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Motion Sickness

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:05 pm
by I_Died_Once
Alright - this might come off as corny - but this is one I've been wanting to talk about for a minute now.

Ever take a deep fall from a high place, or what have you, and your stomach rolled from the "movement" ? I would says it much like watching a roller coaster cam... Am I the only one that gets this? Anyone else know what I'm talking about?

Every now and then, when I'm deep and good into a game, I'll find my stomach getting queazy like that. Then again, if you were to ever walk in on me playing, you'd wonder why I'm physically dodging in my chair...

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:08 pm
by RPG
Well sometimes when I'm on a boat for a while when I get off onto land I'll still be 'rocking'. I only get the stomach thing in BZFlag if I'm doing really good or have a goal to beat someone, and I'm about to do something that would really affect my score. Falling is no prob, and yes, I do dodge bullets in my chair :D

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 10:54 pm
by Memnarch
This is completely normal. It doesn't happen to me, but it is the reason why my dad doesn't play these kinds of games. It is the simple effect between the eyes and body. Your eyes send messages to the brain telling it that you are moving, but the body opposes. Somewhere in there is where this feeling is created.

Posted: Thu Dec 30, 2004 11:14 pm
by sid6.7
the thing thatn almost throws me out my chair is playing hard
and doing good...turn a corner and an st is waitng for u... :)

Posted: Fri Dec 31, 2004 2:09 am
by Burned Account -CNG-
this happens to me when i watch mikkel play..

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 1:05 am
by chandler583
does everyone dodge bullets in their chair, cause i certainly don't

then again i'm 13 :)

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:04 am
by RPG
Im 13 and sometimes i'll move my head to avoid the bullets :D

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 3:16 am
by wegstar
I make some kind of jerky motion only when I get hit :wink: BOOM right into your face...

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 4:06 am
by |tim|
That only or used to happen to me when I was real into like a car racing game, I would turn the controller. But I'm not much of a mover when it comes to BZ

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:31 pm
by Memnarch
Yeah, when I am in a 3d real-like game, I always move from side to side with whatever I'm driving. It makes the game seem more real though.... uh oh... no! no! turn! aaaaaaaaaah!

Posted: Fri Jan 07, 2005 9:39 pm
Ummm I dont even move. Maybe somtimes I throw my mouse in dispear then thats about it.

Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:06 pm
by The Gecko
It's a long tricky jump... :?
It's do or die... :shock:
You jump... :o
As you near your target you lean forward, "Come on... Come on..." :(
YOU MADE IT!!! :lol-old:
You are GOOD at Bzflag! :wink:

Ducking to avoid pixels

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 2:40 am
by Ice Wewe
RPG wrote:Im 13 and sometimes i'll move my head to avoid the bullets :D

Oh ya thats me, I also duck when I am jumping and want to avoid a shot above me, most of the time it works. Also saying "this flag is gonna be Laser" seems to help too. But then again, I'm 14!

Posted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:09 pm
by Legoguy
The only thing that really makes me jump is right when you pick up Trigger Happy in 2.0. BOOOOM, scares me out of the chair sometimes, not expecting it.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 10:13 am
by ping
There are quite a few people like this. They just can't handle the motion and 3D. Makes them sick.

In another time, another game (Monster Truck Madness II) I created a world called "ACID". Because of the sound and moving lights the best of us could only play for 15 minutes or so without becoming sick.

Posted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 1:11 pm
by QuantumBeep
I don't really get motion sickness unless it's over 80 degrees in the room, but I do tend to get dry-eyed.

I sometimes move about in my chair when I'm not very "tuned in". After I've been playing a while, I tend to get so deep into the game that it nearly takes a box in the ear to get me to even blink. On the other hand, I'm autistic, so I'm a bit weird anyhow.