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Whats the longest you have spent in VR?

GlaidrGlaidr Posts: 44
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Hi Folks, 

Quick question! What is the longest you have spent in VR, in any one session? Have a marathon coming up, an with my new toy, i'm planing on spending most of it in VR!!

Leave answer in comments below =)
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  • SyrellarisSyrellaris Posts: 1,035
    3Jane
    about 4 hours a night at my peak.. but then I play many games on many platforms. :)
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,243 Power Poster
    A little over 6 hours in one session. It was with, Dead and Buried, and my legs felt like jelly the next day due to all the squatting from hiding behind cover. I did a six hour session again recently with a 30 munute break inbetween. This was with, From other Suns.

    My head usually feels a bit fuzzy afterwards lol

    But the feeling is no different from when I used to pull long study cram sessions the night before final exams.
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  • ThmoasThmoas Posts: 276
    Nexus 6
    What did you play?
  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,399 Poster of the Week
    10 hours in Elite Dangerous.   That was actually pretty normal for me at the beginning of last year;  I had just lost a job, gotten cheated out of unemployment benefits, and in the three months it took me to get hired anywhere else, pretty much all I did was play Elite Dangerous and watch Star Trek Voyager.  :neutral:

    And before you ask, no, I really didn't suffer any kind of fatigue from such long sessions.  Meanwhile if I play games on a regular computer monitor for three or four hours I usually end up with a migraine.
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  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,987
    3Jane
    probably like 45 minutes maybe
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  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 5,038 Valuable Player
    edited February 1
    danknugz said:
    probably like 45 minutes maybe

    You play Project Cars and only spend 45 mins in the headset?
  • danknugzdanknugz Posts: 1,987
    3Jane
    yeah ive only played it 5 or 6 times, usually play just a couple races
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  • kojackkojack Posts: 4,636 Volunteer Moderator
    I'm not sure of the actual length, but I've spent hours at a time in Elite and Euro Truck Sim 2.

  • BeastyBaiterBeastyBaiter Posts: 758 Poster of the Week
    Without a break, probably 3 hours. That's about how long a MP match in DCS can go before the server crashes or the mission gets rotated. I suspect I've put in some similar stints in From Other Suns over the past couple weeks. It's always just one more jump it seems.
  • ElusiveMarlinElusiveMarlin Posts: 180
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    Recently I've been having 10-14 hour sessions at weekends.  (Last night I was in from 8AM till 10PM!)
    Breaking only for a quick bite to eat/toilet, and then straight back in.
    I do feel a little "thick headed" when finished, but it only last abut an hour.

    One thing I have noticed is occasionally, in "Real life", I have vision glitches like when the HMD looses tracking and the whole VR world glitch/slides in and out quickly by about 6 inches.
    Not sure if my brain is expecting it to happen, so manifests it itself!?
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,429 Volunteer Moderator
    edited February 12
    Recently I've been having 10-14 hour sessions at weekends.  (Last night I was in from 8AM till 10PM!)
    Breaking only for a quick bite to eat/toilet, and then straight back in.
    I do feel a little "thick headed" when finished, but it only last abut an hour.

    One thing I have noticed is occasionally, in "Real life", I have vision glitches like when the HMD looses tracking and the whole VR world glitch/slides in and out quickly by about 6 inches.
    Not sure if my brain is expecting it to happen, so manifests it itself!?
    I had the same experience after Playing Lone Echo for 3 hours straight. Experienced a strange glitch in my vision a few times, also felt a little bit weightless and wanted to grab surfaces to push myself off.

    Another strange side effect of a prolonged VR session is a sense that "real life" feels hyper-real, everything is a tad sharper and more 3dimensional for at least 30 minutes.
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  • bigmike20vtbigmike20vt Posts: 3,455 Valuable Player
    CrashFu said:
    10 hours in Elite Dangerous.   That was actually pretty normal for me at the beginning of last year;  I had just lost a job, gotten cheated out of unemployment benefits, and in the three months it took me to get hired anywhere else, pretty much all I did was play Elite Dangerous and watch Star Trek Voyager.  :neutral:

    And before you ask, no, I really didn't suffer any kind of fatigue from such long sessions.  Meanwhile if I play games on a regular computer monitor for three or four hours I usually end up with a migraine.
    similar to me (but without the job loss - glad you got yourself sorted on that front - .
    i have contemplated sleeping in VR, as some sort of experiment.... but not got around to it yet .


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  • GlaidrGlaidr Posts: 44
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    CrashFu said:
    10 hours in Elite Dangerous.   That was actually pretty normal for me at the beginning of last year;  I had just lost a job, gotten cheated out of unemployment benefits, and in the three months it took me to get hired anywhere else, pretty much all I did was play Elite Dangerous and watch Star Trek Voyager.  :neutral:

    And before you ask, no, I really didn't suffer any kind of fatigue from such long sessions.  Meanwhile if I play games on a regular computer monitor for three or four hours I usually end up with a migraine.
    similar to me (but without the job loss - glad you got yourself sorted on that front - .
    i have contemplated sleeping in VR, as some sort of experiment.... but not got around to it yet .


    Would you have anything running? i feel you would need to be careful with tracking. 

