Hello everyone! I just wanted to make a post about something that bothers me a little bit. I’ve noticed that a lot of people like my mods and I’m very happy about that. It makes me really glad that people enjoy my sprites for their games. What I’m not happy with, though, is when people think it’s okay to just blatantly take my sprites, edit it just a tiny wee bit and release it as their own.
Now, I’m super flattered people like my stuff enough to make their own little edits with it, and most of the times I’m totally fine with that as long as it stays for private use only and not be released without even giving me CREDIT for it. Most importantly, I don’t like it when people don’t even ask me beforehand. Why don’t you ask? Do you think I’m gonna say no? If you think that, then why bother releasing it in the first place.
I want you to understand that this seems harmless, I get it. But it takes the joy out of modding for me. I put a lot of time and effort into making something that I think my followers will enjoy. But then if some people kinda take my mod, edit only a small piece of it and release it as something new, that seems just effortless to me. It’s a bit of a slap in the face as I see it.
I’m sorry for putting my frustrations out there like this, but I feel like it needs to be discussed. I’ve had my mods stolen before and it’s not nice.
This is my hobby, please don’t ruin it for me. Thank you.