Talk like a pirate, walk like a pirate and look like a pirate. Dress the part for Pirates Ahoy! Check out the Auction listings for men’s and women’s clothing during the pirate theme week in the Virtual World There.com.
Sign up for fun events during Pirates Ahoy September 18th – 24th.
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.
This Beta removes the Virtual World There client dependency on Flash and supports Microsoft Edge as its internal browser. We have released a Beta test client with the new updates and would like to invite the Thereian Community to test it out.
If you’d like to participate in the Beta test, click on the Help Article to find the instructions and installer. Please report the outcome of testing to us at Feedback@thereinc.com. Title your subject line as There Edge Testing. Include the type of operating system you are using and please make sure to include your avatar name.
The Beta test client uses open-source products from a number of sources, including, but not limited to:
Is my operating system supported?
The Beta test client supports Windows 8.1, 10 and 11. We’d like to gather feedback from members using Windows 7 and 8 to find out if there are limitations.
How do I install the Beta test client update?
Read the Beta Help Article and click on the Installer. Download the Installer and open it. Click YES to allow the Beta client to make changes to your machine. Wait for the process to initialize. The destination folder will be named c:\Makena\There-Beta. Click continue. Once the install is complete click on the There Beta icon on your desktop to launch the test client.
Can I go back and forth between the current production client that uses Flash/IE and the Beta test client that uses Edge/HTML5?
Yes, as long as you saved the Beta client under a different file name such as c:\Makena\There-Beta. You’ll see the Beta client and the Production client icons on your desktop.
Can I uninstall Adobe Flash?
If you want to keep the current production client that is dependent on Flash, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on Flash and you can go ahead and uninstall it for security reasons. Adobe has provided instructions on how to uninstall Flash.
Can I uninstall Internet Explorer?
If you want to keep the current production client that uses Internet Explorer for webapps, you will need to keep it installed on your machine. The new Beta client is not dependent on IE and you can go ahead and uninstall it. Microsoft has provided instructions on how to uninstall IE.
I like my current browser. Do I have to update to Edge?
No, you can use your preferred browser outside of There. Please note, IE11 will go out of support soon so if you’d like to update your external browser you can choose Edge as an option.
What should I test in the Beta client?
All Card Tables
Shoutcast – We are aware of the issues with Shoutcast. A fix for it has not been included in the Beta.
ChangeMe – There are issues with the cursor not staying in the type box, so when you try to save a new clothing outfit your text will show up in chat bubbles. To fix this, move the Change Me window around and then place your cursor in the text box to type.
Cracked Tables- There are issues with the cursor not staying in the text box of the game hud. To fix this click on the hand icon to move the game hud window around. Once you have moved it, you should be able to put the cursor in the text box and type normally.
Please remember to send your Beta test results to us at Feedback@thereinc.com.
Travel to the last campsite tonight for the Camp-A-Palooza event in the virtual world There.com. Grab your camping gear and your best buddy and head out on the trail with the Bay Area Boat System’s head to camp event starting at Monday night 7:00 pm PDT. If you miss out on tonight’s hike to camp, you can visit the Camp-A-Palooza headquarters and access the teleport to camp at anytime during the week.
Earn badges, prizes and a new reputation at Camp-A-Palooza. Pitch your tent, park your RV, hike the mountain trails, sing camp songs, tell spooky stories around the campfire and find the elusive BIGFOOT. Your guideline is your adventurous spirit so bring and build whatever you like. Track your earned Camp-A-Palooza badges here.
Check out the camping quests and find fun at your own leisurely pace. There’s lots of fun events coming up during the last week of camp. Don’t miss out on Camp 007 Twist and Shout buggy maze, Wake n’ Bake Camp a daily activity, Camp Roundabout Gin, Camp Bike Night Bacio Style, Camp Cards, Kate’s Kampfire Stories and Songs, Thereywood Squares Camp Edition and the CCR Camp Race. These fun camp activities and more can be found on the Activities Page. Use the keyword camp.
