Charging for services related to the addon would be similar to how Carbonite was back in the day or paying to have beta/early releases of addons. It's not the same thing. These companies, such as Zygor and Dugi, aren't in the business of selling addons... They're in the business of selling guides. If Blizzard truly had a problem with it, then they'd be long gone by now, but they don't because it doesn't violate the ToS and those rules weren't created for them with the exception being that addons needed to be completely readable/not encrypted for safety/security reasons.
If you’ve gotten into World of Warcraft, one of the largest MMOs on the planet, you probably have considered using something like Zygor Guides to help you level up. Since so many people play it, there’s always someone at a higher level than you are, and it can be frustrating and time consuming going through the motions the old fashioned way. Plus, if other people are using a guide, it only makes sense to level the playing field. But how well do these guides really work at getting you to the level you want?
Was going to pickup a leveling guide. and going to take yours. was going with zygors but their prices is way 2 much for ally/horde ($60 usd) while u have a monthly subscription WHICH i was thinking of asking zygor if they had. after reading up comparison, urs seem the choice to pick. I tried their trial and using a guide seems awesome but they dont have good Multiboxing Feature (RAF) so Your Hard Leveling Guide would probably be awesome! You got yourself an customer. AT LEAST for minium of 1 month =)
Yeah, between the forums, sites like wowhead and wowpedia, and regular questing addons, there's plenty of accurate information available, especially when problems pop up. Guides like that are generally published before a game or expansion is released too, which is fine for static games like those for consoles, but not so great for the ones like WoW that are updated and hotfixed on a regular basis. Even the WoW game manuals are obsolete by the end of the expansion.
2. We also note that Tekkub had published the source code of TourGuide on http://www.github.com. One of the terms and conditions of opening an account with GitHub.com is that by setting the user’s repositories to be viewed publicly, the user agrees to allow others to use that user’s repositories to take a copy of source codes from software programs and develop it independently of that software (‘forking’). A copy of the terms and conditions for GitHub.com can be found at http://help.github.com/terms/.
I only subscribed about 2 days ago after coming back to WoW after 6 years. The game has changed so much since I left right around the Cata release. I decided to start fresh on a new server. I still had all my old links and logins to places like Curse, WowInterface, etc. Loaded up all the addons I had favorited years ago (of the maybe 1/3rd that were still maintained). Got to level 20 in a few hours of playing. Had to look a bunch of stuff up.
Zygor is hoping the competition will lay down under the pressure and slowly disappear. Quit letting the corporate gorilla push you around and bite back! Show some teeth!! Never pay (admission) and do have your lawyer vigorously return fire. Slap a counter suit on them so fast their heads will spin! If they want to take the complaint to court, tell them Hell yes and bring it on!
Before I started buying ur guides, I was also a zygor customer. It disgusts me that they are trying to kock you out of buisness. I agree that this is complete bs. Out of all the companies I have bought wow guides from, you guys are the only ones to show exceptional customer service. You guys are the best that are out there and zygor should be the ones to go out of buisness. You got my support all the way. Keep your head up and you’ll get through this.
Dear Dugi. Please do not let this misguided jerk (Zygor) deprive me of your wonderful guide. Zygor is not only attacking you, but he is attacking me and all those who have a right to choose freely. I have Zygor’s guide and it sucks. I would have replaced it with yours long ago but I have no credit cards and therefore no means of paying for it. I obtained Zygor’s guide from ebay using Paypal. I have seen your guide in action on other computers, and as soon as I can negotiate the use of somebody’s card I will purchase it. I just cant understand why this immature dope doesn.t spend his time and money on improving his own guide. I guess its because he doesn.t have the talent.
Skip ahead to Cata. I purchased zygors guide the day Cata came out and logged in and it was NEAR perfect. Blizzard changed a couple things, and there was really nothing that could be done, you just skip a step or two and keep chugging along in the guide. Following zygors guide i hit 80-85 in ~24 hours played. Maybe not the best times out there, but for sure not the worse. Not to mention i got my cata lore achievement for following the guide to the T, instead of using SiS.
I use Zygor and have for years. Probably since the end of BC, I do own all their guides, I will honestly say I even spoke to Blizzard to make sure it was legal and yes...it is. IN regards to it being a waste of money, it has not been a waste of money for me....and part of the reason why I have so many high levels and maxed professions, the mounts I have...etc. A lot of people will say it is not worth it partly because it is not something they would use. Personally, what I would reccomend you do is download their free trial, create a level 1 use that character to level to 20 WITH the guide, and then level a toon from 1-20 WITHOUT the guide and decide for yourself which is better and more efficient for you. I was able to test it out because my dad let me play wow on his computer to test the guide out first hand. It saves a lot of time for me having to alt tab out and makes my game play smoother. You can check out this video I made on Zygor that explains it just a little bit more if you like, but really the only question you have to ask is "Is this guide right for you?" Its not for everyone, but for me...If they got rid of zygor for some unknown reason I would have to find another guide just as good because my game play would be destroyed as Zygor has been a major part in my game play for so long. Hope I helped and hope my video helps.
On March 23, 2018, Zygor Guides announced that they would end support for their ESO guide. Later, via answers given on the forums, they confirmed they would not add a leveling guide for Summerset. Their guide is Public Domain with Zygor's blessing for the community to create guides. So I took it upon myself to create a Summerset guide for the ESO community.
Hey, I don’t know if this is a little late. But I’m with you all the way, I haven’t actually used any of your guides. But from what I’ve heard, yours is definitely better. I’ve tried Zygors, just got the Joana’s one and copied and put an automatic feature in it… I’ll be with you all the way. Zygor just saw your guide and decided to get rights from Tekkub and then get you out of it to remove the competition.