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Would you consider modding a form of cheating?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Danja, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. Danja

    Danja New Member

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    I just reinstalled Oblivion on my fancy new 2TB HDD and started playing again. My previous playthroughs of Oblivion had been mostly vanilla, but this time I got some mods.

    At first I got fairly basic ones; "don't close my gates", "quest reward leveler", "no psychic guards", but then I started getting mods that substantially changed the game's core mechanics, such as a mod that changed the levelling system and removed level scaling from the game world.

    Would you consider this kind of modding, which sometimes makes a game easier or more convenient while adding user made content, to be akin to cheating?

    Video game ethics are a huge deal, I personally think that they should have a dedicated branch of the FBI.
     
  2. ambershee

    ambershee Nimbusfish Rawks

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    It's your game experience. You can do what the **** you like with it, it doesn't affect anyone else.
     
  3. Rohit

    Rohit New Member

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    It's a single-player game. Who cares?

    See, this kind of mod is pretty much required, so not having it is cheating yourself.
     
  4. Jacks:Revenge

    Jacks:Revenge ╠╣E╚╚O

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    the kind of mods you're talking about are not cheating.

    now if you downloaded (for example) a new helmet that gave your character 10 million hit points and infinite mana, that's probably cheating. but aside from that, it sounds like all you are doing is customizing the gameplay experience to your liking. and since it's a singleplayer game, that's totally kosher.

    usually the only "mods" that can be considered cheating are the ones you might employ during a multiplayer game. unless everyone on the server is running the same mods, you're cheating by making use of something that others cannot. you need to maintain a level playing field.

    with singleplayer games, almost anything goes.
    it's a matter of how you enjoy the game, and there's no wrong answer.
     
  5. dotnetbeast

    dotnetbeast Mood Muzik

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    This.
     
  6. Staward

    Staward Lauda tuus animus

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    As long as it doesn`t involve creating a custom 100% transparent material to apply to a character and use it online or anything like that, then no, it isn`t cheating.
     
  7. bbecham

    bbecham New Member

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    I didn't played this ever.
     
  8. SleepyHe4d

    SleepyHe4d fap fap fap

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    It's just a matter of opinion, I personally don't think it's cheating, but my girlfriend does.

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  9. Big-Al

    Big-Al amateur de bière

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    only cos you have better conversations with the chicks in your games ;)
     
  10. FragTastic

    FragTastic Hitscanned

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    If its offline and it makes the game good for another playthru its nothing but win IMO :D
    Who cares if gf thinks its cheating? You had already finished the game so its just lolitics really.
    Ya beat it their way, now your going to beat it your way. More importantly the game still gets played rather than sitting there collecting dust ;)
     
  11. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    What is the other game your cheating on?
     
  12. tomcat ha

    tomcat ha Well-Known Member

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    usually the mods i get for games make the game more challenging and more fun.
     
  13. BITE_ME

    BITE_ME Bye-Bye

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    Usually the patches i get for games make the game more fun.
    Except UT3
     
  14. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    I mod chicks all the time, my girlfriend doesn't give a damn. So I don't think so.
     
  15. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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    That's Oblivion, isn't it?

    Oh and why not (again):

    [M]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Lo0qD6rOz8[/M]

    Now with mod list in annotations. Sweet.
     
  16. Animus

    Animus bladiebladibla

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    whats with the weird character?
     
  17. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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  18. -Jes-

    -Jes- Tastefully Barking

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    A friend of mine once called ALL modding 'cheating'.

    Then I pointed out to him that his favourite game Counterstrike started out as, and still is, a mod.
     

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