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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 29 2015 replied:

That's what a heretic would say...

Now seriously, it would be awesome to have passionate modders working full time on their mods, this would give us better mods, and would prevent the death of many.

That's a good side that I fully agree with, but the cons surpass the pros.

A quote from my huge comment on ModDB's article about this:

Quote:This would attract people that would exploit the system, that would corrupt the system. I don't think we need that for modding.


This would work in a perfect world, unfortunately, ours isn't.

I don't think there is a way an ad system similar to YouTube's could work on mods. I'm not sure how sponsorships could work. I agree with donations 100%.

People say that the majority of people don't donate, but that's because donating isn't a common practice, most mods don't even have a way to donate, and when they do, it's through some outside mechanism, which sometimes varies from mod to mod. If we add a donate system on the Workshop, Nexus, ModDB, etc, it would make donating much easier, because it would be through the same system, and through a site we already trust.

Indeed, those softwares are expensive as ****, but there are free alternatives (Example: Modeling has Blender, which seems to be really good, although I haven't started using it a lot yet, only did a cup following a tutorial from YouTube), and besides, since they don't use it to profit, I don't think it would be morally wrong to pirate them.

+2 votes   media: Victory!
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

...

And another quote from myself, just to add it here:

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When I see The Core, Twisted Insurrection, Enderal, Mental Omega, Sins of the Prophets, Rise of the Reds, Stargate Space Conflict, Luftahraan, and many others, for many different games, I see passion, passion for the game being modded, passion for the idea being created, passion for modding itself. Most of the time for all of these 3.

That's how I want modding to be, even if that means it stays somewhat small.

I'M HONESTLY SORRY FOR SUCH A LONG COMMENT, I HAD TO SAY IT.

+7 votes   news: The uncertain future of paid mods
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

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Quote:
How should paid mods exist?

Paid mods should not exist. A completely VOLUNTARY DONATION system should. Do the majority of people do not donate? CONVINCE THEM OTHERWISE!

I would donate if I could, and I intend to donate whenever the still-to-come future allows me to.

Most people don't donate because donating to a mod team is not a common practice, few do it, and the ones that do are sometimes not obvious about it. Having a big DONATE button on the mod's page would be a great beginning to chance it, be it on the Workshop, Nexus or ModDB.

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We need to be understanding that growth may come at a cost

As I already said on this comment, that cost is not worth it.

Now, to end my biggest comment ever:

Since I've said this 3 times here on ModDB, I'll just quote myself:

Quote:
Modding is about passion, be it for the game being modded, the idea you're creating, or modding itself. If that passion isn't enough to fuel somebody's will to mod, then don't mod.

The reply I got by Spike-Bozzled on that comment (It adds up to what I said):

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If modding is such a chore for you, that you feel like you HAVE to be compensated by the community for your work, then you shouldn't be modding. Or if you feel that your work is so exceptional that you need to be paid for it, then try to get hired on with a development company, or make an indie game, not a mod.
Modding is about using your skill to take a game that you love, and make it better. To do things that the developers won't, because you don't have to worry about money, publishers or time-constraints, you just want to make something and share it with the community.

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+10 votes   news: The uncertain future of paid mods
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 says:

Would there be growth from paid mods? Yes. Would it be worth? I don't think so.

Would it allow modders that do it for love to do more, bigger and better mods? Yes. Would it be worth? No.

This would attract people that would exploit the system, that would corrupt the system. I don't think we need that for modding. Would there be benefits? Yes, but the cons would surpass them.

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"We brought this on ourselves"

No, we didn't. Back when we had Expansions they were mostly good, but nowadays with DLCs, as time passes, developers charge more for less content. THEY are bringing this to THEMSELVES. They could have put effort to find a way that was fair to both sides, but they instead chose the easier and greedier way.

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Mods are the holy grail

That's why we are fighting to protect them. We don't need the corruption of greed to destroy them just as it's doing to everything else.

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Gone but coming back

I say we should keep fighting and prevent them from doing that, creating paid mods on games yet to be released.

Developers deserve to make money, we all need it to survive in the modern world, but we can't allow greed corrupt everything.

From wikipedia:

Quote:
Greed (Latin, avaritia), also known as avarice, cupidity, or covetousness, is the inordinate desire to possess wealth, goods, or objects of abstract value with the intention to keep it for one's self, far beyond the dictates of basic survival and comfort. It is applied to a markedly high desire for and pursuit of wealth, status, and power.

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+10 votes   news: The uncertain future of paid mods
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

Kalga, when I posted that comment I had a feeling you were going to find it if you searched for it.

I was right. :)

+1 vote   media: SWAG Pro
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

A lot of women actually admit they are *****, so the marketing department might very well put it very clear what their consumer target is...

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 says:

Indeed, the battle is over, we won, but the threat of its return is still very much possible.

And we might have a civil war starting too, I posted it on the description of this image on the PC Gamer group: Moddb.com

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

That image was posted here a while ago, I remember it.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

Don't forget that tigers are cats. The tiger seems happy, he's probably thinking "Good, human servant, keep me warm during the cold day."

The other two seem to also want a human servant.

+2 votes   media: Booming return of planking
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

Probably? Certainly less likely.

+1 vote   media: THE original walkman
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 replied:

Well, if he sees this ad everyday, while going to work/school, it would be relatively easier to remember.

But indeed, I don't know what product this is, but I'm buying it!

The only problem is I don't have a cat...

+1 vote   media: Your cat will love... what?
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 28 2015 says:

I fail to understand how can people defend paid mods.

As I've said 2 times already here on ModDB, mods are about passion, if that passion isn't enough, don't mod.

