An important upgrade for

Here it is.

We’re going whole hog with this one.

  1. #1 by nonacat on 2011.08.25 - 12:43 pm

    sooooooooooooo sweet

  2. #2 by WildPinkRose on 2011.07.02 - 5:12 am

    Bacon !! … Yummmmmmmm !!! I Love Reading What You all Posted, So Funny !! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. #3 by Reator on 2011.06.30 - 2:34 pm

    O_O I got scared to touch the bacon… I was thinking it was going to do something, or if it was real. I wish it was real! Bacon is one of the top 30 of my favorite snacks.

  4. #4 by Kevman95 on 2011.06.17 - 4:41 am


  5. #5 by James White on 2011.06.16 - 8:05 am

    are we ever going live with this or is it a joke ? its takign a lot of time…

    • #6 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.16 - 8:08 am


      You have been reading along, right? Didn’t we say right up front “We expect to have ThereIM available by the end of June”?

    • #7 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.16 - 9:25 am

      James, do you have an application on your computer called, ‘Calendar’??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • #8 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.16 - 10:52 am


  6. #9 by NoBioN on 2011.06.16 - 3:50 am

    MW. Can’t you hype us up a bit with some screenshots from the new dx9 there :-)?

    All this waiting is hard without some teasers ๐Ÿ˜€

    • #10 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.16 - 6:47 am

      Let’s remember:

      1. The DX9 version won’t be out right away.
      2. The DX9 version will require new art to take advatedge of it. It’s not like the world is going to automatically get reflective moving water with frozen buggy models on the beach.
      3. Obviously, we don’t have an artist on hand right now.
      4. As I said we’ll probably enable DX9ish content for the developers and you’ll see it there.

      • #11 by Greenie on 2011.06.16 - 11:03 am

        Expanding the capabilities of the available render options is one of my favorite things to do! Working with water elements within opened so many doors of growth for my customers and for me.

        A couple/few developers come to mind when I think of a possible art team or person assigned to the new art necessary for those fabulous fancy bells and whistles if you would consider drawing an artist/s from returning developers.

        I’d love to be a part of developing new water and other art necessary for DX9 +! Compensation negotiable.

      • #12 by NoBioN on 2011.06.17 - 12:25 am

        I recall you posted pics of new eyes on avatars. Are these possible changes being implemented. Or just maybe’s for now :)?

  7. #13 by HighFlier on 2011.06.15 - 8:31 pm

    It’s still there in my browser. Click the link on the first post. It’s a URL redirect or something to that effect. It’s not actually on There’s main domain page.

  8. #14 by Sara on 2011.06.15 - 7:55 pm

    Thanks I downloaded the bacon. I got the separate file and the sreenshot! ๐Ÿ™‚ Prosperity is here again!

  9. #15 by Sara on 2011.06.15 - 4:06 pm

    I should have downloaded a that bacon. I took it for granted the other day. Now I wish I would have took a screenshot of it. Please put a link up so we can download the bacon image for prosperity’s sake. Thanks, Sara

    • #16 by HighFlier on 2011.06.15 - 8:33 pm

      *It’s still there in my browser. Click the link on the first post. It’s a URL redirect or something to that effect. It’s not actually on There’s main domain page.

  10. #17 by MoondustMadness on 2011.06.15 - 1:55 pm

    That bacon looked so good that I nearly licked my screen. LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. #18 by HighFlier on 2011.06.15 - 6:01 am

    Google Alert – Web 5 new results for

    Websites like – Yahoo! Answers
    Jun 14, 2011 … i tried going on to and its closed, pleaโ€ฆ…
    An important upgrade for ยซ I am so There
    I love it, but I feel you may be alienating a segment of your possible market share. Will there be an alternate version for vegetarians? ……/an-important-upgrade-f…
    YouTube – Questions and Answers
    Michael Wilson Q&A ‘s about the reopening of All questions and answers are taken from MW blog and are correct to my knowladge. Related – Virtual Worlds Social Network, Blogs, Forums …
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    [Solved] websites like
    websites like i tried going on to and its closed, please dont just say imvu or gaia because i already have those and they aren’t as ……/140064-Solved-websites-like-ther…

    They have increased lately as you can see. Normal might be 0,1 or 2

  12. #19 by darrrkkkyyy on 2011.06.15 - 1:52 am

    It’s always good to see that the team still has a bit of good-humored still inside of them ๐Ÿ˜›
    Bring on the bacon.

