1102.41.70 etadpU

Here’s the status of today:

  1. With varying degrees of difficulty, all 3 GP’s have reclaimed their old Avatars
  2. At least one has logged into ThereIM, possibly more, using old ThereIM clients
  3. SamSyn has successfully migrated the possessions of all three GP’s, along with “other stuff”
  4. Bruce continues to work on the Cluster. He theorizes that we may be able to use Amazon’s “Snapshot” feature to avoid the nightly downtime for backups. We’ll see.

Of course there were lots of little steps in between to ferret out problems, make fixes, etc, etc. As of right now, we’ve discovered that new-style card “Skills” weren’t migrating correctly, but SamSyn’s fixing that. There also appears to be some issue with loading outfit textures correctly, but we’re looking at that too.

SamSyn’s out for the rest of the day, so tomorrow I’ll see if he wants some more GP’s.

It’s ok if the first 3 GP’s talk about their experience or post Screen Shots. We’ve got nothing to hide.

That’s the update for today.

  1. #1 by o0rich0o (orange tag) on 2011.07.30 - 9:32 pm

    Any way that THERE could email all the registered email accounts of old playtesters an invite ??? Pleeeeeezzzzzee

    Omg wait! can’t remember who I was back then..?? Why do i have so many emails…aaaaaaaaaaagggggggggghhhhh.
    OH! maybe you could just get the There mails workig πŸ˜‰

  2. #2 by Abby on 2011.07.30 - 11:43 am

    Michael Wilson, when is There.com going to be available to those who weren’t invited?

  3. #3 by Richard Bailey on 2011.07.27 - 9:45 am

    Is there anyway that you (MR M WILSON ) can set up a mailing list so all of us wannabe there ppl can kinda pre-register and get mailed the THERE IS NOW OPEN e-mail we are all waiting for.
    It would also give you a clear view of just how many ppl are waiting for the return.. ?? one more thing can i keep my orange tag plz.. lol

  4. #4 by Richard Bailey on 2011.07.26 - 8:52 am

    can’t somebody file share the THERE software on torrents or something… I been trying to ownload for days with no luck..

  5. #6 by Katelyn! on 2011.07.20 - 3:26 pm

    Hii michael, my sister hass bin using my name and email for her , whatever she annoyed you about or whatevr im verry sorry, and hope to see there soon πŸ™‚

  6. #7 by prettyeyes669 on 2011.07.17 - 2:50 am

    MISS THERE :)))))) Miss my friends, and those KATZ !!!!!

  7. #8 by MrScrooge on 2011.07.15 - 8:52 pm

    I don’t want to be a GP. I want to be your voodoo doll!

  8. #9 by Carrol Odom on 2011.07.15 - 8:17 pm

    I keep trying to log in to There.com with no success,I can hardly wait for There.com to come back to life,I miss it so bad.Micheal Wilson I can’t Thank You enough for reviving There,com,I will wait patiencely as possible .PLEASE OPEN THERE>COM AS SOON AS YOU CAN.Thank You Latha

  9. #10 by Justin Kususky on 2011.07.15 - 6:01 pm

    Is it too late to sign up as a GP? 😦

    • #11 by Jordan on 2011.07.15 - 8:06 pm

      You can’t sign up.
      You have to be accepted. πŸ˜›

  10. #12 by Jacob H on 2011.07.15 - 4:05 pm

    it would be an HONOR to be a GP if your choose to let me be one [idk if its showing my email since im using twitter]

    • #13 by Jordan on 2011.07.15 - 5:00 pm

      To all of us it would. πŸ˜›
      Be patient. πŸ™‚

    • #14 by xSnoopy on 2011.07.15 - 5:54 pm

      Lucky you, your now at the end of the line. πŸ™‚

  11. #15 by 1969Craven on 2011.07.15 - 3:39 pm

    I understand that this may be irrelevant at this time, and I may be totally off. However I am just really curious and need to ask. I couldn’t help but notice that the OLIVE platform was purchased by SAIC on February 1st 2010, and There.com closed on march 9th 2010 only 39 days later. was this a factor in there.com closing? If so what has changed to allow it to reopen? and do you know of any other virtual programs that are currently using it so maybe we could visit them till our world get put back online? I cant even go back to the other virtual worlds now because I am too excited to see there come back! P.S. Keep up the good work.. I know that you know, we are all a bunch of kindergartners watching the clock waiting for recess!

    • #16 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.15 - 4:09 pm

      They are totally unrelated events. While There and Olive share a common heritage, they diverged significantly as Olive was re-tooled for comercial use. While this introduced some “new” functionality, it also eliminated many features utilized by There, and it’s ability to run on lower-end machines and slow(er) connections.

      I don’t know of any Olive based worlds available to the public. You could always enlist, do some research, and report back :-).

  12. #17 by There Lover on 2011.07.15 - 1:31 pm

    Just wanted to let you know MW that i was able to log into There Central using this ( https://webapps.iota.there.com/login/login ) (Also please replace the link..) Just wanted to point it out to you guys! πŸ™‚

  13. #18 by Raymond on 2011.07.15 - 1:18 pm

    Glad to hear the good news. Cant wait until There2 finally comes out! πŸ™‚

  14. #19 by tom on 2011.07.15 - 1:17 pm

    just listening to everbody comments makes my eyes watery i can feel the love everyone has for there.com..this game means alot to therians…other people might not understand why we fill so strongly about this game..but they didnt spend 2 years on this game making friends meeting new people talking and laughing and just plan having a blast..to me this game is me second wind its my way to get away to me second life.i miss zona and piaz, cosmo girl even tho cosmo was the place of FIGHTS!!!!….btw do anybody remeber those 2 people at cosmo girl everybody hated? lOL it was a guy and a chick,,they guy use to dress up like a chick and the girl was herself but omg those 2 were HATED so much, i tried to stick up for them on time and everybody started to hate me..omg the memories are coming back 😦 ..but anyways dont want to talk to much im just like the rest of you guys CANT WAIT TO START MY THERE.COM LIFE AGAIN!!!!

