My RSS was exploding with this news all day that Steam has updated the Workshop to have paid support for the creators. First off I didn't like this idea at first but then quickly realized that it makes total since they created the content they should get something in return. Besides we are seeing this happen already in Dota 2, Counter-Stirke: Global Offensive and Team Fortress 2 the community made items which Valve does it part of the money but the creator gets the rest so this is a similar idea. Then I continued reading the news about it that modder’s can use the workshop as a platform but here is the content straight from the page itself. Also as of now Skyrim is first up with this add-on.Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators
(Straight from "Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators" page)
The Steam Workshop has always been a great place for sharing mods, maps, and all kinds of items that you’ve created. Now it's also a great place for selling those creations. With a new, streamlined process for listing and selling your creations, the Steam Workshop now supports buying mods directly from the Workshop, to be immediately usable in game. Discover the best new mods for your game and enable the creators to continue making new items and experiences.Buying From The Steam Workshop
If you've been using the Steam Workshop, you already know how much incredible content is available for many of your favorite games. By paying for mods and supporting the people that made them, you enable those artists and creators to continue working on their mods and inspire new modders to try their hand in creating new, higher quality items and experiences.Try any mod, Risk Free:
It's still important to spend a little time learning about any product you are about to purchase. But, if after purchase you find that a mod is broken or doesn’t work as promised, you can easily get a refund of that mod within 24 hours of your purchase.Free, Paid, or Pay What You Want:
With over 24,000 free mods available for Skyrim in the Steam Workshop, there will always be lots to do and explore for free. Now you can also find mods with a specified price, or mods where you can choose how much you wish to support the creators. The price is up to the mod creators.Calling all Creators
Whether you're just getting started or are already a professional artist or developer, now you can make money from your creations in the Steam Workshop. Starting with The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, you can make new cosmetic items, sound packs, custom skins, fancy houses, epic quests, entire new cities, or just a new hat for Lydia. Once you've made your creation, you can easily set a price and earn a portion of each sale made through the Steam Workshop. Plus, many more of your favorite Workshop games will support paid content in the coming weeks.Earn money doing what you love:
Set a price for your creation, list it for sale in the Steam Workshop, and earn a portion of sales. Plus, the Workshop Revenue Activity site will help you track your sales and revenue so you can make better decisions about what to work on next.It’s easy:
Just post your creation through the Skyrim Creation Kit, accept the latest Workshop Terms, enter your payment information and configure your item for sale. Your mod will be immediately visible in the Workshop and then available for sale within the week.Set your own price:
As creator of your Workshop submission, you get to set the price. You can specify a set price or choose to sell as pay-what-you-want and let the customer decide how much to pay.Add contributors:
If you work as a team, you can easily add your teammates as contributors to automatically recieve a split of revenue. Steam takes care of the necessary accounting, tax witholding, and payouts. Specify Required DLC:
Whether your creation is free or paid, you may depend on content from a DLC pack for Skyrim. Now you can indicate the requirement and customers will be notified if they lack required DLC before they purchase or subscribe to your item.Specify Required mods:
If your creation builds on another mod or utilizes content from another mod, you should first ask their permission. Once you’ve done that, you can note the requirement on your Workshop page so customers can be notified if they lack the required mod before purchase.
Now I can see this backfiring but as it's stated that you can go paid or free content but if the content not just super popular but would you support the content creator?
Introducing New Ways to Support Workshop Creators page- steamcommunity.com/workshop/ab…
Steam Adds More Ways for Workshop Creators to Earn Money Steam blog post- store.steampowered.com/news/16…
People Can Now Charge Money For Game Mods On Steam Kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/modders-can…
Steam Users See Big Problems With Charging For Mods kotaku blog post- steamed.kotaku.com/steam-users…
Valve expects Steam community to help police paid mods PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-expects-…
Valve now enables mod makers to sell their creations on Steam PC Gamer blog post- www.pcgamer.com/valve-allows-m…
Lastly Valve artist Max Aristov posted up extreme high quality Dota 2 models and the images look like they were 3D printed and cleaned up and it looks amazing to check out.
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