PAWS For A Cause Gala Event

Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 18th. The evening is going to the DOGS! Dress in your fanciest attire and attend the PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser Gala Event in the Virtual World There.com. Enjoy music, dancing, card games and meeting new friends at the fundraiser. 

There will be five special dog Auctions during the Gala to help raise money for future themed-event gifts and prizes. Two retired dogs and three rare canines will be available for adoption. Can you provide a doggy a loving home?

If you already have a pack of dogs in your ThereHouse, instead of adopting another dog you can help support There Themed Events by purchasing a PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser shirt. Available in Fido for men and Fifi for women

Attend the PAWS For A Cause Gala Event and receive a special Dog Days of Summer gift! Stand in line at the gala giveaway booth to receive a Fido Puppy Pal or a Fifi Puppy Pal. Enjoy one free blue lagoon fancy drink from the bar. Giveaway gifts available while supplies last during the event. 

The PAWS For A Cause Gala event was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer in the Virtual World There

Puppy Play

Take your virtual dog to the puppy park in There.com. During the Dog Days of Summer events there are puppy play dates scheduled every day for the next two weeks. Bring your pup out to the park and meet new friends online. You can find Puppy Play and other Dog Agility events scheduled at Zona Puppy Park and other dog parks throughout the Virtual World There.

Train your virtual dog and level up in the Dog Handler Skill. You can train your dog using the following commands:

away
bad
ball
bark
beg
come
die
down
fetch
growl
go
good
heel
jump
kill
lie
no
paw
play
run
shake
sicem
sit
sleep
stupid
wag

Get your cooped up dog out of the house and out to the park or beach in There. Sign up for Dog Days of Summer events through July 28th.

Cracked Out Cats

Who let the dogs out?! The Dog Days of Summer event has started in the Virtual World There.com. With so many dogs running around the islands the cats have been a little stressed out. Gather your feline friends and find sanctuary at the Cracked Out Cats event on Thursday, July 16th.

Cracked is a competitive vocabulary word game played in There. Players are challenged to race against the clock to come up with high scoring words in order to beat their opponent. Players pass around an egg timer. When the round is over a little chick bursts out of the egg and the person holding it is docked points.

Game play will start 10 minutes after the event begins. Watch the Zone IM box for the Event Host to announce the start of game play. The object is to play as many games as you can during the event to increase your score. Read the official Cracked Rules to learn about scoring and how to change the game table options.

All event attendees will receive free kitten ears for their Avatar to wear. The cool cat with the highest score will win a large cat and mice hoverboat.

Sign up for the feline-friendly Cracked Out Cats event. NO DOGS ALLOWED!

PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest

Are you a proud pet owner? We know you have endless pics of your puppy in your camera roll. Submit snapshots of your virtual dog in There.com for the chance to win a rare breed of canine not currently available in the There Pet Store. Highlight your puppy’s star personality and enter the PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest during the Dog Days of Summer event.

Dog Photo Contest Categories

Best In Breed Labradors
Best In Breed Dachshunds
Best In Show
Most Photogenic
Grumpiest
Most Dapper
Furry Friends
Man’s Best Friend
Darn Dog
Curious Canine

Submit your dog photo(s) from Saturday, July 11th to Sunday, July 26th. To enter the photo contest, email the following information to Feedback@thereinc.com.

  1. Subject Line: PAW-Parazzi
  2. Your Avatar Name
  3. Attach up to 10 photo categories.

The winners of all ten dog photo categories will be announced at the PAW-Parazzi Party on Monday, July 27th at the Paiz Puppy Park. All ten category winners will receive a special award presented at the party. There will be a dice roll for the ten category winners for the chance to win a rare breed dog. Every dog owner that submits a PAW-Parazzi photo to the contest will receive a free dog treat to give to their trusty canine companion. All photo entries will be posted to the There Blog and official There Facebook page.

The Grand Prize winner and contest participants do not need to be present at the after-party to collect rewards. Dog treats and the grand prize will be awarded within 72 hours after the end of the PAW-Parazzi Party. Prizes will automatically be added to participants inventories.

PAW-Parazzi Photo Examples

You do not need to know how to use photo capturing software to take good photos of your dog. You can easily use the built in There Camera to capture the magic. On your toolbar go to There>ThereCam>Take Photo Now to snap a pic of your pup. If your doggy refuses to sit still for photos, you can use any photo editing program to create your ideal dog memory book.

The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Pupcation Postcard Challenge

Take your virtual dog on a fun adventure to different island locations in There.com. After months of being cooped up at home, your puppy deserves to be able to sniff and explore new places. Celebrate the Dog Days of Summer in the Virtual World There and take your fur baby on a well-deserved pupcation!

