An Update without a picture

If you’ve been reading the reports from the GP3D’s, you’ll see that things have been chugging along:

  • SamSyn has loaded all the “Scenes” in the world, so we expect that all old houses and funzones should now be in world.
  • Bruce has brought a new gaggle of servers on line, so has to handle all the objects in the world. Of course, we can always add more if we need them for more objects. For the 237th time, the size of the world does not affect the number of servers required.

The next steps are this:

  • SamSyn will be building a new client with the “UUDobs” for all the loaded scenes in the world. This client will also use the “Get There” and “Patching” technology we had before we closed. This must work before we can go any further.
  • We will then start letting lots more people in, limiting attendance by # of simultaneous users and whether or not you had the right to participate in “Beta Tests” before There closed (which was almost everyone).

We’re getting closer!

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  1. #1 by kelayna on 2011.11.06 - 2:55 pm

    Thank you for the update go Dream Team go!!

  2. #2 by GreenAngel on 2011.10.11 - 8:45 am

    Wonderful news, yeah!!!! for the team, great work, we will be home soon

  3. #3 by Jennifer Rickenbacker on 2011.10.10 - 5:06 pm

    I am so anxious. Very good news..

  4. #4 by GreenAngel on 2011.10.10 - 7:56 am

    Are we there yet? are we there yet? as I ask MW and the team, ty for the updates and see you soon on There

  5. #5 by Hott_Chickk_513 (Jessica) on 2011.10.09 - 8:18 am

    I Was So Excited To Be Able To Download THERE Client Again πŸ™‚ I’v Been Trying To Do That For A While Now & Finally It Let Me! Getting Closer! Thank You To All For Your Hard Work πŸ™‚

  6. #6 by shanghei on 2011.10.09 - 5:58 am

    ”’yay ‘twist ‘heyhey ‘rtr ”’yay ….. nuff said.

    • #7 by FancyBell111 on 2011.10.09 - 2:21 pm

      I know, so exciting! ”’yay

  7. #8 by imsfan on 2011.10.08 - 10:20 am

    MW, I’m not sure if this has already been asked, will we be able to use PayPal for fees and or purchases?

    • #9 by toufovou on 2011.10.08 - 11:25 am

      For now, Paypal is the only billing method that will be used!!!!! πŸ™‚

      • #10 by toufovou on 2011.10.08 - 11:26 am

        I mean Paypal will be handling the credit cards so naturally a Paypal account should also work just fine!

  8. #11 by Brian P LaForge on 2011.10.08 - 8:48 am

    I can soooo not wait to be There πŸ™‚
    DoctorEvil

  9. #12 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.08 - 6:13 am

    MW and Samsyn and Bruce, and the other crew!!!
    Everything is just ‘AWESOME’…..our new vocabulary for the month!
    Awesome job guys! πŸ˜‰

  10. #13 by Okalnix on 2011.10.08 - 3:35 am

    Testing props on hiting with paintguns and buggy’s
    On Dune Valley
    The Flying Snowman.

    Have fun to watch this video.

    Thank you for the update and good team work there.

  11. #14 by Rhonda Ebert on 2011.10.08 - 3:27 am

    More great news. THanks for the update!
    Emmajean

  12. #15 by WizardK on 2011.10.08 - 1:09 am

  13. #16 by WizardK on 2011.10.07 - 11:58 pm

    yesterday i was at work checken if there was gona be on for all of us and i clicked the download button to my suprise it worked the download for there works now i almost played sick and came home to install it it was just like christmas i got home installed the world but tryed to get on and it sed world is closed my head droped but then i seen a plus to this at least i got to put back my layouts im so redy thanks for gettin us back there some of us was lost with out it nothing compairs with there

    • #17 by Hott_Chickk_513 (Jessica) on 2011.10.09 - 8:21 am

      Same Thing Happened To Me, Lol! I Tried It Just To Try & It Worked. I Was So Excited! πŸ™‚

  14. #18 by DavyRocket on 2011.10.07 - 11:21 pm

    LOL IMAKOS and I having fun with my Aurora vice beach house on Caldera by Zypher, and Buggy Arena funzone. The latest update seems to be stable. I have crashed 2 times though, and will send my crash dump files to Samsyn.

    Enjoy,
    DavyRocket

    • #19 by imsfan on 2011.10.08 - 2:44 pm

      Love that house!

      • #20 by maverickfred on 2011.10.12 - 10:34 pm

        thanks davie for the update we are nerly there .

    • #21 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.10.09 - 11:16 am

      When I get back into There. Mind if I take a ride on your house? ‘haha

  15. #22 by cindy83 on 2011.10.07 - 9:44 pm

    yay mw way to go im so exsited i could sing i cant w8 to see everyone again ^_^

  16. #23 by GreenAngel on 2011.10.07 - 9:15 pm

    Great News, before we know it There will be open

  17. #24 by Mike on 2011.10.07 - 8:06 pm

    Thanks MW ,the engineering staff and all the GPs for getting the world ready. I can imagine there will be a few Class of Pangea PB1 hoodies…or some close proximity…lol

  18. #25 by Bevisman on 2011.10.07 - 4:22 pm

    I have been following the blog ever since I heard There.com was re-opening 5-ish months ago. The day MW said he would make the announcement whether There.com was reopening or not I swear I checked the blog 50 times. Ive been visiting the blog eversince and I made my first comment on the blog yesterday. Its exciting to see all the progress and hardwork that has been done to get to the point that we are at now. I thank MW for all the updates, the GP3Ds, Sam Syn and everyone else who is hard at work finding and fixing bugs.

