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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Why the fuck was this post hijacked by some weirdo who turned it into a discussion about having various app stores? Why do mods not ban shit like this? This is why MMO-Champ discussions are ridiculous. This is why the Reddit format is superior; if there's one asshole who won't get over his ridiculous point, at least you can just close his entire worthless thought process in one click. Fucking weirdos on this site, man.

    His entire problem is that they used the word "downloading"; that's why various people have lost time and energy, because this Sheldon Cooper doesn't like that Blizzard used the word "downloading" and wants to prove that the app can still be "downloaded" and Blizzard can't do anything about it. It doesn't matter to him that, just because you can find a place to download it, doesn't mean anything will actually work because the app will no longer be "on" on Blizzard's side. He still wants to turn it into a discussion about how he can prove that you can still "download" it and therefore Blizzard made a serious faux pas in their statement.

    Does it add anything to the discussion? Does it contribute anything to the point of the post? Does any of it actually matter? No to everything. So why in the world does he care so much about making these points? Is it trolling, or something in his head? I sincerely can't understand.

    This discussion doesn't end for him until Blizzard retracts the statement and comes back and says "We're sorry for saying you can't 'download' it, we can't stop the possibility that it may still be downloadable somewhere on the internet, thank you Zardas for clearing up that error."

    This fucking site has a new Sheldon Cooper everyday.
    Man I'd love to chime in on this with my 2 cents but the fact discussing stuff like this (moderation) is a "forbidden topic" is just ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    Man I'd love to chime in on this with my 2 cents but the fact discussing stuff like this (moderation) is a "forbidden topic" is just ass.
    I feel that. It’s wild it got so strict here post Boubouille. Everything is a forbidden topic. It’s insane when you compare this place to how it was in say 2014.

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    wait, I didnt even know that app still existed lol. Btw third party websites to download APK are only useful to get apps that are not availiable on your region (japan/CN gacha games ect), there is absolutely no reason to download an app on a apk website if it's availiable on the google/apple store
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beet View Post
    I feel that. It’s wild it got so strict here post Boubouille. Everything is a forbidden topic. It’s insane when you compare this place to how it was in say 2014.
    I mean there's a very good reason traffic on this website has plummeted and is a FRACTION of what it once used to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    Why the fuck was this post hijacked by some weirdo who turned it into a discussion about having various app stores? Why do mods not ban shit like this? This is why MMO-Champ discussions are ridiculous. This is why the Reddit format is superior; if there's one asshole who won't get over his ridiculous point, at least you can just close his entire worthless thought process in one click. Fucking weirdos on this site, man.

    His entire problem is that they used the word "downloading"; that's why various people have lost time and energy, because this Sheldon Cooper doesn't like that Blizzard used the word "downloading" and wants to prove that the app can still be "downloaded" and Blizzard can't do anything about it. It doesn't matter to him that, just because you can find a place to download it, doesn't mean anything will actually work because the app will no longer be "on" on Blizzard's side. He still wants to turn it into a discussion about how he can prove that you can still "download" it and therefore Blizzard made a serious faux pas in their statement.

    Does it add anything to the discussion? Does it contribute anything to the point of the post? Does any of it actually matter? No to everything. So why in the world does he care so much about making these points? Is it trolling, or something in his head? I sincerely can't understand.

    This discussion doesn't end for him until Blizzard retracts the statement and comes back and says "We're sorry for saying you can't 'download' it, we can't stop the possibility that it may still be downloadable somewhere on the internet, thank you Zardas for clearing up that error."

    This fucking site has a new Sheldon Cooper everyday.
    Very well put post about this site's moderation. It's hilarious how people who are actually trolling just get to skate by with their stupid symantics and being pendantic, derailing every single thread they touch, but others who call them out on it are infracted for, wait for it, trolling lmao. Joke mods are jokes infract me

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    Well that was unceremonious.

    I guess we don't have phones after all


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    is this the app where you could send your followers on missions during legion? because that's the last time i used it

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    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Why does blizzard rely on you having a web browser, instead of making one themselves? Why does blizzard rely on you having a computer from another company, instead of making PC's themselves.
    That's nowhere near the same thing : we are simply speaking about setting up a repo with the code of this "companion app" and a link on their website to download its content, then a simple checkup on the software itself to verify that the version used is up to date (and, if not, just a simple call to the endpoint to get the updated code).

    Quote Originally Posted by vizzle View Post
    His entire problem is that they used the word "downloading"; that's why various people have lost time and energy, because this Sheldon Cooper doesn't like that Blizzard used the word "downloading" and wants to prove that the app can still be "downloaded" and Blizzard can't do anything about it. It doesn't matter to him that, just because you can find a place to download it, doesn't mean anything will actually work because the app will no longer be "on" on Blizzard's side. He still wants to turn it into a discussion about how he can prove that you can still "download" it and therefore Blizzard made a serious faux pas in their statement.

    Does it add anything to the discussion? Does it contribute anything to the point of the post? Does any of it actually matter? No to everything. So why in the world does he care so much about making these points? Is it trolling, or something in his head? I sincerely can't understand.
    My dude, it's a forum, it's meant to have discussions. Do you want the thread to simply be people acknowledging the news with a "ok" ? I was merely wondering that stuff about the download, I don't see why everyone would get so upset or make such a fuss about it, it's not big deal.

