The metaverse is a novel (and perplexing) environment. Additionally, the cost of the VR headset required to enter these virtual worlds can add up (not to mention the computer you need to power it all). However, if you’re genuinely interested in joining the metaverse but are put off by the cost, you can take part without spending all of your money on headgear.
What makes using a VR headset different from not using one? Wearing equipment that obscures your view of the outside world allows you to fully immerse yourself in the environment displayed on the headset’s screen when you enter the metaverse using VR. The controllers you hold in each hand are used to interact with items and operate your avatar in the virtual environment, which gives the impression that it is there in front of you.
The visual elements are substantially less immersive when you don’t have a headset. Although you can control your avatar from a computer, you can’t really “become” them the way you could with a headset. Many of the same activities are still possible, but the controls are less immersive, and there is a greater distance between you and the outside world.