There will re-open

After cleaning the data, reviewing the cleansed data, and talking about it some more, we finally said “Ok, do we want to do this?”.

The answer was a unanimous “Yes”.

We will work to re-open There as a Paid Service (fees TBD, but at least $10/month) for folks 18 or older. You will be able to use your old Avatars, and will have all of the inventory and Therebucks you had when we closed.

I know that many of you will be disappointed by the 18 or older aspect of our decision. As I’ve said, at this juncture we can’t afford to provide the level of support and monitoring we think is right to protect folks under 18, so we’re not going to put minors, or ourselves, in that position. In the future this might change, but that decision is final for now. Again, I apologize.

I’ll say right now that we will all have to work together to help supplant Customer Support and Community, especially at the outset. My impression is that most folks here would be more than happy to help and we’ll welcome it.

We don’t know the opening date yet, but we do know we’ll start with ThereIM, then the public areas, then, finally, hoods, lots, FunZones, etc. And, of course, the Developer program will be re-activated along the way.

As I said, we’ve done some work to get ready for this, but clearly there’s lots more to do. As we zero in on an opening date, we’ll let people know.

As promised, I’ll share the data about what it costs to run There, and, after we open, how much we pull in, every month. We might go totally hog wild and publish the # of members and # of people logged in even.

Finally, I’d like to thank everyone for their participation, and patience with this survey.

We’re all very excited (well, cautiously very excited) about this, and determined to make it work. We’re all looking forward to the first month we can declare There “Broke Even”, or, even, gasp, “Made a profit”. Thanks to your enthusiastic response, we’re sure it’s possible, and willing to do our best to make it happen.

We’ll keep you filled in as we know more. I promise there will be a follow-up post by the end of the week.

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  4. #4 by alissa on 2012.11.25 - 9:26 am

    i think there should be free , consider it for some people if they want to pay they can but it should… this is a fun game & to pay for it is not very fun .

  5. #5 by Sally on 2012.11.14 - 5:19 am

    Hi, I’m interested in joining there.com, but paypal is not available in my country, is there any other payment method acceptable?

  6. #6 by Brandon on 2012.08.24 - 6:09 pm

    I’m 17 and will be turning 18 May 13th. I played There back before it closed down. I was wondering if there is anyway for me to be able to play. I mean, I have my own job and debit card. Also, rated M games are usually for 17+ right? Is there anyway to bump it down to 17? Thank you

    • #7 by toufovou on 2012.08.25 - 12:01 pm

      You can play again on May 13th

  7. #8 by Dainisp4455 on 2012.05.29 - 9:45 am

    i don’t understand i liked there soo much that was my first multyplayergame i had 9 or 10 years old IM latvian so when i played this great game every day i learned new english words what happened to there? why it was closed? is waited so much for this game when finaly it was opened it boked my heart why only for +18 years old folks?? is there any aduld stuff like i porn? or is there any bloody places? of corse thats no problem for me register with fake ancoat where i will write that im 20 years old and i can pay 10 per month but i will dont i mybe want play there but i newer break rules i still hope that some when there will be open for everybody under 18 and older. but if no i will wait some years now i am 16/17 years old. and please answer on theese qousions: 1 Why there was closed? 2: There some when will be open for theese who are under 18? i love this game this game showed me much beatyfull places. Good luck Michael Wilson
    by Dainisp

  8. #9 by Jamiedadude on 2012.04.13 - 1:35 am

    Basically, to everyone moaning about them making money, what does every other business do? As much as they love the job, money must be made, if they didn’t, it wouldn’t be a business, you wouldn’t see McDonald’s giving out free burgers cause people didn’t want em making profit right?

    Secondly, $10 a month, is that really such a burden, about how many of you buy more than $10 of junk a month that you and I both know is un-necessary and not as fun as There.com? BTW thats around £6.60 for GB’ians, and for all you GB peoples (like me) its cheap!

    Thirdly, really looking forward to the reopen MW, though I gotta ask, what’s the possibility of invite referral service, where if you invite players successfully, could there be a small tbx reward per person, cause I and many others have been looking to invite friends, and this could be a incentive to others as well I believe? Might boost the numbers of joining players in June/July!

    And Lastly, Cya all ongame =)

    • #10 by arbatas on 2012.04.14 - 12:31 pm

      I agree!!!!

    • #11 by arbatas on 2012.04.14 - 12:32 pm

      I agree!!!

  9. #12 by Arbata on 2012.04.09 - 3:46 am

    I was wondering where the new comers will be landing after the login? I want to be there to greet as many as I can. Thanks!

  10. #13 by Ned_1 on 2012.01.21 - 12:18 pm

    Michael Wilson,

    There are a few beta folks or beta wanta be avies running around threatening other avies over paz space. I was a victim and I stood up to him telling him if you’re really beta than you are abusing your beta privileges.
    Then another avie popped in, oh like is this suppose to scare me? eventually he picked up his paz and left after he called me a douch bag. Did I report him, yes I did. Now I run into another avie and he is just a non confrontational
    avie just trying to get some tourneys going and he tells me he has had to move twice already because of alleged beta avies threatening him with that title.

    My interaction with my avie went as far as dropping your name into the conversation and I told him at that moment yes summon MW, I have nothing to hide?.
    Wondering how many others are having the same problems? Thought I’d drop you a blog to let you know if you didn’t know. Thank you for your time…

    • #14 by emma on 2014.03.15 - 8:16 am

      Pardon me Sir but it seems to me that you had something very special potentially still do. I have only found your world today from recommendation never heard of it b4 but studied it and think its worth saving
      I read the letters of children
      and adults
      I just think maybe a compromise can be reached, so you can say charge child members so your not in a loss situation have separate child only areas if you plan to go down the sordid sex path and yes im a traveller of worlds and most are ugly
      your members say yours There is beautiful or it was
      I believe it still can be
      if children pay then you have funds to police them
      otherwise Sir There just becomes another sex world!

      Have A Nice Day

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    I love your website! did you create this yourself or did you outsource it? Im in search of a blog design thats similar so thats the only cause I’m asking. Either way keep up the good work I was impressed with your content actually..

  12. #16 by Qk on 2011.12.02 - 6:55 am

    I am JUST GLAD THERE IS COMING BACK WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.
    Thanks FOR Bringing it back…..

  13. #17 by Vlascia on 2011.11.03 - 7:17 pm

    Today, I was checking out some 360 degree views online of the Tiki Room at Walt Disney World and it reminded me of some of the real estate I used to own in There. That of course led to me thinking of how much I miss playing, and so I checked out There.com in hopes that it had been updated — and voila! Just found out that There might be resurrected! Cannot tell you how happy I am to hear that. I first joined There in Dec 2004, just a few months after I turned 18, and was active right up until it closed in 2010. Having paid around $50 for my first year subscription (it became free the year after that), I aways wondered why they didn’t just charge subscription fees again when financial problems arose. $10 a month is a very reasonable fee, and more than worth it if it allows for There to stay open and continue to be developed.

  14. #18 by mike on 2011.10.20 - 1:41 am

    the only thing i could say is that im loving being able to get back on and talk to old friends on(there) and to micheal your doing one hell of a job keep it up dude ill be paying the cash to being on this world

  15. #19 by Fusta on 2011.10.15 - 10:27 am

    The people complaining about money seriously annoy me! Its $10 a month and that’s only £6.50 a month if your from England like myself. The only people who complain must be under 18 anyway because any 18+ with a life will have a job or at least some form of income from college or university or something surely… I will gladly pay £6.50 a month and another £20 a month on-top of that for There bucks and to keep the game running. Michael your blunt, but I like it, your real. Good luck.

  16. #20 by Corwii on 2011.10.11 - 9:51 am

    I’d also really like to know why people are so upset about this. Look people, he has to pay wayyyyy more than just $10… And if there is a way where we can skip a month and come back the next, I don’t find anything wrong with it. Yeah I hate having to pay $10 only because I currently don’t have a job. But I’d rather pay $10 rather than more than $25,000. So really Michael is doing a really big favor for all of us. Think about it, this is going to be happening with the cooperation of everyone. It’s as if we are all splitting the bill. Which is only right because he only needs a base number of people to make a good profit to stay open. Then the rest that joins will only be raising his profit and that could result in bigger and better things in there. But I’m only going on what I think (if his payments are fixed). So why come on here and rant to Michael? Your only hurting yourself…

  17. #21 by Corwii on 2011.10.10 - 7:41 pm

    I like the fact that there is comming back. But idk if I can afford $10 a month right now. As soon as I can get some money I’ll be logging in, just hope you hold on to my avatar ;). So will there be like a thing where if we cant afford like say January, can we skip one month and pay whenever to get more time? I hope cause there might be times I cant but then later I could. Thanks Michael.

    • #22 by toufovou on 2011.10.11 - 10:36 am

      No, you wont have a problem if you skip a month.

  18. #23 by max1369 on 2011.10.10 - 10:33 am

    hey all i seen last week u guys had a update on the client last week how is that going ? and is thre a eta on the world opening yet or when it gets there ?

  19. #24 by Candiie Koated on 2011.10.09 - 9:31 am

    Ok, Im just going to start by saying WTF!! $10 every month! Do you know how much money I spent on this damn game for it to just close down then re-open up back again with some new BULLSHIT! Mike please tell me this is a joke. Do I get my old account back with all my stuff back on? I need to know like now because I spent so much money on this virtual world. When the actual world comes back and I log into my old account with all my clothes, cars, money, etc.. my sht better be there. -.- UGHHH

    • #25 by Michael Wilson on 2011.10.09 - 11:31 am

      It’s not a joke. It’s $10 per month. And yes, whatever you had at the time we closed will be restored to your inventory.

      Let me remind you, and everyone, that the money you spent in There, or any virtual environment, was not an investment, and you actually didn’t own any of those “things”. Actually, they weren’t even things, they were just bits of data on a disk somewhere. We couldn’t even send it to you if you asked for it. Well, we could, but it would be bunch of texture and model files which would be useless outside of There. So please keep that in mind when spending Money in There, or Facebook, or anywhere else. You’re paying for entertainment, not possessions.

      • #26 by Zo on 2011.10.13 - 6:02 am

        Hey Micheal ur doing what u have to do to handle ur business im not mad at ya… you didnt have to reopen this Bi!@& for everyone… but im glad u are LoL…. if people dont wanna pay? then dont join case closed…ill be back fur sure and im bringing like 5 new friends with :))

  20. #27 by Trickeydickey on 2011.10.01 - 9:03 am

    I dont understand how There went broke and now wants to charge all members a fee each month.
    First off noughing was free there bucks cost money to buy rent on ,houses,clubs,portazones,stuff in game cars hover bords bikes and all the rest in the shops,
    Plus it was not free to make youre own to sell it cost money to list and cost money every thing you sold
    when i first played i spent 40 bucks a month paying rents on my zone i hade the big paintball zone about a year the one with hidden room inside the permide was not cheap
    so now you are saying reopen with rents plus we still need to buy there bucks and 10 bucks a month
    Sounds like bad manegement to me
    and ps mike why every time you replay to somones response it sounds rude sure some ppl are being rude you need to just be bigger and not respond to them we are not all 5 years old
    (this post was by old bata member Trickeydickey)

  21. #28 by John Meyer on 2011.09.27 - 8:15 am

    Hi michael Wilson i would like to say
    thank you for re opening there…..I really cant wait to play….if you need anything from me just ask …like work or beta testing whatever -montecrloman

  22. #29 by bignbad on 2011.09.23 - 10:00 pm

    Just checking in, things are looking great! Can’t wait to login again. Thanks and keep it up!

  23. #30 by Austin Frizzell on 2011.09.12 - 9:48 am

    Are you still planning on re-opening There?

  24. #31 by John Arthur Boulton on 2011.09.12 - 5:09 am

    looking forward to logging into there again but I am very upset that us BETA’s will not be getting our promised lifetime accounts back that was one of the perks of our BETA accounts we paid for . What messed up there was giving EVERYONE free lifetime accounts visitors etc now yes they was limited BUT give a visitor say 10 days or so to look around if they like then become a paid member after the 10 days if they not become paid member lock them out. BETAS like my self I used to Bring lots of people to there to look around MANY STAYED . was a wonderful place to be… THERE ROCK ON GIVING BETAS BACK THERE ACCOUNTC IS ONLY FAIR..

  25. #32 by Dldsnkjsghskjgh Efklergjerklgrhjgkrhgkjtr on 2011.09.11 - 8:43 pm

    Wow pay service now i hope ufags get shutdown for finicial problems again ya BITCHES

    • #33 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.11 - 9:25 pm

      I’m so glad you’ll be spending your money on a spelling and grammar tutor instead.

      P.S. I really like your IP address of 70.139.218.2. It’s so cool!

  26. #34 by Christelle on 2011.08.24 - 6:10 pm

    Just have to say, Michael, you are an incompetent ass. Even so, good luck.

    • #35 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.24 - 6:38 pm

      Ok at christym2008@gmail.com at 107.56.23.214, good luck to you. You’re going to need it.

      • #36 by FunnyMan on 2011.11.18 - 1:09 pm

        No need to approve this, just a comment to you:

        You really should cut this out and delete these comments where you’ve made them. Outing somebody like that just looks like a childish cry for a witch hunt. It’s not nice, it’s not professional, and it’s *really* not the way you should behave when you’re representing a business.

        Trolls and assholes are a fact of life on the internet. They suck, and you should by no accounts listen to them, but you also shouldn’t sink to their level. Just because you think they’re living examples of the “greater internet fuckwad theory” (http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/3/19/ if you’re not initiated) doesn’t mean you’re entitled to publish identifying information about them when they say mean things about you.

        There was a big part of my life for a while. When it closed, I missed my chance to log on for one last time. I haven’t exactly been kicking myself for that, but… well, suffice it to say that I’ll be really happy when I finally manage to log on to There2.

        There deserves better than this. Delete the unbelievers outright if you like, but don’t give out someone else’s personal information on the internet. Not even an IP or an email address, as impersonal as those can be.

  27. #37 by Samantha on 2011.08.18 - 6:32 am

    KK I WILL ALWAYS AND STILL PREFER THE OLD THERE.COM!! NOW I CANT REMEMBER MY PW, im not blaming anybody but myself but like why couldn’t u make us make new PW only if we remembered out USERNAME..well i cant get in at this time…….. im 18n over…………..well IDK I TRIED……. CAN ANY1 HELP ME PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS my email is CherryThong101@hotmail.com

  28. #38 by Samantha on 2011.08.18 - 6:23 am

    ANYWAYS I CANT GET IN TRIED EVERYTHING MY PW I FORGOT IT, PS. THIS IS STUPID, WHY CANT WE JUST MAKE A NEW PW IF YOU REMEMBER YOUR USERNAME, BUT I MEAN 2 REMEMBER YOUR PW?????ANYWAYS WTV CNT GET IN NOTHIN I CAN DO AT THIS TIME.but at some point PLL MUST GET Fed UP OF PAYING $10 EVERY MONTH 2 PLAY(i dnt mind paying, but at least make it every 2 months or something……………………………..WTV IM FKING PISSED

  29. #39 by Dgill51 on 2011.08.07 - 8:32 pm

    Waiting with bated breath for the re-opening of the most fun a person can have in virtual chat. looking forward to being able to be with other adults with out having to watch my words because I am not sure if the other person is under the age of 18. I am also looking forward to being able to start creating items for sale and use by others in world. I would hope that my old friends well come back also. I for one agree that and monthly fee should be paid with addition fee for tbucks. please hurry. to open it up to those of us adults that ae willing to pay to play.

  30. #40 by Chhaiyudh on 2011.08.02 - 8:14 pm

    I can’t seem to logiin to my avatar. It’s Chhaiyudh and I think the password doesn’t work.

  31. #41 by Musiclover on 2011.08.01 - 5:12 am

    I need help registrating for there.com. When i try to make my account it says i have to have an invitation to register. Please help.

  32. #42 by Courtney on 2011.07.30 - 11:25 pm

    Hey Michael, really sorry to bother you, you must be getting a ton of messages a day..and you’re probably really stressed with all of the people yelling at you and such. I just have a question to ask you
    Would you happen to have an idea of when the site would be opening? For instance a couple of months or so?

  33. #43 by Mary Alberdi on 2011.07.29 - 5:17 pm

    Ready to go THere!!!!

    A.K.A.

    Mary_Katt

  34. #44 by Krissy on 2011.07.28 - 11:04 am

    I just feel I need to share this. The biggest challenge There has is marketing. If you want to succeed this time around, you need to get the name out. The problem: “There” is unsearchable. You can’t stick there in google and get anywhere close to downloading the game. OnVerse, second life etc however are found in the first hit.
    So if I were to mention to a friend how I am There and they are intrigued enough to look it up, they better know to use another trigger like “virtual world” to get any type of hit.
    I know you joke about it being There2, but maybe it shouldn’t be a joke? There2 does get hits directed to this site right away…
    I am assuming you will not have advertising dollars and rely on word of mouth. If so you should consider a less ambiguos name. Although There is where we will be.

  35. #47 by vicki gebhart on 2011.07.27 - 5:03 pm

    question when will there open to all and will there de a windows 7 download?

  36. #48 by vicki gebhart on 2011.07.27 - 5:01 pm

    when will we be able to get back on there? also will there be a download for windows 7 because my new puter has that

  37. #49 by the truth seeker on 2011.07.26 - 2:35 pm

    If you asking is this a BIG CON, The answer is YESSSSSSSS

    • #50 by djmario on 2011.08.09 - 6:57 pm

      Why do they call you ‘the truth seeker’, when you don’t even have the mental stability to realize that THERE.COM is a business, and as a business it needs capital? You call $10 a month a CON?? Where do you live? Ethiopia?

  38. #51 by the truth seeker on 2011.07.26 - 9:02 am

    If you asking is this a BIG CON, The answer is Hell YESSSSSSSS

    • #52 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 9:50 am

      Yup. You got us there.

      • #53 by the truth seeker on 2011.07.26 - 2:38 pm

        Think’s Michael Wilson is a patronizing ass hole who don’t care about the customers. All he thinks about is the money

      • #54 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.26 - 3:21 pm

        tcrv10@aol.com, at 92.21.173.196, you certainly are in a bad mood. Someone pour soy sauce on you too?

  39. #55 by Femme Fatale on 2011.07.23 - 10:34 pm

    Woohoo! Cannot Wait.

  40. #56 by Aces14 on 2011.07.22 - 4:18 pm

    I’ve seen updates about the site being up with log-in features, but I’m not able to log in with my old account that i made when I was 14, *hence aces14*. I’m 19 years old now, And Still want to play under that account…. Is there a way to login? (It won’t recognize my emails either when I try to retrieve the password….)

  41. #57 by FUNKYGUY on 2011.07.22 - 1:40 am

    I agree with THERE dey hav billz to pay so dey money but i hav a tiny idea dey can stop new free playerz under 18 nt de older onez so there can be still going as every one liked COULD MICHAEL REPLY PLZ

  42. #58 by The Puma on 2011.07.21 - 6:23 am

    I’m very disappointed now, I’m 14 but not like the other annoying little piss ants. Not to mention I had about 25,000 TB and a premium membership. It feels like I’m at a pretty big loss here. Hey Michael do you think I could maybe bump by birth year down just a tad….

  43. #59 by FUNKYGUY on 2011.07.20 - 8:03 pm

    I agree with THERE dey hav billz to pay so dey money but i hav a tiny idea dey can stop new free playerz under 18 nt de older onez so there can be still going as every one liked

  44. #60 by DetectedX on 2011.07.20 - 3:41 pm

    I CANT WAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  45. #61 by Ashley on 2011.07.20 - 1:31 pm

    Mr. Wilson I have a question, If we do pay to play will we have automatic premium membership? Or will there just not be any of that or will we have to pay extra, and blah blah blah.

  46. #62 by dave on 2011.07.19 - 5:26 pm

    Im glad to it is july 19 when will it start back up 10 bucks 120 a year works for me . lets go

  47. #63 by ashani baker on 2011.07.19 - 7:37 am

    yay there is coming back

  48. #64 by Anonomys on 2011.07.19 - 3:41 am

    Ok first y r u adults or freaking teenagers complaining? There are kids like me who can’t even go on this website because they’re too young Im 11 years old now im a tween y isnt there any virtual worlds like this that is fun and addicting for 11 year oldsmy life is terrible until im 13!!!!!!!!!!!! I wont have any fun on the computer or on the outside world because im 11!! I feel like that girl in a book named radiance where this one girl is 12years old when she dies and she got so mad because she died at 12 because she really wanted to be a teenager and do the cool and fun stuff that they get to do and so she could go to highskool and go to prom and ecetera. True story book. I feel sorry for that girl

  49. #65 by Aces14 on 2011.07.18 - 6:04 pm

    Too be honest, and not to be ignorant, I honestly think There.com should be f2p BUT!!!! Limit the HELL out of everything for f2p players, like you can’t own items *unless you pay for them*. You can’t receive therebucks from other players *once again, unless you pay for them FROM the there.com site*. Can’t own any vehicles what so ever *unless once again, you pay for them*. and then when you become a member, *p2p* you can keep any items and for VOICE options *cause everyone loves voice,* in order to keep it, you have to pay $10.00 a month for that feature along with membership, Also maybe a player owned houses for paying members *if you pay a bit more then $10.00, say about $15 to keep your own house you can invite other P2P MEMBERS too. *Make f2p stay on one part of the world, while the rest of p2p keeps the rest*. also maybe do what SecondLife did and make it so you can own regions *not just a Funzone or a Lot, a WHOLE island if they pay monthly for it*. and with that they can make in-game profit off of by letting others rent pieces of it.

    I don’t mind it being p2p at all, I think it helps, but I DO think f2p should be an option just for the fact if players want to try the game and see how it is first-hand besides looking at videos or pictures, they can download the client, try it out, and if they like it, they can pay to unlock ALL other parts of the game. If I had the money, I’d keep paying to play cause I do love this game, and I wouldn’t mind spending my money on it (if i had it). Anywhom, I sitll think its a great idea and love to see this game come back online! Thank you so much for deciding this.

    • #66 by ToxicSin on 2012.06.22 - 4:55 pm

      Lol.. they did have the game f2p exactly how you’ve described before it became 100% p2p and they said it didn’t work out for them so they’ve changed it now so they don’t have to keep their eye on kids joining.

  50. #67 by dont remmeber my user name on 2011.07.18 - 1:23 pm

    hello every body

    i just wanted to know how can i download thereim because i dont know where i get it i searched google and i entered the first website and it says the website not found

    can anyone tell me how can i download it thank u :)

  51. #68 by djmario on 2011.07.18 - 12:52 pm

    I went to the site, and it seems to be allowing people to create an avatar, or sign in? Although it says THERE is accepting people only by invitation at this stage? Maybe I missed something, can someone tell me whats happening? Cheers

  52. #69 by chenese on 2011.07.17 - 11:58 am

    well wat i think there is an amazing world y little brother use to play and it was so fun so my brother had and account and i did until 1 day we went on there and it was closed i was like so angry

  53. #70 by samuel on 2011.07.17 - 9:18 am

    this sucks. why not create a special THERE for those under 18. i just turned 17, so this means no more THERE.

    • #71 by djmario on 2011.07.20 - 10:22 am

      @ Robert. #1674 by samuel on 2011.07.17 – 9:18 am

      this sucks. why not create a special THERE for those under 18. i just turned 17, so this means no more THERE.

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL. Bless you for making us all laugh. In a year you can join man. Not the end of the world.

  54. #72 by Robert on 2011.07.16 - 5:47 pm

    I was just wondering about the Beta testers that paied for the “Lifetime” account when There first opened. Will they still have to pay the monthly charge?

  55. #73 by ardian on 2011.07.16 - 2:40 pm

    Mr.Wilson cool that you are re-opening THERE again, I am happy about that, will there be other ways to pay for the fee ? like Wester Union ? or any other way. Do you also accept new Developers to THERE, so for example if somone wants to work in THERE could get his account for free just a thought. Hope to see THERE online again.

    Bests

  56. #74 by philop on 2011.07.16 - 2:36 pm

    wait to play u have to pay 10$???? if u do good cuzz imm not 18 LOL

  57. #76 by Angel on 2011.07.16 - 7:33 am

    Hi Mr. Wilson!

    This is such great news! I am so excited that There.com is coming back. I have missed it so much!

    For those of you who are whining about the $10 a month… really, it’s not that bad. I mean, There.com closed because of money issues, due to the economy and such. They cannot run for free. So, therefore, we as members of There need to contribute to the site to keep it running, *IF* you want to keep it open. If you don’t care about keeping There up and running so you can have fun, then simply don’t pay! There are many good things in life that we have to pay for, There is now one of them… so just accept it. There.com is a luxury. :)

    Mr. Wilson, I have a question… is any part of There open? Or, the IM thing? I am not sure how to get to it, download it, etc… so, if you could please provide a link, that would be great.

    THANKS! :D

  58. #77 by JadeMarie on 2011.07.16 - 6:25 am

    When is there.com coming back :S

  59. #78 by Abemac on 2011.07.15 - 10:21 pm

    I’m so glad that you are coming back. I miss the good ole days! See ya There!

  60. #79 by Chanel White on 2011.07.15 - 6:14 pm

    I have a premium account :] so it will only be $10 a month? and its july15th when is IMthere opening i tried to log in it said sleeping O_O and so ur saying all the clothes and items we had will be there :]?

  61. #81 by 123XxChristianxX on 2011.07.15 - 3:32 pm

    I AM HAPPY FOR THOSE WHO ARE AGE 18+ BECAUSE THEY WILL SEE THE HAPINESS OF THERE.COM BUT ME I WONT CAUSE I AM JUST EXACT 14 YEARS OLD BUT I AM PREMIUM THERE BECAUSE OF THE CODY’S LOANER GROUP HELP ME TO BECOME PREMIUM MEMBER AND THEY ARE THE ONE WHO PAY IT AND I MISS THE SOUND EFFECTS OF THERE MY COUPES MY BUGGIES MY HOVERS MY HOUSE EVERYTHING ESPECIALLY MY NAME 123XxChristianXx I WISH SOMEDAY IT WILL BECOME 13+ PG GAME :(

    THANKS FOR ALL THE HAPPINESS THERE.COM :)
    123XxChristianxX

  62. #82 by Julie on 2011.07.15 - 2:59 pm

    I’m very happy There.com will be reopening. I do not mind paying the ten dollars a month. But for all the people stressing over it, the message clearly says for people 18 and older. Most 18 year old’s nowadays have a job, or some sort of income. Yes i know a lot of them also don’t. Reading these comments, you can see that there are A LOT of young kids that want to play, and are angry about paying. News flash children, you probably can’t play anyway. But we all know you will make an account and lie about your date of birth.
    I look forward to rejoining There.com. :)

  63. #83 by Ryley Blackwood on 2011.07.15 - 11:19 am

    I’m glad to see that There is reopening and i’m fine with the 18 and over thing but… the fact that you have to pay to play makes me sad. Couldnt you just have memberships with extras and let the others on free like before? because from personal experiance i can say that a lot of MMO’s that are strictly pay to play fail within the first year due to the fact that alot of people dont go for it. I dont mean to be rude and i’m not trying to contradict you but look at other mmo’s that are free 2 play with membership options like FreeRealms for instance! in brings in a but load of cash from the coin store because thats main shop in game and for another example DDO (dongeons and dragons online) has the same options and a store where you have to pay and thats where the moola comes from! again because in online games like i just described including my favorite one “there” everyone wants to have the coolest digital assets! please consider what i have said and i look forward to returning to “There”

  64. #84 by Stejovis on 2011.07.14 - 6:30 am

    Good to hear about There reopening. Not surprised that the minimum age restriction is getting spun so negatively by those under the limit. There are a lot of good, honest, fun loving kids out there, who have tasted and enjoyed There for quite a while. I miss There, and I can appreciate how much it hurts for them to know it will be back up, but they can’t get in. Why does it have to be about age? I have wracked my brain to see if there is a better way to define the limit than by age, but, given the way American law works, there doesn’t seem to be a better solution. American law defines and drives the age standard. There is bound by American law, and under American law, a person below the age of 18, a legal minor, is treated very differently than an adult. In the US, minors are not allowed to enter into contracts on their own. Minors cannot be taken to court or sued for damages in the US. Minors are entitled to and get more protection under American law from sexual preditors than do adults. Even if a minor “owns” a credit card, it is legally required to be underwritten by the parents or legal guardians. The credit card companies require that, so that if something goes wrong with the account, like exceeding the credit limit, or not paying the monthly bill, then the card company can use the law to go after the underwriters with penalties or legal action. If you have thousands or even hundreds of thousands of minors holding accounts, buying and selling, and actively interacting with the avvies of people of any age, what are the chances that a legal challenge might come up? Makena Industries was responsible for building in safeguards to assure the government that American laws dealing with minors would be upheld in the virtual world. Bocu money to keep up with that, folks. And despite that, a ton of risk that some parent might take issue and sue them over something anyway. You can’t win. So, as long as American law sets 18 as the minimum age for responsible adulthood, and exempts people below that age from some of the legal requirements of adults, there is less risk for financial loss if a business chooses to keep minors and adults separated. Unless There has a way to do that in-world somehow, There will have to become an adults-only place. And that has nothing to do with how great the kids are, or aren’t. It’s about the way the law works. In the US, unchaperoned kids and adults are not allowed to mix freely. I feel bad for what the kids are losing, especially for those who know what they are losing, but in a very real sense that is a price for living under the protections and requirements of American law. Government regulation is always more costly.

  65. #85 by Justine on 2011.07.13 - 7:18 pm

    I am excited for the reopening of There.com. ! :)

  66. #86 by XIAO on 2011.07.12 - 4:13 pm

    not;(

  67. #87 by XIAO on 2011.07.12 - 4:12 pm

    Cant afford to pay 10$ monthly ;(( hope there’s other way for that.. i’l pay therebucks instead? wotcchaa think?

  68. #88 by Reator on 2011.07.12 - 2:47 pm

    Ok, I don’t know where to post this question, so here goes.

