Virtual reality has the power to take you to whole new worlds, sometimes with little more than a headset and a good pair of headphones. This raises a lot of questions, including, of course, whether it’s a good idea to use VR while you’re high. After smoking with friends, you may be tempted to play the Eagle’s Nest or Thumper game, keeping in mind that your perception of things is distorted after smoking, and this will definitely affect your experience.
Getting up and checking out VR is now perfectly legal in many places, but it’s not entirely clear if that’s a good idea. Here are some tips from our own… research.
Editor’s note : This article not advocates the use of marijuana in places where it is not entirely legal.
It is better»?
Well yes and no. This will not be a universal answer. For starters, there are different types of marijuana, so your personal experience will vary. Generally speaking, a high level can help create a sense of immersion. As with everything, there are some obvious exceptions.
If you know your limits, then playing VR at a high level is not much different from getting drunk and gambling.
If you’re not used to heat or have a bad reaction after smoking, then we really don’t recommend throwing rocks and playing with PlayStation VR. However, if you know your limits, then playing VR at a high level is not much different than getting drunk and gambling. At the same time, be careful. At its core, VR essentially plays with your senses, and this can be seriously unsettling when trying to play the game.
For some people, it’s actually easier to play when they get stoned. Those who are easily disturbed or feel nauseated by artificial motion in virtual reality can relax a little more and enjoy the experience. It’s not guaranteed to completely get rid of that feeling of motion sickness, but there are plenty of examples of a much more enjoyable virtual reality adventure once you’ve gained altitude. It can also show up in the way you perceive color and movement, creating a very different experience than when you play sober.
Remember your perception has changed
When you rise high, you don’t perceive the world in exactly the same way. This is considered almost any intoxicant, but can be especially true if you smoke weed. Colors can be brighter or more intense, things can move slower and your balance can be affected. Because of this, we definitely recommend starting slowly.
Start the game and play for just a few minutes at a time. Try to figure out what your limits are and if you should avoid certain high intensity VR experiences. This is especially important when it comes to horror and survival games. Some games will be easier to play than others, and as your abilities change, you may find that the games you love to play while sober are not made for those who are intoxicated.
Just like with any other VR experience, if you’re feeling dizzy or nauseous, it’s time to take off your headset.
Try to keep an eye on your surroundings so you don’t accidentally stumble on something, and consider playing while seated if you’ve rarely been on top before. The main thing is to be safe and responsible if you decide to get up and play in VR.
Just like with any other VR experience, if you’re feeling dizzy or nauseous, it’s time to take off your headset. You won’t necessarily react to things normally if you’re high, so if your body starts sending you messages, listen to them.
You may get tired faster or feel nauseous, just be aware and you can enjoy.