Metaverse has become a popular topic since Facebook changed its name to ‘Meta’. However, there are projects working to bridge the gap between real and virtual by creating a Metaverse. Decentraland is one such leading metaverse project based on the Ethereum blockchain. Decentraland has everything one should look for, from beautiful landscapes to star stud sky, while switching to virtual reality. Moreover, players are free to build their dreamland inside this metaverse to monetize their assets and content. If you are looking to step into this virtual world, we have a step-by-step guide on how to access the Decentraland metaverse.
A Bit more about Decentraland
Decentraland metaverse is powered by Ethereum blockchain and utilizes its ERC-20 token MANA for transactions in the Decentraland metaverse. MANA token could be used for buying a Non-fungible token(NFT) from the Decentraland marketplace and LAND, a tiny parcel in the Decentraland metaverse.
Decentraland is an entirely decentralized metaverse with everything being controlled and managed by DAO. Holders of MANA token could participate vote on any changes Decentraland ecosystem.
Decentraland is a pioneer in the metaverse and working with a goal of ‘Determining the future of the virtual world.’
Steps to access Decentraland Metaverse
In order to access Decentraland, all you need to have is a supported browser proper internet connection. Let’s get started with the steps to access Decentraland metaverse.
Step 1. Launch the web browser and open Decentraland official website.
Step 2. You will be welcomed with a colourful screen welcoming you to Decentraland. Click on ‘Get Started‘
Step 3 Once you click on Get started, the below screen will open, asking you if you would like to access the Decentraland metaverse in your browser or prefer to download a dedicated application.
If you just want to explore. Click on ‘Explore on Web‘; this could based environment has everything you could find in its beta application.
Step 4. On the next screen, you will be asked if you want to connect your blockchain wallet to get all your progress saved in blockchain, or you want to explore the metaverse as a guest. In the second case, all your progress will be saved locally, and deletion of the local file will lead to a permanent loss of progress. If you simply want to check out the Decentraland Metaverse, click on ‘Play as Guest‘,
If you select ‘Play using your wallet‘, you will be asked to connect your blockchain wallet, such as metamask, with Decentraland. If you have a metamask extension, you simply need to confirm the sign in to proceed.
Step 5. Once you proceed with signing in, you need to choose your digital ‘Avatar‘, a graphic illustration of your character. You can select from your hair color to your dress.
Step 6. Once have crafted the avatar, click on ‘Done‘, and you are ready to experience the immersive virtual world of Decentraland.
Step 7. On the next screen, you will be inside the Decentraland metaverse. A virtual assistant will help you understand basic control and ways to interact and explore this metaverse.
What should you explore in Decentraland metaverse?
Decentraland is one of the most prominent blockchain-based metaverse projects, and it’s stayed at number 1 in the ranking of metaverse projects as per the total market cap. Being so popular, Decentraland has grown rapidly, with many well-known brands rushing to this metaverse to book a LAND. Samsung is one such brand that has opened its office in Decentraland metaverse.
Genesis plaza is a buzzing place in this metaverse; you can visit this place to hang out and interact with other users. This is the best place to socialize with other users of Decentraland. Other significant places are Digitable NFT inc office, Wonderzone park road, OpenSea Gallery, The Theater and Metaverse trade centre.
Apart from these places, you should actively look at the ‘Explore‘ section to check out the latest event, Game sessions and other hot places in Decentraland Metaverse.