Little VR story for all people interested in VR!
1-2 months ago I was on Reddit in a big gaming subred and saw a stranger basically asking "Im intererested in VR/PSVR, what do you guys think about it".
Scince I own a PSVR scince launch I clicked on his thread to share my expierence.
To my surprise, I saw several people actualling hating on VR and posting stuff like "VR is crap", "Vr makes fun for maybe 10 minutes", "You will use it for an hour and never again". That where like ~4 people who upvoted all each other (it turns out that nobody of these people owned any VR headset, most havnt used VR yet and the others got motion sick while trying it for one time). There was just 1 other guys actually telling the OP how awesome VR in reality actually is.
SO long story short, I shared my expierenced and also linked his thread into a VR centric subred so other VR owners could share their honest opinion.
The haters obviously got downvoted quickly and many, many people that actually own a VR headset shared their expierence and also gave handy tips for a great first VR expierence, how to avoid motion sickness and all that stuff.
Some tried to talk to the haters why they had such a poor opinion about VR and it turned out, most never used it and all that did, just got motion sick (usual reasons to dislike VR in general).
Long story short: 1 week later OP came into the r/psvr and made a thread that he bought a PSVR. He said how its the most amazing thing he ever expierenced in terms of gaming and that hes totally blewn away and it feels like hes playing video games in 2050 (or something similar, cant remember exactly anymore, basically just all the usual VR reaction when somebody finally get the chance to expiernece the future).
He said a BIG THANK to all people actually helping him and sharing their expierence., He were already pretty turned off from VR after all the poor posts of the haters and had almost missed out on this amazing technology.
So guys, if you see people beeing curios about VR and you do own a VR headset, dont forget to share your opnion. The market is still pretty small (~3-4 mio Headsets sold) so it can sometimes be a little big difficult to find someone that can actually give real first person expierences. If you see VR haters ask them specifally what they disliked about VR (most wont be able to give any answer because they never tried it or just say that they got motion sick). If the hate is to big so your honest opinion may not been convincing, just try to get other VR owners into the discussion.
Its always nice to help somebody to get into the future of gaming.
I do know that the VR hate is pretty strong and many many people that dont own a VR are trying to downplay it for whatever reasons. Its likely your threads gets closed in forums for defending VR, its likely you get banned for advertising vr by mods hating you for owning a VR headset and so much more. But the feeling to give someone else the chance to expierence VR is all that worth it so dont worry!Last edited by habam - on 28 January 2018