I can understand what you are saying, however I do believe that, when I release models here that people may use them in their maps and so on. I mean, thats the point of releasing them right? I'm not entirely sure if that is what has happened here though, maybe the offense has been larger than such a thing for you?
And as VarientTFoR says, most people are very explicit in crediting models to their creators or ven ask permission to use them
I have also noticed on some occasions that I saw a model of mine appear somewhere (sometimes with texture changes) and then I was like: "Would've been nice to credit to me" but alas. Sometimes I think that if its one model out of maybe 20 custom ones often times credits are then given in a more generalized way.
What I find worse is if I see a model popup which can clearly be destinguished as mine but has been altered in more than just a texture recolor and that someone would call it theirs. Fortunately I haven't seen that happen yet.
Yeah I agree with you about the release being the point. When I did the Alarak's Conquest I always credited the authors or asked for permission (As you know xD).
But the credit section was quite a mess, so there's a chance I forgot to credit someone and I think this might be a case for someone else too. You have too much things in head during mapmaking that you can simply forgot what all models have you used.
I personally am an unselfish and kindhearted person, so I don't really care if I'm credited or not, I'm just happy someone used my model. If someone edits my models I don't mind aswell, in case they just put them in map. On the other hand, if they are going to release them, it would be nice if they credited me or at least mentioned it's not their model, because stealing someones work isn't really nice.
This reminds me, that I have never credited Blizzard :O .... does that make me evil too ? Or is it too obvious that I used their models ?
Frankly, I find the idea of a mapmaker who doesn't give credit offensive.
Jokes aside, I understand how you must feel about people essentialy stealing your work. Maybe you are taking a bit of a radical approach to this whole thing, but this is your decision to make. I mostly request the assets I use in my maps anyways. And as long as you keep us posted about the stuff you work on I don't even have anything to complain about. ^_^
Maybe its the starship troopers banner but your first sentence brought back memories XD. And I agree with you. I can only imagine that his work must've been stolen then. And thats quite shamefull indeed.
I personally do not care what they do with the models, as if they want to have impure thoughts with them, but at least what is said, a model by Fulanito or Menganito, nothing more is asked, in this case, if it is true that I said something that I should not have said and I really felt ashamed, but as we said it is not something, sporadic and if there are a lot of other people WHO DO it and who understands that just like he does one thing others do others and not award the merit.
I was told several times that if those models are from Blizzard, that it is also free to use by the community and on the one hand we may use Blizzard's work, but the one who makes the maps is also in the same situation. he uses a Blizzard property for his purposes just like us, is that why Kitbash is less important?
By that rule, I could as I said take the maps of others alter the least and say, Ready! , OMG, how has it cost me to make the map! and I have done well.
Then the owner of the map would arrive and lynch you.
And I speak in general, I do not think this happens only to me.
A greeting and I am sorry to all for this alvoroto of the other day that was not for much either, but I return to say that I exceeded myself.