Apr 20th 2009 2:12PM My skin crawls when I hear (read) stories like this. The guild leader has shown his true colors as stated earlier. I am really glad that our guild does not use DKP or any other systems like it, and is very laid back. Our mindset is to gear the guild the best that we can as a whole and just do open rolls for main spec.
Yes I know that several will say that this will lead to bigger/other problems, but after 3 years this has yet to occur and the only disagreements that we have regarding loot is when a roll winner pushes the piece off to a lesser geared member that will gain more benefit from the item. These can be quite entertaining and are always lighthearted in nature and always result in the person receiving the loot being very grateful in the end, with the added benefit of adding to the overall success of the guild as a whole.
Just my 2 cents
Apr 16th 2009 1:48PM Congrats to them on getting the achievement. The only part that really bothers me about this is the old "salt in the open wound effect" that it seems to have on so many people including myself, since many of us have not even been able to zone into the damn raid instance, let alone down a boss.
Oh well with any luck I will get to get in there sometime this weekend (that is if Blizz can stabilize the damn servers). Grats again guys and glad to see it was the Horde that did it first :)
Apr 14th 2009 1:39PM Also keep in mind that this is a standalone program that I initiate the call taht is being sent through my IP to go out and get the updates for said add-ons.
In addition I like many others use Firefox in conjunction with adblock to make sure I am not being invaded by questionable mal ware imbedded in ads, so the where is the revenue being generated by Curse there?
Is that the next step for Curse and their bretheren to look at putting a stop to teh use of ad blocking software?
Apr 14th 2009 1:25PM Are you really serious in your little tyrate? First of all as it has been stated several times the bandwidth that is being used when WM scrappes the site is actually less then when the site is being addressed directly. So that argument is mute.
Apr 14th 2009 1:11PM is this just the signs of things to come today?
Apr 14th 2009 12:39PM @Skanlovich
Costing you 10's of thousands of dollars a year????
Q: So what does it cost Curse when I go there to DL a file using adblock?
A: oh that is right the exact same amount of dollars...
Q: Why is Curse so indiscriminate in who they allow to advertise on their site that thousands of visitors get viruses from the ads?
A: that is right they don't give a shit about the end user....
Q: Why does the Curse client resemble that nasty Spyware that everyone is so worried about?
A: that is right please see the 2 answers above.
“But our Client is not the Issue here”
Umm yes it is, and how you can not see this baffles the mind. Your client (and yes even the shiny new version) is a poorly designed, riddled with adware/spyware and is a huge resource hog as written and designed in its default functionality. So how do have the audacity to say it is not about your client?
Now on the other side of the coin I do believe that if the author of an add-on has asked WowMatrix to remove the link to their file that they should without question do this in an expedient fashion.
However I would also encourage add-on authors to allow the direct linking to their add-ons and contribution pages. This would not only benefit the WoW community as whole but also provide another avenue of direct payment to the authors of the add-ons that we have all come to love.
So in closing to Curse, if you want to block the access to your site by WM that is your right, however at least have the courage to state the facts and please don’t attempt to insult our intelligence with a lame made up excuse of “Bandwidth costs”. The simple fact is that your sites bandwidth is actually going to endure a higher strain from all of the WM users that now will have to actually hit your site (with the ads blocked I might add) to DL the file directly.