There's no crusade, I'm only expressing my opinion and not trying to convince anyone. The facts speak for themselves, there is no disservice in the truth. Last I saw the list on the forum's site, there were 13 "credits" for artwork/music, 3 or 4 of which were labeled as having been used with permission, and at least one of the ones that were not used with permission requested that the artist be contacted to work out licensing if anyone wished to use his art. If this list is false, then obviously I'm wrong. But if it's not, then yes, he did pirate other people's art. Hell, he credits Enya for using one of her songs. He surely hasn't contacted whichever label owns her music for permission to do so. Even Youtube has to take down videos (or make people take the music out) where people use music for their personal videos because it's unlicensed use even though it's not-for-profit.
As I've said, he's good with design, and in this Elemental benefits from having him on board. But the irony of it all is there nonetheless.
Oh good grief, Annatar11, climb down the high horse already. He didn't "steal" everything. He credited everything that was used, posted contact details, and was very willing to take down/remove anything that the artists objected to.
And none of that was the right thing to do. One of the artists requested to be contacted to work out licensing for his art. Did Kael do that? Seems he did everything except that. Sort of like "Yeah I know I'm not supposed to do this and it's wrong, and I'll take it down if I get caught". Sorry, but, that's not how it works. Just because nobody bothered to ask him to stop using their stuff, doesn't imply they gave permission for him to use their stuff.
In any case, my views are my views, everyone is welcome to theirs