While the official Guild Wars 2 forums have been understandably a little quiet over the holiday break, one ArenaNet staff member took some time yesterday to give players a bit of insight on developer time and how it is used. The subject at hand was camera inertia in GW2, which is basically the “rebound” effect sometimes noticeable when quickly spinning your character or camera around. Most MMOs feature a camera option with no inertia, which makes it easy for practiced gamers to move and turn using the mouse. On the other hand, having no camera inertia can sometimes make camera motions too sudden.
Staff member Evan Lesh posted in a forum topic regarding the possibility of a toggle feature for camera inertia in GW2, stating that a toggle would be ideal, but unfortunately not very likely anytime soon since it would take quite a decent chunk of developer time. Keep reading to see the detailed explanation, which is an interesting read for those curious about behind the scenes MMO development.