GP3Ds presented with new client, new GP3Ds nominated

SamSyn and Bruce have fielded a new client for the GP3Ds, and the list of new ones prepared (not sure if the invites have been sent out yet).

In the meantime, we heard the existing GP3Ds were conducting some rigorous tests, and we were able to sneak up on them and capture a shot of them testing the grueling, er, exhausting, er…well, not quite sure what that activity is:

OOO…maybe we should be all swank and call them the “First Five”…er, wait there’s six..Ok, the “Super Six”, oh there’s another, OK, the “Sinister Seven”.. oh never mind!

  1. #1 by Lela on 2011.09.15 - 5:45 pm


    Please help us to have more patience by giving us a better idea of how long we must wait to return back home. Please post your project plan and tell us when you have achieved milestones. That way we’ll have a better idea of how much work remains and your rate of progress.


    An original resident of Pangea

  2. #2 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.15 - 4:46 pm

    Hmmm. When typing a reply, it looks like it’s going to go in the right place, but my last two (and one other one from a day or so ago) went to the bottom instead of attaching to the post I was replying on…

  3. #3 by GreenAngel on 2011.09.15 - 12:48 pm

    A note for Sad-Thereian, to my understanding if you saved your paz, you can do a put back for you paz to come back out where you left it. That is what I am going to do when I get back into There. Quick question, would paz community have the ability to have paint ball drops up in space? does space neighborhoods have paint ball drops? I am going to bring back GreenAngel’s SpaceSerenity up in Space and I just wonder about it.

    Anyhow, Thereians, good luck and I hope to see you soon in There. Yeah!!!!!!!

  4. #4 by Okalnix on 2011.09.15 - 12:41 pm

    Looking to China.
    Its not bug but just fun to see it

  5. #5 by ForTehLulz on 2011.09.15 - 11:25 am

    Is it only me that checks this blog every few minutes for new updates? So intense..

  6. #6 by zandarkei on 2011.09.15 - 10:43 am

    On 8-16-2011 MW had 587 posts to one of his Updates…will this one beat the old record?

  7. #7 by zandarkei on 2011.09.15 - 10:42 am

    On 8-16-2011 there were 587 posts to one of MW updates…will this one beat that record?

  8. #8 by frankprss on 2011.09.15 - 8:59 am

    The whole No-update-in-a-week thing is killing me!

  9. #9 by LeeLee on 2011.09.15 - 6:36 am

    Still waiting for the next update! ❀

  10. #10 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.15 - 5:16 am

    • #11 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.15 - 5:19 am

      Someone on the Thereian Community facebook page wanted to see the current sector boundries. Mostly they were curious about the Twin Bridges area, so I made a short video. Sorry about the quality of this I ahve been very sick these past few days.

    • #12 by toufovou on 2011.09.15 - 4:35 pm

      Crossing sectors was the one thing that worried me most. You never know how things could act up sometimes. So glad it works just fine

    • #13 by debpitts on 2011.09.15 - 4:52 pm

      Nice pics Migman.

  11. #14 by migman on 2011.09.14 - 6:16 pm

    Just a few screenshots.

    • #15 by CpnBob on 2011.09.15 - 7:14 pm

      Hey, Migman ~
      How do you have Bedican? Or is this just old screenshots?

  12. #16 by 70leon on 2011.09.14 - 3:41 pm

    Tis easier to destroy than to create, patience Danielson! … Must……. have………There.. lol

  13. #17 by biggiedude420 on 2011.09.14 - 1:01 pm

    Im glad to see all the oldies back and im looking forward to holding some buggy events im sure i have lots of stuff to give away lol

  14. #18 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.14 - 10:47 am

    I know it was you!! πŸ™‚
    You didn’t think you could get away with shooting me when I was AFK, did ya?
    That’s the second time. One of these times I will walk in and then, WHATCHA gonna do?
    TOO FUNNY!!!! πŸ™‚

    • #19 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.14 - 1:34 pm

      I feel left out 😦

    • #20 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.15 - 6:43 am

      We can’t have you feeling left out πŸ™‚
      Tell you what, If it was her, I will shoot her a couple of times JUST for you.
      I might just FRAPS the whole thing. Its gonna be vicariously for you, at this time. It’s the best I can do πŸ™‚
      GP3D, xSnoopy πŸ™‚

    • #21 by Babs There on 2011.09.15 - 7:47 am

      I was performing a test.. yea that’s it. To see if uhh, afk avatars are still affected by various objects like paintballs, buggies, hoverbikes, and pretty much everything I could find in my inventory to test with. πŸ˜€

  15. #22 by Codrod on 2011.09.14 - 10:43 am

    Hey MW.
    Quick Q.
    Will you unban accounts eventually with these infractions:
    a. swearing
    b. posting inappropriate links

    Considering it will be well in 2 years probarly till the world actually returns, and people do change.

    Please get back to me (:

  16. #23 by martin71 on 2011.09.14 - 9:58 am

    great work guys see what next week brings ??

  17. #24 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.09.14 - 4:13 am

    lol vaughn….

  18. #25 by SapphireRose on 2011.09.13 - 11:11 pm

    Thanks Mackie for responding to my email about the second chance , i really hope you consider it Michael , xo sapphire

    • #26 by Escape on 2011.09.14 - 3:07 pm

      Awesome Mackie responded..

  19. #27 by lionsheart on 2011.09.13 - 10:59 pm

    if theres no list that we can see does that mean we are not on the list so to be asked to go to the back of the list that means we get to be on a list?
    Thats what missing there does to you, mushies your sentence,s up,
    in astronomy terms are we therians to be , veiwing the moon through a telescope or we still looking at jupiter in visual scale of there landing,or are we waiting for a comet to wizz by so we can jump on it for our ride to there at the far reaches of our solar system in the ooort cloud.
    posts reminder to self to check optics in case of diversion and check compass in case of malfuntion.
    now for the coffee
    looking forward to seeing flight plan .

  20. #28 by Hott_Chickk_513 on 2011.09.13 - 8:02 pm

    Everything Seems To Being Going Very Well. Hope To Reunite With All My Friends Again Soon! Keep Up The Good Work Mike & His Crews! Good Things Come To Those Who Wait πŸ˜‰

  21. #29 by suziequeen on 2011.09.13 - 3:08 pm

    I just want to say thank you mw and everyone involed I just got in to the IM. I am so happy to be back. Took alot of work on my comp. to get there. I want to say welcome home, welcome home almost THERE.

    • #30 by Jasclyn on 2011.09.14 - 5:11 am

      What kind of work did you have to do because I can’t get on and I cant figure out why not (system error occurred. connection timed out!?!?) I need help 😦

      • #31 by softNdark on 2011.09.14 - 2:50 pm

        @ Jasclyn

        You are not alone…. I’m lost also ~smile~ I was on the IM at one point, got to see my inventory list, chat with a few friends. but during a update/change or something I was off a few days & missed something!!! Started getting the errors msg. etc. NOW… I can’t even see my inventory list from There Central, I was feeling like I was “Lost In Space”.

        After I calmed down…. I just decided to try and hold out till the World opens…. Oooh but it’s soo hard!!!! ~smile~ Kinda comforting to know you are “Lost In Space” with me. Laughingggggggg And how many others?????

  22. #32 by vaughn_2 on 2011.09.13 - 1:58 pm

    Wow its so nice to see all my buggies again…Haha just kidding What I meant to say is, it will be so nice to see all my buggies again and hook up with old friends,cant wait..

  23. #33 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.09.13 - 1:41 pm

    Contrats MeadowAngel, for your kind explanations to Sad_Therian…..

    • #34 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.14 - 10:12 am

      Thanks. πŸ™‚ I just get where he/she is coming from.. I’d like everything to be the same too. I hope everyone comes back, even the people I didn’t really like or get along with because it won’t be the same without them.

      BUT I know that may not be possible and I’m just happy to be going home, even if some things have to change.

  24. #35 by mimi06 on 2011.09.13 - 1:10 pm

    spent another afternoon looking thru my inventory.. everytime I look I remember something else rofl.. makes the wait worth it! (and NO isnt open) .. but this sure helps seeing and bringing back memories. Yes! Coke Train here I come! lol.. goes back to my corner πŸ™‚

    • #36 by David H on 2011.09.13 - 3:43 pm

      I know I have some awesome buggies that I can’t wait to get on and explore stuff again with.

    • #37 by Cellophane Thereian on 2011.09.13 - 5:07 pm

      I’m with you, mimi… πŸ™‚

      I want to pull on my checkered pants with my Auten Hoodie, either roam my old Hood or, if I lifted the lots- find a new Hood to decorate, drop all my cherished home items, take a spin over to Papa’s then lose myself in Maidenflight for a month.

      And yes, browse my inventory… ❀

    • #38 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.14 - 4:28 pm

      Rest assured, it will be worth the wait.
      Pictures and videos just do not do the world justice!
      I spent the first 24 hours online, with this silly grin on my face!
      If you can render DX9, I will take you to the place that Sam posted pics of. The detail is incredible.
      Things are looking great in all of the areas I have visited.
      HUGS πŸ™‚
      GP3D, xSnoopy

      • #39 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.09.15 - 11:41 am

        i wanna go too Snoopy….

  25. #40 by CardSharkRay on 2011.09.13 - 11:11 am

    are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18 are you 18
    sure dont sound it

    • #41 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.13 - 2:51 pm

      No i’m not 18, but I wish I was 18, I miss those days!

    • #42 by sognarxo on 2011.09.14 - 6:19 am

      lol im pretty sure there are alot of immature 18y.os. dont assume

      • #43 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.15 - 4:25 pm

        Don’t worry, those can get banned for other reasons than age…

  26. #44 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.13 - 10:47 am

    “Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet?
    Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet? Are we There yet?”

    • #45 by softNdark on 2011.09.13 - 1:05 pm

      better watch out…. gonna make MW say………..”Don’t make me pull this car over!!!!”


  27. #46 by sognarxo on 2011.09.13 - 10:41 am

    😦 this wait is torture

  28. #47 by zandarkei on 2011.09.13 - 10:38 am

    Everything looks good from what I seen…I hope we’ll get in soon πŸ™‚

  29. #48 by lionsheart on 2011.09.13 - 9:52 am

    well we all wanted a patience table for
    i think we are beta testing one right now.

    i was never any good with jokes o,well

    • #49 by Greenie on 2011.09.14 - 12:45 pm

      You got a smile out of me ;-D

  30. #50 by GreenAngel on 2011.09.13 - 7:55 am

    Open Open Open There, GreenAngel wants in

  31. #51 by martin71 on 2011.09.13 - 7:50 am

    so whats the news then on

  32. #52 by CardSharkRay on 2011.09.13 - 6:40 am

    MrScrooge sounds like ya have to update ya video card i looked at the pictures said ya video card needed to be updated its a intel video card go to and look for downloads and put in the name of ya video card install it and wammo it be fixed or i am not a computer geek lmao

  33. #53 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.13 - 4:45 am

    • #54 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.13 - 4:50 am

      Brandyn asked if I could do something with decorating a PAZ. I did not really have any saved PAZ layouts from before ( at least not any that this avatar has the parts for) but I did have this set leftover, and it was rather complicated to set up. The parts were made in 2004 and back then before the nudger it required a lot of looking at the ground and a lot of looking at the ceiling to put it together. So in this video I have previously set up the PAZ, then I freeze and saved the layout then I reloaded it. Seems to have worked perfectly. The bit where I am staring up at the roof.. well I don’t think I had those parts quite aligned before in the first place.

