Saturday afternoon I had an opportunity to sit down with Kaelten, known both for his work with Wowace
and now Curse.com
. We spoke of many of the concerns users had about transitioning from Wowace to Curse for their addons, and the reasoning behind the merger.
Kaelten was more than happy to answer any questions I had, and we jumped right in as soon as we found somewhere to sit for lunch. His explanation for the reasoning between the merger was what we had known (and reported) from the first time we heard of it: It was, essentially, necessary for survival. Wowace was not something that could stand on its own very long. The sheer amount of bandwidth they chewed through was unbelievable, especially on patch days. We're talking 350 GB per hour.
The average person has less than 350 GB in their PC, and Wowace (and now Curse) chews through it like it's nothing.
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