Club WOW will hosting the Camp-A-Palooza closing party with special guest DJ XCAL and Cindy83 pumping the jams to keep you dancing all night. Sign up for the camp blow out party Saturday, April 23rd at 7:00 pm PDT.
Every month in the virtual world There, Event Hosts plan staple events and special themed events celebrating holidays, seasons, annual themes and more for the community to enjoy. If you’d like to volunteer to participate in the planning of these events, drop by the weekly There Themes & Events meetings on Monday nights.
Sign up to attend if you’d like to seek host support, share new ideas and keep up to date on what events are coming up so that you can plan and contribute your own creative events. The Monday night meetings are hosted by EmmaJean.
The next big theme coming up in There is Halloween. Do you have an idea for a spooky event or perhaps want to show off your haunted house? Attend the next There Themes and Events meeting on September 30th in the evening and meet with other hosts planning events for the month of October.
Shop There Games decorations for your home or clubhouse with official 2018 There Winter Games merchandise. Not only does your purchase help advertise the There Games, but the proceeds go towards keeping the There Games events going every year as well as providing gifts for the winning teams. Add the 2018 Winter collectibles to your growing There Games memorabilia!
Shop the 2018 There Winter Games decorations in the Auctions. The official TWG merchandise is only available for a limited time, so get yours before the season ends.
The Summer There Games are on the horizon! Save the date for August 18th – 27th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 17th. Want to know more about Summer There Games? Check out our handy There Games FAQs.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Summer There Games. What is it?
Summer There Games is a huge 10-day event series in There that runs in the later part of summer. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more! No matter what your interest, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.
In a nutshell, members compete at There Games to earn points for their team. At the end, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal. (The 2nd and 3rd place teams take the silver and bronze awards respectively.)
How can I join a team for There Games?
Congratulations, you are already part of a team! We have 16 There Games teams based on the 16 avatar Nametag colors. (The Nametag is the colored bar over your avatar’s head where your see your name.) Everyone has a Nametag color that is randomly generated when you join There.
What if I can’t figure out what my Nametag color is?
If you aren’t sure what your Nametag color is, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to to the Summer Games Welcome Center and find one of the handy Nametag signs.
When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your Nametag is. Once you know your Nametag color find your team club listed here. Joining your team’s club is a great way to meet people, make new friends and keep up to date with what’s going on.
Do I have to join my Nametag team’s club to participate at There Games?
No. While joining your team’s club is a great way to connect with your fellow teammates, it is not required. You can still go to There Games events and earn points for your team. The event Hosts will be able to see which team you belong to by (you guessed it!) looking at your Nametag.
How do I sign up for an event?
It’s very easy to participate in Summer There Games. Search the keyword “TSG” on the Activities Page to see a handy list of all the TSG events. There are lots of events to choose from! Take a look and start signing up for the things that interest you. Whether you love the thrill of competition or prefer something more low key, you will find plenty of fun activities.
Some event descriptions state that points are given and others do not. What’s the difference?
Some There Games events are competitive and award points to the teams based on who comes in 1st, 2nd, etc. Other events are purely social for people who don’t want to compete but still want to participate in the Games. Event descriptions are marked accordingly to help you decide which events are right for you.
When you attend an event that awards points, the goal is to try to earn points for your Nametag team. At the end of There Games, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal.
How do I attend a There Games event after I’ve signed up?
When you sign up for an event, it will be added to your schedule. To see a handy list of the events you have signed up for, go to the Activities Page and click the “My Upcoming Events” link.
If you are in world and sign up for an event that has already started, you’ll get a system message offering to take you there now. Otherwise, you’ll get the message when the event begins. If you accept, you’ll be teleported directly to the Zone where the event is happening.
What should I do when I arrive at a There Games event?
When you arrive at a There Games event and enter the Zone, the first thing you should do is look for a rule book. Be sure to read this so you are familiar with the rules of the event. If there is a Zone box in use, also keep an eye on this in case additional instructions are being given. Become familiar with how the event is scored and what you should strive to do in order to win a point for your Nametag team.
For a fun team-building activity, you might want to start a group IM with other members of your Nametag team who are also participating in the event
I tried to go to my There Games event but got a message that the event is currently full. What should I do?
