Blizzard honestly should just build addons into the game, or at least have a built-in addon manager. There's no reason such an integral part of the game's quality should be outsourced in this way. It would be fine if addons were just for flavor but you're actually at a disadvantage if you don't have some of them.It's kind of hard to expect Blizzard to go out of their way to make stuff like that happen though. If they don't have to do it, they won't. It's kinda sad that I used to believe they cared about quality and the people that played their games.
Imagine someone actually paying for this service to download 5MB files.
The guy is providing a valuable service. Actually reposting and translating the add-ons. I see no issue with him wanting to get paid for it.
There is a free tier so what is the problem?If you want to save more than one UI just make another account?Just remember Blizzard say you can not make money selling addons https://www.blizzard.com/en-gb/legal/a2989b50-5f16-43b1-abec-2ae17cc09dd6/blizzard-developer-api-terms-of-use
As a native Chinese, my take for one of the reasons behind the popularity of WoW in China for so many years is that a lot of Chinese young adults grew up playing pirated (and localized) copies of Warcraft 3. If I remember this correctly, you can even change your WoW client to English language through Battle.net CN because that would undo the censored stuff in the WoW client. So dealing with two languages in one game would present a lot of problems to players. I would say most Chinese students know at least elementary school level English so given the amount and complexity of text in WoW and some of its addons, it wouldn't be the easiest game for them to enjoy.
can chinese players read wowhead?
Overwolf will be doing this by years end.
I like how no one in here asked the important question which is how long until Overwolf does the same thing? We all know they have at least thought about it.
That's their culture. We should not judge them based on our culture and values.What's happening here is just one portion of their socio-economic system. That's how things function there.I think I'll stop here, because if I go any deeper, this issue will touch on politics, and I've been banned before for talking politics.My advice: leave China alone as long as they don't affect us.