Apr 15th 2009 4:56PM WowMatrix transfers MUCH LESS data than your browser would if you tried to use the site to check for updates on the 185 needed versions. This is because it does not need to download any graphics or media objects embedded in those pages and can go straight to the product page without searching and navigating.
If your argument is that the transfer is bursty, any decent network load balancer can even that out.
And yes, I run network operations for a large company too. Thanks for playing.
Apr 14th 2009 5:38PM Take another peek at WowMatrix. *I* can see the developer's credit and site link and donate link. I even use them. These arguments were valid only until they stopped being true several months ago.
Apr 14th 2009 5:35PM Curse and WoWI are just as much of an "immoral leech" on you (the author) as WowMatrix is. When was the last time they paid you a share of the revenues from their ads?
Curse/WoWI provide you middle-of-the-road hosting and commenting and a terrible download manager while the WowMatrix provides an excellent download manager that can be paired with any of the superior hosting and commenting systems like http://code.google.com/hosting/
Apr 14th 2009 4:41PM I support the authors. Always have. I used the Donate links that are so conveniently placed in WowMatrix to do so.
I do not support the publishers (and let's _please_ stop confusing them with authors), and would much rather see more addons host with the myriad of general purpose or general software project oriented free sites available and let Curse and WI rot.
Apr 7th 2009 1:48AM @Magma: Yep, you're right, clearly spending time outside of WoW is a sign of seriously screwed up priorities.
Mar 27th 2009 9:52PM You might want to take a quick peek at the amount of effort that was required by the dev team create the iPhone jailbreak - they're actually pretty darn tamper-resistant as shipped. That said, yes, eventually it may be worth the effort for hackers to attempt something along these lines, but we're a very long way from the majority of WoW players having iPhone authenticators, and until that point there's insufficient return for their effort to even try.
Mar 26th 2009 7:25PM Can someone provide a source on Ebon Plaugebringer being fixed? I see no blue posts or anything in the linked 3.1 guide to indicate that it's been changed.
Feb 23rd 2009 9:26PM Personally, I love WowMatrix and can't imagine keeping my mods up to date without it.
Quick summary of the cons though...
* Does not display information, status (beta/release), warnings, comments, tutorials, etc. about the mods. This is why I personally do not recommend using WowMatrix to _find_ addons, but for me it doesn't limit it as a tool to keep things up to date.
* Will cause your machine to download directly from Curse and/or WowInterface without displaying the advertisements on those sites, denying those companies pay-per-impression revenues. Personally I'm not a big fanboi of either site, and would be fine with seeing everyone switch to WowAce or Google Code or Codematrix anyways, which might happen if either "major" site chooses to block WowMatrix in the future.
* Lists mods without the authors' explicit permission and is slow to remove mods on authors' requests. For me, WowMatrix is useful enough that I'm likely to choose a competing mod that IS listed on WowMatrix over a mod that isn't.
* Keylogger claims. Many, many people have been using this since release and there are zero credible reports of a keylogger ever existing in this app.
* Authors continue to claim that they are not credited for their work. I could swear that the author's name is listed among the information in the bottom pane whenever an addon is selected, but I'm at work and can't check right now.
Feb 16th 2009 9:20PM Remember VoA drops both PvE and PvP items. If they really were the *same* item he had, the only reason I can think that he might have thought of would be to enchant them differently - you see ferals do this on occassion, but for a hunter it doesn't make sense. Honestly taking it for the "awesome collection" falls short quick when your bank fills with your ill-gotten gains, and the vendor value just isn't worth it. More likely is that either he's fail and forgot he had them or he's mean and was rolling specifically so you wouldn't get them.
Feb 16th 2009 9:06PM On my server it's pretty well understood that BoEs are always rolled off Greed without regard to upgrade, etc. If someone rolls Need by accident, the roll should be re-done and settled with /roll.
If I were to win the shield and it was an upgrade to the other guy, I'd probably offer to sell it to him at a discount, but it's my item.