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Regarding "forced" camera views in tight spaces.

When ever you enter tight tunnels or similar areas, camera will try and zoom in so you are not seeing OUTSIDE the map.
I just ran Twilight Arbour with friends, and ... I'm serious here, I have a splintering headache (I have some vision issues that get exacerbated by excessive motion and trying to focus).

I understand why the camera is currently doing what it does ... but does it HAVE to?

Why not have the engine just blot out what you are not supposed to see, while leaving your view alone?
Surely there is some culling routines that can make the brushes invisible, and just leave me with the ground zone visible, ie the parts I just need to walk on.

I have seen other games do it, can this engine do it too?

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  • nottsgman.8206nottsgman.8206 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 13

    a setting that might help is the collision sensitivity slider under the camera settings. it controls how many objects will get ignored before it zooms/shifts the camera. ok, it doesn't make bushes invisible and it doesn't stop walls from doing it, but it does stop your camera from freaking out somewhat when objects get in the way.

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  • That's helpful info. Thanks, nottsgman.

    @nottsgman.8206 said:
    a setting that might help is the collision sensitivity slider under the camera settings. it controls how many objects will get ignored before it zooms/shifts the camera. ok, it doesn't make bushes invisible and it doesn't stop walls from doing it, but it does stop your camera from freaking out somewhat when objects get in the way.

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  • Chadramar.8156Chadramar.8156 Member ✭✭✭

    Unfortunately, the slider doesn't nearly do enough, especially in really tight spaces, or when you have to rotate the camera (such as when trying to find the right way in a jumping puzzle), or when playing a larger character. Add the fact that tight spaces are often badly lit and have monotonous textures, and I too get headaches from it, and especially motion sickness that can last for hours. It makes some JPs pretty much unplayable. Scavenger's Chasm in Malchor's Leap is one of the worst ones, as were the spider tunnels in the beginning of the old Troll's Revenge in Lion's Arch.

    Well-lit open areas > tight gloomy spaces, please.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭

    The collision slider doesn't help at all it seems. I never saw any change, if you run through a tunnel for example the cam pans out and in on every stupid little object. It was horrible in 2012 and it is horrible now. Make it like in Super Mario 3D games. They know what they do (except maybe in Super Mario Sunshine).

  • Taurondir.7698Taurondir.7698 Member ✭✭

    I ran with the slider on max for a while before coming back to answer. It is an improvement, but if it could stay zoomed back EVEN more, it would be far better.

    Anyway, I can see that there was a least some thought applied to my problem, I simply think that at least in my case, it might not be enough for some places, but I do understand the "problems" that even higher off-map camera positions may cause.

    Oh well.

  • Zedek.8932Zedek.8932 Member ✭✭✭

    I have reported several times that the camera often zooms into my head. You know, I can see my eyeballs from the inside.
    No fix so far since 1 year and more.

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  • ugrakarma.9416ugrakarma.9416 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 13

    a temporary 'cheat' to it, is the miniature tonic from ls3. its helped a lot in tight jumping puzzles where camera mess the view. https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Endless_Miniature_Tonic

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