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randomness by Tbone
[August 09, 2019, 01:31:34 pm]

No Man's Sky Beyond VR by Tbone
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No Man's Sky's VR Update Releasing for Free August 14th! by Tbone
[August 02, 2019, 01:26:46 pm]

SWTOR 5.10 Gearing by Tbone
[July 31, 2019, 02:04:45 pm]

Oculus Usernames by Tbone
[July 25, 2019, 07:56:30 pm]

OrbusVR by YuriVi
[July 08, 2019, 08:08:30 pm]

WALKOVR now LIVE by YuriVi
[June 18, 2019, 04:26:17 pm]

Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest Coming in a Matter of Weeks by Tbone
[May 18, 2019, 02:56:19 pm]

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Off Topic / Re: randomness
« on: August 09, 2019, 01:31:34 pm »
I got stung by a wasp for the first time today in lord knows how long.  Iíd say thatís pretty random and appropriate for the randomness thread!  Am I right or am I right?!
There were some flying around right outside my apartment and I was worried about that while carrying in groceries. My girlfriend also got stung by a wasp two weeks ago, but we were out hiking in the woods so maybe not quite as random!

VR Gaming / No Man's Sky Beyond VR
« on: August 09, 2019, 12:09:04 am »
Who else is jumping in this next week? I'm really interested to see how it runs in VR and the grouping capabilities. We would love to have more people join us! You can play pancake mode if you currently don't have VR.

No Man's Sky is On Sale!

If you already own No Man's Sky, a free DLC is releasing August 14th that enables full VR support. According to press previews, the game has been fully revamped for VR and it's not just a quick port.

No Man's Sky's original release was controversial, since many of its promised features never made it to the live game. Since then, however, Hello Games has been adding updates that improve the game. No Man's Sky Next update that released last year apparently brought the game into it's proper form, including a four-man multiplayer. This VR update, labelled "Beyond", also promises improvements to the online multiplayer aspect of the game.

I know me and a few others plan on jumping in starting August 14th, so find me on Steam if you want to join up for the space exploring in VR!

Non-VR Games / Re: SWTOR 5.10 Gearing
« on: July 31, 2019, 02:04:45 pm »
I paused my sub once I got the Rift S and have been doing more VR gaming. I'm not sure if Broin is still jumping in from time to time or not. There might be faster ways of getting this gear since when new gear comes out, they make getting the old gear easier.

VR Gaming / Re: Oculus Usernames
« on: July 25, 2019, 07:56:30 pm »
As far as I know Viveport is the Chinese storefront for the HTC Vive, so I wouldn't recommend that as a legit ecosystem. I'll try to stay logged in to Discord, so send me a ping when you're around! I just got back in town and have the weekend off.

VR Gaming / Re: Oculus Usernames
« on: July 18, 2019, 01:42:13 pm »
Heyo Everyone!  Been awhile since I've been on the boards or in game.  Hope the you all are doing well.   

Just ordered the Rift S today and should have it on Friday/Saturday.

Oculus Name: Bellthazor
Sweet! I've been playing the Rift S a lot since getting it. My girlfriend actually plays the Quest at the same time. We're both enjoying Beat Saber a lot - there's even a multiplayer mod for it. I played OrbusVR to max level but didn't have anyone to keep playing with. I've been doing SkyrimVR and am now on the expansions. I'm waiting for No Man's Sky in VR to come out, which is supposed to be sometime this summer. Rec Room has some good multiplayer games. VRChat is weird but worth exploring. I'd like to get back into Echo VR but need teammates!

VR Gaming / Re: OrbusVR
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:34:46 pm »
Since getting the Rift S I've been playing this again. They revamped it with the title OrbusVR: Reborn. It's available for the Rift and the Quest. I've got a level 24/30 Scoundrel, so I can help out anyone who wants to jump in. Let me know!

VR Gaming / Re: WALKOVR now LIVE
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:11:58 pm »
At this point I'm pretty wary of

1. VR Kickstarters

2. Any third party movement solution.

Tons of VR Kickstarters were fully funded and then never released or still waiting on a release. Meanwhile companies like Oculus and HTC went ahead and provided their own solutions (specifically with motion controllers). Omni-treadmills were popular for a while but never caught on.

If you're really interesting in something like this I would wait until they actually have it for sale and see how the VR community at large reacts to it. There are just SOOOO many smash and grab VR kickstarters...

I sold mine via Facebook Marketplace locally for $325, but that was last month before the Rift S had a release date. I'm not sure what they are selling for these days.

Oculus has opened up pre-orders for both the Rift S and the Quest. Each headset costs $399 and will ship May 21st. You can order from Amazon, Best Buy, Microsoft Store, and probably Oculus themselves.

Meanwhile Valve released details on their Index headset. It will cost $999 for the headset, controllers, and tracking stations.

Personally I've already put my order in for Rift S and Quest!

