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Over the past 8 years of ModDB's history we have grown quite rapidly in both the size of our database (we are the largest) and the overall count of total members, with this in mind we have decided to implement our new gold membership program.

Posted by Henley on Apr 1st, 2010

Over the past 8 years of ModDB's history we have grown quite rapidly in both the size of our database (we are the largest) and the overall count of total members, with this in mind we have decided to implement our new gold membership program. This has been coming for quite sometime now, but we are thrilled that it will both help developers and remove advertising from our site, and that is a very good thing.

So what exactly does this Gold Membership have and why should you even consider upgrading? It's quite simple, in-exchange for a small annual fee you will have access to a whole range of new tools and functions like:

  • High speed download servers
  • Unique member title
  • Custom member/game/mod profiles
  • Advert free website/videos

We have also made some changes to the current member system to essentially lure our existing member list over by removing functionality from the ModDB you currently know, so now only Gold Members will be able to do the following:

  • Create Profiles
  • Post news/articles/tutorials/reviews
  • Upload Content
  • Upload custom avatars
  • Participate in the comments
  • Send Personal Messages (guests can only select from a preset selection of messages to send to each other like "Hi" and "So I have this great idea for a Mod but I don't have any skills relating to game development, would you like to make it for me?")
  • Download mods/addons/games

Starting April 8th this new system will be implemented and ModDB will change for the better. If you are worried about what will happen to your existing profiles do not fear, until you upgrade your account you simply will not be able post anything new on the profiles you have permissions over.

We hope you enjoy this new system.

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Apr 1 2010, 1:39am says:

You know I started to RAAAAAGE, then I realized I got trolled so hard.

(Although I hope this does happen, in a way. I would become a member instantly)

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TheChozeLa
TheChozeLa Apr 1 2010, 4:00am replied:

same!

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan Apr 1 2010, 4:33am replied:

Tripled :)

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Scriabin
Scriabin Apr 1 2010, 5:10am replied:

Don't give them any ideas!

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MandaloreTheGuardian
MandaloreTheGuardian Apr 1 2010, 6:11am replied:

Yeah! Stop it, All of you.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx Apr 1 2010, 4:11pm replied:

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Well,I wouldn't pay ¬¬

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Dremth
Dremth Apr 1 2010, 8:42am replied:

Yeah I was like "FFFFUUUUUUUU NNOOOOOOO" but then I realized it was April Fools. But it really wouldn't be a bad idea as long as they didn't remove existing functionality for regular users.

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askenase
askenase Apr 1 2010, 10:52am replied:

dont wana be a smart *** but i realize the arpil fool after less tahn 5 sec ;)

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deceiver
deceiver Apr 1 2010, 11:08am replied:

lol, same.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104 Apr 1 2010, 4:13pm replied:

You can count me in!

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KingKannibal
KingKannibal Apr 1 2010, 4:36pm replied:

i swear i didn't notice until i read nullsoldiers post!!!!

**** you guys....hahaha but i still love you moddb!!!

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aerozol
aerozol Apr 1 2010, 1:40am says:

Ahhhhhhhh almost got me...

(Although if this does happen, I would find another site instantly)

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien Apr 1 2010, 5:32am replied:

Me too. But then I read the line below the title:

"Posted by Henley on Apr 1st, 2010"

:D

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AJ_Quick
AJ_Quick Apr 1 2010, 1:45am says:

If you actually did this (minus the second part, which is just trolling)

i'd probably sign up in a heartbeat :P

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PembrokeWelshCorgi
PembrokeWelshCorgi Apr 1 2010, 1:45am says:

When I saw the words "Gold Membership", I knew it was fake. Nice try.

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ninjadave
ninjadave Apr 1 2010, 1:47am says:

Hey! An April Fool's joke!
But there was a discussion about this on the forums?

HMM!

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toiletguy
toiletguy Apr 1 2010, 1:50am says:

Vote: No!

I'll find another site instantly too!

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dvg94
dvg94 Apr 1 2010, 1:56am says:

APRIL'sFOOLS

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m82sniper
m82sniper Apr 1 2010, 2:04am says:

Hah, good joke guys! Real funny. Ha ha ha.