    Thanks so much,

    Bevisman

  19. #26 by BigD26 on 2011.10.07 - 3:02 pm

    Sounds like its going great, and its great to see the pics, cant wait to see my old buggies again and play…
    Keep up the hard work guys, and to those who are GP3ds ‘tu

  20. #27 by Mister_Sinister on 2011.10.07 - 2:48 pm

    Glad it coming along can’t wait:)

  21. #28 by kevman95 on 2011.10.07 - 2:41 pm

    Thanks for the update!

  22. #29 by Dean Caballero ( Bumpin42 ) on 2011.10.07 - 1:57 pm

    After loading to new client( It took me 3 times to get it right lol )i logged into world to find my avi Butt naked and i stayed that way long enough to drive to the track from Zephyr lol, Funny stuff : )0

    • #30 by Kattwomann on 2011.10.07 - 4:51 pm

      Aw man, I missed seeing Bumpin streaking through the desert?

    • #31 by jimony on 2011.10.07 - 11:15 pm

      I didn’t miss seeing Bumpin streaking. Didn’t see it and didn’t miss not seeing it.

      I loaded the client using both requested methods and both worked fine for me. The client appears to be running well in the few minutes I’ve been on it so far.

  23. #32 by JonmiChel There on 2011.10.07 - 1:16 pm

    A new phase is getting closer even! THERE 2 is soooooo right on the next edge! :O TY for the update ^^

  24. #33 by Charles Davis on 2011.10.07 - 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the update. Can’t wait for the flood gates to open.

  25. #34 by mimi06 on 2011.10.07 - 12:21 pm

    GP3D mimi06 Downloaded newest client, both DX8 and DX9 work extremely well for me. Spent the day dropping paz’s, decorating, dropping vehicles, driving, exploring.. World loads up great on my end. I can also now see the sun’s reflection in the water :O
    My inventory loads well. Can receive IM’s from THEREIM well. I can use voice in IM’s with no issues. Walkway is looking awsome, not sure why there’s a wedding cake there rofl.. I can teleport with ease to all areas.

    Can’t wait to see you all in THERE! Hurry HOME!

    hugs mimi06

    • #35 by SNIPERBAIT and xxDragonFlyxx on 2011.10.07 - 1:54 pm

      lol Mimi on the cake, I was always wondering what the bushes were about with the flowers near the end of the walkway.

  26. #36 by mushh on 2011.10.07 - 11:25 am

    will the UUDobs of funzones and other objects be such that our collections of racing tracks will still drop correctly?

    • #37 by soybean on 2011.10.07 - 3:09 pm

      i have asked this a couple of times mushh and have gotten no reply.but from a few videos that have been posted it looks like it is working ok but as far as i can see no hardcore hoverboard racers have been invited in to test yet.

      got my board waxed and boosting finger ready though.

  27. #38 by qweasdzxc979 on 2011.10.07 - 10:52 am

    I’m rich enough to own 73 vehicals, But too poor to afford a portazone rent. Thank goodness for the bowls!

  28. #39 by SNIPERBAIT and xxDragonFlyxx on 2011.10.07 - 9:47 am

    World is coming along quite well. There is still a bug that pops up building wise here and there, or ones that seem to be in some places but not others, but I would think I would be safe to say we are almost home. My wife and I (xxDragonfFlyxx) have been taking turns through my avie testing different things that we each knew well, searching for issues and I’d be a liar if I didn’t say having some fun here and there. I have spent most of my time building as big as I can with many building types, tearing back down to scratch and reassembling, flying to different locations looking for maybe something missed and more. She has focused on other things which she can post about when she gets online. It has been nice to see the buggy racing timers and lap records working right, and to just be back in world. it is amazing how many places that I think even as long as I have played I never had visited before, and am glad we are ALL getting another chance to do. Many I am sure will do some things differently this time around. I have been adding tons upon tons of pics, some testing, some what is this, and some just having fun. i don’t know how to bring them in here, so am posting them in our small but drama free group “THERE.com on FaceBook”. For the “Gp3d’s” that were before me, hats off to you on all the work you did. To the current, yall are a mess lol, and to the future ones soon coming, don’t leave a plane unattended.. “BABS” may sneak up and fly away lol If I might suggest one thing.. we are all going to be adults this time around, and in so saying, treat others how you want to be treated. Just cause you have a “Gold Star”(if they do that now) doesn’t mean you are over anyone. It means you are a servant to all.. I think this is a major reason many churches crash is cause those who are there to serve the people try to be overlord’s. In the former THERE I saw a good bit that used this position wrongly, from trying to get folks banned to going around to others hoods and trying to get folks to move out and into there’s or one of there friends. Grow up is all I can say. Now with my gripes out of the way, I hope to see you all again soon in world. be telling your friends and showing pics, if we want this to lat and stay around, we have to not only support it but help it to grow. Sorry for such a long post, but have been quite busy testing in world and working in real life. have a great one everyone, Sniperbait and xxDragonFlyxx.

    your life is like a plant in a pot, sometimes you need to be uprooted, and planted in new soil and a larger container to be able to reach your full potential. So when it seems things are going crazy and your life is a mess, quit trying to hold on to the old and move to the new. There you will be able to bloom like never before πŸ™‚

    • #40 by Escape on 2011.10.07 - 1:55 pm

      That sure was a mouthful… I started reading thru quickly ’cause of the length and the last paragraph to me looked like – pot plant was potent. lol

      Good to see you and yours, we all together are gonna do this, no question about it! ‘wave

    • #41 by MamaBear on 2011.10.07 - 2:51 pm

      I have to say this, my life change a lot , now I am a single mom with a special child, going with a bad divorce. “There” is my home where I can be myself and enjoy with good friends that I miss a lot.

