Minor Update

  1. #1 by Sweetnothing on 2012.01.02 - 2:53 pm

    Just a note if you want the game to make money stop banning people for cussing. If you don’t like whats being said log out, leave the area or better yet Use your ingore!!!

  2. #2 by Sweetnothing on 2011.09.26 - 10:22 am

    I just wanted to say HAI, looking forward to the reopen!! All of HF will be there for the grand opening. Sweetnothing out……. HBIC3D

    KIsses πŸ˜€

  3. #3 by dawn reynolds on 2011.09.22 - 1:27 pm

    Hi Fellow Therians, its seems that we are getting closer to being back in our beloved There….the GP’s sharing with us their pics and tales of what is happening in their testing just adds the fuel of excitement to the fire of anticipation doesn’t it?… ITSSSSSS AWESOMMMEEE!!!!!!!!

    • #4 by John Meyer on 2011.09.25 - 2:50 pm

      I cant wait to be back home after such a long wait πŸ™‚ I was having withdrawls… πŸ™‚ second life isnt cutting it πŸ™‚

  4. #5 by Sindarin Ashley on 2011.09.04 - 12:42 pm

    Okay all I see is A white screen when I log in, can anyone tell me why?

  5. #6 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.28 - 7:27 pm

    Just a question for anyone that knows,
    I had a club that I gave away, if I remember right I was still the owner but not the leader. I want to know if I will be able to get the club back if the new leader don’t come back to There.com? I don’t remember who I gave it to but it is unclaimed as of right now. I tried to reclaim it and There says it is being hold for the leader to reclaim. I just don’t want it to get lost, it was my first club. Thanks to anyone that can give good info on this!!

  6. #7 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.28 - 7:03 pm

    Max I just wanted to say “Hi”

  7. #8 by coolangatta on 2011.08.28 - 5:11 pm

    Give a ‘tu if you want Francis to make ‘A Node In The Box 2″ video

  8. #9 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.28 - 3:24 pm

    Hope things are going well guys. Keep up the great work.


  9. #10 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.28 - 5:49 am

    Heh. I just noticed that the posting times (at least as I see them) are in either Alaskan Daylight Time or Pacific Standard Time (non-DST). Is Michael’s blog server in Anchorage?!

  10. #11 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.27 - 5:18 pm

    I am currently working with 3ds Max and was wondering if anyone that has designed in There before can direct me as to how I can measure the structure that I am creating so that doorways and rooms will be large enough for avatars to fit in them?

    Basicly what I need to know is how tall the avatars are and also, if I need to export in a certain format?

    I appreciate any help!

    • #12 by Grimm on 2011.08.28 - 12:11 am

      I seem to remember that avies were 9 feet tall…

    • #13 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.28 - 5:37 am

      Hopefully you’ll get more replies on this, but what I recall from discussion with an object creator is that avatars are about 1.5 m tall; you should be safe making doorways 1.8 to 2 m high. As for export format, I’d suggest waiting until the designer program is back in operation; there’s documentation available for 3D editor users on how to get objects from the editor into the world (via submission). With There’s current staffing, I doubt we’ll be seeing any new user-created objects until they can either afford to hire additional people to approve objects, or can implement a working peer review system (FWIW, I’ve seen how peer review operates on IMVU, and I’m not impressed).

    • #14 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.28 - 12:28 pm

      I’ve got 2.232m tall for male avatars. I used to create a box .5m x .5m x .2.3m as a guide. My guess is, you’ll be able to test it in world before you’ll be able to submit it, which is always a good idea. You’ll have to use an exporter from the There developer site (still currently closed) to make it loadable in Previewer and henceforth possible to submit to There.
      My only concern would be, are you are using a version of 3ds Max that There had an exporter for? I don’t remember which versions had exporters, but I’m sure somebody here (or on Thumdar’s forums) knows for sure. Or, you could easily find all of this information in the There.com developer forum archives…. Oh, wait.

    • #15 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.28 - 4:25 pm

      I am currently using Autodesk 3ds Max 2012. I’m sure there will be a way to re-format either in, or outside the program if need be.
      Seeing how I got 3 different answers…I think I’ll be safe at 2.5 meters until I am able to test in a designer PAZ.

      I really wanted the practice and ideas to flow for me before the game was back online.Hopefully I will be able to figure out this program like I did with photoshop which I used professionaly for a local studio one year to touch up highschool photos (pimple,tanline,and eye/glasses flash removal). It was greek to me for a long time, until I figured some of the tools out. I’m one of those people who will go out and get something such as 3ds Max just because knowing I spent so much on it…It forces me to learn it lol!

      The other part I’m slightly baffeled with at the moment is how to get inside the item I created to design the inside! I have watched so many youtube videos in the past week on 3ds Max, that I feel like I should know it back and forth! But this is one advanced program!

      Thanks again guys!

      • #16 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.28 - 4:38 pm

        Actually it just hit me about the rooms! Correct me if I’m wrong…You want to make the room before you create the outside of the building? Like you leave the roof off, and construct the inside…Then once you’re done with the inside, you pin the roof on?

      • #17 by DavyRocket on 2011.08.29 - 5:53 am

        Curently There exporter only supports Max 5 ,8 ,9 and Gmax. As for creating a house I have tutorial for that on my website. You could actually create your stuff in Max 2012, and export it using Open Collada, but you still need 5, 8 or 9 to export for There. TheChaz was working on using Open Collada exporter to work for the Previewer, but its not done.

      • #18 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.29 - 2:28 pm

        Chalk me up one for my dorkiness there Davey! I kept closing the tool tips at the beginning because I’m just that hard-headed and wanted to go straight to modeling!

        Yesterday I finally looked at what was on the tool tips…and to my dismay, It had turtorials! Mainly ones on how to create floor plans and extrude walls!
        I’m not exactly planning on creating homes per se’, I want to create unique items that may or may not have rooms. That and create blobs of disorder until I finally get a (somewhat) uniform end result! πŸ˜›

  11. #19 by ant1977 on 2011.08.27 - 4:19 pm

    We’re going to have to repurchase any customized parts that were baked/burned onto our customizable cars right?

    • #20 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.27 - 7:18 pm

      Why would that be?

      • #21 by ant1977 on 2011.08.27 - 7:32 pm

        I’m only thinking this because the cars were repurchased by there and migrated back to us as stock units. But then again they did only appear as stock in our inventory until we pulled it out, I wasn’t sure if the back-ups would remember stuff like that too.

  12. #22 by Lilia on 2011.08.27 - 2:53 pm

    On the bright side with all this delay i get to fix my computer to be running clearfine by the time it re-opens, or to play a different game ( hopefully not 😑 ) .

  13. #23 by RockinWolfman on 2011.08.27 - 1:37 pm

    Deos recaltrix work for makena? this is news to me! Maybe she is a possible GP already? We are that much closer if then!

  14. #25 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 9:22 am

    Love the pics! Thanks for posting them – always enjoyed! I am so glad There is back. I tried, but simply did not enjoy any other game.

  15. #26 by ashley :) on 2011.08.27 - 7:26 am

    OMG!! i dont know if i can wait any longer πŸ˜€

  16. #27 by Teresa Henry on 2011.08.27 - 6:11 am

    o m g the pics are priceless ty for posting’

  17. #28 by Justthinktink on 2011.08.27 - 3:54 am

    LOL- Wow Didn’t even know I was on Samsyns buddy list!! TU’

  18. #29 by Jake on 2011.08.26 - 7:21 pm

    Moderation Email: to Dylanthomas, date Tuesday August 23 2011, time 03:23:48 GMT, action You cannot login for another 365 days 0 hours 0 minutes

    Lol email ruined my life QQ

    • #30 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.28 - 5:38 am

      Nah, it wasn’t the e-mail, it was whatever you did to get banned. The e-mail is just a reminder…

      • #31 by Jake on 2011.08.28 - 8:28 am

        If only I knew what I did. Never got an email saying what I did lol.

