Carbonite Makers Cave to Blizzard Directive

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

2 Responses to “Carbonite Makers Cave to Blizzard Directive”

  1. Maggie Darwin

    Mar 31st, 2009

    /me unsubs from the feed because this rag is even raggier now that it’s lost its SL focus. The world does not need a pale lamer copy of Massively.

  2. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Mar 31st, 2009

    /me subs to the feed because it’s now almost worth reading.

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