In recent times, the Metaverse has become a debating topic in the media. There is a lot of hype over the future of the Metaverse since it is still soon to consider living in the Metaverse world. However, many believe that the Metaverse is the next extraordinary technology in the world of NFTs that needs to be better known. Here, we aim to walk through the steps of entering to Metaverse. In the following, we also introduce the most famous Metaverse platforms.
How to enter Metaverse?
If you have already known about cyberspace, you recognize that it refers to a virtual world. However, the Metaverse is the technology that combines the virtual world with the real one. The Metaverse can be accessed through PCs, game consoles, and even smartphones.
Further, the Metaverse leads a digital economy where users or players can create and trade goods, mostly in the form of NFTs. Therefore, it will be possible to take virtual items such as clothes, cars, and properties, almost everything, into the Metaverse from one platform to another. Besides, the Metaverse platforms are full of virtual identities, avatars, and inventories which users can take from one platform to another.
In addition, just like the real world, the Metaverse provides entertainment and fun. Landowners in the Metaverse are already able to hold concerts, parties, and galleries in their properties or they even may rent a place. Then, they can invite friends over and enjoy the virtual fun.
Top 7 gates to join metaverse
Although it is not possible to go inside the Metaverse and immerse in it yet, it is much more than just staring at a screen at the time being. There are several Metaverse platforms online to start with. At present, some of the most popular Metaverse platforms are Sandbox, Decentraland, Axie Infinity, StarLink, and, the most recent, Ultra.
In the following, you can learn how to join each Metaverse platform and read about each ones advantages and see why to join them.
Decentraland is a decentralized virtual world that makes it possible to buy, sell and build digital properties, artwork, and, totally, all types of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Meantime, it is a platform to play games and enjoy various activities in the virtual world. It is community-based, meaning that members can decide about all important features of the game. Decentralized is built on the Ethereum blockchain.
Decentraland provides a social experience in which the users can interact with other community members. To join the platform and play in Decentraland, you may explore the world by browsing it on your website as a guest user or submit to the platform. Decentraland users can make an avatar, give it a name, confirm age and accept the terms and conditions, and everything is set. To fully experience all the adventure and benefits of the Decentraland, it is obligatory to attach your digital wallet. Unless you only be allowed to navigate the platform and customize your avatar while you are not allowed to join the activities.
2. Axie Infinity
Like any other play-to-earn game, Axie Infinity combines cryptocurrencies and gameplay. This game allows users to buy pets, called Axies, and use them in the game to explore, battle, and breed other Axies. It is an Ethereum-based platform.
There are some steps to take to play Axie Infinity. First, you need to link the digital wallet called Ronin, which is developed by the Axie Infinity group. Then you are required to buy three Axies with Ethereum. There are two different assets that you need to look for, Smooth Love Potion (SLP), an unlimited supply to breed Axies, and AXS tokens, which are used to make decisions about the future of the game. Besides, you can purchase virtual plots of land from the game’s world Lunacia.
Another Ethereum-based decentralized NFT game in the Metaverse is the Sandbox. It allows the users to create, sell, use and monetize their preferred virtual reality NFTs. This Metaverse game makes use of its native token called SAND to develop a great in-game economy. The Sandbox game uses 3D pixel building blocks, or voxels, which is the basis of virtual reality development. Users make use of the free Sandbox VoxEdit tool to construct their game experiences.
Although Metaverse play-to-earn games share a lot of features, Sandbox is unique in that it provides an ecosystem that is user-generated and enables users to join the Metaverse simply without any coding skills. Sandbox also enables lands trades for users in its marketplace or on the secondary markets such as OpenSea.
Sandbox also makes it easy for the user to join. Users just need to sign in to the website and add their wallet or social media accounts, such as Twitter, Google, or Facebook accounts. Then, Sandbox Metaverse creates a unique Ethereum wallet address. Setting up the accounts, the Sandbox shows a map including users’ estates, neighborhoods, and plots for sale.
Illuvium is an Ethereum-based game to be released in spring 2022. As a role-playing game, it allows its users to create characters and enjoy real-game gameplay. Users also earn NFTs and hold their assets in a decentralized, fee-free network.
Illuvium is different from other blockchain games as it is a fully 3D environment including over 100 unique environments called Illuvial. The game also provides two ERC-20 token cryptos, ILV, and silver. ILV is designed for playing the game as in-game rewards, staking, and governance, while sILV is spent to pay for Ethereum gas fees. Also, users may convert ILV tokens into sILV and, then, receive USD equivalent.
To play Illuvium, first go to illuvium.io website and register with your e-mail address. When the game launches, it will be possible to download the game and join the Illuvium world.
5. Somnium Space
Another free-to-play NFT virtual-reality Metaverse game is Somnium Space where users are allowed to create virtual planets/lands, play, work, trade, and earn cryptocurrency. This Ethereum-based and Solana-based platform provides a space to try new things like hanging out with friends, trading, traveling, and attending events.
Somnium Space owns its native token, CUBE, to trade NFT assets such as wearables, and NFT tickets to concerts or auctions. It is also different from other virtual games in that it hosts all players in only one world. It is available via web, PC, and VR (using a VR headset).
There are some steps to take if you wish to join the Dominium platform. First, download Steam and create an account. Steam is a cloud-based gaming library that is used to play games. Then, download Steam VR and adjust the solution for the best result. Finally, you are ready to download the game and enjoy the Metaverse Space.
StarLink is a blockchain, decentralized platform where users can buy and sell virtual real estate, satellites, and similar items as well as create and trade NFTs. The platform provides its users with many real-world features such as engaging with friends, exploring new online spaces, and even education programs.
Like any other Metaverse project, StarLink also owns its cryptocurrency, STARL, which can be used to exchange tokens in the Metaverse. Also, STARL can be used as an entrance ticket to the various stages of the Metaverse game. All these are possible with SpaceX Starlink Satellites. The connections from over 50 satellites empower StarLink as the most available and the cutting-edge version of the Metaverse. It is unique in that the platform provides the space for building virtual satellites and spaceships to be used in the space. Although the project is not released fully now, it seems to offer lots of services and fun for its users after the full launch.
7. Merite Circle
Next on the list is Merit Circle, a decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) that supports Axie Infinity. It is focused on maximizing yield across play-to-earn games and the Metaverse. The DAO is designed to manage capitals which allocate to managers and players to earn crypto assets by playing games. Merit circle is unique in that it aims to educate gamers to earn crypto in the Metaverse, the ecosystem includes gamers, community managers, and DAO contributors.
MC is an ERC-20 token in the Ethereum network. Like all decentralized platforms, the holders of MC tokens can directly decide about the future of the Merit Circle. It is believed that Merit Circle is bridging the gap between all people attending the Metaverse, such as investors, stakeholders, and developers using the revenue-sharing approach. All these great advantages will be available with the platform release in 2022.
If you wish to join the Merit Circle platform, like any other DAO, it is necessary to own MC tokens. You just need to connect a web 3 wallet and trade ETH for MC. With the finalization of the purchase, you will be a member of the platform.