LOL thank you, haven't been called KID in years heh
I love how you say, OUR Glory.
Yes Dragoneer is reaping the rewards of the users who have been here now and in the past.
Users don't pay for anything tho, donators do however. Artists have used this free site to gain popularity
and fame, as well as a career for many. Why would someone pay YOU or any Artist to post your stuff
on the site?
That is what Paysites are for, this was a gallery for you to share stuff with and make connections. People
turned it into a career site, at no point was the site focused on commissions.
Dragoneer has benefited the most from this it seems and that sucks, but that is life.
People will always be selfish and liars taking advantage of another's work for their own gain.
That does suck, but it's not like we own anything here or paid for it unless like i said you're a donator fur.
I think I'm not saying it correctly, so forgive if I'm not making much sense.
Brief and concise explanation about why Imvu lies:
According to Imvu and Dragoneer, Imvu is going to stay "hands-off" the site and thus they are not going to install premium accounts or other measures. They say, their benefit from this acquisition (and the month to month costs it implies) will come from two sources: Ad revenue and new users getting into Imvu.
Lets arrange this as the following:
A= ad revenue
B= site's maintenance costs
C= Dragoneer's wage as new employee
D= the cost of the coders Imvu claims will bring
E= the cost of the site's acquisition
F= profit for th company
For what we know with solid information from the past experiences, the ad revenue was not enough to cover the site's maintenance costs, thus we have:
According to Imvu, the very same money that was not enough to cover costs, now is going to be able to cover them and cover all the other costs:
BUT, since A<B, then the correct statement is:
They second claimed source of income, as they claim, will be an expectd influx of furries starting to get curious about Imvu's chat and thus get into it and start spending money in the virtual goodies it offers. This second source of income, however, it's pretty unlikely to happen since the perception that the majority of the furry community has of Imvu is negative due to the following reasons:
1) Lack of transparency in FA's acquisition
2) A lot consider that SL is better and cheaper (and technically it is better and cheaper)
3) Many furries already hate Imvu because of them allowing art theft and having long and complicated mechanisms to remove stolen art (being forced to have an AP to check stolen art and having to fill a DMCA and possibly hiring a lawyer to do that).
Considering 1, 2 and 3, one can easily notice that the influx of prople from FA to Imvu's chat will be minimum.
Will this new value "X" be enough to turn the inequation into an equation such that A+X= B+C+D+E+F?
Given 1, 2 and 3, again, this is quite unlikely to happen. Thus Imvu will have to find other ways to obtain income from FA... said new measures however, will inevitably damage the community's acuisitive power, and both users and artists will feel the blow when Imvu starts installing measures to squeeze money from us.
As previously demonstrated, what they claim will be their only benefits is not enough to cover costs and generate profit, thus, they are either lying or they are just willing to play charity.