So today’s my birthday and being the weirdo that I am I’m bringing up another topic of debate. So between Rockstar trying to take legal action against mods and Bethesda rolling out the creator club program, mods have become a hot topic lately. Some people say you shouldn’t pay for mods, some support paying for mods.
My stance is in support of payed mods.
Mod developers spend anywhere from a few hours to a few thousand hours of their lives developing their mods. Most do it for free and thus the quality and time put into these mods is limited because these mod developers have to work to support themselves and their families. Paid mods allows mod developers to put more time and effort into their projects. The Bethesda creators club uses a development milestone system similar to to in house game development to pay third party mod developers. This encourages the development of large scale mods and deters the creation of “clickbait” mods. Some people argue that mod developers should just ask for donations, statements given by mod sites have stated that the only mod developers who receive significant donations are the developers of porn mods, so the donation argument is proven ineffective. Mod developers deserve to make money for the projects they make, and i believe paid mods is the best way to support mod developers.