Author Store is Launched!

Woo, the day has finally come when the author store is launched. A lot of hard work has been put into this, both on the technical end and on the business and legal side of things.

You can visit it at https://store.WowAce.com/.

If you redeem an item, you won't receive it immediately. For the first little while, I'll be going through and approving all the redemptions manually, just to make sure everything's running smoothly.

In case you didn't read the previous announcements, in order to receive points which can be redeemed at the store, you must have an addon which has over 100 installs (as determined by the Curse Client).

The author rewards program is our (i.e. Curse, Inc's) way of rewarding our content producers which create incentive for users to subscribe to Curse Premium. 20% of all Curse Premium revenue goes directly into the Author Reward Program. This is our thank you for all your hard work.

Addons receive author reward points based on their popularity as determined by the Curse Client. Due to the amount of addons out there and the vast diversity, even the most popular addons only receive a few percent of the total pool, so don't give up hope. There are a few other details, but that is the main statistic. We feel that that provides the best relation as to what users actually want who use our services. We don't want to reveal all the nitty-gritty details in order to prevent gaming the system. If you do suspect gaming the system by someone (e.g. trying to actively manipulate statistics, uploading addons that aren't theirs, etc.), please report it. We want to reward those who actually deserve it, not those who think that they're crafty.

As a side note, everything store-related as well as standard logins now use HTTPS for security reasons.

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  • Avatar of yoshimo yoshimo Sep 07, 2009 at 14:02 UTC - 0 likes

    it would be great if we could buy gametime with rewardpoints without having to use an amazon gift card in the process.

  • Avatar of Borlox Borlox Aug 06, 2009 at 17:09 UTC - 0 likes

    There appeared 10/20/50/100 € Amazon.de giftcards today. Thank you very much!

  • Avatar of Hegarol Hegarol Jul 11, 2009 at 13:04 UTC - 0 likes

    any news on german items?

    Project Lead Atlasloot http://twitter.com/Atlasloot http://www.atlasloot.net
  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jul 06, 2009 at 21:15 UTC - 0 likes

    Well the client has more than a million users, so we consider it to be a fairly good statistical sample.

    WowAce.com & CurseForge.com Adminstrator
    Check out my new addon, OneChoice, it helps you pick quest rewards faster.
    Developer of Ace3, OneBag3, and many other addons and libraries
    Project lead and Mac developer for the Curse Client

  • Avatar of flarecde flarecde Jul 06, 2009 at 17:53 UTC - 0 likes

    There are reasons to subscribe other than the client - I believe Curse.com offers no ads to subscribers.

  • Avatar of Kallieen Kallieen Jul 06, 2009 at 14:34 UTC - 0 likes
    I think it's fair, given that we're getting a portion of the income from the Curse Client paid subscriptions.
  • Avatar of Bitwise Bitwise Jul 06, 2009 at 01:09 UTC - 0 likes

    Curse client? That's disappointing, that means you're limited by something completely out of your control (number of users using curse client, using your addon).

  • Avatar of Daviesh Daviesh Jul 05, 2009 at 11:43 UTC - 0 likes

    No worries Kaelten, makes sense.

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jul 03, 2009 at 18:40 UTC - 0 likes

    We're still waiting on the budget for july. Points will be retroactively awarded once we receive the budget.

  • Avatar of Xus Xus Jul 03, 2009 at 08:45 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, looks like no points have been awarded for this month yet.

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Date created
Jul 02, 2009
Last updated
Nov 10, 2011

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