uPdAtE 07/11/2011-A

Here’s the results as of 23:21 MDT:

  • 3 Guinea pigs were contacted (they know who they are) and worked with SamSyn to get registered.
  • We know 2/3rds of them were successful.
  • SamSyn says “I have about 10 things to fix, but I’m done for the evening.

We’ll continue tomorrow.

Just for you crankypants who want to know “Why is it taking soooo long”, remember we had to:

  1. Resurrect the Build Processes, Cluster, etc, etc, etc. Judging from what I’ve seen on other sites about what a VW is, very few people understand all the bits that going into a production cluster.
  2. Resurrect Registration.
  3. Add the ability to resurrect old accounts.
  4. Add Email verification (yes, we’re doing email verification)
  5. Add resurrection of your inventory.

So there’s quite a bit of new stuff — not even counting the patented new, automatic, and completely virtually painless “EasyCore” technology for sampling members to count the rings and determine their age.

We’ll keep working tomorrow. No huge problems, but we thought you’d like to know what is going on.

  1. #1 by studlythere on 2011.07.14 - 4:50 pm

    Darn for me going to sleep or this would be 3/3 and not 2/3…Lol

  2. #2 by wizzle on 2011.07.14 - 1:39 am

    So excited!

  3. #3 by blondy456 on 2011.07.13 - 4:59 pm

    4.Add Email verification (yes, we’re doing email verification)
    I have changed my email address for personal reasons since there.com closed, for those ppl who have done the same how can we verrify our old account?

  4. #4 by Melody_Chase on 2011.07.13 - 12:27 pm

    Yay….updates!! :::doing happy dance:::

  5. #5 by TreGhost on 2011.07.13 - 11:02 am

    I am curious about the email verification thing. Does this mean when we register to obtain an old account will we be verifying a new email account to go with our There account, or the old one from before? Cause I’m not exactly sure of my old email account, all I know for sure is the password and my account name Tre_Ghost……unless by the grace of the chat Gods I used the same email I’m using for this forum. Also I agree with a few of the others, take your time don’t rush. We’re happy just knowing it is reopening, all good things come to those who wait.

  6. #6 by shavon on 2011.07.13 - 10:53 am

    Wooooooooooooooot can’t wait

  7. #7 by Robert on 2011.07.13 - 10:03 am

    please can you tell me when will there reopen ?? 😦

    • #8 by Jordan on 2011.07.13 - 10:59 am

      We don’t know at this point Robert. Its best to wait and have everything 100% working before it goes back up.

  8. #9 by Zandar on 2011.07.13 - 8:35 am

    I loved the city part of Coke island…the CC Metro was cool…buildings..park and stuff. also I really Loved the Amusement Park…bumper cars…Ferris Wheel and stuff..Gosh I miss There!

  9. #10 by Mark B. on 2011.07.13 - 6:28 am

    Hey Michael,

    Cowbellwalken checking in, I have been following your blog for a few months now and I’m stoked to hear things are at least starting to fall into place. When there went down my brother and I both were disappointed to hear it had closed, so the fact that it’s coming back is awesome.

    Keep up the hard work and that screenshot is GREAT news.

  10. #11 by WavGirl on 2011.07.13 - 6:08 am

    Thanks for working hard on this. I am so happy it’s almost time!

  11. #12 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.13 - 6:00 am

    The old Watering Hole….it sure was fun to hang there.

  12. #13 by Elaur on 2011.07.13 - 3:52 am

    I got asked twice yesterday if I got an email asking me to test. Heh.

    • #14 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.13 - 8:08 am

      Maybe it would help if we insult MW and/or his Mac client!

      Maybe not…since he’s playing with the client while it’s down he might try to figure out a way to fuse our avies like he threatened before. I can just imagine trying to design clothes for that monstrosity!



  13. #15 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.13 - 2:49 am

    The cake is a lie the cake is a lie… C’mon I wanna shoot people down a hill like alot..

  14. #16 by seckoa92 on 2011.07.13 - 1:07 am

    I absolutely love all these updates. Makes me feel in the loop. Keep up the hard work! Sounds like you have a pretty productive crew working with you.

  15. #17 by Aion on 2011.07.12 - 9:31 pm

    Hey, Australians and NZ’ers that used to hang out at the clifftop bar, you know who you are, I miss you !

    Hope to see you all soon !

  16. #18 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.12 - 8:56 pm

    It’s Friday!!!!!!!!

    • #19 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.13 - 7:50 am

      P.S I was singing MW’s favorite part from Rebecca Black’s song, “Friday.”

