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Are you sad that ARL will not be on WowMatrix?

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  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis May 03, 2009 at 16:30 UTC - 0 likes

    Well it's your decision... I can't force you to use a site.

    I just know what wow matrix was doing was disturbing and disgusting, and regardless of curse's intentions (which IMO theft is a good reason) stopping them was the right thing to do.


  • Avatar of alianos alianos May 03, 2009 at 16:21 UTC - 0 likes

    Still, the reason that curse wants to block out wow-matrix is enough to not want to support them, for the community at least not sure if authors have to gain what curse does.

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis May 03, 2009 at 08:31 UTC - 0 likes

    Yup the transition from WAU to the CC was TERRIBLE.

    Then they rewrote the CC completely.  It's 100% new code, which they still want to improve.

    I use the CC, and I don't have any issues with it, it doesn't overwrite any addons on me, if there's a conflict, it says "hey what do you want me to do" etc... there's been a lot of improvements.

    WoWI is coming out with an auto-updater as well.

    As for paying to download addons, you never have to do that.  You can use the client to update them one at a time, or you can get them from the web free of charge.  The update all is a premium perk... which I'm a bit biased against because 20% of all the premium revenue gets funded back to addon authors.  So you pay $30 a year for the client, that means $6 goes into the authors "pockets" so to speak.  I know they want to up that ratio as well, but will need more subscribers.

    To be perfectly honest, the author rewards program will continue ARL development.  I'm at a point in the game where I don't play at all really, and I have no motivation to do anything.  Getting the rewards/donations has helped me renew my subscription, which now allows me to do more development work.

    I know the who WoWMatrix thing is a huge nightmare, and I'm glad people in this thread are at least looking at it rationally (IMO). :)  All I can say is give the client another try, or wait for the WoWI client.

    For ARL to get on WoW Matrix they'd have to do a lot... apologizing publicly for one would be a huge start.

  • Avatar of sir-markus sir-markus May 02, 2009 at 07:39 UTC - 0 likes

    why i prefer WoWMatrix to the curse: you need to pay for premium curse to get options that where free in WUA and stil are in wowmatrix Yes i pay to play Wow, but paying to download addons in a way we didfor free before is taking it a bit to far.

  • Avatar of Carnacki Carnacki May 02, 2009 at 02:20 UTC - 0 likes

    My experience with the Curse client is similar to Shubeyash. When WAU stopped I tried the Curse one and it was too flaky. I like using beta and even alpha versions of addons and they'd keep getting overwritten by older versions - regardless of the settings I used. In the end I gave up and went back to just manually updating. That said, it was some time ago now so maybe it's better now.

    It also felt a little counter-intuitive when it came to checking for the addons. I can't remember the exact problem but I was never sure whether I'd be checking for updates, updating one addon or all of them.

  • Avatar of Shubeyash Shubeyash Apr 28, 2009 at 02:56 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm not trying to dissuade other people from using the curse client. It's just that my experience with it wasn't all that great. I had 150 addons when I tried switching from wau to curse, and loads of addons went from the latest version to an older one on curse (or even worse, a "fan update" from months ago), or to a different addon with the same or a similar name. Of course I haven't tried the curse updater in a while, since this was right after wau was discontinued.

  • Avatar of melvinhaze melvinhaze Apr 27, 2009 at 12:54 UTC - 0 likes

    i loved wau, so i gave wowmatrix a try and it seemed to work like a charm for me. well, now i have to update addons manually again. bad luck i guess, but i can live with that (at least i have to) :P

  • Avatar of Ackis Ackis Apr 24, 2009 at 18:10 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm really having trouble understanding why people have issues with the curse client.

    I have 251 addons in my addon directory.

    I recently went from emedded to disembedded and it worked flawlessly (I found 1 bug in an addon from the addon perspective, not the client which I fixed).

    All my addons are detected with a few exceptions.

    3 addons weren't detected because I have repository versions of them.  The curse client however did match them correctly.

    Devtools which is only on wowi says there's a match on curse, however it's the war devtools.  It didn't automatically install it for me.

    And then the rest of the addons I have (5 in total) aren't on Curse at all, and there's no match for them, and nothing was installed.

  • Avatar of Shubeyash Shubeyash Apr 22, 2009 at 20:25 UTC - 0 likes

    I very much miss wau. These days it takes me hours to update addons after a patch (mostly due to slow sites during the rush, to be fair), but I'd never trust something like WM that doesn't even have the community's support, and when I briefly tried the curse updater, it "updated" some addons to entirely different addons, so I don't feel inclined to trust it either. If I do it myself, at least I'll know it's done properly.

  • Avatar of incith incith Apr 22, 2009 at 12:30 UTC - 0 likes

    I (brace yourself) rather enjoy browsing the AddOn sites anyway.

    WowAce is a great site and community from what I've seen. You can subscribe to updates and have them mailed to you as soon as an author commits, I don't see how this will be hard for you or anyone. You won't even have to browse.


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