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Looking for Freebies

The hunt and search for quality freebies is a never-ending quest for newer avatars. Sometimes, it can feel like being directed on an operation to retrieve a rare micro jellyfish in the world’s largest ocean. Although there are excellent freebies at the shops surrounding the Welcome Center, other freebie centers are hard to find on the grid. From my countless hours of roaming 3rd Rock Grid, I found that having an experienced friend makes the time consuming task a lot easier.

For one thing, a more experienced friend may have a few tricks and knowledge of exactly where the quality freebies are located. Surely, if the friend is expert creator then he or she might even show you to fabricate exceptional clothing templates or an alternative creation. By all means, cheerily take all the assorted landmarks and wise tricks but don’t forget to thank your friend for his or her time. Of course, this action most certainly assures that this person will think about when he or she comes across the next best freebie. After all, building up your inventory with quality goods is a rocky road but it can be accomplished.

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Bringing Yourself Over

By now, you might undeniably miss the stylish glamor of your previous fully-loaded avatar from a somewhat similar grid. Unlike other residents who completely want to start over and leave the past far behind, the longing of familiarity is a normal comfort. Fortunately, not all hope is downright lost for regaining some of your former virtual life. Recovering the most noteworthy characteristic, in particular your avatar shape, of your previous appearance is fairly simple.

First, you must log in to the compatible grid onto the avatar account you wish reclaim your prior persona. Then and there, open the appearance option and merely copy the measurements of the avatar shape such as hand size 8 or waist 52 on an easily accessible Word Pad or Notepad to be saved as “My Avatar Shape.” Once again, open your 3rd Rock viewer on to your brand-new avatar and open the appearance option by left clicking yourself until your select appearance. Once standing in the usually “T” pose for editing appearance, all you have to do is apply the measurement numbers in the correct measurement spot. To finish, select “save” or “save as” to permanently preserve the shape. Ta-DA. You did it!

As can be visually seen, you are on your road to recreating your earlier character once more.

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Open Ears: Taking Suggestions

Does my opinion of the grid matter?” you asked. “May I give an honest evaluation?” you questioned. “Is anyone listening?” you argued. “Yes! Yes! Yes!” answers 3rd Rock Grid. Absolutely, all suggestions and opinions of the users of 3rd Rock Grid is critical to our success. It is exceedingly necessary that all of our 3rd Rock Grid citizens use their mighty power of speech to let the staff know any unsettling concerns, recently encountered malfunctions, operational improvements, and awe-inspiring ideas. Next time a great spark from an idea or improvement for 3rd Rock Grid occurs, write it down on a note card to put in the suggest box at the Welcome Center (hop://grid.3rdrockgrid.com:8002/Welcome/125/86/23) or, even better, present it at the weekly Community Gathering on Saturdays at 1pm (http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/event-calendar/).

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Where You Belong

Often times, people search for interest groups for security, self-esteem enhancement, expansion or distribute of knowledge, pleasure of social needs, and to reach particular goals or objectives. Ultimately, it answers the question “Where do I belong?”

Even in a computer-generated domain, the demand to stumble upon fascinating avatars is great. In 3rd Rock Grid, just like in high school, there is a plethora of groups to join. More or less groups are family groups where you can have overjoyed youngsters plus simply enchanting parents in your ancestry, several groups are VIP club groups designed for guests to be welcomed to listen to live performances in a friendly environment, and a few are specialty groups dedicated to unique hobbies like role playing Star Trek in the United Federation Starfleet organization. In spite of all these delightful groups, there is one that I would like to recommend called the 3GD Community Chat group. In my opinion, this group is the beginners’ guide to discovering exactly where you may fit in 3rd Rock Grid. The 3RG Community Chat group provides an assortment of events, community hangouts, community meetings, and any prominent information happening on the grid such as certain regions being unavailable until fixed. Generally speaking, this group is peaceful place for all 3rd Rock Grid residents to collect with each other.

Either way, the journey of finding where you belong can be a little problematic in an unfamiliar world. In the long run, the road to discovery starts off general and then it gets smaller with more details to find the perfect fit for you.

