Mastercard Pride Plaza Decentraland

In Decentraland’s month-long global Metaverse Pride celebration, the Mastercard Pride Plaza offers opportunities for community members and allies to connect in a space where attendees are encouraged to be their true selves. Learn more about the Mastercard Pride Plaza and how to access here.

Decentraland
06/10/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Decentraland?

Decentraland is a decentralized virtual reality platform powered by the Ethereum blockchain, and accessible by desktop browser. Within the Decentraland platform, users can create, experience, and monetize their content and applications. Learn more about Decentraland here: https://docs.decentraland.org/decentraland/introduction/

 

What equipment or software do I need to play in Decentraland?

A PC or Mac running Chrome, Firefox or Brave web browsers. While it may be technically possible to use another browser, we recommend Chrome, Firefox or Brave to ensure optimal performance. Mobile devices are not currently supported. See: system requirements

 

What is the Mastercard Pride Plaza?

The Mastercard Pride Plaza is Mastercard’s virtual space located in the Decentraland platform where visitors are encouraged to be their truest self through candid conversations with LGBTQIA+ thought leaders, immersive experiences, and showcase of unique NFT wearables from LGBTQIA+ artists. Throughout the month of June and July 2022, the Mastercard Pride Plaza will host ongoing events and activities, including the opportunity to see letters to younger selves, take a true selfie on one of three unique Parade floats, and travel in style via flight canons.

 

How do I access Decentraland?

From your desktop or laptop, head over to Decentraland https://play.decentraland.org/. If it is your first time in the metaverse, follow the onscreen option to join as a guest. If you are a crypto native, you can connect your wallet to enter.

 

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Create your avatar using the Decentraland avatar builder. Once your avatar is made, give yourself a name and agree to the terms of service. 

 

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How do I get to the Mastercard Pride Plaza?

After creating your avatar, you can follow these links to explore different areas in Decentraland:

 

 

While in Decentraland, you can also click on the rainbow heart icon at the top left of your screen to see all Pride events going on, including the Mastercard Pride Plaza.

 

Do I need a crypto wallet to enter the Mastercard Pride Plaza?

No, you do not need a crypto wallet to enter Decentraland or the Mastercard Pride Plaza. You can follow onscreen instructions to enter as a guest. If you choose to experience Decentraland without a wallet, the information will only be locally stored: you will be able to walk around, customize your Avatar and chat with others in-world, but you won’t have the chance to receive NFT collectibles or log in with a different device using the same Guest ID and Avatar.

 

Please see “Do I need a wallet to play in Decentraland” in the Decentraland FAQs for more information. 

 

Should I get a wallet and how does it work?

Digital wallets work as your personal account with Decentraland to keep any digital assets safe. By having a wallet, you are able to collect wearables and other digital goods from creators across Decelentraland. The wallet gives you the full experience of Decentraland.

 

You can check out the Decentraland Beginner Guide on how to connect a wallet here. Get a Wallet – Beginners Guide.

 

Do I need to pay to access this experience?

No, the Mastercard Pride Plaza and the Decentraland Pride Parade are free for everyone to enjoy.

 

What data is Mastercard collecting?

Mastercard is not collecting any data throughout the experience or in the Mastercard Pride Plaza in Decentraland.

 

I'm having tech problems. Who can I speak to?

Please see the Decentraland platform FAQs here for more technical information. If you are having any serious technical issues that need to be addressed, you can report them to Decentraland Community on Discord.

 

How can I block other avatars in Decentraland?

Click on another player’s Avatar to see their card, then click on the tab block to view options (see screenshots below). By blocking a player you will still see them on screen, but they won’t be able to write to you in the chat window. If you report a player, you will be able to bring a player’s conduct to the attention of Decentraland’s Community.

 

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Where can I learn about the wearables artists?

You can jump into the Mastercard Pride Plaza and visit the Artist Showcase to the left of the stage. Information on our wearables artists and their stories will be displayed there. You can also check out our wearables artist pages at www.priceless.com/pride under the NFT wearable artist section (coming soon).

 

Where can I find a schedule of events? Where can I watch the events?

You can jump into the Mastercard Pride Plaza and visit the Pride Forum Stage at the center of the space. You will see an information board there that details all our upcoming events. You can also view recordings of past events in the Viewing Tower to the right of the Forum Stage.

 

What is Mastercard's relationship with GLAAD?

This Pride month, Mastercard will be donating $25,000 to GLAAD to support the work they do to accelerate acceptance for LGBTQ+ people. GLAAD Is one of Mastercard's ongoing cause partners and we also collaborate on Pride-related events and initiatives.

 

How can I donate to GLAAD?

You can donate to GLAAD by visiting https://give.mastercard.com/p/glaad or visiting the GLAAD site directly.