CCP's new money making scheme!
I'll let you read that a couple of times so it really, really sinks in.
Yes that means everything that happens to have the wtf gall to ask for donations. Evemon? Gone or start paying. EveHQ? Ditto. Web based services like Static Mapper and somer.blink? Yep. Those too. Podcasts and websites? Yeah, no longer free.
Cribba, in an amusing post of barely controlled hate, posted this response. I'm still chuckling.
Interestingly enough, its even going to start affecting your favorite blogs and such. I point you to the part where it says:
Will website ads require a commercial licence? Yes, for ad-supported websites you will require a commercial licence.
Will donations require a commercial licence? Yes, for donation supported websites you will require a commercial licence.
Wait a tick. That's like.... wait let me count... yep, all of the Eve online related websites I go to. Every single one has an ad. Oh wait, I take that back, there are a few blogs like mine that do not have any ads. But I'm sure mine has a blogger ad/link on it. I didn't put it there but it IS there. I don't make any money from it but they do support my website. Who pays the licence there? Me or Blogger? Pretty sure its not gonna be the latter.
I like blogging, but I don't like blogging so much that I'm willing to pay CCP $99 more A YEAR for the privilege of doing so. So on behalf of pretty much the entire EVE community, I would like to say the following to CCP:
You know what CCP? I'm not even a registered fansite. You all denied my application a while ago. I'm also not ad supported. So I will continue to say whatever the hell I feel like when you do something completely idiotic, moronic, and boneheaded such as this move right here.
Stop publishing your internal mails on get rich quick schemes, or publishing unclear stuff you have to put up a hasty response post when you have a hard time taking the heat from. Actually, stop publishing anything not completely tested or thought out. Or at the very least stop doing that when you KNOW in a few hours you'll have to patch it or re: post it (I'm looking at you June 21st). Get the shit right the first time.