I've gotten a few comments lately about my paid mods, some complaining about the price, some complaining that I even have paid mods and that I should only have free mods. I wanted to address these comments in one place, carefully thought out instead of rushed responses. I'll break this down into the two types of complaints I receive.
All mods should be free
Although this would be the minority opinion, I still get comments that I shouldn't have any paid mods and that I should have only free mods. I like free products as much as the next consumer but if it means the long term support and sustainability of the producer is at risk, what good is that to the consumer? I agree that there needs to be a balance between paid mods to free mods but to suggest I should only make free mods is just ridiculous and ignorant to the facts.
Paid mod pricing
This is somewhat of a more rational argument I receive. Most people will complain no matter what I charge, I can't really do anything about that. Some even use the price as a disguise to argue that all of my mods should be free. But for those who are actually genuine and feel my products are too much, I understand your concerns but I can't change how market forces work. I have to pay for my expenses (I put a majority of my mod sales income back into tools that I use for mod development, computer accessories, software etc..) and like it nor not, making mods does take time and resources. And once done I have to support these mods and fulfill commitments that I made when I sold upgrade and support subscriptions.
Looks like someone took economics class
Totally agree with you. For users that think things should be free, sure, lets say he got a free computer, free software, etc. but like he states above, he spent a few hours of his life work on this for you. How is it fair that he gave up that time without anything else in return?
Just my opinion on how I viewed the post above, but yea, +1 for that post
Edited by owner, 02 September 2009 - 09:32 PM.