      • #32 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.29 - 2:00 am

        Hmm. I would have expected at least some indication of what part of TOS you violated — then again, There never had a huge staffing level, even in the “good” days (and the last year or so before closing wasn’t “good” days, at least financially).

  19. #33 by mimi06 on 2011.08.26 - 6:13 pm

    What I would give to be THERE instead of here right now.. Stay safe all my east coast neighbors!

    • #34 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.27 - 10:13 am

      Fortunately, I’m 150 miles from the North Carolina coast — we’ve got some wind and heavy cloud cover here, but hardly any rain (and we could really use an inch or more, as long as it doesn’t all come down in half an hour). Glad I’m not on the Outer Banks today, though — this is the main reason I don’t want to live out there (find a way to steer hurricanes, so as to keep them offshore, and I’d rather live there than just about anywhere else).

  20. #35 by _Overscore on 2011.08.26 - 3:30 pm

    Will there be a Mac osx client of There/ThereIM? If so, will Mac users have the opportunity to transfer items between accounts?

    • #36 by JonmiChel on 2011.08.26 - 5:34 pm

      I think that answer has been replied already.

      • #37 by Chris Ittner on 2011.08.27 - 4:04 pm

      • #38 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.28 - 5:44 am

        Yeah, so, to reiterate, there is a Mac OSX client that was already in beta testing before There closed, but it likely won’t return to beta or be finished up until the workload at Makena drops to merely human levels. Meantime, There runs perfectly in a virtualized copy of Windows on a Mac, and is reported to run (fairly well) under Wine on systems that support that emulator; it may run in other Windows emulators on Mac or Linux variants as well, but users are currently on their own if not running under Windows; Makena likely won’t offer any support for those installations even after the 3D world is open.

  21. #39 by TheHippieMaster on 2011.08.26 - 3:23 pm

    when will we be able to transfer are inventory to are accounts form our mules

    • #40 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.26 - 5:15 pm

      When the angels win the pennant.

    • #41 by jimony on 2011.08.27 - 7:24 pm

      Are is not a plural pronoun. Oh, I’m sorry, I see you figured it out at the end. The end with out a period, I should note.
      I’ll give you a pass on the “form” since that is a common slip of the finger.

  22. #42 by Kattwomann on 2011.08.26 - 2:25 pm

    Oh please, oh please Mr Wilson can we have one more update before the weekend? Pretty pretty please with sugar and honey on top?
    Even if it’s just a pic of you picking your nose while testing out the There world….

    OK….Maybe not picking your nose…

  23. #43 by Kevin Aguilar on 2011.08.26 - 1:44 pm

    only one update this week, they most be doing a lot of heavy things,. lets keep hoping for the best, i cant wait to dump my real friends for this game.

    • #44 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.26 - 2:12 pm

      “i cant wait to dump my real friends for this game.”
      You are not alone.

      And yes, your right! Updates are coming less rapidly which could mean that There is going full speed ahead!
      Can’t believe how patient I’m being though to be honest!!

  24. #45 by shezbanjo on 2011.08.26 - 12:31 pm

    im patient..i can wait lol ty for the update

  25. #46 by News_Tracker on 2011.08.26 - 9:56 am

    Did anyone watch the Virtual World movie documentary Life 2.0?
    Last night on Thurs Aug. 25th. Below you will find the info and other times it will air.

    It was about SL. I watched a small part of it. One portion was about some guy who went around like a terrorist, guns and backpack bombs blowing himself up at events causing problems. He was unhappy cause Linden Labs only banned him for 24 hrs he wanted a week! Then there was a strange guy who went around as small young school girl! Also there was a woman who hired a real lawyer cause her items were being copied and sold!
    I could not stop laughing how mixed up SL is. There voice chat is so lam and their mouths don’t move!

    Mr. Wilson and staff of There. Thank you so much for all you do!

    Virtual World movie documentary Life 2.0 on OWN channel (The Oprah Winfrey Network), Life 2.0. It features real world interviews, how people get addicted to the virtual world of Second Life. The movie trailer and website link here – http://www.life2movie.com/ It really does show how people get so wrapped up in the virtual world.

    Next Airing – Long link to TitanTV – http://www.titantv.com/airings/3727590/Life-20.aspx?eventid=104252310&channel=189&channelid=9515&contenttype=6&major=0&minor=0&hdcapable=0&context=2f56b59b-2311-41fc-9ecd-a7692d11f0f4

  26. #47 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.26 - 6:51 am

    Almost There….:)

    • #48 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.26 - 8:22 am

      The best comment to date,

  27. #49 by Tomixcomics on 2011.08.26 - 6:19 am

    Oh wooooow! So awesome to se the world again!

    I can’t wait for it to reopen. But with all the mess that’s been going on I can’t remember when was the estimate of the reopning? Some people are saying any day now, some people are saying 2012, I hate to be one of the “WHENS IT GONNA OPEN HUH????” people, because I DO follow the posts, but if another commenter can just refresh my memory I’d really appreciate it.

    • #50 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.26 - 9:37 am

      Though I missed the post, several have quoted MW saying the PROJECTED date is mid September. I do remember seeing MW say it would be a MINIMUM of two weeks after thereIM is open to us all. We’re past that 2 week minimum. In my OPINION I agree with mid to late September, it depends probably on how well the world works out for those they select to test it. Hey ppl, while you’re here please join my new group. Only got 3 members including me and I never had a group before, it’s for buggies ty in advance, I’ll join anyone’s group who joins mine πŸ™‚ http://webapps.prod.there.com/clubs/clubs?op=home&id=13972345

  28. #51 by studlyfromthere on 2011.08.26 - 4:40 am

    Mr. Wilson,

    when you guys do the beta for the world, will the Mac Client be part of that beta test?

    • #52 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.28 - 5:47 am

      I’m not Michael, nor connected with Makena, but I’d be very surprised if that were the case — it would greatly complicate things, as they’d constantly have to decide whether a problem was due to a bug in the Mac client, or a bug in the server side related to the migration to the cloud. The Windows client is a known quantity, with well documented bugs, and limiting the GP period to that client will greatly simplify ensuring the servers are ready for the crowds when the rest of us are able to rejoin the 3D world.

      • #53 by studlythere on 2011.08.28 - 9:44 am

        The mac client was created before there closed and MW worked on it during the time There was closed. He did say that the Mac Client will be released.

      • #54 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.29 - 2:05 am

        Oh, I agree — Michael is on record that there will be a Mac client. What I’m saying is that it would be sensible to separate final beta testing of the Mac client from getting the 3D world fully functioning in the cloud, if only to reduce the amount of wasted effort chasing bugs in the wrong code. If I were running things (which I’m not — I couldn’t handle the rectangular pieces of paper without causing a lot of chaos due to lack of backing for them) I’d plan to start a Mac client beta as soon as the 3D world is operating without daily crises and making a bit of a profit (though, depending on the number of expected Mac users, the profit part might be amended to “breaking even”).

  29. #55 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.25 - 7:08 pm

    Mr. Wilson,
    Thank you for giving us There!!

    • #56 by fulkenstien on 2011.08.25 - 8:01 pm

      lol, so you havent been reading this blog very close.all that time he spent explaining we going to have to pay for it must have went one eye and out the other.he cant afford to give it to us.server space aint free you know.rofl

  30. #57 by Domano on 2011.08.25 - 5:03 pm


    Thought about doing a documentary about all you had to go through to bring There 2 online?

