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Well, I've got my useless bricks from Oculus.
A DK1 that I haven't been able to use in a few years because the Linux software broke and updates dried up.
A DK2 that I can't use because the only Linux driver builds don't support it.
A CK1 that I can't use because there's no driver.
I'm profoundly disappointed and angry. The campaign made clear promises for Linux support, and rather than advancing it, they've been retracted.
Hell, I don't think I even got the copy of Doom 3 BFG my tier allegedly included.
Hope Oculus team, don't forget the originals bakers who dont have the luck to live in the first 20 countries.
Live in Argentina, so i'm waiting.
Got it! Really nice packaging, and design!
Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work because of the need for special drivers and supported cards. Lost 3 hours because the thing silently crashes instead of reporting an incompatible configuration (nVidia Optimus).
Reveived here too, they are awesome! Thanks again oculus!
Received it at UK address used instead of CR one - so because of the address update I was probably among the latest ones - except of course the "non-shippable" countries
Just received it. :D
I've now got a shipping notification and a tracking number. ETA for UK is by end of day 20th May.
Not long now... :)
Got an email yesterday saying it will ship shortly. Didnt get the tracking number yet, but it seems to be on its way :D Denmark here. Thanks Oculus!
Mine is actually shipping now! I have an actual tracking number. Thanks Oculus!
Another your Rift is on it's way e-mail here. So no shipping notification yet, but they are promising this week for that.
Just go my order processed email this morning (Australia). Finally some movement!
Processing mail received a couple of hours ago. :) It'll be interesting to see if there are any more unexpected hold-ups in the process, it's not been the smoothest so far.
Australia backer, just got an "Order Processed" email. Woohoo!!
Well, they haven't met the middle of May (the latest of their own self-imposed deadlines) here. No Rift, no email, no further information on what is happening.
Yea, I heard back from support stating Rifts are going through customs. EU backer btw.
Well, I told you they get all the rifts out there. Just received "Your Rift is on its way" email. :) Thanks Oculus!
I'm never too sure of anything with Oculus -- they've changed their stories multiple times. They could decide tomorrow that any Kickstarter people who haven't received their Rifts yet miss out and we'd have no recourse, given that it was a gift in the first place.
I wouldn't worry about not receiving it at all. I'm sure they are working on getting all the Kickstarter RIFTs out there. It just might take longer than expected.
i was so thrilled to learn that i would be getting a latest model RIFT for being one of the original backers -- now im feeling disappointment that nothing has arrived :( do i have to buy it to receive it ? (in Australia here.)
(no change, still Pre-order status)
I don't mind not receiving CV "first" but not receiving it at least the last quite sucks.
I hope they at least send a message that the delivery is "over" so that I can get it out of mind.
Backer from Austria here, still no update either. I hope they can keep their word on shipping it until mid May, but since this is already in a few days I kinda doubt it. :(
Hey Oculus ...
It's the 10th of May - you stated on reddit that "We’re on track to ship out the vast majority of the remaining Kickstarter Rifts at the end of April with a small number shipping in the first couple weeks in May".
So i understand there is still 4 days to meet this commitment, but according to the Google spreadsheet NO ONE in Australia has even been updated on the status of their Kickstarter order yet, let alone receive it. Can you provide us with an update please as there seems to be some issue here.
Got order update. Has been processed. 'Shipping confirmation email with tracking soon.'
Received my Rift in Vancouver today!
Thing is being in the dark isn't okay... Them changing their mind on shipping Kickstarter rifts first is a decision they can choose to make. Not the best decision from a PR standpoint but one that is within their rights and ability to make.
But not sending out a single email to kickstarter backers for two months is damn poor, it doesn't take much effort to type something up just to let people know that they are remembered.
Also, I would have bought a rift (and had the money set aside) if they hadn't done the free rift promotion. So while I am grateful I am really put off by this being the third time in a row that they have done this.
I was quite vocal in my disdain of the people whining during launch week and stand behind my statements (the people complaining about not getting a rift day one had no idea that it would turn out this bad and there was no evidence that it would)
Not even that angry, just super disappointed. Actually a fair bit frustrated that they don't believe the kick starters are worth a simple mass email saying "we remember you exist"
Two bloody months.
