Avie Sacrifice

On the eve of every new client release in There.com, it is tradition for the Thereian Community to scale Wilson’s Peak, the tallest mountain in the Virtual World to offer up their Avatars to the There Gods in hopes for a smooth update. Join us tonight at 7:00 pm PDT/10:00 pm EST for Avie Sacrifice!

Gather on the deck with new and old friends starting at 7:00 PDT. The deck will be removed fifteen minutes after the start of the event and the party will free fall down the mountain together. Make sure to bookmark a spot at the top of Wilson’s Peak so that you can teleport back up after sliding down the mountain. There will be a second deck drop at 7:30 in case you missed the first one. If you are unable to join us for the event, you can still make an avie sacrifice on your own time and shoot yourself off the side of the mountain with one of the Avatar Slingers or hop a hoverboard and shoot through the Avie Slingshot.

The new client release is scheduled for Wednesday, September 28th.

What is an Avie Sacrifice you ask? Check out this video footage Chagall filmed in There.com of a past Avie Sacrifice from 2006.

Video of Avie Sacrifice captured by Chagall.

New Client Release 9.28.22

A new client will be released for the Virtual World There.com on September 28th, 2022. It removes the game’s dependency on Adobe Flash and uses Microsoft Edge as its internal browser. Members will be prompted to install this version on Wednesday or the next time they log into the There.com 3D client.

Install the 3D Client Download (New version available 9.28.22)

Members can expect to download the full installer which will take up to five minutes to run due to the installation of additional dependencies. Once you’re running the new client, any future updates will be automatically patched in a smaller download.

The new client software will no longer be dependent on Adobe Flash. For security purposes, after the client upgrade, please remove Adobe Flash from your machine by using the Flash Uninstaller which you can get here.

The new client uses open-source products from a number of sources, including, but not limited to There Edge, Ruffle and jQuery. The new client software automatically includes these open-source links so the user does not need to install these packages themselves.

Known Issues

Shoutcast – Staff is aware of the current issues with Shoutcast. A Shoutcast fix is not included in the latest release.

ChangeMe Menu – The cursor does not function in the type box when naming a new outfit. To fix this, move the ChangeMe window slightly on your screen and then place the cursor in the text box to type.

Cracked? Tables – The cursor does not remain in the type box. To fix it, move the game hud slightly on your screen and then place the cursor in the text box to type.

Future fixes for the issues listed above will be pushed out in a patch.

Contact Staff via email at Feedback@thereinc.com to report any technical issues.

Dress Like a Pirate

Talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate and look like a pirate. Dress the part for Pirates Ahoy! Check out the Auction listings for men’s and women’s clothing during the pirate theme week in the Virtual World There.com.

Men’s Pirate Clothing

Women’s Pirate Clothing

Sign up for fun events during Pirates Ahoy September 18th – 24th.

Pirates Ahoy Designer Showcase

This week’s There.com Designer Showcase highlights ships, barrels, cannons and taverns listed in the Auctions for the upcoming Pirates Ahoy theme.

Join the Virtual World of There September 18th – 24th for a swashbuckling good time. Teleport to Pirate Island for the week and build a ship in the harbor or set up a tavern or shop. Thereian Designers have relisted a ton of pirate items in the Auctions.

Browse pirate items in the Auctions.

Set Sail for Pirates Ahoy

Set t’ compass, batten down t’ hatches and hoist t’ sails for t’ high seas o’ There. All ye swashbucklin’ scallywags o’ th’ sea are invited to join us on a grand adventuaaaarrr. Durin’ t’ month o’ September, every Thereian talks and walks like a pirate durin’ our theme o’ Pirates Ahoy!

The cannons be blastin’ as th’ filthiest holiday of the year kicks off a week of debaucherous celebration in There from September 18th – 24th. We’re hankerin’ for a good ole time, and we know how t’ give it too, check out all of the Pirates Ahoy Events planned for you!

Celebrate There Pride 2022

Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and slay your best outfit at Pride week in the Virtual World There.com. Fly your rainbow flag high September 2nd through the 8th and sign up for fun and fabulous events.

Events will be happening around the clock, so check the PRIDE schedule for rainbow events like quests, cross country racing, spades, gin, scavenger hunts, bingo, parties and more.

