|One of my the latest realism works featuring one of my roleplay characters from Life-Under-the-Trees Petalstar who is the leader of LindenClan~|
Updated: 3rd of March
I know and bet that everyone's inboxes have already flooded journals and posts related about this subject but instead making hateful "rage-quit" journal about this, I thought to go by with calmness and I try my best to make rather chill argument about this subject...
Also forgive me if there turns out any huge typos as this will be my very first post made by phone
Lets get started!
When YouTube switched their looks on videos (Removing black "play bar" and turning icons on comments as a circles), for the first time in my life, I gave thumbs up for YouTube as that was probably the very first good update from them for years. Then came evening and DeviantArt switched the member symbols beside the names and I though "Hmm interesting" and just kept on living.
Then came night and I went to bed, I really didn't care too much about the symbol change (Yet I agree, the color could be something else than bright orange :I). But when I woke up in the morning...
My inbox had exploded, literally.
There were tons of complaining over the new symbol and name change and then the price.
At this point I would love to point out that I have seeked this information I know so far with my phone and googling and stalking things out. I haven't yet got access on my laptop so I cannot say with 100% sure for example are the prices exactly what people claim them to be. (Yet I bet guys wouldn't spread so widely any bullshit when it comes to such a serious topic or then someone is just smiling and laughing at us when they have gone and hacked Deviantart to look different ahahahaa... I am so bad with jokes)
So as you already know that I agree with 99% of you that the bright orange symbol doesn't fit with dA's normal colour scheme so lets go forward what else I think about the symbol.
The fact it is star doesn't bother me but the fact it kinda looks alike what 2-5 other companies symbols or logos just with a bit different colors and such that is a bit eh From a big artsite such as DeviantArt I would have loved to expect something more creative and original. If I was about to redesign the core symbol, I would probably make it star with 10 tips/points/whatevershardstheyare and switch the color yo fit the normal colour scheme around here
Ok sure, I can agree that isn't the most creative idea either but hey, at least it would be different from the other logos/symbols out there
For the name "core" I don't really have much to say... I would throw epic fail sex joke there but I shall not as it would be stupid and immature But you can already guess what I was probably running after...
Then we come to the prices...
...50 (USD) $ per year?
And 5$ for a month and therefore 15$ for three months?
With a quick math if you were about to buy a "core membership", purchasing one year "coreship" would save 10$ from you so if you are after it, it becomes cheaper to buy one year rather than many 1/3 month "core memberships" (15 + 15 + 15 + 15 = 60).
Okay lets get back to the point
I strongly agree that even though you would save that 10$, doubling the price was literally unnecessary especially when they (DeviantArt staff) haven't given exactly any good reason for it.
I heard from somewhere that they are planning to add more features for "core membership" on DeviantArt's birthday (7th of August?).
Sure sounds good but increasing prices beforehand before that actually happens? That's what I cannot understand nor can I accept without a proper reason.
So lets get back to the fact how costy this new "core ship" is...
I bet me, my artistic friends who are active around here or any other artist that is making rather good earnings (such as Kawiku, witchpaws and TsaoShin) gathering 50$/5000 won't be a problem with it although I can agree that it is a lot money and I would have so much better use for it.
But when it comes to younger artists or those, who barely make any profit with their art that is a low blow with a critical hit (See my Pokemon reference ) and that's what I myself strongly am against
Screw my "core membership", I can see so many comments people crying over the fact they were so close getting their very first PM for a year or event a month and then prices go hiiiiigheeeer
I feel super sorry for those people and if I could, I would buy it for them but geez that is a lot of money and sorry, I cannot afford that
I love to earn things for myself and I love the feeling when I reach something I have wanted so badly
But I also know the feeling when you try to reach something and something comes on the way, making the reachable thing impossible or harder to get So I totally understand why people are upset about it
Someone made rather nice suggestion for a pricing format which I would recommend to check out if you haven't already:
Thoughts and Concerns on the Core MembershipdA is a site made up of many differnt kinds of artists with many different kinds of goals. A "one-size-fits-all" premium membership is not going to work, especially when considering a good sized amount of artists on this site are teens with limited incomes. There needs to be a happy medium between dA making money and the users being able to afford to keep paying dA. Many users had a hard time as it was paying for memberships, but to raise the price all the way across the board only insures that the memebrs who were struggling to pay will now drop the idea of buying a membership altogether. As it stands, there is too high a price for too few incentives for what is appearing to be a large portion of users.
To remedy this, I propose that dA have 3 levels of premuim memberships.
~ 1st level, about $20 or $15 a year
* ability to use custom boxes
* ability to use journal skins
The target audiance for this membership is teens and hobbyists who want their profiles to lo
I believe that was about it from my side :3
I may add something more here when I get to it but I believe this is it (so far) from my side
Thank you for reading
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