I can understand their reasoning - they want to make sure you're using 'their' character - but I personally am awful with things like that and would never manage xD although if the buyer never uses them then they're the ones who lost out I guess, kinda like how when I sold adoptables I said people could change them as much as they want because if they change them beyond recognition, they'd have been as well creating their own character, but they paid me for that one so their loss xD if that made sense, I'm exhausted ;-;
Don't mind me, going through some of your old polls xD
i would NEVER have a rule like this. i put effort into a design, someone brought it, i got paid for my effort. its completely up to the buyer what to do with that character next. the only thing i have a problem with is when they resell for more than what they paid for. its really annoying tbh.
Bad rule. TERRIBLE, actually. You get the rights when you purchase an adoptable. That's the whole point of buying it. Sellers need to back off; they got paid and now they no longer own the character. If people can't stand what others will do with the character once they buy it, then don't sell in the first place. Yeah it's a shame when someone doesn't draw a character they bought but that's not the seller's business since they DON'T OWN IT ANYMORE.
"iF U DONT EAT THIS BOX OF COOKIES THAT YOU BOUGHT FROM WEGMANS WITHIN 2 WEEKS, WEGMANS WILL RECLAIM IT AND REFUND U. SHAME ON YOU FOR BUYING SOMETHING YOU WANT."
I do understand where the rule is comming from. If you sell a character you designed (and put effort in) I understand that you want it to be drawn. But the person that adopted the character might just be a bit busy at the moment, that doesn't mean that they will never draw the character. In that case I don't think the rule is fair, I think it's too strict in general. I mean if I look at myself at the moment, I'm too busy to even finish personal art let alone an adoptable, while I do try to draw all of my characters once in a while.
Jade-HawkfrostFeatured By OwnerMar 14, 2015Hobbyist General Artist
(I pressed the wrong button, oh nooo) I think its very unfair. Once you buy it, its yours and the people who sold can't do anything to it. Not everyone had the resources(internet/any art program)/time/ambition to do it either.
Tbh the rule is just a scare tactic more than anything... You can't really enforce it. And if anything it's only gonna scare people AWAY from buying the adopt, not just if they don't intend to draw it, but if they're worrywarts like me ("ohh no what if i can't draw all that by that time" etc) While I understand why they try to make the rule, and it's good in theory... Not a huge fan of how it is executed. Like communism!
The only legitimate reason I could jutisfy people doing this is because they don't want people to adopt hoard -- buying a bunch of adoptables just for the sake of buying them. That's rude, considering someone else may have really wanted to buy and use the adoptable for something. Honestly, I used to require people to draw the character they adopt at least once. There was no time limit, but it was heavily encouraged. It also used to be a rule that I didn't sell to hoarders. I've since gotten rid of these rules because they're essentially impossible to enforce.
As for the time limit, I think that's completely stupid. And people who will reclaim an adoptable without refunding the price...? That's just a fancy method of stealing. "Hey can I buy this cookie?" "Sure, but you have to eat it within the week, or I'll take it back and sell it to someone else who will. No refunds. It's my rules, sorry." You aren't going to make a lot of business that way, especially not if you ever want to start selling things for actual currency. That can and most likely will get you into loads of trouble. :I
Personally, I would never do this kind of thing. The most "strings attached" to my adoptables after they're bought revolve around asking people not to resell the design for a higher price than what I originally marked it, and even then that's really hard to monitor.
Thats a thing? That's an awful rule! I like to include in the adopt description "Please use the adopt" but I dont set a date or something or just take it back like that, thatd be unfair. I use the adopts I buy but I do not always upload my traditional art so people think I dont use the adopt :s I'm already picky with adopts as is because I wanna be sure I use them