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Region settings

The Region Information window gives you the ability to control who can access your individual regions and how they can use them. Learn how to restrict region access, mute users, and more.

Overview

The Region Information window can be accessed by anyone, and contains useful info for region visitors. Region Owners, Administrators, and Moderators can also access various tools through this window.
The in-world mini map.
You'll find the Region Information button above the in-world mini map. It will be labeled with the name of the region itself. This name may be abbreviated, as in the above example ("Breakr...").

Region Information window

An example of how the Region Information window may appear to end users.
Clicking on the Region Information button will call up the Region Information window. All users can access this window, where they can review the region's name, description, and permissions settings. They can also "Like" the region or create a bookmark so they can easily return.
Of particular note for end users is the List of Admins section, where the Region Owner and Administrators are identified via their profile pictures. These pictures can be clicked to access the full profile, where users will find various ways to reach out for assistance.

Changing region settings and permissions

The Edit button, which is only visible to world Owners and Administrators.
In addition to the universal functionality described above, Region Owners and Administrators can access advanced region settings by clicking the Edit button located in the Permissions panel.
An example of the region settings available to Region Owners and Administrators.
Here Region Owners and Administrators can:
  • Edit basic information about the region, such as its name and description.
  • Choose a region-wide audio stream, or turn it off.
  • Control who can access the region.
  • Control who can spawn items, and how long those items will exist in the region before they are automatically deleted.
  • Control who can use voice chat, or disable voice chat altogether.
  • Control whether the region shows up in search or can be found via the Explore window.
Most of these advanced settings can be enabled by checking the box beside the setting and then clicking the Save button. To disable a setting, uncheck the relevant box and then click the Save button.
For more detailed information about region access settings, please review the section below.

Region-wide audio streams

Using the Region Information window, Region Owners and Administrators can enable a region-wide audio stream. This stream will play automatically for users upon entry to the region, and can be controlled using the audio stream and volume controls located in the bottom right corner toolbar.
The Region Information window stream selection menu.

Enabling audio streams

To enable a region-wide audio stream using the Region Information window, follow the steps below.
  1. 1.
    Log in to your Breakroom World.
  2. 2.
    Navigate your avatar to the region you would like to edit.
  3. 3.
    Once you are in the correct region, click the Region Information button located above the mini map.
  4. 4.
    Click the Edit button in the Permissions panel.
  5. 5.
    Click the Select button next to the Shoutcast field.
  6. 6.
    In the menu that opens, click on one of the listed streams in order to select it. You can also search for a stream using the search field. When you click on a stream, its address will appear in the stream field at the top of the menu.
  7. 7.
    Alternatively, you can enter a particular audio stream address, if known to you, directly into the stream field.
  8. 8.
    Click the Set stream button. This will return you to the Region Information window.
  9. 9.
    Click the Save button.
If you can't immediately hear your chosen stream upon following these directions, try toggling the stream. You can do this by clicking the Radio icon in the bottom right corner toolbar several times.
The streams listed in the audio stream selection menu are created and maintained by independent entertainment companies. Breakroom is not affiliated with any of these third parties, and cannot alter any station's content or offer tech support.

Disabling audio streams

To disable an active region-wide audio stream, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Repeat steps 1-5, as detailed above.
  2. 2.
    In the menu that opens, select and delete the current audio stream address.
  3. 3.
    Click the Set stream button. This will return you to the Region Information window.
  4. 4.
    Click the Save button.
You can also enter a known audio stream address using the Breakroom moderator controls.

Controlling region access

Regions can either be open to the public, or have various degrees of controlled access. When it comes to letting users visit your region, your options are:
  • Public: All users can access your region at any time.
  • Contact Only: Users listed in the Region Owner's People list and approved users can access the region.
  • Approved Only: Only approved users can access the region.
  • Groups Only: Only users in selected groups can access and control the region.
As you can see, controlled access falls into three distinct categories.

Contact Only

As a Region Owner, by making your region "Contact Only," you are limiting access to two key groups:
  • The contacts in your People list.
  • Specific users you want to invite to the region.
To invite specific users to access your region, click on the Members tab in the Region Information window. Then click the Add Members button to open the "Add new members" dialog box.
An example of the "Add new members" dialog box.
Locate the user you want to invite by using the search field, and then click the Add button beside their name. This will add the user to your region members list.
The Region Information window, with the Members tab active.
Once a user is added to your region members list, they will be able to access your region (if they are not already in your personal People list). From the Members tab, you can also assign users advanced region permissions, mute or ban them, or delete them from the region members list entirely.