      • #55 by softNdark on 2011.09.13 - 6:29 am

        @ francis_7 Wonderful…. it made me soo home sick! ~smile~ Can hardly wait to get back “There” Thanks for the hard work GPs
        “When I hear the ‘sounds’ of a PAZ loading I get all excited………” hehhhee

        Thanks MW & Crew

      • #56 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.09.13 - 9:54 am

        Thanks Francis! Good to know that works perfectly! πŸ™‚

        I have one question, I never really messed around with PAZ’s ever. Is a saved neighborhood lot layout able to be converted into a PAZ? As in am would I be able to load one of my old neighborhood lot layouts into a PAZ?

      • #57 by Beta2003 on 2011.09.13 - 12:37 pm

        The first question Brandon, is whether or not you saved your layouts from “\There\ThereClient\UserData\gk_layouts\” as that is where the client keeps them. The server only keeps the ‘current’ state.

        I believe that paz and funzones files all share the same location, however if the layout doesn’t show up in your list you might need to use the layout editor to tweak one of the ‘zone’ settings if it notices the difference between zone types.

        If i remember correctly, there are only two types of layout files, those for ThereHouses (hk_layouts) and those for PAZ/Funzones (gk_layouts). I didn’t spend much time decorating Lots so I can’t be 100% sure, but other than a potential tweak to the layout header you should be great with a PAZ the same size or larger than your Lot.

        The layout editor will mostly be your friend if the shape of the terrain is different in your new location. πŸ™‚

      • #58 by Greenie on 2011.09.13 - 10:22 pm

        That was great Francis_7!

        You even showed the ever important, “Freeze Layout”. πŸ˜€

        The videos, pics and other updates from the GP’s have been amazing.

        Thanks to all of the GP’s, Team Phoenix and Mr. Wilson!

    • #59 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.09.13 - 9:34 am

      Francis you make the best videos!! I am so glad that you do because I can’t, all I am ever putting up is pics hahaha! You did inspire me to drop a paz and work on trick dropping ( thank you Jimony!) I am camped out on Marooned if you want to stop by for a visit πŸ™‚

  34. #60 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 4:49 pm

    So, ok I’m getting desperate now… Who do I need to kill for a spot as a GP? πŸ˜›

    Just joking. At least, just joking on a public board. *looks around* Ok, no one’s near by… pssst MW, email me with who you want destroyed and we can work something out in private. πŸ˜›

    • #61 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.13 - 4:16 am

      Mr. Wilson would probably reward you if you put me out of my misery LOL

      • #62 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.13 - 10:24 am

        Scroogey, you know I’ve always liked you and I’d miss you if you were gone BUT… if putting you out of your misery would get me in There quicker, well then I’m afraid I’d just have to miss you. πŸ˜›

        Seriously though, I feel so bad for you, hun. I want to get in world so bad it hurts but I can’t imagine actually being able to log in and then having problems. That just really sucks, sweetie. I hope someone can figure out what’s wrong and get it fixed for you soon.

  35. #63 by Sad_Therian on 2011.09.12 - 2:13 pm

    Well this 6 year Therian is sad. I want my 1 seater buggy. No There Strange or broken Buggy Museum! What a shame. Such pain of loss! An I won’t get my Paz loaction back! I owned a great view on a hill top for so many years. Fighting off players and There_Helpers to keep. Cause they said it was a sacred place. That I paid Paz rent on for nearly 6 years! I am one sad Therian!

    • #64 by PcDoc on 2011.09.12 - 4:18 pm

      it could be worse.

    • #65 by fulkenstien on 2011.09.12 - 5:17 pm

      as a Therian thats about to be a 8 year Therian can’t understand why you would be a “Sad Therian”.we have to look at is as “There” ended march 2010.we lost everything then paz locations,one seater buggies,and all kinds of collectible pixels.most of all friends and relationships.
      to be sad because you lost things in the resurection just doesn’t make sence to me.

    • #66 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.12 - 5:38 pm

      Don’t be sad. You have friends all around you.

    • #67 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 6:12 pm

      I can understand why you would want your location back and why you’d be a little bummed thinking you might not get it. I think it’s human nature to want everything to go back to “just like it was.” It’s like going home again after being gone awhile. I remember my first year of college I came home for the holidays after being gone for months and found they had cut down the big tree that stood in the middle of my neighborhood park. I stood there staring at the empty spot and just cried. I had so many wonderful memories involving that tree. My initials and my first boyfriends were carved in it, It was the first tree i ever climbed, I got my first kiss under it’s branches, etc. I wanted it to always stay the same. I have a lot of special memories of There too and I’d bet you have some pretty special memories that took place in that paz as well. So yeah, I get it why it makes you sad to think you might not get it back.

      But you never know, you might get it back. You might be the first one to get there when the world opens and re-claim your spot. Hey, it could happen! So try not to let it get you down too much. And even if you don’t get it, at least you’ll be back in There. A year ago, none of us thought we’d ever get to log in again. So try to look on the bright side if you can. πŸ™‚

    • #68 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.09.12 - 6:49 pm

      Things could be worse. Like There would never come back. Please quit winning. I am sorry to be so cruel but really?

    • #69 by alexandria3178 on 2011.09.14 - 2:49 pm

      There may not be a broken buggy museum, but I do remember there once having been a sky PAZ that oncw crashed to the ground. I wonder if they cleaned up that mess yet

      • #70 by Geoffrey Chase on 2011.09.15 - 10:21 am

        I think that was my sky Paz above Duda Beach. What happened is that I had 2 pazs side by side, and an object sticking into the other paz. The next day the objects were shifted a bit, and when I picked up the ramp, that moment, the object, Paz, and I were all on the ground in an instant, was about 2004 I think. Somehow the server did not like me picking up the object, because it’s drop point shifted to the adjacent paz, then all was on the Ground.

        – Geoffr524

  36. #71 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.12 - 8:47 am

    I see you ran a lap in Dune Valley Raceway.
    I hope that means you solved the graphics problem!
    So looking forward to chatting with you in game!!
    GP3D, xSnoopy
    See you in There πŸ™‚

    • #72 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.12 - 10:28 am

      I wish Snoopy. I have tried DX8,DX9 (my graphics card won’t support it– I think), OGL. I have uninstalled my graphics driver and re-installed it. I have deleted There completely and swept it off my computer completely. I feel like an idiot, being unable to solve this. Maybe I should have taken more computer courses instead of literature. Sadly, it’s looking like I am going to have to buy a laptop soon which I won’t be able to afford for a few months at least. Last night I was able to log in without system errors or seg vios, I rodemy buggy, bacio, and hoverboard. I played with my poor starved dog that looks like me. Even though my avatar looks messed up I had a great time. I’m not sure what else to do other than buying a new laptop, thank goodness they are cheaper these days so it’ll only take me a few months to save up enough.

      • #73 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:56 pm

        First thing to try, if you haven’t, is check that you have the most current drivers for your video card; most cards support DX9 in software, rather than firmware, so if your drivers are out of date, you may get buggy DX9 rendering. OGL was never all that good — I’d get all kinds of clipping errors (seeing “under” the terrain, mostly) when I tried to run it, and it was slower than DX9, at least on the video I had when I started There. You may need to use a “driver cleaning” utility to get rid of all traces of your old drivers before installing the new (this is especially a problem with older ATI chipsets).

        Failing new drivers solving the problem, it’s probably significantly cheaper to buy a new graphics card that is known to support DX9 than it is to buy a laptop — I can get PCI Express 16x cards with (IIRC) 256 MB VRAM for around $80 locally, and that’s with a chipset that supports DX9 natively. Assuming your computer isn’t right on the edge for power supply and has a free slot (either PCI Express or plain PCI — check before you buy, so you get the right kind of card), it should be easy to plug such a card in, load the drivers, and have your problem solved.

        BTW, don’t feel bad — my last three non-emergency computer upgrades were prompted by Myst, URU, and There, in that order.

      • #74 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:58 pm

        Oops, forgot to mention — even if you have to upgrade your power supply too (assuming you can), it’s still cheaper than buying a new machine.

      • #75 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 1:24 pm

        It sounds to me like you might be on a laptop? If you are then you just can’t update the video card. Are you using XP or Windows 7?

      • #76 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.12 - 3:06 pm

        MrScrooge, go to Start > Run > then type “dxdiag” without quotes. You might get a pop up box, click “ok”. Wait for it to load. Then click on the “Display” tab. Take a screen shot using Print Screen, and pasting it into MS Paint or another image software, and upload it to ImageShack and show it to us. After you do that, download the program mentioned here: Go to the OpenGL tab, expand the “Core features” tab, and take a screen shot, and show us on here. After that I am sure I can help you.

      • #77 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.12 - 3:19 pm

        Tell me about your computer.
        Is it a branded one? Like Dell or HP?
        What kind of graphics does it have? On board or a plug in card?
        If a plug in, what type is it? AGP or PCI ?
        What is your CPU? Intel or AMD and the Model.
        Also what type of memory is your computer using? SD, DDR, DDR2, DDR3 ?
        And the size of your power supply. 300, 400, 500 watts?
        I built a computer that works just fine for less than $300.00
        The one I’m on now cost me $336.00 a couple of weeks ago but I used the old Video Card, Power Supply and Case.
        If your willing to build one, you can get by nicely for around $500.00 and still be able to kick Phill41’s butt πŸ™‚
        If your still on Yahoo, let me know and we can talk if you have given up on the old puter.

      • #78 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.12 - 3:23 pm

        I forgot to say, it looks like they updated the “OpenGL Extensions Viewer” program, and to view the “core features” you need to click the “Report” link on the left side. This will tell you what version of OpenGL you are running, and what core features your graphics card supports.

      • #79 by Linwood on 2011.09.12 - 3:54 pm

        First thing I’d try before messing with all the technical stuff: Make a new user account in windows, Install There within that user logon. This would eliminate a possible conflict between another program (that you might not even be aware is running)

      • #80 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.12 - 5:36 pm

        Hey guys, thanks for trying to help. You also may e-mail me, so we won’t have to hijack Mr. Wilson’s blog here.

        One1, I think I managed to do what you posted correctly:

      • #81 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.12 - 11:26 pm

        MrScrooge, well, I regret to inform you that you have a very old graphics controller. Your graphics controller drivers are up to date, and your dxdiag looks the way it should (considering you must have a Dell that created updated unsigned drivers for your graphics card), and your controller can only support OpenGL 1.3 for the rest of it’s life… so all that looks normal. Besides buying a new computer, the only thing I can suggest you do is set run there in DX8 mode, and play around with the Hardware Acceleration slider and see if it fixes your issue. Here is a step by step guide to changing your Hardware Acceleration in Windows XP: Let me know if changing the Hardware Acceleration fixes your problem.

      • #82 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.13 - 5:25 am

        Aw bummer 😦 I knew my graphics card sucked but I didn’t think it would be a problem since I had already used There on it for three years. I am so sad but there is no way I’m going back to KidVerse. I have been wanting to buy a laptop for awhile now so I could start work on a novel so that’s what I will do, I will save and eventually I will rejoin the wonderful world of There.

