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There Renaissance

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Huzzah! The Lords and Ladies of There.com are invited to teleport back to the Middle Ages during There Renaissance September 9th – 15th.  Sign up for fashion shows, quests, capture the dragon, a knights tale, BINGO, card games and more.

An entire Renaissance Village has popped up for this popular theme at the There Events Arena. Grab your friends and head out on a tour of the marketplace, castle community and waterfront docks complete with warring pirate ships. Make sure to visit the mysterious rock formation Therehenge that lies on the outskirts of the village.

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There are open-hosting Lots available for anyone to use to schedule their own Renaissance themed event. You can build your own castle or tavern and host a party, card game, quest or creative event. Our talented Designers have created a great selection of Renaissance themed decorations, clothing and props.

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There is a contest for There Event Hosts that ends tonight at 5:00 pm Pacific where you can win a 3-D customized booth to use for your own club or special events in There. All you have to do is schedule an event during the theme between September 9th-15th, use the keyword REN and make sure to schedule the event before 5:oo PM Pacific/ 8:00 PM Eastern tonight September, 4th.  Winners will be announced at tonight’s  Contest Drawing.

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Keep an eye out for more fun Renaissance events being added this week! Search the keyword REN on the Activities Page.

 

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Hot August Nights August 6th – 12th

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This week in There, Hot August Nights refers to more than just the local weather. Wax your hot rod, grab your Letterman jacket and put on your poodle skirt because things are starting to heat up!

Flashback to the 1950’s this week with Hot August Nights in There. The Thereian community has a bunch of fun events planned to celebrate one of our favorite decades.

Visit the Pan Pacific Event Hall at Avalon Island to see 1950’s on display. You can also see club and design booths on display as well.

Sign up for fun Hot August Nights events from the 6th through the 12th! Be there or be square.

Summer There Games August 18 – 27

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The Summer There Games are on the horizon! Save the date for August 18th – 27th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th.  Want to know more about Summer There Games? Check out our handy There Games FAQs.

I’ve been hearing a lot about Summer There Games.  What is it?

Summer There Games is a huge 10-day event series in There that runs in the later part of summer.  Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition.  Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more!  No matter what your interest, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.

In a nutshell, members compete at There Games to earn points for their team.  At the end, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal.  (The 2nd and 3rd place teams take the silver and bronze awards respectively.)

How can I join a team for There Games?

Congratulations, you are already part of a team!  We have 16 There Games teams based on the 16 avatar Nametag colors.  (The Nametag is the colored bar over your avatar’s head where your see your name.)  Everyone has a Nametag color that is randomly generated when you join There.

What if I can’t figure out what my Nametag color is?

If you aren’t sure what your Nametag color is, it’s easy to find out.  Just head over to to the Summer Games Welcome Center and find one of the handy Nametag signs.

When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your Nametag is.  Once you know your Nametag color find your team club listed here.  Joining your team’s club is a great way to meet people, make new friends and keep up to date with what’s going on.

Do I have to join my Nametag team’s club to participate at There Games?

No. While joining your team’s club is a great way to connect with your fellow teammates, it is not required.  You can still go to There Games events and earn points for your team.  The event Hosts will be able to see which team you belong to by (you guessed it!) looking at your Nametag.

How do I sign up for an event?

It’s very easy to participate in Summer There Games. Search the keyword “TSG” on the Activities Page to see a handy list of all the TSG events. There are lots of events to choose from! Take a look and start signing up for the things that interest you. Whether you love the thrill of competition or prefer something more low key, you will find plenty of fun activities.

Some event descriptions state that points are given and others do not.  What’s the difference?

Some There Games events are competitive and award points to the teams based on who comes in 1st, 2nd, etc.  Other events are purely social for people who don’t want to compete but still want to participate in the Games. Event descriptions are marked accordingly to help you decide which events are right for you.

When you attend an event that awards points, the goal is to try to earn points for your Nametag team. At the end of There Games, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal.

How do I attend a There Games event after I’ve signed up?

When you sign up for an event, it will be added to your schedule.  To see a handy list of the events you have signed up for, go to the Activities Page and click the “My Upcoming Events” link.

If you are in world and sign up for an event that has already started, you’ll get a system message offering to take you there now.  Otherwise, you’ll get the message when the event begins.  If you accept, you’ll be teleported directly to the Zone where the event is happening.

What should I do when I arrive at a There Games event?

When you arrive at a There Games event and enter the Zone, the first thing you should do is look for a rule book.  Be sure to read this so you are familiar with the rules of the event.  If there is a Zone box in use, also keep an eye on this in case additional instructions are being given.  Become familiar with how the event is scored and what you should strive to do in order to win a point for your Nametag team.

For a fun team-building activity, you might want to start a group IM with other members of your Nametag team who are also participating in the event

I tried to go to my There Games event but got a message that the event is currently full.  What should I do?

