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CEngelbrecht
09-14-2015, 11:37 PM
I can't help but think that this game could be the perfect implementation of virtual reality. You got the Oculus Rift (https://www.oculus.com/en-us/) retail version currently listed at Q1 2016, the Virtuix (http://www.virtuix.com/) gaming treadmill is on the way, and they're talking about haptic suits, e.g. the Teslasuit (http://www.virtuix.com/). If you're suddenly capable of walking or running across the battefields, raising your rifle and shoot on command ... I'd risk never leave the house.

http://www.tumotech.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/prior-vr3.png (http://www.tumotech.com/2014/03/16/why-you-should-be-excited-about-virtual-technology/)

No affiliation, just excitement.

rebeldestroyer
09-15-2015, 12:40 AM
this would be amazing but since its kind of cutting edge VR technology it would cost around $1000 to get all of it and set it up

Rithal
09-15-2015, 03:11 AM
Sounds cool but personally I prefer playing my videogames from the comfort of my rolly-chair XD

rebeldestroyer
09-15-2015, 04:18 AM
Sounds cool but personally I prefer playing my videogames from the comfort of my rolly-chair XD
same here rithal. Plus you cant enjoy a beverage while your in VR

CEngelbrecht
09-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Plus you cant enjoy a beverage while your in VR

There're ways around that:

http://www.kentmotocross.co.uk/sc_images/products/675_large_image.jpg

Mi'kmaq
09-15-2015, 10:27 PM
Meh, no point. I doubt 99% of people own equipment like that. Pretty useless imo

Rithal
09-15-2015, 11:13 PM
There're ways around that

I used to own one of those back when I was one of those dweebs who spent all of his money on airsoft gear and went to semi-realism airsoft events on the weekends! XD Just saying that now hurts deep down. :P

I do agree with Mi'Kmaq. Most people won't spend own all the gear necessary to put it to good use and it also seems like one of those novelty things. Like, you want to say that you can walk in your house and your character walks in game because.... thats just awesome... But then once you actually have to turn your head to look around and walk and run and such... it will get pretty tiring and you will be at an obvious disadvantage when compared to your lazy "rolly-chair" counterparts.

CEngelbrecht
09-16-2015, 06:50 AM
I do agree with Mi'Kmaq. Most people won't spend own all the gear necessary to put it to good use and it also seems like one of those novelty things. Like, you want to say that you can walk in your house and your character walks in game because.... thats just awesome... But then once you actually have to turn your head to look around and walk and run and such... it will get pretty tiring and you will be at an obvious disadvantage when compared to your lazy "rolly-chair" counterparts.

I think the point is that they've solved this with the Rift. That you can move your head independent of your WASD-movement (either by keyboard, keypad or even some treadmill solution like above). At least that's what I'm hoping for. There shouldn't be any restrictions on playing the same 3D FPS "standard" on a 2D monitor and using VR goggles. The only difference is feeling like you're actually there, 'cause you can look over your shoulder while you're marching or what ever. I wouldn't mind spending the equivalent of a new monitor for that (for the Rift, anyway). I really hope the Rift'll work. I feel a threshold coming on, like back when Doom came out.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ignn19Ajvs

Skipper
09-16-2015, 09:46 AM
I am playing Arma 3 and yes mostly on long marches over fields I use the advantage of the free look cause you don't have to strafe left or right but can continue on in the same direction while watching out for enemy movement.

But I also think that VR .. .as cool as it is ... only works for games where you allready sit or don't turn yourself that much. Like all the showcases where you ride in a rollercoaster and your brain tells you to lean forward or else you won't compensate the G-Forces. I wouldn't stand more than 20 minutes in such a thing.

SemajRednaxela
02-24-2016, 12:34 PM
https://www.oculus.com/en-us/gear-vr/

These are only $99 and I'd imagine would make WoR monumentally imersive. And the official rift headsets aren't too expensive either.

William F. Randolph
02-24-2016, 01:00 PM
If it's cheap and easy to implement I don't see why not but I'd rather have a functioning game sooner than wait longer because of a function nearly nobody will use.

A. P. Hill
02-24-2016, 01:20 PM
I would rather play in one of these. (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodeck) ;)

crazychester1247
02-24-2016, 01:29 PM
Well at least another trek fan's playing this game.