Apr. 28th, 2015

bluecherrybomb: (Princess Mononoke)
So, I hear Valve and Bethseda are stopping the paid mod service they wanted to put up after everyone and their dog complained. Okay. Whatever. But then someone on tumblr linked to this "great justice done" and a release statement made by Bethseda on their blog and I found something I find tremendously interesting.

To quote:

Only 8% of the Skyrim audience has ever used a mod. Less than 1% has ever made one./

Eight percent. Eight bloody percent uses mods and when it came that they might have to pay for a certain mod after they tried it on one single website where you can get mods, they flipped the fuck out.

This all puts a sour taste in my mouth. Yes, I don't think you should have to pay for mods all the time. They are not official content from Bethseda. But modders who get no money for the unofficial patches, for Immersive Armors, for Frostfall, they deserve nothing? Oh, but the response to that is "Well, Valve/Bethseda were taking most of the money!" Well, yes. Bethseda created the entire game. Valve hosts it on their money-squeezing website. If you made a piece of artwork and someone took a small fraction of it to sell as buttons and you weren't going to get anything, wouldn't you demand some compensation since you created it?

I don't know. This entire thing just soured me. It just felt like a bunch of children who think gaming companies exist because they want to genuinely entertain you as opposed to make money (like companies like to do???) and when they ask for more money, they are greedy, manipulative, sell-out, sexist whores like EA - the WORRRRST COMPANY IN THE WORLDDDDD - who they will NEVER SUPPORT EVER EVER AGAIN!

Like crimony. It makes me embarrassed to be a gamer sometimes.