    If you don't want to take part in the discussion that's absolutely fine, I'm not calling you out or anything. You're welcome to ignore my questions or remarks.
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    It should go without saying that this aside about whether or not specific users should be banned, as well as the rest of this irrelevant discussion of overall moderation, is not the purpose of this thread and is active derailment. Let's return to discussing the topic at hand, that being the retirement of the WoW Companion App, and drop the unrelated arguments. If you do have an issue with moderation, then send your complaints or questions to the subforum moderator(s) via PM, or PM the global moderators or site administration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardas View Post
    Not being able to update or use it, sure, but how could they prevent people from downloading it ?
    Official sources...... No you can't stop downloads completely but you can stop from official sources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardas View Post
    So Blizzard themselves gave the apk to google and apple to put on their store ? Sorry if that sounds stupid, but why give it to those two companies instead of listing it directly on Blizz official website ? Especially since, as far as I know, you need a google or an apple account to use these two stores. Like, why promote two potential concurrent companies as "official sources" of your own game when you could assume this position yourself ?
    very few people install apps manually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardas View Post
    And what makes it anymore trusted than software from other companies, exactly ?


    The supply chain.


    With steams it's

    developer > steam > user

    With those websites it's

    Developer > ???? > ???? > ???? > website > user
    MMO-Champ the place where calling out trolls get you into more trouble than trolling.

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    I mean why does it matter if you can download the app elsewhere. The minute you do after its retired your just going to get the message "Thank you for your interest, We are sorry but we have discontinued service" and you basically have like 20 MB of nothing
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterymask View Post
    I mean why does it matter if you can download the app elsewhere. The minute you do after its retired your just going to get the message "Thank you for your interest, We are sorry but we have discontinued service" and you basically have like 20 MB of nothing
    Because you can still technically download it and for some reason that's relevant because... um... I'm sure there's an answer I'm just not thinking of.

    Like I said earlier, this thread is literally twilight zone levels of weird. Zardas' posts functionally have not one fucking thing to do with the WoW companion app in them, and are trying to invoke a "discussion" (read: weird frivolous argument) about the placement of app stores other than the default one that, by his own example, have less than 2% of the market (of which at least the majority probably ALSO still use play store, and which remains completely irrelevant in the discussion of an app that literally will not work anymore because the servers that make it function will not exist).

    Even at the very most basic level, taken with the most extreme best possible view of the argument he makes, he's made like, 15 or 20 posts arguing over what is functionally a semantic argument over the employment of the word "download" in a use case that is exceptionally clear contextually. It's insanely weird behavior, so much so that we are still discussing it despite having literally nothing to do with the topic of the thread - it's that curious, probably more interesting in and of itself than the closure of the companion app in the first place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delekii View Post
    Because you can still technically download it and for some reason that's relevant because... um... I'm sure there's an answer I'm just not thinking of.

    Like I said earlier, this thread is literally twilight zone levels of weird. Zardas' posts functionally have not one fucking thing to do with the WoW companion app in them, and are trying to invoke a "discussion" (read: weird frivolous argument) about the placement of app stores other than the default one that, by his own example, have less than 2% of the market (of which at least the majority probably ALSO still use play store, and which remains completely irrelevant in the discussion of an app that literally will not work anymore because the servers that make it function will not exist).

    Even at the very most basic level, taken with the most extreme best possible view of the argument he makes, he's made like, 15 or 20 posts arguing over what is functionally a semantic argument over the employment of the word "download" in a use case that is exceptionally clear contextually. It's insanely weird behavior, so much so that we are still discussing it despite having literally nothing to do with the topic of the thread - it's that curious, probably more interesting in and of itself than the closure of the companion app in the first place!
    I mean its one thing for like a game for example. If nintendo shut down their online service and was like "You can't get these again" ..like yes I can emulation is easy and WIDELY available. But this is a damned app that blizzard runs. If blizzard wants to shutter the service they are well within their right to. Yes you can just sit there have the app on your phone and be like "Oh look i have it" but it wont do anything except take up space

    The whole thing of removing software means nothing on things that are basically services. If we lived in a Bizzaro world where McDonalds went under there is no point for the McDonalds app because the restaurant no longer exists. We cannot get deals for food that isn't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenonn View Post
    is this the app where you could send your followers on missions during legion? because that's the last time i used it
    It was, yeah. The lack of any mission system in Dragonflight and the upcoming expansion is probably one reason of many why it's being discontinued.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aucald View Post
    It was, yeah. The lack of any mission system in Dragonflight and the upcoming expansion is probably one reason of many why it's being discontinued.
    oh how ever will I be able to check my renown when I'm at McDonalds now!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mysterymask View Post
    oh how ever will I be able to check my renown when I'm at McDonalds now!
    McDonald's has free wi-fi, so bring a gaming laptop, I guess? Just use a VPN, too.
    "We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see." ― Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  16. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by WowIsDead64 View Post
    It's useless without addons anyway. It was Blizzards' attempt to make "Pay 15$ of sub fee to play cheap mobile game" thing. It didn't work. Especially after Legion, where they decided to force player to grind table resources in game and were making this process less and less effective in every subsequent xpack. Why should I grind some resources in game to play time-gated offline mini-game then, if I can grind gold directly? Because I'm that mini-game's addict? Nope.
    Sad to see the WoW Companion App retiring. It was a great tool for managing missions and checking on-world events on the go. Hopefully, Blizzard will integrate these features into the main game soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcojanson84 View Post
    Sad to see the WoW Companion App retiring. It was a great tool for managing missions and checking on-world events on the go. Hopefully, Blizzard will integrate these features into the main game soon.
    You are aware that the app was giving access to game features and that those are all in the main game?

  18. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by adam90 View Post
    It's disappointing to see the WoW Companion App retiring. It was invaluable for managing missions and events. Hopefully, Blizzard will soon integrate these features directly into the main game.
    You are aware that the app was giving access to game features and that those are all in the main game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nederbelg View Post
    You are aware that the app was giving access to game features and that those are all in the main game?
    It's a bot; they copied the post right above your previous post.

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