In-Game Combat Log Range Decreased

Earlier today, we deployed a WoW Classic hotfix to all regions:

  • The in-game combat log radius has been fixed, and now only displays information for units that are within 50 yards of the player.

This is closer to the original behavior of WoW 1.12, and should eliminate the ability for addons to extend players’ senses and detect enemy actions at a greater distance than intended.

This fix does not affect text logs that the game outputs for raid parses.


Oh wow, so I guess Spy is nerfed pretty heavily now huh?

Yup! 12345

Interesting, and at least it’s something.

Thank you masters

Also a big nerf for damagemeters and aggro addons?


Looking forward to reading the smartasses of these days commenting about how they will manage to manually read the combat log and find the player names and evaluate who is hostile and then /target them…while playing the game also :)))


This is easily solved by having the Spy AddOn output its data to a shared chat channel that other AddOn users can fetch data from.


Also curious about this

Very nice!
Ended up using VanasKOS for its name-noting functionality and got to experience how crippling it is to not be the one using Spy-like crap. It’s like a damn superpower.

Glad to see that it’s reduced to a reasonable level.

Thank you Blizz!

You still need a player within 50 yards, and you can’t prevent communication between players whenever anyone engages in combat without preventing all communication.

I hope this isn’t applied in raids. We can no longer log fights for entire raid and use warcraftlogs?

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You missed this part I think

any fresh server coming out in the future? I’d really like to get an answer to that question, many of us missed the boat months ago.


I was wondering why spy didn’t detect units within eyesight, this is a great change

This fix does not affect text logs that the game outputs for raid parses.

yes this is /combatlog

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Rip DBM rip bigwings Rip damage meter rip many WA’s rip so many addons people know litterlly nothing, and blizzard is clueless




Shouldn’t be. Other players doing damage and threat may be over 50yards away from you, but the target they’re doing it to won’t be.