Category Archives: Virtual Living

Home for the Holidays

Oh the weather outside is frightful, but inside it’s so delightful! Cozy up next to the fire in your very own winter cabin 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. View the winter cabin listings to find the perfect spot. 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.

All tenants who rent a winter cabin in Santa’s Village between now and December 20th will be entered into a random drawing for two months of free rent. The drawing will be held on December 21st. Tenants do not need to be present to win. The winner will be notified by ThereMail so make sure your registered email address is up to date.

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.

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.

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.

Flash Fix For Virtual World There

ANNOUNCEMENT: On December 31, 2020 Microsoft will remove the ability to run Adobe Flash in Edge and Internet Explorer. The Virtual World platform There.com will be affected by the removal of Flash.

Flash currently runs several key controls in There like the MessageBar, ChangeMe, the Compass and all of the card games. With the removal of Flash, an Avatar may not be able to use the features mentioned or be able to answer Instant Messages or accept a teleport summons.

The Engineering Staff at There is currently working on an alternative that will allow users to continue playing one of the oldest virtual world platforms despite Microsoft discontinuing Flash. In the new year, Flash will stop working in browsers, but most likely will continue working in-game. The main problem will be with the 2-D web pages. Currently, our Engineers are considering this issue a bug and will most likely be able to create a fix for it.

With so much uncertainty in the real world at this point in time, the Thereian community can look forward to playing There in 2021 and beyond. Moving forward in the new year, users are encouraged to contact Customer Service via email at Feedback@thereinc.com to report any technical issues or bugs related to the removal of Flash.

PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest Awards

Thanks to all of our PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants who captured photos of their puppies during the Dog Days of Summer event. The PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

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

The PAW-Parazzi photo contest allowed for a total of ten entries per participant. Each entry was reviewed by Staff and added to one of the ten contest categories. Staff then reviewed each category and picked the winning photographer. The winner of each category will be called up at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday to roll the dice for a chance at the grand prize. The photographer with the highest dice roll will win a rare dog of their choice. One of our photographers may have won more than one category and they will be given a chance to roll the dice for each category they place in.

1st Place (Top Dice Score)
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos

2nd Place (Second Highest Score)
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy

3rd Place (Third Highest Score)
-Veterinarian Office

All PAW-Parazzi Photo Contest participants will receive a Top Dog Puppy Pal prop and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop. Prizes for the 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The first place winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

Here’s a peek at a few honorable mentions from the contest. The winning dog photo category pictures will be posted in a separate winner announcement after the end of the Puppy Photographer Party. Check back on our blog to see the winning photos! 

Delight (5)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (1)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

BlueAnn (10)

Photo submitted by BlueAnn

Delight (3)

Photo submitted by Delight

FatJohn (1)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

B_A_B_S (9)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

Delight (9)

Photo submitted by Delight

B_A_B_S (2)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

orielle (6)

Photo submitted by Orielle

FatJohn (10)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

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

Pupcation Postcard Awards

Thanks to all of our participants and their dogs who entered the Pupcation Postcard Photo Challenge. We received so many great photos of dogs and their owners playing and having fun throughout the different island locations in There. We are looking forward to to releasing the postcard entries a few at a time to the official There Facebook page over the next several weeks. Keep an eye out for all of the fantastic virtual vacation photos. We hope you’ll give your favorite pupcation postcards a like or a share. 

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The Pupcation Postcard Challenge winners will be announced at the Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th. The party and award ceremony will be held at the Paiz Puppy Park in the Virtual World There. Participants and winners do not need to be present at the party to collect their gifts and prizes.

The Pupcation Postcard Challenge allowed for a total of five entries per participant. Each entry submitted was awarded a random number between 1 and 20. Scores for each entry were added together and the challenger with the most random points was chosen as the grand prize winner. We received so many fantastic postcard entries that we added prizes for first-runner up, second place and third place winners.

