Media PC: i5 9400f, GTX 1060 6gb, 32GB RAM
Phone: iPhone 8
Jan 1st, 2021 12:57 pm
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Jan 1st, 2021 2:05 pm
I don't have FB, Instagram or other social media services. I had Twitter to use for entering contests but that got locked and I have not seen a need to get it unlocked. I don't see why I would need a Facebook account to use something not directly connected to that service. My Go headset doesn't need an account. They should have left the Quest 2 without that requirement as well but I guess they want to sell ads and your data and keep tabs on what you are viewing. Its like buying a car but you can only put 1 company's gasoline into it. And I'm not alone. Many people on the Reddit VR forums are also not going to buy a Quest 2 for the same reason. There are more options coming out later this year anyway...
Jan 1st, 2021 2:52 pm
capogalo wrote: ↑ The Facebook is a poor excuse, most people have Facebook and if you have privacy concerns about it, you shouldn't be sharing personal private stuff on Facebook, if you bought an oculus whatever, facebook without login already has all your contact information and if you use WhatsApp (owned by Facebook) well it already has all your contacts and messages, so that's that, adding that by 2023 the rift s will be more than dead with new headsets coming from everywhere, even worse if its being discontinued next year.
These are gross misunderstandings of the privacy concerns over Facebook. If you don't care one bit about privacy, sure go for a Quest 2. But all of this finger pointing at other law abiding services is like lumping petty theft and murder together.
Jan 1st, 2021 3:36 pm
I owned both the Quest 1 and Quest 2 (my friend owns the Rift S I have access to) and I can confidently say that the Quest 2 has MASSIVE improvements in wireless (and wired) connectivity over the Quest 1. After a lot of testing with a high end router set up and settings tweaking with ALVR I could definitely see people playing competitively in beat saber although I would not recommend it over playing natively on the Quest. Even though the latency is minimal with some tweaks nothing compares to natively on the Quest 2 because at a high level every little bit counts and playing wireless PCVR beat saber WILL overall very likely cause a hiccup every once in a while.Firebolt wrote: ↑ Everyone that's says quest 2 virtual desktop and link has no downside vs rift s play either non intensive games or are fairly casual.
I bought the original quest 1 pretty much mainly for beat saber and have played custom songs on native quest beat saber as well as pcvr through link. I can say there is absolutely no way you can climb leader boards with link bandwidth limitations killing tracking and overall game stutter. I am playing with a 3060ti and still the system does not handle well with mods. This is already with direct usb c output from my motherboard so it should be the fastest possible. I would not even imagine trying wireless.
Picked up a 2nd hand vive recently because I wanted base stations and even with the horrid screen compared and required wires, the tracking experience and no in game stutter is infinitely better. Just need to get used to the heavy controllers now.
In casual slow games like phasmophobia, I would have no issue playing on the quest through link or wireless. But if you actually want to be competitive I cannot recommend the quest if you want to use pcvr. Quest version of games is another story. Quest would still be the one I recommend to any 1st time vr buyers esp since gaming pc requirements are removed so entry point much lower. However, everyone in the thread making it seem that the rift s is completely irrelevant because of the quest 2 has probably not experienced enough issues.
This gentleman is correct, while I love the Quest 2 if I had any other option for what it does I would have bought that instead. Facebook is a very real problem and it being forced here deserves its own mention.PharaohsVizier wrote: ↑ These are gross misunderstandings of the privacy concerns over Facebook. If you don't care one bit about privacy, sure go for a Quest 2. But all of this finger pointing at other law abiding services is like lumping petty theft and murder together.
Don't buy Oculus products if you can help it, even if you ignore all of the privacy issues, the fact that Facebook is jamming their accounts down Oculus owners' throats shouldn't be taken lying down.
Jan 1st, 2021 4:36 pm
So you like the game but just not in VR?
Jan 1st, 2021 6:12 pm
Jan 1st, 2021 6:35 pm
I think both serve different audiences with the Quest 2 being a bit more flexible option. I chose Quest 2 based on the flexibility at the sacrifice of tiny bit more video latency for PCVR.randomkidx wrote: ↑ Read through the thread and all I can see is there are some super stubborn mofos on here who have their mind set on rift s vs quest 2.
Big ass posts from people saying quest 2 is better, yet people still gravitating towards rift????
The general consensus on the internet seems the quest > rift
I don’t get people sometimes lmfao....why even come to this thread if your minds set and you don’t want it changed.
This thread was helpful for me, I’ll buy a quest 2 off kijiji when it’s cheap enough. Before this thread I almost bought a rift s off kijiji.
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I won't be playing it outside of a tethered PC so I guess you will have to evaluate your own use case
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Jan 2nd, 2021 9:28 pm
I tried that on an Oculus Rift S. The picture clarity is not good compare to a real monitor + a lot more eyes strain + the added input lag (the moment you hit a button to the moment that your action is reflected on the screen). The good thing is you can set what ever custom resolution and have it 16:9 21:9 32:9 and have the screen very close or far to your eyes and have it flat or curved …. , it's definitely a new and fun experience but I would still stick to a real monitor as much as I can and use VR for only VR stuff. But to be fair tho I only tried it when I was sitting not lying on the bed, maybe it would be more comfortable and more fun when you're lying and maybe I will try it out, idk.....
Jan 2nd, 2021 9:45 pm
Why? You getting vr sickness? If so you'll get over it after a week or so, if it's because you're scared well.......
Jan 2nd, 2021 10:12 pm
Phasmophobia is a game that was fun for a few hours for me but then it's basically "solved" and you can play it perfectly and all the spookiness is gone. For me, the VR added nothing, but maybe it's because I already had played the base game for 5-6 hours and I knew all the mechanics. It works fine though.Thundercloud wrote: ↑ Just to add to the discussion, Eleven Table Tennis is a fast pace Table Tennis sim where accurate tracking is super important. The dev has recently reiterated that playing the Steam version of the game on Quest / Quest 2 will result in a poor tracking experience and recommends people to play the native Oculus version instead for those headsets.
So you like the game but just not in VR?
Jan 3rd, 2021 12:47 am