Another year, another anniversary from VRChat as we meet up as a group once again. We became best buddies when I took a 1 week stress leave from work to test out my Oculus Rift back in 2018. We had a highly eventuful hangout to which we befriended one another, we hung out, we laughed, and we messed around till 6 am in the morning.
Two friends reminded me of the hangout for September 20-21, 2021 to which I booked it off. We had a brief, if eventful time in VRChat. A little mellow to what we usually had done, though still noteworthy and memorable all the same. Life is still hitting us hard, some more than others, though we had fun meeting up in a classic VRChat world from the good old days, then ventured elseswhere.
On a side-note: I feel I screwed up a few times by trying to moderate the meet-up when someone else wanted to put a world. Or being more vocal than I should have been. I feel I may have been out of tune with folks, or Slowpoke styled delays in conversation because of how long it has been since I was in VRChat in VR mode. It’s like a reset button getting pressed.
I was surprised by Hunt’s avatar being “fit”, different, and just ‘unique’ in a certain way. Even noted how “fit” his avatar was. May have come off as creepy, though was oddly fixated on his buff and foxy feminine avatar. As for Nighthawk, that’s a new and unique avatar. Tribal. Interesting touch.
Are you not entertained? To which a few jokes and chuckles were to be had.
Though, an animetized version of this scene and meme would have been handy.
One of those ‘YOLO’ moments “just because we can” type of moments. They desired it, we took it. We had our fun.
Space Colony – Island 4:
Having seen this on Twitter felt it was proper to head over into a Gundam territory with infinite world loading. A space colony you can freely explore, travel to, etc. I had issues loading in at first with my controls being one-directional. It was mended once I didn’t have VRChat up on my monitor. They had their fun while I struggled in my own. Once again, I feel as if I screwed up, though happy they had their fun.
Jet Set Radio:
Been meaning to visit this world for the longest time. Never managed, until recently. Had our fun, though struggled on tutorial. Eventually made it. Tagged what we could, had our fun. It’s a cool world. Like with the Space Colony, it needs a good chunk of time to explore.
Time forced us to venture to a new map. A horror world.
– The Tenth Floor:
Something “quick”, we decided to jump onto this world with hopes of venturing to another world after. It was noted to be 20-30 minutes, so sure. We loved the atmosphere while I was in ‘awe’ by how atmospheric it was.
I genuinely had fun in this map, just neutrally noting for blogging purposes that my experience was a bit “scuffed”. Not majorly, just that I had a few lag spikes with things loading and unloading. Things would take longer, also because I’m not on the best internet connection. It’s stable, just not… strong enough. Secondly, I’ve tried for some small talk to instead obtain crickets which frustrated me. (“Are you not entertained?!”, springs back into mind).
I tried. At this point we enjoyed our experience, I however felt like a third wheel, or felt their eagerness to venture to their hangouts forcing me offline VRChat after this world was done. No fault to them, I always feel this way because I’m socially awkward. Not seeking pity, or to ruin our meet-up. I blame Ottawa for the constant bullying, social pressures, etc. There’s just that disconnect to which I also feel like I’m doing wrong, even if I’m told I don’t. I may have been forceful, even in the snowy world telling Delta to wait for Hunt to place a world. A bit “too stiff” in my vocalizations.
A few valid jump scares here, one of which a monster hugs the gate, and another with a skull appearing in front of your face. The latter made me jump.
Not knocking on the hangout. It was a nice hangout with us meeting up again. Shame Kobi couldn’t have been on, among other folks I’ve invited. Still a great hangout with it still showing I have great social anxiety and depression still. Awkward cricket noises, some weird moments I’ve spawned. Everything else was great though. We had our fun. I HOPE we had our fun. It be nice if I could play VRChat as I had from 2017 to early 2021 without the negativity I had to go through preventing me from playing. I miss VRChat, the fun times. This is still one way to feel connected by coming back at expected times.
I thank Nighthawk for joining, for others for having fun, and just going when I had some slight hiccups here and there. Everything was awesome considering the situation we were all in. One or a few people couldn’t make it because of work, life, etc.
Again, a great meet-up/hangout for what it is. We had to deal with our own situations making the most of it to which we can now look back being all nostalgic towards the “good times”. As we should.
Genuinely happy we had our meet-up. We could have easily skipped this one by mistake. o7