Planet is a free multiplayer game on the internet. You can simply explore the planet and chat with residents. You can also build your own world in 3D.
Planet runs on PCs with Windows 7 or higher, Intel i5 processor or equivalent, 8 GB RAM, SSD disk recommended. For an enjoyable experience, we advise you to use a large screen, a good keyboard and a good mouse, because you will write and click a lot. In case of technical problem, you can visit our Message Forum. Check the Planet User Manual.
What is Planet Samuro ?
Planet Samuro is a virtual world. You walk around with an avatar (=little character) to interact with other people. You are completely free to do whatever you want in it. Like in real life, there is no goal. This total freedom can destabilize some people at the beginning who are used to having rules in other games.
The first thing you notice when you arrive with your avatar, is that the quality of the scenery is very different from one place to another. The reason is that absolutely everything was created by the residents, who obviously are more or less talented. Whether it is the buildings, the cars, the avatar clothes, the animations, everything is built and scripted in Planet itself.
When you arrive, you usually start by dressing your avatar. Then you set out to explore the planet by walking, flying or teleporting, because yes, the planet is huge.
When you meet residents you can talk with them. If they are not busy they will usually help you if you have any questions. You don't have to always type, Planet Samuro also has webcams and allows you to speak into the microphone.
To have a place of your own, you can reserve an empty lot on the planet and set up your place. This involves acquiring items from stores and arranging them on your land. If you are part of a group of friends, you can give a Planet link so that they join you by teleporting directly to your land. Then you can give them rights on your land so that they can help you. Each lot of land is also associated with a group and an internet forum that allow you to leave messages.
Planet Samuro is run by volunteers who are not interested in making money but rather in having a good time. Therefore, Planet is free and offers nothing to buy or sell. Reserving land and building is free, the only thing we ask is that you extend the reservation of your land at least every 3 months otherwise it will be deleted if you don't come anymore. However, there is a virtual currency in Planet that you can earn by being active in the game, which is used in some virtual stores to reward the creators, and that you can spend to increase the building capacity of your land.
Planet Samuro offers you the possibility to listen to .mp3 streams from internet radios, or to view .mp4 streams on video screens in the virtual world. If you are an avid radio DJ we advise you to partner with talented 3D designers who can build your place.
Planet Samuro has no moderators, does not record conversations, and respects your privacy. However, this does not protect you from avatars near you who may take a screenshot or record you. If you want to have a more private place we advise you to take an island.
Planet supports adult places that are only accessible to people who indicate adults on their profile. If you are planning to create an adult place we advise you to set up on an island. If you want strict verification, you can ask new visitors to put their webcam to verify that they are an adult before entering your property.
If you have a lot of free time you can get into 3D creation. Everything you see on Planet was created by the residents, whether it's the clothes for the avatars or the buildings on the planet. It is not especially difficult but it takes time and patience at the beginning to learn the basics. The documentation explains in general how it is done, you can also talk with other people who will give you advice. If you want to share your creations you can open your own store.
The creations in your inventory are not kept on the Planet servers but on your PC. Planet does not keep anything and leaves the copyright on your creations to you. It is up to you to take a regular backup of your inventory on your PC if you don't want to lose everything.
If you have a bit of programming talent, the Planet script language will let you do some cool stuff.
You will find on Planet vehicles, fairground rides that turn in all directions, discos with laser projector
and smoke particles, birds flying and squawking, small interactive games like scrabble, quiz, sudoku and chess.
Each 3D object placed on Planet or carried by an avatar can contain scripts that make
it active or display a menu with a list of options.
A script can restrict avatars, for example to create a prison, blindfold, fog, walking restrictions,
You can carry objects on your screen to display information like health points
or you can click them to send a message to other scripts.
In short, if you master the scripts you can build a game within the game.
Many people who are used to traditional chat rooms have big problems adjusting when they move to 3D chat. If this is you, perhaps the following suggestions can help you get through it.
When you first enter a 3D chat room, you are probably annoyed to have an avatar: you have to dress it up and you find it useless because it doesn't look like you. You prefer to see people in real life on their webcam. You prefer the written medium, the text. You don't want to move in the 3D world, it makes you tired.
So here is the advice I can give you:
Don't limit yourself to written text. A 3D chat allows you to express yourself through your avatar, by the way you place yourself in the space in relation to the other avatars, to look at them, to admire them closely to make them blush, to push them, to animate them with a kiss, a dance. In 3D you express yourself through body language in addition to the written word, and believe me, you get to know people well by the way they move in space. It's very close to how they would behave with you in real life.
If you leave your avatar standing in the middle of the set looking at the wall, people can see right away that you don't master this body language.
Women are usually the first to understand that a well-dressed and sexy avatar will bring them attention, and the eyes of men. It's worth spending some time to take care of your wardrobe! Women also really appreciate a stylish male avatar.
Your avatar does NOT have to look like you or be real. On a 3D chat, imagination rules and you can have an avatar completely different from your real appearance. You can dream, be fancy, dare to do things you couldn't do in real life, dress completely crazy, let loose according to your mood and have a crazy behavior, all this is allowed and even desirable. Let yourself go, forget about your real self. Become your avatar and play, have fun!
If you stay serious and talk about your real life you have not become your avatar.
A 3D chat is not for talking only, it is for ACTIVE people who move, travel, create things to change the world around them. If you just sit in a chair and write, you are passive and not taking advantage of the possibilities the 3D world offers.
A traditional room chat encourages negative behavior, e.g. moderators can ban people with their gavels, and people can sneak in private messages to spread slander. To encourage positive behavior on Planet, bans are reduced to a maximum of 12 hours, and private messages do not exist. To talk to one or more people in private you just have to move away from other avatars, it's exactly like in real life.
That's it, hoping that these tips will have enlightened you on what is a 3D chat. The avatar, far from being an inconvenience, allows you to express yourself via body language, makes your imagination work and promotes your dreams. In a 3D world you can live in a big house on an island paradise. And as a friend of mine said, it may be virtual, but the feelings are the same as in real life, as long as you haven't lost your ability to dream.