  15. #20 by tom on 2011.07.15 - 12:59 pm

    @qweasdzxc979 can i borrow some there bucks when it opens?

  16. #21 by Elizabeth Daniel on 2011.07.15 - 11:29 am

    Thanks for not only working so hard, but telling about what you did today! Aww, I feel like your wife or mother! Juuuuuusst Kidding! Anyway, I’m goober, but goobers are my people!Can’t wait to unite again!

  17. #22 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.15 - 11:21 am

    the sucky thing is i sold about 200k tbux worth of stuff for 50k cause i thought there was gone so i was partyin my stoof away

    sucks now cause i’ll be relativlely poor
    i used to be a car dealer with an inventory of like 40 cars with taga’s and stuff
    Don’t remember what i kept but i hope i can start my new life

    when you come back you will be a free member untill subscription, for that time do you still have all of your cars?

    • #23 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.15 - 11:42 am

      From what has been said already, at no point apart from the initial release of ThereIM will you be able to login for free. Once the There main world is ready for everyone the whole service then turns to subscription base.

      We (everyone) are unsure of the cost yet, however regardless of it, i’ll be very happy to pay and get back to my account πŸ™‚

      Also just on a side note, I have setup a There Forum for those interested, so far its going great we’ve got past There members re-connecting every day over here! http://www.here4there.com

  18. #24 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.07.15 - 11:18 am

    There’s no place like There’s no place like There

    • #25 by studlythere on 2011.07.15 - 5:46 pm

      I approve this comment!!

  19. #26 by Tezzy on 2011.07.15 - 10:33 am

    There2 is going to be full of some new surprises due to how some of the people on there.com arent the same people…lol if anyone gets what im saying #comment

  20. #27 by John/Biggiedude420 on 2011.07.15 - 10:32 am

    Can’t wait to see my beautiful custom buggies made by people that most likely will never rejoin unfortunatly 😦
    But still trying lol

    • #28 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.15 - 1:28 pm

      Well look at it this way, those buggies’ value should go up!

  21. #29 by Tassader on 2011.07.15 - 10:06 am

    I wanna go HOME!

    • #30 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 11:03 am

      ummm sorry to say, but it looks like a big Nuclear Explosion in There at this time.

  22. #31 by INSPiiRE on 2011.07.15 - 9:49 am

    I can see the website fine no promblems

  23. #32 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 9:40 am

    I likey the Faild login Notification….Nice touch!

  24. #33 by deanna on 2011.07.15 - 9:25 am

    are the avatars faces going to be the same? or are they going to be different ? lol

    • #34 by Austin B. (GoldFalcon) on 2011.07.15 - 6:52 pm

      Avatars are going to be the same going in to the world.. Future updates may change hands (fingers), and one other feature I cannot remember.

      A while ago there was experimentation with the lips and eyes, to make them more realistic. I hope those aren’t implemented, because they take that plunge in to the valley.

  25. #35 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.15 - 8:42 am

    Can’t Wait to get back to driving my buggy off my tower, Paintballing everyone I know, and generally terrorizing the neghiborhood

  26. #36 by Josh Cantwell on 2011.07.15 - 8:35 am

    This whole thing reminds me of The Social Network.

  27. #37 by BillyTheCat on 2011.07.15 - 8:19 am

    Well…… I might give it a whirl again sometime in the future. Anyway… best of luck with it MR. W.

    My only concern is if I can run There2 on my computer: i7 930 @3.5GHz, HD5870, 2x660GB Velociraptors ……… (Sarcasm)

    • #38 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.15 - 8:34 am

      Sounds barely acceptable.

      • #39 by John/Biggiedude420 on 2011.07.15 - 10:37 am

        im screwed then lol

      • #40 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.15 - 12:30 pm

        I used to think my Alienware computer was the bomb… But it’s no different then the Windows 7 computer I’m on right now.

      • #41 by softNdark on 2011.07.15 - 2:08 pm

        Oooh Crap…. I might be screwed too. Laughingggggggggg Dang.

        Mr. Wilson….. will there be an “Option to Suspend a Account” for a few months, after I’ve re-opened?
        (reason: if my computer is to slow?)

        I’m sure after I handle my own personal “debt ceiling” I will be getting a new computer.
        Hey… it’s been a lean, mean year or 2 or 3….

  28. #42 by There Lover on 2011.07.15 - 8:08 am

    This is great to hear! Very glad progress is being made! I can’t wait to be able to log in, and reclaim my avatar! πŸ™‚ Hope you guys make good progress today! πŸ™‚

  29. #43 by Innie on 2011.07.15 - 7:49 am

    I am Innie on Glitch. The same as in There πŸ™‚

  30. #44 by Innie on 2011.07.15 - 7:25 am

    *sitting around, playing Glitch, trying to waste some time……….trying to be patient*

    Hey Mike, I used to love going to There.com’s page to see if anything looked different, but I have not been able to access the page for 3 days. Do you have the entire website behind a firewall?

    • #45 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.15 - 7:29 am

      No, I have to see why people are reporting that. I think it’s an expired DNS entry or something.

      Who are you on Glitch?

      • #46 by Jonathan on 2011.07.15 - 7:47 am

        Just to point out – you probably realise this already, but for me, There’s website doesn’t work what-so-ever with the ‘www’ prefix.

        That is all.

      • #47 by Pilot_51 on 2011.07.15 - 7:48 am

        It’s http://www.there.com that is no longer working, http://there.com properly forwards to http://there.com/info/homepage

      • #48 by JasonMK on 2011.07.15 - 7:50 am

        I’m with Verizon DSL in the Washington, DC area and There.com is not coming up for me either. Can’t say how long it has been that way since it has been several days since I’ve tried.