  29. #42 by knighthawk101 on 2011.10.07 - 9:30 am

    Great news to hear, but I bet I can guess which side of the “which was almost everyone” I get to still stand on. Not really complaining, just saying though, I understand the obvious aggravations of putting up with arrogant people who come on and try to stir junk up and cause trouble, but dang, being nice, polite and relatively quiet in these posts doesn’t seem to go very far either.

  30. #43 by JasonMK on 2011.10.07 - 9:20 am

    Closer is always better, thanks. Looking forward to getting back in There.

  31. #44 by BamaBabydoll on 2011.10.07 - 7:07 am

    Thanks for the update!

  32. #45 by Jay on 2011.10.07 - 6:18 am

    Smashing work, keep it up. πŸ™‚

  33. #46 by MademoiselleFifi on 2011.10.07 - 5:44 am

    Hang in there guys….so far so good.

    • #47 by migman on 2011.10.07 - 6:19 am

      The new client is working very well.It wont be long now.

  34. #48 by Joyce Alwell Wallace on 2011.10.07 - 4:50 am

    Thank you sooooooo much for all your teams hard work and hours of dedication to bring us back to the There.com world. And I’ll be waiting to hear the Beta test is ready so we can go in a try things out again. Yay!!!!

  35. #49 by martin71a on 2011.10.06 - 11:55 pm

    thx for update cya next week for the next update

  36. #50 by Lela on 2011.10.06 - 10:43 pm

    As one of the original Betas from the first week of beta testing way, way back when I look forward to getting back in universe and having the same fun all over again.

  37. #51 by lionsheart on 2011.10.06 - 10:13 pm

    No picture just what has this world come too.

  38. #52 by N3RD on 2011.10.06 - 8:56 pm

    Didn’t you say you guys would most definetly be done by september, Slow asses.

    • #53 by Michael Wilson on 2011.10.06 - 9:40 pm

      Why are you worried? You posted some time ago you were, and still are, moderated. Won’t matter to you either way.

      • #54 by Danica Ravenheart on 2011.10.07 - 3:39 pm

        Sounds like he just wanting to be one of the people who sets around saying

        “Hey thought you were gonna have …… by now.”

        I think there a few of them in every crowd. 😦

    • #55 by toufovou on 2011.10.06 - 9:53 pm

      I think you have confused There.com with the so called There2 website that was promising to open a bigger, better and improved There.com…
      They were supposed to open this September but… guess nottttttt!!!!!!!!!!!

      • #56 by jimony on 2011.10.07 - 7:26 am

        toufovou is right, it was YowNotYet that made the absolutley, definitely will be open in September, not There. MW wisely never gave a definite time.

    • #57 by That Guy on 2011.10.07 - 2:09 am

      Hahaha, this man has obviously never proofed / written a line of code in his life. Why don’t you go try and code an entire game in C++ or Java and come back when you’re done.

      • #58 by Jonathan on 2011.10.07 - 9:53 am

        No love for Objective-C?

      • #59 by Kontumnam on 2011.10.10 - 2:07 am

        Good Old K&R C for me – true universal language πŸ™‚

    • #60 by spot751 on 2011.10.08 - 9:31 pm

      I have been keeping my eye on this blog, have been excited about things and the news of there reopening soon, but to be honest, I am loosing that excitement, I did see expectations of it opening this fall but feel like it may be a long time before its open. Having a bit of a downer today about a lot of things, there.com is only one of them. Just trying to express my honest feelings and get them out there and not bottle them up…

  39. #61 by NateTheStar on 2011.10.06 - 8:21 pm

    Keep up the good work guys (and gals)! I look forward to making There part of my day again.

  40. #62 by Skyefire on 2011.10.06 - 8:14 pm

    Demand pictures!

  41. #63 by Andrew Sertich on 2011.10.06 - 7:22 pm

    Simply sweet! Much thanks to Oz an his Olympian Helpers…

  42. #64 by Hugsie on 2011.10.06 - 7:08 pm

    Where do i go to read the reports of the GP3Ds? the comments on this blog?

    • #65 by Greenie on 2011.10.07 - 9:14 am

      You can find posts, pics and videos from THERE GP’s as well as discussions on many different virtual worlds at thumdar.com.

    • #66 by Andrew Almeida on 2011.10.07 - 9:27 am

      I’m thinking he either means comments from these blogs, on one of the several FB groups where they post screen shots and keep us informed, or maybe even on thumdar.com……if you need the FB group url’s, go to the last blog post and scroll down I think someone posted them all in that blog on a comment.

  43. #67 by softNdark on 2011.10.06 - 6:45 pm

    Thanks!!!!
    Very excited…..

  44. #68 by Juls Tessmer on 2011.10.06 - 6:13 pm

    Hi! Used to be able to post without FB or Twit sigh hope this goes thru! been posting but ohhhh well! So good and 237 make it 250 and sold! Hugs jamt πŸ˜›

  45. #69 by Mark B. on 2011.10.06 - 6:09 pm

    Thanks for the update!

  46. #70 by tomixcomics on 2011.10.06 - 6:01 pm

    Not sure I understand the cateory for who will be allowed in but it said “almost everyone” so I’m hopeful! πŸ˜€
    Oh so close! I cannot wait! How exciting!

