News It's Not Just You ™ - Heroes Of The Storm 'Screen Shake' = 'Motion Sickness' (Dizzy, Nausea, Headache) [Notification]


Just a quick post to let others know that - if you are experiencing this phenomenon - getting dizzy or even nauseous while playing Heroes Of The Storm lately: It's Not Just You™... I even whipped up an Example of the effect, for those that aren't quite noticing it:

Example of 'the screen shake effect' I made, in GIF format
(Click to see Full Size)

I first came across this in the Official Heroes Of The Storm Forums at Battle.Net. It was originally posted by "Phoenix" a couple of weeks ago, here. Although I have seen it personally in-game (noticed it), I have not suffered the nauseating effects that many may/do suffer with this Special Effect the game offers - mainly, I have 'been lucky' with not experiencing it because I do not normally play the Heroes that have/produce this effect (the 'screen shake' effect). Here is a list of all the Heroes and Spells that can produce this effect, thanks to a helpful post by "Hatsoz" on the Official Forums:


Spells with Screen Shake
Zagara - Nydus Network (R)
Genji - Swift Strike (E)
Sgt. Hammer - Concussive Blast (W), Blunt Force Gun (R), Napalm Strike (R)
Gazlowe - Deth Lazor (W)
Lucio - Soundwave (Q), Sound Barrier (R)
Valeera - Blade Flurry (W)
Zul'jin - Twin Cleave (W), Guillotine (R)
Ragnaros - Sulfuras Smash (R)
Alarak - Lightning Surge (E)
Cho - Upheaval (R)
Karazhim - Radiant Dash (Q) (Only with Volley of Blows Talent Lv. 16), Seven-Sided Strike (R)
Anub'arak - Burrow Charge (E) (Upon resurface)
Li Li - Water Dragon (R)
Diablo - Shadow Charge (Q), Fire Stomp (W), Overpower (E)
E.T.C. - Face Melt (W), Stage Dive (R) (Landing only)
Falstad - Hinterland Blast (R)
Kerrigan - Impaling Blades (W)
Muradin - Thunder Clap (W), Dwarf Toss (E), Haymaker (R)
Sonya - Ancient Spear (Q) (On Hit), Leap (R)
Stitches - Slam (W)
Tyrael - El'druin's Might (Q) (On sword landing), Angelic Flash (Q) (Teleport to sword), Judgment (R)
Uther - Hammer of Justic (E), Divine Storm (R)

Heroes with No Screen Shake
Valla
Tyrande
Lunara
Kael'thas
Zeratul
Cassia
Probius
Varian
Samuro
Zarya
Auriel
Gul'dan
Medivh
Chromie
Tracer
Dehaka
Xul
Li-Ming
Greymane
Gall
Artanis
Lt. Morales
Rexxar
Leoric
The Butcher
Johanna
Sylvanas
The Lost Vikings
Thrall
Jaina
Azmodan
Chen
Rehgar
Murky
Brightwing
Tychus
Abathur
Arthas
Illidan
Malfurion
Nazeebo
Nova
Raynor
Tassadar

I myself experimented with every single Graphic Setting available in the game (eventually running it on the Lowest Possible Settings) and could not find a Setting that disabled this effect.... I first tried Physics, then other effects-affecting settings, such as Shader level, and more.

I even looked through the game directories (folders) for some sort of editable configuration file, but the only ones present were 'protected' by Blizzard, by being compressed or encrypted in their own proprietary encapsulation of some sort (which renders the files not easily readable or editable by normal means - this is understandable, as they do not want their game easily 'hacked' or negatively affected by end users).

So, for now - unfortunately - there is no solution for this, for sufferers of this effect. The only recourse, until Blizzard puts in an option to Disable Screen Shake, is to avoid the Heroes that produce this visual effect.



Just letting Sufferers know: It's Not Just You™!


I will return to this Post and Update it once Blizzard adds this option - or a workaround is found.