      • #49 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 8:36 am

        The site works fine for me πŸ˜€ That may be cuz im a GP. Funny I was just looking at the maps, of course those say no data found…so i thought i would look at the old maps and it says im currently on Tiki Islands at Nene Volcano? I think Mr. Wilson is right behind me goint to push me in :0

      • #50 by IMAKOS on 2011.07.15 - 9:13 am

        MW , I have tried going to the There.com website its Not working for me either. I can’t view the http://bacolicio.us//http://www.there.com/ UI
        I see only the Bacon w/white background

      • #51 by GaryBob on 2011.07.15 - 9:29 am

        @StudlyThere: It sounds like you were at the “origin” where X, Y, and Z coordinates were all zero. If I’m not mistaken that was located just next to NeNe’s Peak.

      • #52 by There Lover on 2011.07.15 - 9:55 am

        @ everyone that says they can’t view the website.

        As someone said above if you look at the link.. it has the “www.” in the link. if you take the “www.” off you should be fine. try that and see what you get πŸ™‚

      • #53 by Beta2003 on 2011.07.15 - 11:47 am

        Kloth reports:

        Name: there.com

        http://www.there.com canonical name = balancer.prod.there.com.
        Name: balancer.prod.there.com

        balancer.prod.there.com does not respond

      • #54 by RAY on 2011.07.15 - 1:37 pm

        go to http://there.com opens but http://www.there.com doesnt

      • #55 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.15 - 2:34 pm

        You didn’t believe me? shame 😦
        Can you fix it please. it is my browser home page. I would like to open up my browser one morning to see There is open .. here is the link to download. 😦

      • #56 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.15 - 2:43 pm

        No, I didn’t say I didn’t believe you.

      • #57 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.15 - 7:38 pm

        Iam in Lenexa, Kansas and i have Road Runner High Speed Internet with turbo and all i do is type in There.com and hit enter and it comes up fine for me. : )

    • #58 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.15 - 1:32 pm

      Try this and see if it fixes the issue where you don’t see the http://www.there.com page:

      Go to > Command prompt> type ipconfig/flushdns

      Hopefully that will fix the issue πŸ™‚

      • #59 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.15 - 3:41 pm

        I thank you, but I can’t find that with firefox. 😦
        I know its a small little thing compared to all their doing. So I guess I’ll just have to wait till they can get to it.
        Its just so odd after all this time for it gone. silly me

  31. #60 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 6:44 am

    well for some reason i am an idiot when it comes to posting pictures on WordPress. So, if you would like to see the three screenshots i have posted you can visit it at Thumdar.com and look in there.com section of the forum.

  32. #61 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:35 am

    Nothing to hide Michael? Could that mean some OpenSource-ness with perhaps client software?

    I bet you can get some unpaid work done if you allowed third party development of the client software using open source. As well as cross platform support (mac, linux) This would be much like Second Life 3rd party viewers, but that’s only because everyone hates the SL’s own viewer.

  33. #62 by Stephen Donaghey (Stevo127) on 2011.07.15 - 5:59 am

    Looking like you guys are doing a good job on bringing this back.
    Looking forward to racing around in buggy’s and talking to friends soon!

    Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

    • #63 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.15 - 9:25 am

      Oh sorry then JosephPaul I misread your message.

  34. #64 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.15 - 5:52 am


    Maybe you answered this already, but when we log into chat, will there be a way to group our friend who reclaimed vs. those who did not? Would be nice to know who is back vs. those who are MIA.



    • #65 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.15 - 6:35 am

      shush don’t ask

      • #66 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.15 - 6:41 am

        It would show who is on line or off linel

    • #67 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.15 - 6:39 am

      That’s a big NO NO to ask to be a GP you will be last to enter, just be patient like we are and twiddle your thumbs,,,,,,,

      • #68 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.15 - 8:09 am

        I’m not asking to be a GP, I’m just asking I will have to look through all my friends to see who is back in There and who is not. I would love for all my old friends to come back, but unfortunately I think that is too optimistic. Please to think I am asking to be a GP, just asking about grouping the friends list.



    • #69 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.15 - 9:09 am

      This is a good question. It would be nice to know when an old buddy has re-joined the world. But adding a feature like this can be time consuming. A task better left for a later date. But very beneficial one. Maybe we will get this added as a award for our patients… hint hint

  35. #70 by tom on 2011.07.15 - 5:13 am

    mr. wilson how do i become a GP or do you select them randomly?

    • #71 by JosephPaul on 2011.07.15 - 6:30 am

      can I buzz him? Please, please, please?

      • #72 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.15 - 8:57 am

        They are at random. go back and read the old posts from earlier this month. They explain everything.

    • #73 by Sleestak on 2011.07.15 - 6:52 am


    • #74 by Jonathan on 2011.07.15 - 8:56 am

      By any-chance, are you Myspace Tom?

    • #75 by MR_BUGGYY on 2011.07.15 - 8:48 pm


  36. #76 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 5:13 am

    Successfuly registered for the Developer program … But not tools

  37. #77 by sugarlipps on 2011.07.15 - 5:04 am

    Excuse me , but can the Gps tell me if they have ridden a mountain or seen a loose dog.. ok I would like to know how’s the water .. is it cold?? Hmm waiitng is such sweet sorrow……. cyall there…. πŸ™‚ (pics r good for us unfortunates.. can’t wait)

  38. #78 by Eatings on 2011.07.15 - 4:58 am

    I wanna buy some ThereBucks!

    • #79 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:38 am


      • #80 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.15 - 12:27 pm

        Lol ”cash’

  39. #81 by Cassi on 2011.07.15 - 4:25 am

    I can not wait for the world to reopen. I hope I can afford it when it comes. We will sacrifice many guilty pleasures for this one thing, and I don’t care if it is detail for detail correct, as long as buggies and boats still work πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work, we are all on the home team cheering you on πŸ™‚

  40. #82 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.15 - 3:53 am

    I know im probably going to have to pay to have MW research my user name. I know the old email but that email is long since gone. But all the money is worth it! πŸ˜€

  41. #83 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 2:42 am

    Ok, How do i post picutres in wordpress comments??


