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Posted: Sep 1st 2008 1:27PM animagnum said

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This will be a nice tweak to the game. LotRO does this and it is very helpful for those of us who are OCD about interface positions.

Posted: Sep 1st 2008 1:36PM (Unverified) said

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I like it.

I wonder how communication addons will be handled, some gains to be made there as well if they're server-synchronized (scheduling, banking, etc), though I imagine this would create too much overhead and Blizzard is incorporating their own solutions anyway, which don't have to rely on custom channels. The settings of which, though not strictly ui, would be great to see server-side as well.

As is, the re-setting up of addons is the major pain of a reset or reinstall for me, so hurray for server-side settings!

Posted: Sep 2nd 2008 12:27PM (Unverified) said

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I don't think they're going as far as to backup your SavedVariables folder (addon setttings) or actual addons for you.

From the sounds of it, they are only saving the configuration for things that are built-into their client, "Macros, keybindings and UI settings." (Notice they said "UI settings" and not "custom UI settings." Big difference.) All those things could be saved into a simple text document of a fixed size, so it wouldn't be too difficult for them to keep 1 small file on their servers for every active account. I'd be really surprised if they took it upon themselves to backup all our custom, player-made addons, though.

So, you can log on from anywhere and the account will remember whether or not you had your cloak and hood hidden or not. It will remember how far you have your camera zoomed out, and it will know whether you had player nameplates turned on or player titles enabled. However, you won't have your Omen and Pitbull frames OR the configurations for those extra custom addons unless you backup the SavedVariable files yourself and transfer them to the new computer, as it's always been.
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Posted: Sep 1st 2008 3:54PM (Unverified) said

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Without a WTF folder what are we supposed to delete when a boss bugs out or a quest won't complete?

Posted: Sep 2nd 2008 9:10AM (Unverified) said

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This is good if you are a regular user...this is bad for people that like to tweak. I keep 5 different copies of WoW on my computer at home, so I can test things as I develop them....now I won't be able to do that. :(

Posted: Sep 4th 2008 8:00PM (Unverified) said

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i think that it will be a good change and then we dont have to worry about those addons that just keep going out of date.

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