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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Are Modders Aiming Too High?

God, I've been saying it for years - but it is so good to hear someone else say it. And from Valve no less - the very company that is probably most responsible for that particular bar's spatial location. Everyone equates mods to Counter-Strike these days and expects that a mod's main achievement should be a commercial product.

As I've posted on before - the problem with that is that is creates artificial market pressure for a community that should be removed from such things. They shouldn't have to worry about what is popular or in demand ... nor should they be worrying about how the professional industry will receive their work. Mods should be free to play and push and see what's possible ... not necessarily what is marketable.

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