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Heading into the Steam Workshop for this I am reminded of the one of the only things I hate about Steam. It's a doozy too. Really angers me, it's disgusting. And that's paid user content. I am ...
Heading into the Steam Workshop for this I am reminded of the one of the only things I hate about Steam. It's a doozy too. Really angers me, it's disgusting. And that's paid user content. I am of the opinion that mods, should be free - ALWAYS. No excuses, no exclusions. I believe it's absolutely ridiculous to charge for something that wasn't made by a professional in their work time. Mods should be created for fun and love of a game, or desire to see it better, not for profit or gain. The only things which should be gained from modding, are community respect and a sense of accomplishment. Imagine how horrible it would be if you had to pay for mods from the Nexus sites, or any other legitimate modding site. Thank goodness that we don't, because that creates a reason for Steam and other PC platforms not to charge for modded content on their servers for games not already covered by other sites. Otherwise, games like Skyrim or Fallout, DAO, XCOM, etc the PC market would almost be completely non-advantageous over the console market, for me at least. Because, aside from graphics and performance, which defaults are usually determined by consoles anyway (Not to mention current gen are basically PCs), these days, why else are we spending thousands of dollars on a gaming PC. I would honestly say that I think a good share of high grade PC parts are sold to people who want to play modded games. And charging for mods would absolutely destroy that market. Destroy that market and you leave a dent in game sales.
You also ruin any replay-ability of moddable games. Mods are why people keep on playing games like the TES series, the Fallout series, the XCOM series, the Dragon Age series. They can make them so incredibly fun and varying each time through, having to pocket extra cash for things like that would equate to something a long the lines of how the mobile game market is going right now. And any legitimate gamer in their right mind should know that what is happening in the mobile market is just not right, it's wrong. And I am not hating on the games there at all, I am saying the business tactics and actual bullsh*t that they just fling at you, -literally- in that market is absolutely disturbing. Let alone the fact the target consumer for mobiles are what they call "Whales". Whales are a small group of people that have cash to burn (Or not), who make up 33% of the game sales for mobile market. They splurge all on DLC and extra content, that they do not need and that Devs make exceedingly hard to get otherwise, as to create a need, or reason for these susceptible people to spend thousands of dollars on in order to gain an advantage or some amount of enjoyment out of a game. Back to my point, I believe this sort of market, these 'whales' , this business practice would absolutely be a current affair in the PC market were mods not free. It would create a serious issue that's now tearing apart the mobile industry (And for other reasons too) and it's the wrong direction for us to go in because of all the negative affects it could have on sales, playability, and general quality of games. I really hope Steam, chooses to go against this business idea for future workshop titles. It really goes against what I stand for as a gamer and a person. And quite honestly the potential for what this could become disgusts me. But, I will try to remain positive and hope that for the future things will go as good as they have so far for the PC market... Goodness knows what would happen if MS or Sony made games moddable for the next consoles though... *Shudders*
Finally got this since it's on sale on Steam.
Went through the tutorial and I gotta say the game sure is interesting. Of course I haven't done a multiplayer game yet but I'm willing to practice a ... [+] Finally got this since it's on sale on Steam.
Went through the tutorial and I gotta say the game sure is interesting. Of course I haven't done a multiplayer game yet but I'm willing to practice a bit to see how it goes for me.
This game had an amazing premise but omg is the actual combat terrible! Before I even get close to an enemy he already has laid the death blow to me before I am even in range of attacking him. Utter ... [+] This game had an amazing premise but omg is the actual combat terrible! Before I even get close to an enemy he already has laid the death blow to me before I am even in range of attacking him. Utter garbage physics! I'm glad I got it for cheap on sale, I can see how this can be hilarious and fun but I just can't get used to it at all. Kind of sorry I bought it now. The training mode was fine but when you are on a server the hit radius is all over the place.