  13. #20 by Seg_Vio on 2011.06.14 - 8:10 pm

    Something intresting that I came across when I was going through old pics!

  14. #21 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.06.14 - 6:33 pm

    I’m vegan, so i’ll take that brocoli…and fried tofu dipped in tamari sauce….yummy.

  15. #22 by Veritasincognito on 2011.06.14 - 5:18 pm

    so There is not really going to open……just bacon…..

  16. #23 by hugsalot on 2011.06.14 - 2:08 pm

    The Church of Bacon would be proud! Now take your cholesterol pill.

  17. #24 by hugsalot on 2011.06.14 - 2:03 pm

    Bacon? I was expecting the “whole Hog!” Heck i have at least 2 strip of bacon for breakfast anyway!

  18. #25 by Tiggy on 2011.06.14 - 12:47 pm

    *Wraps a paintball load in bacon*

    Now where’s that stupid beagle… I got yer bacon doggy treat right here!

    • #26 by Seg_vio on 2011.06.14 - 2:35 pm

      Careful…I think his beagles name is Phil41! Hes got those leet FF skillz!!!

    • #27 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.14 - 6:57 pm

      I’ll give you your doggie treat!!
      Now where did I leave that paintball gun?
      Wonder if my aimbot will work in the cloud??
      I should ask Yogi, maybe he will know.
      No matter, the red head is getting a sliding lesson soon!!

      • #28 by Tiggy on 2011.06.15 - 1:48 pm

        I think it’s time to use that obedience shock collar… BZZZZZ!

    • #29 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.14 - 7:27 pm

      : )

      • #30 by dalejr388 on 2011.06.15 - 2:35 pm


    • #31 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.15 - 3:04 pm

      Hey Seg,
      Good to see you again! Hows things going?
      Tig, good luck with that collar. It’s gonna be hard to put it on, from a sliding position ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #32 by Tiggy on 2011.06.16 - 10:01 am

        Don’t worry… I’ll put it on you before I slide you. No need to worry bout *your* sliding position.

      • #33 by Seg_Vio on 2011.06.18 - 9:43 am

        Hey Ken! Things are going really well for me right now! How are things going on your side of the world? I’m too exicted to see There reopening! I quit about 6 months before it closed, and when I was about to rejoin, it was too late. I played WoW to try and fill the gap while There was closed and it did’nt even come close to how much I enjoyed the community and activitys that There had.

        Hey Tig! good to see you here too! can wait to see you guys in game!

        also ‘wave’ to Salty and others whos name I might not recognize!

  19. #34 by Raymond on 2011.06.14 - 12:02 pm

    ITS!!! BACON!!!! lol Gotta Have That Bacon!

  20. #35 by BABS on 2011.06.14 - 10:48 am

    Everything is better wrapped in bacon!

  21. #36 by all of humanity on 2011.06.14 - 7:50 am


  22. #37 by daniel on 2011.06.14 - 7:13 am

    ok so it was funny yes even thow i was hoping for the website so have been reopened

    it was still a funny joke

  23. #38 by Tomixcomics on 2011.06.14 - 2:52 am

    If there’s anything here to get besides the bsolut randomness of bacon I fear I may have missed it, but either way, lol.

  24. #39 by Markaina on 2011.06.13 - 11:26 pm

    How’d you get the bacon so crispy without overheating There?

  25. #40 by NoBioN on 2011.06.13 - 11:11 pm

    Nice to see some humour in the process of this miracle :D. Everybody loves bacon. Bacon tastes so good you can eat it to everything.

