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VR in MMO is about to fail, or about to succeed.

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  • GaendricGaendric Member UncommonPosts: 618

    Agree to above, for now VR is not really VR. 

    It's just a buzzword used to sell gimmicky stuff.

     

    But it's good that constant progress is being made. One day (far in the future) we will get there.

  • Flyte27Flyte27 Member RarePosts: 4,574
    I watched a show about dreaming on PBS the other day.  Some people have actually studied dreaming in depth though they still don't know very much about it.  Dreaming is like a virtual reality to teach you without real danger.  Now imagine if they could somehow control your dreams to an extent with a device.  You wouldn't need a TV, controller, or head device.  When you dream it's like reality.  This would be even scarier then things like Oculus Rift, but it would also be cool as it likely wouldn't cost much money.  You might just need something the size of your fingernail or smaller attached to part of your body.
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,910
    Originally posted by Flyte27
    I watched a show about dreaming on PBS the other day.  Some people have actually studied dreaming in depth though they still don't know very much about it.  Dreaming is like a virtual reality to teach you without real danger.  Now imagine if they could somehow control your dreams to an extent with a device.  You wouldn't need a TV, controller, or head device.  When you dream it's like reality.  This would be even scarier then things like Oculus Rift, but it would also be cool as it likely wouldn't cost much money.  You might just need something the size of your fingernail or smaller attached to part of your body.

    It's never been possible to determine if anyone died as a result of having a heart attack while experiencing a particularly stressful dream. Theoretically, you always wake up when things get too epic, but then again, only those that woke up are around to testify... image

     

    I'd steer clear of dream-state VR, that's a bit TOO immersive for me, lol

  • bliss14bliss14 Member UncommonPosts: 576
    Originally posted by Phry
    VR i think will probably do well for certain types of games, first person shooters for one, but, i don't think it will have a huge impact on games, some people, myself among them, just prefer to use a monitor. Its a device that will probably fill a niche market, but i don't see it having broad appeal, and i doubt that the units will be all that cheap, so a question of affordability is also a factor.image

    Quake in VR would be sooooo cool.  I try not to think about it too much, as I'd be changing my pants all the time.

  • Flyte27Flyte27 Member RarePosts: 4,574
    Originally posted by Flyte27
    I watched a show about dreaming on PBS the other day.  Some people have actually studied dreaming in depth though they still don't know very much about it.  Dreaming is like a virtual reality to teach you without real danger.  Now imagine if they could somehow control your dreams to an extent with a device.  You wouldn't need a TV, controller, or head device.  When you dream it's like reality.  This would be even scarier then things like Oculus Rift, but it would also be cool as it likely wouldn't cost much money.  You might just need something the size of your fingernail or smaller attached to part of your body.

    True, but it would be real VR and it's all already in our brains.  :)

  • FermianFermian Member UncommonPosts: 28

    When they release a model with the size of normal glasses. When the image is connected to eye instead of head movement.

    It will succeed.

  • aesperusaesperus Member UncommonPosts: 5,135
    Originally posted by Kiyoris

    Will Virtual Reality faill or succeed.

    Vote pls.

    Thank you.

    I don't think it'll stick, tbh. Though it has improved by quite a lot since the last attempt.

    VR essentially shares the same problem as 3d. As long as you have to attach some appliance (goggles, glasses, etc.) to your face, it's just not a great experience for a long period of time.

    In short bursts it's really cool. But could you imagine using that for months? The novelty wears off quick.

    Furthermore, just like 3d VR is another layer in how you create. And, like 3d, very few people are actually utilizing it to enhance. Which reinforces the gimmick part of it. VR can be used to make things more immersive, but it can also be an excuse to throw a bunch of crap at the screen.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Member CommonPosts: 10,910

    I think VR in gaming is something that is not only going to be successful, it's going to be successful soon.  The only real obstacle has been the hardware.  Now that the hardware is getting to the point that it's not going to be much more expensive than a really good monitor, it seems like it'll happen sooner rather than later.

     

    I don't think there's going to be too many applications beyond gaming though, not until there is another exponential jump in hardware capabilities.  For instance, wireless headsets that not only do virtual reality but enhanced reality.  Possibly even contacts or something.  Basically something where people aren't tied to their desk to get their dose of VR/ER.

     

    I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.

  • DullahanDullahan Member EpicPosts: 4,516
    Originally posted by Fermian

    When they release a model with the size of normal glasses. When the image is connected to eye instead of head movement.

    It will succeed.

    what about people with lazy eyes.  joking


  • EpicJohnsonEpicJohnson Member UncommonPosts: 83

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  • dave6660dave6660 Member UncommonPosts: 2,695
    Originally posted by randomt

     


    Originally posted by Alders

     


    People don't like putting dumb things on their heads to alter visuals. Audio is completely different.


     

    Yet people are using that google glass thing, so there is a market for eye accessories.. It will just be a matter of time, once a VR device can be light enough to be relatively unobtrusive

    Not a very big market though.  Google just halted production of Google Glass.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-30831128

    They claim it's not over but it doesn't look good.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

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