    Might be an interesting piece to show on PBS?

    Probably can do something like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK9dZZbWhaI (Virtual Laguna…)

    • #58 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.26 - 2:07 am

      Might be a little late for that; those commonly rely on footage shot in planning stages, during actual work, etc. — and honestly, I’d rather not have a film crew getting underfoot at Makena’s offices; let Samsyn, Bruce, and Michael get their work done instead of sticking lenses in their faces!

  31. #59 by hdo0oi on 2011.08.25 - 4:20 pm

    OMG AWSOME .. MW r we going to have the hair patch again??

    • #60 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.25 - 5:06 pm

      Umm. No. The Hair patch (well, some of them) was stolen property. So, no we won’t support it any more than we did before.

      • #61 by Basya on 2011.08.25 - 5:24 pm

        I do hope the GPSD will work! I use the Bedican compass included in the program. I still have the files backed up and hope to copy them back into the There folder after we enter once again!

      • #62 by CpnBob on 2011.08.25 - 5:24 pm

        Seems like a lot of the patches were through Thumdar. I’m thinkin that what he has for There.com will be ok to use. I had the JnR Compass with all the patches included. I dunno if that will be available. Hope so, I’ll need it to rebuild a hood, 30 hood lots, and many pazes because I removed the old Makena programs completely, including layouts. waaaaa.

      • #63 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.26 - 2:04 am

        Basya, Bedican and other similar compass extensions most likely will work; it’s just XML that uses the avie location information provided by There servers to the client. It’s possible the change in server addresses may require patching these compass extensions — unfortunately, I’m not an XML expert, so I’m just not certain. I know GPSD won’t work unless BtSt either restarts its server or turns the project over to someone else — has anyone seen him?

  32. #64 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.08.25 - 3:17 pm

    More pictures Plzzzzzzzzz, I set here all day checking my computer off and on i miss my friends and Zephyr. : (

  33. #65 by trax88 on 2011.08.25 - 3:02 pm

    I got a problem with registerin, my last account was carlitos88 and the problem is i cant get the old password or change it bcause hotmail close carlitos_man88@hotmail.com that was carlitos88 email, my new email is carlitos_roque@hotmail.com can you help me?

  34. #66 by Jason on 2011.08.25 - 2:32 pm

    >:O ! UHHHH. THESE MADE MY PANTS GET A DiRTyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Smell! :O . REALLY EXCITED TO THERE! =)

    • #67 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.25 - 3:34 pm


    • #68 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.25 - 4:56 pm

      Minors aren’t allowed in There.

    • #69 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:29 am

      careful…. you might get swatted with a newspaper and your nose rubbed in it.. ROFL

  35. #70 by CpnBob on 2011.08.25 - 2:21 pm

    OK, Thanx, Dan! I have my Profiles back, so everyone who was applying to join our cool clubs may continue. Just go to my Profile and click on the clubs. Thanks!

    • #71 by CpnBob on 2011.08.25 - 2:32 pm

      Uh oh … I guess I lied, the Profiles went off again right after the post above. lol I really, really, really hope the layouts of our lots will reappear when the world opens.

      • #72 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.25 - 2:52 pm

        Umm, you didn’t save your layouts?

      • #73 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.25 - 3:07 pm

        Layouts were saved Locally to your computer, not by There. So unless you went into your There client files and made a copy of the layouts, they are now gone if the client has been uninstalled.

      • #74 by fulkenstien on 2011.08.25 - 4:06 pm

        now this brings up a good question.will our saved layouts work in the “new” There?after hosting in pretty near every race enabled funzone i have hundreds of saved racetrack layouts.

      • #75 by CpnBob on 2011.08.25 - 4:37 pm

        Hmmm … When we “Put Back” lots, they showed up with layouts complete, on lots and hoods. So that wont work if we closed all There programs when it closed? Yikes! lol

      • #76 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.25 - 6:09 pm

        I sure did save my layouts! I just did a search for *.lay and got 1498 results. Granted, many are duplicates, and many are pre-finalized builds, yet, many are not. 50 saves = not enough… Am I being greedy? lol, I’ll adapt, again.

      • #77 by ant1977 on 2011.08.25 - 7:36 pm

        I saved most of my layouts before I cleared them, leaving ArrowWood at closing just one big 100 acre field. I agree with you Jinxed_Karma, 50 saved layouts wasn’t enough for me either. BTW I loved your tracks, only wish I had more time to spend at your FunZone!

      • #78 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.26 - 8:41 pm

        Thanks Ant1977! I only wish I had more time at Sutter’s too, lol. Soon enough I hope! Stop by any time!

  36. #79 by Marta on 2011.08.25 - 2:12 pm

    Wonderful….. Wonderful…….


  37. #80 by mystic1there on 2011.08.25 - 1:29 pm



  38. #81 by Basya on 2011.08.25 - 11:37 am

    Ooooh! i’m so excited!

    BTW, I do hope you will allow us to have Jinxplorer very soon– it makes listing our designs so much easier!!

    Thx again!


  39. #82 by migman on 2011.08.25 - 10:56 am

    I got an invite to join a club but when i try to join it sends me to There World login.Also cant go to profile from there im like before.

    • #83 by Escape on 2011.08.25 - 12:38 pm

      Migman, a workaround, you could login to ThereCentral thru There.com, works for me!

      • #84 by migman on 2011.08.26 - 4:57 am

        The crew must have been working on something tried again later on and had no problem.

    • #85 by Charlene Durbin on 2011.08.25 - 1:42 pm

      I have the same problem going to profile from ThereIM. I just get sent to the log in page where I get caught in the “log in loop”. Just wondering if this problem has been addressed. If so, I am sorry for this post and you can punish me for neglecting to read EVERY post…rofl —Yupimagrl

    • #86 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.25 - 1:44 pm

      I think that is a bug alot of people are getting the same thing, I think they are working on it.

      • #87 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:27 am

        Yea I’ve been having that problem intermittenly when viewing some of my friends profiles too. Some work.. some redirect to login.

        It’s kinda been that way for the last couple weeks or so.

  40. #88 by Tassader on 2011.08.25 - 9:11 am

    I am totally with you #171. It would be nice to sail across those lovely seas!!

  41. #89 by Stephii on 2011.08.25 - 8:45 am

    no way.. AHHHHH! πŸ˜€

    • #90 by PlAiNHaVoC on 2011.08.25 - 11:32 am

      Something like that could be like a traveling circus!!! hahaha clowns and all :p

  42. #91 by 12mandy on 2011.08.25 - 6:03 am

    thanks for update michael,
    ive got little suggestion,would it not be wonderful if yachts and boats were able to sail from island to island or landmass to another landmass,then berth there boats and drop buggy and explore,after all seas and oceans was meant for sea craft,buggy and car lovers could fly or sail to another island or landmass then drop car or buggy and explore,in the last there.com all yachts and boats and ships were static unable sail as seas and oceans were under 2 feet deep,so we were able drive our buggys from europe to america,we could always be prepaired to watch out for many pirates out there,lol,then there underwater dwellers im sure many love scuba diving,lost underwater cities,mermaid villages and beautiful sea weed corals shells ship wrecks etc,then it would be real lifelike world where sea and oceans was meant for sea craft, and land for cars and buggies,if it was or COULD be implemented then it would need support from members on here,before there2.com opens,then the captain or commander as some call michael might consider if its POSSABLE,thanks,mandy

    • #92 by n3rd_status on 2011.08.25 - 9:24 am


      • #93 by PlAiNHaVoC on 2011.08.25 - 11:31 am

        You mean like a “drivable” PAZ? Now there’s an idea!