    Bacon is the essence of sex (lol no. But bacon tastes friggin sexy)

    Hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. #41 by jimony on 2011.06.13 - 10:58 pm

    Darn, it’s already cooked! I didn’t even get the chance to meet the meat. I’m sure it was pleased to be served, though.
    (If you knew the reference to 42 then you should know this reference two.

  27. #42 by ant1977 on 2011.06.13 - 10:25 pm

    Maybe this is just a hint of whats to come? Our avatars will now have to eat and we will have to purchase food from There. Or There will have wild pigs running around chasing our avatars.

  28. #43 by o.OKanishaaaO.o on 2011.06.13 - 6:09 pm

    Lol wtf?

  29. #44 by jamt on 2011.06.13 - 5:51 pm

    LOL! Ok now was the bacon MW’s thing or Soede was that u teasing the animals? I swear gf, just u wait! hugs jamt Got bacon GOT THERE! :PPPP

  30. #45 by satarell on 2011.06.13 - 3:23 pm

    mmmm bacon with there sounds tasty

  31. #46 by socialpuzzleguy on 2011.06.13 - 2:30 pm

    Please pass the eggs and pancakes……….LOL

  32. #47 by Seg_Vio on 2011.06.13 - 2:20 pm

    Halp! I’m awating moderation while being griefed by a huge slice of bacon! I need a Helper!

    • #48 by HighFlier on 2011.06.14 - 4:27 am

      Just dial 420-thereineedhelp on your blackberry for the California directory assistance and that’s only if you live in California others only need to dial the thereineedhelp bit.

  33. #49 by DavyRocket on 2011.06.13 - 2:11 pm

    MMMMM bacon over vanilla ice cream, and carmel is to die for. Hey maybe Waffle house will sponser There also ๐Ÿ˜›

  34. #50 by Seg_Vio on 2011.06.13 - 1:55 pm

    Must resist! *Droooollll*
    Nom Nom Nom!
    OMG! Now I gotta start all over again…But it felt right!

  35. #51 by dakotaman on 2011.06.13 - 12:53 pm

    OMG! It keeps getting better!! There WITH Bacon!! My mind is spinning with the possibilities……..


  36. #52 by Meret on 2011.06.13 - 12:20 pm

    I thought you guys were trimming the fat from the product. This seems a step backwards ๐Ÿ™‚

  37. #53 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.13 - 11:52 am

    One more question,
    That bacon looks like something one of you guys cooked up, last night.
    Right from one of your frying pans … right?

    • #54 by JasonMK on 2011.06.14 - 4:17 am

      Nope, it is a stock photo (or at least one that has been used by several others according to

      Come on, do you think they have time to be cooking with all the work being done to get There back up and running:)

  38. #55 by Sylverstone Khandr on 2011.06.13 - 11:49 am

    Haters, what’chu know about bacon?!

  39. #56 by Innie on 2011.06.13 - 11:32 am

    Everything is better with bacon! (Or, for vegetarians Bac’Uns)

  40. #57 by Escape on 2011.06.13 - 11:31 am

    My heart stopped for a second there, thought it was gonna be the IM download…lol..hahhahaha

    • #58 by HighFlier on 2011.06.13 - 12:41 pm

      haha or like I thought perhaps the actual world back up earlier than expected ๐Ÿ˜ฆ gurrrrr

      • #59 by Escape on 2011.06.14 - 8:52 am

        HighFlier, you’re right about that!

  41. #60 by suziequeen on 2011.06.13 - 11:16 am

    Love to smell bacon but dont eat it. But that doest mean we cant make some.

  42. #61 by ange83 on 2011.06.13 - 11:10 am

    lol nice bacaon

  43. #62 by HighFlier on 2011.06.13 - 11:06 am

    Running to change my GRAV now after hearing about some farmer running around wielding a Tommy tryin to hogtie feral hogs as they oink and snort while running for the safety of the poo troth with their tails tucked in tight and running as fast as they can clicking force field hoping the farmer goes for turkey beacon instead. Come to think of it I think I remember there were bacon chairs and hover boards in there maybe even a hover boat too?