      In my opinion, she should’ve name it Friday the 13th because it’s horrid.

      • #20 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.13 - 9:15 am

        You really shouldn’t talk about our new head of Customer Support that way. You may find Friday to be your environmental soundtrack.


      • #21 by There Lover on 2011.07.13 - 9:51 am

        Hahaha! Good one MW!

  17. #22 by whonoes on 2011.07.12 - 8:42 pm

    when does the narwall bacon?

  18. #23 by Raymond on 2011.07.12 - 7:58 pm

    Cant wait for everything to be up and running!

  19. #24 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.12 - 7:05 pm

    You know… I had a funny moment! I see now why there.com is 18+. So we don’t have to hear Rebecca Black! j/k Thought I might make some people laugh.

    As most other people, I have a site that will open when there.com finally opens up. πŸ™‚


    It will be a purely There fansite for all Thereians!

    • #25 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.12 - 7:13 pm

      ” So we don’t have to hear Rebecca Black”

      Darn! You gave away the new environmental sound for Cosmo Girl Village and Zephyr!

      • #26 by GaryBob on 2011.07.12 - 8:01 pm

        What, a living death encased in amber isn’t cruel enough? Do you really need to add to that misery?

      • #27 by Defector on 2011.07.12 - 8:10 pm

        Thinking of Cosmo Girl made me think of CC Metro. Since Coke no longer sponsors There do you think you guys can make a new CC Metro later on in the future and name it something else, and take the branding out of it of course.. I thought CC Metro was a fun place.

      • #28 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.12 - 8:39 pm

        Sorry! The devil made me do it!

        Well can you see it now? “Its Friday Friday Everyone get down on Friday” – Ironic for “There”!

      • #29 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.12 - 8:47 pm

        LMBO! We gotta get down on Friday!

      • #30 by Namron on 2011.07.13 - 7:10 am

        Would Coke let you keep Coke Island if you put it in amber? :))

  20. #31 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.12 - 4:52 pm

    *Annoying voice from the back seat*

    Are we There yet?!?

    • #32 by mystic1there on 2011.07.13 - 3:35 am

      Don’t make me pull this Internet over!


      • #33 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.13 - 8:33 am

        *pokes out bottom lip*

        Ohhh allll riiight! Ill behave! Lol

  21. #34 by Wille Moses on 2011.07.12 - 4:52 pm

    Thanks for the update Michael Wilson and Team. “Progress is expected.”

    Jeff AKA “Banker Guy”

  22. #35 by maanzaki123 on 2011.07.12 - 4:48 pm

    im sorry to ask, but what are rings?

    • #36 by Orielle Thereian on 2011.07.12 - 5:16 pm

      From Wiki

      Growth rings, also referred to as tree rings or annual rings, can be seen in a horizontal cross section cut through the trunk of a tree. Growth rings are the result of new growth in the vascular cambium, a lateral meristem, and are synonymous with secondary growth. Visible rings result from the change in growth speed through the seasons of the year, thus one ring usually marks the passage of one year in the life of the tree. The rings are more visible in temperate zones, where the seasons differ more markedly.

      By taking a core sample and counting the number of rings one can determine the age of a tree.

  23. #37 by kk on 2011.07.12 - 4:13 pm

    hey mr.Wilson do u think thereim and there will be up and runnin by at lease aug.1

  24. #38 by Tollermike on 2011.07.12 - 3:57 pm

    Thanks for the update MW and all the long hours you and your team are putting in. I hope you have a Starbucks or Pete’s close by!

  25. #39 by Antaios on 2011.07.12 - 3:57 pm

    greetings all and i’m not pushing the rush job.. just curious how the work is progressing..

  26. #40 by Didymus on 2011.07.12 - 3:38 pm

    Can’t wait to see all my friends on There , I soo miss the quests and events !!!!!!! I better start stocking up on Mountain Dew for the allnighters ;0)

  27. #41 by Vanessa on 2011.07.12 - 2:38 pm

    Amazing how many kids are posting here. 😐 Something tells me there is gonna be a lot of old members that “lose” there voice when There relaunches.

  28. #42 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.07.12 - 2:14 pm

    MW is there any chance that with the way we will reclaim our accounts ,someone else who simply knows another persons e-mail could take their account? Is there any other safeguards in place to keep this from happening?

  29. #43 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.07.12 - 2:09 pm

    So Michael, is there IM going to be free for now then the price introduced into the membership? Im glad you have brought there.com back πŸ˜€ and are we looking at the end of this month instead?