    • #84 by Winged on 2011.07.15 - 6:24 am

      Nostalgic texture -sigh-,

    • #85 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:41 am

      Still rocking Windows XP? πŸ™‚
      I wonder if the new There client will be compatible with Windows 7 64bit machines (should be fine)
      I also know there was a small beta test for OS X, but will it be compatible with OS X Lion thats coming out soon?

      • #86 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 8:12 am

        I have a mac and have a bootcamp setup…I never got rid of it and it had the client still installed.

      • #87 by Jonathan on 2011.07.15 - 8:53 am

        I’m currently using OS X Lion GM seed, and it’s stable, but there are some ‘niggles’ which are annoying, but it works with 95%+ of all previous applications working on snow-leopard. As for the compatibility of There, that’s yet to be found out, as There hasn’t ever been released for OS X, but it’s not a great task to update to Lion from Snow-leopard, unless newer API’s are being used. Presumably the Mac client will be a ‘port’ and won’t be written from the ground-up.

        If the Mac client is a while off, i’d suggest you either use Boot Camp or Parallels Desktop (which is far better than VMware for ‘gaming’).

      • #88 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 12:35 pm

        I rather not deal with bootcamp if i can help it. I already have a desktop windows 7 machine anyway.

        There IS a Mac OS X There client, but it’s been a while and it was probably made for OS X leopard (not snow leopard). but it was all beta and no one I knew had it; just knew it existed. I didn’t own a Mac back then since I’ve only had my i7 Macbook Pro for 9 months now.

      • #89 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 12:36 pm

        Also Studly, i don’t think the old There client will work with the new there.. will it? Kina hope not actually. That client needs a scrubbing.

      • #90 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.15 - 12:45 pm

        i know the old There client worked just fine with my Windows 7 64bit system.so the new one should as well.

    • #91 by Jonathan on 2011.07.15 - 8:58 am

      By any chance, was this a network issue? I used to get that exact same image, if I tried to login on my laptop tethered to my iPhone data connection. When at home, it worked fine. But that’s the exact same screen I used to see when out ‘n’ about.

      • #92 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 9:39 am

        if you are talking about my screenshot, it is due to lack of textures and land masses in the game…hasn’t been imported yet. Also according to Samsyn there is a problem with a connection to my home avman stuff and the world.

  42. #93 by Studly from There on 2011.07.15 - 2:40 am

  43. #94 by Elizabeth Robinson on 2011.07.15 - 2:13 am

    I remember just after learning about the anatomy of the human heart; in my child’s mind I imagined it to be the shape of a Valentine’s heart filled with blood that squished in and out. I thought the heart only had one tube (vein) for blood to get in and one tube (artery) for blood to get back out into the body. I can’t imagine the who’s and what’s of going from the cage to the cloud but once I’m back in world I am going to be on a mission to find someone who feels like taking the time to explain it all to me. I’ve only the slightest grasp at this time; I see Samsyn’s Saltysilver character clacking away on a keyboard somewhere while an old-school Star Trek computer panel blinks with little lights behind him.

    I’d love to understand how the layers are made to come back ‘alive’. The GP logging in but seeing no terrain or his avie has my mind ablaze, as they say… πŸ™‚

    • #95 by Elizabeth Robinson on 2011.07.15 - 2:14 am

      … and when I imagine the GP logging into the empty There, I hear Tegan and Sara’s ‘Walking with a Ghost’ in the background too… πŸ™‚

  44. #96 by Jordan(OMGJordan) on 2011.07.15 - 2:04 am

    When There.com re-open’s will there be a pay by phone option?

    • #97 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:42 am

      Can we pay old school? Western Union?

      • #98 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.15 - 8:51 am

        Even better can we buy 3,6 and 12 month superscription’s. That would be ideal so i never run out of there time.

  45. #99 by Myhay12 on 2011.07.15 - 1:53 am

    Kepp doing great samsyn bruce and michael!Im a fan of u guyz and a fan of there. Yayz!!!!

    • #100 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:43 am

      Wait is there only three people working on the resurrection of there.com? Really? That is amazing!

      • #101 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.15 - 8:34 am

        thats what it seems … its a truely brave group …I know what goes into developments like this …. brave indeed!

    • #102 by Rakja on 2011.07.15 - 7:51 am

      Yes. Thank you for our wonderful superbrains! Better to have the headaches now before legions of Therians are sending in tickets!!! πŸ™‚ Imma put my money on September. Don’t open till your ready guys. We just have more time to drum up support and save our 10 dollarsez for the coming months!

      So exciting.

      – Rakja =^.^=

  46. #103 by mimi06 on 2011.07.15 - 1:44 am

    I can’t sleep! Don’t know about you all, but this has taken a toll on my everyday life.. “sorry honey, dinner isnt ready, but word press is an awsome read!” rofl… I am so excited, its like I’m waiting for the trip of a lifetime. And for those of you thinking, that lady needs a life, rolf already had mine waiting for the second wind! lol.. spoke to one of the members of group_iplanet, and they also are thrilled.. yay…………thank you for updates, keeps us going!

    • #104 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.15 - 8:49 am

      I find myself in There in my dreams. but it is full of bugs and glitches. wheres my dream there tech support….lol

  47. #105 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.15 - 1:29 am

    I’m just glad that there is a cost effective method for running there . If we can sustain the costs it would be worth the wait to have the entire service reconfigured that’s why I only post my occasional rant and read posts lol…

    • #106 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:45 am

      Anyone started any gambling pools on when there.com will be fully reopen? Can we bet in T$? LOLZ!

      • #107 by StingrayJames on 2011.07.15 - 8:33 am

        I dont gamble … im horrible at it

      • #108 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 12:39 pm

        /me bets against Stingray in the there-opening date pool.

