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Blizzard added global strings in the latest Shadowlands build for new Accessibility options to prevent motion sickness.

Motion sickness occurs due to a difference between actual and experienced motion. Symptoms commonly include nausea.

In Shadowlands, you will be able to reduce camera motion by keeping your character centered and adjust shake intensity, as indicated by the datamined global strings below.

  • MOTION_SICKNESS_CHARACTER_CENTERED - Keep Character Centered
  • MOTION_SICKNESS_REDUCE_CAMERA_MOTION - Reduce Camera Motion
  • MOTION_SICKNESS_NONE - Allow Dynamic Camera Movement
  • MOTION_SICKNESS_BOTH - Keep Character Centered and Reduce Camera Motion
  • MOTION_SICKNESS_DROPDOWN - Motion Sickness
  • ADJUST_MOTION_SICKNESS_SHAKE - Shake Intensity
  • SHAKE_INTENSITY_NONE - None
  • SHAKE_INTENSITY_REDUCED - Reduced
  • SHAKE_INTENSITY_FULL - Full

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I wonder what impact these settings will actually have. As someone who suffers from motion sickness in games, I applaud any options made available to address it. 

It just seems like these options wouldn't change much except for players who are playing with the action cam on. As that option is well hidden, I doubt most people even know it's a thing. (I use it via the dynamic cam add-on to do things like zooming out farther.) 

Could these options suggest that action cam is going to be unveiled as a mainstream feature, thus requiring these new strings? That would be cool. Or am I just not comprehending the impact of them in the current system?

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I've found the later WoW expansions have been much friendlier to motion sickness, as structures have generally increased in size, it is often a lot less of the rabbit warren feeling that I personally feel in vanilla, BC and WotWK.

I had almost no issues in Legion at all, and only a couple of really annoying places in BfA. Pretty much all instanced content allows you to zoom out to max, and once you can blow over the outdoor content the need to dance about much goes away.......

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I regret buying the skygolem every day cause that shitty mount makes me feel sick, and the zig zagging back and forth is way to intense.. If this would fix that, then I'd be happy, but I dont think they apply to mounted animations

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