Total War: Three Kingdoms Sexy Mods Trigger Creative Assembly
Total War Three Kingdoms Mods

When Creative Assembly and Sega released Total War: Three Kingdoms, they courted a large audience of Chinese gamers. These gamers aren’t feminist-whipped into thinking sexy women are evil, and therefore proceeded to make various sexy mods for the newest Total War game, much to the chagrin of the Creative Assembly community manager.

It all started when Steam user CUW made some sexy mods for Total War: Three Kingdoms. How sexy were the mods? Well, it was a replacement for the female generals, putting them in sexy but tasteful robes.

YouTuber Arch Warhammer did a video on the mod that was later removed.

After Creative Assembly took issue with CUW’s mods, they were changed and eventually removed because the developers claimed they violated the end user license agreement regarding mods.

Steam user 匡扶漢室不二人選 then re-uploaded some of the mods, including the CUW Female Strategist Portraits mod and the CUW Yellow Turban Female Scholar Portraits. However, the images for the mods were later removed. In the CUW Yellow Turban Female Healer Portraits comment section, 匡扶漢室不二人選 explained why the images were broken and how he was unable to edit the mods on the Steam Workshop, posting the following messages on July 9th, 2019…

“Right now I can’t edit the description on my mod page due to steam regulation, so I have to write this here temporarily.


“Hi, folks, I have some bad news, after I removed the so-called “offensive contents” which CA employee asked me to remove in two of my mods, these two mods are still took down by Steam Workshop somehow. CA and I have an agreement, I agree to remove the contents they want me to remove and I did remove them, I honored such agreement but it seems that CA didn’t.


“Now I’ve filed a case to Steam customer service to try to clear things out, if they reject my case and remained the old decision, I’ll be forced to release the conversation and agreement between me and CA employee to public, as a proof for public judgment and examination. This is not a threat, it’s also NOT my intention to sabotage CA’s reputation nor provoke any more unnecessary controversy, but I think it’s necessary to let public, especially other customers of CA, know how they treat their costumer and how they manage their public relationship, for such small trifle of a few pics of sexy women in some harmless mod.


“As a Chinese, I appreciate CA for making a decent game based on China such as TW3K and provide me a good entertainment, but as their “customer”, I really cannot approve how they treat some of their customers, including myself, and their poor PR management method. I’m not native English speaker, so please forgive me for some typos and grammar errors, thanks for your reading and concern.


“PS: Even my own personal account is affected, I cannot edit nor upload any picture and game screenshots even in my personal account temporarily . They desperately want to shut me up for some reasons. Don’t be so afraid of letting people know what you did and said, CA. Yeah, it’s the rules of Steam, but it’s you CA ask them to do it, yes? I’m just a nobody, it’s really necessary to do this to me? Are you that afraid of a small foreign fish like me who can’t even speak English properly? You are a big company, CA. I’m your old customer but you treat me like your enemy. “

It was thanks to Arch Warhammer that we found out why Creative Assembly had been targeting the sexy mods.

It turns out that back in June, Creative Assembly community manager Grace Carroll had explained why she had an issue with the sexy mods in Total War: Three Kingdoms. She made the comments in the /r/TotalWar sub-reddit.

Carroll explained…

“That’s it, I’m staying off the subreddit for a bit.


“If you guys can’t understand how weird and uncomfortable it is as a female community manager to see every main female character in our game reduced to standing around in her underwear then I’m not sure what to tell you.”

The sexy mod of the half-naked Sun Ren was then removed from the /r/TotalWar sub-reddit.

Since then, Creative Assembly has been heavily policing the mods, which explains why they’ve been actioning 匡扶漢室不二人選’s account.

The downside is that almost all of the sexy mods for Total War: Three Kingdoms have been removed from the Steam Workshop.

The only surviving mods for the females now are the beautification mods for the female portraits, which you can download from the Workshop page.

Basically, Creative Assembly is working as the no fun police and scrubbing the Workshop of any mods that offends their sensibilities.

[Update 7/12/2019:] With the community asking about the removal of the mods and why they were being censored, Creative Assembly’s community content editor, Ella McConnell, explained that they violated their community standards on “sexual content” as part of the EULA for mods. McConnell went on to explain in a Steam thread

“You did indeed remove the offensive images from your mod – but you also filled the mod name, description, and preview images with written hate speech which was then attracted more of the same in the comments. This is all in contravention of the Steam community guidelines {LINK REMOVED}, and is corroborated by your post history and content on your Steam profile. This is why you incurred moderator action.


“Relatedly, this thread is starting to spiral, and as such I am locking it – please be civil, folks.”

A second thread started by 匡扶漢室不二人選 looking for clarification on why his account was actioned was also locked by a Steam moderator.

(Thanks for the news tip Ebicentre)


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