  44. #63 by jimony on 2011.06.13 - 10:58 am

    Yeah, where’s the rest of the hog? Offer a Whole Hog and all we get is a slice!
    What’s the metaphor? Is There gonna bring home the bacon?

  45. #64 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.06.13 - 10:47 am

    Oh no you di’unt!

  46. #65 by Ray on 2011.06.13 - 10:45 am

    well for one that made me not going to come back to there what a jack ass thing to do how old are you MW 4

    • #66 by bronnieb59 on 2011.06.13 - 4:10 pm

      Awwww Ray where’s your sence of humor?

    • #67 by hugsalot on 2011.06.14 - 2:10 pm

      You don’t dig on swine?
      Pork chops taste good, ham tastes good, bacon taste good.

  47. #68 by blutec on 2011.06.13 - 10:39 am

    *Very happy with the upgrade!*
    This works very soothing… blocks most of the “is it There yet?”-thoughts… will keep me drooling for quite some time :-D~

  48. #69 by MrScrooge on 2011.06.13 - 10:17 am

    I gave up meat a little while back but I have heard there exists a tofu bacon called facon. I don’t know anything about it but I would be willing to give it a try.

  49. #70 by Natalia on 2011.06.13 - 10:13 am

    TIL MW is a fellow redditor.

    • #71 by Austinbit on 2011.06.15 - 5:20 pm

      Have an upvo…nevermind.

  50. #72 by mimi06 on 2011.06.13 - 10:12 am

    thinks MW spent some time in MY cornor? rofl… why just ONE slice tho? I want the WHOLE pig.. rofl.. That slice is sure a teaser, but we’ll take it!

  51. #73 by Jakejackson on 2011.06.13 - 9:53 am

    Hey MW I don’t know where you are from but, where I am from (the South) “Weโ€™re going whole hog” means pulling out all the stops to do something
    very very good (with all the bells and whistles) in a short period of time. If I read you right we are very close to There2 being a new reality. Thanks for all the hard work you and your staff put into it!

  52. #74 by Koala Thereian on 2011.06.13 - 9:51 am

    lol, does this mean you have cleaned out all the pork in the code before is reopen.

    • #75 by hugsalot on 2011.06.14 - 2:11 pm

      ROFL! good one! And the inventory database?

  53. #76 by WikkedBliss on 2011.06.13 - 9:38 am

    God you are sooo weird!!! LOL

  54. #77 by Okalnix on 2011.06.13 - 9:36 am

    The smell of fried bacon………

  55. #78 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.06.13 - 9:35 am

    Can we atleast get some “FREE” eggs with that??? ROFL!! Thats so funny MW!!

    • #79 by shiningknight55 on 2011.06.13 - 5:48 pm

      I like my bacon almost burnt….really crisp! Damn Yankees anyhow

      • #80 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.06.14 - 1:04 am

        Or do it like the south and push a stick through a entire pig, throw it over a fire and call it,” pig pickin!” See you in There Shining! ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #81 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.18 - 3:49 am

        Bless your little Pee Pickin heart Shining…. I did love my bacon burnt too…cough cough..Now where did I put my dentures????

  56. #82 by Soede on 2011.06.13 - 9:33 am

    Since it’s not a scratch and sniff I’m going to have to ask…. is that Maple bacon? That’s the tastiest of the strip bacon versions. Anything less would be unworthy of the Thereian logo!

  57. #83 by trenton1231 on 2011.06.13 - 9:27 am

    Nice, now i need some bacon!!!!!!!!! Hope this gets some sponsers.

  58. #84 by Stephanie on 2011.06.13 - 9:24 am

    Was this a serious post? All I got was a picture of a piece of bacon.

