Why do people keep removing stuff rom the workshop? (whats up with mod creators?)
This is getting old fast. There were some perfectly good files up on the workshop concerning some really neat stuff but sooner or later POOF they vanish. In some cases it really breaks the game. The open face helmet mod for example (which made the heavy armor helmets tolerable for the beast races) dissapeered for no apparent reason from the workshop without a trace, the author of which giving a bizzare silent treatment, as if he was somehow grevously wronged by the workshop and struck back at it by 'deleting everything' or whatever they call it.
Are mod creators really this fragile? Do they all harbor the same awful attitude that is demonstrated by that infamous Unoficial patch creator? EDIT: (The more I read about him in his own words the more I think ill of him, the more it seems kinda silly of em to remove the unofficial patches even though I never wanna use them anyway. The removal of them causing issues for the subscribers of those mods which is BAD and somewhat selfish and shortsighted from my perspective.)
Why the heck must we be subjected to this nonsense? Other mod communities in other parts of the world have more of a ... well you know, open sourced ideal for mods, as in a mod created for a game was created FOR the game. Not some wacky artistic endevor or co-opting of game creation but... a mod for everybody to use and bundle with whatever else mods there are.
Many pardons if this seems a bit ranty, but this issue really burns my buns in the worst way. In a way I could be selfish for wanting this stuff back, but it seems more selfish of the original creators to just up and disregard those who USE the mods in the first place.
I am just Mister average gamer joe who just wants some open faced helmets without having to log into YET ANOTHER website that gates content behind log-ins and advertisements.
Also thanks for the buzzing around this thread everyone. I knew it would be a controversial issue. I guess I just desire a more relaxed mod culture that is more focused on making others happy rather than some misguided artistic effort to enforce one's own artistic vision upon a game made by professional designers. Or to weigh hedgemony over one's own intangible creation that is meant to improve upon something or appeal to certain needs (like a neat App for Android) to make people Happy.
I work with computers and helping repair them and showing others how to use them. I don't take complete control and force others to play by my own rules, I show them HOW to use the computer and how to make it an optimal experience for THEM.
This is the problem I have with mod culture, it seems way too often that if something doesn't go the creator's way they just close up shop and act like nobody used the mod in the first place.