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Just 4 More Months!

In four months, in December, I will be able to get on Foxdog Pawpad again because I’ll be turning 16! There will be many things to take care of once I am able to access Foxdog again. One interesting thing my friends have noticed is that all 13-15-year-old members of my group, FFU, have mysteriously disappeared. I would assume that suspended accounts are automatically removed from all of the suspended person’s groups, but, in this case, when you are able to return to SL, would you still be in the same groups?

 

More posts coming soon!

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As you can see, I have changed the name of the blog from “The Voice of TSL” to “From Beyond the Grid.” The reason for this name is self-explanatory: I am unable to play SL until I’m 16, but I’m still in the loop.

Anyway, I’ll see how this name goes and change it to something else if need be.

BRAINS!

…Naw, just kidding. I am back, though, after a several-month-long hiatus. I’ll be posting some more stuff soon.

Three Days Later…

Although I may not be able to get on SL, I’m still staying in touch with my friends. My friends told me that the reception for the teens was great! I said some time ago that because there are so few teens on TG, I wondered why adults were so worried about them being on MG. So, three days after the Merge, do you feel that the teens joining MG was as bad as you thought it would be?

Also, I would like to ask my teen friends a similar question: have you felt welcomed by most adults, not welcomed by most adults, or do you feel that the adults are indifferent?

I suppose all the sims that were formerly TG could be called “TG” just for the sake of them having a continent name, like how the MG Mainland continent is called Sansara.

According to a friend of mine, the Grid Merge will happen at 2AM SL Time tomorrow (Friday, the 21st). So, expect the Merge to be completed by sometime between 7AM and Noon (SL Time) tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I would have been playing SL for 745 days. Over the little more than two years that I’ve been playing SL, I have experienced the best and worst TG has to offer, from wonderful memories to menacing drama. I can say that my many experiences in SL, regardless of whether they were good or bad, have made me a better person. I have met some great people who soon became some of the best friends I could’ve ever hoped to have. Likewise, I have met some of the stupidest, most evil, most douchebaggy people I have ever met. I am so glad that I made FFU (The Free Furries’ Union). It soon became the hangout for my friends, and soon after became a sanctuary for those furries who wanted to avoid the chaos of the mainstream groups. Thanks to FFU, I have developed priceless skills and a stern mind. Through trial and error, the covenant I created was developed into the base of FFU. During the following months, I intend to refine my Photoshop and sculpting skills so that when I turn 16, I will possess the knowledge that will enable me to make my avatars better than ever before.

FFU’s sister group, FotN (Furries of the Night, owned by Midnight Firecaster) will be acting as FFU MG until I turn 16 because she will be transferred during the Merge.

(I meant to post this last night, but stuff ended up happening >.<)

Oh, joy. </sarcasm>

Terrence Linden said on his Twitter that the Merge has been postponed until mid-late January. According to Terrence, LL did not manage to get what they wanted to get done over the holidays.

Hopefully one of these days LL will finish the Merge!

 

 

It is now only a matter of time until the Merge happens. The Merge may be finalized in only a matter of hours now.

(Sorry, I’ve been preoccupied with the Holidays)

Earlier this week, BK Linden announced that Rod Humble will be the new CEO of Linden Labs. Rod Humble will begin working as CEO in January 2011. Rod Humble was the Executive Vice President for Electronic Arts’ famous games “The Sims (2&3)”. Prior to his work at EA, Rod Humble worked at Sony Online on “EverQuest” and even before that, he worked at Virgin Interactive on the game “SubSpace”.

According to Wikipedia, in 2008, EA announced Rod Humble as the Executive Vice President and Head of The Sims Label of EA.

I can’t wait to see what Rod Humble will do for Second Life in 2011! Because of Rod Humble’s work in The Sims, I hope that he will improve the gaming side of SL, such as SL’s Physics Engine.

Preparing for Teen Second Life Closure 

Dear Resident,

As we have messaged on our blogs, Teen Second Life will be closing in early January.

While our 16 and 17 year old Residents will be transferred to Second Life’s Main Grid at this time, we will be placing accounts held by 13-15 year old Residents into a special hold status until they turn 16. Please also find additional information here.

We want to make sure that all of our Residents are prepared for the move, and while there are no actions necessary regarding your move to the status mentioned above, we do recommend that you take appropriate actions regarding your account balances and land holdings. Specifically, prior to January we recommend that you:

  • Cash out all L$ balances
  • Sell, or give up, any land holdings
  • Cancel any recurring billing relationships that you have with Linden Lab (e.g., premiums)

Upon your 16th birthday, your account will be automatically enabled with no further action required. All of your inventory, friends and groups will still be attached to your account when you regain access to Second Life.

Thank you for your understanding during this transition, and we look forward to seeing all of you in Second Life in the future!

Best,

Linden Lab Customer Service Team

 

Of course, the e-mail doesn’t really say anything we don’t already know, but I’m glad LL decided to send the e-mail out. 🙂

As we all know, those with the last name of “Reisdent” are those who joined Second Life when LL enacted the one-word naming system. This causes problems for new residents who want to make up their own two-word name due to there no longer being a fixed set of last names. If you want to have a two-word name like before, you will have to do something like “BobBobinson” because the new system doesn’t allow for spaces. I would like to make up a username, but the fact that my username cannot be two words is discouraging.