Well, tonight was my first time playing Onward and I did feel like a total noob. I had a good time though. The in game audio chat seemed very broken and inconsistent. This led to very chaotic team organization. A designated team leader would help and deter everyone from going in Rambo style. A compass would also help to call out enemy direction and locations. Also the mic built into the Vive was said to be too quiet even when set at 100%. I don't know how to use my headset mic without having another giant cable going to my head. Myself being a first timer. I just followed other players around like a puppy. I did like the controls for moving in the game. However, I found the reload mechanics very inconsistent. I had little trouble in the shooting range reloading. In game however, more than half the time the magazine would not release so I could slap in a fresh one. My DIY Buttstock worked great for steady aiming! However, it did get in the way somewhat trying to reload the more exotic guns like bullpups and the P90.
Rifter, I hope your willing to play again with this noobie. It was fun. I would say though. You guys being on skype and in game chat at the same time was confusing to other players not in the loop.