Checkerz that was beautifully written, the few honest people in the community are the real ones getting screwed over by the bad eggs, that's how the world works unfortunately and i don't mind paying for models if i have the money to do so, i wouldn't personally mind if they ever got released or even got released the next day. Going along to reply to Jeremy from Checkerz post, it should be mentioned in a post, do something like Mason did, it was a wonderful idea and executed well if not for the idiots who can't help but just send it to everyone, at the end of the day that is a loss to them because they paid X amount of money just to give the model out to some ungrateful kids or people who won't use it for the right reason, probably don't know how to use it and won't make it look good, but ya know... they want it just to want it. Back on topic, i think making a early access version of a model is a good idea. It just means that it's basically released but it gives teams a chance to have a specific setup for a season that others won't have and at the same time promising others that the bike will be released at a later date, maybe after a full SX or MX season or just a SX or just a MX season. That seems to work out for every party involved as teams get to have a one of a kind per say setup and then by the end of it others will be able to run the bike as well and we will be able to see a more steady flow of content instead of the same old same old models that are fantastic but have been around for since the beginning of MXS almost, at least for some of them and it opens the door for more creativity and just a better game overall. It's kinda hard for people to rip or steal a model whenever it's released. Anyways, i do understand from the creators perspective how aggravating it is to make a model and just have it tossed around against their wishes for it to be kept private, can't even trust the people who are paying you for the model anymore and that is very sad, but it sucks for some of the people in the community that are genuinely trying to be honest and do the right thing but may not be able to afford it and they are the ones truly getting fucked over. It will be hard to bring in any honest people and the community will remain the same way it is right now because no honest person is going to want to come into this community the way it is right now knowing that everyone else is getting these models, either by paying for them, which is great if you are able to support it, or the irritating one of knowing that you are trying to be respectful and considerate of the people who make these models and then you come to find out about that third group who just get them from someone who paid for it and then use it to pass it around and have every model in the game while this said good person is still over here using that 2010 CRF or DJ's YZ or what not, speaking in terms of someone who is kinda new to the game at least. I've been wanting something to change for a long time but i still don't think it's gonna happen yet, i used to look forward to going into the models and skin's topic. Hope all of this made sense.
Attempted Photographer < I try.... Shitty racer, Only good at screenshots, forever pretending to be quick at MXS.