  30. #44 by Jordan on 2011.07.12 - 12:45 pm

    My plans when I get home:

    Restore computer to factory setting.
    Have fun on There. πŸ˜€

  31. #45 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.07.12 - 12:39 pm

    Francis….what are you doing in here….get back in the IM….lol.

  32. #46 by Harrison on 2011.07.12 - 11:56 am

    If I’ve read this correctly, original beta members get life long membership. However, will there be somewhere we can still donate/pay the fees? I’m a beta member but still want to give my money towards something I both enjoy and believe in.

    • #47 by jimony on 2011.07.12 - 5:02 pm

      You can donate by buying and spending Tbucks monthly.

  33. #48 by alan on 2011.07.12 - 11:53 am

    Cant wait for the there IM to be back,so i guess ill seat here and wait lol.

  34. #49 by Joshua on 2011.07.12 - 11:22 am

    Wife and I have really missed playing cards and all with our friends. We all have been stuck in FaceBook for what seems like ages now and just hasn’t been the same. So both very much excited and ready for the return. When reopens so going to go redo my hood πŸ™‚

  35. #50 by CORONA2905 on 2011.07.12 - 11:14 am

    Keep up the good wook People.Just like Disneyland it hade its bugs and THERE will too.Thank you Mr Wilson for bringing THERE back to life……..

  36. #51 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.12 - 11:07 am

    Hey y’all! Since Makena won’t be handling a forum, Jordan most graciously created a cool forum for There.com.

    Check it out! I personally like it!

    P.S. It’s a fresh, brand spanking new forum, so make your print in it.


    • #52 by Eatings on 2011.07.13 - 6:03 am

      It is a very nice forum. But Thumdar.com is still active, and a very renowned forum. Most people will resort to it, before any new forum.

  37. #53 by Francis_7 on 2011.07.12 - 10:40 am

    Very exciting news!

  38. #54 by and i lost it again. on 2011.07.12 - 10:32 am

    it sound like you are going to surprise us all and just open everything on 1 day instead of thereim and then game client.

    • #55 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.12 - 11:08 am

      That would be great!

    • #56 by Striker194 on 2011.07.13 - 12:00 am

      I would die if this happend!!!!!!!!

  39. #57 by JasonMK on 2011.07.12 - 10:18 am

    Very exciting, brings back memories of waiting to be accepted into the beta program so many years ago.

  40. #58 by Tassader on 2011.07.12 - 10:15 am

    Thanks for the uPdAtE Mr Wilson.

    Holidays booked: check, new keyboard: check, new computer: check. All good and ready to GO!!!!

  41. #59 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.12 - 10:07 am

    will this be open next week?

  42. #60 by Lost on 2011.07.12 - 9:56 am

    Cant wait to see it ready for everyone …..

  43. #61 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.07.12 - 9:52 am

    Thank you for the continued updates. It’s wonderful to hear about the progress being made.


  44. #62 by Bobbi Anima on 2011.07.12 - 9:36 am

    Starting to get excited now … it’s gradually getting closer.
    Found myself looking at old There photos I’ve got earlier today.
    Can’t wait to get in my old triplane and fly around the place like I used to.

  45. #63 by Ioan Dumitru on 2011.07.12 - 9:35 am

    o.o why does it says your coment awaiting moderation!

    • #64 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.12 - 2:48 pm

      because Micheal Wilson has to approve your comment in order to see if its appropriate or not to post

  46. #65 by Ioan Dumitru on 2011.07.12 - 9:34 am

    Those pigs were lucky!

  47. #66 by Spaghetti on 2011.07.12 - 9:20 am

    I am so excited! thank-you for all these updates πŸ™‚ I seriously can not wait for this to open ha ha but really take as long as you need.

  48. #67 by sassydancer on 2011.07.12 - 8:33 am

    MW Thank you for your updates. It is great to know what is going on. Thank you everyone for your hard work.

  49. #68 by _ShadY on 2011.07.12 - 8:32 am

    looks like the website is under construction with updates, this is a good thing. We are getting closer πŸ™‚

  50. #69 by Winged on 2011.07.12 - 8:10 am

    Dear MW,
    i command your VALVe Refference use. Keep doing that(please? i offer cake) in THERE to its amusing.

    also, are there planned surprises waiting in THERE for us?

  51. #70 by ScroogeThere on 2011.07.12 - 8:01 am

    I’m eager to go home but I want things to run nice and smooth, so take your time! I am now homeless, I guess the other place I was with wasn’t secure enough to have me using two virtual worlds. Oh well, I’ll be sure to start sending out invites to There. I’m ready to rock and roll!