Approved Only

By making your region "Approved Only," you are limiting access to only those users included in your region members list. No other users will be allowed to enter your region. Please refer to the section above for detailed instructions on adding users to your region members list.

Groups Only

In the Region Information window, you'll notice that the "Groups Only" region access option is grayed out, and therefore unclickable. In order to restrict region access to one or more groups, you will need to first join or create those groups.
The People window, with the Groups tab active.
To limit region access to a group, first click the Region Information button. Then click on the Groups tab. This tab will initially appear empty; to populate it with your groups, click the Manage button located at the bottom.
The Groups tab in the Region Information window, now populated with groups.
Check the box beside each group you want to offer region access. Then click the Save button.
Click on the Info tab, and then the Edit button. You will see that region access is now restricted to "Groups Only."
When a region is set to "Groups Only," the group member lists will override the region's existing members list, including any region members with advanced permissions.
This means that only Group Administrators, Group Moderators, Group Developers, etc. will be able to exercise their powers over the region as a whole. Additionally, only group members will be permitted to visit the region. Any users in the region member list will be ignored.
To disable group control over the region, simply choose a different region access option. Doing so will restore access and advanced permissions to any users in the region members list.

Muting and banning users

In order to mute or ban a user, that user must either be:
  1. 1.
    Currently located within your region (with the Guest user role).
  2. 2.
    Included in your region members list (with the Member user role or above).
If the user is not currently located within your region, but you would like to preemptively mute or ban them, a Region Owner, Administrator, or Moderator will need to add the user to the region members list using the steps outlined above. They can then edit that user's status using the following methods.

Muting users

The location of the Status icons and the Edit button action menu.
To mute a single user (on either text or voice chat), follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Region Information button located above your mini map. This will open the Region Information window.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Members tab, and use the search field to search for the user's name.
  3. 3.
    Once you locate the user you want to mute, you can either:
    1. 1.
      Click the Edit button located to the right of the user's name. In the action menu that appears, click Mute Voice and/or Mute Chat.
    2. 2.
      Toggle the Microphone icon and/or the Speech bubble icon located to the right of the user's name. When the blue check mark disappears, the user is muted.
To restore communication to a previously muted user, repeat steps 1-4 above, and either:
  1. 1.
    Click the Edit button located to the right of the user's name. In the action menu that appears, click Unmute Voice and/or Unmute Chat.
  2. 2.
    Toggle the Microphone icon and/or the Speech bubble icon located to the right of the user's name. When a blue check mark appears, the user can communicate over voice or text chat.
To mute multiple users at once, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Region Information button located above your mini map. This will open the Region Information window.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Members tab, and locate the users you want to mute. Check the box located to the left of each user's name.
  3. 3.
    Click the Set Status drop-down menu, and then click Mute Voice and/or Mute Chat.
To restore communication to multiple muted users, repeat steps 1-2 above. Then, click the Set Status drop-down menu, and click Unmute Voice and/or Unmute Chat.

Banning users

The Set Status drop-down menu.
To ban a single user from entering your region, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Region Information button located above your mini map. This will open the Region Information window.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Members tab, and use the search field to search for the user's name.
  3. 3.
    Once you locate the user you want to ban, click the Edit button located to the right of the user's name. In the action menu that appears, click Block.
To undo a ban, repeat steps 1-2 above. The user will be filed under the Ban List. Click the Edit button located to the right of the user's name. In the action menu that appears, click Unblock.
To ban multiple users at once, follow these steps.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Region Information button located above your mini map. This will open the Region Information window.
  2. 2.
    Click on the Members tab, and locate the users you want to ban. Check the box located to the left of each user's name.
  3. 3.
    Click the Set Status drop-down menu, and then click Block.
To undo a ban for multiple users, repeat steps 1-2 above. Then, click the Set Status drop-down menu, and click Unblock.
Banning a member with Administrator, Moderator, Developer, or VIP permissions will revoke this special role. If you choose to unban such a user and reinstate them in the members list, please take a moment to ensure that they have been assigned the proper role.
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