I have a friend that has trouble (illness related) with specific character animations such as the shaman's rotating Lightning Shield and I was wondering if I could help my friend either by changing a setting in the client or using the wow api (addon) to disable such animations from occurring without disabling it's in-game functionality.
I am aware that the Lightning Shield can be omitted but at the cost of some damage output. Is there another way of accomplishing this?
I tried to mess around with graphical options (game/driver) and it barely changed a thing for the Shaman's Lightning/Water Shields. Like you said, there are no "legal" in terms of respecting the ToU, to accomplish this as of this moment.
I hope the developers over at Blizzard find a viable solution to this issue by means of an option or Character API for addons.