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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
The 3-D Virtual World There.com is gearing up for the Winter There Games starting at the end of this week! There Games are basically like the Olympics and are held in the Summer and the Winter. Thereians are divided up into sixteen teams, separated by your avatar’s name tag color. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly virtual world competition.
Participants earn points for their team and the team with the most points at the end of the Winter There Games takes home a gold medal and of course bragging rights. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from buggy racing, hide and seek, trivia, card games and so much more. Whatever your interests are in our virtual community, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy with friends.
2017 Winter There Games schedule
Join us for some friendly competition over the next ten days in the Winter There Games Village on Frosty Island. Make sure to stop by the Welcome Center, Museum and Coliseum.
You can sign up for competitive events and keep track of the winning teams at the Official There Games Scoreboard.
Do you have a Club in There that you would like to recruit more members to? Get help promoting your Club at the Club Fair happening at the There Fairgrounds January 8th – 15th.
Head over to the There Fairgrounds and pick out a booth (Lot) for your Club. There are several sizes to choose from. Once you find one that will work, join the There Fairgrounds Development Club in order to rent a booth. Once you have rented the booth, you can decorate it to promote your Club. Don’t forget to leave a sign or brochure in the booth so that interested people can locate a link to your Club. Schedule and hold events from your booth during the Club Fair to attract more members.
We’ll see you at the Club Fair in the virtual world There!
The Festival of Lights will be taking place in There.com over the next couple of weeks. Do you have a winter holiday event in mind that you would like to plan and include in the festival?
Some past fun and creative events held during the holidays include winter a wonderland fashion show, Santa scavenger hunt, caroling, secret Santa gift exchange, eight days of Hanukkah, winter ball, ice skating, holiday quests, Developer Showcase, sleigh rides and much more!
If you’d like to plan a holiday event to include in the Festival of Lights, make sure to add the keyword FOL to your event description. You can also contact Staff member Pyrena_Zosime and send her a ThereMail or Facebook message with the details of your event to feature on the There blog and Facebook page.
Also, it’s not too early to start planning for New Year’s Eve events! Thereian Greenie is planning a NYE Masquerade Ball. Contact her to plan coinciding events to celebrate the arrival of 2017!
The Bay Area Boat System (B.A.B.S.) club celebrates its 12th anniversary in There this month! To honor this celebration the B.A.B.S. group is holding special anniversary events September 15th through the 19th.
The B.A.B.S. group supports a network of large landing towers and outposts throughout There. The towers allow big groups of guided hoverboat tours to easily island hop from one location to the next. B.A.B.S.throws regular events and everyone is invited. You can pilot your own hoverboat or relax and enjoy the scenic view from the passenger seat.
The B.A.B.S. group was founded on September 23, 2004 by Thereian LossAngeles. It holds over 500 members and hosts regular events in There. The B.A.B.S.group is so extensive, it has three sub-groups consisting of the B.A.B.S.Flight Captains, B.A.B.S.Host Captains and the B.A.B.S.Outpost Community.
Don’t miss the big anniversary party on Monday, September 19th and the fun events leading up to it. B.A.B.S. has quests, bingo and cross-country racing and other exciting events planned for the celebration.