PickupInventoryItem() is becoming protected... wow
Just means that instead of making our own equipment manager we have to hook into the default one to make it better. wow... game breaking... it what should have been done to begin with imo
Edit: Inital reaction little harsh..
However, after some testing in game with a few things i've found that the built in equipment manager combed with something like BindPad and some understood macro methods works rather well.
IE: the linked post has a situation where one is in WG fishing & you get put into pvp/combat. Changing your weapon out can be done with the equipment manager & a keybind in BindPad. Edit the macro to look like this:
We also killed the addon, but we didn't want to do it without also trying to fix the problem it was trying to fix.
I think the context would be more to remove the need for the addon instead of outright ban it. They've usually categorically broken the functionality of an addon they don't like over pretty much everything else. I think GC is refering to fixing the mechanic that the addon is compensating for so that the addon doesn't help.