Modding. Good or Bad?

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The above images are from some of the various Modding Websites that has over 1000s of mods to change how games are played, or how they look. But, is it right that people can play how their games can be played? When game mods could corrupt some games but make others more playable in fixing things that official patches might miss or break.

I personally use mods on some of my PC games (Mainly for The Sims 3, with 600+ mods, but the majority of these are visual). I have come across some turds that either dosen’t work, looks awful or crashes the game. But it’s when one can have the patients, a new version of the mod may get created , fixing whatever problem was in the original.

Other problems are when a mod make the game too easy, or too hard for the game to be playable. One would assume with the later the player might have already played some way in the game to be able to play with a more difficult game, or if they played the game long enough to know the ins and out of the whole game, unless, the mod made the game extremly difficult to the point of being un-completable.

The other kind of mod, is visual. It’s a fun little thing to have new visual and it won’t change how the game plays. It’s like adding decals or new spray paint on a car.It’s something nice to look at, so it’s something that doesn’t usually take much to install on a game and usually doesn’t cause problems.

So ultimatly, havinga game changing mod might take away what the developers may have in mind in how their game is played, unless, of course, people want something fixed or make it easier or harder. Or just want things to look prettier. (There are other kind of mods available.)

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