VRChat Now Has 50,000 User-Created Worlds

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VRChat (still the most popular of the newer social VR platforms) has released a new promotional video to coincide with its release on the Oculus Store:

We are excited to announce that we are going live on the Oculus Store! This means that if you’re using the Oculus Rift, you can now play VRChat straight from the Oculus app, without having to go through Steam and SteamVR. We’re very glad to have a presence in the Oculus Store. You might also notice that we’re featured on their front page!

Here’s the 2-minute promo video, which shows off what you can do in VRChat to good effect:

One fact from the video that I found interesting was that VRChat now has over 50,000 user-created worlds!

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To compare, Jason Gholston said last summer that Sansar users had created over 16,000 experiences to date. One problem with so many different worlds in VRChat is that the choice quickly becomes overwhelming, which is why bloggers like Agent M83 are providing a useful service by highlighting those worlds they particularly like.

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A 15-Minute Second Life Avatar Makeover: Here Comes Santa Claus!

People, I have spent *YEARS* working on the perfect Santa Claus avatar in Second Life. This is the best I was able to do in ye olde pre-mesh days, cobbling together bits and pieces from various Santa Claus outfits I had purchased:

Old Santa 14 Dec 2018

He was a little on the skinny side, but otherwise, he looked okay. The interactive Santa’s Bag from ED Creations (which includes animations to allow Santa to reach into his bag and throw real gift-wrapped presents at people) was the perfect finishing touch!

Well, today I gave Santa one of my patented 15-minute avatar makeovers, and now he looks like this:

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This avatar is wearing:

Mesh Head and Body: Piggu Jonathan avatar version 2.1 (L$700)

Complete Santa Claus Outfit, including Boots and Hat: Piggu Jonathan Santa suit (L$100; available at one of the booths of the wonderful 1st Annual Piggu Mini Fair; here’s a direct SLURL to the booth, simply use the Show on Map feature in your SL client software and follow the red arrow!)

Santa Beard: Babbellotta facial hair bright white (L$225; available at the same booth as the Santa suit; this beard looks best set at full bright, so I added a free body light to make Santa brighter overall and to even out the effect)

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TOTAL COST FOR THIS AVATAR: L$1,025

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas!

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Yorkie Visits Sansar

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Yorkie, a YouTube personality with over 10,000 subscribers, has made a 23-minute video which serves as an excellent introduction to Sansar. The video ends with a montage of various experiences he has visited, and overall it’s really well done!

Yorkie is quite taken with a custom avatar created by the very talented Cora, which is available for free on the Sansar Store:

Cora's avatar test 14 Dec 2018

(Insert here my standard rant about not having custom avatar skins yet…c’mon, Linden Lab! When I see something as beautiful as this, I want it now!)

Linden Lab is going to need more livestreamers such as Yorkie to cover Sansar in order to get the word out about the social VR platform, so this is wonderful to see! Yorkie’s enthusiasm is infectious, and it’s clear that he loves virtual worlds—and avatar customization—just as much as I do!

BINGO EXTREMO at High Fidelity

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Wow, High Fidelity is certainly throwing the money around at their events lately. Today at 3:00 p.m. Pacific time they are hosting some in-world Bingo games with some sweet prizes:

TODAY, Dec 13, 3:00 pm PST

Join BINGO EXTREMO today. The prizes aren’t the only reason to attend. There are also celebrity streamers, massive attendance, and the excitement of coming together as a VR community!

You Could Win up to $1,200

We want as many attendees as possible, so the prizes for each round of BINGO will be based on the size of the crowd.

Attendees      Prize Per Round
100 Avatars     $350* or HTC Vive
200 Avatars     $800* or HTC Vive Kit
300 Avatars     $1,200* or HTC Vive Pro

*Cash prizes are paid out in High Fidelity Coin (HFC), HiFi’s in-world currency, which you can arrange to withdraw as US dollars. So, if you’re not doing anything today, why not stop by High Fidelity and play a little Bingo? You can register to attend at this link.