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To keep the VR & AR thread momentum going over Quest 2, who plans to buy or who has already pre-ordered? I did and made it into the October 13th window. The Oculus website is showing a November 2nd ship date in the US for both of the 64gb and 256gb model. Third-party retailers are still showing stock available. Some people have been saying this happened on the Quest launch as well. Third-parties just started sending new ship dates closer to their original ship date.

I hope this isn't the case this time and I made the October 13th ship date window. lol
 
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I honestly believe I will more keen to get the Quest 2 after I have played about 45 minutes of Squadrons.
 
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I am thinking of buying one for demoing Nanome to my collegues.


And it is available in Oculus store as well.



Might even convince multiple labs to purchase lab version of Quest2 for use in Virtual Reality conferences.


So yeah, I may get one depends on how it goes with convincing my wife
 
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I'm a definite maybe,.....

Currently I have the Oculus Quest v1 and am willing wait until such time as it can no longer play Quest specific games or wireless Oculus Link becomes a reality.
 

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I honestly believe I will more keen to get the Quest 2 after I have played about 45 minutes of Squadrons.
I can not wait for Squadrons! I will be testing my Rift S and Quest 2 to see which I like the best. I really can't wait to try wireless VR using Virtual Desktop.

I am thinking of buying one for demoing Nanome to my collegues.


And it is available in Oculus store as well.



Might even convince multiple labs to purchase lab version of Quest2 for use in Virtual Reality conferences.


So yeah, I may get one depends on how it goes with convincing my wife
I want one to buy a few for Virtual meetings with our other companies as well. I saw the app you are talking about last week and found it very interesting. I feel VR and AR will be huge for the medical field. My wife doesn't know I bought one yet.. haha Remember it's easier to be forgiven than ask permission! haha

I'm a definite maybe,.....

Currently I have the Oculus Quest v1 and am willing wait until such time as it can no longer play Quest specific games or wireless Oculus Link becomes a reality.
I mean if you are happy with it then wait, but if you have the funds then most people have said its a worth wild upgrade giving you fall into the 2nd IPD adjustment which is 63. So, most people that are 62-64 should have the best experience. The early Quest 2 owners like Natie and Mike have reported that the wide setting is fine but you can see black edges far side of your FOV. I'm curious to see the backlash over the wide IPD adjustment. I fall into the number 2 setting so I should be fine. I haven't had any problems with the Rift S and it only has software IPD adjustments.
 
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Nah, kickin' with Rift and I see totally no sense of getting a newer VR headset. I use this so rarely that an upgrade would be a total waste of money.
 
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Nah, kickin' with Rift and I see totally no sense of getting a newer VR headset. I use this so rarely that an upgrade would be a total waste of money.
I also already have a headset but between Half Life Alyx, Squadrons and Everspace 2 it has me pretty hyped to get a new one (price). The biggest pro for me for the Quest 2 is wireless while the biggest con is Facebook necessity.
 

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Nah, kickin' with Rift and I see totally no sense of getting a newer VR headset. I use this so rarely that an upgrade would be a total waste of money.
I can understand that and I really hate the fact they are killing off the Rift. I really can't wait to see the difference in the quality of the Quest 2 with and wireless PCVR over or under my Rift S.
 
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While in Micro center getting the RTX3090, I tried out the Oculus Quest 2 on display.

The controller is growing on me.

One bad thing is there will be no place to mount of fan blowing to cool my forehead. The store tech agrees with me. They have tried fitting already, there will be little places for putting fans.

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While in Micro center getting the RTX3090, I tried out the Oculus Quest 2 on display.

The controller is growing on me.

One bad thing is there will be no place to mount of fan blowing to cool my forehead. The store tech agrees with me. They have tried fitting already, there will be little places for putting fans.

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Nice! wow, 3090?
 
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Nice, I need more detail in a new thread. lol I want to hear how buttery smooth Alyx plays on max settings.

I can't wait to get my Quest 2.
 
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Nice, I need more detail in a new thread. lol I want to hear how buttery smooth Alyx plays on max settings.

I can't wait to get my Quest 2.
I was kinda shocked the micro center employee allowed me to put it on for "comfort testing". I was not allowed it power it on though. They had about 8 units locked in a glass cabinet at their demo shelf. The guy doing the "promotion" was not particularly fond of Quest 2's production quality. To me it also just felt cheap plastic.

The default strap reminded me of the OG Vive strap. I guess if you are getting one, make sure to buy the elite straps
 
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I was kinda shocked the micro center employee allowed me to put it on for "comfort testing". I was not allowed it power it on though. They had about 8 units locked in a glass cabinet at their demo shelf. The guy doing the "promotion" was not particularly fond of Quest 2's production quality. To me it also just felt cheap plastic.

