One of the classic discussions in just about any First Person Shooter revolves around the FOV people use.
The Field of View (or FOV) is a setting you can change which determines how much of the map is visible to you. To change your FOV in Quake Live just open the console and type cg_fov 100, or any other value between 75 (close-up) and 130 (great map overview). The standard FOV in Quake Live is 90.
Some say a low FOV will improve your accuracy. Others say a high FOV allows more flexibility and improves your movement. There are definitely several arguments possible for both low and high FOVs:
- CA (31%, 16 Votes)
- Duel (25%, 13 Votes)
- FFA (14%, 7 Votes)
- CTF (12%, 6 Votes)
- TDM (12%, 6 Votes)
- Other (4%, 2 Votes)
- FT (2%, 1 Votes)
Total Voters: 51
High FOV (100 +)
- Gives you a better overview of the map
- Allows better movement
- Adds the illusion of more speed
Low FOV (below 100)
- Allows you to aim better
- Limits the visibility of map elements
Now, to get the discussion going… What do you think is the optimal FOV for Quake Live? Share your thoughts by voting in the poll or leaving a comment! This poll will run until the end of March.