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Default Why is Gothic 3 branded "BAD" ?

August 11th, 2010, 00:55
Originally Posted by curious View Post
also in regards to community…(and a bit off topic)
i don't buy games made by players. they are not the ones with the ideas nor the initial creativity nor the countless hours spent which they had to be hired and proven capable of doing. if you look at the average score for mount and blade warband on gamespot over 400 people have given it an 8.8 score, yet if you look at a review of 1.0 what does the gamer say? devs are stealing mod ideas and its not worth it. to me this is the mentality of many modders or at least heavy users of them. modding has its place but without the countless hours of creativity and hard work modders would have nothing. many people are good mechanics but try building a car from nothing but nuts and bolts.
Game modders (and mod users) are humans like we all. It's natural to find a few douchebags among them just like among any other group. Modding also happens to be a common stepping stone into game industry for many and a hobby for equally as many who already work there, so the basic skillset required to be succesful is the same as in games industry. Condemning modders on the basis of being modders may seem like a sane thing to you, but to me it's just as silly as some people condemning jews or elephant trainers or toilet duck salesmen purely on the basis of being jews or elephant trainers or toilet duck salesmen.
Edit: By the way. While there are modders who seem to think otherwise all games include an EULA, that basically makes any usermade content either illegal or the property of dev and/or publisher and rightfully so in my opinion.
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