Hi there ATS gaming people, and not gaming people (to each their own),
I'm giving serious thought to forking out some precious dough to buy a VR gaming rig ($1,500), Oculus Rift ($430) and HOTAS ($150), in particular to
play DCS World combat flight simulator (who are about to release their 2.5 branch merge, along with the F/A 18C Hornet and the Straight of Hormuz,
with fully rendered cities like Dubai), while at the same time waiting and prepaing for Robert Space Industries (RSI) to drop Squadron 42 as a pretext
to a 2018 Q1 release of Star Citizen 3.0 Alpha,
Which by 2019 (I never thought I'd be saying such dates as only a year off) in the form of 3.1 and 3.2, is going to be well, absolutely extraordinary.
The Rift (and Vive) has been out for over a year now, and I'm very curious about the experience of others, as well as advice from VR gaming heads to
those who think it's absurd to spend part of one's life moving pixals around in a fake annimated reality.
I've looked at the VR game offerings and some of them look interesting and fascinating, but knowing full well the kind of investment of time and
energy that's involved in learning and playing these games, I'm only interested in the highest fidelity experience, which I feel will exist in DCS
World and Star Citizen.
I want to give up smoking for the new year (will vape for a while as a long term smoker) and am looking for a new hobby basically, to give me
something to do and focus on and this type of gaming technology is like the wildest imaginings of my childhood come true. I even used to talk about it
as a kid -"Imagine some day when they'll have these virtual reality headsets where you'll be able to fly a fighter jet or a spaceship, and when you
turn your head, you'll be able to see your wingman, and communicate with them". People looked at me like I must have been smoking something, and I
What do you think and would you have any advice to offer or pointers having already blazed this VR trail?
Also, I must confess that i have a concern, even as a Christian believer and a highly addictive personality..
What kind of impact might this have on the unfolding of my life's journey if part of that life is spent devoted to hammering out a new settlement and
trade route in a simulated universe, albeit one with a vast community of millions of people with whom to interact and conspire?
Can the money produced in Star Citizen be converted back to regular money does anyone know?
What do think about this type of gaming as a hobby?
I still have a regular day job and I don't plan on being in VR world like all the time, but it will be a lot of the time I'm sure.
Would anyone like to disaude me from this course?
Would God be upset with me do you think for living in part in a virtual world?
I don't know what to do, whether to dive in and become an F/A 18C Hornet fighter pilote and Super Hornet Tracker spaceship pilot (among other roles),
or get another life.
That said, I don't think I can resist the urge to give this a try. Wrestling a bit with whether it could be a sin, although I've probably done other
What'ya think ATS?
VR or no VR?
And if so, do you have any advice or recommendations to make the experience more enjoyable and less frustrating?
edit on 30-11-2017 by AnkhMorpork because: (no reason given)