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Just bought a Rift (super excited!), any idea how long it'll take to get to me (UK)? =)

Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
Brain Burst
Hi all! Newbie here. 

After trying out my boyfriend's Rift I decided to take the plunge and get myself one. I've got everything ordered that I can see myself needing (active cable extensions, stand to keep it safe, wall mounts, etc.), and it's all due to arrive this Saturday, however the main thing I'm obviously waiting for is the Rift itself! I placed my order yesterday and ordered an additional sensor today, so does anyone know approximately how long they will take to arrive to my address here in the UK? 

Thanks in advance for any replies! 
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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    edited February 2019
    They are shipped from the Netherlands, 3 days max usually. The delivery is fast.

    Although keep an eye out for the delivery man and make sure someone is home, UPS can be annoying and not even ring the bell, then just leave you a card.

    And welcome to the forum and VR in general :)
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  • SkScotcheggSkScotchegg Posts: 1,328
    Project 2501
    Just in case you didn't know mate you can buy Rift retail at GAME in the UK.
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  • OmegaM4NOmegaM4N Posts: 772
    3Jane
    Good things come to those who wait. ;)
  • Techy111Techy111 Posts: 6,735 Volunteer Moderator
    And Amazon, same day delivery if a prime member lol just while we wait what are your computer specs?  :)
    A PC with lots of gadgets inside and a thing to see in 3D that you put on your head.

  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    They are shipped from the Netherlands, 3 days max usually. The delivery is fast.

    Although keep an eye out for the delivery man and make sure someone is home, UPS can be annoying and not even ring the bell, then just leave you a card.

    And welcome to the forum and VR in general :)
    That's awesome to hear! Thanks for the info! I've got some time off work so my schedule is pretty free, I'll be sure to keep an eye out! I've had the kind of experience with UPS as you describe before. Ha ha. 

    Many thanks for the warm welcome! =)
  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    Just in case you didn't know mate you can buy Rift retail at GAME in the UK.
    I checked all the retailers in the UK and unfortunately none of them had one in stock, aside from Amazon who were overcharging anyway. =( Hence why I had to order directly. 
  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    edited February 2019
    Techy111 said:
    And Amazon, same day delivery if a prime member lol just while we wait what are your computer specs?  :)
    As I said above, Amazon were overcharging unfortunately. =( They marked the price up by around 30 quid. I'd rather wait and put that money towards something else. =P 

    Currently running a bit of a mixed rig. CPU is an FX-8350 (Bought it back when Piledriver was first released. Hadn't had the chance to upgrade since.) Other than that I've got a GTX1060 6gb, couple of SSD's and 16gb DDR3 1600mhz. Few other bits and pieces too, but that's the main components. The GPU is the newest thing on my rig to be honest. Ha ha. I could sorely use an upgrade at some point this year I think. Though I meet the recommended requirements for VR I believe, so it's not all bad. =)
  • GreymanGreyman Posts: 1,321
    Wintermute
    i had a replacement Rift sent out to me, by Oculus, a few months ago and IIRC it only took a couple of days, so your new one shouldn't be too much longer. 
  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    Greyman said:
    i had a replacement Rift sent out to me, by Oculus, a few months ago and IIRC it only took a couple of days, so your new one shouldn't be too much longer. 
    Sorry for the late reply! 

    Well it's good to know that the replacement service is fast. =) 

    Turns out my Rift is arriving on Monday anyway, woo! So hyped. =D
  • RedRizlaRedRizla Posts: 7,016 Valuable Player
    I've heard that UPS sometimes leave parcels on the roof of your house. I hope you've got a long enough ladder to check the roof if it's nowhere else to be seen. If you are in just make sure you get to the door within 10 seconds or it could be up there on the roof.
  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,708 Volunteer Moderator

    I ordered a replacement TomTom watch strap before Christmas, UPS then gave me a deliver later than the website's 2 day estimate... so I used UPS's redirect facility to deliver it to a UPS point near where I would be on that day.

    But then they attempted delivery at the original address... which delayed it for 2 more days cos I wasn't there... then attempted delivery to the redirected address, which luckily I was still at... but it was Christmas Eve by then and that UPS point closed early, so the delivery failed and was sent back to TomTom.

    It took TomTom 9 weeks to refund me so I can re-order (they wouldn't resend the strap).

    So then I made sure I was home all day. Went to the back of the house for 10 minutes to tidy away the hose after washing the car at the front, then get a text to 'say sorry you weren't available, parcel taken to nearest UPS point'.


    Anyway sorry for the rant and thankyou for listening.

