Increase nameplate range from 20yrds

#1 - April 11, 2021, 3:31 p.m.
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This would be a huge QoL improvement going into TBC. One thing that I certainly wouldn’t mind them changing.

I really like playing with nameplates, and it feels so much better as a melee compared to a caster due to the 20 yards nameplate in classic.

As a hunter I always see myself going to melee range almost, cause of this issue. Am I the only one finding the 20 yrds really annoying? Even after so much time playing classic.

=) anyhow I am really excited for TBC. Just want it to be as good as it can get.

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#2 - May 11, 2021, 11:48 p.m.
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It looks like in the original code, the original development team intended to create a checkbox that toggled nameplate distance between 20 and 41 yards, but ran into a technical limitation.

In an upcoming build of the Burning Crusade Classic Beta, you can set the nameplate distance between 0 and 41 yards (inclusive) by setting this command in the chat box:

/script C_CVar.SetCVar(“nameplateMaxDistance”, 41)

/console nameplateMaxDistance 41

Thanks for the suggestion!

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#18 - May 17, 2021, 10:21 p.m.
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There’s a way more compact way to do this. Example:

/script SetCVar(“nameplateMaxDistance”, 41)

Have fun with that!