Your virtual identity is becoming increasingly important as people are spending more time online and in metaverses. Upland has integrated with Ready Player Me to enable players to create their own 3D avatars to use in the Upland Metaverse. Beyond its use within this metaverse, Ready Player Me avatars can be used in over 6000 different games, experiences and metaverses. This enables you to create your identity once, and take it with you in all of the games and platforms you engage in. A second identity that players have is their block explorer, or 2D game piece. On this page, we will explain in more detail about each of these two identities- your 3D avatar, and your 2D block explorer. Learn about the importance of creating a digital identity in this blog post by YK2012. In addition to learning about your identity, learn about the different types of players that exist in the metaverse.
Having a 3D avatar can serve various purposes such as:
- Representation: visual representation of a person, allowing for a more immersive and personalized experience in virtual environments beyond Upland such as online gaming, virtual events, or virtual reality.
- Communication: A 3D avatar can help facilitate communication and interaction in virtual spaces, making it easier to express emotions and body language in a way that can be more impactful than text-based communication alone.
- Personalization: A 3D avatar can be customized to reflect a person’s unique traits, interests, and style, creating a unique online identity that can be used across various platforms.
- Accessibility: For people with disabilities or who have difficulty communicating in real life, a 3D avatar can serve as a powerful tool for self-expression and social interaction.
Overall, a 3D avatar can enhance the human experience in virtual environments by providing a visual representation of a person and facilitating communication, personalization, and accessibility.
Once you define your home address, you will receive a downloadable image that can be used as a personal profile picture (PFP) in social media platforms such as discord, twitter, Instagram, etc. Below is my very first Upland Profile picture as an example – it includes the name of both the city and neighborhood, and my custom block explorer of Dale the Llama with the city outline in the background. This added feature of owning a custom block explorer incentives players to reach director status. One’s profile picture is meant to represent them – whether it be an actual picture of themselves, or an example like the image above. In the web 3.0 and NFT space, there is a trend that is becoming frequent where people use an NFT that they own as their profile picture. People are part of communities such as the Bored Ape Yacht Club, or World of Women, and others, and they want to present to the world that they are part of this community. Twitter even has integrated the functionality that verifies that a specific NFT is one that someone owns, thus ensuring that other players can easily verify that the NFT is actually theirs, and not just a screenshot of it. This was done by ensuring that the verified NFT that is the PFP is displayed as a hexagon and not a circle. Learn how to define your home address here.
With this ability, it only makes sense that one would want to choose a custom director block explorer that one would be proud to own, show off, and something that represents them either in the real world or within the metaverse – after all, this is your identity! It is important for people to connect and feel part of a community. Having your own unique identity within the metaverse is something that should be important to everyone.