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Why would anyone ever want to enable DOF?

#1Linctagon7Posted 7/18/2014 5:57:01 AM
It can impact performance and makes the overall image less clear.

I disable it in every game.

Am I in the minority?
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#2Hi CPosted 7/18/2014 6:14:30 AM
Nope. Disable DoF, motion blur, AA, HDR, mechanically unneeded shadows, and anything else that makes my picture look like it's slathered in Vaseline or is frying my corneas.

Don't need no overpriced gpu.
#3SinisterSlayPosted 7/18/2014 6:15:18 AM
I usually turn it on, I like it if it's done well.
But motion blur and AA I always turn off, even if I have enough power for them.
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#4Killah PriestPosted 7/18/2014 6:17:44 AM
I don't really like DOF either.
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#5PaukenPosted 7/18/2014 6:52:49 AM
Motion blur and DoF I always turn off if I can. It just looks bad 99% of the time.

AA I keep at 2x or none; too much processing power for far too small an effect.

Bloom and HDR I actually like, oddly enough, so they're usually maxed in any game with options for them.

Shadows I normally set to low or off. Very few games allow shadows to be enabled with little to no performance hit, so they're usually the first thing to go when a game performs sluggishly,

By far the most important thing though is 60+ FPS. If the game is running below a constant 60 FPS (or, in specific cases, below the intended max framerate *coughcoughDarkSoulscoughcough* ), it's time to lower some more settings until it's running at a smooth 60+ FPS.
#6ShubPosted 7/18/2014 6:54:16 AM
People who like DOF are freedom-hating, Kim Jong-un worshippers.
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#7MortalDangerPosted 7/18/2014 7:08:52 AM
I like it if its done well. I really only like the ENB DoF though, really only in Skyrim. Every other game does it like crap...

Let me get these two screens that I really like:
http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/901000178689911087/858816FDB012B850B2E105C09F96B1926B25823C/

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/900999586934859334/E79EC57805FDD2FFA6B386F2E2371B2B57E7DEBB/
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#8PaukenPosted 7/18/2014 7:17:18 AM
MortalDanger posted...
I like it if its done well. I really only like the ENB DoF though, really only in Skyrim. Every other game does it like crap...

Let me get these two screens that I really like:
http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/901000178689911087/858816FDB012B850B2E105C09F96B1926B25823C/

http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/900999586934859334/E79EC57805FDD2FFA6B386F2E2371B2B57E7DEBB/


How does it look better when everything is blurred to hell and back?

Honestly if you like DoF you must have eye issues in RL, because natural landscapes don't look like that if you have 20/20 vision, speaking from a person with near-perfect eyesight.
#9wdfosterPosted 7/18/2014 7:32:21 AM
Its meant to simulate the focus of your eye, but being that they can't track what you're eye is actually focusing on, it more often than not looks like crap. This and motion blur and sometimes AO (except HBAO) are the only features I disable.
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#10myztikricePosted 7/18/2014 7:32:29 AM
Because it's cinematic, you're watching a game on a screen, not your back yard.
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