What is happening??? What is the PM drama??? o-O
TL;DR version: Pocket Mirror committed asset theft and lied about it.
A wild ride where I first publicly ask Pocket Mirror about stolen sprites. Then Astralshiftpro made a post in response, saying they didn’t mean to steal anything, found it off of a free sprite compilation. They also said the person I posted wasn’t the original author of the sprites, it was Wecoc on Mundo RPG and they contacted him and got permission to use them.
After that was posted, me and a crack team of anonymous detectives (
it’s crack because we’re crazy) did some research and found out, no, Wecoc was not the original author and stole the trees as well as a demon sprite from Hideon. As I was pointing this out, another anonymous user dropped a link to a livestream where they’re using Hideon’s original sprites (with the same file name, formating, and everything) and lied about not stealing them (same post as before). I also responded to two tweets made by the team, one an insult the mapper of Pocket Mirror deleted but someone sent me a screenshot of before it was taken down. He apologized in a rather guilt tripping way and didn’t even comment on the art theft, and I didn’t take that for an answer.
It’s a case of double art theft, and I hope the team responds by redoing the maps. I understand Hideon isn’t around the web anymore, but out of respect for their fans and their own reputation they could clean it up. :c