Altspace is hitting ‘pause’ on the Community Helper program and 101 events

Today an announcement was sent to current community helpers of Altspace to reach out and let community helpers know that on May 25th 2022 there will be changes made to the platform. Green tags will no longer be visible or togglable after this update.Discord access to...

Unpopular Opinion: Removing the commons campfire makes the platform safer

After the recent campfire removal, there has been a lot of frustration and confusion and also the concern of people not knowing where to go to seek help. Although there are some challenges at the moment with the onboarding of new users to the platform who would...

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

For security and integrity purposes, I have retracted some information to protect the event information and account information associated with the event. There have been some interesting unannounced changes to the event JSON file that is generated to provide the...

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

Also in Altspace's recent news, there has been a cleansing of the AltspaceVR official accounts on app stores and on their YouTube channel. Their main banner image has also been changed which is fantastic as the image did not represent an accurate visual of the avatar...

The town hall meetup/presentation

Disclaimer: Thoughts and opinions are my own and I do not represent Microsoft or AltspaceVR. Fair and reasonable critical analysis has been applied. You should check the official AltspaceVR Blog for official news. https://youtu.be/LbQDoboBp9w First, it wasn't a town...

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

Disclaimer: I do not work for Altspace/Microsoft and thoughts and opinions are my own. This post was published in wake of the announcement and does not include community helper-privledged information released at time of publish. And this article will speculate on the...

Goodbye SDK Meetups

AltspaceVR admin Steven announced today that he is "stepping back" away from the SDK development to focus on other things. This means that there will not be any SDK meetups for the foreseeable future at least. But it was cleared up that MRE's will still be around and...

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

There are a few errors generated when uploading worlds using the 2.2.25 & 2.2.26 uploaders and possible issues with prior versions down to 2.19. Steven (AltVR admin) has given the recommendation to use the 2.19 build which you can find below. Recommended version:...

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Tony Stark, otherwise known as Muzz suffered a recent illness that lead to him being in an ICU ward and nearly to the point that we lost him. The outpour of emotional response from the community is an understatement and over a hundred people came to collectively pray...

Meta Avatars SDK Now Available

The Meta Avatars SDK is now available to all Unity developers on Quest, Rift, and Windows-based VR platforms. Any App Lab or Store developer can start integrating Meta Avatars here. Using the Meta Avatars SDK, developers can create user-created avatars to improve...

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Farewell Community Helpers (Event)

Farewell Community Helpers (Event)

Come join us as we say our final farewell to our community helper badges. Many of us have helped the community because it is truly our passion. Let's get together and share how we've made an impact on the community and what the badges meant to us. We will have guest...

The VR community is nuts about NFTs and why I’m not

The VR community is nuts about NFTs and why I’m not

Since joining VR I have been around discussion groups and attended events discussing Blockchain, NFTs and everything crypto. I would say I have a comprehensive knowledge of these topics but wouldn't say I'm expert level. But I did my due diligence a few months ago to...

Do Altspace police its platform effectively?

Do Altspace police its platform effectively?

From time to time, users get banned for some time, and it can be very distressing for friends and acquaintances. From my experience, it does lower the mood for some time. And on the other hand, we have friends who are upset, but others understand a different narrative...

Zenith Review for Quest 2 & SteamVR

Zenith Review for Quest 2 & SteamVR

https://youtu.be/UfamV-A3ciU Zenith review from the perspective of an old Runescape player I don't often play games in general and often stick to social VR apps like AltspaceVR & VRChat however, lately more and more of my friends have been talking about this new...

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

For security and integrity purposes, I have retracted some information to protect the event information and account information associated with the event. There have been some interesting unannounced changes to the event JSON file that is generated to provide the...

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

Also in Altspace's recent news, there has been a cleansing of the AltspaceVR official accounts on app stores and on their YouTube channel. Their main banner image has also been changed which is fantastic as the image did not represent an accurate visual of the avatar...

