by Alphaville Herald on 31/03/09 at 7:04 am
by Dr. Legion, staff reporter
We recently posted a story about a dust-up in the WoW community over the new Blizzard policy about addons — user made enhancements of the game interface. According to the new policy, addons can not be sold and donations can not be solicited in world. Now one target of the new policy — the maker of Carbonite — has decided to comply with the policy. They will only solicit donations from their web site (which is allowed by the new Blizzard policy).
It is difficult to know what to make of this. On the one hand it is good that addon makers will continue to develop their products, but on the other hand this sort of quick compliance might embolden Blizzard to flex its muscle against user/developers again in the future. In the meantime, we hope that the Carbonite makers will continue to be able to make money.
h/t WoW Insider