        Thank you and all the others who tried to help me be a normal avatar again.

      • #83 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.13 - 6:02 am

        There’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to work correctly with DX8 or even OGL. I’m not sure why it shouldn’t work correctly now – I’ll talk to SamSyn later.

      • #84 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.13 - 7:58 am

        I agree with MW, there is no reason your computer can’t run There. It should work fine, especially if it has run There before. However, I am starting to think it is a hardware issue, and your computer might be showing signs of failure. Distorted graphics like you are experiencing is sometimes common when there is an issue with video memory. However, your graphics controller doesn’t have dedicated video memory, instead it uses your system memory (RAM). I am thinking your system memory might be going bad, and I suggest you run “Memtest86+” to find out. You see, when memory starts to go bad sometimes only small areas of it go bad, and the rest continues to work. So when games like There load 3D models (like an avatar) which contain many vector points (x,y,z) onto memory, and then it tries to read and display those vector points every frame, it might read a totally incorrect value because the memory is bad. Example: It will try to load (5,5,5) but it will read (0,5,0). This will cause what some call “poly spikes”. Read this webpage for more info: Scroll down to the second example image, and you will see “spikes”, sort of like what you are experiencing. So if I were you I would test your system memory (RAM) with “Memtest86+”.

      • #85 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.13 - 8:44 am

        How can you go wrong with all these knowledgeable and friendly people trying to help.
        If you lived close, I would gladly lend you a system that would work until you got your Notebook.
        Good luck and,
        See you in There πŸ™‚

  37. #86 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 8:28 am

    Let me check,
    Nope no There mail yet, darn.
    MW I think you were right I believe I can see Pluto.
    It’s kinda dark and lonely out here.
    I think i’m the only person here and it’s cold, can I get a blanket?

    • #87 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 5:42 pm

      Don’t worry, I’ll probably be joining you soon way, way, way at the back of the line. Unless of course, MW takes me up on my offer and let’s me kill someone for him in exchange for a GP spot. πŸ˜›

      PS: I’ll bring some blankets with me when i make my trudge to the back of the line.

      • #88 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 8:22 pm

        Well then I won’t be so lonely, unless he gets you to kill me for bugging him so much. Then he won’t have to worry about me out in space freezing in the dark and he won’t have you bugging him no more, 2 birds with 1 stone. Ya I can tell he likes me that much!!

      • #89 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.09.13 - 11:10 am

        I am sure he has an extensive list LOL Umm I was at the back of the line from like forever ago… sometimes it’s good to be in the back πŸ™‚

      • #90 by mimi06 on 2011.09.13 - 4:20 pm

        We’ll need pillows too? hey meadow good to see you πŸ™‚

  38. #91 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.09.12 - 6:11 am

    A few pictures of my first day of doing the GP thing~ the welcome walkway and on marooned with the dog~ mostly exploring, talking to other Gps, testing things out and a little organizing… for all of you who had the wonderfully organized inventory… it all comes back in separate pieces.. LOL It will give you something to do! The world is running well, we will have our lag monster moments. A good bit of the world hasn’t been reloaded yet, but it’s coming along. I had to go peek at the old Cosmo, its just a flat piece of land with the sidewalk around it and no trees or buildings or anything. ( I am totally hoping Samsyn loads it soon lol)

    ( if I didn’t link these right I apologize LOL )

    • #92 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:49 pm

      Given that There’s relationship with Cosmo is probably broken (like that with Coca-Cola), I suspect Cosmo-Girl will revert to just another little batch of spas, faux shops, and stage, as it was before Cosmo-Girl went in (the only change I recall, come to that, was a bit more color).

      • #93 by CpnBob on 2011.09.13 - 9:20 am

        ImageMaker ~
        I have some cool shots of CosmoGirl as it is now, I’ll ask Ant to post ’em, as he is getting good at it.


    • #94 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 5:39 pm

      So everyone is going to have the wonderfully UNorganized inventory that I’ve always had. LOL. That’s evil and i shouldn’t be so delighted about that but you know what they say… misery loves company. And all those organized people who could always find things used to bug me when I had to search for hours through the unorganized mess I called an inventory to find anything. πŸ˜›

      Thanks for the pics. πŸ™‚

  39. #95 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.12 - 5:34 am

    • #96 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.12 - 5:37 am

      There Tiki Houses! I am so excited to be back in a house! Nothing says so much for me as a tiki house! In this test video I am loading a saved layout from 2010 inside a tiki house in Twin Bridges that I rented temporarily for testing purposes. After this test I laoded a different house layout as well and both seemd to work pretty darn good!

      • #97 by satarell on 2011.09.12 - 10:30 am

        πŸ˜€ thats right next to the yacht club πŸ™‚

      • #98 by Escape on 2011.09.12 - 1:23 pm

        Yes Satarall, it is next (or real close) to the old Yacht Clubhouse, they left Twin Bridges way before There Closed. I think he gave the place to his daughter the last year they was there. He was my neighbor for a long long time.

      • #99 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 5:32 pm

        I agree about the houses, Francis. I hadn’t lived in a house in years before There closed but there is just something about the houses that I love. They are so unique to There. Instead of a neighborhood lot, I might rent a There house again when I get to go home.

      • #100 by Basya on 2011.09.13 - 12:52 am


        It was good to see that our saved layouts would work again!

        BTW, have they deducted all those tbucks from your avie’s account yet? Just wondering…

    • #101 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 10:15 am

      Francis, Great Video!

    • #102 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:46 pm

      I haven’t been this happy to be wrong (about loading layouts not working because of new POIDs for everything) in a long, long time. A big ‘tu, and thanks for filming a test for us, Francis!

      • #103 by Beta2003 on 2011.09.12 - 2:16 pm

        POIDs would refer to your particular ‘copy’ of an object, however the layout’s only store the product id the of object (as you can see with the layout editor or a raw text editor).

        That is the cause of some of the ‘vanishing’ objects, where you have an item saved in multiple in layouts. If you take out multiple layouts at the same time (in different zones), you may be trying to load more copies than you own, so one would be taken from one of your open layouts.

        And if your going back and forth between zones and reloading the layout, it could certainly seem like the layouts were tied to POIDs. Just means you need to buy one more. πŸ™‚

    • #104 by Fallax on 2011.09.12 - 1:16 pm

      Wooot …so excited seeing it all come together..ty Francis πŸ™‚

    • #105 by David H on 2011.09.13 - 2:50 am

      Great video, I love that train set and I am soooo getting one when I get in!
      Did you do elocution training by any chance?

    • #106 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.14 - 4:38 pm

      Too Cool francis, thank you.

  40. #107 by lionsheart on 2011.09.11 - 10:53 pm

    i have ran out of comments but a question for the 3dgps
    do the buggys look more shiny in dx9 mode
    theres proberbly a 1000 more important questions to be asked but hey.
    as a buggy person thats 1 question i would like to know πŸ™‚

    party on

    • #108 by jimony on 2011.09.13 - 12:31 pm

      There did appear to be a small difference, but it is hard to be sure, my memory for what the buggies looked like before may be a bit vague.
      It may be like the difference in our avatars. In certain places you can see more difference in the avatar look than in others.
      Lighting, like in a darker room seems to make the differences stand out more.

  41. #109 by That Guy on 2011.09.11 - 7:34 pm

    Hey MW, sorry if someone has already asked this question (didn’t feel like wading through thousands of comments… lol)

    As you probably know the Coke Accounts in There1 had a different interface, like the bottom bar was red or something I can’t remember, etc.

    Will that still be effective?

    I hated it, so it wouldn’t hurt my feelings if it wasn’t. It made everything feel slower for me, probably because it was an extra load on the client.

    • #110 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.11 - 7:36 pm

      Let’s see. I’ll let you know when I have time to wade through thousands of comments to find the answer. lol.

      • #111 by That Guy on 2011.09.12 - 10:45 am

        I think I was just a victim of Michael Wilson’s sarcasm… That’s like the equivalent of getting a signature, right!?!?

    • #112 by ArrowWood-Ant1977 on 2011.09.11 - 8:29 pm

      Q, What if I had a Coca-Cola or CosmoGirl Avatar, can it come back?
      A. Yes, but it will of course be an ordinary There avatar. Since There closed, we unfortunately don’t have a relationship with Coca-Cola or CosmoGirl any more.

  42. #113 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.09.11 - 1:30 pm

    OMG a SPA, I saw a SPA!!!!! Oh I need my spa day. πŸ™‚ Great video’s Oka.

  43. #114 by 12mandy on 2011.09.11 - 1:03 pm

    cool videos thank you, not much point asking to sail yacht as its impossable in 2 feet of water,but still like see small beta test of planes and copters frying,thanks

    • #115 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:41 pm

      Wait a minute, I’ve sailed in boats that don’t draw a meter (which is about the average depth, though wave troughs get only about knee deep). With a little care in redesigning the daggerboard or leeboards, you could make a small sailboat sail in as little as a foot (I’m hoping to build one in that class soon).

      Now, getting anything to float on There water is a whole other problem — even a hoverboat full of feelium sinks in There water.

  44. #116 by ArrowWood-Ant1977 on 2011.09.11 - 10:50 am

    CpnBob’s adventure as GP in There!!

    Here I am at a very barren ArrowWood. lol
    I dropped a paz with a shack at my Island.
    They havent asked me to do
    Feel free to put these in the Blog, I dont know how to get a pic in the Blog. The other one is at Dx’s Rest Area at the Dune in N Kansas.Put em all in the Blog if you want, just mention they’re from me and where? Thanks!


  45. #123 by Π”ΠΆΠΎΡˆΡƒΠ° Π›Π΅ΠΉ on 2011.09.11 - 9:23 am

    Good afternoon everyone!! I have a list growing of friends from other games that been asking me when THERE after it reopened to us “old timers” might go public again. So here I am asking if there is a general idea of about how long after us getting back home will we open up for others? If this has been answered, I gave up looking.. so many comments lol Thanks for everything GP’s, The videos are great and soem are priceless. Love the Bar and jukebox sign on the head Yankee, worth a thousand words lol

    When life gives you a green apple, and you wanted red, just grab a can of paint and walah, a red apple.

    • #124 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.09.12 - 1:30 pm

      ROFL!!! It’s all good, I got even! hahaha

  46. #125 by RockinWolfman on 2011.09.11 - 7:49 am

    when we get in someone should make “Thank you Mr. Wilson!” shirt…

  47. #126 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.09.11 - 7:28 am

    Hi guys i just had to do this……..

  48. #127 by Okalnix on 2011.09.11 - 4:44 am

    Welcome Walke on Beta Test
    Its not ready but give you a idea.

    • #128 by trevor9393 on 2011.09.11 - 2:49 pm

      I remember this from my Island Guide work.

      • #129 by alexandria3178 on 2011.09.14 - 2:40 pm

        I am surprised there are so few spa’s on the WW… I guess this must be something with server space

    • #130 by JonmiChel There on 2011.09.12 - 11:30 am

      That’s really COOL !

  49. #131 by RockinWolfman on 2011.09.11 - 4:35 am

    cant wait, thanks 3DGP’s, keep up all ur hard work, MW, thank you so much for doing this. Really shows your character doing this for a bunch of no life therians like us, lol, but i dont care, im so proud about it.

