Report poll How do you find mods to play?

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 21%

I search for anything, even if I don't own the game (421 votes)

 55%

I search for mods for games I own (1082 votes)

 24%

I don't really search, but if I see an interesting mod i'll try it out (480 votes)

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InStars
InStars Oct 12 2011, 10:28am says:

I search for anything - sometimes a good mod can make me buy the game :D

+36 votes     reply to comment
P3ACE753
P3ACE753 Oct 12 2011, 10:40am replied:

So true! Dumb are the Game Developers that do not give mod support!

+49 votes     reply to comment
LOTRuler
LOTRuler Oct 12 2011, 10:48am replied:

Agreed, mods can only improve the game!

+17 votes     reply to comment
Gonztah
Gonztah Oct 12 2011, 10:50am buried:

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Mods could also make the game shittier depending on what you like.

-19 votes     reply to comment
DIDHOT
DIDHOT Oct 12 2011, 11:02am replied:

It depends in how you mod that game, could be worse or could be better..

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Garyn Dakari
Garyn Dakari Oct 12 2011, 8:01pm replied:

The point is, mod support is a good thing, even if not all mods are good. There are always *some* good mods, and the bad ones don't hurt anything, so...Mods are good :)

I search for mods for games I own, but if I see a great looking mod for a game I don't own, I usually look into that game and sometimes even get it for the mod(s).

+11 votes     reply to comment
TheJP3372
TheJP3372 Oct 13 2011, 5:09am replied:

I see some games with great mods, but some developers release a new patch to stop Mod Support. I mean, wth?

+8 votes     reply to comment
aidy70060
aidy70060 Oct 14 2011, 11:28am replied:

That's why Mods are optional, you don't HAVE to download them..

+5 votes     reply to comment
amkdude
amkdude Oct 14 2011, 5:39pm replied:

you dont have to mod the game so it cant get shittier

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foo_jam2002
foo_jam2002 Oct 14 2011, 8:38pm replied:

I don't know why you got so many negative points. Only games from companies can be ****? Of course not. Mods by users can be **** too.

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NuclearBanane
NuclearBanane Oct 15 2011, 10:30pm replied:

Nah they say " wait if we put mod support, the users mods are going to overshadow the GAME! "
And its true, look at HL2 and BF2 w/ PR+FH2+NaW the list continues.

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☭Rusher☭
☭Rusher☭ Oct 16 2011, 4:36am replied:

@Gonztah maybe you are the shittier

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Darth_Trog
Darth_Trog Oct 17 2011, 3:37pm replied:

I normally would have passed mount and blade by and not thought about a purchase, but I did see a star wars mod for this game called Conquest, the mod looked so well made and something I would like to try that I purchased Mount and Blade to try this mod, and it was awesome, but the game was good enough to purchase the next two, My point is they got 3 sales out of me that normally they would not because they allowed mods. But the game was good enough that some wonderful modders wanted to spend the time to make a great mod in the first place.

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Metalspy
Metalspy Oct 12 2011, 11:23am says:

For me it's kind of a combination of the three options. Sometimes I search for mods for games I own, of course. But I found most of the epic mods I've played so far through frontpage news, mods I otherwise probably wouldn't have noticed. Some of these frontpage mods made me buy a game only to play the mod, but I didn't exactly search for those mods.

+7 votes     reply to comment
Profligate1396
Profligate1396 Oct 13 2011, 10:13pm replied:

Same here, bro.

+2 votes     reply to comment
l0p
l0p Oct 12 2011, 11:33am says:

I hardly ever search but when i do i ONLY search for Half-Life 1&2 mods

+4 votes     reply to comment
Jerikಠh
Jerikಠh Oct 12 2011, 3:44pm replied:

exactly :D

+1 vote     reply to comment
Nawwx
Nawwx Oct 12 2011, 1:25pm says:

I usually see intresting stuff on moddb homepage. So I go on and try it out if i own the game.

