Welcome to the next entry to the ongoing Open Discussion series — a discussion series thatis opened up to anyone to say anything. And just like before, and in future posts to come, you can talk about games, politics, or events that are unrelated to the Open Discussion topic.
You don’t have to stay on topic, it’s actually encouraged that you bring up whatever it is that’s on your mind. But if you want to stay on topic… this Open Discussion entry is about your favorite mod or mods.
Good video games don’t necessarily need mods, but it’s always nice to have the option to mod good games to expand the longevity of a favorite title. But as for good games gone bad, mods are a must to fix something that was once an enjoyable title or series.
In addition to the above, there are some games that need mods; in some cases these games are so unplayable at launch that gamers must wait at least a month or so to play these rushed and broken games in a somewhat playable state after numerous patches, hotfixes and updates. Oftentimes months of patches still don’t get the job done, like in the case of Fallout 4, where modders to this day still publish mods to help fix the game.
And then we have developers who kowtow to groups that don’t even properly play video games, censoring or removing content, which in turn butchers a title or series upon release. This act causes gamers and modders to go in and uncensor a title that should’ve never been censored in the first place.
In my opinion, developers allowing their games to be modded is the pinnacle of connecting with fans and increasing the lifespan of a game. So with that said, what’s your favorite mod that really helped a game to become more fun or more enjoyable?