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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.

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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. 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

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

same!

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MrTambourineMan
MrTambourineMan

Tripled :)

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Scriabin
Scriabin

Don't give them any ideas!

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Kjrov
Kjrov

Yeah! Stop it, All of you.

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xXMaNiAcXx
xXMaNiAcXx

FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
Well,I wouldn't pay ¬¬

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Dremth
Dremth

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

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

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deceiver
deceiver

lol, same.

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Armageddon104
Armageddon104

You can count me in!

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KingKannibal
KingKannibal

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

Ahhhhhhhh almost got me...

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

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien

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

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

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

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ninjadave
ninjadave

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

HMM!

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toiletguy
toiletguy

Vote: No!

I'll find another site instantly too!

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dvg94
dvg94

APRIL'sFOOLS

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m82sniper
m82sniper

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

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

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ThatBritishBloke
ThatBritishBloke

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

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

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Pheist
Pheist

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

1 april right :P!?

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wolfpack99997
wolfpack99997

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

OH HAHA you got me this time ModDB

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impgoon
impgoon

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

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

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum

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

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DazJW
DazJW

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

paying for mods! haha, that's funny!

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askenase
askenase

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

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evilbobthebob
evilbobthebob

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

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SaintDaveUK
SaintDaveUK

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

I second that!

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Cypher05
Cypher05

"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

nice one,fellas.

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Cozmin95
Cozmin95

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

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destroy3r3
destroy3r3

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

hahaha XD.... you are joking right?

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MixWhelan
MixWhelan

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

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh

A ModDB Gold Account is required to read this comment.

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Salsa_Shark
Salsa_Shark

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

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DuckSauce
DuckSauce

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

Agreed, the first part was quite believable.

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Alt`
Alt`

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

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Scriabin
Scriabin

I, for one, welcome our new corporate overlords.

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Kjrov
Kjrov

Capitalist Freaks. XD

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toiletguy
toiletguy

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

april fool !!


lets hope it is lol

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Xular
Xular

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

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