Mr. Sellars introduces you to the basics of Otherland; like character creation with the Metamorph. Then you can try out all the classes before selecting one. At the end of the tutorial waits a little bossfight and the journey begins.
The trashcan of simulations. The storage of what has been forgotten or removed, a surreal collection of bits and pieces and leftovers of simulations that were destroyed when the mysterious entity called “The Other” collapsed before the current events.That code did not disappear, it is still very much alive and evolved from broken pieces into an emotionless enemy that sees every simuloid the same way: code that can be devoured to grow further.
The land of the five elements: wood, water, earth, metal and fire. What was once one giant landscape floating in the endless sea of this simulation has been broken apart by earth shattering events. It is here that the final battle for Otherland is likely to take place and one of the isles may hold the secret that tips the scale of this conflict.
Lambda Mall exists just outside of the Otherland network and is the main social hub filled with bars, shops and other commercial venues. It links all the various simulations together and acts as an in-between point for players.
Hidden in the lowest slums of Lambda Mall, the Bad Sector is a place for hackers, gang members and other individuals of questionable reputation. Unlike the shiny Lambda Mall Concourse this is an old, deteriorated and dangerous area that no-one visits without a loaded weapon at the ready.
The lush and vast Bug World is in reality an experimental simulation maintained by Doctor Kunohara. Its purpose is to test the behavior of insects in close-to-life simulations. The doctor pushed the limits of this Otherland simulation by making his creations gigantic in size. Huge wasps, enormous spiders, gargantuan cockroaches are what makes Bug World a highly interesting and challenging place to visit.
8Squared started as a simple chess simulation, but nothing stays simple in Otherland. It evolved and become a living, breathing world. Its inhabitants don’t even know that they are part of a simulation and fear the raising conflict. The white and red armies wage an endless war between each other for total dominance, but the true power play remains yet to be uncovered.
The red planet is a hub of enterprise and prosperity and the foremost place for a specific type of trade: some merchants here specialize in less than legal exotic goods. But like all simulations Mars is facing a difficult time. Its society is divided by a harsh class system and is standing on the brink of revolution.