Coming soon: F.T.W.


We’re really excited to announce that in the next couple of months, we’re going to be trying something soon.

(I’ll be the first to admit that this is something SamSyn has always wanted to do, and I’m sure many others have suggested it too).

It will be Free There Weekends.

During one or more weekends that we pick, people will be allowed to sign up and play There for Free for the Whole Weekend. They’ll still be “trial” members in that they’ll
get their Welcome Walkway goodies, and there of course will be some common sense restrictions until such time as they subscribe.

We’re really excited about this, but before we kick it up, we’ve brought back an old There employee to “resurrect” our There Facebook page, get some content on it, and promote the page in Facebook. We think that this, along with your word-of-mouth, will help bring more members to FTW, and make it a big success.

Now, for the inevitable questions:

Q. What happens after FTW is over?
A. If you registered during FTW, and try to log in after FTW is over, you’ll be required to subscribe (just like today!).

Q. Will I get a credit on my subscription for the FTW weekend?
A. Umm, no.

Q. Is There still 18+?
A. Yes!

Q. What happens if I register on FTW, and then don’t subscribe. What happens to my Avatar? Will it be deleted?
A. Not right away, that’s for sure. We will be deleting FTW avatars who don’t come back after some period of time (to keep the from bloating up the system and hogging names), but we’ll give you a chance to think it over and come back. We’ll probably even send you an email to warn you!

Q. If I’ve been banned or moderated, can I register for FTW under a new name and come back?
A. No. We moderate or ban individuals, not avatars. So, no, we’re sorry, but you can’t do that.

Q. What if I didn’t deserve to be moderated?
A. No.

Q. What if I’m a Belieber now? Doesn’t that count?
A. A Thousand Times No.

Q. Will FTW’s always be only a weekend?
A. Well, the truth be told, the first FTW might just be a Free There Friday night, to try things out. We don’t want to get too ambitious and have a lot of people come in and have a bad experience because we haven’t ironed out all the kinks.

Q. Could it be a FTW 3-day weekend?
A. Maybe! After all, a weekend’s a weekend.

Q. Maybe the first FTW should be during the There Winter Games!
A. You know, I’d like nothing better! But I’m a little worried we will have overlooked something, and don’t want to impact them in any way. Besides, knowing how resourceful There folks are, I’m sure you’ll have scores of special events for newbies during FTW.

Q. Will you change the landing zones for FTW?
A. Yes, we will probably activate more zones. We will probably also take steps to make sure the landing zones don’t turn into target-practice zones for Paintball.

Q. Ok! We’re excited! When?
A. Watch this space!

  1. #1 by Rick Caldas on 2014.03.17 - 4:28 am

    so if i have an account already that i havnt ppaid subscription., on that weekend can i just log it in, or itl be only for accounts made on the day

  2. #2 by drfire on 2014.03.02 - 3:37 am

    how often will it happen?

  3. #3 by Humphrey on 2014.02.27 - 3:54 pm

    The problem with the new is that it is being run by the same old person. Too little too late.

    • #4 by Michael Wilson on 2014.02.28 - 4:32 am

      Don’t you mean Margot/Jason/Jason (you can’t seem to remember who you are) that “The problem with the new is that Mean Michael Wilson won’t let you back in because you STOLE from There (using an exploit)”?

  4. #5 by BaphNagi on 2014.02.18 - 10:39 am

    Umm, I have noticed the Current Users Graph at the bottom of this blogpage froze up about 1:30am on the 18th!

    LIKE the FTW plan! Hopefully we will be seeing more people in now!! Bout time too…

    …..BaphNagi…..Steve W…..

  5. #6 by blutec on 2014.02.18 - 8:38 am

    Woohoot! Q: will the explorer pack be enabled for FTW-players?

  6. #7 by mademoisellefifi on 2014.02.18 - 6:59 am

    great idea and even greater to have new people land in paintball free area. i hope you put some 5 and 8 seaters there so folks can chat and a couple of card tables. a nice garden area would also appeal.

  7. #8 by nobion on 2014.02.17 - 9:17 pm

    FTW For The Win

    This is the right direction, even though i think my business model in suggestions on would eventually bring more subs.

    But i like this.

  8. #9 by crystallyn_1 on 2014.02.17 - 3:46 pm

    this is amusing,..i crystallyn_1………………..can not get on my account…..tried for new pass word… was sent to my old email…..i have a new email…………..see i changed my email……and you do not have a statement if you have changed your email give us your new one……now your taking $10.00 from my pay pal account..which i can’t get to….this is not a good thing Michael…..I guess i will have to call my bank and have them cancel…this is very disapointing..I have been on your game from the bad for me huh…and your honesty

    • #10 by ARTIE on 2014.02.27 - 5:48 pm

      Sounds great … and BTW … I cannot log in either. I came here to see how full THERE was, thinking that maybe so many people logged in for the Winter Games that the world was full of people.

  9. #11 by soede on 2014.02.17 - 11:53 am

    Bounce! Bounce! Bounce! Bounce! Bounce!

  10. #12 by Mimi There on 2014.02.17 - 10:52 am

    Sounds awesome. Time to gather up some folks that want to be around spawn areas. 🙂 FTW, hmm has a ring to it!

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