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    AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5
    Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker)
    This is a notice that we’re making changes in 3.3.5 in attempts to break the ability for the AVR (Augmented Virtual Reality) mod to continue functioning. For those unaware, this mod allows players to draw in the 3D space of the game world, which can then be shared with others who are also using the mod. In some cases this manifests itself through drawing/tagging/defacing the game world, but more popularly is used to give visual guides for dungeon and raid encounters.

    We’re making this change for two reasons. The invasive nature of a mod altering and/or interacting with the game world (virtually or directly) is not intended and not something we will allow. World of Warcraft UI addons are never intended to interact with the game world itself. This is mirrored in our stance and restriction of model and texture alterations. The second reason is that it removes too much player reaction and decision-making while facing dungeon and raid encounters. While some other mods also work to this end, we find that AVR and the act of visualizing strategy within the game world simply goes beyond what we’re willing to allow.

    The change we’re making in attempts to break the functionality is light in its touch and approach. When blocking any functionality we run the risk of affecting other mods, but we’ve targeted the changes as carefully as possible. If we find that the AVR mod (or any mod attempting to replicate its functions) are usable after 3.3.5 we will take further, more drastic steps.
    If you do not remember what AVR is, here is a small reminder.




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    [blizzquote="Ghostcrawler;http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25026432523/problem-with-cata-totem-of-wrath-change/]It is 100 yards. The new implementation isn't a totem, but an effect that radiates from an existing totem.[/blizzquote"]

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    A new screenshot of Vashj'ir has been added to the Screenshot of the Day Gallery.


    Concept Art
    Two very early concept art (= Before Warcraft 3) of the Taurens and Night Elves have been released on the official site.


    Fan Art
    6 new Fan Arts have been added to the Fan Art Gallery.


    Last edited by Boubouille; 2010-06-21 at 11:24 AM.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    The first concept art, heh. I'm glad they're breaking AVR though.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    That's actually a big change for ele shammies who don't raid with a Demo lock, means that your fire totums are freed up.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Glad that I didn't try AVR(E).. now I didn't get used to slacking that much.. nice change tbh

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Looks like if you have AVR installed you might as well play Tetris (In difficulty)

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    very glad they're killing AVR.

    epic pics too
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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    for your health

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Very pleased with the AVR change, it was retarded to allow this mod to go on and it was sure that Blizz will take action again it from the first moment.
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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Finally these "monkey wanny play wow" addon will crush ;D

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Good to see AVR go away, this was far to much..

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Nice fan art. Glad there removing AVR though, seemed like its playing the game for you, yet the hardcore complain that the game is getting easier.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    I was hoping this would happen to avr. cyaaaaa

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    ohh yeah i hear aout this addon now that they are getting rid of it :P
    nice pics btw
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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Now lets just hope that the freelance codemonkeys get the message from Blizzard and don't start looking for ways to keep their mod working.
    'More drastic measures' might mean even the simpler warning mods like DBM will be made impossible due to draconic countermeasures to AVR.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Keep the AVR! :O


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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Valleera
    Now lets just hope that the freelance codemonkeys get the message from Blizzard and don't start looking for ways to keep their mod working.
    'More drastic measures' might mean even the simpler warning mods like DBM will be made impossible due to draconic countermeasures to AVR.
    And what makes DBM acceptable and AVR "addon for monkeys"?
    If Blizzard don't want to let addons help us play, they should remove DBM too...

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Quote Originally Posted by Valleera
    Now lets just hope that the freelance codemonkeys get the message from Blizzard and don't start looking for ways to keep their mod working.
    'More drastic measures' might mean even the simpler warning mods like DBM will be made impossible due to draconic countermeasures to AVR.
    Aye and we don't want that !

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Told you AVR wouldn't last.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Very easy fix: disable it in combat.

    Let people use AVR to "draw on the world" for pre-combat strategizing, etc. Once you pull, though, the "AVR is broken" code comes in.

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    Re: AVR Mod Broken in 3.3.5, SSOTD, Fan Arts

    Cool, hacks disabled!

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