    • #71 by Mimi06 on 2011.07.12 - 10:06 am

      guess I’ll join the you scroogy, just wish it didnt hurt so bad.. πŸ™‚ hope going HOME heals…….

      • #72 by ScroogeThere on 2011.07.12 - 11:47 am

        Aw Mimi 😦 I know how you feel though ❀ ((Mimi))

    • #73 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.12 - 4:13 pm

      Home? someone said Home? where? awww There………

  52. #74 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.12 - 7:51 am

    For those interested. The new forum I have recently setup for There members I’ve added areas which we can use to discuss specifically the updates MW has given us and an area to share our thoughts also, so feel free to check it out seeing as we’re all on the same boat πŸ™‚


    • #75 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.12 - 8:01 am

      Sorry didn’t mean to double post.

  53. #76 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.12 - 7:50 am

    For those interested. The new forum I have recently setup for There members I’ve added areas which we can use to discuss specifically the updates MW has given us and an area to share our thoughts also, so feel free to check it out seeing as we’re all on the same boat πŸ™‚


  54. #77 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.12 - 7:44 am

    Great Job with the updates MW… >>>>>>>>>>>> we ARE almost THERE! yah!!!!
    GO! Guinea Pigs!!!!

  55. #78 by Osee on 2011.07.12 - 7:32 am

    Just one question do you ever sleep?
    Take care of yourself, you are probably in a bigger hurry than most of us. (for good reason i’m sure)
    We all need to rest.
    Thanks to MW and everyone for all the hard your work and updates.

  56. #79 by ForTehLulz. on 2011.07.12 - 7:21 am

    The http://www.there.com site is down. Just saying πŸ™‚

  57. #80 by VM on 2011.07.12 - 7:18 am

    This is amazing!! I never thought it would come to this! I cant wait!! πŸ˜€

  58. #81 by yvetteangle on 2011.07.12 - 7:18 am

    Thank you so much Michael Wilson for bringing There back, I take care of my grandma 24/7 so there is my way of talking to friends and making friends. thanks so much for there, it helps me to still be able to socialize. Thanks Michael Wilson πŸ™‚ you are the best ever

  59. #82 by SunnyMusic on 2011.07.12 - 7:06 am

    Great news! So appreciate yours and Samsyn’s efforts… wow! You must be worn slap out! Hugs! ❀

  60. #83 by Kit797 on 2011.07.12 - 6:50 am

    ok.. dumb question i suppose.. but usually i go to http://www.there.com to check the status if its back up. and just as of recently it pushes me to bing.. anyone know whats up with that or is it just me. lol

    • #84 by VM on 2011.07.12 - 7:20 am

      I’ve had the same issues, my browser will just tell its unable to connect to “www.there.com”.

    • #85 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.12 - 9:04 am

      Works fine for me .. just connected.

    • #86 by Jordan on 2011.07.12 - 12:50 pm

      Type www. infront of There.com

      I had that problem aslo.

  61. #87 by RAY on 2011.07.12 - 6:38 am


    • #88 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.12 - 6:48 am

      No, I can guarantee There won’t be open by Saturday.

      • #89 by ARTIE on 2011.07.12 - 7:55 am

        Every other Virtual world is soooo boring and a waste of time, I can understand why Ray is having a hard time waiting. Putting on my ruby slippers and chanting … There is no place like THERE … There is no place like THERE … There is no place like there …

      • #90 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.12 - 9:03 am

        99.99% of us don’t care if you guys are open Saturday!
        All I care about is what a KICK ASS job you guys are doing and the fact that your keeping us up to date!
        If its a question of “HURRY UP AND WAIT”, I much prefer that you guys do it right, I can wait!!
        With that said, next time you show up in Zephyr, be prepared to be shot on sight LOL

      • #91 by Eatings on 2011.07.13 - 5:59 am

        I have to agree with xSnoopy, I can care less if you open Saturday. I’d rather have something done correctly… Then to be (Pardon my language) Half-assed. I do appreciate all the time and effort you guys are putting into There2. I also appreciate Michael Wilson’s decision to re-open There.com. Only thing I’m really anxious for is paintballing and designing again. I lived my There life off of those two categories. Of course I would love to see my There friends, and There Family again. But like I said… I’d rather it be done correctly, than half-assed.

