When you create a Second Life account you choose a first name, but your surname comes from a list of names supplied for you, which are used limited times (250 times?) before being withdrawn. This is handy in dating avatar accounts. Today I saw the surname Kendall on an avatar and rushed over to take my name. I have no use for it yet - however this was my only chance to get it. I wandered on the Orientation Islands and Help Island for a while, then TPed to Bodega where I felt extremely odd.
Above: attention to detail on orientation Island. If you fall into the water Linden Lab has submerged instructional signs. The place was jam-packed with new people, all busily editing appearance. After I made the account I couldn't log in as there was a problem on LL's end. I imagine they'll be awash with complaints as during account-making time you can enter your payment info and get 250L - well, on the other hand, maybe not many people do that.
posted by - 4:03 PM