Update 07/06/2011

Here’s the obligatory screen shot:

This is showing a real (test) Avatar logged into the Production World, in the middle of the Ocean.

This means we’be got a production cluster running, and we can log into it. ThereIM also works.

The rest of the week will be dedicated to finishing out the cluster, editing the terrain to remove sponsored islands, loading scenes, and the thousands of other little details.

Next week we’ll have our first ThereIM test customers in.

(The rule here is the same: Ask to be first, and you’ll be last)

(Oh, also, please top with the jerky posts. I’ll keep approving them, but I may forget to not post your IP address with them, too, just so people where cool people like you come from.)

That’s today’s update.

P.S. We’ve got the Production Cluster firewalled off right now, so if you happen to be someone from England, or someone from England working for a certain company in Oregon, who is thinking of mis-behaving, don’t bother.

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  1. #1 by Lynn on 2011.07.24 - 12:27 pm

    nice to see there is moving on and in time will reopen we all just have to sit and wait like they say good things comes to those who wait will be nice to see there.com open. a big thank you to all of you who are working so hard to make this possible

  2. #2 by spiffey on 2011.07.24 - 8:23 am

    is there.com open yet

  3. #3 by Robin W on 2011.07.23 - 10:39 pm

    It is so easy to ‘Clone’ a site… and therefore continue it…….. it’s just manipulation…………. I will only go if the Spades players do… otherwise, i will not support this grand manipulation… and that is what his IS

    • #4 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.23 - 10:50 pm

      If this is a manipulation, you better tell SamSyn and Bruce, and all the folks testing for us, because they’re going to be awful disappointed.

    • #5 by toufovou on 2011.07.24 - 12:43 am

      So is this a manipulation Robin or will you just go if Spades players do? I’m confused…

  4. #6 by ss on 2011.07.22 - 7:58 am

    Honestly, I did not see see it until i finally read through all the comments. I hope you will forgive me.

  5. #7 by ss on 2011.07.22 - 7:53 am

    aww I had no idea or I would not have asked

  6. #8 by ss on 2011.07.22 - 6:27 am

    I would like an invite Michael — This is Sharlee former MAB

    • #9 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.22 - 6:36 am

      The rule is: Ask for an invites, go to the end of the line. Welcome to the end of the line.

  7. #10 by tim on 2011.07.13 - 11:22 pm

    y can’t i leave a comment

  8. #11 by William Grass on 2011.07.13 - 12:39 am

    I don’t know if this was deliberate or just a test but that mailtest shoule be maletest? Did I rain on somebody’s parade or pop someone balloon? Dawgie.

  9. #12 by sel7 on 2011.07.11 - 3:36 pm

    Looking forward for the opening with anticipation!

  10. #13 by Lisa on 2011.07.11 - 8:16 am

    Are we there yet lol….waiting very patiently, end of June came and went, will it be end of July by any chance? lol It was quicker to close There down than it is to re-open it, it seems 😦

    • #14 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.11 - 9:18 am

      Of course. All you had to do was bar everyone from entering, which isn’t nearly as complicated as coding to get a world started.

  11. #15 by VM on 2011.07.11 - 8:04 am

    I’m soooo excited for the Re-Opening!! So many memories πŸ™‚

  12. #16 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.11 - 7:57 am

    “Looks around room than curiously asks” Whacha Dooooin.?

  13. #17 by jordancharters on 2011.07.11 - 6:14 am

    Hi Everyone!

    One of the previous posts by Michael Wilson mentioned the return of the official There forums was un-decided right now as it takes a lot to monitor and control, so I thought maybe an un-official forum, controlled and used by There.com members.

    So I bring you: http://www.here4there.com

    Hopefully we get some good use out of it πŸ™‚

    Jordan/Jordy26

    • #18 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.11 - 6:54 am

      Hey Jordan/ Jordy25
      Have you heard about Thumdar.com? Thumdar has been around for many years for There.com The site has many feature such as: Forums, chat bar,Facebook and Twitter integration, Blogging system, Profiles, Downloads and a Library. Why not give it a look.

      • #19 by jordancharters on 2011.07.11 - 11:51 am

        Hi SaltySilver,

        Yeah I know of Thumdar very well already, I’ve already setup There fansites in the past etc too, so I wanted to bring one of them back again seeing as There is to return πŸ™‚

        Thanks for the suggestion anyway, hope you may check it out sometime.

        Jordy26

      • #20 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.11 - 12:57 pm

        your site looks great Jordy! πŸ˜€

    • #21 by James R on 2011.07.11 - 8:00 am

      Lol

    • #22 by Leilani Helepololei / IMAKOS on 2011.07.11 - 8:15 am

      Thank you !!! I have signed up. Yay ! I feel like a child that knows Chirstmas is about to arrive.

      • #23 by jordancharters on 2011.07.11 - 11:53 am

        Thanks πŸ™‚ A great start to the forum, feel free to invite and i’ll be sure to be active all day long there so we can get some good convo’s going.

        Jordy26

    • #24 by DrChisel on 2011.07.11 - 9:50 am

      Cool good idea will definitely want to look at that.

      • #25 by jordancharters on 2011.07.11 - 11:53 am

        Thanks, hope you enjoy. Its for us all πŸ™‚

        Jordy26

  14. #26 by Hexxxis on 2011.07.11 - 6:05 am

    rtr’ thanks for the update & totally agree with dakotaman that would be an awesome idea

  15. #27 by Jerry on 2011.07.11 - 5:35 am

    PS Since you are working on the avatar’s some. Consider how the avatars are without their shirts on. You know how there is that area around the neck that we hide with a necklace? Can you smooth that down in anyway so it looks more natural? I think you know what I am talking about. Thanks

  16. #28 by Pst on 2011.07.11 - 5:34 am

    I think all the great updates are great thnx alot MW and i think everyone needs to just back off of England because you cant judge one person and say theyre all the same, im sure you wouldnt like it if we started callin names and making assumptions, besides we werent the only ones who were up to no good in there i heard alot of stories about bad americans trying to bring down the there system! But i have a question MW, will there still be Island Guides? And would users be able to still try out to become one or is that whole idea scrapped? Oh and will there be Greeters still as well? πŸ™‚

  17. #29 by joseph on 2011.07.11 - 4:37 am

    Michael Wilson are we still going to have like the places we bookmarked because i had a lot of places bookmarked

  18. #30 by Eatings on 2011.07.11 - 4:33 am

    Update please? Thanks. πŸ˜€

  19. #31 by Jerry on 2011.07.11 - 3:02 am

    Good news about the updating of the fingers and faces. Great. I wrote you a few months back and you told me you were working on the fingers because I specifically asked about them. And low and behold you are doing it. And the faces are being upated? I hope to a realistic look. That is where it should go. I always hated it when we dance in There and our avatars make this loony cartoon face. I want more realism myself. But I looked past that and still enjoyed There. And please don’t go with some big headed avatar concept like the other clowns do. That is so childish like that world is catering to the 4th graders of the world. I like my world for adults. Not looking childish. I am sure that is where you are going with this Michael Wilson. I know you are a smart man. Keep evolving your world of There. You are making it up to date technically pulling it out of the past and into the future!! WOW it will be interesting to go back in time to December 2003 when I first stepped foot into the world of There. It will be nice.

  20. #32 by Leanna Therian on 2011.07.10 - 9:41 pm

    Thank you MW…..can’t wait for There to re-open…

  21. #33 by dakotaman on 2011.07.10 - 8:45 pm

    I’m thinking maybe eventual ThereIM integration with Google+ Just a thought with G+ in early stages and more ‘customizable’ than FB. It might be There’s ‘in’ to Social Networking. (There was one of the first circles I created).

    dakotaman

  22. #34 by Camel on 2011.07.10 - 8:28 pm

    In your next update, could you please include the status of the OSX client?

  23. #35 by Leilani Helepololei on 2011.07.10 - 2:51 pm

    I am just so excited to hear There.com is back. I wonder if my Japanese Radio station is still working? or if I can still use my radio to play waterfall sounds …. I am so excited.. I said that already huh?

    • #36 by Mimi06 on 2011.07.10 - 5:58 pm

      hugs lei πŸ™‚ soon enough πŸ™‚

  24. #37 by Zandar on 2011.07.10 - 1:27 pm

    My wife and I are uber excited to go back to There. She is a Beta..I missed being a Beta by just a few days because of a fubar the first time I requested to be and never received a reply. After my first attempt my nephew said try again …I did but just missed Beta πŸ™‚ I gladly paid to member then and would again…

  25. #38 by Ellie on 2011.07.10 - 1:11 pm

    Wow this is awesome! The first person who goes on There is lucky!
    I Cant Wait to be on it!
    TheKrazyEllie

  26. #39 by Codrod on 2011.07.10 - 11:46 am

    Haha Michael I know exactly who you are talking about from the guy from England.

    Also is there an email i could contact you over about a certain issue?

    • #40 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.11 - 4:27 am

      Codrod,
      Not sure if we should be talking about that guy. It could end up being some kind of Disaster.

      • #41 by James R on 2011.07.11 - 8:10 am

        Snoopy could you be anymore wrong, I am not as persistent as you… x

    • #42 by Codrod on 2011.07.12 - 8:04 am

      My mouth is now cealed.

      • #43 by Codrod on 2011.07.12 - 8:05 am

        *sealed

  27. #44 by Rick caldas on 2011.07.10 - 8:51 am

    aint nothing but a heartacheeeeeeee

  28. #45 by Intelkid There on 2011.07.09 - 10:23 pm

    Looks great. Nice to see the world come back alive again. I’ve been following along since last year and it’s great to see updates and constant news here.

