hils: (Anarlise Trevelyan)
Slightly controversial issue here - remember to be nice to each other when discussing.

What do you all think about mods? I've only ever played on PS3/PS4 so I've never used them personally but I've seen images/gifs on Tumblr and I know it's something a lot of people feel strongly about.

If you've used mods what sort of things do you change and why? If you've made a conscious choice not to use mods what was the reasoning.

I have to say from what I've seen I like superficial mods. Ones that let you change clothes or hair, stuff like that. But that being said I HATE HATE HATE the mod that removes Dorian's moustache. Just...why?

In terms of deeper changes. Ones that let you change the sexuality of the characters, skin tone etc I think it depends on use I guess. One person I know on Twitter explained it quite well. If a mod is used to add minority representation to a game then that's great, if it's used to remove it then that's bad.

I think that's pretty much where I stand on the issue. Making Cass or Cullen bi so they can have a same sex relationship is fine. Making Dorian bi so he can have a heterosexual relationship not so much (and that's ignoring the fact that making him straight kind of derails his whole personal story/quest)

Thoughts? Opinions?

Date: 2015-11-02 12:28 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] maramcreates
maramcreates: Leliana (Dragon Age; DAI; playful) (Default)
I would be interested in hearing more about mods as well, as I also play the DA series on the PS4/3. I didn't realize that the mods available allowed for anything more than superficial adjustments (character looks, etc.), and now I'm pretty intrigued.
Edited Date: 2015-11-02 12:29 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-11-02 02:14 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] norwood
norwood: (Default)
I agree—I play on Xbox360 and One and haven't had the chance to use any mods, but I have a good friend who has both Origins and DA2 on PC with a whole slew of mods—and was able to tweak character faces enough to have some of my PCs we ship together in games with her PCs (ie, make Alistair look like two of my Hawkes for two of her Wardens that we ship together and take adorable screen caps)

But I also agree that adding minority and underrepresented orientations/people/etc is fine, but taking them away is most definitely not.
Edited Date: 2015-11-02 02:14 pm (UTC)

Date: 2015-11-03 03:00 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] norwood
norwood: (Norwood)
They just came together! We were talking about them both and disovered they had a lot in common (and kind of were each other's type exactly) and it just snowballed from there. Especially since that oarticular Hawke hadn't romanced anyone in the game!

Date: 2015-11-02 07:33 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] fragilespark
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I am a console gamer so have always been mod-free. However, I do appreciate the efforts of people to give better hairstyles to player characters (and videos of the ones that just swap characters around in romance scenes for shipping purposes)

Date: 2015-11-02 08:52 pm (UTC)From: [personal profile] cherieofthedragons
cherieofthedragons: My Dragon Age Inquisitor Mirevas, tilting her head (Default)
I've modded DAO -- I used mods to give my character more hair options, to tint my armor, to add kissing scenes, ummm... to make gameplay easier... there are probably more reasons, but those are the ones that come to mind. I mainly play on console, though, so DAO was the only thing I was able to mod. There are a lot of mods for DAI that I'm jealous of and wish I could use.

There are mods I'm just not crazy about, like those that change a companion's appearance, but that's just my personal preference. I'm not going to discuss the more controversial mods here, that's just too stressful of a topic for me.

For the most part, I think the modding community is amazing for what they can create, and I have the utmost respect for them.

Date: 2015-11-04 02:15 am (UTC)From: [personal profile] settiai
settiai: (Dorian -- zombieproof)
I absolutely adore mods, personally. Per a request from a friend who's just getting into the games, I actually typed up a post listing some of my favorites just a few days ago.

If a mod is used to add minority representation to a game then that's great, if it's used to remove it then that's bad.

That's basically how I feel about mods. I don't use a ton of appearance or relationship mods, but the ones that I do use very much abide by that rule.

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