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Field of Screams – A Halloween Neighborhood

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Tucked away in the darkest corners of Tabu is the Field of Screams Neighborhood dedicated to displays of blood soaked terror, creepy crawlers and things that go bump in the night! Field of Screams is open through November 1st and welcomes all new residents to build the haunted house of their worst nightmares. If you were thinking about putting together something scary for the 2019 Halloween Decorating Contest, Field of Screams is a great spot to build.

All residents will be removed from the Neighborhood on November 1st the day after Halloween and will receive any remaining pro-rated rent. Join the Field of Screams Neighborhood Club to get started. Search the Auctions for Halloween decorations to build with. Field of Screams also offers an open hosting Lot for Event Hosts who need a dark and creepy place to hold their events. Schedule your Halloween party at Howling Hosting.

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Sign up for RobbyBoy Cards Spooky Gin held in the Field of Screams Neighborhood on Tuesday evenings and every other Wednesday during the month of October. Event starts at 4:30 Pacific/ 7:30 Eastern. Doors close 15 minutes after the start of the event. Earn points for monthly Gin United prizes. Join the RobbyBoy_Cards club for invites to future Gin events.

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Pyrena’s Pumpkin Patch

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Tabu Cemetery

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Tiki Talk Tuesday Trivia

Tiki Talk is a weekly trivia event in There hosted by Francis_7 every Tuesday night. Multiple choice questions are read out loud and trivia participants buzz in when they know the answer. Diverse questions are centered around pop culture, music, television and movies.

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Test your brain power and ability to recall random pieces of information for a chance to show your fellow Thereians how much of a smarty pants you are. Join Francis_7 this Tuesday for another round of weekly trivia in There. Sign up for the next Tiki Talk event.

Please be advised that Voice is required to participate. You need the ability to hear the host, but you can answer questions with type. Good luck to all of the Tiki Talk Trivia participants!

 

Halloween Decorating Contest

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Halloween is a hauntingly  good time of year in the virtual world There.com. Our Designers have endless ghoulish imaginations and have created spooky and grisly virtual items for our community to decorate with during the Halloween season. If you are planning on building a haunted house, outdoor bloodbath, creepy cemetery or a scary scene, we’d like to invite you to enter your Zone in the 2019 Halloween Decorating Contest for the chance to win a spooktacular gift. If  you are interested in participating in the contest, please read the guidelines. The deadline to submit your Haunted House is October 23rd. 

Search the Auctions for hundreds of decorative Halloween items. With so many scary virtual goods to choose from, your haunted house will be a scream!

 

 

House of Halloween Horrors

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It wouldn’t be Halloween in the virtual world There.com without Superdale’s House of Horrors! Careful trick-or-treating in the Syn City Neighborhood, you never know what kind of boogy-man or zombie is lurking nearby. Grab your pals because you are not going to want to explore this Halloween masterpiece by yourself. Remember safety in numbers!

Start your journey in the Syn City of Shock and venture through several 100-drop Lots till you reach the end. Superdale has really outdone himself with all of the little details. It will take you a couple of trips through to really appreciate the intricate builds in each haunted room. Happy Halloween and be safe out there trick-or-treating!

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Therebucks Payment Processing Options

Therebucks are the currency used in the Virtual World There. The conversion rate between Therebucks and US dollars is 1,800T = US $1.00. Therebucks can be used to buy virtual goods like clothing, cars and dream homes in the There Shop and from Designers in the Auctions. They can be purchased on the Buy More Therebucks page on There Central.

There.com offers two payment processing options for Thereians to purchase Therebucks. The minimum purchase is $5 and the maximum purchase is $150.

1) STRIPE a debit or credit card payment processor.
2) PayPal an electronic online payment system.

To purchase Therebucks using the Stripe platform…

Go to the Buy More Therebucks page.
Enter the US dollar amount you would like to purchase.
Click the Buy Now button.
Click the payment processor logo on the right. (Non-PayPal logo)
At the next page, click the same logo again.
The Stripe There.com Payment Portal will appear.
Enter your Email.
Enter your debit or credit card number.
Enter the MM/YY and CVC.
Click on the Pay US dollar amount.

