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Nexus Mods Talk Plans To Compensate Modders

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One of the largest mod sites ripe with more than 13 million registered users is about ti implement a system to compensate modders.

Nexus Mods will introduce a donation-type system in 2018 that will reward those who creat useful and popular mods.

The system is fairly straight forward. The compensation will be paid out of a monthly pool initiated by Nexus Mods, at a value between $5,000 and $10,000, and supplemented by user-driven donations.

A points distribution based on the number of unique downloads will determine compensation output.

“The plan is to offer popular games from storefronts like Steam, Humble Bundle or GOG, subscriptions and software licenses for popular software that modders use for their modding or would like to use but can’t afford and even PC hardware, for example, video cards, motherboards, memory and so on and so forth,” Robin Scott, the owner of Nexus Mods said.

“I understand this is going to be contentious for some people, especially in regards to big mods that already have a multitude of unique downloads within the community,” he wrote. “But unfortunately there are restrictions with our stat tracking that will not enable us to, for example, count all downloads from the start of this scheme as having been reset and ‘unique’ from that point on.”

Scott went on to say that modders can accumulate their points month over month, and won’t lose them if the points are spent.

Scott also added that charitable giving options will be included if modders don’t wish to redeem their points for anything which includes giving points to other modders.

This FAQ on the Nexus Mods site explains a lot more in greater detail including how things will work with Bethesda Softworks, and, more specifically, their Creation Club.

“Bethesda have made it very clear over the years that if you force them to give you an answer on a particular issue it’s much easier for them to say ‘no’ than it is to say yes,” Scott stated.

“However, if you simply get on with it and don’t ask them, they don’t need to say ‘no’ or ‘yes’ and they’ll let you know if they have a very serious issue with it.”

“If [Bethesda is] adamant that [mod donations have] to be removed then I will remove it for any Bethesda games we host, as I’m sure you can appreciate getting into a legal fight over this wouldn’t be prudent,” Scott continued, pointing out that Bethesda could change its mind at any point for any reason.

The program will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2018.

 

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Epic Games Delays Fortnite Season 6, Implements 400% XP Bonus Weekend

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Epic Games has announced that Fortnite Season 6 will be delayed until September 27th, two days after it’s initial release date of September 25th.

While the delay is a drag, Epic did unveil that this weekend would be 400% bonus XP, a nice consolation prize for the delay.

 

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Blizzard Cracking Down on Pursuit, Visor, Third-Party Apps in Overwatch

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The use of third-party apps such as Pursuit and Visor, are getting the crack down by Blizzard, who emailed a number of Overwatch players advising them to cease using the apps, primarily used to improve their performance in competitive games, in Overwatch.

“These programs provide benefits not normally achievable in the game, and detract from the integrity of the game environment,” Blizzard said, (h/t Sabriel Mastin on Twitter)

“This is only a warning and we are not penalising your Blizzard or Overwatch account at this time. Continued use of unauthorised third-party programs will result in action taken against your account.”

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Destiny 2: Forsaken 2.0.3.1 Hotfix Tweaks Ace of Spades Quest, Telesto Bling Well Exploit

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Bungie has implemented a brand new hotfix that addresses a few bugs, as well as tweaks the Ace of Spades quest to be much more easier to complete.

Hotfix 2.0.3.1 officially arrived on Thursday and in regards to the Ace of Spades Exotic quest, players no longer have to use a hand cannon to kill five invaders in Gambit, they can now complete the task by using a hand cannon in Gambit to kill general enemies.

The fix also addresses an exploit in the Blind Well horde mode in the Dreaming City.

Here are the patch notes:

Heroic Adventures

  • Fixed an issue where Barons were providing Legendary rewards outside of Heroic adventures
  • Barons in Heroic adventures now reward one guaranteed Legendary per day
  • Subsequent kills grant Legendary rewards at a reduced rate

Weapons/Items

  • Fixed an issue where players can get stuck with the Origin Story or the Last Dance weapons if they use the character level boost after obtaining them in Homecoming
  • Fixed an issue where BrayTech Legendary Scout Rifle dismantled into Mod Components

Dreaming City

  • The Offering to the Oracle now sorts to the Pursuits bucket, rather than Consumables
  • Removed the weekly bounty that required players to redeem an Offering for the Oracle
  • The Dreaming City weekly challenge now requires only two weekly bounty completions
  • Fixed an issue where some enemies would improperly spawn chests after being killed
  • Players can no longer obtain Dreaming City rewards when repeating the mission “Awakening”
  • Fixed an issue where Telesto could be used to accelerate progression of objectives in the Blind Well

Gambit

  • Players may now progress the “Cayde’s Will” quest step by defeating either invaders or general enemies with Hand Cannons
  • Turned off rejoin functionality in Gambit

 

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