  47. #71 by MademoiselleFifi on 2011.10.06 - 5:42 pm

    MmeOdileS…..we can both ask about the 8 seaters till we turn blue…the color of my hair….we’re just old ladies and no one can hear us….we’re supposed to be
    the ones who are deaf…..could that be a bug???? Call Samsyn and report it…lol

  48. #72 by Tumble_Weed on 2011.10.06 - 5:39 pm

    What a wonderful update!!! Thank-You!!

    • #73 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.07 - 2:10 pm

      Now now Fifi, watch your P’s and Q’s…You gettin’ a bit feisty there, with you and those 8 seaters…With your 17 dogs you’re gonna need a kennel as well….Now listen to Yankee about behaving ourselves……or MW is going to look at us and say: You two ladies are ‘Fired’ πŸ˜›
      Now that we are squatting down by Phoenix (Cosmos), all is well in sitting land…. Yes, we will move, we promise not to squat there forever!

  49. #74 by 2_fast_for_u on 2011.10.06 - 5:26 pm

    things are moving along good now nice job yall

  50. #75 by ladyzuki on 2011.10.06 - 5:21 pm

    Thank you MW, getting closer and closer , yayy

  51. #76 by Rakja on 2011.10.06 - 5:19 pm

    Yay! I’ll warm up my clicking finger. πŸ™‚ *click click* *click click* for hoverbike….and *click* *click* *click* for buggy. WooT!

  52. #77 by kingseth on 2011.10.06 - 4:48 pm

    Thanks for the awesome update!

  53. #78 by dave008 on 2011.10.06 - 4:46 pm

    No picture! As an amateur photographer myself I have been enjoying the photos, as well as the regular updates of course.

  54. #79 by jamt on 2011.10.06 - 4:37 pm

    I am never sure if my comments make it in to forums! But hope so! Noooo you guys I have not umm lets put it this way! Gone away! πŸ˜›

  55. #80 by jamt on 2011.10.06 - 4:33 pm

    Ohhhh only 237? Well lets make it an even 250! Ohhh and great hugs jamt :))))) Mr Sam and Mr Bruce do u guys need a break? I hear thru the grape vine in a certain place picnics are being held! Gooo take a 15 min break! πŸ˜› Ok half an hour Now get back to work! >:)

  56. #81 by Andrew Almeida on 2011.10.06 - 4:17 pm

    I have to post this here rather than email the feedback link well because of the issue itself. AOL is blocking ALL emails from There. I semi noticed this myself lately but aint care cause I only noticed I wasn’t getting stuff like friend requests and club joining notifications. But my good friend I just informed about the reopening uses AOL as the associated email with her avie and cannot remember her password. The email for reset password aint coming through and she’s tried numerous times to reset and I’ve tried to reset it for her also. Myself I can probably just change emails associated since I already have my password, but she cannot get in period to do it. If you can somehow bypass the block and manually reset her password, her avatar is “chickinlil” and email is chickinlil1984@aol.com ty

  57. #82 by Kandie Sweetdecision on 2011.10.06 - 4:02 pm

    Horray!! Great News!!

  58. #83 by Monique Mzhickteno on 2011.10.06 - 3:42 pm

    Excited!!

  59. #84 by Yarndoll on 2011.10.06 - 3:19 pm

    Yay! So good to hear. Everyone is chomping at the bit to get back into There.com.

  60. #85 by Sarah Monroe on 2011.10.06 - 3:15 pm

    OMG!!!! this is so awesome!!!

    Keep up the good work!

  61. #86 by Eatings, Sputters, Pneumonia, ect. on 2011.10.06 - 3:03 pm

    So wait…

    Does “We will then start letting lots more people in, limiting attendance by # of simultaneous users and whether or not you had the right to participate in β€œBeta Tests” before There closed (which was almost everyone).” Mean only the people who had beta before, is allowed in? Or Everyone that played There.com before it closed will be allowed in?

  62. #87 by miranda on 2011.10.06 - 3:02 pm

    i cant get the thereim thing to work

    • #88 by Greenie on 2011.10.07 - 9:20 am

      miranda, Make sure that you follow the instructions contained within your registration welcome email from THERE.com.
      Use the download link from the email.

      If you send your question/s or issue/s to support via the same email, they can help you beyond the basic instructions.
      Hope this helps you get into IM.

      • #89 by SoledadNegativa on 2011.10.07 - 11:06 am

        Miranda.

        If you download the second ThereIM version (see link below) there is no need to cut and paste like in the first and follow this instructions from the update:

        *IMPORTANT*
        You must quit ThereIM before doing the install. Just exiting it isn’t enough – you must right click on it’s icon on the right side of the task bar and choose β€œQuit”. If you don’t, the install will only be half-baked, and havoc will ensue.
        *IMPORTANT*

        *IMPORTANT*
        There have been some problems reported with this release. This is why we needed to do this.

        USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. OR, PREFERABLY, DON’T USE AT ALL.
        *IMPORTANT*

        *IMPORTANT*
        If you’re using this release and having SegVios, then try this:

        1. Find the ThereIM icon in your task bar (at the bottom of the screen)
        2. Right click on it.
        3. Pick β€œExit”
        4. From your computer, delete the folder β€œC:\Program Files\Makena Technologies”
        5. Re-install ThereIM.

        Now that you followed the instructions cut and paste the link on your browser and instal the second version of the IM software.

        http://www.there.com/installerdownloads/ThereIMInstaller.20110817.signed.exe

        Here is the link to the update page just in case

        https://theremichaelwilson.wordpress.com/category/there-com/.

        Hope that helps.

