and who else it may concern.
The discussion about monetization of UGC has recently been getting out of hand again, mostly in the Simblr part of the community because that's where most cc creators are. Every other day there are fights and call out posts about scummy monetization practices. From using stolen watermarked textures on cc to patreon exclusive cc that never gets released to the public for free. (let's not even talk about the extremes who DMCA others for sharing their exclusive cc or attacking people who make an add on set on their cc set)
Creators who blatantly break EA tos defend themselves with either that the last official statement by Maxis was made in 2017 by SimGuruDrake and because she's not on the team anymore it somehow doesn't count anymore (???) but then also use blurry screenshot of a DM conversation with SimGuruDrake as proof that they are allowed to do patreon exclusive because they make their cc from scratch. Even tho this confusingly worded question seems to be about 3D models for 3D projects and games, so not cc specific for the sims at the moment of sale.
I'm not against monetizing cc through a donation button or patreon early access (2-3 weeks) as is allowed already, but I think it is important that there is a level playing field for all.
Please please please make a new and clear official statement on this topic. I'm so tired of the fighting over this and seeing good people leave Simblr because of this. It is sad that this topic keeps tearing the community apart.
Thank you in advance