We STILL believe ThereIM will be available by the End of June, 2011

The subject says it all.

If you want specifics, it looks like we’ve got the possession migration worked out, and we’re working on hooking up the “reclaim my avatar” process into registration.

If you have questions about “What do I do if I forgot my password?”, please see the Q&A. In fact, you should always see the Q&A.

That is all for now.

P.S. If someone sends me a link of a really good high-res in world screen shot (of the appropriate size), I’ll replace the header image on my blog with it. Don’t bother sending me really good high-res photos of me in embarrassing situations in world, getting ‘giddyup’d, or a Photoshopped image of me doing anything except p0wning you at Paintball.

  1. #1 by kazenoai on 2011.07.29 - 6:48 pm

    InWorld There probably won’t be happening by the end of this year; it’s a day before August and they’re still Beta testing ThereIM….. oh well.

  2. #3 by ss on 2011.07.20 - 8:47 am

    This is Sharlee — former MAB member– cannot wait to get back to there

  3. #4 by Kevin Smith on 2011.06.20 - 4:07 am

    Just a few questions….

    1. Are the controls for the paintball going to be the same?
    2. Likewise the boats and boards etc? (how about a long boost on the boards as well)
    3. Will the avatars that hold hoods and funzones still have a chance to get them back? if so, will the hoods and the funzones be left the same as before or will we have to rebuild from scratch?
    4. Will we have to pay for thereim when it comes on?
    It’s a pity the under 18’s couldn’t have a seperate interface where they could go into there but not have an avatar and just look around and not interact. swear words being blotted out, no speech etc.
    I wonder if we’ll get any sponsors back in? could have nike superbunnies etc….
    Would like to see parrots that talk and fly instead of just dogs (yawn)
    Also, how about a real aircraft sim. you’d be able to use any boat but have two modes of flying. One would be the ‘there’ flying way which i like anyway and the second way, you would have to take off properly and fly like a light aircraft using proper flight rules. (would love to be able to stall a dragon and spin into the ground). Prehaps have a joystick interface somehow. I remember there were quite a few pilots in there.
    Can’t wait to get my tinkerbell outfit and wings back. (o.k. i’m 56 and i like tinkerbell.)

  4. #5 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.17 - 3:24 am

    Mw some of us would like to know if the PaintBall Teams Can keep there names, I know the Snipers dont want ANYBODY else the take there name and iam sure Hellfish feels the same way. There are Griefers out there who would jump at the chance to grab and grief some PB team names like ours, these are our team names and we dont want ANYBODY else to have them!!!!!! these PB name are VERY IMPORTANT to us, so plzzzzz let us keep them. and your dog still cant help you in zephyr. lol

  5. #6 by Explorer One on 2011.06.15 - 4:52 am

    Ok, I see that there is no info on There client being back. It’s still sitting on my PC btw, not uninstalled.

  6. #7 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.14 - 4:11 am

    I Can`t Wait To See My Avi Again…. : )

  7. #8 by Edwin on 2011.06.13 - 6:09 pm

    Still no word as to the release of the full there client after releasing ThereIM.

    Also with ThereIM have a search feature to find people online or will just post here our online status? Hey I’m online sent me an IM.

    • #9 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 7:04 am

      Your first questions has been asked many times before you put a new spin on the same age old question. When they decide to announce that information I’m sure we’ll be the first to know just be patient and hold on to your donkey tail. Apparently they are not far enough along to answer this overly asked question yet.

      It’s like any messenger except you also have full access to your change me, all your buddy list. I think you can search for other There members in it but can’t remember for sure. I doubt it will post any online notifications anywhere other than on the actual ThereIM and maybe in world but not here as this is not a There operated site. I’t used to show your status in the world with a special icon which I could never get my friends to notice because most of them never tried it so when I was using it they had no clue what the icon was for next to my name. The avatars load up in it just as though they are in the world in a viewer window which could be detached I think. but without the world features just a nice soft blue background. Maybe the background was changeable but I’m not sure. You can even dance and use all the gestures pretty much that you could use in world.

      Those who wait for the world to open and skip ThereIM might be sorry because I get the feeling people who will learn to use ThereIM first will figure out that it basically has a lot chat features and group chat features, even world chat features that might come in extremely handy. I did not use it extensively because there were not enough people using it but I liked all the features it had and thought it was innovative being able to use my changeme and view my avatar and my buddies in the viewer.

      There, I just gave you all a full blown description of ThereIM. You will want to use it and not avoid it at first because It’s so integrated into there I think lots of people will find very good uses for it. It might be the type of application they begin to build to use on these tablets and screens everyone is using now. So you want to learn to use it and possibly that’s why they want you to get used to it before you go in world. Eventually There has to have some way to hook into these screens and the social media on them or There truly could be a thing of the past. I have friends who will never again even consider a laptop or full blown home PC. It’s all about those hand held screens now.

      • #10 by Edwin on 2011.06.14 - 12:05 pm

        Thanks for your reply, I was aware of what ThereIM is as I have used it. My question didn’t ask for information about ThereIM and like all Instant messengers, you can’t talk to someone if you don’t their username or if they are online. What would have been better before there shutdown was while in ThereIM you would have been able to have a list of the users in a certain area for example CosmoGirl Village, Fisher island, Zona etc. But how it worked before was you would make friends in the full 3d world add them to your buddy list and then log into ThereIM, you would then see them online.

        If you have no one on your buddy list then you have no one to talk to. IMVU is similar not identical but at least it has a search feature be it based on gender or location and from those results you are able to talk to someone. It would be like having a skype/msn/yahoo account and no one sending an IM , how could they? they do even know I have an account.

        P.S. I actually liked ThereIM.

