Where did all the downloads, tutorials, etc. go?!
First off, don’t panic! The stuff I offered free before is still free but it’s now on my Patreon only. I can’t afford the bandwidth needed to host huge images and downloads. I post everything there already so it makes sense just to direct everyone there. You don’t need to be a patron to download from my public posts.
Secondly, the patron-only stuff is still on Patreon but no longer on this site for the same reasons stated above. I am looking to spend more time creating and less time fussing between the two places I post content.
Website & Payment Questions
These are only accessible to patrons. Anything free to download is available under the “Free Downloads.
Because they are accessible only to patrons. You need to pledge on Patreon in order to access those downloads.
No, it doesn’t. You can open an account by clicking the “My Account” page at the top of the site or use the social login links at the bottom of the site. Either way, it’s free to create an account.
Visit the My Account > Subscriptions page to see all your subscription options. You can upgrade or downgrade your subscription to a higher or lower amount, cancel your subscription, suspend it for an indefinite time till you are able to continue with payments, change your address and/or payment information.
If you’re a patron of mine coming from Patreon and want to access rewards for your level, please login by clicking “Connect with Patreon”. You’ll be taken to Patreon where you need to click “Allow” to grant access. Once you do, you will be brought back to RueInk.com and a new account will be created for you (only once) with a unique ID. This ID ensures your correct rewards and does not provide any of your account information from Patreon.
You will need to grant access every time you login. This ensures the most up-to-date information and rewards for your level (in case you ever need to change them) as well as any updates to rewards I make on Patreon.
Once you have your new account, you can update your information to include your name, email, address or whatever else you would like to add. Though it’s not necessary to fill any of it out, it will help speed things up if you decide to purchase anything directly from this website.
No, this is Patreon’s new policy on not give out any information to other websites. It’s a good thing. This is your unique ID that will come up every time you log into this site using Patreon.
I thought the same thing when I first tested the login but I assure you it’s not. To confirm, you can always add a name to your account by clicking “Account Details” under “My Account”. Then logout and log back in. You’ll see the same unique ID and the new name you added to the account details. So you’ve only got one account.
Patreon changed the way they link information outside their own website and instead of linking your email address (like it did before) now it creates a unique ID number instead. I’ll never see your payment information through the Patreon integration. Basically, it adds another level of security to your Patreon account as well as your RueInk account. There’s also the added bonus of always ensure you have the must up-to-date reward access. If you change your pledge, it’s instantly updated the next time you log into this site. If I update a reward for your pledge level, it’s instantly updated the next time you log into this site as well!
Yes, but you will no longer be able to access rewards.
Yes you can but you will be unable to access any rewards until you pledge on Patreon.
To be completely honest, it was extremely time consuming and I did not feel it offered a security I felt completely comfortable with. Too much about the app had changed that I felt it left more room for error or possible hacking of this site. I’m always striving to keep my customers and patrons information as secure as possible. Not to mention that without it being automated, I had to handle each request from Patreon by hand, updating, adding and deleting as people often did on Patreon.
Commercial Use Questions
I’m always looking for new people to collaborate with, so if you’d like to create a project with me, send me a message.
Other than that, I do not allow commercial use of my art or maps in any manner.
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Cue Inigo Montoya: You see, I am not right-handed!
Okay, so he says left in The Princess Bride but the idea is the same. I’m actually ambidextrous and write/draw both right and left handed. Though I mostly work right-handed just out of convenience, occasionally you’ll see me switch hands during videos.
To answer the shading question, it’s to be able to use any maps/illustrations with each other and always have the same continuous light-source throughout them. It gives the appearance of different maps belonging together and having the same general feel. I decided to shade on the right side because the majority of the world is right-handed and because I love the idea that its always sunset in my worlds.