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I used to always play in the top down view: press F9 once, then hold alt+up arrow to extend the camera. This puts your camera above your head instead of eye level. It's a perfectly usable third person camera even if it's not as good as 'EQ Cam'. It's actually a superior camera when your back is to a wall.
You get used to something forever and going back is awkward. I played a bit last night. More of a setup UI night and aligning windows. It didn’t bother me as much since I just ran first person. It won’t bother me much as I get more used to it and forget about the mouse look of the newer client.that, and F9 twice -> zoom out, and IDK why anyone complains about no mouse look.
i mean, having to stand to cast spells is probably a bigger pain in the butt. people complaining about mouse look are probably so stubborn they didn't even make it as far as casting a spell tho, i suppose.
Can someone explain the “horse bug” with the classic models? It seems to me like using the classic model allows you to use a horse without the horse head in 1st person view or run speed changes, and would allow you to use duck to cancel spell casts.
Is that really a huge advantage? Does it work when attacking on a hybrid like BST? Trying to figure out if my alts should be races that I prefer the classic models on or if it doesn’t matter much.
I get those advantages, which I agree do seem like a huge deal, but those are also available without the “horse bug” to my understanding.
I’m trying to figure out if the run speed changes and ability to duck are also game-changers because there are some races that I really don’t like the classic models as much as the Luclin ones (Iksar, Vah Shir for example).
As an aside I’ve been slowly playing up a Pal/Shm/Wiz trio and been having a blast. At this point in my life I don’t have the copious amounts of free time required to play P99 so being able to show up to a camp and usually find it either open or one other person that I can team up with has been great. People are super nice to noobs and free hand me downs are pretty common which I’ve then passed on to other noobs when I get an upgrade.
i love PAL / SHM / NEC, and yeah i bet having WIZ instead works pretty well. NEC in there can be a lot of extra actions per minute, WIZ would be cool to just be able to nuke 'em down once PAL and SHM get things settled.... before i went PAL / SHM / NEC i was PAL / NEC / DRU.... switched DRU out for SHM for slows, but really miss the ports. now i'm almost wishing i had just dropped Pharmakos (my NEC name always) and made a WIZ instead lol. that's actually a really awesome trio if you like dungeon crawling with a Paladin (which is really fun to do, one of the best classes to lead a dungeon crawl!)