No, I am not going to be polite. Fuck you.
I am saying that that because I don't know how else to. Do you know why?
Because dA does only love kids and their parents income.
So, dA has implemented a new feature that lets you search for commissions within certain price ranges. That's great, right?
Not really. Because some solvent-abusing staff member on dA felt like it was a really, really good idea to yet again pander to the kids to squeeze every kind of cheap penny of out them.
You know, it's fine. It's something I would expect from SheezyArt or whatever that piece of shit is called.
So, why am I angry again? It's only been a week since my last outburst, right?
Well, dA has this thing of completely fucking over every update they make.
The system itself is fine. It's great. But I'll tell you what isn't: dA IS ACTIVELY DEVALUING THE PRICE OF ART ON ITS OWN SITE WITH IT.
Now, I might seem all bitter and hateful as usual, but let's take a look at it.
As it is right now, the price gaps between searches are as follows:
1-29 ($0.01 - $0.29)
30-99 ($0.3 - $0.99)
100-249 ($1 - $2.49)
250-999 ($2.5 - $10)
Am I just the only cynical person in the world, or is this completely batshit bonkers?
THREE OUT OF FIVE OPTIONS FOR SEARCH REFINING ARE UNDER $2.5.
I know, before more angry morons that missed the point of my short rant before I went to bed, I am aware that the limit you can make a dA commission for with the system is 8000 points. But that doesn't matter in this context. Why?
Because dA is trying its fucking best to pander to the kids right now. When 3/5 of the options for search refining is less than a pack of fucking bubble gum, you have fucked up.
I mean, who the fuck's going to click on the 1000+ tab when you have the other four to pick from ? People who play fair, that's it.
Why is the first two steps even options? Do you guys really need two sorting columns for things worth less than a dollar?
You know, fuck you. Fuck you so much, staff. I don't even care about you anymore. You can all go suck a fat one now.
But remember, dA you!
P.s. I would appreciate a fave+comment on this so it reaches the dA front page so the staff will have a harder time ignoring my plea for a better dA.
EDIT: People seem to think I am against the function itself. I am not. It's an awesome thing, but the price tiers, however, aren't.
EDIT2: I got the permission to post the really brilliant comment of Paladin-Ciel here in the journal:
I am more pissed off about having to give up 20% of my earnings to this system.
Its hard enough to find people with the proper funds necessary to pay for a professional level commission without DA taking a huge chunk of what funds I would be making after taking into account the cost of supplies, time, and training.
If I'm expected to push this fee onto my clients I am certain it would cause the prices to quickly fall outside the respective budgets of a large number of people.
This whole system feels like its pandering to this growing crowd of amateurs who think "Art is Easy" and after seeing a professional rake in several hundred dollars from a single commission think they can do the same with next to no training or practice.
Many major artist industries have been suffering from these types flooding the market with mediocre works at prices that do not properly reflect quality of work being produced. Then we got quality artist who don't have a clue how to price their work undercutting what should be a standard asking price to the point where the value of all professionals are diminished.
Its bad enough that the managers of Marvel and DC treat their artist like crap and underpay, lock them into cheating contracts, or fire them on a whim without DA cutting off our legs from the other side. > .<