Author reward points, one month in

Hello friends, ckknight here.

We've been calculating points for the author rewards program for one month now. The numbers we had been using to give points was based on an estimate, which, after one month of business, has turned out to be a bit of an overestimate. You may notice that points generated are less than before, because of this.

We expect that, over time, the amount of points will increase as the Curse Premium becomes more popular (likely when the next WoW patch arrives).

I know it's a bit shocking, but authors had been getting roughly 40% of the Curse Premium revenue, now it is dropped to its previously declared 20%, though it is possible that this number may raise over time, mostly dependent on how popular Curse Premium becomes.

Any questions or concerns (from authors) can be addressed in comments to this announcement or by joining us on IRC on at #WowAce. I (ckknight) should be able to field any questions.

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  • Avatar of arith arith Jun 02, 2010 at 05:03 UTC - 0 likes

    So far all the Gift Cards are all out of stock, when will they become available?

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Jun 06, 2009 at 14:26 UTC - 0 likes

    @Tuller, "Soon"

    Realistically we're looking at a week or two more. Bar setback. & Adminstrator
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  • Avatar of ckknight ckknight Jun 04, 2009 at 15:16 UTC - 0 likes

    @zarevak Hopefully, later, we'll be able to buy WoW cards.

    @Suddendeath2000 It'd be horribly mean to take back the points, if you ask me. Just consider it a nice bonus ;-). Eventually, that will become the standard anyway.

  • Avatar of Tuller Tuller Jun 04, 2009 at 15:12 UTC - 0 likes

    Yeah, it looked like the point calculations were a bit high. Other than just acting as a statistic for addon popularity for me, when will these points be redeemable for things? :P

  • Avatar of Suddendeath2000 Suddendeath2000 Jun 04, 2009 at 02:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Ah ha, I thought the point accumulation was a bit aggressive. I think it's very classy of you not take take back the extra points.

  • Avatar of zarevak zarevak Jun 03, 2009 at 19:05 UTC - 0 likes

    Hi, I'm from Czech Republic so for me it's even more problematic to use the points. If it would be possible I'd like to pay my WoW account subscription using the rewards points - it would help me to update my addons without scarifying to much money when I don't have time to play the game. Also delivery could be easy - you could buy WoW Time card and send us the code to extend our WoW subscription.

  • Avatar of ckknight ckknight Jun 02, 2009 at 16:11 UTC - 0 likes

    @vaeyl we plan to have cards for France, Germany, Great Britain, and the US when we open the store.

  • Avatar of vaeyl vaeyl Jun 02, 2009 at 04:57 UTC - 0 likes

    I am from Germany, and currently the shop does not carry any items for me. Is there an ETA on that? =)



Date created
Jun 01, 2009
Last updated
Jun 01, 2009