Occasionally individuals will reach out to us regarding the passing of a fellow Second Life resident. In these cases, the deceased resident was an avid K.R. Engineering player who owned one or more gaming tables, and the bereaved individual wants to know if there is some way that they can claim, or “inherit,” a particularly cherished gaming table. Their interest is usually in a specific well-used gaming table, which they would like to keep as a memento.
First of all, in these situations we would like to express our deepest sympathies to the bereaved. Both Karsten and Velvet have experienced the loss of beloved Second Life friends, and we know how painful that sudden emptiness in your life can feel. If you are currently experiencing such a loss, we are terribly sorry.
Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to facilitate the transfer of a particular gaming table from one Second Life account to another. Similarly, if the table in question is currently rezzed out, we cannot change that table’s ownership so that a bereaved individual can pick it up and claim it. We do not have the ability to access another resident’s inventory and transfer the contents, or the ability to manually change the ownership of an item — only Linden Lab employees (Lindens) have that power. Karsten also cannot “recall” a particular gaming table out of someone’s inventory simply because he is the original creator. Once a table is purchased or transferred to another resident, that resident owns it and has full control over it.
Instead of asking us to transfer an original table, sometimes bereaved individuals will ask if they can purchase a copy of the exact table version the deceased owned. Unfortunately, for reasons of improved security and game functioning, we can only sell the most current table version. We cannot sell older table versions, nor can we offer free tables as mementos.
Some residents have had success in reaching out to the deceased individual’s RL next of kin, if known, and explaining the situation. We have heard of cases where the next of kin was willing to log into the deceased resident’s Second Life account and transfer items to SL friends and loved ones. This is essentially the best and only option.
We wish it were possible to be of more assistance. Again, we are very sorry for every gamer that we’ve lost.