    • #46 by mimi06 on 2011.07.10 - 9:26 am

      @Intel…rofl don’t I know you? πŸ™‚

    • #48 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.10 - 10:49 am

      • #49 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.10 - 12:41 pm

        Oh that was mean, I thought it was a real update directing us where to log in…. rofl. Love your video’s Salty! lol

      • #50 by Adrian on 2011.07.10 - 1:05 pm

        Lol

  29. #51 by Raymond on 2011.07.09 - 10:22 pm

    Great News MW! Glad to see you guys pull this off. Cant wait to get back into There! Good luck with everything for you and your team.

  30. #52 by Therian Fan on 2011.07.09 - 4:48 pm

    Would it be possible in the future to login with our Facebook accounts?

    • #53 by Tomixcomics on 2011.07.09 - 8:50 pm

      I sure hope not!

    • #54 by Innie on 2011.07.10 - 6:39 am

      You mean log in There.com with our Facebook accounts? Ewww, I hope not.

    • #55 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.10 - 10:53 am

      Um, why would you want to do that? Just out of curiosity.

      • #56 by Therian Fan on 2011.07.10 - 11:28 am

        What is wrong logging in using your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc… accounts? Many virtual worlds are doing that now, and it seems to be great. I don’t see any issues with it.

    • #57 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.10 - 12:43 pm

      I have a feeling most wont be on facebook onceThere opens, lol

      • #58 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.10 - 3:28 pm

        WoW attempted this, and tried to impliment “Real ID” …Both failed miserably!

  31. #59 by anonymous on 2011.07.09 - 4:30 pm

    April Fools!

  32. #60 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.09 - 4:18 pm

    Took that comment and put it in my “bad comment box” …

  33. #61 by SapphireRose on 2011.07.09 - 4:04 pm

    this is so so exciting πŸ™‚ thank you so much Micheal and everyone working hard to get our world back , this makes allot of people so happy xoxo loves it !!!

  34. #62 by Simone on 2011.07.09 - 2:35 pm

    I would also like to know if you are bringing back Island Guides?

    • #63 by Mimi06 on 2011.07.09 - 5:17 pm

      hey simone πŸ™‚ MW said no guides at this time. we can hope maybe down the road tho πŸ™‚ great to see you hun πŸ™‚

    • #64 by IceAnge1 on 2011.07.09 - 7:35 pm

      He already said no, at least not for now.

  35. #65 by John151 on 2011.07.09 - 12:43 pm

    Not sure if this has been covered or not, if so I apologize in advance.
    From what I understand there will be no free membership in “there2”, which isn’t a problem to previous users who know what there getting already. But what about people seeking to be a therian? I would assume that the there community is interested in getting new people into there just as much as getting the old members back, but I’m not sure how many new members will just join having pay first and play second. I know I would not have paied for full membership had I not played the game before hand. I’m not trying to give a solution or a problem for that matter, just was something that was on my mind.

    Best of luck on this new chapter of there, MW.

    • #66 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.09 - 9:40 pm

      Think if it this way. You don’t eat food before buying it, or watch a movie at the theater before paying to see it. Same rule applies for There. It’s a very small risk you take, but at $10.00 a month to join There, thats about the same as eating out or going to the movie theater, and probably cheaper than such. Most everybody loves There, some don’t. To each his own!

      • #67 by jimony on 2011.07.10 - 11:20 am

        I do understand the need for a free trial of some sort. If I hadn’t been able to try it free, I sincerely don’t believe I would have become a premium member at any time.
        However, the immediate concern is whether there are enough former members willing to support There NOW.

        MW has said a free trial or something to interest new members will be considered once There proves self sustaining enough with the current interest. This means it isn’t going to be looked at for a while yet but it’s not off the table.

        They will have to develop a system that doesn’t allow people to use the trial system as a free replacement for being premium and a system that doesn’t allow people to use free trials to grief others.

      • #68 by jimony on 2011.07.10 - 11:31 am

        Actually at most restaurants you don’t pay till after you eat. We used to put gas in our vehicles before paying for it and most stores let you try clothes on before you buy them. There was the risk that people would leave before paying, or hide clothes under what they wore in, but except for the gas, the benefit outwayed the risk.

        I have no doubt that some sort of marketing trial tool will be in place if There stays online for long.

      • #69 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.10 - 11:56 pm

        Yeah after I posted that I realized most restaurants you do not have to pay first, but some you do. While I do agree that some sort of limited time free trial would help a new member decide whether to pay or not, at the sametime if we paying members explained to anyone thinking of paying to join There all the benefits, and fun There has to offer, and have plenty of in world video’s of things you can do close to the “first” spawn points that would help also. To me, if there was a free trial I feel it should be a limited time of X amount of days. After which you have to either pay, or not pay, and move on. Problem with that is with griefing, Those that feel they just HAVE to would constantly make new limited time free trials. Unless there was someway of IP block using firewalls to prevent that from happening. Or perhaps disable chat function? You can see what There has to offer, however to “chat” and have all the other functions. You have to pay. In other words. They can see what we can say, they just cannot reply until they pay, they cannot leave a certain area such as the new welcome area until they pay. They can watch all the video’s to decide, but again for a limited time only. Just thowing some idea’s out there πŸ™‚

  36. #70 by WavGirl on 2011.07.09 - 11:24 am

    Good. Not much longer to wait.

  37. #71 by Jimmy Kluding on 2011.07.09 - 10:49 am

    I can’t beleive this is happening. I was perfectly ok with There being closed. Now they’re reopening? Well, this is one There user that is not, and never will be coming back.

    • #72 by James Matheson Bradley on 2011.07.09 - 12:01 pm

      This post made me luls.

      I award you the 2011 Derpity-Derp Award of Derpness for taking time out of your day to come here & post this message, which is obviously going to amount to great things in the future of There.com.

      You’ll be missed in the world, however – we shall all raise a mug of flaming banana in your memory.

      – brb, going to post on some site I care nothing about, just to tell them I don’t care about them, because they NEED TO KNOW THIS –

      • #73 by Jimmy Kluding on 2011.07.09 - 3:50 pm

        I used to be addicted to there, couldn’t go one day without not loging in, and that’s why I don’t want to come back, it’ll be just like it was the first time. I’ll use it for a while, want to quit, then quit possibly for good. It’s much easier to just not make an account. I didn’t like being an addict.

    • #74 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.09 - 1:36 pm

      Not 18 yet?

      • #75 by Innie on 2011.07.10 - 6:38 am

        ‘tu Wendy!!

    • #76 by James Matheson Bradley on 2011.07.10 - 12:19 am

      If you’d said in your first post that you were addicted to There & that was your reason for not wanting to return, i’d have totally understood. Addictions are a serious problem.

      Your post read, however. ‘I was glad they shut down, now they’re re-opening? psshh. Well they can go themselves!’.

      Not returning is probably a good thing for you if it’s going to impact negatively, so I retract your award of derpity-derpness xD

    • #77 by AgapeLove on 2011.07.10 - 4:11 am

      Jimmy I’m sorry to hear I about your electronic addictions ! I know how you feel. People joke about them but actually they can be quite serious ! I have a nephew that spends most of his life on “WOW”! I did have a club on “There.com” which was an alternative to the “Addicted to There and I don’t care one”. It was “Addicted to There we care” Not many people showed up which I guess was a good thing in a way!

      But as I struggle with electronic addictions myself, I do have some ideas and things that I do to help myself. I was a horticulture therapist in RL, so now getting off the pc and going out to pull weeds, taking care of my homing pigeons etc is a big help ! I know how hard it is to deal with these even with TV, I worked as a companion for an older lady once and got addicted to certain soaps as I pretty much was forced to sit and watch them with her.

      When she died I went cold turkey on the soaps and got a job at a nursing home.Almost every room I went in to make beds had it on the TV and I got addicted again! I decided from that that we can’t depend on others people or situations to decide things for us, we have to make the choices for ourselves! How will I spend my time today? Make a schedule and make sure that it includes plenty of RL things! Then maybe schedule in 30 minutes to an hour of computer time if that is what you enjoy.Sorry to lose you from There.com however , we could really use you insight and experience and would love to have you in my club if and when I reopen it! Agape’

      • #78 by Jimmy Kluding on 2011.07.10 - 3:34 pm

        I’m not sure how I can say this without being made fun of, but I was addicted to the point of wanting to end my own life to get rid of the addiction. Suicide is never the answer, but at the time it seemed like a good idea, because when I was on There, I had no self control whatsoever. I couldn’t/didn’t want to stop on my own, and when I did stop, I was afraid I would miss something important. If I ever do come back, it’ll probably end the very same way. My there ID was SonicWarriorXP.

      • #79 by Namron on 2011.07.11 - 7:44 am

        Jimmy,
        I’m also sorry to hear about your addictions. It is nothing to make fun of and I certainly won’t. If I may offer an observation or two; (If you aren’t open to them, please feel free to ignore the rest of the post πŸ™‚ )

        First, awareness is always a good place to start when it comes to any addiction. Knowing where you’re at risk and being willing to make sacrifices to avoid them will take you far.

        Whatever your decision as to being on There, the fact that you’re able to talk about it demonstrates your courage. I’ve heard that 95% of addicts never get as far as you have, so you’re elite. Congratulations and welcome to the next level!

        Namron

    • #80 by Shivaki on 2011.07.10 - 5:02 pm

      Not that I am standing up for SonicWarriorXP (I believe thats who Jimmy is), but he is of age.

      Sorry to hear that you wont be coming back, Jimmy. Maybe one day you will decide to pop in at DV once There reopens, like old times.

      You may have moved on from There and thats perfectly fine, but it doesn’t hurt to still visit. πŸ™‚

      • #81 by AgapeLove on 2011.07.11 - 4:19 am

        I have heard some people say that spending time on There.com actually prevented their suicides. I know that more than once someone would show up at “Faith Cottage” and before they logged out I gave them a hotline number for suicide prevention. For some people There.com is a site where they can go for friendship and they know they are not alone! The important thing is that if you feel suicidal ,that you tell someone or seek help; please don’t be alone with these feelings!

