Posted 02 August 2011 - 02:24 PM
Posted 03 August 2011 - 03:11 AM
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 12:03 PM
Posted 04 August 2011 - 02:06 PM
Hopefully, like Treah said above, they will allow them.
Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:39 PM
You can modify your client, making you able to use addons even if they don't want you to.
For users to be able to make addons, Blizzard needs to provide an API for this. Something like a middleman between the game engine (that's restricted to anyone but Blizzard) and the addon developer. Without it, users have very limited options for making addons. So they do have the power to decide if they want addons or not.
Hopefully, like Treah said above, they will allow them.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:11 PM
I would lay good odds that Blizzard agrees with me and will make addons availible, but perhaps not as far-reaching as in WoW. I think they have learned what things are problematic and what things are almost exclusively good for a game though their experiences with WoW. I trust them to solve this.
Posted 27 October 2011 - 02:31 PM
In other MMOs I've played one of the major reasons I've quit has been small, but incredibly annoying, mistakes in the interface.
I hear ya! Most recent example I can think of is RIFT, at its beginnings, when it didn't support addons. I've rolled a healer there, thinking I could be of use to some buddies of mine. After 20 horrible levels of struggling with the raid UI, I abandoned this role and swore I'd never touch a healing class ever again...
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Posted 26 December 2011 - 01:45 PM
Posted 27 December 2011 - 12:26 AM
Posted 11 February 2012 - 01:11 PM
I voted 'yay'.
Seriously, add-ons in this age and day plays a huge role in modern mmos and I think it's imperative for blizzard to allow us the ability to create and run add-ons in Titan; it just makes the user experience oh-the-so-merrier.
Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:33 PM
Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:14 PM
I've also played some RIFT when the game was launched. The standard interface offered some good customization options, not too many though. There were pretty standard features like resizing and moving certain frames around. I really enjoyed that way of customization, too. Sometimes I wished that there were some more features than just resizing and moving frames.
I think Titan should offer an a solid interface customization by default. There should be some options; but not too many - we should be spending our time playing the game and not preparing to play the game. ;D
The "problem" in WoW is that there're some must-have mandatory add-ons; e.g. DBM for raiding etc. BUT there're still a lot of people who don't know anything about add-ons... So, it's said that people without any add-ons in WoW - especially in the raiding scene - are typically worse than players with certain add-ons; because some add-ons ARE MANDATORY.
So, if Titan wouldn't allow any add-ons, everybody in the game would be "equal".
So, all in all I'd say - add-ons NAY; customization by default YAY!
Posted 26 April 2012 - 10:25 PM
There should be some options; but not too many - we should be spending our time playing the game and not preparing to play the game. ;D
When I come back to WoW after a break, my first day is always reserved for interface adjustments. Even if I saved my old interface, it's usually way too outdated and broken to use instantly. So yeah, good point.
Thing is, default customization, no matter how nicely done, will never be as complex and provide as many options as customization placed in the hands of the players. On the other hand, you're perfectly right about add-ons going too far, like DBM and many others in WoW.
I wonder if Blizzard, or any other developer, could find the right balance: include add-ons, but limit the API in such a way that add-ons can't be more than "skins". I think it would be the ideal solution.
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Posted 30 April 2012 - 07:12 PM
Thing is, default customization, no matter how nicely done, will never be as complex and provide as many options as customization placed in the hands of the players.
I agree. WoW developers also stated that as a game designer you should be careful about how many choices you give the players. Too many choices in terms of interface customization may confuse some players.
I totally agree to this statement. The simpler your game design is, the more people you'll probably attract. And I think as a developer you'd want the whole world to play your game.
Jeffrey Kaplan said during an interview (can't remember the source) that a good game has to appeal to the casual gamers and to the hardcore gamers aswell. Maybe Blizzard will find a good balance between simplicity and moddability (Is this even a word?!) within Titan.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 11:40 PM
I agree with most of you:
- Default UI must be simple, but higly customizable in advanced options for gamers who care.
- Need to have a well-developped API to give a max of possibilities for addons.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 04:02 PM
I am for addons and highly customizable UI. But addons need to be kept in check: if Blizzard is providing the API and limiting what can be and not be done, I think you can have the best of both worlds.
Distributing add-ons through an in game store could be an idea : Blizzard can review the submitted addons, take some money and pay committed add-ons developpers and encourage them at keeping the good work.
Posted 25 January 2013 - 05:53 PM
Love the "app store" idea. It's actually quite plausible too, for Titan, because they are already planning a marketplace for SC2. It seems to have encountered some delays though, as it will not be launched with HotS, but once it's up and going, I think it would be easy to duplicate for other games too. I doubt Titan will have it at launch, but later down the road it's definitely a possibility.
Posted 27 January 2013 - 02:40 PM
Voted yay, If you didn't have addons in wow for example alot of things you can now do as default you wouldn't be able to do. Threat meter's are the best example of an addon that was litreally required for anyone who wanted to raid, Theres alot of addons i can think of over the years that ive loved, and i really didn't use that many just the ones i considered core, or the ones that saved time.
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