  48. #109 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.15 - 1:11 am

    Much better update compared to the last. Glad to hear things are still moving along and that last update didnt put a delay on it. Great job to all, even the Gp’s, just wish they would speak up more on their experience… I hope it all goes well and we all can return to There soon! πŸ™‚

  49. #110 by Jordy26 on 2011.07.15 - 12:14 am

    I think a There Re-Opening 24hour marathon must be held! πŸ˜›

    We’ve got more than enough time to prepare. Cant wait, congrats Michael for the work you and the dev team have done.


  50. #112 by Harrison on 2011.07.14 - 11:36 pm

    Great work, indeed! Can’t wait for access to be open fully soon πŸ™‚

  51. #113 by Antaios Thereian on 2011.07.14 - 10:47 pm

    Well good to hear the news… i’m not upset that there hasn’t opened yet.. I’ve been overly busy with work so friday will be my last day of crazy and I can then focus time on whats going on with the updates, not have to be told of the updates and log in when its ready πŸ™‚

  52. #114 by lionsheart on 2011.07.14 - 10:28 pm

    The race is about to begin 3.2.1
    Oooo the memorys

  53. #115 by martin71 on 2011.07.14 - 10:17 pm

    great work guys

  54. #116 by Dina Warren on 2011.07.14 - 9:26 pm

    This will be my second time commenting… MW I just wanted to say thank you for the progress

  55. #117 by Dina Warren on 2011.07.14 - 9:20 pm

    I can’t wait to do the reclaim…. To see my avatars face again would be a dream come true!!!

  56. #118 by Bobbi Anima on 2011.07.14 - 7:54 pm

    I’m just watching and reading.
    Really, really, looking forward to reclaiming Bobbi62.

    • #119 by hugsalot on 2011.07.15 - 6:49 am

      me too! I’m looking forward to see my old beta friends coming back. Getting back on my freestyle hoverboard. Probably won’t be any zones to do tricks and stuff.. so I’ll have to do it old school and jump off the sides of hills, or head out to hoverboard park.

  57. #120 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.14 - 7:27 pm

    I need to ask you MW did people or you ever think that There.com would produce so much positivity or be so popular? But I knew it would because it is the best Virtual World ever and so many good people and designs and artwork being structural and natural beauty be produced here. We have missed it so much and are so happy to have it back. OH you should make the news,!!!!

  58. #121 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.14 - 7:18 pm

    Oh I got it JasonMK requested to be a gp so it is the end of the line for him. Got it, wrote it down .:)

  59. #122 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.14 - 7:15 pm

    What do you mean “End of the Line”? Is it good or bad? Or are you just retiring for the night? We all look forward to another new day MW.

    • #123 by Defector on 2011.07.14 - 8:04 pm

      end of the line as in end of the line of folks wanting to get in. He said no requesting to get in or you would be put at the back of the line. πŸ˜›

    • #124 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.14 - 8:11 pm

      MW said if you ask to be a GP you will be the last to get in.

  60. #125 by DrChisel on 2011.07.14 - 7:08 pm

    I like what you’ve done with the etadpU title getting more creative OD

  61. #126 by Luscious on 2011.07.14 - 7:05 pm

    Heyz Boyz and Girlz!!! So excited to here about There2!!! Kicking myself I missed the survey but hope to see everyonez in world soon!.

  62. #127 by Jerry on 2011.07.14 - 7:04 pm

    That will be nice if you can use the snapshots instead of the nightly downtime for backups. That is interesting to know. When There shut down early morning sometimes I was up and was busy on an inworld building project and didn’t want it to shut down. So I hope the snapshots will be just as good.

  63. #128 by JasonMK on 2011.07.14 - 6:48 pm

    Is it ok to start requesting to be a new gp?

    • #129 by Michael Wilson on 2011.07.14 - 6:59 pm

      End of the line.

      • #130 by Charles Davis on 2011.07.14 - 8:10 pm

        You gave fair warning. Some people just gotta learn the hard way i guess. Thank you MW and team for all the hard work in getting us back THERE. My B-Day is aug 30. hope everything is up and running by then. it would be great to have another There B-day Party. the last one was a blast. And you all are invited look for me there i am Charlyy in world. Thank you to all the GP for helping to work out all the bugs i tip my hat to you. and to the rest i will see you THERE….wooo hooo =)

      • #131 by Carlos on 2011.07.14 - 9:45 pm

        Hold the line, love isn’t always on time.

    • #132 by JasonMK on 2011.07.15 - 5:28 am

      Notice that I very carefully followed the stated rules and did not ask to be first:

      DO NOT INDUNATE THE BLOG WITH REQUESTS TO BE FIRST. Requests, hints, begging, or threats to β€œBe First” will be translated in my head to β€œPlease make me last, in fact, let me in several months after you open”.

      In fact, I did not ask to be added at all, I was simply inquiring if that ban had in fact been lifted. I will take it by your response that the ban on asking to be 1st (or 4th) is still in effect…

      • #133 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.07.15 - 12:26 pm

        You kind of hinted…

  64. #134 by markala on 2011.07.14 - 6:35 pm

    wow this is very good were getting closer and better everyday TY U ALL AND U TO MR.WILSON THERE.COM FOREVER p.s keep up the good work

  65. #135 by Melody_Chase on 2011.07.14 - 6:35 pm

    Thanks Studly for sharing your test run with us!

    And thanks MW and crew for the updates and hard work. Yay progress!

  66. #136 by Amxscott on 2011.07.14 - 6:17 pm

    Thank You For the Update !!!

  67. #137 by Pantherskicker_8 on 2011.07.14 - 6:17 pm

    Mr. Wilson, I was wondering if you would be able to use your bank account as an option for payments. Not that I will need to use that as a payment but 2 of my friends would do that.

  68. #138 by JonmiChel on 2011.07.14 - 5:45 pm

    Thanks you so much for the update MW! The wait is getting more difficult to handle everyday we make a closer step! hahahah :$

  69. #139 by Wayne on 2011.07.14 - 5:42 pm

    Lets go that’s what I’m talking MW.