  50. #132 by Okalnix on 2011.09.11 - 4:35 am

    Small Paintgun fight on Zephyr.
    Beta test.

    • #133 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.09.11 - 1:59 pm

      I’ve never seen Zephyr so empty! It looks so unnatural.

    • #134 by trevor9393 on 2011.09.11 - 2:46 pm

      This is what I’ve been wanting to watch the whole time instead of these buggies/ hoverboard videos.

      • #135 by Jenna on 2011.09.14 - 6:18 am

        IKR πŸ˜€ paintball is still there. :O

    • #136 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.11 - 3:12 pm

      I am so jealous! Hopefully I will be cured of this horrible scroogetitis so I can start playing/testing things with you all. I’m still trying to cure myself. It may be my graphics card, hopefully not though.

      • #137 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.11 - 5:41 pm

        πŸ˜€ paintball

      • #138 by Suicidal_Psycho on 2011.09.12 - 7:12 am

        Scrooge did you try uninstalling There client , deleting the There client folder , then reinstalling the There client , that may help .

    • #139 by Craig on 2011.09.11 - 10:59 pm

      I am envious that you guys get to shoot around in a paz-free Zephyr. Out of curiosity how is the lag/rubberbanding factor?

    • #140 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 5:25 pm

      Would I be shot on sight if I said I kind of like Zephyr this way, all natural? There’s just something unique and magical about it that gets lost when all the Pazs are up. I really like seeing it this way. It reminds me of when I first started hanging out in there in 2003. Thanks for posting this. πŸ™‚

    • #141 by Okalnix on 2011.09.13 - 9:37 am

      Wel its not my thing paintbal but I am trying.
      btw the gun is very slow but and unlimited paintball.
      The basic paintball guns are better and faster the say.
      About the reload for your paintbal can’t answer that becorse I have not that type of paintgun.

    • #142 by 3cmaldito on 2011.09.13 - 11:22 am

      2 vs. 1,

      Is so nice to see that some things never change, all they were lacking was some “Zepyr Army” t-shirts.

      But unlimited ammo, that was in the top 3 most discussed topics within the paintball community. Any revelations on that regard that you wish to come forth with Mr. Wilson?

  51. #143 by JonmiChel There on 2011.09.11 - 1:04 am

    We want photos and viideeooss of those awesome GP3D we got in There !!!! Pleeeeeeeeease ❀ πŸ˜›

  52. #144 by Seg_Vio on 2011.09.10 - 10:47 pm

    Hey everyone! Looks like things are moving along!
    Good to see things are rolling along, and we will soon be amongst the lizard people!

    Lets let the GP’s do their thing so they can get us home that much faster! I hate to say it…But I got so bored, I went against my decision to not play any other games and bought more time on WoW today 😦 .

    Dunno where this fits what I’m talking about, but I love this quote and wanted to share it! In the words of Mark Twain: “A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way. ”

    How true that is! lol

    • #145 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 4:24 pm

      so thaaaat’s who’s been pullin my tail!

  53. #146 by Superjuice on 2011.09.10 - 10:46 pm

    Ahhhh man were getting close! πŸ™‚

  54. #147 by kelayna on 2011.09.10 - 7:04 pm

    Okay Francis much be the one not facing the camera as he is seeing something awesome to film in the water……………….thanks for update!

    • #148 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.15 - 3:23 pm

      maybe pink squids named blinky? ROFL

  55. #149 by GaryBob on 2011.09.10 - 7:01 pm

    Have those invites gone out yet? Just so I can stop obsessively checking my e-mail and all…

    • #150 by Barbie Doll on 2011.09.10 - 10:35 pm

      I was just gonna say that!! LOL

    • #151 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 12:38 am

      I know EXACTLY how ya feel my friend… ROFL

    • #152 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.14 - 4:37 pm

      I can totally relate, I have been checking my e-mail every Morning, Afternoon and Evening to see if the E-mail invite had been BTW My family is going bonkers here I am driving them nutz with my obsession lol

      This might happen to us all very soon… hahaha

  56. #153 by Blazeamaze on 2011.09.10 - 6:15 pm

    I’m curious, what brought all this reopening business about? I just learned of a possible reopening and I thought There was pretty much dead as a doornail after it shut down. I am glad to see it coming back, despite starting anew in SL.

    • #154 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.11 - 6:07 am

      A couple things: first, lots of people loved There and were very, very bummed to see it shut down, apparently including many of those who made There run, and second, Michael Wilson (and There staff, presumably) found a model that would let them run There at, if not a profit, at least not at tens of thousands of dollars a month deficit (in fact, it’s looking like a bit better than break even, right from the start, based on the last numbers we had on recovered avatars).

  57. #155 by Sniperbait on 2011.09.10 - 4:46 pm

    Old Pc Reformatted: check
    New pc with dual monitors: check
    Ready for THERE: double check
    Designs reloaded: check
    PayPal setup: check
    My brain fully functioning: still inspecting
    Hood layout setup: check
    Time to play: check
    New recruits: check

  58. #156 by Mimi There on 2011.09.10 - 4:22 pm

    I need to pay closer attention.. Rofl had no idea you could log in from FB here.. or that it shows a photo that way.. Pays to snoop around I guess rofl.. Oh, anyway, been watching all the awsome video’s and viewing the photo’s all you GP’s take. Looks all so familar, can’t wait. So happy your all sharing it with us. Hope Scroogy manages to get himself fixed, and the rest of you all are awsome. Keep the photo’s coming πŸ™‚ Thanks again people.

  59. #157 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.10 - 3:01 pm

    That’s cold!! All I said was I like guinea pigs. Gee can’t even say something nice around here without everyone thinking i’m up to something.

  60. #159 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.10 - 1:35 pm

    Just saying,
    I just checked my There mail and had no new emails from There Nothing in my junk folder either, I wonder if MW is reading this.
    I’m not asking anything but I would like to say that I do like guinea pigs, I don’t have any but they are cool.
    Did I mention that I like guinea pigs? Well I do, I’m not asking (hinting) at anything just saying……

    • #160 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.10 - 2:35 pm

      Let’s put it this way.

      You know the Pioneer space probe? The one that’s beyond Pluto? In fact, the one that they think has passed the Heliopause, which is edge of the solar system?

      It’s ahead of you in line.

      • #161 by spot751 on 2011.09.10 - 7:18 pm

        are we talking Pioneer space probe 11? The probe’s mission ended in November 1995, At that time, it was four billion miles from Earth. There have been no communications with it since.

      • #162 by spot751 on 2011.09.10 - 7:29 pm

        As of August 2010, Voyager 1 was at a distance of 17.1 Billion Kilometers… so its not that bad, you could have that ahead of you in line.

      • #163 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.10 - 8:03 pm

        Oh you’re right, I meant Voyager, which sends me a tweet periodically to let me know where the next-to-last position in line is. Thanks!

      • #164 by fulkenstien on 2011.09.10 - 9:38 pm

        which one turns into v’ger?i read were it may be the possible origin of the borg collective.'Ger

      • #165 by Beta2003 on 2011.09.10 - 10:09 pm

        I sure hope you’re replying to those tweets, you KNOW what happens if you don’t respond to your Voyager probes!

      • #166 by DirectX on 2011.09.11 - 6:36 am

        After Barney vs. Teletubbies concludes, I’d like to recommend a religious debate up in this mugg.

    • #167 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.14 - 5:05 pm

      MW, The sad part was I was joking around but I have a feeling your not. To late now, what’s done is done. I will try to be a better boy next time. Now can I get out of the corner?

  61. #168 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.10 - 1:22 pm

    It’s not all smooth sailing. This is what avatars look like on my end

    Hopefully I won’t look like a monster from another dimension after Monday. I want to solve this so bad it’s becoming frustrating LOL, but hey I managed to clean my computer up in the process so it isn’t all bad!

    Since I am defenseless at this point I keep expecting Michael Wilson to drop by and grief me. πŸ˜›

    • #169 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.10 - 2:33 pm

      I don’t see what the problem is. You look like your usual self to me.

      • #170 by CpnBob on 2011.09.12 - 3:57 pm

        Hi, MW! From inside There. …

      • #171 by CpnBob on 2011.09.12 - 4:07 pm

        I was journeying through NewKansas, doing my GP3d duty, and ran across an amazing place at around the center of NK
        I’m sure you guys know what it is, but I didnt and was amazed. I got some pics, but I dont know if its a secret project,
        so I’ll just say its AWESOME!
        Thanks again for the opportunity, and I can only ask that you have another way to send feedback, as many of us dont have
        Office Outlook, as I for one deleted it a long time ago. Thanks!

      • #172 by SaltySilver on 2011.09.15 - 1:33 pm

        Hey, I thought those slide bars were fix!!!! hehe πŸ˜€

    • #173 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.09.10 - 3:15 pm

      Wow! Looks like you did a few seconds in the AvIncinerator! Did you say anything to anger Michael recently? Be thankful he didn’t leave you in there longer.

    • #174 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 3:20 pm

      Damn Scrooge,
      I didn’t envision anything like that when we talked.
      NOW, I have absolutely no clue what the problem is.
      Don’t worry Scrooge, if Michael happens to drop by, your friends will take care of him for you!! πŸ™‚

    • #175 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.10 - 3:50 pm

      I think I’ve seen that before in my years of game development. Have you tried uninstalling all of your graphics card drivers, and re-installing them? You might need to use Driver Sweeper. If that doesn’t work, reinstall DirectX, and if that doesn’t work you might need to try a different video card, and if that doesn’t work, it might just be a There’s software…

    • #176 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.10 - 4:25 pm

      I had a lot of issues with this sort of thing a few years back after I built my first SLI machine. It ran some BFG cards which wer enone too well designed as it turned out, but one of th things they did not do well at all was OpenGL. Changing to DX8 helped a lot. I ended up ditching the cards in a single better card and most of my problems went away. I also saw similar artifacts in Second Life, which at the time, was completley OpenGL based.

      Try stwitching to DX8 and restarting the cleint maybe? Or DX9. Maybe that would help.

    • #177 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.10 - 6:42 pm

      Umm. Up to date video drivers? DX9 supported? Essence of Dittany?

    • #178 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.10 - 10:29 pm

      One time before There closed I teleported and my avie turned from caramel to black. I think it was my video drivers as I was the only one to see me black, It was so funny! (See link for picture) Hope the link works if I did it right.

    • #179 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.09.11 - 12:55 pm

      I kept logging into world , lasting 30 seconds and get seg vios and then crashing, BABS and Salty told me switch it to DX9 and all problems solved, so maybe give that a shot?
      I am about to load the client onto my new shiny fast lappy and do that all over again LOL Goodluck hunny!

    • #180 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.12 - 12:33 pm

      That one might not work in There2 — I suspect that uses the “deformed faces” bug that Michael said wouldn’t be back. Other applications will most likely depend on what they are; we already have evidence that Bedican compass works (I’ve seen the bar in Francis7’s videos). I expect most inventory managers and such will also work as they did before, but we’ve been informed that hair patches using Coca-Cola hair are piracy (which is grounds for banning, according to the last TOS I read), and anything that exploits a bug is technically grounds for a ban (though sky-PAZ and overlapped PAZ were originally bugs, of sorts, too, and now they’re standard methods).

