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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

Object

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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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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Wild West Week

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Saddle up the horses and head out on the Aurora highway for Wild West Week in the virtual world There! Round up the posse from November 10th to the 18th for a dusty ride over the treacherous trails of There.

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The Event Hosts have a lot of fun Western theme events planned for you. Share tall-tales around the campfire, stop by the pub, race your trusty steed cross country, saddle up for some games and dosey-do at the Western Ho Down.

Go back in time to the days of prairie wagons and visit the Aurora Gulch Neighborhood. Join the gang and drop a PAZ surrounding Aurora Gulch for a week of camping during the Wild West event.

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If you need a new horse to ride, some fancy chaps or a barrel hat and shotgun, check out the Auctions for the latest Western wear.

Field of Screams – A Halloween Neighborhood

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Tucked away in the darkest corners of Tabu is the Field of Screams Neighborhood dedicated to displays of blood soaked terror, creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night! Field of Screams is open through November 1st and welcomes all new residents to build the haunted house of their worst nightmares. If you were thinking about putting together something scary for the 2019 Halloween Decorating Contest, Field of Screams is a great spot to build.

All residents will be removed from the Neighborhood on November 1st the day after Halloween and will receive any remaining pro-rated rent. Join the Field of Screams Neighborhood Club to get started. Search the Auctions for Halloween decorations to build with. Field of Screams also offers an open hosting Lot for Event Hosts who need a dark and creepy place to hold their events. Schedule your Halloween party at Howling Hosting.

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Sign up for RobbyBoy Cards Spooky Gin held in the Field of Screams Neighborhood on Tuesday evenings and every other Wednesday during the month of October. Event starts at 4:30 Pacific/ 7:30 Eastern. Doors close 15 minutes after the start of the event. Earn points for monthly Gin United prizes. Join the RobbyBoy_Cards club for invites to future Gin events.

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Pyrena’s Pumpkin Patch

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Tabu Cemetery

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Welcome to My Nightmare

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Chillin’ with the Boo’s

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Halloween Decorating Contest

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Halloween is a hauntingly  good time of year in the virtual world There.com. Our Designers have endless ghoulish imaginations and have created spooky and grisly virtual items for our community to decorate with during the Halloween season. If you are planning on building a haunted house, outdoor bloodbath, creepy cemetery or a scary scene, we’d like to invite you to enter your Zone in the 2019 Halloween Decorating Contest for the chance to win a spooktacular gift. If  you are interested in participating in the contest, please read the guidelines. The deadline to submit your Haunted House is October 23rd. 

Search the Auctions for hundreds of decorative Halloween items. With so many scary virtual goods to choose from, your haunted house will be a scream!

 

 

Therebucks Payment Processing Options

Therebucks are the currency used in the Virtual World There. The conversion rate between Therebucks and US dollars is 1,800T = US $1.00. Therebucks can be used to buy virtual goods like clothing, cars and dream homes in the There Shop and from Designers in the Auctions. They can be purchased on the Buy More Therebucks page on There Central.

There.com offers two payment processing options for Thereians to purchase Therebucks. The minimum purchase is $5 and the maximum purchase is $150.

1) STRIPE a debit or credit card payment processor.
2) PayPal an electronic online payment system.

To purchase Therebucks using the Stripe platform…

Go to the Buy More Therebucks page.
Enter the US dollar amount you would like to purchase.
Click the Buy Now button.
Click the payment processor logo on the right. (Non-PayPal logo)
At the next page, click the same logo again.
The Stripe There.com Payment Portal will appear.
Enter your Email.
Enter your debit or credit card number.
Enter the MM/YY and CVC.
Click on the Pay US dollar amount.

To purchase Therebucks using the PayPal platform…

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Go to the Buy More Therebucks page.
Enter the US dollar amount you would like to purchase.
Click the Buy Now button.
Click the PayPal logo on the left.
The PayPal Portal will appear.
Enter your information to process the payment.

Please note it will take up to 10-15 minutes for your Therebucks purchase to be reflected in your balance. You can check your Therebucks balance in your Transaction History.

**There.com is currently experiencing issues with processing PayPal transactions as of 10/4/19. We are working with PayPal to resolve the situation. We expect PayPal services to be back up and running very soon. In the meantime, please use Stripe as a payment service alternative for purchasing Therebucks. If you need to contact There Staff regarding PayPal issues, please send your avatar name and information to Feedback@thereinc.com.

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Own Your Own Slice of Paradise

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Interested in building your virtual dream home in There? If you’ve caught the decorating bug, a small private 20-Acre island Neighborhood is a great option to build your own slice of paradise for virtual living.

There are currently two 20-Acre Neighborhoods listed in Auctions. The smaller affordable 20-Acre hoods allow for up to 200 decorative drops. They are great for individual builders or to be shared with a neighbor. Learn how to build your own community in There with the Neighborhood Set Up Manual. You can shop the Auctions for a 20-Acre private island Neighborhood or send in a request to our customer service team and we’d be happy to list a Neighborhood of your liking in the Auctions.

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Comet A1 is a private 20-Acre Island Neighborhood located offshore of Comet. It has a large bay capable of holding ships and boats. The island’s terrain includes flat sandy beaches and an elevated grassy knoll perfect for beachfront living. The monthly rent for Comet A1 is 95,000T. The next rental due date for the private island Neighborhood is November 1st. Place your bid on 20-Acre Comet A1.

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Enjoy sprawling flat sandy beaches and rolling green hills with 20-Acre Neighborhood Comet A2. This private island Neighborhood would make a great spot for a beach bungalow community. The monthly rent for Comet A2 is 95,000T. The next rental due date for the private island Neighborhood is November 1st. Place your bid on 20-Acre Comet A2.

 

Frosty Nights & Warm Winter Cabins

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful! Cozy up next to the fire in your very own home on Frosty Island. Enjoy snow-covered terrain and the beautiful pink, purple and orange skies of this delightful island in There shaped like a snowman.

Make yourself at home in a two-story winter cabin located in Santa’s Village. This lovely home offers a dining room, living room, family room and upstairs loft. Complete with outdoor lights and frozen icicles.

The snow-covered cabin is included free with the monthly rental of a one-acre Development Lot. Join the Santa’s Village Development Group first before picking out your new homestead. To rent a holiday cabin for the winter, step into the Lot and go to This Place on your menu bar and clicking information about For Rent. Here is a helpful article about setting up your Development Lot in the Santa’s Village Development Zone.

You can purchase furniture, artwork and a Christmas tree from Shop Central or the Auctions to decorate your cabin for the holidays. Our Designers have created many different styles of holiday home decor for you to choose from. Once you’ve got your home decorated to your liking, you can create an event and invite your friends and new neighbors to a housewarming party.

2018-11-29 (1)If you’d like to build your own home from scratch, you can purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it anywhere around Santa’s Village on the Island of Frosty. Pick and choose what kind of furniture and decorations you would like to have in your home.

There are also two Neighborhoods located on Frosty that are welcoming new tenants. Make yourself at home at Candy Cane Lane or Winter Wonderland.

Superdale’s House of Horrors

It wouldn’t be Halloween in the virtual world There.com without Superdale’s House of Horrors! Careful trick-or-treating in the RedWalks Neighborhood, you never know what kind of boogy-man or zombie is lurking nearby. Grab your pals because you are not going to want to explore this Halloween masterpiece by yourself. Remember safety in numbers!

Start your journey in the graveyard and venture through four 100-drop Lots till you reach the end. Superdale has really outdone himself with all of the little details. It will take you a couple of trips through to really appreciate the intricate builds in each haunted room.