To purchase Therebucks using the PayPal platform…

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Go to the Buy More Therebucks page.
Enter the US dollar amount you would like to purchase.
Click the Buy Now button.
Click the PayPal logo on the left.
The PayPal Portal will appear.
Enter your information to process the payment.

Please note it will take up to 10-15 minutes for your Therebucks purchase to be reflected in your balance. You can check your Therebucks balance in your Transaction History.

**There.com is currently experiencing issues with processing PayPal transactions as of 10/4/19. We are working with PayPal to resolve the situation. We expect PayPal services to be back up and running very soon. In the meantime, please use Stripe as a payment service alternative for purchasing Therebucks. If you need to contact There Staff regarding PayPal issues, please send your avatar name and information to Feedback@thereinc.com.

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Autumn Camp-A-Palooza

Camp-A-Palooza is now a quarterly event. Get ready for the week-long Fall camping trip in the virtual world There! Join new and old friends for ghost stories, sing-a-longs around the campfire and leisurely hikes through the woods October 2nd-10th.

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Sign up for the Hike to Camp event on Wednesday, October 2nd and head out with Camp Counslers to the Camp-A-Palooza campsite. Be one of the first Thereians to reach the campsite and grab one the best spots to pitch a tent.

If you are not able to attend the Hike to Camp event on Wednesday, you can cruise over to Happy Little Trees Campground and find the teleportlink out to the secret camp location. There will be plenty of fun camping activities planned during the week. Search keyword camp on the Events Page to discover the line-up of Camp-A-Palooza activities.

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The annual camping trip starts Wednesday night! Do you have your gear packed and ready to go? Make sure you are properly prepared to survive the great outdoors in There. You can purchase camping supplies in the Auctions if you need a tent, sleeping bag, stove or cooler to take with you.

 

There Theme & Event Planning Meetings

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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.

Stay up to date on daily events and follow the There Themes and Events public group on Facebook. Easily keep track of event dates and upcoming themes with the official theme planning meeting notes.

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.

Bay Area Boat System’s 15th Anniversary

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The Bay Area Boat System (B.A.B.S.) club celebrates its 15th anniversary in There this week! To honor this celebration the B.A.B.S. group is holding special anniversary events.

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 all of the ongoing flights, quests and other exciting events planned for the their week-long Anniversary Event. There are five quests out for the event: ACQ BABS Towers Quest, BABS Outposts Quest, BABS Behind the Scenes Quest, BABS Anniversary Quest & GPSD and BABS 15th Anniversary Quest. Plus many other fun BABS events…

BABS Anniversary BINGO Wednesday, September 25th
Thereywood Squares BABS 15th Thursday, September 26th
Cross Country Racing BABS Friday, September 27th
Cards Against BABSmanity Saturday, September 28th
BABS Anniversary Pajama MOTU Saturday, September 28th
RidgeRiderZ: BABS Caldera Sunday, September 29th
BABS 15th Anniversary Event Commemorative Flight Monday, September 30th

ZachC has listed the B.A.B.S. Bel Aire hoverboat in Auctions at a discounted price during the B.A.B.S 15th Anniversary event. Take one for a spin at any one of the celebratory B.A.B.S. events this week in Thereboat

2019 There Summer Games Collectibles

Help promote There Games by decorating your home or clubhouse with an official There Games poster or banner. The 2019 Summer There Games start this week! Your purchase will help promote There Games in-world and contribute funds towards keeping the There Games going every year as well as providing gifts for the winning teams.

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Our Mascot this year is a flamingo named Penelope. Purchase a flamingo statue for your front yard or wear one on your head as a prop!  Swoop up these limited-edition collectibles before they are gone forever. Shop 2019 TSG Collectibles!

Summer There Games FAQs

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The Summer There Games start this week! Save the date for August 9th-17th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 PM PDT.  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 9-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.

What are you waiting for?! Schedule out your There Games plan now. Sign up to participate in your favorite events and we will see you at the Games!