I’d like to talk for a minute or two about an addon that has been bothering me for quite bit. The addon in question is called Spy Addon.
I believe this addon to be an unfair advantage and an addon that goes against the spirit of classic, similar to what the LFG addon does, since it automatically detects players from the opposing faction and spams their location. It instantly lets you post their coordinates.
And this comes from a nolife ganker. I love ganking people, camping them and making their life miserable.
However, where do we draw the line among the addons, between cheating and having a useful advantage? Yes, LFG was banned because it was against the spirit of classic and would ruin the experience of a lot of people, while Bartender is pretty much fully harmless, as an example.
I strongly believe the Spy addon is on the cheat side of the spectrum, it kills the thrill of world PvP but letting you have ominous knowledge about players’ positions.
How are you supposed to take people by surprise when an addon is literally telling you and spamming you an alliance/horde is nearby? What’s the point?
I really think it kills the thrill and the adrenaline of world PvP, the magic of not knowing what’s around the corner and having to be on alert, or the hype of chasing someone down waiting for the perfect moment to gank.
Now that addons are shared and downloaded way more easily in massive scale compared to the 15 years old vanilla game, this could actually affect world PvP in such a way that LFG would have affected PvE.