The new Chinese 3D virtual world, NOVOking finally launched its private beta test. I am honored to pay it a visit at the first day. [for English-only readers, NOVOKing also launched its English version website]

I wrote about HiPiHi at the first day it launched its private test, I felt like I was reborn. The first visit to Novoking, I would like to describe my feeling: It is a world waiting for me.

Unlike HiPiHi which needs the users to create their own world from very beginning, NOVOKing has prepared a world waiting for you to explore it. Chatting, Fashion, Entertainment, Trading Center, Shopping Mall, Restaurant, Park and so on, whatever you need in your real social life, they have been all considered in NOVOKing’s kingdom. Although, we have to ask the question, how will these social elements finally function well together? I can not tell you more about it from current test version.

NOVOKing and HiPiHi, two virtual worlds are now live from China and also driven to different direction. Will they compete with each other? If NOVOKing can attract the users from the first day when they become a “Novo folks” by its well-established system and gradually train them to improve the world (NOVOKing allows that users upload their own interesting stuff created by 3DMax and Maya), will HiPiHi become a world only for Geeks? If HiPiHi manages to standardize the virtual worlds and build a NOVOKing-like society inside it, will NOVOKing become a redundant space? I dont know how to make the conclusion, and I hope that it would not end in both ways.

Some photos were taken in NOVOKing, do you like my avatar?

Gang Lu

Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.

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  1. I can’t get in to Novoking yet, I’m registered and have it installed, but after I try to log in, I get an error message as shown at http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa245/SuezanneC-Baskerville/SnagIt1-18.jpg .
    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    When you go to the English version website mentioned in the article and click on the support link, you are taken to a page in Chinese which has a FAQ. I’ve taken that Chinese FAQ and run it through Google translate and work on it a bit manually as best I can without being able to read the source and posted it in a wiki at http://novoking.wiki.zoho.com .

    Your avatar looks fine.

    Did you import anything?

  2. Hello,

    We are a third party of novoKing, which are made of friends all over the world loving and developing in novoKing. We welcome firends abroad to join us and enjoy in the virtual world, no matter you are individual or company. You could contact us by the MSN: ideashape@msn.com or log in our English forums: http://www.ideashape.cn/. Thanks for your attention.

    Jolly

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