+3 votes     reply to comment
sting2death
sting2death Oct 12 2011, 1:27pm says:

I mostly search for mods, just for fun, sometimes I find something interesting and DL it.
Other times, I search for mods specifically for the games I have.

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Cmantheone
Cmantheone Oct 12 2011, 1:28pm says:

I used to search for mods, but when the mods i would be looking for got exhausted i only check out the mods that seem interesting on the frontpage

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Prototype458
Prototype458 Oct 12 2011, 3:12pm says:

i search for mods for the games i allready have but sometimes i search for just a game because im bored but ya every game needs mods support because that wil give best player experience since they can mod and play and mods are made just to enjoy nothing else

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rooster100
rooster100 Oct 12 2011, 3:16pm says:

Mostly i search for mods for games i own, but i also check out which mods has gotten the most attention.

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Baryonyx
Baryonyx Oct 12 2011, 3:43pm says:

I only really get into a game for the modding (biggest draw). So if I happen upon a mod I like the look of or its an interesting concept I will track it. Its more likely to get me to buy the game that way then browsing a shop or adverts. Mods are often more quirky and deep than the 'cash for features' commercial approach.
Here's an idea! Why don't the 'pros' focus on the engines and tools and let the content be made by the 'community'. Thats my approach anyway, might that save time, money and hassle :-)

+3 votes     reply to comment
lordegern
lordegern Oct 12 2011, 4:04pm says:

Mods for BF2 have sometimes proven to be outstanding :D

+3 votes     reply to comment
OrdinaryMagician
OrdinaryMagician Oct 12 2011, 5:07pm says:

the answer is quite obvious

+3 votes     reply to comment
TrashCan-Man23
TrashCan-Man23 Oct 12 2011, 7:03pm says:

A mix of all 3, but mostly #2.
Sometimes though, I like to do #1 on the list here, sometimes it might influence my next game purchase.

+2 votes     reply to comment
TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander Oct 13 2011, 6:05pm says:

I tend to, if I search, I search for mods that turns whatever game into what I searched for.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Angerfist219
Angerfist219 Oct 13 2011, 6:09pm says:

I usually search for mods for games I own, but once in a while they're be a mod or game on the front page that'll get my attention. :)

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█Black/Brunez█
█Black/Brunez█ Oct 13 2011, 9:17pm says:

Mostly I search for the games I won... But I always look something from other game... This sometimes even motivate me to buy a new game...

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SteveZombie
SteveZombie Oct 14 2011, 9:31am says:

Always search for mods for HL2 and episodes. I just love seeing what people can do with those versions of Source.

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aidy70060
aidy70060 Oct 14 2011, 11:29am says:

I browse Moddb and other mod sites a whole lot, I've bought a couple of games because I see mods that I quite fancy and if the mod has peaked my interest that much then the developer of the game (and mod in some cases) definitely deserve money for their hard work.

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Kyben
Kyben Oct 14 2011, 7:53pm says:

I don't search. If I see something interesting on the main page, I'll check it out. If the game that's modded is installed, I'll give it a try, otherwise I'll 'watch' it just to see where it goes/try it later.

+2 votes     reply to comment
devimon
devimon Oct 16 2011, 2:20am says:

Mostly it's about a new gameplay experience. Few mods to my game can brighten my days rather the usual.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Kyou.
Kyou. Oct 16 2011, 7:19am says:

After reading this poll it reminded me that I have barely gotten any mods of moddb, :I

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Epifire
Epifire Oct 16 2011, 10:44am says:

I just have to stop my own mods, in order to play some one else's. I seem to have a busy factor, but if I get passed that I usually enjoy a good mod.

+2 votes     reply to comment
Gabriel25Gatens
Gabriel25Gatens Oct 18 2011, 2:09pm says:

recent updates realy,,

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yourgrandma
yourgrandma Oct 19 2011, 1:25am says:

i have bought quite few games because of the mods they had. I bought bf2 because of project reality... can't stand bf2 but PR is amazing!

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