When I see The Core, Twisted Insurrection, Enderal, Mental Omega, Sins of the Prophets, Rise of the Reds, Stargate Space Conflict, Luftahraan, and many others, for many different games, I see passion, passion for the game being modded, passion for the idea being created, passion for modding itself. Most of the time for all of these 3.

That's how I want modding to be, even if that means it stays somewhat small.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 27 2015 replied:

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 27 2015 says:

"...and then it goes kaboom. Do you like it, my Führer?"

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 27 2015 says:

Looks a lot like AW. I never played COD, but the fact we get one every year and the fact they all look the same (and also the fact everyone gets all hyped for it) is making me get tired of it simply existing.

The gameplay looked fun back when I saw MW2, but now it doesn't look fun anymore.

The only thing I like is that the campaigns have a very good atmosphere of war, but that's all I would give them.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 25 2015 replied:

Let's do this!

I got Blender this week, I've made a simple cup following a tutorial from youtube. I'm now going to search for all of the keyboard shortcuts and the most useful features so that I can start to get the hang of modeling.

I would also like to learn how to make concept art (Digital painting), but I'm not sure if it's doable without a drawing tablet. I'll keep searching, though.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 25 2015 replied:

Modding is about passion, be it for the game being modded, the idea you're creating, or modding itself. If that passion isn't enough to fuel somebody's will to mod, then don't mod.

If time constraints are the problem, then that's another story, I'll wish them the best of luck, so that they are able to develop their dream mod.

The "I can get paid" motivation is cheap. Besides, the fact Valve and Bethesda get 75% of the sales makes the "support mod authors" and "support the creators" lines sound like an excuse just to make even more money.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 25 2015 replied:

This makes me mad. I feel like I was backstabbed.

+4 votes   media: Remember.
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 25 2015 replied:

I would prefer a donation system, all mods would remain free, but they would have a donate button on the workshop, to actually support modders, without Valve and Bethesda getting anything.

If you have money to donate, you can donate, if you don't, you can still play the mods, and you can donate later when your financial situation improves.

I didn't even know there were places where people sold stolen assets. But that's part of the point I'm making. It was something underground, hidden at another corner of the internet. By bringing it to Steam, it will go mainstream, this means that it will only increase now.

Well, but as you said, we have an alternative...

"Raise the black flag, dirtbags!"

+1 vote   media: Paid Mods
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 24 2015 says:

ElfFriend, Sanguinius, you two gave the good side of it, and also the bad side and the alternative that, IMO, should be what was added.

Sure, we'll get more mods, bigger mods and better mods from it, great mods that would have otherwise died would not die, but is it worth it?

Valve (and I guess the devs, Bethesda for Skyrim) get 75% off it. This doesn't seem like a way to help modders, this seems like a way to get more profit.

And there are even more problems. We already have the occasional problem of asset stealing, and that was before people could profit from it!

A donation system would have been a way better alternative to this, everyone that didn't like paid mods agrees.

My pessimism is probably connected to the fact that I believe that money corrupts everything. We have already lost a lot to greed in the gaming industry (EA, enough said. RIP C&C), I don't want to lose modding.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 24 2015 says:

Mods have always been free and should always be free.

Some people are saying that it would help modders keep modding, that's ********. If you don't have the time to mod, that sucks, it really does, if you do, mod the game.

If passion (be it for the game you're modding, your idea, or modding itself) isn't enough to fuel your will to mod, just stop.

I have an idea for a HL1 mod I want to make, I hope to be able to make it, I hope to have the time to make it (if I'm not, I'll hate the universe for it), but if I end up not being able to do it I would not charge for it.

Valve was the only company I ever respected. I felt like they always did things in a fair way to their consumers. Sometimes one thing or another made me question that, but never for long, because they were not big things.

This is a big thing, this is genuinely putting that trust to check.

Please Valve, don't do that to me, roll this back and let's pretend it never happened.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 24 2015 replied:

For Capitalism, it doesn't matter how long human history lasts, as long as they are filthy rich for as long as it lasts.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 23 2015 replied:

Huh... Ok...

Don't forget to have a good alibi, and try not to kill innocents, only the executives are to blame.

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 23 2015 replied:

That's what should be done, but unfortunately the masses are nothing but sheeple, so they will just do whatever the "Shepherd" says.

+1 vote   media: My reaction to Star Wars Battlefront
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 23 2015 replied:

I guess we could say this makes a joke on the 'Murican stereotype. It's not a "Die laughing" type of thing, just a "ha..." type of thing.

But either way, you can't deny it started a funny and satirical chain of comments. xD

+1 vote   media: style 'murica
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 22 2015 says:

You guys should be like me, I wasn't expecting good to come out of it since the day it was announced.

I haven't played the other Battlefront games, so I'm not as attached to the series as a lot of you guys are, but from what I have heard, they are good games, and I would have liked to have an improved, modern version of it, but since the very beginning, when we found out EA was involved, I knew it was going to end up being a disappointment.

But don't worry, I may not be as much fan of Battlefront as you guys are, but I feel the same for C&C, the feeling I'll never get another game, and if I do, it will be complete ****.

This is just more evidence that EA is evil.

+4 votes   media: My reaction to Star Wars Battlefront
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 22 2015 replied:

Are you saying real, natural men aren't handsome by themselves?

The male body is a beautiful creation of nature, no matter it's size, and it should not be artificially enhanced for the pleasure of women!

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 22 2015 says:

I genuinely laughed out loud because of this one. xD

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BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 22 2015 replied:

You didn't get the memo, Death?

Oh crap. This means we'll have millions of despairing souls wandering the living world. This can't be a good thing...

+1 vote   media: I regret nothing
BioDestroyer
BioDestroyer Apr 22 2015 replied:

Yeah! Metric Master Race!

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