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xmarlboromanxxmarlboromanx Posts: 3
NerveGear
I put in a pre-order on march 1, 2016. Now don't blast me because I know there is a shortage of parts for the CV1. But I've been waiting patiently for the consumer version since DK1. Now you can call me a spoiled brat or whatever you feel like, but I feel there is really no communication between the consumers and the Oculus team. I specifically built a PC just for the Oculus Rift period, close to $1,900 on all brand new parts to run the rift without a hiccup. I really want Oculus and just VR to survive in general, but if the way things keep going people are going to get turned off of VR and that really concerns me. That is neither here nor there. My problem I'm having is it is taking almost half a YEAR to maybe get our shipments out if we didn't pre-order the minute it launched..Now I've worked in manufacturing and I understand thing happens and products get delayed but never seen anything delayed but almost a half a year to ship. I mean at least if we had an actual date on when it will ship I would be a little more at ease, but all we get is (TBA when your order ships)   7-25-2016 - 8-4-2016. Mine you pre-orders were started in January. Now having got that off my chest I'm really getting worried and wondering if I should just go ahead and pre-order an HTC vive, because it feels like Oculus is going to be delayed until next year sometime soon. I feel I've been patient enough I just had to say something. Would like to hear some thoughts on this from people who Haven't received your pre-order yet.                                                                         

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  • OculusDuckOculusDuck Posts: 32
    Brain Burst
    edited May 2016
    If you're from AU, you might run into another problem.
    I think an AU gentleman earlier was talking about how custom did not
    let his headset go through due to some equipment/electronic safety
    thing in AU.
  • MradrMradr Posts: 3,348 Valuable Player
    Well I was a day1 pre-order - 6mins in - 26x and I been told I have to wait another 2 weeks on the high side. Yet, other people here in the US at 6:30mins have gotten theirs already. So huh, all I can say is give it more time.
  • Felixm477Felixm477 Posts: 131
    Art3mis
    Not sure if anyone remembers but then the Xbox 360 and ps3 first came out it took month for people to be able to get one. So people should be used to high demand and new products.
  • flyingsaucersflyingsaucers Posts: 128
    Felixm477 said:
    Not sure if anyone remembers but then the Xbox 360 and ps3 first came out it took month for people to be able to get one. So people should be used to high demand and new products.
    I had a PS3 on day one because I pre-ordered.
  • greeneblitzgreeneblitz Posts: 126
    Art3mis
    I know its tough to wait but VR has been out all of 1 month and 2 days, everyone get a grip, you'll get your VR soon. WE are the ones that are "ruining" it by losing perspective.
  • Lemming1970Lemming1970 Posts: 681
    Neo
    You feel you have been patient enough. WTF..
    You have a good wait yet, As you say yours is estimated for 7-25-2016 - 8-4-2016. By then any of the current issue should well be resolved. 
    You have 2-3 months to wait till your order is actually due. I think maybe early adoption isn't for you my friend.

     
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  • VizionVRVizionVR Posts: 3,022
    Wintermute
    A wise man once said that It's easy to exercise (and preach) patience after we have what we want.
    Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.
  • AzuriaAzuria Posts: 26
    Brain Burst
    patience is a virtue my friend, you gotta stick it out.

    I'm a AU order, and well i'm about a few days away from mine.  Tracked it into Aus, i know that doesn't help your situation but sit tight. And try and not think about it.

    everyone is in the same boat and no ones order is special...except for that Alaskan dude who got his hand delivered.
  • helifrekhelifrek Posts: 114
    Hiro Protagonist
    I've been contemplating freezing myself until my rift arrives. I ordered Feb 12 (would have ordered sooner but was deployed overseas) and I am not that much further ahead of you in line.

    I also built a $2k gaming pc, sold my Xbox one just for the rift.

    It could always be worse, you could have been born in a 3rd world country living in a mud hut with no clean water. So, as my wife always tells me "calm your tits!"
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  • grogsy78grogsy78 Posts: 13
    I ordered vive on april 1st and it comes tomorrow, pre oculus in jan and it doesnt arrive till June.  May sell the vive though since getting room scale setup will be a pain
  • ZandilZandil Posts: 973
    3Jane
    I have paid the full amount for my Rift and still in Processing for Shipping stage..... DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN HOLD OUT. 

    I may have to sacrifice a puppy in the name of Oculus soon to see if that speeds it up ?
  • Lemming1970Lemming1970 Posts: 681
    Neo
    VizionVR said:
    A wise man once said that It's easy to exercise (and preach) patience after we have what we want.

    and yet I was perfectly patent prior to getting mine, and my history can prove it :-P
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  • ZandilZandil Posts: 973
    3Jane
    How often do Aus batches get send out ? is it weekly daily ? 

    Support told me mine is getting shipped in the next batch for Australia 
  • OblongshipOblongship Posts: 254
    Nexus 6
    VizionVR said:
    A wise man once said that It's easy to exercise (and preach) patience after we have what we want.