        Sole

  63. #90 by Yozh SunFlowers on 2011.10.06 - 2:48 pm

    That’s a wonderful update, MW! ‘tu
    Ultimate Fun under the There sun can soon begin! ‘sunflowerbackflip!
    Yozh

  64. #91 by SueZ on 2011.10.06 - 2:25 pm

    Happy news! This gets more and more exciting, can’t wait! Thanks for all the hard work; I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in There again πŸ™‚

  65. #92 by lolababy33 on 2011.10.06 - 2:21 pm

    OMG! Incredible News! Thank you so much. This is getting more and more exciting!

  66. #93 by jakejackson on 2011.10.06 - 2:17 pm

    There is no need to fear, THERE is almost here! OOOOOOHHHHH YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  67. #94 by Edward Benjamin on 2011.10.06 - 2:15 pm

    been fallowing the post seems like its going well cant wait to get into the game paypal is stocked and ready to go im hopeing you will make like a year membership so i dont have to keep remembering to pay each month lol id be nice to just pay $120 a year well i have to go so i will be seeing all of you in game keep up the good work

  68. #95 by Brett Peake on 2011.10.06 - 2:14 pm

    Thanks for the update!! Very exciting news πŸ™‚

  69. #96 by Superjuice on 2011.10.06 - 1:47 pm

    Very exciting news! I can’t wait! ahhhh its going to be so much fun seeing all the long lost friends in There! Were very close!

    • #97 by maverickfred on 2011.10.06 - 6:36 pm

      wohooooooo thanks for the update MW and the crew thanks guys thanks to all the GP3D’s for all the good work they are doing keep it up guys thanks .

  70. #98 by DUSTIN4040 on 2011.10.06 - 1:45 pm

    This is so great!!! Another great update. We are so close!!!

  71. #99 by Dolphin on 2011.10.06 - 1:43 pm

    Thanks for the update MW! πŸ˜€

  72. #100 by WizardK on 2011.10.06 - 1:30 pm

    Thanks Good Job

  73. #101 by Crawford Bob on 2011.10.06 - 1:29 pm

    Its been fun coming on line lately to see how the world is progressing! Thank you MW, SamSyn, Bruce and the rest of the team for all the updates and the fun videos showing loved places back home.
    I hope WASD movement controls may be considered to be implemented since the guts of the world lay open.
    Many are excited including myself, but hopefully most will relax and let you all do the work you are doing.

    rip steve

    • #102 by Soede on 2011.10.06 - 3:24 pm

      I’d love to see WASD movement controls added to the action mode!

      • #103 by Spiritus on 2011.10.06 - 10:04 pm

        Then you would need to click or determine some non-text key (like tab?) to toggle back and forth between text and action mode. Maybe double tapping control could act as an action mode toggle.
        I am WASD friendly, but I’m mostly on late at night when the family is asleep and while I can hear I don’t talk (voice) much.

        I can also type chat while I’m moving/driving/etc. it’s ok to text and Drive in There! but that wouldn’t work if every time I hit W or S I messed up cruise control.

        A third option rather than changing the interface that has existed for almost 10 years is probably not on the launch list. Please don’t ‘new coke’ a feature like that! πŸ˜›

      • #104 by PcMan Hoverboat Pilot on 2011.10.07 - 9:57 am

        Many MMOs that I’ve seen just hit “enter” first, then type and “enter” again to complete the sentence/thought/emote. Pretty easy to remember and not complicated even for new users to figure out. I’m all for WASD key movement ‘tu

        The downfall to that though is pgdown would no longer be nearby to use voice so I would have to remap that on my keyboard since I drive and talk quite alot. πŸ˜€

      • #105 by Spiritus on 2011.10.07 - 10:58 am

        well, slap me up and call ME silly. πŸ™‚
        How long has toggling action mode with the alt key been an option. Very sweet!

        I still think I would prefer WASD mode to be a specific ‘gaming’ mode (where we can redefine inputs to what we want or use alternate inputs like a game controller), but I could probably adapt.

    • #106 by Sarah Monroe on 2011.10.06 - 3:34 pm

      I would really like WASD movements also I have gotten used to using them in the game I play

      -XxHotVampirexX

  74. #107 by MR_BUGGY on 2011.10.06 - 1:16 pm

    Would somone explain to me in more detail what MW means by “We will then start letting lots more people in, limiting attendance by # of simultaneous users and whether or not you had the right to participate in β€œBeta Tests” before There closed (which was almost everyone).” I am not exactly sure what he means. Thanks and see you all in world πŸ˜€

    • #108 by BaphNagi on 2011.10.06 - 3:39 pm

      I suspect the “simultaneous users” means there would be a limit to how many folx can be in world at the same time, say 250.. if you are number 251, you will not get in.. Try again later!

      There was a group of people who did the Beta Testing of each new client before it was released to the masses.. I suspect On the other handthis is the group he is refering to. I was offered the position, but declined as I have always tried to steer clear of beta software of any sort.. In this, I would probably make an exception if offered.. πŸ˜‰

      On the other hand, it could mean anyone who was an actual paid member before March2010, in which case the “almost everyone” would indeed apply!! πŸ™‚

      …..BaphNagi is still waiting patiently…..

      • #109 by MR_BUGGY on 2011.10.07 - 4:14 am

        Oh I gatcha. Thanks! πŸ˜€

  75. #110 by Eric D. Copeland on 2011.10.06 - 12:57 pm

    Cant wait ,First thing i want to do is get my BIG paz out and my Buggy tunnel out and do loops and loops and then more loops:-), TY for all the great effort guys There has always been the best! I

  76. #111 by Ethan on 2011.10.06 - 12:47 pm

    Great to hear Michael, I am excited and I can’t wait to be able to fly around on my hover boat again.