It is amusing, been a part of kickstarters that have been delayed, have had slow communications and have put over $1k into them and never gotten as irritated as I have with this. The lack of respect is a problem both within the fanbase and from oculus themselves :(
Dear Oculus team. Heard the rifts will be shipping to your backers in May. Many of us will be away because of the summer holidays. Personally I will be on vacation for 3 weeks. It would be disastrous and I would be disappointed if my Rift was delivered and returned.
I will have to try and arrange an alternative address in the meantime.
Agreed...getting a CV1 is completely unexpected and while the delays and communication aren't great I'm still getting a free Rift at the end of the day. But as per the Reddit post below things should start moving soon, I received my "Your order has been processed and your Rift is almost on its way!" mail last night.
While I'd like to know when my CV1 is coming I can't justify being upset about being in the dark. It's a free Rift that I wasn't expecting, buying it would have cost me over $1000AUD. I'm surprised they're not shipping to all the paying customers first, then to us.
I just don't understand this "TOP SECRET" approach dating back to this kickstarter origin. Why could not they said that the rule is "order according to the time of survey completion" right at the beginning? (and release it through the kickstarter channels)
It would save them a lot of support staff forces and our nerves. Is it run by some sadist?
Let's wait for the update of the shipping to Argentina :)
@Ali: Thanks so much for posting this, dude. Finally we have some information. Although I think they could have updated the Kickstarter page with this instead of posting it on reddit, but whatever. I'm just glad we now know when to expect our Rifts.
"Hello Oculus Rift Kickstarter Backers!
We are making progress on getting your free Kickstarter Oculus Rifts out to you. We’re on track to ship out the vast majority of the remaining Kickstarter Rifts at the end of April with a small number shipping in the first couple weeks in May. Please note that we’re shipping these specific Rifts in the order, by region, in which the Kickstarter surveys were completed.
Thank you so much for your patience."
Look like oculus abandoned us
UK backer here, same position, no idea when shipping will begin. We were told that kickstarter units would ship first, and although maybe 10 did it's now all muddled together with preorders and no one really seems to know when their device will get shipped. I'd love to know what the statement about kickstarter orders shipping from a different allocation is supposed to mean.
Oculus if you're actually reading any of this I think we really would all love to have even the slightest idea what's happening even if it's to say the kickstarter orders have been held back another month and it's going to take three months to fulfil them all.
Backer #7529, Estimated Shipdate TBD, Tracking TBA.
I'm thinking its gonna be a while yet.
Heck the vive has the same damn issues, so does steam, origin and even google. People for the most part just care because it is facebook, and the nebulous shoggoth is to be feared I guess?
Backer #597 and shipping date still TBD. @oculus: May I know when to expect my rift. Would it take longer, I will wait for the Pascal generation of GPUs from NV. Please provide me with a shipping date. I was thinking we first hour backers receive our CV first...
my order simply vanished from the page, starting to be very worried.. :(
@procrash: End of June? You have to wait two and a half more months even though you are a kickstarter backer? Kinda sad. I have not even get a date yet, so I'm worrying that I have to wait at least that long as well. It's really strange, some KS backers got it on day 1, some still have no information, I really don't know in which order they queue the backers.
Hm. I have the date but I'm not marked TBD. What does this mean now? On Reddit they claim that the estimated shipping date is not applicable for kickstarters as the units are taken from a different source. So what's true now? Do we get the units earlier or later than the given estimated delivery date or is the delivery date applicable?
Order still marked TBD. Wamp Waaa...
by the wy im Kickstarter backer nr 23xx
My shipping date has updated. Estimated delivery 06/20/2016 - 06/30/2016 what about the others?
Aussie here chiming in - nothing yet. Eagerly waiting.... I see on Reddit some regular pre-orders are getting theirs but no KS backers yet.
Got my Oculus Rift and now up & running! AWESOME just isn't enough! Great software, got running in less than 15 minutes!!! Avoided the T. rex and up in Elite Dangerous, this is REVOLUTIONARY!
Update to my situation (I never got any confirmation mail whatsoever):
It turned out that my mail server discarded mails due to the sender being on an RBL. If anyone else had a similar experience (no preorder confirmation, no status update mail, etc.), you could try to contact your hoster to whitelist email@example.com (or do it yourself if you have access to your mail server).
My rift hasn't been shipped yet, but at least I can now see that there actually is a preorder in place. Yay :D
major disappointment that privacy concerns from a few years back are now being realized. Opt-in data tracking for performance improvement should be the beginning and end of data collection.