  8. #11 by Katelyn on 2011.06.13 - 7:45 am

    Can u make thereIM 13+ and just keep the actual world there.com to 18+ its the least you could do for alll of us teens

    • #12 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 6:31 am

      Not right now because they don’t have the ((( help or funds ))) for help to protect minors. Maybe someday they will though so hang in there. It has nothing to do with being the least he can do it just isn’t possible right now. I’m sure he’d like to but it’s out of the question for the time being. All the teen users will be 18 sooner or later anyway.

      • #13 by katelyn! on 2011.06.14 - 12:41 pm

        yeah in 5 years

      • #14 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 4:49 pm

        ahh, well I have to admit it would be hard for me to wait that long too and I would probably be one of the teens asking for anyway to be part of There too. So i do feel sorry for you and I will miss the teens as I do feel they are a important part of a good community. They do keep the adults in line sometimes. Hang in there though because it wouldn’t surprise me at all if they open up a teen island or something to the effect down the road assuming this phase goes well.

        Maybe they could have a ‘Parents Bring Your Teen Day’ once a month like on the last Saturday of every month when parents have more time to be with their kids at the computer screen and everyone in world would know the teens are about but I doubt this idea would work do to the terms and no help but it might be worth investigating. Or ‘Teen Hour’ once a day with a very controlled event where the teens can only be on that island or in that zone where the event is taking place…but the problem would be all the time zones. Just a thought to think on for some ideas. You never know if someone thinks up some super cool ideas for them to think about they might be willing to give something a try down the road.

  9. #15 by matureminor:P on 2011.06.12 - 5:10 pm

    Can under 18s go on thereIM? and if we forgot our password can we send it to our email? And umm i dont know if its just my computer but i try to go to there.com and it wont let me /: LIke it doesnt even go to a site it just stays at the site i was on before?

  10. #17 by Zeva on 2011.06.11 - 11:31 pm

    Some pics from Memory Lane ….

  11. #18 by Sara on 2011.06.10 - 9:21 am

    I told a story a few posts ago where some set up undercover team or person posed as a drunk teen and told me to take his password and log into some online account to see a picture of his girlfriend. Something nutty. I was thinking the socalled teen wasn’t posing as a drunk teen but it was a sleepy teen I think. But an obvious set up to weed out anyone that would dare take someone’s password. I just wanted to clear the story up. So I do hope that type of nonsense isn’t allowed in There anymore where it is the stomping grounds of some tweeked idea of undercover stings being put on just normal and decent people in There. If I owned There I would ban these people that try and routinely come up with their set up evidence against others. I find it very strange behavior. They are getting some kind of a thrill trying to bait these good and decent avatar users into saying something that could get them banned. It tickles their dirty little fancy. So let us all enjoy ourselves in There living good and innocent avatar lives. Sweep unnecessary clutter we have obtained in life under the rug. Throw down a portazone and have a virtual bbq. Unban all the people that got caught up in the trap of some of these perverted undercover sting groups. They are the true losers. When they do this it makes them feel like Starsky and Hutch or Columbo. Lets not feed the fire to this group of weirdos. I say boot out obvious egregious troublemakers. When they go around being insanely vulgar and abusive boot them out in a heartbeat. We don’t need that type in There. But at the same time let us not be ban happy. And I think in the past some have been. So I would go back and take a thousand off the ban list. They deserve a second chance. People in real life get into some trouble in life and they get on probation or worse. But then they do their probation or time in jail and get out and our society says okay you are welcomed back. I hope you have learned your lesson and now show us you are good and decent and make something of yourself now. Why should There be any different? Why should There say NO you did wrong. You were vulgar once and we banned you. That is a ban for life? Give some of these people a break on a lifetime ban. Seriously consider it. Many were set up in a dirty way. Give them a break. It could mean another 5,000 a month in revenue that is much needed. Good luck, Sara1986

    • #19 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 2:37 pm

      Sara, your story does not seem truthful to be honest but maybe your afraid to explain all the detials and it’s making your story smell fishy.
      So your saying you were set up by someone at There with a drunk or sleepy looking teen undercover agent to accept someone else’s password to login to a third party site to see a picture of his girlfriend? Was it a site like hotornot.com or twitter.com? You took the password and logged into the account and viewed the picture then you were ban from There for this or the other site? ‘hmm, Something about the way you tell your story smells all fishy.

      Maybe if you explain it on a third party site like thumdar.com or the other Very Popular Site called> sothereforums.com and give more details someone will understand the true jist of your story. You start off your post stating “I told a story a few posts ago” that statement is making me think your not telling a truthful story or the whole story. Anyway go to one of the other sites and try to explain it to people so they can assess what is possibly truth from fiction and help you work through this situation. This is not the right place to get overly specific with all the gory details. Maybe that’s why your story seems fishy because you fear to post all the details. (((If your not 18 which I don’t think you are))) to be honest then I would just drop the issue online and stop discussing it on public sites. Discuss the issue with your parents in private rather than online. The only avatars I suspicion in there doing anything close to a sting operation would be the There Testers. But they don’t talk so I don’t think they’ll ever get caught in the sweeps.

      As far as this statement “Give them a break. It could mean another 5,000 a month in revenue that is much needed.” Maybe you should ask the accountant on the other page and a few post back about that one.