        The sad thing however is that when I contact any rehab center and ask about their electronic addiction program , they pretty much act like I’m crazy and should check myself in elsewhere. Well I was on the staff at a mental hospital and they allowed me to leave each day, so I guess they didn’t think I was that crazy! I guess that this type of addiction is just too new and people don’t know what to do about it.But thinking about sucicide can be triggered by many things , not just despair over feeling that we are waisting our life.

        In many cases it is due to a chemical imbalance in the brain and should be treated as a serious medical condition! Please don’t ignore it anymore than you would ignore a heart attack! Agape’

      • #82 by Jimmy Kluding on 2011.07.11 - 9:34 am

        I’m 99% positive I won’t be returning to there. The only way I would ever return is if someone else paid for my account as I am not allowed to spend any money for anything online. I do not/can not live on my own because I am intelectually disabled. When I had There (the original one) if I wanted to do something that required me to spend money for something in world, I ALWAYS had to ask permission first. This got really annoying for me after a while. Sure you could tell me to get a job, but I can’t, like I said I am intelectually disabled. As such, I’m on medicare. I can’t get a paying job because of this. So, it would likely be a while for me to come back, if I do come back.

  38. #83 by Osee on 2011.07.09 - 10:28 am

    Thanks for that post with the slide show that makes me want my garden, apt, casino boat and all my other there.com things now. (But, i can wait time goes bye way too fast anyway!
    Also thank you Mike Wilson and Crew for bringing there back too life.

  39. #84 by Kelayna Hilton on 2011.07.09 - 9:56 am

    If they are getting rid of coke island what about coca cola things in general. I have quite a bit of gear that I have spent good therebux on as well as mcr points on, and love. If I come back ( still trying to figure out finances) would like to know that my darling coca cola doggie is ready to be petted and I can still wear my clothes that I wore while helping promote coca cola with Greeter Lacey, Greeter Becky as well as all my fellow Island Guides.

    • #85 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.09 - 10:29 am

      I may be wrong but I’m pretty sure that I read somewhere that we would be able to keep our Coca-Cola, Scion, etc items. I think they are bulldozing CC Metro to the ground, though. I loved having Coke in-world but it seemed like they didn’t give a hoot about us when it came to putting new items on the rewards page.

      Anyone feel free to correct me if I’m wrong. My memory is not very well anymore.

      • #86 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.09 - 11:35 am

        we get to keep our coke and scion merchandise from my understanding.but the sponsered areas are going to be gone.such as Cosmo,Club Scion and Coke Island.not sure if there were any other sponsered areas in world.i usually just explored the open areas and hung out with friends in our nieghborhood.every now and then id venture to coke island for the hoverboard park.

      • #87 by Simone on 2011.07.09 - 2:34 pm

        Hugs Kel

        I am hoping that my dogs and my coke pool table is still there waiting for me. Thanks again for working to open this. I hope we will know more about hoods soon I loved my hood and even went for my long slumber standing in my hood on that sad night in March. Do you know how the fees for hood ownership will be changed yet, or if there will still be hoods?

        I would love to take part in testing ThereIM I loved being a tester for original There.com back in ’03

        Simone

  40. #88 by Amy Heard on 2011.07.09 - 8:59 am

    Super excited!! This is great news!!

  41. #89 by martin71 on 2011.07.09 - 1:49 am

    first place im going to comet drive up then jump off it πŸ™‚

    any one care to join in

  42. #92 by Sabene on 2011.07.08 - 11:53 pm

    I don’t understand a lot of the ‘tech talk’ but I know it means progress and it looks like good progress. I’m just happy everyone will be back and I’m happy to pay for the privilege!

  43. #93 by Destiny_Campbell on 2011.07.08 - 9:52 pm

    Woohooo! \o/ Thanks for the Update & the screenshot Michael :D. Kudos to all of you who have been working so hard to make this comeback a reality! I am really grateful for all you have been doing to make it happen…
    I had hoped & prayed for it, but I never really set my hopes on There re-opening. I go back and forth between excitement and tears (the good kind) lol. Thanks so much!

  44. #94 by Demmetri from THERE on 2011.07.08 - 9:43 pm

    OMG can you believe this but I still had There IM and There (DX8) all up until a month ago when they accidently got deleted… wtf…

  45. #95 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.08 - 8:07 pm

    Feast for your eyes. A video of pictures of There.com before closing. All Pictures are from Thereians on FaceBook.

  46. #97 by Melody_Chase on 2011.07.08 - 6:27 pm

    Its these lonely rainy Friday nights I wish I was in There….. Wilsonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!! πŸ˜€

    • #98 by Melody_Chase on 2011.07.08 - 6:32 pm

      PS…..will we be getting any new emotes? How about a “kiss passionately” or “slap face” emote. I’ve had use for both. he he

    • #99 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.09 - 8:13 am

      LMAO. WILSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Straight reminds me of the scene from Cast Away.

  47. #100 by lookout on 2011.07.08 - 5:48 pm

    The domain for my e-mail with There went away long ago (never bothered to update my profile). I definitely remember my password though (unless someone hacked my account!!) Only found out about there reopening because I had the occasional There withdrawal. Went to there.com and saw the news of the reopening… What a great surprise!!! I never did the survey so I suspect I’ll only be let in when the gates are open wide. Not a problem though. Looking forward to that day!

  48. #101 by POYZiN on 2011.07.08 - 5:13 pm

    Michael, I think you & your team have done an amazing job to make so many people happy in such a short amount of time. Reading these posts (some) has to be rewarding alone in itself to you. Here’s to a job well done!

  49. #102 by Stephanie Van Hoose on 2011.07.08 - 4:28 pm

    YESSSSSSS! :] SUPERR EXCITED!!

  50. #103 by Elizabeth Robinson on 2011.07.08 - 2:46 pm

    I be gettin’ the chills πŸ™‚ Yay for screen shots. Please let thee download for Mac come quickly… !

    ~ Yours Truly,

    Cellophane

  51. #105 by deanna on 2011.07.08 - 2:28 pm

    will there.com be able to be used by dell laptops? i played it on my PC and i’m not really sure how it works for laptops, so i was just wondering. hopefully you can comment back, thanks ! πŸ™‚

    • #106 by lookout on 2011.07.08 - 5:42 pm

      I was using a Dell laptop when I started in There in 2003, so yeah, it will probably work! πŸ˜‰

      • #107 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.08 - 10:03 pm

        i have used it on old and new laptops and pc’s and never had a problem except if i had low ram and was in a highly deco hood

      • #108 by deanna on 2011.07.10 - 6:03 pm

        thank you ! i was just making sure cause i would be really upset if i couldn’t get on there.com ! hahaha, i’m so excited for it to re-open !

  52. #109 by Therian Fan on 2011.07.08 - 2:24 pm

    Thank you for taking the time in bringing There back. I want to also send Kudos to Samsyn for working extra hard to bring There back. Thank you both. Enjoy your weekend. Hopefully it’s sunny where you are. πŸ™‚

  53. #110 by HUGSaLOT on 2011.07.08 - 12:36 pm

    Any plans for a Mac (or linux) client that uses OpenGL to login to There.com?

    • #111 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.08 - 3:26 pm

      I asked the Linux client question on another post and got no answer. It would be nice if the client at least ran under WINE or Crossover. The only reason I switched back to Windows from Ubuntu is because There is coming back.

      Blessings,

      JosephPaul

      • #112 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.09 - 3:06 pm

        I’m pretty sure he had answered this one a few times on the blog. as in “not at this time”. And I’m fairly sure before THERE closed he said Flash was a major brick wall to not having it on mac. I’m pretty sure I could almost be right that is what was said.

    • #113 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.08 - 10:01 pm

      i think so. because b4 there was no moving water in the sea of there

  54. #114 by Escape on 2011.07.08 - 12:25 pm

    Hey, I just noticed something about the mailTest avatar screenshot. Isn’t that the most recent version of there we used before closing?

  55. #115 by Crystal on 2011.07.08 - 11:51 am

    i got proof of everything to hold up to my end …

  56. #116 by Eatings on 2011.07.08 - 11:01 am

    Just for the record… I’m probably going to drop around $1,000 in the first week There2 is open. I’m probably going to throw a party with a lot of my old There buddies. Buy a whole bunch of new items, and set things up in the developer(When it’s re-opened). Hope to see you ALL soon.

  57. #117 by Mimi06 on 2011.07.08 - 9:51 am

    Mr Wilson, you commented a while back about helping those that don’t have what they had for emails, and or passwords loss, been long year since I had to start all new with everything, PC, email etc. Will there be a way to contact Makena with PROOF for a new password? And yes I understand the part about paying a substantial fee for this help. I am willing, just wondered when or how this can be done? I know everyone’s anxious and this probably isnt top concern so just asking. Thanks Mimi06

  58. #118 by Crystal on 2011.07.08 - 9:12 am

    how can i get my old account back if it was banned when i was not at fault was the one that was the one that messed up on her part and it was not me .. i was a designer when there was open

    • #119 by Guest #2 on 2011.07.08 - 8:31 pm

      What? English please? |ATTEMPTING TO TRANSLATE| How can I get my old account back if it was banned when I was not at fault *Commencing gibberish* It was not me. I was a designer when There was open.
      1. Wasn’t you? Great.
      2. Designer, that means what?
      3. Welcome Back
      4. Cant wait for reopening.
      5. This became a crap post after the first letter aside from #4.

  59. #120 by evenstupider on 2011.07.08 - 9:02 am

    Has any thought been given to unbanning some of the suspended accounts from thereV1?

    • #121 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.08 - 11:55 am

      Kevin,
      There is a time and place for everything!
      Right now, I think the Makina crew has a few more important things to worry about than your transgressions, at NurseJay’s event, the night you were banned!

      • #122 by EvenStupider on 2011.07.09 - 1:19 am

        Every time I post a post of this kind, you post a little smart-ass comment. No one asked you… Alright Makina?

