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Happy 3rd Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Hard to believe it was three years ago when we put together this team and released our first viewer build. We started out with around 10 of us on the team, and today I’ve lost count how many we have. I consider the people on this team to be the most dedicated, most passionate, most caring people any project manager could possible hope for. They truly are the best of the best, and I am honored, privileged and grateful to know you and to work with each of you. Together you are Firestorm!

But we would be nowhere without you, our users, all 284,000+ of you (roughly). It isn’t entirely selfless what we do; the truth is we really do enjoy giving and helping, and without you, our users, we wouldn’t have this vehicle to do that with, without you we couldn’t have accomplished all that we have. You have stuck by us through the good releases and the bad releases, good times and bad times, exciting times and disappointing times, the rise of Phoenix and its fall, the rough beginnings of Firestorm and now its incredible successes as the most popular viewer by a staggering margin. The road stretches on, and we still have much to do. The future is bright, and it’s possible because of you!

Special Gifts!

Firestorm Kitty!firestorm-firekitty-ad
As a token of our thanks and appreciation, we teamed up with KittyCatS!, who have put together the most amazing custom collectible pet to give away to you as a gift. The Firestorm Kitty is a fully functional, non-breedable, non transferable pet for life (meaning you don’t have to feed it, and it will never die). There is a rumor that this is the kitty that ate the Phoenix, but whether it’s true or not is up to you to decide. There is a limit of one per customer, and they will be available inworld for free purchase for a full week starting 9am SLT September 3rd until 9am September 10th.
This list of regions may change depending on load:
Phoenix Firestorm Support region Party area
Wailele Moku Classroom 
Phoenix Firestorm Support region Classroom
Nachts Landing
The Scratch Post
Kitty Kottage
Dreamworld Panda
Traits R Us
Isle Enigma
Apache Cat Smart
Happy Ever After
LaVieEnRose
Just Too Adorable
The Kat Shack
KittyCats

If demand is high, you may experience delivery problems. If the vendors fail to deliver, please follow these directions to initiate a re-delivery: Re-delivery instructions

Firestorm Pendant! 
We also have a beautiful pendant for you that has been generously designed and donated by Zuri Rayna (Photo here). This pendant can be purchased for free HERE now until midnight September 3rd.

Party Time!

Finally, the party! Tuesday September 3rd, starting at 1pm SLT, we’ll be holding an Anniversary party here: Phoenix Firestorm Support. Ed will be spinning the tunes, and you’re all invited! There is no end time for the party; we’ll just keep it going until there is no one left. :)

Thanks to You All!

Thank you all for sticking by us through good and bad times, and a special thank you to KittyCatS! and Zuri Rayna for developing and donating these very special gifts for us all to enjoy!

 

Sincerely,
Jessica Lyon

  • YAY! And wow! Thank you for a great viewer at (well, nearly) every step! I started with FS 3.2.2 and used all versions except FS 4.3.1. I have never regretted the price for any version I have ever used! ^_^

    VeryVicki

    September 3, 2013

  • […] will have just such an opportunity to do so on Tuesday September 3rd, as the Firestorm team throw a Firestorm Third Birthday party at the Phoenix Firestorm support island. The kick-off time is 13:00 SLT, and there is an open […]

  • Link to pendant does not work.

    June

    September 3, 2013

  • Right click “Visit This Location”, select “Copy Link Location”. Then, when you are inworld, click in local chat and hit Ctrl+V and hit return. The link should appear.

    Edward Starsmith

    September 3, 2013

  • Woot! Thank You!