Enter the Pupcation Postcard Challenge with your puppy during the Dog Days of Summer event. Make sure to take lots of photos of your travels with your canine companion. Submit pics of your pup’s adventures in There for a chance to win a rare breed of dog not currently available in the There Pet Store.

Submit your pupcation photo(s) in There from Saturday, July 11th to Sunday, July 26th. To enter the photo challenge, email the following information to Feedback@thereinc.com.

  1. Subject Line: Pupcation Photos
  2. Your Avatar Name
  3. Attach up to 5 Pupcation photos to your email.

Each photo entry earns you a randomly assigned number. You can earn up to five entries for the challenge. The photographer with the highest total number will win a rare breed dog. The grand prize winner will be announced at the Pupcation Postcard Party on Monday, July 27th at the Paiz Puppy Park. Every dog owner that submits a pupcation photo will receive a free dog treat to give to their trusty canine companion.

The Grand Prize winner and contest participants do not need to be present at the after-party to collect rewards. Dog treats and the grand prize will be awarded within 72 hours after the end of the Pupcation Postcard Party. Prizes will automatically be added to participants inventories.

All photo entries submitted will be turned into There postcards and posted to the There Blog and official There Facebook page. You do not need to transform your photo into a postcard, we will do it for you. If your doggy refuses to sit still for photos, you can use any photo editing program to create your ideal memory book of your pupcation travels.

Pupcation Photo Examples

You do not need to know how to use photo capturing software to take good photos of your dog. You can easily use the built in There Camera to capture the magic. On your toolbar go to There>ThereCam>Take Photo Now to snap a pic of your pup.

It’s also okay if you do not know how to use a photo editing program to help you get the perfect shot. All Pupcation photo entries will be assigned random numbers, so your chances of winning the photo challenge are based on luck and not your photography skills. The point is to get out of the house with your precious pup and have fun travelling the many island locations in the Virtual World There.

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer event in the Virtual World There.

Saja vs Tyr Photo Challenge

Join forces with Team Saja or Team Tyr to battle it out in the saga of good versus evil. The Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is a competitive event held during the There Is Feudal theme in the Virtual World There. Pledge your allegiance to Saja or Tyr and complete the photo challenge on your own or with friends.

MISSION: Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge – Thursday, July 2nd at 8:00 PM EST

GAME PLAY

At the start of the event, teleport to Pocket’s Paintball Park to begin your mission. Before you lies two separate paths to adventure. The quest on the left leads to the land of Saja. The quest on the right leads to the land of Tyr. You must choose wisely.

On your mission you will travel to 3 different spots in the Virtual World There. Follow the photo challenge instructions at each quest clue to discover the next photo shoot location. You will need to provide photographic evidence of your journey and prove your allegiance to the team.

You may choose to do a solo-mission or join forces with your chosen team to accept the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge. You have a span of two hours to complete your mission to earn points for Team Saja or Team Tyr. During the competitive team event, click on the Saja or Tyr Quest clue to get started. Answer the quest clue to depart to your first photo location. Follow the quest clues to complete the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge.

SCORING POINTS

The object of the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is to earn the most points for your team. Each member of the highest scoring team will earn a special prize. In order to be eligible for the special team prize, you’ll need to register your Avatar name by completing the Saja Quest or the Tyr Quest in addition to submitting your entry by email for the photo challenge.

-Earn 3 points for your team by entering the photo challenge.
-Earn 2 points for every successfully completed photo task.
-Earn 1 point for every Avatar present in your photo.

RULES

  1. You must dress accordingly to your alliance for each photo. Find an outfit in Auctions and either purchase it or use the Try-It option for free.
  2. You must email your three photos to Feedback@thereinc.com with the following information:
    -Email Subject: Saja vs Tyr
    -Your Avatar Name
    -Your Team – Saja or Tyr
    -Attach Your 3 Photos
    DO NOT post your photos to Facebook. They will be featured in a There blog post and highlighted on the official There Facebook page.

The Professional Photographer Award will be given to the participant with the best overall photo during the mission. The winner of this award will receive a RLX Green Turbo Hoverbike or a Flying Machine Hoverboat.

To be considered for this prestigious award, all 3 of your photo submissions must fit the following criteria:

  1. Photo must be clear of chat bubbles and name tags.
  2. Compass, menus and IM windows must be turned off or minimized.
  3. Desktop screen grabs must be edited. Remove your computer background. Crop out any There menus.
  4. There must be something funny, creative or interesting happening in the photo. It could also be a large group photo of either Team Saja or Team Tyr.

