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4-29-2009 @ 5:09PM
Aha, now we see why they killed wowmatrix.Screw you, curse. Never. Never will I pay for your crappy updater, I'd rather manually suck your bandwidth.Oh, and by the way, I've ad-blocked every damn add on your site.(And for the whingers that will say that they have a right to block their bandwidth from being leeched? Yep, they do. I also have a right to tell them to bug off, and continue to chase my mods (most of which were developed for free, btw, and whose 'value' they're exploiting without compensating the creators - don't forget that) through open source options.)
4-29-2009 @ 5:42PM
"Aha, now we see why they killed wowmatrix."Well quite. All the claims about it affecting the traffic through their site and hence ad revenues and such like were really smokescreens. The real reason they killed it was because it screwed the business model they had put in place to monetise their product.Now, in many ways there's nothing wrong with that as long as basic users can still access all the add-ons, but it's a bit disingenuous to claim anything for The Greater Good when it's actually all about cramping your own style.
4-29-2009 @ 5:37PM
^^ ThisCan't say we didn't see this coming.
4-29-2009 @ 5:54PM
@styopa:I agree with you 100%. Screw Curse. I will not use any addons I can't get through WoWMatrix.
4-29-2009 @ 6:03PM
I have to agree with you on this. Very lame and too damn expensive for what I can already do myself. I'd also like to know how much is going to the mod authors. - "A part of your subscription will go to addon authors, helping them develop and maintain the Addons you love." Working, as I do, for an evil mega-corporation I know the ways of corporate double-speak, after all, $0.01 per client sold split among the developers is still "part".
4-29-2009 @ 7:53PM
"All the claims about it affecting the traffic through their site and hence ad revenues and such like were really smokescreens."Smokescreens, nah. Ad revenue or subscription revenue, it's still the same argument. Curse haven't been dishonest.$30 a year is too expensive for an updater, but if most of that gold was for the addon authors, I could live with it. I won't, but I could. :)
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