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11-07-2010 @ 10:06PM
So they're positional? Like the AVR addon a while back? Awesome!
11-07-2010 @ 10:08PM
Yes, its positional. They're like normal engineering flares. Activate them then drop them wherever you like.
11-07-2010 @ 10:12PM
Not quite. It just makes the current raid markers more visible.AVR was quite different, it projected information and graphics ONTO the environment. For example, on the Heigan encounter in Naxx, AVR could color the ground itself to highlight safe areas.These are just brighter, easier-to-see versions of the raid markers we already have in-game.
11-07-2010 @ 10:37PM
These are NOT upgraded raid markers you are missreading jeff. these are upgraded flares, and these ARE animated on the environment to tell people where to stand. placable before the pull and lasting 5 or 10 minutes (not sure which). they just LOOK like raid markers now. for the purpose of idenitfying them more than the old flares. probably more color blind friendly.this is a lot like AVR in regard that you can draw up placements before pull. only without the penis's to go with it. what this will NOT do is AVRE functionality, whch would automatically place markets based on combat events in combat. flares are protected function and cannot be used in that kind of automation. they will be limited to pre combat planning just like AVR (by itself) was used for.
11-07-2010 @ 10:41PM
Thanks for the clarification, mystic. I was just about to ask if these were accessible by mods like DBM/etc. For even further clarification... are you saying that these will flat-out be unusable in combat, or that they'll just have coding protections to prevent addons from accessing them?/isalittleslow
11-08-2010 @ 12:20AM
the thing about avr blizzard stated they opposed was the "graffity" so they may not be oppsed to it placing markers atuomatically, so we may see an add on that do it.
11-08-2010 @ 2:47AM
@jeff no, it's markers you place on the ground. These are NOT updates of the skull/square/cross markers
11-08-2010 @ 9:01AM
@kaminariActually, they stated a number of times that any addon that makes choices for the player that trivializes content is a no-no, and that AVR was likely going to be stopped. Shortly after "likely" came "Will be broken and it's mother fornicated with".They are very much opposed to addons that place markers automatically, and I'm very certain the only thing saving boss mods is they just tell you WHEN to do something, not how(which is what avr did). Don't expect it's return anytime soon.
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