The party never stops at Rococo Islands, your host for There Pride 2022. Hang out at the There Pride Lounge with friends and neighbors or play your hand at cards at the There Pride Cards Pavillion. Make sure to gather at the BABS Outpost on Monday night for a special Pride Floatilla. Dance the night away at the There Pride Closing Party scheduled for Thursday, September 8th at 5:30 pm Pacific time.

There Pride Lounge
There Pride Cards Pavillion
BABS There Pride Outpost

Show your PRIDE and add some colorful outfits to your wardrobe or decorate your virtual home with rainbow flags. Search the Auctions for Pride clothing and rainbow decorations created by our LGBTQ+ friendly designers.

There.com Beta Test Invite

This Beta removes the Virtual World There client dependency on Flash and supports Microsoft Edge as its internal browser. We have released a Beta test client with the new updates and would like to invite the Thereian Community to test it out.

If you’d like to participate in the Beta test, click on the Help Article to find the instructions and installer. Please report the outcome of testing to us at Feedback@thereinc.com. Title your subject line as There Edge Testing. Include the type of operating system you are using and please make sure to include your avatar name.

The Beta test client uses open-source products from a number of sources, including, but not limited to:

There Edge

Ruffle

iQuery

Is my operating system supported?

The Beta test client supports Windows 8.1, 10 and 11. We’d like to gather feedback from members using Windows 7 and 8 to find out if there are limitations.

How do I install the Beta test client update?

Read the Beta Help Article and click on the Installer. Download the Installer and open it. Click YES to allow the Beta client to make changes to your machine. Wait for the process to initialize. The destination folder will be named c:\Makena\There-Beta. Click continue. Once the install is complete click on the There Beta icon on your desktop to launch the test client.

Can I go back and forth between the current production client that uses Flash/IE and the Beta test client that uses Edge/HTML5?

Yes, as long as you saved the Beta client under a different file name such as c:\Makena\There-Beta. You’ll see the Beta client and the Production client icons on your desktop.

Can I uninstall Adobe Flash?

If you want to keep the current production client that is dependent on Flash, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on Flash and you can go ahead and uninstall it for security reasons. Adobe has provided instructions on how to uninstall Flash.

Can I uninstall Internet Explorer?

If you want to keep the current production client that uses Internet Explorer for webapps, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on IE and you can go ahead and uninstall it. Microsoft has provided instructions on how to uninstall IE.

I like my current browser. Do I have to update to Edge?

No, you can use your preferred browser outside of There. Please note, IE11 will go out of support soon so if you’d like to update your external browser you can choose Edge as an option.

What should I test in the Beta client?

Action Bar

All Card Tables

Change Me

Communicator

Compass

Fun Finder

Message Notifications

Accepting Therebucks

Accepting Items

Change Layout

Clear Layout

Coin

Dice

Events

Instant Messages

Shortcut Bar

Teleport Screen

Trade Window

Volume Controls

KNOWN ISSUES

Shoutcast – We are aware of the issues with Shoutcast. A fix for it has not been included in the Beta.

ChangeMe – There are issues with the cursor not staying in the type box, so when you try to save a new clothing outfit your text will show up in chat bubbles. To fix this, move the Change Me window around and then place your cursor in the text box to type.

Cracked Tables- There are issues with the cursor not staying in the text box of the game hud. To fix this click on the hand icon to move the game hud window around. Once you have moved it, you should be able to put the cursor in the text box and type normally.

Please remember to send your Beta test results to us at Feedback@thereinc.com.

Issues With PayPal Auction Purchases

UPDATE 8/5/22 – PayPal Auction purchases are working again. If you run into any issues, please report technical difficulties to Feedback@thereinc.com.

ANNOUNCEMENT – There.com members are currently unable to purchase Auction items using PayPal. Our Engineers are working with PayPal to determine the solution. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have PayPal purchases back online soon. Thanks for your patience and understanding while we work to get it resolved.

What happens when I try to use the PayPal option to make an Auction purchase?

When a member clicks the PayPal button it takes them to the pop-up PayPal login as expected. The next pop-up window should be the item transaction page where the member agrees to the exact amount of the purchase. Currently, members are being taken directly to their dashboard page or to a PayPal error page.

