The latest vTime update sees vMotes - our collection of virtual gestures - and the vTime Mini-Menu become available for even more of the community. Robot dance at the ready...
You may have seen some unusual activity in vTime recently. Reports of avatars clapping, pointing, and waving have been flooding our inbox. There's even been talk of the odd robot dance. But for users without the new Gear VR Controller, these moves have been out of reach. Until now, that is...
Today we bring vMotes to Rift and the rest of the Gear VR community, adding touchpad and mouse support for gestures and the new Mini-Menu - a collection of shortcuts to popular social actions.
vMotes allow you to express yourself in vTime like never before. A collection of 16 virtual emojis, use the Gear touchpad, Gear VR controller, or mouse to select one to add emotion to your chats.
The full list of available vMotes: Wave, OK, Thumbs Up, Shrug, Clap, Thumbs Down, Peace, Devil Horns, Salute, Hands Up, Celebrate, Hug, Blow Kiss, Love (heart hands), Happy Dance, Robot Dance. You can also point anywhere in the scene.
The new mini menu allows you to access the most-used social functions without having to visit the Connections Screen. Pressing the touchpad while pointing at another user brings up options such as Add Friend/Unfriend, Block/Unblock, Kick, Make Host, and vText - our in-app private messaging system.
For now, vMotes and the mini-menu are only available for Gear VR and Rift users. We’ll be adding support for the rest of the vTime community in the coming weeks. Send your feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org, and tell us how you're finding vMotes!
See you in vTime!