The Jimquisition: Bethesda’s Paid Mods That Aren’t Paid Mods But Are Paid Mods

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Those paid mods that Bethesda said weren’t paid mods turned out to be paid mods and also worse than paid mods.

The Creation Club has gifted a bounty unto Fallout 4, and it looks like things are little too much like microtransactions and mods got welded together horrifically.

Anton Caligari
Member

I wonder what Nexusmods have to say about this sorry state of affairs?

Concubinary Code
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Concubinary Code

So my question that might have been answered somewhere else but I haven’t seen is will the creation club replace mods? Like do they plan on replacing the little mods option on the title screen with creation club?

dyscode
Member

Just about to get a nexusmod lifetime membership. That’s £50 well spent!

guy smiley
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guy smiley

So, as I cannot find this anywhere, I will ask here. What cut do modders get for each sale? What cut does Bethesda take? How does this system avoid the legal problems of the previous one, vis-a-vis people using other modders work and charging for it?

Jacob
Member

I’ve seen several popular mod creators say that the creator’s club actually takes ALL of the mods available for each game and downloads them onto your drive. You then spend credits to “unlock” said files that are already installed. So you can’t even call it “mini dlc” like they’re trying because it ends up not even being content that you’re downloading post purchase.

Alexey
Member

I wonder what will happen first: Bethesda presenting yet ANOTHER port of Skyrim (Android/IOS?) or The Elder Scrolls VI.

p.s.
Every time Jim says “thriple-A” i cum a bit in my underwear

Not Lord Atkin
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Not Lord Atkin

Oh the Power Horse Armour is EXQUISITE. It’s a self aware joke that fails to be self aware about what it’s doing. Or maybe it doesn’t. Maybe someone inside the company knows full well that the whole system is bullshit and is now taking the piss.

JackieGoOutside
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JackieGoOutside

So, what we got here is basically Son of the Horse Armor, huh?

Imp Emissary
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Imp Emissary

Bethesda, why did you even promise you wouldn’t just be selling the same mods that are for free elsewhere if that was exactly what you were going to do?
Now I hope you don’t put anything “worth” getting on the store so I don’t have to deal with that temptation.
Freaking Sony bullcrap…

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I was one of those people who was open-minded about the creation club, but it’s implementation has been so disastrous that I have to agree with Jim 100%, Bethesda really screwed the pooch on this one, and they really are just as insane as Konami in some respects, denying a developer a bonus just because their game didn’t hit some magic number on Metacritic does sound like a very Konami-esque thing to do.

Gordo
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Gordo

I’m just waiting for that moment when one of the ‘essential’ mods goes behind a paywall. Imagine having to buy SkyUI or SKSE or whatever… *Shudder*

Sperium3000
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Sperium3000

OH MY JESUS WE GET IT! THEY’RE PAID MODS! YOU WERE RIGHT! GOD DAMN IT WE GET IT ALREADY!

Jiryn
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Jiryn

You’re right, it’s both
It’s microtransactions because you have to buy the credits
It’s paid mods because you have to use the microtransactions to buy the mods to use in game.

Wonderful way to not only double down on the bullshit practices Bethesda, but also lose much of the good faith you’ve built up over the years.

Денис Фролов
Member

Money, money, money
Must be funny
In the rich man’s world

GreenGarden
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GreenGarden

Also how much of this is Bethesda and much of this is their parent company ZeniMax Media doing?

GreenGarden
Guest
GreenGarden

Also I hate to ask, but how bad are the Skyrim mods in that Club?

GreenGarden
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GreenGarden

Okay not the thing I should be focusing on but what is the green web thing on the desk?

Also, I do admit I’m not against paid mods there are some modders because the sheer work some do to make great new content (like those full on new missions, maps etc), I’d like to give them some reward for it, directly to the modder, from people who have justified they deserve it, not to Bethesda with the credit BS.

Appretaur
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Appretaur

Sounds like Bethesda’s being out of touch and harmful to both itself and its consumers in ways that only Nintendo can surpass. I was going to bring up how this bonus episode doesn’t use that lower-pitched version of the intro song that was used the last time there was a bonus ep, but Jim tweeted a comment he made in the YouTube vid’s comment section that “nobody seemed to dig it.” Well, okay I guess… (Though how strange is it as a coincidence that the last time there was a bonus JQ it was about Take Two treating mods in… Read more »

Bobby Dillon
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Bobby Dillon

Jimstitution, I have waited ever so patiently for the Loose Boys. I’ve even been listening to old episodes of Podtoid to get in the spirit. It was kinda surreal listening to you talk to Jonathan and Conrad about going to the Escapist Expo and meeting Gavin for the first time. It’s been great fun.

It pains me to say this, it truly does – but I have to know…

Loose Boys?

When’s Loose Boys?

Jiryn
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Jiryn

I…. I.. I have nothing..
I just want to use a face palm gif.. or a double face palm gif…

Deena
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Deena

You know… despite everything, I really didn’t think they’d go through with it. What a disappointment.

Benj
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Benj

Do the creators get any of the money from these paid mods.

Because I not completely against paid mods as a concept but I’d like to be paying the people who did all the fucking work.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

SPEAKING OF SKIN DLC:
Warriors All-Stars is awlright. Only William speaks English though, because Tecmo-Koei are allergic to localizing.

I have no thoughts on the Creation Club. Skyrim was inferior to Oblivion and Morrowind despite eating up a lot of my time, Fallout 4 was a genocidal mistake with like one good idea (being progressive in terms of relationships) surrounded by insults to my intelligence and a lazy dialog system.

Anton
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Anton

This is seriously depressing. Not even because of the immediate shittiness of the situation, but because I will not get excited for a Bethesda-made game again. It’s gonna get dragged down by shit like this, and I’m not going anywhere near it. Seriously sad, because 360-era Bethesda games were some of my most favorite experiences in gaming.

Oh well, I’ll always have New Vegas.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

So it’s microtransactions crossed with microsoft points crossed with paid mods? That’s a fucking outstanding megazord of bollocks.