We see that in nearly every form of factory or codex submition, there is an ability to lock it off to solely members of a particular faction. To affiliate your creations solely with one group to allow for creative control with some, monitorable leeway.
Why isn't this same control afforded to the creators of species & planets? Well, for planets this makes sense. They are conquerable and whatnot. But species? Species in terms of variety are as common as weapons, and under certain circumstances it could make sense for a species to be restricted by affiliation. The intent here is to give an additional freedom of choice to codex content creators.
Why? The control should ultimately be in the hands of the creator and, as submissions can be edited this can easily be changed by the creator if they deem it necessary. Of course, whether the restriction of affiliation would make sense comes down to the Codex Judges review of the composition of the submission and intent of the creator. This is intended for use for unique or planetary species mostly.
There is no true foreseeable negative impact from allowing this to become reality, no creative freedom is lost here as anybody can create something in place of what they cannot use initially. There is nothing stopping someone from generating something with their own creative flair using inspiration from someone else's creative content.
All this ruling would be intended to do is to put some control into the hands of a codex submitter who designs a species with this in mind. This can only serve to save from potential headaches and misuse of content.
Thank you for reading.
Edited by Tathra Khaeus, 09 October 2019 - 02:17 AM.