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World of Warcraft: 7.3 Update Breaks NSFW Mods

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The days of looking at dongs in WoW may be over.

World of Warcraft has many races, ranging from humans to dwarfs, pandas, bulls, and even wolves. As is the law of the internet and Rule 34 (which states “if it exists, there is porn of it”) some WoW players just wanted to see naked elves or dwarfs running around. Nudity and NSFW mods are nothing new to WoW; they’ve been around for a very long time and Blizzard has largely let it slide. Regular mods, better known as add-ons, have other functions such as displaying all players’ health bars in a raid or adding more clickable skill slots. Skins and model changes, however, require the .exe file to be disassembled, the relevant file edited and then recompiled. Unfortunately, that is no longer possible in the 7.3 update.

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The model-changing mods don’t appear to be the target of this update. In an effort to combat botting and other types of hacking in WoW, Blizzard locked down WoW’s .exe file. This, of course, had the adverse effect of removing any model changes players had made, NSFW or otherwise. For those you who are unfamiliar with how model changes work in WoW, the changes are only visible to the players who have the mod installed. Additionally, it should be noted that any changes made to character models are against Blizzard’s terms of service. If you enjoy reading a bit of internet drama you can check out the Battle.net forums.

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Reginald "Blue_Dragon" Eyre

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