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Check out this comparison of the normal camera and the new action camera in terms of raiding in Legion!

The ever-talented Manny has put out another video, this time assessing the pros and cons of each camera style when used in a raiding scenario. You can watch the video below:

So, what do you think? Which one is better for raiding and why? 

Remember, if you liked Manny's video, you can always check out his YouTube and Twitter for more content!

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I have concerns about this.  As a Holy Priest I usually keep a shadow word pain (dot) upon the boss, if that. Unless a progression fight where dps was tight and a healing phase was light.

 

That said, I hace used the Max Camera cVar script since 2008 to help me see whats going on around myself, and anticipate incoming damage to raid groups.  I'm not a Tank. I have no desire to stare at the bosses balls,  I can appreciate the situational usefulness of this change, however, is there a way to toggle it on and off?  with a hotkey macro?

( I realize they removed the old camera "Hack" in legion... :((( )

Thank you.

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5 hours ago, dsc said:

I have concerns about this.  As a Holy Priest I usually keep a shadow word pain (dot) upon the boss, if that. Unless a progression fight where dps was tight and a healing phase was light.

 

That said, I hace used the Max Camera cVar script since 2008 to help me see whats going on around myself, and anticipate incoming damage to raid groups.  I'm not a Tank. I have no desire to stare at the bosses balls,  I can appreciate the situational usefulness of this change, however, is there a way to toggle it on and off?  with a hotkey macro?

( I realize they removed the old camera "Hack" in legion... :((( )

Thank you.

I'm not sure how spamming the new camera actually works, whether or not you can continuously toggle it on and off. I'll test this and get back to you

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13 hours ago, dsc said:

is there a way to toggle it on and off?  with a hotkey macro?

 

( I realize they removed the old camera "Hack" in legion... :((( )

 

 

Hello, friend!

 

So as of right now, the action camera has to be toggled on or off via a console command - there is no setting which players can use to toggle it on and off other than typing /console ActionCam <setting>.

Because it's Beta and everything is in development, I'm certain that they're merely testing functionality for a future release, however many have tied the reduction in max camera distance in Legion to the Action Camera's development.

That said, like you, I keep my camera as zoomed out as possible for spacial awareness purposes during raiding so I'm hopeful that they'll understand this and either fix the Action Camera to allow us to zoom further back or simply keep it as an "immersion" tool while giving the rest of us our sweet, sweet camera distance.

Cheers!

~Manny

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Like dsc i'm also worried about this change. I currently like the flexibility of my camera so i can twist and turn as i please. That it is locked to a mob/boss can be quite difficult if you need to avoid stuff. 

But my main concern is that sign Catacalysm, Blizzard is starting to use bigger and bigger models. For example Archimode was a HUGH boss with some hugh area of effect spells. So to see everything on the screen i used the max range settings macro. Hopefully blizzard will find a way to deal with these big models.

But the overall look and feel, graphics, look perfect. Can't wait for Legion....

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As a raidleader I have used the console command for years just like lots of other players. 

That said, I like the concept of the action cam and I would definately use it during questing, dungeons or maybe some raidbosses. 

I think giving people the option to easily toggle it on and off would be the best bet.  I guess I could always make a makro.

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