    Rose

    September 3, 2013

  • […] Finally, my girl and her partners made a wonderful gift for Firestorm to celebrate their 3rd birthday. This adorable FireKitty is available, one to a clicker, from Firestorm and KittyCatS. Fully functional, it’s non-breedable and non-transferable and will live forever, cuddling, saying silly things to you, and looking cute. They have included in the package a coupon for a free live kitty if you want to try breeding and feeding.  Read where to get one on the Firestorm blog. […]

  • HOO! you go, firestorm!
    omg, it’s hard to believe it’s only been 3 years. i thought phoenix viewer had been around forever! (of course, in sl time, 3 years is a pretty hefty chunk.) :)

    bloodsong

    September 3, 2013

  • […] TranslationHappy Anniversary! Hard to believe it was three years ago when we put together this team and released our first viewer build.  […]

  • How do we get the pendant? The link gives a landmark that says you can’t access the destination.

    nyteyes

    September 3, 2013

  • I love Firestorm, thank you for the great work you do keeping us (who only know how to us a program but not how it works) going in in this awesome virtual world we have found. Again thank you so much.

    Evilynda Baphomet

    September 3, 2013

  • Happy 3rd guys! I m happy to share my RL Birthday with you guys today! Love where your going with the project can’t wait to see what else you guys do with the project.

    SL Name: Drake Angelus

    Drake Angelus

    September 3, 2013

  • Got it!
    tried to get it out and messed it up it wouldn’t load and i couldn’t get a new one thanx

    Pkunreal

    September 3, 2013

  • Congrats! There have been no “bad times” just good times and “so-so” times. Keep up the good work!

    Cincia Singh

    September 3, 2013

  • I’ve got nothing but love for Firestorm and I’m grateful for the work you guys do, but did anyone do the math on 286k users and the time frame the free gifts are available?

    I’ve been to Philip Linden appearances that had fewer people.

    ;-)

    Edward Starsmith

    September 3, 2013

  • Thank you Founders for the incredible viewer! Congratulations :)

    oceanoz

    September 3, 2013

  • would love to have the pendant it looks beautiful but the link was not working

    mistressbitch1113

    September 3, 2013

  • Happy Anniversary!

    Rob

    September 3, 2013

  • Wish you could have left the site up until midnight like it said. Gave out the LM to lots of friends but it wasn’t there anymore at 11:00pm SLT. Very disappointing.

    Ambrose Wonder

    September 4, 2013

  • It would have been nice if you had specified that it was midnight EDT. In any case, it was very kind of the Firestorm staff to offer these gifts. Just wish more people could have benefited from your generosity. The pendant is beautiful. The cat . . . eh. Just kidding. Thanks Firestorm for all that you do to enrich our experience in SL.

    Ambrose Wonder

    September 4, 2013

  • Aww too cute ty

    D Piccard

    September 4, 2013

  • […] Infos zum Jubiläum, zur Party und zum Kätzchen gibt es hier: Happy 3rd Anniversary! […]

  • Very american indeed, to charge money for a GIFT. Do you guys charge for the thanksgiving meals you offer to your elderly parents or Christmas gifts you give to your kids too?

    Krys

    September 4, 2013

  • Absolutely entirely 100% free. Where do you get the idea there is a price for it? Perhaps you should read things better?

    Jessica Lyon

    September 4, 2013

  • Krys, jusso you know Jessica is in fact a Canadian.
    Yes I know we live on the same continent, but tell me please, aside from being unable to figure out what most others seem to be able to, just what is it that makes your people of unspecified non-American origin so fabulous in comparison? I have lived in several nations and been to more than 35 and I have found asshats and wonderful people in them all. Why bring your bigotry in here?

    Curiously,

    Georgie

    p.s. If you want to take your car to the moon and golf give us a call :o)

    Georgie Tungsten

    September 8, 2013

  • All the gifts (the kitty and the pendant) were free when I went to see. At the party area there was an extra item that was a “dollarbie”, next to them. So maybe you meant that or something else, but the actual gifts were the kitty and the pendant and they were free.

