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Meeting the Community Halfway, Camera Distance to Increase

Posted by Suzie Ford on Aug 05, 2016  | Comments

Meeting the Community Halfway, Camera Distance to Increase - MMORPG.com

In response to community outcry over the reduction in max camera distance with the World of Warcraft: Legion pre-patch, Blizzard devs have gone on record to both better explain why the reduction was implemented in the first place and that there is a compromise in the works. While unwilling to reinstate the console command that allowed a massive camera distance, the patch will compromise between that distance and the one implemented in the 7.0 update.

However, in that same hotfix, we will also be raising the hard cap on camera zoom to a midway point between what was possible prior to 7.0, and what is possible through the in-game interface options. This increased cap will allow power users to once again be able to extend their camera distance via a console command, should they so desire. The choice of the new max was informed by reports from players regarding what zoom distance eased the discomfort they were experiencing. Ultimately, we would prefer to address the underlying issues rather than relying on increased zoom to mask those issues, but now that patch 7.0.3 is live and we cannot properly iterate on the sort of changes that would be required, reapplying the band-aid is preferable to leaving an open wound.

Check out the full post on the World of Warcraft forum.

In other news, Blizzard is once again giving a nod to popular cultural themes of the day. With Legion's arrival at the end of August, popular Destiny trader, Xur, will randomly appear in Dalaran and will feature a random inventory of items for sale for a special currency called "curious coins". (Thanks, Volgore!)

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom
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