• World of Warcraft Beta Sites

    Posted by Torhal Jun 22, 2015 at 17:17 UTC

    For the last two years we've been working on a new platform to power CurseForge. In March 2014 we debuted the platform to support WildStar. In May 2014 we added Kerbal Space Program and then shortly after migrated Minecraft to the new platform.

    Since then, we've been frantically working to add new features to support the new experiences, as well as the features that were still missing from the legacy platform. The time has now come to show the hard won fruits of the last two years of labor to our World of Warcraft authors.

    To that end we're launching beta sites for both WowAce and WoW CurseForge. While we're very happy with the platform, we need your help with trying to break things, finding things we've missed, or giving feedback on some of the changes we've made.

    There are two important things to know: While these sites are more or less feature complete when compared to the existing sites the one major feature that's still to be launched is repositories. This feature is forthcoming and will be enabled in the upcoming weeks. Secondly, these sites are not truly live. Any projects created, changed, updated, or the like will not synchronize to either Curse.com or the Client.

    We're expecting to leave the beta sites up for several weeks. During the testing period, please use this forum for discussions, bug reports, and general feedback. At the end of the beta test we'll be wiping out everything on the new platform and reimporting the legacy sites.

    We hope you enjoy the new sites, and we can't wait to hear your feedback!

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WowAce is a developer community centered around creating high quality World of Warcraft addons.

To this end, we offer a variety of development tools, including:

  • Repository hosting using either Subversion, Git, or Mercurial (Hg)
  • Full featured ticket tracker
  • Image and Screenshot hosting
  • Robust per-project wiki
  • Integrated web-based project localization
  • Automated packaging
  • Syndication of addons to Curse.com, the largest addon distribution site

Feel free to look around, and join us in irc if you have any questions.