      • #92 by zandarkei on 2011.07.13 - 8:43 am

        ok Sunday it is then πŸ™‚ Monday at the latest…or…I’ll wait …I just wanna go back to There…other Worlds are not an option…

    • #93 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.12 - 7:42 am

      As the ol’ saying goes: Better Late Than NEVER! LOL

  62. #94 by lisa irvin on 2011.07.12 - 6:16 am

    Thanks for continuing updates and all the hard work in getting this project off the ground!

  63. #95 by Dusky Rose on 2011.07.12 - 6:14 am

    The expansive sucking up on this page is only matched by the BP cleanup in the golf coast. πŸ™‚

    • #96 by kssams on 2011.07.12 - 7:02 am


    • #97 by JDin707 on 2011.07.12 - 7:40 am

      As in the Gulf coast…? Or was there some lush green Golf course ruined by BP…. sorry Dusky…lol

      • #98 by Dusky Rose on 2011.07.12 - 9:08 am

        Yup, sometimes multitasking isn’t a good idea. LOL TY JDin707

    • #99 by Destiny_Campbell on 2011.07.12 - 10:14 pm


  64. #100 by Chagall on 2011.07.12 - 6:09 am

    Go Bulletproof Beta Testers, go!

    Also can we point out yet again, how awesome SamSyn is, please.

  65. #101 by Elizabeth Robinson on 2011.07.12 - 5:55 am

    Updates are very good things indeed πŸ™‚

  66. #102 by _ShadY on 2011.07.12 - 5:47 am

    I hope everything goes smooth and we will be using ThereIM in no time πŸ™‚

  67. #103 by toufovou on 2011.07.12 - 5:40 am

    The news keeps getting better and better and bigger and bigger!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait till There opens.
    From today and onwards ‘There’ has one more special place in my heart.
    After over 3 years of virtual chat me and a special one who I met in ‘There’ finally met in RL and spent 20 days together.
    Really looking forward to hang out where we first met once again.

  68. #104 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.12 - 5:38 am

    i have an important question
    i was a there developer and i got a check in the mail for 43 dollars from there.com for the therebucks buyback

    are the therebucks that i got money for still on my account?

    • #105 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.12 - 7:43 am

      No, your therebucks were bought back by Makena, so they will not appear in your account.

      • #106 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.12 - 3:50 pm

        Damn ill have nothing :c lol
        any clue if i will still have my items i developed still good for sales and stuff?

      • #107 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.12 - 4:58 pm

        I never sold back mine πŸ™‚

        So that means I’ll have a whole 42 Tbux when I get back in!!!
        I’m so stoked!

      • #108 by Eatings on 2011.07.13 - 7:53 am

        I never sold mine back either. WooHoo! I have like 200T, I can buy one reload for paintballing!

  69. #109 by INSPiiRED on 2011.07.12 - 5:36 am

    nice update

  70. #110 by Lisa on 2011.07.12 - 5:29 am

    When you say…Email verification, I only remember my user names and passwords and don’t remember my emails and not even sure I still have the same emails now. So what are you saying, that we NEED our emails to log into our accounts?

  71. #111 by There Lover on 2011.07.12 - 5:22 am

    Very glad the testers are in ThereIM! SamSyn has his work cut out for him! lol

  72. #112 by jamt on 2011.07.12 - 5:17 am

    Yay! And go guinea pigs! Now we need guinea pigs running around There! Hugs jamt :)))))))

    • #113 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.12 - 7:41 am

      In There, MW should present them with authenic t-shirts saying: ‘I Was a Guinea Pig’ hehehe

      • #114 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.12 - 7:51 am

        We would, but we don’t know how many access ports to provide for the life support equipment they’ll be needing yet.

  73. #115 by Carol G on 2011.07.12 - 4:53 am

    Wow only 3 guinia pigs. I hope they can help fix any problems. Thanks for the update

  74. #116 by CrypticAsian There on 2011.07.12 - 4:39 am

    Did someone call for me..?

    Oh, wait, it was just MW calling someone crankypants. LOL Most people call me Crank for short so I just wanted to be sure that I don’t miss out on being one of the few “Golden Child Chosen Ones.” πŸ˜‰

    Carry on!

    • #117 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.13 - 6:38 am

      nahh I’m sure he wasn’t meaning you, Altho I may have a possible candidate for the “Crankypants” title in mind.. πŸ˜‰

  75. #118 by Ioan Dumitru on 2011.07.12 - 4:33 am

    Those guinea pigs wre lucky!

