While there are open demo worlds to get a feel for what Virtua Rasa can do, to enjoy the full features you need to log in. We have two ways you can log in. First we support several OAuth providers, currently Google, Facebook, Discord, Amazon, and Patreon. Second, you can create a VrituaRasa account, which is free. Either way you get a small “Basic” world.
To log in with Oauth, select the provider you wish to use. They will ask you to confirm that you wish to give us basic information (your email address and whatever name you choose to display). Once you have you will be redirected to your Virtua Rasa profile page.
To create an account, go to Request Account. Fill out the form and click “Request Account” — an email will be sent to you with a link to activate your account. (We send out the email promptly, and the link expires in an hour, so if you don’t see it within a few minutes, make sure it’s not in your spam folder and that you’ve given us the correct email address.) The link will lead you to a page where you can set your password. Now you can log into your account, join the worlds of other users, and even create a world of your own.
To join a game world, get a link to the world's map from the game master. When you go to that link, you will be prompted to log in if you haven't already. Initially you will only be able to watch, but you are visisble in the Player's menu (the green eye). The game master can give you full access from that menu.
(We’re working on improving communication for users who want to join games — watch this space for updates!)
When you log in, you’ll be presented with your profile page. If you have’nt created your free Basic world yet, you’ll be presented with an option to do so. Below that will be a list of all the worlds you can access. There is also a tab for changing your email address or your password.
The short version is that we respect your privacy and will collect only the minimum necessary data to make things work. We’ll use your email only for activating your account, resetting your password, and notifying you of major system changes that might affect any of your games. Once we set up mailing lists, we’ll have an easy way to opt in or out of getting them.
Usernames are publicly visible. If you’re concerned about minimizing online visibility, please choose a username that isn’t easily associated with your real-life identity.