Choosing your regions
Breakroom offers a wide selection of region templates, each designed to make event logistics a breeze. Learn how to create and manage regions, as well as how to appoint a default landing region.

Overview

Breakroom's region templates are unique works of virtual art—you can choose from a wide selection of built-in functionality and graphic styles, depending on your needs. There are conference and exhibition halls, large and small amphitheaters, open-plan office spaces, boardrooms, and town halls.
A selection of Breakroom region templates.
As part of designing your world, you'll need to select a default landing region where users can get their virtual feet wet. You can then create diverse work environments and host a variety of events by adding additional regions to your world.

Creating and managing regions

Breakroom's Region Customization options, available under the World Customization > Regions tab on Dashboard.
Managing regions is simple with Breakroom's powerful Dashboard features. Here we will review how to create, edit, and delete regions, as well as how to increase your world's region capacity.

Creating a new region

The Create Region panel.
It's important to note that new regions created through the Dashboard are not enabled or featured automatically, which means that users—including the world Owner—will not be able to find or access them in-world. You can learn more about enabling and featuring regions below.
To create a new region:
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Click the Create Region button located in the upper right corner. This will launch the Create Region panel.
  5. 5.
    In the Create Region panel, start by giving your region a name and a description.
  6. 6.
    Next, choose a region template. If you have uploaded any custom regions, you can find them by using the Template drop-down menu to show All Templates or Uploaded Templates. (Tip: You can also use the search bar to locate a region template by name.)
  7. 7.
    Finally, if you want to replace the loading image (which will be displayed in the Explore window and appear while users are teleporting to the region), you can do so by clicking the Browse button. This will launch a standard file import window. Find the image you want to use on your computer, click on it to select it, and then click the Open button.
  8. 8.
    When you are finished, scroll down and click the Create button.
Breakroom supports JPG and PNG images. The recommended dimensions for loading images are 1920x1080, or a 2:1 ratio, with a maximum file size of 5MB.
Note: At this time, Breakroom regions can accommodate up to 100 concurrent users. If you expect to host more than 100 users, you will need to distribute them across multiple regions.
Note: You can use the Dashboard to create multiple regions that use the same template. (For example, you can have multiple Conference or Desert Island regions.)
However, you cannot use the Dashboard to create a copy of an existing region setup. (For example, if you set out items for a birthday party in one Desert Island region, those items and details will not transfer should you then create a second Desert Island region.)

Editing a region

To make changes to a region after you have created it, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Locate the region you want to edit and click on the vertical ellipses icon next to the region's name.
  5. 5.
    In the action menu that appears, click Edit region. This will take you back to the Create Region panel.
  6. 6.
    Perform your desired changes. You can enter a new region name, edit the region description, upload a new loading image, or select a new region template.
  7. 7.
    When you are finished, click the Save button.
If you use the Edit region function to change a region's default template, all changes made to the previous template will be deleted and the new, blank template will replace them. Your deleted changes will be unrecoverable. Please think carefully before taking this step.

Deleting a region

To delete a region after you have created it, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Locate the region you want to delete and click on the vertical ellipses icon next to the region's name.
  5. 5.
    In the action menu that appears, click Remove.
  6. 6.
    In the confirmation pop-up that appears, click Yes.
Note: Your default landing region is protected, and will not display the Remove action automatically. To delete it, you will first need to appoint another region as your replacement default landing region.

Default landing regions

Your default landing region is where users will arrive when they first visit your world. You can make your default landing region the main gathering point of your world—for example, an exposition hall. You can also make your default landing region something fun and casual, giving new users a place where they can experiment with Breakroom's features and customize their avatars.
This Conference region has been enabled, featured, and set as the default landing region (as indicated by the house icon).

Choosing your default landing region

You can select or change your default landing region at any time through the Dashboard by following the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Locate the region you want to use as your default landing region. Make sure that the "Enable Region" option is toggled on (see the section that follows for more details).
  5. 5.
    Click on the vertical ellipses icon next to the region's name. In the action menu that appears, toggle the "Set as default landing" option.
  6. 6.
    Your world can only have one default landing region. If you already have a default landing region, a pop-up will appear asking you to confirm your changes. Click the Yes button to do so.
On the Dashboard, your default landing region will be indicated by a house icon in the top left corner, as pictured above.
You can set up multiple default landing regions in the same world. In such cases, users who log in will be evenly distributed between your active default landing regions. This is a useful way to deal with virtual crowds, as currently Breakroom regions can only host up to 100 concurrent users.

Enabled regions

In addition to your default landing region, you can create one or more regions to host in your world (up to the maximum allowed by your subscription plan).
A freshly created region. Note how it is not enabled, featured, or set as the default landing area. The desaturated image serves as a visual indicator that the region is not enabled. Note the "Enable Region" toggle in the upper right corner.
When regions are first created, they are not automatically enabled. In order to access a region or open it to other users, you will first need to enable it through the Dashboard.

Enabling regions

You can enable regions through the Dashboard by following the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Locate the region you want to enable. In the upper right corner of the region loading image, you will see a grayed out "Enable Region" toggle.
  5. 5.
    Click this toggle to enable the region. You will see the region loading image display in full color to confirm that the region is now enabled.
Once enabled, users can search for a region if they know it exists, but may not otherwise be able to easily discover it. This can prove useful—for example, if you want to set up private areas for VIP functions.

Disabling regions

To disable an enabled region, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Find the region you want to disable. From here, you can either:
    1. 1.
      Click the toggle in the upper right corner.
    2. 2.
      Click on the vertical ellipses icon next to the region's name. In the action menu that appears, toggle the "Enable Region" option.
In both cases, you will see the region loading image desaturate and the "Enable Region" toggle return to gray. These visual cues indicate that the region is now disabled.
Note: The region allowance included with your subscription plan applies only to enabled regions. Disabled regions do not count against your region limit, and any custom changes you make to a region will be preserved if you disable it without deleting it. This gives you the ability to create, "store," and activate custom regions as necessary.
Note: You must have at least one active default landing region. Your final default landing region is protected, and cannot be disabled. To disable it, you will first need to appoint another region as your replacement default landing region.

Featured regions

By designating regions as "featured," you can make them easier for users to discover. Featured regions will appear under the Featured tab in the Explore window, and users can visit them with a single click.
An example of how the Explore window may appear to your users, with many accessible regions.
You can select or change your featured regions by following the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the World Customization tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Regions tab.
  4. 4.
    Locate the region you want to feature. Make sure that the "Enable Region" option is toggled on.
  5. 5.
    Click on the vertical ellipses icon next to the region's name. In the action menu that appears, toggle the "Featured landing" option.
On the Dashboard, featured regions will be indicated by a star icon in the top left corner, as pictured below.
The star icon indicates that a region has been featured.

Orientation regions

Orientation regions are not yet available. If you have any questions that aren't answered here, please contact our Customer Success Team.

Purchasing additional region capacity

Team, Professional, and Enterprise-level Breakroom subscribers can add additional region capacity to their subscription plan at any time. To do so, please follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Navigate to your Dashboard.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Billing tab.
  3. 3.
    Click on the Manage Plan link found in the My Plan panel (highlighted in the image above).
  4. 4.
    In the new panel that opens, scroll down to the section titled Add Regions. Click the V arrow to expand this section if it is not already open.
5. Use the drop-down menu to indicate the total number of regions you need for your world. You will see a breakdown of the base number of regions included with your plan, and the extra regions you have requested. 6. Review the order summary information provided. 7. Once you are satisfied with your changes, scroll down to the bottom of the panel and click the Continue button. Confirm your changes in the dialog box that appears.