  70. #140 by mevseveryone on 2011.07.14 - 4:49 pm

    this is so exciting! :))

  71. #141 by jamt on 2011.07.14 - 4:48 pm

    OHHHH Goooo Gps umm at first I wondered why gps! Never mind smack head! Sigh! Ohhhhh handstand, rtr, High five, and clucky dance! hugs jamt :))))))

  72. #142 by DUSTIN4040 on 2011.07.14 - 4:37 pm

    Wow this is so exciting i cant wait till it opens im so happy that u were able to log into the world

  73. #143 by B_A_B_S on 2011.07.14 - 4:32 pm

    πŸ˜€ yay!!!!

  74. #144 by GreenAngel on 2011.07.14 - 4:30 pm

    I am getting goose bumps in getting closer to going home

  75. #145 by Corey_Lee on 2011.07.14 - 4:30 pm

    Thank you for your team and their hardwork.

  76. #146 by Jordan on 2011.07.14 - 4:11 pm

    Great to hear the good news guys. πŸ™‚
    After 5 years of waiting. It’s almost here πŸ˜€

    • #147 by Alease on 2011.07.14 - 4:43 pm

      Woohoo!! : )

      • #148 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.14 - 8:49 pm

        I was gonna say “What?” 5 years?

    • #149 by Deleight on 2011.07.14 - 4:46 pm

      5 years? There has been closed less than a year and a half

      • #150 by Jordan on 2011.07.14 - 5:41 pm

        Rofl. Lets just say the computer I had when I discovered there was….Well a dinosaur.

  77. #151 by studlythere on 2011.07.14 - 4:08 pm

    I guess i will be the first one to step forward…

    Well i was the 1/3 that didn’t successfully reclaim my avatar on the account that i live on the east coast and well, was a sleep when everything was done and access thru the firewall was allowed. However i was able in the morning to reclaim Studly and verify email.

    I did log into the the world YAY!!! but however there is no terrain and no avatar i can see, nothing showed up, as Samsyn said it was a huge success that i was able to log in and i didn’t crash.

    However, On ThereIM, today we were able to download the client and log in. I logged in and waited like 20 minutes and had to give up…all i had was loading buddies and couldn’t do anything. I tried to call Samsyn in IM and it said he didn’t exist.

    On a greater note, i was able to log into There Central…Ahhh The memories…I do have some screenshots i will up load them tomorrow.

    and the last couple of days was hard to not say anything. But its fun!!

    • #152 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.14 - 10:42 pm

      I posted to you at Thumdar’s site…

      Ty for being a gunea pig for our avatar’s safety. Imagine the warped things that can happen to our avatars if these brave souls didn’t step up and volunteer for us. (imagine star trek transporter accidents)

      Wonder if that’s where some of the griefers from There 1 came from?

    • #153 by Jonathan on 2011.07.15 - 12:41 am

      It’s so nice to hear a ‘3rd party’ view of what’s going on!

      Good job!

  78. #154 by Uni Crystal on 2011.07.14 - 4:03 pm

    Thank you so much for the update Michael Hope there will be opening soon. I want to sending praises to MW and all staff on the hard work and dedication.

  79. #155 by Didymus on 2011.07.14 - 4:02 pm

    This is So exciting I can’t !!!!! Thanks 4 the updates

  80. #156 by Evelyn Ross on 2011.07.14 - 3:49 pm

    Wonderful News, I will looking forward to be There. Thank you

  81. #157 by SnyperFla on 2011.07.14 - 3:43 pm

    Thank you MW! Looking forward to seeing There.com back in production.

  82. #158 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.07.14 - 3:41 pm

    Yay Greenie, good to see your comment. It will be great to see you and CMan and your lovely mountain.
    Thank you for your updates MW.

  83. #159 by Soede on 2011.07.14 - 3:30 pm

    While I can see the appeal of not having a nightly downtime, I dont mind it one bit. At least then I had a built in log-off time =P

    • #160 by GaryBob on 2011.07.15 - 5:08 am

      My thoughts exactly. That nightly downtime was also my bedtime on weekends lol

  84. #161 by hdo0oi on 2011.07.14 - 3:24 pm

    I’m so THERE .. Ty MW for the update

  85. #162 by Diatribe on 2011.07.14 - 3:22 pm

    Thanks for the update MW, can’t waitttt!

  86. #163 by Carol G on 2011.07.14 - 3:19 pm

    Glad to know its getting there, Thanks MW

  87. #164 by DUSTIN4040 on 2011.07.14 - 3:01 pm

    Cant wait till there2 opens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. #165 by satarell on 2011.07.14 - 2:51 pm

    what dance did the gp do first πŸ˜€ I know yall where dancing don’t hold back ^.^

  89. #166 by joseph on 2011.07.14 - 2:46 pm

    ohhhhhhhh plzzzzzzzz tell me there will be up by the end of this month plzzzzzzz michael wilson plzzzzzzz

  90. #167 by Rick caldas on 2011.07.14 - 2:33 pm

    btw are you guys planning on updating the website anytime soon? imo the closing announcment should be removed

  91. #168 by Santacroce on 2011.07.14 - 2:28 pm


    • #169 by Eatings on 2011.07.15 - 4:56 am

      Santa, are you going to start Fatal Assassins again? lmbo

  92. #170 by JDin707 on 2011.07.14 - 2:27 pm

    Thanks MW, keep up the good work…

  93. #171 by dakotaman on 2011.07.14 - 2:25 pm

    Okay, GPs……let see some screenies, but ease us into it S L O W………

    Any update on the capture (and possible Amber-ification) of our mysterious hacker??


  94. #172 by Spaghetti on 2011.07.14 - 2:24 pm

    Okay that’s good πŸ™‚

  95. #173 by dandaroo77 on 2011.07.14 - 2:23 pm

    I am glad you all are making sure everything is going to be up and working before openning. It would suck for it to open, then be down for a long time.

  96. #174 by Fallax on 2011.07.14 - 2:23 pm

    Sounds like things are moving along well .ty Michael..grins…trying to contain the excitement..its getting harder…lol

  97. #175 by adam247 on 2011.07.14 - 2:21 pm

    Lets see some screenshots gp’s!!!!