      • #123 by EvenStupider on 2011.07.09 - 2:51 am

        What is more, I was banned as a result of you provoking me in-game, then turning on fraps on alternative accounts when I responded,.. let’s try and keep things straight here. It’s evident in the way you constantly do it here – every time I bring up the issue of formerly banned accounts you have to taunt me and try to get under my skin.

      • #124 by Grace Summers on 2011.07.10 - 9:41 am

        Lol – The best part about this was the mass of people banned for no reason at that exact same event.
        Somebody was a little bit trigger happy.

      • #125 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.11 - 11:36 am

        Kevin, Kevin, Kevin,
        Nice try, but NO CIGAR!
        I was in HAWAII, SCUBA diving the night you were banned.
        Sorry but your gonna have to find someone else to blame your bad behavior on.

  60. #126 by Merry Prankster on 2011.07.08 - 8:52 am

    Thank you, MW. There’s been a gap in life without my Thereian Diner to meet up with all my friends and to take liesure strolls with my pup Baxter. He may not have been real, he was still very theraputic. Looking forward to There2

  61. #127 by Jordan on 2011.07.08 - 6:49 am

    Wont be long until people are adding ‘mailThere’ avatar to their buddy lists lol.

  62. #128 by Lisa on 2011.07.08 - 6:23 am

    I would like to know the same as Trent, where do we download ThereIM from please? I removed anything to do with There.com when it closed so I will have to re-install everything again 😦

    • #129 by jimony on 2011.07.08 - 7:49 pm

      Everyone will have to re-download and re-install, regardless. But we can’t download it till they finish it.

  63. #130 by Lisa on 2011.07.08 - 6:00 am

    I have never used There IM, How is it?

  64. #131 by iamsilverlady on 2011.07.08 - 5:42 am

    Good News MW. looking forward to seeing everyone again, its been long time. OH i am from the UK, and certainly hope my fellow country men and woman are not giving you grief. Shame on them if they are.

  65. #132 by Stephan on 2011.07.08 - 5:38 am

    Will There.com be open after THERE IM has been launched. I really miss you there.com πŸ˜€ so will it be open during this summer?

    • #133 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.08 - 7:33 am

      According to his new updates, it appears as if we should be in world within the next two weeks. So, to answer your question… Yes, There.com should be operating during this summer.

  66. #134 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.08 - 3:39 am

    Thanks to you and your team for all of your hard work to make this happen. I am getting that excited tingling feeling (much like Chris Matthews got) that this is actually happening and we will soon be walking the sandy beaches of There once again. Thanks again for your hard work.

    Blessings,

    JosephPaul

  67. #135 by Winged on 2011.07.08 - 2:11 am

    I am still curious about the technical prediction, will there be the daily Maintenance or your going with a different idea this time?

  68. #136 by Orixx on 2011.07.08 - 1:10 am

    Will my There Beta disc work? πŸ˜€

  69. #145 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.08 - 12:28 am

    This all reminds me of a longgggggg car ride. Are we There yet?……………………………………………………………………..Are we There yet?…………………………………………………………………………………..Are we There YET?!?!?!?! lol

  70. #146 by Keiki Hula Stacy Weigle on 2011.07.07 - 10:51 pm

    OMG… I just woke up from a THERE dream! It was Aloha Friday at Hula’s Hale on da beach… Oli, Zack, Francis7, Rose, Mackie, Loki… oh my… y’all were there and we were getting ready to take off to do tours of hidden places! Talking about flashback!!! LOL! Well, perhaps it was a flash-forward! WOOT!

    • #147 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.08 - 9:34 pm

      i also am wondering this

    • #148 by Innie on 2011.07.09 - 9:25 am

      Oh………that sounds awesome! Can I join this dream?

  71. #149 by Trent on 2011.07.07 - 9:59 pm

    were do we get there im

  72. #150 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.07 - 9:03 pm

    Ok I’m fed up ill just go ahead and say what you guys are tip towing around. yanow and vonira suck and a special you suck to second life it would be cool hut you need a gaming computer with 2000 dollars worth of graphic hardware just to log in there ..n I don’t care … shoot me with a paintball gun don’t matter now I don’t need to worry about people who would ban me for mentioning their names oh ya ….. lol long live amedica

    • #151 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.08 - 3:44 am

      Yes, that was one of the many great things about There, that the client ran well on the most basic of equipment. My wife has a celeron chipped laptop and we could still spend time logged into There together because it ran almost as well on her laptop as my desktop machine. Hopefully There2 will be just as forgiving toward older and less powerful equipment.

      Blessings,

      Joseph Paul

    • #152 by AgapeLove on 2011.07.08 - 4:17 am

      Your comments about SL might be right, IDK I just know that my shoes always went on backwards, and on trying to sit on chair , I would usually end up on the back of it. I thought that the inventories were very confusing and on teleporting places , I would sometimes, very embarassingly, arrive before my clothes! you couldn’t really go many places without running into “warning orbs” everywhere that would evict you! I just never felt welcome.:( Some people like it however I suppose, and it is their choice.

      As far as the other place you mentioned , although the forums are up , the world isnt open yet! So IDK how you can say “it sucks”. I would like to see what they have to offer so I can see for my self how good or bad it will be.I think what we need is a “United Nations” of virtual worlds, or “virtual ambassadors”. Agape’

      • #153 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.08 - 6:11 pm

        My point is the administrators shouldn’t be banning people just because they might happen to like other services so far I have heard some outrageous stories from said services when all there running is a sl clone service… if I didn’t like sl I won’t like that… just tired of people tip towing around jerks running a vw from their basement in the off chance that it gets popular. BTW ill bet I’m already pre banned just for saying that muahaha.

      • #154 by Eatings on 2011.07.11 - 11:12 am

        There.com isn’t a virtual world being run from a basement. It’s produced by Makena technologies. Michael Wilson probably isn;t taking very kindly to your words. Seeing as majority of the people on this forum have been in There World before it was closed, your point is equivelant to none.

      • #155 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.11 - 11:17 am

        That’s RIGHT. It’s being run on an iPad in my Bathroom. And you know where that puts you FearlessGeek! πŸ™‚

  73. #156 by Marissa Ramos on 2011.07.07 - 8:52 pm

    Cant wait for this hahaha

  74. #157 by Daniuru on 2011.07.07 - 7:38 pm

    Thank you MW….please hurry….I’m drowning of boredom on FB!! I need to decorate something! Thanks!!!!

  75. #158 by David Goff on 2011.07.07 - 5:29 pm

    Hey Mike, Could I be last? lol kidding. Thanks to everyone working to get things together.

  76. #159 by Daniel on 2011.07.07 - 4:51 pm

    MW will people from another country be allowed to log in there2 ? like Brasil’s one…
    And i dont undesrtand about thereIM, is just thereIM reopening first or there2 world reopening first?

    Sorry for the bad english πŸ˜›

    I just can’t wait to There reopen!!!!

    • #160 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 5:08 pm

      Yes, people from other countries will of course be allowed in.

      • #161 by Sand Storm on 2011.07.09 - 2:12 am

        Hi MW,

        Will There2 support right to left characters encoding support? Thanks.

  77. #162 by debbilyn on 2011.07.07 - 4:39 pm

    Doing a double-happy dance!

  78. #163 by Duskyrose on 2011.07.07 - 4:15 pm

    Try to be nice now Micheal.

  79. #164 by BABS on 2011.07.07 - 3:46 pm

    O M G… starting to get really excited! ”yay πŸ˜€ can’t stop smiling ‘tu

  80. #165 by john__m on 2011.07.07 - 3:31 pm

    Im from England, alas, i have no connection with Oregon .. all i know of it is little people big world ..

  81. #166 by Shelley on 2011.07.07 - 3:21 pm

    I’m definitely excited about the re-opening, but I hope I still remember my account information. If not, I don’t mind to make a new one. Looking forward to seeing all my fellow Thereians once again!

  82. #167 by xerocopy on 2011.07.07 - 2:31 pm

    Beta testing means ‘work. I’ll pass and wait for someone less lazy to work out the bugs. Meanwhile I need to get some more sleep, wake me up when it opens. `tu

  83. #168 by MT on 2011.07.07 - 2:28 pm

    Should I do the obligatory question:

    Any ETA on the reopening of the world? Progress looks very promising.

    MT

  84. #169 by Rhonda Ebert on 2011.07.07 - 2:19 pm

    ”’yay! great news! cannot wait!
    Rhonda aka EmmaJean, and/or ccr_Gina

  85. #170 by NathanAvis on 2011.07.07 - 2:07 pm

    Xenophobic quips aside, many thanks for all the information, Mr. Wilson!
    I am more excited by the day πŸ˜€

    Hope people my side of the water don’t play with their bad toys too near the cluster. And really hope everything goes smoothly.

  86. #171 by Okalnix on 2011.07.07 - 1:31 pm

    Great work
    Thanks for the update.

  87. #172 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.07 - 1:28 pm

    Maverickfred….don’t forget to save a room for me in your house….lol….great screen shot….can’t wait to get back.

  88. #173 by Rick caldas on 2011.07.07 - 1:01 pm

    How exactly are you going to pick the ThereIm testers mr wilson

  89. #174 by toufovou on 2011.07.07 - 12:17 pm

    Great news. Thumbs up for your PS!!!

  90. #175 by NoBioN on 2011.07.07 - 11:22 am

    I am kinda suprised that saltysilvers usual video about the news arent here yet πŸ˜€

  91. #176 by Adrian on 2011.07.07 - 10:37 am

    Are we going to have chickens to ride on? Lol

    • #177 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 5:25 pm

      That would truly be epic!

      • #178 by Adrian on 2011.07.07 - 8:07 pm

        Yea it would lol. Hey Michael if you see this, in was just wondering, I don’t remember were I heard this but, were there suppose to be rideable chickens in there.com?

