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Virtual Gardening in There

The hillsides, valleys and waterways of the virtual world There.com are blooming with flowers and plants during the Spring Garden Festival. Thereians have planted victory gardens, flower beds, tropical flora, cannabis farms, garden hideaways and more during the month-long festival.

Take a self-guided tour of the 2020 Garden Decorating Contest entries. Click on the hyperlink for the garden details page and then click visit to teleport while you are logged into the 3-D world There to visit the virtual gardens.

Intelligent Design Greenhouse by Agapelove
Fleuris De Jardin by BlueAnn
The Greenhouse by Charlie__BST
Laleeda Thereian Memorial Garden by Christone
Cissy’s Famous Red Wine by Cissy_59
Dave’s Botanical Grove by Dave008
EmmaJean’s Garden Lot by EmmaJean
MAHALOJUANA FARMS by fatjohn
Aloha Gardens by HoodAvie
Dragon Riders Yard by LadyMisty
Water Garden Lounge by Lemon28
Fifi’s Garden by MademoiselleFifi
Lavender Fields Forever by Megs_Happy
Avian Garden by NancyJo
Pen’s Garden at Kipp by Penguin16
Lakeview Falls Clubhouse by Superdale
Flamingo Tea Garden by Susanszy
Peaceful Hideaway by VeryKerry
Grotto Garden by _Squirrelett

All of the contestants received a special garden gift for planting a garden this year. The gardeners gathered at the Garden Tea Party event on Tuesday to roll the dice for the garden grand prize. It was a tie-breaker event with two contestants rolling the same high number. Congratulations to Megs_Happy for winning the highest score and taking home the Spring Garden Festival commemorative t-shirt and buggy along with a one-drop garden to add to her already stunning and beautiful garden contest entry.

Megs_Happy Garden Grand Prize Winner

Spring Garden Contest

The Spring Garden Festival is in full bloom in the virtual world There.com. We invite all Thereians who plant a garden this year to enter the 2020 Spring Garden Contest. We have a special garden gift for all participating gardeners and there will be a garden grand prize for a lucky dice-roll winner.

Gardens come in all shapes and sizes. Any size Lot, PAZ or Neighborhood is welcome to enter the Spring Garden Contest. To enter the contest, plant your virtual garden in There and then email the subject line “Garden Contest” to feedback@thereinc.com and include your Avatar name along with a link to your garden. Participants have until Sunday, May 17th at 6:00 PM Pacific to submit their garden entries. A special garden gift and entry confirmation email will be sent to all gardeners.

On Tuesday, May 19th dress in your finest fashion for a fancy Garden Tea Party celebrating the Spring Garden Contest winner. A dice-roll will be held at the beginning of the event for all gardeners who participated the contest. The gardener with the highest number rolled will win the garden grand prize. After the dice-roll and tea time, we will embark on a tour of the garden entries. Sign up for the Garden Tea party starting at 5:00 PM Pacific on May 19th. Gardeners must be present at the dice-roll for a chance to win the grand prize.

If you have not planted your virtual garden in There yet, search Garden Auctions for items like flowers, plants and trees to get an idea of what kind of garden you’d be interested in growing. Designers are adding new flora and gardening tools every week during the Spring Garden Festival.

As an additional bonus for submitting an entry to the Spring Garden Contest, the Garden Committee will be keeping an eye out for special themed gardens. If your garden entry is one of the Spring Garden Festival weekly themes you may be awarded a special garden trophy by the Garden Committee. There will be a different garden theme for each week in the month of May during the festival. Week one will feature flower gardens. Trees, forests and jungles will take the spotlight for the second week. Vegetable gardens will be celebrated in week three and the last week of May will feature fruit, orchards and vineyards.

Gardening in the real-world can be an outlet for people stuck at home during the COVID-19 crisis. For those folks who cannot escape outside and dig their hands in the earth, the virtual world There offers a place for people to garden, relax and take their mind off things. Join us during the Spring Garden Festival in the month of May to celebrate virtual gardens in There.

