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Around Azeroth: Out of the game and into the streets {WoW}

Feb 7th 2011 1:07PM Totally not cool and this post should be taken down, IMO. You can say you don't condone vandalism, but your actions speak louder than your words.

Addon devs respond to Blizzard UI policy changes {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 2:10PM No, I'll continue developing Auctionator despite the change in policy. But it does feel unfair that I can't do something as simple as asking for donations in-game. Adding an in-game donation request wouldn't exactly have been bait-and-switch. It's not like anyone's asking to be able to suddenly start requiring payment for something that was previously free.

Addon devs respond to Blizzard UI policy changes {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 1:48PM Chubbs,
Here's how I got to the point of considering adding an in-game donation reminder:

Initially my addon was a small project that I did mostly for myself. Then I posted it and it started to gathering a following. So I started adding more features as users started requesting them. Eventually I realized I was spending quite a bit of time on this add-on and thought "wouldn't it be nice if I could get some compensation for all the time I'm putting into this?"

Does this make me a hypocrite?

Addon devs respond to Blizzard UI policy changes {WoW}

Mar 23rd 2009 1:21PM Well one thing I can vouch for is that donation requests that are NOT in-game don't seem to work. I'm the author of Auctionator which gets over 5000 downloads a day and I've had exactly 1 donation since I put up a web site donation request 2 months ago.

Personally I think of in-game requests more as reminders rather than anything else. I think a lot of people mean to donate "someday" they just keep forgetting. Same with other user-supported endeavors like public radio. If I were to ever put in-game donation requests into my addon (if Blizz relents) I would allow users to turn it off if they so choose. But I think some users would actually appreciate a reminder.