3rd Rock Grid - Understanding the application process

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"Why does it take so long to get my avatar/account approved for 3rd Rock Grid?"

For those familiar with Second Life, applying to 3rd Rock Grid for an avatar account will be vastly different.

Linden Labs is run by a host of people and many things, like approval processes for new members, are automated.

In 3rd Rock Grid, at the moment, due to circumstances beyond their control, everything is managed manually by a volunteer. They get a ton of spam applications and have to sort the wheat from the chaff when they are free from RL concerns. They are working on developing the site to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules and ensure personal information is safe.

YOU CAN HELP by indicating, in the "Message" area, that you are a member of UF Starfleet.

Once you have applied, you may need to wait up to 48 hours for your account to be approved. You will then receive an email from 3RG support with your password. Make sure you have downloaded the Open Sim version of Firestorm, and use your avatar name and that password to log in to 3RG for the first time.


WHEN YOU FIRST REZ - it's going to take some time. Allow a few minutes for body parts to arrive and come together.

LOOK FOR THE ASTRAIOS SIGN - it's right by where you rez the first time you log in. Click it, and you will be transported to Astraios Colony.

DON'T FREAK OUT about your starter avatar. We have a quartermaster with nice mesh avatars for UFS members.

For the reasons mentioned above, it's a good idea to plan your first trip to Astraios a few days before any event or activity or roleplay you would like to attend.

HOW TO GET THERE

https://www.3rdrockgrid.com/create-your-avatar
Please use your UFS official name if possible.

Double check your email is right before submitting
MAKE SURE to put "UF Starfleet member" in the message field.

NOW ... check your email in a day or two. During this time you might want to go to
https://www.firestormviewer.org/choose-your-platform/
and download the Open Simulator version

WHEN YOU GET THE EMAIL
log in to 3rd Rock Grid with the avatar name you chose and the provided password.
https://gyazo.com/29c4c072e86fa5fd2763ebc3546e3b4e
click the Astraios sign to go to Astraios Colony

PLEASE NOTE
the 'search' function does NOT work in Open Sim. We find locations by using the MAP. More on that another time.

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