Spring Garden Festival

April showers bring May flowers. During the month of May, the Thereian community will celebrate virtual gardening. Grow your own flowers, ferns, vineyards, fruit orchards and victory gardens in There.com during the Spring Garden Festival.

Enjoy garden tours, a fashion show, games, quests, a decorating contest, real-world gardening education and more. Win spring prizes at some of the different garden parties and events throughout the month of May.

The community will be growing all different types of gardens in There during the Spring Garden Festival. Weekly garden themes will start on Friday, May 1st. Week one will feature flowers and ferns. Trees, forests and jungles will take the spotlight for week two. Victory gardens are making a comeback and will be celebrated in week three. The fourth and final week will be dedicated to fruit, orchards and vineyards.

Week 1 – Flowers
Week 2 – Trees
Week 3 – Vegetables
Week 4 – Fruit

You can plant your virtual garden almost anywhere in There. If you are looking for dirt to till, there are plots of land available to cultivate at the There Community Garden. All new tenants who plant a garden during the month of May will be entered into a dice roll for one month worth of free rent in the Community Gardens. Join the There Community Gardens Club to rent a virtual garden plot.

Keep an eye out for upcoming details about the Spring Garden Decorating Contest in There during the month of May. All gardeners will receive a garden gift for participating in the decorating contest and four themed gardens will earn a special 2020 Spring Garden Contest trophy.

You don’t have to have an actual green thumb to grow a garden in the Virtual World There. Vegetation magically exists without water and thrives from round the clock artificial sunlight. Search the Auctions for the latest garden goods and plant your own virtual garden in There.

Virtual Caravan Challenge

Join us for the Caravan Challenge in the Virtual World There.com Friday, March 3rd and Wednesday, March 8th! This friendly competition is a solo decorating challenge AND a photo challenge with friends. Participants must register to compete in the event with their friends.

Location

Teleport to the Aurora Highway Rest Stop

Date & Time

FRIDAY, April 3rd
2:30 PM Pacific Caravan Challenge Week 2
3:30 PM Pacific Caravan Challenge Awards

WEDNESDAY, April 8th
7:30 PM Pacific Caravan Challenge Week 3
8:30 PM Pacific Caravan Challenge Awards

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You have one hour to complete the Caravan Challenge. You are allowed 20 minutes to decorate your assigned 10-drop caravan Lot located at the Aurora Highway Rest Stop. For the second part of the competition you will have 40 minutes to complete 5 photo tasks with your friends. When you have completed your mission, upload the photos to your Facebook page and tag the There Facebook page (@ThereVirtualWorld).

All registered participants will be entered into a dice roll at the awards ceremony for a chance to win one of the caravans on display at the event. The ten registered Caravan Challenge competitors must be present at the awards ceremony to roll the dice for the grand prize. 

Caravan Challenge Requirements

  1. Premium Membership Account
  2. 10 decorative virtual home and garden items in your inventory
  3. Facebook Account – Like the There Virtual World Facebook page.
  4. Three or more friends to help you with the photo challenge. They can be Silent & Basic Trial accounts.

Join the Event Invites List IM to keep in communication with the Event Host and Co-Host during the competition.  You’ll need to join the group to be able to use the IM. The Caravan Challenge Event Host will use text chat to communicate with all participants,  but will be capable of hearing Voice for those participants who prefer to speak in real-time instead of text chat.

There are 2 Events in the 1 1/2 – Hour Caravan Challenge
1. Caravan Challenge – 1 hour-long event open to your group of friends and spectators.
2. Awards Ceremony – 30-minute event open to everyone. Attendees will tour newly decorated caravans. 10 Participants will roll the dice for the Caravan Challenge grand prize.