    • #179 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.08 - 3:49 am

      I do remember seeing a picture of that somewhere. I wonder where that came from. I do know there was a hover board that looked like bacon available in the designer shop. Maybe that could be the free item for all new accounts replacing the standard cruiser board from the original There.

      Blessings,

      Joseph Paul

  92. #180 by dirty_dirtball on 2011.07.07 - 10:05 am

    Nicely done, keep up the great work and thanks for the update!

  93. #181 by Kit797 on 2011.07.07 - 9:59 am

    awesome update.. looking forward to seeing the world again!.. even if i got rid of most of my stuff lol.

  94. #182 by Robert Rodrigues on 2011.07.07 - 9:56 am

    Awesome job you guys. You and your team seem to be on a nice and steady track forward. Keep up the fantastic work.

  95. #183 by Chingo on 2011.07.07 - 9:48 am

    Do you get to pick the color nametag you want when you sign up?

    • #184 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 4:36 pm

      No.

      • #185 by shanghei on 2011.07.08 - 3:46 am

        oh poo !! lol i don’t care if i have the same ugly nametag colour, i can’t wait to hop on my 21st floor 3rd anniversary hoverboard and cruise the world !!! hello fellow therians !!! even tho i was only in for the last year, and don’t know many people, there is home to me, and i can’t wait to get back.

  96. #186 by Matthew Stuart on 2011.07.07 - 9:43 am

    Sorry to ask again, but any news on a Mac client or Mac There IM?

    MAtt

  97. #187 by Tassader on 2011.07.07 - 9:24 am

    Hmm, so excited. I wonder what I shall take out first. My hoverboard? hoverboat? dogs? Paz? Buggy?…..
    Ty Mr Wilson and team for the dedication and for giving us a second chance.

    Thanks to all my fellow Therians for keeping up hope and faith in this wonderful project even after it had closed for over a year.

    See ya all in There,

  98. #188 by Rob Cross on 2011.07.07 - 9:22 am

    Wonderful news and such sweet progress indeed! First the bacon. Now the beef jerky? Now I’m getting hungry!

  99. #189 by hugsalot on 2011.07.07 - 9:12 am

    I’m really curious to see how you guys can deal with non-employee avatars that don’t look like newbies, whom have a moderate inventory of things. I’d be really curious how you guys will deal with avis with HUGE inventorys (mine is big) and how well you can recover them. Though the bulk of my inventory are those old “class T-shirts” we used to hand out back years ago. Though I wouldn’t mind if THOSE items were NOT restored at first, and then down the road if there’s a need for them, we can get them off the backups.

  100. #190 by nicholas on 2011.07.07 - 8:54 am

    Im Really looking forward to your progress on this and on following update. THANK YOU!

  101. #191 by Karenga Anderson on 2011.07.07 - 8:34 am

    Cant wait to start paint ballin again!! I hope i can get my old account back that was banned! Hopefully they come out with an Ipad App as well!

    • #192 by hugsalot on 2011.07.07 - 9:16 am

      I do know they had a Mac client in beta towards the end There’s life in 2010. I’d be curious to get my hands on the Mac client since I now own a MacBook Pro that can play a lot of 3D games quite well (including Second Life, and QuakeLive)

  102. #193 by JonmiChel on 2011.07.07 - 8:16 am

    Oh my god… This is like something you get iRL and you just can’t believe it !! LMAO

    WHAT?! Are there gonna be changes in skins ? :O! That makes me even more curious and reminds me how much I want to join in!!

    What I’ve read in the post, does that mean that There 2 will be on after ThereIM sooner than expected!?

    Thanks you and your team for your advances and keeping us updated !

    JonmiChel.

  103. #194 by jamt on 2011.07.07 - 8:04 am

    Hi All! Yay, one more step closer! And DavyRocket you know Vmcl would paintball you out of line! So do not even go there! Hugs jamt :)))))))))

    • #195 by v on 2011.07.07 - 9:12 am

      who me? … not sure what would make you think that jam….. πŸ˜›

      • #196 by Fallax on 2011.07.07 - 5:21 pm

        omg V..woot good to see you πŸ™‚

  104. #197 by LuckyMikey on 2011.07.07 - 7:47 am

    Good stuff, can’t wait!

  105. #198 by Lee on 2011.07.07 - 7:36 am

    Good news. Appreciate the updates!

  106. #199 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.07 - 7:21 am

    This is great news, It`s just step closer to having our foot in the door of our home called There.com : )0

  107. #200 by BringThereBack! on 2011.07.07 - 7:20 am

    Hot damn! that picture looks good. I would like to test ThereIM please consider me as an applicant, thhhank you!

  108. #201 by Tamara on 2011.07.07 - 7:03 am

    Finally! I am stalking daily this page to see if there is a new update! hehe πŸ˜€ I can’t wait to get back to the game! I have tryed Second life and other stupid virtual world but none of them are HALF as good as there was! So Thank you Michael for opening back there again! I missed it a lot! ❀

    • #202 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.08 - 1:38 pm

      I wonder if Michael Wilson could go into the guinness book of world records for having the most stalkers in the world? ROFL

      • #203 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.08 - 9:26 pm

        I am so with you on that. i check at least 5 times a day. I tried many, many, mannnny other games looking for a replacement game. never found a good one. then one day i just so happen to type in There.com. and my search was over. i am more than happy and willing to pay the 10. monthly fee. i am so there…. thank you MW!

  109. #204 by Cory on 2011.07.07 - 7:01 am

    Dear Michael Wilson , This is great! You all have been making so much progress. I can’t wait till the whole thing is ready and playable. I want to enter a paintball match against you someday btw πŸ™‚ So you better be ready ‘Rofl’

  110. #205 by Kevman95 on 2011.07.07 - 6:57 am

    Glad to see it coming back!

    Cant wait to see you all on ThereIM pretty soon!

  111. #206 by DodgeBoy101 on 2011.07.07 - 6:06 am

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€ Cant wait!!!!! πŸ™‚ Thankyou soooo much! πŸ™‚

  112. #207 by Jordan on 2011.07.07 - 5:58 am

    Great news! :]
    When will you guys be accepting registration?
    I found There back in 2006 but the computer I had couldn’t run There. 😦 I need to make an account.

  113. #208 by Stephen Mathon on 2011.07.07 - 5:57 am

    I’m so happy There is coming back…I really enjoyed my time there and meeting friends. When I first joined the world was pristine. Over time it became very cluttered with members “junk”. Is the world going to be kept neat this time? Good luck with your efforts.

  114. #209 by Craig Hartley on 2011.07.07 - 5:52 am

    This news is great πŸ™‚

    A little pre-mature (possibly), but will the 3rd party compasses (and other applications) still work/be an option? πŸ™‚

  115. #210 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.07.07 - 5:50 am

    I love the post script. It made me giggle. They forget you are the ‘great and powerful Oz’ of There! Just don’t look behind the green curtain…

  116. #211 by INVU34 on 2011.07.07 - 5:47 am

    Woooooo HOOOOO I am so THERE!

  117. #212 by Studly from There on 2011.07.07 - 5:26 am

    How bout a screen shot thats from a mac and not win7…LOL

  118. #213 by Susan Van Brundt Redlin on 2011.07.07 - 5:23 am

    Ok, this is not a a plea to be first in line for There IM. but what is the procedure for getting in the beta for There IM? is it by invitation only? a signup sheet? festival seating? inquiring minds want to know.

    Thanks for the updates, and looking forward to seeing you in world soon.

    Jane Austen

  119. #214 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.07 - 5:13 am

    I get to keep my coke doggy?! Odd how I’d hate to loose one little virtual pooch. Me is happies I won’t have too! πŸ˜€
    Thank you πŸ™‚

    • #215 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.08 - 1:36 pm

      And don’t forget the sooo adorable Basset hounds… much better than beagles!

  120. #216 by GaryBob on 2011.07.07 - 5:09 am

    w00t! ‘heyhey ‘patch

    Thanks for another wonderful update and thanks again to you and the team for all the hardwork!

  121. #217 by Neecie on 2011.07.07 - 5:01 am

    Ridiculously excited!!!!! I actually feel an adrenalin rush when I think about hopping back on a hoverboat!! There is the perfect escape for those of us who lead such boring monotonous lives. Thank you for bringing it back!

  122. #218 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.07 - 4:58 am

    It is extremely kind of you to give us updates so regularly! I’m really happy about the progress! Doesn’t sound like you took time off over the weekend, though. TSK.

  123. #219 by Alexander Scheffer on 2011.07.07 - 4:52 am

    Great work Michael Wilson,

    I can not wait to see There again I hoop all my friends will be there.
    Drink does cool drinks, play cards at Papa’s club, Hoverboard and race at the Wilddogs.

    • #220 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 1:33 pm

      I do hope to see PapaBear back!I spent many days playing spades with him on my 1st avie Moe_The_Producer! His spades club was the 1st one I joined when I was still a wee nooblett!

  124. #222 by hulainthere on 2011.07.07 - 4:44 am

    BRAVO!!

  125. #223 by Keiki Hula Stacy Weigle on 2011.07.07 - 4:44 am

    I have no doubt that patience by all will be well worth it!

  126. #224 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.07 - 4:43 am

    wonderful news!!!
    ‘Handstand : Just wanted to try the handstand, to see if it was working! (Reads the update upside down) πŸ˜‰

  127. #225 by Jennifer Rickenbacker on 2011.07.07 - 4:38 am

    Thank You for the update Michael. I am looking forward to the reopening. Thanks again to all the people working so hard to bring There back…..

  128. #226 by Jack Evans on 2011.07.07 - 4:22 am

    Awesome! Can’t wait. Thanks, that’s good to hear, Mr Wilson πŸ™‚

  129. #227 by Dolphin on 2011.07.07 - 3:58 am

    Thanks for the great news Michael :).

  130. #228 by Eatings on 2011.07.07 - 3:48 am

    Very nice, I can’t wait.

