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adamwow

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:58 am

BFA no longer follow ?

Hello,

I got a question about new expansion. Is follow no longer in Open PVP zones like everywhere we can multibox and gather herbs ores etc?
WIll be thankful for answer someone who has played Beta.
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bob

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:45 am

Re: BFA no longer follow ?

You cannot follow a character (or a PVP tagged NPC) while you, or that character is engaged in PVP combat.

These are the error strings implemented in the game.

ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_PVP_COMBAT (New) - You can't follow units while engaged in PVP.
ERR_INVALID_FOLLOW_TARGET_PVP_COMBAT (New) - You can't follow units engaged in PVP.
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lax

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:40 am

Re: BFA no longer follow ?

A few things worth noting here that a lot of people seem to miss.

Ashran and Battleground zones had follow permanently disabled, on a zone-wide basis, a long time ago. We asked if they could let us have /follow in wargames (so we could do multiboxer vs multiboxer battleground skirmishes) and were told that it was a zone-wide flag, so it was not possible to give separately for wargames vs. for normal battlegrounds. They did, however, leave it on in arenas.

So, back then, they made it so you couldn't follow at all in the whole zone. This time around, they are allowing /follow when not engaged in PVP combat at the time. That's... way better than not being able to follow all of the time. Interact with Target still works during combat.

And they're getting rid of the PVP server option in BFA anyway, so this is unlikely to affect gameplay in general.

War Mode (PVP option) I guess is the big worry. I am pretty sure they did this to mitigate some obvious negative affects of mass-multiboxers (people who cause trouble with too many accounts) on this mode -- but this does not actually block multiboxing War Mode entirely. Small teams will still not be too difficult to manage, even without having follow specifically during PVP combat. I would expect a sharp increase in 2- or 3-boxers in War Mode because it will be a lot easier than you might expect, especially with ISBoxer :)

I would also think this gives us a new opening to push for /follow to get re-enabled in zones it was previously disabled.
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adamwow

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:54 am

Re: BFA no longer follow ?

Thank you Bob and Lax for your answers.

So it doesnt affect at all just moving and gathering herbs, its still possible with 10x team setup. I was afraid it will be not.
If you can confirm it will be thankfull again.
Last edited by adamwow on Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 am, edited 1 time in total.
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bob

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:59 am

Re: BFA no longer follow ?

As long as you are NOT IN PVP COMBAT with the herbs, you will be fine.
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adamwow

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Post Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 am

Re: BFA no longer follow ?

OK! :) Thank you

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