      I personally used very few add-ons — GPS for Dummies (has *anyone* heard from BtSt?), which includes Bedican compass is the only one I can recall. I might consider installing an inventory bar if I find myself wanting/needing to (for instance) teleport to sky destinations without platforms and put on a hoverpack while falling (I never did master the canonical method of dropping the pack and putting it on as I fall past — fingers are too slow, I think).

      • #181 by Basya on 2011.09.14 - 11:37 am

        Hi ImageMaker!

        Yes, I hope BtSt will be back! But, in any case, I do plan on using the GPSD (primarily the Bedican) — How on earth (or There!) can one get around World without the Bedican??!!!!

        Also, am hoping that Tabletronix’s BBOY Quickbar will work — have to brush up on that! I was using that one also.

        Umm… will you be hosting those GPSD races again? I do hope so– they were so much fun!

        Cya in There — hopefully very soon!


      • #182 by McKensy on 2011.09.14 - 12:57 pm

        GPSD racing πŸ™‚ Yeah I loved those races too. Was my favorite pleasure in There.

      • #183 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.15 - 4:41 pm

        The GPSD races and course management are dependent on a server BtSt maintained. Without that server, GPSD won’t perform any of its functions, though the other compass upgrades available through the GPSD compass manager ought to still function. I’m still not sure if we’ll be resuming the Flying Low race series even if BtSt restores the server (or passes the project to someone else) — Thoreau, Alisah, and I were the hosts and we’ve all showed up on ThereIM, so the possibility at least exists, but I can’t promise anything.

      • #184 by Babs There on 2011.09.15 - 7:54 am

        Unfortunately, one of the things that was fixed before There closed is dropping vehicles from more than 10m or so off the ground. They fixed this to prevent people from griefing and “buggy bombing” some of the new member islands like Zona. I’ve tested it and it is still in effect, so taking out vehicles without some solid surface under you just doesn’t work. It will just give you a message that you’re to high above nearest surface if not.

      • #185 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.15 - 4:44 pm

        Heh. I see an instant work-around for that, but the only use I’ve ever had for dropping stuff from on high was trying to drop a buggy onto the head of the Sphinx over on Egypt (from high enough that I could keep a hoverpack on — and from 500 meters up, it is *not* easy to do).

        Oh, but what you’re saying is it’s no longer possible to drop a *hoverpack* while falling? Well, it’s easier anyway to drop a PAZ (preset with a platform, at a minimum) and then re-teleport into the PAZ, then drop your hoverpack or hoverboat as needed.

      • #186 by Babs There on 2011.09.15 - 7:12 pm

        No, I’m saying that it applies to ALL vehicles. Every vehicle must have solid ground under it for it to be taken out of your inventory. πŸ™‚

    • #187 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.13 - 3:02 pm

      I’d be extremely surprised if paintball is free after the 3D world opens — sail of paint is revenue for Makena. More likely, Guinea Pigs have been given certain perks so they can test effectively — like unlimited paint, free house rent and/or funzone rent, and so forth.

    • #188 by Eatings on 2011.09.13 - 6:36 pm

      Paintballing is still going to cost. Okalnix has a very rare gun called a Renegade. Although it has unlimited ammo, it shoots slower, and weaker than normal bootleggers.

      • #189 by LeeCarmen08 on 2011.09.15 - 2:51 pm

        No. It shot just as hard as a bootlegger. Just slower.

    • #190 by alexandria3178 on 2011.09.14 - 2:30 pm

      I wore a dress that made me look like that once.

  62. #191 by RockinWolfman on 2011.09.10 - 1:13 pm

    When we get back im gonna paintball any godzilla type lizards that satnd in my way.

    • #192 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 7:13 am

      Like this?


  63. #193 by freecreed on 2011.09.10 - 11:26 am

    So that’s who’s moved into Duda Beach

  64. #194 by JasonMK on 2011.09.10 - 11:12 am

    So, what kind of grand re-opening festivities are being planned? MW, do you anticipate it continue to be a gradual build up of tests, a soft-opening, or a true grand re-opening? I know no dates are being tossed around (publicly) as of yet, but I was curious what we all might anticipate.

  65. #195 by 12mandy on 2011.09.10 - 11:05 am

    thank you for update michael

  66. #196 by Basya on 2011.09.10 - 10:39 am

    Oooh! Fantasic news! I’m just itching to take out a hboat and start flying!!!

  67. #197 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.09.10 - 9:50 am

    Those lizards kindof look like a cross between a seal (mouth area) and a lizard. :0

  68. #198 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.09.10 - 9:13 am

    Hey Mw you should make it so people like me can start buying Tbux now this way we can build our money up, I would have bought money already but could`t so i put money on SL : (

    • #199 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.10 - 10:09 am

      agreed and signing up new memebers

    • #200 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.10 - 10:36 am

      I would also buy Tbux and even spend some in shops!

  69. #201 by Crawford Bob on 2011.09.10 - 8:49 am

    Uh…good to see racing Bacios…but does Babs have the turbo model, or was that just a standard head start? lol ‘tu

    • #202 by Babs There on 2011.09.10 - 11:09 am

      lol@bob No just the plain Milano Bacio! I have a special technique on my boosting ‘tu πŸ˜€

      • #203 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.09.14 - 6:12 pm

        good flips! ,i had never seen a flip on a bacio like that !

    • #204 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.10 - 3:29 pm

      I think they just let her go ahead so she would think she was winning, some times I also do that with the kids at home. Just kidding, the kids beat me every time.

      • #205 by Babs There on 2011.09.10 - 10:10 pm

        Maybe, but did you see that sweet barrel roll after the 3rd gate?! Woot! ”yay

      • #206 by Achenar on 2011.09.11 - 2:24 pm

        aah tx for that update BABS – cos I was thinking it was just cos Francis needed to lose a few pounds πŸ™‚

      • #207 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.11 - 2:28 pm

        I think you did great and I wish I could do that good! I was just teasing you πŸ™‚ GOOD JOB!!!!

  70. #208 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.10 - 7:18 am

    • #209 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.10 - 7:20 am

      Basya wanted to see some Bacio action. Unfotunately I was driving the one the camera is seeing from, so not very much action to see.

      • #210 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.10 - 8:20 am

        Do a paintball one πŸ˜€

      • #211 by Basya on 2011.09.10 - 10:38 am

        Thanks Francis!!! I hereby challange you to a Bacio race once we’re back in world and have practiced a bit!

        I definitely will be holding Bacio races again! Hmm..wonder if any of my saved Bacio race layouts will work in whatever zones we’re allowed to use — don’t really remember which zones they were made for.

        Also, will reopen my Bacio club once we’re back in world — Watch for it!!

        Again, Thx, Francis!

        Cya in there!

      • #212 by trevor9393 on 2011.09.10 - 1:38 pm

        Not sure how racing in those are fun but eh and yea like Inspire said. Paintball πŸ™‚

      • #213 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.09.10 - 4:06 pm

        Hey Francis! Great video lol.

        Think you could do one of setting out stuff in PAZ’s or loading an old layout? πŸ™‚
        I’d love to see that oddly lol.

        Or even every GP3D jumping down Avie Sacrifice?

        Loving all of the videos and pictures every GP has taken. Great job on everything! πŸ˜€

      • #214 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.09.14 - 6:10 pm

        those were some kool flips babs made ,good race!

    • #215 by Stamplicker on 2011.09.10 - 9:47 am

      I might be mistaken, but are the Bacio’s traveling faster? Don’t think I’ve seen them move that fast before, a course that long would have normally taken 4 – 5 min?

    • #216 by MeadowAngel on 2011.09.12 - 5:13 pm

      I love seeing all the videos and pics from the GP’s both here and on facebook. Thanks to all the GP’s for posting them. πŸ™‚

  71. #217 by Andrew Harris on 2011.09.10 - 7:02 am

    Looks like the Sinister Seven just got rocks – and look like petrified trees!

  72. #218 by ARTIE on 2011.09.10 - 5:49 am

    oh %&##!%$&# I got fat fingers and morning fuzzy blindness, no wonder I have not yet been invited to be a GP3D

  73. #219 by ARTIE on 2011.09.10 - 5:35 am

    Are those the kind oc cats that do not have fur? πŸ˜‰

  74. #220 by Kattwomann on 2011.09.10 - 5:31 am

    Bored Bored
    Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored

    Just sayin’

    • #221 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 7:04 am

      it could be worse:

      • #222 by Kattwomann on 2011.09.12 - 11:00 am

        That’s the one I was looking for! That’s where the bored bored bored etc came from. D’oh!
        Thanks! LOL

      • #223 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.12 - 12:22 pm

        You’re most welcome.

        I remember sitting in my 10th grade math class after work was done, reading a Garfield comic book collection. When I happened on that one I just bust out laughing loudly. Couldn’t help it. The whole class looked at me like I was nuts.


  75. #224 by mickeyhawk on 2011.09.10 - 5:09 am

    Can’t get stuuf can’t get online, can’t get there at all…guess I am banned too…

    • #225 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.10 - 11:47 am

      None of us can get into the 3D world yet, except (by now) a dozen or so Guinea Pigs. If you can’t get into ThereIM, on the other hand, there may be a problem. Were you banned when There closed?

  76. #226 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.09.10 - 4:45 am

    Congrats to the new GP’s! Thanks to the Elders * Giggles* I will be building my empire on Sims3 if anyone needs me before we all go home πŸ™‚

    • #227 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:48 pm

      Love Sims3 πŸ™‚

  77. #228 by MadionHarmon on 2011.09.10 - 4:44 am

    Hi There,
    Ive tried calling you and . I really need my password for my account MadisonHarmon. I am not currently using the email I signed up with. Please contact me about this issue. I really want to play on tHere again, even if I do have to pay for it. THank you.

    • #229 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.09.10 - 9:53 am

      @ MadionHarmon, well if you used the email you can be reached here in this blog, then you will probably get an invitation to that email. That is when they are sent out.

      • #230 by MadionHarmon on 2011.09.10 - 1:02 pm

        Yes, I got that invintation. I tried to make my account, but I cant remember the password for it. I am getting frustrated because nobody is replying to my emails I sent to There Feedback, and I’ve called this guy twice and no answer.

      • #231 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.09.10 - 2:57 pm

        I’m quite sure it’s been said a few times the fastest way to be last to get anything done for is by calling them lol

  78. #232 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.09.10 - 4:43 am

    ‘Welcome all new GP’s! So glad your all returning and cant wait to test the New Client this afternoon with all of you! πŸ™‚ I logged in and so far so good, anxious for everyone to return! πŸ™‚

  79. #233 by Mister_Sinister on 2011.09.10 - 4:38 am

    I like the Sinister Seven MW:)

  80. #234 by Winged on 2011.09.10 - 3:08 am

    i got the need to poke those reptiles with a stick… and then get rushed to the nearest hospital.
    Do i smell the sweet sweet smell of progress?

    • #235 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 7:02 am

      nah… that’s just squid farts.. ROFL

      • #236 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:43 pm

        Peeeee ewwwww!!

      • #237 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.14 - 4:46 pm


  81. #238 by spot751 on 2011.09.10 - 2:57 am

    Oh I don’t know if they got the link for the new client 😐 …. maybe you should post the download link in here πŸ˜€ hahahaha

  82. #239 by kevman95 on 2011.09.10 - 2:48 am

    Thanks for the update MW

    Cant wait to get back in world soon!

