For those not in the know. (Skip to 2:29 for the relevant bit) So basically I'm wondering what people's thoughts about this are. Like, I'd check the YouTube comments but... Yea, no. I'll put my opinion in a spoiler below. So if you want your initial opinion to not be tampered by others? Don't open it till after (hence why I'm making mine in the OP this time around, to avoid the same thing). Opinion (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Honestly I see this being very similar to paid mods for Skyrim. Both from a public reaction standpoint and a potential for growth standpoint. To start with, there seems to be a number of people crying out about this being unfair, some form of theft, betrayal to the fan base etc. Which honestly I think is rooting from the fact that people were so used to all of this being free that now being expected to pay for it is basically acting as some sort of cultural shock. Even if what they pay for is going to be brand new content, and not replacing the old content. And to YouTube's credit they did bother building this up first, rather than simply dropping it all the sudden like with the Skyrim Mods. Thus given people time to adapt to it, understand it etc. But not to their credit is making it American only... Really guys? You're a global website but you're going to give special treatment to certain geographic's? Then there's the potential. Now, unlike Modders YouTubers were already making a good living. But it was still just that, a living. And a living with glaring vulnerabilities too. They could eat with it, but that's pretty much it. With this though? They can get the funding to get full blown professional level projects going, get us some well funded content back with the creativity of the YouTube community. That's something I think will need to take some time to build up, but that kind of stuff tends to take time and a solid framework. *Though really RoosterTeeth? Over 2 million raised for you by your fans and you put behind a pay wall? I think that one could have just been released normally considering the fact.