  131. #229 by Diego on 2011.07.07 - 3:28 am

    Nice progress……..thanks for all the hard work.

  132. #230 by suziequeen on 2011.07.07 - 3:26 am

    Fantastic news, me and my family excited to go home again. Thanks to all that has made this dream come true.

  133. #231 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.07 - 3:23 am

    So if I were to ask to be last does that mean I can be first? :P. Just kidding. Glad to hear all the updates are coming along smoothly.. Eh I guess they are going smoothly lol

    • #232 by Fallax on 2011.07.07 - 10:32 am

      Wooooooot hey Davy

  134. #233 by Shiny_Pinkye on 2011.07.07 - 2:24 am

    Yayyy !!! This is amazing !!! :D:D:D

  135. #234 by martin71 on 2011.07.07 - 1:45 am

    i see your still using DX8 will this be udated in time MW??

  136. #235 by Guernseyman on 2011.07.07 - 1:40 am

    One more post which every true Thereian at heart should know by heart which is our unofficial motto “Once a Thereian always a Thereian, I will always be a Thereian at heart and will be till I die”. Enough said I think!!.

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Guernseyman πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  137. #236 by Guernseyman on 2011.07.07 - 1:24 am

    This news has made me very happy indeed and at last I will be home from home, I’m so excited as is my Thereian lady friend Bobbi62. We both sorta started in the same month in 2006 and soon became firm virtual friends, we both think we know what Michael Wilson is on about on the last bit of the update messege. Bobbi62 and myself had a home on Aurora Island and we both are looking forward to having it back again, I’m sure we are going to be at the back of the line for going into the world but we can wait as we have been all numbered and picked I’m sure for our gradule return to our home from home world. On a colour name tag thing I’m more than happy with my colour name tag which was Tan and would’nt change that colour name tag for any thing and I am looking forward to wearing my Thereian games outfit once I’m back in world and waving the Tan flag.

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Guernseyman πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  138. #237 by Phil Reinsmith on 2011.07.07 - 1:03 am

    Trying to be patient, but it is so hard…..I can’t wait to get back HOME……Rockinsurfer_Boy

  139. #238 by martin71 on 2011.07.07 - 12:22 am

    awsome update thank you

  140. #239 by harry on 2011.07.07 - 12:18 am

    Thank u Sir Rtr!!!

  141. #240 by NoBioN on 2011.07.06 - 11:42 pm

    Looking great!. Next week will be very exciting πŸ™‚

  142. #241 by Kevin J Blum on 2011.07.06 - 11:19 pm

    I like the ‘preserve in amber’ idea, MW. Maybe the banned avatars in a newly discovered Amber Mountain rising up from the ocean. Ah well….the anticipation builds!

    Thanks for the update and hope things continue to go smoothly.

    dakotaman

  143. #242 by DrChisel on 2011.07.06 - 10:22 pm

    So I still get to keep my can of coca-cola, just waiting for that next sip.

  144. #243 by maverickfred on 2011.07.06 - 10:15 pm

    great to hear the news mw and yes we are comeing home and g/day from australia every one . lol

    • #244 by mimi06 on 2011.07.07 - 10:20 am

      hi Mav πŸ™‚ hope to see you soon smille big, we’re going home πŸ™‚

  145. #245 by daniel on 2011.07.06 - 10:02 pm

    so there IM will be having testing people in like a week. and i assume that it will be open to the public like 2 weeks from that. but what i want to know is if i am making a new account. there IM is useless to me right? because all it is. is to talking to people you have on your friends list. and if your starting new it has no use. correct?

  146. #246 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.06 - 9:49 pm

    Yay its the Where mail avi in the water lol πŸ˜› where mail i miss where mail,,,

  147. #247 by satarell on 2011.07.06 - 9:43 pm

    that is my new back ground photo πŸ˜€ just so excited to fly my hoverboat again.

  148. #248 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.06 - 9:25 pm

    Can’t wait. Just one quick Question. Will we keep all the contacts we had on our buddy list?

    • #249 by hugsalot on 2011.07.07 - 9:20 am

      That’s an excellent question. Considering that not everyone will reclaim their avatars. Will those people who don’t sign up, never appear on my buddy list? Or will i see a lot of old names sitting on my list?

  149. #250 by H1r3dAssas1n on 2011.07.06 - 9:25 pm

    Michael Wilson,

    How many people are being selected to test out ThereIM?

    Thanks for all the hard work and extreme effort you guys have been putting into this, you have no idea how much I respect you and everyone
    working on this project. I cannot explain how happy it makes me to finally return to There, and I can’t wait to see everyone again!
    One again, Thanks.

    Im So There!

    -H1r3dAssas1n

  150. #251 by Esky on 2011.07.06 - 9:13 pm

    Thanks Michael, it’s great to see the progress that you and your team are making. Looking forward to the grand re-opening!

  151. #252 by HappyKitty on 2011.07.06 - 9:12 pm

    YAY! ❀ WATER!!! lol it looks so much like before hehe well of course it is water but it's THE water lmao

  152. #253 by trenton1231 on 2011.07.06 - 8:59 pm

    Hey Michael. I check every day to see when I can finally log back into ThereIM. I’m hoping that all my buddies are going to be right there waiting to talk to one another. So Pumped right now! That photo up there. Ya, the one standing in the ocean, Gave me goosebumps with all the excitement! Oh I just can’t wait!

  153. #254 by jakejackson on 2011.07.06 - 8:55 pm

    The news just keep getting better and better! Way to go MW…

  154. #255 by Buddy Schreiber on 2011.07.06 - 8:31 pm

    I will gladly run over anyone trying to mess with the production cluster. Got my chair ready to go on high speed. LOL XXOO to all! Buddy–

    • #256 by Susan Van Brundt Redlin on 2011.07.07 - 7:59 am

      I’ll be in your posse, my chair and I weigh about 400 pounds, we’ll flatten ’em!

      (side note … to anyone who doesn’t know Buddy … the NICEST person in There. if you don’t know him make a point of chatting with him, you’ll be charmed out of your socks!)

      Jane Austen

      • #257 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.07 - 8:44 am

        True dat, Susie!! He’s a doll, and so are you! Can’t wait to see you in the best vw ever, cuz I hate that other place!!

        Wendy

    • #258 by Jill Rick on 2011.07.08 - 6:08 pm

      Ditto and hugs all!

  155. #259 by Aisha on 2011.07.06 - 8:26 pm

    WOOHOO!! I can’t wait to play again

  156. #260 by Thumdar on 2011.07.06 - 8:16 pm

    “Embedded in amber”.., what a hoot. Then thousands of years later scientists can dig up the amber-fied avies, extract some virtual DNA and bring back to life an over dramatic, loud mouthed Therian. ‘hole

  157. #261 by XxHotVampirexX on 2011.07.06 - 8:03 pm

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!! so Exited!!!!!

  158. #262 by Justin Dion on 2011.07.06 - 8:02 pm

    Amazing news MW u amaze me with your hard work cant wait for There To Open This is Justincase90 saying Welcome back There

  159. #263 by Karmapup on 2011.07.06 - 7:59 pm

    Thanks for the Update MW. Looks Great! πŸ˜‰

  160. #264 by Riot_Girl_1 on 2011.07.06 - 7:55 pm

    Ok now I’m starting to get ridiculously excited :D!

    One quick question (off topic sorta) that I haven’t seen asked yet.

    Stylemaker. I’ve noticed that the avatars on There.com are much more detailed now, skin and shadow wise. Will the templates in stylemaker and skins in world be changed/ are the outfits myself and others have made while There was gone in need of some mending when There comes back, or are they safe? I’m really excited and have been developing like crazy, just wanna know if I should tone it down or keep up the pace

    • #265 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.06 - 7:57 pm

      No, they’ll be the same Avatars. Only the faces and fingers will (eventually) change.

      • #266 by Aion on 2011.07.06 - 8:23 pm

        Will Avatars have four fingers, like on Family Guy ? πŸ™‚

      • #267 by Riot_Girl_1 on 2011.07.06 - 10:36 pm

        Awesome thanks@ I’ll get back on the designwagon then πŸ˜€

      • #268 by Basya on 2011.07.07 - 2:42 am

        Thanks for the great update, MW!! I’m getting so excited — am on pins and needles!! Looking forward to flying my plane all over world once again, and riding my buggy in the CCR, and my TUV in the Ridge Runners events (almost forgot those!)

        Umm…I think I can understand the change in the fingers, but the face? Hopefully when I wake up in world (or in ThereIM) I shall look like my old There Self!!! πŸ™‚ I’m looking forward to start designing again — I’ve even looked in my old files from 2010 and found I may even have an outfit that was just about finished along with a bike and hoverbuggy!! I do hope JinXplorer will be activated at about the same time we developers once again start offering our desigins. Oh, Glorious Days are almost here again!!

        Hope to cya soon in There!!

        –Basya
        Hairier Legion Flight Team — Fox 20

      • #269 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.07 - 6:37 am

        Ooohhhh! Fingers! How cool that sounds!!!

      • #270 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.07.07 - 6:38 am

        If the fingers change will the mapping on the hands change? A lot of us have painted rings and details on the tiny hand area on the style maker tops templates. It would suck to lose that detail.
        Can you tell us how the fingers will change or is it too early to say?
        Thanks for the updates!

      • #271 by jimony on 2011.07.07 - 9:17 am

        Mr Wilson is gonna give us a finger? Something about that just ain’t right!

      • #272 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.07 - 11:57 am

        Fingers! Cool. Maybe sometime in the future we can have a nose picking emote. ‘picknose ‘flickbooger

      • #273 by DavyRocket on 2011.07.07 - 12:05 pm

        Hopefully they won’t be backwards, and uumm 30,000 polygon’s unlike some ‘cough other place I know.

      • #274 by Orielle Thereian on 2011.07.07 - 4:58 pm

        AnOldDeveloper, this is one reason why I try to avoid buying any tops with fingers or rings drawn on the hands, in case our avies ever got 4 finger and a thumb on each hand.

