It’s honestly thanks to VRChat’s Vket Summer 2022 that I’m even back in VRChat. It motivated me enough to the point I used my Steam Deck to roam around a fair number of VKet Summer 2022 worlds seeing very cool avatars for Booth purchasing. It allowed me the opportunity to poke my VRChat friend in curiousity in generalities, and eventually VRChat stuff, allowing me to upload a newly bought avatar from Booth. I had to poke my silent friend to see how he was fairing, how he was doing, what he thought about VRChat, hanging out, etc. It led to one thing and another to which we then found out I was finally allowed to purchase from Booth, an avatar I desired for so long finally in my grasp. YATTA!~
He helped me out, I logged in once more (in VR) meeting up with an old chill friend, pun intended. Hunt, Blue, among others. I also sadly discovered others have removed me from the friend’s list thanks to the damages done by 2020. I was invited to a world hunt (or I probably let myself in) to which I made the most of it, computer performance and borrowed internet willing. As for the event itself, it’s a group called ‘Midnight Haven’ doing a world hopping tour, been on them a few times. Even their anniversary a few times. The World hopping event happened August 17th, 2022, leading into the 18th, thanks to EST time-zones.
What happened to Renge? Nothing. She’s still there, she’ll be back. I wanted to obtain this avatar from this creator for so long (a few years, and a few Vkets later) that I finally was able to. It took painfully too long to be able to purchase these again. My friend asked me about payment, I checked, I confirmed, I tested, and I cheered in celebration once I was able to purchase from booth again. I’m happy to finally have these avatars, the outfit, and aiming for more. I noted VRM use, something I need to also pass off to a developer who deals with a game called ‘Rising World’. One avatar may see multiple uses. Need to figure out how to convert Renge into Rising World material.
Midnight Haven’s World Hopping:
Had to world hop in some spontaneous fun. Tried to make the most of it while I could, hanging on as long as I could time wise. I’m honestly glad I could hang out with Hunt & Blue once again.
Lagged a fair amount, lurked a lot, and just tried to play around with OVR Advanced settings, etc. When left alone to my own devices I start doing random things by climbing walls, experimenting, etc.
To my surprise Hunt came up to me asking how I’m doing. Lagging, stuttering, etc. Was a painful experience. Blue also came along to then have a group shot, something I was originally intending for Hunt and myself to do. I lagged for a perfect picture, even taking ages. I don’t even blame Blue for having a short attention span wondering when the camera would snap. I miss our ‘Friend+’ world hopping fun. This is just too much for me, but I’m glad I came along.
To my surprise, the above conversation was plainly about computers, how to upgrade my computer, where to obtain it, how the experiences were, how much I was lagging/stuttering, and just feeling the pain of Canadian hotness. It was just outright pain from an overheating computer, an aging computer (2015), how to get upgraded parts, etc. Found a place near me potentially allowing me to get a proper computer.
People gradually began to wander off to which we headed off to the world below.
Startled my local new VRChat friend with a random camera in their face. They wondered what it was about as we both loaded into a new world.
While lurking I overheard my friend going on about how various VR hardware developers have the wrong matching combination of headsets and controller set-ups how he favours certain types over others. Oculus controllers vs other types, and how if he had money to burn he would make his own VR hardware company to fit his own tastes.
Secondly, an interesting topic came about relating to VRChat implementing long-desired features for the community backlash for the Security update. If VRChat sells out to another company my friends may bail to Neos VR, Chillout, or whichever. I may have to follow them into those games if they do. I can’t be without my friends in VRChat. If Midnight Haven departs VRchat I may have to follow my friends to Neos VR, or whichever.
I also have another game to consider (Rising World) for modding potentials.
Been an overly entertaining experience, minus the random lurkings here and there. I miss the VRChat magic from back in 2017 leading into 2018, though this is decent enough. Getting my grove back, just a bit. I always had those overly emotional dreams of the amazing fun we had with Naggz21’s VRChat videos, with the friends I’ve made going from world-to-world, the world BGM’s, and the fun we had. I occasionally have those random occasional nostalgic VRChat memory attacks, worse when its dreaming related. This shall fuel those nostalgic memories, in a good way. I hope.
Need to thank Hunt for loosely inviting me to this event, for Chesh and others still being friends, and for others for having me there. I’m even appreciative of the fact people acknowledged I was there, maybe a bit late than usual. Still appreciative though. My biggest memories are obviously with Hunt & Blue selfies, seeing my friends again to hang out, and the folks who decided to acknowledge I was even there. Thanks! Means a lot! Midnight Haven.
When it came to Nagzz21’s hangout people have acknowledged me, I however became sidelined after awhile. The same may happen here, and partially has happened. I do have many memorable fond memories from Nagzz21’s hangouts and meet-ups, after awhile you’re simply sidelined. We’ll see how far this goes with Midnight Haven and how many more events I can join up in. Not to knock on Nagzz21’s hangouts, they do generally feel the same. I however found it more exciting when being acknowledged, brought along, and have fun with people who actually want to converse. I need to do both more Nagzz21 hangouts & Midnight Haven, even if I was booted from Nagzz21’s Patreon for overly strange technical reasons I need to sort through later.
And yes, I’ll go back to Renge avatar. Just need a breather in other avatars. See you in future VRChat blog postings. Hopefully o7