Recap of VR Exploders Meeting in VRChat
Published: September 22, 2020 by Dr. Pat Franks
On the third Friday of each month, members of the VR Exploders Group (no, that’s not a typo) explore a different virtual reality platform. Last week, on September 18, 2020, they met up in VRChat to compare notes on the experience.
Since a 2019 survey of users of both Virtual Reality and Virtual Worlds revealed that 64% of respondents want a platform to encourage educational purposes (not predominantly social/gaming), the group keep the education use of the platform foremost in their minds.
Although we will be going back to explore further, one of the explorers had this first impression:
- There are very little interactive tools and the interface was difficult. The social hubs are numbered and, if crowded, you are sent to a different hub;
- My first impression is that VRChat is for social fun times and not very useful for educational purposes. I was on my Oculus Headset, and it worked pretty well. Voice was a problem and we were all really glad to have the Discord channel.
If any of you use VRChat and have had different experiences, we’d love to hear them!