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    My love for GW2 is rekindled, but what's up with the motion sickness...?

    I tried and discarded GW2 quite some time ago as a game not worth spending any time on considering the endgame. I also had a setup which wouldn't let me enjoy the game properly without fps drops and stutter. Lion's Arch was just a blur, to give you an idea.

    However, 2 weeks ago I got a new i7 something-something processor and together with my already upgraded graphics card and all that jazz, GW2 has become a joy to play performance-wise! Since my account got hacked and my very first toon ruined by the hacker (leveled to 74), I decided to start over and switched home server. Now I have another, quite worrying problem...when I play for an extended amount of time, even just a fraction of what I spend in front of say the PS3-games or WoW or TS3, I get motion sick...le what? I can't relate it to anything but the game itself, and I have no idea what it is causing it. I have a faint memory of this being discussed when I was still keeping track of the game after release, but cannot remember if they ever figured out if it's a game issue or player issue...?

    What can I do to stop this from happening? Even taking a 15 minute break every hour doesn't help, the motion sickness just builds up and blooms into a magnificent headache if I press on. Even after 30 minutes of moving and being in combat it'll start. I'll never reach 80 at this rate, that's for sure.

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    Maybe turn off the camera shake in the options window, I hear that helps some people.

    Also:

    A coordinated PVE:r fails at an encounter:He goes through tactics and tries to improve.
    A not so coordinated PVE:r fails at an encounter:He screams for content nerfs.
    A PvP;er loses a battle 1v1 or a battleground:He screams for nerfs to other players. How nice
    A PvX player wants to bash PvY players: He creates a signature with sweeping generalizations just to annoy everyone.

    =)

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    If that was my intent with the sig, then one could say it worked on you no? It's not though, you shouldn't make sweeping generalizations about strangers and their intentions like that ;d.

    Thanks for the tip about the camera though, gonna try for a session and see if it does the trick.

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    Totally off topic, but I found the sig amusing. I'd perhaps remove the "How nice", and maybe highlight it by putting it in italics.

    Never had a problem with motion sickness in GW2, but I haven't played it in a while, so I don't know. How's your frame rate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arrowstorm View Post
    Totally off topic, but I found the sig amusing. I'd perhaps remove the "How nice", and maybe highlight it by putting it in italics.

    Never had a problem with motion sickness in GW2, but I haven't played it in a while, so I don't know. How's your frame rate?
    That's the point of the sig, I can' account for people feeling offended/targeted so...meh. :P

    As for frame rate, it's 60. 50 can be in more populated areas, but it never feels "weird" on the eyes. What screen do you have? Mine is a regular square flatscreen. Someone whispered me in-game saying it might be due to that?

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    PvE players are all entitled whiners who play ezmode stuff because anything else is beyond the limit of their abilities. Especially LFR and normal mode heroes.

    WOAH, WOAH, don't get offended. Sheesh. Just making an amusing statement. =)

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    It's possible your resolution is causing it due to the screen size. I vaguely recall people having issues with motion sickness linked to their field of view on GW2. You could try adjusting the resolution to a wider ratio or failing that consider a different screen size altogether, ideally widescreen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    PvE players are all entitled whiners who play ezmode stuff because anything else is beyond the limit of their abilities. Especially LFR and normal mode heroes.

    WOAH, WOAH, don't get offended. Sheesh. Just making an amusing statement. =)
    Because other people running around is guaranteed difficulty! Also, WoW terms are bad, shoo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    I have a faint memory of this being discussed when I was still keeping track of the game after release, but cannot remember if they ever figured out if it's a game issue or player issue...?
    I remember the lack of a Field of View slider in the game options being mentioned around the time of the second Beta weekend event. Incorrectly set FoV may cause motion sickness.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    What can I do to stop this from happening?
    Personally I cannot play with Post Processing turned on at any setting in Guild Wars 2; the over-kill bloom effect causes me to constantly squint my eyes, and leads to a headache after a period of time. If it is motion sickness you are experiencing, you could try adjusting the distance you sit from the monitor.

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    Hey, you're not allowed to get offended because I said that I wasn't trying to offend you!

