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Has everyone calmed down now?? :)

steveoz32
Level 5
I've been away from the forum for a week or so.

Granted I had issues when my order was messed up and I wasn't getting a response a couple of days from the pre order day but I ended up calming down πŸ™‚

Got a little bored of seeing the USD price threads, moaning about price threads, will my PC run it threads etc appearing over and over and over!

So how is everyone feeling about their orders and or the release now? Everyone happy bunnies again? And are you excited yet?

The excitement has worn off for me now, but it's nice thinking that the time will soon come around and I will have a little surprise later this year to look forward to πŸ™‚

I'm hoping the CV1 will work with some of the old apps though such as Virtual Desktop. That was one of my favourite apps.
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snowdog
Level 15
I've always been calm about these things. I was expecting the Rift to launch at $499 but was also expecting those of us unlucky enough to be living in the UK to pay Β£499. So here in the UK it's priced where I thought it would be lol

I tend to have around 500 quid to spare every 6 months or so, in November last year I built the first part of my VR PC for around Β£700 (Intel i7 6700K, Asus Maximus Ranger VIII motherboard, 16GB of DDR4 plus case, SSD, power supply etc). In May-July I'm going to be getting a meaty GPU (either a Pascal or Polaris) and then in November this year I'm going to be getting either a Rift or a Vive, with the Rift being more likely at the moment.

I've been waiting for VR gaming goodness for 30 years or so. These days are good days to be alive! πŸ˜„
"This you have to understand. There's only one way to hurt a man who's lost everything. Give him back something broken."

Thomas Covenant, Unbeliever

cdmoore74
Level 4
Noticed that the majority of whiners regarding price and PC requirements left the forums. While I understand the sticker shock I don't see how people could complain about the PC requirements. Oculus released requirements months ago and I've used that template to upgrade my computer last November. People had nothing else better to do but complain.

Trytiped
Level 5
I'm prob a little too excited literally all I ever do when i get on my phone is read up on more information about the Oculus rift. I was upset with all the complainers not the price tag. I believe the Rift is worth every single penny spent and I really cant freaking wait tell I get one, my Gear vr isnt going to hold me off long enough lol

onefang
Level 3
I can understand the laptop people whining. A large part of the audience for my own virtual world stuff prefers to use whatever cheap student or business laptop they happen to have available. Now most so called gamer laptops are under specced for Rift. Despite the fact that they worked fine prior to SDK 0.7. That can be most upsetting if that's what you just paid a lot of money for.

I can still understand the aussies complaints about the shipping charges, coz I gotta pay them to, being an aussie myself. lol

The aussie tax and actual base cost for the CV1 I figured out, and I'm happy with those now. I'm even hedging my bets and keeping my CV1 money in Euros, not knowing if Oculus will charge me the US$ they have on the order, or the AU$ we prefer to use here in AU, but suspecting both are likely to go down v Euro in the next few months.

I can't speak for the Canadians or Europeans, except that they seemed to have gotten off lighter than me. 😜

I've calmed down a bit, wasn't worried about laptops personally, and now have a few months of waiting on my hands. I'm supposed to be handing this DK2 back to my client, but they haven't told me where to send it yet. Soooo, like many, idle hands, .... waiting for CV1 to actually drop, .... too many questions, not enough answers, ... well you all see the results in these busy forums.

Arock387
Level 7
Meh, I have been positive through the whole thing. Although I realize $600 is a bit of money I honestly didn't bat an eye. Why? you're probably not asking, well I'll tell you anyway. Because I want to be there for this Virtual Reality launch. Ive been gaming and into technology since I could pick up a controller (and beat Mario by age 3). I'm not worried about it not launching with the Oculus controllers. It will come later and I will probably be in line and ordered as soon as we can.

The ONLY thing I'm worried about is support. I know I'm going to love it even though its not perfected. I just pray there are plenty of great experiences with it.

smilertoo
Level 4
once the early development games are out the VR game market is going to dry up until 2017, good old chicken and egg situation.

notsram
Level 9
I was always pretty calm too. Like Snowdog above, I was expecting a UK price of Β£499. Hoping for less, but I'd been anticipating Β£500 for weeks, so placed my order. I've found the experience so far to be more frustrating than annoying. We're queueing up to pay Oculus a large amount of money and they really could have handled the launch better. Still, hindsight is a great thing!

I'm just hoping we get confirmation fairly soon of when our individual orders are likely to ship...

whoa182
Level 8
I had already assumed it was going to be around Β£500 anyway, so I had all the money already saved and had no problem with the price. πŸ™‚
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 3700X RAM: 16 GB Corsair GFX: Nvidia RTX 2070 Super SSD: Samsung 1TB 860 EVO HMD: Rift CV1 & Quest 2.

Mradr
Level 13
"notsram" wrote:
I was always pretty calm too. Like Snowdog above, I was expecting a UK price of Β£499. Hoping for less, but I'd been anticipating Β£500 for weeks, so placed my order. I've found the experience so far to be more frustrating than annoying. We're queueing up to pay Oculus a large amount of money and they really could have handled the launch better. Still, hindsight is a great thing!

I'm just hoping we get confirmation fairly soon of when our individual orders are likely to ship...

How so? Samsung and Apple also have this same issue on release day with their servers going down πŸ˜‰ too many people = long line is all I am going to say ~