Early last year before the release of the DCS Hornet, I got the OG Samsung Odyssey and tried it out for a couple of weeks. This was my first VR Experience. The immersion factor is amazing and I came away excited for the future of VR. However, compared to the clarity of my 32-inch 1440p G-Sync monitor I was left a bit disappointed by resolution of the Odyssey and returned it.
Ever since I’ve been chasing the immersion provided by VR. I got some Cougar MFD’s and mounted them on some screens to use with DCS. This led to ideas of building a multi-monitor sim pit but I just can’t go down that road when the VR tech is just getting started.
This last weekend I finally gave into the virtual peer pressure and ordered the O+. It’ll be here on Tuesday. Timing wasn’t great and I ended up paying $450 from the MS Store. Painful when I know it was available for $299 at release. I’m going to give VR a solid second try and will keep it for the full 30-day return period before making a decision to keep or return.
I know there are some VR veterans on here and some who even own the O+. Does anyone have any advice for getting started? I have a fairly decent rig, (8700K @4.8Ghz/1080TI/32GB RAM/NVMe). I’ll be wearing contacts to get started but may order some VR lenses from WidmoVR. For flight controls I have Thrustmaster HOTAS Warthog, Cougar MFD’s and VKB rudder pedals. I might go for a 2080TI when EVGA cards come back in stock. Nvidia pricing on these new cards is really frustrating. Hopefully I can offset some of the pain with the sale of my 1080TI. Currently I mostly fly the DCS Harrier and Hornet while looking forward to the Tomcat release.