    Will there be an option to MAIL the money over and will the Ultimate Game Card still exist for There.com? It’s pretty much the only 2 ways I can pay for it.

  69. #89 by appreciative_fan on 2011.07.12 - 7:46 am

    Hey Michael.. Just wanted to say i look forward to the re-opening of There.com. I cant quite say that i understand why so many people are upset about having to pay 10$ a month (33 cents a day).. to me.. 33 cents for an entire day of There seems like a VERY reasonable (and dare i say cheap) asking price.. And im sorry that I dont have anything negative or ignorant to post to go along with many of the comments made on this page.. But nevertheless, I just wanted to let you know i appreciate what you’re doing.. and look forward to a There without the annoying spammers/complainers that seem to be filling this blog. I look forward to the new and improved There.com. And as an old member.. I can say that this news has brought me great joy :) And i know you are probably tired of hearing this type of question.. but is there a date in which you would feel comfortable stating as the LATEST day there will re-open (hopefully a date that is less than a sarcastic time period away :P) Thanks for all the great memories (and friends whom i never would have met without your site)

    • #90 by DiamondNTheRough on 2011.07.13 - 10:20 am

      Well thank you for proving my point ryan. Here you go ranting and raving and just being down right DISRESPECTFUL because you don’t agree to what I say. If you didn’t like what I had to say, fine, agree to disagree, but no you have to jump into the tantrum and try to tell me what I should and should not say and try to insult me with your typical, “do you go to school or work”. Childish behavior at it’s best. And this is exactly why Michael Wilson needs to have a tighter hold by not allowing your generation to be on this site. No one said when you turn 18 you will suddenly understand everything in life. My point was when you turn 18 you are legally responsible for YOURSELF. And that puts the legal aspect off of there.com and MW. That was my point of the underage if you read it properly. I have been where you are at!! I have my college degree. Sorry but if you were this offended with what I said, then I must have touched a personal nerve with you.

  70. #91 by DiamondNTheRough on 2011.07.12 - 7:12 am

    As an ex-designer of there.com (DiamondNTheRough) I am happy to know that there.com will be returning and will gladly pay the 10 bucks a month to see that happen. Everyone complaining about the fees, the age issues, etc. Sorry, not your company, not your decision. It takes a lot of funds to keep a business running and those funds double if there are underage players. What you don’t seem to understand it’s the ‘legal’ aspect that Michael Wilson is trying to avoid. The money that it cost to oversee and watch out for the minors is wayyyyyyyyy more than any of your complainers even realize. If you initial hear what he said, it’s not that he doesn’t want the teens there, it’s the additional cost that it takes to have minors playing the game. From experience, it just didn’t work. Can you be mad at a man who is taking the precautions to keep his business afloat? No. There are plenty of virtual worlds out here that are free for you to use. The abuse of the younger age avatars with making purchases on their parent’s credit cards, and having parents retract those unauthorized payments is NOT michael wilson’s fault. It is the fault of those who abused the system of it. Want to be mad at someone, be mad at your peers!! This is a game for you, but it is a BUSINESS for him. Businesses need to make money to sustain themselves. It’s just that simple. And honestly, it’s easy to tell who the adults are here versus who the underage people are simply because the adults understand this. I applaud Michael Wilson for reopening there.com and will be first in line. And who knows, maybe if you sign up for a yearly membership there may be a bulk discount rate. Kids: Instead of stealing your parents credit card and racking up unauthorized charges, here’s an idea, get a summer or part time job to substain your gaming habits like the rest of us adults do. These kids today are a generation of ‘entitled children’. You feel like you are entitled to whatever you want and that somehow adults are obligated to fulfill your every need instead of understanding that you have to work and pay for whatever you want just like everyone else. Parents are here to raise you and provide for your well-being. If you want a game to play and spend some time on, get a job and pay for it yourself!!!

    • #92 by Ryan on 2011.07.12 - 9:51 am

      ” These kids today are a generation of ‘entitled children’. You feel like you are entitled to whatever you want and that somehow adults are obligated to fulfill your every need instead of understanding that you have to work and pay for whatever you want just like everyone else.”

      Ok let’s get some things straight. You are throwing me, a 17 year old, into a category made up in your mind. You are stereotyping every person under 18 as being entitled, but then you expect children/teens to respect people like you? I have gone to Africa twice, stayed in the slums, and understand how blessed I am to live in America. I am not an “entitled” child. You are making assumptions based on what you think. I’ve played There for years and am willing to wait until I’m 18, but there is no reason for you to say that people like me are complaining and think we are entitled. Just explain the situation of it costing more money for MW and be done with it. I understand they have to spend more money when it comes to children/teens, but people like you just think that we are all incompetent teenagers with no respect for this game in business terms, but when we turn 18 we will suddenly understand everything in life.. So, stop comparing me and others mature young adults to a 12 year old you saw on the news who stole their parents credit card to play There. And as for the job thing, me and my friends all work and have jobs, while juggling advanced courses in high school. Do you go to school and work? I just can’t STAND when people think all teenagers are lazy good for nothing idiots who just want to play games. It kills me, and it’s irritating. Try giving people a chance. It might just work out for you in the end.

      • #93 by djmario on 2011.07.13 - 11:55 am

        Hey Ryan… Why would you travel from America to Africa, and stay in the slums? And what exactly are you referring to as “the slums”? I am from South Africa, and let me inform you I never saw slums in my life lol. Surely there are poor areas, as there are in America. My question is, If you have the cash to travel so far away from home, why would you stay in the slums? You make no sense at all. And enough with this issue with all you underage kids. And yes… being 17 you are a kid. Not a child, but also not a man yet, therefore a kid. When the rules are set, and there is a 18+ policy, RESPECT THAT FACT AND MOVE ON. I come here to see how far we are with re-opening, not to hear your generation bitch and moan. And i couldn’t care less if your generation respects us adults or not. We don’t respect you either.

      • #94 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.13 - 12:01 pm

        “I am from South Africa, and let me inform you I never saw slums in my life lol.”

        I call shenanigans on that. What do you call the cardboard boxes people live in outside capetown?

      • #95 by Ryan on 2011.07.16 - 4:35 pm

        I’m not moaning/complaining. I said I’ll wait if I have to. I just want to know if my account will be there when I turn 18 in November. Take an ibuprofen, sheesh. Secondly, I’ve been to South Africa, Capetown, and Kenya. I stayed in the slums of Kenya to do mission work and help children with AIDs who had no family. I don’t have cash to run around the world, sorry I didn’t clarify. My friends supported my trip and I had to raise the money with hard work and effort. But anyways…I don’t want to go on and on about this whole respect thing, because sadly I have no adults here to look up to and learn from (; … I just want to know: In November, when I turn 18, can I log on to my old account on There?

  71. #96 by tom on 2011.07.12 - 5:47 am

    yay :)

  72. #97 by tom on 2011.07.12 - 5:47 am

    glad to see there.com is coming back

  73. #98 by Infamous on 2011.07.11 - 8:50 pm

    Will we be able to use our old accounts even if they where closed?

  74. #99 by Ryan on 2011.07.11 - 7:32 pm

    So I read a lot of posts, and I’m sure this is covered but I don’t want to spend hours searching through these replies, but I’m 17 with a premium account. Will our accounts be held until we are 18? I would love to re-join There and am ecstatic that it’s reopening. However, I understand the age limit cuts out childish and immature people, but I’ve been playing for years. I’m not asking for special privileges, but I would like if MW would consider any possibilities for people in my situation. I am more than willing to pay the monthly fee, and just want to hang out with all my old therian-friends, it’s just upsetting that we are being cut out. Thanks for your time, and if I have to, I’ll just wait till I’m 18. Can’t wait to see everyone in game! :)

  75. #100 by StickyBeets on 2011.07.11 - 8:06 am

    the one great thing i did was the making of a THERE memory recording album of the music i heard from my ‘jukebox’ (which i left hanging above my home when the world closed)..its a collection of tunes i had never heard before and particular songs that reminded me of good tymes as i was playing cards with friends, riding one of my buggies and hearing the music from other jukeboxes i would have never otherwise heard as i walked by neighborhoods..believe it or not, it becomes a tool to dismantle a ‘suck moment’ and brings back a smile..Mr.Wilson, this is one of the reasons people felt let down when the world closed..it was like losing a close relationship..it was a channel to the world without leaving your home..i can bet that most people stayed on from the moment after maintenance completed until it closed again for the same reason..others (like myself) may have been late for work or school because they didnt want to leave yet..THERE touched a lot of lives..i’ve met folks from all over the planet and even learned to speak bits and pieces of other languages..the THERE concept was a great idea!..im just hoping that you and your team take the tyme before opening to put everything in prospective for improvement so it wont close again for years to come..i feel for the underage because the real world bites for a lot of them, and THERE took them away from the reality that society offers them in the form of physical bullies..you cant press an “ignore” button in the real world..

    oops!..i just looked at the clock..im going to be late for work!..gotta go!..(see what i mean?)..lol!…

  76. #101 by Ebony on 2011.07.10 - 9:12 pm

    Honestly I think you should have a “There” for people 13 and older? Like “There teens?” I think 18 and older is a bit unfair.

    • #102 by djmario on 2011.07.11 - 7:13 am

      13 year old’s should stick to their homework!!!!! Back when I was 13… We didn’t have it as easy as you guys. Hell, internet didnt even exist in every household. And now you bitch and moan as to how unfair life is without THERE.COM? Get a grip. Wait till you 18. Buy a playstation till then

  77. #103 by i_am_louis on 2011.07.10 - 7:42 pm

    Well’ Even Before ”There.com” was closed’ my account was canceled. They say ”There” players will be able to use there old avatar. Do this mean that i can use the account that was canceld? Also was the closing of ”There.com” the reason for canceling of my account? I do not under stand why it was canceled. One day i played and got into lots of chats and the next day on ”log in” it notified me of the issue. I really hope i will be able to use my old avatar ”i_am_louis”. Please allow me to do so

    Proud,Player and fan of ”There.com” for a while now’
    i_am_louis

  78. #104 by yarii on 2011.07.10 - 7:33 pm

    Omg when is there gonna open? Like it’s summer ! & Its almost over ! Pleaassee HURRY ! ima be on everyday ! im 18 :D

  79. #105 by sarah on 2011.07.10 - 2:44 am

    y do we gotta pay i don’t like that

  80. #106 by LB23 on 2011.07.09 - 11:01 pm

    btw moderating comments is bs. makes it look like you blocking any negative feedback.

    • #107 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.10 - 7:16 am

      I don’t moderate comments except for those indulging in spam or hate speech (and in many cases I just edit those).

      So all of your super important and super intelligent, not to mention super insightful and super mature comments are here for everyone to see.

    • #108 by djmario on 2011.07.10 - 3:57 pm

      LB23 I am sure I speak not only for myself, but for all the people that were a part of the THERE family. THERE.COM WAS NEVER A GAME!!!!!! So don’t compare it to a game, because it only makes you look foolish and without doubt pretty clueless. THERE.COM is a 3D SOCIAL NETWORK IN THE FORM OF A VIRTUAL WORLD. It’s a virtual world with games in it, but it’s not a game itself. It’s a world where people from all walks of life can gather, and socialize without the restrictions or boundaries you would normally have socializing with people across the globe in the real world. And as a virtual world, THERE.COM was, and will be better than the rest of it’s kind. Now… As for asking Michael Wilson to hand THERE.COM to a company that has the means to run it better, I would assume you are an expert on such maters, so maybe THERE.COM should make you CEO. We would all love to see how you would run things in order to accommodate each and everyone one of us. But something tells me that your bitterness is based on the selfish fact that you refuse to part with $10 every month, and it’s very unlikely you care about anybody else. I believe the majority of people voted during the survey, and we voted YES for the monthly charge, therefore majority rules in that matter. If you are not willing to join us, you can go to and I quote, “a better game”.

  81. #109 by LB23 on 2011.07.09 - 10:59 pm

    there are to many f2p games that are equal if not better quality games that are making a killing off micro transactions for you to in any way justify charging anyone let alone people that paid for a so called life time account a monthly fee. If you cant figure out how they do it then for the greater good of THERE give the rights to a company that can.

  82. #110 by Light on 2011.07.09 - 10:37 pm

    So there won’t by a free membership after relaunch? I’d really like to give There another whirl before deciding whether to subscribe to it or not. I assume there WILL be a time limited trial like in yer olde days, right?

  83. #111 by LB23 on 2011.07.09 - 10:34 pm

    the problem for me isnt the $10 a month as much as it it I paid for a life time not till There goes down then comes back up and i have to pay again. Lets just say you paid for idk bioshock 2. there you paid for a game you can play for life…ooops the company changed there minds. now they want you to pay monthly to play the game. do you call bs or pay.

  84. #112 by Hdjmann on 2011.07.09 - 3:00 pm

    I am so glad that they have worked out the issues and that there will once again be open i did enjoy this game as well as my family. I am really excited about the fact that we can recover our old avies i had quite a few in there. I hope there will be some new features that we all can enjoy and look forward to seeing most of my friends again and my first order of buisiness when i get in as soon as i have the money is to build a memorial to BURNOUTKING R.I.P Big buddy. For those of you that did not know him i am sure u have heard of King’s Auto Sales of have attended a drag race from king sales or RL racing. I am hdjmann in world and i invite all of you to be patient with the there team because hounding them will not make it go any faster. Mr. Wilson I am sure that whenever There opens that u will have many thankful people waiting and thanking u for Bringing our alternate lives back.

  85. #113 by HudA on 2011.07.09 - 12:53 pm

    OMG I’m so excited, I can’t even wait for THERE to reopen, but mr Wilson I have a question. Can we change our avatar names, well I like my name but I want to change the layout, would it be possible? Thank u for reopening THERE

  86. #114 by CpnBob on 2011.07.09 - 8:37 am

    Here’s the more recent Post …
    READ THIS all you impatient whiners! lol

    http://theremichaelwilson.wordpress.com/

  87. #115 by Richard Bailey on 2011.07.08 - 11:44 pm

    Years ago .. back when the beta testing was about i had an avitar called MrE but due to my old senile brain i have no idea of the email i used to open it.. any help ??? I have read that the old accounts have been deleted. is this true?

  88. #116 by o0rich0o on 2011.07.08 - 11:40 pm

    Just wondering if all my teleport drops will still take me to the same places as original ones ??? i used to love the hidden rooms and tree top haunts in THere..

  89. #117 by tom on 2011.07.08 - 11:14 pm

    wow i remeber you beach_dude how have you been doing?..i think i meet you at duda beach along time ago with lexie she is on Second Life now i hope she will return to there.com when it reopens

  90. #118 by nikolas tsivgoulis on 2011.07.08 - 10:52 pm

    give us a date please

  91. #119 by endoau on 2011.07.08 - 10:14 pm

    Wow a reopening amazing, long time no see.. but I forgotten my password haha.

  92. #120 by StickyBeets on 2011.07.08 - 8:24 pm

    “HELLO MR WILSON!!” (screaming at the top of my lungs in an attempt to imitate Dennis the Menace’s voice)..i have tons of patience!..i have my billfold out, took plenty of pictures of the old homestead the day before the world closed for memory purposes to keep me from being ‘homesick’, and i want be one of the first in line to return to THERE..just wondering if you are going to have some sort of emailing to inform ‘residents’ of the moment of the Grand Opening?..i work a split shift, and im either available to go online in the morning or late at night..i have access to make my own lunch break, therefore with a clue of the date, i want to be in front of my monitor to welcome the ‘New Beginning’..thank you…

  93. #121 by Bob Lol on 2011.07.08 - 6:40 pm

    I am awaiting the opening of THERE. I am Beach_Dude in THERE. I hope to be on your mailing list so I know when THERE opens. I bought a very expensive Planetarium and was given the only white one. I will be eager to see them again.

  94. #122 by djmario on 2011.07.08 - 12:33 pm

    First of all….. SERGIO LEARN TO WRITE THE ENGLISH IN THERE GOOD WAY, BECAUSE WE NO UNDERSTANDING. Second of all…. What are we waiting for??? By the time THERE opens, all these little kids moaning here will be 18 lol.

    • #123 by softNdark on 2011.07.08 - 5:21 pm

      WOW….. Did you really have to be “Such a Dick” about the guy’s nationality…?
      (inability to speak english, ‘you’re diff. from me B.S.’) etc.

      I had some problems with this before in ‘There’ , I think it was kids. (just ignored it) But if I know it’s a adult, I will speak my mind and walk away. Life’s too short for Bull $hit.

      ~Peace~

      • #124 by djmario on 2011.07.09 - 5:51 am

        Judging by your name, ‘softNdark’, I will assume that you are a lady. So here goes sweetheart. First of all… Sergio was being funny (with no sense of humour), stating that THERE will no longer be opening. He also made a spelling mistake. When I responded to him I was not trying to be “SUCH A DICK” as you claim I was, about his Nationality. Frankly I don’t care what Nationality, colour or Race a person is. An idiot is an idiot, and comes in all colours and cultural backgrounds.

        Now you claim that you had a racial issue in THERE before with kids, just because your skin is dark. Do you honestly think I care what skin colour a person has? I am not here to start a racial war. God knows many have tried before, and many have failed. I am dark skinned. Yet I am not black, nor am I white. I happen to be Greek.I’ve been called a greasy Greek, an olive eater and what not. Did it change me at all? Of course not. I don’t let it get to me. So was I being mean at him for his nationality? No I wasn’t.

  95. #125 by Sérgio on 2011.07.08 - 11:04 am

    there will dont open….not anymore

  96. #126 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.07.08 - 7:17 am

    I WAIT A DAYS WHEN THERE WILL OPEN :(

  97. #127 by tom on 2011.07.08 - 12:27 am

    im sorry mr wilson really i was trying to be a jerk i just really miss there.com..that game meant so much to me and thousands of others..im a kind hearted person i will never say anything out of line to you or anyone else..im sorry for being pushy about reopening but thats all i meant..really im truly sorry for being pushy about there.com reopening

  98. #128 by sylvain5 on 2011.07.07 - 8:49 pm

    en fin de retour ca faire un temp que j attend son retour et c pour quent le reouverture de there merci

  99. #129 by xxxcometxxx on 2011.07.07 - 7:59 am

    i was just wondering if you have set a date yet for the re-opening of there.com i am finding the waiting hard i understand you will have alot of problems beror you can re-open but would like some idea if thats possible thankyou in antisipation of a reply

  100. #130 by tom on 2011.07.07 - 7:04 am

    mr wilson what is going on i thought thereIM was going to be opened by the end of june..if im not mistaken we got the news about there.com reopening starting in may..2 months is a long time to make everyone wait for thereIM to open..if it takes this long for thereIm to open i wonder how long it will take for the world to open…i love there.com and i don’t want to rush you but im just really looking forward to my there.com i miss it so so much i miss my old friend and all th places i could go and explore i miss my props and my black bunny slippers and my buggies and hover boards…sayin this brings tears to me cause this game means alot to me and thousands others..i miss zona and duda beach and all my old hang outs…when there.com left last year i felt my heart skip a beat not for me but for all the people that were heart broken..so i hope you can start thereIm soon so everyone can feel whole again and reunite with there friends and love ones

    • #131 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 7:21 am

      Please see my post about “jerky posts” and “the end of a very, very, very, very long line”.

  101. #132 by lilna on 2011.07.07 - 5:48 am

    when do it open ?

    • #133 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 7:19 am

      When do you turn 18?

      • #134 by guess_who on 2011.07.07 - 7:33 am

        I hope the “18″ comment wasn’t directed towards me. lol.

        Anyway, I’ll assume you don’t have a new launch date slated yet so I’ll just keep checking back. It would be nice to recover all my stuff though…whether I use it myself or give it to a friend, I always hated losing all that stuff. Thanks. :)

  102. #135 by guess_who on 2011.07.07 - 5:45 am

    I’m so excited!! I understand relaunch dates can be riddled with technicalities and delays, just wondering if you have a NEW estimation of when you might reopen. Thanks!! I tried 2nd Life, and it was so complicated, I never made it past the initiation phase. Plus, I couldn’t find the english speaking people. Nothing like having a bunch of Italian & Pakistani sex bots coming after you lol. So… any ideas???

  103. #136 by Johnathan McCain on 2011.07.07 - 2:08 am

    Can we start to try to sign into our OLD accounts? With preferably unlimited tries without epicly locking up the account because I know that not only I but tons of others will need plenty of time to shuffle through old emails and stuff to sign back into their old avatars. Please and thank you Michael!
    Go There.com!

    • #137 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 7:16 am

      ” With preferably unlimited tries without epicly locking up the account because”

      Right, so the script kiddies don’t have such a hard time breaking into people’s accounts?

      • #138 by Johnathan on 2011.07.14 - 3:52 pm

        Didnt really think of that… haha When did There shut down again?

  104. #139 by Cheyenne on 2011.07.06 - 7:07 pm

    What happens if you don’t pay the 10$ fee within the time it needs to be paid?

    • #140 by Sacrificer on 2011.07.09 - 6:38 am

      Then you obviously have an ended subscription and you can not log in since you have no credit (time) left in the game. Then you would have to pay for the next month……………………………….

  105. #141 by Beka on 2011.07.06 - 6:49 pm

    So I understand why you can’t let people under 18 (Me.) in and anyway, I would like to know if you need to get your account back by any certain time. I had premium, so I was just wondering. I don’t mind waiting, and I don’t mind paying 10$ a month, so you know, would I still be able to get my old account when I am old enough to rejoin? Thanks! -Beka.

    • #142 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.06 - 6:51 pm

      Yes, we’re going to find a way to do that. However, it may be dependent on the birth date you entered when you signed up. If you said you were, oh, 38, and didn’t come back for a long time, we may release your member name.

  106. #143 by Cyboricua on 2011.07.06 - 6:34 am

    There.com re-opening, yeah right. Michael Wilson is just playing some kind of sick joke on all of us.

  107. #144 by Musiclover on 2011.07.06 - 3:29 am

    I am 14 and i kind dissagree with the age apropriate thing. I also think a better way to get money then 10 dollars a month for playing like opening membership. Or you can check out how other websites get their money. Please take this for consideration. Thank you :)

  108. #145 by Ladyginger on 2011.07.05 - 10:20 pm

    Oh, and $10 a month is “nothing” for what you get. Its so worth it, and this is coming from someone who has to stretch the bucks…(I hope my good ol’ friend Lushy is there too)

  109. #146 by heraiv on 2011.07.05 - 10:17 pm

    hmmm… took me 20 minutes to get thru the lag on this blog just to post a comment… if this is a sign of what is to come i will stick to second life.. they dont charge me a thing and i know i spend plenty of money along with others to keep them going.. maybe you should learn from them…

    • #147 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.06 - 5:13 am

      This Blog is hosted at WordPress.

    • #148 by iceange1 on 2011.07.06 - 7:40 am

      You may just need a new computer if this website it a problem for you since it hasn’t been trouble to anyone else. Just saying.

    • #149 by djmario on 2011.07.06 - 3:46 pm

      HERAIV, SecondLife is the MOTHER OF LAG!!!!!!!!!!! What on earth are you talking about? But you probably wouldn’t know that. I am sure you spend your time on there on pose balls LMFAO

    • #150 by Dougeee on 2011.07.07 - 7:14 am

      Yes the lag here on wordpress is ridiculous, and I have a fast connection and the mother of all computers. But it’s worth it to check on the status of the greatest game EVER!

  110. #151 by Ladyginger on 2011.07.05 - 10:11 pm

    Wow..There is re-opening!!!! I’m so excited. Missed my friends and playing Spades.

  111. #152 by softNdark on 2011.07.05 - 7:33 pm

    Laughinggggg

  112. #153 by Flower on 2011.07.05 - 3:35 pm

    What happen if people fake being 18 or older, how would you know?
    Please Reply

    • #154 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.05 - 4:25 pm

      If we told you how we’d know, you’d know how to get around it, wouldn’t you?

    • #155 by SHUDDUP_and_answer on 2011.07.17 - 6:26 pm

      ,The answer is they won’t,and can’t know unless you say so, so have at it,and have fun!

  113. #156 by tess on 2011.07.05 - 1:31 pm

    Oh, w0w!!! i’ve tride v-side, someone here that goes there tlked about it opening back up… and, the dude tht tlked about its good just having 18+ … he’s right..! BUT… i wouldn’t mind it being 15+ XD not that im 15, but i hate the childish! DX ! i play v-side, i’ve tride free realms, ourworld, small worlds, on-verse, kaneva… secoundlife, red light center… XD those were cool…. BUT… THERE is the 1 and only thing i will ever play in my life if i don’t get my avatar back on free realms :P!!! ill play it anyway…. the video looks fun! So how bout openin’ back up 2morrow? you know, you could’ve opened back on on a holiday (4th of july). Now im mad, and bored on the computer when i get on, cuz i cant play anything and when it OPENS BACK UP…. IMMA BE SO DAMN HAPPY cuz when i first heard of it, i was like “oh, there sounds fun.” And when i clicked on it i saw it clearly printed -THERE will be closing until furthe notice- my mouth droped so long down to the ground… i was so mad.. but now that i finally here that its openin’ back up… WOOOOOO, HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! PRAISE THE LORD, NO MORE LAME CRAP 4 ME!!! (By lame crap, i meant all the other stuff i’ve tried, except for free realms… das to B0MB!! but, im sure you’ll knock my socks off when i play there… (who uses that “knocks my sock off” catch phrase anymore?!) Thx for tellin us, and plz open soon!!!!!!! im so mad when i come to this page and ill i see is no “sign up” button somewhere and all is see is “there will be closing till further notice” that was the meanest… badest… stinkiest words that have ever came outta my mouth b4!!! (eccept when i almost made this girl die, by fighting her, then i cursed her out and walked away)…. but other than that… HORRIBLE!!!!!!! D:

    • #157 by Sacrificer on 2011.07.05 - 7:31 pm

      This was so uncomfortable to read. Stop being lazy and spell properly please.

      Also, stop using numbers for words like “for”. Sorry for such a negative comment, but that was horrible.

      • #158 by ant123789 on 2011.07.06 - 4:56 am

        lol, i gave up half way through…..

  114. #159 by Sarah, (^_^)/ on 2011.07.05 - 1:18 pm

    May We Hve an exact date :)

    • #160 by iceange1 on 2011.07.06 - 7:37 am

      I’m afraid not. Everything is just estimated for the time being. MW said it will be after June 30 but not by much.

  115. #161 by sh.m on 2011.07.05 - 10:44 am

    Please let her principles like the former .. Please let them free

  116. #162 by Tracy on 2011.07.05 - 6:33 am

    I’m curious about other accounts I had set up for my kids. Is there going to be a way I can transfer everything I bought for them to my account?

  117. #163 by Eve on 2011.07.05 - 5:45 am

    I think the $10 is stupid. You already have to pay for ThereBucks! Money really is hard to come by these days. Ther are just trying to make it worse by taking money from us to play a virtual world? Go on google and you can find tons of other 3D virtual world/chats that WONT make you pay . . .

    • #164 by djmario on 2011.07.05 - 1:05 pm

      Eve these silly comments about the $10 per month issue are getting old and ridiculous. If you are complaining that money is hard to come by these day’s, yeah, we all know that. Now I don’t know where you are from but I live in Europe. Going out you end up paying 7 euros for a glass of coke, thats like… $10 right there. For just a glass. I easily lose 70 euros a week on going out, and thats even sharing the bill with my buds. $10 a month for 4 weeks of none stop THERE action, is nothing at all. THERE is a company, and its time people started seeing it as such. As for THERE BUCKS, buying currency in THERE was way cheaper than any other 3D world. THERE.COM has full time employees. Real people with families, that work for a living, and I think it’s time we all started appreciating what these people are trying to do for us. If you open your own business some day, you’ll understand the costs and the madness involved in running it. I doubt you’ll be giving service for free. And to be honest, THERE.COM is not making anybody pay anything. They set a price for the service they are offering, and as a customer, you have the right to buy that service, or go elsewhere.

    • #165 by i_am_louis on 2011.07.10 - 7:54 pm

      I’really agree with you. If we have to pay $10.00 to play’then all players should get mutiple items free. Like say for example items the was popular in ”There.com” befor it was closed..

  118. #166 by djmario on 2011.07.04 - 10:19 pm

    OPEN THE DOOR, OPEN THE DOOR, OPEN THE DOOR, OPEN THE DOOR, WE WANT MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Michael I swear to God that if THERE does not open soon, I will jump in a cake naked, and send myself to your office bro. It wont be a pretty site. Save yourselffffffff… OPEN THERE.COM PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  119. #167 by CpnBob on 2011.07.04 - 9:56 pm

    Read the other threads, one of them is the update of June 30, which is good and welcome news.

