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Patch 3.2.2 lives. It lives! {WoW}

Sep 22nd 2009 10:38AM I'm gonna miss soloing Onyxia. Always a fun boost for alts and lowbies, plus a nice source of blue items.

Still, glad I got my Quel'Serrar forged this week.

WoW PTR Patch 3.2.2 notes {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 6:05AM Hmm. Guess only ret got buffed by giving them a single target and an AoE seal. Nice to see that they're finally working on making ret more then a handfull of buttons to faceroll on.

WoW PTR Patch 3.2.2 notes {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 5:40AM I haven't played prot since 3.2, but maybe the strength => Spellpower instead of stamina => Spellpower change means higher spellpower, so less extra threat is needed now?

WoW Patch 3.2.2 PTR is up for the EU {WoW}

Aug 14th 2009 5:26AM I must say, I approve of the pally changes. The change to Touched by the light to work off strength instead of stamina prevents the double-dipping with holy gear you saw in PVP.

Also, giving Ret a Single target and multitarget Seal sounds interresting.

Outfitter not discontinued after all {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 6:38PM > Blizzard is absolutely welcome to place any restrictions
> on any addons that they choose. They also have to
> ability to not allow any addons to be run at all.
Correct. Blizzard has the right to determine what happens inside their program.

> He has *absolutely zero rights* to determine how
> it is distributed and used within someone else's software.
100% WRONG. Copyright laws state that the copyright holder alone decides on that. Just because the program requires Blizzard's API to work doesn't mean that Blizzard can decide how the program is to be distributed.
Try replacing "Blizzard" with "Microsoft", "Addon" with "Application" and "WoW" with "Windows"

If I create an "Application" that only runs in "Windows", I can decide whether that "Application" is distributed with a GPL license, a commercial/pay-to-use license, or even an "send me beer if you use my Application" license. "Microsoft" has no right to sit there and tell me that I'm not allowed to charge for my "Application" just because my application requires their "Windows" to run.

Outfitter not discontinued after all {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 3:59PM (Hit enter too soon)

@Clbull

Right now, his /choice/ of distribution is "Everyone can download it for free at Curse.com". If he ever decided to change that to "Everyone can download it for $5 at OutfitterAddon.com", Bliz won't allow that. That's how the developer /is/ affected by it. Bliz' policies try to limit the rights he has been given by the Copyright law.

Outfitter not discontinued after all {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 3:54PM @msingletary

I'm not disputing the fact that Bliz has the right to dictate what can and cannot be done /inside/ their game. However, they don't have the right to say "You're not allowed to sell your own code.". That code may interact with their API, but that does not allow Blizzard any say over the code or how it's distributed.

@jrizutko
They did actually. They told Mundocani he does not have the right to distribute his own code however he wanted to.

@Clbull
Just because he wasn't affected by it, doesn't mean he doesn't have the right to not like it :) In a way, he /was/ affected by it, as Bliz' policy was aimed at reducing his rights under the Copyright law.


If you don't understand what I'm trying to say, go read up the Wikipedia article on Copyright:

A quote:
"
EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS

Several exclusive rights typically attach to the holder of a copyright:

* to produce copies or reproductions of the work and to sell those copies (mechanical rights; including, sometimes, electronic copies: distribution rights)

Outfitter not discontinued after all {WoW}

Apr 14th 2009 2:53PM Too bad that Outfitter never "flooded us with ads". The developer stopped working on his code because he did not appreciate the way Blizzard acted with disregard to his own copyright. They tried to limit the way he was allowed to distribute his own software to which he himself held the copyright.

That being said, I'm glad to see Outfitter and Groupcal back under development, but it's a sad day when a big company can just walk all over your rights, and you only stick with it 'cause the people suffering had nothing to do with the initial decision.

Lichborne: Tradeskills for Death Knights {WoW}

Apr 6th 2009 9:38AM 3 Bold Dragon Eyes compared to 3 Scarlet Rubies gives you (3*27)-(3*16)=33 Extra Strength = 66 AP
Mixology turns a Flask of Endless Rage from 180 AP into 244 AP = 64 AP.

Hardly a difference, but the Bold Dragon Eyes give pure strength instead of AP, so with kings, % talents, etc, etc, they are way better.

A Lawyer's take on the new UI policy {WoW}

Apr 1st 2009 8:50PM I'm sorry, but any lawyer that can't tell the difference between an addon(Code written in the LUA language), and glider (A seperate program that runs WoW for you and clicks on things) has no credibility in my book

Especially once she starts quoting the LUA Language's license, which has nothing to do with the code written IN the language, but everything to do with the LUA code INTERPRETER(I.E., the piece of code that Bliz puts in WoW to make your addons run).

It seems to me that this lawyer, who appears to have played a role in the Glider Trial, is merely trying to make MDY/Glider look like a victim here, and is trying to get the sympathy vote from the addon community.

The simple fact of the matter is, you can code whatever you want in the LUA language, and release it however you want.
Any addon you make that will work with WoW, can also be run by different interpreters. Sure, they'll lack the necessary API calls to do what you expect your addon to do, but at the end of the day, the facts are simple:

1) I write the code, I own the copyright.
2) As copyright holder it's my right to determine how my code gets distributed. Be it open source, released into the public domain, shareware, nagware or commercial/payware
3) Blizzard only has the right to limit the addon interaction with its system. It can say "No donation buttons are allowed" and "keep it Rated T-for Teens". They cannot make demands on how the addon is distributed to your computer. My code. My Copyright. Their (LUA-) Interpreter.