    MoonWhisper

    September 10, 2013

  • Congratulations on your very successful three years. You’ve created an amazing alternative to the Linden standard viewer. And your open communications are outstanding. Best wishes to the entire team going forward! *Hugs*

    Yordie Sands

    September 4, 2013

  • Congrats, seems so long ago!

    zzpearlbottom

    September 4, 2013

  • Congrats & thank you for all your work and effort to make the only good SL-Viewer there is… and btw – very nice words, Jessica

    MarmelaGramela Doesburg

    September 4, 2013

  • Happy 3rd Birthday, Firestorm. Congrats!

    Daniel Voyager

    September 4, 2013

  • […] Viewer is now celebrating it’s third birthday anniversary over at Firestorm Support Region in Second Life and the party is now way underway. Teleport Now […]

  • Gee. Thanks?

    Skeptical

    September 4, 2013

  • Adore the kitty! Love the browser — that’s the really amazing gift! Thank you so much. Good fortune and happy times to you. See you next year… and the next… and so on forever, I hope!

    Jesa Li

    September 4, 2013

  • […] have to feed it, but I don’t have the prims to rez another cat at the moment). You can look at this post for more details on the celebration and the gifts […]

  • […] List of all locations to pick up the gifts. Thanks Genna!http://www.firestormviewer.org/happy-3rd-anniversary/ […]

  • I missed out on the pendant, but got the kitty! I tried every viewer out there, but always keep coming back to Firestorm.

    zerotsm

    September 4, 2013

  • same here if any one knows a way to get the pendant can they let me know it looks so cool

    zfwilliam ( Keira )

    September 5, 2013

  • I believe the pendant vendor is still rezzed at our support region in the party area.

    Jessica Lyon

    September 5, 2013

  • I’ve just been to the vendor and there’s no pendant in it. Thanks though.

    Lyra Ordinary

    September 5, 2013

  • I hope that Jessica Lyon and all the other support staff see this comment. I used Phoenix, and I loved it. I tried and tried to use firestorm viewer but it continued to constantly crash on me. The the light in my brain finally came on and I updated my graphics driver and now everything works perfectly. The reason I am writing is I want to say THANK YOU. Thank you for the option to make Firestorm look like Phoenix. But my biggest thank you is because with the Phoenix Skin you kept the large blue boxed group notices up in the right hand corner. I have always loved those blue boxed group notices and because you have kept them available, I am as happy as can be and a dedicated Firestorm/Phoenix viewer user for life, and will recommend it to everyone. Thanks again.

    Mabalot Tatham

    September 5, 2013

  • […] You can get it for free at our mainshop or some selected markets. For more information about the Firekitty and the locations for getting it, please visit the official Firestorm blog here. […]

  • Congratulations! I’ve been using your viewer for a looong time .. even when I was on a pc that didn’t really mesh well with it, I’d still come back to it! The gifts are such an awesome surprise! I got both the cat and pendant in your support region this morning .. fun fun fun! To many more successful years! :D

    Emily

    September 5, 2013

  • Oh! My! Fuh! Guh!!
    I just threw a ball for my teeny kitteh and SQUUEEEEEEE!!!!
    Thank you for the kitten, it rocks. Please can you stop me crashing now and let me copy and paste the error code when I do? Kthxbai x

    Lyra Ordinary

    September 5, 2013

  • […] You can read more about their celebration here. […]

  • The best gift yet would be a viewer that doesn’t constantly crash with dropped texture fails and/or vertex fails. But that’s not you guys, the FS team did a splendid job, considering what y’all have to work with. EVERY viewer crashes exactly the same way, not a one is stable. Unlike FS 4.3 which was so stable even griefers couldn’t crash it, which is saying a hell of a lot.

    I patiently, and crash-crash-crash-ly await the day LL releases stable, not-so buggy viewer code.

    Eyae'calitha

    September 5, 2013

  • […] Viewer has also reached it’s 3rd anniversary! The journey from Emerald to Phoenix to Firestorm was not always smooth sailing, but […]

  • COOEEEEEEE , sweetheart !! x x

    I gettin DOUBLE the frame-rates wiv Singularity , ain’t I , babes ???

