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Video of the new NPC collision detection system

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With the upcoming 3v3 PvP tournament, Blizzard has rolled out a new feature on the Tournament Test Realm server: NPC collision detection. This will mean that it is now not possible for players to walk through some NPCs. Players will no longer be able to crowd, or block, the NPCs. This virtually guarantees that players will always be able to access the NPCs.

There is a lot of interest in this. NPC collision detection isn't something that we're used to seeing in WoW. While collision detection has made appearances in MMORPGS of the past, it is something that modern games in this genre are lacking. Many of us are hoping that they'll implement this in the live realms soon – ideally before Wrath of the Lich King comes out.

If you haven't had a chance to test out the Tournament Test Realm yet, don't wait! You can follow this handy guide that fellow WoW Insider writer Zach Yonzon wrote up.

What do you think of this new NPC collision detection? Good or bad? Excited to see it implemented on the live servers eventually?

Filed under: Patches, Analysis / Opinion, News items, PvP

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