Instructions

Registered Participant Pre-Gaming Event (30 Minutes)

1. Go to your assigned caravan Lot. The Host will tell you your Lot number at the start of the event.
2. Come up with a name for your team.
3. Set a 1-Hour Event in your Lot.
-Event Title: Caravan Challenge (Your Avatar Name)
-Event Description: “Week 2 of Caravan Challenge. Come out to support (Team Name) during the Caravan Challenge!
4. Send invites to your buddies and appropriate Clubs to help build up your photo challenge team.

Caravan Challenge Event (60 Minutes)

Part 1 – Solo Decorating Challenge (Registered Participants Only)
1. Decorate your caravan using 10 drops. You can decorate the inside, outside or both.
2. Complete decorating your Lot within 20 minutes.

**You can begin the photo challenge portion as soon as you finish decorating. You do not have to wait till the allotted 20 minute decorating time is over.

Part 2 – Photo Challenge With Friends (Anyone can help!)
1. Get three or more friends to help you. Silent Trials and Basic Trials are welcome to participate in the photo challenge. If they are a Premium Member they will earn a free drink for participating. Silent Trials are not able to receive gifts.
2. Read the 5 photo tasks carefully and make sure to include all required props and emotes. You can find Item Dispensers with the props needed for the photo challenge in the Aurora Highway Caravan Event Lot. The registered participant must be present in all photos with name tags turned on.

Ready for your photo challenge?!

PHOTO TASK #1 – Pose with the gang outside of your newly decorated caravan. Do a TRY IT with the Grape Stomp Prop. Make sure everyone has a barrel of grapes to stomp their frustrations out in. On the count of ‘3 everyone does the ‘JIG emote and the photographer captures the moment.

PHOTO TASK #2 – Sit down at a Cracked Game table located in the Aurora Highway Rest Stop Neighborhood. Start a round of Cracked. You can play the round if you have enough time or just let the timer run out so the little chick cracks open under pressure. Take a group photo with the cracked egg at the game table AND snap a picture of the avatar holding the little chickadee.

PHOTO TASK #3 – Make friends with the horses. The cool kids are encouraged to wear western outfits and cowboy hats. Find the best acrobat in your troupe and have them perform a ‘HANDSTAND on top of a horse. At the same time your star tumbler is upside down, the rest of your crew emotes the ‘GIDDYUP dance move. Pics or it didn’t happen!

PHOTO TASK #4 – Word on the street from the neighboring Aurora Gulch community is that there is a wild stampede of bison roaring through populated parts of the Aurora Highway. Travelers passing through camp yesterday said their donkey got spooked from the thundering sound of the bison stampede. The poor donkey ran off hee-haw’ing down the highway with three days worth of food and their last roll of toilet paper. Tell your regulators to mount up, because it’s time to let those ranching and rodeo skills shine! Capture a photo of your posse riding a stampede of bison through the middle of the caravan camp. There are several herds out roaming the Neighborhood.

Drop your own stampede of bison or have your crew ride the herds of bison that are already out on stampede in the Neighborhood.

PHOTO TASK #5 – The Aurora Highway Rest Stop bathrooms have been rated 5 stars by the Thereian Transportation Agency for the past decade. Aurora caravans and travelers can count on the rest area being clean and well stocked with the “good kind” of toilet paper. The Aurora Parks and Rec Department have been able to maintain bathroom supplies for the busy rest stop location despite mass hysteria toilet paper shortages reported on the Islands of Caldera, Kansas and Nada. This last photo challenge requires your crew to steal all of the toilet paper out of the rest stop bathrooms. Yes, you get a roll of TP and you get a roll of TP and YOU get a roll of TP! EVERYBODY GETS A ROLL OF TP! To commemorate your crew’s shenanigans, cram as many of your friends as you can into the two outhouses at the Aurora Highway Caravan Events Lot. Hold your roll of stolen  toilet paper (use the Try It option) and snap a picture of the crew throwing up a ‘HOLE emote sign. Made you look! ‘rofl

Posting Photo Tasks to Social Media
1. Edit and crop your photos so that the background of your desktop is not showing. Make sure to turn your compass off and remove anything else that may be on your screen.
2. Create a post on your own Facebook page and upload the photos. Make sure to tag the There.com Facebook page @ThereVirtualWorld in your post so that we can Like and Share it to our page.
3. Tag your friends who helped participate in the photo challenge if they have a Facebook account.
4. Post your Caravan Challenge to your Facebook page.

