VR Chat


#1

I’ve been poking around in VR Chat.

It’s basically the cyberspace everyone wanted in the 90s, but real. Janky, weird, and sometimes unfathomable. It’s a very clear look into how the post-millenials are using the Internet, and they’re edging more toward how WE used the Internet pre-web-2.0.

I remain convinced that post-millenials use Fortnite, Minecraft, and things like VR Chat as their primary social networks. It’s a wild ride in there.


#2

There’s barely any documentation. You just walk in, grab an avatar, and go. Want a new avatar? Clone one from someone you see, or go to an “avatar world” and just take one. Jump into a random-ass world. It all just works.

In one sitting, I found a “gun world” full of guns and this kid yelling in Russian and shooting guns while a bunch of anime girls had a dance party. Next was a karaoke world which was legit just people singing karaoke together on a stage while a crowd watched. Then on to a fantasy Japanese inn where a bunch of varied avatars were sitting at different tables talking quietly in Japanese.

I was a Bulbasaur, then a weird demon thing, and most recently an AE86.


#3

sounds like it’s going to monopolize the same demographic that went for Second Life


#4

I’ve mostly seen VRChat through Zoran the Bear running some kind of court trials as a 40k space marine accusing people of being anime. Honestly it looks like something that would have been the shit at like 10.


#5

Does this mean the crazy VR worlds of Gibson and Stephenson are becoming real? Are we going to see ninja pizza delivery guys? Keyboard Cowboys? Genocidal AI?


#6

I ran into a bunch of people literally just playing Mafia in a circle behind a suburban looking house in the back yard.


#7

I guess I better start buying up MSXes, then. ;3


#8

I got you man.