        I am curious if ‘blush and lipsticks will still work with these new avies.

      • #275 by Lee on 2011.07.08 - 3:57 pm

        Finally. No more webbed fingers and thumb.

    • #276 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.07 - 3:04 am

      I was wondering the same but thought it would void the previous design’s if stylemaker was to change? Alot of us are getting a head start and would be a shame if we had to redo, lol. Anyhow, great to hear the update! I was starting to wonder, get nervous, sweat…yeah even paranoid set in, lol j/k. Cant wait to return to There. πŸ™‚

  161. #277 by Unicrystal on 2011.07.06 - 7:43 pm

    Thank you so much Michael Wilson. I so greatly appreciate your updates on There reopening. Looking extremely forward to get back in my neighbourhood Mystical Paradise and starting designing classes once again and have a major Unicrystal Design fashion show. Waiting patiently for your next update. Looking forward to more updates on whether the developer tools will be the same or changed with more enhancements.

    Thank you to all there staff and MW for all the hard work and bringing our home back to life.

    Unicrystal
    Owner of Mystical Paradise
    Dean of Unicrystal Designs University

    • #278 by Fallax on 2011.07.07 - 1:29 pm

      Nice to see you again πŸ™‚ hugs

  162. #279 by N3rd_status on 2011.07.06 - 7:42 pm

    So excited, when I first started playing there I was 13 that was over 6&1/2 years ago… I think it’s safe to say That I grew uP with there, and I can’t explain how happy it makes me to have it back. I have so many amazing memories, and can only expect to create more. It’s honestly so hard to beleive what an impact this game has made on my life, ( if you can even call it a game ) I think the biggest thing there has done is set me on the path of my current endeavor in life, when I learnt about the developer program I was so pumped to start making clothes for me and my friends to wear, once I started Doing that I realized how much I loved the feeling of seeing someone where what I made, now 5 years later I’m running my own clothing company where i have my brand sold in 5 different malls in new England, and my own we store of course… And when people ask me whatdrove me to clothing. It’s hard to tell them a game, but it’s the truth, so thank you Michael Wilson, and everyone else whose helped me along the way and everyone who makes there run!

    -Clint

    • #280 by Aion on 2011.07.06 - 8:21 pm

      Wow… That’s really cool !

    • #281 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.07 - 4:56 am

      Wow, what a very cool story!! Thanks for sharing that!
      Wendy

    • #282 by Susan Van Brundt Redlin on 2011.07.07 - 5:19 am

      wow,. Clint. what a great testament to how There can positively affect a young person. We hear so much about the dangers of online influences, it’s so good to hear how an online experience can have such a great influence on your life. Very well said.

      See in soon! Jane Austen aka Susie Redlin

    • #283 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.07 - 7:35 am

      That is so cool Clint. Can we have the name of your brand or a link, so we can support a few Thereian?

  163. #284 by MeadowAngel on 2011.07.06 - 7:40 pm

    So excited! Can’t wait to get back home!

    PS: *wave* hi everyone… I’ve missed all of you

    MeadowAngel

    • #285 by Felicia Wojcinski- White on 2011.07.06 - 9:15 pm

      it’s a welcomed site for sure, I missed it a lot. ..>>waves back to MeadowAngel<<..
      Hi y'all

      Synny

    • #286 by mimi06 on 2011.07.07 - 2:17 am

      Meadow, I remember you. Your name has such a beautiful tone to it.. Hope we meet again soon πŸ™‚

    • #287 by jimony on 2011.07.07 - 9:15 am

      Meadow! Good to hear you’re gonna be back! I was wondering about you.

  164. #288 by MikeCesar on 2011.07.06 - 7:33 pm

    Thank you MW for the update. Good Work.

  165. #289 by dalejr388 on 2011.07.06 - 7:18 pm

    wow I guess its bed time!! cant spell !!!!

  166. #290 by frankprss on 2011.07.06 - 7:17 pm

    I had a dream about There a couple days ago…..I barely remember it but I can make out a few “scenes” from it. I was in Paiz – that I remember………Just a useless fact for you all YAAAAAAA!

    • #291 by dalejr388 on 2011.07.08 - 7:43 am

      frank!!!!!!!!!!!! How have you been??

  167. #292 by dalejr388 on 2011.07.06 - 7:16 pm

    sorry thats over not oer opps darm v key

  168. #293 by dalejr388 on 2011.07.06 - 7:15 pm

    England ?? Who are what’s from oer the pond that would try something??

    • #294 by Jonathan on 2011.07.06 - 11:53 pm

      Grammar Monsters.

      • #295 by jimony on 2011.07.07 - 9:13 am

        He self corrected so the Grammar Gremlins aren’t required.

  169. #296 by kk on 2011.07.06 - 7:01 pm

    ty u so much Micheal cant wait for there and thereIM to be up and running again, a good success, when is the next update?????

  170. #297 by Ethan Wilson (@EthanW87) on 2011.07.06 - 6:59 pm

    I love the firewall comment. LOL have fun running the production cluster test, let’s us know about any crazy bugs you find.

  171. #298 by JasonMK on 2011.07.06 - 6:59 pm

    Very exciting news, now off to bed…

  172. #299 by Blue on 2011.07.06 - 6:49 pm

    Thank you so much Mr Wilson and crew. This is a dream come true, its been lonely without my beloved There. Am so excited!!

    • #300 by BringThereBack! on 2011.07.09 - 4:52 am

      Damn it my comment went into the wrong thread grr

  173. #301 by Cleo on 2011.07.06 - 6:46 pm

    OMG Can’t Wait !!! Cleopatra1

    • #302 by BringThereBack! on 2011.07.09 - 4:48 am

      Oh no please dont remove coke island!! I agree some coke related items that are directly related to Coke have to be removed like the Coke store or the Coke cantina but removing the entire island would be a crying shame. For example you can add land to make it look like a variation of Aurora island or reduce mass to make it look like a slightly different Motu Motu. Candler Park was one of my favorite places on There and it would seriously damage my in world experience if it vanished. could you please look into this?

  174. #303 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.06 - 6:46 pm

    Awesome news.can’t wait to be home again.thanks for the hard work and updates.removing sponsored islands.I’m guessing that it would be safe to say we won’t have our coke or scion stuff then?that really sucks if so.but I understand the reasoning of not being able to have them back.hopefully at a later date can get some other sponsers in that could bring in some new customers and content.thanks again. ‘tu

    • #304 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.06 - 6:52 pm

      Just the Land Masses or Scenes will be removed.

      • #305 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.06 - 7:53 pm

        thanks for the reply.thats awesome we can keep the buggies and cars.i sadly forgot to get pictures of my t2b when i was in such a rush to get pics of all my vehicles.

      • #306 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.07 - 6:35 am

        So is it the plan to leave the multi colored buildings which made, or revert it back to the way Tiki Cove Plaza used to look before it was changed? It would be a shame to loose the stage with the cool new changable seats, screen and such as I think it was the only one in There.com that had those cool new features.

    • #307 by ant1977 on 2011.07.06 - 6:59 pm

      So, basically only Coke Island, Scion Club, and CosmoGirl Village are being removed? Our purchased items should still be in our inventory.

      • #308 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.06 - 7:30 pm

        CosmoGirl village was gone before There closed. It was really an existing village, colored differently. It will still be there, though I’ve often considered having it embedded in Amber.

      • #309 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.06 - 7:57 pm

        the scion club was pretty much gone before There closed lol.i never saw anybody around there when id be passing through on my hoverboats.

      • #310 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.07 - 1:42 am

        Hmmm,
        Can you replicate a village/island from DNA preserved in amber?
        Cool idea, one island with dinosaurs roaming around, spitting acid and dining on their victims.
        Possibly a fun place to teleport a bad Brit and a few people from Oregon huh?
        Well done Michael and crew!

      • #311 by Percepti0n on 2011.07.07 - 2:37 am

        Amber? Why not pink instead? πŸ™‚

      • #312 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 7:17 am

        Didn’t any of you watch Fringe? I’m considering a mass ban for un-coolness right now. Sheesh. πŸ™‚

      • #313 by Percepti0n on 2011.07.07 - 2:38 am

        Oh and rename it after me! Call it Preppy’s Village! πŸ˜€

      • #314 by jimony on 2011.07.07 - 2:57 am

        I’d venture forth to say MW is on the Fringe.

      • #315 by jimony on 2011.07.07 - 9:11 am

        I’d rather be in bed with Amber then imbed with amber.

        “Didn’t any of you watch Fringe? I’m considering a mass ban for un-coolness right now. Sheesh.”
        Excuse me? Didn’t you read my reply? Guess I’m the next coolest after MW?

      • #316 by Tablatronix There on 2011.07.07 - 9:55 am

        Resin is wrong!

      • #317 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 4:36 pm

        Let’s not get stuck on this point.

      • #318 by Innie on 2011.07.07 - 10:16 am

        ROFL at embedding it in Amber! I think that might need to be considered more in depth, MW. We really dont want that type of hole to spread and suck up the rest of There.

        (Love Fringe!!)

      • #319 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.07 - 1:33 pm

        “Didn’t any of you watch Fringe? I’m considering a mass ban for un-coolness right now. Sheesh.”
        For those who are unaquainted with the amber referral… : http://fringepedia.net/wiki/Amber_31422

        “Cool idea, one island with dinosaurs roaming around, spitting acid and dining on their victims.”
        I know one old dinosaur that would fit in very nicely on said island. *winks*

      • #320 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.07 - 2:45 pm

        Last time it was a movie I had never seen and NOW its some science fiction television series on FOX?
        After Rupert’s latest blunder in the UK, FOX will probably be permanently taken off the air for hacking into our private There IM’s.
        Lets face it Michael, the only reason you watched Fringe was Anna Torv πŸ™‚
        Fringe Division team based in Boston, Massachusetts under the supervision of Homeland Security?
        OMG, another bloated government agency that we all have to pay for!!
        WHEN do you find time in that incredibly busy schedule to watch any TV?

