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Please note that on Tuesday, May-26 at 6 pm grid time we scheduled a full grid restart. This means that the grid will be unavailable for up to 2 hours.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Grid restart

This Friday, around 6 PM SLT, we need to restart the grid. This will take about 2 hours. Sorry for any inconvenience.

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VPS login problem Windows 10 & Firestorm

Information from Firestorm

The issue of getting “stuck initializing VFS” is the result of a lack of support offered by Intel and Windows 10. It should only be affecting the 64bit version of Firestorm. The 32bit version of Firestorm should not be affected from what other users have reported.
As of our current release, Version 5.0.7., the Firestorm developers have come up with another workaround to compensate for this lack of support. So if you are wanting to use the 64bit version of Firestorm, could you please install the current release once again http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/downloads then before launching the viewer, follow the steps on this page http://wiki.phoenixviewer.com/intel_vfs

Thanks to Justyn Tyme for the information

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Kokua OS 4.2.

EDIT   -=–   The new version of 4.2.1 of Kokua is fine

I have had a report of chat not appearing using the new version of Kokua OS 4.2. so I would suggest that you do not use this version until we have it checked out

 

Kered Owl

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Missing My Suitcase in Firestorm

I have been asked about this a few times recently and after some searching have found the answer in a forum

How to get your My suitcase folder back
Many thanks to Brayla Sana for this information

Sometimes you cant see your “my suitcase” folder in your inventory. This is where you put items you want to take with you when you travel using Hypergrid.

If the folder is missing at the top right of the inventory window, you see a dropdown that says “All Types.” Click the arrow and select “custom” at the bottom. Click the checkbox that says “Always Show Folders.” Then you can see the Suitcase.

Kered

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Firestorm Viewer

We have experienced some problems with the new Firestorm (FS) Viewer(4.7.9) in the last week where people have not been able to set home. This is a know bug in FS and has been resolved in version 4.7.10 but this has not yet been released.

So if you have this problem use another viewer to set home.
The new Version of Kokua is under review and seems to work fine the windows version can be found Here

Kered Owl

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3RG Access

The Grid was down for a couple of hours today 27th August 2015 due to problems with the data lines on the East Coast of the USA

The problems have now been resolved and the grid is up and working.

Any problems should now be resolved, if not please contact support

Kered

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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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3RD Rock Grid announces a ‘Mini ROBstock Event’ for September

3RD Rock Grid announces a ‘Mini ROBstock Event’ for September

Always known for its vibrant music scene, and charitable efforts, 3RD Rock Grid would like to announce a day of music and literature in an effort to raise some funds for grid charity ‘Doctors Without Borders’, ‘Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF).
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For the past eight years, 3RD Rock Grid has held ROBstock—a three day charitable event for MSF which has always proved to be successful and well supported by musicians and visitors. This year, with the first totally Hypergrid concert in March, the grid smashed through the $1000 dollar target on day two, and ended up increasing contributions to the doctors’ charity by a further 50%.

It’s an exciting time at 3RD Rock Grid. The grid owners—rather than make money for themselves—have given over the grid’s daily operation to an international group of volunteers, who are now in a position to be able to plough those efforts and funds back into the grid. This gives 3RD Rock Grid the opportunity to increase charitable work away from a purely commercial setting. Planning and work are under way to formalise this legally in the near future.

The community has always been 3RD Rock Grid’s greatest asset, and there are plans to give them a bigger say in how the grid is run with an emphasis on how virtual worlds can make a real difference in ‘real life’, not only with charitable works, but in promoting music, literature and education.

Times are changing, and with them people’s expectations of what the future holds. The people of 3RD Rock Grid want in their own small way to help make a difference in making the world a better place, using their virtual setting. The grid has an excellent relationship with many other grids, who have donated to events and have become firm friends and supporters. 3RD Rock Grid will be asking for their assistance again to make this event a success.

‘Mini ROBstock’ has been provisionally slated for Sunday, September 27th. Any musicians, poets, storytellers are welcome to contribute their time and tips to MSF, ‘Doctors Without Borders’. For more information about the event, contact the organiser, Zinnia Frenzy, in 3RD Rock Grid, via Skype as Zinnia.Frenzy, or by email at Zinniafrenzy@gmail.com.

To learn more about the charity MSF, please visit their website http://www.msf.org/.

3RD Rock Grid (http://3rdrockgrid.com/), one of the oldest OpenSimulator grids, has been a part of virtual reality since December 2008. Since that time, it has led the way in experimenting with the social aspects of the three dimensional Internet, focussing on education, culture, arts, entertainment, and charity.

Contact:
Tara Dockery, 3RD Rock Grid board member
3RD Rock Grid: Thoria Millgrove
tara@avataradox.com

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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!