So just wanted to drop by and give an update on my experience after two shorter sessions with the headset.
The immersion is absolutely unreal! I was blown away at how 3D everything looks. I was not expecting that at all. I often am finding myself trying to reaching for the controls in the VR world.
My main concern when ordering the headset was graphics. I was afraid my system would not run the game with high enough settings for me to enjoy it over screens. I’ve now found out that the sim looks quite nice even when the settings are turned down. I have settings of mostly medium with some high settings mixed in. And to be honest, the sim still looks really good.
The thing I read about but was not worried about was the sweet spot and overall blurriness of distant scenery. I don’t find my sweet spot all that bad, but I don’t have anything to compare it to. I’m able to get the headset in a good spot, crank that thing to my face, and I have a pretty good experience. I don’t find myself needing to look far enough outside the sweet spot to see things.
The scenery however, is something I’m sure isn’t really fixable. It’s not terrible, but it’s not ideal. But it’s something I can live with.
The level of immersion is unreal. VFR flying is awesome. I did find myself getting nauseous flying jets and airliners with the autopilot on. But, I’m sure I will get use to that with time. I haven’t gotten a ton of time to play around with settings, so I’m excited to get it even more dialed in graphically. Overall, very happy I pulled the trigger!
Thanks for everyone’s advice in this thread!