Category Archives: Virtual Living

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.

There Is Feudal

Sign up for THERE IS FEUDAL events in the Virtual World There.com June 21st – July 5th. Join the battle of good versus evil. Soar high in the sky with the good Samaritans of Saja or gravitate towards the dark side and join forces with the evil Tyr brigade. What side does your allegiance fall on?

The There Is Fuedal battle of good versus evil will play out high in the sky in the land of Saja suspended from plant pods and on the ground under the light of the moon in the darkness of the island of Tyr. Explore these two very different environments in the Virtual World There and decide on a team to root for. (Hint-You can change sides at any time.) Locate the base camp in Saja or Tyr and set up a campsite for the duration of the There is Feudal event. You can also rent an affordable ThereHouse on Tyr.

Once you pledge your allegiance to a base camp. Purchase a PAZ from Shop Central and drop it the environment of your choice. You can then decorate your campsite with items from Auctions. Search for Tyr and Saja themed decorations.

The Engee Skyway Raceway and Light Lanes FunZones located in the land of Saja are available for open hosting events during There Is Feudal. Event Hosts are also welcome to schedule events for There is Feudal at Pocket’s Paintball Park, Venue Vash and the Templar on the mysterious island of Tyr. Check out the list of FunZones available for open hosting events.

Dress the part and find Sajan and Tyrian clothing available in the Auctions. You can also search for elf, fairy, knight, medieval, renaissance fair and other fun costumes in Auctions.

Sign up for the There is Feudal kickoff event scheduled for Sunday, June 21st. Storm the castle and choose a side to pledge allegiance to. Meet up with other Sajan and Tyrian community members.

Technically, you don’t have to pick a side. If you feel like dressing up as a mystical fairy from the land of Saja on a Tuesday and then switch up your look to be a dark overlord from Tyr on a Friday, go for it. It’s all about having fun and participating in online themed events in There. Most of the events scheduled during There Is Feudal are regular weekly events and members are encouraged to dress up. A couple of the events are competitive Saja versus Tyr events. Pick and choose a There Is Feudal event that works best for you.

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.