    Byeeeee E x x x

    <3 <3 ♥ <3 <3 ♥ ……etc ……an that ……..

    Ewanme Botha

    September 5, 2013

  • Thanks to you and all the team who have contributed to making Firestorm such and excellent viewer!

    Edward Pearse

    September 5, 2013

  • […] For more info click here, this is a limited time freebie […]

  • Thank you for leaving the pendant up for people like me who can’t get online every day! I love Firestorm, it’s so much more stable than the LL client and has so many more features. Thank you for all the work you put into it!

    Sunnyblossom

    September 5, 2013

  • BEDANKT VOOR DE POESEN(THANK YOU

    Hanneke Beatty

    September 6, 2013

  • Happy Birthday!

    Allex Alcove

    September 6, 2013

  • […] Firestorm page […]

  • […] the viewer and its updates at no cost.  You can read about the anniversary and the pressies here if you want more detail. – […]

  • Congrats on 3 years of Firestorm. This has been long enough now, now when are we going to get back to good old Phoenix, but with a few firestorm options, so we get back a userfriendly UI again? So clicking on conversations for example opens the friendslist? Or notifications are NOT packed up somewhere hidden in the top right corner, but decently shown like in Phoenix?
    I know you can choose Phoenix as UI, but still is only half as good as the Original Phoenix. Can we get that back, please???/

    Jutje Resident

    September 7, 2013

  • Congratualtions to Firestorm team on your anniversary, and many thanks for all of your hard work. All the best to another 3, then another 3, then….

    Franko Avro

    September 7, 2013

  • am a great fan of the firestorm viewer and would be lost without it. cheers for all the hard work you guys put in.

    Alyssia Loire

    September 7, 2013

  • Amazing! The best gift you could ever think of ! Ty!

    Kanashi

    September 8, 2013

  • Do you have anything for guys who aren’t gay?

    Skeptical

    September 8, 2013

  • Since you “can’t see avatars any more”, why do you care?

    Theresa Tennyson

    September 9, 2013

  • Seeing now neither ‘gift’ is an avatar, and I can see non-avatars, your point would be what? Reading is fundamental.

    And Georgie, (which gives away a lot of information already) Most real men in SL have nothing to do with cats dressed in halloween garb or a need for a pendant….seeing how most things aren’t transfer. Do try to keep up.

    Skeptical

    September 9, 2013

  • Skeptical,
    Do you mean gay as in homosexual or effeminate? If the former I would suggest a girlfriend or failing that perhaps a nice prim vajayjay. As to the latter you might be more descriptive as to the degree of macho and the particular aesthetic sensiblilities in question.

    Helpful as always,
    Georgie

    Georgie Tungsten

    September 9, 2013

  • Best gift ever! *=^-^=*

    Happy anniversary to my fav viewer!

    Nim

    September 9, 2013

  • Aww! That’s really nice that you are giving away things for your 3rd anniversary! (Shame that I lost my cat… :( ) Happy 3rd Anniversary Firestorm! xx

    LunaAwakening

    September 9, 2013

  • Congratulations and thank you for all you have done. It is greatly appreciated, kind regards

    Aanna Padgett

    September 9, 2013

  • How do I get the free kitty ? tried been unsuccessful

    carmella dubratt

    September 9, 2013

  • The slurls are located on the blog post. There are many locations to choose from. If for some reason you can’t figure out how to use slurls just search for the kittycats store instead.

    Jessica Lyon

    September 9, 2013

  • I just went to KittyCats to get the limited Edition Kitty and it told me I already had it which is impossible as about 10-15 minutes ago was the first time I’d even heard there was one, I looked in my inventory and there isn’t one ………. Can anyone help with this ??

    jenny Drury

    September 9, 2013

  • Try contacting Kittycats support. The info can be found here http://kittycats.biz/firestorm.htm

    Jessica Lyon

    September 9, 2013

  • Tried to get the items a few times only to find that Second Life couldn’t find the locations to begin with. Tried it one last time today and gave up on it x.x

    Oh well. Congrats guys!