The Oculus Rift S is an upgrade to the original CV1. It has inside-out tracking, meaning that you don't need outside sensors. It also has an upgraded screen and a halo design for improved comfort. It will sell for $399 and is rumored to be coming out at the end of the month.

The Oculus Quest is a STAND ALONE headset that also has inside-out tracking and does not require a computer. It has a similar screen to the Rift S but lacks the halo design. It will also sell for $399 at the end of the month.

Both headsets also come with redesigned Touch controllers and Passthrough+, a technology that allows you to see your area even while the headset is still on.

Personally my plan is to get both headsets. There were be many games that are cross-buy, meaning that if you get it for one headset, you can play it on both. I've already sold my original Rift and will use that money to purchase the Rift S. My birthday is also at the end of the month so I'll probably use my birthday money to get the Quest. Since I go out of town for months at a time, the Quest is a perfect way to keep playing VR when I'm away from my computer!

While the Rift S is more of lateral upgrade than a 2.0, I feel the screen and not having to use sensors is worth the purchase - especially since my sold Rift will cover most of the cost. Anyone else plan on getting the Rift S or Quest?

General / Re: Hello Furious Angels
« on: January 28, 2019, 11:13:21 pm »
I've been looking forward to Nostos, crossing my fingers it'll be a good VR title.

Nostos link:
That looked very cool until I saw that servers will be capped at 20 players max. I guess it's more like a pretty VR Rust than an MMO.

Non-VR Games / Re: SWTOR 5.10 Gearing
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:56:53 pm »
Also I should note that 258 weapons have not been released yet.

Non-VR Games / SWTOR 5.10 Gearing
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:42:13 pm »
We jumped back into SWTOR again. This is a quick and dirty guide for gearing end-game. This is mostly for Broin since he probably needs the help! =P

Best gear in the game is 252 and 258 gear (Ossus gear). The command crate system isn't that helpful for this gear, though I imagine when they release future gear this gear will get thrown into the crate system. You need to focus on...

1. Ossus Reputation
2. Masterwork Crystals
3. Unassembled Components

Ossus Reputation

You need this because there is reputation requirements for all the best gear in the game. You'll need Hero and Legend rank for the best.

Do the dailies on Ossus (heroics as well). After about three days you'll have maxed your reputation for the week (2500). You can keep going if you want and get a reserve of reputation tokens or you can start focusing on other weekly tasks. Pretty simple. The last tier (Legend) takes three weeks to get after you reach Hero. Don't skip a week.

Masterwork Crystals

You need these to buy the gear. I actually suggest saving Masterwork Crystals for 258 gear UNLESS you're having trouble randomly getting the last few pieces of the 252 set.

You get one crystal from the Ossus world boss weekly. Do the Ossus world bosses each week.

You get one crystal from a random Ossus weekly (either PvP or PvE). Last two weeks have been complete four master flashpoints. Do this each week.

You can get 1-2 additional Masterwork Crystals by trading in Unassembled Components to a vendor. The first one of the week costs 500. The second one costs 1000.

The max number of Masterwork Crystals you can get each week is 4. Your goal should be to try and get 4 Masterwork Crystals a week.

Unassembled Components

As I just mentioned, these are used to buy Masterwork Crystals. You get these by dissembling gear in the Command Crate window and by doing various dailies and weeklies. The quickest way to get Unassembled Components is by doing PvP. Warzones will be the easiest to get. I've found ranked arenas to be significantly harder, but I just started trying them. In between queue pops or when you need a break, you can grind command xp for the boxes (I'd mention the method of doing this, but the event ends on the 15th and then I'll have to figure out what to do from there).


The week resets on Tuesday morning. Each week start by completing the Ossus Dailies/Weeklies. One of these weeklies will give you an 252 Artifact Lockbox. Try to get most of your 252 gear from these boxes and then upgrade them with your Masterwork Crystals. There is a RARE chance of 252 artifact boxes dropping from command crates as well, though I'm hearing that's close to a 1/600 chance based on user testing. Do this every day until you hit the reputation cap.

When you finish Ossus dailies, do PvP dailies/weeklies. Look for missions that don't just give command XP but also give unassembled components. Ideally you should be farming 1500 unassembled components a week, but at least do the first 500 to turn in.

That's basically it. If you miss the reputation cap or don't turn in any unassembled components for a week, you put yourself a week behind on gear progression. Save your Masterwork Crystals for 258 gear or until you have no other gear to upgrade to 258 and need to buy a specific 252 piece to continue. Note that the weekly 252 lockbox will give you 125 unassembled components if you disassemble a duplicate, so getting 4 crystals a week becomes a little easier as you get more 252 gear.

General / Re: Hello Furious Angels
« on: January 07, 2019, 06:20:36 pm »
Hey man! We've been playing Rocket League and SWTOR lately. I've been playing VR titles more solo, but I'm looking for people to play Echo Combat with!

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