    • #94 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.25 - 10:24 am

      Yes let’s all vote on this concept. All in favor of them taking an extra month or two to implement this idea say yes as you enter a mental institute. Those in favor of things going as planned, carry on πŸ™‚

    • #95 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.25 - 1:41 pm

      Might make a great Si-Fi movie!

    • #96 by fulkenstien on 2011.08.25 - 4:13 pm

      there was hoverboats shaped like real yachts and ships.
      i would love to be able to race hoverboats in ways like the other vehicles with rating points and rankings.

      • #97 by Basya on 2011.08.25 - 5:19 pm

        Yes, it would be great if hoverboats could be used in racing format! At the time There closed, when we did hoverboat races, we could not use the leaderboards, scoring systems, etc. that you could with buggies and bikes. This is one of the major things hoverboat people have requested for a long time!

        BTW, for those who may not know, hoverboats were actually conceived as a mobile seater! That’s why in the skill ladder, hoverboat skills are not listed in same section as buggies, etc., but in the social skills! I think this should be changed now that hoverboats have become a popular VEHICLE!

        Fox 20
        Hairier Legion Flight Team

    • #98 by Jane on 2011.08.26 - 6:23 am

      A deep and graphic ocean would cause a lot of lag for There, which I believe MW is trying to avoid.

    • #99 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 9:09 am

      I think ‘drivable’ boats and yachts would be good to see – and might could be done like a skin or prop over a car – however I think that having a deep blue ocean would be a whole other game, as it would take just as much to create it as it does to create There.

  43. #100 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.25 - 4:42 am

    Isn’t Palm Grove one of the two funzones that have a big platform in the center?

    • #101 by HoverboatPilot on 2011.08.25 - 6:41 am

      I don’t think Palm Grove did but the one across from it might have. What was that one called, Windward Valley?

      • #102 by Escape on 2011.08.25 - 8:44 am

        Mesa was the name of one of the race enabled zones (with the huge platform)! I am not quite sure, but I think Windward Valley was the name before Mesa.

      • #103 by Ltbigdog There on 2011.08.25 - 9:10 am

        Was that one of two that were across from each other by like 75m and one was a long time hoverbike zone?

      • #104 by HoverboatPilot on 2011.08.25 - 2:31 pm

        Yea, Palm Grove aka FazzleRock Raceway operated by Fazzerelli, was a long time bike track. The one across from it had a variety of vehicle type tracks.

    • #105 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.25 - 9:01 am

      The platform tracks are Sutter’s Plateau and Mesa. They’re both located nearby.

      • #106 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.25 - 2:25 pm

        Ah! Thank you Jinxed_Karma! I should have looked that up on thelasso’s site. ‘doh

      • #107 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.25 - 5:27 pm

        That’s okay Francis_7… I’m always more than happy to bring up Sutter’s Plateau! πŸ™‚ That’s the first place I ever raced a buggy, early 2003. It’s where I met Neverenough (a couple years later), who became the love of my life (thanks again There & MW!) And, it’s the funzone I had an absolute blast operating during the last year before There closed.
        Hannigan owned and operated Windward Valley (directly across from Fazz’s Palm Grove), which was just a hop and skip away from Sutter’s and Mesa. I’m keeping my fingers crossed things return to normal soon. It’s been a long 18 months… which is odd to say. Right now, the only racing I’m partaking in is a full-out sprint into a mid-life crisis. Here’s hoping There’s revival eases the journey.
        Thelasso’s site is and always was awesome!

      • #108 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.08.26 - 12:30 pm

        I realy hope you get sutter’s back ,my wife and i loved racing there

      • #109 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.08.26 - 8:22 pm

        Thanks Eric!

  44. #110 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.25 - 4:30 am

    I just want to thank all of you that joined my group (Buggies Are For Fun). There is now have 15 members, I know that don’t sound like alot but I only started the group 7 days ago and I think that’s great when There is not even open yet! All is welcome until we fill it up, just apply and your in. BUT MOST OF ALL I want to say THANK YOU to MW and all the GP’s that is working on There, with out them none of us would be here or There. “GREAT BIG THANK YOU” I can’t wait to see everyone in There and please say “Hi” if you see me out and about even if you don’t know me, that’s how good friends start!

    • #111 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.25 - 4:35 am

      Sorry if I seam to be jumping the gun but I just get excited over There opening soon, I think we all do!

  45. #112 by JosephPaul on 2011.08.25 - 3:30 am

    I have never seen anything so beautiful! This is very exciting indeed.



  46. #113 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.25 - 3:16 am

    Based on the comments MW; this is the first post to not only invoke an emotional response, but a biological response as well.

    That’s something you can hang your hat on πŸ˜‰

    • #114 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:23 am


      Should we call you Woody now?


      • #115 by B_A_B_S on 2011.08.28 - 9:58 am


    • #116 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.26 - 2:08 pm

      Wait… I wasn’t talking about myself.

      Well… who am I kidding. πŸ˜€

  47. #117 by Elizabeth Robinson on 2011.08.25 - 3:13 am

    Ha aaaaa ah aaaaa ap peeee eeee EEE daaaahhh aaaaah an nnnnn ce!!!

  48. #118 by Kiki_ on 2011.08.25 - 3:13 am

    I have a small question, are minors allowed to use ThereIM ?

  49. #120 by pinkhellokitty3 on 2011.08.24 - 11:44 pm

    I am so excited, i cant wait for there to re-open πŸ™‚ xxx

    Add me on thereIM: pink_hellokitty3

  50. #121 by Geoschroy on 2011.08.24 - 8:50 pm

    hmmm……Now this update is what i have been waiting for for a LOOOONG time..i’m so excited to go back “home” i can no longer just sit idly by and just read this blog…i had to respond to this update.Fantastic work and progress.Great job to everyone involved in the ressurection of There!! Words fail me to express my heartfelt gratitude..ok one word comes to mind WOOT! lol ‘tu

  51. #122 by _Taz on 2011.08.24 - 5:38 pm


  52. #123 by jakejackson on 2011.08.24 - 5:06 pm

    hey, i thought i saw a puttie kat, LOL ok 3 puttie kats!!!! Awesome update, Mr. Wilson!!!

  53. #124 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.08.24 - 3:29 pm

    Thank you for the update and awsome views of our 3D home.

  54. #125 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.08.24 - 3:28 pm


    • #126 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:21 am

      *has a sudden flashback of the Ren and Stimpy show that my son traumatized me with*

      AAAUGHHHH NOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!


  55. #127 by Melody_Chase on 2011.08.24 - 2:56 pm

    Damnit MW!!!! You are such a tease!!!!! Just love to dangle that carrot!!


  56. #128 by Jazmin on 2011.08.24 - 2:28 pm

    Just Seeing these pictures, made my day, and month. πŸ˜€ Even gave me goose bumps. Im so excited.

  57. #129 by freecreed on 2011.08.24 - 2:02 pm

    looks good .. πŸ™‚

  58. #130 by mimi06 on 2011.08.24 - 1:38 pm

    So far, you heard right, but as I recall, there was a self serve kind of hostess, that greeted new members near the top. πŸ™‚ The walkway had alot of useful info, which to me seemed easy enough to understand. And some of us have gathered up and will volunteer to meet n greet at the spawn areas after the walkway. Most are willing to help new members πŸ™‚

  59. #131 by coolangatta on 2011.08.24 - 1:28 pm

    I hope we’ll see the Layout Editor return as well, it sure made building so much better.

