Far Sight is Broken

100 Troll Shaman
8205
1. Not unlimited range.
2. Requires a loading screen for it to work.
3. Not instant cast.
4. Does not reveal invisible units.
5. Glyph of Far Sight is worthless and should be changed.
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100 Blood Elf Rogue
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If you have suggestion about a game change, make a post either in the Shaman forums or General. The devs do not come here for feedback.
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100 Blood Elf Warlock
19590
1. Not unlimited range.
2. Requires a loading screen for it to work.
3. Not instant cast.
4. Does not reveal invisible units.
5. Glyph of Far Sight is worthless and should be changed.


I just tested it on my Shaman, it's working exactly as indicated in the tool tip for the spell and glyph. No where does it say it is instant cast, reveals invisible units or has an unlimited range.

As Raven indicated, if you'd like to see it changed you'll want to post in the Shaman forums but you'll want to be more constructive than it's broke, (despite functioning as stated) fix it.
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100 Orc Warrior
8090
I just tested it on my Shaman, it's working exactly as indicated in the tool tip for the spell and glyph. No where does it say it is instant cast, reveals invisible units or has an unlimited range.

As Raven indicated, if you'd like to see it changed you'll want to post in the Shaman forums but you'll want to be more constructive than it's broke, (despite functioning as stated) fix it.


The tool tip states that it has unlimited ranged.

Also, every jump causes a loading screen. Back in BC on my first shaman I could jump around with Far Sight as much as I wanted, but it didn't require a loading screen until recently.
The loading screen is what gets me, especially since most of the time, the area has already been loaded.
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100 Dwarf Warrior
14760
What exactly are you trying to do with it o_O

Trying to check out what's going on in the Stormwind AH from Orgrimmar?
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100 Tauren Shaman
18575
I love farsight. I've used it pretty much every expansion to check out all the unfinished areas and peek into places I'm not supposed to see. Most recently I used it to check out the isle of thunder. You can also use it to peek into Stratholm since there's an invisable wall there that won't let you fly. I used it to check out the contents of the cave in Valley of the Four Winds before I could get the quest to go in there. It's a nice utility and I hope they never take it out like so many other things. *cough*sentry totem*cough*
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As far as I know, if your far sight doesn't go from the bottom to the top of the map, your computer is just not powerful enough to have the full map loaded at once.
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90 Troll Shaman
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As far as I know, if your far sight doesn't go from the bottom to the top of the map, your computer is just not powerful enough to have the full map loaded at once.


Well I'd hope not, or a "powerful enough" computer would have to be pretty freakin' balling if mine is considered weak.
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This skill became "broken" in Mists of Pandaria. Its range was bigger during Cataclysm and it did not require loading screens to see far targets. At least now we have that glyph, allowing us to use Far Sight indoors.
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90 Goblin Shaman
12965
As far as I know, if your far sight doesn't go from the bottom to the top of the map, your computer is just not powerful enough to have the full map loaded at once.


It did along time ago, along time ago,

I was Farsighting around the unfinished Vanilla version of the World tree area., one of those times. I used FS and tried to blindly find GM island, also FS across that entire continent, did it for hours and across many many miles without any loading screen then and never bugging out.

Now I can use FS across may miles, and now and then it bugs out, random.

Now that its usable inside,, you can't use it while inside and trying to target a area outside without it bugging and resetting.

You can't for some reason, zoning areas maybe, target some areas out doors while standing in another out door area. I can use FS on the north shore of KL summit, and FS will bug and reset if I try to target a area on the new Dino island.

I opened bug tickets, and can never find info because will not many ppl use it. Even tho its the best way to scout ahead, and look for outdoor targets. 10x faster than any travel.
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SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't even mention far sight or they will buff it instead of something useful.
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90 Draenei Shaman
0
You are not playing Warcraft 3 anymore

:)
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90 Goblin Shaman
13360
SHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't even mention far sight or they will buff it instead of something useful.


New changes in 5.3 PTR

Far Sight now has a new icon.
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100 Dwarf Shaman
7680
Useless in raids, not usable in RBGs. In other words, competitively useless and not part of the metagame. Not sure why this is a big deal. Probably bc it isn't.
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Useless in raids, not usable in RBGs. In other words, competitively useless and not part of the metagame. Not sure why this is a big deal. Probably bc it isn't.


It's not useless in raids!

MSV, first fight, see what combo you have without aggroing the trash pulls.

Horriron, Make it easier to see and mark mobs in the stadium's stands.
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90 Goblin Shaman
12965
05/10/2013 08:20 AMPosted by Horac
It's not useless


I can port to the new thunder island, not move and use FS to look and see which rare is up, cutting travel time.

Can use FS to camp two spawn points at once.

I can sit at LM in AB and still see the gm flag. (along time ago, could see the other team before the gates opened, sad change)

Can use FS for a birds eye view of Silvermoon, and other non flying areas.

I can gank a toon that is capable of seeing me on his map, tracking humanoid type spells.
Just gank, fly out of range, follow him with FS, reapply gank, repeat.

Stalking players

The start of the expansions, when no one could fly, it is one of the most time saving spells in the game when questing.

Screen shots best friend

Camping the books in dalaran

Scouting ahead when doing For the horde (faster and safer than having a stealth class do it)
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I did a couple of screenshots of an alpha version of Isle of Thunder that is currently accessible from Shan'ze Dao, in Townlong Steppes, using Far Sight.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2633/wowscrnshot032313071127.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5495/wowscrnshot032313071106.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8742/wowscrnshot032313071040.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9348/wowscrnshot032313071015.jpg
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6882/wowscrnshot032313070944.jpg
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7129/wowscrnshot032313070900.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/369/wowscrnshot032313070822.jpg
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/341/wowscrnshot032313070711.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1086/wowscrnshot032313070558.jpg
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5343/wowscrnshot032313070552.jpg


It is mostly trial-and-error. Sometimes it is possible to escape from that annoying fog and it is possible to see something. I set Distance View setting to Ultra when I did these screenshots.
Edited by Elektro on 5/11/2013 6:43 PM PDT
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92 Night Elf Druid
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I did a couple of screenshots of an alpha version of Isle of Thunder that is currently accessible from Shan'ze Dao, in Townlong Steppes, using Far Sight.

http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2633/wowscrnshot032313071127.jpg
http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/5495/wowscrnshot032313071106.jpg
http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8742/wowscrnshot032313071040.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/9348/wowscrnshot032313071015.jpg
http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/6882/wowscrnshot032313070944.jpg
http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/7129/wowscrnshot032313070900.jpg
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/369/wowscrnshot032313070822.jpg
http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/341/wowscrnshot032313070711.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/1086/wowscrnshot032313070558.jpg
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5343/wowscrnshot032313070552.jpg


It is mostly trial-and-error. Sometimes it is possible to escape from that annoying fog and it is possible to see something. I set Distance View setting to Ultra when I did these screenshots.


That somehow looks like they transplanted Mogushan Palace to the Krasarang Wilds.
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