Paying for cheats is not really a new thing to be honest, remember gameshark and codebreaker back in the PS1 and PS2 days? Game genie for the n64? there was small cheat programs that was around, and many developers out there trying to make their game become uncheatable, even the basic single player games way back then, but people will always find a way to get pass those barriers.
I used to love codebreaker back in the day, because for one good price, you have access to have the ability to download cheats straight from their websites and into your codebreaker CD, that was a BIG thing back then during the PS2 era of cheating. It was actually for a good price to buy it with a one good damn price to have access to TONS of fucking cheats. i still remember their website, cmgsccc.com... now these days they are called codetwink, and show the somewhat resurrected game genie, and still the old classic cheats i used to use.
Now here in these modern times, We have tons of websites and developers of trainers and tables that are offered for free and people that never really ask much for anything in return, some people do it for habits and for fun. This however did not stop people from trying to monetize their services such as cheathappens, WEMOD (slightly), MAF (slightly), and others out there that want to profit for making cheats... sadly none of them actually make a good decent one time deal, since both WEMOD and Cheathappens actually use a subscription program to make you pay a certain amount to have access to certain thing... imo, it's not really much of a good deal to begin with and not worth my time or money.
If people come to me and ask me to get into their paid services, I want something that actually speaks to me, a big bang for my buck. If you want my 15 dollars or 20 dollars, I wanted the following things:
-Day one cheats available as soon as possible, bringing out the basic cheats before the more advance version comes out.
-Developers of cheats that actually thoroughly tested their cheats to avoid having issues.
-Contently update their cheats on the current versions of the game in question when new updates come out.
-A massive library that contents tons of cheats available for me (at the scale of what recifense, shinkensen, cielos, Sunbeam, and many others combined to make the best available cheat options for us to use for EVERY game similar to how codebreaker community did with PS2 cheats).
-A massive hub of cheats available to download and up to date, organized, for that particular game we are looking for (better search functionality by many sort methods of choice).
-Backups available on many servers just in case one massive library end up going down, available mirrors should be available to download as an alternative source of download.
Luckly most of the stuff that I wanted is already available here on this forum and cheat engine in general.... BUT it's not really that organized, it's not much of a massive team itself, just a friendly community that does post cheats at their own time, not on a set schedule. Their is a massive hub, but it's disorganized and it's unknown if half of the shit in their actually works for the current version of the games in question, their is not much of a massive backup system so if this forum goes down from an attack or a copyright infringement, I can't find another place similar to cheat engine to download my cheats... so this site lacks backups.
Also it's quite sad that I can't just pop up cheat engine, download a table straight to my cheats folder from using cheat engine itself and not the forums, have a giant compilation of available working cheats for that current version of everyone's contributions of my selected game in question, and show alternative cheats in case one of the cheats like god mode for example failed to work, at least there 3-5 people own complied cheats available for me to use like cielos undead cheat for example.