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There are a handful of people that are beating the VR drum so hard that they are not hearing what other people are saying. I am interested in VR but these people are so adamant about VR that they are almost turning me off from it.

If someone doesn't care for VR or share their views that VR is the end all be all of video games then it sometimes goes like this:

A) You're lying and haven't actually played VR

B) Well if you have played VR and aren't lying then you must have been playing on a cheap set-up

C) If you aren't lying, are using a good set-up, and still don't like it then you haven't been playing the right games

D) If you aren't lying, are using a good set-up, are playing the right games and still don't like it then... you MUST be lying

I just don't quite get why some people cannot accept others opinions on this subject. I think VR has wonderful potential and that tech is right on the edge of being ready for it (unlike the time of the Virtual Boy - which I did get to play when it came out). i hope too that it gets adopted more quickly so that more resources get dumped in to flesh out the experience BUT I understand it is not for everybody nor will it be for everybody.


What am I missing here, am I just being successfully trolled by these people, is there some disconnect in their logic that keeps them from understanding not everyone is going to like what they like, is it something else entirely?

Edit

Do you think it is mostly just that some love it so much they want to push others into trying it thinking they will love it too?

This is just a general discussion now, lets not single out other community members but feel free to express your own support of the platform or reservations of the same.

Last edited by The_Yoda - on 25 January 2018

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I can't speak for everyone but the way I see it is like going watching Matrix for the first time. For many it blew away their senses and it went beyond their elevations. These people felt the need to share their enthusiasm and discovery with others. Obviously not everyone will feel that way.



I could hurl this argument at literally anything.
Don't worry about it I say.



Because psychology.

When you spend boat loads of money on something, it serves a psychological purpose for that thing to succeed in your mind because it says "I'm a smart person and make smart decisions."



twintail said:
I could hurl this argument at literally anything.

Aka don't be so upset some ppl are acting as elitists.

True, I've seen it from other bases before. There has been a lot of talk on here about VR lately and I was hoping for some feedback from other users about why they champion it or deride it.



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AlfredoTurkey said:
Because psychology.

When you spend boat loads of money on something, it serves a psychological purpose for that thing to succeed in your mind because it says "I'm a smart person and make smart decisions."

I can see that, but I guess I just try not to do that myself.  If I buy into something and it doesn't meet my expectations I'll warn others away.  

Using your explanation though wouldn't the overwhelming amount of reviews for larger ticket items be good? Do you think this only applies to big ticket items or that the same psychological processes come into play on cheaper items? 



You've been long enough on this forum, you should've learned the concept of a "fanboy" by now. This thread is inexcusable.



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The_Yoda said:
twintail said:
I could hurl this argument at literally anything.

Aka don't be so upset some ppl are acting as elitists.

True, I've seen it from other bases before. There has been a lot of talk on here about VR lately and I was hoping for some feedback from other users about why they champion it or deride it.

For what it's worth. I think VR is fantastic when it works. But some games don't.  It's also an expensive investment. As much as I love it, I still prefer traditional gaming. And I do get motion sickness from VR on the odd occasion. 



The_Yoda said:
AlfredoTurkey said:
Because psychology.

When you spend boat loads of money on something, it serves a psychological purpose for that thing to succeed in your mind because it says "I'm a smart person and make smart decisions."

I can see that, but I guess I just try not to do that myself.  If I buy into something and it doesn't meet my expectations I'll warn others away.  

Using your explanation though wouldn't the overwhelming amount of reviews for larger ticket items be good? Do you think this only applies to big ticket items or that the same psychological processes come into play on cheaper items? 

Oh I absolutely KNOW it applies to cheaper things. I see it all the time, daily. It happens online, in the real world, everywhere. To openly accept that you were wrong seems to be one of the hardest things people can do. It's probably one the rarest qualities a human being can exhibit and I really don't know why. I think it must have something to do with early childhood and being shamed by either your parents or peers. Maybe even both. Whatever it is, it's real... very real. 



There are people like that about basically everything, especially in gaming. If I look hard enough, I'm sure I can find a Virtual Boy fanatic. :p