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Unread 04-01-12, 01:15 AM   #1
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Sad News

[Edit] Okay, yeah, this was our joke for this year's April Fools. We'll stop deleting posts that gave it away, now. Thanks to those that played along.

It is with great sadness that I have to make this announcement. Iíve found out why we havenít been given any beta keys to give away to authors yet. They have decided that, going forward, they will no longer allow AddOns in World of Warcraft. As of 5.0 (Mists of Pandaria), AddOns wonít work. They said it was a combination of factors that has finally led them to this decision. They feel that there is too much time spent by their support staff due to bugs caused by AddOns being out of date, conflicting with each other, etc. As well, they are (in my words, not theirs) Ďtired of having to deal with all the complaints that AddOns give unfair advantage, they make the game unbalancedí and so on.

We started to get the feeling that there was something going on when we got to see the Beta during the Press Conference and discovered that the AddOns button was no longer on the Character Select screen. In previous betas the button has remained, it was just disabled. We had also been hearing some rumbles before then that had us wondering, but we didn't know for sure. We were finally able to get them to confirm no more AddOns during the Press Conference. Unfortunately, we weren't allowed to say anything until now.


As well, since there isnít going to be any point to having a site for WoW AddOns, we will be shutting down WoWInterface when the expansion goes live, if we (the entire community) hasnít been able to change Blizzardís mind by then. We will still be running all of our other sites - EQI, EQ2I, VGI, LotROI, DDOI, RiftUI and our soon-to-open SWTORUI, as well as opening new sites for any other games that come along. Weíve really enjoyed getting to know all of you and we hope that weíll continue to see many of you on our other sites.

Thank you all for making this the best WoW AddOn Community out there. From myself, Dolby and our wonderful volunteers - best of gaming. Itís been a great seven years and we will miss you all.

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Unread 04-01-12, 01:27 AM   #2
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I'm sad to see you go...
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Unread 04-01-12, 01:31 AM   #3
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Grr, addons were the only reason I was staying in wow .. hopefully for them I'm not the nly one otherwise they may lose more subscribers ... oh well more time for real life.
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Unread 04-01-12, 02:07 AM   #4
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Hopefully they will change their minds before release of the expansion Like tomorrow already
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Unread 04-01-12, 02:10 AM   #5
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Well, then. That's sad news~
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Unread 04-01-12, 02:10 AM   #6
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oh teh noez omg /wrist :'( :'( :'(
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As it stands this is rather depressing. Partially due to the loss of a great community. Rather than just toss in the towel I'm sure many of us will send sternly worded letters. I for one certainly plan to. Lets not forget that past issues have been addressed (real ID anyone?) with an outcry from the community.

From my point of view, half the fun of playing is designing UI's. On occasion I have (previous to the new free till level 20 bit) purchased time just to fiddle with UI ideas. Of course I end up playing for quite a while afterward. Laughable as this all my sound it is very true. Several times in the past year Ive done so only to have the Mrs. giggle at my obsession.

Hate to see it all end sadly. After all this is a fantastic community. Hopefully we can put a stop to this. Anyway ill go back to lurking and keep an eye on events.
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Unread 04-01-12, 02:18 AM   #8
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Aawwww....
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Unread 04-01-12, 02:24 AM   #9
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Yes! No more having to constantly update addons!
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Unread 04-01-12, 10:50 PM   #10
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Addons? More like put-ons with this April fools post.
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Unread 04-01-12, 11:31 PM   #11
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A big thumbs up to whoever was monitoring the thread.
Could barely report a thread for spoiling it before it was gone.

Oh and to all those who tried to spoil it, shaaame on you!!!
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Unread 04-01-12, 11:39 PM   #12
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I very subtly gave it away. My first post had a clue in my Sig. Essentially each sentences starting letter spelled it out for everyone.

It was late. I was bored.

Stop judging me!
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Unread 04-02-12, 04:21 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by MidgetMage55 View Post
I very subtly gave it away. My first post had a clue in my Sig. Essentially each sentences starting letter spelled it out for everyone.

It was late. I was bored.

Stop judging me!
Wow, that is clever. o_o

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Unread 04-02-12, 05:42 AM   #14
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I wasn't fooled for one minute
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Unread 04-02-12, 05:52 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by MidgetMage55 View Post
I very subtly gave it away. Essentially each sentences starting letter spelled it out for everyone.
Too clever for us =( Next time start each sentence on a new line!
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Unread 04-02-12, 07:26 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by mikk View Post
Too clever for us =( Next time start each sentence on a new line!
I had almost done that. I was afraid the moderation gnomes would have killed it for being too obvious though hehe.
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Unread 04-02-12, 01:13 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by MidgetMage55 View Post
I very subtly gave it away. My first post had a clue in my Sig. Essentially each sentences starting letter spelled it out for everyone.

It was late. I was bored.

Stop judging me!
If we had a rep system, you'd be getting one from me for this, lol.

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Unread 04-01-12, 11:28 AM   #18
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Is this why my premium subscription isn't being processed?
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