The default strap reminded me of the OG Vive strap. I guess if you are getting one, make sure to buy the elite straps
Nice, yeah the elite strap is a must if you can afford it. Give me cheap plastic over that cloth they were using. I've heard it was very hard to keep clean. How was the weight?
 
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Nice, yeah the elite strap is a must if you can afford it. Give me cheap plastic over that cloth they were using. I've heard it was very hard to keep clean. How was the weight?

Quite light. Way easier to handle than my OG Vive lol

 
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Now that I think about it, I didn't get the original Oculus Quest until Oculus Link was announced. I didn't think a stand alone only VR HMD was worth it. An offical Wireless Oculus Link would be about the equivalent with respect to a must have feature (worth getting) IMO.
 
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i am a VR enthusiast.
i bought the Rift S and bought over 40 games. (Alyx included)

spent most of the time in Beatsaber after finishing almost every VR adventure on the market.

the problem is..
when you buy almost every single proper VR game you have around 100 Hours of Gameplay in VR before you saw EVERY single game that is relevant.


after that you have no reason to even touch your HMD except beating high scores in Beat Saber.

i am glad that i was able to sell my rift s for 430€ + the memory to had a lot of fun with it.
but there are no more new games and VR is completely ignored by todays devs..
it feels irreleveant because it is irrelevant after the major launches.
 

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Now that I think about it, I didn't get the original Oculus Quest until Oculus Link was announced. I didn't think a stand alone only VR HMD was worth it. An offical Wireless Oculus Link would be about the equivalent with respect to a must have feature (worth getting) IMO.
Yeah wireless VR will be a game-changer for me. I know for a fact that I'll be able to use VR more with Quest 2. I'm very curious to see how will Virtual Desktop works with wireless. I have seen a lot of posts where people say it's good enough now without Wifi 6. Official wireless support from FB would be even better, but who knows how far that is out.

i am a VR enthusiast.
i bought the Rift S and bought over 40 games. (Alyx included)

spent most of the time in Beatsaber after finishing almost every VR adventure on the market.

the problem is..
when you buy almost every single proper VR game you have around 100 Hours of Gameplay in VR before you saw EVERY single game that is relevant.


after that you have no reason to even touch your HMD except beating high scores in Beat Saber.

i am glad that i was able to sell my rift s for 430€ + the memory to had a lot of fun with it.
but there are no more new games and VR is completely ignored by todays devs..
it feels irreleveant because it is irrelevant after the major launches.
Do you plan to get Quest 2? Also, that's been the issue from day one, but I feel there is enough content to keep you using VR until we get everyone on board making VR games. Did you try any of the Alyx mods? It has workshop support. The new Bioshock mod is really good. I haven't finished it but so far I like it. It's only the first part, but the modder has already said if enough people want it he will finish it. Also, Pavlov VR is really good and it has workshop support. I can't say enough about Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR as well.
 
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Yeah wireless VR will be a game-changer for me. I know for a fact that I'll be able to use VR more with Quest 2. I'm very curious to see how will Virtual Desktop works with wireless. I have seen a lot of posts where people say it's good enough now without Wifi 6. Official wireless support from FB would be even better, but who knows how far that is out.


Do you plan to get Quest 2? Also, that's been the issue from day one, but I feel there is enough content to keep you using VR until we get everyone on board making VR games. Did you try any of the Alyx mods? It has workshop support. The new Bioshock mod is really good. I haven't finished it but so far I like it. It's only the first part, but the modder has already said if enough people want it he will finish it. Also, Pavlov VR is really good and it has workshop support. I can't say enough about Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR as well.
no i'll never buy a VR Headset again.
it's a huge waste of money for what you acutally get with the current games.
 
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Completely off topic here, but WTH.

From a simple experience point of view yeah I agree with you. If you are just there to experience a narrative passively, then yes there is currently very limited story driven VR content available. Cost of development, relatively small market and etc.

From a content creation / productivity tool point of view I cannot agree with you. I was by no means a 3D / VR artist. But I like creating and taking my work for illustration in VR. Sure I love myself a well constructed passive VR experience. However I find creating VR content yourself is way more satisfying then just sit back and have content feed to you. For me, VR is another machine-human interface just like a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse and a pair of headphone all rolled into one. Heck not just me, my 5yrs old daughter does her doodling in VR on a daily basis and her spatial drawing skills is already way better than mine. Here is one of her drawings in tilt brush


Different people have different mentality and expectations. Some likes passively being entertained, some likes actively entertain themselves. Maybe try observing things in a different perspective.
 
