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Suggestion for Modder-Updated List of Mods - 5/29/2013 6:14:49 PM   

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I have seen this work for other games which go through expansions and people coming/leaving community over a number of years. Essentially, you take a new thread and allow each modder one (and only one) post that they continue to update as they update/post new versions of their mods.

That post provides a brief description/version info and a link to each of their mods but typically would not have screen shots since that would take up too much real estate. The purpose is simply to provide a quick index to mods that each user will update rather than a moderator and pack as much information as possible without going overboard on self-advertising.

This provides the following benefits: (1) users have one place to start their search for various mods and can instantly see which mods versions are updated for the newest patch, etc. (think cheap Nexus Mod Manager); (2) once stickied, moderators don't have to continually update the thread (like the compendium thread which quickly becomes outdated); (3) each modder still has their own separate thread to post the actual mod, screen shots, details, get feedback, etc.; (4) works better than a search function due to the variety/nature of the mods; and (5) will serve to keep older mods from being permanently moved off the radar to due archiving, etc.

Each modder's post can be as simple as the following example:

Tampa_Gamer mods:

Character Symbol Mod v1.02 Shadows compatible - replaces character card symbols

Revised Systems.txt v1.00 Shadows compatible - replaces default systems name file with 1,500 easy/unique names

Sound Effects Mod v1.00 Legends compatible - replaces 40 of the default sound effects

Character Image Pack v1.00 Legends compatible - for use in your own mods to add 70 real life human characters

If you agree, simply post links to your mods as I did above and perhaps we can get this idea going.


FWIW, my DW Mods: Sound Effects
Character Symbols
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