Tag Archives: Summer There Games

Choose Your Own Name Tag Color

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Every avatar born in There has a Name Tag. Name Tag colors are randomly assigned as Member Accounts are created. There are a total of sixteen colors. Twice a year There Games are held in our 3-D Virtual World where Thereians join their Name Tag color team to participate in competitive events.

Each year during the Games, there is a Name Tag blackout period where Thereians cannot change their Name Tag color. This happens two weeks prior to the start of the Games and lasts till two weeks after the end of the Games. For the upcoming 2016 Summer There Games, the blackout dates will be August 5th through September 11th.

The majority of Thereians choose to participate in the Games with the Name Tag color they were born with, but some members want to be on the same Name Tag color team as their friends. There allows members to choose their own Name Tag colors for a fee of 36,000T. If you’d like to change your Name Tag color for the Games, you’ll need to make sure to do it before August 5th.

Keep in mind that your previous Name Tag color team may be sad to see you go. You’ll also need to buy a new There Games team uniform, accessories and props to match your new Name Tag color since the current There Games merchandise you have in your inventory will not change colors. Please make sure you’ve chosen the right Name Tag color as there are no refunds for switching over to a new color if you accidentally pick the wrong one.

 

Call For Summer Games Event Hosts

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The There Games are hailed as one of the largest crowd-drawing events in There.com.  The foundation of the Games is the creative, fun and competitive events dreamed up and put on by friendly There Games event Hosts and Co-Hosts. Each year There Games competitors look forward to the unique types of events offered by each Host. There are all kinds of competitors with different interests, skill levels and abilities who seek out events like card games, vehicle races, costume parties, round-ups, underwater basket weaving and tons of other types of rewarding events. In order to have a successful There Games we need Event Hosts and Co-Hosts who are fired up and ready to put on fun and fantastic events for the competitors. We are putting out a call to all past, present and future Hosts to sign up to host a  There Games event this summer season.

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If you are a seasoned Host or still climbing up the Event Host skill ladder, we’d love to have your participation in the upcoming Summer There Games. The Host Coordinators have a lot of great documents and information about Hosting events in There to share with you. There is a weekly meeting for There Games Event Hosts where you can get advice and support on how to set up and manage your event. They can help you get your events listed in the Official Scoreboard and help you figure out how you would like to score your event. The Host Coordinators  have come up with a helpful document for Event Hosts to learn about new and creative ways to score There Games events.

If you’re interested in hosting a Summer There Games event, sign up for the There Games Hosting Group to stay in contact with other Hosts and receive updates about important Host information. The weekly Host Meetings are held at There Games Park. The meetings are an hour-long and you can discuss your ideas and get feedback from other Hosts. Attending the meetings are not required, but they can be really helpful.  If you’re interested in hosting and can’t stop by a meeting, you can contact the Host Coordinators directly by ThereMail. The Host Coordinators for the 2016 Summer There Games are B_A_B_S & fatjohn. You can reach out to them if you have any questions.

We look forward to your Summer There Games Events!

 

Summer There Games Logo Contest

We are gearing up for another season of There Games! The next Summer Games will be held in several weeks. Submissions for the Summer There Games Logo are now being accepted. If you’ve got an artistic side we’d love for you to submit your own creative vision of the next Summer There Games logo. All logo entries are due by July 15th, so you’ve got a couple of weeks to work your graphic design magic.

Please read the Summer There Games Logo Contest guidelines below to enter.

  • Submit logo designs in .jpg or .png format.
  • Pixel size must be 512 x 256 or 256 x 512.
  • Include the words 2016 and Summer There Games or There Summer Games.
  • You may incorporate the official There logo.
  • You may NOT steal copyrighted material and incorporate it into your logo.
  • If your logo is found to have copyrighted material it will be disqualified.

All entries will be posted anonymously for the Thereian Community to vote on. The winning logo will be used on virtual merchandise. Sales from the Summer Games merchandise will go towards running the event as well as prizes for the winning teams.

If you’re interested in participating in the 2016 Summer Games logo contest, make sure to email your entry to theofficialtheregames@gmail.com by July 15th. Good luck to all of our contest participants!

 

 

Congratulations to the Winning There Games Teams!

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What an amazing Summer There Games season we’ve had over the past ten days! With over 250 events and 7,000 competitors, this has been one of the most action packed There Games yet! We wanted to say thank you to the STG committee, event hosts, co-hosts and all of the color team participants.

Congratulations to Olive for a job well done and taking home the Gold this year. The Light Blue team won the Silver medal and the Peach team won the Bronze.

Make sure to collect your winning medals over at the Club99 stage at the Grassy Knoll. There will be dancing and celebrations all evening. See you There!

2015 Summer There Games Closing Ceremony Sunday, September 6th

It’s been a fun-filled ten days of competitive events in There! Join us for the 2015 Summer There Games Closing Ceremony on Sunday, September 6th at 2:00 PM PDT/5:00 PM EST. The first, second and third place winners will be announced.

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Summer There Games Opening Ceremony

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The 2015 Summer There Games kick off Friday August 28th! Join us for the Opening Ceremony at 5:55 PM PST/ 8:55 PM EST.

Sign up for TSG Events and keep track of team scores at the Official There Games Scoreboard.

Men’s There Games Apparel

Hey guys, get geared up for Summer There Games! Find male There Games apparel and accessories in the Auctions. There are tons of stylish sportswear to represent your color team.

You can find a full list of Men’s There Games Apparel in all sixteen colors in Auctions.

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Don’t forget to accessorize your outfit with shoes! Team Color Super Bunny Shoes make you run faster and jump higher, giving you an edge on any foot-sport events during the Games.

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Fun & Festive There Games Props

Have fun and show off your team spirit with a flag or silly prop at the Summer There Games! There Games props are on sale now in the Auctions.

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Women’s Summer There Games Apparel

Show your team spirit by dressing the part for the 2015 Summer There Games! Our designers have created stylish sportswear for the ladies to wear during the 10-day series of competitive events. Whether you want to go with a traditional toga or represent your color team with a sweet track suit or cheerleader uniform, there are many styles to choose from. Try on a couple of outfits for free and see which one you like best!

You can find a full list of Women’s There Games Apparel in all sixteen colors in the Auctions.

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Don’t forget to accessorize your outfit with shoes! Team Color Super Bunny Shoes make you run faster and jump higher, giving you an edge on any foot-sport events during the Games.

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Every Legendary Fashionista in There will have her game gear on point this Summer. Don’t be without festive Games apparel to support your name tag color team this season! Shop the Official There Games Shop and the Auctions for designer duds.

Summer There Games Frequently Asked Questions

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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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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?

If you want some gear to show your team spirit, be sure to check out our There Games Shop.  Many designers have also created team gear that you can find for sale in the Auctions.

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.