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The correct way to drink a beer while rifting

elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
So, it occured to me while i was driving around in pCars that I couldn't enjoy my libation without taking my eyes off the road.
clearly this won't do so i went ahead and did this.


using a straw is a revelation.
I've joked previously about drinking beer through a straw but never actually done it till now.

But OMG it is essential, I'm half tempted to get a beer hat but i know ill end u wearing it while playing valkyrie and then it will all go tits up.

anyways...

is this something you guys have been doing all along and i'm just late to the party or is it something you think you may do in the future?
if it's neither then why? we look like idiots anyways with these boxes on our faces, we may as well give it another hit of the spice weisel.
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    im still trying to figure out how to smoke weed in vr, quite honestly.

    vape pens work but just about every concentrate youll come across is made from trim. 
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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    thats easy, bong between races/rounds
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  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    Dude...I solved this problem ages ago with my bourbon and coke:


  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 6,396 Valuable Player
    I've stopped placing drinks on my desktop. I've managed to knock 2 cups of coffee over in the last month and that's without a VR headset on.
  • RayRiftRayRift Posts: 32
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    I've got your VR beer right here! 
  • WildtWildt Posts: 1,933 Valuable Player
    edited March 2017
    Careful mate, beer burps sting like a bitch on your eyeballs. 
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  • WildtWildt Posts: 1,933 Valuable Player
    Yo btw
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  • TheWombatCaveTheWombatCave Posts: 43
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    See...you all need a wife like mine.  She stays in living room next to the Omni.  Since I am all strapped in she hands me everything I need and watches me play: Vive wands, Tocuh controllers, Keyboard, Mouse, Beer, Turkey Sandwich.  However, she is going back to work next week, so I may need to find a way to connect a beer helmet to the Vive/Oculus headsets.  Maybe I can 3d print them with same connectors as speakers, lol.
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  • assettomioassettomio Posts: 413
    Nexus 6
    We need a way to track the bottles, so we can see where they are in vr
  • TwoHedWlfTwoHedWlf Posts: 2,234 Valuable Player
    We need a way to track the bottles, so we can see where they are in vr
    Put the neck of the bottle through the ring on your Touch, duct tape it in place.  Then you just need to drink out of your left index finger.  I guess you could have the touch rotated 90° counter clockwise and that way you could be seen walking around in VR sucking your thumb while drinking beer.
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,756 Valuable Player
    Straws work, sure.   Or you could just, y'know, tilt your head back farther and gently pour the booze down your face-drain.

    I've always wanted to grab a nice Rum & Coke and try playing a Touch-enabled shooter like I was Julian from Trailer Park Boys.

    Better yet, somebody convince the actual cast of TPB to expand into the Let's Play market and get them some Rifts. I'd watch it.
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  • WildtWildt Posts: 1,933 Valuable Player


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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,246 Valuable Player
    danknugz said:
    im still trying to figure out how to smoke weed in vr, quite honestly.

    vape pens work but just about every concentrate youll come across is made from trim. 
    Stationary bong at a specific point outside the border wall?
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  • nalex66nalex66 Posts: 4,582 Volunteer Moderator
    Ah, I miss smoking pot. I was a pretty heavy user through my 30s, but I stopped when I quit smoking 6 years ago.

    They're supposed to be legalizing it here in Canada this year. I wouldn't mind being able to walk into a shop and pick up a little bit. 
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  • Hiro_Protag0nistHiro_Protag0nist Posts: 4,791 Valuable Player
    Goodness me, these Americans and their "420" lifestyle!

    All you need is tea, gents.


  • PseudoSoulPseudoSoul Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    Bottles work best.
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    Zenbane said:
    danknugz said:
    im still trying to figure out how to smoke weed in vr, quite honestly.

    vape pens work but just about every concentrate youll come across is made from trim. 
    Stationary bong at a specific point outside the border wall?
    still need to light it
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,988
    3Jane
    nalex66 said:
    Ah, I miss smoking pot. I was a pretty heavy user through my 30s, but I stopped when I quit smoking 6 years ago.

    They're supposed to be legalizing it here in Canada this year. I wouldn't mind being able to walk into a shop and pick up a little bit. 
    if so, welcome back to the club. works wonders for immersion!
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  • Sax-a-boomSax-a-boom Posts: 731 Poster of the Week
    FrozenPea said:
    Now all you need is one of these for when you want to play roomscale games  :D


    never mind roomscale, I could do with one of these on game night in the pub!
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 6,887 Valuable Player
    RayRift said:
    I've got your VR beer right here! 
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  • elbofforelboffor Posts: 2,572 Valuable Player
    danknugz said:
    nalex66 said:
    Ah, I miss smoking pot. I was a pretty heavy user through my 30s, but I stopped when I quit smoking 6 years ago.

    They're supposed to be legalizing it here in Canada this year. I wouldn't mind being able to walk into a shop and pick up a little bit. 
    if so, welcome back to the club. works wonders for immersion!
    I hear some used to use it to counter the SDE on the dk2 like a hotfix
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  • AndrewJ71AndrewJ71 Posts: 280
    Nexus 6
    edited March 2017
    andyring said:
    Goodness me, these Americans and their "420" lifestyle!

    All you need is tea, gents.


    I'd dunk something in her. ;)

    But... back on topic... I tried using a straw to drink my tea while in VR once. The problem was I like to have a really piping hot cuppa that I have to sip carefully. Using a straw runs the risk of having too much scalding hot liquid gushing into your mouth at once.  :D  I was being very careful, so nothing too problematicoccurred. But having to take so much care made it... unsatisfactory. :)

  • eightbitTacoeightbitTaco Posts: 67
    Hiro Protagonist
    Bottles work much better than cans, however they're not always an option. Straws are simple and functional in situations like this! Since my play area is a good size, I'm thankfully not close enough to my desk to knock drinks (and food) over 99% of the time.
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  • e_m_d88e_m_d88 Posts: 372
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    Bahahaha
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  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 931
    3Jane
    edited March 2017

    @elboffor

    Beer?  Project cars ?
    You shouldn't be drinking and driving !

    I can only hope that once you grow up a bit you will become more mature and civilised like me...
    and drink wine...


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  • dreimer1986dreimer1986 Posts: 171
    Art3mis
    As a bavarian I am no big fan of your straw idea tbh. Weißbier trough a straw is... *buuuuurp* I tend to only drink much when I have ppl visiting me. In that case the ppl not immersed are the b33r spawnerz for the one being immersed ^^
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