      • #20 by Sara on 2011.06.11 - 12:12 pm

        Why would I lie? lol. What a reply. I don’t make up stories like that. It happened. What would be my objective? I am all for There.com. Sorry you are disturbed in someway. It is hardly a big story to get you so worked up over. It is no big deal to me. I hope the best for you. I didn’t want to upset you. I find the story frivolous and unimportant. It is hardly a lie though. I read into the truth. Your truth may be elsewhere. If it happened to you, yes you would just believe it was a truly sleepy teen with a bad idea. I read into the interaction. The words. The very odd behavior. Believe me if you don’t think what I have said is true so what lol. Wow I just read the last sentence on your post and you are yelling at me for mentioning 5k revenue? lol. Wow you really want to beat me on that post. I didn’t mean to hurt your feelings. Maybe you are smoking cigarettes and the nicotine hasn’t set in. I was only throwing down a few words. Please refrain from reading posts that don’t interest you. Stop flying so low. Your name is HighFlier. You shouldn’t be so upset with what I have said lol. If you don’t believe a word I have said and you think I am a consummate liar fine. I have no reason to make up stories. That is my own experiences. Everybody has had wonderful experiences in There and bad experiences. That is how life is. You take the good with the bad. If you life in a world where you enter There and it is cookies and cream then you will be sadly mistaken and probably be very disappointed. But if you are like me. You go into There with a positive attitude and you go try and have a little fun and avoid the riffraff then you are bound to have had some good times. I don’t need a diatribe against me for my measily little posting. Please post postively on this page. Have a lovely day. Now go find other people to call a liar. What would I gain from making up a story like that? lol. I am for the success of There. I have experienced much more than you it seems in There. Have fun HighFlier. Sorry I hurt your feelings by you reading my posting. It wasn’t meant to make you feel confused or disturbed. Have a good day!

      • #21 by Sara on 2011.06.11 - 2:39 pm

        My simple post about a fake sleepy teen attempting to give away a password to get someone kicked out is a gory fishy story? omg you sure get disturbed quickly. And that is far-fetched and a crazy idea? Well ask Michael if you know him personally. He knows the truth about virtual worlds. He owns one. I wasn’t trying to offend you. If you read a posting you don’t like then move to the next one. You are hypercritical. Even at the end you cut me down abusively for merely speaking of 5,000 in revenue. Please refrain from being abusive to people. I wouldn’t do that to you. Thank you.

      • #22 by Sara on 2011.06.12 - 2:47 am

        PS One more thing. I can’t get over your diatribe post. I want to clarify this. I wasn’t set up. Listen closely. A fake sleepy teen that was on Duda or somewhere in a public area out of the blue tried giving me a password to check a picture of his girlfriend. I said no thanks. Then lectured that person never to give passwords out. Then baby boy blue went on his merrily way complimenting me on how I was right. And that was good advice. I said goodbye. He said goodbye.

        Now I felt that this person was some undercover person that was checking people out to see if they would dare take a personal password from a young person for whatever reason. That was my idea and that is what I derived from this interaction. Plain and simple. And by what this person said at the end of how that was very good advice. Like that person realized hey this person is one of the good people. So he moved on to others.

        And if you think my story is so far-fetched and fishy you live in another dimension. I hope you are questioned too. You might not pass the test. I pass everytime because I am an honorable Avatar citizen. I just wanted to put your persecuting diatribe reply to rest and make sure you weren’t going to have nightmares about avatar undercover talk. I know in your world that doesn’t happen. But I know it does because some woman told me she was doing it. So don’t be a fool.

        Oh and yes sometimes a virtual world does this to weed out the weirdos. Lets say there was a rumor out there about you that said hey this guy named high flier is high and is acting strange. Then they will send someone over to check it out. I am all for that. Don’t get me wrong. But it is some of these women that took it too far and if a man spoke with a 17 year old girl in a friendly manner on Duda they might play their little virtual undercover game.

        From now on I won’t speak of it anymore. I don’t want to ruffle anyone’s feathers. It was only a short little story. Don’t jump to conclusions acting all freaked out and mentally disturbed by a petty little story. Please. Have a nice evening.

  12. #23 by Percepti0n on 2011.06.10 - 8:14 am

    MW, you may “p0wn” me at Paintball but I will challenge you at something I can p0wn you at… How about a 30 lap buggy race, on a track that would take approximately 1 minute on average (would probably take about 40 seconds for me) per lap… 1 minute has pretty much been the standard for

    • #24 by Percepti0n on 2011.06.10 - 8:15 am

      Ooops! 1 minute has pretty much been the standard time length for quick lapping tracks in the smaller buggy zones.

      • #25 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.10 - 9:40 am

        He`d have to let his dog do the driving. lol

  13. #26 by James White on 2011.06.10 - 7:24 am

    Babs made me homesick…

  14. #27 by Marianne Mohr on 2011.06.10 - 4:40 am

    Please put up a tip jar. Many would like to contribute in advance of opening.

  15. #28 by Bikerx5x on 2011.06.09 - 5:18 pm

  16. #29 by Therefan123 on 2011.06.09 - 4:58 pm

    Hello MW,

    I was wondering if you could perhaps give us download links to the style maker. And the other one to view buggies i forget what it is called lol. Would be most helpful i am planning on making some stuff before there.com opens.

  17. #30 by Edwin on 2011.06.09 - 3:53 pm

    How long after ThereIM is online will it be for the full 3d virtual world of there to be accessible?

  18. #31 by Orielle Thereian on 2011.06.09 - 3:28 pm

    Makena Anniversary Event

    There Games Catch a Wild Avie.

    CosmoGIRL Event

    There Games Racing Events

    Pirate Week

    Habanero Hold’Em VIP event

    Avie Sacrifice

    April Fool’s Day

    Moon in Beta Client

    Heroes Week

    Randon pics in world

    • #32 by HighFlier on 2011.06.09 - 7:01 pm

      Best selection of pics yet. She be da pic mama. lol Hard to top that selection.
      Wowee!!! and you got to know which one is going to be everyone’s favorite of those. I downloaded it and used my magnifying glass to try read those bubbles. lol

      Next time we should invite Obama to that event if he doesn’t get gas, jobs and food prices under control soon so we can spend it in There instead of on high prices.
      But him we’ll shove off. <No pun intended. jking only.