  76. #119 by Ioan Dumitru on 2011.07.12 - 4:32 am

    There.com is so cool cuz u can walk al over the world u dont nned to telport.Thats the most unique thynk at there.com

  77. #120 by Myhay12 on 2011.07.12 - 4:30 am

    Cant wayt!I love u guyz.Kepp o ndoin good job
    p.s those guinea pigs were luckY!

  78. #121 by DodgeBoy101 on 2011.07.12 - 4:12 am

    Cool, glad everything is coming together to be ready πŸ™‚ Cant wait, keep up the good work πŸ™‚

  79. #122 by joseph on 2011.07.12 - 3:34 am

    Michael wilson do you know yet the predicted date of there.com comeback

  80. #123 by Andy Howard on 2011.07.12 - 3:09 am

    Very exciting news…. I can’t wait for another Yacht_Club Flotilla!

    • #124 by satarell on 2011.07.12 - 6:18 am

      HI πŸ˜€

    • #125 by suziequeen on 2011.07.12 - 6:26 am

      Is this really you? Sure have missed talking to you. I am Suziequeen lived across the water from you.Cant wait to see everyone again.

    • #126 by Basya on 2011.07.12 - 11:06 am

      Hi Xeryus, Old Friend!
      Yes, another Flotilla would be such fun! Have you heard anything from Stung or any of the others from the flight team yet? Hope Stung and the rest will come back from the other chat program (which shall remain nameless) to once again fly again as the Hairier Legion Flight Team!! (Brings back such fond memories!)
      Cya soon,

  81. #127 by JonmiChel on 2011.07.12 - 2:09 am

    Awesome news ! Keep rocking like that πŸ˜€

  82. #128 by Cleo on 2011.07.12 - 1:53 am

    Can’t wait !

  83. #129 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.12 - 1:49 am

    Thanks for the update! WTG SamSyn!

  84. #130 by RunningHawk on 2011.07.12 - 12:56 am

    I’m in no hurry cause I know you will get it right thanks for the update MW:)

  85. #131 by Buddy Schreiber on 2011.07.12 - 12:46 am

    wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! this is great news!

  86. #132 by Amxscott on 2011.07.12 - 12:33 am

    Sounds Good.
    Any Progress is Good Progress.
    Thanks MW & There Staff for All Your Hard Work.

  87. #133 by jonathan on 2011.07.12 - 12:04 am

    I’ve decided, there’s something fishy going on with the ‘update’ part of the title(s). The previous one was UpDaTe (UDT) and this one is uPdAtE (PAE), perhaps i’m looking into it too much…

  88. #134 by NoBioN on 2011.07.11 - 11:48 pm

    Yes its hard to imagine the amount of work, in which these new systems require. I hope your testers will find the possible holes and bugs there might be in any of these fresh coded systems. So that when there is open, those things will work out without issues & your time can be focused on helping people & maybe even slowly working on good and low cost promotion for there. But not to under estimate the power of mouth-to-mouth adverticing, that im sure that we old thereians will do the best we can. We all want there to become a great succes, so that it will be open for many years to come πŸ™‚

  89. #135 by Fallax on 2011.07.11 - 11:37 pm

    Again, thanks for the update Michael.. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  90. #136 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.11 - 11:36 pm

    Cool Cya On The Other Side.

  91. #137 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.11 - 11:26 pm

    I think you should link up some huge button with a There sticker to one of the servers, so when you press it the server turns on and so does There! lol would be a pretty fun way to Start up the last server with the whole team pressing the button. Dramatic music and all too of-course!

  92. #138 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.11 - 11:25 pm

    I think you should link up some huge button with a There sticker to one of the servers, so when you press it the server turns on and so does There! lol would be a pretty fun way to Start up the last server with the whole team pressing the button. Dramatic music and all too of-course!


  93. #139 by Corey_Lee on 2011.07.11 - 11:22 pm

    Thank you for an update Mr.Wilson.
    I hope all the things will be finished soon.


  94. #140 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.11 - 11:14 pm

    I am feeling very compassionate at this point , Thank you for taking the time to keep us posted. Wow so much involved. MW would you please check on Snackie he must be lonely and missing me..

    • #141 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.12 - 8:53 am

      There are a LOT of us that are missing you! πŸ™‚

      • #142 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.12 - 4:15 pm

        Awww, Mahalo nui loa kaua

      • #143 by David Wayne on 2011.07.12 - 7:14 pm

        Snackie will be verrrry hungry!

    • #144 by Namron on 2011.07.13 - 7:05 am


      Looking forward to seeing your place once its been set up!