The town hall meetup/presentation

The town hall meetup/presentation

Disclaimer: Thoughts and opinions are my own and I do not represent Microsoft or AltspaceVR. Fair and reasonable critical analysis has been applied. You should check the official AltspaceVR Blog for official news. https://youtu.be/LbQDoboBp9w First, it wasn't a town...

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

Disclaimer: I do not work for Altspace/Microsoft and thoughts and opinions are my own. This post was published in wake of the announcement and does not include community helper-privledged information released at time of publish. And this article will speculate on the...

MRE Development Meetup hosted by Dargon

MRE Development Meetup hosted by Dargon

Recently Steven announced the end of the Altspace-provided MRE meetups which was received as mixed news. A few weeks from the news one of the community's talented MRE developers has stepped up to provide (bi-weekly?) meetups. I attended the meetup this week to listen...

Why networking in VR is important even for social users

Why networking in VR is important even for social users

There are usually more people online than what meets the eye on AltspaceVR in particular but generally, including all smaller social VR networks. I have been on the platform for over a year and befriended about 500 users. I also have more or less other contacts who I...

Goodbye SDK Meetups

Goodbye SDK Meetups

AltspaceVR admin Steven announced today that he is "stepping back" away from the SDK development to focus on other things. This means that there will not be any SDK meetups for the foreseeable future at least. But it was cleared up that MRE's will still be around and...

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

There are a few errors generated when uploading worlds using the 2.2.25 & 2.2.26 uploaders and possible issues with prior versions down to 2.19. Steven (AltVR admin) has given the recommendation to use the 2.19 build which you can find below. Recommended version:...

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Tony Stark, otherwise known as Muzz suffered a recent illness that lead to him being in an ICU ward and nearly to the point that we lost him. The outpour of emotional response from the community is an understatement and over a hundred people came to collectively pray...

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Farewell Community Helpers (Event)

Farewell Community Helpers (Event)

Come join us as we say our final farewell to our community helper badges. Many of us have helped the community because it is truly our passion. Let's get together and share how we've made an impact on the community and what the badges meant to us. We will have guest...

The VR community is nuts about NFTs and why I’m not

The VR community is nuts about NFTs and why I’m not

Since joining VR I have been around discussion groups and attended events discussing Blockchain, NFTs and everything crypto. I would say I have a comprehensive knowledge of these topics but wouldn't say I'm expert level. But I did my due diligence a few months ago to...

Do Altspace police its platform effectively?

Do Altspace police its platform effectively?

From time to time, users get banned for some time, and it can be very distressing for friends and acquaintances. From my experience, it does lower the mood for some time. And on the other hand, we have friends who are upset, but others understand a different narrative...

Zenith Review for Quest 2 & SteamVR

Zenith Review for Quest 2 & SteamVR

https://youtu.be/UfamV-A3ciU Zenith review from the perspective of an old Runescape player I don't often play games in general and often stick to social VR apps like AltspaceVR & VRChat however, lately more and more of my friends have been talking about this new...

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

For security and integrity purposes, I have retracted some information to protect the event information and account information associated with the event. There have been some interesting unannounced changes to the event JSON file that is generated to provide the...

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

Also in Altspace's recent news, there has been a cleansing of the AltspaceVR official accounts on app stores and on their YouTube channel. Their main banner image has also been changed which is fantastic as the image did not represent an accurate visual of the avatar...

The town hall meetup/presentation

The town hall meetup/presentation

Disclaimer: Thoughts and opinions are my own and I do not represent Microsoft or AltspaceVR. Fair and reasonable critical analysis has been applied. You should check the official AltspaceVR Blog for official news. https://youtu.be/LbQDoboBp9w First, it wasn't a town...

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

Disclaimer: I do not work for Altspace/Microsoft and thoughts and opinions are my own. This post was published in wake of the announcement and does not include community helper-privledged information released at time of publish. And this article will speculate on the...