If the event is currently full and you are unable to enter the Zone, wait for a system message to tell you when it’s your turn before you attempt to enter again. Trying to enter before it’s your turn will result in you being teleported back out of the Zone and moved to the bottom of the waiting list for the event. This will also create extra lag in the event and affect the Zone box, making it difficult for the Host(s) to properly communicate with the members inside.
Any other tips for attending a There Games event?
- Do not go AFK (away from keyboard) in a competitive, points-awarding event. If something comes up, please step out of the Zone and free up a space for someone who is actively waiting to compete for their team.
- Please have patience with the event Hosts. There Games events can be very hectic with a lot of specific instructions to follow for the event to run smoothly. Keep yourself well informed by reading the rules and knowing who the Host(s) are in case you have questions.
How does scoring work at events?
Each event is unique in the way it is scored. When you attend a There Games event, it’s very important to read the rules and listen to instructions given by the Host(s) at the beginning of the event. This will give you an understanding of how you can compete and possibly earn points for your team.
I see lots of people running around with team-colored items. Where can I find this stuff?
Can I find out how my team is doing during There Games?
If you would like to keep track of how the Games are going, you can check out the official There Scoreboard at http://www.therescore.com.
Point totals update automatically each time a Host enters the results from his or her event into the database. Another handy feature on this page is the ability to see a list of the activities scheduled each day by simply clicking the links for Day 1, Day 2, etc.
Do you want to play a game? Six randomly chosen teams will go head to head in a week-long friendly competition in the virtual world There.com. Island Games run May 20th through May 27th.
Events for Island Games are being added daily to the Activities Page. Sign up in advance for events that spark your interest and inner competitor. Once the Island Games have started, you can keep track of your team’s points with the official Island Games’s Scoreboard.
Visit the Island Games Neighborhood and stop by the Welcome Center for more information. You can find your team’s hangout in the back of the Neighborhood. Decorate the Lot with your team and hang out together before the start of the games.
Good luck to all of the teams!
A lot of outlaws have been rolling into town during the Thereian Stampede. The Sheriff has been working overtime to tame the wild West and needs your help! Are you good at tracking down bad guys? Go on the hunt for There’s Most Wanted Outlaws!
Each day during Thereian Stampede, there will be a new wanted poster tacked to the wall of the Sheriff’s Office. Visit the jail and look for the most recent outlaw added to the most wanted list. Once you’ve identified your criminal, form a posse and head out West. All outlaws are wanted dead or alive. You must capture a photo of the outlaw of the day to show proof that you crossed paths. Send your pic to email@example.com. For every outlaw you capture on film, you will be entered to win a prize or 1,000 Tbux.
Sign up for the next event at the Sheriff’s Office and form a search party with other attendees.
Wanted poster images created by B_A_B_S and fatjohn.
Join your name tag color team in participating in the Winter There Games events over the next two weeks. Not sure which team you are on? Stop by the Winter There Games Welcome Center and click on the handy name tag sign and it will tell you which team you belong to.
Once you know the color of your team, you’ll want to join the special name tag club associated with your color in order to communicate with your teammates and keep up to date about events they are attending. Every name tag team has a link to an in-world Instant Message on their club page so that you can communicate in real-time and summon other members to your location.
Next, you’ll want to check out your name tag color team hangout in the Winter There Games Village. Think of the hangouts as a spot to tailgate before the Winter There Games events start. You can plan meet and greets, parties, roundups or practice your card game skills with other teammates prior to the Games.
Everyone on your team has hosting rights to the Lot. You can decorate your team hangout by setting an Event and dropping items. The items will remain out in the Lot until the next person who sets an event clears the Lot. It’s a good idea to save your layout so that you can set it back out at a later time if you need it. We ask that you stick to decorating your own name tag color Lot and let the other teams take care of their own hangouts.
You can find decorative There Games items in the Auctions to spruce up the place! Keep your team color and the Winter There Games in mind when decorating your team hangout.
We look forward to checking out the creative and fun builds all of the different teams come up with. Find your team hangout and start decorating!