      The dev of this I hope returns as he was making amazing things that just blew my mind. This one was defo eye candy. I wonder how many customized versions he sold?

      So Guess what? Your all invited to the White House. Come on in and wipe your dirty shoes please…

      It's just amazing isn't it?

      Orielle has officially started "There Pic Wars". lol With no world what else do you expect us to do?

  19. #34 by Vinny Porcase on 2011.06.09 - 2:38 pm

    I must be stupid but what is There IM?

    • #35 by HighFlier on 2011.06.10 - 9:45 am

      It’s very cool. You’ll likeit.

    • #36 by Lostbuddy1 on 2011.06.10 - 2:50 pm

      A Instant messenger for There, with avatars.

  20. #37 by EvenStupider on 2011.06.09 - 2:37 pm

    Where the hell is WildBilly?

    • #38 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.09 - 3:18 pm

      I have been wondering the same thing too.

      • #39 by Tiggy on 2011.06.10 - 2:44 am

        If WildBilly doesn’t surface, I think his Paz areas should be set somehow to where no other paz dropping can occur. And the tower named after him.

  21. #40 by mimi06 on 2011.06.09 - 1:31 pm

    Thanks Michael. pretty sure many didn’t know this. in fact I know many that never uninstalled THERE.. lol.

  22. #41 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.09 - 8:51 am

    I Can See It Now Red And Green PaintBalls Flying All Over The Place And Scroog Saying Die DieDie Santa. Lmao!!!!! And Then Him Having RainDeer For Dinner, With A Nice Glass Of Wine. Oh Did I Say That Lmfao!!!

    • #42 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.09 - 8:55 am

      My last post went in the wrong place,It was for mimi06 when she said, ohmygosh scroogy.. if ya can’t jump in THERE whose gona play Santy? rofl (invisions scroogy paintballin down a chimney )

      • #43 by mimi06 on 2011.06.09 - 10:20 am

        lol, bumpin.. more then likely , scroogy will by pass it.. So I have THEREIM on my desktop.. more then likely, will have to be reinstalled? no worries.. it’s the THERE icon I wanted to see lol..

        Can’t find the poster that said Island Guides was party poopers.. I am sure your happy then that Makena made the “decision” to not utilize the program ..rofl..

        (back to my cornor)

      • #44 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.09 - 12:45 pm

        It is almost certain that There, and ThereIM will have to be re-installed.

  23. #45 by Tomixcomics on 2011.06.09 - 8:22 am

    Oooh, good question! I’d like to know this too. I have a hard time remembering lots of stuff so I usually write notes about people that I would need to remember.

  24. #46 by satarell on 2011.06.09 - 12:27 am

    will our notes still be there?

  25. #48 by Sara on 2011.06.08 - 4:48 pm

    I don’t know why you want that image on the top of this blog replaced. I like that view. The blue sky. Beautiful green mountains. It will be nice to get away from it all and drive around some of those. Stay out of the riff-raff in There and rise to the level of the Avatar Gods. Above all the insane.

    By the way what is your avatar name when you go into There? I am sure you have a few so you can find the trouble makers lol. A little undercover work. I remember some weird situation where someone in There was faking it like he was a drunk teen and asked me to check out an image of his girlfriend or something and he would give me a password to some account. I thought how stupid. It was an obvious set up to find someone that would take a password from somebody. I lectured him on trying to give passwords and turned him down. Though I thought it was some undercover There mother squad again weeding out the bad guys.

    Please outlaw people like that Mike. It sickens me to know they run around There like undercover set up artists. It smells of a railroad and bad setups. It happened twice to me. Lets not do it that way. Fishy weird things of that nature. But let us just live good clean avatar lives. Loving every moment of it. And if we do know of some cursing clowns out there acting ulgar with an insane raunchy way about them disturbing everone in their path then we will send you a note. But that is all we need to do. Nothing more.

    I am glad it is over 18 now. I like to know adults are in my company myself. Sorry for slowing you down. I am looking forward to signing up when you start rolling out the real There world. The full world not just the ThereIM. I am not familiar with it. I never heard of it until lately to be honest. But I saw some screenshots of it. It looks like two or three avatars can stand together and talk. I am not sure. I wonder why you couldn’t have at least kept that open instead of closing up shop for the past year. But I guess that costs money to keep running also.

    πŸ˜‰ keep up the good work. I don’t expect a reply. I know it is hard to reply to 9 out of 10 people If you did you would have blisters on your fingertips.


  26. #49 by Jordan on 2011.06.08 - 4:09 pm

    MW. DO you think you can re-upload There Style maker?
    It’ll pass some time for me and a few other Therians for making clothes. πŸ˜‰

  27. #50 by MrScrooge on 2011.06.08 - 10:20 am

    I was sitting around wondering if the controls would be optional when I realized — I forgot how to jump in There! :O

    • #51 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.08 - 11:50 am

      Space bar…..???

      • #52 by Tiger100 on 2011.06.08 - 1:39 pm

        Right mouse click πŸ™‚

    • #53 by mimi06 on 2011.06.09 - 4:14 am

      ohmygosh scroogy.. if ya can’t jump in THERE whose gona play Santy? rofl (invisions scroogy paintballin down a chimney )

      • #54 by Jordan on 2011.06.09 - 7:47 am

        Well, He could paintball the chimney off THEN just step in the remains on the top of the roof. πŸ˜€

  28. #55 by _Shady on 2011.06.08 - 7:43 am

    I love the shelter CrypticAsian. LOL!

  29. #56 by EvenStupider on 2011.06.08 - 6:47 am

    Mr Wilson, will the changes implemented into There2 have any effect on the glitching or “rubber banding” issues involved in Paintball?

