In a move that is sure to anger some, second life’s login system has apparently been updated with an option to “refresh” a user’s information before logging in.
The new login option appears to be for those who want to login on the game server with their $20 (or whatever they choose to call it) credit card, rather than through the usual login method of clicking on the login icon and entering their password.
This new login is for those with a US-based account.
It’s unclear how many users are still affected, but it is certainly not an insignificant number.
In addition to the $20 payment option, users who choose to “renew” their account will receive an email with instructions on how to update their data.
The update will not only bring back some functionality, but also remove some restrictions on what can be stored on the account.
There is also the option to view your account in the game’s browser, which is currently not available.
Users will have to create a second account if they wish to view their account on the second screen, although it will be a limited amount.
While it is unclear exactly what changes are being made, it seems like some users will be able to log in from the login screen.
The updated login feature was first announced last month, and it is also likely that some of the features are being rolled out to all users at once, rather the on-going, weekly updates.
This is a bit odd, but we’re happy to see that this issue is being resolved, rather then some small number of users being forced to wait.
It’s also worth noting that the update appears to only affect US-linked accounts, so there’s no reason why third-party users will not be affected.