to all the haters and trolls who said it wasn’t possible…
Mashing X to gain charges was in vanilla and it was due to spell batching:
originally published on warcraft movies on 2006-02-24 https://www.warcraftmovies.com/movieview.php?id=15930
TLDR - /sit is NOT the same as mashing your X button to both sit and then stand:
Baconn <Reverends of Swagger>
Human Paladin22915 Normally if you’re sitting down you would not get Reckoning charges from auto-attacks. However, you could gain charges from random NPCs by constantly sitting and standing up due to server lag: mob would try to attack you as your were sitting, so it’d be a forced crit. However, if you stood up just as you were getting hit, the server would see you as if you were standing and get a Reckoning charge.
^^^that’s from Baconn^^^
the Paladin who wrote the blue stickied Reckoning guide on the original vanilla wow forums:
Poster: Baconn at 5/25/2006 11:30:17 AM PDT Subject: Guide to Reckoning V2 (Current 1.10) http://blue.cardplace.com/cache/wow-paladin/1069149.htm
The Blue post was written by a Vanilla PLAYER - not a Blizzard Dev or CM - all the CM did was sticky it. After patch 1.10, Baconn (the author of the stickied post) never bothered to update it.
And the devs have decided it’s not a healthy game mechanic here. Much like how in discussion with GoldenEye speedrunners, Dr. Doak mentioned that the double R-lean technique for launching grenades and mines would be considered a bug in development because it is a maneuver that wasn’t intended and requires a level of precision not expected of the player. If they had intended it, they would have mapped it to a button.
Don’t know that they ever banned for it, but it is exploiting server lag. They might leave it in the game since it was technically possible in vanilla, or they might fix it since it’s an actual exploit and not just clever use of mechanics.
not really no - as a /sit macro functions differently than mashing X which makes you both sit and stand
if u mash a /sit macro you won’t trigger reckoning/enrage/blood craze
but if u mash your button which makes you sit and then mash it again to stand back up as the mob hits you, you will trigger those procs due to spell batching
spell batching is the glorious catch all that was in Vanilla and allowed creative gameplay usage such as this and double mage sheeping, or double gouges, or casting Lay on Hands on the tank, losing all of your mana, eating a global cooldown and hearing the cast go off…but the tank still died anyway
game/server technology has evolved since this was the defacto technical limitation during the time of retail vanilla wow, but the devs have made a design decision to basically slow down the batching ping for Classic
^^^ 100% blizzlike due to spell batching - read the blue post above where they discuss remaking spell batching as it was in vanilla for classic ^^^