    • #132 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.25 - 3:48 pm

      I just dug into a layout file, trying to support my hunch that old layout files won’t work without significant, um, “maintenance” — and it seems like editing a layout wouldn’t be that big a deal; it’s just XML, similar to the track files generated by GPSD. Besides, we have all those “new” building tools from the last couple years before the closing, like being able to “nudge” objects in three dimensions and a couple rotations, and the ability to directly drop PAZ in the sky (as long as they’re at least 500 meters above local ground level). The only really hard bit, in my experience, is trying to get certain objects to drop in a usable form in a small PAZ. Must try to recall the exact details of the “replace” trick for getting overhangs…

      • #133 by Basya on 2011.08.26 - 1:50 pm

        Hmm…I’ve been trying to remember how to “nudge”….

      • #134 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.27 - 10:08 am

        As I recall, up and down used the “+” and “-” keys; I don’t offhand remember the forward/backward and left/right or rotational nudges — but I bet they’ll come back once I’m in decorate mode (if they aren’t displayed on screen, which is what I sort of recall).

      • #135 by McKensy on 2011.08.28 - 3:07 pm

  60. #136 by puppy on 2011.08.24 - 12:58 pm

    DX9 looks beautiful.

  61. #137 by Stephen Mol on 2011.08.24 - 12:53 pm

    I thought I heard that there weren’t going to be island guides anymore. If that’s the case, who would help the newcomers on the welcome walkway?

    • #138 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.24 - 1:56 pm

      Perhaps we’ll be taking the “Wood-duck” approach to world exploration.

      You have to “Learn how to fall before you learn how to fly” type of mentality.

    • #139 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.24 - 2:14 pm

      You don’t have to be a Island Guide to help others. Most im sure will just help out while people come through the heavenly gates! πŸ™‚


    • #140 by Jon Brohaugh (puter_head) on 2011.08.24 - 2:29 pm

      I will !!!

      ‘handup … lol!

    • #141 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.08.24 - 3:14 pm

      I saw some plan to volunteer themselves..

    • #142 by Charlene Durbin on 2011.08.24 - 3:32 pm

      I was never an IG but I was alwayz willing to help anyone I could. I suppose that’s just the Therian in me..lol —Yupimagrl

    • #143 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.24 - 4:00 pm

      At this time there is not a formal Island Guides. But never then less, There are a group of Old IG’s that will continue on, having formed a group already.
      Note: We are trained professionals. πŸ˜€

      • #144 by Stephen Mol on 2011.08.24 - 6:59 pm

        So basically any random member will be allowed to go on the walkway at anytime?

      • #145 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.24 - 7:23 pm

        Not sure yet.

        Every “Random Member” will actually be a paying, premium member now. Which means if they’re banned, they’re going to have to find a new way to pay. That’s not going to be so easy.

      • #146 by GaryBob on 2011.08.25 - 10:18 am

        One of the criteria I’ve used since There ended, when exploring new social worlds, has been the length of time it takes to meet a friend/someone new who I like. Most failed *abysmally* at this and lost me after a few days.

        I, for one, would love to be able to visit the walkway so I could welcome my friends when they arrive. That way I could help them myself and sort of personalize the experience. I know that vSide’s tutorial level, “The Gateway,” is open to the public. That was always a big help when trying to “recruit” new people and I recall a good friend from There showing up to guide me through it when I first joined. That made a big difference in my perspective on the whole world.

      • #147 by alexandria3178 on 2011.08.25 - 12:19 pm

        Having been an IG myself, I would probably spend most of my time on the WW anyway helping new members. I think there is a lot of good that came from having an organized group that had the dedication to help others, anyone… not just people who were personal friends before joining there.

      • #148 by Marta on 2011.08.25 - 2:11 pm

        I’m like (GaryBob#150) I want to make every effort to meet my friends when they join the world. But I really Loved…. that (Jordy 26 #143) Used the words “heavenly gates” (below) Because it is soo fitting for There2!!!

        (Jordy 26 #143)You don’t have to be a Island Guide to help others. Most im sure will just help out while people come through the heavenly gates!

  62. #149 by JasonMK on 2011.08.24 - 12:30 pm

    Now this is interesting, as of this post 133 posts are visible in this thread with zero (0) comments from MW. I can only suspect that this is “crunch time” and some big things happening behind the scenes. Perhaps he is busy talking in the 3D world? Very exciting, and I like where this is heading. ‘yeah

    • #150 by Michael Wilson on 2011.08.24 - 12:34 pm

      Either that or you have too much time on your hands.

      • #151 by JasonMK on 2011.08.24 - 6:30 pm

        He speaks! And I’m just trying to readjust all of my free time I’ve had since There closed getting ready to poor it back into the virtual world. I have found that too much of the time I used to spend in There has been consumed by other rl things (need to fix that?).

    • #152 by yankeeinthesouth on 2011.08.24 - 3:12 pm


  63. #153 by Fallax on 2011.08.24 - 11:52 am

    Cant even think what to say I am so excited..except thank you Michael..and everyone involved to date πŸ™‚

  64. #154 by Jordan on 2011.08.24 - 11:21 am

    This made my day! Thank you for the update! πŸ˜€

  65. #155 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.08.24 - 11:11 am

    Oh my god. NICE. This is what I’m waiting for…

  66. #156 by Sleestak on 2011.08.24 - 11:05 am

    I was thinking, maybe they can bring back raffle tickets

  67. #157 by kelayna on 2011.08.24 - 11:04 am

    Wonderful pictures making the wait even more difficult, but with each passing day brings us all closer to home.

    WTG Team Phoenix!!

  68. #158 by Jon Brohaugh (puter_head) on 2011.08.24 - 11:04 am

    Very cool!! Pics look way awesome to say the least!!

    Been sitting on my hands to stop from clapping for weeks now!! Please hurry… I need to get up!!

    In all seriousness… thank you all so much!! Seeing the Aero Lounge was incredible. It looked so good. Absolutely can’t wait!!

    ‘clap … oops

  69. #159 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.24 - 10:59 am

    These pics definitely go to show ya don’t know whatcha got till it’s gone. Fortunately we get a second chance to get it back!

    • #160 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.26 - 8:24 am


  70. #161 by calliekitty on 2011.08.24 - 10:39 am

    Wow, I’m so thrilled to see the There.com world again, and I can’t wait to be playing with my There.com pals again!!! Michael Wilson and staff, thank you, thank you soooooo, sooooo much for all the hard work and time you are putting into bringing this all back to us!!!
    And if you need any GP’s I’d loved to help out too!!

  71. #162 by GreenAngel on 2011.08.24 - 10:08 am

    Yeah, we are getting closer to home again, again TY Mw and sam

  72. #163 by Brainziac on 2011.08.24 - 9:41 am

    These pics bought tears of longing to my eyes… Longing to zoom about in my buggies again.
    Thank you for your hard work and regular updates.

  73. #164 by Kattwomann on 2011.08.24 - 9:40 am

    Who wants to sit on the log overlooking the jungle pools and ”’kiss right about now? πŸ˜›

    • #165 by Escape on 2011.08.24 - 10:03 am


    • #166 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.24 - 10:58 am

      I’m a there kiss virgin… never kissed anyone in game.. LMAO

      And hubby won’t make an account and log in! ‘drat

      • #167 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.08.24 - 11:47 am

        Ditto, can catch virus’s doing that!

      • #168 by LeeLee on 2011.08.24 - 11:56 am


  74. #169 by Thumdar on 2011.08.24 - 8:45 am

    Is it just me or does the rendering details look much better in the DX9 screen pics?