    IBeathI

  77. #112 by Phil Reinsmith on 2011.10.06 - 12:39 pm

    I am also wondering about the statement: ” limiting attendance by # of simultaneous users and whether or not you had the right to participate in β€œBeta Tests” before There closed (which was almost everyone).” I was just a lowly user. Does that mean my wait is going to be longer???? I was VERY GOOD at spending MONEY, and can’t wait to start buying again. “Rockinsurfer_boy”

    • #113 by freecreed on 2011.10.06 - 4:17 pm

      I think ” imiting attendance by # of simultaneous users ” means they are limiting the number of concurrent users , those online at one time … No idea what that is right now but I hope that number soon reaches 40 thousand πŸ™‚

    • #114 by jimony on 2011.10.06 - 5:43 pm

      I think the intent is to keep control of the number of users at the beginning to make sure it can handle them as they are increased.
      Those who had the right to beta test are those who could download the “green clients” as each version of There was updated to help test them before they were released to everyone. Most of the die-hard Thereians did that; which is probably most of those who comment on this blog.

    • #115 by AquaFresh on 2011.10.06 - 8:20 pm

      Great update!

      From an old post on Therefuntimes.com in 2007, only criteria to do beta was a premium membership and of course age according to TOS.

      I haven’t heard that changed, so if you where payed premium membership in There I’m pretty sure you can get in, when Michael Wilson opens the gates.

      There allso was a group named “beta testers of There” but it was more for communications and invites to new betas.

      Quote from Therefuntimes 2007:
      We will be having a beta test on Thursday, July 26th, in preparation for our next release. Our last snapshot of production was taken on June 21st. If you signed up for a premium membership before that date, you will be able to participate in the test.

      http://www.therefuntimes.com/there_fun_times/2007/07/next-beta-test-.htm

      Aqua

  78. #116 by Simone on 2011.10.06 - 12:32 pm

    MW Thank you for the update !!!!! I can not wait to go home again and see all the things I loved so much. I am hoping we have hoods eventually but until then I will put up my trusty PAZ and decorate my house !!!! I can’t wait. Hugs to all of my Therian friends I miss you so much.

  79. #117 by Dollbaby07 on 2011.10.06 - 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the update it want be long now we all be going home. Great job everyone on getting all those nasty bugs out and making everything work like it should hope to see everyone soon.

    • #118 by jimony on 2011.10.06 - 5:45 pm

      What is it that wants to be long now?

      • #119 by migman on 2011.10.07 - 9:16 am

        That (want) is probably meant to be (wont) so dont try to be a smart@ss if that is what you are doing.

      • #120 by jimony on 2011.10.08 - 8:10 am

        I know it was just a typo, but it was funny typo. (I prefer the term smartalec, and yes I tend to be one a lot.)

  80. #121 by Michelle on 2011.10.06 - 12:23 pm

    doing my happy dance! thanks!

  81. #122 by Cef on 2011.10.06 - 12:21 pm

    Wow, it’s amazing to go back and look through all the update reports on this blog dating back to April when he started with the surveys. Thanks to all the GP’s for the pics and progress reports. Cant’ wait πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  82. #123 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.10.06 - 12:15 pm

    Thanks for the update…kinda miss the photo though πŸ™‚

  83. #124 by Zip on 2011.10.06 - 12:10 pm

    Woohoo!! Awesome news…..wtg!! Thanks for the update! You guys rock!!!

    • #125 by biggiedude420 on 2011.10.06 - 3:29 pm

      2nd That can’t wait to get back to the zone and get on those lap time boards

  84. #126 by Jdin707 on 2011.10.06 - 12:04 pm

    So very cool, I know this has been said 5 million times before, but THANK you, I am sure we all had no idea of how much we cared for our pixels until they were gone. MW thanks for bringing our world back to life….

  85. #127 by Billy Gene Mckee III on 2011.10.06 - 12:02 pm

    Excellent.Can’t wait for the update that says welcome home everybody.Thanks to everybody for working so hard to get things up and running again.
    -MadHatterMemphis

  86. #128 by suziequeen on 2011.10.06 - 11:59 am

    Fantastic update, thanks everyone one for all their hard work. See you guy’s and gal’s soon.

  87. #129 by GaryBob on 2011.10.06 - 11:51 am

    I can taste the flaming bananas already πŸ˜€

  88. #130 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.10.06 - 11:46 am

    YAY! More Therians to torture!!

    • #131 by Jonathan on 2011.10.06 - 12:50 pm

      You and your torture πŸ˜‰

      • #132 by justagreatguy on 2011.10.06 - 2:05 pm

        I don’t think she’s kidding!

      • #133 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.10.07 - 6:53 am

        Hehehehe.. I am NOT kidding LOL…. DL’d the latest client this morning, so far everything is running GREAT!!!!! πŸ˜‰ The line for the torture will be starting soon! * evil laugh*
        XO
        GP3D~wikkedbliss

      • #134 by Jonathan on 2011.10.07 - 9:47 am

        Be sure to let me know when this torture is taking place, i’d hate to have to queue!

  89. #135 by Andrew Almeida on 2011.10.06 - 11:41 am

    Can anyone elaborate on “whether or not you had the right to participate in β€œBeta Tests” before There closed (which was almost everyone).” He cannot mean most of the ppl here are former beta’s. So what does “had the right” mean, does it mean any member of There from the past? TY 4 any answers.