    and yet I was perfectly patent prior to getting mine, and my history can prove it :-P
    I actually remember you being quite rude to people, to the point I called you out on a thread.
  • KLOWN2KLOWN2 Posts: 44
    Brain Burst
    Still waiting for mine it will look good on my shelf while I play my Vive.
  • RikkTheGaijinRikkTheGaijin Posts: 399
    Trinity
    Oh so are you getting impatient, uh? The queue starts over there.. What? Is too far, you can't see it? Exactly.
  • xmarlboromanxxmarlboromanx Posts: 3
    NerveGear
    I'm from USA.    (About me not being good for early adoption)  I know, I can see this now. lol  This is the first time I ever pre-ordered something, I've never even pre-ordered a game. I know I'm just being immature but I'm so excited to get it. Plus I'm hoping it works for me I'm blind in one eye...
  • DLFReporterDLFReporter Posts: 103
    Art3mis
    It will work, but unfortunately your going to miss out on that 3D goodness... so sad.
    Ordered 20min in. -Waiting for April
  • VizionVRVizionVR Posts: 3,022
    Wintermute
    @xmarlboromanx will miss out on 3D no more than they miss out on viewing three dimensional objects in real life. There are other ways to interpret 3D than just stereoscopic input.
    Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,629 Valuable Player
    edited May 2016
    @xmarlboromanx, like @VizionVR says, you should get as much benefit from VR as anyone else. What you would benefit more from though is the ability to disable rendering for one of the screens... thereby improving overall performance for you... or reducing your PC hardware needs. If someone can hack that it would be useful.
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  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    edited May 2016
    The lack of communication from Oculus was as much a reason for me cancelling Rift as the general delays. If they'd been upfront with me that there were going to be delays, they would probably still have my order now.

    I pre-ordered my Vive in mid March. Got an estimated shipping date of May and it's arriving tomorrow - the first working day in May. No fuss, no delays, no excuses. I contacted them once in early April, just before I cancelled Rift, and was told it would be early May delivery. Almost certainly the first week of the month.

    That is how an order should be handled.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,629 Valuable Player
    edited May 2016
    Comunication and PR is a definite weak point with Oculus, well I've said that plenty of times... I hope they improve, it makes so much difference to people
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  • notsramnotsram Posts: 1,238
    Wintermute
    Comunication and PR is a definite weak point with Oculus, well I've said that planty of times... I hope they improve, it make so much difference to people
    Agreed. If they don't improve a heck of a lot, I won't even consider purchasing from them again.
  • Lemming1970Lemming1970 Posts: 681
    Neo
    edited May 2016
    VizionVR said:
    A wise man once said that It's easy to exercise (and preach) patience after we have what we want.

    and yet I was perfectly patent prior to getting mine, and my history can prove it :-P
    I actually remember you being quite rude to people, to the point I called you out on a thread.

    You do?, by all means link me to where my attitude has changed. As far as I'm aware I've always said be patient it will arrive.

    Although I may have got sick of the same complaints over and over again. But that has nothing to do with whether I had my Rift or not.
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  • OblongshipOblongship Posts: 254
    Nexus 6
    VizionVR said:
    A wise man once said that It's easy to exercise (and preach) patience after we have what we want.

    and yet I was perfectly patent prior to getting mine, and my history can prove it :-P
    I actually remember you being quite rude to people, to the point I called you out on a thread.

    You do?, by all means link me to where my attitude has changed. As far as I'm aware I've always said be patient it will arrive.

    Although I may have got sick of the same complaints over and over again. But that has nothing to do with whether I had my Rift or not.
    If people are complaining, it isn't your job to police the forums or try to combat every complaint.

    Whether it is respectful of not feedback is feedback and right now it is critical to Oculus' growth...

    So whether it is "Hey Oculus, I appreciate everything you are doing, but my Rift delay is really frustrating" or "OMG OCULUS YOU SUCK MY RIFT STILL ISN"T HERE!!!! I HOPE YOUR NEXT SANDWICH HAS EXTRA MAYO ON IT".....They are both valid forms of feedback...it doesn't matter if you like the way either is laid out and it is certainly not your job to police it.

    TLDR; Let people complain if they want to, let people praise Oculus if they want to (I have done both for sure) ....no one should police or put someone else down because "Well thats not the way I would act"
  • shadowrydrshadowrydr Posts: 111
    Art3mis
    Felixm477 said:
    Not sure if anyone remembers but then the Xbox 360 and ps3 first came out it took month for people to be able to get one. So people should be used to high demand and new products.
      Funny, I walked into a Costco here in the US the day after launch of the PS3 and bought one, so it was dumb luck I am guessing.. Right place, Right time.
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  • brievolz84brievolz84 Posts: 86
    I honestly really don't care how I'm treated as a customer so long as I get the product I paid for.  The only thing I care about is intent; if they intend to send me my product, within a reasonable amount of time, and they keep me appraised of major changes (delays, manufacturing errors...,etc), I could care less.

    IMHO, I think the people pantomiming on here about needing up to the minute updates and more communication need to chill the F out.  You will get your Rift when Oculus is able to send it.  Having a tantrum about wanting to know every minute detail or screaming about better communication will not speed up that process.  I sure Oculus will inform us all if there are any other major changes calm down and take a chill pill.

    /rant
  • Felixm477Felixm477 Posts: 131
    Art3mis
    rj16066 said:
    Felixm477 said:
    Not sure if anyone remembers but then the Xbox 360 and ps3 first came out it took month for people to be able to get one. So people should be used to high demand and new products.
      Funny, I walked into a Costco here in the US the day after launch of the PS3 and bought one, so it was dumb luck I am guessing.. Right place, Right time.
    took me months, all my local stores were sold out as they were all on ebay at the time and the only ones left were the expensive bundles
  • marikcravenmarikcraven Posts: 168
    I honestly really don't care how I'm treated as a customer so long as I get the product I paid for.  The only thing I care about is intent; if they intend to send me my product, within a reasonable amount of time, and they keep me appraised of major changes (delays, manufacturing errors...,etc), I could care less.
    So it's ok for them to call you names, slap you across the face and pull down your pants as long as you get the microwave that you went there for? Awesome.
  • comixcrozcomixcroz Posts: 210
    Art3mis
    Look at it this way, I ordered Jan 6th and my estimate isn't that far off from yours.  June 27 - July 7.  
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