Originally Posted by Admin
you can upload addons/mods for NFS shift.. why wouldn't we allow that, the game producers have no problem with 3rd parties adding new content to their games, what they don't like is releasing a new game and losing sales because all its unique content is immediately ripped into other games, making purchasing it a lot less attractive.
What I am referencing is the E92 converted from Shift to GTR2.
I see skins and addons listed here, and it is, according to the rules, illegal.
but it is being allowed.
About the reputations, good or bad, no.
IF the rules are broken, they are broken.
Gray areas cause problems. They also make quite clear who is LIKED and not LIKED in the Higher Up circles.
If I post a screen of something not in accordance, you had better treat me the same way you would treat everyone else.
I don't want to be treated different, if I am LIKED or NOT LIKED.
I personally don't give a hoot about popularity. But it is real clear who The Powers That Be, Like and don't like.
I moderate at other sites, and have yet to see things as biased as they appear here, sometimes.
I agree, if a Noodle head just keeps breaking the rules, boot em.
But this site has taken a serious hit in Members, and attitude.
Most of the confusion and issues happening here, can be directly contributed to threads that are allowed in this sites forums.
How to convert a car to GTR2 from rFactor.
How to adapt a mod from this game to that game.
These are thing that you, the staff allow every day. How can you expect someone to understand when their conversion from rFactor to GTR2 is pulled, when it is openly discussed and allowed in the forums.
Or, even better.... let's just teach everyone how to open all the files in Shift, so they can extract the models.... to but them in another game.
I hope you are seeing my point.
If you want to have rules that are cut and dry "No Mod to this game from that game", or "No screenshots of your Personal converted content", then you need to NOT ALLOW such topics in your Forums.
If you want to live in the Gray Zone.... then you will have problems.
Make rules, stand by them, and if the decisions made are good ones, the site will be successful.
And, like in the real world, if you make bad decisions..... you know the rest.
Sorry, but common sense speaks for itself.
Also, to extend on the topic of modifying existing content from a game.
If this wants to get pushed to the extreme, read the End User License Agreement on the loading screen of your game.
Most all of them say that editing or modifying any content to the game is not allowed.
If you want to stop IT, you need to stop it ALL.
There is no mention in any of the games I play that say you can't ADD content.... but they ALL say, not modification to existing material.
correct me if I am wrong.
So, for the Decision makers, it is your call.
I am glad that I don't have to make it.....