Why Blizzard should permanently ban all players using the Spy Addon

The part where you are completely fine with addons that give you an advantage in things that you subjectively like advantages in but not fine with addons that give advantages in things you subjectively dislike.


How does a rogue “adapt” to players knowing where he is at while he is in stealth? How does a rogue “adapt” to that? Please tell me.

Sadly Blizzard will never Ban Any addons epecially not the one like Spy.
Many were saying classic is ridiculously easy and still everybody is playing with countless addons in the background, countless macros what are doing things for them activating 3-4 skill by pushing down one button, macros what are switching gear and trinket during combat… things what you couldnt do by ‘yourself’ during a fight, stun lock addons, enemy cast bar so you can see what everybody is doing.
Most players are relying on addons and macros and then come up here saying how easy is Classic. I’d like to see how would you perform without these…without an addon what says ‘step aside or you will be burned by Ony’s blast’ because you are to dumb to know when it is coming since you are not focusing on the fight but only pushing your buttons to do as much damage as possible completely unaware what things are going on around you so you need an addon what is yelling at you to do this and do that.
And of course Blizzard never banned and will never ban ppl for using these tools because they need subscribers and their money and since most people are too dumb to be good without these they will gonna use them.

haha, Cringe post. They’ve literally nerfed the range of combat logs to appease you sniveling little crybabies…


Git gud. Learn to play.


  • First, the addon was around back then. The addon does not use any data that is not available to any other player.
  • Second, with all your information gathering, you did not see how Blizzard responded?
  • Third, Blizzard has reduced(corrected) the radius of effectiveness. Obviously, they watched the forums and responded with this change.

Yet, you still decided to create post asking them to “ban” people for using globally available data.


Let’s ban people because Op is upset! Great post!

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  1. It doesn’t tell anyone where the Rogue is when he is in stealth.
  2. If the Rogue entered stealth when he was more than 50 yards away from someone using Spy, Spy won’t tell you a stealth class entered stealth.
  3. If the Rogue was already in stealth, Spy won’t alert anyone that he/she is there.
  4. If someone using Spy is in combat, Spy won’t alert them that anyone entered Stealth.

Please try complaining about something only when you know how it works instead of making poor general shot gun arguments that are not true.


Thats what I say to people that need an Auto Combat Parser to alert them of me in the area!

You realize people have short attention spans right? Just wait out your prey and strike when the time is right.

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With the nerf, the raid if horde is on me before it matters now

People shouldn’t and wont be banned for the addon but the addon should be crippled.

I’ve seen a lot of cringeworthy posts on this forum, but this one really takes the cake. Complete lack of understanding how the add on works and an extreme knee jerk response to your own ignorance. WOW!

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As a Rogue, Spy is such a non issue and is just a nice utility.

If you’re a stealth class and you’re looking to gank people. Stay in stealth! Problem solved, spy only picks up bad rogues/druids who are running around on their mount, see someone. Dismount and stealth and then act surprised when the target knows you’re there.

I might agree with the range limitations if the player render range was larger, but it’s not. Often times running mounted towards someone, or someone running towards you won’t actually show up until they’re ~50 yards away from you anyways. Which only gets worse with more players in the zone.

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The addon has already been crippled from 150+ yards to 50, which is about the render distance while traveling fast in the world.

The addon now only affects rogues who use stealth as an opening rotation component, instead of sneaking in from afar.

Stealth outside of range, then sneak in. I see far too many rogues run up on an epic mount and spam stealth 10 yards away so they can get their opener, not the intention of the mechanic IMO.

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You can’t render under the water from the road, or under the bridge from above, or in a tower from outside it!

This Add on allows that!

This isn’t all about Stealth! If i am on my Warlock and want to hide from Horde behind a building or in a tower I cannot! Because SPY pops up and tells them I am near.

press tab, and you got the same functionality

If they are less than 50 yards away you are already dead. Did you play before the nerf? It was totally unplayable.

The add-on doesn’t tell you where a stealthers player is, only that a player has gone into stealth. The add-on is fine.

                           lifetime rogue.
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