    Let us know how you get on!
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 4,999 Volunteer Moderator
    8 hours straight one comfort break. Epic mission with 4 air 2 air refuels in DCS. Was totally fooked afterwards but no vision probs and no headaches. Just drained after the flight :) loved every second.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,243 Power Poster
    edited February 12
    During the From Other Suns free weekend (and about 2 weeks after), I was enjoying 6+ hour sessions almost daily.

    I don't get to enjoy that kind of leisure time often, but it is Winter season and being indoors is all the rage. So I'm taking full advantage!
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  • SimonSays28SimonSays28 Posts: 576
    Neo
    edited February 13
    Almost 3 hours in No One Lives Forever 2, same with DoomBFG - and I have watched a few movies on Netflix in Big Screen. Most of the games that came with the Rift I tend to spend 25 to 45 minutes on at a time. I have put about 30 hours into my headset since I got it on Jan. 25th.

    I find that mostly I need to take a break from having the weight on my face when I am gaming - but if I am watching a movie in Big Screen I can go about 2 hours without any issue. As much as I love the gaming - especially the tactile stuff like Robo Recall or Virtual Rick-ality, I think Big Screen has been worth the price of admission for me. I love watching movies on a giant fake movie screen, it is just the best.

    I haven't really had any moments of nausea - at least I was expecting it to be more pronounced.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 5,327 Power Poster
    I can do 7 or 8 hours in Elite Dangerous without a problem. It's something I have to be careful about because of my diabetes because if I miss meals or injections I can get myself into all sorts of trouble. :o
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,040 Valuable Player
    I still split my gaming time between VR and monitor but Medium was the first time I got sucked into long sessions in the Rift, with a few lasting 4-5 hours. My only problem is whenever I spend so much time enjoying a single program... I get a bit of burn-out and then just want to do something else.
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  • CrashFuCrashFu Posts: 1,399 Poster of the Week
    CrashFu said:
    10 hours in Elite Dangerous.   That was actually pretty normal for me at the beginning of last year;  I had just lost a job, gotten cheated out of unemployment benefits, and in the three months it took me to get hired anywhere else, pretty much all I did was play Elite Dangerous and watch Star Trek Voyager.  :neutral:

    And before you ask, no, I really didn't suffer any kind of fatigue from such long sessions.  Meanwhile if I play games on a regular computer monitor for three or four hours I usually end up with a migraine.
    similar to me (but without the job loss - glad you got yourself sorted on that front - .
    i have contemplated sleeping in VR, as some sort of experiment.... but not got around to it yet .


    Trying to recall if I've ever accidentally fallen asleep with the Rift on or not...

    I don't think I would recommend doing that on purpose, just because you might end up resting your head in a way that puts strain on the device. Or your neck. :tongue:
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  • MagzireMagzire Posts: 13
    NerveGear
    edited February 15
    I can only play for 1 hour max before my eyes feel like there getting squeezed. Once I feel them starting to strain I will stop. I'm pretty sure we'll be blind in 10 years lol
  • johan.greyling.391johan.greyling.391 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    13 hours playing between beat saber and assetto corsa. Normally 2 hours AC and 1 Hour beat saber and so forth. I probably spend at least about 7 - 8 hours a day in VR. Would be lost without it now. Unfortunately live in a country where the crime rate is getting impossibly high now. So staying at home playing VR is awesome.  
  • johan.greyling.391johan.greyling.391 Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    edited November 7
    My question though. Has anybody become almost like addicted to the VR. I don't know it's almost as though i can't leave it for even one day. Even if I just play for at least 15 mins. Im oky. But haven't been able to not play a single day. But i suppose that comes with the danger level in  our country. 

  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 660
    Neo
    Probably 4-5 hours and I felt fine afterwards.
  • ohgrantohgrant Posts: 78
    Hiro Protagonist
     I've been gaming for years. Really since Pong for TV. I don't think I ever played more than 3 hours on the weekend until the last couple of weekends. I would say I spent 6 to 8 hours in the rift, gaming or watching 3D movies both weekends.  Got a few folks worried and or pissed at me. When asked what I want for Christmas, I only suggested a bedpan and someone to empty it and to be fed intravenously. No immersion breaking conversation for at least 3 days of my holiday break. I'm getting socks instead  
  • cyberealitycybereality Posts: 26,156 Oculus Staff
    edited November 7
    I think I spent like 3 hours straight in Chronos when Rift first came out. Also played a long session in Arktika.1, probably like 3 hours at well. But I usually try to keep the sessions to 1 hour or so and take a break as my eyes get tired.
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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 12,243 Power Poster
    edited November 7
    Edit: forgot I already responded to this thread lol
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  • RuneSR2RuneSR2 Posts: 900
    3Jane
    edited November 9
    Probably also about 3 hours, not because of eye strain, but I'm mostly standing and physical fatigue after playing intense games is a limiting factor - then I often sit and watch some short films on Oculus Video. Also I am using VR when the kids are sleeping, limiting how much time I've got available - my VR time window during weekends usually extends from 9 or 10 PM to 1 AM.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 4,040 Valuable Player
    I'm having a few long sessions in Fallout 4 lately, from 1 to 3 hours. Don't want to go longer than that... mainly because there are other things I should be doing, it's becoming a bit addictive.
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