If the event is currently full and you are unable to enter the Zone, wait for a system message to tell you when it’s your turn before you attempt to enter again. Trying to enter before it’s your turn will result in you being teleported back out of the Zone and moved to the bottom of the waiting list for the event. This will also create extra lag in the event and affect the Zone box, making it difficult for the Host(s) to properly communicate with the members inside.

Any other tips for attending a There Games event?

  1. Do not go AFK (away from keyboard) in a competitive, points-awarding event. If something comes up, please step out of the Zone and free up a space for someone who is actively waiting to compete for their team.
  2. Please have patience with the event Hosts. There Games events can be very hectic with a lot of specific instructions to follow for the event to run smoothly.  Keep yourself well informed by reading the rules and knowing who the Host(s) are in case you have questions.

How does scoring work at events?

Each event is unique in the way it is scored.  When you attend a There Games event, it’s very important to read the rules and listen to instructions given by the Host(s) at the beginning of the event.  This will give you an understanding of how you can compete and possibly earn points for your team.

I see lots of people running around with team-colored items.  Where can I find this stuff?

If you want some gear to show your team spirit, be sure to check out our There Games Shop.  Many designers have also created team gear that you can find for sale in the Auctions.

Can I find out how my team is doing during There Games?

If you would like to keep track of how the Games are going, you can check out the official There Scoreboard at http://www.therescore.com.

Point totals update automatically each time a Host enters the results from his or her event into the database.  Another handy feature on this page is the ability to see a list of the activities scheduled each day by simply clicking the links for Day 1, Day 2, etc.

What are you waiting for?! Schedule out your There Games plan now. Sign up to participate in your favorite events and we will see you at the Games!

There World Themes

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Find out what’s going on in There.com and how you can be a part of it! Weekly and monthly planned themed events are happening all throughout There. Visit the one-stop location for all the latest information on upcoming events. Teleport over to the new There Themes and Events HUB.

At the new location, you will find information on current events and upcoming themes. Try your hand at hosting a themed event. There are billboards on display that provide the name of the Event Coordinator and a keyword for the next upcoming events. You can also participate as a Developer and create new virtual items to sell for special events.

Keep up to date on the latest news with the There World Themes Facebook Page and the new There Themes and Events website.

Weekly Themed Planning Meetings are held every Tuesday evening. Sign up for the next meeting and share your ideas for themed events or sign up to host creative and fun events for Thereians to enjoy.

Wizard of NeNe

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Follow the yellow brick road to NeNe Land! The Wizard has something in store for you over the rainbow.  Join fellow Thereians June 10th – 17th to celebrate a classic American movie with an updated twist. Over the next week, members of the virtual world There will be hosting and attending Wizard of NeNe events. Sign up for NeNe themed Bingo, Trivia, Cards and other fun-filled events.

Click your ruby red slippers three times and teleport over to the beautiful Emerald City. You can also visit the land of NeNe and search for the poor witch crushed by a falling house.

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Sign up for the opening night event some where over the rainbow in NeNe Land! Everyone is welcomed and all are encouraged to dress up like their favorite character from the movie.

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Island Games 2017

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Do you want to play a game? Six randomly chosen teams will go head to head in a week-long friendly competition in the virtual world There.com.  Island Games run May 20th through May 27th.

Click on IslandGames_Avie’s profile for more information. To participate in the Island Games events, you must be a Basic or Premium Member and have already been placed on a team.

Events for Island Games are being added daily to the Activities Page. Sign up in advance for events that spark your interest and inner competitor. Once the Island Games have started, you can keep track of your team’s points with the official Island Games’s Scoreboard.

Keep an eye out for event updates on the Island Games Facebook page. You can also check out the Island Games FAQs for more information.

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Visit the Island Games Neighborhood and stop by the Welcome Center for more information. You can find your team’s hangout in the back of the Neighborhood. Decorate the Lot with your team and hang out together before the start of the games.

Good luck to all of the teams!

The Mystery of Bigfoot In There

Therians have been sharing the legend of Bigfoot around the campfire for years. There has been a small group of Bigfoot hunters who have finally captured photos of the beast in the wild. Most recently, Camp-A-Palooza campers have spotted him out at Camp Cubby.

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Put your Bigfoot hunting skills to the test and if you track him down, you could win an awesome prize and a special Bigfoot camper badge! Follow these steps to claim glory as a Bigfoot hunter in There.

Take a picture of _Bigfoot while he is on the loose in the great outdoors. Make sure that your name tag and _Bigfoot’s name tag are visible in the photo. _Bigfoot’s body must be visible in the photo, even if it’s just a small part of him. Send proof that you have captured his image to bigfootthere@gmail.com. One winner from each of the weekly campsites will be chosen to receive a plaster foot of Big Foot to hang on your wall at home. You will also receive the Bigfoot hunter badge just for snapping a picture and proving that he actually exists!