    • #136 by jimony on 2011.10.06 - 1:12 pm

      Throughout the life of There.com there were new clients being updated. Before the update was released to everyone it was offered as a “Beta” for those who wanted to test the new client and give reports of any bugs found. Those testers were part of a “beta” group. Probably about half of the people that were on There in its last few years were part of those testers. If you remember in the last year some members had a green bug symbol on their nametags, they were using the green “bug buster” client. Those beta testers had nothing to do with the original beta testers before There opened, even though there may have been some in the later beta group.

      • #137 by Kayleigh Lace on 2011.10.10 - 3:30 am

        Anyone else remember the roller coasters and the victorian house you could piece together by squares was it? And you could make it as big or as small as you wanted – by just inserting the sections between the corners.

        The roller coasters were fun πŸ™‚

    • #138 by jimmy_jaymz on 2011.10.06 - 1:30 pm

      It sounds like he is saying anyone that could (had an account that was able to) participate in beta, rather than those that actually did participate in the betas. And once again (according to what MW said in previous posts), these are the later betas, not original beta.

    • #139 by McKensy on 2011.10.06 - 1:40 pm

      I’m pretty sure he’s talking about the beta testing of new client versions – not the beta test before There went public. I did take part in those beta tests myself and loved it πŸ™‚

      • #140 by McKensy on 2011.10.06 - 1:46 pm

        Think my first answer did get a little too short;
        While There.com was up and running public (after the initial beta test) the client software was improved over time. New versions went into a beta test before they were released and it was open to all members interested in helping with the test.

      • #141 by migman on 2011.10.06 - 6:02 pm

        Yes the client updates,there was a beta page in the forums where you could help test the new client before it was released to everyone.A lot of island guides helped in testing.

  90. #142 by ezeeposse on 2011.10.06 - 11:20 am

    We are almost home… WOOHOOO… i can almost hear the Thereian oceans lapping the sands of Duda beach with the faint hum of buggy driving in the back ground…. Tho im still trying to get hold of the Viewer for the buggy designing so i can look at my buggy designs on the buggy model.. so i got summin to do while i wait for There to officially open.. Im already setting my budget to accommodate subscription payments to there so that its all ready for the opening. Thanks for the update Micheal.. and thanks for working hard with your staff to get this thing back off the ground again. Keep up the good work. πŸ™‚

    • #143 by Andrew Almeida on 2011.10.06 - 12:32 pm

      I had someone send me all the tools for developing to practice till it opened, but the only thing that downloaded and opened properly for me was the previewer. I’d send it but I think there’s some rule against sharing those downloads, which I had no clue about when I originally asked for them. But if you can get MW to OK it here I’ll email it to you.

  91. #144 by MademoiselleFifi on 2011.10.06 - 11:16 am

    It’s a good sign if William Grass is packing his bags now.

    Jam Tuner…lol…yes all the dogs are trained and let no one listen to Odile…..they are all well behaved…and if i catch you paintballing my dogs…well…just remember
    that you old farts gotta quit acting like immature tweens….rofl.

    GP3 are hangin’ at Dune Valley, near zephyr, for anyone who might wanna snoop when they get in.

    Michael….please put a few 8 seaters at hot spots, for oldies like me who like smaller seaters….and do it NOW….oops, so sorry to be rude…guess Odile’s attitude is rubbing
    off on me….lol…hello Odile.

    • #145 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.06 - 12:48 pm

      Michael Wilson: DO NOT listen to Fifi about my attitude rubbing off on her…Her attitude is her own rofl rofl …and Like I always say to you Fifi….Shurrruppppp!
      I do say, however……MW listen to Fifi about the 8 seaters please..
      We are old in real life and need a place to rest our weary buns…..
      Signed,
      an ‘Old Thereian Fogie’ πŸ™‚

      • #146 by YankeeintheSouth on 2011.10.07 - 12:12 am

        You 2 behave or you’ll be sent to the corner of Dune Valley! Fifi, you clean up the mess your dogs are leaving all over world, we need the world nice and clean for the new tester’s coming in πŸ˜›

      • #147 by Christy Clendenen on 2011.10.07 - 10:45 am

        Hahahaha! I am ALWAYS running into FiFi’s dogs.. she hasn’t put them out in the little village we made at Phoenix Park yet.Maybe MW will let me keep my spot over looking the old Cosmo * grins*

        wikkedbliss~not an old fogie yet

      • #148 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.07 - 2:12 pm

        Yes, Yankee…we WILL behave now! πŸ™‚

      • #149 by MademoiselleFifi on 2011.10.07 - 6:29 pm

        You guys can laugh now, but just you wait, when you see an 8 seater at Phoenix Park….with my name on it…it’s gonna be…

        AWESOME…

        And my dogs are all trained…..so there….

      • #150 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.08 - 6:14 am

        Totally AWESOME’ hi5

  92. #151 by xxlouloubellxx on 2011.10.06 - 11:13 am

    πŸ™‚

  93. #152 by TheFirstBlue on 2011.10.06 - 11:03 am

    Thanks for the update!!! Thank you to everyone involved in bringing There back, and to all the GP’s for helping find and report bugs so we can all go home. πŸ™‚

  94. #153 by shezbanjo on 2011.10.06 - 10:59 am

    thanks for the update..getting closer πŸ™‚

  95. #154 by Okalnix on 2011.10.06 - 10:51 am

    Great news ,cool more people comming in to beta.
    Great work there guy’s

  96. #155 by stxdixiechick on 2011.10.06 - 10:50 am

    Awesome news! I’m glad things are moving along πŸ™‚ Its interesting to see what all has come up so far… Hopefully won’t find a whole lot more bugs, but I’m sure if they do arise, they will be even more interesting πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work!

