This is complete fearmongering meant to try and sway PR so that Overwolf can shut down independent addon managers like WoWUp and others. This is complete B.S. and we should not stand for it. We need to push them to allow independent addon managers. Do not let Overwolf win this battle and force us all onto their client that forces in-app video ads.
I will never ever install overwolf, if they try to prevent 3rd party managers from using curse I'm gonna be pretty upset at them. Really overwolf, no one likes you. No one. Don't try to make people more mad at you. Complete fearmongering right there man. Don't fall for it.
None of the featured or otherwise popular addon mangers scape curseforge, just so everyone is clear here. They use a public facing "official" API (they're calling it not official now but by definition a public facing API has to be official).
I absolutely do not support this whatsoever
I was not really even considering using Overwolf before this. Kinda seals the deal I will never look to them.
Translation: Goodbye 3rd party apps, unless you wanna pay to use the service.
The Wowhead team should make their own mod manager/uploader, and everyone would just use that and be happy.I trust Wowhead!
Perhaps if the solutions provided by these companies weren't trash, bloated, riddled with ads that have been known to distribute malware and had a good history of data protection, people would be more likely to "trust overwolf" or twitch or whoever.
Yeah, no. Sorry. I don't trust these Overwolf goons whatsoever and the fact that they're trying to actively take down WoWUp and Cursebreaker so they can push their thinly-veiled adware has me all the more convinced of this fact.Please don't let them get away with this, guys.
for those wondering what is going on please click on the link, wowhead failed to give unbiased journalistic viewpoint - https://old.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/j88n7l/overwolf_is_now_going_after_independent_addon/
I just want to know what Blizzard will think of this if they are locking down addon availability for profit
If they block addon managers, I'll just have to go back to the old manual install.
Will this affect all the games that Twitch supported mods for? Because this will upset a lot more people than just the WoW community. Time to check Reddit and see what kind of madness is going on.
Aren't sites like WoWup and all those using Curseforge's public API, not "scraping," anyway? Is Overwolf saying they're gonna stop letting them do that now?I'm not gonna use Overwolf regardless of the answer, I'm just puzzled.