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Stop Your Camera From Turning During Soothing Mists

November 13, 2012

A quick tip today for all the new Mistweavers out there.  You have probably noticed that one of the annoying side effects of channeling Soothing Mists is that your camera follows your healing target all over “Hell’s half acre.”  The same is also true for other channeled spells like Penance, Arcane Missiles, Mind Flay, and many more.  Chances are good that this is driving you bonkers.

Fortunately, it is very simple to turn off this camera option.  If you are planning to raid (or, really, do any level 90 content on  your Monk) I would go so far as to say that doing so is necessary.  Having your camera constantly turning – and it will be constant, since you will be using Soothing Mists a lot – is a sure way to get yourself killed by a void zone or other ability that you need to watch closely in order to avoid.

To disable camera turning on channeled spells, simply copy and paste the following into your chat window:

/console cameraSmoothTrackingStyle 0

Should you want to re-enable camera tracking, the command to do so is:

/console cameraSmoothTrackingStyle 1

8 Comments leave one →
  1. November 13, 2012 2:31 pm

    Great info; it never occurred to me that channeled spell tracking could be toggled. I’d just come to live with it after years of Priesting. Thanks!

    • November 13, 2012 6:23 pm

      Welcome! Penance doesn’t particularly bother me, but with Soothing Mists being a *very* long channel, I had to turn this option off in order to function.

    • November 13, 2012 7:30 pm

      It’s only been a minor nuisance for me so far, but in endgame/raiding I can see how camera tracking would get unwieldy, and quickly (especially given that it’s a fundamental component of our healing, and not on a cooldown like Penance).

  2. December 19, 2012 1:59 pm

    Thank you so much, I have been dealing with this in a raiding situation for a long time, and it will be nice to no longer be bound to the camera switch.

  3. Stephen permalink
    January 21, 2013 12:20 pm

    OMG! Thank you so much for this. Was about to pull my hair out!

  4. obarthelemy permalink
    January 29, 2015 4:11 pm

    This feels like a necro but…. thanks, was looking for that 🙂


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