PraiseWorld 3D Homepage
I was social distancing before social distancing was cool, or mandatory. I like to stay home because I know the people here share my views and stance on things from politics to religion to hobbies, and then some. But I found another place that does the same thing, and I don’t have to leave my house.
PraiseWorld3D (PW3D) is a virtual Christian community that’s more interactive than Facebook or Twitter. To enter this free community, you download a 3D browser and run it from your computer. It’s that simple. No bundled adware, no credit card or personal information; just a browser download that works on Windows PCs, laptops, or tablets. Before I get started with that, I want to mention the site itself first.
The main PW3D site is a simple WordPress site, but it has some cool features. On the homepage navigation bar at the top, you can download the 3D browser (which I will get to). Besides that, there is PW3D Radio, where you can listen to Christian music that’s “All Christian, all the time.” Pretty nifty, huh?
Beside the radio is PW3D TV, which is like a Christian YouTube that has live streams, sermons, virtual church services, news, updates, live church services you can join on the specified date and time, and more.
To enter the PraiseWorld3D atmosphere, run the browser you downloaded and enter your preferred name and email address. The free version of Praiseworld3D makes you a Tourist, while the paid version makes you a Citizen, which comes with some perks.
You soon arrive in a peaceful area tastefully decorated with paintings, plants, statues, and furniture. This is your landing spot, complete with a chat box at the bottom and helpful tips to the right. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate. There are also red arrows on the floor to help you get to the PW3D community.
Follow the arrows, walk through the pop-up tutorials, and take your leap of faith by “walking” off the platform using the navigation arrows on your keyboard. It will not hurt, I promise!
And you’re in! Turn your volume up to hear the peaceful water and other ambient sounds. Walk around, talk to others in the chat, enter some portals, and have fun. Angels are available to help you learn your way around. There is something for everyone in PW3D. I hopped on the bus, which I drove using the keyboard arrows. I am not a skillful driver, so I didn’t go far before exiting. If you are a good driver, you can also take a spin in a sweet-looking sports car or a moped. I think that’s pretty cool.
There are pre-recorded and live church services you can attend in the many virtual churches in PraiseWorld3D. The services differ from church to church and are available by clicking on the screen at the front of the church or attending a live service. Dates and times are listed outside of the churches that host live services.
Citizenship to PW3D is $9.99 every three months, so just $3.33 a month. The perks of being a Citizen include:
- Custom avatar maker
- Unique name of your own choosing
- Contact list of people you meet
- Sending “telegrams” to your contacts
- Your favorite locations in a “teleport” list
- The opportunity to rent a virtual home (love this!)
- Voice Chat feature
- You can connect your Citizen profile to your website or social media
There is so much that I cannot mention or remember it all. The avatars are very customizable. You can change clothes, hair, eyes, skin color, shoes, and much more.
Okay, so three days is not nearly enough to try everything PW3D offers. Three months maybe, but that’s just a guess. Guys, you must visit PraiseWorld3D. It is so cool and there is so much to do! There are games to try, sermons to hear, services to attend, music and dancing, and the sweetest, most helpful people to talk to, including the helpful angels, and that is just the tip of the iceberg. I really enjoyed just standing near the water and listening to the sounds of water and nature.
PW3D is an expansive virtual community. The graphics and activities download as you approach them, so your computer and bandwidth are not bogged down with out-of-range data. This means no lengthy loading time or buffering. And being a Tourist is free! PraiseWorld3D would be perfect to share with friends and family and meet up with them for live services or social visits, especially during a time of social distancing and stay-at-home recommendations. I am part of a church-going family and I can’t wait to mention PW3D to them. God bless you all.