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Decursive used to remove debuffs that you were able to from anyone in range of you with one button click without needing to target them or do anything else, Blizzard didn't like how much it automated the game and they changed the game to require you to target the player before pressing a button to be able to interact with them.

What are your opinions on addons that automate the game be it in a small way or a large way?

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Topic starter Posted : 17/05/2019 2:22 pm
Selexin
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Decursive was too automated. I used it in MC and I would literally just press one button while watching TV for certain fights where the main duty was decursing targets. I think automation in relation to fights should not be allowed. Automation for auction house and stuff I don't mind. Although sniping add-ons and stuff I'm not sure on, don't have enough experience.

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Posted : 17/05/2019 3:08 pm
teebling
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Clique and Grid will be missed by healers if they’re not allowed by Blizzard’s addon policy.

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Posted : 17/05/2019 4:19 pm
Brhule
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I'm against all add-ons. I like my vanilla no sprinkles

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Posted : 17/05/2019 4:56 pm
TeamRemix
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It's tough; decursive is pretty braindead, but it's also really good for raiding, so I'm not entirely sure where I stand on it. I'm sure someone will rewrite it for classic, we just have to see if blizz lets it stay.

WoW's modern client blocks addons like Decursive. Seeing as Classic WoW runs off the modern client, Decursive will not make a return.

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Posted : 17/05/2019 5:31 pm
Slocain
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Add-ons by definition automate things, with that said I do think automation with the purpose to oversimplify certain mechanics or class features should not be able to be done by add-ons.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 12:47 pm
pan0phobik
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It got killed during vanilla so it falls under #nochanges

I don't see decursive coming back.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 1:04 pm
deleted acc
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It got killed during vanilla so it falls under #nochanges

I don't see decursive coming back.

I hope it doesn't.

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Topic starter Posted : 20/05/2019 2:57 pm
Bobi
 Bobi
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Again same topic as HealBot. They killed automatization of addons, they are only part of UI and require your action to do anything. AddOns should be allowed in same state as Retail right now. It makes me sick to play in default UI, it's just bad and not good for experienced players who need more than fancy visuals.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 3:01 pm
Bumlebi
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Of course not.

If you automate the game then what's left to play :p?

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Posted : 20/05/2019 3:56 pm
Bulldozer
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I never really saw the need for using decursive. It was just more clutter on my low low res screen. clicking the appropriate raid frame and then the hotkey for dispell worked just fine for me during tbc. although I did use unit frames during most of my time raiding that would become faded if they were out of a certain range that was the max range for most of my spells. and near the end I ended up making mouseover macros, so I guess I wasn’t far off in terms of functionality I believe.
that addon that decided what heal to use for yo is a big nono for me. what made healing fun was having to quickly decide on what the most optimal spell for a given situation would be.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 4:18 pm
rijndael
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I'm against it. Play the game.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 6:21 pm
Cletus
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Folks complain about rotations being too simple in Classic then go out and get mods that make things simpler...smh. Play the game and be immersed or go play candy crush.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 8:15 pm
IronBrutzler
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Folks complain about rotations being too simple in Classic then go out and get mods that make things simpler...smh. Play the game and be immersed or go play candy crush.

This!
Never used Weakauras or so on retail because i have the mental capacity to watch out for my 3-5 skills.

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Posted : 20/05/2019 10:47 pm
Stfuppercut
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Folks complain about rotations being too simple in Classic then go out and get mods that make things simpler...smh. Play the game and be immersed or go play candy crush.

I can see where you're coming from, but as someone who is a part of the problem, it sort of makes sense... In a competitive environment, players will use any edge they can to increase their odds of succeeding. This relates to PvE and this relates to PvP. When the most competitive players are using modifications to gain an edge, it raises the base expectations of those competing with them or against them. It wont matter if these addons make the game more mundane and water down the experience. If the addon gives you an edge, a competitive player will use it.

I dont want automated addons. If they are available I will use them. I dont want group finder addons. If they are available I will use them. I can understand how this wont apply to players who are more casual, but for a lot of us, this is the reality. If these addons are available and you choose not to use them to preserve your own experience (which is TOTALLY fine!) you are handicapping yourself and your own progress (which is also TOTALLY fine!).

In a perfect world I would want no addons. Is this a change? Yes. Any change that preserves the core difficulty of the game (or increases it) and promotes longevity while adhering to the core game philosophies, is okay by me! I'll go one step further... I would love if it was feasible to have no macros. As someone who will likely be using dozens of macros over the course of Classic, it would be better if they werent available. Im sure this is an unpopular opinion.

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Posted : 22/05/2019 6:37 pm
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