Hello, EMC!I'm supereskimo, creator of Igloo Inc. Map Art (read more about it here: http://empireminecraft.com/threads/18381). If you don't know what map art is, it's basically a way to get pictures into Minecraft using maps. These pictures have limited colors, but they have a 128x128 pixel resolution (the dots making up the picture are split into 128 rows and 128 columns). Just to give you an idea of what these look like, here's a picture of John Lennon:Remember that this is actually IN-GAME - you don't need a special texture pack or mod to see it. You can hold it and look at it, or you can hang it on a wall and make it visible to everyone who looks at it.The reason I'm writing this thread is that I want to know how much I should start charging for these maps. Based on the feedback I get, I'll try to come up with the best way to sell my products and hire employees.You don't have to answer all of them, but here are the questions I want answers to:1) How much would you be willing to pay for a rare map art? Imagine there is only one copy, and it belongs to you - nobody else can get a copy unless you give (or sell) it to them. Pretend it's a picture that you really, really like.2) How much would you pay for a map if you knew that other people had copies? (This is tricky, since people will probably try to make copies and resell them, or give them to friends.) But pretend you are a good person, and you're willing to pay the artist in order to own a copy.3) How much would you pay to have a map custom made for you? In other words, you tell me what you want, I build it, and then you pay me for it. Like with question 1, you would be the only person who owned a copy, and you would have the right to re-sell copies to other players. Keep in mind that some maps are more difficult/expensive to make than others.4) If you ordered a map to be custom made, how long would you expect it to take? Keep in mind that most players on EMC have school or a job, and that their play schedules change often.5) If you were my employee, and you helped make a map art, how much would you expect to be paid? Would you be willing to let someone else own the map, meaning that you never get a copy?You can answer these questions however you want, and you can give any other comments/feedback you can think of. In the past, I really had trouble figuring out how much to charge people.Also, here are some things to keep in mind about maps: 1) Map art is made by first making a big 128x128 block "build" in the wild, and then using a map to view it. The in-game map will probably look very different from LiveMap.2) If you have a map, you can make copies of it. This means that if someone decides to resell copies of something I made, I can't really do anything but ask them not to.3) Once I make the first copy of the map, it's impossible for other players to "grief" it. In other words, the original map will stay unchanged unless someone looks at the same map (it must have the same number) at the location where the "build" was made. Looking at the map from the location of the build will update the map, but looking at the map while you're far away from the location will not update it.4) In order to keep people from making copies of the map from the build itself, I have to destroy it. This does not harm the map, but it means you won't be able to see the build from LiveMap.5) Maps have a very limited range of colors. I can't guarantee that any given picture is possible. However, black-and-white pictures usually turn out pretty well.6) Maps have a resolution of EXACTLY 128x128 pixels - no more, no less. That is a square. That means that if you want a rectangular image made into a map, I'll either have to crop the image or stretch it.7) You can't put maps into the vault. This means that a map can only be seen on the server it was made on.[\spoiler]P.S. I'm not making any promises about what services I will/won't offer. For now I just want to get an idea of how much demand there is for map art.