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  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    RedRizla said:
    I've heard that UPS sometimes leave parcels on the roof of your house. I hope you've got a long enough ladder to check the roof if it's nowhere else to be seen. If you are in just make sure you get to the door within 10 seconds or it could be up there on the roof.
    Ha ha, I think I know the video/news article you're talking about. XD Well I've got some roofing ladders in the garage, so worst case scenario I suppose I could use those. Lol. 

    Seriously though, I'm going to make sure I'm in all day on Monday, there's no way no lazy UPS delivery driver is going to screw me out of my VR experience! Mwu ha ha. =P 
  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst

    I ordered a replacement TomTom watch strap before Christmas, UPS then gave me a deliver later than the website's 2 day estimate... so I used UPS's redirect facility to deliver it to a UPS point near where I would be on that day.

    But then they attempted delivery at the original address... which delayed it for 2 more days cos I wasn't there... then attempted delivery to the redirected address, which luckily I was still at... but it was Christmas Eve by then and that UPS point closed early, so the delivery failed and was sent back to TomTom.

    It took TomTom 9 weeks to refund me so I can re-order (they wouldn't resend the strap).

    So then I made sure I was home all day. Went to the back of the house for 10 minutes to tidy away the hose after washing the car at the front, then get a text to 'say sorry you weren't available, parcel taken to nearest UPS point'.


    Anyway sorry for the rant and thankyou for listening.

    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that? To be honest though I'm not surprised. Once upon a time I used to work in a UPS distribution depot here in the UK, and some of the practices and overall lack of concern for the customer that I saw there were astonishing to say the least. Given the choice I will NEVER ship or receive mail via UPS ever again. Absolutely terrible company through and through. =/  
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,483 Valuable Player
    Yodel are the worst, if you're not in they sign for it themselves and leave it on your doorstep...at least the roof is a bit more secure lol

    The best of the lot though are DPD, they have GPS trackers on their vans so you can check where they are and they never dump stuff if you're not in.
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  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    snowdog said:
    Yodel are the worst, if you're not in they sign for it themselves and leave it on your doorstep...at least the roof is a bit more secure lol

    The best of the lot though are DPD, they have GPS trackers on their vans so you can check where they are and they never dump stuff if you're not in.
    I wholeheartedly agree on the DPD front. Best parcel service going. I've never once had a bad experience with them, their tracking is second to none. =D 

    Can't say I've ever had a parcel from Yodel though in all honesty? Sounds like a crappy practice to sign and leave parcels like that? 
  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,483 Valuable Player
    Yup, they do it because they only get paid per delivery, UPS are probably the same going by them dumping stuff too.
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,708 Volunteer Moderator

    Welcome to the forum by the way @Meta-xx , I'm sure you'll have no problems with your delivery :)

    By the way, you've probably read plenty of reviews on the Rift already but if not and you're interested, I'll offer up mine, written way back when. Well, it may help pass the time while you're waiting for the magic to begin!

    https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/comment/370449#Comment_370449

    I'll be curious to know what your views are when you've had a play.

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  • LZoltowskiLZoltowski Posts: 6,774 Volunteer Moderator
    @DaftnDirect how time flies.

    Here was my review from way back when, told through the art form that is animated gif memes.
    https://forums.oculusvr.com/community/discussion/40040/well-finally-my-rift-review-you-will-not-believe-what-happened-next-contains-flashing-images
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,708 Volunteer Moderator

    @LZoltowski yeah doesn't it... nearly 3 years, and a big price drop :)

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  • KlodsBrikKlodsBrik Posts: 1,201
    Wintermute
    As a newcomer, im surprised as well with how time goes by.
     Feels like yesterday I got my rift, but its still 14-15 months.

    What a great insight on how rift felt back when it just got released @DaftnDirect
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  • DaftnDirectDaftnDirect Posts: 5,708 Volunteer Moderator
    was surprise how long ago that was @KlodsBrik
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,483 Valuable Player
    Time has been a bit odd for the last 30 years or so imo. Probably aliens fucking with us I reckon.
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  • Meta-xxMeta-xx Posts: 28
    Brain Burst
    Just thought I'd drop a quick update. =) 

    Rift arrived early yesterday morning and my third sensor arrived a few hours ago. So far I'm loving it! Totally different experience to playing on a flat monitor. Truly incredible. My only gripe thus far is that as I wear glasses getting everything in focus is kind of a hassle, and even still I can't get it quite focused properly. I think my IPD is higher than that of the rift (and yes, I have adjusted the IPD of the lenses before anyone asks. =P). But, that being said, I'm thoroughly loving the experience! Now I just need to save up the cash for a few decent games. XD 

    In the meantime if anyone has any suggestions on what to do next I'm all ears? =)
  • A.ForceA.Force Posts: 86
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    If you don't have money to spend at the moment, there are plenty of cool free experiences to try out!

