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# 11
06-06-2013, 03:07 AM
Cryptic should just break down, let loose the dev tools for ships and let people create a bunch of extra skins for things. The only work for cryptic would be approval and implementation. Moders and the community could help with those things too. Sadly this will probably never happen.
The Somraw, K'tinga, D'Kyr, D7, Kumari, Xindi carrier, Xindi escort, and the T'Varo are all older than the Constitution Refit and yet they are tier 5. The rule needs to change.
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# 12
06-06-2013, 06:38 AM
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Originally Posted by cidstorm View Post
Cryptic should just break down, let loose the dev tools for ships and let people create a bunch of extra skins for things. The only work for cryptic would be approval and implementation. Moders and the community could help with those things too. Sadly this will probably never happen.
Theoretically, an MMO-style game which has any modding outside UGC such as the Foundry can only keep the servers running through subscription or selling modding tools. C-Store and full modding are mutually exclusive in 99% of all cases.
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# 13
06-06-2013, 02:46 PM
Blizzard used to look the other way with texture mods, then players found ways to abuse changing the files so they could cheat. Things like changing the texture of stealthed units so they stayed visible, making the flag in their capture the flag PvP event so tall it could always be seen, and other similar not so great ideas.

File modding will pretty much never be allowed for that reason.

That said, if they could find a reasonable way to overcome the legal issues, I think it would be great if they could have some kind of user submission system where they could review and post user made assets.
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# 14
06-07-2013, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by reximuz View Post
Blizzard used to look the other way with texture mods, then players found ways to abuse changing the files so they could cheat. Things like changing the texture of stealthed units so they stayed visible, making the flag in their capture the flag PvP event so tall it could always be seen, and other similar not so great ideas.

File modding will pretty much never be allowed for that reason.

That said, if they could find a reasonable way to overcome the legal issues, I think it would be great if they could have some kind of user submission system where they could review and post user made assets.
It was kind of the same way in World of Tanks. When I first started playing they allowed client side texture mods, so people would create historically accurate tank skins. But then, people started making 'hitbox' skins, where all the weakest points of the tank were clearly marked in bright colours on a plain background, making it really easy for anyone who installed these skins to know exactly where to shoot each player tank he came across. Since then, they've changed the game to introduce camouflage, so the client side skin mods don't work for the most part any more.

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