Creating an Account
While there are open demo worlds to get a feel for what Virtua Rasa can do, to enjoy the full features you need to create an account. Accounts are free, and come with a small “Basic” world to experiment with.
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.
If you wish to join a game, give your username to the Gamemaster (by email or private message on our Forums) and ask them to add you to their world. Once they’ve done that, you’ll see their world listed on your [/vr/a/usermgmt.html](Profile page), and you can connect to it.
(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.
A Note About Privacy
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.