I know you're not suggesting I am a hypocrite. I am calling myself one because I am one. As for yourself, I guess it depends on how you feel Oculus responded to the news. Palmer is no longer out in public nor is he the face of the company. If that is enough to separate Oculus from Palmer's actions, then I would say buy it guilt-free. For me, it wasn't enough and I still bought it.
I mean, I'm not here to call anyone a hypocrite; I meant it when I said it was a question. The reason why I asked is because I'm an Oculus Rift owner who's been reading all the glowing reviews of the Touch, and it looks like Oculus did a great job with the product. But it's also weird to me that the furor from two months ago over Luckey's involvement with an organization that counted Breitbart writers among its top supporters has completely died out to the point where none of the media coverage mentions it at all. I think the only articles I saw mentioning it after the launch of the Touch was Gizmodo's series of Luckey Watch articles, which are basically "it's day 67 and still no word from Facebook about what Palmer Luckey's role is." It makes me wonder if everyone else decided it was okay or that it wasn't relevant anymore or if they just forgot about it.
So I'm in the same boat to an extent; do I spend money on this product knowing that Luckey is still involved with the company but not knowing HOW he's involved? Do I take Facebook's lead here and pretend he never existed? Do I decide that it simply doesn't matter, that Oculus is bigger than any one person, even Luckey, and that my money routinely goes to support people whose political views and actions I probably disagree with? Is it easier to just say "meh, the Rift wasn't that interesting after all anyways, I won't bother with the Touch?"
Anyways. Like I've said in the past, it's a personal decision and I don't begrudge anyone for buying or not buying for whatever reason. I was mostly curious to know how people felt about their purchase (or lack thereof). I'm not here to make you feel like a hypocrite, though if you already felt that way without my help, I don't really have any comforting words for you either unfortunately.
That said, VR without hand tracking is a subpar experience. Whatever route you go, get yourself a room scale setup. It's necessary, in my opinion.
They had two set-up in parallel. Watching the Tested review now. Makes sense. That picture is really handy, btw. Thank you for sharing.
How many cameras did they have set up at BB? If they only had the two in opposing config, they might have been worried about you going outside the small recommended area.
Understood. I think I will keep the Oculus in my office and the Vive in the living room for room scale then.
It all depends on sensor placement, but I was able to do full left and right style movement just fine. Depth was an issue, moving forward or back too far, and also not facing completely forward would cause tracking issues, due to the lack of a sensor behind me. I am going to try the experimental one sensor in the front and one in back..but I'm worried about the length of the cable for the rear one.
If you're facing forward and in sensor view, tracking is incredible.