Before we get to the main topic, check out Clo’s latest post ( the one before this ) She edited some really pretty heads 🙂
OKAY. We need to talk.
Talk about what?
Lets talk about every graal pixel artist’s struggle.
Like people who actually create original content or really amazball edits.
I mean you know
iFilers *artists screaming in the background*
So iFilers have been around since the very beginning and it has been a nightmare to artists. Almost anyone actually have access to it and that 89% just don’t know that they can easily access it. What exactly is iFile? It’s something that allow access to a certain game files. So basically whatever you see is loaded a.k.a downloaded to your phone which means you can have access to it. Get it? So that means.. if a ifiler doesn’t see your custom, it means it’s not downloaded. Which meaaansss.. they can’t ifile your head! But the problem is it’s entirely impossible to not have your head “loaded” by the player because they you’re roaming around Graal duh.
That’s why it’s hell to get ifiled and have your custom stolen off. From a Artist perspective iFiler gives me PTSD, I always have a constant fear of using a head I made on the game because it gets iFiled every.single.time.
To iFile is to steal. Which is legal. “Why don’t they ban people who do that, Kelsi?” Well *cough cough* It’s absolutely impossible. Why? Because what you made belongs to Graal, it doesn’t really belong to you as you’re uploading on Graal. Sounds stupid yeah but customs are always being edited off and some people edit off other customs to make a new type of custom. The point is: There’s no such thing as something being “Original” and even though there is people who create original content, there’s very few. Which means if they were to ban people who ifile 70% of the population will be banned, 27% being those who don’t even have customs and 3% who are actually legit creators. What banning iFile can do is limit a person’s creativity too. Let’s be honest, Artists, without this iFiled content rolling in, you will have nothing to edit. We are all guilty of that. That’s why it’s absolutely impossible to get rid of iFile.
But people who straight up iFile because they want a certain type of custom and want to make it theirs is just ridiculous, it’s just selfish. As you may know Artists work super hard to make these customs and wear it. They make original/heavily edited customs because they want to express themselves through that, or be someone they couldn’t be in real. It’s a form of identity in the game. By straight up stealing the custom, you’re taking someone’s identity and calling it your own. Which gives you a bad image, showing that you have no sense of self identity. But can Artists really blame them? Not everyone is as skilled, most of them can’t create things like Artists, it’s hard to express themselves. That what makes Artists so special in the Graal community. That is why Graal Artists are all over on blogs to share their art with people who cannot do them, giving them permission to use their graphics on the game. So my point here is Artists need to understand the struggle of people who can’t create their own customs and have to sort it out through iFile and iFiler’s need to know that it’s rude to steal someone else’s work because of the hard work pulled through.
This is to let Artists know, this can’t be stopped. It’s impossible. Everyone do what they wants and they have their own opinion. Even if it’s banned, it will be also a downfall for you because it’s stopping you from creating and learning. So hang loose, you know you can create anything you want and these iFiler’s aren’t going to stop you instead whenever they iFile you, you find a new way to make another custom :p
And to the iFilers! Relax on the ifiling and understand the struggle of Artists who want to express themselves through the customs they’ve made and most importantly, respect you, yourself and others.
Hiii, it’s a really long post I knoww 🙂 My purpose of this is to educate both artists and ifilers because we’ve been in war with each other and we need to understand each other. I mean yes, of course I get really pissed when someone ifiles me but I know myself that I can create more things and I am not limited to one custom because we all know that there is no such thing as a “favourite” custom. We all are improving and creating almost everyday and you know that your progress is the most important.
Anddd, I’ll be really glad if you could share this message to everyone, iFilers or Artists, so we can understand each other struggles. Thank you for reading this! xoxo