Caravan Challenge Awards (30 Minutes)

Registered Participants must be present at the awards ceremony dice roll for a chance to win the caravan prize.

Registered challengers will roll the dice and attempt to get the lowest possible score on the 20-sided dice to win the grand prize. If there is a tie, roll again until there is a clear winner.

Thank you for participating in the Caravan Challenge! Best of luck to you at the competition. If you enjoy this event, we encourage you to get creative and host your own events in the Virtual World of There.

People around the world right now want to connect online with others and There.com is a great 3-D Virtual World environment to socialize and play in with friends. Help spread the word on social media and by inviting your friends!

Caravan Challenge Registration

“Best of luck to all of our competitors. May the odds be ever in your favor!” – Pyrena 

Find Friends in There

 

Welcome Walkway New Member Area

Welcome Walkway New Member Area

When you create a new member account in the Virtual World There.com your Avatar will spawn on the Welcome Walkway. The WW is a special new member area where you figure out how to move your avatar, learn to emote and communicate by text chat with new member helpers called Phoenix Stars. After you’ve got the basics down, board the There blimp at the end of the walkway to travel over to the the new member arrival area called Zona Island. Thereians like to play Paintball on Zona and meet up with new and returning members.

Zona Island

Zona Island New Member Landing Area

There is a great big world with several Islands and lots of wide-open virtual space. People teleport and travel by vehicle to explore the Virtual World and discover thriving Island communities. It’s good to know when and where to find friends in There when you’re  looking socialize online. The best way to locate other members in There is by signing up for daily scheduled Events and exploring Neighborhood hangouts.

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You can check the latest schedule of events on the Activities Page. On your toolbar go to Activities>Browse Activities. Find an event that sounds fun and click on the link for details. Scroll down to the bottom of the Event page and click Sign Up. You will be sent a Theremail notifying you of the start of the event. If you are logged into the 3-D Virtual World at the beginning of a scheduled activity,  you’ll receive a pop-up message that the event has started with a button to teleport.

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Activities happen in There 24/7 365 days a year including holidays. The majority of events will have a Host who will welcome you and provide information about the scheduled activity. Sometimes there are self-running events on the schedule like Quests and Tours that you can do at your own pace. There are a few time zones that see higher traffic from our community. Well-attended recurring weekly events happen on weeknights between 4:00 and 10:00 PM Pacific time and throughout the day and night on the weekends. Browse the Activities page for today’s events and sign up to meet new people at fun gatherings like parties, card games, vehicle races, paintball, virtual tours, socials and much more.  You can also join the Events Invite Club to receive invitations to popular events. To join the Events Invite Club on your toolbar go to People>Find A Group>Search “Events Invite List” click Join Now.

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Many of our  members enjoy building and decorating their virtual dream homes in There. You can find communities of people living and playing in Neighborhood Zones. There are all different types of Neighborhoods to explore and meet new people at. Go on a self-guided tour to check out all of the themed communities. You might run into your future neighbors along the way. Open the Places page to find a list of Neighborhoods to tour. On your toolbar go to Places, scroll down to the Information section on the right and click on View All NH Zones. Find a place that looks interesting and teleport to meet new friends.

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Event Host Support – Theme Planning Meetings

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The Virtual World There.com is a social lifeline for people around the globe during this time of real-world self-distancing. A wave of new members and returning legacy avatars are logging into There and using the platform to connect in a 3-D environment with friends and family.

