THE MODDING APOCALYPSE IS UPON US!!! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!
If you’ve been on the Nexus lately, you may have already heard about it (there was a news post about it). Same if you gone on Steam Workshop. But even if you know of it, I’m telling you anyway…
Possessed by Corporate Greed, Valve and Bethesda have announced that, starting today, mod authors can upload paywalled mods- as in, there’s a fee to download the mod- anywhere from $0.25 to $99. Because it Valve and Bethesda, it’s safe to assume that they’re getting a hefty cut of each purchase.
Especially if this, which I found on their Payments FAQ page, is any indication:
Q. Is there a minimum revenue I must earn before I can receive a payment?
A. Yes. There are costs associated with issuing each individual payment as well as potential bank fees charged to you upon receiving money that make it prohibitive to pay out for small amounts of money. Therefore, we may hold your payment until a minimum of $100 payout is earned.
If you’re interested you can find out more here.
Oh, also, If you’re like me and you’re all like “WTF Bethesda/Valve?!” there’s a petition on Change.org you can sign, if you’re so inclined.
Questions? Comments? Rotten Tomatoes? Post Them Below! Wait, never mind, scratch that. Kris created a thread, so post all comments here instead.