  98. #176 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.07.14 - 2:21 pm

    I cant wait ,I have the old there IM client still on my putter is that what you are using still?

  99. #177 by mimi06 on 2011.07.14 - 2:19 pm

    awsome, I’ll be back tho.. anxious to here the GP’s squeek with delight. Thanks MW.. and crew. I would send you a bottle of wine but pretty sure blueberry isn’t your choice of flavor.. πŸ™‚

    • #178 by Yozh SunFlowers on 2011.07.15 - 1:23 pm

      Heya mimi! Try a bottle of ice cold applejuice! ‘tu ‘sunflowerbackflip!
      Yozh / Josh

  100. #179 by Kambie There on 2011.07.14 - 2:16 pm

    Thanks for all the hard work guys. Cant wait to go back home πŸ™‚

  101. #180 by Andrew Harris on 2011.07.14 - 2:14 pm

    This is GREAT! Thanks for the update Mr. Wilson!

    I will post this news on my site as well. Looking forward to some screen shots and some of the cool new stuff.

  102. #181 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.07.14 - 2:12 pm

    Thx for the news Mw, Some news is good news and just one more day closer for us to see our home. : )0

  103. #182 by jamielynn on 2011.07.14 - 2:12 pm

    oops wrong email haha.

  104. #183 by jamielynn on 2011.07.14 - 2:06 pm

    Thanks for the update! Take all the time you need to open there, But not to long hehe! Cant wait for your next update, hopefully more good news.

  105. #184 by jakejackson on 2011.07.14 - 2:05 pm

    It seems like everything is proceeding nicely, getting close!

  106. #185 by Ant1977 on 2011.07.14 - 2:01 pm

    Take your time SamSyn! You’ve always worked so hard to make our There experience so much better!

  107. #186 by NoBioN on 2011.07.14 - 1:59 pm

    GP’s dont be shy. Come out and show us some :P. We do not bite (if we do, we promise to do so soft & gently, surface scratches at most :D.)

  108. #187 by jonathan5k2006 on 2011.07.14 - 1:57 pm

    Kooool πŸ™‚ i got a job now sooo i can pay for it wooo

  109. #188 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.14 - 1:51 pm

    Era uoy gniyrt ot esufnoc ydobyreve???

    I thguoht taht I saw cixelsyd rof a dnoces!

    • #189 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.14 - 3:41 pm

      I’m a dyslexic atheist… there is no dog.

      (especially annoying beagles)

    • #190 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.07.15 - 6:06 am

      I derednow fi enoyna esle dah deciton taht!

    • #191 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.15 - 8:46 am

      fnlly smebdy tht spks my ntive tnge! It’s fnny tht peple cn rad mst of wht I’m sying hre wth mst of the vwles mssing!

      ro dluow uoy rehtar peek gnikaeps ekil siht?

      • #192 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.07.16 - 4:37 am

        From what I understand, our brains are “wired” we fill in the missing vowels, which is why I had no problem whatsoever reading your first sentence. I started to write this like that, but I used too many words with 2 vowels and one consonant. LOL

  110. #193 by Jeff Lomax on 2011.07.14 - 1:49 pm

    OMG, it makes my head spin thinking of all the work it will take! I’m gonna need a nap now…

  111. #194 by 1969Craven on 2011.07.14 - 1:47 pm

    ‘tu good to hear.. since this is a mirror of there.com will all our writing be reversed, ( noted by the date ) , ( I was gonna type that backwards but it hurt my brain ) ;p

  112. #195 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.14 - 1:46 pm

    How well is the propulsion gel working?


    • #196 by Jordan on 2011.07.14 - 4:09 pm

      The last poor son of a gun got blue paint, HAHA.

      • #197 by Karmapup on 2011.07.14 - 5:38 pm

        Oh, in case you got covered in that repulsion gel, here’s some advice the lab-boys gave me: DO NOT get covered in the repulsion gel! We haven’t entirely nailed down what element it is yet, but I’ll tell you this: it’s a lively one and it does not like the human skeleton.

      • #198 by Kattwomann on 2011.07.15 - 10:21 am

        Cave Johnson rocks my socks!

      • #199 by Karmapup on 2011.07.15 - 8:35 pm

        Cave Johnson is my Hero!

  113. #200 by Tom on 2011.07.14 - 1:43 pm

    Wish you good luck MW and I can not wait until there Client opens, brings some great memories, friends and of course all the fun and the environment!

  114. #201 by ScorpioMann on 2011.07.14 - 1:42 pm

    Pretty sweet stuff, cant wait to see everyone again!

  115. #202 by daniel on 2011.07.14 - 1:42 pm

    yay first comment

  116. #203 by INSPiiRE on 2011.07.14 - 1:42 pm

    cant wait.

  117. #204 by INSPiRE on 2011.07.14 - 1:41 pm


  118. #205 by MrScrooge on 2011.07.14 - 1:40 pm

    Awesome to hear! Thanks for the update! ‘RTR’

    • #206 by Lady Tigrane on 2011.07.15 - 3:28 pm

      One step closer to your and Michael’s wedding!

      Picked out a best man or bridesmaids?


  119. #207 by AnOldDeveloper on 2011.07.14 - 1:39 pm

    Yay! Sounds good! I can’t wait to see the inside of There again soon πŸ™‚

  120. #208 by Rose Blossom & Videa on 2011.07.14 - 1:36 pm

    Thanks, Michael. Sounds like everything is going well.

    • #209 by Rose Blossom & Videa on 2011.07.14 - 1:39 pm

      Okay GPs… “you know who you are.” Start posting!

      • #210 by JasonMK on 2011.07.14 - 6:50 pm

        I believe the 3 of them are too busy enjoying There…

  121. #211 by Seg_Vio on 2011.07.14 - 1:34 pm

    GW guys!
    Its about time Bruce got the credit he deserves!

    j/k All you guys are doing an awesome job!

