I'm in the same boat. Our xenforo forum is so hacked/highly modded beyond all belief (even plugins too), that we're stuck on v1.1.3 forever (without updating it with major grief).It won't even install on anything less than 1.2 Beta
So.. what exactly is that complex in this plugin that it won't install on anything less then v1.2?
Querying stats from the xenforo db is the easiest thing to do on the planet. I can translate new queries to old if need be.