  95. #145 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.07.11 - 10:56 pm

    Sounding good yey

  96. #146 by dakotaman on 2011.07.11 - 10:55 pm

    Sounds like extra donuts and coffee for SamSyn tomorrow!! Thanks for the update!!


  97. #147 by bronnieb59 on 2011.07.11 - 10:33 pm

    Haha … Counting our rings to tell our age… Some dead elm trees are younger than me πŸ™‚ …rest well Samsyn and thanks for the update MW

    • #148 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.12 - 2:55 pm

      “virtually painless β€œEasyCore” technology for sampling members to count the rings and determine their age.”

      First off.. define “virtually”

      I hope they don’t use Chainsaw technology… I like my rings INTACT!

      I do know a member who’s probably got so many rings they’ll need to replace the chain several times just to get a semi-accurate measurement!

      • #149 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.12 - 4:40 pm

        Last time they checked my rings, they had to use an electron microscope to see them.
        Ya Tig, using a chain saw to cut a fossilized old fart like me takes a lot more than several chain changes.
        Comon Michael, open the There doors, Tig needs to learn a lesson about age discrimination! πŸ™‚
        Slide baby, SLIDE

      • #150 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.14 - 2:48 am

        I never mentioned anybody’s name, and simply mentioning some people will be most impressively qualified age wise isn’t discrimination.

        One could say that referring to someone as “baby” is closer to the age discrimination definition.

        ps. I wonder what a “fossilized old fart” would look like? Gaseous substances are usually airborne.
        (altho a good paintball slide off a hillside or cliff might achieve said effect)

  98. #151 by Asifchris on 2011.07.11 - 10:23 pm

    I don’t care how long it takes! As long as I know it’s coming back… I’LL BE THERE!!!

  99. #152 by DaveMercury on 2011.07.11 - 10:06 pm

    This is so encouraging! I hope to log on to There.com again soon!!


  100. #153 by adam247 on 2011.07.11 - 10:05 pm

    cant wait, i miss my yacht and my 10 buggies and tuvs i had and my scion and custom suv and what we gonna do with those free bunny slippers we got , can we sell them to noobies?

  101. #154 by Karmapup on 2011.07.11 - 9:58 pm

    getting closer each day πŸ˜‰

  102. #155 by Mr_Perry on 2011.07.11 - 9:57 pm

    There are no words….. I am speachless…..breathless and speachless…….
    have I told you lately that I love you?

  103. #156 by tonya on 2011.07.11 - 9:56 pm

    i so miss my friends on there and playing card! Thanks guys for working to bring it back!

  104. #157 by Will Scherber on 2011.07.11 - 9:37 pm

    Thanks for all the hard work you guys are doing.

  105. #158 by Joshua Ley on 2011.07.11 - 9:35 pm

    Have a curious question: I was a hood owner, and had two accounts, and my wife had two as well. One I played on, and the other the hood was on. My wifes two email addresses are still active, and one of mine, but one had expired from lack of use. So if going by email verification.. then how will I regain my account and stuff on THERE? If needed you can email me at bestdad21@yahoo.com Thanks

    • #159 by Namron on 2011.07.13 - 7:03 am

      If you knew your password but your email was not valid, I would think that you would be expected to change the email in your profile to something that could be validated.

      Recovering your password seems to be covered pretty thououghly in the Q&A Tab.

  106. #160 by matt on 2011.07.11 - 9:29 pm

    I hope I get in I have a top of the line PC and internet good for testing but im just saying

    • #161 by Eatings on 2011.07.13 - 7:43 am

      You’re probably going to be one of the last to be granted access to There World now. πŸ˜€

  107. #162 by Seren on 2011.07.11 - 9:24 pm

    Wow! Lots of work involved in getting things back up and going! Thanks to all involved in helping to make it happen. I’m anxious to see There running again. My best friend has been missing his rides and I’m really hoping someone fed my dog…~lol~

  108. #163 by satarell on 2011.07.11 - 9:21 pm

    another step close to being back in there πŸ˜€ donuts and coffee for SamSyn and MW and carrots and apples for Guinea pigs πŸ™‚

  109. #164 by Orixx on 2011.07.11 - 9:15 pm

    Very excited. Geat progress!

  110. #165 by sassydancer on 2011.07.11 - 9:10 pm


  111. #166 by sassydancer on 2011.07.11 - 8:57 pm

    Its getting there,…….OMG Im gonna explode………………Blaaagh now you are all apart of me. Don’t wipe it off it’s my there parts.

