• published the article CurseForge Migration Issues
    Unfortunately, we make this post with great dispair. During the import of Wow Curseforge and WowAce data there was a blip in the system and project issues were damaged. While we did Q&A on the site before we started the migration we overlooked this as the data was damaged in such a way that a review could be passed without deep inspection of each issue. Do not fear however, none of your data was lost we will just need to take some time to import it again properly. We will be launching a new import of the data today, however it is a slow process to convert all of this data over to our new storage format and can take some time. At this point we are looking to have the data imported and verified by early next week. Due to the nature of how the data is imported we cannot enable the issue tracker until such time as the import is complete. Until then you will see a placeholder page in your settings and issues tab. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you find the new sites features, speed, and stability to be worth the trouble!
    Posted in: CurseForge Migration Issues
  • published the article Holiday Hours

    Hey guys!

    The holidays are coming up quick and with that we have our family gatherings to attend to (or you know, sitting on the couch eating ham and watching TV)! Since we prefer to spend out holidays with our family instead of looking over files all day we will have limited availability to approval files/projects or answer questions during this time. Below you can find our full schedule, while most of these days are marked unavailable one of us might check in randomly during the day to clear the queue out. On Christmas Eve I will make sure the queue is clear before I head to bed to prevent any 24-hour delays. If you have an emergency or concern feel free to reach out to me on twitter (@ZeldoKavira) and if I see it I will be glad to help :)

    • Thanksgiving (11/24)
      • No availability. Expect 6-18 hour delays.
    • Black Friday (11/25)
      • Limited Availability. Expect 1-2 hour delays.
    • Christmas Eve (12/24)
      • No availability. Expect 6-18 hour delays.
    • Christmas Day (12/25)
      • No availability. Expect 6-18 hour delays.
    • New Years Eve (12/31)
      • Limited Availability after 4PM PST. Expect 4-6 hour delays.
      • Click here and add your city to see what time this is where you live!
    • New Years Day (1/1)
      • Limited Availability before 12AM PST. Expect 4-6 hour delays.
      • Click here and add your city to see what time this is where you live!

     

    Separate from our Holiday hours we recently hired a new moderator to help with our work load. We have all been working 7 days a week for quite a few months to keep up with you guys and your awesome mods/addons but we are looking forward to time off again! That said we are still a little understaffed and so there will be two 8 hour periods in which the queue will not be covered every week. These will be the same every week and easily predictable in case anything comes up! We went through our stats and these two shifts are the least impactful for you guys, but we understand this can be frustrating apologize for the inconvenience. This will kick in starting next week.

    • Tuesdays from 12PM to 8AM PST
    • Wednesdays from 12PM to 8AM PST 

    Here are these times converted to a few time zones:

    • EST: 3AM-12AM
    • AEST: 7PM-3AM
    • CET: 9AM-5PM

    Thanks!Zeldo

    Posted in: Holiday Hours
  • published the article 2016 Blizzcon WoW UI Community Dinner!

    Hey guys!

    We are co-hosting the annual WoW UI Community Dinner again! Please come and join us and our friends over at WoWInterface for a night of good fun, good food, and good friends.

    The place is currently to be determined, but it will be on November 3rd (Thursday) at 9PM PST. Space is limited so please RSVP as soon as possible! To RSVP all you have to do is leave a comment on the forums here or if you do not have an account over there you can PM me here.

    Look forward to seeing you all and meeting new people at this years Blizzcon!

    Posted in: 2016 Blizzcon WoW UI Community Dinner!
  • published the article CurseForge & WoWAce Forums Move

    Hey guys!

    Legion is right around the corner, and as such we've been taking a hard look at how we service the WoW community. The security of your information is very important to us, so we're taking a proactive step to help protect the information you've trusted us with.

    Effective today, the current forums for CurseForge and WowAce have been switched to read-only mode, and new forums are now available at https://www.curseforge.com/forums to continue discussions. Unfortunately, we're not able to import the old posts just yet, but we'll be tackling this as soon as possible.

    We hope this is not too disruptive, and we're sorry we couldn't give more of a heads up.

    Thanks, Zeldo

    Posted in: CurseForge & WoWAce Forums Move
  • published the article WoW Mod Migration Update

    Hello members of the Horde and Alliance!

    With WoW addons now available in the Curse app, the third stage of the migration is starting and we’re ready for some of you to choose to migrate over early to test it out and provide feedback.

    As a thank you for trying it out early, for a promotional period (now through September 25th, 2016), we are offering Curse app Premium addon features (excluding addon sync) to app users at no cost**. To take advantage of this promotion, upgrade your client to the Curse app as soon as possible -- migrating toward the end of the promotional period will not extend its duration: the promotion will end at the same time for all users. In the next few days, we’ll have a notification that will pop up upon logging into the Curse Client v5 that contains a download link, and you can visit the notifications section of the client if you miss the pop-up. If you’d like to check out the update now, visit this page to download the app directly.

    **A quick note about Curse Premium: your subscriptions to Curse Premium fund our authors, and downloads through the app contribute to their success. All of the revenue from Premium is used to support the platform, and a portion of it goes directly to authors. So far, we've paid out over $1,500,000 to authors -- this was only possible with your support and downloads.

