Blizzard: Machinima support feature?

90 Night Elf Death Knight
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I want to toss this idea out there. Machinima makers have been using a variety of tools for machinima, many of which no longer work, if they ever really did work well.

So, I wonder if Blizzard would consider supporting a few simple extensions to the UI for customers who want it. I myself would be willing to pay extra for such a feature as part of my subscription. Example: Ability to detach the camera from my player & get shots from above, vistas, sweeping pans, etc.

I know there is a concern a feature like this would be used for exploits; but wouldn't making it available only to players who really wanted it alleviate that concern?

Food for thought?
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86 Gnome Priest
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Unfortunately this won't happen due to ability of exploit (Example, the camera example you used)
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90 Blood Elf Paladin
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Why would making it available to players who really wanted it alleviate the concern that it would be used for exploits? If I want a way to gain an advantage over another player or the game, then that qualifies as "really wanting it."

Critical thinking - we mourn your loss.
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86 Gnome Priest
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Honestly the idea has merit for the individual but as a machinima person myself I actually use a free account (level 20 toon) to take the camera shots I need.
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90 Draenei Shaman
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I know there is a concern a feature like this would be used for exploits; but wouldn't making it available only to players who really wanted it alleviate that concern?


No. Once a function become available that can or does provide a competitive edge it stops being "optional" and becomes "required."

If players could detach the camera and get better views in places where those views would provide a tactical advantage, then players with that advantage would win more PVP/Arena games, beat bosses in PVE faster, etc. People who didn't want to pay for those advantages would be second-class players based on their spending, not their merit or skill, essentially turning WoW into a "pay to win" game.

Why would making it available to players who really wanted it alleviate the concern that it would be used for exploits? If I want a way to gain an advantage over another player or the game, then that qualifies as "really wanting it."

Critical thinking - we mourn your loss.


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