Today we pushed live a major update for our main AddOns page. This is not only a visual improvement, to bring the page in-line with changes made in November to our portal pages, but also to make everything more easily accessible.
In addition to this, we've added several very cool new features to the AddOns page, which we think will be extremely useful not only for new players, but veterans as well. Of course, it's not always about adding new features -- we've also brought back a heavily requested set of categories.
Class Categories Are Back On Curse
You heard right -- Class Categories have returned to Curse.com. Gone are the days of having to use the website's search functionality if you want to locate your favorite Rogue AddOns -- you can now simply click the "Rogue" class icon on the AddOn page to be directed to everything Rogue. This goes for all other classes, too.
Class Category Pages: Other AddOns To Try
Want to know what other Druids are using, aside from class-specific AddOns? No problem -- we've introduced a new module that will tell you exactly that. Is Omen Threat Meter popular among Mages? What about Auctioneer for Shaman? This module will tell you what the most popular AddOns are for each class.
Categories Jump Into the Spotlight
The category section was very lonely all by itself over in the left corner, so we've fixed that. You'll find everything you need in the middle of the page, and we've even created special icons for the more popular categories, so not only can you tell what they are from text, but also simply looking at the icon!
Are you new to World of Warcraft, or modifying your interface? We're here to help, and this new feature module should do just that. We've set up a list of some of the more popular AddOns that we'd recommend a new player take advantage of.
This is in effect for class categories as well, so if you want some recommendations for your new Priest, then you can find them easily by jumping over to the Priest category.
Movers & Shakers
While we have "Most Downloaded" on the page, we also wanted to give some attention to those AddOns that are starting to ramp up in popularity, so that you don't miss out on something extremely cool. With that in mind, we've introduced this new module.
Movers & Shakers will compare download counts between various days, and display the 5 most substantial increases in downloads, with the percentage the AddOn has increased, and of course, sorted in a top-5 list.
AddOn Authors: This is for you -- multiple categories per-AddOn
This is something we've wanted to do for a few months now, and we felt this improvement to the AddOn page was the best time to introduce it. Now you can assign multiple categories to an AddOn, ensuring your AddOn won't go unnoticed!
If you've got a cool Warrior Action Bar tailored for PvP, you can now assign it the following categories: Warrior, PvP, and of course, Action Bars.
Coming soon: AddOn Reviews
We kicked this off with our review of QuestHelper -- in our first Curse Word newsletter issue -- and were very happy with the way it turned out. This Review system will be very similar to what you've seen on other websites for games, but completely tailored to World of Warcraft AddOns.
We're very excited to hear everyone's feedback on this new-look page, so please don't be shy -- let us know what you think in this forum thread!