  30. #57 by BringThereBack! on 2011.06.08 - 5:52 am

    Hey Michael, I saw a lot of silly esoteric requests on this blog. My request however is not. I think i speak for most members when i say we want more islands on there, either more islands or an extension/expansion of the islands that already exist. For example driving through the island of New Kansas gave me such a wonderful feeling of freedom but i’d get to the end of it in about 5 minutes from start to finish. For some reason i get the feeling that extending some of these islands will be one of the easiest improvements for there. Please consider this and reply if possible thank you.

  31. #59 by CrypticAsian on 2011.06.08 - 4:41 am

    What’s an “appropriate size” photo to use for your blog header image? Here’s 3 screenshots of my hood in There (I can crop/resize if needed); not sure if you’d “get” my humor, but my personal fave is the last one. It was a spot in my hood for Thereians who couldn’t afford to rent but constantly begged for a place to “borrow” or stay for the night. πŸ˜‰ Anyways, I think it’s a very appropriate pic for us Thereians at the moment, since we’re technically homeless and waiting for There to reopen. πŸ˜‰

    Island Hood > http://www.flickr.com/photos/crypticazn/5039196439/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    Closeup of Lighthouse with Flowers & Butterflies > http://www.flickr.com/photos/crypticazn/5039196591/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    My fave, the hood’s homeless shelter LOL > http://www.flickr.com/photos/crypticazn/5039196093/sizes/l/in/photostream/

    ~^~ CrypticAsian ~^~

    My main avie: CrypticAsian
    My alt/hood owner avie: Xara_Zane

    • #60 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 10:47 am

      How many lindens a day to rent that infested beach bum motel box? Nice you got a donation jar there. The person living in it would need the donations and have a real reason to beg any passers by. Tip: maybe an empty dogie bag would give them some food and not count against your drops but you’ll have to keep dropping it. ~/*o*\.

  32. #61 by Okalnix on 2011.06.08 - 1:25 am

    One of the fun events on Dune Valley buggy zone.
    Soon its comming back.

  33. #66 by OldSchoolPro on 2011.06.08 - 12:22 am

    This might work.

    • #67 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.08 - 6:03 am

      Old School,
      Love that Pic ..
      Somehow I doubt that MW will use it LOL
      See you in There

    • #68 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 9:46 am

      So he’s trapped in that pretty bubble. HEY!! Thersa a good question. Will those pretty psychedelic bubbles be allowed to be submitted in There2? or they’ll remain “RARE”?

      I was thinking an invisible version would work nice. Nooblets getting caught in one they didn’t even see before hand. lol I would be willing to sit on the sidelines and watch from a safe distance. But an invisible version could get anyone and easily be moved around inconspicuously. Also could be used to hide inside and fool the on-comers.

  34. #69 by daniel on 2011.06.07 - 6:05 pm

    hey MW i dont know if this would be possible but when avatars are in water it can have a splashing effect and sound effect..?

  35. #70 by daniel on 2011.06.07 - 6:01 pm

    too log in for the first time in over a year and hear the sounds of there and riving a buggy will be the high light of the year

  36. #71 by zafferon on 2011.06.07 - 5:47 pm

    Yayyy ^__^ *ecstatic*

  37. #72 by JoshyD93 on 2011.06.07 - 4:03 pm

    • #73 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 6:12 am

      I must comment that BIG_EARL looks a lil out of place at cosmogirl as Iv only ever seen him at zeph. He seems so out of his domain. lol Wasn’t he a bummish character that slithered around zeph for a long time? What’s he doing with those rich cosmo metro snobs on their pretty green grass? He needs to get back in his sand pits. Although he does have a pink tag though so maybe he gets a few brownie points there from it. ‘hmm It’s gota be that pink tag…there’s just no way he could be a cosmochic magnet.

      Does everyone remember their name tag color? Mine was blue and I never wanted to change it of course. Can’t wait to see my cool blue tag again. GO BLUE!

      • #74 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.06.08 - 11:39 am

        YEAH!! GO BLUE!!! How could you forget your nametag color??
        (Boy, isn’t it weird how attached we are to all those pixels??)

  38. #75 by Escape on 2011.06.07 - 1:50 pm

    Updated progress report(s) I am sure we all appreciate.. ‘the possession migration is worked out and working on hooking up the avatar reclaim into registration process’ just about says it all. Hope no major issues impede progress… Anything anticipated? Just curious.

    Thanks everyone for the screen shots. Enjoyable and a few reminded me of items I own and forgot about!

    • #76 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 7:31 pm

      Heehee! like this? Just a lucky find on a Caldera mountain side.

      and Thanks for letting us use it for a few days. We had lots of fun showing it off.

  39. #77 by snglmommy on 2011.06.07 - 1:48 pm

    My heart skipped a beat when I saw your new header. Haven’t visited in a bit and that just brought a HUGE smile on my face. I am soooo excited to get back home in There.

  40. #78 by jamt on 2011.06.07 - 12:49 pm

    Omg see can’t even type! Sooo school, and twiddling! :PPP

  41. #79 by jamt on 2011.06.07 - 12:47 pm

    LoL! Nothing like Thereians! I will sit and watch the forums! hehehehe! Because sigh! If I get to excited I may paintball someone in RL! And run a buggy race with my scholl bus! Soooo taking deep breaths and nooo not jumping off a mountain in rl, sooo don’t go There! Hugs your jamt :))))) twiddlind thumbs!

  42. #80 by Alease on 2011.06.07 - 12:13 pm

    Beautiful header!! Love Kansas : )

  43. #81 by Tiggy on 2011.06.07 - 11:53 am

    How bout a pic of me ‘giddyup ing Greeter Nep at the Cedar Point Real life gathering?

