Some sad news for newcomers to Second Life. "The Yard," an area with freebie stores aimed at newcomers located at the Honie Isle sim, will be shutting down. The place has apparently been up for seven years, and the closing date is this Saturday.
As from Saturday the 14th April 2012, this island will be closed to public access. The Yard management have decided its time to retire from mentoring. The island will be gone at the end of the month. We wish you every (bit of) happiness in your Second Life.
Dropping by the Yard, there were a few notes set up expressing their thanks to the owners Til Pierce and Min Ixtab, or "Min and Til." Looking around, there were a few games, such as a "Wack-A-Mole" and a mechanical bull (I got 79 seconds). But the big thing were the freebie items, and there were a *lot* of them, from ladies clothes, to shoes, to jewelry, to skins, to even an adult items shop with things like intimate animations beds. Not everything is free, there is one shop with clothes you need to pay for, but most everything is.
Daniel Voyager had his own article on The Yard, including some comments from Till.
To get to The Yard, go to Honie Isle (145, 124, 24)
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