What’s all this then?
Yanfly, the author of the most popular set of RPG Maker MV plugins, announced retirement lately and due to reasons I am not able to understand made a good deal of previously free plugins, pay only.
What can I do? You/someone else recommended I use a Yanfly plugin.
Many of the generic, useful to everyone plugins are still available for free and are now hosted on itch.io. No bitrot here!
If you needed something more specific, like for example Weak Enemy Poses, you will have to pay the dollar piecemeal, or more if you spring for a bundle. I recommend reading the wiki carefully to determine if a plugin can do what you need it to, or you can feel free to ask in this here thread.
What if I am already using these plugins in a project? Have I become a criminal?
You’re fine; Yanfly’s post makes it clear that any past usage will be free going forward. That is the only reasonable way to handle this, anyways.
I spent all my money on bellies, how I can afford these too?
Collaborate with your fellow Weight Game Makers; if we all maek gaem together, we can pool our resources! The TOS seems to allow this. If you consider that technically cheating, read below.
I don’t like this.
Keep in mind you have options! There’s a website full of plugins, and rpgmakerweb forums have a bunch too. And google! Yanfly’s not the only community in town.
And don’t forget about your own two hands. Anyone can write plugins, even you! Plenty of smart people here would be happy to help you. Even creating a custom plugin for you (we’re so helpful like that.)