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Date Signed Up:3/17/2011
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#60 - **** it, I'll try anything once. 04/30/2015 on Ken M Comp 0
#43 - We need a tow truck, the metaphor has broken down. 04/28/2015 on Deep stuff +5
#144 - People bitching about Mods being sold for real money on the St…  [+] (10 new replies) 04/27/2015 on The Age of Mods Comes... +3
#145 - powertrooper (04/27/2015) [-]
Just looked it up and found out. And Gaben also said this.

"Valve CEO Gabe Newell said that if the new Steam program that allows users to sell mods instead of just giving them away for free turns out to be bad for gamers, the company will ditch the idea."

Source:
www.gamespot.com/articles/gabe-newell-says-valve-will-dump-paid-mods-if-they/1100-6426893/

I think it's time for everybody in the FJ community to fucking kill themselves for not getting the full story and for jumping on a bandwagon thanks to a shitstorm of false hype.
User avatar #192 - silentark (04/27/2015) [-]
Dude, that news was here a couple of days ago.

The main issue in a nutshell is that something that is free is now trying to be sold for cash and the cut for the people who actually made it is absolute peanuts.

I'd say that the overall idea of OPs pic is poking at how it seems major companies lately seem to be using every possible way of scraping cash from their customers, while from a business standpoint, obviously maximizing profits is always good, but from another point things like day 1 DLC never agreed with it, it's like saying "oh you just blew a $100AUD hole in your wallet for our product, now here's a ton of stuff we made that we could have easily included in-game on release, but it'll cost you even more , impossible 'free' games with paying something being the only way to pass it, and now even mods, something that allowed players to enjoy community made content for free, are being taken advantage of. never saw the issue with pre-order stuff though, it's basically encouraging people to buy your product, and pre-release is usually better to drum up interest then post-release. Personally though I don't really care for the bonuses unless they're something that grabs my attention; A bonus skin that i'll likely never use? Meh. Something I know i'll make use of, or something physical and neat; like the DK ties with DK country 3DS? yes please.

The other issue, like phtholognyrrh hope I got that right mentioned below; It's too easy for people to steal originally free mods from websites like the nexus and post them as their own in an attempt to make a quick buck, which first occasion this happens and the original maker gets burned out for it.
User avatar #194 - phtholognyrrh (04/27/2015) [-]
you got it right homie. there are 2 ways to type my username.

1) think of the most complicated way to spell turner

2) smash a cock on the keyboard a few times

as for mods; i dont care if people charge for mods, or ask for donations. i care that valve is encouraging theft; that valve "taxes" modders 75% for their (possibly stolen) work; that valve has a bottom cap on sales, and if a mod fails to reach that bottom cap, then all proceeds go to valve and co.; and that valve may be profiting off of theft. mods have disappeared from nexus and popped up on steam for profit. some mods were stolen from nexus and the original uploader had to take theirs down due to valve's legal pressure
User avatar #196 - silentark (04/27/2015) [-]
Ok now I know how to spell it mr. deddftdrft

And yea, the whole theft thing is a legal headache, personally I think if valve has a brain, they'll scrap it pretty quickly, this has been getting serious backlash from everywhere, especially the modders, quick blitz through nexus gave up a few mods as a proverbial 'fuck you' to the whole thing, personally I think most of the decent modders won't bother with making people pay if they getting peanuts for their work.
Did see a nice idea below by fuzzyballs ; make it so people can donate if they like the mod, but keep it free otherwise. Only issue is it doesn't resolve the glaring issue of potential theft of another author's content.

As I mentioned before though, I wouldn't mind tossing a couple of dollars at a mod if I knew the genuine author was getting a decent cut of it Don't see how the whole 75% but works beyond plain greedy, 20% roughly would be better but it's not working on two fronts, so I'm not bothering with it, I use nexus anyways.
User avatar #200 - phtholognyrrh (04/27/2015) [-]
a lot have had the donate method; the system worked great.

modders work for the love of the game and to audition for jobs; hiding great products behind paywalls is a pennies now for dollars later thing
User avatar #207 - silentark (04/27/2015) [-]
True and if I remember one of the most expansive skyrim mods to date was made by someone hoping to get a job at bethesda. The first mount & blade game was created by a small group of designers wanting something to show when applying for obs in game companies.

I also knew a couple of people who did quite well from donations for quality morrowind/oblivion mods, If people truly enjoy something free, many are quite happy to roll a few dollars if it means possibly seeing more.
User avatar #210 - phtholognyrrh (04/27/2015) [-]
exactly.

im not a true free market capitalist, but in small scale like a modding community, its the best method
User avatar #214 - silentark (04/27/2015) [-]
yep, though I do wonder how this whole pay for mods things works out from a legal standpoint, surely it has to be flying close to some serious copyright violations; most games that allow or encourage mods usually state that mods cannot be made for profits.
User avatar #216 - phtholognyrrh (04/27/2015) [-]
bethesda is taking a cut of the 75%
User avatar #172 - phtholognyrrh (04/27/2015) [-]
mods have already been stolen and put on steam (and valve forced the original uploader to take theirs down due to "copyright" bullshit"

and nothing stops that from happening with every single mod except the work it would take to do so
#143 - Hmm... seems like Legolas should have just been Play Station a… 04/27/2015 on The Age of Mods Comes... +1
#69 - *frantic clicking* Everything is wrong! EVERYTHING IS WRONG! 04/27/2015 on Fat Shaming Friday 0
#258 - My writing project is about giant crystalline beasts, the clon… 04/26/2015 on How To Fuck Shit Up Comp 2 0
#156 - These are actually going to be quite useful for a writing proj…  [+] (2 new replies) 04/24/2015 on How To Fuck Shit Up Comp 2 0
#187 - Ken M (04/24/2015) [-]
You mean you actually believe that these are correct?

Or is your writing project about Internet naivety?
#258 - justakewldewd (04/26/2015) [-]
My writing project is about giant crystalline beasts, the clone of an imprisoned god, and prosthetic limbs made out of animal parts. I don't think the readers are going to give a shit if these are wrong or not.
#155 - So if our **** gets so ****** we have to leave t…  [+] (1 new reply) 04/24/2015 on How To Fuck Shit Up Comp 2 +1
#157 - hownottobrowsefj (04/24/2015) [-]
...you... sir are right, i hadnt considered that.
#42 - ******* metal. 04/23/2015 on this one time I sucked a cock +2
#60 - Cause onions don't give a **** what kind of knife you u… 04/21/2015 on Using apple watch 0

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#42 to #38 - justakewldewd (04/16/2012) [-]
Where was I rolled?
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I rolled you in this post. But trust me, your not the only one in that thread.
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