Hello Mortals Daedric Prince Shadedow is here and today we will talk about about how Bethesda implemented the paid mod system, aka the creation Club for Skyrim
Before we dive into prices are such let's have a benchmark witch will be hearthfire. Note the price for hearthfire the DLC in Skyrim that let you adopt kids build multiple homes and gives you a few quests was $5
To put this into perspective $5 allowed you to build big multi complex player interactive homes, gives the player the ability to hire bards and carriage drivers from their house, do slight farming for food or fish and bee keeping, gives u a few new quests and the ability to adopt kids.
Let me put this blunt if you gave me the chance to build my own home and adopt kids and a Marriott of other things for $5 vs you're just giving me a unique bow that I can obtain from killing a random bandit for $4, what would you think I rather choose and this is excluding the fact that I can get hundred of unique bows and arrows all for free
But let me stop right I'm not gonna give my reviews on all the creation club mods unless requested but my point is the creation club basically sucks It should be left to die or drastically reinvent itself.
I think this because of many reasons such a as
prices do not match the quality,
the modders that partner with Bethesda and make the content only get a cut determined by Bethesda so if they receive $400 to do a underwater dungeon mod, that's all they are getting. Bethesda will keep 100% of the profits while the mod Creator will only receive that bonus.
These business practices are horrible not to mention the whole credits system, forcing you to pay for packs of credits instead of the amount of credits that you actually need to buy a individual or a group of mods. And the credit system itself is flawed forcing people to pay with credits instead of using real money, distracting them from the true value of the mods while Bethesda is purposely obscuring the true price value of their mods
There might be a part 2 to this
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