Generally speaking, just take it easy to start with until you feel you’ve got accustomed to it. To start with your brain will most likely be fooled into thinking all the dangers you see are real, even though you know they’re not, your body will disagree with you and VR can be weirdly stressful to begin with. Your brain will tune into it after a while though and that initial impact will begin to abate somewhat, which is both good and bad. So enjoy that initial VR newness while you can.
Also, VR sickness; some folks are more prone than others. A big influence on whether a game makes you feel a bit sick or not that I’ve found, is if the frame rates are a bit low. You probably won’t notice that visually, but you may start getting a feeling of nausea slowly building up. Sometimes I find that it stays at a low level that’s easy to put up with and other times it keeps getting worse. In case of the latter, stop immediately as soon as you start feeling a bit more uncomfortable than you’d like. The worse you let it get, the longer it will take you to feel better back in the real world; as in probably a few hours. With that all said, I rarely find I get any VR sickness. A few games have caused it for me that I could count on one hand, and it’s not always fast paced games either. The main cause for me is smooth turning from left to right FPS style with a thumb stick, but again, it depends on frame rates, as in most games I’m generally fine with that. VR needs a kick ass PC, so if yours is a bit lacking in the graphics card department you’ll probably find yourself encountering VR sickness a bit more often.
Do try to be mindful of your surroundings, unless you’ve got a massive space to play in of course, even then, it is easy to lose your sense of where you are in the real world. Be careful playing frenetic motion controlled games when you have friends sitting around your play space, as even being careful, you will almost inevitably wallop one of them with a controller. If you don’t have a big play space, make sure there’s nothing expensive around you. You WILL end up punching walls, bookshelves etc etc.
Other than that, enjoy, because VR is fucking ace!
Recommendations: Too many games to list really and it depends what you’re into, but top of my list of VR things you must download is…
Google Earth VR. It’s simply brilliant and it’s free! PS, in the settings, under experimental I think, you can change it so that it doesn’t shrink the scale and keeps the world human sized as you fly around.
So yes, basically, don’t forgo some of the non game experiences, as some of the best VR stuff imho is in the kind of documentary spectrum of stuff. Spheres was good and Sky VR: Hold the World, also enjoyed Space Explorers even if some of the 360 footage was a little on the low res side, it was mostly good, a must if you’re into space exploration and what have you. There’s quite a few good free experiences too.