this thread is so sad, because it was all so f*****g avoidable.
Was it really? It looks like this has been cooking for nigh on two years, and they're obviously not interested in compromise (or discourse, for that matter). At this point, I'm not sure this could have ended any other way.
On topic, authors who leave now, especially non-Bethesda modders, are more or less bound to scatter to the winds. Their profiles are definitely the best place to check up on them, but many (myself included) will probably just stop sharing content altogether. At least for a while.
yes it totally was avoidable. you can make a choice to avoid something, but its obviously the more difficult choice to make with complexity and complexity means additional cost.
c'est la vie.
I am thinkin' that if Nexus had deigned to consult with mod authors, told them what they had in mind, why they were doing it, and actually discussed options with us, this whole thing could have been avoided.