Create or select your own avatar and explore the awesome and bright new worlds in this new online and VR platform.
Meet people from all over the world in cyberspace and try to talk and connect with them in a virtual and fun filled way.
Make a lot of friends and remember that People who need People are luckiest People in the world.
For those of you who love listening to the Mellow Touch (sweet slow music), you may be familiar with the Barbra Streisand hit song People (who need people) and truly, they are the luckiest people in the world. Human beings in general are tried and true social animals as the adage holds that No Man is an Island and yes, No Man Stands Alone. Thus People need friends, family, connections for without that, the human race would have gone extinct before it ever begun in the first place. It is but normal then for humans to gather together to commune and to socialize whether in the actual physical world or with the development of the Internet, in cyberspace.
The current pandemic has caused quite a big rift in this regard as people worldwide had to conform to quarantine safety measures in order to arrest the spread of the deadly viral outbreak. People are then currently turning to the online world to fulfill the bulk of both their social and communication needs and are connecting in droves to the various internet platforms that provide the services needed for these. With the current and continuous development in the world of Virtual Reality, online venues which enhance the socialization aspect of connecting with others are able to bring a lot of fun and amazing alternate worlds which encourage and inspire people to talk to each other and simply make friends no matter their current location in the physical world. One of the newest online apps is Oasis VR.
Oasis VR is foremost a social app where people can meet others, chat, make friends and engage in simple games, virtual activities and the like. Note however that Oasis VR is not to be confused with The Oasis: Ready Player One, another online VR app which is sort of a sandbox MMORPG platform based on the movie Ready Player One. Oasis VR (the social app) is developed and published by another company. Besides, the two platforms are very much different in appearance and functionality that aside from the name, it would be quite difficult to confuse one with the other. Both however are available on Steam and can really leave users wondering why this was allowed in the first place. Regardless, Oasis VR is very much more like the popular VR Chat which has attracted a whole population of online users specifically this time of the current global pandemic.
If you have used, visited and spent some time with VR Chat, it would be no doubt easy for you to use this app as well. Many would say that the new platform is but a rip-off or copycat of VR Chat but at this current point, Oasis VR can actually and potentially stand on it's own merits. The features available are really similar to that of VR Chat but the quality and performance of the app and platform is strikingly different.
Starting first with the features that are similar, Oasis VR also let's the user choose from a wide range of popular Avatars from Kung-Fu Panda to a cute sweet little anime girl. Whatever the users taste or spur of the hilarious moment, there is always an avatar available that will elicit various emotional responses from the other users around you. Users via avatar can talk and communicate with each other, play games like Basketball, pick up stuff and throw them away, jump, run, hug each other and even eat and share virtual food. The ability to interact with the simulated environment in VR gives the user a natural sense of actually being in the alternate worlds of Oasis VR.
Speaking of worlds, the platform has a variety of rooms to choose from. Teleporting to each will present the user with an awesome themed environment and whether it be an indoor structure or the great outdoors, there are a lot of things to see and feast one's eyes on. The ambient sounds and music aren't bad either since they lend very well to the environment that they portray. One can even have a home in cyberspace via the platform and Oasis Studio and decorate and customize it according to one's taste as well. Then when a fly buzzes about, you can always invite it to your parlor.
The avatars are really cool and have facial expressions and body tracking and as mentioned, if there is something one can do in VR Chat, it can be done in Oasis VR as well. The difference then lies in the current state of the new platform. Whether it can be seen as an augmentation/alternative or a direct blatant competition to VR Chat, this new up really has the performance potential that many users would appreciate and like. It's way way fast compared to VR Chat. Chat with the amount of users connecting to it is getting overloaded and overcrowded and it does affect the performance of it. Another point in the favor of Oasis is the graphics quality. The environment is a way lot more neater, simpler and has a more sunnier ambience in terms of visual perspective. Coupled with a quicker inter-reaction time, the effect is more appealing in terms of usage.
The population is way more fresh and descent. Since VR Chat has so many users and attracts so much people worldwide, it would be practically difficult to prevent the freaks, jerks, a-holes and the various monstrosities (not to mention Santa) from coming to town. Coupled with a lot of lewd looking avatars, the Chat may be really fun but the family friendly-general patronage classification tag has been thrown out of the window. Oasis VR is new and has a way lot fewer western users and many do not speak (or speak very little) English. Approaching another avatar and saying hello only to be responded with silence (or some gibberish) really does ruin the moment. Incidentally, Santa does drop by as well from time to time.
So, despite all it's shortcomings and current lack of a sizeable fun-filled population, the platform has a very strong potential to fulfill an alternative need for both VR and regular online users (yes, it works with the PC monitor as well) who may find it difficult or may have issues connecting to other similar platforms like VR Chat. It may not be able to replace or even compete with the other established VR social platforms but in time will likely be able to build up a population of it's own. Oasis VR is open worldwide so there will always be people dropping in from different cultures and origins and at it's current state is already performing what it was meant to do. Bring people (from wherever they are) together.