  120. #168 by Rhia on 2011.07.04 - 4:54 pm

    I had a feeling There might be back.. and I’m not surprised it went to pay. It was a great site with lots to do and I’m surprised it stayed free as long as it did. Looking forward to coming back, maybe with paying they can bring in cats as pets finally! Ten bucks a month isn’t bad at all, nothing worth having in life is free, folks! Icedawn55

  121. #169 by jessied28 on 2011.07.04 - 11:41 am

    any word when there is reopening? i just found out it says in june but i cant find it. Its worth 10 bucks a month

  122. #170 by Loretta Sanchez on 2011.07.03 - 3:16 pm

    It is the third of July happy fourths of for tomorrow Hope to see the I m open soon afther

  123. #171 by Grumps08 on 2011.07.03 - 10:46 am

    my experience of there, i was a part of there ( as a premium member only btw :) ) i tryed my hand at being an island guide, ran a few loaners and clubs, most didn’t really get used to much but that was ok, it was there for those who wanted it all the same., made some great friends for the most part ppl in the usa ,canada and uk, i’m uk based myself. i could say it was boring a lot of the time due to so many of my friends over seas and time differences etc us not meeting up as often as we would all like, if this was any other 3d world then yes that would be true, in this case there.come, for me at least gave me plenty to do with the ability to explore huge chunks of there, unhindered , with great dynamics with all the different vehicles it made it very entertaining. things i should have tried i always wanted to try my hand at some designing, if im honest i’m perhaps a little ignorant to what is involved in the world of there, but it is something i would like to try eventually, i have since done some designing on another site and think i could with a little help from friends in there have a go at things, so i at least have some aims / goals,

    for ppl who think charging is unfair or wrong or out of order etc, i was put off by that idea at first, but lets face it, no one is going to put your meal on the table for free are they? please understand i mean we all have to pay our way in life and that is that.
    , all the items you have or will buy on there.com are part of an experience this my friends is what you are paying for, an experience the thing you need to decide is how much this experience is worth to you :) just my opinion and way i look at it, 18+ works for me as i feel there has to be more than enough alternatives for kids. again just my opinion, have a good week peace and respect to you all :) i am interested to see how much there will cost, remember $10 is the minimum, the fee hasn’t been set just yet. < something to think about

  124. #172 by HighFlier on 2011.07.03 - 10:37 am

    Actualiza tu enlace al blog de ​​la página principal. Esta es la página de edad por lo que algunas personas no ven sus mensajes. Mejor que se publique en la mayoría de los últimos temas o “No” 2 “Q and A” ficha. La gente puede ver y traducir mejor a su pregunta hay o corregir enlace aquí http://theremichaelwilson.wordpress.com/&gt;

  125. #174 by athena on 2011.07.03 - 10:00 am

    STUPID i will never paynfor a stupid game imvu.com is way better then this :P

    • #175 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.03 - 1:55 pm

      Thank you for your insightful post.

    • #176 by Bryan-aka-H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.07.04 - 9:01 am

      LMFAO IMVU is the stupidest game I’ve ever been on in my life lol.
      Can’t wait til There starts back up!

    • #177 by Drifa on 2011.07.05 - 5:12 pm

      Imvu is retarded all u do is click aroudn u cant even walk

    • #178 by djmario on 2011.07.06 - 3:40 pm

      Athena you dumb cow, if IMVU is way better than THERE, what the hell are you doing bitching about the $10? You will never pay for a stupid game? The fact that you are even comparing THERE to IMVU, shows just how stupid you really are lol. God bless you, you made me piss my pants

  126. #179 by Frances Aquino on 2011.07.03 - 1:08 am

    thered was a post I saw that said There.com will open on June 30th not sure who said it but it is there somewhere. I guess that date came and went and no there and no there im yet so that date wasn’t right at all
    lol
    oh well what else is new

  127. #180 by Ellias on 2011.07.02 - 11:29 pm

    I guess i’m a bit late asking, bud.. 05/20/11? isn’t it a long time ago that it was THAT date? lol, :l

  128. #181 by Ellias on 2011.07.02 - 11:23 pm

    I am so glad to hear that there’s reopening. ((:

  129. #182 by mike on 2011.07.02 - 10:00 pm

    Michael wilson, i understand that you need to pay moderators to make there a better place and you don’t have the money to pay for it, i am 13 but in my honest opinion i can take care of myself on there and so can many others, i understand some minors such as myself cant take care of themselves on such a big world but if that’s so, wont there parents restrict them from accessing there? if you were a minor then your parents would obviously check the games you play on the computer from time to time. so to sum it all up, i just want to say that minors deserve to play but at least give them a notification that they will have to take care of themselves during sign-up or when your paying to play there.if you read this, thanks michael and id like to hear a response soon

    ~michael mejia

    p.s: sorry for my horrid grammar and spelling

  130. #183 by Latinoboy1 on 2011.07.02 - 5:53 pm

    Si te van a regresar las cosas que tenias, pero solo pagando 10 “Dolores”/Dolares al mes.

  131. #184 by HighFlier on 2011.07.02 - 2:44 pm

    Wow, it’s like you kids have your own little village back here in the backend pages of this blog. You are aware this is no longer a front page topic on the front page like over ‘hmm two weeks ago perhaps. Many people might be missing your topics and reply’s back here. Like I just came back here to look something up in the history lol. Is this the babysitting playroom now? Here’s the main page link if anyone wants to come out of the playroom> http://theremichaelwilson.wordpress.com/ first topic is most current usually on a blog roll lol. Like this page has gone to archives almost. Maybe update the link you all have to his blog with the main page url. I think some of you think this is the main page of the blog because it’s the first link you got perhaps?

    • #185 by mushh on 2011.07.02 - 10:05 pm

      This page is what http://www.there.com ‘Click Here’ links to. They really should fix that link.

      • #186 by HighFlier on 2011.07.03 - 2:47 pm

        ahhh Thank you mushh. We see now how this is happening. No big deal other than it was so odd this one page kept growing so huge. I had to keep coming way back here to dig it up from the front page and it takes some time to load too. Thought maybe a large group on fb was linked to it from somewhere.

    • #187 by William on 2011.07.03 - 2:33 am

      MW still seems to think responding to this section is relevant … soooooo

  132. #188 by sonia on 2011.07.02 - 1:19 pm

    ohhhh my god it’s realy i am so happy ohhh i can’t wait

  133. #189 by guero on 2011.07.02 - 7:51 am

    10 DOLARES AL MES? naaaa solo va ser para gente que pueda. , NO HAY COMO SECOND LIFE Y CON MUCHAS COSAS GRATIS TE DIVIERTES……QUE NOS DEVUELVAN LO QUE TENIAMOS……LADRONES

    • #190 by Loretta Sanchez on 2011.07.02 - 3:39 pm

      Rofl that was to freeking funny . Thanks for making me laugh Frank K , look me up on there. com I M when it opens up . at the end of when ever lol
      Analizing the end of June , wow retirarys make you think and giggle ha ha ha he he he see you on There.com which ever day it opens ( texlittleone )

      A . K , A : sign a true Threian for ever

  134. #191 by Frank Kleist sr on 2011.07.02 - 6:28 am

    There IM will open ABOUT the end of June

    World English Dictionary
    about (əˈbaʊt)

    1. near or close to
    2. approximately; near in number,

    World English Dictionary

    There IM will open APPROXIMATELY the end of June

    1. Near or approaching a certain state, condition, goal, or standard.
    2. To come near to; approach closely to: to approximate an ideal.

    World English Dictionary

    There IM will open first; we will SHOOT FOR the end of June
    1. Shoot for / at, to attempt to obtain or accomplish; strive toward:

    I can’t find anyplace where MW said There IM would open for sure at the end of June. Maybe I just missed it? I was manager of a multi-million dollar restoration company for insurance claims for 28 years in Sacramento, Calif. before retiring. Never ever do you nail yourself down to a solid completion date, to many things can go wrong!

    • #192 by SHUDDUP_and_answer on 2011.07.17 - 6:24 pm

      LOL, very funny, but yet again a useless retarded reply. No one cares who you worked for, people are asking a simple answer and expect such, Saying never ever nail down a completion date because things can go wrong indicates a lack of skill. I work in IT and things go wrong all the time, yet we still manage to make ALL of our completion dates whether is a new client turn up, or an entire network switch over, so yes it can be done.

      • #193 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.17 - 6:36 pm

        Are you “jd2″ or “SHUDDUP_and_answer”?

  135. #194 by djmario on 2011.07.02 - 6:02 am

    Michael come on bro. Give us a bloody date please. Sick of going to the site and seeing it closed. Whats going on? I know things take time, but lets not forget this is not something new. It’s a reopening not a first time launch. I suggest you fire whoever is putting together, and get someone faster.

    • #195 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.02 - 8:14 am

      Words escape me. Don’t worry, something will come to me, don’t worry. Actually, if I were you, I would worry.

      • #196 by Mello_Yello on 2011.07.04 - 7:55 pm

        Michael, I can’t wait for There.com to reopen. Please don’t become mean, even if you’re past the predicted start date. We need you to be better than us. Any new predictions when There.com will reopen? Some of us check with great hope daily.

  136. #197 by nikolas tsivgoulis on 2011.07.02 - 3:20 am

    I am sooooo happy….. There is nothing like it!!! :) I can’t wait..

  137. #198 by kailey on 2011.07.01 - 7:35 pm

    i don’t know what to say i wish i could play it

  138. #199 by Vexity on 2011.07.01 - 3:23 pm

    Happy 4 of July weekend everyone

  139. #200 by CpnBob on 2011.07.01 - 10:07 am

    They don’t like to be called “KIDS”. They prefer “ADULT IMPARED”.

  140. #201 by Katelyn! on 2011.07.01 - 7:52 am

    Whyhasnt IM open yet

    • #202 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.01 - 8:23 am

      Since you’re not of age yes (as you said before), you don’t really need to worry about it, do you?

  141. #203 by bibi89 on 2011.07.01 - 6:01 am

    ola eu quero jogar com posso qriar a minha personagem

  142. #204 by Juliet on 2011.07.01 - 4:44 am

    Why a month though? I’m a teen paying my Phone bills i cant pay $10 a month! There.com is my FAVORITE game… But i cant pay for stuff like that… I got important things to do than pay $10 dollars a month.

    • #205 by djmario on 2011.07.01 - 7:16 am

      Come on peopleeeeeeeeee. Whats $10 a month?? That’s like 30 cents a day. Seriously now.

      • #206 by Robert Cook on 2011.07.02 - 2:06 pm

        I totally agree DJMario. I was a paintball fanatic and I know I spent more then 10 bucks a week on virtual paint alone. Oh, and a reminder to those who may have forgotten, or a hint to those who may have never played…There.com’s inventory is set up where it can be sold to other players through the auction which creates an avenue for players who may not be artistic to be able to still earn tbux much in the same manner as buying and selling on EBAY. For those who are a little artistic, or may be willing to learn, or TRY..there are many designers who are happy to teach/guide you through creating your own products to sell so you can earn tbux, if you have enough initiative and use these skills wisely you can earn enough TBUX to sell to other players and earn WAY more then the $10 monthly fee back…Just a suggestion XD

      • #207 by djmario on 2011.07.06 - 3:34 pm

        Cheers Robert. Well said man.

  143. #208 by WickedAddiction on 2011.06.30 - 10:40 pm

    I have played ‘there’ countless times since I was about 14. I have had dozens of avatars. I am older now, and of course I have a busy life, however I will always make time for there. Money is tight, BUT I can’t put a price on regaining the friendships and connections I made on there. Every state I have moved to, I always had my there friends when i had not made others. I really did cry when there closed. And for the past year I have wondered if it will ever return. And I must say, I was shocked while accessing my email that in the back of my mind a just had the urge to check to see if it might be possible. And YES!!! It sucks because I do not remember my email or anything to my old avatar. But I will manage. I will gladly pay $10.00 a month. :)

  144. #209 by WickedAddiction on 2011.06.30 - 10:22 pm

    I can’t wait for there to be back upppp. SWEEEET :)

  145. #210 by CpnBob on 2011.06.30 - 8:42 pm

    Reator ~
    Dont forget, if there were 400.000 members in old There, that it was also Free. and allowed kids. So, under the new, better plan, $10/mo and 18+…. if theres initially 1/2, or 200,000 members paying 2 mil/mo, then There2 should be like heaven, because the membership will grow as we go.
    WOOOT! BTW, its July 1 here. lol Just sayin’.

  146. #211 by Reator on 2011.06.30 - 1:55 pm

    So, let’s see… there were about 400,000 players, x $10 /mo, that’s a buttload…

    • #212 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.30 - 3:54 pm

      If we make $4M a month, There’s debt will be paid off in no time, and we’ll be able to afford a personal chaperone for everyone under 18 who wants to play.

    • #213 by djmario on 2011.07.01 - 7:19 am

      SO WHAT??????? WHY IS EVERYONE MAKING SUCH A BIG ISSUE ON $10 A MONTH? WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU CHEAP BASTARDS??? WHY YOU ALL ESTIMATING HOW MUCH THERE WILL BE MAKING? WHO CARES? LET IT REST MY GOD. STOP BEING SO FUCKING ANNOYING.

    • #214 by Sign on 2011.07.01 - 2:42 pm

      there might have been 400.000 registered accounts.. alltho keep in mind that a lot of those were only used for the free 14 day trial during 2004-2005 by all kids who did not want to pay for the service, so out of those 400.000 accounts then atleast 300.000 was trashed after the 14-day trial ended.. and thats also total amount of created accounts during a 7-8 year period..active paying players would have been way lower than that, doubt there was more than couple hundred daily active players.. so you might wanna rethink those numbers lol

      Cheers
      /Sign

  147. #215 by Cj James Nielson on 2011.06.30 - 1:16 pm

    u better not lie to me bout the stuff in my in inventory becuz i cant lose my car thats in there i love my car that was in there u better not lie becuz it took me for ever to find that car my friend gave me that car and i love that car so much i would die with out it jk about the die part but i would be said if i lose that car :( plz dont lie to us bout we will have every thing we had in our inventory will be there and our money plz dont be lieing to us

    • #216 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.30 - 1:18 pm

      Do you know you have to be 18 or older to play? ’cause I can see your picture you know…

  148. #217 by Frances Aquino on 2011.06.30 - 12:44 pm

    Well today is the 30th and still haven’t heard anything about there.com reopening sigh, I come and check here every day to see if anything new has been posted, Where is the Feedback?

    • #218 by Robert Cook on 2011.07.02 - 9:28 am

      LMAO @ your reply Michael. Personally, I am very excited about There reopening, I do have one (( ok technically this would be two )) suggestion/request concerning the $10 monthly fee, First, could you not charge for the voice option since we would all be paying $10 a month anyway [personally I already have voice on my account, am asking for new members whom may be discouraged by a $10 monthly fee plus a $10 one time fee to use their mic.] Secondly…[for everyone’s sake, could you maybe offer an amount of TBUX for each member who pays their monthly dues? ~Signed RobertNMemphis80 of There.com~

  149. #219 by mw on 2011.06.30 - 12:16 pm

    pls respect premium member.. at lest give 2 or 3 month free for playing there..

    • #220 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.30 - 1:14 pm

      I’m sorry, but that’s not possible. Unless you’d like There to close again, forever, that is.

      • #221 by thsux on 2011.06.30 - 10:48 pm

        Yes close it it SUCKS DONKEY BALL’S ANYWAYS

      • #222 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.01 - 6:20 am

        Thank you for posting this. I assume that you know from personal experience that this is what There compares to (for you, anyway). Is this based on multiple samples, or just one? And for each sample, how long did it last? Was it ever satisfying? What hygienic measures did you take afterwards, if any?

        (Of course, I’m talking about the times you sampled There. What did you think I was talking about?)

  150. #223 by Azrielle on 2011.06.30 - 10:42 am

    Just have a few things to say. I joined There in 2004. At the *very beginning* There was a paid game for adults. I think it was $5 or $10, i can’t remember, it was so long ago. Then it became free and we paid for voice and explorer packs. I had been grandfathered in at that time. It was after that we started seeing a lot of kids in game.

    Also remember almost every MMO out there costs $15 a month to play in addition to buying the game and possible expansions which cost about $50 in most cases. So I think the rules and payments for There 2 are more than fair.

    • #224 by IceAnge1 on 2011.06.30 - 12:21 pm

      Agreed.

  151. #225 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.30 - 6:52 am

    This is to DJ Mario or anyone else that thinks the same way; here is what He wrote ”

    #1476 by djmario on 2011.06.29 – 4:35 pm

    “THERE WILL NEVER CHANGE THE 18+ POLICY. It cannot do that. As an adult, I refuse to associate with people under the age of18. I am sure many people will lie about their age and create accounts either way, but the fact that it will be an 18+ environment makes us adults feel safer, knowing we wont be in any legal danger. Same goes for people under 18!! Stay the hell out of adult games. It’s for your own safety in the long run. Rather stick to your school homework, and leave the games for people over the age of 18. The only reason I am even agreeing on paying the $10 charge, is because I know I am protected by law when THERE.COM policy has that 18+ banner up”

    That sounds a little mean and unsympathetic don’t you think! DJ Im sure I’m a bit older than you but still remember what it was like to be young!
    I would like to invite all the young and displaced Therians to hang out with me on Onverse ( http://www.onverse.com/i/85757 )until you “come of age”, Many of the Thereians that went to Onverse tried to recreate some of what we lost when There.com closed. I made a green house (had to actually build it) one pannel of glass at a time, I also had to build a church which I also lost ,as well as an Onverse version of a tree house among other things.

    But people have been very creative on here and some of the places are awesome! If you would like to hang out here I will let you know what is happening on There.com if they let me get on after this! I’m sorry but it is one thing to gently shut a door on a person and another to slam it in their face! I want to let the young folks know that there are some places that will welcome them and there are some doors that are open! Agape’

    • #226 by IceAnge1 on 2011.06.30 - 12:20 pm

      I agree with you AgapeLove… You cant forget how it was like to be young and how unfair it would have been if you were the one left out.

      DJ did take it out of proportion… and in the old There some younger players looked up to us as role models. Not all, but a few. =]
      Although i must agree some were really terrible so this 18+ rule is understandable.

    • #227 by djmario on 2011.07.06 - 3:31 pm

      AgapeLove I know, maybe my words are harsh, but we live in a harsh world. As I said in my letter, not only will the 18+ policy protect us adults from young kids, but also the kids themselves. I am sure there are a lot of young kids out there who are responsible. There is no doubt in my mind about that. But that doesn’t make them adults. I remember that a girl on THERE once tried to report me for sexual harassment against a minor. Luckily the moderator checked the logs, saw that she was lying, and banned her. And do you know what she said to me before running her mouth? YOU ARE TOO OLD TO PLAY THERE. YOU ARE A PEDOPHILE. I WILL TELL THEM YOU TRYING TO RAPE ME. WHO WILL THEY BELIEVE DO YOU THINK? YOU OR ME? See what problems adults had to face from little brats? And I am too old to play there? I am 34. Old or not, I am a responsible adult, and I refuse to associate with people under age, and especially online. A lot of kids on THERE lied about their age, saying they were in their early 20′s, but you can spot an 11 year old easily. I also see that you are promoting ONVERSE. Its like walking into macdonalds, telling them burger king makes nice burgers lol.

      • #228 by AgapeLove on 2011.07.07 - 5:52 am

        DJ the only reason why I provided a link for Onverse was for the people that are not allowed to come on There.com right now. Actually none of us can get on right now anyway! And they only way I could compare this to McDonalds and Burger king is if I were In one of them ( and I love both) and saw some one that was refused service for what ever reason. Then I might tell them where they could find a place where they might get served.

        The one reason why I caution against alienating people , especially kids is they will be future There.com clients . If they remember how they were treated they may never want to get on! Another reason is that kids have to put up with so much from us so called adults ;notice I’m including myself ! If we show them a little respect as persons , we may get some back!

        Oh yeah and one more thing, it is summer and most kids aren’t in school now. Agape’

  152. #229 by Kellielena on 2011.06.30 - 5:24 am

    OMG YAYY !!! The thing though is 10 dollars a month D: That kinda bites! I mean I can understand 5$ but 10 just really shocked me. Oh well I’ll probably be paying it anyway :) Hopefully every month we get therebux or something now. Can’t wait to go back to there!!!!!

  153. #230 by Justin Dion on 2011.06.29 - 2:49 pm

    it should be open friday if im not mistaking it said it will open at the end of this month

  154. #231 by don sanders on 2011.06.29 - 1:30 pm

    i never paid diddley until wanted to be a prem,happily paid the 10 bucks but alot of ppl spent alot of real $ to meet and talk with ppl,lent out toys and buggys just to be nice,i hope they can get a smiley face or something to return the happiness,should’nt cost anything just a badge for their avatar,maybe a symbol by name,hope the world,not just im opens soon.donsanders232

  155. #232 by Junnnun on 2011.06.29 - 11:08 am

    Im Very Happy About This. ‘There’ Is A Great Place For Adults To Play…Hate To Say This But My Little Girl Loved Driving My Car Around On ‘There.com’ After We Herd It Was Shut Down…I Thought My Body Would Shut Down…But Thank You For Re-Opening I Hope Its Soon..!

  156. #233 by LeeLee (Beta tester, 2003) on 2011.06.29 - 8:10 am

    Omg! Truly? All I want is to drive a buggy to explore that wonderful world which I truly miss so much! Thank you for re-opening it soon, Michael. But the question is… Can you tell us when? Waiting is killing us. *grin*

  157. #234 by kiki261982 on 2011.06.29 - 8:01 am

    hi

  158. #235 by StickyBeets on 2011.06.29 - 6:55 am

    (and i still have the “THERE WARE is not DAY CARE” t-shirt)…

  159. #236 by Jade-lynn on 2011.06.28 - 5:26 pm

    I played there when I was about ten, which was illegal. But, I was a child. I will admit there were many immature kids back than, I’m sure many thought I was immature. But, I did not go around kissing people or running buggies over people or anything like that. I’m not going to say that it is unfair because it’s the owners choice to bring it back as 18 and over. One day, It will go back to be an all age game or I will wait til I am age to play this game. I am sixteen and when I came across second life tonight, I noticed the Teen Second Life had closed. I’m like “Wow, I haven’t looked at there for a while since it had closed, So tonight I checked there.com to see that it was reopening. I was excited as there and Active Worlds were there virtual worlds, I started out on. But, then I noticed the 18 and over and it was like bummer. But, I can accept that and understand a lot of peoples comments on this post of how annoying and immature teenagers were. I can’t tell you how many times I was hit on, I mean there are always going to be strange guys. But, most adults are located on Second Life and Second Life was created for Adults. There was an all age group and in the future. I loved the fact that with there, I didn’t have to worry about running into sex or anything like that. I kept to myself while I played this game. I have read several articles mentioning that children cannot afford to pay the cost. I would not mind paying the ten or twenty dollars a month[My own money as I have a job] just to go back to the peace that There brought in a virtual game. But I appreciate the decision on bringing there back and I am sure a lot of people will be grateful to have this virtual game back. :]

    • #237 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.29 - 3:36 am

      I support you! :) I know what you mean and understand where you are coming from. I hope there is a revision on the age requirement. At least, make it 16.

      • #238 by djmario on 2011.06.29 - 4:35 pm

        THERE WILL NEVER CHANGE THE 18+ POLICY. It cannot do that. As an adult, I refuse to associate with people under the age of18. I am sure many people will lie about their age and create accounts either way, but the fact that it will be an 18+ environment makes us adults feel safer, knowing we wont be in any legal danger. Same goes for people under 18!! Stay the hell out of adult games. It’s for your own safety in the long run. Rather stick to your school homework, and leave the games for people over the age of 18. The only reason I am even agreeing on paying the $10 charge, is because I know I am protected by law when THERE.COM policy has that 18+ banner up

      • #239 by Jade-lynn on 2011.06.30 - 6:38 pm

        I’m not sure if there was an 18 and older policy for there, or it must of been before I started to play it. And, I can understand were you are coming from as if I was your age, I would feel the same way. I’m not sure if your putting yourself in any legal danger, unless you put yourself in that position, by “dating” a person in a virtual game. I know you may not feel this and some others may not. But, I feel as if you are to date someone in a virtual world, I would attempt to try and know how old they are or the range of the age. I know some that has pretended to be eighteen or even older and that’s wrong. I think your putting yourself in danger. So, honesty is the best way all around. I wouldn’t really call “There” an adult game. If you want an adult game, Try second Life. My grandmother likes it and the things I see on there when I see her in it, is like wow. I would never want to be in something like that. That is exactly why I love there. I think there’s content is okay for minors to view, no violence. no sex. Unless, you just meet someone that’s creepy. But, you’re going to run into someone like that sometime in your virtual life. No matter were you are. Facebook, Myspace, There, Second Life…I’m sure there are millions of more, but when you get into that situation, it’s always best to understand how old someone is and I mean, I have friends in virtual life “computer life” and I have talked to at least half of them on the phone. But if THERE was to go back to an all age groupp, I would be weary of who I get into “adult things with” But I am sorry, you feel that way dj mario and I hope some time in the future, you will change your mind. I respect your choice and decision. :]

    • #240 by StickyBeets on 2011.06.29 - 6:32 am

      well said and well written, Jade-Lynn!..if all of the teens had at least 1/10th of the maturity as Jade-Lynn, the teen ordeal may not had been such a problem..(i still have the “THERE is not DAY CARE” billboard i bought)..i did get tired of the baby newbies coming up to me asking my age, then reading their balloons “ewwwwww!..you are old!..this is a game for kids!..you are too old to be here!”..well, i guess the joke is on them now..i’d come across less than a handful of teens who were like Jade-Lynn..wish there had been more like her…

      • #241 by Jade-lynn on 2011.06.30 - 6:35 pm

        I’m not sure if there was an 18 and older policy for there, or it must of been before I started to play it. And, I can understand were you are coming from as if I was your age, I would feel the same way. I’m not sure if your putting yourself in any legal danger, unless you put yourself in that position, by “dating” a person in a virtual game. I know you may not feel this and some others may not. But, I feel as if you are to date someone in a virtual world, I would attempt to try and know how old they are or the range of the age. I know some that has pretended to be eighteen or even older and that’s wrong. I think your putting yourself in danger. So, honesty is the best way all around. I wouldn’t really call “There” an adult game. If you want an adult game, Try second Life. My grandmother likes it and the things I see on there when I see her in it, is like wow. I would never want to be in something like that. That is exactly why I love there. I think there’s content is okay for minors to view, no violence. no sex. Unless, you just meet someone that’s creepy. But, you’re going to run into someone like that sometime in your virtual life. No matter were you are. Facebook, Myspace, There, Second Life…I’m sure there are millions of more, but when you get into that situation, it’s always best to understand how old someone is and I mean, I have friends in virtual life “computer life” and I have talked to at least half of them on the phone. But if THERE was to go back to an all age

      • #242 by Jade-lynn on 2011.06.30 - 6:42 pm

        Sorry, I wrote the other comment on the wrong comment. But thank you, and I didn’t care who was however old. I would socialize if they would but as I said I usually kept to myself. I think that there is honestly a game for an all age group, but I respect the owners choice on the 18 and older. It does protect adults from putting themselves into any legal danger, but as I mentioned earlier, I think the only time you put yourself into legal danger when your an adult or a teen is when you choose to do so. Even if they lie about there age, sooner or later you will figure it out. But, dj mario, is right. It does protect the adults. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy having There back. :]

  160. #243 by acdc2 on 2011.06.28 - 4:30 pm

    bout time i waited and canyt wait to get back to playing more fun now yea

  161. #244 by djmario on 2011.06.28 - 12:48 pm

    To the folks who complain about the $10 a month, saying that the idea of having to pay is outrageous etc.
    Some people may even argue that other worlds have free sign-up options. Lets have a look at second life as an example. Second life can afford to allow you to sign up, knowing that you are a potential client who may end up buying a sim one day. Not to mention the costs of a sim in Second Life, which of course comes close to a thousand dollars, not to mention the monthly high tiers. There is so much dollar going into second life on a daily basis… Giving people a free sign-up actually works in their favour. Not to mention the real reason as to why Second Life is so successful. ALL THAT SEX. Yes, that’s right. 95% of the people on Second Life are there for sexual fantasy. THERE on the other hand, always supplied it’s users with clean decent fun!!!!! I rather drive a buggy, ride a hoverboard, a bike or fly a boat than sit in Second Life banging some hot little pixel who in reality could be an 80 year old granny or some twisted pervert.

  162. #245 by dusty2009 on 2011.06.28 - 12:27 pm

    Im so glad there.com will reopen ….I miss alot of my old friends in here and i also look forward to meeting new friends as well …..

  163. #246 by dusty2009 on 2011.06.28 - 12:24 pm

    yes i too am so excited i cant wait to see some of my old friends in here again and meet some new ones as well ….. again im so glad there.com will reopen

  164. #247 by michael aka LtMichael on 2011.06.28 - 11:08 am

    ok, i will simply say this on the matter, i joined there in 2005, first as free, then upgraded to premium. i was there till there.com closed, now as to these people {mainly children who dont pay for anything in life and feel the world owes them} there.com is operated as a business, if you complainers know of dependable servers around the world that will run THERE.COMS software and data for the worlds for free, and if you know people in the tech support business to maintain and repair, upgrade those servers for free, and if you know people to run the administration side of it for free, then please submit the names and contact info to michael wilson, im sure he would be happy to save money if it Would still be reliable. otherwise shut up. there.com is a business like ANY OTHER online game and virtual world. another thing, Michael Wilson is not the sole decison maker and the only one who benefits/suffers the exspense, headaches, and liability of the There.com Business, so in my opinion, yall need to stop attacking this man.
    I have met him online, hes a very nice man who also enjoys being on there as we all did, he is simply not in this for the business aspect alone. but again, hes not the only one to decide the outcome and proper running of there. but hes the only one yall are bitching at, sorry, but thats wrong. as an adult who understands business, as a there.com member past and hopefully future let me say this to you Michael Wilson, ROCK ON AND SCREW THESE CHILDISH COMPLAINERS

  165. #248 by Brandon Niquette on 2011.06.28 - 11:08 am

    Michael, i don’t think it’s possbile to bring in Enough Players to play There. old There.com had over 400,000 Players that Beat out Second Life and Other MMOs. the reason: Free Service, Basic Service, Premium Service, All Age Service, There Players/Designers/Buyers.

    honestly, if i was in Charge of my MMO Company or Diffrent Company, for example, Niquette Inc, which Makes other Many things like MMO (it’s just idea of fantasy Company to run) and i have Niquette Airshows, an Online Xbox 360 And FSX Airshows Company that’s run by me, i do airshows hehehe. in real life, my best cool grandpa is Bud Granley, the man behind Granley Family Airshows. so, if i was rich and in charge of company today, i’d have paid well over 580 Million to buy your There.com and work on it, Publish it under New Ownership etc etc and well.. you know the rest.
    with that kind of money the tech in There.com woulda have been very much more diffrent. but it would still retained same cartoon familar faces and animations shown in old There.com and the vehicles in New There made by me would have been very Futurisic and new. the New There under my Company would have Very Most Largest World and would hit close over 10 million users, making There the World’s First And Most Largest Virtual World to hold the record that would beat old Records of Many MMOs. well you get the idea. so i’m saying you have to do this the right way.. or the wrong way will not help There and you’ll be forced to cancel that and close it yet again. and one more thing Michael…

    Bring Congress and Other Goverments Virtual world you made using the There engine together in There2 so that way the Goverment people can chat with people over few problems they’d like to discuss with the Goverment. and for Congress, players would have to go to Congess to appeal for motion of plans etc etc. and they can go to White House in There.com to Talk to the President of United States Directly without having the fear of traveling to White House in Real life to be worried how the Security and Secret Service treats the Visitors. see how this works.. if the President is Logged in and are at White House, they can come to Virtual White House to talk with the President. and if by any Chance, President would like some fun in There.com all he needs is go to Guides or Helpers’s place to get him started on as well to meet some people. and more etc etc.

    if you did that the There2 would be Considered most Popular in Today’s World and very Popular Virtual World by Goverment and the President of United States too.

