What Virtual Worlds Are You Spending Time In?

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#41
I've been hanging out at Infiniti Grid here lately ;)

In re: Ruth 2.0 mesh avatar - There is a male avatar being developed as well, albeit not as quickly or fervently. Roth RC#1 was released the other day. The 'official' RC Package can be picked up at Shin Ingen's place on Digiworldz. The HG url is login.digiworldz.com:8002:ingen lab
Here is the MeWe group for the project Ruth & Roth 2.0 an OpenSim Mesh Avatar Project

eta: Ruth 2.0 can be picked up there as well.
 

Khamon

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#42
Tracer: Are all of the regions on the Great Canadian Grid private or are they connected, at least by variation, into Mainland like clumps?
 

Tracer

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#43
GCG doesn't have a mainland. Most of the regions are separate, but there are some clusters.
 

Kara Spengler

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#45
Looks like I did not answer this thread. I am in Guild Wars 2, like, a lot. I wound up with 3 accounts there (which means more login rewards so there is a logic to it).
 

Dakota Tebaldi

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#46
Yesterday I revisited Sansar and Sinespace to have a look at their progress. Spent most of my time in each addressing my avatar and re-learning the controls. Sinespace's are very SL-like; but I used the Xbox controller for Sansar and found it most comfortable. I took note of some upcoming events in each, so I can try to attend a few and get a feel for the communities there.

I also signed up and tried VRChat for the first time. Some of the early videos about VRChat that made some others very excited about it, made me very trepidatious about it. Rooms full of epilep-tastic avatars running around in circles gesture-spamming and hollering over their microphones really wasn't my idea of a great time...but those videos were kind of old and I didn't want to knock the place til I tried it. I was reassured by the tutorial vids about the easy safety controls, so logged in and played around in the "Hub" area for a bit. It seems you can also use an Xbox controller in VRChat - but you constantly have to switch your right hand to the mouse for some things so I just decided to stick with the keyboard and mouse only. It was easy and relaxing, no frenetic grief-y people in the Hub. I didn't manage to catch if there was any easy place to access an event calendar, so I'll have to look for that tomorrow.

Over the weekend I caught Han's panel at the big opensimulator conference, so that was nice.
 

Argent Stonecutter

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#47
I've been popping in to High Fidelity recently. It's got user interface issues that make the SL viewer look like an Apple product by comparison, but it feels like hanging out in a Sandbox in 2005 with people doing pretty cool geeky stuff and showing it off.

Still haven't decided whether to go Oculus or Vive.
 

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#48
According to RyanSchultz's helpful list Sansar, Sinespace, HF, and VRChat are the only VW's that support user-created avatars at this time, although Sansar specifically doesn't seem like it will support nonhumanoid ones, or ones that are significantly different in size from the standard avatar. I like though that all of these, minus HF, support a Blender-Unity creation pipeline, so maybe except for specifics like which skeleton you need to use, once you know how to create stuff for one of them you can do it for all of them.

I'm dragging my feet on trying High Fidelity, though. Their website is aggravatingly short on info. HF might well support a Blender-Unity workflow but I certainly can't find that information on the website; all of the creation information there seems to assume an intent to sell - evidently you upload stuff directly to the marketplace, where it is curated. There's nothing about stuff you may want to upload exclusively for your own use. A look through the marketplace seems to suggest you're also limited to humanoid/bipedal avatars in HF.
 

Argent Stonecutter

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#49
In HF you can create an avatar by putting it online anywhere it can be fetched by HTTP, and then entering the URL in your client.

There is no global user profile, you have to customize your avatar and everything whenever you reinstall the client (the Interface) or on a new machine.

It's all super manual and feels like it's at the level of editing websites in Emacs.
 

EmpressOfCommunism

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#51
Secondlfie
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Very occasionally IMVU
Very Occasionally German grid
Very occasionally sansar
Rarely Sinespace
 

Han Held

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#52
Over the weekend I caught Han's panel at the big opensimulator conference, so that was nice.
I saw you! That was so cool

...and also embarassing since I let myself get drug into a localchat argument during Diva Canto's presentation. :eek::cry:
 

Cristiano

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#54
I've gotten back into VR lately, so I've been returning to VR worlds. I've not spent much time in them yet, but I have gone back to VRChat, and I also have been checking out the progress of Sansar. I will probably check out High Fidelity and Altspace VR again too.
 

ent|ty

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Jan 6, 2019
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#55
Aside from Second Life, what other virtual worlds are you spending time in? I have recently started exploring sinespace and Sansar, but most of my time is spent in MMOs and open world games.
I have been researching other environments, VR or not (I dont use VR), such as VR Chat, Sansar and even some Roblox...
As a creator I am always on the lookout for a new and vibrant platform to 'grow up with' since I seem to be part of the generation who keeps discovering things at 'the end' of its cycle..

VR Chat has some promise, it just raises the bar because content must be made in Unity first, then uploaded... There is not really a monetary system yet, though I have seen people in-game offering avatar creation services and such. I like how I can visit and use it without VR - it doesn't alienate us and doesn't limit VR Chat's customer base either. VR Chat could replace SL if they duplicated SL's model.

Sansar is fledgling at best (and dead: Only 15 users on a Saturday night including me and 1 friend lol), and so far has been frustrating to explore and use. However, having taught myself Blender back when its UI was hieroglyphics, I can soldier on somewhat though as I get older I get less patient with cryptic and poorly-designed UIs and just want to get to 'creating' asap.

Roblox is for the little kiddies, but with 4.5 million users and the ability to create games and monetize some models and 'experiences' is another option though maybe not my style. Caveat: Roblox doesn't let you delete your models and uploads though... I don't like that much because I'm a control freak with my IP. :D

IMVU looked interesting, but it is quite old and they don't care so much about people's creations,and allow users to derive, resell etc anything you upload.

Always good to diversify and explore other worlds and options though.
 

Argent Stonecutter

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#56
I like how I can visit and use it without VR - it doesn't alienate us and doesn't limit VR Chat's customer base either.
I haven't got my headset yet, and I couldn't log in to VRchat from the desktop. It put me in a space where I had to pick an avatar by clicking on these plaques, but clicking didn't actually do anything and I gave up.
 

ent|ty

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Jan 6, 2019
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#57
I haven't got my headset yet, and I couldn't log in to VRchat from the desktop. It put me in a space where I had to pick an avatar by clicking on these plaques, but clicking didn't actually do anything and I gave up.
Sorry to hear that, hopefully you can fix that.
Although I seemed to still get in using VR mode (on my desktop), make sure you have selected "Desktop Mode" just in case when you first start VRChat.

When you first enter the world, you are in your 'own' place or lobby, private to you. There it instructs the new user on many things. You can change your avatar by clicking on the plaques, and there is a mirror right beside you to check yourself and what you currently look like.

Perhaps you were lagging on your connection and it was dropped.

Mainly just spend time in there looking around and learning everything and you'll be up and running in no time.
 

Conifer Dada

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#58
I did look at Sansar and Hi Fidelity out of curiosity. It was interesting to experience them but I'm happy with SL so I'm not likely to go back to either for the foreseeable future.

I went back to OpenSim Grid the other day after a long absence. I updated my avatar to look the same as I do in SL. It was a strange experience, like being being in a parallel universe.

I also have a 4 region OpenSim standalone island on my PC. As it's not online nobody else can visit it but I might try and put it on the Hypergrid one day if I can work out how.