  122. #212 by Alisah on 2011.07.14 - 1:34 pm

    Michael, I really appreciate your nothing-to-hide policy. It makes me feel much more aware of all the stuff that has to be done. Even though it seems There2’s focus will not be as community-oriented anymore, there wΓ­ll be a good basis for a community, since your style of openess will have that effect. At least in the beginning…
    Looking forward!

  123. #214 by Greenie on 2011.07.14 - 1:34 pm

    Thanks for keeping us updated. Every step on a journey is a tale in and of itself. You have a wonderful pool of hopeful GP’s here! It’s great to have a place to put heads and experiences together towards the re-opening.

  124. #215 by Winged on 2011.07.14 - 1:31 pm

    does my dog misses me? D:
    does the benches in Zona and Paiz miss me?
    does THERE.com miss US?

  125. #216 by Lisa Hodges on 2011.07.14 - 1:31 pm

    Thanks for all the updates MW , Cant wait for There.com to reopen , Does point number 4 mean your trying to do away with the nightly downtime ,
    if so thats awesome for us aussies.


  126. #217 by Carlos on 2011.07.14 - 1:30 pm

    First πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the update MW

    • #218 by Carlos on 2011.07.14 - 2:38 pm

      or not…

      WordPress.com is tricky… πŸ˜›

  127. #219 by XNecroscopeX on 2011.07.14 - 1:25 pm

    OMG!!!!!! Exciting news!

  128. #220 by madhattermemphis on 2011.07.14 - 1:23 pm

    so awesome.news just gets better and better.can’t wait.the possibility of no downtime at night is awesome.i use to hate having to log out in the middle of the night.im a night owl and down time would come right about the time i was really awake.

  129. #221 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.07.14 - 1:22 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you πŸ™‚

  130. #222 by Okalnix on 2011.07.14 - 1:21 pm

    Thanks You for the update.
    Your working team do great work.

  131. #223 by jimony on 2011.07.14 - 1:18 pm

    YAYYY! Screen Shots! How about movie clips? With someone acting like they are talking to me? I want to pretend I’m There!

  132. #224 by Will Scherber on 2011.07.14 - 1:18 pm

    ooh I can’t wait for Screenshots! PLZ PLZ

  133. #225 by 20000Dollers on 2011.07.14 - 1:18 pm

    ohhh cool im exsited but what if i lost my e-mail adress totally can i still reclame my old avie mr wilson im 21 years old btw

    • #226 by Yozh SunFlowers on 2011.07.15 - 1:14 pm

      Hi Thereian FunLover!
      I think I can help you with your question. Just click the option “There2 Q and A” (Questions and Answers) here above in Mr. Wilson’s There blog and you can find all
      the answers Michael Wilson has to say about it.
      Cheerio 20000Dollers, I wish you a wonderful day! ‘tu ‘sunflowerbow

  134. #227 by Phil Reinsmith on 2011.07.14 - 1:17 pm

    I am SOOOO Ready to come HOME. Whenever you’re ready to have us ALL back. Waiting impatiently. Keep up the good work. The V-World Gods are smiling on you.

  135. #228 by tioMartin on 2011.07.14 - 1:17 pm

    It’s great to see all this progress! Good locke with all the GP’s. I’ll be on the waiting list for whenever you decide to choose me to try out ThereIM 2.0

  136. #229 by Xcal_urradio on 2011.07.14 - 1:17 pm

    Brovo Great news

  137. #230 by Rick caldas on 2011.07.14 - 1:16 pm

    thanks for the update sir

  138. #231 by Colleen Faulcon on 2011.07.14 - 1:16 pm

    Thanks for the update!!! great to know progress is being made! ‘tu!

  139. #232 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.07.14 - 1:14 pm

    YAY! So exciting for you guys do have gotten so much done!! Thanks for the update!

  140. #233 by softNdark on 2011.07.14 - 1:13 pm

    WOW….. So glad to see things are comeing along. Thank You All sooo much for your hard work!!! Mmmmmmmm We are almost “There”!!!

    ~~ on this side on the monitor~~

    Oooh myyyyyyyyyy Goodnessssssss (jumping up and down) neighbor downstairs cussin’
    I am trying to control myself here…

  141. #234 by Susan Van Brundt Redlin on 2011.07.14 - 1:13 pm

    Oh my, I’m getting chills, we’re getting so close! I can hardly wait until I’m back in my Upper Tiki Valley house playing spades with all my BFFs in There! ‘clap to Samsyn, Bruce, MW, the guinea pigs and everyone in the There Universe.

    Is it too soon to ask about a Launch date? a month? a week? later today?

    Thank you thank you thank you, you’ve made this avie very happy.

    — Jane Austen

  142. #235 by mmeodiles on 2011.07.14 - 1:11 pm

    Wow..no posts as of yet..Glad to be in the first saying…yay!!!!! anxiously awaits the GP’s comments if any πŸ™‚

  143. #236 by Karmapup on 2011.07.14 - 1:05 pm

    Wonderful! Thanks for all the updates MW πŸ˜‰ Each day brings us another step or steps closer to the prize!

    • #237 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.14 - 4:10 pm

      • #238 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.07.15 - 1:16 am

        LOL ..as always, love the new update video!

      • #239 by Winged on 2011.07.15 - 6:21 am

        i wonder if they atleast feed their GP.. hm…

        so behind him this time was Bruce?

      • #240 by SaltySilver on 2011.07.15 - 9:18 am

        Yes, that is Bruce with MW

      • #241 by Winged on 2011.07.15 - 12:37 pm

        bruce has Busy in his eyes.

      • #242 by Sassybeme There on 2011.07.15 - 7:04 pm

        I so enjoy these πŸ˜€

      • #243 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.07.16 - 3:28 am

        Salty, I can’t stress enough how much I dig these little videos! πŸ™‚ Thank you for providing them! They are just one more thing that is special about Thereians; sort of like the way the Statue of Liberty in the United States belongs to all of us :).

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