ANNOUNCEMENT- There.com has updated their Virtual World Developer Submission Guidelines and created new Peer Review Guidelines and rules. The Developer Program updates for Designers and Product Peer Reviewers are effective immediately. Please review an outline of the summary of changes to the Developer Program documents below.
- Updated list of inappropriate content added.
- Minimum coverage requirements clarified.
- Copyright infringement clarified.
- Links to copyright infringement, fair use and parody resources added.
- NEW Rule – Designer required to now cancel a submission item if it has five (5) negative reviews.
- NEW Rule – Designer is not allowed to review their own product submission with Alt Avatars.
- Updated Developer Program violation outcome.
- Peer Review resource links added.
- Developer Frequently Asked Questions added.
The Peer Review System help article was updated with newly created Peer Review Guidelines.
- Peer Review System rules instated.
- Review requirements clarified.
- Product Review education added.
- Review types clarified.
- NEW canned comment reesponses added for use in Peer Reviews.
- Peer Review System violation outcomes added.
Peer Review FAQS Added
- Outline of offenses updated.
- Complaint policy updated.
- Complaint process updated.
Product Review Submission Listings Page Updated
- Peer Review System rules posted.
- Links added to Submission Guidelines & Peer Review Guidelines.
Individual Product Submission Page Updated
- How to review a product education added.
- Handy summary of Submission Guidelines shown.
- Peer Review resource links added.
The There.com team appreciates our community taking the time to read the new and updated Developer Program documents. We ask our There Developers and Peer Reviewers to get familiarized with the most current and up-to-date Product Submission Guidelines and Peer Review Guidelines. Please note the addition of rules for Developers to follow in the Peer Review System.
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.
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.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 18th. The evening is going to the DOGS! Dress in your fanciest attire and attend the PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser Gala Event in the Virtual World There.com. Enjoy music, dancing, card games and meeting new friends at the fundraiser.
There will be five special dog Auctions during the Gala to help raise money for future themed-event gifts and prizes. Two retired dogs and three rare canines will be available for adoption. Can you provide a doggy a loving home?
If you already have a pack of dogs in your ThereHouse, instead of adopting another dog you can help support There Themed Events by purchasing a PAWS For A Cause Fundraiser shirt. Available in Fido for men and Fifi for women.
Attend the PAWS For A Cause Gala Event and receive a special Dog Days of Summer gift! Stand in line at the gala giveaway booth to receive a Fido Puppy Pal or a Fifi Puppy Pal. Enjoy one free blue lagoon fancy drink from the bar. Giveaway gifts available while supplies last during the event.
The PAWS For A Cause Gala event was brought to you by the Dog Days of Summer in the Virtual World There.
Who let the dogs out?! The Dog Days of Summer event has started in the Virtual World There.com. With so many dogs running around the islands the cats have been a little stressed out. Gather your feline friends and find sanctuary at the Cracked Out Cats event on Thursday, July 16th.
Cracked is a competitive vocabulary word game played in There. Players are challenged to race against the clock to come up with high scoring words in order to beat their opponent. Players pass around an egg timer. When the round is over a little chick bursts out of the egg and the person holding it is docked points.
Game play will start 10 minutes after the event begins. Watch the Zone IM box for the Event Host to announce the start of game play. The object is to play as many games as you can during the event to increase your score. Read the official Cracked Rules to learn about scoring and how to change the game table options.
All event attendees will receive free kitten ears for their Avatar to wear. The cool cat with the highest score will win a large cat and mice hoverboat.
Sign up for the feline-friendly Cracked Out Cats event. NO DOGS ALLOWED!
Join forces with Team Saja or Team Tyr to battle it out in the saga of good versus evil. The Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is a competitive event held during the There Is Feudal theme in the Virtual World There. Pledge your allegiance to Saja or Tyr and complete the photo challenge on your own or with friends.
MISSION: Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge – Thursday, July 2nd at 8:00 PM EST
At the start of the event, teleport to Pocket’s Paintball Park to begin your mission. Before you lies two separate paths to adventure. The quest on the left leads to the land of Saja. The quest on the right leads to the land of Tyr. You must choose wisely.
On your mission you will travel to 3 different spots in the Virtual World There. Follow the photo challenge instructions at each quest clue to discover the next photo shoot location. You will need to provide photographic evidence of your journey and prove your allegiance to the team.
You may choose to do a solo-mission or join forces with your chosen team to accept the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge. You have a span of two hours to complete your mission to earn points for Team Saja or Team Tyr. During the competitive team event, click on the Saja or Tyr Quest clue to get started. Answer the quest clue to depart to your first photo location. Follow the quest clues to complete the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge.
The object of the Tyr vs Saja Photo Challenge is to earn the most points for your team. Each member of the highest scoring team will earn a special prize. In order to be eligible for the special team prize, you’ll need to register your Avatar name by completing the Saja Quest or the Tyr Quest in addition to submitting your entry by email for the photo challenge.
-Earn 3 points for your team by entering the photo challenge.
-Earn 2 points for every successfully completed photo task.
-Earn 1 point for every Avatar present in your photo.
- You must dress accordingly to your alliance for each photo. Find an outfit in Auctions and either purchase it or use the Try-It option for free.
- You must email your three photos to Feedback@thereinc.com with the following information:
-Email Subject: Saja vs Tyr
-Your Avatar Name
-Your Team – Saja or Tyr
-Attach Your 3 Photos
DO NOT post your photos to Facebook. They will be featured in a There blog post and highlighted on the official There Facebook page.
The Professional Photographer Award will be given to the participant with the best overall photo during the mission. The winner of this award will receive a RLX Green Turbo Hoverbike or a Flying Machine Hoverboat.
To be considered for this prestigious award, all 3 of your photo submissions must fit the following criteria:
- Photo must be clear of chat bubbles and name tags.
- Compass, menus and IM windows must be turned off or minimized.
- Desktop screen grabs must be edited. Remove your computer background. Crop out any There menus.
- There must be something funny, creative or interesting happening in the photo. It could also be a large group photo of either Team Saja or Team Tyr.
***YOU CAN PLAY FOR BOTH TEAMS! Do the photo quest for Saja and send in an entry. Do the photo quest for Tyr and send in a separate entry. Invite your friends along and encourage them to enter the photo challenge too.
PHOTO TASK EXAMPLES
Team Saja Photo Task #1
Team Saja Photo Task #2
Team Saja Photo Task #3
Team Tyr Photo Task #1
Team Tyr Photo Task #2
Team Tyr Photo Task #3