Effective immediately, I have moved my popular alphabetical list of social VR spaces and virtual worlds to a separate page on my blog, with a permanent link on the left-hand side panel, called List of Social VR/Virtual Worlds (right under the Home button). Note that if you are viewing my blog on a tablet or smartphone, you have to hit the three-bars menu button in the upper right-hand corner of your screen to find the link to the new page.
I will now be keeping that new document up-to-date instead of my old blogpost, which will no longer be pinned to the front page of my blog. I now realize that doing this was confusing to many visitors who thought that my blog was not being updated, and I do apologize for any confusion this caused in the past. From now on, only the most recent blogposts will appear at the top of the RyanSchultz.com main page!
After many months of blood, sweat and tears from Decentraland developers, and with an ever growing community patiently waiting for their first real glimpse of the VR world, today Decentraland showed the alpha version of Decentraland which was presented by Tech Lead Esteban Ordano at the NIFTY conference in Hong Kong.
Judging by the reaction in the room it was very clear that after a long in time coming, nobody in the room was disappointed and it was well worth the wait.
As if the demo wasn’t enough, Decentraland have also opened up applications to get an alpha NFT allowing YOU to enter the world and have a look around.
If you want to get access to the Decentraland alpha, you can send an email request to Genesis@Decentraland.org.
After my recent guided tour of VU, I feel very strongly that this is going to be a successful and popular virtual world/MMO hybrid platform, and I want to be a part of it when VU launches their beta this summer. This is the very first blockchain-based virtual world that I actually feel excited about!
I want you to know this up front: this blogpost is a promotion for VU, in exchange for VU tokens. You can follow on this webpage to see how many VU tokens I have earned by completing tasks in this Partner Program if you wish (right now, I am at number two on the VU Token Leaderboard). There’s nothing stopping you from participating in this Partner Program yourself, and earning some VU tokens!
IMPORTANT: VU Tokens are not a real currency. They are ERC-20 based blockchain tokens intended to permit players of Virtual Universe exclusive access to digital assets within a VR game known as Virtual Universe (VU). They are a form of in-game virtual currency. Virtual value attributed to the VU Token will be as a result of in-game efforts by players, and no future value is represented or guaranteed.
Virtual Universe has posted to Medium about the quests that will be part of the social VR/MMO platform, including a YouTube video:
There will be three different types of quest:
Daily quests: small jobs you can do, like sweeping the street
Random quests: you find these while exploring outside the city
Story quests: these are the epic, long-time-frame quests, split into chapters
Looking forward to seeing what the quests will be, and participating in them!