Sometimes, two events coincide in a way that is particularly unpleasant for more or less everyone. The changeover from Curseforge to Overwolf for World of Warcraft add-ons is such a scenario. You see, as part of the transition, the existing framework for updating add-ons with new versions will be disabled starting on November 24th, so no new versions can be uploaded by the creators. Those with non-mayfly memories will remember that this is also exactly when the expansion is launching.
The bright side is that there are other sites hosting mods for manual updates if needed, so players will not be left completely out in the cold if some changes need to be made and a new version needs to be installed. The pre-patch has also likely given most authors enough time to make sure that mods work with the game. Still, it’s poor timing likely brought on by the delay in Shadowlands’ launch date, and it serves as a black eye for the new management the popular add-on site will find itself operating under.
“Moderation for WoW addon updates and other game mod updates will continue until we start the read-only mode on 11/30. Overall moderation will resume back to normal by 12/3. The Twitch Desktop and CurseForge apps will still work throughout this time, and they will continue to receive addon updates from any addons uploaded before read-only starts. Starting on 11/30, the mods tab will no longer be available in the Twitch Desktop App.”