    RemmyWolf

    September 9, 2013

  • Locations are all listed on the blog post. If you can’t use the slurls for some reason just search in SL for the Kittycats store.

    Jessica Lyon

    September 9, 2013

  • Congrats, Happy 3rd Anniversary and Thank you for all your hard work on this viewer! I absolutely love it!
    I just love my little kitten, also, and he’s doing just fine. I tried to get my partner to get the kitty gift, but he refused. Isn’t it funny how people who hate cats in rl also hate them in sl? oh well…. Thanks again!

    Boo Jacobus

    September 10, 2013

  • thnx! i love the kitty :)

    MiaSnow

    September 10, 2013

  • I tend to check this blog about once a week and suddenly spotted the free everlasting Kitty Cat offer 45 minutes after the offer had closed. I rushed into SL and was still able to grab one (phew!). Now my cat Romney (named after the place in England not some American guy) will have a brother. Thanks :)

    Hitomi Tiponi

    September 10, 2013

  • Congratulations and happy anniversary! :D Thank you for my favorite viewer and for the gifts! The kitty is simple adorable! :))

    MoonWhisper

    September 10, 2013

  • What the fuck? Are you kidding me you motherfucking bitch? I got your fucking cat and it says copy and stopped working. Fix that bitch, and fix it now motherfucker

    deska

    September 12, 2013

  • Hi is there fix for this? :textures discarded due to insufficient memory
    i always get that msg and then crash i never had this problem on firestorm befor i updated now i always get it and trust me my pc is good enought to run everything and ultra whitout any lag.

    Lambo

    September 13, 2013

  • here is where you can go to get your FireKitty fixed :)

    we’re happy to fix or redeliver!!!

    http://kittycats.biz/firestorm.htm

    happy anniversary firestorm!!!

    callie cline

    September 13, 2013

  • Loveing the cat, missed the pendent,

    More importantly thought really likeing the viewer.

    Thank you all

    Danica Ravenheart

    September 14, 2013

  • OMFG i’m starting to be so pissed this gay ass viewer keep crashing you should fix that shit insted of giving some ugly shit cat that stop working after few hours what a fail!!

    fuck this viewer

    September 14, 2013

  • If you can’t contact support about your problem then there are other viewer altertives out there.

    They won’t fix your problem by posting your comments here and being immature\rude is not the way to get anything fixed.

    Sonic the Hedgehog

    September 15, 2013

  • This shit is so shitty it doesn’t even work with my other shit. My shit is not the problem. It doesn’t stink! The shit you made is faulty, it doesn’t even smell shitty like the old shit. Why do you keep forcing us to pay nothing and make us keep upgrading to your new and “improved”shit. I have made suggestions repeatedly and have seen nothing but fail. Jessica why are you hiding? I haven’t received a single personal mail nor an offer to refund my substantial investment in your shit and the Linden shit.
    I think you are all fascist tyrants bent on destroying everything good (my shit) with the putrescent and malodorus poopir doo doo you call viewer. I never had these problems on IRC or POWWOW.
    My Amiga 4000 is perfectly capable of running second life.
    IT IS YOU!

    In a shitty mood and venting,
    Georgie

    p.s. thank you for the kitty, so far a poop free pet

    Georgie Tungsten

    September 15, 2013

  • I lol’d ;)

    Jessica Lyon

    September 15, 2013

  • AND THATS WHY NOOOOO ONE LIKE YOU!!!

    :D

    September 25, 2013

  • Georgie was joking… it was sarcasm… :D

    Jessica Lyon

    September 26, 2013

  • :D

    Everyone likes me :D. I’m a champion of the weak, benefactor to the poor, Healer of the sick!

    I also smell great w/o any cologne or body spray

    Basking in the glow of his ego,
    Georgie

    Georgie Tungsten

    September 28, 2013

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