    • #82 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:20 pm

      It seems you had lots of on lookers who had no idea what in the world you were trying to convey but it gets my vote for runners up.

      • #83 by Tiggy on 2011.06.07 - 4:17 pm

        I had to explain to everyone what I was doin.. Vash ran away… and Nep did the ‘coy pose..LMAO

    • #84 by Thumdar on 2011.06.07 - 4:58 pm

      Ya gotta love the Tigster.

      • #85 by Tiggy on 2011.06.08 - 12:40 pm

        Awww shucks.. I’m blushin now ‘coy

  44. #86 by Liam Moir on 2011.06.07 - 11:30 am

    I knew you would use that picture as your new banner, I was tempted to save it and find something to use it for myself

  45. #87 by Mimi06 on 2011.06.07 - 10:26 am

    I love the word BELIEVE! And I love the scenic backdrop in the banner.. I can so see me THERE! Everyone’s pictures just make me so happy πŸ™‚ If I can’t wake Mimi up.. I WILL find you all! Thank you MW.. for “BELIEVE!

    • #88 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:44 pm

      i believe I can see me there too.

  46. #89 by Barney S. on 2011.06.07 - 10:03 am

    oh snap and i was gonna send you this picture of us mixing it up http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=mls4up&s=7

    • #90 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:16 pm

      Don’t suppose he likes the newest site for that sort of activity either then? Ohhh, Whats it called twit me up …or tweeter yur twit at me or something like that? All I know is that US Congressman and Representatives with very odd last names tend to use it a heck of a lot.

  47. #91 by Cellophane on 2011.06.07 - 9:33 am

    It is going to be so very hard to wait for the downloads for MAC… (I’ve gone MAC since the close). This means I may have to boot up my piece of junk to sign in to There. My old computer must be sat in a certain way and not bumped as the connection wires are unruly. It will be a huge pain in the rear to boot up the junk laptop to sign in to There.

    I CANNOT wait to have to put up with that until There downloads are available for MAC! πŸ™‚

    • #92 by Deleight on 2011.06.07 - 10:34 am

      My main computer is a Mac… but I got a new Windows 7 laptop for use in There… it arrived a week before There closed.

  48. #93 by debbilyn on 2011.06.07 - 9:10 am

    All of the photos are great reminders of the fun we had and will have again in There.com. YEAH!

  49. #94 by MR_BUGGY on 2011.06.07 - 9:07 am

    Hello everyone. I know there.com had an option to choose 56K modem (Dial-up). Does that mean if I have dial up the new there.com should let me play it with my dial up internet connection? I currently have Wildblue 1.5MBPS sattalight interrnet with a 2 second delay time and a threshold. It’s eaither this or Dial up. I’m curious on if I need to keep my current internet and there.com work, get dial up for it to, or am I just screwed all around? This is kinda off topic, but I don’t know were else to ask. MW if you could get back to me ASAP so I know what I need to do.
    Thank’s MR_BUGGY

    • #95 by ARTIE on 2011.06.07 - 4:23 pm

      Mr. Buggy, I feel for you. When I first got into the There Bata program I was on dial up with no way to get high speed internet. Here is what I did, (seriously!) I packed up all my stuff and moved to a new apartment that had high speed internet. It also put me closer to the university where I was teaching, so high speed internet came in handy when I started teaching web courses.

      If that is not an option, then you will just have to wait and judge for yourself. How do other online action games work for you? My guess is that some things in THERE2 will work just fine (as before) but other things like buggy racing, buggy bashing and paintball may put you at a disadvantage. But you would work fine as an avatar in avatar buggy bowling.

      • #96 by MR_BUGGY on 2011.06.08 - 9:56 am

        All I want to do is walk around world, but a neighborhood lot, have a mansion there, and Roleplay like I did before. Along with collecting and selling things. And driving around the neighborhood. Simple things. :D! Would I be able to do that?

  50. #97 by Thumdar on 2011.06.07 - 8:48 am

    lol. You’re swamped with pics ~ how cool. Feel the love. Here are 29 high res pics I think you might enjoy. http://www.thumdar.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=931

    • #98 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.07 - 9:34 am

      With this, we haven’t got a chance!!!! rofl rofl …cool pics Thumdar πŸ™‚

      • #99 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:00 pm

        Agreed! Thumdars are always cool. Id be willing to call him the pic master.

      • #100 by Thumdar on 2011.06.07 - 4:56 pm

        Yeah but a bunch of the pic links weren’t working ‘cus I’m a dork. All working now. ‘doh

      • #101 by dakotaman on 2011.06.07 - 8:41 pm

        Thumdar’s Win7 themepack is my new favorite desktop……….getting accustomed to seeing There on my screen again πŸ™‚


    • #102 by Majandi on 2011.06.08 - 2:11 am

      These are really cool.

  51. #103 by rick on 2011.06.07 - 8:40 am

    what about this pretty alien [IMG]http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu28/Ricardesco/There_fak3_2009-06-1223-24-56.jpg[/IMG]

    • #104 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 2:21 pm

      • #105 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 2:39 pm

        I made that live for you rick hope that’s OK with you. (((Earth to rick))) Do you read me down here on earth?

        My pic was taken at my hover boat garage and cocktail lounge for aliens take a break from their Therian Journey’s.

  52. #106 by There Lover on 2011.06.07 - 8:26 am

    Great news that everything is still on the right track! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to get inside ThereIM! πŸ˜€

    • #107 by Jonathan Flynn on 2011.06.08 - 9:42 pm

      What exactly does it mean to be only in thereim (im a bit rusty) does it mean that the world will be back up or does the ability to chat?

      • #108 by Jonathan Flynn on 2011.06.08 - 9:42 pm

        or just* the ability to chat?

