This week Linden Lab announced fifteen reasons to celebrate Second Life 15th birthday which takes place in mid June 2018. On the list there was mention about the return of last names which is expected to go live in late 2018. Before then there are many things that have to be fixed on the back-end before last names can return again.
Apparently the plan is to allow people to change their first and last name whenever they want to. Users will be able to select their last name from a pre-set list of available names like the old system before
Unicode will not be supported when entering a first name
Once a name is used it cannot ever be reused again
The first and last name will not replace Display Names
The pre-set list with last names will regularly be changed to keep the fresh and the lab are thinking about last name suggestions from the Second Life community later this year.
There will be a cost to change your name if you wish to do that. The fee costs have not been confirmed yet
Today is the last day to explore the SL14B regions before they go offline for another year. Today at 4pm SLT the annual cake blow up event will start where all prims will be changed to phantom over at the Cake Stage. The party will continue at Stage Left after the blow up.
At 12pm SLT today the SL14B regions officially opened to the public in Second Life after months of planning. The SL14B regions will now remain open until 3rd July 2017 so there is plenty of time to see everything.
Come over and enjoy the birthday celebrations today! 🙂
Yesterday the Second Life press had special access to preview the SL14B sims. The long wait is almost over because the SL14B Community Celebrations officially open to everyone at 12pmSLT today.
At first glance the SL14B regions look really impressive this year. There are 18 SL14B regions to visit and explore. There will be live performances, live DJ events, hunts, pod tours and so much more during the week ahead.
Second Life officially turns 14 years old on 23rd June 2017 and there will be grid wide celebrations.
The annual Second Life birthday is one of my top favourite events to attend. I’m always impressed by the amazing builds, events and great community atmosphere there is.
My first preview snapshots of SL14B.
SL14B Welcome Area
SL14B Cake Stage
SL14B DJ Stage
SL14B Stage Left
SL14B Time Capsule Area
I will be posting more SL14B snapshots on my blog in the days ahead and on my Flickr stream. Stay tuned for that 🙂