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5-20-2010 @ 5:05PM
I've never used AVR but been told by many to get it an use it. It has always sounded like it adds "bumper lanes" to WoW, making fights much to easy. I for one am glad to see such an addon blocked.
5-20-2010 @ 5:14PM
And things like DBM dont?Personally, i think something like this is a bit more realistic of an addon. I havent seen it in action myself, but if all it does is allow you to draw on the floors/walls, that seems more like something you should be able to do anyway. It's not inconceivable that people trying to synchronize movement patterns would maybe carry a bit of chalk to draw on the ground with, especially when you know what youre trying to do is vastly impacted my positioning.At the very least it seems more fair than having a psychic voice from beyond telegraph everything a boss is thinking about doing 30 seconds ahead of time.I myself have done just fine without using ANY boss/encounter addons the entire time i've been playing. As long as you can read your default UI tells you everything you need to know.
5-20-2010 @ 5:40PM
"but if all it does is allow you to draw on the floors/walls, that seems more like something you should be able to do anyway."As far as I know, this mod has the capability to interact with mods like DBM and do far more than simply allow people to draw on the ground. It has the ability to highly automate those drawings without the raid actually having to do anything.It can, for example, automatically mark your raid members with raid icons, then automatically draw those raid icons on the ground, so people with blue squares over their heads go stand on the blue square on the ground, etc.I agree we need more tools to draw in the game, though. Maybe some new fancy engineer items. BoE, not consumed when used, engineer items.
There's a pretty huge difference between people automatically yelling out that malleable goo is headed their way and having areas drawn onto the world to tell you where to move to during Sindragosa.
5-20-2010 @ 5:58PM
DBM - Basically turns any detail you can discern about the fight into words.AVR - Draws a Map which is used for your strategyThe problem here is that AVR adds a full fledged feature to the game. Which is something that Blizzard does not want.
5-20-2010 @ 8:30PM
@Nec - TBH in the wrath game where a tank can die in a GCD if you don't know what's coming, DBM is almost mandatory - for instance (disclaimer: I'm a very casual raiding Holy Pally) Koralon's meteor fists or similar abilities when you're at 2% and one of the tanks has died - knowing that that's dropping in a few seconds is a raid saver when you can pop your cooldowns and wind up some big heals.
5-20-2010 @ 6:56PM
"And things like DBM don't?"Not really. If a player isn't familiar with mechanics, he won't necessarily know what to do — but AVR visually spells them out, simplifying encounters into a matter of colored zones and robbing players of the enjoyable challenge in learning how and why they work.
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