Have you ever heard about a new onlinemod, created specifically for gamers to play the popular multiplayer online game called “Minecraft”? You probably haven’t. This is because these types of online games have become exceedingly popular, but most gamers do not know about them. I want to tell you why you should care about this issue now.
I’m going to tell you why it is so important that gamers are aware of these mods. The reason why I say this is because I see these online games becoming more like “sandbox” type games. As one gamer put it: “I just want to survive in this world. Other players just want to kill me and take over the world”.
These types of online games have real consequences for the people playing them. For instance, a couple of years ago when a game called “Sims Medieval” came out, many gamers were upset at the fact that it actually allowed you to kill other players online. Now, I am not sure if anyone was killed or injured in this game, but it is a huge problem. Why? Well, the designers of this game knew there were going to be a ton of complaints about this, so they implemented a “guarantee” to make sure no player would get killed when playing this game.
Here’s another example. A couple of months ago, there was a “Minecraft” mod released that actually caused players to have their account names changed without their consent. This happened after someone started creating a bunch of accounts using a code similar to the one that modifies game files. As a result, Blizzard was forced to ban this mod. It is very serious and I believe it is a violation of the rights of those who downloaded the mod.
The point I am getting at here, is that these games, and most any other online multiplayer game, online or offline, is filled with people that don’t even exist. If you were to log onto your game and start playing today, you would find millions of people online that you would never meet. They all act the same, talk the same, and even think the same as each other. But we all know there is no such thing as “real life” because there are no people using those real life names online.
If you want to play the newest, greatest game on the planet right now, you are going to have to play it online with a mod installed that allows you to customize your experience. And not just some mod, but a complete custom game experience. The creators of these games are making millions of dollars from people who want to “mod” their game, so why allow them to? I believe the answer lies within the fact that people enjoy being able to make their game much more interesting than the makers of the game allow them to.