      • #321 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.07 - 4:38 pm

        “Lets face it Michael, the only reason you watched Fringe was Anna Torv ”

        Yes? And your point being?

      • #322 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.08 - 2:12 am

        Michael,
        Now I have this mental picture of our CEO, sitting at work, on Friday night, drooling on his keyboard.
        Actually I was making 2 points but I guess both went over your head LOL YOU WISH!!
        Its like Peanut (Jeff Dunham) with the hand over his head gesture.
        Here is your chance to get even with all of us and tell us you never heard of Jeff Dunham.
        GET BACK TO WORK BOSS, your spending FAR to much time having fun on this blog!! πŸ™‚

  175. #323 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.06 - 6:44 pm

    Hooray! Very exciting.

  176. #324 by ant1977 on 2011.07.06 - 6:43 pm

    Just trying to quietly wait on the sideline as to not bug anyone….Good work though, and thank you for the update Mr. MW

  177. #325 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.06 - 6:39 pm

    A Test Avatar! Oh what a wondrous joy to see that! BRB. . . got something in my eye. . .*sniffle*

  178. #326 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.06 - 6:37 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! I can’t wait. πŸ˜€ Hoooo Rah!!!!!!!!!!

  179. #327 by Alease on 2011.07.06 - 6:36 pm

    Thanks, MW and crew… ; )

  180. #328 by Joey Dantonio on 2011.07.06 - 6:33 pm

    Yeah in other words… XxxXxxx (removed by MW), don’t bother. For once don’t ruin something for everyone else around you or have your girl XxxxXxxx (removed by MW) do it either. You guys aren’t sneaky. EXPOSED. πŸ˜‰ Lol

  181. #329 by Diane Corliss on 2011.07.06 - 6:31 pm

    omg… my hands are shaking.. geezus if I live thur this rofll. thank you sir πŸ™‚ you just made an old lady so happy πŸ™‚ thanks to you all πŸ™‚

  182. #330 by Lisa Hodges on 2011.07.06 - 6:28 pm

    Great work Mr Wilson, thanks for all the updates , cant wait to finally be able to log into There again : )

  183. #331 by maanzaki123 on 2011.07.06 - 6:28 pm

    Nice to hear something back Michael, thanks for all your hardwork ❀

  184. #332 by Carol G on 2011.07.06 - 6:27 pm

    Haha Nice, I am from Oregon but never been to England. Thanks for getting this up and running. MsSnow Now i hope I remember my password lol

    • #333 by scroogeverse on 2011.07.06 - 9:09 pm

      Well, I’ve never been to England but I kind of like The Beatles.

      Sorry, I couldn’t resist! ❀

      • #334 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.08 - 5:00 am

        okay, that song has been in my head ever since I read this yesterday!!

        Wendy

      • #335 by Carol G on 2011.07.08 - 7:36 pm

        Haha cute, Nice name scrooge!!!

  185. #336 by Paulerbear on 2011.07.06 - 6:27 pm

    YAY! so happy to hear the good news MW!! i was wondering when the next update would be. Thanks! πŸ™‚

  186. #337 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.06 - 6:26 pm

    ‘heyhey’


    P.S. We’ve got the Production Cluster firewalled off right now, so if you happen to be someone from England, or someone from England working for a certain company in Oregon, who is thinking of mis-behaving, don’t bother.”

    Damn Brits think they own everything lol

    • #338 by darkrounge on 2011.07.06 - 6:59 pm

      Stereotype much?

      • #339 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.06 - 7:57 pm

        I knew my joke would be misread. They did try to take over the world at one time in history. But it was simply a joke, hence the “lol” at the end. I forget humor is hard to translate in text.

      • #340 by NathanAvis on 2011.07.07 - 2:00 pm

        Sounds like a certain little (big) country today :))))

      • #341 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 5:07 pm

        @ NathanAvis: I concur

        In the ever so wise words of Tears for Fears: Everybody wants to rule the world

        But even wiser words are (roughly): Those who fail to correct history, are doomed to repeat it
        I’ll let the intrested look up the author of that one πŸ™‚

    • #342 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.07.07 - 12:25 am

      “Damn Brits think they own everything?”

      I am from the United Kingdom, I can tell you now that it is not the people from the UK. It is the Government and Queen! who think they own everything… right now they are importing people from Poland – Pakistan – Other EU Nations to come in and work for cheap labour…

      And another point!

      Michael is right about people in England,,,, but,,, He is referring to the people who work for a company over in the states in origon… Not the people who dont! We could say the same about the states but we wouldn’t want to! :)))

      • #343 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.07 - 7:28 am

        I’m not sure but I think there was a kid across the pond that engaged in several hacking adventures with There.com. If its the same kid I’m thinking of, he had engaged in several “denial of service” attacks to several members of there.com. He was using a program that tried to sign in the targeted members several times a second. He couldn’t get into the accounts due to not being able to guess the passwords. It did however cause people not to be able to sign into their accounts. There had a “3 tries then wait 15 minutes” thing on the log in. After 3 tries if you didn’t type the correct password your account got “put on hold” for 15 minutes.

        I’m probably wrong but I seem to remember this kid being from the UK.

      • #344 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.07.07 - 10:30 am

        Yeah tigs πŸ™‚ hope he doesnt get let back in world πŸ™‚ and cant wait to see you back in world wooot

      • #345 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 1:16 pm

        Oh noes! My experiment got messed up while I was observing!

      • #346 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 1:44 pm

        Howdy Tig! I know EXACTLY whom you’re talking about!

      • #347 by ezeeposse on 2011.07.08 - 4:10 am

        Heyyy Tigs.. Ezee Posse ere hehehe.. yeah i remember sommin about that too… and im in Scotland. But i hope to see u again in There.com… Will be re-opening my shop outside Zephyr again πŸ˜€

      • #348 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.08 - 1:30 pm

        I’m soo Lurrrrrved!!!
        I miss you guys all somethin fierce, and can’t wait to get back with you all! Party at Zephyrrrrr!!

      • #349 by Demmetri from THERE on 2011.07.08 - 9:36 pm

        it was CharnockB lmaooo yeahh he tried to steal my acc cause i gave him my pass and i had to contact support lmao

      • #350 by Codrod on 2011.07.10 - 11:48 am

        @Tigs Would this person be called Daniel perhaps haha.

      • #351 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.10 - 10:34 pm

        @codrod

        The guy I’m thinking of wasn’t named Daniel. Don’t want to mention the guys avie name to avoid any personal disputes with mutual friends we have in game. This guy may have been a pain but some of our friends we shared were awesome.

      • #352 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.11 - 2:37 pm

        His name was associated with “Disaster”. Thats all I’ll say… (Whistles, and walks away)

      • #353 by Codrod on 2011.07.12 - 8:10 am

        Oh, i’m still in touch with him he is more or less my best friend on the internet that is πŸ™‚

    • #354 by jordancharters on 2011.07.07 - 2:40 am

      I’ll be paintballing you first for that one Seg! You remember me the great british Jordy26!

      • #355 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 7:45 am

        Haha! Hey Jordy! I’ll be waiting with ff off! I know it’s the monarchy BTW, all I do with my spare time is study history and science ( I’m on quantum mechanics now (the philosophy,not the math side :O )).

      • #356 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 1:15 pm

        I
        I :
        ——- I :
        I :
        I
        πŸ™‚ (observer)
        Quantum Mechanics: Two Slit Experiment (Text Version)

      • #357 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.07 - 1:19 pm

        ‘doh, guess quantum mechnics works in the forums as well…

    • #358 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.07 - 2:55 am

      lol

    • #359 by Codrod on 2011.07.10 - 11:43 am

      Seg_Vio it has been… a long time.

      • #360 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.10 - 3:01 pm

        It sure has! how have things beeen Codrod?

      • #361 by Codrod on 2011.07.11 - 6:11 am

        I’ve been great, last time I spoke to you was so long ago! I think it was as you were leaving Metropolis haha.
        I was so young back then, how have you been?

      • #362 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.11 - 2:42 pm

        I’ve been doing great myself! I miss the Metro days! I guess all good things gotta end at one time or another. You know me though…I’ll have something big up my sleeve before the first few months are up! πŸ™‚

      • #363 by Codrod on 2011.07.12 - 8:08 am

        Yeah, those old Metro days were so fun, I got banned a few months before the end of There but not knowing what for :/
        I’m going to try and contact MW to explain the matter, hopefully one day I get to return back in There.

      • #364 by Codrod on 2011.07.12 - 8:12 am

        I still remember that time when I got premium for the first when you were there haha.

      • #365 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.12 - 5:05 pm

        I can’t imagine why you would get banned… Thats weird! I got a temp ban before for verbally telling a helper what word a griefer was using to harass Melissa. I also got a temp ban for a PAZ placement near a landing zone…Guess I deserved that one lol! I had it there to promote and allow a teleport to metro. πŸ™‚

      • #366 by Codrod on 2011.07.13 - 11:31 am

        Haha, yeah I have no idea why I was banned, I need to contact MW in some way, anyway nice speaking to you and I hope to see you in there if I ever do get unbanned haha πŸ™‚

  187. #367 by Tigera on 2011.07.06 - 6:24 pm

    Even more excited as things keep happening! Oh and I’m not sure what the last part was about, but I’m in Oregon so even someone here messes with things I’ll go kick their butt! πŸ˜›

    • #368 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.08 - 10:17 am

      • #369 by darkrounge on 2011.07.08 - 1:53 pm

        Honestly, what are these weird videos about lol :/
        How do you even make these robot people πŸ™‚

      • #370 by Myhay12 on 2011.07.10 - 4:55 am

        I am so excited.There.com is gona reopen soon.Yay!!

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