We dove in and bought an Oculus Quest 2, the first wireless stand-alone VR Headset, a few months ago. It has been a fantastic source of entertainment through the Covid Winter. We have been playing a lot of AMAZING games on it – Moss, Red Matter, Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes, I Expect You To Die, Beat Saber, and VR Fishing, just to name a few.
Tonight I was playing in RecRoom, which is a social app with games to play within it, and experiences to have with the many other people exploring it.
Sorry these are dark, but it was at night – ON THE TITANIC!
In RecRoom there is a Titanic simulation, and I love the Titanic, so I have gone and experienced it several times. Tonight I was hanging out on the bow when the Iceberg hit (you can see us heading right for it in the second pic), and a kid dressed like the Captain ran up to me and said “We’re going to sink! You have to get in the lifeboat! Follow me!” and led me to the lifeboat. Then he rounded up everyone else he could find and tried to get them in the boat. Some got in, some ran off. One guy wouldn’t get in without him, but he said he was the Captain, he had to stay with the ship. So we saluted him as the water rose up and our lifeboat floated free. It was very dramatic!
So I was on the lifeboat with a couple kids, we were all watching the ship tip up and break apart. Neither of them spoke english, in fact I couldn’t quite place what they were speaking. One of them broke out virtual pizza, and they brought me a slice, then they broke out bottles to drink and handed those out, so we enjoyed a virtual picnic while watching the tragedy unfold! It was weird and wonderful, and surreal.
When it was over we got back on shore and (my avatar is distinctly female) a boy ran up and said ‘How old are you?’ and I said ‘really old’, and he asked ‘Like, are you over 25?’ (like that’s REALLY old) and I said ‘yes, way over. How old are you?’, and he said ’12! So I suppose you have a boyfriend?’ and another kid interrupted and said ‘Dude, don’t ask that, what are you doing?’ and turned around and shrugged at me like ‘Kids, what are you gonna do?’ The whole thing cracked me up. I just wanted to share, it was just a fun, silly experience, and everyone was nice and having a good time.