  53. #109 by Dimitris on 2011.06.07 - 7:50 am

    Here is one i got πŸ˜€

    • #110 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 8:13 am

      cool shadows n nice graphics

  54. #111 by BABS on 2011.06.07 - 7:48 am

    http://picasaweb.google.com/VMV.There/ThereComPanoramicPhotos# These are a collection of panoramics taken by vmv. They are all amazing. See full size versions by downloading them. ‘tu

    • #112 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 8:12 am


      Photo 54 of 107

    • #113 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.07 - 9:37 am

      wonderful pics ..fantastic!

    • #114 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.07 - 11:48 am

      Wow Babs! such great shoots!

    • #115 by colin25 on 2011.06.07 - 11:50 am

      Excellent pics babs!

    • #116 by vmvtech on 2011.06.07 - 1:59 pm

      Dear BABS – ohhh:) … thank you for this fantastic promotion – I’m so grateful for this surprise!:)

      Dear everyone: really, around the half of the panoramas were inspired by BABS and we were co-authors in shooting – while There.com was the most fantastic E-art object to witness.

      Dear Mr. Wilson – it is a honor to be able to send these photos for your consideration. It is a kind of torture to browse and zoom/unzoom them all at Picasa site – so I just picked around 20 original files and stored them for download as . zip file at my web site: http://vmvthere.webng.com/ I selected most beautiful public sceneries … and excluded all Halloween-style pictures:)

  55. #117 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.07 - 7:33 am

    Hope this works:

    • #118 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 8:22 am

      Why r blue hairs missing?. You no social with blue hairs? /’o’\~

      • #119 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.07 - 9:32 am

        Maybe that day, blue hair here hmmm….I lost so many pictures when old computer crashed..Had so so many THERE pics…oh well 😦 …
        The only ones I have is with the various hoods we owned…All the other pics were on computer…drats!!!

      • #120 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.07 - 9:33 am

        * Edit: Maybe that day, Blue Hair NOT here..hmmmm

    • #121 by Wendy Stoll on 2011.06.07 - 8:33 am

      I like that one!!

  56. #122 by Jordan on 2011.06.07 - 7:32 am

    Is there a reason the There.com is down. Matinence?

    • #123 by deleight on 2011.06.07 - 10:56 am

      Yes… a really loooong maintenance. πŸ˜›

  57. #125 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.07 - 7:26 am


  58. #126 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.07 - 7:23 am

    MW, If you want to learn how to paintball, IM me in game and we will set up a time and discreet loaction. ‘wink

  59. #127 by James White on 2011.06.07 - 7:14 am

    quick question there colonel…

    what if i had 2 avatars, and now i want to have a only one who will be completely new

    but i want to transfer what i had from number one and number two to this one. will i have to claim registration for the 2 previous one, then create a new one, then pay $30 and transfer all to one There avatar, and then let the two others die ? (coz i want a brand new avie with all my good old things).

  60. #128 by RRTT on 2011.06.07 - 7:00 am


    Is there any idea of a time frame between when There IM opens and when the world is released? A week? a month? No idea?

    • #129 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:38 pm

      Gets my vote for Question of the day. Good Question there Mike.

      • #130 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 2:03 pm

        oops RRTT

  61. #131 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.07 - 6:44 am

    MW you and your dog come see us in Zephyr and don`t be wearing your good clothes iam sure there going to get dirty. lol

    • #132 by Tiggy on 2011.06.07 - 7:48 am

      I wonder if his dog is a very loud annoying beagle? Named after a peanuts character?

      • #133 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.07 - 9:10 am

        Now Thats Funny Tig..lmao

      • #134 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.08 - 5:46 am


      • #135 by Tiggy on 2011.06.08 - 1:53 pm

        *rolls up a newspaper* SMAK!!!

  62. #136 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 5:29 am

    Someone has told me they think it’s related to who pays the most for the adds meaning IMVU is spending loads on them to dominate over the catagory. Is this possibly the underlying reason?

    • #137 by Innie on 2011.06.07 - 1:03 pm

      I think it probably comes down to Will Harvey being the original founder of There.com, and then was the founder of IMVU. Some sort of way they paid for advertising, and claiming rights on words. Its weird how it works.

      • #138 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 5:00 am

        Oh, So that’s how it works. ‘hmmm So Good Ole Uncle Willie brews that coffee pot as they say and sometimes he brews a fresh new pot.

        Thanks for reply Innie. Good explanation.

  63. #139 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 5:12 am

    Concerning images BTW:
    Why do IMVU Google adds always dominate anything that has to do with There? I’m not sure how or who controls the actual adds but it seems very odd to me. Someone at second life forums complained about them on second life pages some time ago and I noticed they rarely show up as often on second life related sites now. They’re on this blog and thumdars blog almost non stop and on other third party sites. Is someone targeting There related sites at IMVU or Google?
    I assume when you sign up for these adds you select a category so your add is seen on similar sites but it seems targeted at There.com and extreme to me.

    Just sayin; Maybe someone understands this or is expert on these adds and how they work? I’m not knowledgeable about them and that’s why I’m asking. Maybe There is not concerned about these adds that are ever present and they assume them to be fair or even healthy competition. I know IMVU has a lot of relation to There.com’s past but maybe someone is overly targeting There. If so those adds should get reported as targeting There.com. sites and third party sites. I know There is not sensitive about people mentioning other virtual worlds on their sites but when it comes to paid adds that’s another story Id think. Just plain ole bad business practice in my eyes and greedy of IMVU if There.com is really being targeted as I suspicion. I don’t see Burger King adds while I dine at McDonald’s or Walmart adds while I stroll through Target or their websites so why should There.com sites be littered with IMVU adds?

