Mods are one of the huge perks of playing in the PC. One of the factors that influenced me to build my own PC was the fact that I could mod some of my favorite games. When you’re playing on a console, you’re simply playing the game the way it was intended by the developers. The way I see it, mods are like the equivalent of a fan fiction since fans can expand on something that already existed. Sometimes it adds substantial content to a video game, but there are times when you simply have Thomas the Train’s skin used for Skyrim’s dragons.
There are also mods that actually improve a game by adding more features or fixing bugs that developers have ignored. I imagine that some developers support the idea of mods because it makes people enjoy their game more. At the same time, I could definitely see others who would object to it because it alters a game’s creative vision. It’s not a stretch to imagine that someone’s ego would be bruised if people wanted to “alter” their work.
Read on for my take on mods and why I have a love-hate relationship with it.
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