With new expansion packs, game packs, and other updates, we know some mods will break. With a NDA in place between EA/Maxis and Modders, do you think modders should have the new game pack, game files before the new pack is released? This will allow some of our favorite mods to be updated and ready the same day we purchase and start playing the new pack.
Should Modders Have New Pack Game Files In Advance? 24 votes
I know, but EA is about Money... I'm not talking about the gurus... Maybe if EA can find a way to make enough profit, seeing that they are pushing everyone to the EA App in the long run, where downloading mods and cc is "easier and more convenient"... Of course, they will split the profit with Modders and cc creators, who also should be compensated for their genius and making the game worth playing in all these years... As we have seen over the years, EA work with modders and cc creators, so is this such a bad idea? Can this work?
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Personally, I'd rather have EA dedicate their labor hours to developing the product rather than take on the additional layers of community management this would require. Mods generally get updated fast enough after a big update/launch that it's not like the players who delay for mod updates are at risk of losing out on the preorder bonus content if they wait to purchase.
Besides, mods and CC are not EA’s obligation to maintain.
But going from embracing to endorsing puts them at risk of liability. What if whoever they tasked with checking mods before they go into the game didn't catch something they needed to? There'd be some parent out there whose 13 year old used an adult oriented mod accidentally endorsed by EA and they'd sue. Or players would be up in arms when something they endorsed made games unplayable. It's much safer for EA to just say, use mods at your own risk and not be directly involved.