This WoW boss fight is causing motion sickness

    
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Also, I really like a lot of the Iron Horde aesthetic, even if they've proven pretty ineffectual from a narrative standpoint.

When you jump into a World of Warcraft raid, you’re hoping to get some keen new armor, maybe a weapon or two, that sort of thing. You are not hoping to get a fresh case of unexpected motion sickness. Surprise! That might be exactly what you’re getting when you jump into the Hans’gar and Franzok fight in Blackrock Foundry, which already has a lengthy thread on the official forums in which people have complained of getting motion sickness during the fight.

The fight involves a large number of moving conveyer belts and moving elements, and even players with no history of motion sickness are reporting feelings of disorientation, nausea, and the like. Player solutions include aiming your camera at the wall rather than the floor, taking over-the-counter medications, and playing in a more brightly lit room to help alleviate the problem. No word yet from Blizzard on the matter, but it seems reasonable to bet that nausea and severe disorientation are not intended parts of the loot table.

In other WoW vision news — yes, really — Blizzard revealed the new colorblind-friendly UI options due in patch 6.1.

[Source: Thread, Official Site, dev blog; via: Blizzard Watch]
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Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

OK, I think I can see where the problem is… take a look at this thing. :(

TronSheridan
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TronSheridan

Not hardcore…

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Liandreth I’m always happy when I see any game, and especially a MMO that supports color blind options for its UI and ‘bad stuff on the ground’. I’ve a friend for whom purple, green and blue are all ‘blue’, so you could imagine he’d be dead quick in one of those games that just gives an alpha color over the ground as ‘bad stuff’.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

A Dad Supreme Thought this was FF14’s ‘Coil’. No?

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Polyanna Not bad remotely, there’s a lot of variety out there, and very few of us have the sort of time where we can truly say we’ve played them all!

Polyanna
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Polyanna

How bad is it that I have played half a dozen MMOs for various periods up to a year or two each since 2004, but I never set foot in WoW until yesterday?

evolv_monbly
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evolv_monbly

Baron_Von_Rotten what raid was it?

Grimalkin
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Grimalkin

During this fight I felt a bit disoriented and confused, which I found mildly amusing, but damn, some people are having real problems with it.

ThreeSpeed
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ThreeSpeed

I thought it was Garrisons that were making everyone sick.

goldstariv
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goldstariv

I feel so left out now… 

I wanna get motion sickness too!!!