***YOU CAN PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS! Do the photo quest for Saja and send in an entry. Do the photo quest for Tyr and send in a separate entry. Invite your friends along and encourage them to enter the photo challenge too.

PHOTO TASK EXAMPLES

Team Saja Photo Task #1

Team Saja Photo Task #2

Team Saja Photo Task #3

Team Tyr Photo Task #1

Team Tyr Photo Task #2

Team Tyr Photo Task #3

Best of luck to all of our participants! The Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge was brought to you by the There Is Feudal themed event in There.

Updates to Guidelines & Introduction of New Policies

ANNOUNCEMENT- There.com has updated their Virtual World Developer Submission Guidelines and added a new Offensive Item Policy and Harassment Resolution Outline. The Developer Program updates and addition of behavior guidelines are effective immediately. We have outlined and summarized the changes below. We strongly encourage you to read the articles in their entirety so that you can get a good understanding of the changes we’ve made to the There service.

The Terms of Service (TOS) agreement has remained the same. The copyright year and company contact information has been updated. We’ve added helpful and relative article links to the bottom of the TOS.

The following updates have been made to the Developer Submission Guidelines:

  1. Update to the Inappropriate Material paragraph.
  2. “No group attacks” and “No racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, etc. materials are permitted” have been added to the Inappropriate Material’s list.
  3. Virtual items depicting the U.S. Confederate flag and other signs of oppression will no longer be accepted into the There Developer Program.
  4. The list of Designer objects deemed inappropriate has been updated.
  5. Cannabis and references to blood and gore are now permitted that There is an adult Virtual World with an age limit of 18+. (No minors are allowed to use our service.)
  6. The 3rd Offence Developer warning has been updated.

Here is a summary of the Offensive Item Policy:

  1. Any U.S. Confederate flag virtual object currently in-world will no longer be allowed to be listed in the Auctions. Any U.S. Confederate flag object must stay within the boundaries of a private Real Estate Zone owned by the holder of the virtual item.
  2. Members cannot use language/clothing/props/vehicles/documents/signs/activity flags in any new member landing area, any There-owned Zone or privately held member-owned Zone that are considered to be racist, homophobic, sexist, xenophobic, etc. towards any individual or group.
  3. Members will no longer be allowed to list “boycott (insert blank)” or “protest (insert blank)” props/clothing/vehicles/decorations in the Auctions.
  4. Members cannot hold/wear/drive “boycott” or “protest” virtual items in any There-owned Zone or private member-owned Zone. Members can wear these items in their own private Real Estate Zones or out in the wide-open spaces in There.
  5. Members can hold/wear/drive “protest” or “boycott” virtual items at a distance of 100 meters away from outside of a There-owned Zone or private member-owned Zone.
  6. Commitment to tolerance and equality in There statement.

Here is a summary of the Harassment Resolution Outline:

  1. Commitment to tolerance and equality in There statement.
  2. Clear outline of bad behavior and the steps Staff will take to enforce the Terms of Service.
  3. Three strikes you’re out policy. It includes two warnings and results in a hardware ban on the third offense.
  4. Clear steps to report harassment to There Staff.
  5. List of links to helpful resources.

We understand the updates to our current Developer Submission Guidelines and the addition of two new articles requires some lengthy reading. Our company appreciates you taking the time to read the documents and familiarize yourself with the most current and up-to-date behavior guidelines in the Virtual World There. We have created these updates and new additions with the intent to provide a safe environment with equal opportunity and rights for ALL Thereians.

Questions, comments and feedback can be emailed to There Staff at Feedback@thereinc.com.

HELPFUL RESOURCES
Terms of Service (TOS)
Customer Service & Enforcement of the TOS
Terms of Service: Religious, Political & Controversial Issues and the Role of Customer Service
Terms of Service: Harassment Resolution Outline
Terms of Service: Offensive Items Policy
Behavior Guidelines
Developer Submission Guidelines
What To Do About Griefers

Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge

Join forces with Team Saja or Team Tyr to battle it out in the saga of good versus evil. The Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is a competitive event held during the There Is Feudal theme in the Virtual World There. Pledge your allegiance to Saja or Tyr and complete the photo challenge on your own or with friends.

There will be two Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge events during the There Is Feudal theme. Sign up to participate in the photo challenges to earn prizes.

MISSION 1: Saja vs Tyr Photo Challenge – Friday, June 26th at 5:30 PM PDT

MISSION 2: Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge – Thursday, July 2nd at 5:00 PM PDT

GAME PLAY

Teleport to the event location. Before you lies two separate paths to adventure. The quest on the left leads to the land of Saja. The quest on the right leads to the land of Tyr. You must choose wisely.