  97. #156 by Bronnieb There on 2011.10.06 - 10:49 am

    ‘tu you guys πŸ™‚

  98. #159 by 3cMaldito on 2011.10.06 - 10:48 am

    Thank You for the update

  99. #160 by PHANTOM_STORM on 2011.10.06 - 10:45 am

    Looking foward to it!!

  100. #161 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.06 - 10:43 am

    Great News MW, it’s going to be great seeing many others in THERE…way to go!! I know you didn’t have time to post a picture here this time…It’s taking so much of your time trying to get all the loose ends tied up, and I know you need breaks too…When you do get in, I know you will be drinking your hot banana drink!!!! πŸ™‚

  101. #162 by Diego on 2011.10.06 - 10:37 am

    Great to hear….thanks for all the effort!

  102. #163 by SB on 2011.10.06 - 10:37 am

    Great news and thank you for the update! πŸ™‚

  103. #164 by frankprss on 2011.10.06 - 10:35 am

    When was it first announced There was reopening? MONNNTHSSS ago? Finally almost there.

  104. #165 by whitefeatherbeth on 2011.10.06 - 10:31 am

    …been doing a lot of reminiscing and missing what I used to have, and I will be glad to get back to where I left off with my sanctuary! πŸ™‚

  105. #166 by Philip Thereian Key on 2011.10.06 - 10:29 am

    We are SOOOO close, having all the scenes loaded and working out the last bugs. Thank you MW, SamSyn, Bruce and the rest of the team for working your rears off these last moths. You have no idea how much everyone appreciates your work. If they don’t they must not want to get back on There.
    -Dad_a_Monk

  106. #167 by xxDragonFlyxx on 2011.10.06 - 10:27 am

    So so happy!!! What else can I say?

  107. #168 by daniel begis on 2011.10.06 - 10:27 am

    Great news:)

  108. #169 by ForTehLulz on 2011.10.06 - 10:26 am

    Considering the last 2 clients that were built by SamSyn over the period of a couple of days-we are SO SO very close!
    Thank you so much SamSyn and Bruce and obviously Michael for everything you have done! The engineers show so much dedication.

    So very close!

    • #170 by ForTehLulz on 2011.10.06 - 10:28 am

      uudob stands for “Usually Uniform Distributed OBject”, and means an object that is so static that the client can assume it exists before it hears anything from any server. That’s why houses sometimes appear briefly with obsolete text on their sign: the house exterior is a uudob, and the sign text doesn’t correct until the server re-sends the object to the client.
      -There Wiki

      Just for anyone that is wondering what a “uudob” is, I had to Google it myself so I’m sure others had to also!

      • #171 by Wendy Stoll (Wendy50s) on 2011.10.06 - 12:14 pm

        Thanks! I was gonna ask that!

  109. #172 by mimi06 on 2011.10.06 - 10:23 am

    AWSOME!!

  110. #173 by jypsi on 2011.10.06 - 10:16 am

    AWSOME… cant wait. thanks for the update πŸ™‚

  111. #174 by RRTT on 2011.10.06 - 10:16 am

    Good Update, Thanks Mike.

  112. #175 by William Grass on 2011.10.06 - 10:15 am

    packing my bags now. rofl.

  113. #176 by Henrik0303 on 2011.10.06 - 10:15 am

    Yohoo! I cant wait! Thanks for the update btw πŸ™‚

  114. #177 by jerzeesweetheart on 2011.10.06 - 10:12 am

    I love coming online and reading updates like this!! I can’t wait to start decorating πŸ™‚

  115. #178 by Xcal Urradio on 2011.10.06 - 10:10 am

    Thanks for the update my friend…’TU

  116. #179 by kelayna on 2011.10.06 - 10:08 am

    Thank you for the update and great work Team Phoenix and the GP’s!

  117. #180 by jamtuner on 2011.10.06 - 10:08 am

    ‘tu ! Thanks for the continued good news. Now that Mademoiselle FiFI has most of There dogs trained, all is well for us to start returning in larger numbers ‘wink

    • #181 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.06 - 10:41 am

      Jam, Those dogs of Fifi’s are misbehaving…They go all over, into other pazes, and pester the heck out of us…Good thing they can jump really high!!!!!! πŸ˜‰ See you in THERE, and bring some paintguns: you gonna need them to keep the dogs out of your area!!!!! πŸ˜›

  118. #182 by 12mandy on 2011.10.06 - 10:07 am

    wonderful news michael thank you

  119. #183 by Bevisman on 2011.10.06 - 10:06 am

    Great News! Can’t wait to get in world!

  120. #184 by coolnet on 2011.10.06 - 10:06 am

    Thank you for the update. πŸ™‚

  121. #185 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.10.06 - 9:58 am

    Awesome to hear MW! I’ll be very happy to enjoy There once I am of age. You guys are doing a great job! πŸ˜€

    -Brandyn_1

    • #186 by mmeodiles on 2011.10.06 - 10:44 am

      Brandyn, so many of us will be waiting when you do become of age: Thanks so much for your honesty and kuddo’s to you!!!!!

      • #187 by Brandyn_1 on 2011.10.06 - 11:37 am

        Thank you! I’ll be so happy to see all of you in game in about 3 years! I’ll still be on Facebook too! Throw some great events! And make sure to send me plenty of pictures! πŸ˜€
        Thank you and to everyone that has been so kind about this πŸ˜€

  122. #188 by spaz0ut on 2011.10.06 - 9:58 am

    :O

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