    • #170 by PcDoc on 2011.08.24 - 9:08 am

      it def does

  75. #171 by dirty_dirtball on 2011.08.24 - 8:24 am

    Nice to see the old world again. Playing vicariously through screenshots πŸ™‚

  76. #173 by Guernseyman on 2011.08.24 - 8:23 am

    Thank you seems so little to say after seeing those pictures of our home world, thank you to all the team and GP’s for all your hard work. I’m sure all us Thereian’s are very greatful for all the hard work you are all doing for us and not forgetting Michael Wilson who believes in us to keep the world active once it reopens again to the general public…..:). Remember the Thereian motto “Once a Thereian always a Thereian”.

  77. #174 by justagreatguy on 2011.08.24 - 8:13 am

    Dam you make me so jealous that your in There and I’m not! and that jacket is so cool! Who is the designer?
    Great Update, BIG THANKS and keep up the good work!!!!

  78. #175 by phantium on 2011.08.24 - 8:03 am

    Awesome, keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

  79. #176 by martin71 on 2011.08.24 - 7:19 am

    all i want to say is thank you MW ,sam, others you made alot of ppls happy that you have brought there.com back to as it was our home and place to have fun and chat and get to no new ppl from all over the world and made happy couples like my self …

    thank you so much πŸ™‚


  80. #177 by Celtic on 2011.08.24 - 7:05 am

    Very cool! I am looking forward to returning to the 3D world:)

    Where are the 3rd and 4th pictures from? What is it?

  81. #178 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.24 - 6:54 am

    Gosh what a great update.! 5x step closer to entering the world. Hopefully, we could get in before school starts here. Good work.!

  82. #179 by Egern on 2011.08.24 - 6:24 am

    i love aero lounge πŸ˜€ !!

  83. #180 by Mr_Perry on 2011.08.24 - 5:54 am

    Question…. I never gave up hope, and never removed There from my computer….
    should I leave it on there and intall the new software over it,
    or unintall it?

    • #181 by ForTehLulz on 2011.08.24 - 7:14 am

      Uninstall it.
      So many people don’t read…
      It will be the new DX9 client that you will have to download.

    • #182 by JasonMK on 2011.08.24 - 7:23 am

      Uninstall, with There moving to the cloud the old software will be looking in the wrong places. (just as it was with TherIM, which i too asked MW about.)

      • #183 by Ltbigdog There on 2011.08.24 - 8:39 am

        Just remember to save any layout files you may of kept, with any luck (I hope) we will beable to use the same layouts and save people hours of rebuilding.

      • #184 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.25 - 3:42 pm

        I doubt old layout files will work. If you open a .LAY file with, say, Wordpad, you’ll see it has object IDs and locations (3D coordinates within the PAZ, house, funzone, etc.). Problem is, all the objects in our inventory have new object IDs, obtained as part of the migration process (since our avatars are new avatars with the same names as legacy avatars, I think it had to be done this way).

        Now, that said, I have no intention of deleting my old layout files — if nothing else, I can obtain the POIDs for my “new” stuff (by dropping it in a blank PAZ and saving the layout, then opening the resulting .LAY) and manually translate enough stuff for my 10-drop PAZ layouts. The only way I can think of to do this automatically would be to read the avatar’s inventory (after the 3D world is open) and match the item names with those in the .LAY files; I’m sure this is possible (after all, people wrote custom inventory managers), but haven’t the faintest idea how to do it, and would prefer There engineers spend their time getting the world running rather than writing “convenience” applications, at least for now.

      • #185 by Dan Samuel on 2011.08.26 - 7:41 pm

        Do NOT lose your saved layouts (gamekit or houses). They should work fine in the new world (they include both the ‘poid’ which WILL be new, but also the ‘pid’ which will be the same, so when loading a layout it will use whatever it finds in your inventory with a matching ‘pid’)

        But you are the ONLY ONE with a copy of your layouts. They are NOT stored on the server. So don’t lose them πŸ™‚

        And yes, your old client will (eventually) crash if you tried it on the new cluster. But mainly because there was a release of Flash after we closed (Flash 10.1 I think), which led to our leaking huge amounts of memory (and then crashing). The new client is not crashed by current Flash versions.

        Oh, but the exciting thing about THAT is it turns out the ‘Flash Bug’ was ultimately the cause of the old mysterious “Client Wig-Out” where your desktop would start flashing and get all wonky if you left There running in the background.

        But yes, you will need the new 3D client, and that comes with DX9 support which you are free to use or not, as you deem best.

      • #186 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.27 - 10:05 am

        Well, this is one of those times when I’m happy to be wrong. I’ll be sure to back up my most current layout files (in fact, I’ll do it right now, before I forget), so I don’t have to remember to do it before installing the new client when that becomes available.

  84. #187 by Mercuria on 2011.08.24 - 5:54 am


    Sorry, I think I just peed a little . . .


    • #188 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:12 am

      Wonder if you can skill up on Avie training like ya can on Doggie training…

      *spreads newspaper on the floor for Mecuria*


    • #189 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 8:59 am


  85. #190 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.08.24 - 5:52 am

    Samsyn needs a “seatcover” for that buggy *Grinz*

  86. #191 by Kattwomann on 2011.08.24 - 5:32 am

    Oh man I was so busy staring at the pretty pictures I didn’t even post right away! I’m getting SO excited! ”’yay!!!

  87. #192 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.24 - 5:14 am

    Woo hooo! DX9! Thank you for posting more pictures! Great to see a Tiki stage again and Crab Rock too!

  88. #193 by 20000dollers on 2011.08.24 - 5:03 am

    O.o the good old welcome walk way miss it cont waite to be there agane !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. #194 by Puddlefish on 2011.08.24 - 4:54 am

    Thanks for the pics! It’s looking great and really psyching us up for in-world!! wohooo

  90. #195 by M on 2011.08.24 - 4:52 am

    How come when you click “Buy $T” You get the There has closed notice :(?

    • #196 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.24 - 8:32 am

      Possible because that part of There is not functioning yet?

  91. #197 by JonmiChel on 2011.08.24 - 4:50 am

    My gosh! Pictures express more than words lmao. GREAT ! Not sure why but I think we will all be at our home by next weekend !!!!! *_*

  92. #198 by Julie Witt on 2011.08.24 - 4:28 am

    Wow, wonderful memories of bugging there. πŸ™‚ I am so excited.

  93. #199 by Evelyn Ross on 2011.08.24 - 4:26 am

    That is wonderful to see There is coming very soon!

  94. #200 by JasonMK on 2011.08.24 - 4:07 am

    samsyn looks lonely in There…

  95. #201 by Reo on 2011.08.24 - 4:04 am

    The Aero lounge looks amazing. Can’t wait to get back

  96. #202 by Reo on 2011.08.24 - 4:03 am

    oooo pretty textures

  97. #203 by Seth on 2011.08.24 - 3:54 am

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I believe these pictures are worth a million. This is simply amazing work, and we cant say thank you enough for bringing back There.

  98. #204 by Winged on 2011.08.24 - 3:53 am

    THERE… WORLD… So Pretty.. must TOUCH!

    this just remind me how i loved to explore places and look at them, how there has its own unique texture and style. And a very authentic and relaxing view to it, when your not near somthing so much you start to know why you love it so much when you look at it.
    a mounth and half till i’m 18 and then living again the THERE enviorment.

  99. #205 by coolangatta on 2011.08.24 - 2:47 am

    Where Skippy hiding?

    • #206 by Beta2003 on 2011.08.24 - 9:04 am

      Skippy is probably in Carbonate, I guess it remains to be seen if MW will let Skippy back in, he’s not been recovered. Perhaps MW shredded the avie to save time from having to ban him later. πŸ™‚

  100. #207 by presencethere on 2011.08.24 - 2:42 am

    This is great! Can’t wait to experience it myself…..

