(This information is not confirmed. No need to go running around like crazy)
According to a local resident who shall remain nameless for the time being, it is rumored that our “merge” will not go as we may think. The rumor goes that the new experiences we will get out of the merge is usage of the marketplace (filtered of course) and the ability to IM adult residents. As far as accessing adult owned PG estates and meeting avatar to avatar, that is no more than wishful thinking. The reason for this is due to the potential legal issues that can arise from teenagers being assimilated into the adult community. A teen engaging in a sexual relationship with an adult for example.
Again, this information is not confirmed. I’ll keep you guys posted if any major changes happen. For now, just consider this a rumor and not a serious update.