Learning The Basics - Decentraland Setup

Getting Started

Before exploring Decentraland, we recommend you first do some background reading to familiarize yourself with the basic concept. Start at the overview section, then work through this educational segment of DCL Plazas. If you have already done so, then congratulations, you’re ready to get started!

If all you want to do is take a look around Decentraland as a guest, then all you have to do is CLICK HERE. It is as simple as that.

However, in order to get the best experience from any virtual blockchain world, you should first download and install MetaMask, a free digital wallet, on your browser. This guide assumes you will be using the Google Chrome browser.

>> Download the MetaMask browser extension <<

Once this is installed, you are ready to enter the virtual world, as a guest, by visiting https://play.decentraland.org/

Avatar Creation
It is very easy to create a username and avatar for Decentraland. We recommend following the instructional video embedded on this page. It was created by a member of the community and takes you through, step by step, how to download and install MetaMask, and then transfer MANA and Ethereum into your MetaMask wallet, so you can purchase an avatar. The cost is 100 MANA + a small amount of Ethereum for the transaction fee (approximately $4 in total).

To register an avatar, follow this link: https://avatars.decentraland.org/

Once you have followed the video, simply hit the link below to start your Decentraland journey!
https://play.decentraland.org/

TIP: Click here to open our interactive map in another tab, which should help guide you around places of interest in the virtual world.

If you need help with anything in this section, join the community and ask your question. You will usually receive help from a friendly face right away.

For more information about Decentraland, you can also visit the official website: decentraland.org

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