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    Quote Originally Posted by m4xc4v413r4 View Post
    Most authors do have a github repo of their addons, so what? How does that fix the problem? Did github start paying addon devs and I didn't know about it?
    Details! is still working on it, for example. Github would allow anyone to write their own addon management software AS WELL as fork AS WELL AS push updates to help authors.

    If you're writing Addons in WoW for money you're going to have a bad time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stickiler View Post
    The problem with Github is discoverability. It's fantastic for hosting code and allowing collaboration between devs, but the discoverability of github is absolutely atrocious, which is one of the main benefits of WoW addon sites like wowup and curseforge, the ability to search for addons, and filter them by various categories.
    Hashtags are probably the only (practical) method. This particular topic is something I spent a fair amount thinking on and that particular problem is difficult.

    Personally I'd be ok with Blizzard hosting the model for addons via git repo's. It'd make discoverability easier as well as many other things but WoW's dev's don't seem interested in resolving those particular problems. Who knows, maybe doing that would cost us a tier or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElDoorO View Post
    Details! is still working on it
    On what? Putting his stuff on Github? No idea but I did say most authors.
    Quote Originally Posted by ElDoorO View Post
    If you're writing Addons in WoW for money you're going to have a bad time.
    I'm not, but I can guarantee to you that half of the "must have" addons most players use need said money because those addons are a full time job in many cases. You literally have addons with entire development teams.

  3. #63
    Quote Originally Posted by ElDoorO View Post
    Hashtags are probably the only (practical) method. This particular topic is something I spent a fair amount thinking on and that particular problem is difficult.

    Personally I'd be ok with Blizzard hosting the model for addons via git repo's. It'd make discoverability easier as well as many other things but WoW's dev's don't seem interested in resolving those particular problems. Who knows, maybe doing that would cost us a tier or something.
    I'm hopeful that Blizzard is working on a system for managing and installing Addons themselves, to avoid all this rigmarole and bullshit.
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    i find it hard to believe some random raid from BFA would draw in more players than the battleground patch in classic
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    FruitySalad boy, this is a fantastic thread and is really going places. I just want to make sure I'm on page one of what is bound to be a long lasting and productive thread. It's amazing there are no other threads discussing the squish, as I'm confident you would have just posted in them if they did exist.

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