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New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!


Are you looking for adventure, would love to try out the newest interactive social gaming network online and would like to help with setting up guides and building a new community to help out other players? If so, we need your help!
 
From time to time, the staff is alerted to the existence of new virtual worlds and evaluates their potential. Approximately 10 days ago, I was made aware of a new virtual world called FreeRealms by one of our Twitter followers.  They had just started an "open beta" program and a few of us were admitted into the program for testing.  We were so impressed with what Sony had done with Free Realms that we knew they had a hit and I have been working on transforming VirtualPetInsider.Com to FreeRealmsInsider.Com.
 
Free Realms Insider
 
Unfortunately for me, Sony officially launched the site early this morning and FreeRealmsInsider is far from finished! Putting my need for perfection aside, I wanted all of you to know about Free Realms and be members from the very first day!
 
Free Realms
 
Free Realms is an amazing environment and has been classified around the industry as a "Webkinz-World of Warcraft-Second Life" combination for players of all ages! The game itself is rated "E for everyone" by the ESRB, and FreeRealmsInsider will operate with the same policies and rules that we have here on WebkinzInsider.Com.  
 
UPDATE -- Before joining, make sure to visit Target for a "FreeRealms Starter Card".  TTGTTG found them at her local Target and they're 99 cents! Read the following article for details: Check Target Before Joining FreeRealms -- One Month Premium Membership + Extras for 99 cents!
 
Read more for an in-game screenshot.
 
 
The game operates on a membership model similar to Club Penguin -- a free account that lets you do most things, and a $4.99/mo membership that gives you access to more features, items, quests and jobs.
 
We want to welcome you to FreeRealms.Com and FreeRealmsInsider.Com! We'll need everyone's help to build up all of the information, hints, guides and tips at FreeRealms Insider.  Come help build this new community from the beginning! Hope to see you there!
 

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

That's very exciting! Looks interesting for sure!

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View Post Originally Posted by Jennielou
That's very exciting! Looks interesting for sure!
Indeed, a couple of our staff members are highly addicted already!

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
Indeed, a couple of our staff members are highly addicted already!
Like we need another addiction...LOL Let me know if I can do anything to help! I bet I can't check it out til I get home.

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

This looks pretty neat Justin! I think I will check it out to see what it is like. Is this a quest game where you collect stuff to help you with your journey?

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

You can say everything you want? Hmm... I don't know...

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

I'm intrigued by this. I went and signed up! However, I am having trouble actually playing. I click on the play now button, where a screen comes up saying that the game will come up in another screen, but nothing ever does.....I was using firefox, so I switched to Internet Explorer hoping that would fix it, but it didn't. Any suggestions?

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View Post Originally Posted by lollie
This looks pretty neat Justin! I think I will check it out to see what it is like. Is this a quest game where you collect stuff to help you with your journey?
Yep, exactly!

View Post Originally Posted by Dudeness
You can say everything you want? Hmm... I don't know...
You can type in chat, etc, but it is censored similar to what we do here on WI.

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View Post Originally Posted by nittensthekitte
I'm intrigued by this. I went and signed up! However, I am having trouble actually playing. I click on the play now button, where a screen comes up saying that the game will come up in another screen, but nothing ever does.....I was using firefox, so I switched to Internet Explorer hoping that would fix it, but it didn't. Any suggestions?
I have been using IE for it, but I know that others have used Firefox. I know that Chrome won't work with it.

It does take a bit to download the client the first time. Check the help area on the Free Realms site and see if they have any troubleshooting tips (and then report back to us when you fix it!! )

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
I have been using IE for it, but I know that others have used Firefox. I know that Chrome won't work with it.

It does take a bit to download the client the first time. Check the help area on the Free Realms site and see if they have any troubleshooting tips (and then report back to us when you fix it!! )
Oooh thanks for that info! It's funny how we have to use different browsers for different forums/sites...I do at least....I did get signed up on the forum....

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

Okay, I feel like a dingbat but where do I go to try out the game? LOL! What link do I use?

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View Post Originally Posted by Jennielou
Oooh thanks for that info! It's funny how we have to use different browsers for different forums/sites...I do at least....I did get signed up on the forum....
I have to use a whole different operating system since Free Realms only works for Windows right now!!!

Glad to hear you are signed up! Here's some more screenshots from their twitter feed:

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View Post Originally Posted by lollie
Okay, I feel like a dingbat but where do I go to try out the game? LOL! What link do I use?
http://www.freerealms.com

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I got to the site, but I see you have to download something, and I dont want to get fired for that so I may wait til I get home. LOL And I'm also a twitter dummy...I'm signed up but I've only received one SMS so far. Probably another thing I dont need to get addicted to anyway...

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View Post Originally Posted by Jennielou
I got to the site, but I see you have to download something, and I dont want to get fired for that so I may wait til I get home. LOL And I'm also a twitter dummy...I'm signed up but I've only received one SMS so far. Probably another thing I dont need to get addicted to anyway...
LOL.... Yeah, it's an ActiveX download, it doesn't actually download a program, but don't risk your job!!

What's your twitter username?

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
LOL...Thanks Justin! Okay well it say's that "Robgoblins are starting Trouble" and it won't let me play! Hmm! Now what? LOL!!

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
LOL.... Yeah, it's an ActiveX download, it doesn't actually download a program, but don't risk your job!!

What's your twitter username?
Hmmm well that might be ok then...I cant even get WW to work/load here anymore because our server and their server are mortal enemies and refuse to communicate.
So that may haapen with that site to, who knows....

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View Post Originally Posted by lollie
LOL...Thanks Justin! Okay well it say's that "Robgoblins are starting Trouble" and it won't let me play! Hmm! Now what? LOL!!
Did it let you sign up?

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View Post Originally Posted by Justin
Did it let you sign up?
Umm...well I filled the questionaire...Where I'm from, Birthdate, Gender and hit next but I keep on getting the Robgoblin graphic.

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View Post Originally Posted by lollie
Umm...well I filled the questionaire...Where I'm from, Birthdate, Gender and hit next but I keep on getting the Robgoblin graphic.
Can you post a screenshot?

Re: New Virtual World from Sony Launches Today -- Free Realms!!

Looks very cool! I am a WI Lemming, I sign up for whatever you recommend. You have good taste!

I created my character, agreed to everything, but alas, the creepy squirrel told me my computer will not support Free Realms.

I am sad and have an ancient computer.

Have fun everyone, looks great!

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