Burning Funk

More Warcraft details from last weekend’s BlizzCon are available over at Atomic. There’s some info on the Blood Elves’ planned racial skills, upcoming changes to fishing, enchanting and epic equipment, expanded talent trees, more Crack Houses, blah blah.

And, there’s this little snippet, Update 2:

Blizzard plans to add digital signature checking for mods, to prevent the use of mods like Decursive. Details are not known at this stage as to when this will be implemented but designer Rob Pardo said that ‘they’re close’.

I’m not a big fan of the automagic mods, don’t use any myself, but I surely benefit from them, particularly the autocure varieties.

What would be the big deal here anyhow, except it doesn’t fit with Blizzard’s “Vision” for encounters? If that’s the vision, hunting for the cursed and popping a cure repeatedly, then I gotta say … THE VISION SUCKS. There are other mods out there that are far more … let’s say iffy, for changing the game to an almost bot experience — for the most part though, mods just patch gaping holes in the Warcraft UI.

Also, stop crawling up my computer’s ass in the name of gaming purity.