As you’ve probably heard by now, Sansar has opened its beta doors. I’m not sure whether Sansar is something I’ll stick with, but I wanted to at least try it out (and snag my avatar name before anyone else did!).
I watched several of Strawberry Singh’s Sansar videos, which were really helpful, because there isn’t a lot of information on how Sansar works (that I found, at least).
First you have to set up a Sansar account (click for the link, because I had to search around for it – you’re welcome 😛 ). Once you set up your account and verify your email, the next step is to download the Sansar client.
The specs seem pretty stiff to me, so if you have an older computer, you may find it takes a while for things to load. I have a decent graphics card, and it still took a few minutes for some of the experiences to load.
I will say, the graphics are fantastic. I snapped a couple of pics, but there doesn’t seem to be any way to take a hi-res photo in Sansar as you can in SL.
The avatars leave a lot to be desired compared to what is available in SL. I’m sure Sansar will catch up as creators join. There are some customization options, but they are currently fairly limited.
For now, I’ve set up my account and I will probably log in now and again to see what new improvements they make. In the meantime, SL will be getting most of my game time, and what free time I have left over will be spent trying (once again) to learn Blender. My new 3D printer needs something to do, right? 😀