How many points are given out?
Each month, Author Reward Points are allocated to a pool which is based on a percentage of revenues from the previous month. Thus, the total number of points fluctuates from month to month.
When are points generated?
A portion of the monthly pool of points is given out each day. Authors who do not log in for over 60 days will no longer accrue points until their next login.
What happens if points weren't generated for a certain day?
Sometimes things happen which prevent the points generation task from running. When this happens, any points not assigned for that day will still be in the monthly pool and will be disbursed during subsequent days - this will result in a slightly higher per-day allocation for the remainder of the month.
Why did my points drastically decrease?
The number of points in the monthly pool may have decreased from the previous month, or other projects could have gained in popularity (or your projects' popularity may have waned); all projects gain their daily points from a single monthly pool. Months with fewer days in them will generally see more points per day than longer months, and also near the end of the month you may see a significant point increase.
Additionally, CurseForge Reward Program is based on revenue generated by ads and subscriptions. Advertisers have publishing budgets with certain, known cycles. In short, the calendar year starts with the lowest advertisement revenue and increases throughout the year. Additionally, there is a slight drop between quarters or spikes during holiday seasons throughout the year.
How are points calculated?
Points calculations are based on a project's popularity via the CurseForge Client and CurseForge Website.
How much are points worth?
The value of a single point is $0.05 USD.
When do I start receiving points?
You must opt in to the Rewards Program and accept its Terms of Service. After that, it all depends on your project's popularity in relation to other projects in the program.
How are points distributed when there are multiple contributors?
Point percentage allotment, per project, is left to the project manager's discretion. The CurseForge Staff have no say in such matters.
What can I buy with my points?
We offer Amazon gift cards for certain countries and a $5, $50, $250, or $500 PayPal deposit. More items may be added over time.
PayPal orders are typically processed within the first few days of each month, with the cutoff date being the last day of the previous month, at midnight (Israel time, UTC + 2). There are occasionally times where processing will happen later, and in some cases can be up to 60 days from the date the order was placed.
PayPal Order Statuses:
- Order Placed: This indicated the order was correctly logged. You can still cancel the order at this stage if you wish.
- Order Transferred to Accounting: This indicated your order is being prepared and processed for payment. You can no longer cancel the order at this point, and payment should occur within several business days.
- Order Fulfilled: Your payment was shipped. Sometimes this is updated only several business days after the payment was delivered, check your PayPal account to verify payment.
Amazon Gift Cards
Be certain to purchase the correct card for your region, as they cannot be refunded. If we do not have cards available for your region, your only option is to use PayPal. You can also send open a ticket at https://support.curseforge.com and request to refill the stock.
How long do points last?
Reward points are valid for a period of three years after accrual, per point. For example: If you gained 1,000 points two years ago, and you spend them all, your oldest point expirations would be those accrued after those 1,000.
Can I transfer points to another author?
Points can be distributed amongst multiple members of a project, but only if dictated before points are distributed from Curseforge to the project. For detailed steps on adding project members and distributing points please review the following Knowledge Base article. Once points have been distributed from CurseForge to a project member they can not be transferred between members.
Am I required to file a tax form to join the Reward Program?
No. This was previously required from Twitch (under Amazon), however this is not required under Overwolf. Additionally, no tax information or confirmation documents will be supplied by CurseForge or Overwolf.