The ROTU team has been fascinated by discussions with some people about their hesitancy with investing in VR entertainment due to motion sickness. Our flagship game, Pangea: The Last Crystal Child, doesn't appear to induce this response, but other games certainly do, so here are a few tips:
1. Take it one step at a time - If you've had a bad first experience, expose yourself to VR little by little and allow your brain to get acclimated to this new stimulus. Starting out in VR for just a few minutes at a time is sometimes all it takes to normalize it.
2. Dip your toes in with a reassuring friend - having someone by your side telling you that "everything is going to be fine," especially if they're a seasoned VR pro, is remarkably persuasive. Don't underestimate the power of a comforting VR companion.
3. Prepare yourself by consuming ginger - whether you eat it or drink it, ginger will calm your stomach and curb nausea. Ingest it one or two hours beforehand for optimal effect. If you're a sushi lover it's a great excuse to indulge 🍣
4. Use a fan - we don't completely understand why the blowing of cool air reduces motion sickness, but it's been reported as working quite well... worth a shot.
5. Try Dramamine - for those who are prone to seasickness, this is a well known solution for overcoming it while on a boat or in a car. It works just as well for experiencing VR if you're highly sensitive but determined to play.
6. Put on a Sea-Band - this fantastic wristband utilizes acupressure points on your wrist and appears to greatly reduce motion sickness susceptibility. Users of VR have confirmed the effectiveness of wristbands of this type.