeful. But, let’s keep it real.