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I'm just curious (I might write up a blogpost with the answers to this topic later on):

What do you think are the most consistently popular/crowded sims in Second Life? Where you're pretty much guaranteed you'll run into a lot of other avatars?

I'll start: London City sims (especially the plaza right next to their freebie store).

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9 minutes ago, Vanity Fair said:

consistently popular/crowded sims

This is the important part of your question I think.  I mostly let's out the event venues which are crowded the first days and then drop off a lot --- unless it is a gift giving round.   

 

I would say that the Hop and Shop when it is open would be one of the top ones with traffic even with the cam shopping still happening toward the end.  

 

In the SHOPPING category Scandalize with lots of gifts as well as a multi-paneled lucky board area that changes every two minutes or so -- is one of the most crowded places that "I" visit and almost always has a bunch of folks watching the boards.  

 

Some top RP sims would be in there too, I suspect. Many RP sims however only seem to have a population when there is a planned storyline unfolding. Other times they are empty. 

 

Looking around the map it appears that the sex sims are doing well :D. 

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42 minutes ago, Vanity Fair said:

I'm just curious (I might write up a blogpost with the answers to this topic later on):

What do you think are the most consistently popular/crowded sims in Second Life? Where you're pretty much guaranteed you'll run into a lot of other avatars?

I'll start: London City sims (especially the plaza right next to their freebie store).

The real question is whether you want live bodies who are not perpetually AFK.

23 minutes ago, Chic Aeon said:

Looking around the map it appears that the sex sims are doing well :D. 

Understatement. Search Places for ANY term whatsoever, no matter how ambiguous or specific with the Adult rating turned off , for example: "free sex" and you'll get "barely-populated' regions. Turn on the Adult feature and search "child" and everything over 20k traffic is a Sexual deviancy-related location.

BUT SL is NOT all about SEX!!! Go figure. 

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On 8/30/2019 at 3:13 PM, Vanity Fair said:

I'm just curious (I might write up a blogpost with the answers to this topic later on):

What do you think are the most consistently popular/crowded sims in Second Life? Where you're pretty much guaranteed you'll run into a lot of other avatars?

I'll start: London City sims (especially the plaza right next to their freebie store).

I did a search on chat places in SL by traffic, and the top three I came up with were Fogbound, Sexy Nude Beach, and London City.

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Calas Galadhon's music venues often get very busy for live music shows. On December 23 they hosted 120 avatars (spread across two regions) during their Christmas Gala event, a live music show.

Otherwise, Calas is nicely not over-crowded most of the time.

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Muddy's Music Cafe has been busy any time that I've been there - generally 40+ avatars at least, and they are open 24/7. I've never seen it not crowded. It's a nice top 40 club.

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For those who like to fly airplanes in SL, or would like to learn, Hollywood Airport at the edge of the Blake Sea.  There are always pilots and planes taking off from there.

https://secondlife.com/destination/hollywood-airport

Unity Airlines routinely runs airplane flights out of there that you can be a passenger and travel to exotic locations,

 

 

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On 8/30/2019 at 8:13 PM, Vanity Fair said:

(...)the most consistently popular/crowded sims in Second Life?(...)

If you are talking about traffic, AFK clubs, which are in the top 3 worst inventions on SL right next to facelights and minimize buttons on HUDs.
Now, as someone else mentioned, if you want live bodies that's a whole other matter, personally I find people keep their favorite places to themselves until they trust you enough to tell you about them and bring you in for a visit in an effort to "not ruin the crowd."

If that sounds odd, I can tell you it's more reasonable that you might first think, I've seen a couple of places that used to be popular, that popularity attracted people that didn't fit, and weren't interested in fitting. They were just looking for a place to "mingle in between" real quote. The particular reasons each could give them their own, perhaps one of the most common were trying to get traffic on their blogs by advertising them on their profile, or just good old trolling "I just like to ignore IMs, makes me feel powerful" another real quote.
With that, the people that once made the club popular started looking elsewhere, the AFK ad statues were all that's left and when they figured no one was clicking on their stuff there they too moved away leaving behind a desert of a place.

So if you wanna write up a blog, keep digging.

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