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How Curse.com makes an addon client for World of Warcraft

In 2004, Hubert Thieblot launched a simple website for the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) community. Frustrated that online gamers had to navigate so many different websites to download add-ons for MMO games, such as World of Warcraft, Thieblot gathered all of the modules together on a single download portal.

In 2004, Hubert Thieblot launched a simple website for the Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) community. Frustrated that online gamers had to navigate so many different websites to download add-ons for MMO games, such as World of Warcraft, Thieblot gathered all of the modules together on a single download portal.

Traffic to the website grew exponentially, and within one year, Thieblot's company--Curse--was incorporated. Today, the organization has become an indispensible resource for more than 8 million active users who rely on Curse for game databases, community gaming hubs, wikis, and an industry-leading add-on updater.

 
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