The DigiWorldz grid has been in operation since 2015 and is well respected within the community and is known for providing a great performing platform, having fair prices, great support, being stable, reliable and for enforcing stricter rules and policies to more strongly protect the users who call DigiWorldz home.
HyperGrid City was started in 2021 as we have been asked by many to “Loosen” some of the restrictions we have in DigiWorldz and we will never do that as our core users depend on us and expect the level of protection they are used to, so we’ve decided to create an alternative (HyperGrid City) where users can still realize the great features, stability, reliability, and performance of DigiWorldz, but with fewer restrictions.
What are some of the restrictions we’ve removed for HyperGrid City and other benefits?
– Region owners have god permissions in their region.
– There is no suitcase – all inventory travels with you.
– There are no restrictions on the type of content which is able to leave HyperGrid City.
– We do not ban travel to/from any grids except under very special circumstances.
– OAR backups and Inventory Backups include all items – you are expected to legally honor the license of all content found in these files.
What are some of the other differences?
– We have automated many of the features of HyperGrid City.
– We do not offer what many call the “Grid within a Grid” service which is found only in DigiWorldz.
– We have implemented many additional tools so users can help themselves to a greater degree, lessening the amount of resources we need to dedicate to support.
What about hardware differences?
We still use the same type of servers we use everywhere else, so you can still expect the same level of performance from HyperGrid City as you find in DigiWorldz.
I worry about the security of my content, will it be safe in HyperGrid City?
No virtual world operator can guarantee total content security and if they tell you otherwise, they are misleading you.
The looser rules, and policies implemented in HyperGrid City make your content less safe than the content of users in DigiWorldz. If you want better content protections, you would be wise to use the DigiWorldz grid instead of HyperGrid City.
The level of content security you will find here is similar to that which you could expect to find in Osgrid, Metropolis, Alternate Metaverse, or a DreamGrid installation. Any other virtual world which allows users to connect their own regions, or which allows users to have god permissions, or those which provide OAR and/or IAR files without restrictions can also result in the theft of your content if you sell, or otherwise transfer any of your content to users from those types of worlds.
Any content you sell, or give to a user from one of these platforms can be taken back to their owned regions where they have god permissions and those items can be modified to allow them to circumvent the intended permissions if they desire. This means they can see your scripts, make additional copies of no copy content, transfer no transfer content, and/or change the listed creator by reloading an OAR file with that content inside, or by directly editing their database. They could then redistribute the content to others with themselves being listed as the creator.
Region owners in HyperGrid City will also have god permissions and could also do the same, but have agreed not to do this according to our terms of service. If this is of concern to you, you should make sure not to give and/or sell content to users on the above mentioned platforms, including HyperGrid City.
Content inside your region, so long as you don’t provide god permissions to another user by making them a region/estate manager is as safe as it is in DigiWorldz, but is still at risk by users who might use a copybot enabled viewer. All Grids/Virtual worlds using a viewer based on SL code is at risk from the same.
If you don’t allow other users into your region, and they are not able to use their camera to see into your region, and you do not sell, or otherwise transfer content to another user, your content will be very safe and most likely will never be stolen.