Today, the Rifter model I won at Eve Twitch arrived
Thanks again, CCP, for issuing this prize and assisting me when I wasn’t able to reach the manufacturer (presumably cause I had no access to the account on which it was ordered).
My thoughts on Integral Reality Labs’ product:
- one of the protruding thingies is slightly bent. It’s made of flexible material, I can bend it into shape but it reverts to its bent shape.
- the model rests on its standard, which is an advantage or a downside depending on how much you enjoy moving it about while making pew pew sounds.
- to my great disappointment, no flamy glow emanates from below the hood - confirming my suspicion that Eve Online is far prettier than boring old non-virtual reality.
If you consider ordering from outside the US, keep in mind tariffs may apply.
I’m in Belgium and had to pay €41.44 in VAT and customs fees (for the privilege of waiting an extra 10 days so customs could check my parcel for herbs our government thinks are too tasty/inspiring for us, mere Belgian citizens).