Next patch AVR will meet its maker. At least Blizzard hopes so. This past week the devs announced that they would actively try to break the mod AVR with the next patch. Augmented virtual reality (or AVR or John Madden invaded your copy of WoW) is a mod that allows users to draw shapes and figures on their screen and share that information with other raiders. Need to show people where to stand during phase 1? Let’s draw a big red circle. Need to show where to drop ice tombs during the Sindragosa encounter? Let’s throw down some X’s. Need to draw genitalia over the screen for the whole raid? It can do that too. It can do so much in fact that Blizzard decided it breaks game mechanics and now are trying to break it. But AVR isn’t the only offender; there are many other mods that seek to turn the tides of encounters in the favor of the raider. Are these mods next? And should Blizzard ever have given us the power to implement mods in the first place?