    • #167 by Studly from There on 2011.07.12 - 1:12 am

      don’t explode, we don’t like messes… πŸ˜€

  112. #168 by sassydancer on 2011.07.11 - 8:52 pm

    Hey I HAVE the faith, I know it is bigger than any of us realizzzzze. A big thumbs up MW. Don’t push him he is doing the best as is his team. Hang in there fellow therians, It will happen.

  113. #169 by RAY on 2011.07.11 - 8:51 pm

    well we have there im by saturday MW ????

  114. #170 by Defector on 2011.07.11 - 8:50 pm

    Thanks for the update! Good luck piggies! Have fun πŸ™‚

  115. #171 by Basya on 2011.07.11 - 8:49 pm

    MW– Thanks for keeping us up to date every step of the way– so thoughtful! I’m really getting excited about rejoining my friends in There and flying my planes and driving all my other vehicles! Hopefully, the HLFT will once again present air shows sometime very soon!

    Cya in There!

    • #172 by Striker194 on 2011.07.11 - 8:53 pm

      I hope GLFT returns πŸ˜€ would like to get in touch with all of you guys again!!

      • #173 by Striker194 on 2011.07.11 - 8:53 pm

        Erm.. HLFT* lol..

  116. #174 by RosettaF on 2011.07.11 - 8:47 pm


  117. #175 by Striker194 on 2011.07.11 - 8:47 pm

    WOOO, I’m so excited for this XDDDD can’t wait for There to re-open.. the anticipation is killing me and to all whom are working on this, WE LOVE YOU!!

  118. #176 by neckrr on 2011.07.11 - 8:47 pm

    yay i cant wait for it keep the hard work up

    • #177 by Percepti0n on 2011.07.12 - 3:35 am


      That is quite funny how you first say “3” were picked and then the “complex” calculation of 2/3rds as if 2/3 out of 3 is hard to calculate. πŸ˜›

      On the other hand, I don’t care if it takes you until the end of the year to get There.com up and running. No need to apologize at all. Just knowing that it is coming back and having these updates is enough to keep me moving forward! I’m sure everyone else feels the same!

    • #178 by Elizabeth Daniel on 2011.07.12 - 6:55 am

      Thanks, bro! I am so proud of you guys! I am so looking forward to it! Thank you for doing this.

      • #179 by David Wayne on 2011.07.12 - 6:49 pm

        I have to disagree. I don’t think I can wait till the end of the year. We all have our hopes up now. πŸ™‚

    • #180 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.12 - 7:46 am

      • #181 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.12 - 7:55 am

        I’m very disappointed this video didn’t include Zombies for every mention of the word Resurrection, and an illustration of the EasyCore technology. I can only throw so many production softballs here πŸ™‚

      • #182 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.12 - 8:13 am

        MW, Are you giving me liberty to mince? Tell Samsyn Apologizes for getting his look wrong. I googled images and all I found was noobie avie pic of him with the blonde hair.

      • #183 by James Matheson Bradley on 2011.07.12 - 9:24 am

        I love SamSyn’s silent contribution to this video, lol

        But yeah, I can’t imagine how many steps are required to take “There” from the old servers, to the new cluster. It’s not as simple as putting all the data onto a flash drive, transferring it over, switching on the power & ‘hey presto!’ that’s for sure.

        I do alot of programming with Objective-C & even something as simple as an iPhone app has to have all the data correctly in place to run smoothly without errors. I’m pretty sure the team are all working hard to open the world as quickly & cleanly as they can. I’m also sure that MW is just as eager to get back into the world as we all are, he probably pesters SamSyn with “Are we there yet?!” xD

      • #184 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.12 - 10:24 am

        I would crack up if MW made the next update imitating these videos… rofl! Love it Salty, to funny!

      • #185 by hugsalot on 2011.07.12 - 11:56 am


      • #186 by darkrounge on 2011.07.12 - 3:48 pm

        the videos’ are creepy :/ but kinda good.. Maybe tweak the chaps voice so he doesn’t sound terminator like πŸ™‚

      • #187 by David Wayne on 2011.07.12 - 7:07 pm

        I have to disagree. I don’t think I can wait till the end of the year. We all have our hopes up now. πŸ™‚ Just curious Mr. Wilson, when will you decide what the monthly fee will be? Thanks for opening There again. To many (including myself), There was a big part of our lives for many reasons.

      • #188 by ScroogeThere on 2011.07.13 - 7:35 am

        Nice work, Salty. Does anyone else think Michael Wilson looks like Harry Potter?

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