Blizzard to start throttling inspect requests

I've received word that after the next set of rolling restarts, which may be happening as early as tonight, inspection requests on other players will start to be throttled.

This is being done because some addons generate a large number of inspection requests, so beware as some addons may start to behave unexpectedly, flat out break, or otherwise act up. Overall I hope it not to be too bad, but you never know, so here's the heads up.

Addon authors may need to restructure their addon so that they may _never_ receive a response back from a request. We may be seeing several second long intervals between allowed requests, and as I said, some request will likely never be answered.

If I hear any more details I'll update the post.

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  • Avatar of chaoslux chaoslux Jun 24, 2010 at 23:55 UTC - 0 likes

    As far as i know, ElitistGroup and other kind of Inspect addons do not rely on ItemLevel info and could easily live without it. The only thing that would be crippled would be item tooltip-altering addons, would it not?

    On the other hand, if they made itemlevel info not avaible, someone would just make a LibItemLevel containing every item with their itemlevel coming from Wowhead or something...

  • Avatar of Shadowed Shadowed Jun 24, 2010 at 23:49 UTC - 0 likes

    It's not really Gearscores fault, this won't even do that much to it. http://blue.mmo-champion.com/t/25578348839/blizz-to-handicap-gearscore/

    warlocomotif: You're wrong. Gearscore can't be broken without crippling other addons.

    Last edited Jun 24, 2010 by Shadowed
  • Avatar of warlocomotif warlocomotif Jun 24, 2010 at 23:41 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard could break gearscore quite easily, simply make item level info unavailable. There's not really a good reason people need to know itemlevels- there'd be no real harm done.

    I dont think Blizzard is doing this as an "anti gear-score" movement, I think this is actually about server/network stress.

  • Avatar of Faelynnn Faelynnn Jun 24, 2010 at 23:17 UTC - 0 likes
    • Lets out a small scream in excitement*
  • Avatar of Nevcairiel Nevcairiel Jun 24, 2010 at 21:07 UTC - 0 likes

    Too bad they cannot break gearscore completly, but finally they at least limit its server request spam.

    Sorry for the other addons relying on inspects, blame GS.

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