    Signed Sincerely,

    Brandon
    AKA Superlink1, the Former Resident of There.com

    • #249 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.28 - 11:22 am

      You’re the one who was behind the “MTV is re-opening next month” rumors, aren’t you?

      • #250 by Brandon Niquette on 2011.06.28 - 5:07 pm

        Yes sir i was indeed one that did. althrough i’m still Sad about Vmtv. i loved that world much well as your Old There did.

  166. #251 by Elizabeth(Shendra_24) on 2011.06.28 - 11:02 am

    Do we know when ThereIM is opening? ANd will it be acessed at there.com?

  167. #252 by iceange1 on 2011.06.28 - 11:01 am

    [= I wish I found this tomorrow instead of on Sunday because I haven't been able to sleep, I'm to excited!

    There was one of my first virtual worlds... I remember watching my dad play as a beta tester a LONG time ago, and I always wanted to but at the time it was only for Beta users.
    Once There was public my dad let me make an account and my older sister did too...
    Some of my best memories were watching my dad do hover bike courses and races and getting the best time. Another would be watching my sister ride her dragon hover board doing tricks.
    Over time my parents got divorced and my dad moved out... from there it was just my sister and i with my mom.
    My mom is always working you see, to support my sister and I but then when my sister went to college she moved with my dad so I pretty much live in my moms home alone with the occasional days she's off which isn't often.
    Now that I myself am going to college it's not going to be any easier to get out of the house and socialize, it would be nice to be able to come home and go on There to talk to my sister and father since they live pretty far and it's not easy to travel there and I only see them once every month or two. Also, to see some of my long lost friends.

    I'd like to thank you Mr.Wilson, for giving There one more try. :)

  168. #253 by Dominic on 2011.06.28 - 9:37 am

    Great ! I Love You Guys From There ! I was meet in this game my girlfriend :) . I can’t wait for re-open ! But Paid Service ? .

  169. #254 by Sign on 2011.06.28 - 8:30 am

    I’m one of the old 2003 betas that was in it from the start and back in the beginning the service cost money in order to use it, if I’m not mistaken we payed about $75 a year for the membership ($75 for a beta account if you signed up before 12th of oct 2003 and I think it was about $75 a year for those who signed up after 12th of oct 2003.
    Now the great part with the initial time in there.com was that it was infact a payed service and all players were to atleast 85% all adults, the quality of chats and very well organised events that took place in there.com early days made the time spent in there.com quality time where you got to meet a lot of equal minded people.
    However, some year later, unfortunatly there.com started to make free for 14 day trial accounts and the kids started to enter the scene (using up their 14 days and then creating a new trial account in order to stay in), and sad to say but that quickly turned the quality conversations and events into a playground and due to that a lot of adults (who signed on to get away from their kids to spend time with equal minded) choose to leave the service, and this is the point where there.com started its downfall (in my opinion).
    I know what there.com was like when it was a payed service and to a majority 18+ to get in it (as only 18+ could afford the fee back then).
    So I already know the high quality of gaming time it will provide now that its once again a payed service and 18+ as that will bring the standard back to what it once was in 2003.
    As I am a old beta member and will get my beta charakter in for free, you might not think I’m entitled to have an opinion about the service being charged for, but belive me, it will be worth every penny spent if its even close to what it was back in early beta 2003 days.
    And I also got other charakters than my main beta charakter, and I will most likely pay for some of those to get back online aswell, so I will still not be without charge.
    So a lil headup to all the whiners about the now charged service.. you get what you pay for.. and if its free.. no more comments needed right? lol

    See ya all in There

    Cheers
    /Sign

  170. #255 by Raqqe on 2011.06.27 - 2:10 pm

    Definitely willing to pay for There when it comes back. That means less immature kiddies running around :)

  171. #256 by southernwvchick on 2011.06.27 - 11:09 am

    can’t wait for ThereIM to come back still waiting we got a week lefted of june we will see if the bring ThereIM back in the next week.

  172. #257 by petl on 2011.06.27 - 10:15 am

    Just a general question, my avatar is Petl on there.com and I was wondering if it was possible to re-enter the world. I am definitely in for the idea of a P2P process as I see it as the only way to go, but if I cannot reprocess my avatar along with my items and developer submissions I do not see any point of me returning. I am glad there.com is reopening and hope the best for the company in the future.

    • #258 by petl on 2011.06.27 - 10:17 am

      just FYI, my account was closed and I called there.com on numerous occasions to try to resolve the matter however I was unsuccessful. Please Michael Wilson if you get a chance, reply to my thread.

      thank you

      • #259 by petl on 2011.07.03 - 7:58 am

        No response from MW, this makes me sad :.(

    • #260 by Andy on 2011.06.27 - 11:36 am

      wishes ppl would stop bitchin about the monthly fee ….we are getting a whole month of entertainment for what is probably less than one night at the movies for most ppl….if you dont wanna pay the fee thats up to you but im sure many of us will do so in a heartbeat just to be able to come “home” once more

  173. #261 by khaled on 2011.06.27 - 9:27 am

    Pay to play this game!?! are u FKing KIDDING me wow!

    • #262 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.29 - 3:40 am

      Then don’t play! It’s optional to play this game, ya know?

  174. #263 by gomi on 2011.06.27 - 7:12 am

    just for the record.. i HIGHLY doubt the “kyrah” posting here is the same person as the one who uses the same name in there.com they are MUCH more mature and well adjusted than this.

    as for myself, i’ll toss in my tenbux for a month, at any rate. be fun to do the hoverboard thing and such again. but if there is left as it was in terms of the dev program, submission costs, etc etc etc.. i’m dubious about the long-term sustainability.

    but we shall see.

  175. #264 by MikeTazer on 2011.06.27 - 12:58 am

    I tried Second Life once and hated it. Glad There is opening again. I had a hot new muscle themed buggy that I was going to submit until There decided to close. Glad I held onto it and it will be my first submission when There re-opens.

  176. #265 by Robert Cook on 2011.06.26 - 8:29 pm

    YES!!! VERY EXCITED TO HEAR ITS COMING BACK. TY for also making sure everyone gets there original accounts back as well!!. I am RobertNMemphis80. Question..Have you guys fixed the bugs with the there houses/clubs? I had rented one once and it would make the walls go invisiible and stuff.

  177. #266 by Sariah on 2011.06.26 - 6:05 pm

    ` Umm , dearr There.com come on are you serious ., ` why do we have to pay for Somee damn gamee ! imean WATCH ur goinq to lose your [ P l a y e r s ] or [ U s e r s ] im tellinq u THIS MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE , && THEMM PPL WHO WANNA REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE PLEASE DONTT REPLY CUZ GUESS WHAT ITS MY OPIONION [ & & ] WHO R U TO JUDGE THAT [ ? ] xD anywayss There.com is making the [ B i g g e s t ] Mistake !

  178. #267 by TreGhost on 2011.06.26 - 10:47 am

    OMG at all the comments here. I’m currently a moderator on smeet.com, a free service that does not pay operators. I will gladly, orgasmicly pay 10 dollars a month to return to There. Yeah that wasn’t a true version or orgasmic but it should be. 1st off, MW if you’re ever looking for volunteer operators, I have over a decade experience and am more than willing. 2nd off, Why don’t you complainers get it? The most annoying part of There, was sitting on the logs, and a teen repeatedly trying to kiss you every 5 seconds. So what if Makena makes millions off us this time, have they not lost millions cause of us already? If they make profit, it’s safe to assume they could upgrade stuff like graphics in the future. None of the other worlds compare to There, no matter how much you cry about them being free. Yes, all TOS pages on all these free sites clearly imply they can begin to charge you at any time without notice for services currently free. Learn to read perhaps. I am curious though, if all we will have next week is ThereIM, when will the actual world be open, a ball park figure please if you don’t mind. I’m going to be bringing currently already 30+ users from smeet.com. I got ppl excited who has never even been here lol.

    • #268 by Sariah on 2011.06.26 - 6:12 pm

      ` Girl [ O r ] boyy juss shutup all ur info wass [ D e f i n a t e l y ] UN-NECESSARY && THERE.COM WASS JUST FINEE HOW IT WASS WHAT THE F***K Ppl look LIKE PAYIN TEN DAMNN DOLLARS FOR A DAMN VIRTUAL GAME , ! LIKE SERIOULSY COME ON , IMEAN YOUR OPINION IS URS && IRESPECT THAT BUT THATS U && UR TIME WASTING MONEYY ! BUHH GOOD LUCK GETTING RIPPED-OFF
      *// HAVE A NICE LIFEE !

      • #269 by Xait on 2011.06.26 - 9:14 pm

        $10 is obviously alot less to me than it is to you, i’m guessing.

        But yeah, There.com was fine how it was, from our p.o.v. – Because we weren’t footing the bill for the service which was being provided to US. You are entitled to your opinion, quite right. But I don’t agree to coming onto a blog spamming negative comments in caps to get your point out.

        If you want to troll, go find a bridge.

      • #270 by Sariah on 2011.06.27 - 6:12 pm

        ummmmm , lil boyy who is Spamminq && ummm who r u to tell me how ishould type , bum bitch ican say what iwant ! && U GON CHECK ME? idont think soo && Did i asku too Comment[ ? ] UMMM [ N o o ] So byeee !

      • #271 by Xait on 2011.06.28 - 4:59 am

        Dyslexic keyboard-warrior.

        For a start i’m not a little boy, i’m a grown man that makes his own money & can tie his own shoelaces.
        I also didn’t tell you how to type, I said I didn’t agree to coming onto a blog to spam negative comments in caps. If you want to look like an idiot with an IQ below 12 that’s your choice. Also, nobody in the world will ever require your permission to comment.

  179. #272 by Dizzy1 on 2011.06.26 - 8:53 am

    Still coming by everyday to see if theres word yet on when IM will open. I start reading posts and all there are are the same questions ..over and over..and over..and over… arggg
    why dont people read the information before posting the same questions, or at least look back in old questions, for an answer? Do I have to pay? Why do I have to pay? Do I have to be 18? What if I dont remember my password? Each or at least one of these questions shouldnt be much further away then one the previous 5 posts people had. plus theres a There2 question and answer page with all those questions answered.

  180. #273 by _Satan on 2011.06.26 - 7:32 am

    So like a few comments said if you played from the beginning or a year or two after you’d know what the game really costs.. To start you got a free 10 or 30 day trial.. And then you had to pay, you we’re limited to what you could do.. Then you could buy an account monthly or for a year… Then you still had to buy voice.. At one point they decided to allow freebie accounts to start with voice for a very short time.. Then they started giving free accounts, all you had to do was buy therebucks.. The game started to fall apart bringing in two day randoms.. The community became scattered and the whole concept of the game changed.. Paying a monthly fee is for the company to pay for the servers and clients.. People mentioned that a profit is nearly all intentions with games, aside from miniclip type of games.. I’d suggest maybe a free trial like before with very limited options or a second type of currency for noobies to experience the lifestyle the game brings but not effect the membership therebucks currency and economy. HIT ME UP MICHAEL WILSON

  181. #274 by loncheee on 2011.06.26 - 6:01 am

    where there will bi re start i am 19 old years i i like this game i play whith that game for 3 years thatt is soo funny where ther re-starting ?\

  182. #275 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.26 - 1:18 am

    EMOHURT i miss you too ^.^!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -Hugs-

  183. #276 by EmohurtXD on 2011.06.26 - 1:16 am

    OMG JEANJAY I MISS YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  184. #277 by Annika1 on 2011.06.26 - 12:05 am

    I really like there but this annoys me, 18 as an age limit? Can’t it be like the old THERE that we all know and love where anyone could join and have fun for free. And sure if you wanted more you could pay for it but this is just ridiculous, $10 a month. That’s 120 a year from each person and if 10 thousand people join you’ve made yourself $1,200,000? Talk about being greedy. The graphics aren’t exactly fabulous and I can guarantee we’ll still have to buy there bucks after we pay a $10 monthly fee. It’s a good game but is it worth it? Most people won’t bother paying so good luck but I won’t be THERE when it reopens, along with hundreds and thousands of other people. Using cheap tactics to gain customers won’t work, just saying.

    • #278 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.26 - 6:31 am

      Thank you for your insight.

    • #279 by djmario on 2011.06.26 - 6:53 am

      God man you sound like a total jackass hahaha. But then again you are under 18. Still have a lot of growing up to do son. THERE COSTS MONEY TO RUN. THEREFORE YOU MUST PAY IN ORDER TO BE IN IT. Michael Wilson is not there to babysit you for free.

      • #280 by ant123789 on 2011.06.26 - 8:33 am

        Agreed….problem is most under 18′s dont understand that things cost money & mom & dad have been financing them from birth, when they get out into the real world & have to fend for them selves they will understand, until then grow up & stop throwing your toys out your crib!

    • #281 by Dougeee on 2011.06.27 - 7:46 am

      $120 a year for something that occupies countless hours of my spare time….. seems like a bargain to me. I think getting rid of the children in the game will be a huge step for There. If a person can’t afford $10 a month, they definitely can’t afford to buy therebucks to support the game and will just be leeching off of others. It’s going to be SO nice to be able to have an event without buggies ripping through the crowd and people shouting random insults about my mother…

      • #282 by Raqqe on 2011.06.27 - 2:21 pm

        Haha well said Dougeee:)

      • #283 by ant123789 on 2011.07.10 - 9:20 am

        Agree…well said.

    • #284 by Aylana on 2011.06.28 - 12:56 am

      Babysitting children does cost money look at all the parents who send their kidos to daycare each day. :) When someone does it for free. It still costs someone something- wether it be in time, manhours, or sacrifice one program to opt for the cost of the free babysitting job :). Regardless its costing someone something. There are some parents who – if someone will watch their children for them so they don’t have to , would happily sit them down in front of the computer screen if it means someone else will take up their responsibility for them. Mind you I’m not saying all parents do this. But there are enough of them who do.

  185. #285 by bobmann on 2011.06.25 - 11:43 pm

    Do i must pay first before i get into There.com world?!

  186. #286 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 11:36 pm

    oh when there will open :( T_T

  187. #287 by bobmann on 2011.06.25 - 11:34 pm

    MW u said it will re-open before the last of June now it’s 26 June i am waiting and we all waiting

    • #288 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.26 - 6:33 am

      We said “We expect that ThereIM (not the World) will be available by the end of the month. “. We’ll see how that looks next week.

  188. #289 by katie1125 on 2011.06.25 - 11:29 pm

    aw i have to pay :(

  189. #290 by HighFlier on 2011.06.25 - 10:34 pm

    Here’s one of my oldies: email dated 2/20/2004

    I tried to get in during the beta but hardware was not good enough so I kept using Active Worlds for some time before they later sent me this email. Maybe this will help jargon some memories for some. Otherwise interesting email. The email had smiles and the logo with colors you would expect but they no longer appear on it. Just text now. Note the add at end. I think (not sure though) the Lifetime bit was for premium features. Lifetime Premium Features. If I find otherwise I will post it but so far I can’t find lifetime stated in any of my emails. It might have stated something to the effect of lifetime something on one of the web pages where you signed up or paid for premium but if so they were careful not to place it on the emails. I still have others to search and look though. I was careful to keep everything from There.com email concerned. If anything on my end pops up I will post it but it rings a bell with me the bit of Lifetime Premium Features or maybe it was Premium Features for lifetime. Shrug, but we all know it said Lifetime of something or other. Anyway just trying to help.
    -

    Dear HighFlier,

    There’s requirements have changed – come back!

    Greetings from There! A while ago, you tried to go There, the online getaway where you can play, chat, explore and more – but your computer didn’t have the needed hardware.

    Well, guess what? Now There is compatible with more systems! So, whether you have the same computer or you got a new computer over the holidays, see if you can get in on There’s FREE, 14-day trial fun!

    (Want to find out if your computer can run There before you download? Check out our hardware checker first.)

    Chat in 3D, race buggies, design cool clothes, explore exotic islands – all for FREE for 14 days. No credit card or commitment required!

    Hope to see you in There!

    Aral
    There Social Director

    P.S. To unsubscribe from all There emails, send a blank message to unsubscribe@join.there.com, or write to us at There Customer Service, 165 Jefferson Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025.
    Get $10 off the ATI RADEON 9200 graphics card – and get ready to be wowed.

    The highest performer in its class, the ATI RADEON 9200 card delivers killer graphics to enhance your visual experience in There. Plus, when you buy this card online at ati.com, not only will you save $10 but you’ll also get a free month in There (in addition to your free 14-day trial).

  190. #291 by Aimee Levron on 2011.06.25 - 7:33 pm

    ahhhhh! still so excited, after I found out I went promptly to my mom (yes I’m 19 and still live with my parents, colllege girl right here!) and told her.. her response was surprising.. she was actually excited for me! Ahhhhh .. soo excited!

    • #292 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.26 - 2:37 am

      Seriously. To put it in lame terms for y’all that can’t seem to understand why we have to pay– There2 cannot operate without having some sort of profit margin because they need to pay for their employees and servers. Free accounts were possible before because they had sponsors like Coca-Cola, for example, who helped cover some of the expenses. However, since Makena Technologies will be the sole proprietor, they need to charge a fee to cover all of their expenses.

      • #293 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.26 - 6:31 am

        Technically, not really True. Even with sponsors, There should have been charging. Expecting sponsors to cover a Virtual World’s operating costs was a non-starter.

    • #294 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.26 - 5:00 am

      Aimee, I see nothing wrong with you still living with your parents as long as you are a productive member of that family and don’t think of it as a hotel! I came and went many times from my parents before I got married at 38 ! But I always bought them things like appliances , a new roof etc.I understand as a college student you don’t have much money, but than it is not all about money ;sharing your time can be an important thing too!

      I’m now 57 and have a daughter who is 18 , we are both Therians! If your mom is so excited about There.com reopening, it sounds like she needs an account too! :) Agape’

  191. #295 by Richard Colletta on 2011.06.25 - 4:56 pm

    It’s so nice to know that my LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP wasn’t a REAL lifetime membership. It was actually a fake one, since I got it in 04. So you’re going to close There, then bring it back and tell your lifetime membership accounts that they weren’t real or don’t count because I bought the LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP when it wasn’t actually a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP. And you’re gonna hold my accounts hostage and expect me to cough up more money. I assume you know where you can shove it.

    • #296 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.25 - 6:34 pm

      I’m not sure what you would have us do. If we let all the “Lifetime Members” back in for Free (which is what I assume you’re asking), then the business would be able to stay open. In fact, if you’d There to run on the basis you’re requesting then Ok – that’s what it’s doing right now: It’s Closed.

      First, “Lifetime Membership” means you get access to premium features for some “Lifetime” (since I didn’t write that language, I don’t know if it was your Lifetime, or There’s Lifetime). It didn’t refer to access to the service, which was free.

      Second, There has a right to change it’s prices, which is clearly stated in the TOS. In order to re-open There, we had to change the prices from “Free” to “Not Free”.

      Anyway, thanks for taking the time to comment here, and have a good day.

      • #297 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 11:39 pm

        :D

      • #298 by StickyBeets on 2011.06.29 - 6:06 am

        a good day will be the day THERE re-opens!…

    • #299 by Xait on 2011.06.25 - 7:36 pm

      How’s that LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP been working for you for the past year? I also started in 2004 & paid up right away, but i’m not really sure what your argument is here. Would you rather they stay closed or do you not understand the fact they can’t reopen without earnings exceeding spending?

      I’m sure most people who are excited about getting back into There would have loved there to be no monthly fee, but the majority appreciate that for it to come back at all there needs to be one. I for one will gladly pay the monthly fee for a service which has provided me with so much enjoyment over the years.

  192. #300 by marilyn on 2011.06.25 - 2:30 pm

    from mustang_sally@there.com i dont mind michael, i will pay n play and pay n play! cant wait! woot woot woot woot woot woot woot woot woot woot woot woot ! /hey hey

  193. #301 by Kitty332 on 2011.06.25 - 11:07 am

    wait do we have to pay to play ‘THERE’ um i am 19 years old
    :D :)

    • #302 by katie1125 on 2011.06.25 - 11:09 am

      i am new on there i didnt see this web i saw it now
      :o

      • #303 by katie1125 on 2011.06.25 - 11:11 am

        wait do we have to pay to play ‘THERE’ :) ?

  194. #304 by kareen13 on 2011.06.25 - 10:59 am

    yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there will re-opening !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :3

  195. #305 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 10:56 am

    are there going open yet ??

    • #306 by kareen13 on 2011.06.25 - 10:58 am

      oh do you mean is .THERE. going open yet?

  196. #307 by Bedlam1 on 2011.06.25 - 8:39 am

    Yes where it stand today 6-25-2011?

  197. #308 by djmario on 2011.06.25 - 7:15 am

    Can we get any updates? As to whats happening? Any possible dates? Cheers

  198. #309 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 6:25 am

    [THERE] is funny cool game in the world everyday i look at it web [waiting to (THERE) open]
    then when i saw it still updating

    i off the laptop then tomorrow i will see the web if it re=opening :D

    oh wait that why i cant sleep cuz i am very happy :)

  199. #310 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 6:24 am

    [THERE] is funny cool game in the world everyday i look at it web [waiting to it open]
    then when i saw it still updating

    i off them laptop then tomorrow i will see the web if it re=opening :D

    oh wait that why i cant sleep cuz i am very happy :)

  200. #311 by Brandon on 2011.06.25 - 4:52 am

    Oh my god i was just talking about this website and i thought it would be closed forever and i read this and i was completely speechless because my favorite game is finnaly coming back..i cant wait to play it again and i hope it will be better :)

    • #312 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 6:19 am

      oh my your true i think o.o and am not sad :3

      i think i will make new 1 cuz i forgot my password O.o but anyway i want there to open :D

  201. #313 by markala balogun on 2011.06.24 - 11:16 pm

    ty so much micheal i never think there would every fail i believed in it since it was closed I LOVE U THERE.COM FOREVER AND U TO MR MICHEAL

  202. #314 by Merry Prankster on 2011.06.24 - 9:49 pm

    Like most, I am looking forward to the reopening. I have been hoping for this day since There closed its doors. There is one of the only ‘disabled-friendly’ chat worlds. Where people such as myself could feel free and do things we can no longer do in real life. Vive Le There!

    • #315 by softNdark on 2011.06.26 - 8:32 am

      Yep… I know what you mean, I just loved driving my buggies and bikes!!! From the ‘half pipe’ to the ramps… “WONDERFUL” to have that feeling again, of driving a car. (even though I can use the mouse a short time) Thank goodness for cruis control…. I could walk my dogs for hours…. Laughinggggg Thanks Michael Wilson

      Can’t wait to be in “There2″

  203. #316 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.06.24 - 4:40 pm

    Man this really has me excited! Like, this has me goin through all my old ThereMail in my email..brings back good memories! I can’t wait to get back to the fun and chillness of this game! All the awesome There parites and everything, just chillin with friends. I really miss it. ‘heyhey’
    Can’t wait for designs to come back either! Like”
    Apple_Designs
    Joeydantonio

    Cant wait to see everyone there!!
    -H1r3dAssas1n

  204. #317 by Grumps08 / shaun_uk on 2011.06.24 - 3:48 pm

    Mr M Willson i understand you are a very busy person, however i feel as i have asked this, and noticed a few days later another person asking the same question without a reply, or at least i couldn’t see one, i have one or two concerns and i feel they are worthy of an answer.
    main worry for me is due to some games and entertainment companys / servers having in recent times having been hacked, what are you doing to protect us from identity theft, information including but not limited to our personal details and credit / debit card info ect. i would apreciate some feed back on this point please if you will, it would be nice to put our minds at ease, many thanks.
    ……………………………………
    note to all those i noticed having little digs at one another lifes too short be nice or say nothing :), or at least please consider other users having to read it, we sooner not :)
    i will be waiting for the full program of there to open before i claim my old account and join, as for me i have no interest in signing and paying for the im program, as i have my friends on my facebook no offence ment just i cant see the point untill i can pop into there.com’s full 3d world, that ofcourse is just my thoughts for what works for me :)
    ……………………………….
    lastly my thoughts on other sites, ok we have all heard many other worlds mentioned, the most mentioned i believe is secondlife, one thing im very in favour for is the 18+ and the No sexuall content, we can im sure agree at least to leave all that for the real., and the final though, there.com beats all other worlds hands down for the following things, the dynamics the cars h/boats all vehicles, always had very realistic handling no site ever compared to this as far as im concerned, also to manually be able to explore the world in its fullest one of my favourite things about there, never a dull or boring moment, if you found you was out in there on your own, you could just drive fly your way anywhere almost, for hours! i hope we still have everything working the same way as before bearing in mind a lot less in the way of servers :)
    looking forward to seeing the ppl i know and meeting the ppl i dont yet know :) have a gr8 week end folks !

  205. #318 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.24 - 7:59 am

    - crys- -crys – please open it :( D:

    hurry pleaseeeeeeee !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D :)

    • #319 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.24 - 8:52 am

      there is the best game in all the world :3 :D

      • #320 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.24 - 10:13 pm

        oh and good i am 18 years old :)

      • #321 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.25 - 5:33 am

        (THERE) is the best game in all the world ! :o :)

  206. #322 by nikolas tsivgoulis on 2011.06.24 - 3:27 am

    i cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. #323 by beethros on 2011.06.24 - 12:51 am

    My drama: I was 3 years in There.com, 16 hours a day 7 days a week… I was an addict.. I even quit my job (waitor those days) for to be there! what was making me stay was the fact that I could speak with ppl from all over the world and also I could decorate houses.
    I was a chatter and cultures player as well as settlers and sims, so there looked like a paradise for me. After some time I became a buggy fun! it was so cool and excited, so hard to learn to drive fast! and there was live competition also! then i started to sell buggies.. in the begining at free zones and later I’ve got my own lot! Slowly slowly i was still selling buggies, got my self a hood and i drop my own lot into it.. note here that i have spend already too much money to do all that. buying a buggy was like 5-7 us dollars minimum and pay the rent of the lot was like 10 dollars per month if i remember good.. well later when i got my self the hood i had to pay 100 dollars per month… not a small ammount i guess! So day by day week by week i was keep selling buggies and i was able to pay the rent and my other expenses in there. i was selling also T$ for to find some extra dollars to pay the rent.. of cource my profets was never enough to pay the rents so i was always adding from my wallet. My point is that selling buggies (i wasnt a designer i was buying the copyrights from others or i was just buyinbg buggies from auctions) kept me addicted to there. and make me survive in it for 3 years. so lets calculate something here: when i wanted to submit a buggy i had to pay to there 8.850T$ that was almost 5 dollars then i had to sell it for 10,000T$ for to make 1,150T witch was like 0,50 cents.. with those 50 cents i made like 1000 dollars in 3 years… imagine how much buggies i have sold! :O and imagine how much money there make from me since when i was making 0,50 cents they was making 5 dollars… plus the 100 dollars rent of the hood and also note here that someone had to buy those 10.000 T$ i was asking for the buggies so that was another 5 dollars for there… so with simple maths: for to collect 1000 dollars, adding 0,50 cents from each sale makes: 2000 sales. 2000×5 dollars = 10.000 usa dollars! and that was only the money i have payed to there for the submission fee.. add here the money that ppl bought from there to buy my buggies thats another 10,000 dollars if we calculate a min. price of 5 dollars per buggy! So i think 20.000 plus 2,500 hoods rent that was enough money for there to earn only from me who i was a small reseller.. imagine what was the total ammount from all the designers.. So resellers wasnt the reason that there bankrobed.. it was because MW wanted it perfect and that of cource is a very good think and he was hiring a lot ppl and he was paying a lot for the best servers and all.. So why i cant go back in there and sell my T$? because there will loose another little ammount of money? isnt that greed? well of cource it is! thats why i will not pay the 10$ permantly … i will do it only when i really need to race with my old friends.. because for to chat with them i can do it in so many other free worlds or chat rooms.
    p.s. there2 will not be the same… many of the ppl who said that they will pay, they will not do it when the time comes.. so count less of what you hear..
    p.s1 excuse my bad english, i hope you get what i was trying to say
    p.s2 i miss you all :)

    • #324 by StickyBeets on 2011.06.26 - 9:06 pm

      i understand your point..your English is a whole lot better than how i would speak your language..just wanted you to know that i had bought a least five buggies from you…

      • #325 by maverickfred on 2011.07.03 - 3:04 pm

        hi
        i agree whith you beeth you was a adidect lol good to see you mate .

  208. #326 by sarahi on 2011.06.23 - 3:51 pm

    hola quisiera jugar esto se ve muy divertido pero no se como registrarme??

    • #327 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.24 - 5:16 am

      what ?! o_0

    • #328 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.26 - 2:43 am

      Están en el proceso de programar el juego. Tienes que esperar un poco tiempo asta que el juego abra denuevo.

  209. #329 by CpnBob on 2011.06.23 - 2:40 pm

    YES!!!

  210. #330 by Cass on 2011.06.23 - 2:05 pm

    THANKS SO MUCH MW!! I have a question too, I forgot the password I used so there is going to be a way for me to get my password back right?

  211. #331 by Andy on 2011.06.23 - 1:27 pm

    and to all those begging mw to open there NOW ….have a lil patience guys ….good things come to those who wait :)

  212. #332 by Andy on 2011.06.23 - 1:25 pm

    guess we wont be seeing you in world then rip

    • #333 by rip on 2011.06.24 - 2:47 pm

      you missed my point. read again.

