Neoseeker : News : Sony won't allow mods in PlanetSide 2, no exceptions
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Fatherbrain30 Nov 28, 12
Bullshit
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Balmung Nov 28, 12
In other words they're lazy.
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rufus Nov 28, 12
Not to surprising. It's happening more and more lately. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if we see this on PS4 because Sony makes.
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Paranoid Android Nov 28, 12
I agree with this.
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Liege Nov 28, 12
quote Balmung
In other words they're lazy.
Pretty much. There have been plenty of other MMOs in all genres that have overcome these vulnerabilities. This policy just lets them dodge them altogether rather than doing any work.
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THM Nov 28, 12
Lazy developers and publishers???
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TemplarBG Nov 29, 12
The main problem of SOE now is not the mode thing.
They have to make the game run smooth and without the lags and the constant server restart in each 15 minutes after 20:00 p,m.
We`re an outfit ot 133 men, and we find it extremely HARD to execute a single operation or training, without the server restarts at least twice.
This is really getting on everyone`s nerves.
SOE should reward all of the patient players with 500 certs for free for this costant fail since the release.
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MrGrimm Nov 29, 12
Sounds like a good anti cheat measure to me, I don't think I've ever bought a game with the intention to mod it anyway

not that I would buy this in the first place of course, but if I were planning on doing so, I'd at least already know about the anti cheat measures they have in place.

Rather than lazyness, I'd assume they're just tired of putting up with cheater bullshit.
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DedValve Nov 29, 12
quote MrGrimm
Sounds like a good anti cheat measure to me, I don't think I've ever bought a game with the intention to mod it anyway

not that I would buy this in the first place of course, but if I were planning on doing so, I'd at least already know about the anti cheat measures they have in place.

Rather than lazyness, I'd assume they're just tired of putting up with cheater bullshit.
Considering that, as said before, other games found ways around it I'd just say it's a way they don't have to put up with cheaters at the cost of restricting user customizability. AKA lazy.
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onemoredale Nov 29, 12
quote Ded Valve
Considering that, as said before, other games found ways around it I'd just say it's a way they don't have to put up with cheaters at the cost of restricting user customizability. AKA lazy.
In my eyes, this is more of a question about prioritizing than them just being plain out lazy.

All the resources spent focusing on addons and additional anti-cheat measurements, which would be an ongoing effort throughout the existance of Ps2 (and by that being a constant drain on the resources available), would also give SOE less resources to add new features in to the game.

And considering that Ps2 is a free2play game with an optional subscription and micro-transactions, their resources are already limited depending on how many people are willing to spend money in their game. Additionally, they will not be making any money on future expansions or updates unless they would make any type of vehicle/weapons Station Cash exclusive, which they have said they will not do.

I'm not personally against having player addons included in the game, rather I think the playerbase can do amazing things to ui, as seen in World of Warcraft with tons of ui features added to the game and contributed to the experience after initially being addons. However, until the core features of the game (such as meta-game, additional continents, weapons, vehicles and outfit functionalities) has been properly implemented, there is no reason to prioritize addons. Beyond that, if the community feels strongly enough about the subject, they might be able to change SoE's opinion about it, as they have done with other matters.
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Kh0rne Nov 29, 12
It is THEIR game after all. Just because other companies have found work a rounds does not mean everyone has to follow lock step. So I doubt the developers are lazy simply because they will not cater to your needs.
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SpartanNinja Nov 29, 12
Well seeing as its free to play, I see nothing wrong with simply not allowing modding. Afterall the major argument with modding is the fact that you paid for it (and thus you can modify anyway you like), which this case you clearly didn't pay so meh.
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DedValve Nov 29, 12
quote SpartanNinja
Well seeing as its free to play, I see nothing wrong with simply not allowing modding. Afterall the major argument with modding is the fact that you paid for it (and thus you can modify anyway you like), which this case you clearly didn't pay so meh.
Actually thats more of the argument of disc locked content. Moddings argument is that it can give a game a near infinite lifespan, so long as it has a healthy modding community the game will live long past the developers abandon it.
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SpartanNinja Nov 29, 12
quote Ded Valve
quote SpartanNinja
Well seeing as its free to play, I see nothing wrong with simply not allowing modding. Afterall the major argument with modding is the fact that you paid for it (and thus you can modify anyway you like), which this case you clearly didn't pay so meh.
Actually thats more of the argument of disc locked content. Moddings argument is that it can give a game a near infinite lifespan, so long as it has a healthy modding community the game will live long past the developers abandon it.
I'm aware but many people rationalize "cheating" or otherwise using apps or what have you, on a competitive multiplayer game, by saying they own their respective copies of the game. Since its free, disk locked content doesn't exist and if it does, its free (even though its downloadable only). Point being everyone is quick to throw out lazy and in most respects their right but hell if it isn't effective at least thus far. 'You can use A and not us B-Z' is simpler and ultimately easier and more effective than "You can use A and some B and a select few of C and that one app from D but only if its missing E' etc.

Still if people want to spend time out of their day to develop something to help them in a game then thats on them. As soon as you use it online then things become unfair and other players have to use the same thing to even keep up and level the playing field (barring skill). Not allowing anything but their own things is lazy yes but the best solution too. I'm rambling so I'm done.
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