Handling map clones that include custom uploads
Premise: Please keep in mind that you are not allowed to share maps publically if they contain assets that you do not have the legal licensing rights to distribute. Please check the licensing rights of your custom uploads, before you publish those maps to the community.
With the new community hub incoming, we expect a lot more exchange of maps between accounts. To improve the handling of such maps, we have reworked the way that we treat those maps:
When you clone a map from another artist into your account, we do not copy custom assets over to your account anymore. Instead, we create a database flag that grants you access to those custom assets while you are working on this specific map clone. The assets are not available in your asset library however, but just remain available on this map clone. This removes the unnecessary stress to your cloud quota, prevents illegal spreading of assets and allows us to manage assets more efficiently on the servers. In case the original author deletes their map, the assets remain on the servers until the last instance has been removed and there are no more cloned maps using those assets in the system.