With our ongoing Mod Corner series highlighting some of the more unusual mods out there, we’re on Nexus a lot. This week, the popular modding oasis has made a big decision regarding content on their hub, effectively wiping out all politically influenced mods on the community-driven website.
The ban is retroactively in place for September 28 and will focus on all mods that stem from “sociopolitical issues in the United States.” With the election looming ahead this November, tensions are continuing to rise higher and, according to the site’s owner, that has negatively impacted what Nexus Mods aims to achieve with their community.
In a recent blog post on Nexus, site owner Robin Scott, AKA Darkone, delivered a very blunt message regarding perceived troll mods. According to Scott, these mods are “being uploaded by cowards with sock puppet accounts deliberabtely to try and cause a stir.”
These mods can be seen in games that are intricately about politics by very nature, but there are also a growing number of what he mentioned are “troll mods” from all sides of the political spectrum.
On a personal level, I love mods. I love to use them, I love to create them, and I’ve been a member of this community almost since its inception. With over 23 million users and hundreds of thousands of mod creators, this hub of content is one of the most notable in the PC gaming community to date, and has been for nearly 20 years.
The reaction to the ban sweep have been mixed. There are many that want politics out of their games, but some are saying that a lot of the projects being caught in the crossfire are meaningful projects that aren’t the way they are being perceived. Regardless, the Nexus Mods purge has officially begun.
What do you think about the owner’s statement above and his decision to do a site-wide sweep? Sound off in the comment section below with your take.
[Source: Nexus Mods]