    • #240 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.10 - 8:15 am

      I’m pretty sure you won’t have to worry about that anytime soon. Ever even.

      • #241 by kevman95 on 2011.09.10 - 9:50 pm

        Hmm? if your talking about a ban, it wasn’t even that major and it being appealed.

      • #242 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.12 - 7:48 pm

        Funny. Helper_Hecate doesn’t remember it that way. Anyway, moving right along here.

      • #243 by David H on 2011.09.12 - 6:30 pm

        That’s heaps funny.
        Sorry, had to laugh.
        Michael’s words were pretty close to “we have enough troubles at the moment without worrying about banned people coming back”.

      • #244 by 3cmaldito on 2011.09.13 - 10:22 am


        The reason must’ve “been something” if he takes the time off his busy schedule to reply to your post but not other banned members.

      • #245 by kevman95 on 2011.09.13 - 10:48 am

        Helper_Hecate? I wasnt even involved with that person.

        I guess we will have to wait and see, Yeah?

    • #246 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.09.10 - 1:25 pm

      In other words I assume you’re banned for life? lol

  83. #247 by davesmeg on 2011.09.10 - 2:03 am

    great news on the new client

  84. #248 by JonmiChel on 2011.09.10 - 1:58 am

    Yaaayy for the new client ! And good luck to these nominatees πŸ˜€

  85. #249 by watchlight on 2011.09.10 - 1:43 am

    lol πŸ˜› Can’t wait to race some Buggy again! πŸ™‚

  86. #250 by Myhay12 on 2011.09.10 - 12:48 am

    O.O they are so beautiful !Rofl.Good job guyz ill give u a fish!Rofl Rofl

  87. #251 by Robert McPhalen on 2011.09.10 - 12:37 am

    ”Yay! ‘tu πŸ˜€ Can’t wait to play!

  88. #252 by NathanAvis on 2011.09.10 - 12:23 am

    Great news. Happy testing, new GP’s!

  89. #253 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.09 - 10:30 pm

    I like β€œSinister Seven” LOL

  90. #254 by lionsheart on 2011.09.09 - 10:24 pm

    maybe we should call them the ELDERS
    holders of all secrets and great knowledge passed down from generation to generation .
    when we arrive back on planet There that will be the look we will all recieve .
    in future we will pray to the new there gods and they shall be named the Elders for a succesfull beta test and new client updates etc etc .
    no more sacrafices to be made to the old there god but now happy partys and gatherings where knowledge old and new should and will be shared
    as so it was wrote for the new world.
    PARTY ON ELDERS.wohoooooooooooo
    (wave glow sticks frantically)


    • #255 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 7:19 am

      Those ELDERS who have gone before you are hoping for very few bugs so that they can pass their judgement on the new client and see a flood of newlings in game VERY soon!
      We, in the Mob, will patry on and patiently wait our turn

  91. #256 by ketchup2k3 on 2011.09.09 - 10:16 pm

    Those don’t look like any guinea pigs I’ve ever seen…

  92. #258 by dx on 2011.09.09 - 8:22 pm

    Why not just call it “The First… We don’t actually have anything but we’d like for you to think that we do, and by the way, you’re all banned” ?

    Heck… Why not just… “Virtuoban” (The world that is not there, but you don’t know that, because you’re banned). (Note the ‘V’ title, for marketing strategies)

    I think the humor is helping me feel better, actually. Keep ’em comin! However, in such a… special case, we may never run out of jokes to offer…

    • #259 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.11 - 6:48 am

      oooo… someone’s a lil cranky.

  93. #260 by toufovou on 2011.09.09 - 8:22 pm

    Those GPs look great. Its nice to see that they are well taken care of in that brutal world called ‘There’ πŸ˜€

  94. #261 by Jinxed_Karma on 2011.09.09 - 6:57 pm

    Whilst waiting for There, I’d like to suggest
    Doodle or Die. It’s like telephone and Pictionary combined, and results can be quite entertaining! It’s flat-out brilliant! I hurt from laughing.

    • #262 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.10 - 2:14 am

      I sooo just got sucked into that game. it’s addicting!

    • #263 by GaryBob on 2011.09.10 - 7:02 pm

      ^^^ This ^^^ = Awesome. It’s so addictive and really hilarious!

  95. #264 by Mademoiselle Fifi on 2011.09.09 - 6:47 pm

    One1….what a beautiful jet you made…’tu

    • #265 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.10 - 3:52 pm


  96. #266 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.09 - 5:53 pm

    New client build, more GPs. Someone order a round of lattes and capuccinos for the crew (aw, okay, they can have decaf if they prefer).

  97. #267 by Tumble_Weed on 2011.09.09 - 5:40 pm

    Awesome!!! Can’t wait to log in! woooooooot

    • #268 by freecreed on 2011.09.12 - 7:27 am

      do you use the tumble_weed name in yahoo .. if so , keep an eye out for me in world

  98. #269 by maverickfred on 2011.09.09 - 5:27 pm

    wohoooooooo geting close now keep up the good work GPS

  99. #270 by GaryBob on 2011.09.09 - 5:06 pm

    w00t! I was hoping we’d hear about the new client before the weekend πŸ˜€

  100. #271 by mimi06 on 2011.09.09 - 4:46 pm

    Oh Gosh.. i’m still stuck back there on that flower, and he presents this? Too funny.. and Tig I hope those creatures stay on your paz/lot/hood and NOT mine rofl.. Have a good weekend everyone πŸ™‚ Thanks for the update MW and crew

  101. #272 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.09 - 4:36 pm

    Hey, 0ne1 here! I just recently discovered that There was re-opening, and by accident, so I am late to this party! Did Michael Wilson send out e-mails to previous There members about the re-opening? If not, I think he should (might be lots of fake e-mails though). I’m really glad There is coming back, and that I was able to retrieve my legacy account and T$! I was kind of disappointed when I wasn’t eligible for the T$ Buy Back because of something I did wrong, and I had lost a little over half a million T$. However, I just now got it all back! Awesome! I am also happy that I can now enjoy the Luxury Jet Model 1 that I made and was released the day There announced it was closing! I can’t wait to start making more yachts, and jets, and other objects! There was the best place to make and sell art/content, and I can’t wait to start again. I wish I could do something to help There2 come back to life. As a software engineer with lots of free time, I could be of great assistance. But anyway, I guess I’ll just spread the word for now. Good luck Michael Wilson and crew.

    • #273 by thereuser on 2011.09.09 - 7:29 pm

      They sent out an email many months ago with a link to a survey about interest in re-opening, that’s the only email they have sent without you requesting it (sign up etc).

    • #274 by Ant1977 on 2011.09.09 - 8:04 pm

      Great to see you back One1! Can’t wait to get my hands on that part you fixed for the Luxury Liner. ‘tu

    • #275 by MadHatterMemphis on 2011.09.11 - 12:34 pm

      great to see ya back One1.i had just asked some friends awhile back if they knew if you would be back.i had wanted to buy 1 of them jets and and yacht that you made.well heres hoping i get 1 when the world opens back up

      • #276 by 0ne1 on 2011.09.11 - 3:12 pm

        Thanks Ant1977, and MadHatterMemphis. Just contact me when the world opens up and I will set you up!

  102. #277 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.09.09 - 4:05 pm

    can my life get any better???

    • #278 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 7:14 am

      YES IT CAN! πŸ™‚

  103. #279 by disabledxdrive on 2011.09.09 - 3:58 pm

    Oz I gotta give it to you … best joke so far on your blog homie:

    “OOO…maybe we should be all swank and call them the β€œFirst Five”…er, wait there’s six..Ok, the β€œSuper Six”, oh there’s another, OK, the β€œSinister Seven”.. oh never mind!”

  104. #280 by Escape on 2011.09.09 - 3:42 pm

    Know one knows what the Dragon will do next.

  105. #281 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.09.09 - 3:26 pm

    Very glad to hear more news Michael Wilson. I can just imagine the 3D world now πŸ™‚ Will be great to get back to my old home again. πŸ™‚

  106. #282 by Cyndi Yonkers on 2011.09.09 - 3:08 pm

    Wow, the GP3D’s really got dirty, but hey it’s a dirty job. Somebody had to do it. πŸ™‚ Good luck to the next group being selected. Michael, thank you for the update. And yes those GP3D’s do look scary. We are almost home folks.

  107. #283 by coolnet on 2011.09.09 - 3:08 pm

    thanks for the update

  108. #284 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.09 - 2:43 pm

    Again another awesome update.

    Btw….did you get them to smile for you? Or did they do it on their own?

    • #285 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.09 - 3:10 pm

      I think they were smiling hungrily.


      • #286 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:38 pm

        I think you’re right about that! Lol

  109. #287 by ant1977 on 2011.09.09 - 2:39 pm

    Who took my picture?!! ‘vash ‘cuss

    Anyways, Thanks for another great update πŸ™‚ Good Luck GP3D’s

  110. #288 by SapphireRose on 2011.09.09 - 2:35 pm

    dear MW , i wanted to know how long we would have to wait untill you would see who would be getting a second chance ? will it be after the world opens for all ? , thanks sapphire

  111. #289 by dandaroo77 on 2011.09.09 - 2:32 pm

    ‘tu for progress. I also look forward to being able to log in :).

  112. #290 by Papa Bare on 2011.09.09 - 2:17 pm

    It’s good to see quick progress. I look forward to logging in to world. πŸ™‚

  113. #291 by martin71 on 2011.09.09 - 2:14 pm

    great update MW cya next week for another update u will get there in the end

  114. #292 by GreenAngel on 2011.09.09 - 2:13 pm

    Fingers cross, hoping its me, if not, getting closer in getting home

  115. #293 by Chagall on 2011.09.09 - 2:11 pm

    I always blink when someone takes my picture… ‘sigh.

  116. #294 by taylorleigh on 2011.09.09 - 2:09 pm

    Micheal,, you are such a tease,, laughs.. and your probably laughing there too,, :)))

  117. #295 by Shivaki on 2011.09.09 - 2:05 pm

    Nice! Are all the GPs that hot looking?

    It would make my birthday (today) if I was on that list. πŸ˜›

    Yes I know, back of the line for me.

    In all seriousness, I’m just glad to see that the game is making some steady progression. πŸ™‚

    • #296 by David H on 2011.09.12 - 4:44 pm


      I don’t think you are at the back of the line because you didn’t beg or ask to become a GP. We are all waiting with anticipation though!

  118. #297 by Francis_7 on 2011.09.09 - 2:04 pm

    Great news!

  119. #298 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.09 - 1:57 pm

    Yay for the GP3Ds, keep it up. Those lizards seriously scare me, though.

    • #299 by mimi06 on 2011.09.09 - 4:42 pm

      rofl scroogy……… I had to look twice and I still duno what they are.. certainly not Puffles πŸ˜›

  120. #300 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.09.09 - 1:55 pm

    I cant wait!!! Were getting closer to the pink sands of Zephyr……. Oh Damm did i say that?……Lmao….. : )0….. Hey Mw, How about a yellow brick road leading up to a Big Rain Bow where the bridge once was and snoopy can put his chairs on top of it………Lmao

    • #301 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 7:11 am

      I tried but the rainbow has VERY sharp edges and I couldn’t keep the chairs balanced. Fell off 3 times and I think I hurt my shoulder.
      I guess were all gonna have to just stand there, eat nachos and ENJOY. πŸ™‚
      See you in There.