The easiest way to find people in There and make new friends online is to sign up for Events. Event Hosts schedule fun activities like parties, game shows, cards, buggy racing, paintball all throughout the day for the community to enjoy. Think of Event Hosts like Recreational Activity Coordinators in There. They come up with creative and fun ways for Thereians to socialize in our Virtual World.

If you consider yourself a friendly and outgoing individual who likes to bring people together, you’d make a perfect Event Host in There! Help coordinate online entertainment and social gatherings by scheduling activities in our beautiful 3-D world.

Every Monday night a group of Event Hosts gather at the Theme Planning Meeting to discuss upcoming event themes and brainstorm new ideas for future events. In addition to daily and weekly events, special events are planned for holidays, the seasons and fun annual themes. If you have a creative event idea to share, want to know more about hosting events in There or need activity planning and support make sure to attend the weekly Theme Planning Meetings.

Sign up for the Monday, March 23rd Theme Planning Meeting at 5:00 PM PDT and 8:00 PM EST. We’ll see you There!

Virtual Camping Caravan Explores There

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Feeling restless stuck at home? Join the virtual camping caravan in There.com and island hop around the 3-D environment with fellow campers over the next three weeks. Have fun exploring the terrain, meeting new campers and enjoying caravan themed events. The community will gather and depart to the first campsite on March 24th. Travel with the caravan each week in the Virtual World of There until April 14th.

The Thereian Community has several online gatherings planned during the virtual camping trip. Sign up for horse races, dog races, dice games, board games, campfire stories, quests and more. Social gatherings are held all throughout the day during the caravan event.

Each Tuesday the community will join the caravan and travel to a new campsite. Claim your site and pitch a tent or drop your trailer in a PortaZone (PAZ). Build a fire, decorate your campsite and invite your friends over for a fireside chat and some virtual s’mores.

Don’t miss the community gathering and caravan departure to the first campsite scheduled for Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 PM PDT and 10:00 PM EST. If you are late in joining the caravan and want to catch up to the group, join the Events Invite Club IM and ask the Event Host for a summons to meet up with fellow travelers.

We want to see your camping photos! Share your pics to our Facebook page.

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Virtual World There Helps Cure Isolation Boredom

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As people in every country retreat to their homes for self-isolation, they are turning to 3-D Virtual Worlds like There.com to connect and socialize in real-time with people around the globe. Staying digitally connected to loved ones and being able to socialize online with friends who are quarantined or practicing social distancing is a lifeline right now for many people who are struggling with being stuck at home due to COVID-19. The Virtual World There is a great three-dimensional social network to stay in touch with family and friends as we all try to beat isolation boredom.

In There you can express your individuality and customize your Avatar’s hair, body type and clothing. Talk to other avatars using real-time Voice or text chat to communicate.  You can make your avatar dance, run, drive, fly and emote feelings. Sign up now and in a few minutes you’ll be able to explore hundreds of different locations, build a virtual dream home, play cards with friends, party it up on the dance floor, shoot a game of paintball or race your buggy down at the track. In addition to all of the fun activities to do in There, the 3-D online social tool can also be used for business meetings, classes, conferences, festivals and large social gatherings.

Curious what it’s like to live an active social life online? Check out the Virtual World There for FREE with a Silent Trial Account. You do not have to wait for a Free There Weekend to log in and play. Silent Trials in There are now available 24/7! Connect online with people from all around the world in a beautiful 3-D environment. All you have to do is download There and create your avatar. Silent Trials are FREE and do not require a credit card, but your text chat is limited to Phoenix Stars (New Member Helpers) and There Staff.

Invite family and friends to There and text chat with them if you have a Basic Trial Account. Basic Trials require an age-check which unlocks the ability to use text-chat in-world with a one-time (per avatar) charge of $0.50 USD. You must be 18 or older to use There. Premium Memberships have full access to all of the bells and whistles. You can use Voice to hear and speak in real-time with other Premium Members. The cost is an affordable $10.00 USD for a monthly subscription to gain full access to the Virtual World There. You may use a credit card, debit card, or PayPal account to pay the monthly subscription. No matter what your budget is, we’ve got you covered during this time of self-isolation! Find the type of membership in There that is right for you and get back to having a social life.

