General VR Catch-All

Not sure what research has lead you to, but I only got one functioning eye and get cluster migraines from pulsing lights. I can VR for about 1 hour at a time before I have to take the set off, but it works great. I'm handling it about the same as staring at a computer monitor while gaming, but here's one tip:

When you transition through loading screens, close your eyes.

The screen goes black and juts around a bit, then loads into a temp area, then into the game (through steam). As soon as I push to load a game I wait to put the helmet on till after it loads or close my eyes through the transition. If I don't it is quite unpleasant and can trigger headaches.

When playing something like Skyrim, I have to close my eyes and walk into loading areas for dungeons without looking. Once things are loaded and you're kicking decent FPS life is good. I don't regret the purchase at all, but had to adapt a bit. Hope this helps you spot this issue early if it affects you.

Well my stuff is similar to migraines so I will keep that in mind.

Thanks!

Anyone have opinions on Creed: Rise to Glory as a generally fun experience and as a sort of workout?

polypusher wrote:

Anyone have opinions on Creed: Rise to Glory as a generally fun experience and as a sort of workout?

Reviews I've seen say it's good, but campaign and AI is a wee bit lackluster, but it shines in PvP.

My new Beat Saber project

The fast bits aren't the hardest part, that's just beating a rhythm, but there are so many awkward switch overs, right hitting left etc. It's a case of learning rather than reacting. So much fun to learn a song like this though

With Beat Saber, I've been really struggling to make the jump to Expert+. It's pretty massive jump in difficulty.

So I've decided to go back and try and beat all my scores on regular Expert, but with the "faster song" option checked, which makes it feel like a similarly frenetic pace as Expert+, but with box patterns I already know.

I'm hoping it'll learn me to parse the onslaught better.

kergguz wrote:

My new Beat Saber project

That looks balls-hard enough that I feel like you should be slaying my scores, man.

Even though I watched and digested that scoring video you linked, I've found the most enjoyment in simply trying to beat balls-hard maps! I'll play them over and over again and put it on slow if I have to. But then once I feel like I can get to the end quite easily I get a bit bored with the increasing my score part. I'll get back to the scoreboards someday

Well I set up the Vive and I had to use lighthouse stands due to socket, furniture and general room shape (thanks a lot ceiling fan I never use). I got 3 songs out of beat saber before my eyes started to feel off. I will try again tomorrow but as a test I put away the lighthouses to see how easy it is to set up again.

This is some pretty interesting tech since in room-scale I did not have any feeling like I was going to walk into a wall due to the digital walls I built in it.

No migraines yet so I am hopeful.

Did you muck about with the IPD dial? I get eye-strainy of that's off.

I think that helped but my eyes thanks.

What knob do I have to turn to get better at beat saber?

Wands is the Oculus deal of the day. Anyone have any comments on this game?

Stealthpizza wrote:

I got 3 songs out of beat saber before my eyes started to feel off.

Frequent breaks for about 1-2 hours at first are highly recommended. You will develop a resistance to it as you use it. It took me about 2 weeks before I was able to go for an hour without discomfort. It's getting your 'vr legs'. Eventually body and brain figure out how to deal with it.

You can mod Beat Saber to remove the light effects, but I'm pretty sure you'll overcome it soon enough.

I need to start saving up for some form of PCVR.

I haven't played as much VR lately, but did pick up Polybius last weekend. Now that's some trippy 90's interpretation of what VR should be, and it's kinda awesome. I really wish Tetris Effect would come to the Rift already though because I could definitely zone out to some VR Tetris.

I don't get headaches or motion sickness from virtual reality, but do find many interface design elements too far away and small as a low vision user, which is very frustrating at times.

Oculus rift is supposed to arrive tomorrow and I'm very hyped. Going to buy and install beat saber tonight so it's ready.

charlemagne wrote:

Oculus rift is supposed to arrive tomorrow and I'm very hyped. Going to buy and install beat saber tonight so it's ready.

You are very wise.

I did grab Creed and have been playing it for short spurts (thats about all my out-of-shape ass can handle). Its fun, it feels like boxing to me, from my perspective as decidedly not a boxer. I get rewarded for keeping my hands up, blocking, dodging and picking my shots. I play on the hardest mode so that it's essentially a measure of fitness and Im working my way up to being able to beat the 2nd guy (the 2nd guy is already a monster!)

I'd recommend it if you're looking for something immersive, fun, and to get your pulse up.

polypusher wrote:

I did grab Creed and have been playing it for short spurts (thats about all my out-of-shape ass can handle). Its fun, it feels like boxing to me, from my perspective as decidedly not a boxer. I get rewarded for keeping my hands up, blocking, dodging and picking my shots. I play on the hardest mode so that it's essentially a measure of fitness and Im working my way up to being able to beat the 2nd guy (the 2nd guy is already a monster!)

I'd recommend it if you're looking for something immersive, fun, and to get your pulse up.

Gah, I meant to reply to your initial question. I don't have any experience with Creed but BoxVR is a great workout game. It gives a much better workout than something like beat saber.