Minipost: Wind Rider twitching out

During Love is in the Air, I went on a bit of a Lovely Charm-collecting frenzy, and was doing those Faction Leader dailies every day on 5-6 characters. As a result, I began to truly loathe Thunder Bluff, since it was far away and rather annoying to travel to. After one disastrous incident in which I began flying, got bored and alt-tabbed, and returned to find myself dead from fatigue far out at sea, I decided to just catch a Wind Rider flight from Orgrimmar each day instead.

I opened Mogit to mess around with transmog sets during the flight, and was disconcerted to see, behind the Mogit window, the entire game world spazz out and go crazy. For some reasons, whenever Morgion takes a Wind Rider flight, the Wind Rider FLIPS OUT and does these random 360-degree flips. Not only is it weird, it's actually quite disorienting and nauseating. It only happens for her, though - none of my other characters get this weirdness.

Check it out for yourself. It SEEMS like it's me spinning the camera, but it's not! You can see my cursor unmoving to Morgion's right. (Possible motion-sickness warning, I guess?)

So yeah. This is what I have to endure every time I catch a flight somewhere. Thankfully, this is not very often.

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    I had this bug sometimes, but differently. Sometimes the camera just stand at side of my char, instead back, it's really awkward, but solve with a /reload.

    By the way, how much your char worth? Mine worth $4k, you can check at the link in my nick

    March 12, 2012 at 3:01 PM

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    Blue Box Citizen

    Sometimes Wind Riders get bored too!!

    March 12, 2012 at 3:34 PM

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    That's pretty weird, I only notice that spinning action when I pass over a flightmaster, not in the middle of a flight.

    Here's my post on Love is in the Air, it might help you next year.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:40 PM

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    It's your Haunted Memento. The little ghost will periodically fall behind and respawn, which will make your character try to do a /cower animation, which makes the rent-a-wyvern freak out.

    March 12, 2012 at 4:46 PM

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    Ohh the haunted memento you say? That would explain it - I used to get this loads on my DK but it's stopped happening now, and now that I think of it, it stopped happening around the time I gave the Memento to my girlfriend. Also explains why it never happened on my rogue.

    It really was quite annoying, too.

    March 12, 2012 at 5:21 PM

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    No Haunted Mememto here, but I almost always have to /reload after Morchok as my camera will default to beside me for some reason. It seems like it might be some combination of running, steering, and using abilities causes it to wig out for me, but then it could just be Morchok.

    March 13, 2012 at 12:36 AM

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    Thanks for the Haunted Memento suggestions! :O I will have to mail it away and see if the problem disappears. Mystery solved!

    March 13, 2012 at 11:52 AM

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    I have this problem when Elfindale rides a gryphon and she is my only character with a Haunted Memento, so I bet that is correct. At least now I know I'm not just crazy.

    March 13, 2012 at 11:27 PM

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    Same here with the HM, I noticed my character was performing the cower animation at the same time as the spin, put the memento in the bank and now all is hunky dory

    March 17, 2012 at 5:22 PM

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    Just Me

    I could understand if it was Fabulor, obviously the wind rider would be overjoyed with being able to transport such a person around Azeroth that they couldn't help but do back flips of excitement.

    Anyway, just recently got hooked up to your blog and am enjoying it very much. Currently going through the older posts (hence the date of the comment). Hoping to see more Fabulor stories and letter from.

    January 18, 2013 at 12:36 PM