How to get into Decentraland

Written By CJ

Entering the Metaverse is a lot easier than you think.

You don’t need a virtual reality headset (although it is coming soon to Decentraland). All you need is a high-speed laptop or a desktop computer! A graphics card is preferred to handle the graphics, but is not a requirement.

Before we get into it I want to introduce myself. My name is CJ Fuentes and for the last seven months I have spent nearly every day in the Metaverse for at least two to nine hours a day – performing 5 to 6 shows a week in Decentraland.  I am also a full-time DJ and producer who travels all over the United States. Before I got into the Metaverse, my time at home was limited – but one of my goals was to become fully employed in Web3 by the end of 2022 and its already happened six months into it!

How To Get Into The Decentraland Metaverse

Step 1:
So the first thing you’ll want to do is go to Decentraland.org on your computer. (Make sure it says .org every single time you login because there are a lot of fakes out there.)

Step 2:
Select login as a guest (easiest route if you are new to the Metaverse). Or, connect your Metamask wallet (Metamask is a Chrome extension/mobile app that holds cryptocurrency). Hooking up your Metamask also lets you participate in giveaways and experience what Decentraland has to offer. With a Metamask wallet connected you can earn free NFTs, in-game wearables, Poaps, Shoaps, NEATs, and crypto prizes!

Step 3:
Once you login you will teleport into Decentraland, You’ll find yourself at the starting point – Genesis Plaza – which is the center of the Decentraland map. Decentraland runs on a coordinate map, your starting point is 0,0. Use the arrow keys to move around or the keys WASD on your keyboard to move around. You can click the letter C to bring up a control panel for help. Use your mouse or touchpad to look around while you move. Navigating yourself around Decentraland may take a bit to get used to but don’t give up! You can use the map to jump to coordinates or the explore/highlights/events page to find current and future events.

Now, you’re in!
If you want to explore without teleporting you can jump into the center of the pool down a tube into the world. There are more than 90,000 parcels to explore! I made a simple walk through video that you can use for reference. Hope to see you at one of my performances! I perform Wednesdays at Portion Museum 11AM PST (coordinates 50,100), Thursdays at Wisher Vodka ~5PM PST (4,-111), and many other locations.

That’s it for now. Keep up with me on Twitter @DJTRAXNFT for daily Metaverse updates!

Wednesdays at Portion Museum

Thursdays at Wisher Vodka

Live in Decentraland

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