WowMatrix is now dead, what do you do?

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  • Avatar of seaquake seaquake Apr 17, 2009 at 12:23 UTC - 0 likes

    on 203 addons.. curse client identify 23, wowui client identyfy 5... oh yeah :D

  • Avatar of tentacola tentacola Apr 17, 2009 at 12:13 UTC - 0 likes

    Instead of fighting try to cooperate with wowmatrix, may be for an interface that presents all U think is missing. Pls leave wars to videogames

  • Avatar of Molagmal Molagmal Apr 17, 2009 at 12:05 UTC - 0 likes

    I run 183 addons now, with wowmatrix it took about 2 minutes to check versions and update them, now I have to do it by hand, I'v been working on it for a hour and a half now and I'v done about 90addons so far, on my day off.

    I just wanted to thank Ace, Curse and WoWI for fucking us over on patch day. I'v seriusly lost all respect for what you guys do here.

  • Avatar of Onixid Onixid Apr 17, 2009 at 07:37 UTC - 0 likes

    Now that WowMatrix is dead, from an end-user point of view, I can just forget to update my 136 addons because simply there isn't a Mac working client left to do it.

    • JWowUpdater: it was great, but now it is dead.
    • Curse Client: it doesn't support Mac OS 10.4.x (I wonder what developers were thinking when they decided to start the project, as 10.5 was really new at that time and 10.4 is still used by a huge amount of people).
    • WoWAceUpdater v1.5 (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard only): do I need to comment that?
    • WowInterface UI Manager: I almost thought it was a miracle when I've seen it running on 10.4... oh but wait... the automatic scan isn't able to find where to download the addons from, this means I have to configure every single addon manually, no big deal as I have to do it once only... mh? what is this? Oh great, it doesn't save the configuration, so I have to insert manually my 136 addons every time I want to update them!

    So maybe you won a battle about the developers rights, and that's good for sure.
    But I hope you are aware that part of your "customer base" is paying a very big price for your (maybe short) victory.

    If you really want to win this war (and here I speak to Curse and WowInterface), just develop a serious, stable, user-friendly and portable client for Windows/Mac/Linux, it really isn't that hard nowadays.

  • Avatar of malvenom malvenom Apr 17, 2009 at 05:37 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm glad and sad at the same time. Seeking out each and every addon I have/had has been a hassale, however this does allow me the opportunity to revamp my addon use and my UI.

  • Avatar of septor septor Apr 17, 2009 at 04:19 UTC - 0 likes

    I could care less.

    I do enjoy seeing all the people whining about it though.

    Edit:

    @The moron below me:

    If you are seriously updating more than one or two addons a week you don't deserve to use addons in the first place. Just because an addon makes an update, say putting another language file in, doesn't mean you need to update it.

  • Avatar of sliptrap sliptrap Apr 17, 2009 at 04:14 UTC - 0 likes

    Ok so wowace and curse have taken a util that made updating mods really quick and really easy so we could enjoy playing the game more instead of mod maintenance. I've used the curse client and it sucks. Wow Matrix listed the name and web site of the mod authors as well as a donate link for those authors that took donations. Now myself and all of my friends that use wow matrix are instead finding ways to cut most of our mods out so we dont have to waste so much time updating them which means mods i would be willing to donate too aren't going to get used and thus not receiving donations. Good job guys!

  • Avatar of mjcnlv10 mjcnlv10 Apr 17, 2009 at 03:07 UTC - 0 likes

    wowmatrix is amazing, id be willing to pay a one time flat rate fee just to use it again

  • Avatar of topchef topchef Apr 17, 2009 at 01:19 UTC - 0 likes

    it sad

  • Avatar of JMHammer JMHammer Apr 16, 2009 at 23:26 UTC - 0 likes

    Who cares?

    Authors and addon repository sites should implement whatever security features they like to force players to obtain their addons using only common mass-market web browsers instead of convenient download managers, if they don't mind forcing their clients to jump through a few extra hoops.

    The fact that this question showed up on the front page of the WoWAce site as a "poll question" and both Curse and WoWInterface have made such a big stink about their latest efforts points to some irrational emotionalism on the part of these site administrators.

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