After spawning on the beach, I squatted down to search for small stones. Instead of receiving a "Search for Small Stones" menu option, I had a "Receiving" notice pop up, in response to my action.
Generally, the "Receiving" message appears in response to trying to open a door, or trying to pick up an item, just prior to a "No Message Received" notification. In this instance however, I never saw the "No Message Received" notification, nor was I disconnected from the server.
I tried to get the "Search for Small Stones" menu a half dozen times, but I was not successful with any of my attempts.