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Instructions

How do I get in?

Roblox is a utility platform for large-scale 3D social environments (see Baszucki keynote and their SEC S-1 filing). Localised voice chat in metauni is based on Discord, a popular real-time communication platform. Here are instructions for visiting a metauni node:

  1. Create Roblox and Discord accounts and install both programs.
  2. Enter the Discord server for the node (e.g. the Rising Sea Discord).
  3. On your first visit to the Discord server register your Roblox username with !register <username> (possibly the etiquette is to do this in a #registration channel).
  4. Manually enter any Discord voice channel (e.g. General). Please use headphones to avoid feedback.
  5. Enter the Roblox world by visiting its webpage and clicking on “Play” (again see the Node Directory, e.g. the Rising Sea world).

This setup should work on PC, Mac, iOS and Android. Moreover, you can run the Discord and Roblox applications on different devices (i.e. run audio via Discord through your phone but Roblox on your computer).

Some notes on in-game controls and features:

You should comply with the Roblox rules while on their platform, and that includes the developer rules if you are creating your own nodes. These rules are in place to protect the children who spend a lot of time in Roblox, and seem to me well-intentioned and reasonable. However this does mean that you should refrain from using the in-game chat or images to share URLs or post Discord information inside your node. This coordination should happen on Discord or through some other channel. Finally, do not under any circumstances climb the knot.

Troubleshooting

Does metauni violate Roblox rules?

Not as we currently understand them, but see our page on Roblox rules for more information.