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Yeah wireless VR will be a game-changer for me. I know for a fact that I'll be able to use VR more with Quest 2. I'm very curious to see how will Virtual Desktop works with wireless. I have seen a lot of posts where people say it's good enough now without Wifi 6. Official wireless support from FB would be even better, but who knows how far that is out.


Do you plan to get Quest 2? Also, that's been the issue from day one, but I feel there is enough content to keep you using VR until we get everyone on board making VR games. Did you try any of the Alyx mods? It has workshop support. The new Bioshock mod is really good. I haven't finished it but so far I like it. It's only the first part, but the modder has already said if enough people want it he will finish it. Also, Pavlov VR is really good and it has workshop support. I can't say enough about Fallout 4 VR and Skyrim VR as well.
Yeah, I'm not going to say that ~$299 is couch cushion money but it is damn cheap. The entire Oculus Quest 2 is probably less then what a Vive Wireless attachment kit was going for when it was new.

As for games, I find that there are always upcoming games I want to try and don't want to miss out on as well as old games I want to revisit. I still want to try Solaris Offworld Combat and the upcoming Star Wars Squadrons and more. I never really got into Beat Saber but I really enjoy Space Pirate Trainer and Roborecall.

Completely off topic here, but WTH.

From a simple experience point of view yeah I agree with you. If you are just there to experience a narrative passively, then yes there is currently very limited story driven VR content available. Cost of development, relatively small market and etc.

From a content creation / productivity tool point of view I cannot agree with you. I was by no means a 3D / VR artist. But I like creating and taking my work for illustration in VR. Sure I love myself a well constructed passive VR experience. However I find creating VR content yourself is way more satisfying then just sit back and have content feed to you. For me, VR is another machine-human interface just like a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse and a pair of headphone all rolled into one. Heck not just me, my 5yrs old daughter does her doodling in VR on a daily basis and her spatial drawing skills is already way better than mine. Here is one of her drawings in tilt brush


Different people have different mentality and expectations. Some likes passively being entertained, some likes actively entertain themselves. Maybe try observing things in a different perspective.
I'll also add that 360 cameras allow you to create your own photos and videos accessible in VR. I've been using a VR camera for years on trips, holidays and more for years now.


The reality is that VR isn't for everyone and there is no convincing them whether they have noteworthy experience with VR or not.
 
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My family already got a Quest 1 and honestly it's a ton of fun and a good formfactor. Some issue with the battery life degrading and it's not replaceable, but a separate battery pack fixes that I guess.

My problem is I don't have a Facebook account, and they're going to start requiring one now. Kind of puts me off buying a Quest 2 for myself. Hoping another company can pull off something like it though, the hardware is pretty good for the cost.
 

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Yeah, I'm not going to say that ~$299 is couch cushion money but it is damn cheap. The entire Oculus Quest 2 is probably less then what a Vive Wireless attachment kit was going for when it was new.

As for games, I find that there are always upcoming games I want to try and don't want to miss out on as well as old games I want to revisit. I still want to try Solaris Offworld Combat and the upcoming Star Wars Squadrons and more. I never really got into Beat Saber but I really enjoy Space Pirate Trainer and Roborecall.


I'll also add that 360 cameras allow you to create your own photos and videos accessible in VR. I've been using a VR camera for years on trips, holidays and more for years now.


The reality is that VR isn't for everyone and there is no convincing them whether they have noteworthy experience with VR or not.
True, not couch cushion cheap, but in a world of 3090 gpus going for 1500 and consoles 400-500 it's pretty cheap. lol This round pricing should draw in a lot more users.

I can't wait for Star Wars Squadrons this week. We still have 2 more VR games coming from Valve in the works. Oculus announced a lot at FB Connect 7. I was a little disappointed with Jurassic park being cell-shaded, but after thinking about it even cell shading looks really good in VR. So, now I can't wait to play it.
 
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True, not couch cushion cheap, but in a world of 3090 gpus going for 1500 and consoles 400-500 it's pretty cheap. lol This round pricing should draw in a lot more users.

I can't wait for Star Wars Squadrons this week. We still have 2 more VR games coming from Valve in the works. Oculus announced a lot at FB Connect 7. I was a little disappointed with Jurassic park being cell-shaded, but after thinking about it even cell shading looks really good in VR. So, now I can't wait to play it.
Yeah, Assassin's Creed VR, Splinter Cell VR, Population One, Warhammer 40K, and more,....
 
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