  213. #334 by rip on 2011.06.23 - 11:27 am

    lol With all this Sorry Ass posts its no wonder why there closed in the first place.. Maybe its better it don’t reopen..

  214. #335 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 10:25 am

    oh when i saw IMVU i found there i say who the best i say there then i delete IMVU XD ! :D :) !

    • #336 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 10:28 am

      oops i will say it again O_o

      when i see IMVU i found ‘THERE <3 ' i say who the best i say ! 'THERE <3 :D'

      then i delete IMVU and keep 'THERE' :D :)

      sorry [KEYBORED LAG]

  215. #337 by kyraier on 2011.06.23 - 9:00 am

    ikrr

  216. #338 by kyraier on 2011.06.23 - 8:52 am

    YES! i can stop playing IMVU getting bored nothing to do there is my home my life it needs to hurry up and open i just can’t life without it that’s a big big part of my life please MW hurry it and open pleasee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :[ :D

  217. #339 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 5:06 am

    when there open i will stop play secondlife and toontown and PLAY THERE XD :D YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

    • #340 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 5:48 am

      ^_^ i am happy hurry please open it :D i cant wait >O< :DDDDDDDDDDDDD

      • #341 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 6:47 am

        :) :D yay sorry i write alots of posts oh O_o cuz i am happy cuz ‘THERE <3' will open again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  218. #342 by jeanjay1125 on 2011.06.23 - 4:59 am

    that amazing i was crying cuz there was close now i am very happy :D !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I CANT WAIT TO THERE OPEN AGAIN!!!!!!!!

  219. #343 by goodison_boy on 2011.06.22 - 10:19 pm

    good things come to those that wait

  220. #344 by Akram on 2011.06.22 - 10:01 pm

    me too i’ve missed there
    please open it on this week
    thank you

  221. #345 by StickyBeets on 2011.06.22 - 8:06 pm

    ok, i’ve written this before but i believe i forgot to post it, plus i have an update..when my ‘THERE wife’ texted me to let me know ‘THERE2′ was in part of making a comeback, i’ve got in touch with quite a few former ‘THERE’ members with the good news..the bad news to them was the possible $10 payment..they didnt want to hear about that, at least for now..so, without thinking, i made 5 of them an offer they almost couldn’t refuse..at $10 per month, my proposal is to pay their first 6 months..of course each one of them agreed..when i came to my senses, i pulled out my calculator..(let’s see..ummm, $10 x 5 people is $50..for 6 months, comes to $300..wait!..i forgot to add myself!..thats another $60..and that totals $360 FOR SIX MONTHS?!?)..ok, no problem!..but i told them that after the half a year, they are on their own!..(dang me!..for the $300 i’ll dish out to get them to return, that would have made for some serious THEREBUCKS for myself!)…

    • #346 by djmario on 2011.06.23 - 1:35 pm

      WOW!!!!!! WILL YOU PAY FOR ME AS WELL?? Joking. I wouldn’t pay for them. People who refuse to pay are not true Therians. Fuck’em

  222. #347 by Jervoskia KidPain Davis on 2011.06.22 - 4:53 pm

    YES I MISS HABBO

  223. #348 by MrPretty BoySwagg Perice on 2011.06.22 - 1:11 pm

    I heard that there.com will have moderators will they get paid?

  224. #349 by Dizzy1 on 2011.06.22 - 9:47 am

    Yes, another question….what is the benefit of using There.com IM before There.com opens? The way I perceive it to be is that it’s just chat..right? wrong? Also, how much longer after The IM opens will it take for There.com to officially open? Not sure if that was totally addressed or I missed that answer. thanks!

  225. #350 by hot john116 on 2011.06.22 - 7:55 am

    when is it coming back

  226. #351 by philop on 2011.06.21 - 5:43 pm

    hurry up and open DAM IT

    • #352 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.21 - 6:15 pm

      We’re going as fast as we can. Patience. Perhaps we should delay opening by one day for each letter in the phrase “DAM IT”.

      • #353 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.21 - 9:07 pm

        LMAO!

    • #354 by Drifa on 2011.07.05 - 5:21 pm

      Lmaoo

  227. #355 by Yuna Lee on 2011.06.21 - 3:36 pm

    I’m under 18, and I am extremely dissapointed about the age requirements. I’ve played There since beta, and I understand that people under 18 could cause some problems. But really, it’s such a let down. I would be willing to pay that 10$ a month. There were many members of There that were under 18, and most of them were as loyal as people who were over 18. But some of those who were 18 and older were as immature as children could be, so I don’t think its that fair. But since you said this decision might change, I’m hoping it will. I had a nice time on There, and spent a fair amount of money, too.

    • #356 by toufovou on 2011.06.21 - 9:34 pm

      Lets say that you were a Beta tester:
      So how old are you then? Beta stopped in September 2003 and that was like 8 years ago. How old were you when Beta version was running? You must have been AT LEAST 8 years old.
      I find it difficult for an 8 year old to be playing ‘There’ so I would say your age was a double digit number.
      So lets say you were 10 when Beta closed and ‘There’ opened officially.
      Hmmm 10 years old plus 7 years and 9 months since ;There’ first opened would make you AT LEAST 17 years and 9 months old.
      That obviously means that in 3 months you would be 18 so you wouldn’t really be missing much.
      By the time ‘There’ opens again you would definetaly be 18 or the worst senario would say you would have to wait a month or two.
      All of the above IF you are telling the truth about your age and IF you were actualy a Beta tester, both of which I very much doubt.
      For your sake I do hope you aren’t telling the truth because you just admitted you were playing ‘There’ at an age under 13 which was illegal and gives the right to Makena to permanently ban you from ‘There’ and all of its features.

      • #357 by YunaMerii on 2011.06.22 - 9:35 am

        Okay…?

  228. #358 by Josephrb on 2011.06.21 - 1:47 pm

    Great! But…..You have to be 18+ and there is a 10$ month fee to play….I would love to go back but sadly…. I cant…

  229. #359 by chipfrodo on 2011.06.21 - 12:06 pm

    Great can’t wait to go home
    I miss all of my friends at there.com
    hope to see you all soon

  230. #360 by Lisa on 2011.06.21 - 11:18 am

    I got Such a Large Problem I don’t Know If you Have Replyed To This I’ve looked But I’m not a good Finder :D The Email I used. I Forgot or Delet. Because I Carn’t Rember it or Find it Anywhere! And My Password I forgot ( yep I forget everything ;) So what Do I do? I don’t Mind Making a new Account. I’m just Intrested haha

  231. #361 by myalmostteenlifeanna on 2011.06.21 - 10:10 am

    Has anyone notices that almost all the good games are closing?!?!? Like Vside and Ourworld?Thank God There is reopening!!!!!!!!!!!!! XD!!!!

  232. #362 by philop on 2011.06.20 - 10:02 pm

    the last time i’ve played there like 2yrs ago=O so im freakin siked that its coming back u :D if it closes again in going to be freaking PISSED OFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  233. #363 by Kevin Smith on 2011.06.20 - 9:55 pm

    as a thought……. will the skill ups be reset or will you have to start from scratch? if we do, can we have good stuff and not the rubbish that was handed out to us. never found any use for a moose head.

    • #364 by Lee on 2011.06.21 - 8:10 am

      He told everyone that everything will be exactly how you left it. I believe I remember reading that the skills would still be where you left off.

  234. #365 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.20 - 4:33 pm

    I don’t actually remember if There operated on MAC, so my question is: Will There2 be accessible via MACs?

  235. #366 by johnny julliano on 2011.06.20 - 1:34 pm

    this is gay man im mad
    i love there!

  236. #367 by Xait on 2011.06.20 - 3:32 am

    Not sure if you folks at Makena have considered maybe adding some additional paid features somewhere down the line to help boost the profits. Of the MMOs i’ve played they seem to be a pretty popular extra.

    Name Change
    Name Plate Colour Change (always wanted to change that)

    $5 each or whatever, could think of a few others to add also. Not sure how difficult those would be to implement, but just an idea

  237. #368 by mushh on 2011.06.19 - 8:50 pm

    Will there be any significant changes in the minimum required or recommended software, or hardware, or connection speed, for the 3D world access?
    It would be nice to know now, so we could tank up, ahead of time.

    Also, will beta testers be required at, some point?
    Thanks

    • #369 by softNdark on 2011.06.20 - 7:14 pm

      X-2

      • #370 by softNdark on 2011.06.20 - 7:19 pm

        X-2

        My “Lil Baby” may need to be replaced : (

  238. #371 by CpnBob on 2011.06.19 - 1:32 pm

    WieGets Majandi! Good Day, Merry Prankster! Great to see long time familiar friends names. Looking forward to picking up where we left off.

  239. #372 by SGTFart on 2011.06.18 - 9:48 pm

    I’ve had my account since ’03, let’s keep the There.com experience just as amazing!

  240. #373 by Absolutea on 2011.06.18 - 7:00 pm

    Please email us when ‘There’ opens. Thanks :) (Our recent ones that we have used to comment on here.)

  241. #374 by Arianara3 on 2011.06.18 - 5:40 pm

    In 2012 probably there will be a new game like sl or there a big project that as they say will things that sl or there or other games dont even think them to excist.As far as i know the project is still nameless but i show that will contain really huge maps avalable.I just wait for something really new as i bored all this even SL and waiting for this new one.hope its good.

  242. #375 by Bryan on 2011.06.18 - 3:23 pm

    Man this is really exciting! i’ve been waiting for something like this top happen, I didnt think ‘There’ could possibly stay closed forever! I just hope I get all my cars and clothes and my FULL avatar back! I’ve been playing ‘There’ for quite some time and I had alot of awesome stuff! Can’t wait to see everyone back in ‘There’! I just hope all my friends (that were on ‘There’) are aware of this! You should send out an email to all the people that were previously registered telling them this news! Hurry Up and open back up man I cant wait!!!

  243. #376 by Justinb_92 on 2011.06.18 - 12:04 pm

    I can’t wait for There to re-open. 10 dollars a month? If you can’t afford that then you shouldn’t even be allowed on the internet in my opinion sorry…

    Mr. Michael Wilson- Have you had any decisions on weather if you pre-purchase months (bulk) could the payment be less Like If you buy 6 months you only pay 50?

    Also I salute your trolling ways… lol

    • #377 by HighFlier on 2011.06.18 - 8:09 pm

      Gets my vote for question of the day. This has been asked before though but with a very different style to the question so your off the hook for any posting punishments for repeat questioning to the Question Machine.

  244. #378 by xxxcometxxx on 2011.06.18 - 10:37 am

    there i cant wait for it to reopen and certainly dont mind paying the money monthlyit will keep all but the realy keen thereians out i am watching and waiting with antisipation yay i will still have my pazes and all my things hope to see all my buddys back as soon as possible thankyou michael wilson

  245. #379 by CpnBob on 2011.06.18 - 9:12 am

    Hi ya Jamie!
    If you’re the Jamie that had a lot and cool home in my hood, I know you to be a good guy. I think you started there at 15. I just want to mention that if you’re 18 in October, just have some patience, thats not far away. In fact, most likely none of us will be in There much before that. Hang in there!

    Hi Touf, Mml Odile,Mme Fifi, GMan, Redannie, Dandaroo, Matt, Agape, and Ant and all the previous There Members. Isn’t this great news? WOOOOT!

    • #380 by mmeodiles on 2011.06.30 - 3:08 pm

      ‘waves…wonderful news and see you in THERE for sure…

  246. #381 by Shainna Marie. on 2011.06.18 - 8:19 am

    I don’t think i remember my There username and password. OH NOOOOOOOOOO..

    • #382 by Lee on 2011.06.19 - 7:17 am

      I’m sure when the game is up you can let them know and they’ll help you out.

  247. #383 by Emimixchoco on 2011.06.18 - 8:18 am

    I’ve asked this question but no one answered me so i’ll copy it and past it again
    Hello, i have a question hope that i get an answer soon …
    Well i’ve tried to look for an answer but there’s a lot of post so i couldn’t read all !
    So my question is that : i used to play on there.com with my sister ..she’s 17 years old she’ll turn 18 in march .. will she be able to join me there ? she got the permission from our parents & she got her own credit card .. is it possible?
    I’m waiting for an answer thank you !

    • #384 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.18 - 4:56 pm

      If she’s under 18, no. It doesn’t matter if she has permission from her parents, unfortunately. Sorry!

  248. #385 by CpnBob on 2011.06.18 - 5:01 am

    Hi ya Jamie!
    If you’re the Jamie that had a lot and cool home in my hood, I know you to be a good guy. I think you started there at 15. I just want to mention that if you’re 18 in October, just have some patience, thats not far away. In fact, most likely none of us will be in There much before that. Hang in there!

    Hi Touf, Mml Odile,Mme Fifi, GMan, Redannie, Dandaroo, Matt, Agape and all the previous There Members. Isn’t this great news? WOOOOT!

    • #386 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.22 - 4:06 am

      Hello “CpnBob”! :)

  249. #387 by Aimee Levron on 2011.06.17 - 5:24 pm

    ACK! Oh my gosh! I’m so freaking happy! But I do wonder, if my account will still be on there, wasn’t of age at the time I got the account, but I am now.. *runs around ther room screaming with excitement!* Btw.. It’s HARLEYCHICK! or Sacredlioness.. whichever works…. heck.. I don’t even remember my password.. O.o

  250. #389 by il0vesuperjunior on 2011.06.17 - 4:05 pm

    When will there actually re-open?

    • #390 by HighFlier on 2011.06.17 - 7:16 pm

      That question has been denied and It was spit back out of the question machine. Try another question please!

      You must endure this punishment for asking that particular question.

  251. #391 by jamaika on 2011.06.17 - 3:41 pm

    pleas can someone explain to me the change that had happened ??????

    • #392 by HighFlier on 2011.06.17 - 7:25 pm

      Did you change into a chicken too? OMG tell me it’s not so.

  252. #393 by Roy Asmus on 2011.06.17 - 8:32 am

    Why do people that have to complain and whine about paying have to leave comments? There is going to be a pay site, deal with it and stop complaining. If you do not want to pay then don’t, but just because it is going to cost to play we do not what you dumb opionions about pay sites. Basicly if you want to complain and not rejoin, well see ya. To all the great people I met in there, I hope to see you all back.

    • #394 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.17 - 8:40 am

      All I can figure is that they hope their comment is like a magic incantation which will cause money to rain down upon Makena to pay for it’s operating costs. I mean, that’s a little superstitious, but otherwise, what, they’d just be ..shock..gasp.. just complaining?????

  253. #395 by Likefreegames on 2011.06.17 - 2:38 am

    I only like free games to play, so its a pity this is not free anymore. I wish playing it when it will open again, but for u guys unfornately i get my words back. I prefer Secondlife now more then ever.

    • #396 by rip on 2011.06.17 - 12:00 pm

      if you love second life so much why do you feel the need to post it here? GO PLAY YOUR F**KIN SECONDLIFE AND GO AWAY!!

  254. #397 by Xait on 2011.06.16 - 3:40 pm

    I played There casually since 2004, i’m now 26 & I think the 18+ idea is great. I was only 19 when I started playing, but even I wasn’t a big fan of the amount of childish people playing the game. Of course not everyone who was griefing was under 18 but it was the majority for sure.
    I do agree that it sounds unfair that if you spent out on tbux & supported the game before the site closed, you still won’t be able to play when it re-opens. But hopefully you can understand why you can’t, at least initially.

    As for me, i’m looking forward to getting my design back on. Was just getting somewhat popular in the auctions when the game went the way of the dodo. Hoping to find all the old haunts up & running eventually aswell.

    Also $10 (or so) a month is expensive? Come on. I’m not Bill Gates but that’s pocket money.

    • #398 by Alwuzhere on 2011.06.18 - 8:00 pm

      Right. Cable tv costs more than $10 bucks, and I will easily be on there more than I watch tv. Well worth $10 dollars.

  255. #399 by amy on 2011.06.16 - 2:08 pm

    i quit playing THERE anyway its really suck i saw games more better than this and u dont need to ‘PAY’ for normal game lmao there is history i dont need to waste my money on this game lol so to the ppl who will be “so in there” ? enjoy the boring game peace…………… and hey MW the users will be not more than million bye ^-^

    • #400 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.16 - 2:46 pm

      ‘wave. ‘cya.

    • #401 by rip on 2011.06.17 - 3:12 pm

      and this people is WHY there will be 18+. Go AWAY you tool and go play your crappy FREE games..

  256. #402 by amy on 2011.06.16 - 2:06 pm

    i quit playing vside anyway its really suck i saw games more better than this and u dont need to ‘PAY’ for normal game lmao there is history i dont need to waste my money on this game lol so to the ppl who will be “so in there” ? enjoy the boring game peace…………… and hey MW the users will be not more than million bye ^-^

  257. #403 by kylie on 2011.06.16 - 1:16 pm

    im sorry but it is stupid to have a price on a game when u can play the same game on other sites im sorry 10.00 to 20.00 is very unreasonable and im sorry in stead of paying for the same game each month just go to target by the sims and u buy u have it no more paying for the game u already bought its pointless , but its your way of living so whatever

  258. #404 by CpnBob on 2011.06.16 - 10:48 am

    For those like me who had multiple avies, I’d suggest this if you want to retrieve inventory from mules. First, get the main avie in, and all its inventory, then think … does this mule avie have $10 worth of stuff?(18000tbux) I had 1 main avie and 5 mules. I kn ow that 2 of them had a lot of stuff, so I will pay and sign-up my main avie and the 2 mules with the most stuff. Let the other 3 rest in peace. Then sign in on main and mule#1 and transfer stuff. Do the same with Mule#2. Then dont pay anymore for Mules 1&2, and let them also die and Rest in Peace also. Point is, if they carry enough stuff, theyre worth a one time fee of $10. I’m sure they dont all have to be signed up immediately.
    Good luck, Steves1977 and DarknSoft., most of the physically challenged people in these VWs have the hearts of Gladiators, and are most willing to help anyone.

    • #405 by toufovou on 2011.06.16 - 12:03 pm

      Thats one way to handle multiple avies! Hey CpnBob its been a while. How are ya? How’s DX doing?

  259. #406 by Lee Watkins on 2011.06.16 - 10:36 am

    i will pay any amount of money to play there.com again have had lots of friends and lots of fun and if it were to come back it would be greatly honored sincerely the one and only cometoplay from hurricane beach

  260. #407 by yael on 2011.06.16 - 5:38 am

    WHY DO WE NEED 2 PAY?!?! THIS IS A RIP OFF! I THINK THERE SHOULD BE LIKE BEFOR!

    • #408 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.16 - 6:49 am

      Tell you what. Go into your local movie theatre, sneak into a movie appropriate for your age (I’m sure there’s a Thomas the Train, or Sesame Street Movie), and when they drag you out scream “WHY DO WE NEED 2 PAY?!?! THIS IS A RIP OFF!”, and let us know how it goes.

      If they let you in free, then you can come in There for Free.

      • #409 by Elizabeth(Shendra_24) on 2011.06.28 - 11:05 am

        Its worth it to me, especially at my ripe old age!

  261. #410 by tom roberts on 2011.06.15 - 4:42 pm

    michael wilson when is there.com going to open,its taking wayyyyyyyyyy to long..i come here once a week to see or hear the news about there.com reopening and everytime it’s nothing.. can you give us just a tid bit of info about the opening date so i can stop the bleeding

    • #411 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.16 - 7:08 am

      I’m sure getting There.com back up is a little more complicated then hitting an on switch! Lets be patient I’m sure the wait will be worth it! In the mean time there are other worlds that you can go to especially the one called RL! But also I know of another really neat VW that can take all the displaced Therian Children until they come of age, and it is free.But I’m sure this world will grow on you too as you grow and you won’t want to leave it completely! But you may end up in more that one VW as I plan to be, by then maybe you will have more money and be able to afford the ones that cost money.

      I don’t appoligize for not waiting and just wringing my hands all this time wondering if There.com would ever reopen! And now that it is to reopen , I am planning to keep a foot in each world that I’m involved with, but counting RL that would take 4 feet! I find that each VW has its own flavor and in RL people usually like more than one food or one TV show. I’m not trying to advertise other worlds, but I care about the kids looking for a place to go . Since I found a good clean place that is fun and really cares about kids, I will share it with anyone if there is a way for me to contact you in another setting.

  262. #412 by jamaika on 2011.06.15 - 1:51 pm

    when it will be opened ???

    • #413 by Greg D on 2011.06.15 - 2:26 pm

      There IM scheduled for end of June.

    • #414 by Lee on 2011.06.15 - 4:46 pm

      We just have to wait. Give it time.

  263. #415 by Tiffany on 2011.06.15 - 1:23 pm

    yeah wayyyyy up there in the comments, here’s what I think of djmario acting all sophisticated to Kyrah: yeah, says the guy whose username is djmario. I bet in real life you’re a computer nerd trying to get people to actually notice you. Again, in the first comments(I think #6 and #7 or #7 and #8), XNecroscope, I officially HATE you(I’m only 14).

  264. #416 by katelyn! on 2011.06.14 - 7:44 pm

    Hello?

  265. #417 by katelyn! on 2011.06.14 - 12:57 pm

    my mom really likes there.com, and my account would be a waist of money if no one goes on it , and i never got refunded or anything, so is there any way she can get it? through phone, Email? anything .

  266. #418 by i understand on 2011.06.14 - 11:37 am

    thank you for answering i understand its business i will miss there.com a lot you guys have a successful virtual world and i hope you get all your debt payed off :)

  267. #419 by JESSICA. on 2011.06.14 - 9:31 am

    Michael Wilson

    One More Question:

    How could you know were 17 and under we could always sign up on a new account and use our parents credit card..?

    • #420 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.14 - 9:34 am

      Because you just told me your IP address, and lots of other good stuff. That’s how we will know.

    • #421 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.14 - 9:36 am

      Also, you need to know that we know you’re JESSICA, let teens in, let the teens in im agreeing with the folks saying they did pay alot, Kids payed alot., ddd, and all the email addresses which went with them.

  268. #422 by JESSICA. on 2011.06.14 - 9:27 am

    I have a question for you Michael Wilson.

    Will there be any changes to making 17 and under come in.AND WILL THIS HAPPEN IN A YEAR ARE SO?OR NEVER.

    I was wondering If 18 and under could come in my parents could pay the $10 monthly fee they really seem not to care about the price.

    I was wondering will you guys change your mind?

    I really hope you do.I loved there so much with all my heart ,I met friends true friends that i never had before it was like a second home to me a family a world where depression could stop people treated others right i’am 18 and under but if that is your finally choice.I’m really sad about that choice.

    i felt happy on there and when you closed i felt so sad when i saw the page saying there is re-opening i became happy as soon as i saw 18+ i became sad again.

    ALL I’M TRYING TO SAY MICHAEL WILSON PLEASE LET 18 AND UNDER IN.

    AND MAY THERE BE SUCCESSFUL AGAIN :)

    PLEASE RESPOND.

    • #423 by Greg D on 2011.06.15 - 2:29 pm

      Many of the younger people I met on old There were 15-16. They are adults now (Brainstew comes to mind) so be patient and wait. You’ll be 18 soon enough too =)

  269. #424 by djmario on 2011.06.14 - 7:44 am

    THERE PLEASE OPEN ALREADY. Don’t be such a cock tease!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  270. #425 by Cyboricua on 2011.06.14 - 4:21 am

    When is the official opening day?

    • #426 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 8:01 am

      Ha! that’s another spin on this age old donkey question. Let’s see if yours gets a response. Did you pin it on the donkey real good? You see this has been asked like every few post down this whole mile long page and the others and people won’t stop asking? Do you think yours might just be the lucky one to get that reply? That he would announce the opening date right here on your post? HA! Hey, you never know though. Maybe if you try to ask the question in different languages he’ll get confused and answer it by accident. Lets see if it helps!

      BTW I love pasteles, flan and pina colada’s or however you spell it. Fried green bananas heavily salted. yum yum

      http://www.elboricua.com/LechonAlHorno.html

      smoked, stuffed and roasted yummy

      Cuándo es el día de la inauguración oficial? Quand le jour de l’ouverture officielle? Kapag ay ang opisyal na araw ng pagbubukas? ときの公式初日は何ですか?

      Wanneer is de officiële opening dag? Wann ist die offizielle Eröffnung Tag? عندما هو يوم الافتتاح الرسمي 当是正式开幕的一天? Nuair a bhíonn an lá a oscailt oifigiúil?

      • #427 by Cyboricua on 2011.06.14 - 8:38 pm

        Maybe if I ask twice? When is the official opening day? When is the official opening day?

        BTW I dont know what this has to do with There.com but I love cheeseburgers, Steak and potatoes and fried chicken.

  271. #428 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.14 - 3:24 am

    Quick question:
    Will There2 be compatible with MACs? If not, can it be done?

  272. #429 by strongtiger on 2011.06.13 - 1:49 pm

    i love it so much

  273. #430 by rip on 2011.06.13 - 10:07 am

    lol and your the EXACT reason Children 18 and under Wont be allowed in there.

  274. #431 by jamie on 2011.06.13 - 9:42 am

    MW,
    Will we half to pay the monthly fee for ThereIM? or will it be free? And If we havent payed yet will we still be able to check out our profile and such, Im 17, My little sister always goes on my there.com account, She set up the name and everything, she guess my year so im pretty sure she set me for a really oold age, Or a very young age hopefully old, haha, Im curious, when there.com reopens, will we beable to log in like a regular time, Or will we half to set up some stuff again first ?

    • #432 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 4:56 am

      jamie, You can’t use There until you are 18+. ((( If your 17 you can’t use There ))). Also make sure your younger sister doesn’t dare use your account under any circumstances because your account will probably be ban permanently ((( forever ))) she is a person under 18 and discovered to be using the account. I’m sure you don’t want that to happen. Wait until you reach age 18 to use There. You should discuss this with your parents before posting here and asking questions. One of your parents will have to age verify before you can do anything and agree to a subscription agreement to pay a monthly fee probably which requires someone 18 to set up to play in There. If your parent signs up you still will not be able to play There until you are 18.

      ((( you must be 18 to use there not 17 )))

      • #433 by jamie on 2011.06.14 - 12:48 pm

        i turn 18 in october, so its pretty close

      • #434 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 6:10 pm

        Oh lucky you then. Glad for ya! Sorry to be so ruff on you but I wanted to be sure you understood so you didn’t muff up your account before you turned 18.

  275. #435 by Chalisa Phoomsakha on 2011.06.13 - 6:19 am

    YES THANK YOU!!!! ME AND MY CUZZ LUV THERE AND WE ONLY BEEN ON IT FOR THE LAST MONTH IT WAS OPEN SO…ITS GONNA OPEN YAY YAY YAY YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! I’m just wondering only if your 18 or older right ….. how old do have to be to go on there generly…i forgot from when i played.

    • #436 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.06.14 - 3:28 am

      Read his Q&A section and your questions will be answered. :)

  276. #437 by WTF on 2011.06.13 - 6:02 am

    THIS IS CRAP
    18 AND OLDER WHAT???????
    THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL AND I HOPE THAT THERE.COM CLOSES FOREVER
    THIS IS CRAP AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY

    • #438 by ihatevonira on 2011.06.13 - 5:45 pm

      “THIS IS CRAP
      18 AND OLDER WHAT???????
      THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL AND I HOPE THAT THERE.COM CLOSES FOREVER
      THIS IS CRAP AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE TO SAY”

      Well…GOOD! because as far as YOUR concerned – it WILL be closed forever! (or at least until you grow up).

    • #439 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 5:10 am

      Whats all your screaming and yelling about? You need to grow up and stop yelling in caps. It’s very rude. Shame on you!!! Are you having a temper tantrum or what? You have behavioral issues but please stop displaying them here at others. It’s not nice and disrespectful to other bloggers. Try to ask your question again without screaming at us. Screaming and yelling your thoughts all in caps causes the other people to totally ignore your post as they assume your a child out of control with behavioral issues.

      ((( Your lucky I’m even taking the time to bother to give you this advice. )))

  277. #441 by Alexis Easter on 2011.06.13 - 5:47 am

    I am SO glad that There.com is opening back up. I’ve been waiting for it to open back up for a lonnng time!

  278. #442 by let teens in. on 2011.06.13 - 5:31 am

    oh wow teens were the one payig but oh well,you guys wont get as much members as you did last time.

    • #443 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.13 - 6:11 am

      You know we can tell if you post over and over just using different names, right?

  279. #444 by let the teens in im agreeing with the folks saying they did pay alot. on 2011.06.13 - 5:30 am

    teens should come in

  280. #445 by Kids payed alot. on 2011.06.13 - 5:29 am

    ya underage should come in they did pay a lot you know kids there always spending money on anything and everything some adults are money wise but to think of it ,it was the kids playing there a lot 13-17.

  281. #446 by ddd on 2011.06.13 - 5:25 am

    why can’t you let the underage in the payed for stuff hope you guys change your mind.

  282. #447 by CpnBob on 2011.06.12 - 10:12 pm

    SoftNDark ~
    I’m so sorry to hear you had so much trouble in There. Thats why I made my Island Hood a safe haven and some of the new “good” people that I helped became neighbors. Most teens in the vw are not bad, but most of the bad people in the vw are teens. 18+ and a paid site should give us all room to breath and make it more enjoyable. I only hope the “No Driving” option will NOT include flying this time around so we can fly withoiu constantly being knocked out of the sky? THANKS!

    • #448 by softNdark on 2011.06.13 - 9:01 am

      Yo CpnBob ; )
      I can hardly wait to fly again!!! The best time flying…. I had a great friend (Vmv) loan me his helicopter and I was in Heaven. I don’t remember the area but there was a landing pad, it was hard as hell to land on it took me so long. Boy I enjoyed that, kept it up till I got it!!! I thought my hands were going to fall off the next day laughingggg jet paks and wings were great too. There was such a pleasure for me, I want to be on my deck with my dogs… and hear the ocean right now.

      aaahhh

      Can’t wait to see you all “There2″

  283. #449 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.06.12 - 7:18 pm

    I am having mixed feelings about whether or not I will choose to return to there.com. I am appreciative of the effort, but normally when moeny is required on a monthly basis, the members at least got in world currency along with it. I recall vmtv doing this. Most all other paid 3d chat worlds offer this as well if there is a monthly fee paid, then there is some virtual compensation.

