I think this is precisely the issue that's being addressed with the account-bounding. Originally, your art was only implemented as a loading screen if it won forum contests. After Oda took over, the contests were changed from featuring art as loading screens to rewarding people for simply submitting art. Over time, the original intent of rewarding artists has blurred as art is now used as currency to obtain these headgears. Astra's intent to make reward items account-bound is an attempt to curb the usage of art as currency, but it does little to address the bigger problem of offering gear items as rewards.
I'm not talking about the new account bounded items with the load screens. The old ones shouldn't be changed. And yes, I agree that when Oda took over, having your art being featured as a load screen lost sanctity.
@Rock: Harsh reality is what your intentions are when giving permission doesn't matter after the person has the item. You're not reselling artist's work when you sell a headgear. If I submit my own art, and then sell off the headgear, I'm not "selling" my artwork. I'm selling off the headgear I get from submitting to some contest of some sort, which are two completely unrelated things. The artwork that I drew or commissioned, I still have and is still mine. If you only see art as a money mechanism, perhaps you may confuse the two things, but art is art, in game items are in game. When you submit a drawing, you're not trading the drawing for items, you're giving the iRO community new load screens. Whether the CMs give something for it or not has no relevance. If they do, that's great, if they don't that's fine. But if they do, I as an artist have no control over what the commissioner does to the item, nor does the seller have control over the pricing. If the CC hats were valueless, then you wouldn't even be complaining, or calling it "shameless".
The only thing I believe is shameless/disgraceful is when someone steals / copies other people's art / ideas and calls it their own just so they have an easier time to get rewards.
A huge fraction of commissioned art doesn't even come from this RO community, so your whole zeny <-> art <-> hat argument doesn't even apply. So, the CC hats should just remain tradeable.
Edited by KamiKali, 23 January 2017 - 06:01 PM.