    Please note that Guild Sync (our app feature that will allow you to easily create a server for your guild that syncs role permissions) is not available in the Curse app just yet, but it will be added soon! We’re working hard to bring this feature to you and it needs a bit more polish before we can roll it out. Addon setting sync will also be added to the app in an upcoming release and will be available to Premium subscribers.

    We’ll be back with another update in the future when we’re ready to enter the fourth stage of the migration where all remaining Curse Client v5 users can migrate to the Curse app so they can continue having a fully supported addon manager. We’ll continue to be here to assist you and make sure migration goes smoothly for you and your addons. If you need help or have any questions or concerns, please visit our Knowledge Base or reach out to us on our Twitter account.

    TL;DR: With WoW addons now available in the Curse app, we’re ready for some of you to choose to migrate over early to test it out and provide feedback -- as a thank you, most premium addon features are available to app users at no cost for a promotional period.

    Posted in: WoW Mod Migration Update
  • published the article Upcoming Curse Client v5 Changes and WoW Mod Migration

    TL;DR: Curse Client v5 is being phased out, and all of its functionality is being added to the Curse app. This will occur for WoW mod users in the near future, and for other Curse modding communities later. We’ll have a way for WoW mod users who want to check it out earlier to opt-in and provide feedback before we complete everyone’s migration to the app.

    The Curse app is leveling up with World of Warcraft addons! We’re bringing streamlined addon management to you as an all-in-one solution for WoW players.

    Evolution of WoW mod management

    Curse has been given full buffs for WoW, including support for both PC and Mac, rich chat embeds with loot linking and complete tooltips, character profiles to show off your current progress, and easy guild syncing to create a server to play in. We have everything you need to prepare for Legion and hit it hard on launch day! 

    Here at Curse, we put our users first. We want to deliver the most streamlined and best supported experience possible, and the prime way to do this is by offering addons within the Curse app. We recognize that the current addon client hasn’t been receiving the rich support that the community needs -- this migration allows us to provide a first-class WoW experience that will make addon use and maintenance better for everyone, new and veteran players alike.

    The features that you already know and love within the Curse Client v5 have received updates with their migration to the Curse app to improve usability and enhance player experience. Everything will work similarly to the way it does in the Curse Client v5 with added clarity and better UI. The features you've been experiencing for free currently in the v5 client will remain free with the migration to the app, and we're even adding more free features. Premium subscriptions will also continue to be available for purchase.

    Item linking with tooltips

    Let’s round up the major features that become available with the migration:

    • Full Mac support
    • Expanded localization support for many more languages
    • No more ads
    • Memory usage remains very low, even with full access to the feature-rich Curse app

    We’re also rolling out a TON of new WoW features to the Curse app:

    • Easy guild server creation with loads of customization options for permissions and channels
    • Armory profile syncing to keep your character sheets up-to-date within the Curse app
    • Faction themes for Horde and Alliance
    • Full item linking support to show off loot, complete with tooltips
    • Guild polls can be used to help make decisions, like preferred raid nights
    • Enhanced game overlay to easily coordinate gameplay during voice calls

    Armory profile syncing

    The full migration process will happen in stages. We expect everything to transition smoothly and easily, but we’re ready to support you if you experience any issues. You can always reach out to us if you need in-depth guidance or discover bugs via the links below.

    • Stage one is rolling out WoW addons to the alpha Curse app. All alpha users will be able to check out the new World of Warcraft tab on the left navigation bar and immediately be able to access addon management.
    • The second stage will push WoW addons to the live Curse app. The Curse app will also become the default download for new WoW addon users during this stage.
    • The third stage will begin the migration of WoW Curse Client v5 users to the Curse app -- the client will provide information about the migration and point users to the Curse app. For a promotional period (30 days from the start of the migration), we are offering Curse app premium addon features (excluding addon sync) to app users during this stage as a thank you for trying it out early. (Updated 7/29/2016 to clarify details around the premium incentive that will be available).
    • The fourth and final stage will migrate all remaining Curse Client v5 users to the Curse app. The client will ask users to install the Curse app to continue managing their WoW addons.

    Thank you for your continued support and dedication as we move into the next evolution of Curse. We appreciate each and every one of you, and we want your voice to always be heard. Make sure to leave any feedback you have inside the app via the feedback submission form in the help menu. If you need help or have any questions, please visit our Knowledge Base or reach out to us on our Twitter account.

    Posted in: Upcoming Curse Client v5 Changes and WoW Mod Migration
  • published the article WoW Legion Beta Invites

    Hey guys!

    We are excited to announce that we will be able to help our WoW authors get access to Legion's Beta!

    In order to participate in this, you must be a member of a WoW project on either WowAce.com or CurseForge's WoW portal and you must have your Battle.net email address filled in. Don't worry about other users getting your Battle.net email, this information is only visible to you and the admins and will only be used for this (and possibly future) beta invites!

    Please note that we are forwarding this list to Blizzard and ultimately in their discretion when and if you will receive a beta invite.

    To fill in your Battle.Net email address you can go to your profile page and "Edit Battle.net Email".

    See all you folks out there in Azeroth!

    Posted in: WoW Legion Beta Invites