MRE Development Meetup hosted by Dargon

MRE Development Meetup hosted by Dargon

Recently Steven announced the end of the Altspace-provided MRE meetups which was received as mixed news. A few weeks from the news one of the community's talented MRE developers has stepped up to provide (bi-weekly?) meetups. I attended the meetup this week to listen...

Why networking in VR is important even for social users

Why networking in VR is important even for social users

There are usually more people online than what meets the eye on AltspaceVR in particular but generally, including all smaller social VR networks. I have been on the platform for over a year and befriended about 500 users. I also have more or less other contacts who I...

Goodbye SDK Meetups

Goodbye SDK Meetups

AltspaceVR admin Steven announced today that he is "stepping back" away from the SDK development to focus on other things. This means that there will not be any SDK meetups for the foreseeable future at least. But it was cleared up that MRE's will still be around and...

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

There are a few errors generated when uploading worlds using the 2.2.25 & 2.2.26 uploaders and possible issues with prior versions down to 2.19. Steven (AltVR admin) has given the recommendation to use the 2.19 build which you can find below. Recommended version:...

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Tony Stark, otherwise known as Muzz suffered a recent illness that lead to him being in an ICU ward and nearly to the point that we lost him. The outpour of emotional response from the community is an understatement and over a hundred people came to collectively pray...

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Altspace is hitting ‘pause’ on the Community Helper program and 101 events

Today an announcement was sent to current community helpers of Altspace to reach out and let community helpers know that on May 25th 2022 there will be changes made to the platform. Green tags will no longer be visible or togglable after this update.Discord access to...

Unpopular Opinion: Removing the commons campfire makes the platform safer

After the recent campfire removal, there has been a lot of frustration and confusion and also the concern of people not knowing where to go to seek help. Although there are some challenges at the moment with the onboarding of new users to the platform who would...

Changes to Altspace Event API JSON

For security and integrity purposes, I have retracted some information to protect the event information and account information associated with the event. There have been some interesting unannounced changes to the event JSON file that is generated to provide the...

AltspaceVR Social Media Cleanse

Also in Altspace's recent news, there has been a cleansing of the AltspaceVR official accounts on app stores and on their YouTube channel. Their main banner image has also been changed which is fantastic as the image did not represent an accurate visual of the avatar...

The town hall meetup/presentation

Disclaimer: Thoughts and opinions are my own and I do not represent Microsoft or AltspaceVR. Fair and reasonable critical analysis has been applied. You should check the official AltspaceVR Blog for official news. https://youtu.be/LbQDoboBp9w First, it wasn't a town...

17th Feb AltspaceVR Update: Goodbye Campfire & Commons Area

Disclaimer: I do not work for Altspace/Microsoft and thoughts and opinions are my own. This post was published in wake of the announcement and does not include community helper-privledged information released at time of publish. And this article will speculate on the...

Goodbye SDK Meetups

AltspaceVR admin Steven announced today that he is "stepping back" away from the SDK development to focus on other things. This means that there will not be any SDK meetups for the foreseeable future at least. But it was cleared up that MRE's will still be around and...

AltspaceVR: Recommended uploader version

There are a few errors generated when uploading worlds using the 2.2.25 & 2.2.26 uploaders and possible issues with prior versions down to 2.19. Steven (AltVR admin) has given the recommendation to use the 2.19 build which you can find below. Recommended version:...

Altspace’s beloved ‘Tony Stark’ in recovery

Tony Stark, otherwise known as Muzz suffered a recent illness that lead to him being in an ICU ward and nearly to the point that we lost him. The outpour of emotional response from the community is an understatement and over a hundred people came to collectively pray...

AltspaceVR Hotfix 4.3.9

Hi Altspacers, Happy December! We released a hotfix update for AltspaceVR today. Client version 4.3.9 is available now across all devices. This update includes bug fixes and increased stability. The Mac client for this release is here: https://aka.ms/AvrMacNoAv. Bug...