  121. #302 by seckoa92 on 2011.09.09 - 1:40 pm

    Any news on the Mac client?

  122. #303 by satarell on 2011.09.09 - 1:40 pm

    rofl that photo is great

  123. #304 by Okalnix on 2011.09.09 - 1:38 pm

    The new clients works oke ,for me its still testing places.
    More tree and more fog,cool.
    Thank you for the update and lets go hunt the bugs if there are some.
    Just a helping hand guy’s..
    You can IM me alway’s

    • #305 by alexandria3178 on 2011.09.14 - 2:25 pm

      I just hope that my invisible rocks are still there… as well as the UFO

  124. #306 by Skyefire on 2011.09.09 - 1:37 pm

    I think this is one of my favorite photos so far. That’s just amazingly beautiful

    • #307 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.14 - 1:20 pm

      I kinda tweaked it a bit:


  125. #308 by kingseth on 2011.09.09 - 1:36 pm

    This is amazing news. This would seem the client is running well, and there ready to let more people in. Guys were so close I can taste it. I just hope people dont start complaining if they dont get chosen to be a tester or not. We should all just be so happy our game is so close to coming back.

    • #309 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 7:06 am

      If they do start complaining, when you meet them in game, just walk away from them!
      This SHOULD be a FRESH start for ALL of us.
      If they want to complain or hold old grudges, then, I think, they are not worth dealing with.
      Just my humble opinion.

      • #310 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.09.10 - 1:23 pm

        I agree with Snoopy here. It’s obvious the testers were not so much as random picks, but imagine if they were how the testing would have been. We’d have ppl hardly online testing, people picking one thing to do for fun and not looking for bugs, and we’d probably still be where we were 2-3 weeks ago. The only thing I could have done myself if chosen would be to load the world before it opens lol. I’d still be waiting for the colors to come in and the avatars to not look like mirrors. They picked people they felt would be better to find the bugs faster, which was to our benefit. With that said I thank each of you who are testing and finding/reporting the bugs to help us all get back home faster. ❀

    • #311 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:34 pm

      I don’t think people will complain. The beta testers are the beta testers. That could never be repeated. Being a GP is being a GP. As long as things move along quickly who cares. IMO…it’s not really a fresh start…just a diff setup.

      • #312 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.12 - 2:07 am

        “Thumbs Up

      • #313 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.12 - 6:47 am

        Hi Melody,
        What I meant to say was that the new There SHOULD be a fresh start for ALL of us.
        Put aside all the resentment, grudges and all the drama that was the OLD There.
        Of course, there will always be a few that can not let go. Those were the individuals I was talking about.
        Paintball is one of the sports that is very competitive. In the heat of battle, there are times when all, or most of us forget to be courteous. Those are the times that start most of the drama. The ratings are another. Ratings are pretty worthless because they can be cheated and some individuals did exactingly that.
        Bottom line: If we all let go and give this NEW There a chance, I think it will be a lot better world for ALL of us! And, a lot more competitive for those crazy few of us, that enjoy Paintball way to much πŸ™‚
        GP3D, xSnoopy
        See you all in There.
        PS, although there are less than 20 of us who are GP3D’s, I have seen no lag when paintballing. A GOOD sign that this Cloud is gonna work.
        PSS, The DX9 rendered objects look fantastic! The detail is unreal!

      • #314 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.13 - 8:36 am

        It won’t, this is DX9.
        Unless it is rendered in DX10, you will ONLY see it in DX9.

      • #315 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.14 - 4:01 pm

        Aloha and I do agree with your statements about starting a new in Hawaii its called ” Ho’oponopono” ( is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness) I love the idea. But it takes 2.

        XSnoopy, you have a forgiving heart that allows you to put aside your differences .. BUT I believe you are the kind of man that never held a grudge. for me its hard to find trust once someone has gone out of their way to make my experience miserable when ever they had the chance, I can forgive but I will never forget .

        As for some of the other issues its rather petty and drama driven. People need to keep in mind that in order for to be successful some need to put their drama driven lifestyles in check and keep in mind that In Everyone should be Equal, NO one person should be placed above the others and no one person should be made to feel NOT welcome. This will keep members happy, spending while making their New Home or make the old members return Home with OUR arms open wide to greet them back.

        Gossip hurts all in the long run.. so here is food for thought.. If soneone is talking about someone else to you, it won’t belong before that same person is talking about you to someone else.

    • #316 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 9:32 pm

      Just to clear things up,
      I’m not complaining, I know I won’t be a tester. I just jump in here and joke around about it, nothing better to do. It’s all in fun!! I know I will get in when it’s time for us all to go home and that’s what matters to me. My hats off to all the testers, GP’s you guys are doing a great job, keep up the good work! I don’t know anything about killing bugs anyway unless I got a can of raid. Also thanks for all the great videos you guys posted They are fun to watch so we all get to see whats going on and we get to see There again. So BIG THANKS TO ALL THE TESTERS and to MW for making it all happen!!
      It will be nice when we all get to go home πŸ™‚

  126. #317 by migman on 2011.09.09 - 1:34 pm

    Oooohhh first comment,They deciding who goes first.

  127. #318 by Ethan on 2011.09.09 - 1:33 pm

    Great to hear that we are slowly inching closer and closer to home. πŸ™‚

  128. #319 by Jordan on 2011.09.09 - 1:33 pm

    Excited eight? πŸ˜›

    • #320 by Percepti0n on 2011.09.09 - 8:15 pm

      Nifty nine? Top ten?

      • #321 by jimony on 2011.09.14 - 1:33 pm

        The amount of GP3Ds testing will keep increasing to who knows how how many so how about just calling them :
        The Numbingly Nimble Numerous Number?

  129. #322 by Jordy26 on 2011.09.09 - 1:31 pm

    Fantastic to see even more being added in now.

    • #323 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.12 - 9:11 pm

      Thanks for the link, I signed up!

  130. #324 by stxdixiechick on 2011.09.09 - 1:26 pm

    grats on getting the new client out. We have our fingers crossed here…

    • #325 by Escape on 2011.09.09 - 3:56 pm

      Komodo Dragon . . . .

      • #326 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.09 - 3:57 pm

        Umm. No. Not enough Nature Channel for you. Please watch, and report back.

      • #327 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.09 - 4:13 pm

        Awwww… my cobalt blue Vercetti Dragon hoverboat finally hatched her babies!!! Cant wait to get back in game to see em!

      • #328 by ImageMaker on 2011.09.09 - 5:39 pm

        Galapagos Marine Iguanas, I believe.

      • #329 by IMAKOS on 2011.09.09 - 10:32 pm

        Whats this a Hawaiian Tropics beauty pageant? maybe they should use Coppertone

      • #330 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.10 - 7:02 am

        It looks like they used WAY to much Coppertone! πŸ™‚

      • #331 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.10 - 1:49 pm


        Aren’t those the lizards that got irradiated in that french polynesia nuke test at the beginning of the movie Godzilla (1998)?

        Umm.. just what are we gonna find when the world opens?!!!

      • #332 by spot751 on 2011.09.10 - 6:57 pm

        looks like a iguana to me

      • #333 by Escape on 2011.09.12 - 1:45 pm

        Michael Wilson, after exhaustive research (and more Nature Channel viewing), here is the report you requested: I do believe the photo is the GP3Ds conducting some sort of rigorous testing, and you was able to sneak up and capture a shot of them doing something..

      • #334 by CpnBob on 2011.09.13 - 8:56 am

        Escape ~
        You just wait ’til you look like this. Then we’ll all make fun of YOU!

      • #335 by Achenar on 2011.09.15 - 12:25 pm

        NIce pic. BTW The one in the middle – the pretty one – has a striking resemblance to my sister! πŸ™‚

    • #336 by detectedx on 2011.09.09 - 11:27 pm

      How are you going to send invites? by E-mail? . lol, sorry I have never been a GP3D.

    • #337 by detectedx on 2011.09.09 - 11:39 pm

      Mr.Wilson, I have the ability to be free for There. If you needed any help about testing. I’m here. , and to be serious. I’m free from 9/10 till 9/20 . and I think There would open before a week. or like in a week. πŸ™‚ , and in school, I’m like 80% free, my time zone here is going to be suitable for There. πŸ™‚ , oh! and btw, I’m a member since September 26, 2009. so I’m not a noob/newbie lol.

      Think about it, and send me an invite you accepted.


      -Jason Tracer

      • #338 by Jonathan on 2011.09.10 - 1:45 am

        So, um, September 26, 2009 to March 2010, and you’re um not a ‘noob’..

      • #339 by JonmiChel on 2011.09.10 - 2:00 am

        Lmao… You haven’t read previous posts… If you ask for it, You’re just gonna be the last one… rofl. GL on that ‘tu

      • #340 by ant1977 on 2011.09.10 - 2:34 am

        How old are you, again?

        If all goes well, we’ll invite 10 more GP3D’s (NO, we don’t need volunteers πŸ™‚ ).

      • #341 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.10 - 4:56 am

        what school you go to?

      • #342 by Tre_Ghost on 2011.09.10 - 1:17 pm

        I’m a member since August 09 and I’m for damn sure a noob lol

      • #343 by detectedx on 2011.09.10 - 9:42 pm

        @Jonathan Yes, I joined There before it closed by nearly a year, So that makes me like not a ‘noob’.

        @JonmiChel Actually I did read the posts, and I know that. I’m just trying to show Michael Wilson how am I well skilled about There.

        @ant1977 I’m 18, and I already read that.

        @INSPiRE I go to Sidi Gaber Language School, Its an Egyptian school, you don’t know, lol.

        @Tre_Ghost Being called as a ‘noob’ isn’t by your Join Date, Its by your way talking to people, chatting. like not begging.. Being nice.. and its not also by your way playing PaintBall (as many people call you when you lose, “NOOB!” ) lol.

        -Jason Tracer

      • #344 by MrScrooge on 2011.09.11 - 1:10 pm

        May I shoot this one into the bubble trap?

      • #345 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:21 pm

        Wow you really are arrogant. Other people have way more years on you pal. Back of the line for you.

      • #346 by detectedx on 2011.09.11 - 1:43 pm

        @MrScrooge lol.

        @Melody_Chase lol, I’m not even begging Michael Wilson to make me one of the GP3D(s) . I’m just tryna show off my Therian skills to him. So if he needs help about testing thingy. I don’t even care if I’m a GP3D or not. I just care about There, and I’m tryna help. no more. πŸ™‚

      • #347 by jimmy_jaymz on 2011.09.11 - 2:52 pm

        DetectedX, if you are really interested in being involved, you should pay more attention to the previous posts. MW has stated numerous times that the more you ask, beg, hint, bribe, etc. to be a tester, the less chance you have of it ever happening.

        Also, there is a difference between being a newbie and being a β€œnoob”. While you may have some experience in game, being a Therian for all of six months still makes you a newbie to many of us who have been around since the beginning. As for your statements about behavior – maturity, respect, and common courtesy do not define whether or not you are a β€œnoob”, but they are traits that everyone should strive to exhibit.

        Please just be patient like the rest of us and things will happen in good time.

