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MTS Bob Ross Paint-Along Night - posted on 4th Sep 2017 at 10:54 PM
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Alchemist
#26 Old 15th Sep 2017 at 10:02 PM
Now I'm not opposed to making money, not at all, but that's what Patreon is for.

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Top Secret Researcher
#27 Old 15th Sep 2017 at 10:57 PM
I think the problem is you're not really supposed to be making money off if it at all considering it's EA's game. If it were MY game I wouldn't be happy about people being forced to pay OTHER people to enjoy a game I made.
Forum Resident
#28 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
Is it telling that I don't know what you mean by that?


YEAH! hahahaha most people don't like it when you squeeze from the middle because then they have to try and push all the toothpaste from the end once the top part empties...

Anyway yeah I got nothing against creators wanting donations. I gave a donation to a simmer for his last skin set, I prefer that to Adfly. Perhaps if Adfly didn't try to install crap on my computer...

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Top Secret Researcher
#29 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 12:43 AM
I think asking for donations should be the only legal avenue people can take in terms of profit from a video game. EA needs to amend their ToS and EULA, and if this is already in there, then they need to fucking crack down on places that aren't even subtle about making large amounts of profit. Especially by exploiting site visitors by forcing them through adfly links or imposing lengthy unnecessary wait times for anyone not willing to shell out some monthly cash. And calling it a "donation" doesn't make it look any less like a purchase if it's the only way to acquire said item, even if it makes a tidy legal loophole :\

But maybe this is just my opinion.
Instructor
Original Poster
#30 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 1:01 AM
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Originally Posted by simmer22
^Adfly seems to be mainly a TS3 and TS4 thing. Nowadays you an practically live on making blogs with advertising of various kinds, so I'm not surprised. I've only seen a very small number of TS2 downloads wrapped in adfly links, and it's been a while since last time. I guess the 'TS2 generation' got so tired of pay/donation sites most of us offer our downloads for free.

Yeah, it seems like Adfly is replacing the Pay/Donation sites that were mostly a thing during TS2's lifespan. The only creator I can think of who still uses that shit is NewSea, and most people just reupload her hairs for free on the booty or when they do retextures.
Alchemist
#31 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 1:33 AM
I think donations are not only a legally and morally sound way for creators to make money on the internet, but I also strongly believe it's the only proper way to make money on the internet for any content creator. We're seeing this on YouTube, where some channels have seen their income through YouTube reduced to just a fraction of what it used to be, and that's not taking into account YouTube's ridiculously intolerant policies on being advertiser-friendly and all that.
Basically, unless you're a good little slut who never swears, doesn't hold political views, and casually praises their capitalist overlords, you're not going to get any money. They decide that for you. It's things like Patreon and GoFundMe that remind us what makes the economy - people, not shareholders.

And I'm glad that these things now exist, because I'll certainly be making use of them in the future.

Overlord of Plumbit, the subreddit for the serious Simmer.
We're constructive, creative and drama-free™.

(Oh, and follow me on my Tumblr.)
Top Secret Researcher
#32 Old 16th Sep 2017 at 2:45 AM
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Originally Posted by GrijzePilion
I think donations are not only a legally and morally sound way for creators to make money on the internet, but I also strongly believe it's the only proper way to make money on the internet for any content creator. We're seeing this on YouTube, where some channels have seen their income through YouTube reduced to just a fraction of what it used to be, and that's not taking into account YouTube's ridiculously intolerant policies on being advertiser-friendly and all that.
Basically, unless you're a good little slut who never swears, doesn't hold political views, and casually praises their capitalist overlords, you're not going to get any money. They decide that for you. It's things like Patreon and GoFundMe that remind us what makes the economy - people, not shareholders.

And I'm glad that these things now exist, because I'll certainly be making use of them in the future.

TBH if EVERYTHING operated on a donation principle It would guarantee quality products and service from EVERY company. No company would dare provide anything but the best quality they are able if they knew unsatisfied customers weren't obligated to pay for their services!

I imagine TS4 would be a very different game if EA knew they would only make money if their players were satisfied with the product they provided...

If this were the case, I'd have payed a hellofa lot more for Stardew Valley than I did for TS4! xD
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