 

 

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DAYS WORTH CELEBRATING

Just like real life, there are certain days that everyone marks with a blissful smirk like joyful, white Christmases and tender, warm Valentine Days. In the same way as those holidays, we virtually celebrate meaningful lifetime occasions on 3rd Rock Grid with close friends and some delightful music. A few week ago, there was a spectacular virtual surprise birthday party for our boss Butch. It was the first time on 3rd Rock that I realized that is important to share these exceptional moments online as well as in real life because it’s extraordinary moments, like birthdays, that we are able to connect with special people in our lives.

Obviously, everyone wearing mustard yellowish colored cone birthday hats and sincerely cheering “happy birthday” is a smaller fragment of the bonding time. It’s about sharing the merrymaking preparation responsibilities of gathering enough brightly covered chairs and tables, trusting each other to achieve the common vision of creating an oversized party banner hung between two bouquet of flowing balloons, having group conventions about the next big invention by your favorite company, snapping a handful of photos to capture the life of the party, and other smaller details before finally celebrating the last minutes of birthday boy’s or girl’s day. Essentially, personal relationships and communities are built on these “good old” moments transforming into peaceful memories whether it’s a virtual or real life setting. In the end, the main thing that matters is being with special online or real life friends and family during the times that mean the most to you.

 

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Finding The Party

“Where’s the best hang out spots?,” you asked. Well, finding popular places on 3rd Rock isn’t as hard as you’d like to think on an up and coming grid. Essentially, there are three methods to finding hot spots on the grid. Option one is maximizing the potential of your viewer, whereas the other two options are going to recommended places and exploring the 3rd Rock grid.

Being the social beings that we are as humans, it only makes sense to seek out lively places to talk and have fun by simply going to events. Most clubs, live performances, and special fair celebrations can be discovered in the search under the “events” tab. Thankfully, the events usually list the dates as well as times of the events along with a landmark to teleport your avatar to the correct spot. Unfortunately, every viewer isn’t created equally as far as user friendly layouts are concerned. From the information that I gathered as a reporter, certain viewers aren’t recommended for this task such as Cool VL Viewer which some users have difficulty finding landmarks. Although selecting the right viewer for you is important, there is always the back-up plan of bookmarking the 3rd Rock Event Calendar (http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/event-calendar/) to stay up-to-date on any nearing events.

On the other hand, the option of visiting recommended places can be achieved by asking seasoned friends or even the welcome greeters for popular landmarks to places like The Monkey Bar and Lounge. Indeed, this is a place that was recommended to me as a newcomer. From my experience there, I found that I enjoyed using recommended places because it seemed to correspond with my personality better than searching for random events and finding other avatars gathered in the same place was almost an instantaneous affair. Still, nothing beats exploring the 3rd Rock world. For the adventurous type of avatars, this can be an one of kind chance leading to the discovery of a cool zombie role playing sim, a fancy beach retreat region, or something that you might not have found otherwise in the remaining options.

To sum it completely up, one of these options will help you find the perfect hang out spot. So, try one the next time you login 3rd Rock.

 

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Let’s Get Started

Handing over your unique individuality to form an avatar in a new virtual community has a few challenges. Of course once you find the sign up page (http://3rdrockgrid.com/new/get-started/), there is always the extra moments used glaring in to the air and back to the computer screen because the first significant choice is determining a name that absolutely symbolizes your avatar. Then, there is the typical information regarding settling on a starter avatar, confirming your email address, verifying your age, and releasing the top secret to your discovery of the grid. However, 3rd Rock stops similarities here.

3rd Rock actually sends an email to activate your avatar meaning you cannot login the grid without it. Hopefully, after clicking the link in the email, it directs you to a site with a green and circular “play” button. If the site refuses to load, then don’t worry. Likely, it’s your firewall or antivirus strongly blocking the access to the site which means that you have to allow the page to load. Once your avatar is activated, it’s time to get started on a trip to the 3rd Rock grid. Depending on your graphic settings, you will notice that your avatar is a puffy cloud or glowing egg before your avatar is uploaded in the system. Again, don’t worry if this process takes a minute or two minutes. In fact, don’t worry if you picked the wrong gender like I did on my time setting up an avatar. Thankfully, there is a welcome greeter to aid you with all the ins and outs of 3rd Rock. Remember, the welcome greeter is there to help you get started on setting up your custom avatar and any other beginner questions you may have about 3rd Rock. Other technical questions should be directed to customer support. Otherwise, let your greeter be your guide to your virtual life.

In the end, signing up for an extraordinary virtual life may have a few troubles but it’s worth trying to overcome them especially once you have the welcome greeter on your side.