      • #348 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.11 - 3:44 pm

        Jason, wow, I’m impressed you would openly confess you being under 18. Look at all the kids on that website. There is no way you are over 18 and attend that school. Unless of course, you got held back, then that would also explain the grammar you’re currently using. Michael Wilson has stated several times that There will be strictly 18 and over and if you’re not 18+ he will catch you.
        You just made his job that much easier by confessing that you’re underage. HAVE A NICE DAY JASON!

      • #349 by INSPiRE on 2011.09.11 - 5:48 pm

        also their this which you say your age is 15?

      • #350 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.11 - 6:02 pm

        Sigh (makes not in little black book).

      • #351 by INSPiiRE on 2011.09.11 - 6:41 pm

        Jason er Dan, how many times have you openly admitted to me on other games that you’re under 18? Yet you can sit here and lie to all of these people. Pathetic, for one, and two, I wouldn’t beg MW for anything. He’ll chose when he’s ready to, obviously. In addition to that, many of us were members of there since the “early” days. I’ve been a member since 2008, I believe. I know other people had been there long before me. Hah. Check yourself before you wreck yourself, kiddo.

      • #352 by spot751 on 2011.09.11 - 9:08 pm

        MW, will you be doing the hole credit card age verification thing when There hits the public domain?

      • #353 by spot751 on 2011.09.11 - 10:37 pm

        I ask about the credit card thing as how would you really know someone is really underage?
        I have been accused of being underage in here just from my spelling, at 37 it would be nice to be young again but it’s not the case.
        With out some sort of verification, it would be really hard to know 100% that someone is underage.
        And as a paying customer, you can’t ban them on a suspicion unless they outright say there underage.
        Just wondering how this will be done?

      • #354 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.12 - 4:52 am

        Actually , you can ban someone for any reason we’d like – read the TOS. But well have other ways of knowing (which I’d be dumb to talk about).

      • #355 by spot751 on 2011.09.12 - 4:27 pm

        Thank you for the reply MW
        I guess even with a credit card age verification thing, they could use mum or dads credit card.
        I had a look over the TOS, I will be honest and say there are some things in there I don’t fully understand, but thats ok, its your call.
        A monthly fee is ok with me, will there be discounts for say a 12 month period?
        Yes it would be silly letting all know how you would work the system you have setup, if you know the system, then you can work around it. (didn’t think when i asked)
        I have nothing against the kids, but they can be as anointing as noobs.
        With that been said, I have noting against noobs, just quit asking me for stuff and don’t ask me to come sit down with you! (Asking how to do things, then that’s ok)

      • #356 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.09.12 - 5:23 pm

        People do you really have nothing better to do than just attack people..? I don’t know this guy, but I mean come on. Just leave it alone. If someone under 18 feels like breaking the TOS and taking the risk of getting banned (And they will sooner or later) But look, as you found on his Thumdar profile it has an age that is under 18. Thats ALL MW had to do. The point is, he got caught like pretty much every other underage person on this blog, but mainly because you guys have nothing better to do. Yes is almost ready to be released and we are ALL waiting for the minute we can get it, but until then use your free time doing something else besides bashing someone?

        (I’m not sticking up for ‘him’. I’m sticking up for the people that you guys continue to bash on here)

        Kinda like I’m about to be huh?

    • #357 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.10 - 4:26 am

      Also congrats on the nominees! *checks email and sighs*


      • #358 by xSnoopy on 2011.09.12 - 6:31 am

        Not to worry Red,
        Your NEXT!!
        At least on my list! LOLOL

      • #359 by Lady_Tigrane on 2011.09.12 - 12:09 pm

        pfft… Last time you said somethin like that I got let in just to annoy the crap outa you…

        which I did very well

        you reeeeeeallly wanna watch what you ask for

        ya just might get it…

        *grins evilly*

      • #360 by spot751 on 2011.09.12 - 4:43 pm

        After thinking about it I am a little happy there was nothing in my email,. I have so much work on right now I don’t think I would be able to give it as much time as I would like to. Could spend some time on nights but that’s about it.
        Most of the free time I have right now is going in to rebuilding a VW bug convertible.
        I have taken a lot of photos and at some stage will put them all up in a blog on this site.

    • #362 by detectedx on 2011.09.10 - 1:17 pm

      God! , Remember how There was.. and how is it now!

      reg_created: 1998-04-16 04:00:00
      expires: 2019-04-15 04:00:00
      created: 2010-06-20 03:08:19
      changed: 2011-06-18 01:55:38
      transfer-prohibited: yes
      ns0: NS1.THERE.COM
      ns1: NS.TZECMAUN.ORG
      ns2: NS2.BERGEN.NET
      nic-hdl: DA3052-GANDI
      owner-name: ‘Makena Technologies, Inc.’
      organisation: ‘Makena Technologies, Inc.’
      person: Domain Administrator
      address: PO Box 28040
      zipcode: 95159-8040
      city: San Jose
      state: California
      country: United States of America
      fax: ”
      lastupdated: 2010-06-15 22:42:03

      πŸ˜€ .What a well skilled Therian am I lol.

      -Jason Tracer

      • #363 by ForTehLulz on 2011.09.10 - 11:15 pm

        Not quite skilled. Maybe, ?

      • #364 by ForTehLulz on 2011.09.10 - 11:16 pm

      • #365 by jimmy_jaymz on 2011.09.11 - 8:35 am

        “:D .What a well skilled Therian am I lol.”

        Why, because you can do a simple Whois lookup?

      • #366 by Melody_Chase on 2011.09.11 - 1:26 pm

        I didn’t know looking up a “who is” makes you a skilled Therian. I guess after 8 years of being a Therian I know nothing. :::shrugs::::

      • #367 by detectedx on 2011.09.11 - 1:44 pm

        Lol, Come on people. You all stalking me. πŸ˜€ ! , Not all know about domain Whois. ‘doh ‘tu.

      • #368 by David H on 2011.09.11 - 4:03 pm

        If you have to prove your not a ‘noob’, then, your a ‘noob’, just saying πŸ™‚

      • #369 by Jonathan on 2011.09.14 - 8:30 am

        ‘.What a well skilled Therian am I lol.’ if that doesn’t confirm the fact you’re under 18, I’m not too sure what else would…

        What a comical Therian ‘am I’.

    • #370 by detectedx on 2011.09.10 - 9:47 pm

      Mr.Wilson, I have resurrected my old account on There “DetectedX” . and its working probably in ThereIM. Would it still work in the Client, without paying for it?

      • #371 by alexandria3178 on 2011.09.14 - 2:22 pm

        It is so gratifying to learn that We have someone like you who is brave enough to provide your underaged avi name, as well as being so wise and understanding of the workings of There after experiencing the world for all of 6 months! I am certain (not speaking for Mr. Wilson) that you will receive free membership when the world re-opens. I also am certain that others of us,who have been members for “generations” compared to you, who worked, for example, as greeters, Island Guides, Helpers, and other sorts of world engineers (Gonna miss you Sprinx) and personnel (Both paid and volunteer), will bow to your vast and uneding wealth of knowledge about everything THERE. For those of you who don’t know, I am fluent in English, I speak a incredibly small smattering of Russian, and a somewhat larger smattering of Spanish, as well as being 100% fluent in sarcastic.

      • #372 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.09.15 - 2:34 pm

        Again with the bashing! Leave the kid alone! He “IS” a kid and I don’t know how many times someone needs to see that in numerous post’s. Do something productive with your free time instead of attacking people. I thought Thereains were ALL kind and very friendly, I guess I miss judged a few people by seeing what they do on this blog. Like i said in my comment here ( )
        I don’t know this kid, but come ON! Put it to rest! I’m sure there are other more important things for you guys to do. πŸ™‚

    • #373 by David H on 2011.09.12 - 4:42 pm

      You are not correct engrish, you mean to say.

      “Hi Michael, thanks for the update! Very excited to see There opening soon. Can you give us any hint when it will be officially launching, pleeease?”

      “All our hearts are jumping up excited”? no, just no. You need surgery, not an mmo, if you are serious about that comment.

    • #374 by ForTehLulz on 2011.09.13 - 5:28 am

      For a learner-with no teaching, you are quite good at English SaltyX! Keep learning πŸ˜‰
      Probably not worth asking for any hint of the opening time though, I usually see them get their things put through the AvIncinerator :S.

    • #375 by DirectX on 2011.09.13 - 7:09 am

      This page of the blog is so scattered, I figured I’d post this up here πŸ˜€
      First of all (if anyone really cares), I agree with #33 Brandyn (although MW would need to do far less than investigate websites to check if each individual is over the age of 18). The bashing (especially of a kid) shows a lack of leadership, individuality and maturity, and may even expose a few more character flaws. Do you want your esteemed leader becoming depressed while gazing down at his flock (whom I believe this resurrection has really been all about), of his adult members and what seems most important to them… in such an exciting time? I think not. (Agreed?) Perhaps we should raise the age requirement to 19 and a half, and eliminate this sect as well. Just my opinion. Then again, I never favored bullies taking peoples lunch money either.

      Anyway, perhaps someone will find this short clip amusing, if nothing else, while we all try to remain patient. Enjoy! :]

      • #376 by Michael Wilson on 2011.09.13 - 7:32 am

        Do you want your esteemed leader becoming depressed while gazing down at his flock (whom I believe this resurrection has really been all about)


      • #377 by DirectX on 2011.09.13 - 12:26 pm

        ” (whom I believe this resurrection has really been all about)”

        Please excuse my ADHD. I was merely expressing a personal opinion of mine. One which I hope does not appear to change the color of my nose to a slightly darker shade. Nevertheless, it is a true opinion. That opinion being… I do not believe that you, Michael Wilson, are engaged in this return of “the world” simply for profit. If you were, it would never have been such a unique place to begin with. I was just pointing out that in my honest opinion, a large (if not the largest) deciding factor in the reopening of THERE, was it’s inhabitants, the ‘Therians’, (whom I believe this resurrection has really been all about). We, the people.

        I’d also like to take this opportunity to point out, since my record of events over the past year or so has probably not been quite noticeable enough on it’s own, (and while trying to avoid degrading the character of certain other organizations), that I do regard myself as a fairly excellent judge of character. If I may say so myself. The CEO in my opinion, is really who ‘makes’ the company, and ultimately, its ethics/policies. Well… at least he/she should, such as I assume we can all see is evident with Makena Technologies. This company is a reflection of yourself. I for one would be honored to work for and with such a company, in any department. In fact, I am currently preparing to relocate to California almost immediately, just in case. Then, whether or not I end up coming to work for the company so carefully of my choice, at least I will be nice and warm, climbing palm trees in California, instead of… pine trees, in Pennsylvania. ‘boo

        In any case, a personal thank you for making the decision to reopen this incredible and (arguably), unsurpassed, virtual world. Godspeed.

      • #378 by justagreatguy on 2011.09.13 - 2:32 pm

        RE: a personal thank you for making the decision to reopen this incredible and (arguably), unsurpassed, virtual world. Godspeed.
        That’s all you had to say, short and simple!

      • #379 by dx on 2011.09.13 - 9:35 pm

        That’s obviously not nearly all I had to say, whoever you are. I also mentioned something about a need for bashing/negativity. Good luck with that. I digress.

        Next time, just read the bottom paragraph. Problem solved.

      • #380 by DirectX on 2011.09.14 - 8:10 am

        Agreed in part. Thank you for the advice. πŸ˜€

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