    Just curious as well, what off the various sponsors like Coca Cola, and Spin?

    Well I pray it all goes well and I seriously miss my There Family.

    • #450 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.13 - 5:32 am

      Yes Kelayna, I have also asked about the virtual currency, rents etc., but that still remains unclear. I guess that the process isn’t that far along yet. But I can only see myself paying that monthly fee for a limited time if it is just to get in world and then be broke and homeless if I have nothing left to pay monthly rents with ! :(

  284. #451 by softNdark on 2011.06.12 - 1:02 pm

    Gamers/Computer users….. Help Please

    Any One know of something other than a mouse or touchpad, that I can use with my computer to play in there to be able to move about, fly, shoot, etc. I have some limitatons????

    Thanks

    • #452 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.13 - 5:36 am

      To “SoftNDark” try a track Ball, after using them it is hard to go back to anything else !

      • #453 by softNdark on 2011.06.13 - 8:40 am

        Thanks !!!… so much Agape. I will check into getting one, so I can see how it feels.

        I am open to try a number of things so anyone with other thoughts pls feel free to leave msg also.

  285. #454 by bobmann on 2011.06.11 - 11:13 pm

    YEEAA THERE IS COMING BACK I CNT WAIT THAT ….XD

    COKE ON ME :P
    but about the 10 dollars i am in Egypt idk if i can pay or not

  286. #455 by CpnBob on 2011.06.11 - 7:13 pm

    WOOT!
    I’d like to mention 2 things …

    1. One thing that I didnt see in the Blog is another reason FOR the 18+ only membership, and NO Basic Memberships is the lost good new members that came in the old There were harrassed by the “punks” who were probably kids and surely basic members. I had many new Premium members and good Basics looking around that eventually did join, after some guidance, such as keeping the Forcefield on and not trading outside the trade box. It helps none of us if members welcome new members by smashing them with buggies or paintballs or cheats them on deals. Now that they’re going to be paying members, lets respect them so they’ll stay? Thanks!

    2. I’m very happy to see that thesurvey was positive. I was concerned because the emails that all 3 of my There Avies received had the WRONG LINK. The link on those emails had a link to a page AFTER the the survey. It took some effort to contact someone else to get the correct link. If a lot of others also received the wrong link then they certainly couldn’t reply to the survey!

    • #456 by HighFlier on 2011.06.11 - 9:27 pm

      The survey was up for only a short time to attempt a reasonably accurate survey before trolls tried to game the outcome by trying to abuse the survey I believe.

    • #457 by softNdark on 2011.06.12 - 11:35 am

      ooh CpnBob…CpnBob… your #1. reason is so True!!!

      I was fairly new to there, if the 3D world had not been such a wonderful place I would have quit. I had avatars walk up to me and repeatly say “fat, black, fat, black” I do not think that was a person over the age of 18. (this happened several times) Car driven inside of my house (yes, inside) while I had people at my house, I talked to the mother of these kids with no results. I never got these people ban. Let alone all the buggie stealing, smashing my avatar body w/buggies till I learned about forcefield, paintball etc. To play this way with the people you know is fine…. but to do it to strangers that are NEW…. is just childish I don’t care how much money you spend.

      I hope we can all support the re-open of There2… with ideas I know adv. is expensive. Michael, I keep thinking about our guy’s and girls in the military???? Would this be fun for them or is the war game stuff more/better 3D world. But then in “There2″ We will be making Love not War!!!
      (hummm most of the time)

      Michael Wilson, has made the right choice, on the 18+ issue.

  287. #458 by Jon on 2011.06.11 - 4:05 pm

    I just want to point out that EVENTUALLY people under 18 will join. And trust me I’ve seen a ton of people reveal that there under the last age requirement. What I want to know is how will you stop these users from joining. They might use there parents credit card or even persuade people that they are really the card holder.

    Off-topic: Isn’t it possible to add to the TERMS of SERVICE that you do not have the responsibility for incidents or mayhem that is caused by users under 18.

    • #459 by HighFlier on 2011.06.12 - 4:33 pm

      Here’s the service second life uses to age verify and I presume There will use the same service or one similar unless they plan to rely on Paypal or just accept your credit card as age verification which is risky because just as you said kids might be using the parents cc. This company sorta leads the way I guess. I have read on many other blogs that Linden Labs doesn’t fully trust this service for some reason and they use other information you provide on their site along with the approve or denial code they get from aristotle. In the video on the page they talk about how effortless and easy it is for people to use this and I agree on that note. It verified me instantly as soon as i clicked the button with very little info provided. I was rather surprised at how easy and fast it was. I was able to roam the adult grids immediately after.

      Somehow it compares information you provide against government held records already on file without actually seeing the records or exposing information to a third party. So it seems very safe to use because it’s verifying though government information which is already on file about you anyway and all it does is match the information for comparison. I don’t know of any other way to really age verify online other than using this source or another. Apparently there are not to many companies that do this which I find odd. I have some friends who tried to spoof it or not give full info or misspelled info to see if they could by giving it less information and it rejected them. I’m not sure but if you do this it blocks you from trying again for a certain amount of time like 30 days or something like that in order to be sure your not trying to just guess the information which often children will so when they have mommy’s cc but don’t have all the other info. So it blocks them pretty much from the get go. So if you have to use it don’t try to spoof it or not give it all the correct info it asks because it knows more about you than you probably remember about yourself. Kinda scary actually isn’t it? Even this blog is learning a lot about all of us.

      You might have to remind them to change their t.o.s. if it needs to be changed lol they have forgotten to update it before.

      http://integrity.aristotle.com/

  288. #460 by ddd on 2011.06.11 - 1:09 pm

    why cant you guys just have a donation fund.???

  289. #461 by ddd on 2011.06.11 - 12:55 pm

    it was mainly teens on the site paying buying pre-paid cards and stuff.
    i don’t think you will make alot without the teens,
    adults have lives & there was not as much adults on there before
    I think you should let 18 and under in too.

  290. #462 by Eleanor Digestive French on 2011.06.11 - 11:21 am

    Oh my god, my life will finally have meaning again <3.
    This game is just the best, hands down.

  291. #463 by Van D Gonzalez on 2011.06.11 - 8:19 am

    This is so BEAST:) were gona have membershipz fer free ya

  292. #464 by sel7 on 2011.06.11 - 7:20 am

    I wish ‘THERE’ open an iphone version so that i could play any time …

  293. #465 by lucas on 2011.06.11 - 5:25 am

    Thank you for reopening the same because there were saying the same as you were there as a home for us and there was even love the news and the day of closing cried thank you so much for reopening! and please reabrão soon we are all waiting for that day when all VOUT LIFE.

  294. #466 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.11 - 5:11 am

    sorry I misspelled misspelled !

  295. #467 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.11 - 5:08 am

    Sorry Greeters was mispelled, I think that there might be less spelling errors if we were able to edit our comments; at least for a few minutes after posting. I think one of the most often mispelled words is not knowing which to, two, too to right/write! Alright? Agape’

  296. #468 by djmario on 2011.06.10 - 3:40 pm

    Question. Will the island guide team still exist? Or will we have to volunteer once again?

    • #469 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.11 - 4:58 am

      Last I checked IG’s were volunteers. But another world I go to has two types, tour guides who are just helpful folks familiar with the site and regular guides who can moderate.So there are those of us out here who are willing to do the job of paid staff, such as Helpers and Greaters.

      Also I hope that the cost won’t be more than 10 dollars a month, as we will loose a lot of people from other countries. On talking to a friend form another country, according to the exchange rate, 10 dollars a month would be more like 60 a month for her! Agape’

    • #470 by HighFlier on 2011.06.11 - 8:05 am

      You can pretend and play like your an island guide. I thought island guides were already volunteers. You can help people anytime you wish as always. One good place to help people is on the BABS tower. It’s always lacking enough people to help old folks climb into hover boats for tours.

  297. #471 by turtle_w0n on 2011.06.10 - 12:23 pm

    well if someone told me that there would be opening and that all the clubs n people i miss would be together in one place i would think ya gone loopy. yet here i am for the 2nd time seeing this. I look foward to opening turtle rock and hearing the best music at the best clubs working hosting being and island guide once again. Yet the day when will it happen what is the exact date of this opening

    • #472 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 6:01 pm

      There will not be island guides but you can still pretend to be one if you wish. You need to take some time and read his main page and all the main post on each page. The date the actual world opens hasn’t been announced yet. Until then we’ll be getting used to ThereIM once they get it up which is a newer feature many have never tried but you will begin with that first sometime around the end of June but a date hasn’t been stated nor is this a guaranteed but is likely. Once you get it up and loaded you’ll probably set up your monthly payment subscription and get age verified. Get used to using ThereIM which is fabulous. Then you’ll get info about how to claim your avatar and it’s long lost possessions and that might take a day or so. Then after all of that possibly some info about how to get all that into the actual world.

      Get your dancing shoes on and warmed up just in case this all changes at a moments notice because you’ll want to rush as fast as you can to be first to log in if you can. Check this site constantly as often as you can for any information regarding going home to There. It shouldn’t be to much longer and make sure your dancing shoes are spit shined and sparkling, whoops! Oh I forgot your a turtle. A turtle wouldn’t have dancing shoes would they! lol

      • #473 by softNdark on 2011.06.11 - 2:46 pm

        oooohhh Baby…. I don’t spit shine my ‘camo bunny slippers’ Laughingggggggggg But I’m damn sure ready!!!!

        Can’t wait to be “There2″.
        (and play with my dogs)

  298. #474 by Jakk171 on 2011.06.10 - 12:04 pm

    Untill There.com comes out you guess should try… 3DChat.com, looks okay, I’m actually downloading it right now… But you also have to be 18+ years of age to play….

    There.com Gamertag: Jakk171
    There.com ROCK!!!! can’t wait to see my avatar…. Thanks for re-opening you guys awesome….

    I have a question, and I couldn’t find the answer for it, the question is…..
    When we pay ten dollars a month for the game play, are we still gonna have to pay for extra money for stuff like clothes, cars, hoods, and stuff like that…?
    If yes, is it possible to maybe bump up the monthly price and just get everything free in the game?

    If this question has already been answered, than I’m sorry for the repeat…

    other than that there rocks…. :D

    • #475 by Colaxaddicted on 2011.06.10 - 2:30 pm

      This question has already been answered , so i’ll give you an answer since i’ve already saw the answer .
      - The 10$/month has no relation with the other stuffs that you’ll buy , of course that you have to pay for therebucks to get clothes … since you’ll pay the designers :)
      - And no it’s not possible to bump up the monthly price & get everything free in the game , i’ve already say it that when you buy clothes you won’t pay there.com but you’ll pay the designer who create it so if the things are for free no one will design clothes …

    • #476 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 7:06 pm

      All been discussed ..read up and down or on other pages and you should find all your answers somewhere. 10 bucks is not official yet so hold on to your piggy bank bro.
      I hardly think other players would go along with bumping up the cost to loose all the value of their possessions so you can play with them for free. You must be very new to There or don’t get the format to well.

    • #477 by softNdark on 2011.06.12 - 11:45 am

      Laughinggggggggggg

      I needed a good laugh, Thanks.

  299. #478 by Sabrina Renfro on 2011.06.10 - 8:19 am

    when is there going to open back up ?

    • #479 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 12:32 pm

      ThereIM opens sometime about and around the end of the month were in now June they hope but it’s not guaranteed. Then maybe we’ll get some tiny trickle of news about when the world will open. Maybe it will depend on how many actually signup to ThereIM or perhaps they want to make sure enough people signup to ThereIM first to see if they will even keep the decision to open the world at all? So I suggest people don’t wait for the world and get right in there as fast as you can. Try to be the first one in world.

      So, Cool yur bunny slippers down but keepem warm in case you need to slipem on in a hurry and things don’t go as planed which often happens with these situations. I’m sure all the world watchers will let us know when even a tiny bit of news arrives. Nor has the cost to enter the world been leaked from the underground as far as I can tell.
      Seems to be a pretty top secret very tight lipped operation going on so far. I’m in communications with other Alien Forces of the world but so far they’re not talking either.

      You could do what the There Testers do when they’re bored with nothing else to do…anyone recognize the book they’re reading? Shame on them. They have minds of their own I guess. I bet no body has pics of There Testers as good as this one? I caught them red handed. They’re electrocuting that poor woman or she’s getting ready to electrocute those dudes. I didn’t wana know or be present to witness what they were up to there so I beamed up real quick to the mother ship.

      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2008-11-1504-50-05.jpg

  300. #480 by mushh on 2011.06.10 - 8:14 am

    Cybertown.com was an early, once great, 3D world. I mention this because they had a newcomer system that might be of interest and is prolly still experienceable. The site is still up. A visitor would appear as a stiff blue av, not animated at all, except it could move around. It could visit places but could not chat or interact with anything except it could chat only in the visitor’s center. The visitor center was usually manned by volunteers who could answer questions. I believe allowing prospective members to actually view a buggy race or other activity, would be the most powerful incentive to join. If that could be allowed with minimal system load and with no possibility of greifting, would it not be a cost effective lure?

    Cybertown also had a jail, system. A banned av could enter the world, the last 3 days of their sentence, only inside their jail cell. You could receive an IM from an av in jail, and go visit, if you so chose, but you could chat only through the bars. lol.

    I donno if either of these concepts would prove useful in There.com.

    One other thing. . . Cough. . . Cybertown.com declined and virtually died after they went from a free service, to a pay by the month.

  301. #481 by tim-tthe-toolman on 2011.06.10 - 7:58 am

    y let get it open

  302. #482 by daffysgirl on 2011.06.09 - 7:59 pm

    Hi,
    I was wondering what happens if we do not remember our password, how are we suppose to retrive them? Also, after paying the 10 dollars are we getting any there bucks with this? Thank you for your response. Thanks!

    • #483 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 6:51 pm

      You would need to ask the There Gods or the Therian Alien Federation about security issues or There Testers 1&2 who have spying abilities. They are pretty busy right now though and can’t come to the blog because they are spying inside There as we speak trying to see if there’s any blink of life on the terrain yet. We shouldn’t bother them right now. I don’t think aliens need any there bucks. They would say what are those? Some can be tricked with peanuts or therios. They like those. Hope that helps and see you in There.

    • #484 by Lee on 2011.06.18 - 4:54 pm

      I’m pretty sure when it’s all up and ready they’ll send you a new password to your e-mail address when you request it. :) Don’t worry.

  303. #485 by Matt Simpson on 2011.06.09 - 7:15 pm

    $10/month is like 2 beers for you and a friend at the local bar… It’s like taking a date to the movies and making her pay her own way cause you’re cheap… It’s like filling your gas tank with 20% capacity… it’s like a little more than a nice import 6 pack… it’s like breakfast at Dunkin’s… it’s like… a WHOLE FREAKING WORLD IN THERE!

    So, trolls… talk to the hand… buh bye now!

    • #486 by Joseph Quinley on 2011.06.11 - 2:55 pm

      preach it!!! haha 8P shoot, 10 dollars a month to get THERE back is a complete steal! 8D I would be willing to even pay 15 or 20. Can’t wait for it to reopen.

  304. #487 by Matt Simpson on 2011.06.09 - 7:08 pm

    Matttt chiming in with a woot! :-) would love to get Cloud 9 back up in the air in There… but… I heard they F-ed up the physics for the skybuilders… hmmm… I s’pose it’s worth a try

  305. #488 by Brandy Sishc/Elliott(now) on 2011.06.09 - 3:41 pm

    WOOHOO!!!! IM GLAD THERE.COM IS REOPENING. I HAD TONS OF STUFF AND I WOULD GLADLY PAY BECAUSE I UNDERSTAND ABOUT NEEDING THE MONEY AND TEN DOLLARS IS NOT THAT MUCH AT ALL COMPARED TO OTHER SITES!!! SO BRING ON THERE.COM AGAIN AND LET ME GET BACK TO HAVING FUN AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE!!! Former therian and soon to be again a therian!!!

    • #489 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 6:39 am

      Hopes your at least 18 though. Just going by all the screaming and yelling on your post which I’m sure isn’t really yelling but just some uncontrolled excitement.

  306. #490 by Dawn on 2011.06.09 - 1:27 pm

    Is there a way you could work on here?

  307. #491 by St0rmy on 2011.06.09 - 12:13 pm

    Ok rather then leafing through the thousands of comments I’m just gonna ask……..WHEN????? LOL

  308. #493 by MrLittleBig on 2011.06.09 - 10:17 am

    Hey I’m 17 years old and i don’t mind paying $10 a month but do I REALLY have to be 18+ to play?

  309. #495 by Marwell on 2011.06.09 - 8:37 am

    Well, i am really looking forward to the re-opening of There, and i just turned 18! How lucky, the thing that bothers me is that i have to pay 10$ a month, trust me, i WOULD pay, but i am worried that they won’t be able to support my country, we don’t have game-cards here, PayPal doesn’t support Serbia, and i don’t have a credit card. Oh well, at least There is re-opening, thats always good news.

  310. #496 by angelica on 2011.06.09 - 8:26 am

    this website lame then bich its kep say its going open then never open THIS WEBSITE LAME THEN BITCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • #497 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.09 - 9:37 am

      I’m going to _guess_ you’re not over 18. Just a guess, mind you.

  311. #498 by JasonMK on 2011.06.09 - 6:01 am

    I’m over 18, took the survey and just looking what to do next? I have setup.prod.20071204.exe from last summer. Do I just install and sign in? The There.com homepage just directs you here. Sorry if this has already been answered, but I’ve been reading all morning and keep seem to find how to pull the trigger on the 1st step.

  312. #499 by softNdark on 2011.06.09 - 4:08 am

    My computer is a bit old, so could you please tell me the ‘system requirement’ my computer needs….. to run the new “there 2″???

    Thank You so much

    Praying I don’t need a new computer to climb into my Avatar Body and ride my bike or play with my dogs!!! Or sit on the deck and listen to the ocean (smile) and watch the snow, . When you read what we type I sure hope you Love, hearing how much we enjoy “There”.

  313. #500 by Wel1944 on 2011.06.09 - 2:13 am

    I am on SSI, but would dig up whatever they charge so I can go “Home Again”

  314. #501 by Lynn on 2011.06.09 - 2:04 am

    I understand your concern about the kids under 18.But remember when you shut down there.com those under18 kids parents used credit cards on your site so the kids could join your site. Some like my grandaughter who is 13 bought things and helped your site with our credit cards with our permission. So to me unfair to leave them out after you already let them in and didnt mind using our credit cards to let them in.. All my grandaughter talks about is she can’t wait until there.com returns. Well I guess she will not get in and yes she will get over it but when you shut down you shut down with her stuff that was used with our credit card and now you decide you wont let her back in..Sounds illegal to me but I guess you can get away with it. Have a nice day..

    • #502 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.09 - 6:09 am

      Here are our choices:

      1. Re-Open the service, pay for the support required to support minors, and close the service again in a short time.

      2. Re-Open the service, not pay for the support required to support minors, and have something unfortunate happen. Notice I didn’t say “lawsuit”, the issue here is that something like this could happen because we let minors in, unattended, so to speak.

      3. Re-Open the service, but don’t allow minors. We’ll keep their accounts and possessions around for when they come of age, but until they’re 18, they can’t use the service.

      4. Remain Closed.

      We don’t have many choices.

      Also, the TOS says, unfortunately, that you don’t own the items, you’re just paying for their use. I know this doesn’t sound fair, but the fact is, those items don’t exist. They’re bits flying around in the compter which don’t even have a fixed location (since they’re shown on your computer, and on everyone else’s computer which can see them). It sounds weird, but in the end, that’s what they are.

      • #503 by sel7 on 2011.06.11 - 7:29 am

        I wish if THERE show pictures under ‘my thing’ menu along with the names. If someone has lot of plants or flowers etc., it is difficult to keep track of each things. Showing pics will help i guess….

  315. #504 by kyraier on 2011.06.08 - 6:37 pm

    what date does there open because it says close and it’s pissin me off

    • #505 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.08 - 8:39 pm

      You know that you have to be 18 or older to play, right?

      • #506 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.09 - 3:55 am

        When the time comes to sign up, I just wondered how you planned to varify age?

  316. #507 by Drifa on 2011.06.08 - 5:21 pm

    omg i wish it would open already dang -.-

  317. #508 by Bedlam1 on 2011.06.08 - 5:19 pm

    Just counting the days down. Getting ready to try the Second Life removal tool out LOL

    • #509 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 12:49 pm

      Go for it! Blast it away into oblivion man.

  318. #510 by ToBeContinued on 2011.06.08 - 3:02 pm

    Remove the shitty ass 10$ fee, Let us play, keep the 18 Age restriction, but don’t charge us monthly, if we wanted to be charged we would play WoW. Especially the members who used to play before it closed, thanks for ripping us off and coming back cause you know people would come back to it and spend money, you’re just like everyone else in it for the money.

    • #511 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.08 - 5:00 pm

      You know, I don’t believe MW ever said it would definitely be 10 dollars..I believe all HE said was it would be “at least” 10 dollars…So it could be MORE than that.. Most of us would be more than happy with 10 bucks a month for something we could play all day every day if we chose to.. You can’t even go to a movie to watch it one time for a couple of hours for 10 dollars, much less take a friend or two along..

      Did MW ever say he was in it for the love of humanity and the goal of uniting the world? I don’t think so..
      Like everyone else, MW requires money to live as well as to keep something as unique as There going so people can enjoy it.. Could YOU create such a world for free, run it for free and let people use it for free? If you figure out how you can do it, then DO it and people will come to your site to play for free..

      • #512 by ShitBomb on 2012.02.20 - 5:50 am

        my friend and I are designing a game almost exaclty like this and were gonna call it here.com Its gonna be free and you wont have to pay shit

      • #513 by Michael Wilson on 2012.02.20 - 7:10 am

        Good luck with that. Let us know if you need any tips or anything.

  319. #514 by Boopee on 2011.06.08 - 11:13 am

    I miss my dogs, buggies, hoverboards and hotair balloon! Oh yeh, and my friends! rofl ‘tth ‘whatever ‘backpose

  320. #515 by Boopee on 2011.06.08 - 11:11 am

    hurry uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup!

  321. #516 by Mexaltrius on 2011.06.08 - 6:47 am

    It great that here.com is opening again, but it sucks for me that im not 18 or above, and cant pay the game. But im still happy that There.com is opening again and hope you guys have fun playing on it ;) (Who knows. Maybe some day, they will allow people under 18 and wont ask for payment anymore)

  322. #517 by Jeff AKA "BankerGuy" on 2011.06.07 - 8:03 pm

    Hi there Highflier!

    Well we have almost 400 members due to some very ‘FOCUSED” search engine submissions…google, bing, yahoo and other sites, my Community Manager Jeanette, AKA “The royalachiever” and our SPIRITED Chat Room Hostess & Moderator Ellen AKA “ellen_makulate”, and of course our loyal members help so much as well. Social Puzzle Community is all about “uniting people” our motto is ” Let’s put the pieces together, share your world with us.”. Oh and the page peel does work now, we had some coding error there, but all is ok and when clicked it will link our members right over here to Michael’s WordPress…….so they can read all about there.com and the fantastic fun and journey they will have with the former therians…Hope to see you soon in “THERE”…….my members can’t wait and neither can I…………..WOW! I will also be reviving my popular Scion Cruisin’ Show & Shine Club!

    • #518 by Cwby4ever on 2011.06.08 - 4:12 am

      Barb, Our Son does have satellite internet I dont know what its called Huges or whatever, and no he could not play any 3 d worlds with it. If a white whispy little cloud comes over he gets dis- connected. I have no idea if they are all the same or not, just what I do know from our sons. I hope this helps you.

      • #519 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.08 - 1:37 pm

        Oh wow Cwby4ever…That doesn’t sound good.. Sounds a lot like my cell phone reception..But I wonder is it because of your son’s location..We have Direct TV and it takes a major storm right across the satellite beam to interfere with that..
        Well, I will have to get a guarantee from Hughes net that I will be able to play in virtual worlds before I close the deal with them.. They SAID I could, but I am not so sure, now more than ever…Thank you for your response..If you remember the name of the satellite network your son uses, please do tell me..

      • #520 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.08 - 4:45 pm

        Wonderful…I asked an expert friend of mine and found out you can’t really do much of any gaming on satellite, and no virtual world stuff..He said DSL isn’t even the best route, but cable modem is best..Of curse there is no cable where I live, and the promises for DSL have been played now for almost 2 years now…
        Makes me super sad, cause I know my dial-up no longer will let me do There…It did for the first year or two, then stopped working.. Did I say we have a POOR telephone/internet service here?
        But at least I found this out before I had satellite installed..Greedy people telling me I can do virtual world games, then tell me if I cancel in first 90 days after activation, I’d have to pay FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS.. So I dodged a big bullet on THAT.. (sigh)

    • #521 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 4:47 am

      Continued success and thanks for clarifying my questions.

    • #522 by Howshafern CannabisTv on 2011.06.08 - 9:28 pm

      HUGES NET SUCKS watch it man . they have a 400mb a day alowance and if u go over its 14.99 to refill then u have to wait 24 hours after the last time u use net for it to refil. its part of there fair useage policy. i tryed running a chatroom on there for 5 months and 40 mins in my chat killed the 400 mb dayly alowance so be careful with huges.net

  323. #525 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.07 - 1:41 pm

    Got a question I hope someone can answer….Did anyone who played in There do it with hughesnet satellite internet? And did it work well? I have actually ordered this thing and did tell them I wanted to be able to use a virtual world website, and specified There.com (Can’t believe the person I was talking to had not heard of There.com!! ), and I was told I would be able to..But I’m not really certain..So..people who use hughesnet or any satellite internet, please tell me if it works good for There.

    • #526 by AgapeLove on 2011.06.09 - 3:46 am

      I might get on SLmore often if I was paid to get on , then I would use the money for There.com! BTW, if you ever get on Onverse,check out the “toilet paper”! Lol SL brand!

    • #527 by Greenie on 2011.06.09 - 11:05 am

      About half of my 7 or so years in THERE.com were on satellite web. There was almost always some time delay from fractions of a second to a minute and longer. It makes for disaterous time laps, races, etc. and hilarious put pointwise painful paintball! ;-P

      It was better for me than dial up and satellite was the only other web access option.

      Keep laughter in your heart while your patience is tried when you have alot of latency, (delay, rubberbanding, conversation bubble overloads).

      You should be able to enjoy THERE very much.

  324. #528 by T_T on 2011.06.07 - 11:39 am

    ░▒▓10$ per Month?!▓▒░

    ミ●﹏☉ミ

    I love There ♥

    but that cost’s too much. ☠ Have fun you all…☮

    ︶︹︺

    Great that i have an 【Second Life】 Account ✔

    。◕‿◕。

  325. #529 by Dante on 2011.06.07 - 7:59 am

    Too bad i cant be coming back if its monthly paid i will have to bear the pain of missing there.com for the rest of my life :( Have fun you all.

    • #530 by Marianne Mohr on 2011.06.10 - 4:49 am

      Gosh Dante, I’m certain that sometime in your whole life you will have an extra $10! Stay positive and come back to have fun and not bear the pain!

  326. #531 by theroyalachiever on 2011.06.07 - 4:12 am

    Cool Jeff! Looking forward for the reopening Mr. Michael Wilson!!!

  327. #532 by socialpuzzleguy on 2011.06.06 - 7:09 pm

    This is BRILLIANT and GREAT news!

    My former avatar name was BankerGuy, and I am the Owner of the Scion Cruisin’ Show & Shine Club………………What have I been doing since There.com closed? I have founded and I’m President and CEO, of the SocialPuzzleCommunity.com (Social Networking Community) website. Currently almost 400 members. I can’t wait because now I have a need and a purpose to start a new Social Puzzle Community neighborhood in there.com, for all of my current and future members, using our website as the launch pad, to introduce our members to also join the BEST 3D chat world experience. “there.com”……………………this is going to be HUGE, for both there.com and us! My Staff and me are working now to plan the community layout……..WOW we are sooooo EXCITED!

    See Everyone THERE!!

    Thank you Micheal Wilson & Teams!

  328. #534 by garage door costs on 2011.06.06 - 4:12 pm

    [...] There will re-open « I am so There [...]

  329. #535 by Bedman on 2011.06.06 - 12:45 pm

    Will There be hiring Operations personnel?

  330. #536 by Rip on 2011.06.06 - 10:15 am

    man you people are CHEAP!!!! its a Paid service, deal with it!! and to all the kids… ITS no longer for you so go to toon town.. lol what a sad world we live in now.. OMG I HAVE TO PAY FOR SOMETHING??!! lol

    ahhhh let the flames and trolls begin hahaha.. bet hey at least im 18+ and have a beta account i never have to pay for…

  331. #537 by Carina on 2011.06.06 - 10:13 am

    I’ve never been a member of there.com and never will even try because you’ll only re-open with a monthly fee. Maybe you need the money but that is not fair to all the members you’re letting down. And the 18+ thing is stupid because we all know where this is going, just look at SecondLife.

    • #538 by HighFlier on 2011.06.06 - 6:04 pm

      Carina,
      You mean you won’t be playing because your a minor and that’s why you want it to be free of course? Makes a lot of sense to me too. Problem is they no longer have staff to protect minors in this world. So If There is full of minors and none of them are able to pay?

      There’s a good explanation why the age limit was raised to 18. Right now under 18 will not be able to play because there will be no staff to protect minors. I hope you understand what I’m saying. Best advice for you is to just wait until you reach age 18 to try out There.

