Here’s good news guys. Few days ago Gabe Newell showed up on reddit, acting like he doesn’t know what the big deal is about.
On Thursday I was flying back from LA. When I landed, I had 3,500 new messages. Hmmm. Looks like we did something to piss off the Internet.
Yesterday I was distracted as I had to see my surgeon about a blister in my eye (#FuchsDystrophySucks), but I got some background on the paid mods issues.
So here I am, probably a day late, to make sure that if people are pissed off, they are at least pissed off for the right reasons.
People went very vocal in comments stating that they don’t want purchasable modifications, not only Skyrim but in general.
So yesterday at late night (European time zone) Valve announced that they are removing the paid mods from the Workshop and that everyone who bought mods will get a full refund immediately.
Now community is divided between those who lost all hope in Valve (about time?) and those who went back to praising them as saviors of the PC gaming.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s good that they listen but remember that every business just wants to earn money and they have realized how wrong they have fucked up this time and reverted it. Did you know that because of that messed up idea Skyrim lost over 10% of positive reviews on Steam? I’m sure Bethesda wasn’t happy.
We’ve won this one guys, we’ll see what comes next. Too bad they didn’t listen when they started charging us more for games in Europe in 2008…