At heart, every kid who has ever played a video game has been getting ready to use the HTC Vive. The way we turn our bodies to match that of a racing game, or jump when something scary happens, or even drop the controller when we get angry, is something that can actually be done in the Vive. Whether you’re sidestepping zombies for the perfect headshot or crawling across the floor to get a better look at that fantastic contraception you’ve been working on all day, how your physical body interacts in the real world matters.

It’s an incredible experience, but the HTC Vive as a whole requires some thought to decide if it’s right for you.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled some of the most important things you need to know about the HTC Vive before planning where it will live in your home.

Installation can be a little tricky

HTC Vive

In addition to the powerful computer you already have, the HTC Vive requires thoughtful setup out of the box. Beacons, which provide room-scale convenience, should be mounted at a height of 6 to 7 feet and placed diagonally across the room. HTC provides mounting hardware, but you’ll need to know where to put the boxes before you start drilling the walls. This partly ensures that there are power outlets nearby, as each Lighthouse requires power.

The Vive headset also requires separate power from the PC, as there is a junction box that communicates with all the hardware involved in this process before it reaches your PC. The bottom line is that you’ll want to make sure you know where things will go ahead of time, and while this isn’t a deal breaker, it does require careful planning.

That doesn’t mean the Vive isn’t portable.