Yea I just did that
I'm sorry, but your formal request to live has been...DENIED!
I can see two sides to this argument, and I believe that in this specific case RevanShan is in the right. Every upload that I checked at least made an attempt to give credit to the proper creator.
Now I also agree that redistribution is usually not good, but in this case the redistribution is to serve an otherwise unserved player community.
I've been a member of ModDB for years now, and its pretty much my exclusive mod site. I used to use filefront years ago, but now I have found that I cannot access those files anymore.
And since I play alone I have never heard of or seen another website that uploads battlefront mods of a high quality. As a result half of these maps and mods are completely unknown to me?
And its because of that that RevanShan is in the right here. Those modders did not do their job as modders in an attempt to get their work to the greatest amount of people.
That's why they shouldn't be mad when someone attempts to spread their work to a new group of players, basically attempting to make their mod more popular.
Now those same modders would ask that their only iteration of their work on this website be taken down, and thus causing its loss to an entire community of potential players. In this case I believe it is the modder's fault for not making their work easily available to a mod consumer like me.
Modding is a service industry, a free one, but still a serivce industry; this means you go to the customers, not the other way around. As such i believe that there are only a few cases where a modder can legitimately demand that it be taken down.
1. If their mod is properly represented on this site, in which case their presence here is un-needed.
2. If proper credit is not established, in which case RevanShan would either remove the mod or give proper credit. The modder should put their mod up on the website as well.
3. If the mod developer or team is doing so for profit. either by selling the mod or by revenue from visits to a specific website. In this case the mod team should make a page and direct the ModDB users to that website for the download. And RevanShan should remove the mod from the compilation.
(as to #3 I know of at least one modder who does this, Nommada Firefox who always directs people to Firefoxccmods.com to get the download, but still keeps a page here to generate interest for the mod.)
Now Darth_Magnus is the creator of the Sith Wars II mod here on ModDB, and his (and/or his team's) work IS represented here on ModDB. As such I believe that if that content were part of RevanShan's uploads then it would be a misuse of the work and un-needed; and in that case RevanShan should take it down.
This is (to my knowledge) not the case.
As to the accusations of shipping these mods with a pirated copy of Star Wars Battlefront II; distribution of pirated software is illegal (and a personal hatred of mine), and if it were true (I don't know myself) then these should be immediately taken down, or at MINIMUM the pirated copies of the game removed from the downloads.
RevanShan is providing a service, and giving proper credit to the modders. I guess though, it really comes down to would you rather have more players playing your mod, or less players playing YOUR mod?
I very much agree with that concept. It would make (to me) much more sense if the covenant were to have individual units instead of squads. Even from a lore standpoint it makes sense, I especially would like to have a custom load out of troops for a situation, and with the many different races the covenant choose from an individual unit would make more sense.
I can only imagine that you'll need 1 or 2 of these things where paired with a battery of regular magnetic accelerator platforms. Also wondering if these will have other defensive benefits compared to their 'little brothers', built in AA gus, a hanger bay, any abilities?
That's a pretty ingenious fix, and it finally means I can use the AT-IC/LC in frontal assaults and not just defense.
Boba Fett is working with Yasanne Isard, now that IS a scary combination. It also makes me wonder if there will be some new benefits to allying with Isard in the future... some similar benefits to the HTS perhaps.
Its nice to see some differentiation for the sub-factions!
I was just wondering what happened to the Titanicus Add on to UA, So glad to see it returning!
I still hope we eventually get some guard troops with Jetpacks, Elysian Drop Troops or Harakoni Warhawks
Well it did a number on my poor gladiator cruiser.
Our fleets are endless, destroy one and a another will take its place, and another, and another; the might of the empire cannot be resisted.
Admiral Thrawn preforms a micro-jump in a brilliant flanking maneuver and takes the HTS commander by complete surprise.
Where is The Iroquois, if I recall keyes commanded a destroyer during that battle?
Nice, I was hoping fleet battles would offer some inspiration.
Extended Research and doubled fleet supply minimods are beautiful things, the level 6 SSD that came later almost broke through but self destruct took it down, and my planetary defenses finished off the rest.
always love when I get new naval toys!
I'm sorry but I cant stop laughing at the one Storm trooper looking between his legs!
I'm glad to see some life! I knew my patience would pay off!
I think this looks good, you guys are definitely on the right track with the redesign. Its stuff like this that make this mod better than others.
are those blood stains? because that actually looks almost too realistic and dark, it does the clone wars justice as a truly grim conflict. Also that particular phrase fits well with the helmet crack that looks like a tear track, it evokes emotion.
I'm watching a show about: who gets ze box, what's in ze box, how much is what's in ze box worth?
Its very subtle and looks elegant, very Tau
it took me forever to get that back into my games, they are STILL Awesome and getting these to go with will really make for some true base building on a map like betrayal ocean!
Always amazing writing, a great story.
Pure Awesome story! "The future is yesterday, and it is Terrifying"
This was already in the game wasn't it, i think you could get it through cheats.