Nah I personally don’t make a big deal out of the stuff here- I leave it up to the mods (I don’t think its right but whatever). But recently my site got blamed for hosting a single character, which we didn’t, (long story…but a former Eli WIP showed up and people at the guild thought our staff made that site) by guild but they don’t complain about srk- well they do kinda. The said topic had 3000+ views just for one creation so you can imagine if they started to post about this. But thats not my point because then you’d probably say “fuck them or something.” The point is many creators feel strongly about this sort of thing.
But anyway I just encourage people to try and make their own games because people often tend to become dependent on others releasing games for them. I mean I think I put a lot of work into my personal game (its going on 7 gigs) but I don’t/ can’t distribute it.
I just try and take some time out to update the MI database every so often so people can do the same thing I do and spend a few hours to make their own, because people might not have the same taste in characters that I have.
To tell you the truth the creators just want a little recognition. People don’t/ won’t go their site if somebody hosts everyone’s creations in one place. A lot of people create just so they can some recognition or notability (same could be said about anyone who makes something custom for instance- like byrdo for example and how that game magazine didn’t give him credit for one of the sticks he made), and people like Reu or Pots for instance are well known because people know who made the characters.
If they weren’t then there’d be no point, people wouldn’t know who they are, so they’d probably go private like a lot of creators do. Me personally- I haven’t made enough creations I guess to have to worry bout that, but I do apreciate the feedback and support from the people who’ve used my works and comment about it. Like I’ve said before this is a hobby for most creators, they put a lot of time in to make the stuff and then have to deal with others hosting their works or somebody selling it on ebay (the ebay guys are the worst )
When I first got started with mugen I use to think the same thing about full games- I wanted to release my own. But after reading about it and the whole ethics part I started working on that eve screen pack about 2 years ago- I wanted to be known for something that I made rather then some game that almost anyone could put out. And now I think I’ve made a pretty good sp, and 2 years later I run tournaments every so often at conventions so people can see what mugen is all about.