On your mission you will travel to 3 different spots in the Virtual World There. Follow the photo challenge instructions at each quest clue to discover the next photo shoot location. You will need to provide photographic evidence of your journey and prove your allegiance to the team.

You may choose to do a solo-mission or join forces with your chosen team to accept the Saja versus Tyr photo challenge. You have a span of two hours to complete your mission to earn points for Team Saja or Team Tyr. During the competitive team event, click on the Saja or Tyr Quest clue to get started. Answer the quest clue to depart to your first photo location. Follow the quest clues to complete the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge.

SCORING POINTS

The object of the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is to earn the most points for your team. Each member of the highest scoring team will earn a special prize. In order to be eligible for the special team prize, you’ll need to register your Avatar name by completing the Saja Quest or the Tyr Quest in addition to submitting your entry by email for the photo challenge.

-Earn 3 points for your team by entering the photo challenge.
-Earn 2 points for every sucessfully completed photo task.
-Earn 1 point for every Avatar present in your photo.

RULES

  1. You must dress accordingly to your alliance for each photo. Find an outfit in Auctions and either purchase it or use the Try-It option for free.
  2. You must email your three photos to Feedback@thereinc.com with the following information:
    -Email Subject: Saja vs Tyr
    -Your Avatar Name
    -Your Team – Saja or Tyr
    -Attach Your 3 Photos
    DO NOT post your photos to Facebook. They will be featured in a There blog post and highlighted on the official There Facebook page.

The Professional Photographer Award will be given to the participant with the best overall photo during each mission. The winner of this award will receive a RLX Green Turbo Hoverbike or a Flying Machine Hoverboat.

To be considered for this presteigous award, all 3 of your photo submisions must fit the following criteria:

  1. Photo must be clear of chat bubbles and nametags.
  2. Compass, menus and IM windows must be turned off or minimized.
  3. Desktop screengrabs must be edited. Remove your computer background. Crop out any There menus.
  4. There must be something funny, creative or interesting happening in the photo. It could also be a large group photo of either Team Saja or Team Tyr.

***YOU CAN PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS! Do the photo quest for Saja and send in an entry. Do the photo quest for Tyr and send in a separate entry. Invite your friends along and encourage them to enter the photo challenge too.

Best of luck to all of our participants! The Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge was brought to you by the There Is Feudal themed event in There.

There Is Feudal

Sign up for THERE IS FEUDAL events in the Virtual World There.com June 21st – July 5th. Join the battle of good versus evil. Soar high in the sky with the good Samaritans of Saja or gravitate towards the dark side and join forces with the evil Tyr brigade. What side does your allegiance fall on?

The There Is Fuedal battle of good versus evil will play out high in the sky in the land of Saja suspended from plant pods and on the ground under the light of the moon in the darkness of the island of Tyr. Explore these two very different environments in the Virtual World There and decide on a team to root for. (Hint-You can change sides at any time.) Locate the base camp in Saja or Tyr and set up a campsite for the duration of the There is Feudal event. You can also rent an affordable ThereHouse on Tyr.

Once you pledge your allegiance to a base camp. Purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it the environment of your choice. You can then decorate your campsite with items from Auctions. Search for Tyr and Saja themed decorations.

The Engee Skyway Raceway and Light Lanes FunZones located in the land of Saja are available for open hosting events during There Is Feudal. Event Hosts are also welcome to schedule events for There is Feudal at Pocket’s Paintball Park, Venue Vash and the Templar on the mysterious island of Tyr. Check out the list of FunZones available for open hosting events.

Dress the part and find Sajan and Tyrian clothing available in the Auctions. You can also search for elf, fairy, knight, medieval, renaissance fair and other fun costumes in Auctions.

Sign up for the There is Feudal kickoff event scheduled for Sunday, June 21st. Storm the castle and choose a side to pledge allegiance to. Meet up with other Sajan and Tyrian community members.

Technically, you don’t have to pick a side. If you feel like dressing up as a mystical fairy from the land of Saja on a Tuesday and then switch up your look to be a dark overlord from Tyr on a Friday, go for it. It’s all about having fun and participating in online themed events in There. Most of the events scheduled during There Is Feudal are regular weekly events and members are encouraged to dress up. A couple of the events are competitive Saja versus Tyr events. Pick and choose a There Is Feudal event that works best for you.

Upcoming Changes to There Documentation

ANNOUNCEMENT: Next week There.com will be updating our Terms of Service and Developer Submission Guidelines. We will be adding a policy for offensive items in There-Owned Zones as well as a Harassment Resolution Outline. The updates to our documentation will go into effect immediately upon the date of release. We will make another announcement when the updates have been posted. We appreciate your cooperation with the changes to our service.