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Jimbobslimbob
4525 posts
Chosen One
27 Apr 2015 at 16:25
Over 2 years ago


#1

A seemingly very hot topic on Steam ATM, what with their release of "paid for" mods for Skyrim.

Discuss...

FYI: I think Valve and Bethesda are thieving bastards. X_X

Gregory Avatar 
Gregory
2591 posts
Chosen One
27 Apr 2015 at 22:17
Over 2 years ago


#2

Don’t know, if its good I don’t mind paying for it. Its just we seem to get shafted by crap so often I think they have made a rod for their own back.

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Jimbobslimbob
4525 posts
Chosen One
28 Apr 2015 at 07:13
Over 2 years ago


#3

So you wouldn't mind paying for a mod I made? What about when the game gets an update and the mod no longer works? What about the simple fact that this will ruin the whole modding community - as people struggle to protect their mods instead of sharing and helping others?

It stinks. Also, looky here, seems it didn't last long.

Last edited 28 Apr 2015 at 08:11.

Gregory Avatar 
Gregory
2591 posts
Chosen One
28 Apr 2015 at 09:13
Over 2 years ago


#4

If I did use your mod, wouldn’t you prefer some remuneration for your work? And taking the example of Garys mod, I would rather pay for it and it work than have all the pissing about we used to get when it was free. I don’t see why there is not space for paid for and unpaid for ones to exist.

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4525 posts
Chosen One
28 Apr 2015 at 09:23
Over 2 years ago


#5

If I did use your mod, wouldn’t you prefer some remuneration for your work?
It would be nice, I can't deny that - but look at all the stuff I already do for free. And would you actually pay me for any of it? No, you wouldn't, be honest. Look at the plethora of programs, mods and other files I have done under the files section, not to mention the website, forums, voip, ftp, game server - all of which I do off my own back and ask nothing in return. Would you pay me to use the website, voip, programs and mods I have made and the server? No, you wouldn't.

The modding community has always been one of open-ness and sharing. This will completely negate that kind of thinking. Hell, we would probably be seeing DRM-filled mods next. Imagine that - having to pirate a mod!? It's fucking sick.
And taking the example of Garys mod, I would rather pay for it and it work than have all the pissing about we used to get when it was free.
Garry's mod has a dedicated team of developers - and a proper product to show for it. They are a proper gaming company that have also developed other PROPER products - like Rust, for example. Allowing any old Joe to release a new mod that alters some tiny little aspect of a game and then charges you for it is completely different. They are also under no obligation to continue working on it if it breaks or the game changes. It introduces further micro transactions in a world full of the shite already - we need less of this, not more. It's worse than DLC, because there is absolutely no content or quality control over it.

Now, if they had say, an OPTIONAL "donate" button to give money to mod creators for their work - that I would be in favor of, but 90% of mods out there are tiny, shitty, pointless, buggy pieces of turd that should never EVER be charged for.
I don’t see why there is not space for paid for and unpaid for ones to exist.
As stated, donating - yes, paying, NO NO NO. The problems it causes severely out-weigh the benefits. What about taking a previously free mod by someone and releasing it as a paid-for item on the workshop? Mods do not have copyright protection - you would be pulling in money for someone else's hard work and there is NOTHING they can do to stop you.

Last edited 28 Apr 2015 at 09:28.

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Jimbobslimbob
4525 posts
Chosen One
14 Jun at 21:37:49
39 days ago


#6

Here they go again. Grab some popcorn and watch the internet burn.

Last edited 14 Jun at 21:38:23.

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