The popular mod hosting site Nexus Mods recently announced that users who upload files will no longer be able to delete them. You are planning to add a collections feature that will allow people to gather lists of supported modifications to download with a single click, and if a modification on which other people depend is removed, it would break any collection that included it. Instead, modders will be able to archive the work they don't want on the site, removing the front pages of a modifier while leaving the files accessible to the collections to which they have been added.
Some modifiers are not happy with the move and have taken advantage of the Nexus Mods policy that allows you to delete files if they are applied before August 5th. – Live Another Life, which allows players to skip the introduction and tutorial and has been downloaded over eight million times, in addition to Cutting Room Floor, Run For Your Lives, The Paarthurnax Dilemma, Open Cities, Ars Metallica – Smithing Enhancement and more. Arthmoor also has modifications for Oblivion and Morrowind on the site and requests that they be deleted as well.
However, Arthmoor modifications will remain available throughout the day Mods AFK, a site that allows you to delete changes. And the group projects in which Arthmoor participated to create unofficial patches for Skyrim, Skyrim Special Edition and Fallout 4 will remain in Nexus Mods.
"Here we must hope that the current efforts of various parties to launch sites that respect the legal right of an author of modifications to delete their content will be maintained and provide much-needed competition in this space," he said. he writes.
Among modders there is a fundamental difference between those who see their work as expressions of individual creativity [personal projects they appropriate] and those who see their work as an additive, part of a shared community project to improve a certain game. While the latter are happy to cede control to hosting sites, conservators and list builders, the former want to keep ownership of their work. Wrye, creator of the Morrowind modding utility Wrye Mash, summarized the two approximations as Cathedral vs. Living room, which is a practical explanation of the two philosophies and why there will always be conflicts between them.
We will continue to update our lists of the best Skyrim modifications and the best Skyrim special edition modifications to point out new modification houses that are moving or alternatives to those that have been completely removed.