I haven't been here in a while, but I hit on something today that fascinates me and I think has absolutely breathtaking potential for the Guild.
I've been following VR tech a bit recently (if you haven't, find a Microsoft Store or a Gamestop that offers a demo and TRY IT), and finally acquired my own Vive. The native environment it starts you out in is called SteamVR, which is basically a small house with a garden that you can walk around in and enjoy.
Here's the interesting part, though. Like many things in Steam, this app relies heavily on user-created material. People can make their own "locations" that can be used to access their games and view their friends. So far as I can tell, copyright does not apply, people have made Doctor Who, Star Wars, and Mass Effect "destinations" that you can download as your home. Your relto, if you will.
I got really excited when I saw someone had set up a tutorial for importing Blender files, but sadly it seems that is no longer working. I believe most of the destinations are now created in Unity. Still, the potential here is amazing. I searched for Myst, hoping for a Myst Island environment, but nothing is available. We have, here in the Guild, hundreds of environments already imagined, beautiful, awe-inspiring locations. What if we could walk around in them? What if we could make a whole community of SteamVR destinations to travel between and visit?
I'm looking into the specific mechanics still, but there's a tutorial of sorts here... more technically gifted people than I might want to chime in on how feasible this project is. https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wik ... ironments/