I started to rage there for a minute, then I looked at what they were removing from the current members, and I lol'd a little, then I realized the date. :D

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Verendus
Verendus Apr 1 2010, 2:24am says:

I believed it.... until I scrolled down to the comments!
You sure gave my little heart a scare! :(

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ThatBritishBloke
ThatBritishBloke Apr 1 2010, 2:36am says:

I completely forgot it was 1st April...
Tooooo be honest I wouldn't pay if this did come into effect anyways :P

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Radu_IceMan
Radu_IceMan Apr 1 2010, 2:42am says:

Damn it, I nearly fell for it. Nice one guys!

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Pheist
Pheist Apr 1 2010, 2:52am says:

Believe it or not, if this was true, it would help eliminate those mods that say released, but die within two weeks or have no servers.

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altercuca
altercuca Apr 1 2010, 2:53am says:

1 april right :P!?

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wolfpack99997
wolfpack99997 Apr 1 2010, 3:13am says:

RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA............
...

OH HAHA you got me this time ModDB

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impgoon
impgoon Apr 1 2010, 3:40am says:

i would fell for it to but i guess then they should have send a e-mail notification to all members instead of posting it here. anyways it scared the sh... out off me! nie one guys!^^

regards

imp

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Dr.Worm
Dr.Worm Apr 1 2010, 3:41am says:

Henley what cold curl April fools joke it made me cry =(

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Apr 1 2010, 3:43am says:

HeHe, I would have totally rage quit moddb if this was true!

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DazJW
DazJW Apr 1 2010, 3:52am says:

Thing is I'd consider a ModDB Gold/Pro/whatever you call it membership if the price was reasonable and the benefits were worthwhile. What you get for free here with very minimal ads is impressive.

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NyangenRound
NyangenRound Apr 1 2010, 4:07am says:

paying for mods! haha, that's funny!

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askenase
askenase Apr 1 2010, 10:55am replied:

do you ever heard the word "steam"? there you pay alot money jsut for mods ^^

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evilbobthebob
evilbobthebob Apr 1 2010, 4:12am says:

I was so glad when I noticed the date on the top of this article.

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WartyX
WartyX Apr 1 2010, 4:21am says:

I would probably pay for premium ModDB service, if the price and rewards were right. Funny article though -

"So I have this great idea for a Mod but I don't have any skills relating to game development, would you like to make it for me?". Classic.

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mrparty
mrparty Apr 1 2010, 8:39am replied:

I second that!

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Cypher05
Cypher05 Apr 1 2010, 11:42am replied:

"So I have this great idea for a Mod but I don't have any skills relating to game development, would you like to make it for me?"
lol.

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Hamtaro
Hamtaro Apr 1 2010, 4:34am says:

nice one,fellas.

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95 Apr 1 2010, 4:36am says:

ModDB has jokes in the schedule! :D
Nice one! :)

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destroy3r3
destroy3r3 Apr 1 2010, 4:41am says:

Sh*t, you got me guys! My god... Especially the last one about downloading mods shocked me!

I am a fool!!!

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REDRAPTOR
REDRAPTOR Apr 1 2010, 4:41am says:

hahaha XD.... you are joking right?

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MixWhelan
MixWhelan Apr 22 2010, 7:33pm replied:

that avitar is from stick pivot isn't it? :P

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh Apr 1 2010, 5:05am says:

A ModDB Gold Account is required to read this comment.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark Apr 1 2010, 5:11am says:

So it was a joke, I can unload my shotgun now. xP

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce Apr 1 2010, 5:13am says:

I believed this... until I saw what you were removing, lol no longer download mods? *Starts looking at date* bit over the top :P

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Danboe
Danboe Apr 1 2010, 9:19am replied:

Agreed, the first part was quite believable.

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Alt`
Alt` Apr 1 2010, 2:02pm replied:

I was hunting for jokes. I would never fall for anything unless I forgot it's Aprils fool.

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Scriabin
Scriabin Apr 1 2010, 5:14am says:

I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.

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MandaloreTheGuardian
MandaloreTheGuardian Apr 1 2010, 6:16am replied:

Capitalist Freaks. XD

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toiletguy
toiletguy Apr 1 2010, 5:18am says:

If you are worried about what will happen to your existing profiles do not fear, until you upgrade your account you simply will not be able post anything new on the profiles you have permissions over.

lol. XD

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D3V1LISH_SNIPER
D3V1LISH_SNIPER Apr 1 2010, 6:02am says:

april fool !!


lets hope it is lol

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Xular
Xular Apr 1 2010, 6:25am says:

You got me there... until I read the 2nd part of the news :)

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