    Sorry, not meaning to change the topic of the OP here but I wanted to be sure the There Gods see this post of concern for their well fair.

    For you hover boat enthusiast:

  64. #140 by BABS on 2011.06.07 - 4:48 am

    ”’yay Thanks for the update

  65. #141 by ,Ned_1 on 2011.06.07 - 3:35 am

    I’ve only been to avie sacrifice once and did not know what it was at the time.

    Question: how many avies can jump at the same time? Thought it might be a cool pic if a group jump were done!

    • #142 by Deleight on 2011.06.07 - 10:13 am

      Sometimes they would put out a deck where everyone would gather upon… and then the deck would be taken away and everyone would fall at once.

      Just did a quick search and found this youtube video of a mass sacrifice from right before There closed

      • #143 by Ned_1 on 2011.06.07 - 11:24 am

        Thanks a bunch, had me laughing while they tumbled all the way down…

      • #144 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 1:34 pm

        Dang I just ate dinner which I’m trying to hold in … mac-n-cheese with hot-dogs and blueberry pie…..but that was totally AWESOME!

      • #145 by ScorpioMann on 2011.06.07 - 4:58 pm

        OMG, I forgot how funny it is to fall in There!!! Thanks for the link!

      • #146 by Ubber_Geek on 2011.06.10 - 4:40 am

        I hope I get Avie Sacrifice back!! πŸ˜€

    • #147 by Nchanted on 2011.06.09 - 7:08 pm

      Oh I’ll be there… right next to you Ned!!!

  66. #148 by Flygirl_Dani on 2011.06.07 - 2:42 am

    I took a bunch of Scenic photos , Love these.. so much πŸ˜€

    • #149 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 5:24 am

      Love those mushroom valley pic’s

      • #150 by Tiggy on 2011.06.07 - 7:51 am

        yep… those have my vote

      • #151 by Flygirl_Dani on 2011.06.07 - 1:17 pm

        Those are my very favorite πŸ˜€ and my very favorite place in all of there.com πŸ˜€

  67. #152 by SimplyComplex on 2011.06.07 - 2:25 am

    Pawning us in paintball really?

    • #153 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.07 - 6:50 am

      He just have hit his head. lol

      • #154 by Tiggy on 2011.06.07 - 1:48 pm

        He fugot his helmeeeeeet!!!! πŸ˜€

  68. #155 by Therians Fan on 2011.06.06 - 11:03 pm

    Forgot to give you a link for your banner. Would this work?

  69. #156 by Therians Fan on 2011.06.06 - 10:30 pm

    Great to hear Mr. Wilson.

    I am looking forward to see There re-opening. Although, it’s sad to hear that ThereIM won’t be ready for Mac users yet, but do you have the possibility that you will be making it for Mac Users in the future? Have a good week, enjoy the nice weather before Summer comes. Once summer is here, you would want Winter back. πŸ™‚

    • #157 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.07 - 6:49 am

      So far i like your picture best.

  70. #158 by Richard Hallock on 2011.06.06 - 10:08 pm

    Thank you for the update!
    I too made a banner image. This is one showing a vew of New Kansas. Not sure of the hi-res part. The banner image appears to be at 72dpi to me.

    I put it on Flickr but not sure if you can grab it there or not:

    So I also uploaded it to my website as a .jpg and a .png as I was not sure what format WordPress liked to use:

    • #159 by HighFlier on 2011.06.07 - 5:21 am


    • #160 by tablatronix on 2011.06.07 - 7:17 am

      nice, more panoramas please

      one i made of the boneyard

      dune valley, not sure who to attribute it to , I dont recall making it.
      Dune Valley Panoramic

      • #161 by Majandi on 2011.06.08 - 2:05 am

        yay! the first one has my temple on it πŸ™‚ cheers!!

    • #162 by Wendy Stoll on 2011.06.07 - 8:30 am

      now THAT one makes me crazy to get back!!

    • #163 by JoyfulHarmony on 2011.06.08 - 4:58 pm

      those pics are making me homesick!!!

  71. #164 by JACKSONofSPADES on 2011.06.06 - 9:13 pm

    I don’t know if any of this is what you’re looking for but they could possibly work, depending on what you’re looking for. Idk, they’re the best pics of There I could find. πŸ˜›

    • #165 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 6:46 am

      Reminds me of a recent photo from Afghanistan of a heli that crashed. I hope it’s not my Blue There Plane your burning in the background. Nice red high-tops.

      • #166 by JACKSONofSPADES on 2011.06.09 - 9:15 am

        I assure you it was my friends’ idea! Not mine!
        and thanks πŸ™‚

  72. #167 by crazymattrocks on 2011.06.06 - 9:12 pm

    I always thought these were good pictures, and especially the second one for There coming back πŸ˜‰ (The Party is back :D)

    • #168 by HighFlier on 2011.06.08 - 6:32 am

      Ohm., you’v opened up a whole can of worms. But nice pics.

  73. #169 by toufovou on 2011.06.06 - 8:14 pm

    Great news. Hopefully everything will work out just fine.

  74. #170 by Deleight on 2011.06.06 - 7:56 pm

    Awesomeness! Can’t wait to get back in There… Withdrawals have been baaad… just sayin’ πŸ˜‰

    An avie sacrifice shall be necessary as soon as world opens

  75. #171 by Lostbuddy1 on 2011.06.06 - 7:10 pm

    Dunno if that’s what you were looking for but I tried.
    Good to see everything’s still on schedule!
    A question I had but I think got answered somewhere in one of these blog post’s is if there will ever be consideration for pre-paid cards or adding in-game time or something of that nature for those who can’t afford/ don’t play the game enough for the justification of $10 a month?

  76. #172 by Ant1977 on 2011.06.06 - 7:07 pm

    Great news Mr. MWilson!

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