Update On My Future Plans and Goals Within The Mod Community

OMG ASHERZ!! Why did you make a Patreon account???

Answer: Because I wanted too.. :) 

​BUT BUT you said plenty of times that all your mods will be free?

Answer: They are and always will be free. I have no intention or desire to sell my Skyrim mods. 

​Then why do you need a Patreon account?

​Answer: Because it's an easy to use interface for sharing mods, it's an easy to use interface for users to donate if they desire too and lastly, I get a lot of request to make or modify mods. It takes many hours to do so and I think it's only fair to be reimbursed for the service I provide in creating or help create other mod authors mods. 

​Keep in mind I'll never make a living and the monetary exchange will never be balanced to the many hours I put into modding.. It's just a little something to help get me by during these hard times and that is all. 

​Also keep in mind that when I did the math, my hours of mod creation vs donations comes out to less than 3 cents an hour. It would literally take me 100 hours of work to afford one loaf of bread. I'm not delusional, I know this community can never provide a living wage for me, I do it because I enjoy mod creation, I enjoy interacting with others in the Skyrim community but I also realize I can't be at the beckon call of every person that sends me a message wanting me to make this mod or that mod or help them with their own projects. I'm barely getting by as it is now.. I just can't afford to give that sort of time to others anymore without getting something back in return.

​What do you do with the money you make from donations? 

Answer: I don't make a profit, what little money I get goes back into the community to support other mod authors, to pay for my server space and etc.. As of posting this, my out of pocket expenses within the Skyrim community is 33% higher then what I make in return.

​Which I can not afford so i'm hoping to at the very least to balance my Skyrim budget. At the most i'm hoping that i'll have enough money left over for a cup of coffee..

​If you don't make money but pay money then why do you do it?

Answer: Got me, seems rather silly to do so...

​Why did you pull all your mods from the Nexus?

Answer: One, I find the restrictions and attitude toward mod authors stifling to the creative process of making mods. I want to make mods that reflect my imagination but on the Nexus I find myself catering to what other people vision the mod should be like. That's not always a bad thing but sometimes I feel disrespected when I create something that I envision only to have people post comments telling me they can't endorse because I didn't do it the way they would like it done. (it's happens)
​Two, the nexus administrators are not very mod author friendly, they try to control every aspect of a mod through their platform, furthermore limiting the creative flow that mod authors have.

​Three, The Nexus has made so much money from the hard work and free labor of modders and have given nearly nothing at all back to the mod authors that generated this steady source of income for the Nexus.

​Yes I know about the donation point system is now in effect but it does little to nothing to support mod authors. Before the DP went live donations were the one thing mod authors had control over within the Nexus community but the Nexus stopped it and took control over how people donate. Now people think it's best to donate to the Nexus and let them split the money or give to who they feel fit.. To me that's awful..

​The Nexus has never been gracious to the mod authors and now all of the sudden they are going to be the middle-man between the mod author and the user that donates? I would rather have a source like Patreon that is built upon handling donations within a very fair non-bias platform then to have the Nexus who has only taken and hardly given to mod authors for years. To me it just doesn't make sense to have the Nexus as the middle-man between author and user donations.

​I have had a person message me and tell me that if they ever do decide to donate it'll only be through the Nexus.. All I could think of is that if this guy does ever decide to donate for the many hours of work that was performed for his entertainment and give that money to the Nexus then i'm sure the Nexus will appreciate his "business" and maybe even toss a few crumbs to the mod authors that actually done all the work.. maybe..

​.....but it's his money so that's none of my business

​( insert Kermit the Frog meme of not giving a fuck here )

​Future Plans and Goals:

  1. To continue making mods that people enjoy and offer them for free.
  2.  To create a very in-depth power point presentation tutorial on how to make custom followers and npcs.
  3. Three provide a service to create custom content for other modders and mod authors. ​
  4. To continue to show my support for other mod author creators through donation.

I am just beginning my journey here on Patreon and while I do have several tiers for those that like to show me some love now, these tiers will change in the near future to better suit my pledges needs.

​In the meantime, give me a follow and join my social networks, we have some really fun groups on Facebook and now on MeWe too..

​If you do decide to make a pledge then I will be eternally grateful but I don't expect or ask for much. I know it's hard for many of us to get by so money aside let's at the very least find some enjoyment doing the things we love to do.


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