Grand Prize Winner
-Choice of Rare Dog Chester, Irving or Santos
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

1st Runner Up
– 2020 Dog Days of Summer Buggy
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

2nd Place
-Veterinarian Office
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

3rd Place
-Big Dog Surfboard Prop
-Fifi or Fido Top Dog Puppy Pal Prop
-Dog Trophy

All challengers will receive a PAWS For A Cause t-shirt and a dog treat from the There Pet Shop for participating. Prizes for 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be passed out at the Puppy Photographer Party. The Grand Prize winner will need to choose which rare dog they’d like to take home and it will be deposited to their Avatar’s account within 72 hours after the end of the party. Top Dog Puppy Pal Props will be given out to the Grand Prize, 1st runner-up, 2nd and 3rd place winners at the party. If you are unable to attend the event we will gift/deposit the prizes to your Avatar account.

It has been great to see so many Thereians out exploring the islands with their dogs. The Pupcation Postcard Challenge created so many cute puppy pics and we can’t wait to share the best postcards to our Facebook page over the next several weeks.

Prizes for the photo challenge were awarded based on luck and not photographer skill. Here’s a small sample of the pupcation photos received during the challenge. 

BABS (3)

Photo submitted by B_A_B_S

FatJohn (2)

Photo submitted by FatJohn

Orielle (5)

Photo submitted by Orielle

LadyMisty (5)

Photo submitted by LadyMisty

coolnet (6)

Photo submitted by Coolnet560

RobbyBoy (3)

Photo submitted by RobbyBoy

verykerry (1)

Photo submitted by VeryKerry

Rock_Star_Dude (1)

Photo submitted by Rock_Star_Dude

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

Animal Style Fashion Show

Dress your Avatar up in your favorite animal costume and hop up on the runway to win Dog Days of Summer gifts. Join other fashionistas in the Virtual World There on Sunday, July 25th at the Animal Fashion Show.

Animal Fashion Show Promo

The Animal Style Fashion Show will start at 4:00 PM Pacific on Sunday afternoon. Arrive at the event and read the rules. Change into your animal costume and walk the fashion runway when the Emcee calls your name. Emote, twirl or sit and look pretty as you tell the audience about your animal outfit of choice. As you exit the fashion stage roll the dice to be entered to win several fun animal prizes.

Models and spectators are welcome at the event. Models take a seat in the front row of the fashion stage. Spectators can cheer folks on from the second row.

Sign up for the Animal Style Fashion Show in There during the Dog Days of Summer event.

 

 

Pups In The Pool

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The Dog Days of Summer are H-O-T in There.com! A wild pack of canines have invaded a backyard pool in the Mahalo Neighborhood to cool off. They’ve been living it up having fun swimming and splashing around while the homeowner was away on vacation in the Tiki Islands.

Upon returning, the homeowner discovered the doggy disaster in their backyard. As you can imagine, the pool filtration system started backing up from all of the dog fur. Their efforts to coax ten pups out of the pool in order to clean it were unsuccessful. The homeowner frantically called all of the local pool cleaning services in the Virtual World There and left several messages for an emergency pool appointment. Your boss at Wicked Clean Pool Service has contacted you to take the cleaning and dog removal appointment on Thursday, July 16th at 6:00 PM Pacific.

The pool cleaning service you work for will not be the only local Thereian pool company to show up for the job. You’ll have to go up against other pool boy/girl competitors to win the job site bid. The customer expects the job to be done quick! If you can remove all ten pups from the pool in 60 seconds or less you’ll receive a Top Dog Puppy Pal prop as payment for a job well-done. The pool boy/girl who can coax all ten dogs out in the fastest amount of time will win a special 2020 Dog Days of Summer buggy.

Only twenty-five pool boys/girls will be able to compete for the job site. Spectators are welcome to lounge in the patio furniture on the deck and watch the shenanigans unfold.  All competitors will receive a special gift. Read the rules at the start of the event and listen to the instructions from the Event Host and Co-Hosts.

Pups in the Pool has been brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer Events.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Dog Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th 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 Puppy Photographer Party on Thursday, July 30th 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 over the course of the next several weeks. 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.