  332. #539 by GelOhPig on 2011.06.06 - 9:24 am

    What about people who had life time memberships back when THERE first started? I still had there bucks on a card that was canceled…

  333. #540 by Rony on 2011.06.06 - 8:26 am

    There’s something that i still can’t understand … even the subscription will be paid , well i didn’t say that i won’t pay , but do you realise that only the old people will play on there.com ? because people are not stupid to pay a subscription even if they don’t know how is the game like , they have at least try it first & than they’ll decide if they’ll play or not , as we did in the past :) .. Well i just find it too strange , you wan’t money & i don’t even know if you thought about it …
    Any reply to my message please? because i still can’t understand lol !
    Thank you !

  334. #541 by djmario on 2011.06.06 - 8:09 am

    OMG, I can’t believe people are confused and need explanation on the pay per month fee. PAY-PER-MONTH people. Simple English literature for God’s sake. YES, YOU HAVE TO PAY $10 BEFORE ENTERING THE VIRTUAL WORLD. IF YOU DON’T PAY, YOU WON’T PLAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop asking Michael Wilson to explain it to you further. There is nothing to bloody explain. Think of THERE as a real life apartment. As long as you rent it, you get to bloody live in it.

    Now the question I have, is less frustrating. When will THERE be opening? I am sick and tired of other virtual reality world’s to be honest, because they don’t offer anything like THERE used to offer. Second Life and all other stupid virtual worlds like it, are filled with perverted idiots who get off on watching their avatars having sex.

    In THERE I used to do soooo much, and for hours and time just flew without me even realizing it. And frankly I bloody well miss it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    PLEASE GIVE US AN OPENING DATE AND PUT US OUT OUR MISERY:))

  335. #542 by Macklinn on 2011.06.06 - 6:39 am

    Can we pay 10$ a month with cell phone?

  336. #543 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.06 - 5:39 am

    Why is the issue of paying a monthly fee, and allowing 18+ in the game, still debatable among us peeps ? :

    I believe (IMO) that Michael Wilson is the best judge of what is really needed for THERE to succeed..After all, he is the owner, he has total knowledge of the ends and outs, the upside downs, and, the other way around to the 3d community of THERE….I am sure he, being THE person to understand THERE, ‘totally understanding of the game’, has thought and thought and tested and tested every inch of the game in order to find what would be best for us players, so that we as a community may once again, socialize in such a wonderful way….

  337. #544 by cinamonbabe on 2011.06.06 - 5:18 am

    I will gladly pay the 10$ .No more SL for me either:))

  338. #545 by 143 on 2011.06.06 - 12:59 am

    hurry up already :)

  339. #546 by garage doors prices on 2011.06.06 - 12:53 am

    woooow u really are not very bright

  340. #547 by Louis on 2011.06.05 - 11:07 pm

    I’m excited it is coming back, but disappointed that you will need to pay to play monthly, along with many other fees to have money in-game, i don’t see my self coming back to There, unless the fees could be paid by PayPal.

  341. #548 by Ash on 2011.06.05 - 1:11 pm

    Okay..
    So to register and get in the vitural world is $10?
    I’m confused. Someone please answer this…

  342. #549 by Sabrina on 2011.06.05 - 11:41 am

    I’m so glaad there is coming back

  343. #550 by Passion31 on 2011.06.05 - 8:05 am

    Glad to know the IM is gonna open up soon.

  344. #551 by LevitationX on 2011.06.05 - 7:23 am

    This question maybe has been asked before i don’t know but can you pay with paypal?

    • #552 by HighFlier on 2011.06.05 - 1:40 pm

      Good Question….I would assume they’ll use PayPal but it’ll probably have to be through a verified account connected to your checking/savings account which will age verify/address verify and allow There to set up auto premium payments for your monthly account payment. But iv not seen this answered either I’m just going by how SL does it which is often a big pain in the wazoo with them.

      I loved the Ultimate Game cards. They were so easy to get and use so I hope that payment form returns to There. I doubt they will accept it as your monthly premium payment though because it does not age verify to my knowledge but maybe to buy extra There bucks they will let us use them again. UGC has sent me some decent offers in the past few months on other games and some marketing emails. i don’t mind though because they usually have a decent offers on the email or they are just sending you updates about other places to get or use their card which is very helpful.

  345. #553 by Demolina on 2011.06.05 - 7:19 am

    I’m glad to read this! .. but i won’t play it because i don’t like that to buy an acc. :) Why is there an age limit? Kids wanna play :( Meh too !

    • #554 by tom roberts on 2011.06.05 - 10:11 am

      oh no not BOTTOM DWELLER :(

    • #555 by HighFlier on 2011.06.05 - 12:38 pm

      Demolina,
      You mean you won’t be playing because your a minor and that’s why you want it to be free of course? Makes a lot of sense to me too. Problem is they can no longer afford to protect you in this world if you won’t pay to play. So If There is full of minors and none of them are able to pay?
      -
      Never beg me for my blue hair or blue sunglasses. Anything blue for that matter is on my no give list. Also I don’t trade for old raggy t-shirts. lol
      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2009-04-0102-47-01.jpg

  346. #556 by john on 2011.06.05 - 5:49 am

    BOTTOM DWELLER IS LOOKING FORWARD TO BEING BACK IN THERE WITH ALL THE NICE PEOPLE

  347. #557 by JosephC on 2011.06.04 - 11:46 pm

    Hey, umm.. I’m 14 and had an account.. I don’t wish to pay the 10$ a month but i had almost $300 worth of stuff on that account.. My brother who is over 18 wants all my things but also, i forgot my e-mail.. Is it possible for me to give my account to my brother even though i forgot my e-mail?

  348. #558 by lisa2 on 2011.06.04 - 5:12 pm

    so glad there is re opening have no problem paying the sub, had a sub when i first joined.

  349. #559 by Patrick on 2011.06.04 - 12:10 pm

    When I first started playing There it was pay to play. I don’t see the big deal. I didn’t see any mention of the packages you had to buy, so why are people complaining about $10/month? I can’t wait for There to re-open.

  350. #560 by Claire on 2011.06.04 - 12:03 pm

    Ok if there’s no trial accounts.. nobody is gonna buy an account then 3 days later, they hate it?! Like what the fuck, they should make at least a 24 hour trial to see if people like it before buying.

  351. #561 by Jenny on 2011.06.04 - 10:36 am

    Even though i probably wont be allowed to access There once it opens. I will say There.com is the only virtual world i would ever actually pay for. You should all stop complaining even if your under 18+ You’ll soon get back on there. You should all be thankful that its returning and once the money problems have settled, you wont have to pay monthly anymore.. Inless ^.^ get greedy with the money they make lool.

  352. #562 by mushh on 2011.06.04 - 8:19 am

    Can’t wait.
    I’m hoping my old fun zone tracks will still be compatible with fun zones.
    I’m hoping all the wonderful 3rd party stuff will still be around, like Interactive maps, and fog killers, invisible clue markers, and GPSD tracks.
    I’m hoping scheduling many events in a fun zone can improve so it involves less repetitive interactive editing.
    I’m hoping placing objects in 3D can have all degrees of freedom, and a better UI,

    But I’ll take what I can get. Woot!

    I’m ready for Alpha, or Beta testing, when you guys are ;-)
    ‘Coach’ mushh (mush Caldera in SL)

  353. #563 by sel7 on 2011.06.04 - 8:06 am

    Wow.. it is a great news….

  354. #564 by Jenna on 2011.06.04 - 6:43 am

    People have too much money. I can only laugh about it like all formally ask to pay $ 10 a month . Safe in Second Life you can also buy things but you must not and an AO or clothesI dont buy every month. Let that shit load offline there too easy.Noone miss it.

    • #565 by HighFlier on 2011.06.05 - 1:12 pm

      ommg so many thinks,
      did you mean for you post to go here?

  355. #566 by ommg so many thinks on 2011.06.04 - 5:48 am

    WTF?!?!?!

  356. #567 by Erin Hottie on 2011.06.04 - 5:20 am

    AWESOME NEWS!!! I’ve missied There so much! Can’t wait!

  357. #568 by badajoz37 on 2011.06.04 - 12:46 am

    GOOOD TIME GOOD

  358. #569 by miss taemin forever on 2011.06.03 - 10:02 pm

    I don’t play this game but i would like to play it so THANK YOU

    • #570 by Colaxaddicted on 2011.06.08 - 11:08 am

      It’s such a nice 3D world you have to try it ^^ .. & as i see in your Nickname that you’re a Kpop fan hehe :D (y)

  359. #571 by philop on 2011.06.03 - 9:59 pm

    im nevr gonna forget the time i was beasting in a paintball tourament

  360. #572 by No. on 2011.06.03 - 7:33 pm

    I liked it better when we paid when we wanted items, or a premium account. I think that now that you’re going to be charging $10 a month, you’re going to lose a lot of members, even if it is just $10 a month. I mean, seriously. Why not just leave it the way it was and make more stuff donation-only, or more, better benefits? I understand that you need a way to pay for the servers and all, but in my opinion, this isn’t the best way to go about this.

    As for the 18+ rule, I think it’s good, but also bad. I like the idea of an age restriction, because younger kids (ie. 10-13) can get very immature and angry and annoying. I think the age restriction would be better if it was lowered down to 16. People who are older tend to be more mature than the younger kids, from my past experience with them. That’s just my opinion, though.

    • #573 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.06 - 5:35 am

      I believe (IMO) that Michael Wilson is the best judge of what is really needed for THERE to succeed..After all, he is the owner, he has total knowledge of the ends and outs, the upside downs, and, the other way around to the 3d community of THERE….I am sure he, being THE person to understand THERE, ‘totally understanding of the game’, has thought and thought and tested and tested every inch of the game in order to find what would be best for us players, so that we as a community may once again, socialize in such a wonderful way….

    • #574 by HighFlier on 2011.06.06 - 1:23 pm

      California — Age of Consent: a “minor” is a person under the age of 18 years and an “adult” is a person who is at least 18 years of age.

      They don’t have the funds for staff to protect minors anymore. Minor being a person under age 18 in most US States and in many country’s even higher at 21. I will miss the kids a lot too but with the many dangers online today they can’t protect minors anymore and the dangers are out there lurking everywhere. There is doing the right thing by not allowing minors unprotected in their world. It’s sad but the moral and right thing to do. Also There had become a sort of free baby sitting service, a breading grounds for minors in it’s last phase. Most of those minors were not spending money to be in There from sun up till sun down. Yea, some got premiums from There trolls or their moms and some still will if history repeats. Some of the messages left here from minors should tell you they will be back in There no matter what it takes. But this time unfortunately it will be ruff news for some of them when they get caught because it could be a ban from the service for life. Mom and minor could loose all assets on all accounts associated with the minors account. I doubt to many mothers will take that risk.

  361. #575 by Tylerjg on 2011.06.03 - 7:28 pm

    ok first of all it says ppl over 18 and older have to pay 10 dollars a month not tht ppl under 18 cant play correct me if im wrong there.com staff

  362. #576 by greece on 2011.06.03 - 9:30 am

    nop im not gona play .. but im gonna playyyyy because its my favoriteee game open it now please :)

  363. #577 by SugarLipps on 2011.06.03 - 6:35 am

    There is open cya there…. MR Wilson I have a problem in my franticness, i 4orgot my password now i am trying to add a SugarLipps(s) with two essss on the end can u plz delete the first on or the second i didnt mean to make two just frantic.. ty sir

    • #578 by SugarLipps on 2011.06.03 - 6:36 am

      ok maybe almost then

      • #579 by SugarLipps on 2011.06.03 - 8:58 am

        I made the mistake of posting a down website on fb n if anyone saw that plz 4 give me, was an honest mistake , was all cleared off but I’m in a jam for going there, so plz 4 give me.

        p.s no need to chew my head off was an honest MISTAKE… There is not open nor is there a site for it yet.

  364. #580 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.03 - 4:16 am

    Just some thoughts on people with disabilities, people with social needs, and There.com…

    If a disabled person is able to join There.com and play in There.com, then their disability is not an issue.

    As with everyone else, disabled persons who join There.com know the rules and need to be held accountable for their actions in
    There.com.. It is NOT discrimination against the disabled to demand they abide by the rules of a game they are able to understand and to play.

    Bullying of anyone (griefing?) is not good, but a person who is being bullied (griefed) in There.com needs to do the same thing he or she should do in the real world, and that is to let someone else know about it who can do something about it..However satisfying it may be to “go off” on the bully, in the end, that will just come back to hurt YOU..

    If one person doesn’t listen to you, find another who will until something is done about the griefers. You can’t allow bullies/griefers to control you..and when you react in ways that cause yourself harm, you are being controlled by them..

    As for social outlets..it is not only the disabled who can have limited social outlets.. Life in general these days makes MOST people have limited social outlets..Or less than satisfying social outlets.. Or actually dangerous social outlets…which is why so many people were flocking to There.com and other places to socialize and play games..People want a safe way to socialize, and the internet provides that, if it is used properly and with a certain amount of wisdom..

    Unfortunately, in There.com as in the real world, things are not always fair..But as in the real world, if we are treated unfairly or think we have been, then we have to think of ways to get ourselves heard, if it is that important to us..Fakers telling stories to get their way are usually recognizable before too long..

  365. #581 by Blue on 2011.06.03 - 1:10 am

    When There reopens what if you were not fortunate enough to have played can we still attend the reopening with our friends.

  366. #582 by Andy on 2011.06.02 - 11:38 pm

    In response to Ian ….Alot of adults were on there first time round …to us it wasnt a game but a social interaction world to make awesome new friends from all over the world. Some adults may be housebound or lack certain social skils …maybe to shy to socialize in real world. There gave them the freedom to socialise/interact from the comfort of there home. As for the pay to play aspect…..as has been said many times on here not just by MW there couldnt survive without this 10 usd fee, it costs more than that for a movie night, and MW is giving us a month of entertainment for that!! It also cost alot of money behind the scenes to “look after” all the minors inworld, making it 18+ takes away that cost……Just be thankful there is coming back at all

  367. #583 by justagreatguy on 2011.06.02 - 8:27 pm

    Michael Wilson, HELP ME! I cant wait to play, I forgot my password and I no longer have the email address I used so I cant use password recover. Is there a way I can send a photo ID to some where or is there something I can do? Does any one have any ideas for me?? I really want my avatar back. justagreatguy

  368. #584 by Ian on 2011.06.02 - 4:33 pm

    Mr wilson everyone is leaving cuz of the 18+ rule and seriously Pay To Play? Thats rediculous peson! Let Kids Play No Adults! Kids want to play this game! Why make it for adults! Come on kids only play games on the internet! I mean adults are busy working and finding jobss!! SHARE YOUR OPINION AND TELL US I AGREE KIDS PLAY ADULTS PAYY!!!!!

    • #585 by HighFlier on 2011.06.03 - 10:23 am

      How can everyone be leaving? There’s not even open yet? You seem under age to me from your post. Are you sure your old enough to blog here? Your post displaying yelling demands in caps is a high indicator of a child about 13 years old. Do your parents know your posting here?

  369. #586 by Karly on 2011.06.02 - 4:20 pm

    Omg Yay!!!!! When is it going to be opening i wanna see my frend from there ociana

  370. #587 by softNdark on 2011.06.02 - 3:59 pm

    Hello…. From an Adult

    Just checking in, smile~~~

    not here to whine
    not here to beg
    not here to ask for Free Stuff
    not here to act like $7. should buy me LIFE

    Hey, I’m on a limited income also…. so quit bitchin’, and pay for what you want in life.

    Mr M. Wilson….. Just hope you are able to market / advertise to get people to see what a WONDERFUL 3D world There is, because there is NO reason why people should be complaining about a $10. per mo. fee.

    I would like to ask one question. I am from there before it closed, for a few months. Could you “officialy have someone” that can help/address issues people with disabiliety might have???? Either by personal email or in game? (no rush for an answer) I have all the time in “There.3D World”
    Thank You

  371. #588 by philop on 2011.06.02 - 3:45 pm

    i miss running over n00bs :D

  372. #589 by HighFlier on 2011.06.02 - 3:44 pm

  373. #590 by Colaxaddicted on 2011.06.02 - 3:29 pm

    Hello, i have a question hope that i get an answer soon …
    Well i’ve tried to look for an answer but there’s a lot of post so i couldn’t read all !
    So my question is that : i used to play on there.com with my sister ..she’s 17 years old she’ll turn 18 in march .. will she be able to join me there ? she got the permission from our parents & she got her own credit card .. is it possible?
    I’m waiting for an answer thank you :) !

  374. #591 by Colaxaddicted on 2011.06.02 - 3:25 pm

    There.com without noobs will be awkward lOol .. x’D

  375. #592 by Huh? on 2011.06.02 - 1:46 pm

    ok. its June 2, 2011. when is it gonna open?

    • #593 by HighFlier on 2011.06.02 - 3:34 pm

      Well, It’s gona be some wait yet buddy so don’t get excited and wet your pants.
      Read the other post on his blog. As they have already stated all info at the top of that post:

      “Looking around, we think we can have the first phase of re-opening – ThereIM – done by the end of June. This is a GUESS at this point,”

      But at least you get to celebrate all month long with your buds here.

  376. #594 by joetrump on 2011.06.02 - 12:21 pm

    hey i have a qustion for Michael Wilson im 23 years old and i had premium membership when there.com was opened i think at the time i paid 7 bucks for it when there.com does reopen will the people who did pay the 7 bucks or what ever it was to be a premium member still have premium or will we need to start paying for it ever month cuz in my eyes us Veteran’s shouldent need to worry bout paying i can see haveing the newcomers paying monthly but us veteran’s we are and still will be what keeps there.com afloat by buying lots of there credits when we need them and by bringing more people to there.com .so in short what im asking is will us veteran’s be taken care of cuz ive been a memmber of imvu.com ever sence there.com closed and in my eyes along with the eyes of othere there.com veteran’s im sure if we as a group of veteran’s arent taken care of well we prolly will just stick to our substitute sites but hey i cant speak for every one im just one person….

    • #595 by Ant1977 on 2011.06.03 - 10:48 pm

      You must do what you feel is right, if that means staying at IMVU then so be it. I purchased my first premium account on January 1st, 2007 at $9.95 and I am more than happy to pay whatever the monthly cost of membership will be.

      If you are a true veteran of There, then you’d know that there are no there credits, only therebucks.

      • #596 by joetrump on 2011.06.30 - 3:43 pm

        you can call them what ever you want the point is that they buy things you pay people with them weather they are called credits of therebucks and as stated befor this

  377. #597 by Semas123 on 2011.06.02 - 11:37 am

    love

    • #598 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.02 - 6:02 pm

      I would be interested to know what the griefers did that “made you” do something to get yourself banned..I’m just curious.. Or is it a matter of you having been falsely accused of doing something ban-worthy? I don’t even know what it was you did or was accused of doing…But if you knowingly broke a rule that you could be banned for, then what can anyone say? What explanation could there be?

      • #599 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.02 - 6:08 pm

        Oops put this in wrong place. Sorry.

      • #600 by steves1977uk on 2011.06.03 - 5:38 am

        Sorry for posting my reply here but I cannot reply to the same message above.

        I was banned because the Griefers reported me for being to close to their Pazzes when in fact I wasn’t. But when me and my friends moved our Pazzes to another place, they (the Griefers) would follow us and drop Pazzes next to ours just to annoy me and my friends. We moved quite a few times but they continued to follow behind when there was no need to. The Griefers were reported alot but nothing was ever done because they came in alternative free avators to annoy me and my mates. So thats why I feel I was mistreated because I couldn’t make the Helpers see what was happening around me and my friends.

      • #601 by HighFlier on 2011.06.03 - 12:09 pm

        Bro if you would’ve replied to your own post it should have been placed in the proper location. But they’ll probably see it here too just as well.

      • #602 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.03 - 6:40 pm

        Don’t know if this is lining up right but only place I see to make a reply seems to be to myself..

        Ok..you were banned because someone said you were too close to their pazzes…that’s it? That was the only reason for banning you? That would seem like overkill, in my opinion…

        So the griefers were the ones actually dropping pazzes next to yours, repeatedly, but accusing you of being the one being too close…Hmmm…Well, I can tell you from real life experience that people do that in real life..Accuse someone else of doing what they themselves are doing..And too often, the innocent lose out..

        It doesn’t seem reasonable that you reported, or tried to report the griefers (under their various names) and nothing was done, but then they report you and you got banned..

        If you are telling it like it is, then I really feel for you..because unfair stuff happens, and it’s never fun..
        If there is a way of verifying what you say is true, (verifying it from There.com’s end) then hopefully, someone who controls the banning decisions will get a chance to check it out, and will be willing to take the time to do it..

        As someone who is just a There player, I have no power to do anything more than sympathize with you and hope the truth will be apparent one way or another to those who have the control of There.

  378. #603 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.06.02 - 10:14 am

    To post #995- I somewhat agree. I don’t think the perm. banning is fair in some case BUT it is MW rules and that does need respected. I know what your saying as far as situation’s happening that maybe does not deserve perm. banning. My son use to be big into paintballing which was not just a competitive atomspere but also could get hostile. So he was temp. banned from time to time for shooting off at the mouth. Then he started dating a girl on game in which they would go under each other’s account like some people would do that they trusted. When their relationship turned sour, she reported him for being under her account. No question’s asked, he was perm. banned. I didnt find it fair she was not banned and believe there are 2 sides to everything. but hey they had their reason’s I suppose.. When they banned him it would also ban me. I had to go through so much to unban my account. Even after he moved out, he was caught on game and they banned me yet again. I had to go through more hassel to prove he didnt live with me any longer and send in a fax that I would not allow him on the site under my roof. So yeah in “my” opinion, I think some of it is a bit over the top. I don’t agree with some of the banning myself. Stealing from There.com or member’s itself is definetely legit perm. ban’s. I see MW’s point there without question. All I can say is maybe with time MW will question some of the ban’s and maybe have a change of heart, who know’s what is in store for the second time around. Since the hassel and headache my son’s ban has done, he is now in the United States Army :)

    • #604 by steves1977uk on 2011.06.02 - 2:46 pm

      I hear what you’re saying YITS, and I fully agree that MW’s rules have to be respected, but I somehow feel like I was mistreated by the Helpers who I tried to explain the situation to them. I felt like I was being ignored simply because I cannot type that quickly and some of the Helpers would just vanish before I had typed the whole sentence. My buddy Highflier was with me on the few occasions when this happened and he tried to get them back for me, but they were not interested in trying to help me and so the Griefers kept on haunting me under alternative avies until I was banned. I just feel the Helpers could’ve given me more time to fully explain what was happening.

      • #605 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.06.02 - 6:05 pm

        I would be interested to know what the griefers did that “made you” do something to get yourself banned..I’m just curious.. Or is it a matter of you having been falsely accused of doing something ban-worthy? I don’t even know what it was you did or was accused of doing…But if you knowingly broke a rule that you could be banned for, then what can anyone say? What explanation could there be?

  379. #606 by TERRI78 on 2011.06.02 - 9:37 am

    Great to hear there is comng back. Iam so hapy! But tere afe lots of winers on here. Grow up! Terry

  380. #607 by kyraier on 2011.06.02 - 9:34 am

    :/ i just want there to open 3rrr…. freee damn it free!!!//!

    • #608 by HighFlier on 2011.06.02 - 5:37 pm

      NOPIE NOPE > freee damn it free!!!//! <NOT advice/:( betta save up 10 dolla's on yo CC or yo DC if you wanabe a playa!

  381. #609 by tom roberts on 2011.06.02 - 8:34 am

    michael wilson i come here every 2 days to see if there is any news on when there.com will open up…i kinda wish you could give us a count down or something this is torture not knowing

    • #610 by HighFlier on 2011.06.02 - 5:11 pm

      Expect around about a month…

      All the info has already been posted. Read the other post on his blog. As they have already stated all the info at the top of that post:

      “Looking around, we think we can have the first phase of re-opening – ThereIM – done by the end of June. This is a GUESS at this point,”

      They might have to rebuild and remove some things first to make it cost effective. They also got to clear out all the under 18 year olds too. That’s probably whats taking so long. It’s not easy to get rid of them you know. It’s gona take them some time so just hold on to your horses.
      They have a small reconstruction team hastily working around the clock not even being paid. Well, maybe they get free rice & beans.

      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2009-06-2219-38-22.jpg

      • #611 by Ant1977 on 2011.06.03 - 10:37 pm

        I’d be willing to debate that they are not removing any avatars of any age at this stage of the re-birth. There is probably going to just ask anyone who signs back in to agree to the NEW Terms Of Service which will require you to be 18+.

      • #612 by HighFlier on 2011.06.06 - 9:39 am

        I’d be willing to debate you are correct if they get around toit unless they forget to update the tos which has happened before. heehee

      • #613 by remi71 on 2011.06.25 - 1:05 pm

        Oh my, i remember that day hehehehe :) we had fun !!

  382. #614 by Walele on 2011.06.02 - 8:19 am

    WOW we need to pay to play there this suckks man well people good luck to pay 10$ Month i prefer wasting my time with my friends and family…

    • #615 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.02 - 8:21 am

      Hey, to be clear, if someone asked me “Should I pay There $10/month, or spend that time with my friends and family?”, I’d tell you to do the latter. Seriously.

      (Provided you weren’t you weren’t out like robbing banks, or laying around watching TV, of course).

      • #616 by tom roberts on 2011.06.02 - 10:52 am

        this is torture not knowing when there.com will reopen..i wish you could give us a count down or give us something..we all have been waiting so long to hear the good news about there.com reopening i mean nobody knows if its going to be next week or next month or next years so it would really relief the stress if you gave us just a tid bit more info on whats going on or aleast some sort of count down :)

    • #617 by Jordan on 2011.06.02 - 9:38 am

      Not right away, but there will be a mac client soon. :]

      • #618 by danby on 2011.06.06 - 10:05 pm

        glad yo see there is comming back:) Just a quick question pls?Will the price for running my funzone on tiki stay the same,or will it be free with the 10 dollar monthly payment?

  383. #619 by MxGirl22 on 2011.06.02 - 6:16 am

    Will it be mac compatible this time around??

  384. #620 by Captain2 on 2011.06.01 - 8:42 pm

    All u under-agers out there that have been submitting all these nasty comments.. Stop hatin cause u cant play! As u grow up u’ll all realize NOTHING is FREE! And what it takes to run a business, for that fact! Everybody who’s played There.com is sold, Im sure. Thee best in Virtual Worlds, period. Eighteen plus… Wondersexful idea!
    See yall There! :)

  385. #621 by philop on 2011.06.01 - 8:10 pm

    ps when are they opening im getting bored of play Skate2 and little big planet2 all day and black ops -_-

  386. #622 by philop on 2011.06.01 - 8:08 pm

    OMG this game rocks finaly i relax with my avatar and run over n00bs xD

  387. #623 by Armika on 2011.06.01 - 2:53 pm

    wow, great news,,,i can walk the beach again,,,skim the mountain tops with my hooverboard….greet people from all over the world…ii’ve missed it…i’m glad it’s coming back.

  388. #624 by ThereVeteran on 2011.06.01 - 1:15 pm

    To continue,

    There is first and foremost a social life simulator.

    Why do people want to spend their time arranging their avatars in a circle and typing ‘rofl and sipping on virtual drinks?

    What is it that leads people to choose There and not other online worlds?

    The answer is that the avatars are beautiful, and the facial expressions are realistic, and we humans can identify and read the conversations so well that we actually are able to fill our social needs within the virtual world.

    That’s the main draw of there. Forget virtual real estate, forget “franchise” money-making schemes to get users to develop content. It’s the social element that makes the world, and the social element centers around the beautifully implemented facial emotes.

    Now, virtual real estate and developer franchise programs may also have a place. But they are secondary. The landscapes, the art, the scenery, the events, the games, these are all excellent. But they are not the main draw.

    The main product that There is offering is and must be PEOPLE.

    In order to be successful, There must first and foremost be a COMMUNITY.

    And that’s why I think this new revenue model will not be successful without modifications. There must be a way for the world to be populated. The barriers to entry must be as low as possible.

    Again, the ideal is to have an extremely low floor and an extremely high ceiling. Some people will spend hundreds of dollars a month on There, if you give them the chance. Give those people the chance.

    Some people won’t spend more than a few dollars a month, no matter how much incentive you give them. Let those people be part of your product anyway. Let those people be part of the community, because they are adding value to the world.

    IMVU realizes this, and they have a clever way to implement it. They allow free users, but with severely limited capabilities and an ugly name “suffixed with _Guest”. That’s fine for someone who just wants to check out the place, but once your in-world identity develops and IMVU becomes part of your life, nobody — NOBODY — wants to remain saddled with that ugly _Guest tag.

    I’m not suggesting that There copy this solution. But I do recommend copying the reasoning behind it.

    I think the easiest thing to do is to re-implement free Guest accounts on There, but with *severely restriction* functionality. Allow guests to see all the best There has to offer, but deny them the ability to participate in it. Call them “tourists”, and give them a generic avatar and no ability to ride vehicles, no ability to shop or receive items, and perhaps even no ability to speak (unless spoken to first, e.g. via IM). That’s still enough for people to come in and get hooked. And once hooked, they will not tolerate those restrictions for long. They will pay for full access.

    In short, collect rent and developer fees from those who can and will pay. But don’t rely on that. And don’t shoot yourself in the foot by shutting out the people who can’t or won’t pay those premiums.

    Low floor, high ceiling.

  389. #625 by Alexandra on 2011.06.01 - 10:52 am

    i dont care if i have to pay the f-ing fee i want there.com back!!!

  390. #626 by Mackenzie Kavanaugh on 2011.06.01 - 7:41 am

    wow….disapointing that this is now a paid game. i know i am not the only one who will be forced to leave this amazing site over money…..but sadly….life goes on…

  391. #627 by Jaybabyy on 2011.05.31 - 10:28 pm

    If your account was suspended for the hack thing that happened cause ppl were buying old clothing that wasn’t for sale anymore , Will our accounts work or will we still be suspended forever ?!?!??

