Virtual Reality Time (VRT)

Historically, one of the difficulties encountered by online virtual communities has been coordinating the time of public events. The problem is that by their very nature online communities have members who live all over the world in many different time zones. Most people would simply announce events in their own local time and expect everyone else to figure out the equivalent time in their own locale.

Virtual Reality Time is a convention agreed upon by members of the various virtual communities that make up Active Worlds as a standard time to be used for events. VRT is actually equivalent to the "Mid-Atlantic" time zone, which is GMT minus two hours.

To make VRT easy to use for Active Worlds users, the Active Worlds Browser features an integrated VRT clock. To activate this clock, simply choose VRT clock from the Show Menu:

The current time in VRT will be displayed in the status bar at the bottom of the browser window like this: