When I started modding the Elder Scrolls ten years ago, and just up until now, no one would ever have thought about asking any money for their mods. That’s the thing I signed up for – free for all, sharing and helping out. The never take more than you give back sort of thing. That is actually what we all signed up for and agreed upon when we started modding; that this is free, you don’t get paid and you don’t ask any money for it.
Now, all of a sudden, some of them say that they work so hard and deserve their pay for all that hard work. No. You don’t deserve any pay for modding, because you already signed onto the idea that you’re doing it for FREE, Like the rest of us. No matter how hard you work on your mods. Bethesda and Valve can’t change that idea either. We’ve already made an agreement within the community that this is free and always will be. Nothing can change that Constitution.
Let’s face the truth here. Modders who ask money for their mods are traitors to the very founding idea, the constitution, of modding. They’re simple sellouts. I’m sad to see some respected modder names in the lists of paid mods. Either they’ve been tricked into this system that will destroy the hobby by ripping out its very foundation, or they are sellouts by choice. The fact remains, they are sellouts and traitors to modding.
Do not buy their mods. Do not support this system. Do not spend a cent on paid mods! The modders themselves won’t get much out of it anyways.