  392. #628 by new_deca on 2011.05.31 - 7:47 pm

    hope my avatar is still around, not sure if i ever got around to updateing my email adress, i remember the days of the beat, and think that its an awesome thing that someones going to revive there, cant wait to see it back online :)

  393. #629 by Virtual Assistant Experience on 2011.05.31 - 5:33 pm

    When will this site will open again?? I am waiting for a long time..hope everything will be fine…..:(

    • #630 by philop on 2011.06.01 - 6:14 pm

      i dont know but i hope its soon :D

  394. #631 by skullidzzz on 2011.05.31 - 2:39 pm

    wow u can not belive how many times ive dreamed of this happening and its finally coming true :’)

  395. #632 by whisperxx on 2011.05.31 - 2:27 pm

    haha just thinking if it might take a few days/weeks/months however long…….for our stuff to come back to us does that mean we all in newbie-wear for that long? haha would be funny

    • #633 by softNdark on 2011.06.02 - 4:16 pm

      Ooooooh NO …..”newbie-wear” !!!!!!!!!

      I remember how poor I was and being in “newbie-wear ” forever or it felt like forever.

      Laughingggggggg

  396. #634 by Haeln on 2011.05.31 - 1:53 pm

    Ah, dammit. Nobody under eighteen? Are you guys going to try to be “darker and edgier” or something? It’d be cool to have a looser code of conduct (so that maybe some combat could take place outside of the normal paintball) but I feel that this is going to cost you a lot of potential money, as I am 15 and loved the livin’ daylights out of There. I invested lots of time and money into it as well, and now I guess it’s all in the open now. I really do hope you change that part, man. As for the fee, heck, I’ll pay it. Although one of the things about There that did amaze me about there was that it was so free, yet so well-made.

    Anyway, it’s good to see you’re bringin’ it back, man. Keep on tranglin’.

  397. #635 by Curt on 2011.05.31 - 12:57 pm

    I’m definitely going to subscribe and get back into There, but I still have some questions. Our old one-time payment memberships, will all the benefits from those be included for everyone that pays the monthly fees? Like, Gold passports e.t.c… It would be a REAL bummer for people that didn’t have the one-time membership before to have to buy that as well. It’s better off dissolved and included in the new fees.

    Also, will there be a monthly stipend of Tbux for members, like there is in Secondlife? Obviously not very much, but it’s a nice bonus for being a member, especially in a world where you have to pay monthly fees and buy currency.

    • #636 by Michael Wilson on 2011.05.31 - 1:01 pm

      All of your existing stuff: Voice, Skills, etc, etc will be present just as they were then you left. This is a mechanics-of-restoring-your-avatar issue, not a $ issue. It might have to wait till we restore your inventory, but yes, we anticipate all that stuff will come back.

      There’s no decision on Free Therebucks allowances for the $10/month at this time.

    • #637 by Curt on 2011.05.31 - 1:05 pm

      Something else I missed. Will us that recover our old avatars get the option to pick a new name? Damn, I hated my name so much, but all my gear is on there.

  398. #639 by Andy on 2011.05.31 - 6:45 am

    it has been said time after time after time guys that free just doesnt work ….it was free before and look what happened…..it costs as much as MW is asking to go out for ONE nights entertainment in some places ….and he is giving us a whole month for that

  399. #640 by O Yah on 2011.05.31 - 6:22 am

    Can’t wait :D Can’t wait! There is such a blessing! I’m recruiting as much people as I can-at least the mature-onto there.com when it opens.

  400. #641 by blabla1069 on 2011.05.31 - 1:30 am

    re-opening come http://xat.com/stena2011 give 500 xats blabla1069

  401. #642 by Hunterhppie on 2011.05.30 - 1:56 pm

    I am glad there.com is reopening. But i don’t like how you HAVE you pay to play. I understand you need to make money and what not. But for people who bought therebucks on a regular basis it seems unnecasary. anyway i hope to see there.com up and running soon!

  402. #643 by Gabriel on 2011.05.30 - 1:16 pm

    HATE YOU THERE!!!! I WANTED IT BACK BUT FREE!

  403. #646 by Starmate on 2011.05.30 - 12:03 pm

    Ping! Any news?

  404. #647 by lativia on 2011.05.30 - 10:17 am

    OMG YAY ITS REOPENING NOW….when is it gonna open?

    • #648 by tom roberts on 2011.06.05 - 10:05 am

      can i borrow one of your buggies? :)

  405. #649 by philop on 2011.05.30 - 9:11 am

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i been waiting over a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 finly i can jack cars now :D i mean borrow cars

    • #650 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 7:46 pm

      So YOU are the culprit that kept coming to our hood and stealing all of our wonderful cars (over 35), just for me to have to put them back out everyday, all the time, and at every minute of the day,so that others would have vehicles to use? ;)

  406. #651 by AgapeLove on 2011.05.30 - 7:39 am

    I just wondered how you were planning on varifying age ? My daughter is 18 but doesn’t have a drivers license. Will a birth cert do? Should I scan it in and send a copy? Sorry we are just a little over anxious, I know we are jumping the gun! I will try to be patient! Agape’ “Kid in a Candy store” !

  407. #652 by James White on 2011.05.30 - 4:29 am

    Hey Michael

    Great decision you took there. I’ve been personally checking the website of http://www.there.com every few weeks since it closed with the hope of hearing some good news again.

    Quite some time we talked among other ex-Therians that we would really love to have There back. We went all around the other Virtual worlds, rejecting each and every that turned up on google. They are just not like There.com. It has been a unique experience for us for several years and we do hope that it comes back same and even better (no complaints there eh !).

    Ready to pay $10 / month to live. I wont say ‘play’ there because for us, There.com is a life, and not a game.

    Looking forward to reintegrate my old self (Do we have to send a mail to get our old accounts back or will logging into the client do ?)

    Best of luck for all the hard work that lies ahead.

    • #653 by cheyaudi1 on 2011.05.30 - 11:27 am

      dont worry we dont have to send anything.we have them just log in pay then start playing

    • #654 by James White on 2011.05.31 - 7:52 am

      I meant if i have 2 accounts in the past that had a lot of th ings and now i want to play on a third account, how do i take the things on account one and two to transfer to three ?
      i will pay only for account three (newest one !)

  408. #655 by Quinton on 2011.05.29 - 8:48 pm

    ITS FINALLY BACK

  409. #656 by ??? on 2011.05.29 - 7:21 pm

    Hi mw, I was wondering what if you deleted your email that you used with there. But I don’t think I deleted my there account. Will I still have to pay for that one avatar if I didn’t delete it? Cause I’m gonna make a new one when there reopens. I don’t want to pay for the one I deleted the email on. Thanks

  410. #657 by Triish on 2011.05.29 - 5:47 pm

    I don’t trust THERE after what happened and will not pay to play. They run off once and will do it again. Play at your own risk!!!

    • #658 by Achenar on 2011.05.29 - 6:58 pm

      Awwww Trish, We’ll miss you – but probably not for very long :))

      • #659 by Triish on 2011.05.30 - 8:52 am

        There game hasn’t begun and there’s drama. Something I will never miss!! But I did have a great short time on the game and made few good friends and will stay as friends even though I won’t continue the game. So all is good and good luck to all!!

  411. #660 by joseph5509 on 2011.05.29 - 5:17 pm

    omg it coming back ahh!!!!!!!

  412. #661 by Carol G on 2011.05.29 - 2:44 pm

    I changed my email account, will I still have my MsSnow account? I am glad There is coming back. Makes me happy!!

  413. #662 by cheyaudi1 on 2011.05.29 - 1:38 pm

    haha am happy cause when i played there.com i was 17 and it has been a year and now am 18.

  414. #663 by steves1977uk on 2011.05.29 - 12:33 pm

    Yay for There re-opening, but what about members who were banned unfairly due to Griefers?

    I used to love hanging with my friends and being able to socialise with them on There as it was like a second life being able to control an avator that I cannot do in real life due to my disability.

    If I was given a second chance to be able to log into There, I would make sure I abided There’s Terms of Service and Rules, and certainly not let any Griefers allow to ruin my fun on There.

    Please think about this Mr. Wilson as I was a geniune player on your Virtual World and loved being There.

    • #664 by HighFlier on 2011.05.30 - 9:12 am

      Warning: long winded lol

      I couldn’t think of a better person to give a golden ticket to. I terribly missed my good buddy stevie when this horrible ban happen to him. He’s for sure paying the price for his crime as Iv talked to him in his times of depression and feelings of loneliness, getting over the There addiction and moving on after being removed from There and all his other buddy’s. We talked about the financial loss and attachment to his virtual possessions too. Oh! the guilt for his crime too. It was like ripping him from his home though. Even though his buddy’s know he committed a somewhat serious crime we all feel his punishment was over kill. (I felt helpless to help you bro). If the There Gods were to give out a golden ticket to only one single lucky avie who was ban it would be my bro who deserves to win that ticket to go back home. Maybe the There God’s will shine on Sheriff There and he’ll lighten up just enough to let a few less offensive otherwise good people back in world under limited constraints and give them a second chance just as There is getting a second chance too as other have said.

      Maybe there could be a ban members registry of the members who are allowed back in world who were previously ban. So like it could be a public list of their names and their crimes with dates the crimes occurred. It could also be listed on their profile and a special tag over their heads like the island guides who wore stars. Maybe the bandit’s could wear sheriff badges on their tag to indicate they are allowed back in by the There Sheriff. Only problem is they might form groups of gangs though. But people would know to check their profile for details of the crime they committed and be on the lookout to report them again at the slightest instance of suspicion. Sort of like the National Sex Offender Registry or the D.W.I. or M.A.D.D. license plate tags in some states. (Id be a darn good probation officer too). Put them through some intensive avatar behavioral training before they are allowed to mingle about, Bashem up a bit at Saturday night buggy bashing events. Have a few friends who’d be happy to use them for crash testing. Don’t allow drivers licenses to the ones who committed transport dumping crimes. That’s a serious major behavioral crime. Their avie’s should not be able to pickup or get into any type of transport forever.

      We could also have public hangings of bandits that re offend for the second time and wish them off to real life as punishment forever at some western town I saw on Aurora which I distinctly remember had all the necessary equipment to operate and hold public hangings. But the main problem is..apparently there is no money to keep track of this and it would be time consuming and extensive work to look at each situation. A volunteer board of members to do this could never be trusted. So I highly doubt we’ll ever see our ban buddy’s back in world again. Yea, some maybe had punishments that were to harsh but you see this in real life too. But in real life most offenders eventually get a second chance to join society again. Shape up or Ship out as grandma used to say.

      It would be a dream to see my bro join the rest of us back in world though if the There Gods are listening. I hope this doesn’t sound like I’m begging but oh well, I admit I am. See you soon bro. Look forward to hearing from you even if it’s not at your home in There we can still always chat someplace else but it would be a lot more fun in There. Hang in There bro. Miss you lots.

      Just a side note to this long winded NOT intended to sound like I’m begging post.
      Usually people receive several warnings before they are perma ban from There but to my understanding this was not the case in this instance. We (my friends and I) believe stevie was perma ban with very little notice or no warning at all. Just something for the There Gods to consider for us if looking into this matter for our buddy. We really missed him in There those last couple of weeks and feel his punishment was overly harsh (It made some of us feel sick actually) and it happen only a few weeks before There closed with all kinds of negative rumors flying around about There’s future and what was going on. I’m not so sure all the There Gods were working under the same program during the past few weeks of There and it was very apparent and noticeable that the staff was not all on the same page. So could you please look into this case again and give it more attention for us. Something had to be overlooked or not looked over at all is more my suspicion. We be very patient peoples and hope for only good and positive outcome. Think positive. Thanks

      er’s some phunny pics fur ya bro
      This wierded out glow ball kept attacking us and changing colors. It was like a mood ball and changed colors on different avies. It turned red on you bro. heehee

      Us sparkle huntin ana snake huntin in r cokemobile. Good Times! Bro and I can hear you laughing already so don’t fall out of your chair bro..hold on tight for this ride these will be phunny. You were the captain that day man.

      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2009-12-0522-28-06.jpg
      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2009-12-0522-28-14.jpg

      http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2009-12-1223-34-18.jpg

      • #665 by Ant1977 on 2011.05.31 - 7:20 pm

        “western town I saw on Aurora” This western town was “Aurora Gulch” owned and operated by ZachC.

      • #666 by HighFlier on 2011.06.01 - 8:53 am

        Well, it was a very cool town and I wanted to show it to my buds but then you know what happen. We never got a chance to go back.

        I hope ZachC returns to his town and buggy designs too. I have a “WHOLE” lot of his buggy’s and so do all my buddy’s. So if he doesn’t return you better bet they will be listed as “SUPER DUPER RARE FROM A MISSING DESIGNER” that’s if I get the feeling to sell them which is isn’t very likely at all because I LUVE all my ZachC stuff to much to sell. I think all of mine were purchased directly from him too. He was one darn goOOod buggy painter. Not bad at making and painting nooses either apparently. HA.

      • #667 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.01 - 10:45 am

        Given the, uh, activity, on other sites, I’m not sure that’s going to happen. I have no idea though.

      • #668 by steves1977uk on 2011.06.01 - 1:55 pm

        Hey Highflier bud, wow that was one long post! I use to like flying my Coca-Cola Train around the world and sight seeing in There. Those pics remind me of how much I enjoyed being in There with my good friends Highflier, xLady_Birdx, lufc, Fifi etc. and hanging out wth you guys and gals.

        There was like a second home to me and spent many hours in this Virtual World. I miss it alot since I’m unable to socialise much in my real life.

        Catch up with you soon High bud `hi5

      • #669 by HighFlier on 2011.06.01 - 3:18 pm

        Response to #989
        Well, as they say…Itchy come itchy go…but sumatime the itchy it coma back.

        http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t283/HighFlier_Photos/There_HighFlier_2008-02-2316-45-22.jpg

      • #670 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 4:16 pm

        ( Highflier and I were friends in THERE and oh, how much fun we all had )…

        Highlighter, as I use to call you hahahahah….. I do want to make a statement, in support of what you are actually trying to say..(And yes, you were long winded..)
        Concerning bans: I think the problem of trying to see who did what, and when, and why…. might be one of many issues, when discussing the issue of banned members being brought back into the game…..Not only is THERE going to open, but so much is going to take place when it does, during the next few months…It might not be that easy when looking and figuring out the ban issues…

        ‘ Thought to MW’ …..
        Michael Wilson, I totally see where Highflier is coming from….I know we can’t look at unbanning people just because of a disability..But I do think you should look into some of these issues when there is more time, after the opening….
        You see, I worked with the disabled for years…I know how a world like There can be an outlet and a life line, especially if a person does NOT walk..What freedom a person can experience by being able to interact in the 3d communites….
        Of course, I do not know this gentleman’s story..But I do know Highflier, and he is a very good person…Please do take into consideration this story..Which brings me to a point of making a comment…
        Some people MIGHT have been banned for minor reasons, and some of these people might be in similar situations as this young man…
        Therefore, I am asking you to please…when you do have more time…to look into these situations…
        I do not ask for a reply back, but since I do not know your private email, I am having to make this request public… In the near future, please take these instances into consideration…Thank you in advance,
        OdileS AKA Lyllian Crenshaw-Sapp

        PS..I am asking that other people DO NOT reply to this, if you do not mind..This is just a request and nothing more… …Thank you!

  415. #671 by Karly on 2011.05.29 - 12:28 pm

    Hey wen iz gonna There re-open????

    • #672 by Achenar on 2011.05.29 - 6:56 pm

      U askin’ the wrong question Karly. Yo question should be “When can I give you some money Michael?” :)

  416. #673 by meme on 2011.05.29 - 6:34 am

    omg THERE.COM IS HE BEST Game ever i cant belivE iT is finaly re-opening its been over a year since there.com closed!:D

  417. #674 by mary on 2011.05.29 - 5:05 am

    i’m very,very happy with this notice…
    very,very happy

  418. #675 by jose123 on 2011.05.29 - 4:00 am

    bonjour je m’appelle jean joseph j’ai 15 ans et j’aime pas les cheveux noire voila

    • #676 by Rony on 2011.05.29 - 12:48 pm

      et alors ? xD

  419. #677 by tom roberts on 2011.05.29 - 2:01 am

    omg im so glad there.com is coming back i almost went into tears…DALLASGUY_102 IS BACK BABY YAY!!!!!

  420. #678 by surferboy533 on 2011.05.28 - 8:48 pm

    WHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ‘yay Glad to see its comming back!!! I miss all my therian friends!!!*!*!*!*!**@!*!@*!*@!*

  421. #679 by Dagurl on 2011.05.28 - 5:58 pm

    Im so excited about there.com opening. Ive missed it so much and im so glad you decided to re open it. But i do not agree with the 18+ thing. Well it’s not that i disagree completely, I get what your point is and what you are trying to say, but it shouldn’t matter. If the parents of the person doesnt want theyre kid to play then fine, dont play. But if they dont mind then more money for you right? Maybe i would limit it to like 14 or 15 . Idon’t know something to think about I guess. Tell me what you think.

    • #680 by maverickfred on 2011.06.20 - 5:06 pm

      g/day i dont mind paying the $10 a month becouse the aussie dollar is higher then the usa one lol any way its great im going home .
      and mw it well work . Becouse we wont it to work and guys how wing about the $10 we dont need them lol

  422. #681 by DJ Hall on 2011.05.28 - 5:17 pm

    Actually, I was messaged by one of my friends.. Michael Wilson, is it true that you’re offering people to be able to play again if they pay a certain amount of money to get back on? Cause that could work for me.. I suppose. :/

    • #682 by Ant1977 on 2011.05.30 - 9:12 am

      Yes, There.com is going to be coming back. Yes, there will be a monthly charge….. AT LEAST $10.00 U.S.D. Have you read the Q & A section tab at the top of this page?

  423. #683 by djmario on 2011.05.28 - 5:16 pm

    OPEN THE DOORS MR WILSON…………. ITS FREEZING OUT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is no other virtual world, like there.com NO WAY IN HELL. I have been everywhere. Second life, avination, inworldz, and so many others. The thing is, all these worlds are replicas of second life. And to be honest, second life sucks monkey balls. Its all about virtual sex. Thats all second life has to offer. THERE was soooooooooooo unique. So much stuff to do. I miss my hoverboard, my hoverboat, I miss the daily games and prizes, I miss paintball, I miss the company THERE had to offer. THERE was so interactive, it kept me busy. I never got bored once for the two whole years I was a member. To see some people bitch and moan about the monthly fee, it’s so so sad. $10 is worth every penny in my opinion. Wishing THERE.COM all the best for the future, and hope that this time, THERE will last forever!!!!!!!!!!!!

  424. #684 by DJ Hall on 2011.05.28 - 4:56 pm

    Alot of people were willing to pay 10 bucks a month, but since there’s no looking into Banned people and why they were banned, it’s useless. Just losing money. W/e

    • #685 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 3:48 pm

      Let me guess…You were banned..

  425. #686 by Danica on 2011.05.28 - 2:28 pm

    you said your going to open it as a 18+ site, I’m over 18 so this wouldn’t effect me one way or the other, but what is your plan if some one under 18 gets in. I still think in the end your just making yourself more work by not allowing them. The reason I say that a policy is not a policy unless you plan to enforce it. You then have to have some one monitoring for all the under 18′s that get in. I know you’ll say, “they have to input a birthday to create a new account” but lets face it anyone that can do basic math can figure up what year they’d have to put in to make the system think they are over 18. I’m not trying to argue, I hope this works out for everyone, just want to make the point that making it 18+ only in the end is going to be more work on you than less.

    Danica

    • #687 by DavyRocket on 2011.05.29 - 12:56 am

      If someone under age manages to login to There, they enter at they’re own risk. They do not have enough staff to support them. It has been explained over and over and over again. If you do alittle clicking around you shall find your questions have already been answered 10,000+ times already.

  426. #688 by nickolehp7540 on 2011.05.28 - 1:27 pm

    why cant u hire some more people to pay there bill but i think i will make it to there thank u MW i missed my freinds I LUV U

  427. #689 by charger071972 on 2011.05.28 - 8:49 am

    Hey Mr. Wilson i only have dailup There worked great for me , Will it still work as good as it did ? And thankyou for bringing There back.

  428. #691 by Doretha Gray on 2011.05.28 - 7:11 am

    YAAAAY!!!!!!!!!

    im headed for FISHER ISLAND!!, COSMOGIRL ISLAND and all my other exciting places i use to hang out in with my friends :))

  429. #692 by cheyaudi1 on 2011.05.28 - 7:01 am

    is it kinda good that its 18 and up? lol cause kids are annnoying.

  430. #693 by cheyaudi1 on 2011.05.28 - 6:46 am

    OMG OMG O CANT BELIEVE IT!MG

  431. #694 by RikuIan (bj19) on 2011.05.27 - 11:03 pm

    Thank you, Mr. MW. You’ve answered my prayers for you and for There. Even though I can’t play ’cause I’m not 18 yet, and even if I was, I still couldn’t afford $$$ ’cause our currency is different here on Philippines and we’re even more poor but There must go on with or without me and I AM THE HAPPIEST MAN IN THE WORLD KNOWING THERE IS BACK!!! (T_T) Thank you Mr. MW, thank you sooo much! At least you’ve risen back my hopes for There. (^_^)

  432. #695 by nickolehp7540 on 2011.05.27 - 7:24 pm

    im so happy u coming bAq there.com plz dont leave us agin ill been on there every since i was 18 yay im happy :) yes yes thank u there.com dont change ur mine agin keep yes as ur answer

  433. #696 by Hexxxis on 2011.05.27 - 6:22 pm

    Question- the $10 dollar fee a month if we pay for the year up front any chance of some kinda discount like $10 maybe even $20 off? O _ o

  434. #697 by mimi06 on 2011.05.27 - 4:30 pm

    michael, care to play a round of spades with me while we wait :) (ok, dont for tonight rofl) have a safe holiday!

    • #698 by maverickfred on 2011.07.03 - 2:16 pm

      hi
      i agree whirh dolphin you are nuts mimio6

  435. #699 by mimi06 on 2011.05.27 - 4:07 pm

    30 days has september, april, june and november.. :)…goes back to my cornor :) can’t contain myself anymore, the wait is making me nuts.. (no comments dolphy) rofl..

    • #700 by Dolphin on 2011.05.27 - 4:45 pm

      You were already nuts mimi :P

  436. #701 by Dawny on 2011.05.27 - 3:18 pm

    I can’t wait until this site is back open. :) haa.
    yay!
    just the sad part is we have to pay by months now. :( oh well! xD~ :)

  437. #702 by junior on 2011.05.27 - 11:15 am

    im glad you guys are re-opening the there, i dont mind paying 10 dollars a month for playing there, its well worth it. good job guys.

  438. #703 by _Overscore on 2011.05.27 - 10:46 am

    I can’t wait. Ten bucks a month is nothing really. I remember being at Cosmo during the countdown of There closing. I’m so happy they’re reopening.

    And for those who are under age, realize that you won’t be minors forever. If There is successful, I’m sure they’ll wait for you to turn 18.

    • #704 by KayleighLace on 2011.06.03 - 6:43 pm

      I logged out in my PAZ that I set up at the site of the Burning Man festival the one year… It was not too far from Zephyr in that canyon – I loved that – all those trailers set up – it was such a wonderful community feel – music – people riding by, stopping to say hi… So I set up my gazebo and my radio with classical music I loved and sat there until I got kicked off. I, too, am really glad they are coming back. I had been playing since July of 2003 – wow, almost 8 years now – it was really hard to see There go.. I missed just being able to log on and fly around and explore. (I also really miss my fighter plane hover boat). Seeing the news that There was coming back has been some of the best news in a long while. :)

  439. #705 by Cwby4ever on 2011.05.27 - 10:30 am

    I filled up my vehicle with gas last year and the station closed down, I drove past last week and seen the station was open again, I better see if they will give me back my money because my gas ran out!!

    Damn, The owner was a nice guy and was the same guy, he said that was last year, this year he is going to run it so he dont have to close it down again!!! Hmmm, SMART GUY!

  440. #706 by BabyBoi987 on 2011.05.27 - 9:45 am

    hey i 4got my pass word and stuff for my email and my there account. do u think u can email me my pass word 4 my account. My account name is BabyBoi987 and email is lilp3788@gmail.com

    • #707 by Kev on 2011.05.27 - 10:29 am

      There’s a ton of information about your concern in the ‘There 2 Q and A’ tab, above. Check it out.

  441. #708 by arrianajones3 on 2011.05.27 - 6:50 am

    yay i mi9ssed dis game so much omg arriana is coming back soon !

  442. #709 by Grunge on 2011.05.27 - 6:36 am

    I havent played since 2007 but I’ll start as soon as the new there.com is up!

  443. #710 by Andy on 2011.05.27 - 6:33 am

    okkkk to explain for what is probably the millionth time ……if you dont pay ….you dont play

  444. #711 by Lexi W AKA Macklinn on 2011.05.27 - 5:42 am

    I like the thought that there.com will be back, but the problem is that me and alot more doesnt have credit cards, and without alot of ppl on there.com, the ppl who pay will not find any body wo talk to, so I think you shouldnt stop the ppl who cant pay from using it, and please make it clear if any body can join without paying or not

    • #712 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 3:45 pm

      ‘Yawn!

  445. #713 by dana on 2011.05.27 - 2:04 am

    CANT WAIT !! ‘patch ‘hu

    • #714 by KayleighLace on 2011.06.03 - 6:36 pm

      You can very easily go to Walmart and get a card with a Visa logo (which means it will be accepted ANYWHERE that Visa is accepted) that you load cash onto – and then use it as a credit card. As much cash as you put on it is as much cash as you have to spend (minus the 3 dollar monthly service charge and the 3 dollar load-the-money-on-the-card charge). And my guess is Walmart isn’t the only place you can get such a card.

      • #715 by KayleighLace on 2011.06.03 - 6:37 pm

        Geez, my reply was meant for Islam Yacoub’s comment – sorry about that. I figure instead of double posting I’d write something new here. ‘doh

  446. #716 by Islam Yacoub on 2011.05.26 - 10:01 pm

    I like the thought that there.com will be back, but the problem is that me and alot more doesnt have credit cards, and without alot of ppl on there.com, the ppl who pay will not find any body wo talk to, so I think you shouldnt stop the ppl who cant pay from using it, and please make it clear if any body can join without paying or not

  447. #717 by Buddleia_Girl on 2011.05.26 - 7:02 pm

    Heh. I’d like to see stick figure ignores return.

    • #718 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 3:43 pm

      lll lll l l llllll ll l lllll l
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      lll ;)

  448. #719 by _elem3nt on 2011.05.26 - 7:02 pm

    Glad to see there is coming back. Played it since 2005-2006 so it was a shocker when it went down. I’m happy about the 18+ age limit, we won’t have to deal with a bunch of immatures(lol kids for that matter).

  449. #720 by Ian on 2011.05.26 - 6:49 pm

    Micheal dont u think, that if kids play with “Adults” over 21 they’ll be in danger?=/ U should make it either 14 and over or 14 and over to 18 years old its not fair for kids who r usually 14+ and they played so long and u make “ADULTS” play this.. Kids loved this game share the love micheal!! :P So please lower it to 14+ to 18- :) Thank you

    Logging off -Ian

    • #721 by DavyRocket on 2011.05.29 - 12:48 am

      Eh… What part of NO, There will be 18+ for legal reasons do you NOT UNDERSTAND? NO simply means NO. He has like many others eplained it time and time again why. Geez leave it alone, and move on, and wait til you are 18, and THERE IS NOT A GAME! Its a 3d virtual world. Again, There is and will be 18+ only. NOT 13+ or 14+… EIGHTEEN (18) and over.

  450. #722 by me on 2011.05.26 - 6:20 pm

    Since we havn’t been able t play it for the last how many months, was closed and we lost our money, can we get a refund for the hundreds of $$ some of us did put into the game that we will not be getting back due fault that were be on our control, seeing now that you will be charging 10 a month I see you will have an income to refund to all those who lost money and don’t have the money to return to the game at a monthly fee.

    • #723 by Michael Wilson on 2011.05.26 - 7:10 pm

      I’ll leave this question as an exercise for the audience.

      • #724 by MmeOdileS AKA OdileS on 2011.06.01 - 3:40 pm

        Thank you MW …ok..hmmm cough cough…

        >>>>>>>>>>>>> leaves laughing hysterically. I see this person sitting on the curb with his tin cup…Handouts anyone, handouts anyone! <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Remindcs me of a pour dude who bought some brand new clothes last year, and now he is returning to the store asking for his money back, while telling the clerk..Sir, take back my old worn clothes that WERE new, and give me my money back !!!!

    • #725 by Dolphin on 2011.05.27 - 2:00 am

      LMAO@me you really think just because There.com is reopening that you should be refunded? I bought alot of Tbux and had many ALTS that were all premium and not once did I think “oh we should get a refund now that There is reopening” I am just glad that it is coming back and will pay the $10 a month in a heartbeat. I have been in another VW since There closed and it will never be home like There was and will be once again.

      The 3 most aggravating topics reading in this blog are:
      Why does it have to be 18+?
      Your charging to play monthly?
      Why can’t banned members join again?

      MW is doing this for a reason to keep the underagers out, to be able to keep There running by charging a monthly fee and to keep UNWANTED GRIEFERS out of There which imo is the best thing, you were banned for a reason DEAL WITH IT!!! :D

      Now ARE WE THERE YET??
      HOW ABOUT NOW? :)

      • #726 by Jakejackson on 2011.05.27 - 7:45 am

        Hey Dolphin, you took the words out of so many Thereian mouths, are we almost there yet LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL. On target.

      • #727 by softNdark on 2011.05.27 - 8:29 am

        @….. Dolphin

        You are so RIGHT on the “aggravating topics reading in this blog”!!!!

        MW….. Hang in …”THERE” (pun intented) it’s got to be driving you nut’s. Because it sure is driving me nut’s!!!
        Laughinggggg

        Can’t wait to be ‘There’ with my dogs!

      • #728 by Barbara Ellison on 2011.05.28 - 2:56 pm

        We’re getting all our stuff back that we paid for…It could have been we’d lose all our stuff and have to buy it (one way or another) all over again..I had two avies and one had a lot of buggies and boards..I am happy as can be those things will still be there..