    I strongly recommend Lost, Invasion and Crow for some cinematic experiences (Crow is super cool, about 20 minutes high quality animation).

    Game wise, i assume you have tried robo recall which comes free with the rift? Also check out Aircar and ISS for some free cool scifi-ish experiences.

    Theres probably more!
  • CGH001CGH001 Posts: 37
    Brain Burst
    It took me a few weeks to get used to my rift and how to use it properly (recentering etc). I've had it 17 months now and it's still great.

    I wear glasses for everyday stuff and reading glasses when I'm on my PC/laptop but strangely enough. I don't need to wear them in the rift - weird eh!

    Assetto Corsa and Project Cars are good for racing games, DCS for flight sims, Elite Dangerous for space stuff (with Voice Attack and HCS voice packs), Skyrim for RPG stuff and Serious Sam 3 VR BFE for FPS. There's lots of good free stuff too and Aircar is one that I still load up now as it's a good way to show off the Rift and still feels good.

    I do struggle to maintain interest in flat screen games now though!

    Happy Rifting!
  • sford52sford52 Posts: 179
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    Google earth is a lot of fun and the price is right.
    I'm a huge fan of Lone Echo, but it's expensive.
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,483 Valuable Player
    The best VR games (imo) are flight sims, driving sims and horror games.

    Dreadhalls will have you filling your trousers lol, and it's pretty cheap to buy too. Alien Isolation is almost always on offer on Steam and there's a free VR mod so that you can play it in VR. This will also have you filling your trousers. Those two games are the two scariest games available so far but other awesome scary games and experiences (in no particular order) include:

    Face Your Fears (free on Oculus Store)
    Exorcist: Legion
    Paranormal Activity Lost Souls
    Vive Nights At Freddy's (free from here: https://dielji.itch.io/vive-nights-at-freddys-a-vr-fan-remake)
    Affected The Manor
    The Visitor (free on Steam)
    Narcosis
    Duck Season
    Escape Bloody Mary
    Emily Wants To Play
    Boogeyman
    Boogeyman 2
    Dead Secret
    Dead Secret Circle
    Don't Knock Twice
    Arizona Sunshine (not really scary but things can get a bit hairy in places lol)
    Wilson's Heart

    For flight, space and driving sims:

    War Thunder (free on Steam)
    DCS World (free on Steam)
    IL-2 Sturmovic
    Elite Dangerous (often on sale for 75% off lately)
    DiRT Rally
    Project CARS 2
    Assetto Corsa
    Euro Truck Simulator 2
    American Truck Simulator

    I'd recommend you get a steering wheel controller and a HOTAS for those games above for the best experience.

    Free games that you might have missed:

    Lucky's Tale
    Farlands
    Dead & Buried
    Herobound Spirit Champion

    Free experiences that you might have missed:

    Google Earth VR
    Night Cafe
    Medium
    Quill
    1943 Berlin Blitz
    Anne Franks House VR
    Nefertari Journey To Eternity
    Aircar
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  • snowdogsnowdog Posts: 7,483 Valuable Player
    Alien Isolation and all DLC is now available on sale on the Humble Bundle site for £8.74 if you want to pick it up:

    https://www.humblebundle.com/store/alien-isolation-the-collection

    Just make sure you have clean underwear handy to change into before you start playing! :D
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  • GreymanGreyman Posts: 1,321
    Wintermute
    If you have plenty of room and no expensive chandeliers, I'd definitely give Beat Saber a go.  

    Maybe check out out the countless videos on YT to get an idea of what it's all about

    as for the clarity of the image, the position of the headset on your head can make a big difference, so make sure you have it correctly positioned.  Maybe move it around a little to see where the image is at its clearest
  • ElusiveMarlinElusiveMarlin Posts: 293
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    edited March 2019
    Agree with @Greyman on visual clarity.

    A lot of people fail to position the HMD correctly when first using it.  Ensure the "triangle" on the back of the strap is placed as low as comfortably possible at the back of your head. 
    Don't forget the HMD pivots vertically at the side of your eyes and that has a great difference to clarity for me, so you have to fiddle with it a bit to get the best clarity.

    Also the Fresnel lenses only have a "sweet spot" in the center and it graduates out the clarity the further away from the center you look.

    There are also Prescription lenses that you can get for the RIFT, (www.widmovr.com/), so you do not have to wear glasses.  A friend of mine bought some recently, and he says it has made a "World of difference" to his enjoyment of the RIFT.

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