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Stagnant Account Letter to All 3RG Citizens

Dear 3RD Rock Grid citizen,

As you may be aware, 3RD Rock Grid is going through a number of changes as we transition to a new ownership model. We hope all of these changes will contribute to making 3RG an even better place to call your virtual home.

One of the changes we have in mind is to transition away from our directly managing our currency, the Geode, otherwise known as the GO$. Most likely we will switch to the Podex Exchange (http://www.podex.info), which already supports a number of other grids, and provides the means of exchanging currency between those grids.

There are a number of reasons for this move, chief among them being legal changes being made in the US, Europe, and elsewhere that dramatically increase our liability, as well as the associated security issues.

As a part of this transition, we will ensure that all of our citizens’ account balances are converted in a way that is as orderly and convenient as possible. In preparation for this conversion, we will first deal with the balances remaining in stagnant accounts. For the purposes of this transition, we will define any account that has not been logged into or otherwise used in anyway in the last 18 months as being stagnant.

What does this mean for you?

First, if you regularly log in, and have a GO$ balance, you will continue to have that balance. Eventually that balance will be converted to the Podex. More information will be forthcoming as it becomes available. Meanwhile, you are free to request a cash-out if you like.

If your account is stagnant, and you have a GO$ balance, you will be given until 31st August 2015 to either reactivate the account (simply log in), or request a cash-out of that balance. That cash-out will be transferred to you via PayPal.

Any accounts remaining stagnant after that date will be considered abandoned, and all GO$ balances will reclaimed by 3RD Rock Grid, in keeping with our Terms of Service.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us via the support page, http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/support/.

Best regards, and keep on Rocking!

The 3RD Rock Grid Board

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Community Gathering…………

Community Gathering ………………
We will now be starting ‘summer hours’ for our weekly Community Gathering. There will be NO meeting this saturday May 16 but will be one May 23, then every other Saturday until the fall hours kick back in. We hope everyone will still attend as we hope to plan upcoming ideas and events. Notices of times and locations will still be posted! See you then!

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Thank you to all our AWESOME supporters!!!!

 

 

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On behalf of the ROBstock Team I would just like to thank everybody for making last weekend such a huge success. To every musician and artist who gave their time free and managed the technological issues we threw at them at times, making life just a bit more difficult. They shone – each and every one of them – and made the weekend so very special, that we smashed through the initial target for Médecins Sans Frontières, or Doctors Without Borders – MSF on day two. The people who came from all over the metaverse to support us,  were generous beyond all expectations and I have never felt so proud or humbled,  as how as a team of people from all grids, put aside everything to support us, in breaking the 2nd target we set on the last day. I know we had a great weekends entertainment ,it was reflected in such a generous response and each and every donation.


A thank you to the small team on 3RG for making this happen. The ‘Welcome Team’ for getting people to the event and missing all the fun. The technical team for keeping the grid stable and all those behind the scenes who managed this huge event. The bloggers and grids who supported us. Those that had no affiliation to 3 RG as a grid, who stepped in, and filled spaces that occurred when real life stepped in. 

A small rest, and planning will start again for ROBstock 9 . And dare I say it will bigger and more ambitious- but maybe in a different format. We as a community, feel that Virtual Worlds can make an impact in helping real life issues, and by putting aside who or where we come from in the metaverse , we can work together to make amazing things happen. A huge hug to you all , and for those who missed the event through illness and bereavement our thoughts are with you. 

 Zinnia for ROBstock 2015.

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WOOOHOO.. 3rg reaches 10,000 signup tonight, Sept 24

At approximately 9:34pm, tonight, Sept 24, 2014…. we have hit a huge milestone…10,000 signups!!!  Be proud 3rg!!  Setting the next goal of 50,000 hehe.

With our impending upgrade and move to hypergrid.. who knows it might come sooner than we think!  10000 user1

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Equinox Celebration Event

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Third Rock Grid would like to invite you to a celebration of the diversity of life on Earth, with a weekend of entertainment on, and including the 20th to the 22nd of September.

We are entering the phase of Equinox, where the seasons change as they have done since the planet came into existence. It’s an occasion that only happens x 2 a year on approximately the 20th of March and 22nd September. It’s when the Sun crosses the celestial equator from north to south. So in the North the days get shorter, as Autumn and Winter is on its way . While on the other side of the celestial equator, it heralds the beginning of Spring and longer days of Summer. It’s always been a reason for celebration since time began. So whichever side of the equator you are living on, join us is some fun events , top quality live music , and competitions to celebrate!

We have something for everyone this Celestial weekend and some big money prizes for some of our competitions… As well as our regular live musicians, we are adding more artists to entertain you, some you have heard before – some not . Starfleet is organizing a civilian mission which I am told involves ‘Klingons’.  Now I got into serious trouble with the Admiral last year when he discovered I broke a Federation Starship… but it was fun, and gives you an insight into roleplay on the grid.

For the more competitive we have a Speedbuild event, some Orca racing, as well as the famous 3RG Walkway Race ,Treasure Hunt and Grid Explorers Club all taking place in the Community Core. Just a tip off – we have a series of underground passages you may know nothing about. Laz is the only person who knows them all . Don’t worry we will TP you out if you get lost. Stay alert , somebody may still be down there from last year!

We have Art events.  Elvodar Lamilton is going to read us a short story during the ‘Literary Hour’. He’s not saying what yet, but I am told its probably science fiction and humorous. He does this in voice, but also has text on display for translation .  So don’t worry if you have English as a second language, or if you can’t hear well in voice.

So all in all we have a really interesting weekend on 3RG , packed with things to do, places to visit and explore … as well as some competitions and some Geodes looking for a home in your pocket. Or you can kick down a gear and listen to our top quality live musicians, visit some galleries and arts events.  If you have an idea for some entertainment, or are a singer who wants to take part give Sunny ,Tommy or me a shout. Things are filling fast but we can always find room for something new.

So get it in your diary …. 20th to 22nd September inclusive, and if you have anything to add let’s get it on the calendar. Let’s make it a fun weekend for everybody!

The place – http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/

and our events page

http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/event-calendar/

Hope to see you there.

Zinnia ( Bourne2 Rock) for the 3RG Entertainment Team.