Camp-A-Palooza

Break out the s’mores and insect repellent! It’s finally camping season in There. Camp-A-Palooza is in full swing and this is a month-long party that you do not want to miss.

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Every Tuesday night, campers meet at Camp Headquarters and set out on a hike to a new camp location. Once the campers have descended upon the new spot, they drop a PAZ and pitch their tents. Campers enjoy a week-long vacation relaxing by the campfire, roasting s’mores, singing songs and making new friends. At the end of the week it’s off to the next camping location!

Earn camp badges for every week that you set up camp. Everyone who drops a PAZ and sets up camp is eligible for a weekly prize. The weekly winner will also receive a Big Foot prop. Ready to go camping and pitch a tent? Purchase a PAZ from Shop Central, you’ll need to drop it at the weekly campsite in order to set up camp. Once you’ve found a sweet spot to set up camp, you’ll need to stock up on some camping supplies.

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How do you find out where camp is you ask? Head over to the information booth at the Camp-A-Palooza Lot in the There Community Gardens. Once there, you’ll find a teleport link to the most recent camp location. You can also sign up for the weekly hike to camp events by going to This Place on your menu bar and clicking Camp-A-Palooza.

There’s lots of fun camping events going on all month-long. Search keyword camping on the Events Page to find Camp-A-Palooza activities.

New 20-Acre Waterfront Neighborhoods

Have you heard the latest Neighborhood News? We’ve added several smaller more affordable Neighborhoods perfect for Thereians looking to get their feet wet in virtual real estate! Place your bid today and start your own community in There.

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Set on the southern peninsula of the Aurora Bay Area, 20-Acre Waterfront Aurora A1 has got it all with sun, surf and grass! Enjoy fantastic views of the Aurora coast from any spot in the Neighborhood. Spend carefree days under the big blue sky of Aurora by starting your own private oceanfront community in this prime beach location. The monthly rent for a 20-Acre Neighborhood is 95,000T ($53). A maximum of two Lots can be dropped inside of a 20-Acre Neighborhood. The next rental due date for 20-Acre Aurora A1 is 06/09/17. Place your bid on 20-Acre Neighborhood zone Aurora A1.

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Visit this 20-Acre coastal community, perfect for one to three tenants to call home. Prime beach property located on the south side of a small island off of Kansas, this little piece of land is great for Thereians who are new to Real Estate and building in There. The monthly rent for a 20-Acre Neighborhood is 95,000T ($53). A maximum of two Lots can be dropped inside of a 20-Acre Neighborhood. The next rental due date for Kansas A2 is 06/09/17. Place your bid on 20-Acre Neighborhood Kansas A2.

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Come home to this completely charming 20-Acre getaway on a remote Kansas Island! Kansas B2 has a combination of gorgeous green grass, yellow flowers and crystal clear water offering an idyllic shore side living space. The monthly rent for a 20-Acre Neighborhood is 95,000T ($53). A maximum of two Lots can be dropped inside of a 20-Acre Neighborhood. The next rental due date for Kansas B2 is 06/09/17. Place your bid on Kansas B2 20-Acre Neighborhood zone.

Learn how you can build your own community in There with the Neighborhood Set-Up Manual. Build your dream town and earn monthly Tbux from Lot renters in your Neighborhood.   Invest in Real Estate in There and start your own community of friends and family with your very own Neighborhood in There!  Shop the Auctions for a new 20-Acre or send an email request for a 45-Acre or 100-Acre hood to get started.

Neighborhood News

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We’ve got good news! Our members have been asking for more affordable 20-Acre Neighborhoods since the dawn of New There and we are excited to announce that we have released a limited amount of smaller hoods that will be available in the Auctions over the next few weeks.

We’ve removed some of the larger 100-Acre Neighborhoods and replaced them with a couple of 20-Acre hoods to increase our small hood supply. There are now just shy of a dozen new small waterfront Neighborhoods spread throughout Aurora, Kansas and Comet with one unique landlocked lavender field 20-Acre hood on Aurora.

All of the new waterfront hoods have a rental due date of June 9th. We will be releasing them a few at a time over the next four weeks into our Neighborhood Auctions.  Keep an eye out on our blog for Auction announcements for the 20-Acre hoods.

If you’re interested in one of our 45-Acre private Islands or a spacious 100-Acre hood, send a request to feedback@thereinc.com with the  doid to the hood you are interested in and we’ll place it in the Auctions for you so that you can bid on it. You can find the Neighborhood doid in the description area of the Neighborhood details page or at the end of the Neighborhood URL. It is an eight digit number.

Learn how you can build your own community in There with the Neighborhood Set-Up Manual. Build your dream town and earn monthly Tbux from Lot renters in your Neighborhood.   Invest in Real Estate in There and start your own community of friends and family with your very own Neighborhood in There!  Shop the Auctions for a new 20-Acre or send an email request for a 45-Acre or 100-Acre hood to get started.