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    I had this problem with Half Life 2. It was the only game that nauseated me after 10 minutes. Changing the FoV didn't help at all. It could be one of those really random games that makes you nauseous. Try fiddling around the settings - your newly upgraded machine may cause some previously-unknown effect to mess with your brain. Try putting everything on lowest setting for example. I hope you find the cause.

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    Well, I turned down some settings, among those the Post processing and, knock on wood, it seems to have worked...I played for 50 minutes earlier, and did not feel anything weird at all. Thanks for the replies! <3.



    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    PvE players are all entitled whiners who play ezmode stuff because anything else is beyond the limit of their abilities. Especially LFR and normal mode heroes.

    WOAH, WOAH, don't get offended. Sheesh. Just making an amusing statement. =)
    I don't get offended, because I don't recognize myself in your statements...just food for thought there. .

    Either way, just get over it and move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Hey, you're not allowed to get offended because I said that I wasn't trying to offend you!
    Again. See above.
    Last edited by Rorcanna; 2013-07-30 at 03:03 AM.

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    I don't get offended, because I don't recognize myself in your statements...just food for thought there. .

    Either way, just get over it and move on.
    Brilliant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorcanna View Post
    Well, I turned down some settings, among those the Post processing and, knock on wood, it seems to have worked...I played for 50 minutes earlier, and did not feel anything weird at all. Thanks for the replies! <3.
    Glad you sorted it out! Let us know if it works for longer periods too, I'm curious to see if settings really did play a part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Brilliant.
    "Hey, I made an insulting, sweeping generalization about you, and if that's offensive it's because it's true!"
    Don't bother mate, PvE'rs don't have the brain capacity to predict/understand how people will react. This is not an insult, just a statement to make other PvP'rs laugh!

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    There was a lot of complaints about motion sickness at launch, I still don't see it. Then again I've played FPS games all my life at high sensitivity. I doubt there's much you can do about it except get used to it :3
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    Sort of funny that you mention motion sickness. I recently enabled the holo dragon wings on my character's backpiece but turned it off after a couple of days because the flapping of the wings was making me feel vaguely nauseous.

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    Well...it didn't sort things out long-term. After playing for 40 hours, going away and then coming back for a 50 minute session the problems came back. I guess I'll have to look at getting a new screen in the future, + get used to the "feel" of GW2 movement and such. Thanks for the replies though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Meledelion View Post
    Don't bother mate, PvE'rs don't have the brain capacity to predict/understand how people will react. This is not an insult, just a statement to make other PvP'rs laugh!
    And I'm sure it does, since it's a very common saying among pure pvpers.

    You people are just trying to start drama. Don't be so overly sensitive would be my pro tip for you.

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    The primary cause of motion sickness in GW2 was the incredibly low FoV (field of view) and ANet sort of addressed that in the final version by allowing you to zoom out a little bit further from your character. But it's still NOTHING compared to the sheer flexiblity of WoW's camera (especially zoom distance)...I still maintain WoW's camera+controls are easily some of the best that exist in any game, period.

    GW2's camera is still a bit claustrophobic for my likes, I used to get headaches after like 30 mins...but after so many hours of playing I've simply got used to it. Disabling camera shake and enabling free camera helped, it completely stops the camera moving around without your input. Not going to disable Post Processing because that's where a lot of the effects come from, and I wouldn't be doing my GTX780 justice if everything wasn't maxed :P

    I think they're not allowing further camera zoom to increase the "suspense" in PvP so you can't easily see what is around the corner or over the wall since many PvP maps have that aspect. Fair enough I guess.

    Off topic, seriously, nothing pisses me off more in a game when developers fuck-up the FoV. Especially when porting console games to PC. Console gamers typically sit quite a distance away from their TV and it only takes a small portion of their vision (their peripherals are clear), so around 55-60 degrees FoV is fine for them.
    But PC gamers sit less than 2 feet away from their monitor, it takes up a FAR bigger portion of their vision and extends into their peripherals...they need at least 70-80 degrees FoV, preferably adjustible to 90-100 degrees.

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