The Thereian community hosts daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal themed events. You can find people logged into There during different times of the day by going to the Activities Page and signing up for Events. You can also search the Places Page to find people hanging out in Neighborhoods. If you need assistance in There, look for a Phoenix Star New Member Helper and they can help you navigate the Virtual World and introduce you to new friends. You can spot them easily because they have a Star in the front of their name tag.

You may be completely new to the idea of creating an avatar and living life online or you could be returning home to There after a long hiatus. Either way, we welcome you to socialize, explore and connect with other people who are also isolated at home looking for a more animated and vocal way to communicate with others online beyond text, photos and videos.

Download the 3-D Virtual World social platform. We are waiting for you There.

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St. Patrick’s Day Events in There.com

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Photo Credit: HoodAvie of Mahalo Neighborhood

Feeling lucky?! Even if you don’t have any Irish in you, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with shamrock shenanigans in the virtual world There.com. Hang out with friends at St. Patty’s Day events March 16th and 17th.

There will be green beer flowing at the Monday night BABS: St. Patrick’s Flight. Pick out your fliest green outfit for this event or take your chances of getting pinched. Pilot your own hoverboat or take a seat for a relaxing ride with one of the Bay Area Boat Systems captains. Starting at 10:00 PM Eastern and 7:00 PM Pacific Monday, March 16th. If you show up late, join the BABS IM for a summon to the St. Patrick’s Day flotilla. BABS Flights are a weekly event in There.com happening every Monday. Join the Bay Area Boat Systems Club for invites to future events.

Grab a buggy or TUV for the St. Patrick’s Day Bash to be held on Monday, March 16th at 11:00 PM Eastern/ 8:00 PM Pacific. Meet your friends at Flamingo Bay and crash your vehicle into mayhem at this friendly bumper buggy event. Prizes available for the last lucky leprechaun standing.

Want to play some cards?! Come out to RobbyBoy’s St. Patrick’s Gin event on Tuesday, March 17th 7:30 PM Eastern and 4:30 PM Pacific. Make sure to show up on time! The doors close 10 minutes after the start of the event and you must be seated at a card table. The winner of this green card event will receive 5,000 Tbux and the runner up will receive 3,000 Tbux. Play RobbyBoy cards every Tuesday and earn points towards monthly Gin United prizes.

Raise a glass of green beer for some twisted Tiki Talk Trivia on Tuesday, March 17th at 11:00 PM Eastern and 8:00 PM Pacific for a fun St. Patrick’s Day event. Test your knowledge and buzz in if you have the answers! Tiki Talk Trivia hosted by Francis_7 happens every Tuesday night in the virtual world There.com.

Don’t get caught without green on during St. Patrick’s Day events. Shop women’s and men’s green clothing for your luck of the Irish outfit. Purchase green beer and St. Patrick’s Day shirts and hats from Shop Central.

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2020 Winter There Games

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There Winter Games (TWG) is a huge 10-day series of competitive events in There that run from February 21st through March 1st. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Participants earn points for their team, and the team with the most points at the end takes home the gold medal! Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more. Whatever your interests are, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.

There Winter Games Schedule

Thursday, February 20th
Opening Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:00 PM PST

Friday, February 21st – Sunday, March 1st
10-Day Competitive There Games Events

Monday, March 2nd
Closing Ceremonies
Start Time: 6:30 PM PST

Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a team. The color of your name tag will tell you which team you’re on. There are 16 name tag colors. If you aren’t quite sure where you belong, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to the Winter Games Welcome Center and use the handy name tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your name tag is and also give you a link to join your team! This is a great way to meet people and make new friends.