  101. #208 by Mark Behncke (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.24 - 2:35 am

    I seriously dropped my jaw this morning.

    Just in awe of those photos. Thanks so much for bringing our home back!


  102. #209 by mimi06 on 2011.08.24 - 2:29 am

    What to type…. OMG… Samsyns looking a bit lonely rofl.. and yet again.. NEVER bring your first cup of coffee to the blogs…… yet again another clean up the keyboard day.. rofl.. my nerves are shot, my dog thinks I went nuts.. WE’RE almost THERE! THANK YOU!

  103. #210 by joseph on 2011.08.24 - 2:13 am

    oooooooooooooommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmgggggggggggggggggggggg cant wait for there to open add me everybody dragon02891

  104. #211 by vmcl1998 on 2011.08.24 - 1:37 am

    Great update!!

  105. #212 by Jypsi on 2011.08.24 - 1:08 am

    Love the pics i can hardly wait, Thanks guys for all your hard work πŸ™‚

  106. #213 by satarell on 2011.08.24 - 1:07 am

    :O little buggy speed bar lol I had forgotten about that πŸ™‚ its been to long love love love the photos πŸ˜€

  107. #214 by Corey_Lee on 2011.08.24 - 12:34 am

    Graphics look much better on Dx9 indeed . I wonder if it possible to make it with Dx10 or it would be just a code trouble (:
    Thanks for your hard works Team Phoenix!

  108. #215 by toufovou on 2011.08.24 - 12:28 am

    Dont know if u noticed guys but thats the DX9 version. How is it working MW? Any problems with it?

  109. #216 by PcDoc on 2011.08.23 - 11:44 pm

    DX9 looks awesome

    • #217 by PcDoc on 2011.08.24 - 1:53 am

      btw, what do u mean by controlled access? limiting the GPs to only certain locations?

  110. #218 by martin71 on 2011.08.23 - 11:40 pm

    great job guys awsome .. could we have a list of things we can do and carnt do like paz`s hoods and funzones that we own still ?? for when its done and safe to login there..

    thank you

  111. #219 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.23 - 11:09 pm

    I am SOOO gonna be checking my email this week.. Way to go Team Phoenix!

    *does a happydance*

  112. #220 by MissisElle on 2011.08.23 - 10:34 pm

    Awww super! haha it’s gonna be funn hahah, absolutely :D!

  113. #221 by Esky on 2011.08.23 - 9:53 pm

    Wonderful seeing all these pictures, thanks Michael. It’s getting very exciting indeed πŸ˜€

  114. #222 by Myhay12 on 2011.08.23 - 9:35 pm

    Good j00b guyz!Keep on updatin!

  115. #223 by DavyRocket on 2011.08.23 - 9:30 pm

    OOoooo Is that bump mapping I am seeing? w00t totally awesome to see Buggies, and a funzone again. Poor Samsyn all alone in that big world 😦

  116. #224 by NateTheStar on 2011.08.23 - 8:36 pm

    Wow, the world looks great! I was wondering what a DX9 There would look like and you surely don’t disappoint πŸ™‚ Keep up the hard work!!

  117. #225 by S_S_B_P_D on 2011.08.23 - 8:28 pm

    why does the first avie have her staff logo and samsyn doesnt? great job guys!

    • #226 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.24 - 9:15 am

      Cause it isn’t a staff logo. Not sure why his dun show, but it always shows that logo on your name in world. Been a while eh lol

  118. #227 by superjuice on 2011.08.23 - 8:16 pm

    Oh man SamSyn must be having a blast. There 2 is almost here!

  119. #228 by Kandie Sweetdecision on 2011.08.23 - 7:59 pm

    Can’t wait!!! Thanks for the info, we are ‘patiently’ waiting… πŸ™‚

  120. #229 by coolnet on 2011.08.23 - 7:46 pm

    thanks for uploading the pictures. πŸ™‚

  121. #230 by Achenar on 2011.08.23 - 7:41 pm

    Yeah, nice screen shots πŸ™‚ But don’t Recalcitrix and Samsyn look real lonely? :))

    • #231 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 8:54 am

      Agreed! LOL. I cant wait either…

  122. #232 by Danyelrd Thereian on 2011.08.23 - 7:02 pm

    *_* oh wow!!!!!
    I just can’t wait to play it again!!!(after 2 years!! ¬¬ )

  123. #233 by RRTT on 2011.08.23 - 7:00 pm

    Beyond exciting. Great to see all this. πŸ˜€

  124. #234 by Seg_Vio on 2011.08.23 - 6:32 pm

    This is the epitome of awesome!

  125. #235 by SueZ on 2011.08.23 - 6:32 pm

    Thanks for the pics and all the hard work! whooo hoo! ‘chickendance ”’yay!

  126. #236 by Xcal Urradio on 2011.08.23 - 6:18 pm

    Like I said to my wife when we where dating ,,,,,,You tease lol thanks you guys love them

  127. #237 by Craig Hartley on 2011.08.23 - 6:10 pm

    Rarely on the internet do images without words suffice to tell you everything you need. More rare still are occasions where mere images can deliver feelings of pure joy, anticipation and begin to fill a longing void…

  128. #238 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.23 - 6:01 pm

    Is it my imagination or are the graphics a lot sharper than the old There?
    GP, xSnoopy

    • #239 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.24 - 3:54 am

      I think it’s just the fact that we haven’t seen There in such a long time (especially since we have been relying on screenshots and older video) that I think we just didn’t have the best quality documentation of it.

      • #240 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.24 - 3:44 pm

        I have about 40 screen shots from Zephyr on closing night. The graphics in the ones Michael posted above, are much better.

    • #241 by Mark B. (Cowbellwalken) on 2011.08.24 - 8:00 am

      I didn’t realize what you were saying until now; but that is being run with DX9… that might be why you’re seeing such a difference.

    • #242 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.26 - 8:17 am

      Snoopy its your imagination, you’re dreaming again and posting in your sleep.

  129. #243 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.23 - 5:54 pm

    OK Michael,
    This was not a waterproof keyboard and those pics made me drool all over it!!
    Where are the pics of Zephyr? I was kinda hoping to see that “Teleport Proof Pen we’ve built in those cute pink undies you always wear.”
    GP, xSnoopy

    • #244 by David H on 2011.08.23 - 9:22 pm

      Really? I think you might need a doctor.

      • #245 by MissisElle on 2011.08.23 - 10:36 pm

        ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha lmfao lmfao. ‘rofl

      • #246 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.23 - 11:06 pm

        I’m thinkin a padded cell and a strait jacket…


      • #247 by LeeLee on 2011.08.24 - 11:55 am

        LOL Lady_tigrane!

      • #248 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.26 - 8:10 am


    • #249 by EvenStupider on 2011.08.24 - 9:44 am

      I’m going to have to agree with David on this one… I think you may have Parkinsons disease..


      Best of luck pal.

      • #250 by xSnoopy on 2011.08.24 - 3:37 pm

        I get it … Sour grapes.
        Every one of those 365 days, my thoughts will be with you.
        Bless you, my son!

  130. #251 by Hexxxis on 2011.08.23 - 5:40 pm

    Awwww Yeaaaahhhh

  131. #252 by G on 2011.08.23 - 5:39 pm

    Those screenshots make my heart puff up! Sometimes I’m legit taken aback at how much memories an online “game” brings back.

  132. #253 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.08.23 - 5:32 pm

    Yes now I’m spamming fb ppl from another world with these pics, I gotta be driving them crazy at this point lol. ty 4 all hard work from all involved!

