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3-24-2009 @ 3:44PM
What about sites like this one and WoWhead? Are they not using Blizzards hard work to make a buck? What really is the difference between an Add-On and WoWhead? Both are not owned by Blizzard and yet use Blizzards supplied material to make money? To me, WoWhead is worse since they actaully make real money and not little tips to keep the website up.
3-24-2009 @ 4:07PM
You, sir, just took the words right out of my mouth!
3-24-2009 @ 5:45PM
WowInsider is neither charging you to read this blog nor nagging you with in-game ads or solicitations for money.
3-24-2009 @ 7:28PM
The problem with that thinking is that wowhead, wowinsider, etc., do not require the game to be used. If the game goes down, people can still come here. Can you use an addon in any other way BUT ingame? No...and profiteers are making money from it. Big difference between a website or something like vent/teamspeak and addons. That being said, there is a large, justified and accepted way to deal with this rule of addons and profits...just donate to the addons you use. They never have to ask, and still get compensated for their hard work, can pay for bandwidth and webspace to host the files and you can give some appreciation for something that you use daily.
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