Can I send There money directly from my PayPal account to buy the Auction item?

NO, please do not send money directly to our company. Our system is not currently set up to process direct payments of Auction items from members. For example, if you try to send a payment to Feedback@thereinc.com we will not receive it because we do not have a PayPal account set up with that email address.

Oops, I sent a direct payment to a There email address. How can I get my money back?

There.com is unable to refund payments sent to an email address that is not hooked up to a PayPal account. You’ll need to contact PayPal directly and have them reverse the payment. Go to your PayPal Resolution Center. Click View next to the dispute you want to escalate. Click Escalate to PayPal at the bottom of the page. Add any relevant information for escalating the dispute and click Submit.

How long will it take to get fixed?

At this point in time, we do not know how long it will take to get fixed. We are at the mercy of PayPal and they don’t make it easy for Developers to get help in these types of situations. If you want to help, contact PayPal and tell them you are unable to purchase There.com (Makena Technologies) Auction items. We are thinking the more help tickets that are opened on this issue the faster they might get to fixing it for us.

I really want to purchase this Auction item, what can I do?

Use the Therebucks option to make the purchase. If the Designer has the PayPal option only, unfortunately their items cannot be purchased at this time.

Can I still buy Therebucks with PayPal?

YES! Therebucks purchases are working correctly. You can purchase Therebucks with the alternative payment system Stripe.

Will my monthly Premium Membership payment still deduct from Paypal?

YES! Memberships processed through PayPal are still working as they should.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns about PayPal transactions contact our Staff at Feedback@thereinc.com.

Farewell Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Society of There established a one-of-a-kind Botanical Garden Neighborhood in the Virtual World There.com representing the majority of flora and fauna created by Designers. Charlie__BST and Susanszy restored and maintained the lush and beautiful Botanical Gardens Neighborhood for many years for all Thereians to enjoy. The master gardeners have been able to extend the life of the garden over the years through generous donations. The unique Botanical Gardens have reached the end of life.

Many of the individual types of flora and fauna in the Botanical Gardens were created by Designers who no longer participate in the Developer Program and have not recently relisted their items in Auctions. As a tribute to the Botanical Society of There, you’ll find the View Decor link for each garden type planted in the Botanical Gardens listed below. View Decor shows a catalog of each type of flora and fauna used in each individual garden.

BST Mangrove Swamp – View Decor

BST Ash & Beech Forest – View Decor

BST Christmas Trees – View Decor

BST Desert – View Decor

BST Enchanted Woods – View Decor

BST Evergreens – View Decor

BST Farming – View Decor

BST Forest – View Decor

BST Greenhouse – View Decor

BST Lighthouse – View Decor

BST Manor Charlie’s Home – View Decor

BST Maple Trees – View Decor

BST Mediterranean – View Decor

BST Oak Forest – View Decor

BST Plaza – View Decor

BST Rock Garden – View Decor

BST Rose Garden – View Decor

BST Therehenge – View Decor

BST Vineyard – View Decor

BST Windmill – View Decor

BST Water’s Edge – View Decor

Dave’s Australian Forest – View Decor

BST Water Garden – View Decor

Botanical Gardens Neighborhood – View Decor

View the Botanical Gardens photo album on Facebook.

ThereCon Returns From the Great Beyond

ThereCon returns to the Virtual World There.com June 25th through July 1st. Celebrate science-fiction, the future and all things out of this world with your host Francis_7.

We are searching the great beyond for sci-fi Event Hosts to schedule fun activities during the seven-day event. Use the keywords ThereCon or TCon to schedule your out of this world activity. Hosts are welcome to schedule events in the Therriote Hotel Convention Center at Mircale Pictures Studios, at the open-hosting There Spacehood or at any of the sci-fi FunZones located on the mysterious island of Tyr.

There Designers are encouraged to create sci-fi clothing and decorations for TCon. Past Designers are welcome to relist any science-fiction or outer space costumes, props and decorations in the Auctions.

ThereCon special events are being scheduled on the Activities Page daily. More will be added as we get closer to the event. Preview the scheduled events and sign up ahead of time.

Stay tuned to the There blog for more information about ThereCon!