Literally nobody wants this. I’ve never heard a person say anything close to:
“Man, I am so glad that spell didn’t perform the way I thought it would”
“I love how that spell still hit me after I stunned the mob”
“boy, am I sure glad for that 3 second delay after looting a mob to skin it”
“I love walking away from a vendor while items are still being loaded into my bag”
“That was awesome when the mob waited till after I ran past it to agro so I could get dazed off of my mount”
I don’t know who ever suggested it, but it’s one of those things that sounds good in your head until you actually see it live.
Let’s make no mistakes, spell batching is terrible.
We finally made it to 2019, where we all have decent enough internet and ping to play in real time. Imagine having that back in the day. and what does Blizzard do? Throw the entire game in digital quicksand. On purpose. To bring back “server realism”.
It doesn’t. it slows the game down. It makes you feel like you’re playing in Siberia with 400ms ping. You see things that simply can’t be explained by science.
A mob or another player that clearly ate a counterspell to the face but somehow that cast landed on you. Or even better, getting the spell off AND getting silenced. Our how about the mob that lags to your position a half a second after you were there? Good luck managing to get that pack you’re tanking actually in front of you
Or your pet who seems like someone put his AI in power saving mode.
I appreciate the concern you have with trying to replicate the laggy feel of old servers. But for the love of god, stop.
Whatever code you’re using is breaking the game. It can take almost 5 seconds to buy an item from a vendor. Mob combat behavior is flat out bizarre. Pets act completely strange, either not taking commands or visibly waiting to execute them. It’s causing issues with PVP, how am I supposed to juke a CS if even when I do, the game still silences me? It’s causing issues with combat and highly important class mechanics such as vanish and feign death which need immediate response. Let’s not even mention druids. Shifting into bear, waiting for furor to actually proc and then feral charging? Please. You might as well be casting pyroblast with this server delay.
It’s like restoring a beautiful muscle car, and then telling everyone you swapped out the V12 for a hybrid.
This isn’t vanilla ping
This isn’t modern ping
This is artificial lag
" You think you want it, but you don’t"