  133. #254 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.08.23 - 5:16 pm


  134. #255 by Cef on 2011.08.23 - 5:14 pm

    Does anyone know where pics 3 and 4 are taken from?

    • #256 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.24 - 2:13 am

      I’m guessing, but the terrain behind the house looks like either Malahini or the southern part of Jobaji (where There Orleans was).

      • #257 by HoverboatPilot on 2011.08.24 - 11:42 am

        It’s probably the monument that will be erected to honor Team Phoenix for the outstanding work they’ve done and will continue to do! πŸ˜€

        On a serious note, the structure looks new to me since I don’t recall any buildings in There with a maple leaf on the columns like that. Kinda reminds me of some elven ruins I’ve seen in other games. Neat stuff!

    • #258 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 8:51 am

      Part of Ootay

  135. #259 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.23 - 5:05 pm

    The UI of the whole virtual world is amazingly unique. Never seen anything like it and have always loved it. There2!


  136. #260 by David H on 2011.08.23 - 5:02 pm

    looks awesome, cannot wait.

  137. #261 by Goddess_Lexcee on 2011.08.23 - 5:00 pm

    omg. HOME!!!!

  138. #262 by VM on 2011.08.23 - 4:58 pm

    Thanks for the work put into this!

  139. #263 by LeeLee on 2011.08.23 - 4:57 pm

    Omg! Omg! I almost had a little tears when I see them. Hurry, please! *lol* Thank you for the update, btw! ❀

  140. #264 by dakotaman on 2011.08.23 - 4:52 pm

    The anticipation builds with every update!! ‘Clucky’s speed’ to all of your team, MW.


  141. #265 by Bumpin42 on 2011.08.23 - 4:48 pm

    OMG!!!! Your Fricking Killing Me Over Here!!!!! lol : )0

  142. #266 by INSPiRE on 2011.08.23 - 4:44 pm

    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  143. #267 by Shivaki on 2011.08.23 - 4:42 pm

    Haha. Samsyn “just so happens” to go to Palm Grove/Windward Valley.. You tease! I can’t wait to bike and buggy around those funzones again.

    Thanks for the pictures. πŸ™‚

  144. #268 by Riot_Girl_1 on 2011.08.23 - 4:40 pm

    Ahh! So exciting but makes me “home-sick”

    I can’t wait to get back ❀

  145. #269 by Mister_Sinister on 2011.08.23 - 4:38 pm

    Looking good can’t wait hit the tracks:)

  146. #270 by Okalnix on 2011.08.23 - 4:36 pm

    Great photo’s.
    If only he / she turn on that photo.

    Its look like the grass mowing already done and the Zepelings filled with gas.

    Thank you for the update.

    • #271 by ImageMaker on 2011.08.24 - 2:09 am

      Wonderful thing about feelium (the lifting gas used in There zeppelins): it doesn’t leak. All these gas bags have remained full during storage without any maintenance needed. ‘tu

  147. #272 by Diatribe on 2011.08.23 - 4:35 pm

    Woot woot! πŸ˜€

  148. #273 by GreenAngel on 2011.08.23 - 4:34 pm

    Yes, we are getting much closer, ty

  149. #274 by Sniperbait on 2011.08.23 - 4:33 pm

    Put a smile on me and wife’s face to see the new update. We have a bet going when it will be reopening.. lol So many good memories we had in THERE and look foward to making and sharing more with others. Thanks for such a good update, hopefully any seen and unforseen issues get handled with ease and we can all rejoin once again. As Dorthy said in Wizard of Oz, THERE’s no place like home… To many I am sure will agree, there has not been any other site, not matter how advanced the graphics that has had the realism like THERE or its drawing. I can say I have tried them all, built and designed in them all, and abandoned them all but one, and that was THERE. If anyone wants to add me feel free. “Sniperbait” Bring your paint guns and let the fun begin. πŸ™‚ Oh, If I win the bet, then I get to host a massive paintball event once our hoods are returned, if she wins then its a card event. So root for me if you like paint balling and her if you like cards!!:):P NOOOO not the doghouse…

    • #275 by Craig Hartley on 2011.08.23 - 6:15 pm

      Your post made me smile, good luck with your bet! πŸ™‚

  150. #276 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.08.23 - 4:32 pm

    Woot Woot! Wow… I’m speechless. Its great to see “home” again.. So CLOSE! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the pictures MW!!! πŸ™‚

    • #277 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.08.23 - 5:29 pm

      WOW those pictures that were added are just beautiful.. I’m loving DX9.. I wish you guys could do DX9 from launch. I love the textures.. So pretty. ;D

  151. #278 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.23 - 4:31 pm

    Oh wow !!! this is really really exciting

  152. #279 by luckyjunior2005 on 2011.08.23 - 4:29 pm

    Awesomeness!! πŸ˜€

  153. #280 by Taelos Katran on 2011.08.23 - 4:25 pm

    Tink !!!

  154. #281 by SaltySilver on 2011.08.23 - 4:24 pm

    Happiness! ‘patch

  155. #282 by Jooz on 2011.08.23 - 4:08 pm

    looking goood!

  156. #283 by Xcal Urradio on 2011.08.23 - 4:06 pm

    Looking Great love the Picks and man hope you let us take a ride o the blimp lol

    • #284 by trevor9393 on 2011.08.24 - 6:54 am

      Haha wow.

  157. #285 by 2_fast_for_u on 2011.08.23 - 3:58 pm

    i just pooped my pants!!!!

    • #286 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.08.26 - 5:08 am

      Mental note to self… design “ThereDepends” undergarments… and do NOT shake 2_fasts or Tumble_Weed’s hand…


  158. #287 by Tumble_Weed on 2011.08.23 - 3:56 pm

    I think I just pee’d alittle….soooo exciting! πŸ™‚

  159. #288 by Camel on 2011.08.23 - 3:54 pm

    That’s a lot of shortcuts to There

  160. #289 by BABS on 2011.08.23 - 3:51 pm


  161. #290 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.23 - 3:49 pm

    Oh! Ootay island looks so great! Thank you for sharing. Seeing these made my afternoon!

    • #291 by Andrew Harris on 2011.08.23 - 4:05 pm

      I agree Francis! ‘yay

      I can’t wait to have a virtual drink with everyone on Ootay Island~

    • #292 by IMAKOS on 2011.08.23 - 4:36 pm

      it won’t be long before you can start filming again in There. ”’Yay

    • #293 by Asifchris on 2011.08.23 - 5:17 pm

      OOTAY!!! My Old Stompin Grounds… YEE HAA!!!

    • #294 by Basya on 2011.08.24 - 8:55 am

      Oh thanks so much for these pics! So close to being in world! Aero Lounge– I think that’s where we were — Francis’s party — when There closed!!! Oh, I so want to take a hoverboat out and fly around!!!!!

      • #295 by Francis_7 on 2011.08.24 - 1:58 pm

        Yep thats it! The Aero Longue looks great, dosen’t it? : )

    • #296 by Tinirty on 2011.08.27 - 8:49 am

      I Loved Ootay!!

  162. #297 by Kev on 2011.08.23 - 3:35 pm

    This isn’t a “Minor Update” at all! Simply amazing work. We’re SO close. πŸ™‚

  163. #298 by Cef on 2011.08.23 - 3:33 pm

    Wow!…i’m not sure i can say much more than that πŸ™‚

  164. #299 by Lee on 2011.08.23 - 3:32 pm

    Excellent πŸ™‚

  165. #300 by daniel on 2011.08.23 - 3:27 pm

    thanks for the update

  166. #301 by Jordy26 on 2011.08.23 - 3:23 pm

    Simply amazing! These photos speak 1000 words!


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