I’m not sure if you are familiar with that term, but at least in Germany this is a term for people not really doing anything and just follow the zerg. By this they earn renown without any need for skill or actual thinking.
This is a valid option in WAR, but I just can’t understand why it’s fun. Well that’s their decision and I don’t blame them for that easy path. There are other options to play this game without any great need for skill.. one is the use of addons/macros which automatize your gameplay.
I know of many guilds who claim “we are not cheating and just use addons which can be get at curse.”. Well.. that’s a little bit simple as an argument for not cheating. On curse you get addons which automate your gameplay..and this is imo cheating. Best example is autofocus (don’t know the exact name of that addon right now as the EU forums are closed). it’s an addon that checks every 0.5 s if you have the same target as the assist-leader and if not it adjusts your target. No need for your interference after setting the assist-leader.
So you don’t even need any communication through voice chat..or think about target changing.. you don’t need to coordinate in any way..just cycle through your skill rotation and everything is fine. You will make no errors..or switch to late onto another target.. So basically with this addon you just don’t need to train with your group.. look how the others play. Essentially you just leave out all that is supposed to be team work. I don’t understand where the fun part is (other than earning easy renown)..the fun in WAR is all about group (warband) play and how you play together. This addon just cuts those essential part and leaves.. just pixels.
And now I will make some healers hate me.. Click-casting is in the same category.. Not as severe, but this addon functionality gives you functions which the core game just isn’t offering you. I know that this statement leaves me out there to be attacked, but to me it’s a difference if I change the appearance of things or add additional functions.
I could name a few others..but most of them are more greyish.
Funny thing is..I’m an addon-addict. From the first day in WAR I used addons..new unit frames..new buff-indicators..some crafting stuff.. and I don’t want to play without them. I think addons are good, but need some more restrictions. I don’t like it when addons take away your decisions and actions. They should help you but not take over .. Would WAR be a PvE game I wouldn’t complain, but it’s focus is PvP.. not PvS (Player vs. Script)…so use your skills as a player..and a character.
p.s.: Gromson wrote something about that too (in German). No wonder we came to the same conclusion.. Same guild ..same play style ;)