Two things I would like to point out:
1. To the complaints in regard of Gizmos notice (which is totaly right from my point of view) and some reactions of the "good and faithful" users:
99% of the people used a third party DLL to get more possibilities in colouring clothes, to have more possibilities in building apartments, etc.
NO ONE of the users of the dll complaint, that this is a lack of security in the game. You used it, you liked it, and it was accepted by 99% of the people in 3dx.
But in fact, the dll itself used the same doors to the server, like the people who are copying room content.
Using that way for your advantage is ok, using it the other way is bad? Sorry, this is hypocritical. You all where in the same boat, and just because you didn't know
what you are doing, when using the DLL is not an excuse. You all (including me) manipulated data with the dll on the server...in a way which was not in the mind of the devs!
At least, if you used the hacked DLL in the past, stop complaining about the devs and the way they handle the data. You where a happy user of these
possibilities in the past. Just my two cents...
2. Of course...copying a complete room, and put it public under the own name without the permission of the builder, is a no go.
But in fact, you can't do anything against it, it is possible...and you won't change it.
I still have to laught, when I think about "Sluts in public Restrooms"...never heard that someone complaint, that a public room was "copied" and opened private...ah..thats a difference? Really?
Just because you are not the builder of the Night Club? Was he asked in advance? How many of you used that room regulary?? I already saw some complaints of people who where there regulary...althought they knew it's a copy.
If your argument is, that this is your intellectual property, sorry, where does is start, where does it end? do you really design everything on your own,
or do you take pics from the internet to rebuild a candelier or a complete building or like i've seen a club and did you ask the original disigner for permission? Are you allowed to do that?
It is allowed to take an ingame pic of a nice built item and to rebuild it on your own with the editor? Is this ok? You are also copying real things with the editor,
just in a different way...again...you are in the same boat.
If you build something here, all which have to be honored is the time it takes for you...but it is not your intellectual property...you also just copied!
Sorry, although the people acting in that game are real, dealing with real emotions...this is still a game.
If you want to have a intellectual property, build something really new in the real world, and try to get a patent, and than rebuild it here.
Still, it is also for me a point that taking a room and put it public without permission of the builder is unrespectful, but has nothing to do with the point that copying room data is possible.
I would go another way: Put the way how to do it onto the forum...same chances for everyone. I would be happy, to see some of my items in other locations...it's a compliment.
Most of the people don't complain because it is possible...most of them complain, because they don't know how to do it and just don't like that someone has some more possiblites.
I am sure, the people doing bad things with it will have to pay with their ingame reputation. Put them on ignore...problem solved after a few weeks.
Taking parts like candles, or a nice builded motorcycle from other rooms is ok for me, would improve the athmosphere of some rooms a lot. And is more a compliment to the original builder.
(I am speaking about parts...not the whole room), perfect if you mention the original builder here in the forum.
You might see it different..it's ok, I will respect your thoughts...but also respect mine...