Is this addon allowed? ("Enemy Grid")

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I created a ticket a couple hours ago to consult with a GM as to whether or not this addon is allowed within Blizzard's policies, and they suggested I ask here. I don't fully know how the addon works, but I've heard things about the functionality of it being unachievable in WoW's current addon API or whatever.

http://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/enemy-grid

My question is basically, is this addon acceptable to use or is it something that'll likely get disabled by Blizzard soon?

Ticket text:

A new addon came out recently and I was wondering if it's safe to use with the current Blizzard Addon policy.

http://mods.curse.com/addons/wow/enemy-grid

I've read things about addons like this being disabled due to how the Blizzard API works, and I wanted to consult with a GM before I downloaded the addon. (I've heard stories about people using addons and then being banned retroactively for using them after Blizzard changed the policy, and I value my account too much to risk it like that ' - ' )
If there's an add-on, and you can download it from curse and simply drag and drop into the AddOns folder, and everything works properly, then it means that everything the add-on does is possible within the scope of what Blizzard allows with their API.

If it required you to do other external modifications to your game client, then it wouldn't be allowed, but it only requires unzipping it into the AddOns folder. Add-ons can't bypass API limitations on their own.

Everything this add-on does seems to be information that's already available on the screen without add-ons, it just condenses it into an easier-to-see grid.

If they change their mind on things, then they just disable those functions in their API to break the add-ons. They don't ban people for using add-ons that do stuff that's possible within the API.

For example, back in WotLK days there was an add-on that drew on the floor to alert players of mechanics. Blizzard thought that add-ons shouldn't be able to do this, so they disabled it in their API. I've never heard of anyone being banned retroactively for having used something that they ended up changing their minds on.

If they change the policy, then they also update the API accordingly. Add-ons which Blizzard deemed "innapropriate" wouldn't work anymore, so you wouldn't be able to continue using them after the policy was changed.
07/26/2016 08:15 AMPosted by Ammako
If they change their mind on things, then they just disable those functions in their API to break the add-ons. They don't ban people for using add-ons that do stuff that's possible within the API.

Awesome! This is exactly what I wanted to know. I figured the horror stories of people getting banned because something they got off curse was breaking the ToS were unfounded, but I wasn't 100% sure.
Does anyone know if the EnemyGrid is working in 7.1? I updated mine, but is not working :(
You cannot click to target using enemygrid anymore. It's purely an info display now.
10/27/2016 05:58 PMPosted by Taumro
You cannot click to target using enemygrid anymore. It's purely an info display now.


=O

Ty
10/27/2016 05:58 PMPosted by Taumro
You cannot click to target using enemygrid anymore. It's purely an info display now.


kind of negates the point of the addon. why make this change?
10/31/2016 12:25 PMPosted by Baptistabomb
kind of negates the point of the addon. why make this change?

That is the point of the change.
Because having to tab 10 times to target the thing in front of you is fun and engaging. As is hunting through 10 nameplates that won't stack no matter what you do to get to the one you want to hit. Just clicking them on a list? Boring /blizzard
11/01/2016 04:05 AMPosted by Lilladin
Because having to tab 10 times to target the thing in front of you is fun and engaging. As is hunting through 10 nameplates that won't stack no matter what you do to get to the one you want to hit. Just clicking them on a list? Boring /blizzard


true dat

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