  59. #87 by Sassybeme There on 2011.06.13 - 9:22 am

    The nice thing about THERE reopening… I no longer feel like a stalker. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Now, what you talkin about Wilson?? You smoking hog?

  60. #88 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.06.13 - 9:19 am

    I love it, but I feel you may be alienating a segment of your possible market share. Will there be an alternate version for vegetarians?

    • #89 by Michael Wilson on 2011.06.13 - 9:21 am

      I’m actually a vegetarian, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate bacon (from a distance, of course). After all to paraphrase: “I’m a vegetarian, I’m not dead”.

      • #90 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.13 - 9:36 am

        1.โ€œ(Lisa) โ€œIโ€™m going to become a vegetarianโ€ (Homer) โ€œDoes that mean youโ€™re not going to eat any pork?โ€ โ€œYesโ€ โ€œBacon?โ€ โ€œYes Dadโ€ Ham?โ€ โ€œDad all those meats come from the same animalโ€ โ€œRight Lisa, some wonderful, magical animal!โ€”

      • #91 by Skyefire on 2011.06.13 - 11:03 am

        I avoid pigs, I prefer turkey bacon. I’ve had vegetarian “bacon.” It tastes pretty good but has the texture of 5-year-old Bacos.

      • #92 by xSnoopy on 2011.06.13 - 11:45 am

        vegetarian or not, the paintballers of there will go WHOLE HOG on your butt next time you show up in Zephyr without a FF.

        GOOD ONE Michael, had me going for about 10 seconds ๐Ÿ™‚

      • #93 by Bumpin42 on 2011.06.14 - 7:19 pm

        Was that Hog or Dog, because your going to need your dog for backup as your sliding across Zephyr, oh wait he`ll be sliding too, I guess that would make him a hot dog. lol

      • #94 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.16 - 9:23 am

        I have a ‘Bacon Shirt’ I can sell you MW…That way you can stay ‘veggie-tarian’, and still promote the Bacon Image ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • #95 by Orielle Thereian on 2011.06.13 - 1:58 pm

      • #96 by Skyefire on 2011.06.14 - 1:06 am

        OMG that is like one of my all-time EVER favorite foods. Nomnomnom.

      • #97 by MmeOdileS on 2011.06.18 - 3:48 am

        Yum!!! Now where is the Melted Cheese???
        >>>>>>>>>>>>>> looks for the cheese ๐Ÿ˜‰

  61. #98 by Chrisrc2006 on 2011.06.13 - 9:15 am

    The breakfast of champions….

  62. #99 by Richard Hallock on 2011.06.13 - 9:12 am

    BACON! Whole hog indeed!!! Hey maybe you can get Hormell as a sponsor! : )

  63. #100 by Tiggy on 2011.06.13 - 9:12 am

    (walks to the far end of the blogspace from MW…)

    Umm… be afraid.. be very afraid…

  64. #101 by Roxannie on 2011.06.13 - 9:10 am

    rofl mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm bacon, bacon bacon bacon

    • #102 by martin71 on 2011.06.13 - 11:20 am

      oooo hiya hun remember me ๐Ÿ™‚

      i could just take that bacon off the screen and eat it!!!!


  65. #103 by Camel on 2011.06.13 - 9:08 am


  66. #104 by deleight on 2011.06.13 - 9:07 am


  67. #105 by โ„“orna ะผัฮนโฟฦšฯƒฯšัš on 2011.06.13 - 9:07 am

    We all Need and love ….errr….. Bacon!

  68. #106 by Therians Fan on 2011.06.13 - 9:07 am

    That’s funny, but when i clicked on it and saw the address bar, I was thinking and hoping that it wasn’t a virus. lol. ๐Ÿ˜›

    Thanks for the important update.

    By the way how did you hear about this?

  69. #107 by There Lover on 2011.06.13 - 9:01 am

    HAHAHAHA Nice one MW!

  70. #108 by SaltySilver on 2011.06.13 - 8:58 am

    Oh MY GOSH!!! lol…. thanks…. ๐Ÿ˜€

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