SLENTRE.COM Traffic Report – Weekly Top 10 Destinations in Second Life

April 9th, 2008  |  Published in Second Life Traffic Report, SL Entrepreneur Magazine  |  1 Comment

Compiled by Avarie Parker

Looking for the top hot spots in the vast world of Second Life? Here’s a down and dirty list of the most popular locations in SL–a diverse group offering residents everything from dancing under the stars to lessons on scripting to dark roleplay. What you won’t find at these sims are camping chairs, free lindens, automated avatars, or “bots”. The weekly population data was compiled by a 3rd party source and then reviewed to exclude any sites that engage in tactics designed to boost traffic rankings. What remains is an accurate listing of where real Second Life residents are dancing, chatting, spending Lindens, and enjoying their second lives.

Franks Place, Second Life Top Destination











1) Franks Place, Owner – Gymmy Sinatra

Franks Place, Second Life Top Destination

Franks Place is a 30’s/40’s style jazz club paying homage to Frank Sinatra. According to Ray Trafalgar, one of the managers, the place is packed nightly with 80+ residents. The sim also houses a mall where you can find the formal wear required to gain entrance into the club.

Franks Place, Second Life Top Destination

“We try hard to keep the formal attire enforced and have a security of some 25 to keep it that way,” says Trafalgar. “If you enjoy the music of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and the Rat Pack, this is your place.”

Nor Sim - 2 players interact in the second life roleplay

2) Remembrance, Owner – Luxa Budan

Remembrance or NOR sim is one of 12 islands that houses a dark roleplay and combat sim. According to Savina Decosta, who has been playing for over a year, the primary goal is to defeat other players and gain power.

Sevina Decosta, Second Life roleplay player

( Savina Decosta, group leader)

She is a Lycan and “fights with her claws.”

Nor roleplay sin in Second Life
(The city and combat area on the Nor sim)

When asked if there are there public battles, Savina replied “Yes, HUGE public battles”.

Toxian City, Top destination in Second Life











3) Toxia, Owner – Dimentox Travanti

Toxia is a sim dedicated to Dark Urban Roleplay, similar to NOR sim.

Laguna Bay Nude Beach, Top Destination in Second Life

4) Laguna Bay Nude Beach, Owner – Martin Mounier

Laguna Bay Nude Beach, Top Destination in Second Life

Laguna Bay Nude Beach is an adult sim that is heavily populated with unclothed and clothed avatars alike.

Laguna Bay Nude Beach, Top Destination in Second Life










There are many ocean side areas to chat, cuddle, sun bath, etc.

Plush Zeta Red Light District, Top Second Life Destination

5) Plush Zeta – Owner – Jebee Reinsch

Plush Zeta’s main draw is the Red Light District wherefone can find escorts, Sex Shops, Bars, Hotels, Discotheques and Nightclubs. The primary goal of the girls walking the streets is to make money and they will happily chat with a stranger if the price is right. I managed to chat with Mariah Trenkins, an escort in the district, and when asked what she does, her reply was “Make money. What else?”

Mariah Trenkins, Red Light District escort










According to Miss Trenkins (pictured left), she makes anywhere from $0.00L to $2000-$3000L per evening. The constant crowd makes for interesting people watching. Too bad there aren’t any hash bars nearby.

Bad Girls Club, Top Destination Second Life

6) Badland, Owner – Jesse Murdock

Badlands hosts Bad Girls club, one of SL’s most popular nightclubs.

Bad Girls Club, Top Destination Second Life

Floating above the packed dance floor is an intimate private area to chat and escape the crowd.

The 5th Element, Top Destination Second Life

7) The 5th Element , Owner – Dakota Neumann

The 5th Element is a large topless dance club where one can find music, live performers, topless only dancers, parties, and live DJ’s.

The 5th Element, Top Destination Second Life

According to Ariel Otafuku, club CFO and dancer, the crowd comes for the live music and sense of community. “We all seem to know each other.”

Ariel Otafuku, club CFO and dancer

(Ariel Otafuku, The 5th Element CFO and dancer)

The best times to visit the club fluctuate as the crowd is quite international, living in different time zones. “We get lots of Germans, Frenchies, Americans, and gawd knows what else. LOL!”

Help Island Public, Top Destination Second Life











8 ) Help Island Public – Governor Linden

Help Island Public, Top Destination Second Life

If you want to learn more about Second Life, then Help Island is where it’s at. According to the information on the sim, a resident can “learn to script, learn to build, and pick up Freebies on Help Island Public!”

Apollo Gardens, Top Destination Second Life

9) Apollo – Owner, Dane Zander

Apollo Gardens, Top Destination Second Life

Apollo is a beautiful Grecian-inspired garden with an under the stars dance floor called Salsas y Boleros . The sim doesn’t allow nudity but lists itself as a place for starlit romance where rules apply.

 CARP, Silvermoon, Top Destination Second Life

10) CARP on Silvermoon, Owner – Angel Fluffy

CARP or Capture Roleplay is a BDSM RP/Roleplay area where predators/dominants capture and use prey/submissives/slaves. In order to join the game, you must wear the group tag. And there’s a fee of $95.00L to join.

CARP - Silvermoon, Top Desitnation Second Life

According to CARP helper Orim Katsu (pictured above), the fees help pay for maintenance fees, etc. When asked what makes CARP different from other Roleplay games, Mr. Katsu replied, “The setting and rules, honestly. Granted, other sims have certain styles of RP they, the players, must follow. But here, players may use any style and desire, as long as they follow the general rules. So you might have an evil knight kidnapping ladies, the strict dominatrix picking on random males, or just someone lost in a maze who comes upon a random person–who captures him and forces him to do things.” The group is very inviting and open to new visitors and offers a non-game area where players can chat IC (in character) or OOC (out of character).

This report was compiled using the powerful mapping tools provided by Mappa Novus, Their in-house data collection technology regularly collects population data for each region of the Second Life metaverse. The data is stored over time so various statistical analyses can be made. Any sim that offers camping, free-lindens, or bots is disqualified.


  1. Tim Gagliano says:

    May 5th, 2008at 6:11 pm(#)

    This is an awesome alternative to the POP list… Amazing work!!!