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5-20-2010 @ 9:55PM
>Blizzard seems really weaselly with how they are doing this. They don't have a real clear reason why they aren't allowing it (just that it "not intended".) That's really vague, and doesn't give much guidance to someone who makes a new addon from here out. They don't give any guidance on how this is bad, but the DXE arrow telling you which direction to run is OK. I think it is a bad precedent for Blizzard to handle things this way. If there's a function being used by the addon that they don't want, that's one thing, but to intentionally try to break a specific addon (ala a Bill of Attainder) rubs me the wrong way.<Why do you think they're simply trying to break a specific addon? Because one was named? That's like saying because they give an example of something, they're fine with everybody else who is doing it. However, they're not. All addons that try to use these functions will be broken. If there aren't any...well, oh well, it's still nothing close to what saying it's like a "Bill of Attainder" means.But they quite clearly said: 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.It's not who. It's what.Well, I suppose it's a who, in the sense of addon authors, but that's another story. Still, AVR is just named by incident, not by purpose. And yes, they did give reasons. They might not be enough for you to be happy, but it's enough to understand it. Which is really just building on other things they've said before regarding alterations to the game world.Try not to make it seem nefarious, it's not.
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